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Rockets blow 22-point second-half lead, fall to Spurs in double OT

James Harden scored 50 points, but it wasn't enough as Houston fell to San Antonio on Tuesday night.
Credit: AP
Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) drives past San Antonio Spurs forward Trey Lyles (41) and center Jakob Poeltl (25) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in San Antonio, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

SAN ANTONIO — Lonnie Walker IV had a career-high 28 points and the San Antonio Spurs overcame James Harden’s 50 points by rallying from a late 10-point deficit to beat the Houston Rockets 135-133 in double overtime.

DeMar DeRozan added 23 points, nine assists and five rebounds as the Spurs won their second straight at home and snapped the Rockets’ two-game winning streak.

Harden was whistled for two charges in the second overtime.

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