James Harden leads the Houston Rockets past the Oklahoma City Thunder

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James Harden scored 30+ points for the seventh straight game and helped the Houston Rockets defeat the Oklahoma City Thunder on Christmas Day (113-109).

The visitors had an eight-point lead at halftime (52-60), but the hosts responded and turned things around.

They outscored their opponents 71-59 in the second half and made a come-back to win the game (113-109).

Harden led the way for the winners, with 41 points, six rebounds and seven assists. Clint Capela added 16 points and 22 boards and Eric Gordon 17 points and six rebounds.

Paul George (28 points, 14 boards) and Russell Westbrook (21 points, nine rebounds, nine assists) were the best players of the losing squad.

Houston improved to 18-15, whereas OKC dropped to 21-12.