ORLANDO, Fla. -- Gerald Green scored 27 points, Clint Capela had 21 points and eight rebounds and the Houston Rockets got by without NBA scoring leader James Harden, routing the Orlando Magic 116-98 on Wednesday night.
Harden was sidelined by a strained left hamstring.
Green made his first five 3-point shots and finished 7 for 10 from behind the arc for the Rockets, who were never behind and led by as many as 28 late in the third quarter.
The Magic (12-27) missed 16 of their first 18 shots and fell behind by 15 points before the end of the first quarter. A scoring burst by Hezonja kept them in the game in the second quarter but they could get no closer than nine.
Capela scored on a layup, a dunk and two free throws during the Rockets' 15-5 spurt at the outset of the second half, turning the game into a rout at 70-46.
Houston shot 44 percent (15 for 34) from 3-point range while Orlando shot 19 percent (6 for 31).
Rockets: The game was only the second missed by Harden in the last four seasons . . . After getting 10 points and five rebounds, Nene left the game with a bruised right knee.
Magic: F Jonathon Simmons left the game in the second quarter with back spasms and did not return.
Rockets: Host Golden State on Wednesday night.
Magic: Host Cleveland on Saturday night.