NBA: Houston 117, Toronto 101

Nov. 27, 2012 at 10:42 PM

HOUSTON, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- James Harden pumped in 24 points to go with 12 assists and six rebounds Tuesday, propelling the Houston Rockets over Toronto 117-101.

Patrick Patterson added 22 points and Chandler Parsons contributed 18, seven boards and four assists for the Rockets, who outscored the Raptors 13-4 to start the third quarter and cruised from there.

Jeremy Lin scored 16 points with 10 assists, while Omer Asik helped out with 16 points and 10 rebounds as Houston notched a third straight victory.

Andrea Bargnani's 21 points and another 19 off the bench from Terrence Ross were the best the reeling Raptors could do as they fell for a fifth straight time.

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