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Sports Minute: Harden has big 4th quarter, Rockets beat Suns 115-109

7 months 2 days 21 hours ago Saturday, December 07 2019 Dec 7, 2019 December 07, 2019 8:49 PM December 07, 2019 in Sports - AP - Texas

By KRISTIE RIEKEN
AP Sports Writer

HOUSTON (AP) - James Harden scored 18 of his 34 points in the fourth quarter and Ben McLemore added 27 points to help the Houston Rockets outlast the Phoenix Suns 115-109. Harden had a tough shooting night through three quarters and was 5 of 19 overall and 1 of 10 on 3s with 16 points before getting going in the fourth. The game was tied with about 7 minutes left, and he scored all of Houston's points in a 13-6 run that made it 102-95. Russell Westbrook had 24 points, 14 rebounds and 11 assists for his third straight triple-double and sixth this season. Harden finished 8 of 27, 3 of 17 on 3s and made 15 of 18 free throws. Devin Booker led the Suns with 35 points after scoring a season-high 44 in an overtime victory at New Orleans on Thursday night.

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