Post Up: Rally Rockets

Harden's 45 points lead Houston in OT win after McHale firing, and Westbrook goes off for 43 points.
by November 19, 2015

Nets 111 (2-10), Hornets 116 (6-6)

The Nets were up by 10 points and had the lead at halftime. Nic Batum had a nice bounce-back game to lead Charlotte back to .500.

T-Wolves 101 (5-7), Magic 104 (6-6) (OT)

Andrew Wiggins and Karl-Anthony Towns played like beasts, but Evan Fournier had the most ice water in his viens, sinking the game-winning trey in OT. It was Orlando’s third overtime game this season—and the first they’ve won in extra periods.

Pacers 112 (7-5), 76ers 85 (0-12)

Philly almost had more turnovers (31) than field goals (35). Paul George was having a field day.

Mavs 106 (8-4), Celtics 102 (6-5)

Five straight for Dallas. Don’t look now, but the old vets are third in the West. Kelly Olynyk still has a lot of respect for Dirk, who led the Mavs with 23.

Kings 97 (4-8), Hawks 103 (9-5)

Rajon Rondo picked his NBA-best fourth triple-double this season, but the Kings are still a mess. Still, Atlanta nearly blew an 11-point lead with 2:49 left in the fourth.

Blazers 103 (4-9), Rockets 108 (5-7) (OT)

Corey Brewer completed Houston’s 15-point fourth-quarter comeback with a running, 30-foot miracle three to send the game into OT. James Harden scored the rest, finishing with 45 points and 11 dimes. The come-from-behind win could have saved Houston’s season.

Pelicans 103 (1-11), Thunder 110 (7-5)

Once again, no Anthony Davis, no chance. Russell Westbrook walked all over New Orleans to the tune of 43 points, 9 rebounds and 8 assists in just 36 minutes. OKC attempted 40 free throws. New Orleans, just 9.

Nuggets 98 (6-6), Spurs 109 (9-2)

Tony Parker got the better of Emmanuel Mudiay in their first head-to-head matchup. TP posted a 25 points and 9 assists in a game that San Antonio never trailed.

Raptors 89 (7-6), Jazz 93 (6-5)

Two fantastic defenses going at it. Utah capitalized off an 11-2 run in the fourth quarter—and survived a vicious DeMar DeRozan dunk—to give Toronto their third straight L.

Bulls 103 (8-3), Suns 97 (6-5)

With Derrick Rose out with a sprained ankle, Jimmy Butler took over late and finished with a season-high 32 points. Phoenix was cheering loud for the Bulls.