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vs. Sac 
L 109-116
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vs. Phi 
W 131-124
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@ Hou 
L 123-130
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vs. Mil 
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@ Den 
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Capela, Harden lead Rockets over Pelicans 130-123

HOUSTON (AP) In a season where the Houston Rockets have become one of the league's best teams, scoring a career-high in points like Clint Capela did on Monday night doesn't get congratulations. It draws comments on how he needs to play like he did over the New Orleans Pelicans more often.

Capela scored 28 points and James Harden scored 12 straight points for Houston in the fourth quarter as the Rockets rallied for the 130-123 victory over the Pelicans to extend their winning streak to 10 games.

"We're going to need nights like that from Clint to be consistent and be a beast like he did, blocking shots, dunking the basketball," Harden said. "And to close the game out he did a really, really good job. So progress, he's got to get better, but tonight was a good step for him."

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Leaders
Points: DeMarcus Cousins26.1
Rebounds: DeMarcus Cousins12.5
Assists: Rajon Rondo8.4
FG%: Anthony Davis56.8%
Steals: DeMarcus Cousins1.61
Blocks: Anthony Davis1.78
Defense (Rank)
Points: 111.6 (29)
Rebounds: 43.6 (19)
Assists: 24.0 (21)
FG%: 46.5% (23)
FT%: 78.2% (25)
3P%: 37.0% (21)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 110.7 (3)
Rebounds: 43.1 (16)
Assists: 26.4 (2)
FG%: 48.8% (2)
FT%: 74.6% (20)
3P%: 37.6% (6)
Standings
Southwest Division
  W L Pct GB
Houston 21 4 .840 --
San Antonio 19 8 .704 3.0
New Orleans 14 14 .500 8.5
Memphis 8 19 .296 14.0
Dallas 7 20 .259 15.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
11/12/2017 Josh Smith Waived
10/28/2017 Josh Smith Signed as Free Agent
10/22/2017 Jordan Crawford Waived
10/22/2017 Jameer Nelson Signed as Free Agent
10/16/2017 Cliff Alexander Waived
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Injuries
Date Player Status
12/11/2017 Jameer Nelson Sore left ankle
12/11/2017 Tony Allen Sore left knee
12/11/2017 Anthony Davis Sore groin
10/17/2017 Alexis Ajinca Sore knee
9/1/2017 Frank Jackson Right foot fracture
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