The Houston Rockets escaped on Monday night with a 125-124 win over the Denver Nuggets when MVP candidate James Harden went the length of the court virtually untouched to hit the game-winning lay-up in the final seconds.
Rockets' James Harden goes coast-to-coast for game-winning lay-up to beat Nuggets (all angles) pic.twitter.com/SokmMj6NO6
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Harden finished the game with 39 points, 7 rebounds, and 11 assists, as he totaled 40 minutes giving the Rockets their 26th home victory of the season.
For Denver, the loss gives them just a half-game lead over the Portland Trail Blazers for the eighth seed in the Western Conference with 12 games left to play.