Harden was 14-for-28 from the field and 16-for-20 at the line in his third career game with 50 or more points.He is averaging 36.2 points in his last five games."Just in attack mode," he said."Taking my shots, being aggressive."Philadelphia moved one loss away from matching the New Jersey Nets' NBA-worst mark of 18 losses to open a season.One day removed from a Boston nightclub altercation, rookie Jahlil Okafor had 11 points and six rebounds."There's a growing belief in that locker room that they can do the things needed to win."Down by two with less than 3 seconds remaining, Covington intentionally missed a free throw that was rebounded by Houston's Dwight Howard.OKAFOR'S SITUATIONThe 76ers offered no new comment on Okafor's Thursday morning altercation at a Boston nightclub."We've heard some things, but in fairness to everybody here, there's not much more we're going to comment on, at this point," Brown said.
Facing an 11-point deficit to start the fourth quarter, the 76ers opened the period on a 24-8 run to take a five-point lead."In past situations this year, we didn't handle those situations well," Rockets coach J.Harden led the Rockets to one of their best shooting performances of the season, helping Houston win for just the second time in its last nine games.The previous record was also matched by the 76ers in 2013-14.Robert Covington had 28 points and eight steals for Philadelphia, which made a franchise-record 16 3-pointers in 35 attempts.The Sixers have dropped 27 in a row dating to last season for the longest losing streak in major U.