Harden, Westbrook, Capela combine to torch Blazers

James Harden has been carrying the load, of that there is no doubt. Russell Westbrook? Well, let's be honest -- he's been a mixed bag, strangely passive at times and shooting bricks, making him look like a square peg in a round hole.

Monday night in the third quarter, Westbrook seemed to change that by attacking the basket relentlessly, finishing with a triple-double of 28 points, 13 rebounds and 10 assists as the Rockets crushed the Blazers 132-108 to improve to 11-3.

Harden scored 36 points on an efficient 11-19 shooting and Clint Capela was outstanding, scoring 22 points, grabbing 20 rebounds and blocking four shots.

Damian Lillard, who torched Westbrook and the Thunder in last year's playoffs, was held in check. Averaging over 29 points a night this season, the Rockets slowed him to just 13 points on 4-15 shooting.

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SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2019
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THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2019
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SATURDAY, MAY 11, 2019
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TUESDAY, MAY 7, 2019
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