NEW ORLEANS — James Harden scored 41 points, becoming the first NBA player since Oscar Robertson to record at least 35 points and five assists in seven consecutive games, to power the Houston Rockets to a 108-104 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans on Saturday night.

Harden had 26 points in the first half and reached 40 for the third straight game. He was 7-for-16 from 3-point range, made all 14 free throws and added six assists.

Anthony Davis looked sluggish a night after scoring a season-high 48 points in a victory over Dallas, taking only five shots in the first half and finishing with 22 points. Julius Randle led the Pelicans with 23 points and 11 rebounds.

Harden torched the Pelicans for 17 points in the first quarter and added nine more in the second as Houston took a 53-50 halftime lead. Harden's 26 first-half points were more than half of the Rockets' scoring. The next closest teammate in scoring was Austin Rivers with eight.

BUCKS 129, NETS 115: Giannis Antetokounmpo had 31 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists as host Milwaukee beat Brookln. Khris Middleton scored 29 points while Brook Lopez added 24 on 7-of-15 shooting from the 3-point arc. Milwaukee shot 49 percent from the field, including 21-of-51 (41 percent) from the 3-point line to extend their NBA-best record to 25-10. The Bucks have won three straight and seven of eight.

WIZARDS 130, HORNETS 126: Trevor Ariza scored 24 points and was one of seven Wizards double figures as host Washington beat Charlotte amid news that five-time All-Star guard John Wall will have season-ending surgery on his heel. Thomas Bryant added 21 points and 10 rebounds and Ariza had nine assists and seven rebounds for Washington, which won for the third time in 12 games. Tomas Satoransky scored 20 points and Bradley Beal added 19 for the Wizards. Kemba Walker scored points  for the Hornets.

JAZZ 129, KNICKS 97: Rudy Gobert had 25 points and 16 rebounds as host Utah beat New York. Dante Exum scored 13 points and had a career-high 13 assists in his first start of the season. Exum filled in for Ricky Rubio, who sat out with lower back and left knee injuries. Donovan Mitchell added 15 points and Kyle Korver chipped in 15 off the bench for the Jazz, who won for the sixth time in seven home games. The Jazz outscored New York 70-26 in the paint, matching a franchise record, and finished with a 60-35 rebounding advantage.