Rockets 120, Bulls 97

Associated Press  |  Last updated December 25, 2012
James Harden scored 26 points and Jeremy Lin added 20 points and 11 assists to lead the Houston Rockets to a 120-97 win over the Chicago Bulls on Tuesday night. Omer Asik returned to the United Center and had a double-double with 20 points and 18 rebounds in his first trip back to Chicago since signing with the Rockets in the offseason. The Rockets starters all scored in double figures. Chandler Parsons added 23 points and Marcus Morris had 10. Houston has won six of seven. The Rockets had been just 3-7 on the road entering Tuesday, but a strong second quarter turned the holiday matchup into a blowout. The Rockets outscored the Bulls 31-19 in the period to break the game open.
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