Harden Scores 47 Points To Lead Rockets Past Utah Jazz 102-97

The Houston Rockets extended their winning streak to four games with James Harden carrying them down the stretch with a 102-97 victory over the visiting Utah Jazz on Monday night.

It was Houston’s first victory over the Jazz this season after losing the first two meetings, and Harden recorded a game-high 47 points and contributed six rebounds, five assists and five steals.

Harden sank a three-pointer after Utah Jazz pulled even at 94-94 with 1:59 remaining. He added two free throws but Utah cut the deficit to 99-97 on three Donovan Mitchel free throws with 35 seconds to go.

With 13.3 seconds left, Harden again buried another three-pointer with Rubio defending, to seal the win for the Rockets.

Mitchell scored 19 of his team-high 23 points in the second half. Gobert (18 points, 13 rebounds) and Jae Crowder (14 points, 10 rebounds) recorded double-doubles for Utah, who have lost four of their past five games.

Rubio added 12 points but also committed seven turnovers.