Posted March 25, 2013 on AP on Fox
The Houston Rockets got contributions from several players Sunday night against the Spurs. In closing time, they turned to James Harden again. Harden sank an off-balance jumper with 4.5 seconds left to lift the Rockets to a 96-95 victory over San Antonio. Harden scored 18 of his 29 points in the second half as the Rockets rallied from three down in the final minute to snap a four-game losing streak to their state rivals. Houston has won three in a row and inched closer to clinching a postseason berth. ''Tonight was a great environment, great crowd,'' Harden said. ''Hopefully, we can continue to build off this lead. It's momentum.'' Tony Parker scored 23 points, including 10 in a row to put San Antonio ahead with just under 2 minutes left. The Spurs led 95-94 when Harden got the ball from Omer Asik, drove to the free throw line and hit the winning jumper between Tim Duncan and Kawhi Leonard. ''The shot was there, it was a pull-up,'' Harden said. ''I just had the confidence to g...
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