By Muhammed Enes Calli
ANKARA (AA) – The Houston Rockets beat the Washington Wizards 159-158 late Wednesday to earn their third consecutive win of the regular season in the NBA.
The fans enjoyed seeing 317 points scored in the nail-biting game at the Capital One Arena as they also witnessed a wave of new NBA records for the both teams.
The Wizards set the record for the most points scored in an NBA regulation defeat with 158 points while the Rockets broke a franchise record for the highest points in a single game with 159 points.
The 2018 MVP James Harden was on fire over Wizards with 59 points and 9 assists.
Following his impressive performance, he scored at least 50 points for the 19th time in his career.
The Rockets' another star Russell Westbrook posted a triple-double with 17 points, 12 assists, and 10 rebounds while Clint Capela performed a double-double with 21 points and 12 rebounds.
On the losing side, Bradley Beal's 46 points and eight assists were not enough for a victory for the Wizards.
Here are Wednesday’s results in the NBA:
Orlando Magic – New York Knicks: 95-83
Philadelphia 76ers – Minnesota Timberwolves: 117-95
Cleveland Cavaliers – Chicago Bulls: 117-111
Toronto Raptors – Detroit Pistons: 125-113
Boston Celtics – Milwaukee Bucks: 116-105
Brooklyn Nets – Indiana Pacers: 108-118
Washington Wizards – Houston Rockets: 158-159
Oklahoma City Thunder – Portland Trail Blazers: 99-102
Utah Jazz – Los Angeles Clippers: 110-96
Sacramento Kings – Charlotte Hornets: 111-118
Golden State Warriors – Phoenix Suns: 110-121