HOUSTON -- Eric Gordon scored 26 points in 23 minutes off the bench and James Harden added 25 points and eight assists as the Houston Rockets throttled the Los Angeles Lakers 134-95 on Wednesday night at Toyota Center.
Gordon made 9 of 13 shots from the field and a career-high eight 3-pointers to pace the onslaught.
The Rockets (15-7) extended their NBA-record streak of games with at least 10 3-pointers to 21, finishing 15 of 36 from behind the arc en route to their sixth victory in seven games.
The Rockets torching the short-handed Lakers' defense, which offered little resistance save for one fleeting stretch in the second quarter.
ATLANTA -- Dwight Howard posted his 16th double-double with 23 points and 17 rebounds and helped Atlanta end its seven-game losing streak with a win over Miami at Philips Arena.
Howard shot 9 for 11 from the floor and was 5 for 6 at the line. Seven of his rebounds came on the offensive glass and Howard had four assists and two blocks.
Just as important was the veteran's presence on defense, where he was instrumental in helping Atlanta limit Miami's Hassan Whiteside to only eight points -- 10 below his season average -- on 4-for-12 shooting. Whiteside was whistled for three offensive fouls.
MILWAUKEE -- Giannis Antetokounmpo recorded his second triple-double of the season, and Jabari Parker scored 27 points as Milwaukee rallied in the second half for a victory over Portland at the Bradley Center.
Antetokounmpo scored 15 points to go along with 12 rebounds and 11 assists in 40 minutes.
Parker scored 10 of his points in the third quarter, hitting 4 of 8 shots as the Bucks connected at a 61.1 percent clip and took a nine-point lead into the fourth.
NEW YORK -- Brook Lopez scored 24 points as Brooklyn blew most of a 29-point lead and held on for a victory over Denver.
Lopez was among five starters in double figures for Brooklyn, which wobbled to the finish of its second win in 10 games.
The Nets held a 92-63 lead with 5:56 remaining in the third quarter but were outscored 48-24 the rest of the way. Brooklyn never trailed but misfired on 20 of 24 shots in the fourth quarter.
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Avery Bradley scored 23 points in leading Boston to a victory over Orlando at the Amway Center.
The Celtics were without leading scorer Isaiah Thomas, who missed the game with a groin strain, but they still dominated the second half. The Magic never got closer than 12 points in the fourth quarter.
Reserve Terry Rozier scored 16 points and grabbed five rebounds. Amir Johnson scored 13 points and grabbed five rebounds. Jae Crowder had 15 points and a team-high 10 rebounds. Marcus Smart, starting in place of Thomas, scored 13 points. Rookie Jalen Brown had 13 points.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Kemba Walker scored 25 points, including 14 in the fourth quarter, and Charlotte ground out an ugly win over Detroit at the Spectrum Center.
The Hornets shot just 34.1 percent from the field (30 of 88). However, they committed only five turnovers all night and made 16 more free throws than the visitors, going 21 of 29 from the line to Detroit's 5 of 8.
Charlotte gained a bit of revenge after the Pistons rolled to a 112-89 win at Spectrum Center eight days earlier.
NEW YORK -- Kyrie Irving continued his mastery over New York at Madison Square Garden, scoring 28 points in Cleveland's win over the Knicks.
Irving is averaging 28.4 points in six games at Madison Square Garden, his highest scoring average among all NBA arenas.
It was the sixth time this season and the 16th time since the 2014-15 season that Irving, James and Love all scored at least 20 points in a game.
DALLAS -- DeMarcus Cousins flirted with a triple-double to lead Sacramento past Dallas at American Airlines Center.
The Kings snapped a three-game losing streak and completed a 2-3 road trip with their largest margin of victory (31) this season. Sacramento has also won four of its last five meetings against Dallas.
The first of three matchups this season was iced before the fourth quarter, as the Kings turned a close game at halftime into a rout. Sacramento was up just 56-52 at the break before racing out to as much as 23-point lead in the third.
PHOENIX -- Paul George scored 25 points and Indiana pulled away in the fourth quarter for a win over Phoenix.
George sat out the 116-96 loss to the Suns in Indiana on Nov. 18 with an injury but collected 13 rebounds and capped off the win by banking in his only 3-pointer of the night with 14 seconds left.
Golden State Warriors 115, Los Angeles Clippers 98
Stephen Curry missed all eight 3-point attempts but still tallied 19 points, seven steals and six assists for the Warriors, who have won the last four meetings at Staples Center.