With three starters out, Harden scores 36, carries Rockets to 91-86 win

Dwight Howard. Terrence Jones. Patrick Beverley. The Rockets are banged up, missing three starters, but they have James Harden. Houston's superstar scored 36 points to go with 6 boards, 6 assists and 3 steals as the Rockets used a late push in the fourth to beat the New York Knicks 91-86, improving to 11-3 on the year. Harden assisted on two baskets to Donatas Motiejunas (13 points, 8 boards), then scored Houston's final 12 points to put away the Knicks, who lost Carmelo Anthony late in the first half to back spasms. Trevor Ariza also sparked the team with some defense in the fourth, picking 3 steals. A date with Sacramento and DeMarcus Cousins is up next, so the Rockets better hope Dwight is ready by then.

After the game, Moisekapenda Bower joined Dave Hardisty on the podcast to discuss: Is James Harden leading the early MVP Race?

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