NBA: Houston Rockets defeat Atlanta Hawks

Houston Rockets guard Ben McLemore (16) hangs on the rim after his dunk as Atlanta Hawks forward De’Andre Hunter (12) looks on during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Nov. 30, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

There were only three NBA evening challenges but the excitement and spectacle were not lacking. Highlights of the fantastic victory with the Houston Rockets’ very deep 158-111 figures over the Atlanta Hawks.

At Toyota Center, James Harden played one of his best games of his career leading the Texans to their 13th win of the season in 19 meetings.

The Rockets had a full 60 points and added 3 rebounds and 8 assists. Harden also invalidated the presentation of Atlanta’s 21-year-old talent Trae Yoyng who collected a total of 37 points. It was a no-holds-barred Toyota Center match with Houston, who at the end of the first half led with 29 points to triumph in the end with 47 points.

The Milwaukee Bucks’ perfect performance continues to record its 11th consecutive victory after easily surpassing the Charlotte Hornets 137-96. Greek Giannis Antetokounmpo with 26 points 9 rebounds and 4 assists was the best player on the floor for the Bucks who confidently lead the Eastern Conference with 17 wins and 3 losses.

A very significant victory also got the Philadelphia 76 beating the 119-116 Indiana Pacers by stopping the team’s five consecutive wins from Indianapolis.

For the lineup from Pennsylvania the difference was made by cameraman Joel Embiid, the author of 32 points, 11 rebounds below the table and 4 assists. Warren had 29 points and Brogdon 28 with friends but could not avoid the Indiana Pacers’ 7th season loss.

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