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Houston Rockets dismantle wounded Grizzlies-Player Grades

Mar 14, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) dribbles the ball during the second quarter against the Memphis Grizzlies at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 14, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) dribbles the ball during the second quarter against the Memphis Grizzlies at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
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After their five-game east coast road trip, the Houston Rockets began a three-game homestand Monday against the Grizzlies.

After the disappointing loss to the Charlotte Hornets, the Houston Rockets (34-33) dismantled the wounded Memphis Grizzlies in a 49 point victory. Thanks to the sharpshooting of Patrick Beverley and Trevor Ariza, Houston took a commanding first quarter lead and never looked back.

By halftime, the Rockets held a 24 point lead. Midway through the third quarter, Houston cleared the bench with the game well in hand. Despite playing a Memphis team who was missing nine of their core players, it was still a great win for the Rockets.

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Rockets Player Grades

DWIGHT HOWARD. B. <a href=. C. Houston Rockets

A+. FINALLY! This is the player Rockets fans fell in love with. <a href=. PF-C. Houston Rockets. DONATAS MOTIEJUNAS

B. Another great night for Mr. Reliable. During the first 12 minutes, Ariza had his highest-scoring quarter of the season with 14 points. As his shots fell on one end of the court, his defense was great on the other. Overall, great night for Ariza. 16 points, 2 rebounds, 1 steals.. SF. Houston Rockets. TREVOR ARIZA

Houston Rockets. JAMES HARDEN. B. No player enjoyed playing against the Grizzlies more than <a href=. SG

B. After working out with the guy he calls “the shot doctor”, <a href=. PG. Houston Rockets. PATRICK BEVERLEY

Best Reserve

A. Just about any of the Rockets bench players could have received this honor. However, with one rebound shy of a double-double<a href=. PF. Houston Rockets. MICHAEL BEASLEY

Best Opponent:

Memphis Grizzlies. JARELL MARTIN. A. What is there to say about a team who got beat by 49 points. <a href=. PF

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