Harden stars for Rockets again, Timberwolves win

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James Harden's triple-double led the Houston Rockets to another NBA win as the Minnesota Timberwolves were also victorious.

Harden was at his best as the Rockets overcame the Portland Trail Blazers 126-109 on Thursday.

The Timberwolves were guided by Andrew Wiggins, who had a double-double in a 110-86 win over the Philadelphia 76ers.

Meanwhile, there were wins for the Miami Heat and Washington Wizards.

 

RED-HOT HARDEN

Harden recorded his third triple-double of the season with 26 points, 14 assists and 12 rebounds against the Trail Blazers.

The Rockets had six players in double digits for points, including Trevor Ariza (16) and Eric Gordon (16).

C.J. McCollum finished with a team-high 26 points for the Trail Blazers.

 

WONDERFUL WIGGINS

Wiggins' 35 points and 10 rebounds guided the Timberwolves past the struggling 76ers.

But he got plenty of support from Karl-Anthony Towns (25 points and 10 rebounds) and Gorgui Dieng (12 points and 10 rebounds).

Dario Saric had 16 points off the bench for the 76ers.

 

TOWNS FLIES

WINS FOR HEAT, WIZARDS

Hassan Whiteside (12 points and 17 rebounds) helped the Heat past the Milwaukee Bucks 96-73.

The Wizards held on to beat the New York Knicks 119-112 and the Chicago Bulls claimed an 85-77 win over the Utah Jazz.

 

HORNETS HOST HAWKS

The rising Charlotte Hornets (7-3) are now a legitimate threat in the Eastern Conference, thanks to point guard Kemba Walker, who is off to an MVP-calibre start (25.5 points, 5.5 assists per game). The Atlanta Hawks (9-2) are getting big contributions from veterans Paul Millsap and Dwight Howard.