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The game got close for the Houston Rockets, but the greatness of James Harden and Chris Paul held up in Portland.
James Harden and Damian Lillard go head-to-head, with the Dame dropping 35 points and The Beard scoring 48, but it's the Rockets that prevail in a 124-117 victory.
James Harden drops his third game of the season with 48-plus points, and the Rockets rally from a 14-point fourth-quarter deficit for a 124-117 win in Portland.
Chris Paul's crafty pass sets up P.J. Tucker down low for the layup to extend the Rockets' lead.
James Harden puts the moves on Noah Vonleh and sinks an uncontested layup in the fourth quarter.
Meyers Leonard tries setting a screen on Trevor Ariza but the two get caught up and exchange some words in the third quarter.
James Harden draws the contact from Meyers Leonard for a 3-point opportunity.
James Harden continues to perform at an MVP level as he puts up 17 points in the first quarter.
Things begin to escalate in Portland when Meyers Leonard strips the ball from Chris Paul after the whistle.
Rachel Nichols explains that Chris Paul's presence with the Rockets has them opening eyes around the league as a contender to take down Golden State.
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