Rockets avoid trap, narrowly escape Nets 122-118
Houston wins its seventh straight behind Harden’s near triple-double
After losing to Brooklyn in both meetings last year, the Rockets put their losses behind them and beat the Nets 122-118.
Houston was leading most of the way, thanks to a strong 29-point first quarter. The Rockets were up 10 at halftime and were leading by 15 at one point, but the Nets hung in there and claimed a lead with 2:20 left in the fourth quarter. Thankfully, the Rockets were able to edge out a win from six Eric Gordon points in the final two minutes and great defensive plays from Trevor Ariza and Patrick Beverley.