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Rockets wait out delay, hold off Wizards

Washington, DC ( - In what turned out to be one of the most bizarre NBA games in recent memory, James Harden scored 25 points with eight rebounds and five assists and the Houston Rockets fended off a furious Washington comeback attempt for a 114-107 win over the Wizards from a faulty Verizon Center.

The game was delayed at the start of the second and third quarters due to a leak in the Verizon Center roof that continuously dripped water onto the floor at halfcourt near the scorer's table.

Dwight Howard scored 23 points with seven rebounds and Terrence Jones recorded a double-double of 19 points and 17 rebounds for Houston, winners in three of its last four games. Jeremy Lin chipped in 18 points and eight assists in the win.

John Wall and Trevor Ariza registered double-doubles in Washington's fourth straight loss at home, as each scored 23 points. Wall added 10 assists and Ariza grabbed 14 rebounds

Kevin Seraphin added 18 points off the bench for the Wizards, while Bradley Beal scored 13 points in the loss.

01/11 22:44:26 ET