NBA Basketball

134
Final-OT 1 2 3 4 OT Tot
LA Lakers 39 25 22 34 14 134
Houston 26 20 36 38 18 138
138
5:30 PM PT6:30 PM MT7:30 PM CT8:30 PM ET1:30 GMT9:30 6:30 PM MST8:30 PM EST5:30 UAE (+1)02:3020:30 ET7:30 PM CTNaN:� , January 19, 2019
Toyota Center, Houston, Texas  Attendance: 18,055

Harden scores 48 points, Rockets beat Lakers 138-134 in OT

(Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

By KRISTIE RIEKEN

AP Sports Writer

HOUSTON (AP) James Harden was the star for the Houston Rockets as usual on Saturday night, but he and the team got a big boost from Eric Gordon in his second game back after recovering from a bruised knee.

Harden scored 48 points, Gordon added 30 and the Rockets overcame a 21-point deficit to beat the Los Angeles Lakers 138-134 in overtime.

The Rockets trailed for most of the night and were down by 18 in the second-half. Gordon sent it to overtime with a 3-pointer, and made four free throws in the last seconds of the extra period.

"He's playing unbelievable," coach Mike D'Antoni said of Gordon.

Coming off 57- and 58-point games, Harden had his 19th straight game with at least 30 and he's had 40 in 10 of the last 13. He was 14 of 30 from the field, going 8 of 19 on 3-pointers, and hit 12 of 15 free throws.

Harden was asked if Gordon being back after missing eight games before his return on Wednesday night eased the burden on him a little bit.

"A little bit? It takes a lot of burden off me," Harden said. "He's so offensively gifted and talented being able to shoot the basketball, being able to get to the rim, being able to make plays for others. You get a guy like that on the floor with you it makes it easier for not only myself but for everybody."

Brandon Ingram missed a 3 for Los Angeles before Harden hit 1 of 2 free throws to make it 132-130 with less than a minute left. Ingram tied it with a basket, and Harden again made 1 of 2 free throws to make it 133-132.

Los Angeles missed a 3 before Gordon also made just 1 of 2 free throws to leave Houston up by two with 12.6 seconds left. Kyle Kuzma lost the ball and it went out of bounds to give Houston the ball back. Gordon added four free throws after that to secure the victory.

It was the second straight overtime game for both teams after Houston lost to Brooklyn on Wednesday night and Los Angeles beat Oklahoma City on Thursday night.

Kuzma had 32 points for Los Angeles and Ingram added 21 in a game where coach Luke Walton was ejected in the third quarter.

Already without LeBron James and Rajon Rondo, the Lakers have another injury concern after Lonzo Ball sprained his left ankle in the third quarter. Walton said his X-rays were negative but that he'd have an MRI and "we'll see where we are after that."

Four straight points by the Lakers stretched the lead to nine in the fourth quarter, but Harden and Gordon made consecutive 3-pointers cut it to 112-109 with about two minutes remaining.

Los Angeles made four free throws to make it 116-109 about a minute later, but Harden made two 3-pointers around a basket by Ivica Zubac to get Houston within three with about 30 seconds left.

Lance Stephenson missed a 3-pointer and Harden made two free throws to cut the lead to 118-117 with 5.7 seconds left.

Zubac made two more free throws before Gordon's off-balance 3-pointer with 2 seconds left sent it to OT.

"I saw Kentavious Caldwell-Pope running out to me and I thought he was going to fly right by me, but he stood right there," Gordon said. "So I had to try to shoot it with confidence and I'm glad it went in."

The Lakers built a huge lead early and were up 64-46 at halftime, with Kuzma scoring 24 points.

They were ahead by 17 with about eight minutes left in the third quarter after scoring five straight points capped by a basket from Kuzma before Houston scored the next 15 points to cut it to 74-72 three minutes later. James Ennis had five points in that stretch and P.J. Tucker capped it with a 3-pointer.

Ball was injured just before Houston's run began. He remained on the court for a couple of minutes talking with trainer's before he was helped to his feet where he hopped on his right foot for a few steps before being carried off the court and to the locker room by Stephenson and Michael Beasley.

Walton was ejected a couple of minutes after that when he got two technical fouls after yelling at officials during a timeout.

Ingram pointed to losing Ball as when things started to get away from the Lakers.

"Right when Lonzo went out," he said. "That's exactly when it went away. We lost momentum a little bit."

TIP-INS

Lakers: James was out for the 13th straight game with a strained left groin and did not make the trip. ... Stephenson finished with 16 points.

Rockets: Harden also had eight rebounds, six assists and four steals. ... Ennis returned after missing Wednesday's game after cutting his left leg in a fall at his house. ... Chris Paul missed his 14th game in a row with a strained left hamstring ... Clint Capela had surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb and is expected to be out 4-6 weeks.

THEY SAID IT

D'Antoni on Houston's comeback: "Words don't do it. That was just our guys showing a lot of heart."

UP NEXT

Lakers: Host Golden State on Monday night.

Rockets: Visit Philadelphia on Monday night.

---

More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/tag/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP-Sports

Updated January 20, 2019

Sports Data API Powered by STATS © 2019 by STATS.
Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS is strictly prohibited.

Men's College Basketball
6:15 PT7:15 MT8:15 CT9:15 ET2:15 GMT10:15 北京时间7:15 MST9:15 EST
Preview
21
147:28
1st Half
17
NBA Scoreboard
New Orleans282:33
1st Qtr
Indiana17
Chicago202:33
1st Qtr
Orlando21
San Antonio144:05
1st Qtr
Toronto18
Washington283:02
1st Qtr
Charlotte20
Detroit 4:30 PT5:30 MT6:30 CT7:30 ET0:30 GMT8:30 5:30 MST6:30 CST7:30 EST4:30 UAE (+1)01:3019:30 ET6:30 CTNaN:�
Preview
Atlanta 
Minnesota 4:30 PT5:30 MT6:30 CT7:30 ET0:30 GMT8:30 5:30 MST6:30 CST7:30 EST4:30 UAE (+1)01:3019:30 ET6:30 CTNaN:�
Preview
New York 
LA Clippers 5:00 PT6:00 MT7:00 CT8:00 ET1:00 GMT9:00 6:00 MST7:00 CST8:00 EST5:00 UAE (+1)02:0020:00 ET7:00 CTNaN:�
Preview
Memphis 
Denver 5:30 PT6:30 MT7:30 CT8:30 ET1:30 GMT9:30 6:30 MST7:30 CST8:30 EST5:30 UAE (+1)02:3020:30 ET7:30 CTNaN:�
Preview
Dallas 
Utah 6:30 PT7:30 MT8:30 CT9:30 ET2:30 GMT10:30 7:30 MST8:30 CST9:30 EST6:30 UAE (+1)03:3021:30 ET8:30 CTNaN:�
Preview
Oklahoma City 
NHL Scoreboard
Columbus07:47
1st
Ottawa0
Colorado 4:30 PT5:30 MT6:30 CT7:30 ET0:30 GMT8:30 5:30 MST6:30 CST7:30 EST4:30 UAE (+1)19:30 ETNaN:� BRT
Preview
Chicago 
Minnesota 4:30 PT5:30 MT6:30 CT7:30 ET0:30 GMT8:30 5:30 MST6:30 CST7:30 EST4:30 UAE (+1)19:30 ETNaN:� BRT
Preview
Detroit 
Anaheim 6:00 PT7:00 MT8:00 CT9:00 ET2:00 GMT10:00 7:00 MST8:00 CST9:00 EST6:00 UAE (+1)21:00 ETNaN:� BRT
Preview
Calgary 
Winnipeg 7:00 PT8:00 MT9:00 CT10:00 ET3:00 GMT11:00 8:00 MST9:00 CST10:00 EST7:00 UAE (+1)22:00 ETNaN:� BRT
Preview
Vegas 
WGC-Mexico (PGA)
PosNameScoreThru
1D. Johnson-1118
2tM. Kuchar-918
2tR. McIlroy-918
4tT. Fleetwood-718
4tS. Garcia-718
6tC. Smith-618
6tI. Poulter-618
8tT. Woods-518
8tC. Howell III-518
8tR. Sterne-518
View Full Leaderboard
Puerto Rico Open (PGA)
PosNameScoreThru
1tD. Trahan-818
1tR. Diaz-818
1tN. Lashley-818
4tR. Sloan-718
4tM. Trainer-718
4tB. Crane-718
7tJ. Byrd-618
7tA. Baddeley-618
7tW. Clark-618
7tC. Luck-618
View Full Leaderboard
 
Honda LPGA (LPGA)
PosNameScoreThru
1J. Shin-1118
2tL. Salas-1018
2tM. Lee-1018
2tE. Ji-1018
5tA. Ernst-918
5tA. Yang-918
5tA. Olson-918
8D. Kang-818
9tC. Ciganda-718
9tM. Jutanugarn-718
View Full Leaderboard
 
WGC-Mexico (EURO)
PosNameScoreThru
1D. Johnson-1118
2tM. Kuchar-918
2tR. McIlroy-918
4tT. Fleetwood-718
4tS. Garcia-718
6tC. Smith-618
6tI. Poulter-618
8tT. Woods-518
8tC. Howell III-518
8tR. Sterne-518
View Full Leaderboard
 
Chubb Classic (CHMP)
PosNameScoreThru
1M. Jimenez - z-13F
2tO. Browne - y-13F
2tB. Langer - y-13F
4tW. Austin-12F
4tK. Sutherland-12F
6tS. Ames-11F
6tR. Goosen-11F
6tT. Lehman-11F
6tS. Lyle-11F
6tC. Montgomerie-11F
View Full Leaderboard
z = Won in Playoff   y = Lost in Playoff
 
ATP Scoreboard
Friday, Feb. 22
Open 13 Provence (ATP)
Quarterfinals
A. Rublev4 1    
M. Kukushkin6 6    
M. Bachinger3 3    
U. Humbert6 6    
(1) S. Tsitsipas6 6    
S. Stakhovsky4 3    
(3) D. Goffin6 6    
(6) G. Simon2 4    
 
Delray Beach Open (ATP)
Quarterfinals
(6) A. Seppi4 4    
D. Evans6 6    
(2) J. Isner77 6    
(8) A. Mannarino62 4    
(4) S. Johnson6 3 2   
R. Albot1 6 1   
(1) J. Del Potro 
M. McDonald 
 
Rio Open (ATP)
Quarterfinals
A. Bedene4 6 6   
H. Dellien6 2 3   
L. Djere6 7    
C. Ruud4 5    
J. Munar4 3    
F. Auger-Alia6 5    
A. Ramos-Vino 
P. Cuevas 
 
WTA Scoreboard
Friday, Feb. 22
Dubai Tennis Championship (WTA)
Semifinals
(2) P. Kvitova3 6 6   
S. Hsieh6 2 4   
(6) E. Svitolina2 6 63   
B. Bencic6 3 77   
 
Hungarian Ladies Open (WTA)
Quarterfinals
(3) P. Parmentier3 2    
(5) E. Alexandrov6 6    
(8) M. Vondrousov5 6 6   
I. Begu7 1 3   
A. Potapova6 65 7   
S. Cirstea4 77 5   
(1) A. Van Uytvan3 6 6   
K. Kozlova6 1 4