HOUSTON, March 20 (UPI) -- James Harden and Jeremy Lin teamed to send Houston to a big lead Wednesday and the Rockets held on to defeat Utah 100-93.
Houston had a 19-point cushion heading into the final 12 minutes on its way to a sixth victory in nine outings.
Harden scored 29 points, making just 5-of-14 from the field but downing 17-of-18 from the foul line. Lin had 24 points and six assists. Houston attempted 12 more free throws and made 10 more than did the Jazz.