Harden's triple-double, Anderson's trey save Rockets
Rose fined, back with Knicks
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UNDATED (AP) - James Harden's 11th triple-double of the season helped the Houston Rockets pick up their ninth consecutive victory.

Harden delivered 40 points, 15 rebounds and 10 assists to lead the Rockets past the Charlotte Hornets, 121-114. The Rockets' top scorer became the fourth player in NBA history with at least 40 points, 10 boards and 10 assists in consecutive games.

The Rockets blew an 18-point, fourth-quarter lead by missing 10 straight shots before Ryan Anderson drained a 3-pointer and Harden followed with a layup to put Houston ahead 115-111 with just over one minute left.

The Hornets dropped their third in a row despite Kemba Walker's 25 points.

 In other NBA action:
  • The Golden State Warriors were 107-95 winners over Miami as Stephen Curry contributed 24 points, nine assists and eight rebounds. Kevin Durant had 28 points and eight boards for the Warriors, who trailed by one at halftime before improving to a league-best 33-6.

  • San Antonio had won nine straight at home until Michael Beasley scored a season-high 28 points in place of an ailing Giannis Antetokounmpo to lead Milwaukee's 109-107 decision over the Spurs. Bucks rookie Malcolm Brogdon hit a 3 to give Milwaukee a 108-107 lead.

  • Gordon Hayward scored 11 of his 28 points while the Jazz went on a 16-0 run in the third quarter of a 100-92 win over Cleveland. LeBron James had 29 points for the Cavaliers, who erased a 15-point, halftime deficit with a 17-0 spurt before Utah rallied at home.

  • DeMar DeRozan scored a season-high 41 points and had 13 rebounds as the Raptors stopped the Celtics' four-game winning streak, 114-106 in Toronto. Jonas Valanciunas chipped in 18 points and a career-high 23 rebounds as the Atlantic Division-leading Raptors moved two games ahead of Boston.

  • Atlanta picked up its seventh consecutive win as Dennis Schroder delivered 19 points and 10 assists in the Hawks' 117-97 blowout over the hapless Nets in Brooklyn. Dwight Howard added 14 points and 16 boards for the Hawks, who dealt the Nets their 12th loss in 13 games.

  • Washington has a 10-game home winning streak after John Wall poured in 26 points and had 14 assists in a 101-99 triumph over Chicago. The Wizards erased an 18-point deficit and won it on Wall's jumper with 5.9 seconds left, leaving them over .500 for the first time since November 2015.

  • C.J. McCollum dropped in 25 points and Portland outscored the Lakers 23-12 in the third quarter of a 108-87 rout of Los Angeles. Damian Lillard missed his first eight shots before finishing with 20 points, eight rebounds and six assists in the Trail Blazers' 10th straight win over the Lakers.

  • Sacramento rallied to victory as DeMarcus Cousins finished with 24 points, 13 rebounds and six assists to lead a 100-94 verdict over Detroit. Anthony Tolliver added 17 points for the Kings, who outscored the Pistons 32-17 in the final period.


 Rose fined, back with Knicks

NEW YORK (AP) - Derrick Rose has been fined by the Knicks after he missed Monday's loss to New Orleans for what he says were family reasons.

Rose is expected to be in uniform for Wednesday's game in Philadelphia.

The 2011 NBA MVP is averaging 17.3 points this season but had been on the bench for the fourth quarters in the previous two games before Monday.

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