NBA - Harden's 33 points carry Rockets past Bucks
By Leo Quilaton
Sun, 08 Feb 2015
HOUSTON -- James Harden scored 33 points to lead the Houston Rockets to a 117-111 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday night at the Toyota Center.
Harden made 9-of-14 field goals, 3-of-6 triples and 12-of-17 free throws as the Rockets improved to 35-15 and keep their third place slot in the Western Conference.
As good as Harden played, he got plenty of help.
Trevor Ariza finished with 24 points and six boards while Josh Smith flirted with a triple-double with 14 points, 10 rebounds and eight assists to help Houston finish at 41 of 81 from the field, including an impressive 15 of 32 from 3-point range.
Giannis "The Greek Freak" Antetokounmpo posted a spectacular 27 points and 15 rebounds for the Bucks while Jorge Gutierrez and Jerryd Bayless each had 13. Brandon Knight tallied 12 points and 11 assists.
Photo: James Harden (R) exploded for 33 points as the Houston Rockets held off the Milwaukee Bucks, 117-111, at the Toyota Center.
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