Rockets end Timberwolves' home winning streak at 13

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Today, the National Basketball Association announced that James Harden has been named Western Conference Player of the Week for games played from Monday, Feb. 5 through Sunday, Feb. 11 (Week 17).

Harden scored at least 27 points in all four games for the week, including 41 on the second night of a back-to-back at Miami on February 7.

Derrick Favors had 18 points and 12 rebounds, and Rudy Gobert added 14 points and 17 rebounds for Utah.

Bogdan Bogdanovich led Sacramento with 20 points.

Karl-Anthony Towns led Minnesota with 35 points and 12 rebounds while Jeff Teague added 25 points and eight assists. Phoenix's Elfrid Payton chipped in his ninth career triple-double, finishing with 13 points, 11 rebounds and 12 assists.

The Timberwolves failed to maintain the momentum of their early blitz.

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Tobias Harris scored 21 points and Danilo Gallinari added 20 to lead Los Angeles to the victory.

A win over Houston Tuesday night would match the 2nd-longest home win streak in franchise history (12/16/03 - 2/6/04). The Houston Rockets are averaging 114.1 points on 46.3 percent shooting and allowing 105.3 points on 46.7 percent shooting. Jrue Holiday had 24 points and 11 assists, and Darius Miller scored 19 points for the Pelicans.

Wizards 118, Knicks 113: Bradley Beal had 36 points and Otto Porter Jr. added 22 points to lead visiting Washington to a come-from-behind win over NY.

With the offense sputtering, Paul suddenly erupted, scoring 14 consecutive points for the Rockets to lead the turnaround.

The Charlotte Hornets also won 104-102, with 22 points from Dwight Howard helping them to victory over the Orlando Magic.

Seven Detroit Pistons players reached double figures as they beat the Atlanta Hawks 104-98, the Indiana Pacers saw off the Brooklyn Nets 108-103 and the Toronto Raptors were 122-98 winners against the Chicago Bulls.

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