Harden on a high for Houston

On a night when the hosts celebrated the 20th anniversary of their back-to-back NBA titles in 1994 and 1995 by welcoming back the stars of those teams, modern-day shooting guard Harden was unstoppable while adding 10 rebounds.

“That’s a special group right there,” Harden told the official NBA website. “We’re trying to build something special like they did and to play a game in front of them was definitely an honour.”

The Minnesota Wolves ended a six-game losing streak by outlasting the New York Knicks to win 95-92.

With 10.7 seconds left, Zach LaVine made the tying and go-ahead free throws while scoring six of his 20 points in overtime.

Elsewhere, the Phoenix Suns edged the New Orleans Pelicans 74-72 and the Utah Jazz trumped the Los Angeles Lakers 80-73.