James Harden continued his hot streak by scoring 41 points during a 113-109 win over the Thunder in a Christmas Day showdown. Harden has scored 30 points or more in the last seven games and became the first player to score higher than 40 points since Kevin Durant for OKC in 2010.
Clint Capela had another big game on the boards with 23 rebounds to go along with 16 points. Freshly signed Austin Rivers scored 10 points off the bench for Houston as he saw 31 minutes of action. Rivers knocked down a big three point bucket to push the lead to seven with two minutes left in the game.
The Rockets are now 18-15 on the season and will host the Boston Celtics Thursday night at 7:00pm.