◼️ With 42 points from The Beard, Houston defeated the Trail Blazers 115-111, who had 13 wins in a row. Utah lost to Atlanta and was 8th.

With 42 points from James Harden, the Houston Rockets (57-14) ended Tuesday’s streak with 13 consecutive victories by the Portland Trail Blazers (44-27), winning 115-111 on the road.

Chris Paul was also key, with 22 points and 6 assists, to add the sixth win in a row of the leaders of the Western Conference and 23rd in the last 24 games.

For Portland, which equaled its second best streak in the history of the franchise (in 2007 it had also reached 13) and came with 9 straight wins at home, Al-Farouq Aminu scored 22 points, including 6 triples. Lillard contributed 20.

Another run that ended was the Utah Jazz (40-31), which came from 9 wins in a row and 21 in the last 23 games and fell to Atlanta Hawks (21-50) by 94-99. Dennis Schroder was the figure of the party to make the record record of his career, with 41 points, including 17 in the last quarter.

In addition, the Boston Celtics (48-23) defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder (43-30) for 100-99, with a triple by Marcus Morris 1.2 seconds from the end, and the Eastern leader, Toronto Raptors (53-18). imposed on Orlando Magic (21-50) for 93-86.

Other results: Phoenix Suns 88-115 Detroit Pistons // Timberwolves 123-109 Clippers // Pelicans 115-105 Mavericks.

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