HOUSTON — James Harden had 29 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds Wednesday night, and the Houston Rockets rolled past the Indiana Pacers 118-97 for their sixth straight victory.

Thaddeus Young cut the lead to 10 with a hook shot with about eight minutes left. The Rockets put it away with a 16-4 run that made it 110-88 with about four minutes left.

Trevor Ariza made a 3-pointer in that stretch and Ryan Anderson added two, finishing with 19 points.

The Pacers missed numerous shots, were called for defensive three seconds and committed an offensive foul to allow the Rockets to pad the lead.

The Rockets improved to 12-1 this month, with the only loss coming Nov. 14 against Toronto.

KNICKS 115, HEAT 86: Enes Kanter had 22 points and 14 rebounds, and New York won at home despite losing Kristaps Porzingis to a sprained right ankle after 21/2 minutes.

Back after missing three games because of back spasms, Kanter had his way against a Heat team missing starting center Hassan Whiteside because of left knee soreness, going 7 of 9 from the field.

The Knicks lost all three games Kanter missed, their longest skid since starting 0-3, but shot 60 percent and led by as much as 30 points with their center back.

RAPTORS 126, HORNETS 113: Kyle Lowry scored a season-high 36 points, DeMar DeRozan had 30 and Toronto improved to 7-1 at home.

Lowry set a career high by hitting eight 3-pointers.

Jonas Valanciunas scored 12 points and Norman Powell had 10 for the Raptors, who never trailed in winning their second straight.

76ERS 118, WIZARDS 113: Ben Simmons scored 31 points and grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds, leading Philadelphia at home.

Joel Embiid had 25 points and 14 rebounds, and Dario Saric added 24 points to help the Sixers (12-8) win for the sixth time in eight games.

Kelly Oubre Jr. scored 22 points, and Bradley Beal and Jodie Meeks each had 21 for the Wizards (11-10), who have lost 5 of 7.

MAGIC 121, THUNDER 108: Aaron Gordon had 40 points and 15 rebounds to help Orlando win at home and end a nine-game losing streak.

Russell Westbrook hit five 3-pointers and scored 20 of his 37 points in the fourth quarter for the Thunder, who lost for the fifth time in six games and dropped their seventh straight on the road. Westbrook shot 7 of 10 on 3s, and added 11 rebounds, five assists and five steals.

Elfrid Payton had 19 points and Evan Fournier added 16 for the Magic, who shot 59 percent in winning for the first time since Nov. 10.

PISTONS 131, SUNS 107: Reggie Jackson scored 23 points and Detroit won at home for its third straight victory.

Tobias Harris and Avery Bradley each scored 20 points, and Andre Drummond had 13 points and matched a career best with seven assists in Detroit’s highest-scoring game of the season. The Pistons improved to 14-6 overall, 8-2 at home in their first season at Little Caesars Arena, and 7-1 against the Western Conference.

Devin Booker led the Suns with 22 points and rookie Josh Jackson had a career-high 20. Phoenix has lost four out of five and is 1-2 on a six-game trip.

NETS 109, MAVERICKS 104: DeMarre Carroll scored 15 of his 22 points in the third quarter to help Brooklyn win at Dallas.

Trevor Booker had 16 points and 10 rebounds, Spencer Dinwiddie added 19 points and Caris Levert had 13.

Harrison Barnes scored 17 points for Dallas, Maxi Kleber added a career-high 16 and Dwight Powell had 14.

TIMBERWOLVES 120, PELICANS 102: Andrew Wiggins scored 28 points to help the Minnesota win at New Orleans in a game that saw Pelicans forward Anthony Davis ejected for the first time in his six-year career.

Jimmy Butler and Gorgui Dieng had 19 points each for the Timberwolves (13-9).

The turning point of the game came midway through the second quarter. With Minnesota leading 45-43, Davis was called for a technical foul. Fifteen seconds later, he picked up his second technical and was ejected.

SPURS 104, GRIZZLIES 95: LaMarcus Aldridge set his San Antonio high with 41 points and the Spurs spoiled J.B. Bickerstaff’s debut as Memphis coach, winning at home to hand the Grizzlies their ninth straight loss.

Aldridge established a season best for the second consecutive game, topping his 33-point outing Monday against Dallas.


GRIZZLIES: Injured point guard Mike Conley will be out another two to three weeks.

Conley is progressing with therapy and treatment on his sore left heel and Achilles tendon.