Harden scores 28 in Rockets' win over Bulls

Harden scores 28 in Rockets' win over Bulls
November 21, 2012, 10:44 pm
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Chicago Bulls' Kirk Hinrich (12) tries to pass the ball around Houston Rockets' James Harden during the first half of an NBA basketball game Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)


HOUSTON (AP) James Harden scored 28 points, Patrick Patterson added 20 and the Houston Rockets snapped a three-game losing streak with a 93-89 victory over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday night.

Toney Douglas swished a 3-pointer and sank two free throws in the final 1:11 as Houston won for the 33rd consecutive time when holding its opponent below 90 points, the NBA's longest current streak.

Nate Robinson scored 21 off the bench, Luol Deng added 19 and Carlos Boozer had 13 points and 15 rebounds for the Bulls, who've lost three in a row for the first time in Tom Thibodeau's three seasons as coach.

Houston point guard Jeremy Lin was on the bench for the final five minutes. Lin went 2 for 9 from the field and scored only four points.