Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Playing with heavy hearts, the Houston Rockets made their grieving head coach Kevin McHale proud in the team's first game since the death of his daughter.
Jeremy Lin and James Harden combined for 40 points and 22 assists in the Rockets' 117-101 win over the Toronto Raptors.
McHale's daughter Sasha passed away Saturday after a long battle with lupus, an auto-immune disease. She had been hospitalized with a related condition.
Lin, who has tallied nine assists and 12 turnovers in his last three games coming in, dished out 10 helpers to go along with 16 points and three giveaways in the win. Harden added 24 points and 12 assists for Houston, which has won three straight contests.
Lin took over the reigns at point guard this season for Kyle Lowry, who had been with Houston the previous three-plus seasons. Lowry had just seven points for Toronto, which has dropped five consecutive games.