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W 112-101
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@ Por 
W 124-117
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W 130-123
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Capela, Harden lead Rockets over Pelicans 130-123

HOUSTON (AP) In a season where the Houston Rockets have become one of the league's best teams, scoring a career-high in points like Clint Capela did on Monday night doesn't get congratulations. It draws comments on how he needs to play like he did over the New Orleans Pelicans more often.

Capela scored 28 points and James Harden scored 12 straight points for Houston in the fourth quarter as the Rockets rallied for the 130-123 victory over the Pelicans to extend their winning streak to 10 games.

"We're going to need nights like that from Clint to be consistent and be a beast like he did, blocking shots, dunking the basketball," Harden said. "And to close the game out he did a really, really good job. So progress, he's got to get better, but tonight was a good step for him."

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Leaders
Points: James Harden32.0
Rebounds: Clint Capela11.0
Assists: James Harden9.5
FG%: Clint Capela67.7%
Steals: Chris Paul2.09
Blocks: Clint Capela1.80
Defense (Rank)
Points: 104.0 (13)
Rebounds: 40.3 (2)
Assists: 22.4 (15)
FG%: 46.2% (18)
FT%: 75.4% (5)
3P%: 36.8% (18)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 115.0 (2)
Rebounds: 44.1 (13)
Assists: 23.0 (10)
FG%: 47.1% (7)
FT%: 79.8% (5)
3P%: 36.9% (11)
Standings
Southwest Division
  W L Pct GB
Houston 21 4 .840 --
San Antonio 19 8 .704 3.0
New Orleans 14 14 .500 8.5
Memphis 8 19 .296 14.0
Dallas 7 20 .259 15.0
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
10/28/2017 Isaiah Canaan Waived
10/25/2017 Isaiah Canaan Signed as Free Agent
10/24/2017 Briante Weber Signed as Free Agent Two Way Contract
10/16/2017 Cameron Oliver Waived
10/13/2017 George de Paula Waived
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Injuries
Date Player Status
12/7/2017 Troy Williams Right MCL sprain
11/29/2017 Zhou Qi Sore left calf
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