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James Harden

Harden scores 50 as Rockets beat winless 76ers 116-114

With Philadelphia desperately for its first win, James Harden took over for the Houston Rockets.

Harden had 50 points, nine rebounds and eight assists, and the Rockets beat the lowly 76ers 116-114 on Friday night.

Harden was 14 for 28 from the field and 16 for 20 at the line in his third career game with 50 or more points. He is averaging 36.2 points in his last five games.

"Just in attack mode," he said. "Taking my shots, being aggressive."

Philadelphia moved one loss away from matching the New Jersey Nets' NBA-worst mark of 18 losses to open a season. The Sixers have dropped 27 in a row dating to last season for the longest losing streak...