Harden's 19 points help Rockets over Mavericks 109-82

HOUSTON (AP) — James Harden had 19 points and five assists in the first half and the Houston Rockets went on to a 109-82 preseason victory over the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday night.

Harden and Patrick Beverley, who made four 3-pointers, were Houston's only two regulars in the starting lineup one night after the Rockets (1-1) started all their top players in their preseason opener at Memphis.

John Jenkins had 19 points for Dallas (0-2), while J.J. Barea had 14 points and Charlie Villanueva added 10 points and six rebounds.

Corey Brewer had 16 points for the Rockets and K.J. McDaniels added 13.