Rockets send Hawks to eighth straight loss

9:40 p.m Friday, Nov. 3, 2017 Sports
James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets looks to drive against Taurean Prince #12 of the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on November 3, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The Rockets and star guard James Harden sent the Hawks to their eighth consecutive loss with a 119-104 victory on Friday at Philips Arena. 

Harden had 29 points and 11 assists for the Rockets (7-3). Houston led 36-25 after one quarter and extended the lead to 69-51 at halftime while making 11 of 22 three-point attempts. 

The Hawks (1-8) couldn’t trim the deficit to less than 13 points in the second half. Kent Bazemore led the Hawks with 18 points.

The Hawks’ eight-game losing streak is the longest since they also lost eight in a row during the 2013-14 season, Mike Budenholzer’s first as the head coach. The Hawks had two losing streaks of seven games last season.

Find more Hawks coverage by Michael Cunningham at atlantahawks.blog.myajc.com.

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