OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — James Harden scored 19 points, and the Houston Rockets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 69-65 on Sunday night for their third consecutive victory.

Dwight Howard had 12 points and nine rebounds for Houston, and Patrick Beverley added 12 points and eight boards.

The last time a team won with 69 or fewer points was Detroit's 64-62 victory over Utah on March 13, 2005, according to STATS. Both teams shot below 30 percent from the field — the last time that happened was Oct. 29, 2003, when Denver beat San Antonio 80-72.

Houston shot just 28.8 percent. The last time an NBA team won with a lower percentage was on Feb. 19, 2000, when Chicago shot 28.6 percent and beat the Los Angeles Clippers 74-72.

Reggie Jackson had 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Thunder. Lance Thomas also had 15 points.


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stephen Curry had 30 points and 15 assists, and the Warriors cruised past the Lakers despite 44 points by Kobe Bryant.

Marreese Speights added 24 points for the Pacific Division-leading Warriors, who are off to an 8-2 start under new coach Steve Kerr. Klay Thompson, who had 41 points in a win against the Lakers on Nov. 1, finished with 18 in the rematch.

Bryant, who sat out the fourth quarter with Los Angeles down by 36 points, was 15 for 34 from the field in 31 minutes — two nights after he played sick against the Phoenix Suns and missed his first 10 shots before finishing 1 for 14 with nine points.

Jordan Hill had 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Lakers, off to a franchise-worst 1-9 start.


MIAMI (AP) — Brandon Knight made three 3-pointers down the stretch and scored 20 points, leading Milwaukee to the road win.

Jabari Parker added 13 points for the Bucks (5-5), who started 5-21 last season. Larry Sanders, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Zaza Pachulia each scored 11.

Milwaukee beat Miami for the first time in the teams' last 10 meetings, including playoffs.

Mario Chalmers scored 18 for Miami, which was again without Dwyane Wade and lost its third straight. Shawne Williams had 13 points.

Wade missed his second straight game with a bad hamstring.


NEW YORK (AP) — The Knicks held the Nuggets to one basket in the second quarter and snapped a seven-game losing streak.

With the game tied at 31 entering the period, the Knicks outscored the Nuggets 31-8. Ty Lawson's layup at the buzzer was the lone field goal for Denver in the second.

Carmelo Anthony and J.R. Smith each scored 28 points for New York.

Arron Afflalo had 18 points and Lawson added 17 points and nine assists for the Nuggets, who have dropped seven of their last eight games.