Houston Rockets Edge Clippers In Surprising One-Sided Affair – Player Grades

By Andre Cantalogo

This Saturday evening the Toyota Center hosted a surprisingly one-sided game between your Houston Rockets and the Los Angeles Clippers.

The Rockets arguably played their best first quarter of the season. Ball movement was great and the team managed to mount as much as a huge 21 point lead early. Rockets defense was also on point from the beginning as the team crashed the boards, got blocks and played overall great defense. After playing in a tough contested bout versus the Spurs last night suffice to say the Clippers appeared gassed and missed a lot of easy buckets helping the Rockets cause.

Had it not been for the the blatant grotesque interference of referees and Doc Rivers the game would’ve been decided by halftime. However with th much needed help of the “hack-a” strategy, Los Angeles got right back into the game. In the end that wasn’t enough as the Clippers tried to foul Howard, Capela and D-Mo but still couldn’t avoid the loss.

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Rockets Player Grades

TREVOR ARIZA. A. Great performance by <a href=. SF. Houston Rockets

B-. Despite some silly turnovers <a href=. C. Houston Rockets. CLINT CAPELA

Houston Rockets. DWIGHT HOWARD. A. Almost as if he had something to prove, <a href=. C

JAMES HARDEN. B+. Instead of being the scoring machine he is every night from the beginning, <a href=. SG. Houston Rockets

B. <a href=. PG. Houston Rockets. PATRICK BEVERLEY

Best Reserve

Houston Rockets. DONATAS MOTIEJUNAS. C+. <a href=. PF-C

Best Opponent:

A. It’s tough to find an answer for <a href=. PF. Los Angeles Clippers. BLAKE GRIFFIN

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