SAN ANTONIO — James Harden had 28 points and 11 assists, and the Houston Rockets dominated the San Antonio Spurs for the second time this season with a 102-91 victory Thursday night.

Clint Capela added 14 points and 13 rebounds in Houston’s third straight win. The Rockets led by as many as 19 points in the first matchup between the Texas rivals since the Spurs’ 124-109 blowout loss Dec. 15 in Houston.

Danny Green had 22 points to lead San Antonio in scoring for the first time this season. LaMarcus Aldridge was held to 16 points on 8-of-15 shooting.

The Spurs’ only lead came in the opening minutes. They trailed by double digits for much of the game.

TIMBERWOLVES 108, BUCKS 89: Jimmy Butler scored 28 points, Karl-Anthony Towns had 24 points and 11 rebounds for his NBA-best 46th double-double, and Minnesota won at Minneapolis.

Jeff Teague added nine points and eight assists for Minnesota, which was coming off consecutive losses at Atlanta and Toronto. The Timberwolves have lost six of their last seven road games and have returned home with back-to-back losses from their last three trips.

WIZARDS 122, RAPTORS 119: Bradley Beal scored 25 of his 27 points in the second half, and Washington won at home.

The Wizards had eight players score in double figures in their third straight win without John Wall, who had surgery on his left knee Wednesday. Otto Porter Jr. had 16 points and 11 rebounds in his first double-double since early December, and Markieff Morris scored 15 points, including five straight in a stretch that gave Washington the lead for good.

PISTONS 104, GRIZZLIES 102: Blake Griffin had 24 points and 10 rebounds in his debut for Detroit, and the Pistons edged visiting Memphis.

Griffin was impressive throughout his first game for the Pistons since they traded for him earlier this week. His teammates looked uncertain at times, but Detroit was able to outlast Memphis.


TRADE: New Orleans acquired forward Nikola Mirotic and a second-round draft pick from Chicago for center Omer Asik, guards Jameer Nelson and Tony Allen and a 2018 first-round pick.

The trade came less than a week after New Orleans lost DeMarcus Cousins for the season to a left Achilles tear.

SUNS: Guard Isaiah Canaan broke his left ankle Wednesday night in a gruesome injury against Dallas.