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HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden scored 41 points, Jeremy Lin had 26 and the Houston Rockets rallied for a 118-113 overtime win against the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday night.

The Trail Blazers led by 3 in overtime after two free throws by Wesley Matthews. Houston took over from there, using an 8-2 run with a 3 from Harden and four points from Lin to make it 116-113 with 35.4 seconds left. Lin added two free throws after that to help the Rockets secure their fifth straight win.

Harden hit a 3-pointer with seconds left in regulation to send it to overtime.

LaMarcus Aldridge led the Trail Blazers with 28 points and 12 rebounds, but managed just two points in OT.

Dwight Howard added 17 points with 12 rebounds and Chandler Parsons had 16 points for Houston.

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