Harden leads Rockets to 125-103 win over 76ers

2012-12-20 08:26:18 GMT2012-12-20 16:26:18(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

James Harden scored 33 points to lead the Houston Rockets to beat Philadelphia 76ers 125-103 at a NBA game Wednesday night at Toyota Center.

Harden finished with a game-high 33 points along with seven assists. Jeremy Lin donated 18 points and six assists while Omer Asik added 17 points and 15 rebounds for the Rockets, which improved to 9-2 in its last 11 home games.

"James is kind of the head of the spear," Rockets coach Kevin McHale said. "He's the guy that takes us out and gets us going."

Nick Young scored 21 while Dorell Wright added 20 points, six rebounds and six assists for the Sixers, who are on a five-game losing streak.

Philadelphia point guard Jrue Holiday missed his fourth straight with a foot injury.

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