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Paul has 31 as Rockets extend run to 11

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HOUSTON (AP) With the way Mike D'Antoni has handled Houston's rotation lately, there are times nine-time All-Star Chris Paul is left to run Houston's offense against second-team defenses.

That combination proved the difference on Wednesday night when Paul led the Rockets to a huge run in the first half that helped them extend their NBA-best winning streak to 11 games with a 108-96 victory over the Charlotte Hornets.

Paul scored a season-high 31 points and James Harden added 21 to help Houston to its 17th win in 18 games and improve to 22-4, the best record in the league.

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Rank Name RPG
1 A. Drummond, Det15.1
2 D. Jordan, LAC14.6
3 D. Cousins, NO12.5
4 D. Howard, Cha12.4
5 K. Towns, Min11.8
6 J. Embiid, Phi11.1
7 C. Capela, Hou11.0
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9 A. Davis, NO10.6
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Rank Name BPG
1 M. Turner, Ind2.43
2 K. Porzingis, NY2.17
3 K. Durant, GS2.13
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5 C. Capela, Hou1.88
6 A. Davis, NO1.88
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