NBA Soaring Rockets rally to shock Timberwolves in OT

Harden scored seven points on the trot to open overtime -- in which the reeling Timberwolves never led.

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James Harden of the Houston Rockets handed out 13 assists with nine rebounds that left him one shy of a triple-double as the Rockets rallied to beat Minnesota play

James Harden of the Houston Rockets handed out 13 assists with nine rebounds that left him one shy of a triple-double as the Rockets rallied to beat Minnesota

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James Harden scored 10 of his 28 points in overtime as the Houston Rockets rallied from a 13-point fourth-quarter deficit to notch a 10th-straight NBA triumph, 111-109 over the Minnesota Timberwolves in Minneapolis.

Harden handed out 13 assists with nine rebounds that left him one shy of a triple-double.

Forward Ryan Anderson scored 28 points and Eric Gordon provided his familiar spark off the bench with 20 as the Rockets stretched their December winning streak.

Anderson's effort included seven three-pointers as the Rockets followed up their record-setting 24 three-pointers in a win at New Orleans on Friday with 17 from beyond the arc against the Timberwolves.

But the hosts, led by Karl-Anthony Towns' double-double of 41 points and 15 rebounds, appeared to be in control, leading 91-78 with 2:59 to play.

Houston's Trevor Ariza then knotted the score with a three-pointer with 6.5 seconds remaining in regulation as Houston capped a 14-2 scoring run.

Harden scored seven points on the trot to open overtime -- in which the reeling Timberwolves never led.

"I'm so confident in this team," Harden said. "I don't ever see us out of a game. We score the ball so easily, so well."

Anderson agreed that the Rockets' run of success has given them the confidence to weather their dry spells.

"Obviously, tonight we didn't shoot the ball like we normally do," Anderson said. "We had a pretty off night overall, but we made shots when it counted and stayed with it.

"You have to say something about resiliency and also just we have so much confidence in each other. If you miss five shots in a row, we want you to take the sixth shot."

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