James Harden leads Houston Rockets to streak-extending win over Boston Celtics


James Harden scored 42 points before fouling out as the visiting Houston Rockets extended their winning streak to five games with a 115-104 victory over the Boston Celtics on Sunday.

Before being whistled for his sixth foul with 1:44 left to play, Harden staved off a furious Boston rally with a driving layup and a three-pointer over two defenders that extended the lead to 112-100.