NBA Wrap: Harden stars as Rockets cruise past Trail Blazers

James Harden registered a triple-double as the Houston Rockets crushed the Portland Trail Blazers 126-109 on Thursday.

Harden scored 26 points on seven of 17 shooting, grabbed 12 rebounds and dished out 14 assists. He also recorded three steals.

CJ McCollum led the Trail Blazers in scoring with 26 points.

The Washington Wizards secured just their third win of the season following a 119-112 victory over the New York Knicks.

Wizards guard John Wall scored 23 points and dished out 11 assists, while Otto Porter Jr added 21 points and eight rebounds.

Derrick Rose had 27 points for the Knicks.

The Miami Heat also tasted victory for the third time this season after they beat the Milwaukee Bucks 96-73.

Dion Waiters starred for the Heat with 23 points and rebounds, while Hassan Whiteside finished with a double-double that consisted of 12 points and 17 rebounds.

Giannis Antetokounmpo and Tony Snell scored 14 points apiece for the Bucks.

Meanwhile, the Minnesota Timberwolves crushed the Philadelphia 76ers 110-86 for their fourth win of the season.

Andrew Wiggins led the Timberwolves to victory with 35 points and 10 rebounds. Karl-Anthony Towns provided excellent support as he ended the game with 25 points and 10 rebounds.

Dario Saric dropped a team-high 16 points for the Sixers.

In the final game on Thursday, the Chicago Bulls downed the Utah Jazz 85-77.

Jimmy Butler guided the Bulls to victory as he scored 20 points and 12 rebounds, while Dwyane Wade dropped 18 points.

Rudy Gobert scored 16 points and pulled down 13 rebounds for the Jazz.

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