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Houston stay undefeated after beating Miami Heat

NOT SO HOT:The Rockets ran away victors in the fourth, while Kobe Bryant’s 39-point tally was not enough for the LA Lakers, who stayed winless with a loss against Phoenix

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The Houston Rockets’ James Harden, No. 13, shoots against the Miami Heat at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida, on Tuesday.

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James Harden had 25 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds, while Dwight Howard added 26 points and 10 boards as the Houston Rockets remained unbeaten with a 108-91 win over the Miami Heat on Tuesday.

Trevor Ariza added 19 points for the Rockets (5-0), who used a 13-0 run late in the fourth quarter to pull away.

Chris Bosh scored 21 points for Miami (3-1). Dwyane Wade added 19, and Shawne Williams and Mario Chalmers each scored 12.

Portland’s Damian Lillard snapped out of a shooting slump with 27 points as the Trail Blazers held Cleveland star LeBron James to just 11 in a 101-82 win over the Cavaliers.

Lillard was nursing an abdominal strain, but had 15 points by halftime. He averaged just 13.7 points on 11-for-41 shooting in the first three games.

Wesley Matthews finished with 21 points as the Blazers (2-2) snapped a two-game losing streak.

In Los Angeles, Gerald Green scored 26 points off the bench and Markieff Morris had 23 points and 10 rebounds, as Phoenix overcame Kobe Bryant’s 39-point performance to beat the Lakers 112-106 and keep Los Angeles winless.

Isaiah Thomas scored 22 points in a reserve role for the Suns, who survived a fourth-quarter surge led by Bryant to beat the Lakers for the second time in seven days.

Bryant went 14 for 37 for the Lakers, who are off to their first 0-5 start since the 1957-1958 Minneapolis Lakers lost their first seven games.

The Toronto Raptors defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 100-88 after DeMar DeRozan scored 16 points and Patrick Patterson had 14.

Lou Williams scored nine of his 12 points in the fourth quarter and Tyler Hansbrough got eight of his 12 at the free-throw line as the Raptors improved to 3-1.

Serge Ibaka had 25 points and 11 rebounds for a short-handed Oklahoma City.

In other games, Pau Gasol had 16 points and 13 rebounds as the Chicago Bulls beat the winless Orlando Magic 98-90, the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Indiana Pacers 87-81, the Washington Wizards downed the New York Knicks 98-83 and the New Orleans Pelicans were 100-91 winners over the Charlotte Hornets.

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