Rockets Defeat Nets 123-113

posted by Andrew Pisano - 

James Harden scored his 15,000th point in Tuesday's win over the Nets.  Only 6 active players have scored that many points in their first 9 seasons.  Harden finished the game with 36 points, 5 assists, 4 rebounds, and a block.  

Chris Paul went 9-for-15 with 25 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists, and 2 steals for a very efficient performance.  

Clint Capela had his 26th Double-Double of the season after scoring 18 and grabbing 11 boards.  

Eric Gordon returned after missing two games due to lower back stiffness.  Gordon went 5-for-9 and scored 13 points.   

Gerald Green shot 4-for-6 from downtown and scored 16 points in just 18 minutes of playing time.  Green wasn't getting much playing time until Trevor Ariza went down with a left hamstring strain, but Mike D'Antoni said there is no timetable for his return right now.  

The Rockets are 9-1 in their last 10 games, and including a 5-game winning streak.  They are 39-13 for the season, which is their best record in franchise history through 52 games.  The Rockets will finish up their 4-game road trip tonight in Miami, and then be back home Friday night to host the Nuggets.

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