NEW YORK —
Harden made just 5 of 20 shots, but went 19 of 21 on free throws. He was perfect from the line when the Rockets overcame a seven-point deficit in the final period.
Marcus Morris had 21 points for the Rockets. Carlos Delfino scored 16, including a 3-pointer from the right corner that put Houston ahead for good at 96-94 with 1:54 left.
Hornets 114, Kings 105: NEW ORLEANS — Ryan Anderson scored 27 points and New Orleans survived a second half without Anthony Davis in a victory over Sacramento.
Greivis Vasquez added 19 points and Eric Gordon had 16 points for the Hornets, who have won three of four.
DeMarcus Cousins led the Kings with 29 points and 13 rebounds. Isaiah Thomas scored 20 points, and Tyreke Evans had 16 on the day the NBA announced the team’s owners had a deal to potentially move the franchise to Seattle.
HAWKS 104, TIMBERWOLVES 96
ATLANTA — Al Horford scored a season-high 28 points, Jannero Pargo had 16 and Atlanta snapped a two-game slide with a victory over Minnesota.
Derrick Williams finished with 17 points and Jose Barea had 14 for Minnesota, which lost for the sixth time in seven games after blowing an 18-point lead in the second quarter.