WASHINGTON -- James Harden was not about to let one rough half ruin his evening.And the Houston Rockets star guard figures he has enough help around the court that the points are bound to flow for himself and the rest of his team.Harden set aside a slow start to finish with 32 points and 15 assists -- his fourth straight 30-10 game -- and led the Rockets past the slumping Washington Wizards 114-106 on Monday night.Chemistry with everybody is getting there, Harden said after helping Houston improve to 4-3, with help from Ryan Andersons 23 points, Trevor Arizas 15 and Clint Capelas 14. Its just predicated on me making the right decision.Washingtons John Wall broke Hall of Fame center Wes Unselds franchise record for career assists before getting ejected with 33.3 seconds left and his team trailing by five en route to falling to 1-5.Official Marc Davis explained the reason for Walls second technical foul this way via a pool report: After granting the team a timeout, I felt that there was contact and that he bumped me. I wasnt certain of his intent. I told him to watch himself. He looked over his shoulder and used vulgarity and inappropriate language.Wall left with 21 points and eight assists.I didnt do a good job of helping us win, he said.Harden shot just 1 for 4 and had five turnovers in the opening period, which ended with Washington ahead 30-23, and had only seven points by halftime.But he got more and more involved at the offensive end and scored eight consecutive Houston points in one stretch of the fourth quarter, including half of a 12-0 run that gave the Rockets a 106-95 lead with a little more than 3 1/2 minutes left.He uses his body well. Hes a strong guy. He gets away with a few push-offs, here and there, but thats just the nature of his character, Washingtons Bradley Beal said. Got to give credit where its due: He was struggling in the first half, pretty much almost the whole game, until the last quarter and a half.Harden, who entered the day leading the NBA in assists at 12.3 per game and fourth in scoring average at 31.5 points, made all 11 free throws against Washington.Hes not going to go through a whole game where hes not back on track to a degree, Rockets coach Mike DAntoni said.TIP-INSRockets: Harden scored at least 40 points both times Houston faced Washington last season. ... Fs Ariza and Nene both used to play for Washington. Nene, who went from the Wizards to the Rockets this offseason, was greeted with applause when he entered as a substitute in the first quarter; he finished with four points and four rebounds in 21 minutes.Wizards: F Markieff Morris missed his first nine shots and wound up with seven points on 3-for-14 shooting.WALLS RECORDWall entered the game three assists shy of the club mark of 3,822 assists and tied it in the first quarter. Wall then eclipsed Unseld by feeding Beal during a 12-2 stretch to open the third quarter. It dont mean nothing to me right now, because I didnt win the game, said Wall, in his seventh NBA season since being the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 draft. But its an honor, and I have a lot of basketball left to play.UP NEXTRockets: Wrap up a five-game trip at the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday.Wizards: Their home stand continues with a game against the Boston Celtics and Al Horford -- whom Washington hoped to land as a free agent -- on Wednesday, followed by a game against LeBron James and the defending NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers on Friday. The Wizards lost all four games against the Celtics last season.---Follow Howard Fendrich on Twitter at http://twitter.com/HowardFendrich Wholesale Cardinals Jerseys . -- Jonathan Drouin gave Halifax the boost it needed to edge host Sherbrooke Phoenix 3-2 in a shootout in Quebec Major Junior Hockey League action. Jose Martinez Cardinals Jersey . 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The San Diego transplant admits, though, that she couldnt live without her coffee or occasional ice cream.Nichols shares her go-to miso salmon meal, with a side of quinoa and kale salad:Day and time: Before or after training, usually in the afternoon/eveningPlace: San Diego, California, my home base since 2015What Im eating: Miso salmon with kale salad and quinoa sidesWhose recipe: I adapted it from a recipe on the website CChefDeHome.ddddddddddddhy Im eating it: I love this recipe for a couple of reasons. First of all, kale and quinoa go together like peanut butter and jelly. The combo has got all my favorite flavors and nutrients! Quinoa is a great source of protein and carbs and kale has the leafy green, energetic nutrients I need to feel great. And the best part -- the miso-glazed salmon! Low-carb, high-protein and gluten-free makes it a healthy meal that will sit well before or after training.The recipe:For salmon: 1 tablespoon ginger (fresh grated) 1 pound salmon (approx. 3 fillets) 3 tablespoons miso paste 2 tablespoons maple syrup 1 teaspoon sesame oil 2 tablespoons white wine 1/4 teaspoon black pepper Oil spraySlice fillets vertically. Coat salmon in miso paste, then marinate for 5 minutes before skewering and broiling for approximately 4-6 minutes until golden brown on the edges.For lemon-sesame kale salad: 1/2 pound kale 1 teaspoon sesame oil 1 tablespoon lemon juice Salt and pepper to tasteMix all ingredients together, toss and set aside to serve with salmon. ' ' '