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Harden leads charge as Rockets drop Mavs in overtime

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The Rockets looked like toast Friday night in their return to the 2019-20 season as the Dallas Mavericks were throwing in flames from three. The Rockets gave up 85 in the first half and trailed by double digits late in the fourth.

But James Harden was unbelievable, hitting 14-20 shots for 49 points as the Rockets came back and stunned the Mavs 153-149 in overtime.

It was an incredible game. Russell Westbrook scored 31 and Danuel House Jr. scored 20 to go with six threes. Robert Covington tipped in a missed free throw with 3.3 seconds left in regulation and then shut down Luka Doncic to force the overtime. Covington, who was 0-8 from three at that point, hot a huge triple in the extra frame.

But make no mistake -- it was Harden that was leading the charge with an incredibly efficient scoring night. Big, big win for Houston.

Houston Rockets News

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2020
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SUNDAY, JULY 14, 2019
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SATURDAY, JULY 13, 2019
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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2019
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SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2019
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THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2019
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