Guard continues to torment opponents in 111-102 win over Pacers

Stop me if you've heard this one before -- James Harden is destroying the competition.

The Beard continued his torrid streak as he dropped 44 points, hitting 6-14 from long range, as the Rockets held off the 7-4 Indiana Pacers 111-102 at Toyota Center Friday night. The Rockets improve to 9-3 on the season.

The Rockets are short-handed, playing without Clint Capela (concussion), Danuel House Jr. (sacral contusion) and Eric Gordon (knee surgery). So they got some big contributions from less likely sources.

Ben McLemore scored a season-high 21 points, draining 4-11 from deep. Tyson Chandler, filling in for Capela, was outstanding defensively against Domantas Sabonis, putting up a +24 in the box in 25 minutes.

It was a struggle for most of the night for Russell Westbrook as he shot just 5-21 from the field, but he made some big plays in the fourth, including his lone three, to finish with 17 points, eight rebounds and six assists.

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