Click photo to enlargeHouston Rockets’ James Harden points upward after hitting a three-point shot against the Denver Nuggets in the final seconds of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 19, 2015, in Houston. Harden scored a career-high 50 points and grabbed 10 rebounds. The Rockets won 118-108. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)HOUSTON (AP) — Even the biggest stars of the Houston Rockets’ past couldn’t outshine James Harden on Thursday night. Harden scored a career-high 50 points with 10 rebounds to lead the Rockets to a 118-108 win over the Denver Nuggets on a night when the team celebrated the 20th anniversary of the franchise’s back-to-back NBA titles in 1994 and 1995. Harden got a boost by knowing players such as Hakeem Olajuwon and Clyde Drexler were watching from the front row. “That’s a special group right there,” Harden said. “We’re trying to build something special like they did (and) to play a game in front of them was definitely an honor.”Denver Nuggets’ Danilo Gallinari, center, drives to the basket between Houston Rockets defenders Patrick Beverley (2) and Josh Smith in the first half of an NBA basketball game Thursday, March 19, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan) (Pat Sullivan/AP) It was the ninth time a Rocket has reached 50 points and the first time since Olajuwon had 51 against the Celtics on Jan. 18, 1996. Harden eclipsed his previous career-best of 46, set in 2013, on a free throw with about a minute remaining. On Houston’s next possession, Trevor Ariza found him in the corner and he swished a 3 under heavy pressure, to make it 50. “It just looked so easy,” Ariza said. “It was like he just woke up and walked out there and had 50. That’s how easily he scored the basketball.” Harden broke into a huge smile when asked about the 3-pointer that capped his big night. “Many, my teammates are amazing,” he said. “Trevor noticed what was going … dribbled right at me, I just said: ‘I’m going to let it fly’ and it went in.” Six straight points by the Nuggets cut the lead to 8 with about five minutes left when the Rockets made the next five points, capped by a step back … – Click Here To Visit Article Source