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50-22, 2nd in Southwest
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7hCalvin Watkins

Rockets not celebrating unlikely 50th win

The Rockets underlined how definitively they'd put to rest offseason doubts with their 50th win, powered by James Harden's 38 points and 17 assists.

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Harden, Westbrook had undeniable chemistry (0:52)

ESPN Stats and Information  

Rockets guard James Harden is the 3rd player in NBA history with 2,000 points and 800 assists in a season, first since Tiny Archibald in 1972-73 (Oscar Robertson did so in 5 seasons).

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Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets forward Ryan Anderson said he twisted his right ankle when stepping on DeMarcus Cousins' foot.

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Harden leads Houston to 10-point victory over Pelicans (0:53)
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Harden drains 3 when it counts (0:21)
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Cousins, Anderson get physical (0:46)

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets earn win No. 50. Harden with 38 points and tied a career-high with 17 assists. Rockets 117, Pelicans 107.

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Cousins pushes Beverley, but Beverley gets T'd up (0:28)

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

After three quarters, James Harden has 30 points and 13 assists. The 57th double-double of the year.

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Anderson soars for the putback (0:16)

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Pelicans power forward Donatas Motiejunas said it was frustrating to miss the start of the season in legal disputes with the Rockets. Motiejunas' agent B.J. Armstrong said his client was "fighting for his rights" for a fair deal. "It was a long time for me not playing basketball of course," Motiejunas said Friday. "There were a lot of options, I thought about playing in Europe, a lot of teams were offering me a contract."

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Harden, Capela team up for nifty dunk (0:18)
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Cousins comes up big to reject Beverley (0:17)

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Somehow the Rockets are still in this game with the Pelicans despite 16 turnovers and 29.4 percent shooting from 3. Pelicans lead 50-49 after two quarters.

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Harden razzles and dazzles (0:17)
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Cousins completes four-point play (0:17)

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

James Harden off to a fast start. He's got 17 in opening quarter going 6-8 from the floor after one quarter.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets are 13-5 in the last 18 games where they've averaged 119.8 points and shot .457 from the field. During these 18 games, the Rockets' are averaging 15.1 three-point field goals made per game.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

After two days off, followed up by one practice, Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni said he didn't feel the need to go review anything major with his team. "We do that all year," he said. Houston is going for it's 50th victory of the season against New Orleans on Friday night.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

The Cavs HAVE to finish strong if they want to keep LeBron James in the MVP race. Hard to win the award if your team's seen as disappointing

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

On Monday, Rockets owner Leslie Alexander will announce the recipients of his $4 million pledge to local charities. Alexander announced last December prospective charities could register at Rockets.com for the chance to receive funding.

Team Stats

Points Per Game115.52nd
Rebounds Per Game44.48th
Assists Per Game25.42nd
Points Allowed108.624th

Team History

YEARWLPCT
2016-175022.694
2015-164141.500
2014-155626.683
2013-145428.659
2012-134537.549

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