Victory at the Heat 109-101

By winning at Miami 109-101, Houston clinched its sixth consecutive victory and a clear fault in this road trip of 4 games. The Heat defended well and hooked Houston in the second half, before cracking in the last quarter. James Harden finished with 41 points, 4 rebounds, 6 assists, Chris Paul 24 points, 7 rebounds, 7 assists.

The Rockets dominate the first quarter, pocket 35-24 then lead 16 points in the second 55-39. The Heat reacts with a 22-6 that offers him the period 33-26. But the Rockets stay ahead at break 61-57.

Miami starts very strong the 3rd quarter, goes on a 16-8 and passes Houston 73-69. Both teams are neck and neck and the Heat takes the 33-22, although Chris Paul has the last word at 3 points and allows the Rockets to lead 83-80 at the start of the last quarter. A period during which the Rockets will take off in the last 8 minutes, under the impulse of the inevitable duo Chris Paul – James Harden.

The Rockets are 2nd in the West (40 wins, 13 defeats), 1 victory for the Warriors, Conference leader.

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