Rockets top 76ers for seventh win in row

Houston’s James Harden had 31 points and 10 rebounds as the host Rockets extended their winning streak to seven games with a 107-91 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Friday.

Philadelphia had trouble containing Clint Capela with Joel Embiid out for the eighth straight game because of a sore left knee, as Houston’s big man had 18 points and nine rebounds.

Houston led by 16 with about five minutes left when Harden had a dunk to make it 99-81 and give him at least 30 points in his NBA-leading 30th game this season. Coach Mike D’Antoni cleared the bench soon after that with the game in hand.

Tobias Harris had 22 points for the 76ers, who dropped their second straight.

Clippers 118, Thunder 110: Lou Williams scored 40 points, Danilo Gallinari added 34 and host Los Angeles beat Oklahoma City for its first four-game winning streak since November. Russell Westbrook scored 32 points for the Thunder before fouling out with 53 seconds left.

Grizzlies 114, Jazz 104: Mike Conley had 28 points and 11 assists and Jonas Valanciunas added 27 points for host Memphis. Utah’s Donovan Mitchell scored 38 points, including 20 in the fourth quarter.

Raptors 127, Pelicans 104: Kawhi Leonard scored 31 points to lead visiting Toronto past New Orleans, which was without three of its top four scorers in Anthony Davis (back spasms), Jrue Holiday (abdominal strain) and E’Twaun Moore (strained quadriceps).

Magic 111, Mavericks 106: Terrence Ross scored 22 points and Nikola Vucevic had 20 points and 13 rebounds for host Orlando.

Hornets 112, Wizards 111: Marvin Williams hit seven 3-pointers and scored 30 points as Charlotte snapped a five-game home losing streak.

Pistons 112, Bulls 104: Blake Griffin scored 27 points and Andre Drummond had 20 points and 24 rebounds for visiting Detroit.

Heat 126, Cavaliers 110: Josh Richardson scored 20 points to lead eight players in double figures for host Miami.

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