James Harden scores 47 as Houston Rockets defeat LA Clippers

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James Harden poured in a game-high 47 points and served as the closer down the stretch of the Houston Rockets’ 102-93 win over the visiting Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday.

After Kawhi Leonard provided the Clippers an 86-85 lead with a fadeaway jumper, Harden converted a driving layup and then drilled a 3-pointer as Houston reclaimed a 90-86 advantage.

With just over 90 seconds to play, Harden nailed a dagger 3 for a 95-88 lead.

Clippers coach Doc Rivers was ejected immediately thereafter. Houston extended its winning streak to five games.