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[HOUSTON] — The Houston Rockets played host to the Toronto Raptors last night and the Rockets did everything that was asked of them, walking away with the 129-122 victory. The win bumps Houston's record up to 30-9 on the season, while the loss drags Toronto's down to 24-13. More than just a victory, the performance could serve as a boost for the Rockets. Having scored early and often against their opponents this time out, the club will look to capitalize on their momentum heading into their next contest.

Team results aside, a monster night from James Harden is all that fans will be talking about as they process the contest. Harden pumped out a stat line of 40 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists, 2 blocks and 2 steals in 37 minutes on the night, quantifiable proof of his place among the top tier of NBA players. Ask anybody, however - Harden included - and the most important part is that the Rockets walked away with the W. Each win adds up over the course of the season with the end goal being far more satisfying than a Tweetable stat line.

Though not quite able to steal the show, DeMar DeRozan did a fine job leading his ultimately unsuccessful Raptors. DeRozan's 36 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists were one bright spot for the team that spun out in the matchup.

From a personal standpoint, DeMarre Carroll made his presence felt from beyond the arc, toying with defenders all night long and connecting on an impressive 6 bombs. Putting a stop to any NBA calibre talent is no easy task, but even more so when they're red-hot from beyond three-point range.

Beyond any individual contributions, one of the major reasons why it was the Rockets walking away victorious was Houston's ability to limit Toronto's offensive output. By holding the Raps to less than they usually produce the Rockets made their life considerably easier.

Up next for the reeling Rockets will be a date with the Charlotte Hornets while the visiting Raptors will look to bounce back in a matchup with the Boston Celtics.

Rockets Stats

Roster P R A B S M
J. Harden4010112237
T. Ariza17730241
M. Harrell28501025
E. Gordon19431033
P. Beverley6271032
R. Anderson9400132
C. Brewer2221313
N. Hilario8210012
S. Dekker0300111

Raptors Stats

Roster P R A B S M
D. DeRozan36651039
D. Carroll26800133
K. Lowry12560439
P. Patterson8720022
J. Valanciunas8501022
L. Nogueira4401112
T. Ross8210124
C. Joseph10120022
N. Powell10130021
DetailsHoustonToronto
Game No.3937
Score129122
Average115.0110.0
Record30-924-13
 
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Harden

73.5 FP
1.99 FPPM
DeMar
DeRozan

48.5 FP
1.24 FPPM
DeMarre
Carroll

39.0 FP
1.18 FPPM

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