Harris, Aminu lead as balanced Mavs hold off Rockets 111-100

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DALLAS (AP) -- Devin Harris scored 17 points, Al-Farouq Aminu set season highs with 17 points and 12 rebounds, and the balanced Dallas Mavericks held on to beat the Houston Rockets 111-100 Friday night.
 
Rajon Rondo scored 13 points in his second game back from a broken bone near his left eye as the Mavericks bounced back a night after a blowout loss at Oklahoma City in their return from the All-Star break.
 
James Harden scored 26 to lead the Rockets, who were playing for the first time in nine days and warmed up from 3-point range to cut a 20-point, fourth-quarter deficit to five before falling short.
 
Monta Ellis had a driving layup to start a game-clinching run and finished with 12 points after struggling for two games following a hip injury.



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