DALLAS (AP) - Chandler Parsons scored 26 points and the Houston Rockets held on to beat the Dallas Mavericks 117-115 Wednesday night, knocking off a Texas rival for the second straight day without James Harden.
Seven Rockets scored in double figures on a night when they had just 10 players in uniform. Dwight Howard had 21 points, and Jeremy Lin had 18 and seven assists.
The Mavericks cut a 12-point deficit with 4:08 remaining to just two and had a chance to win, but Jose Calderon missed a pair of 3-point tries in the final seconds.
Dirk Nowitzki had 38 points and a season-high 17 rebounds, but was the only Dallas starter in double figures.