PHOENIX (AP) James Harden had 27 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists to help the Houston Rockets beat the free-falling Phoenix Suns 116-100 on Friday night in the first game after the All-Star break for both teams.
Trevor Ariza added 25 points and six rebounds, and Patrick Beverley had 18 points and six rebounds for the Rockets.
Houston led by 25 points in the third quarter after taking control in the first half. The Rockets had lost three straight games by double figures leading into the break.
Mirza Teletovic had a season-high 25 points and added eight rebounds for Phoenix. The Suns have lost 10 straight, their longest losing streak of the season, and 25 of their last 27.