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Turnovers Cost Houston Rockets Game Versus Grizzlies

By Coty Davis

Just when you thought the Houston Rockets had turned their season around, they find a way to commit 23 turnovers costing them the game against the Memphis Grizzlies.

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Rockets Player Grades

JASON TERRY. D-. 2 points, 1 assists- If the Rockets want to get Lawson accustomed to their offense, starting Jason Terry is not the answer. He started for the second straight game and was no where near effective for Houston.. G. Houston Rockets

C. 22 points, 5 assists, 6 rebounds- Coming off his 45 point game Wednesday night, Harden’s performance was a big disappointment. He got off to a nice start scoring 6 points and playing some solid defense in the first quarter. However, at some point in the game Harden stopped playing as aggressive. At times Harden looked like he was just going through the motions. He was more aggressive in the 3rd scoring 8 points, but waited till they were down by 20.. SG. Houston Rockets. JAMES HARDEN

TREVOR ARIZA. A. 19 points, 4 rebounds, (7-10 fg)<span style=. SF. Houston Rockets

D. 10 points, 4 rebounds, (4-12 from the field) He was a non-factor in the first half. Although he had a solid second half, Jones still struggled from the field. Maybe Jones need to go back to the bench as it seems he has more of an impact playing with the second unit.<span style=. PF. Houston Rockets. TERRENCE JONES

12 points, 15 rebounds, 3 assists- Along side Ariza, Howard came out aggressive in the first half. It was nice to see the big man get more touches this game. If Houston want to be successful it’s key they continue to feed Howard as the season progresses. When Howard is getting his touches, he becomes a monster on the defensive end. Although he only had 2 blocks, Howard’s presence altered several of the Grizzlies shots inside. This was also Howard’s fifth double-double of the season.. B+. Houston Rockets. DWIGHT HOWARD. B-

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Best Reserve

B-. 5 points, 5 rebounds-The Rockets were down 63-43 when McDaniels finally entered the game. I felt his hustle and energy gave the Rockets a little hope as they cut the Grizzlies’ lead to 9 points. Coach Bickerstaff needs to find more minutes for McDaniels. . SF. Houston Rockets. KJ MCDANIELS

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A. 26 points, 3 rebounds, 5 assists-Well this is not a surprise. He had a 37-year old Jason Terry guarding him, so of course he had a great game.. PG. Memphis Grizzlies. MIKE CONLEY

With the Knicks beating Oklahoma City and coming to Houston tomorrow night, this is not a team the Rockets can take for granted.

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