Around the NBA last night, James Harden demonstrated his worthiness with Houston by pouring in 37 points and providing a career-high 12 assists in the Rockets' 105-96 comeback win at Detroit. The Pistons led 83-72 early in the fourth quarter before Harden hit a three-pointer to ignite Houston's game-ending, 33-13 run. The NBA's Reigning Sixth Man of the Year was playing just four days after being acquired from Oklahoma City. And Portland handed the Lakers their second loss 116-106.
Elsewhere in the league Philadelphia 84, Denver 75; Indiana 90, Toronto 88; Chicago 93, Sacramento 87; San Antonio 99, New Orleans 95; Utah 113, Dallas 94; Golden State 87, Phoenix 85; L.A. Clippers 101, Memphis 92; Portland 116, L.A. Lakers 106. The Celtics will play their game at home tomorrow against Milwaukee.
Superstorm Sandy has caused the postponement of the Brooklyn Nets' first NBA regular-season game at Barclays Center. The NBA has agreed to reschedule Thursday night's game between the Nets and Knicks. The Barclays Center sits above a subway station and commuter rail terminal that have been affected by flooding from the storm, making it difficult, at best, for fans to get to the game. The Knicks are now slated to open their season at home tomorrow night against the Miami Heat. The Nets are still scheduled to host Toronto on Saturday night.
Meanwhile Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the NYC Marathon will go on as planned Sunday. Marathon organizers had been moving forward with planning but awaited final word from the city about whether holding the race would be safe and viable with flooding, power outages and transit shutdowns still afflicting the five boroughs.
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