Harden scores 24 as Rockets beat Pelicans 108-101

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HOUSTON (AP) -- James Harden scored 24 points to lead balanced scoring by Houston and the Rockets overcame a double-digit deficit for a 108-101 win over the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night.

The Pelicans led by as many as 14 early, but Houston had whittled down the lead by halftime and led by two after three quarters.

New Orleans led by one after a 3-pointer by Toney Douglas with about 9 minutes left. Houston then used a 10-0 run, with the first five points from Harden, to make it 96-87 just 4 minutes later. The Pelicans had three turnovers and missed eight shots to help the Rockets pull away.

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