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Harden, Asik lead Rockets past Nets

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Harden, Asik lead Rockets past Nets

HOUSTON (AP) James Harden scored 29 points, Chandler Parsons added 16 points and a career-high 11 assists and the Houston Rockets beat Brooklyn 119-106 on Saturday night for their 12th consecutive win over the Nets.

Omer Asik had 20 points and 16 rebounds for the Rockets, who outrebounded the Nets 50-31 and outscored Brooklyn 60-24 in the paint.

Nets star Deron Williams scored 27 points, but cooled off after a 20-point first quarter. He was ejected with 1:07 left after arguing a call with referee David Jones. Brook Lopez scored 21 points and Joe Johnson added 13 for Brooklyn.

Jeremy Lin had 14 points, nine assists and six turnovers for the Rockets.

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WATCH: Davis Bertans makes six straight threes vs Sixers

WATCH: Davis Bertans makes six straight threes vs Sixers

In a season with plenty of lows and only a few highs, Davis Bertans has been a very pleasant surprise for the Wizards this season. 

Thursday night against the Sixers, Bertans got insanely hot from three-point land in the first half. He hit six straight from three and the led a 29-11 run by the Wizards that gave them a 10-point lead over one of the best teams in the East. 

He scored 22 points in just 17 minutes of play and was single-handily roasting a top-three defense in the NBA. 

The Wizards acquired him from the Spurs using a trade exception, meaning all they gave the Spurs in return for his services was salary cap relief. 

Watching the game after undergoing finger surgery, Jordan McRae was loving the show Bertans was putting on against Philly. 

Roughly 20 games in, he's proved to be the Wizards' second-best player behind Bradley Beal.

He's unfortunately a free agent after this season, so if the Wizards want to retain his sharp-shooting prowess they'll have to pay a decent sum with a relatively weak free-agent class. 

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John Wall is dunking during pregame warm-ups again

John Wall is dunking during pregame warm-ups again

John Wall isn't expected to return to the court for the Wizards this season, but his recovery from Achilles surgery seems to be going well. 

Before Washington played to host to the Sixers Thursday night, Wall was dunking in his pre-game workout doing his patented left-handed slam. 

With Wall out for the year, the Wizards have taken the opportunity to develop their youth in Rui Hachimura, Troy Brown and Moe Wagner in high-pressure situations. 

The last time Wall played for the Wizards it was with a stale roster that needed re-shuffling. When he comes back, presumably at the start of next season, he'll have an exciting new group to dish assists to every night. 

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