Mar 29, 2015; Washington, DC, USA; Houston Rockets guard Corey Brewer (33) dribbles the ball against the Washington Wizards during the second half at Verizon Center. The Houston Rockets won 99 – 91. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports
4. Corey Brewer
Brewer is another player who didn’t necessarily “wow” anyone with his numbers but did the little things to supply wins. In the past four games, he has averaged 10 points, five boards and one steal. He’s the only player in the top five who comes off the bench. He earned his spot by picking up Harden’s momentum while Harden rests in the beginning of the second and fourth quarter of games.
As of late, the Rockets’ have struggled to maintain a lead that the starting group usually builds in the opening period. Brewer has usually been the guy to provide cover fire while the starters catch their breath. It’s been a bit harder for him to get going with some of his co-bench stars moving to the starting lineup due to the plethora of injuries but he’s still been providing much needed energy and buckets.
Brewer isn’t foreign to scoring. He has actually produced a season-high 26 points in February and last year, he demolished the Rockets by scoring a career-high 51 points. He takes from Harden in terms of being an one-man fast break. His timely and-one buckets are just enough to hold off opponents for the time being.
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