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Harden with 37; Rockets end skid in 117-111 win over 'Wolves

HOUSTON (AP) James Harden had 37 points and the Houston Rockets snapped a four-game skid with a 117-111 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Tuesday night.

The Rockets trailed for much of the early part of this game but used a big run in the third quarter to take the lead and hold on for the win. It was a much-needed victory for a team which called a blowout loss to Orlando on Sunday night “rock bottom.”

“We got a little desperate and we played harder and we played with a little bit more purpose," coach Mike D'Antoni said. “And then we made big shots that we hadn't been making."

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Leaders
Points: James Harden34.4
Rebounds: Russell Westbrook8.0
Assists: James Harden7.4
FG%: Russell Westbrook47.4%
Steals: James Harden1.74
Blocks: Robert Covington1.29
Defense (Rank)
Points: 114.4 (22)
Rebounds: 47.0 (28)
Assists: 25.3 (23)
FG%: 46.1% (15)
FT%: 76.1% (8)
3P%: 34.8% (10)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 118.1 (2)
Rebounds: 44.9 (14)
Assists: 21.5 (29)
FG%: 45.4% (22)
FT%: 78.7% (10)
3P%: 34.8% (24)
Standings
Southwest Division
  W L Pct GB
Houston 40 24 .625 --
Dallas 40 27 .597 1.5
Memphis 32 33 .492 8.5
New Orleans 28 36 .438 12.0
San Antonio 27 36 .429 12.5
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
2/28/2020 Jeff Green Signed for the Rest of the Season
2/20/2020 DeMarre Carroll Signed as Free Agent
2/18/2020 Jeff Green Signed to 10-Day Contract
2/6/2020 Bruno Caboclo Traded For Jordan Bell
2/5/2020 Robert Covington Traded Part of four-team deal
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Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries for this team
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