HOUSTON (AP) — Donatas Motiejunas scored 23 points and the Houston Rockets used a big run late in the fourth quarter to break open a close game and get a 107-94 win over the Orlando Magic on Tuesday night.
On a night when James Harden struggled offensively, Houston used a balanced scoring attack with six players in double figures to get the victory.
A driving layup by Victor Oladipo got the Magic within 2 points with about five minutes left before the Rockets used a 13-0 run, powered by three 3-pointers, to make it 107-92 with less than a minute remaining.
Orlando’s only points in the last 4:40 came on a basket by Ben Gordon with about 40 seconds left.
Harden, who is second in the NBA in scoring, went 4 for 14, but made eight free throws to finish with 17 points.
Oladipo’s 29 points led the Magic, who have dropped four in a row.