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Harden leads Rockets' rout of Cavs

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HOUSTON (AP) - James Harden scored 20 points, Chandler Parsons and Omer Asik added 13 points apiece and the Houston Rockets routed the cold-shooting Cleveland Cavaliers 116-78 on Friday night.

Thomas Robinson scored 15 points and Greg Smith grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds off the bench for the Rockets, who stayed in the No. 7 spot in the Western Conference. Asik also grabbed 11 rebounds for Houston, which has won 4 of 5 games on its current homestand.

Shaun Livingston scored 14 points for the Cavaliers, who've dropped five in a row and 9 of their last 11 games.

Cleveland failed to reach 20 points in each of the last three quarters and shot 36% (31 of 86) for the game. Houston also had a 54-32 edge in rebounds.

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