HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden scored 33 and the Houston Rockets hit 15 3-pointers to beat the Milwaukee Bucks 117-111 on Friday night.
Trevor Ariza added 24 for the Rockets.
The Rockets lead the league in 3-pointers made per game at 11.8. The 15 Friday were two shy of their season high and they improved to 30-7 when they make 10 or more.
Milwaukee trailed for much of the game, with a deficit reaching 18, but climbed within four with less than 40 seconds remaining in the fourth but the Rockets held on.
The Rockets drained 10 of their 3-pointers in the first half on just 17 attempts and Milwaukee’s defense had few answers.
Ariza led the shooting charge, hitting five of six 3-point attempts for 21 first-half points.
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