HOUSTON (AP) _ Corey Brewer had a season-high 26 points, James Harden scored 16 of his 20 points in Houston’s big third quarter and the Rockets cruised past Toronto.
Harden, the NBA scoring leader, got off to a tough start and had just four points by halftime. The Rockets led by four with less than 4 minutes left in the third before going on a 12-1 run, with seven points from Harden, to take a 68-53 lead into the fourth and end his night.
A night after handling Atlanta 105-80, the Raptors had a chance to extend their road winning streak to a franchise-record six games. Instead they were done in by 23 turnovers to snap a four-game winning streak overall and lose away from home for the first time since Jan. 21.
James Johnson led Toronto with 27 points