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Harden scores 32 as Rockets beat Mavericks 95-92

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden scored 32 points, including five down the stretch, to help the Houston Rockets rally for a 95-92 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night.

Houston, playing without Dwight Howard (knee injury), ended its two-game skid and snapped the Mavericks’ six-game winning streak.

Dallas led by four with less than a minute remaining before Harden made two free throws. Monta Ellis missed on the other end and Harden put Houston on top 93-92 when he made a jump shot and the ensuing free throw with 28 seconds left.

Harden stole the ball from Ellis and Trevor Ariza made two more free throws to seal the victory.

Dallas had a chance to tie it but Dirk Nowitzki and Ellis each missed 3-pointers in the final seconds.

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