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Westbrook has triple-double as Rockets beat Raptors 119-109

TORONTO (AP) No matter what, the Toronto Raptors were determined to double-team James Harden.

The rest of the Houston Rockets made sure that strategy didn't pay off.

Russell Westbrook had 19 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists, Harden shook off a slow start to score 23 and the Rockets beat the Raptors 119-109 on Thursday night, snapping a three-game road losing streak.

Ben McLemore had a season-high 28 points, P.J. Tucker added 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Danuel House Jr. scored 16 as Houston handed Toronto its second consecutive home loss after a franchise-record nine straight wins to begin the season.

With Harden drawing an extra defender every time he had the ball, his play-making skills were more important than points for once.

''James, to his credit, didn't force anything,'' Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said. ''He said, `OK, double me and my teammates will score tonight,' and they did it.''

Toronto guard Fred VanVleet said the Raptors have ''definitely stretched the spectrum'' with creative defensive schemes this season.

''This was one of those things that didn't go our way,'' VanVleet said. ''If we would have scored 11 more points, we'd be geniuses and the defense was the best thing in the world and we'd be Harden-stoppers.''

Harden shot 7 for 11, his fewest attempts of the season, and failed to finish as Houston's leading scorer for the second time. The only other time was an opening-night loss to Milwaukee in which Harden shot 2 for 13 and scored a season-low 19 points.

''We've seen so many different defenses throughout the course of the year,'' Harden said. ''Tonight was our first time seeing this defense. Guys did an unbelievable job of moving their bodies and being ready to shoot.''

McLemore set a career high by making eight 3-pointers on 17 attempts. Tucker matched his season high with five made 3s. Houston finished 22 for 55 from long range.

''When you're giving guys, NBA pros, open looks like that, it's tough,'' House said. ''Especially the amount of time that we had, guys are going to shoot. They were just knocking them down all night.''

Harden landed hard after being elbowed in the head on his drive to end the third quarter. He was tended to by trainers before getting to his feet and slowly walking to the locker room, but returned 2 1/2 minutes into the final period.

''He got an elbow off his temple,'' D'Antoni said. ''They checked for a concussion but obviously he was fine.''

Pascal Siakam scored 24 points, VanVleet had 20 and Kyle Lowry 19 as the Raptors lost back-to-back regular-season home games for the first time since losing to Oklahoma City and Charlotte last March 22 and 24.

Lowry shot 2 for 18 in Tuesday's overtime loss to Miami, his first game after missing 11 because of a broken left thumb.

The five-time All-Star fared better against the Rockets, making five of eight attempts, including three of five from long range. He shot 6 for 6 at the free throw line and led his team with eight assists.

Back-to-back baskets by Serge Ibaka and Norman Powell brought Toronto to 101-100 with 8:39 to play, but Harden and Tucker scored six points apiece as the Rockets pulled away with a 12-2 run over the next two minutes.

After following up his season-high 60-point performance in Saturday's win over Atlanta with a 50-point effort in Tuesday's overtime loss at San Antonio, Harden was held in check early by Toronto's zone defense. Houston's star guard didn't attempt his first shot until a fast-break layup with 4:07 left in the first quarter. It was his only field goal attempt of the opening period.

TIP-INS

Rockets: Clint Capela led Houston with 13 rebounds. . Westbrook shot 7 for 27, going 0 for 6 from 3-point range. . Houston has won three straight over Toronto.

Raptors: Lowry, who went 0 for 11 from 3-point range in Tuesday's loss to Miami, made a pull-up 3 for his first shot of the game Thursday. . The Raptors lost consecutive games for the first time this season. . Toronto recalled C Dewan Hernandez from the G-League, but he did not play.

TRIPLE THREAT

Westbrook posted his second straight triple-double and fifth this season. He has six career triple-doubles against Toronto, more than any other opponent.

OUT OF GAS

House returned after missing two games because of illness and said he was still tired after playing almost 27 minutes.

''I'm weak,'' he said. ''I'm really fatigued. I can't wait to get on the plane and go to sleep.''

UP NEXT

Rockets: Host the Phoenix Suns on Saturday.

Raptors: At the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday.

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1st Quarter

Time Team Play Score
12:00   Jumpball  
11:39   Lost ball turnover on Clint Capela, stolen by Marc Gasol  
11:28   Violation  
11:15   OG Anunoby missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:11   Defensive rebound by P.J. Tucker  
11:02   Ben McLemore missed 3-pt. jump shot  
11:02   HOU team rebound  
11:02   Personal foul on Pascal Siakam  
10:52 +3 P.J. Tucker made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Russell Westbrook 3-0
10:32 +3 Fred VanVleet made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by OG Anunoby 3-3
10:16   Lost ball turnover on Clint Capela, stolen by Marc Gasol  
10:07   Marc Gasol missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:02   Defensive rebound by P.J. Tucker  
9:53   Clint Capela missed alley-oop shot  
9:52   HOU team rebound  
9:50 +3 Ben McLemore made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Russell Westbrook 6-3
9:38   Bad pass turnover on Pascal Siakam, stolen by Ben McLemore  
9:36   Bad pass turnover on Ben McLemore, stolen by Pascal Siakam  
9:32   Fred VanVleet missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:28   Defensive rebound by P.J. Tucker  
9:19   Lost ball turnover on Clint Capela, stolen by Marc Gasol  
9:16   Violation  
9:14   Pascal Siakam missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:10   Defensive rebound by Clint Capela  
9:01 +3 Ben McLemore made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by James Harden 9-3
8:36 +3 OG Anunoby made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Pascal Siakam 9-6
8:24   Clint Capela missed reverse layup, blocked by Marc Gasol  
8:21   Offensive rebound by Clint Capela  
8:20   Ben McLemore missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:18   Defensive rebound by Kyle Lowry  
8:13 +2 OG Anunoby made reverse layup, assist by Fred VanVleet 9-8
8:03   Russell Westbrook missed jump shot, blocked by Fred VanVleet  
8:01   Offensive rebound by Clint Capela  
7:50   Bad pass turnover on Russell Westbrook, stolen by Kyle Lowry  
7:50   Personal foul on P.J. Tucker  
7:34   Personal foul on Clint Capela  
7:24   Traveling violation turnover on Marc Gasol  
7:14   Shooting foul on Marc Gasol  
7:14   Russell Westbrook missed 1st of 2 free throws  
7:14   HOU team rebound  
7:14 +1 Russell Westbrook made 2nd of 2 free throws 10-8
6:54   Lost ball turnover on Marc Gasol, stolen by James Harden  
6:48 +2 Russell Westbrook made finger-roll layup, assist by Ben McLemore 12-8
6:34   Pascal Siakam missed driving layup  
6:33   Defensive rebound by Russell Westbrook  
6:31   Bad pass turnover on Russell Westbrook, stolen by Fred VanVleet  
6:27   OG Anunoby missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:24   Offensive rebound by Pascal Siakam  
6:22 +2 Pascal Siakam made hook shot 12-10
6:02   Russell Westbrook missed turnaround jump shot  
6:00   Defensive rebound by Marc Gasol  
5:56 +2 Pascal Siakam made layup, assist by Fred VanVleet 12-12
5:55   Violation  
5:43   Russell Westbrook missed 3-pt. jump shot  
5:40   Defensive rebound by Fred VanVleet  
5:31   TOR team rebound  
5:15 +3 Danuel House Jr. made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Russell Westbrook 15-12
5:20   Bad pass turnover on Fred VanVleet, stolen by Russell Westbrook  
5:15 +3 Danuel House Jr. made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Russell Westbrook 15-12
5:02 +3 Pascal Siakam made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Marc Gasol 15-15
4:48   Russell Westbrook missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:45   Defensive rebound by Pascal Siakam  
4:39   Marc Gasol missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:36   Offensive rebound by Kyle Lowry  
4:35   OG Anunoby missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:32   Defensive rebound by Austin Rivers  
4:25 +2 Danuel House Jr. made driving layup, assist by James Harden 17-15
4:12   Bad pass turnover on Kyle Lowry, stolen by James Harden  
4:07 +2 James Harden made finger-roll layup 19-15
3:50   Pascal Siakam missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:48   Defensive rebound by Clint Capela  
3:42   Personal foul on Marc Gasol  
3:39   Ben McLemore missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:35   Offensive rebound by Austin Rivers  
3:33 +3 Danuel House Jr. made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Austin Rivers 22-15
3:17   Traveling violation turnover on Terence Davis  
3:08   Ben McLemore missed 3-pt. jump shot  
3:04   Defensive rebound by Pascal Siakam  
2:55 +2 Pascal Siakam made finger-roll layup 22-17
2:40   Austin Rivers missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:36   Offensive rebound by Clint Capela  
2:35   Ben McLemore missed 3-pt. jump shot  
2:31   Defensive rebound by Pascal Siakam  
2:22 +3 Terence Davis made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Serge Ibaka 22-20
2:05 +3 Austin Rivers made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Clint Capela 25-20
1:54 +3 Pascal Siakam made 3-pt. jump shot 25-23
1:39 +2 Ben McLemore made layup, assist by Danuel House Jr. 27-23
1:23   Serge Ibaka missed 3-pt. jump shot  
1:21   Defensive rebound by Austin Rivers  
1:13   Lost ball turnover on James Harden, stolen by Norman Powell  
1:08 +2 Pascal Siakam made finger-roll layup, assist by Fred VanVleet 27-25
1:00   Shooting foul on Pascal Siakam  
1:00 +1 James Harden made free throw 28-25
1:00 +1 Danuel House Jr. made 2nd of 3 free throws 30-25
1:00 +1 Danuel House Jr. made 1st of 3 free throws 29-25
1:00 +1 Danuel House Jr. made 2nd of 3 free throws 30-25
1:00 +1 Danuel House Jr. made 3rd of 3 free throws 31-25
0:47   Bad pass turnover on Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, stolen by James Harden  
0:36 +3 Danuel House Jr. made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by P.J. Tucker 34-25
0:32 +3 Kyle Lowry made 3-pt. jump shot 34-28
0:16   HOU team rebound  
0:09   Defensive rebound by Rondae Hollis-Jefferson  
0:11   Austin Rivers missed floating jump shot  
0:09   Defensive rebound by Rondae Hollis-Jefferson  
0:00   Terence Davis missed 3-pt. jump shot  

2nd Quarter

Time Team Play Score
11:41 +2 Serge Ibaka made hook shot, assist by Kyle Lowry 34-30
11:21 +2 Russell Westbrook made jump shot 36-30
11:12   Rondae Hollis-Jefferson missed jump shot  
11:09   Defensive rebound by Russell Westbrook  
10:59 +2 Danuel House Jr. made fade-away jump shot, assist by Russell Westbrook 38-30
10:45   Rondae Hollis-Jefferson missed layup  
10:44   Offensive rebound by Serge Ibaka  
10:41   Terence Davis missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:39   Offensive rebound by Terence Davis  
10:36   Terence Davis missed dunk  
10:36   Offensive rebound by Serge Ibaka  
10:36   Shooting foul on Thabo Sefolosha  
10:36 +1 Serge Ibaka made 1st of 2 free throws 38-31
10:36 +1 Serge Ibaka made 2nd of 2 free throws 38-32
10:34   Out of bounds turnover on Russell Westbrook  
10:29   Kyle Lowry missed 3-pt. jump shot  
10:26   Defensive rebound by Clint Capela  
10:18 +2 Clint Capela made layup, assist by Russell Westbrook 40-32
10:09   Rondae Hollis-Jefferson missed finger-roll layup  
10:08   Defensive rebound by Thabo Sefolosha  
9:59   Jumpball  
9:53   Thabo Sefolosha missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:49   Offensive rebound by P.J. Tucker  
9:48 +2 P.J. Tucker made dunk 42-32
9:30   Bad pass turnover on Norman Powell, stolen by Clint Capela  
9:20   Russell Westbrook missed jump shot  
9:19   Defensive rebound by Norman Powell  
9:13   Kyle Lowry missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:11   Defensive rebound by Chris Clemons  
9:02   P.J. Tucker missed 3-pt. jump shot  
9:00   Offensive rebound by P.J. Tucker  
8:58   Traveling violation turnover on Thabo Sefolosha  
8:45   Serge Ibaka missed 3-pt. jump shot  
8:43   Offensive rebound by Rondae Hollis-Jefferson  
8:35 +2 Norman Powell made finger-roll layup, assist by Fred VanVleet 42-34
8:29   Personal foul on Kyle Lowry  
8:24 +3 P.J. Tucker made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Clint Capela 45-34
8:11   Lost ball turnover on Serge Ibaka, stolen by Clint Capela  
8:08   Out of bounds turnover on Clint Capela  
7:55 +2 Serge Ibaka made hook shot, assist by Norman Powell 45-36
7:46 +2 Russell Westbrook made jump shot 47-36
7:32 +2 Norman Powell made driving layup, assist by Kyle Lowry 47-38
7:17   Russell Westbrook missed jump shot  
7:14   Offensive rebound by P.J. Tucker  
7:13 +3 P.J. Tucker made 3-pt. jump shot 50-38
6:54   Personal foul on Thabo Sefolosha  
6:47   Norman Powell missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:45   TOR team rebound  
6:45   Personal foul on Clint Capela  
6:33 +2 Norman Powell made layup, assist by Fred VanVleet 50-40
6:18   P.J. Tucker missed 3-pt. jump shot  
6:13   Offensive rebound by Russell Westbrook  
6:13   Russell Westbrook missed dunk  
6:12   Defensive rebound by Fred VanVleet  
5:57 +2 Pascal Siakam made hook shot, assist by Kyle Lowry 50-42
5:57   Violation  
5:43   Clint Capela missed layup  
5:42   Offensive rebound by Russell Westbrook  
5:34 +2 Russell Westbrook made driving layup 52-42
5:18   Pascal Siakam missed finger-roll layup  
5:16   Defensive rebound by P.J. Tucker  
5:13 +2 James Harden made floating jump shot 54-42
5:13   Shooting foul on Norman Powell  
5:13 +1 James Harden made free throw 55-42
4:50   Pascal Siakam missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:48   Defensive rebound by Ben McLemore  
4:37   Danuel House Jr. missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:33   Defensive rebound by OG Anunoby  
4:28   Pascal Siakam missed 3-pt. jump shot  
4:24   Defensive rebound by Clint Capela  
4:16 +3 Ben McLemore made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by P.J. Tucker 58-42
3:52   Shooting foul on P.J. Tucker  
3:52 +1 Pascal Siakam made 1st of 2 free throws 58-43
3:52 +1 Pascal Siakam made 2nd of 2 free throws 58-44
3:41   P.J. Tucker missed floating jump shot  
3:37   Defensive rebound by Pascal Siakam  
3:34 +3 Kyle Lowry made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Pascal Siakam 58-47
3:22 +3 Ben McLemore made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by James Harden 61-47
3:05 +3 Fred VanVleet made 3-pt. jump shot, assist by Marc Gasol 61-50
2:47   Offensive foul on P.J. Tucker  
2:47   Turnover on P.J. Tucker  
2:30   OG Anunoby missed floating jump shot  
2:28   Defensive rebound by James Harden  
2:24   Personal foul on OG Anunoby  
2:17   Danuel House Jr. missed jump shot  
2:14   Defensive rebound by Pascal Siakam  
2:04   Personal foul on Danuel House Jr.  
2:04   Fred VanVleet missed 1st of 2 free throws  
2:04   TOR team rebound  
2:04 +1 Fred VanVleet made 2nd of 2 free throws 61-51
1:52   Russell Westbrook missed finger-roll layup  
1:49   Defensive rebound by Marc Gasol  
1:28   Kyle Lowry missed finger-roll layup  
1:27   TOR team rebound  
1:27   24-second shot clock violation turnover  
1:11   Personal foul on Kyle Lowry  
1:01 +2 Clint Capela made hook shot, assist by Russell Westbrook 63-51
0:37   Fred VanVleet missed 3-pt. jump shot  
0:33   Defensive rebound by James Harden  
0:25   James Harden missed floating jump shot  
0:23   Defensive rebound by Fred VanVleet  
0:04   Personal foul on Ben McLemore  
0:04 +1 Kyle Lowry made 1st of 2 free throws 63-52
0:04 +1 Kyle Lowry made 2nd of 2 free throws 63-53
0:04   Offensive foul on Russell Westbrook  
0:04   Turnover on Russell Westbrook  
0:01 +2 Fred VanVleet made finger-roll layup, assist by Kyle Lowry 63-55
0:00   Bad pass turnover on Ben McLemore, stolen by OG Anunoby  
0:00   End of period