HOUSTON (AP) - James Harden scored 31 and Chandler Parsons added 20 to help the Houston Rockets pick up their fifth straight win, a 125-112 victory over the short-handed Los Angeles Lakers on Tuesday night
Houston trailed by as many as 14 points in the first half, but used a pair of runs in the third quarter to go on top and build a big lead.
Metta World Peace had a season-high 24 points for the Lakers, who were playing without their top three big men Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol and Jordan Hill - all out with injuries.
Kobe Bryant added 20 for the Lakers and Steve Nash had 16 as they tied a season-high with their fourth straight loss.
The Rockets have rallied from double-digit deficits for their last three wins.

Top NBA Public Bets

#1 505 San Antonio Spurs  85%
#2 508 Utah Jazz  68%
#4 501 Toronto Raptors  61%
#5 712 Boston Celtics  59%

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Bulls vs. Celtics Game 5 Pick Will the Boston Celtics stay hot when their NBA Playoff series with the Chicago Bulls returns home tonight for Game 5 at 8:30PM...
Thumbnail Hawks vs. Wizards Game 5 Pick Who has the edge when the Washington Wizards host the Atlanta Hawks meet up tonight at 6PM ET in Game 5 of...
Thumbnail Jazz vs. Clippers Game 5 Pick Will the Los Angeles Clippers be able to regroup at home when they host the Utah Jazz in Game 5 of their...
Thumbnail Grizzlies vs. Spurs Game 5 Pick Can the San Antonio Spurs find a way to get back on track when they take on the Memphis Grizzlies tonight at 9PM ET in Game...
Thumbnail Thunder vs. Rockets Game 5 Pick Will the Houston Rockets close out the Oklahoma City Thunder when the two met today at in Game 5 at 8PM ET?

NBA Team Pages