LeBron James, Brandon Ingram Lead 19-Point Comeback Against Rockets

Not worried about MVP James Harden ready to dig in for Rockets’ stretch run

Not worried about MVP James Harden ready to dig in for Rockets’ stretch run

The Rockets point guard and head coach Mike D'Antoni were both assessed with technical fouls in the fourth quarter, after repeatedly complaining about a series of decisions from the referees.

"I never really talk about officiating or anything like that, but just rude and arrogant", said Harden, who finished with 30 points to extend his streak of 30-point performances to 32 games, the second longest in National Basketball Association history.

Chamberlain previously had the second longest streak at 31 games and also holds the outright record with a streak of 65 30-point-plus games.

LeBron James scored 29 points, Brandon Ingram added 27 and the Los Angeles Lakers rallied from a 19-point deficit midway through the third quarter to defeat the Houston Rockets 111-106 on Thursday night.

Harden's jumper gave the Rockets a 52-39 advantage with 4:20 remaining before the Lakers went on an 9-0 run.

Harden, who committed half of his eight turnovers on offensive fouls, said he was bothered more by Foster's attitude than by any particular call.

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"It can give us some momentum that we need or it can do nothing", coach Luke Walton said.

James Harden led Houston with 30 points, 10 rebounds and nine assists before fouling out with 1:24 remaining.

Chris Paul added 23 points before also fouling out. "Being able to be here at STAPLES, put on a Lakers jersey and be a part of such a great organization - I'm glad they came and found me". "We've got to get three guys integrated a little bit and get Clint back, and then we'll see what we've got".

The Rockets blew a 19-point lead in the second half against the Lakers, suffering their third loss in four games. The Rockets would lead 58-52 at halftime.

Houston centre Clint Capela returned to the lineup for the first time since January 13 and had a double-double.

Capela, who is averaging career highs of 17.6 points and 12.6 rebounds per game, spent the All-Star break in Houston preparing for his return. It is only the fifth loss for Houston in 33 games when it has led after three quarters.

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