NBA wrap: James Harden shines as Brooklyn Nets win at Houston Rockets

James Harden has been in superb form since joining Brooklyn Nets in January

James Harden returned to former team the Houston Rockets and put on a stellar display to help the high-flying Brooklyn Nets to a 132-114 victory.

Harden, who left Houston in January, served up 29 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds to complete his eighth triple-double of the season.

“I wasn’t trying to show off, wasn’t trying to do anything out of the ordinary that I hadn’t been doing.”

Harden’s contribution helped earn the Nets a 10th win in 11 outings and leaves them second in the Eastern Conference behind the Philadelphia 76ers.

Joel Embiid scored 40 points and grabbed 19 rebounds to carry the 76ers past the Utah Jazz 131-123 in overtime on Wednesday – his fifth 40-point haul of the season.

“We’re playing good basketball. But there’s a great team in us,” said 76ers coach Doc Rivers after his players beat the team top of the standings in the Western Conference.

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