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Rockets beat Pelicans, win streak at 10

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HOUSTON (AP) Clint Capela had a career-high 28 points and James Harden scored 12 straight points for Houston in the fourth quarter as the Rockets rallied for a 130-123 victory to extend their winning streak to 10 games on Monday night.

The game was tied with about three minutes remaining after Harden made two free throws. Those were the first of seven straight points by Harden that put Houston's up 124-119 with 1:30 left.

Jrue Holiday made a basket after that, but Harden hit a 3-pointer seconds later to push the lead to 127-121. Harden stole the ball from E'Twaun Moore after a timeout by New Orleans. He was fouled and made both free throws to make it 129-121 with 34 seconds left.

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Assists per game
Rank Name APG
1 R. Westbrook, OKC9.9
2 J. Harden, Hou9.3
3 L. James, Cle8.7
4 B. Simmons, Phi7.7
5 J. Teague, Min7.3
6 D. Green, GS7.3
7 K. Lowry, Tor7.1
8 L. Ball, LAL7.1
9 S. Curry, GS6.6
10 D. Schroder, Atl6.4
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Steals Per Game
Rank Name SPG
1 P. George, OKC2.48
2 B. Simmons, Phi2.12
3 K. Dunn, Chi2.00
4 R. Westbrook, OKC1.96
5t K. Bazemore, Atl1.85
5t V. Oladipo, Ind1.85
7 J. Butler, Min1.84
8 G. Harris, Den1.83
9 E. Bledsoe, Mil1.94
10 S. Curry, GS1.74
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