The Houston Rockets led by 13 points after the first quarter of action and didn't look back, as the visitors defeated the San Antonio Spurs 102-91 in Texas.
Leading the way for the Rockets was James Harden, as the Western Conference All-Star scored a game high 28 points while pulling down two rebounds and passing out 11 assists for a double-double for the game.
The Rockets, 29/20 to win the Western Conference, have, this season, slowly taken the mantle of best team in Texas from San Antonio, as Houston continues to be the second best team in the Western Conference with a record of 37-13 on the campaign.
The visitors are now on a three game winning streak and have won eight of their past 10 contests.
The AT & T Center is a rare arena to score a win, as the Spurs lost for just the fifth time in the building this season.
San Antonio was led by Danny Green, with the 30 year old small forward from New York City scoring a team high 22 points while passing out three assists and grabbing six rebounds for the game.
The Spurs continue to be without star small forward Kawhi Leonard, as the franchise player remains out with a right quadriceps injury.
Houston will now travel to Cleveland to take on the struggling Cavaliers on Saturday at the Quicken Loans Arena.
It's the second contest of a four-game road swing that concludes with games against the Brooklyn Nets and the Miami Heat.
Meanwhile the Spurs will look to bounce back as they welcome the Utah Jazz to Texas on Saturday.
The Rockets are 11/4 to win the NBA title with the Cleveland Cavaliers 9/2 and the Spurs priced at 4999/1.
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