Harden's fifth straight 40-point game helps Rockets top Warriors in OT


But he did absolutely save the Rockets in a 135-134 overtime win over the Warriors at Oracle Arena.

"I think we've been trying to win the title for a while, and we had a couple years before we got James [Harden] where we probably didn't have as much of a chance to win, where we were probably a little more future-focused". It was Kawhi Leonard's first game back in San Antonio since he was traded.

The Rockets star recorded his fifth successive 40-point game, while tallying a triple-double, and hit a game-winning three-pointer with just a second remaining in OT.

Over the past five games, Harden is averaging 42.8 points per game, 9.4 assists, 7.4 rebounds, and 7.4 threes made. Backup point guard Delon Wright had 15 points while combo forward Pascal Siakam had 10 points, 7 assists and 6 rebounds. He hasn't scored less than 30 points in a game since December 11. Jokic finished with his 19th double-double of the season as he added 13 rebounds and six assists.

Houston also overcame a 20-point second-half deficit to come away with the victory.

On Thursday's showdown against the Warriors, Capela had his third 20-point, 20-rebound outing of the season.

We go to Sacramento and the Nuggets defeated the Kings, on the back of 36-point performance by Jamal Murray.

Spurs forward Rudy Gay threw one down in transition.