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Round-Up: Rockets Continue To Win, Kuzma The Hero & Curry Closing In On 3’s Record

There is always a desire to do well when a big-name player returns to his former haunts. On Wednesday night, when his Brooklyn Nets flew to Houston to face the Rockets, James Harden had that opportunity. This would have been a certain conclusion a month ago, but the Rockets are now playing excellent basketball. That trend continued here, as they trounced Harden and co. 114-104, extending their winning streak to seven games and improving their total record to 8-16 on the season.

 

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It’s still a long, long way from playoff contention given the way they began the season, but they are showing promise much earlier than most would have anticipated. Eric Gordon went 8-12 from the floor and had 21 points before his fourth-quarter ejection while Garrison Matthews chipped in with 19 for H-Town. In all, six Rockets were in double-digits. Harden, meanwhile, endured a miserable return to his old arena, scoring 25 points to lead all scorers but making just four of 16 attempts from the field. Elsewhere, Kyle Kuzma was showing that he’s still very much a star in the making as he sunk the Detroit Pistons in Washington’s 119-116 OT win with the game-winner. He also put up 26 total in the affair, causing the Pistons to lose for the tenth straight outing. And finally, Steph Curry closed in on Ray Allen’s all-time three-point record as he made six three-pointers (part of a 22-point evening) in Golden State’s 104-94 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers. He needs nine more to tie Allen now.

 

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