ATLANTA (AP) —
Bazemore scored a season-high 20 points and helped contain
Harden scored 30 points, including 24 in the first half.
Bazemore was averaging only 7.4 points after missing each of his seven shots from the field in Friday night's loss at Washington. He made three 3-pointers against the Rockets.
"That's the beauty of the NBA," Bazemore said. "You get a chance to redeem yourself in such a quick fashion that you have to forget about the night before, and we did just that."
Harden continued his hot start to the season by making 10 of 19 shots but said Houston needed better defense.
"Just too many breakdowns defensively," Harden said. "... Too many missed coverages, blown coverages."
Harden had 12 assists and nine rebounds but had only six points in the second half as Bazemore led Atlanta's defense.