HOUSTON -- James Harden turned a torrid stretch in the third quarter into his NBA-leading 49th double-double as the Houston Rockets topped the Memphis Grizzlies 123-108 on Saturday night at Toyota Center to split the season series.
Harden scored 20 of his game-high 33 points in the third, including 15 consecutive points for the Rockets (44-19), who stretched a two-point lead to their first double-digit advantage at 72-62 on a Harden dunk at the 6:06 mark.
Harden added 11 assists while Rockets center Clint Capela paired a career-high 24 points with 11 rebounds for his 10th double-double this season. Eric Gordon (18 points, 6 for 8 on 3-pointers) and Nene (11 points) paced a Houston bench that contributed 45 points. The Rockets also finished 18 for 42 on 3-pointers.
SAN ANTONIO -- Kawhi Leonard scored 34 points, including six in overtime, as San Antonio shrugged off three and a half lackadaisical quarters of play with a furious comeback that netted a victory over Minnesota at the A&T Center.
Leonard's two baskets and a pair of free throws gave the Spurs a 94-90 lead with 2:21 left in the extra period and a Danny Green putback of his own missed shot with 18.6 seconds remaining cemented the win for San Antonio, its seventh straight.
The game was tied at 83 but San Antonio had the final possession and 18.9 seconds to find a game-winning shot in regulation. Leonard dribbled out all but the final three seconds from above the top of the key, drove to his left against Andrew Wiggins but did not get a shot off before the quarter expired.
Crawford scored 17 points in the second half when the Clippers erased a six-point halftime deficit and led by as many as 16 points. Blake Griffin had 16 points and J.J. Redick finished with 13 for Los Angeles.
Jimmy Butler scored 16 points and Robin Lopez had 12 for the Bulls, who had won five of their last six games before Saturday's loss. Bobby Portis scored 11 points for Chicago, which also got 10 points from Dwyane Wade.
Middleton hit 9 of 14 shots in 30 minutes of action while being part of the starting lineup for a second consecutive night and just the third time this season.
Giannis Antetokounmpo finished with 21 points while Malcolm Brogdon added 17 for Milwaukee.
The Heat, which has won 18 of its past 22 games, kept pace with the Detroit Pistons in the battle for the eighth and final playoff position in the Eastern Conference. The Pistons, who routed the Philadelphia 76ers earlier Saturday, lead Miami by 1 1/2 games.
Detroit Pistons 136, Philadelphia 76ers 106
PHILADELPHIA -- Detroit, coming off an unsettling loss, righted the ship.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 26 points and Marcus Morris added 22 as the Pistons routed Philadelphia.
PORTLAND, Ore. -- CJ McCollum scored 31 points and Portland defeated Brooklyn at Moda Center.
Al-Farouq Aminu chipped in 23 points and Damian Lillard collected 19 points and 11 assists for the Trail Blazers, who won their second straight game with their highest point total of the season.
Nicolas Batum had 21 points and eight assists for Charlotte, which won for fourth time in the last 18 games.
Nikola Jokic led Denver with 31 points and 14 rebounds and Danilo Gallinari scored 22 for the Nuggets.