Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
A new rivalry may be brewing between the Houston Rockets and the Golden State Warriors after what happened last week, but the Rockets are dominating it so far this season, beating the Warriors 116-107.
It was a gutsy performance by James Harden who went into the game as a game time decision due to a knee injury. He did in fact play with a knee brace but in the 3rd quarter Harden turned his ankle badly driving to the hoop. He came out the game but later returned. He finished with 27 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals in 39 minutes. He has already been ruled out tomorrow night against the Los Angeles Clippers.
The player of the game was definitely Chandler Parsons. He was very close to having a triple-double with 21 points, 9 assists and 8 rebounds. He lead his team throughout to a huge win just two days before the All-Star break.
Omer Asik did what he always does, finishing with 13 points and 15 rebounds while outplaying Andrew Bogut.
Jeremy Lin also had a great game distributing the ball. He finished with a double-double with 14 points and 10 assists. But the biggest stat of all was the 0 turnovers to his 10 assists. That’s an incredible stat-line for a point guard.
I’m not quite sure if you can name a better shooter in the game today than Stephen Curry. He finished with 27 points on 10-19 shooting, 5 rebounds and 6 assists in 35 minutes.
The Rockets will have one more game tomorrow night before the All-Star break on Thursday. They will face the Los Angeles Clippers without superstar James Harden. The rest of the team will need to step up in order to go into the break with a winning streak.