James Harden(C) of Houston Rockets passes the ball during the NBA game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on February 20, 2013 in Houston, the United States. Rockets won 122-119. (Xinhua/Song Qiong)
HOUSTON, Feb. 20 (Xinhua) -- James Harden scored a career-high 46 points and Jeremy Lin added 29 to help the Houston Rockets win over the Oklahoma City Thunder 122-119 Wednesday night at Toyota Center.
The short-handed Rockets managed an impressive come-from-behind victory, as the team only got nine Rockets active when facing the Thunder, which had beaten the Rockets twice already this season.
The Rockets was behind by 14 points with about seven minutes. Yet, a three point barrage by Harden and Lin brought the Rockets within shouting distance, and the Rockets passed the Thunder and never looked back, taking the game 122-119.
Harden, in his third game against his old team, gave the Rockets possibly the best game of the last five years, scoring 46 points on 19 shots. Lin went off for 29 points in one of his strongest scoring nights of the season.
Thabo Sefolosha led the Thunder with 28 points and had six 3-pointers, both his career highs. Russell Westbrook also scored 28 points for the Thunder.