Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports
After a disappointing lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday, the Milwaukee Bucks were the perfect medicine to help forget that game ever happened. The Houston Rockets cruised to an easy win 114-104.
The night belonged to Terrence Jones who scored a career high 36 points. Jones also pulled down 11 boards leading to his thirteenth double-double of the year. Jones’s 21 points on a perfect 7-7 shooting in the second quarter was the best scoring quarter by a Rockets player this season. Terrence is also the second youngest player in Rockets history to post a 30 point game (22 years, 9days). Hakeem Olajuwon netted 42 points at 21 years, 320 days.
In the 4th quarter Jones had an incredible block on a O.J.Mayo three-pointer, then managed to get the rebound, take off down the court, spin into the paint and finish with a nice finger roll. Jones was 14-20 from the field, and 7-10 from the free throw line.
Dwight Howard also had a solid game finishing with 20 points, and 14 boards, and his second three-pointer of the season, doubling his career makes from downtown. Who saw that coming?
Houston also got 22 points from James Harden, and a solid defensive effort all game leading to 5 steals.
Here is a nice oop from Harden to Jones:
The Rockets next opponent is Monday against the Portland Trail Blazers, and good news is Patrick Beverley will make his return to the roster.