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Parsons' blitz takes Rockets home

Chandler Parsons posted 31 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists as the Rockets fended off Portland 126-113.

Last updated: 21 Jan 2014 08:47
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Chandler Parsons posted 31 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists as the Rockets' win [AFP]

Chandler Parsons posted 31 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists as the Rockets fended off Portland 126-113 in a Western Conference shootout.

Rockets center Dwight Howard added 24 points and 12 rebounds while James Harden totaled 22 points on a big offensive night for Houston (28-15), who shot 52.3 percent from the floor, including 16 of 33 three-pointers.

Paul Millsap scored 26 points and helped the Hawks end a nine-game losing streak to the Heat in a 121-114 win.

The Hawks (21-19) trailed 107-104 midway through the fourth quarter but went on a quick 10-1 run to regain full control.

LeBron James scored 30 for Miami (29-12), who have lost four of their last six games.

The New Orleans Pelicans broke their eight-game losing skid and halted the Memphis Grizzlies' five-game winning streak with a close 95-92 victory.

The Brooklyn Nets took advantage of a flat New York Knicks squad in a 103-80 blowout victory.

Monta Ellis scored a team-high 22 points and had eight assists in the Dallas Mavericks' 102-97 victory over the Cavaliers.

Reserve guard Jamal Crawford had 26 points and power forward Blake Griffin supplied 25 to lead the Los Angeles Clippers to a 112-103 victory over the Detroit Pistons.

Taj Gibson finished a lay-up off an inbound pass as time expired and the Chicago Bulls edged the Los Angeles Lakers 102-100.

Bradley Beal had 22 points and nine rebounds and matched his career high with eight assists as the Washington Wizards defeated the Philadelphia 76ers 107-99.

Ramon Sessions scored 23 points, and center Al Jefferson had 22 points and 19 rebounds as the Charlotte Bobcats beat Toronto 100-95.

Guards Lance Stephenson and George Hill hit three-pointers in the final 3:02 to thwart a Golden State rally as the Indiana Pacers won their fifth consecutive game with a 102-94 win.

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