HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden scored 48 issues, Eric Gordon added 30 and the Houston Rockets overcame a 21-point deficit to overcome the Los Angeles Lakers 138-134 in extra time Saturday night time.

The Rockets trailed for many of the night time and had been down via 18 within the second-half. Gordon despatched it to extra time with a Three-pointer, and made 4 unfastened throws within the final seconds of the additional duration.

Coming off 57- and 58-point video games, Harden had his 19th instantly sport with no less than 30 and he is had 40 in 10 of the final 13. He used to be 14 of 30 from the sphere, going eight of 19 Three-pointers, and hit 12 of 15 unfastened throws.

Brandon Ingram neglected a three for Los Angeles ahead of Harden hit 1 of two unfastened throws to make it 132-130 with not up to a minute left. Ingram tied it with a basket, and Harden once more made 1 of two unfastened throws to make it 133-132.

Los Angeles neglected a three ahead of Gordon additionally made simply 1 of two unfastened throws to go away Houston up via two with 12.6 seconds left. Kyle Kuzma misplaced the ball and it went out of bounds to provide Houston the ball again. Gordon added 4 unfastened throws after that to protected the victory.

It used to be the second one instantly extra time sport for each groups after Houston misplaced to Brooklyn on Wednesday night time and Los Angeles beat Oklahoma Town on Thursday night time.

Kuzma had 32 issues for Los Angeles and Ingram added 21 in a sport the place trainer Luke Walton used to be ejected within the 3rd quarter.

Already with out LeBron James and Rajon Rondo, the Lakers have every other damage worry after Lonzo Ball sprained his left ankle within the 3rd quarter. The workforce mentioned he used to be taken to a clinic for X-rays for the reason that system on the area used to be damaged.

4 instantly issues via the Lakers stretched the result in 9 within the fourth quarter, however Harden and Gordon made consecutive Three-pointers minimize it to 112-109 with about two mins ultimate.

Los Angeles made 4 unfastened throws to make it 116-109 a couple of minute later, however Harden made two Three-pointers round a basket via Ivica Zubac to get Houston inside 3 with about 30 seconds left.

Lance Stephenson neglected a Three-pointer and Harden made two unfastened throws to chop the result in 118-117 with five.7 seconds left.

Zubac made two extra unfastened throws ahead of Gordon’s off-balance Three-pointer with 2 seconds left despatched it to OT.

The Lakers constructed an enormous lead early and had been up 64-46 at halftime, with Kuzma scoring 24 issues.

They had been forward via 17 with about 8 mins left within the 3rd quarter after scoring 5 instantly issues capped via a basket from Kuzma ahead of Houston scored the following 15 issues to chop it to 74-72 3 mins later. James Ennis had 5 issues in that reach and P.J. Tucker capped it with a Three-pointer.

Ball used to be injured simply ahead of Houston’s run started. He remained at the court docket for a few mins speaking with instructor’s ahead of he used to be helped to his toes the place he hopped on his proper foot for a couple of steps ahead of being carried off the court docket and to the locker room via Stephenson and Michael Beasley.

Walton used to be ejected a few mins after that after he were given two technical fouls after yelling at officers all through a timeout.


Lakers: James used to be out for the 13th instantly sport with a strained left groin and didn’t make the shuttle. … Stephenson completed with 16 issues.

Rockets: Harden additionally had 8 rebounds, six assists and 4 steals. … Ennis returned after lacking Wednesday’s sport after chopping his left leg in a fall at his space. … Chris Paul neglected his 14th sport in a row with a strained left hamstring … Clint Capela had surgical treatment to fix a torn ligament in his proper thumb and is anticipated to be out Four-6 weeks.


Lakers: Host Golden State on Monday night time.

Rockets: Consult with Philadelphia on Monday night time.


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