Howard, Millsap lead Hawks to 112-97 win over Rockets
Atlanta Hawks center Dwight Howard (8) reacts after being called for a foul during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Houston Rockets on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland)
By CHARLES ODUM AP Sports Writer
ATLANTA (AP) - Dwight Howard had 20 points and 14 rebounds in his first game against his former Houston teammates, Paul Millsap scored 23 points and the Atlanta Hawks beat the Rockets 112-97 on Saturday night.
The Hawks' scoring was unusually top-heavy. Kent Bazemore shook out of his early season scoring slump with 20 points.
James Harden scored 30 points and continued his hot start to the season by making 10 of 19 shots. He had 12 assists and nine rebounds.
Most of Harden's scoring came in the first half, when he had 24 points and all of his four 3-pointers in the game.
Harden has recorded at least 30 points and 10 assists in four of Houston's first six games.
Atlanta led most of the game as it snapped a streak of two straight losses.
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