NBA: Harden scores 41 as Rockets keep rolling, beat Pelicans

New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis (23) and guard Jrue Holiday (11) try to steal the ball from Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) during the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Dec. 29, 2018, in New Orleans. Houston won 108-104. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

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.