Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Trading James Harden in the offseason came back to haunt the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night.
Harden poured in a career-high 46 points against his former team, including 16 in the final frame, to lift the Houston Rockets to a 122-119 come-from-behind victory over the Thunder at Toyota Center.
The third overall pick in the 2009 Draft knocked down a career-high seven 3- pointers and added eight rebounds and six assists to help Houston earn its fifth straight home victory.
Jeremy Lin followed with 29 points and eight assists, while Chandler Parsons chipped in 17 points in the victory.
Kevin Durant recorded his second career triple-double with 16 points, 12 boards and 11 assists, but it wasn't enough, as Oklahoma City dropped its third straight contest.
Russell Westbrook and Thabo Sefolosha each posted 28 points in defeat.