Lillard has triple-double and Blazers beat Rockets 125-112

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By ANNE M. PETERSON

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) Damian Lillard had 36 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds for his first career triple-double, and the Portland Trail Blazers spoiled James Harden’s return after a two-game absence, beating the Houston Rockets 125-112. Lillard scored 30-plus points for his sixth straight game, a franchise record. The crowd at the Moda Center roared and gave Lillard a standing ovation when he got his final rebound with just under a minute left. Russell Westbrook led the Rockets with 39 points, extending his streak of games with 20-plus points to 21. He also had 10 rebounds.

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