Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 12/26/12
MINNEAPOLIS -- The Houston Rockets proved this month that they can win games with loads of points and an up-and-down pace. On Wednesday night, Houston proved it can win a half-court game as well. James Harden made sure of that. Harden scored 17 of his game-high 30 points in the fourth quarter as the Rockets rallied for an 87-84 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center. Minnesota led 76-70 midway through the fourth quarter, but Harden took over from there. Harden, who was acquired from Oklahoma City just prior to the regular season 15 of Houston's final 17 points against the Timberwolves. His drive to the basket with 37 seconds to play put the Rockets ahead for good, 85-84. After Houston's Carlos Delfino stripped Minnesota's J.J. Barea, Harden again drove to the basket, scored and stretched the lead to four. The victory was Houston's fifth in a row and sixth in seven games. It also allowed the Rockets to win both halves of a road/road back-to-back after winnin...
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