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Houston Rockets Continue Winning Streak vs. Kings

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After a strong first quarter, the Houston Rockets are finally looking like the championship contending team fans thought they were. Although they got a little too comfortable and took the Kings for granted, they closed the Kings out late in the fourth.

The Rockets two superstars Dwight Howard and James Harden played one of their best game as a unstoppable dynamic duo.

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Rockets Player Grades

A+. 22 points, 18 rebounds, 2 blocks- With his biggest fan from Korea in attendance,  Howard picked the perfect game to show why he is still an elite player in this league. Within the first half, Howard had already pulled down more rebounds than his previous four games with 11 boards. Not only did Howard dominate on the glass, but on the offensive end as well scoring 8 first half points. It has been a while since Houston seen this level of play from Superman. Hopefully, The Rockets will give Howard more touches moving forward. On the defensive side, Howard was a nightmare for Kings’ all-star<a href=. C. Houston Rockets. DWIGHT HOWARD

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D. 8 points, 3 rebounds, 2 steals- Although he has become one of the Rockets most consistent players, tonight was not a good game for Capela. Plain and simple. Although D-Mo is back, Bickerstaff should keep Capela starting at power forward. . C. Houston Rockets. CLINT CAPELA

12 points, 4 rebounds, 4/13 FG-<span style=. SF. Houston Rockets. TREVOR ARIZA. C

A+. 31 points, 9 assists, 2 rebounds- After his go-ahead basket vs the Mavs Friday night, it was shocking that Harden had a quiet start to the game. At some moments, it was easy to forget Harden was on the floor. Late in the second he started to heat up where he scored six of his 11 first half points. However, when the Rockets needed him most, Harden showed his true MVP form in the second half. It was another great all around game for the bearded man!. SG. Houston Rockets. JAMES HARDEN

Buckets. Second half on ROOT.

B-. 12 points, 2 asisists, 1 rebounds- Within the first seven minutes, Beverley scored half of the Rockets points. Never been the biggest Beverley supporter, but have to admit he is one of the heart and soul of this team. Hate to admit it, but the Rockets offense runs a lot smoother with Beverley in as the starter.. PG. Houston Rockets. PATRICK BEVERLEY

 

Best Reserve:

PF-C. Houston Rockets. DONATAS MOTIEJUNAS. C-. 0 points, 1 rebounds- With all due respect to Terrence Jones, the Rockets best reserve this game was D-Mo! After missing eight months due to a back injury, it was so nice to see Motiejunas back in action again in Houston.However, in a surprise to no one, D-Mo was out of sync looking like a nervous rookie in the first game of his career. Although he did not score, Motiejunas gave fans a glimpse of why he was dearly miss with his hustle plays. Yea, this is a game Motiejunas would like to forget, but it is was good to see him play again. Welcome Back D-Mo!!

Best Opponent:

Sacramento Kings. RAJON RONDO. A. 13 points, 19 assists, 4 steals- Well, this is not a surprise. After the disappointing stint with the Mavs, Rondo has returned to his all-star form. He has always been a great playmaker, but this season has improved as a better scorer. For the first time in his career, his shooting has become a threat to his opponents.  . PG

Next: Expectations For Motiejunas

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