Houston once again dominated its subject, winning on the floor of the Lakers with 50% success against 38.1%. James Harden scores 36 points for 4 rebounds and 9 assists, Chris Paul adds 21 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists.
— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) December 4, 2017
After a first quarter-time observation 27-27, the Rockets accelerated in the second 34-19. Luc Mbah a Moute scored 3 points, followed by James Harden (52-40) and the Rockets led at 61-46.
The Lakers return to 3 points 70-67 at the beginning of the 3rd quarter on a nice series 21-9. The Rockets respond by a 9-0, and keep their opponents at bay until the end of the period. The Lakers take this quarter 27-24 but concede 12 points behind 85-73 at the start of the last. Chris Paul starts the period on 2 times 3 points that offer 18 points lead to the Rockets, which run until the buzzer 33-22.
With this 13th win in 14 games, Houston is first in the West ahead of the Warriors and Spurs.
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