James Harden scored a season-high 44 points to help the host Houston Rockets cruise to a 110-95 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers on Monday night and snap a two-game skid.

The Trail Blazers were without leading scorer and rebounder LaMarcus Aldridge, who missed the game with an upper-respiratory illness, and had their five-game winning streak snapped.

Spurs 125, Clippers 118- Tony Parker scored 26 points in his return from a five-game absence, igniting host San Antonio to a season-high 37 assists and a victory over Los Angeles. San Antonio shot a season-high 64 percent from the field in snapping a four-game skid.

Bulls 129, Raptors 120 - Derrick Rose scored 29 points, Jimmy Butler added 27 points and 11 rebounds, and host Chicago snapped Toronto's six-game winning streak. Rose scored 15 of the Bulls' franchise-record 49 points in the fourth quarter.

Hornets 110, Nuggets 82 - Al Jefferson scored 22 points, Kemba Walker added 18 points and nine assists, and host Charlotte extended its winning streak to a season-high three games with a victory over Denver. Rookie P.J. Hairston recorded his first career double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.

- Associated Press