Posted January 05, 2013 on AP on Fox
James Harden and Kyrie Irving are among the league's most dynamic scorers, but one of them is getting a little more help. Harden and the high-powered Houston Rockets will try to earn their 11th win in 14 games and fourth in a row Saturday night by outpacing Irving's Cleveland Cavaliers. Harden has been unleashed since being traded from Oklahoma City on Oct. 27, averaging 26.3 points and topping 20 in each of his last 15 games. With his help, Houston (19-14) is the NBA's top scoring team at 106.1 points per game. Harden scored a team-best 29 points and Carlos Delfino had 22 as the Rockets rallied from an 18-point deficit for a 115-101 win in Milwaukee on Friday. Houston took the lead for good by outscoring the Bucks 30-14 in the third quarter and finished shooting 54.2 percent. "Really, that third quarter is about as good as we can play," coach Kevin McHale said. "We locked down on the defensive end. We pushed it up. We got shots and made shots. Then we started blowing some of th...
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