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W 124-109
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W 115-111
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Rockets clip Bucks for 13th straight win

(TSX / STATS) -- HOUSTON -- The adversity that championship contenders annually overcome found the Rockets on Saturday night when two missing rotation players, plus a hobbled All-NBA guard, exacerbated the challenge of playing the second game of a back-to-back following a key win.

James Harden disregarded right knee discomfort while Chris Paul found his shot in the second half to finish with a game-high 31 points as Houston extended its NBA-leading winning streak to 13 games with a gritty 115-111 victory against the Milwaukee Bucks at Toyota Center.

Paul had only two points on 0-of-5 shooting before the intermission but opened the second half by drilling three consecutive 3-pointers. He was just as lethal down the stretch, going 4-for-5 in the fourth quarter and nailing back-to-back mid-range jumpers to lift Houston (24-4) to a 111-104 lead with 33.7 seconds left. Paul missed one shot after the break and had 25 points.

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Leaders
Points: James Harden31.5
Rebounds: Clint Capela11.0
Assists: Chris Paul9.2
FG%: Clint Capela68.7%
Steals: Chris Paul2.36
Blocks: Clint Capela1.81
Defense (Rank)
Points: 104.2 (13)
Rebounds: 40.8 (2)
Assists: 21.9 (12)
FG%: 46.1% (17)
FT%: 75.2% (7)
3P%: 36.1% (12)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 115.1 (2)
Rebounds: 43.9 (14)
Assists: 22.6 (13)
FG%: 47.0% (8)
FT%: 79.6% (6)
3P%: 36.7% (13)
Standings
Southwest Division
  W L Pct GB
Houston 24 4 .857 --
San Antonio 20 10 .667 5.0
New Orleans 15 15 .500 10.0
Memphis 9 21 .300 16.0
Dallas 8 22 .267 17.0
Full Standings
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
10/28/2017 Isaiah Canaan Waived
10/25/2017 Isaiah Canaan Signed as Free Agent
10/24/2017 Briante Weber Signed as Free Agent Two Way Contract
10/16/2017 Cameron Oliver Waived
10/13/2017 George de Paula Waived
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Injuries
Date Player Status
12/16/2017 Clint Capela Left heel contusion
12/14/2017 Luc Richard Mbah a Moute Sore shoulder
12/7/2017 Troy Williams Right MCL sprain
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