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@ Dal 
L 104-107
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vs. Por 
W 111-104
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vs. LAL 
W 126-111
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@ Mem 
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vs. Uta 
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Harden's 50-point triple-double leads Rockets over Lakers

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Rockets were clinging to a lead over the Los Angeles Lakers in the fourth quarter on Thursday night when James Harden told coach Mike D'Antoni he needed to come out for a bit to rest - something the reigning MVP never does.

D'Antoni was perfectly happy to fulfill Harden's request, and the move could not have worked better for the Rockets.

Harden returned with about five minutes left to take over the game, scoring 11 points during a big run to cap a 50-point, 10-rebound and 11-assist night in a 126-111 victory.

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Leaders
Points: James Harden30.8
Rebounds: Clint Capela11.7
Assists: James Harden8.3
FG%: Clint Capela64.5%
Steals: Chris Paul2.09
Blocks: Clint Capela2.00
Defense (Rank)
Points: 109.6 (12)
Rebounds: 42.6 (6)
Assists: 21.6 (1)
FG%: 47.6% (26)
FT%: 77.3% (22)
3P%: 35.3% (15)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 109.0 (20)
Rebounds: 41.0 (27)
Assists: 21.2 (27)
FG%: 45.0% (21)
FT%: 75.4% (18)
3P%: 34.0% (24)
Standings
Southwest Division
  W L Pct GB
Memphis 16 11 .593 --
Dallas 15 12 .556 1.0
San Antonio 15 14 .517 2.0
New Orleans 15 15 .500 2.5
Houston 13 14 .481 3.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
11/26/2018 Danuel House Jr. Signed as Free Agent
10/26/2018 Chris Paul Reinstate/Suspension
10/21/2018 Chris Paul League Suspension Two games for fighting with Rajon Rondo
10/13/2018 Bruno Caboclo Waived
10/13/2018 Tim Bond Waived
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Injuries
Date Player Status
12/11/2018 Marquese Chriss Left ankle sprain
12/11/2018 Zhou Qi Left ankle sprain
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