James Harden leads Rockets past OKC Thunder

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Rockets 111, Thunder 107

James Harden hit four threes, and scored 39 points to lead Houston past Oklahoma City.

Kevin Durant tied Michael Jordan's modern-era record of 40 consecutive games with at least 25 points, after scoring 28 in the game. Durant will have his chance at 41 straight when the Thunder play at Phoenix on Sunday.

With the win Houston clinched a playoff berth, but their seeding is yet to be determined. 

The Rockets are also in action on Sunday, at home against Denver.

Suns 109, Trail Blazers 93

Eric Bledsoe and Gerald Green had big games for the Suns who did their part to keep pace in the race for the final two west playoff spots.

Bledsoe had 30 points, and Green had a game-high 32 off the bench for Phoenix.

The Suns are on the outside looking in right now, despite having the same record as eighth place Memphis.

LaMarcus Aldridge and Robin Lopez both had 18 points for the Blazers, who will clinch a playoff spot with their next win.

Mavericks 107, Lakers 95

Dirk Nowitzki had 27 points on a tight 11-of-14 from the floor, and added nine rebounds in a win that pushed Dallas into seventh in the west.

Brandan Wright was 10-of-10 from the floor and had 23 points off the bench for the Mavs.

Jodie Meeks led the Lakers with 25.

Dallas is a half game up on Memphis and Phoenix, and in a great twist of scheduling fate, the three teams all play each other in what may amount to a round-robin elimination series over the last five days of the regular season.

Warriors 102, Kings 69

Sacramento shot 32 percent from the floor in the lopsided loss, and managed just 27 points in the first half. 

The Warriors led by 40 at one point in the third quarter.

Golden State had seven player in double figures led by Klay Thompson with 21 and Harrison Barnes with 16.

Ben McLemore had a team high 19 for the Kings.

Golden State is sitting sixth in the west, but is just a game and a half ahead of Dallas.

Jazz 100, Pelicans 96

Utah snapped a five-game skid, and New Orleans has now lost four in a row with an ailing Anthoony Davis who is limited with back spasms. 

Davis did start, but managed just eight points and six boards in 23 minuted of work. 

Alec Burks and Gordon Hayward each had 21 points in leading the Jazz to the win. 

Anthony Morrow scored 26 to led the Pelicans in the losing effort.

Bulls 102, Bucks 90

Seven Bulls were in double figures scoring as Chicago stayed even in the east standings with Toronto, although the Raptors hold the tie breaker.

Joakim Noah had 11 points, but was just 2-of-14 from the field, and grabbed 13 rebounds.

D.J. Augustin added 14 off the bench.

Brandon Knight led the Bucks with 22 in the loss.


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