OKLAHOMA CITY _ James Harden scored 19 points, and the Houston Rockets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 69-65 on Sunday night for their third consecutive victory.
Dwight Howard had 12 points and nine rebounds for Houston, and Patrick Beverley added 12 points and eight boards.
The last time a team won with 69 or fewer points was Detroit’s 64-62 victory over Utah on March 13, 2005, according to STATS. Both teams shot below 30 per cent from the field _ the last time that happened was Oct. 29, 2003, when Denver beat San Antonio 80-72.
Houston shot just 28.8 per cent. The last time an NBA team won with a lower percentage was on Feb. 19, 2000, when Chicago shot 28.6 per cent and beat the Los Angeles Clippers 74-72.
Reggie Jackson had 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Thunder. Lance Thomas also had 15 points.