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Harden scores 35, Rockets beat Raptors 107-95

TORONTO (AP) James Harden and the Houston Rockets watched a big lead evaporate, yet managed to keep their winning streak intact.

Harden scored 19 of his 35 points in the final quarter, Gerald Green had 11 of his 18 in the fourth and the Rockets beat the Toronto Raptors 107-95 on Tuesday night.

Eric Gordon and Austin Rivers each scored 13 points as the Rockets won their sixth straight, matching a season high.

Kawhi Leonard scored 26 points and Serge Ibaka had 10 points and 15 rebounds for Toronto. Pascal Siakam had 17 points, and Danny Green 14 as the Raptors had their seven-game home winning streak snapped.

Harden, the NBA's leading scorer, made 12 of 30 shots, including three of nine from long range. He was perfect at the foul line, hitting all eight of his attempts.

Houston's Chris Paul said his MVP teammates makes scoring look easy. It isn't, Paul cautioned.

''If it was that easy, everybody would do it,'' Paul said.

Harden, who eclipsed 18,000 career points Tuesday, has scored 28 or more points in 39 straight games. It's the second-longest streak in NBA history. Wilt Chamberlain (71 games) holds the record.

The Raptors overcame a 22-point second quarter deficit to reclaim the lead in the third, but couldn't hold on in the fourth. The Rockets turned it on, connecting on seven of their first eight shot from 3-point range. Houston made 15 of 34 attempts from beyond the arc.

''We locked back in,'' Harden said. ''Our second unit did an unbelievable job of getting stops and creating opportunities on offense, and that was the game.''

Harden made six of seven field goals in the fourth, including a pair of 3-pointers. He also had five foul shots in the quarter.

''I was playing well, but I wasn't shooting it well,'' Harden said of his performance through three quarters. ''I had a lot of opportunities at the rim that I didn't convert on, so I wanted to make sure I converted on those, because that was the game right there.''

The Rockets outscored the Raptors 23-7 on fast break points and turned 13 Toronto turnovers into 26 points. Houston had scored 17 points off turnovers before allowing any of their own.

''We've just got to do better,'' Siakam said. ''Not enough energy.''

Teammates Kyle Lowry echoed Siakam's comments on the heels of Toronto's second straight defeat. The Raptors lost in overtime at Detroit on Sunday. Toronto is 3-3 since the All-Star break

''We've got to play harder as a group and continue to get better,'' Lowry said.

Harden missed seven of 10 shot attempts in the first, but scored nine points as the Rockets led 23-19 after one.

Houston opened the second with a 19-4 run to take a 42-23 lead at 7:28. Green and Rivers each scored seven in the quarter and Houston led 55-37 at halftime. For the Raptors, it was their lowest-scoring half of the season.

Toronto roared back as Houston missed 11 of its first 12 attempts to begin the second half. Siakam's basket at 4:44 of the third put the Raptors up 60-59, erasing what had been a 22-point deficit. Siakam scored 15 in the quarter and the Rockets were 4-for-23 shooting as Toronto took a 71-69 lead into the fourth.

TIP-INS

Rockets: F Kenneth Faried (left hip) and G Iman Shumpert (right calf) were inactive. Coach Mike D'Antoni said both are day-to-day. ... Chris Paul led the Rockets with 10 assists, while Clint Capela had 15 rebounds. ... The Rockets have won four straight road games and eight of 11. They're 17-16 away from home.

Raptors: Ibaka had a season-high five blocks. ... The Raptors dropped to 9-1 on Tuesdays. ... Toronto had not lost at home since a 105-92 defeat to Milwaukee on Jan. 31.

STREAKING ROCKET

Harden has led Houston in scoring in 42 consecutive games, the fifth-longest streak in NBA history.

KEY NUMBER

Toronto is 3-6 when failing to score at least 100 points.

UP NEXT

Rockets: Host Philadelphia on Friday.

Raptors: Visit New Orleans on Friday.

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1st Quarter

Time Team Play Score
12:00   Jumpball  
11:31   Traveling violation turnover on Kyle Lowry  
11:11 +2 James Harden made finger-roll layup 2-0
10:40   Defensive rebound by Eric Gordon  
10:33 +2 Clint Capela made layup 4-0
10:24   Danny Green missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:21   Defensive rebound by Chris Paul  
10:03   Kawhi Leonard missed finger-roll layup  
10:01   Offensive rebound by Serge Ibaka  
9:50 +2 Kawhi Leonard made layup, assist by Serge Ibaka 4-2
9:30 +2 Clint Capela made layup, assist by James Harden 6-2
9:12   Shooting foul on James Harden  
9:12   Pascal Siakam missed 1st of 2 free throws  
9:12   Pascal Siakam missed 2nd of 2 free throws  
9:10   Defensive rebound by Clint Capela  
9:01   James Harden missed finger-roll layup  
8:57   Lost ball turnover on Clint Capela  
8:57   Personal foul on Clint Capela  
8:48   Defensive rebound by James Harden  
8:35 +2 Kawhi Leonard made jump shot 6-4
8:10   P.J. Tucker missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:35 +2 Kawhi Leonard made jump shot 6-4
8:08   Defensive rebound by Kawhi Leonard  
7:38   Personal foul on P.J. Tucker  
7:09   Defensive rebound by Kyle Lowry  
7:07 +3 Danny Green made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Kyle Lowry 8-9
6:49   Chris Paul missed fade-away jump shot  
6:46   Defensive rebound by Danny Green  
6:34 +2 Kawhi Leonard made jump shot 8-11
6:21   Out of bounds turnover on Eric Gordon  
6:02   Pascal Siakam missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:59   Offensive rebound by Serge Ibaka  
5:58   Serge Ibaka missed hook shot  
5:56   Defensive rebound by P.J. Tucker  
5:47 +2 Eric Gordon made hook shot 10-11
5:24   Kawhi Leonard missed jump shot  
5:23 +3 Eric Gordon made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by P.J. Tucker 13-11
4:59 +2 Kyle Lowry made driving layup 13-13
4:33 +2 James Harden made floating jump shot 15-13
4:10 +3 Austin Rivers made 3-pt. jump shot 18-13
3:56   Kyle Lowry missed jump shot  
3:53   Defensive rebound by Austin Rivers  
3:46   James Harden missed driving layup  
3:38   Defensive rebound by P.J. Tucker  
3:28   Austin Rivers missed hook shot  
3:26   Defensive rebound by Serge Ibaka  
3:22   Personal foul on Austin Rivers  
3:05   Defensive rebound by Nene  
2:59   Out of bounds turnover on James Harden  
2:59   Full timeout called  
2:38   Norman Powell missed jump shot  
2:35   Defensive rebound by Austin Rivers  
2:18   Defensive rebound by Pascal Siakam  
2:04 +2 Marc Gasol made jump shot 18-15
1:51   Personal foul on Norman Powell  
1:43   James Harden missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:38   Defensive rebound by OG Anunoby  
1:33   Jeremy Lin missed layup, blocked by Gary Clark  
1:30   Offensive rebound by Jeremy Lin  
1:25   Shooting foul on Nene  
1:25 +1 Marc Gasol made 1st of 2 free throws 18-16
1:25 +1 Marc Gasol made 2nd of 2 free throws 18-17
1:05   Defensive rebound by Marc Gasol  
0:57   Bad pass turnover on Pascal Siakam, stolen by Gary Clark  
0:44   Offensive rebound by Gerald Green  
0:42   Offensive rebound by Gary Clark  
0:29 +3 James Harden made 3-pt. jump shot 21-17
0:15 +2 Jeremy Lin made hook shot 21-19
0:03   Personal foul on Jeremy Lin  
0:03 +1 James Harden made 1st of 2 free throws 22-19
0:03 +1 James Harden made 2nd of 2 free throws 23-19
0:00   Bad pass turnover on Jeremy Lin, stolen by James Harden  
0:00   End of period  

2nd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:43   Defensive rebound by Chris Paul  
11:31 +2 Gerald Green made floating jump shot, assist by Austin Rivers 25-19
11:24 +2 Kyle Lowry made driving layup, assist by Jeremy Lin 25-21
11:10   Shooting foul on Norman Powell  
11:10 +1 Gerald Green made 2nd of 2 free throws 27-21
10:58   OG Anunoby missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:55   Defensive rebound by Chris Paul  
10:32   TOR team rebound  
10:33   Kyle Lowry missed layup, blocked by Gary Clark  
10:26   Norman Powell missed jump shot  
10:16   Bad pass turnover on Jeremy Lin, stolen by Gary Clark  
10:12 +3 Gerald Green made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Chris Paul 30-21
10:00   Bad pass turnover on Kyle Lowry, stolen by Austin Rivers  
9:57 +2 Austin Rivers made reverse layup 32-21
9:41   Norman Powell missed driving layup, blocked by Gerald Green  
9:38   Defensive rebound by Nene  
9:35 +3 Austin Rivers made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Nene 35-21
9:20   Violation  
9:08   Norman Powell missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:08   Norman Powell missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:51   Double dribble turnover on Nene  
8:39   Offensive foul on Kyle Lowry  
8:39   Offensive foul on Kyle Lowry  
8:26 +2 Eric Gordon made layup, assist by Chris Paul 37-21
8:08 +2 Norman Powell made layup, assist by Jeremy Lin 37-23
7:50 +3 Eric Gordon made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Chris Paul 40-23
7:36   Defensive rebound by Gerald Green  
7:29 +2 Chris Paul made jump shot 42-23
7:09 +2 Marc Gasol made hook shot 42-25
6:50   Lost ball turnover on P.J. Tucker, stolen by Kawhi Leonard  
6:41   Shooting foul on P.J. Tucker  
6:41 +1 Kawhi Leonard made 1st of 2 free throws 42-26
6:41 +1 Kawhi Leonard made 2nd of 2 free throws 42-27
6:32 +3 P.J. Tucker made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Chris Paul 45-27
6:10   Defensive rebound by Eric Gordon  
6:00 +2 Clint Capela made hook shot, assist by Chris Paul 47-27
6:00   Shooting foul on Marc Gasol  
5:46   Kawhi Leonard missed floating jump shot  
5:43   Defensive rebound by Clint Capela  
5:33   Offensive foul on Clint Capela  
5:33   Offensive foul on Clint Capela  
5:19   Personal foul on Clint Capela  
5:07   Kawhi Leonard missed jump shot  
5:00 +2 Clint Capela made layup, assist by James Harden 49-27
4:46 +3 Patrick McCaw made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Serge Ibaka 49-30
4:35   Out of bounds turnover on Eric Gordon  
4:29   Bad pass turnover on Kyle Lowry, stolen by P.J. Tucker  
4:23   James Harden missed layup  
4:23   TOR team rebound  
4:23   Personal foul on James Harden  
4:07   Kawhi Leonard missed jump shot  
4:04   Offensive rebound by Serge Ibaka  
4:01   Kyle Lowry missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:47   Offensive rebound by Pascal Siakam  
3:47 +2 Pascal Siakam made dunk 49-32
3:27   James Harden missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:23   Defensive rebound by Pascal Siakam  
2:55   James Harden missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:53   Defensive rebound by Serge Ibaka  
2:42   Offensive foul on Kyle Lowry  
2:29 +2 James Harden made floating jump shot 51-35
2:29   Violation  
1:54 +2 Austin Rivers made floating jump shot, assist by P.J. Tucker 53-35
1:38   Kawhi Leonard missed hook shot, blocked by Clint Capela  
1:35   Defensive rebound by Clint Capela  
1:17   P.J. Tucker missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:15   Offensive rebound by Clint Capela  
1:03   James Harden missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:02   TOR team rebound  
0:44   Offensive rebound by Kyle Lowry  
0:40 +2 Serge Ibaka made hook shot, assist by Kyle Lowry 53-37
0:27   Defensive rebound by Serge Ibaka  
0:08 +2 James Harden made driving layup 55-37
0:03   Personal foul on Austin Rivers  
0:00   TOR team rebound  
0:00   End of period  

3rd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:46 +3 Pascal Siakam made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Kawhi Leonard 55-40
11:19   Eric Gordon missed finger-roll layup, blocked by Danny Green  
11:19   Defensive rebound by Danny Green  
11:06 +2 Kawhi Leonard made jump shot 55-42
10:39   James Harden missed finger-roll layup, blocked by Serge Ibaka  
10:39   Personal foul on James Harden  
10:24   Kawhi Leonard missed floating jump shot  
10:20   Defensive rebound by Clint Capela  
10:06   Chris Paul missed jump shot  
10:06   Defensive rebound by Serge Ibaka  
9:53   Personal foul on Chris Paul  
9:42   Offensive rebound by Serge Ibaka  
9:34 +3 Pascal Siakam made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Kyle Lowry 55-45
9:16   Shooting foul on Serge Ibaka  
9:16   HOU team rebound  
9:04 +2 Serge Ibaka made hook shot, assist by Kyle Lowry 56-47
9:04   Shooting foul on James Harden  
9:04   Serge Ibaka missed free throw  
8:48   James Harden missed floating jump shot  
8:45   Defensive rebound by Kyle Lowry  
8:36   Pascal Siakam missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:36   HOU team rebound  
8:36   Personal foul on Kyle Lowry  
8:36   Unsportsmanlike technical foul  
8:36 +1 James Harden made free throw 57-47
8:12   TOR team rebound  
7:47   Chris Paul missed 3-pt. jump shot  
7:46   Defensive rebound by Pascal Siakam  
7:23   Offensive foul on Chris Paul  
7:23   Offensive foul on Chris Paul  
7:09   Serge Ibaka missed layup  
7:07   Defensive rebound by Chris Paul  
7:00 +2 James Harden made floating jump shot, assist by Chris Paul 59-52
6:55   Shooting foul on Chris Paul  
6:55 +1 Danny Green made 1st of 2 free throws 59-53
6:55 +1 Danny Green made 2nd of 2 free throws 59-54
6:44   Clint Capela missed layup  
6:39   Kawhi Leonard missed layup  
6:35   Defensive rebound by Clint Capela  
6:13   24-second shot clock violation turnover  
5:53 +2 Serge Ibaka made hook shot, assist by Danny Green 59-56
5:23   P.J. Tucker missed dunk  
5:19   Shooting foul on Austin Rivers  
5:19 +1 Kawhi Leonard made 1st of 2 free throws 59-57
4:59   James Harden missed floating jump shot  
4:46 +2 Pascal Siakam made hook shot 59-60
4:28   Personal foul on Serge Ibaka  
4:24 +3 Austin Rivers made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Clint Capela 62-60
3:46   Clint Capela missed driving layup, blocked by Serge Ibaka  
3:42   P.J. Tucker missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:40   HOU team rebound  
3:30   Austin Rivers missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:21   Kyle Lowry missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:11 +2 Nene made layup 64-62
2:47 +2 Pascal Siakam made hook shot 64-64
2:23   James Harden missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:17   James Harden missed driving layup  
2:15   Defensive rebound by Kyle Lowry  
2:10   Danny Green missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:10   Offensive rebound by Pascal Siakam  
1:59   Personal foul on Austin Rivers  
1:59 +1 Pascal Siakam made 1st of 2 free throws 64-65
1:43 +2 Nene made jump shot, assist by Austin Rivers 66-65
1:31 +2 Kyle Lowry made driving layup 66-67
1:15   Gerald Green missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:58   Kyle Lowry missed jump shot  
0:43   Shooting foul on Norman Powell  
0:43 +1 Chris Paul made 1st of 3 free throws 67-67
0:43 +1 Chris Paul made 2nd of 3 free throws 68-67
0:43 +1 Chris Paul made 3rd of 3 free throws 69-67
0:27   Defensive rebound by Pascal Siakam  
0:00   Chris Paul missed 3-pt. jump shot  

4th Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:47 +3 Gerald Green made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Chris Paul 72-71
11:34   Personal foul on Gerald Green  
11:08 +3 Gerald Green made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Gary Clark 75-73
10:50   Jeremy Lin missed fade-away jump shot  
10:48   Defensive rebound by Nene  
10:33   Out of bounds turnover on Chris Paul  
10:08   Jeremy Lin missed driving layup, blocked by Nene  
10:04   Defensive rebound by Nene  
9:49   Lost ball turnover on Jeremy Lin, stolen by Nene  
9:44 +2 Nene made dunk, assist by Chris Paul 77-73
9:21 +3 Gerald Green made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Chris Paul 80-73
9:07   Bad pass turnover on Kawhi Leonard, stolen by Chris Paul  
9:03 +3 Eric Gordon made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Chris Paul 83-73
8:45   Kawhi Leonard missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:42   Defensive rebound by Chris Paul  
8:33   TOR team rebound  
8:23 +2 Kyle Lowry made finger-roll layup 83-75
8:06   Shooting foul on Marc Gasol  
8:06 +1 Gerald Green made 1st of 2 free throws 84-75
7:53   Personal foul on Eric Gordon  
7:40   Kyle Lowry missed fade-away jump shot  
7:30 +3 OG Anunoby made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Patrick McCaw 85-78
7:08 +3 James Harden made 3-pt. jump shot 88-78
6:58   Personal foul on P.J. Tucker  
6:48 +2 Kawhi Leonard made floating jump shot 88-80
6:28   Eric Gordon missed floating jump shot  
6:23   Offensive rebound by Clint Capela  
6:20 +3 P.J. Tucker made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Eric Gordon 91-80
6:02   Defensive rebound by Clint Capela  
5:48 +3 James Harden made 3-pt. jump shot 94-80
5:36   Personal foul on P.J. Tucker  
5:12   Shooting foul on Serge Ibaka  
5:12 +1 James Harden made 2nd of 2 free throws 96-82
4:49 +3 Kawhi Leonard made 3-pt. jump shot 96-85
4:25   James Harden missed jump shot  
4:25   Personal foul on Clint Capela