2018-01-19 / Sports

Gordon powers Rockets past Timberwolves

The Associated Press


Eric Gordon scored 30 points to lead the Houston Rockets to a 116-98 win over the Minnesota Timberwolves on Thursday night.

James Harden returned to Houston’s lineup after missing seven games with a left hamstring strain and finished with 10 points on 3-for-15 shooting in 26 minutes. Houston went 4-3 in his absence.

Chris Paul had 19 points, nine assists and six rebounds, and Clint Capela added 20 points for the Rockets. Houston has won 15 of the past 17 meetings with Minnesota, including a 10-game winning streak at home.

Jimmy Butler led Minnesota with 23 points, and Karl-Anthony Towns added 22 points, 16 rebounds and five blocks.

Cavaliers 104, Magic 103

CLEVELAND (AP) — Isaiah Thomas made two free throws with 11 seconds left and Cleveland came up with a defensive stop in the frantic final seconds after blowing a 23-point lead.

T-Blazers 100, Pacers 86

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Damian Lillard scored 26 points, Jusuf Nurkic had 19 points and a season-high 17 rebounds, and the Trail Blazers earned their fifth consecutive home win.

CJ McCollum added 16 points and Shabazz Napier had 13 for Portland, which beat Indiana for the ninth consecutive time.

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