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Rockets make NBA-record 24 3-pointers, beat Pelicans

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POSTED December 16, 2016 8:55 p.m.

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden had his sixth triple-double of the season and the Houston Rockets made an NBA-record 24 3-pointers in a 122-100 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Friday night.
Harden had 29 points, 13 assists and 11 rebounds for his 15th career triple-double, passing Hakeem Olajuwon for the most in franchise history.
Ryan Anderson made Houston’s 24th 3-pointer with 32 seconds remaining, and the crowd roared in celebration of the record.
In picking up their ninth straight win, the Rockets attempted 61 3s — making 39.3 percent — to shatter their own record of 50 tries set earlier this season. They broke the NBA record for 3s made in a game, shared by Houston in 2013 and Orlando in 2009.

HAWKS 125, RAPTORS 121
TORONTO (AP) — Dwight Howard had 27 points and 15 rebounds, Dennis Schroder scored 24 points and Atlanta snapped Toronto’s four-game win streak.
Kyle Korver had a season-high 19 points, including a season-best six 3-pointers, for Atlanta. Howard’s double-double was his 17th of the season.
DeMar DeRozan had 34 points for the Raptors, while Kyle Lowry added 27.

WIZARDS 122,
PISTONS 108
WASHINGTON (AP) — John Wall had 29 points and 11 assists, leading a Washington offense that committed a season-low five turnovers against Detroit.
Bradley Beal added 25 points and Marcin Gortat had 12 to go with 14 rebounds for Washington, which also set a season high for points in its fourth win in five games.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 24 points to lead the Pistons. Andre Drummond added 13 points and 12 rebounds on a night when the teams combined for 11 players in double figures

BUCKS 95, BULLS 69
CHICAGO (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had 22 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds, and Milwaukee routed Chicago for a sweep of their home-and-home series.
Greg Monroe added 14 points and 12 rebounds, and fellow reserve Mirza Teletovic finished with 13 points. The Bucks (13-12) had dropped four of five before the pair of wins against the Bulls.
Chicago (13-13) shot 30 percent and lost for the sixth time in eight games in the opener of a three-game homestand. Nikola Mirotic did not play for the second straight night after he missed the pregame walkthrough, and Taj Gibson exited in the third quarter with a bruised hip.

LAKERS 100, 76ERS 89
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Julius Randle scored nine of his 25 points in a dominant first quarter and Los Angeles snapped an eight-game losing streak with a victory over Philadelphia.
Lou Williams added 18 points, and D’Angelo Russell and Nick Young had 15 apiece for the Lakers. They were playing the third game of a seven-game, 12-day trip — their longest of the season.

CLIPPERS 102, HEAT 98
MIAMI (AP) — Blake Griffin scored 20 points, Chris Paul and J.J. Redick each added 17 and Los Angeles held off Miami for its fourth consecutive win.
DeAndre Jordan had an offensive rebound off a missed free throw and scored the clinching basket with 7.7 seconds left for the Clippers, finishing off his 12-point, 19-rebound night.
Goran Dragic had 21 points and 11 assists, Justise Winslow scored 15 and Wayne Ellington added 13 points before leaving injured for the Heat. Hassan Whiteside had 11 points and 17 rebounds.

CELTICS 96, HORNETS 88
BOSTON (AP) — Isaiah Thomas scored 16 of his 26 points in the second half and Al Horford had 18 points and five blocked shots as Boston beat Charlotte to stop a three-game slide.
Avery Bradley and Jae Crowder added 12 points apiece for the Celtics, who held the Hornets to 13 field goals in the second half.
Charlotte played without leading scorer Kemba Walker, who did not travel with the team due to personal reasons, and lost its fourth straight.
Nicolas Batum led the Hornets with 22 points and 10 rebounds.

MAGIC 118, NETS 111
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Nikola Vucevic had 21 points and 10 rebounds in his return to the lineup, Evan Fournier also scored 21 and Orlando beat Brooklyn to snap a six-game home losing streak.
Fournier scored 11 straight points in the final 2:26, going 8 for 8 from the free throw line after the teams were tied at 106.
Serge Ibaka had 18 points and 10 rebounds, and D.J. Augustin scored 17 for the Magic.
Brook Lopez had 22 points and five blocked shots for the Nets before fouling out with 20.1 seconds to play. Brooklyn has lost eight straight on the road.

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