Harden carries Rockets over Trail Blazers

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Updated: February 8, 2013

James Harden poured in a game-high 35 points
and dished out 11 assists to lead the Houston Rockets to a 118-103 win over
the Portland Trail Blazers on Friday.

Harden went 13-for-16 from the field, including 4-of-5 from 3-point range, to
notch his 15th 30-plus point performance of the season.

Chandler Parsons added 20 points while Partick Patterson and Jeremy Lin
finished with 16 points apiece for the Rockets, who have won six of their
last eight contests.

LaMarcus Aldridge scored 31 points and pulled down 11 boards and Nicolas Batum
scored 24 points for the Trail Blazers, who have dropped three of their last
five.