Sports Minute: Harden, Westbrook combine for 72, Rockets beat Jazz 120-110
By MATTHEW COLES
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - James Harden scored 38 points and Russell Westbrook had 34 to boost the Houston Rockets to a 120-110 victory over the Utah Jazz. Harden and Westbrook were efficient all night and the Rockets rode a big third quarter to their third straight win. Eric Gordon and Ben McLemore each scored 12 off the bench for Houston. Donovan Mitchell scored 31 and Jordan Clarkson had 22 for the Jazz, who cut the Rockets’ lead to seven in the fourth quarter a couple times but could never get closer. The Rockets made 20 of 48 shots from beyond the arc.
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