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Harden has 35 as Rockets down Nuggets 130-104

The Rockets were back to full strength after Harden missed his first game of the season because of a sprained right toe in a loss to New Orleans on Sunday.
Credit: AP
Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) shoots as Denver Nuggets forward Torrey Craig defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2019, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)

HOUSTON (AP) - James Harden had 35 points in his return after missing the last game with an injury to lead the Houston Rockets to a 130-104 win over the Denver Nuggets.

The Rockets were back to full strength after Harden missed his first game of the season because of a sprained right toe in a loss to New Orleans on Sunday. Clint Capela (bruised heel) and  Russell Westbrook (load management) also returned on Tuesday after sitting out on Sunday in the 127-112 defeat.

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