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Houston Rockets Lose After Poor First Half – Player Grades

Mar 27, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) looks to dribble the ball while Indiana Pacers guard George Hill (3) defends in the first half of the game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 27, 2016; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) looks to dribble the ball while Indiana Pacers guard George Hill (3) defends in the first half of the game at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports
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Two teams struggling to hold their spots for this year’s postseason, the Houston Rockets and Indiana Pacers, faced each other in a battle of 7th placed teams on Easter Sunday.

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With both teams desperately needing the win to remain well placed in the playoff race, the match at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse was a good one with the home team keeping the Houston Rockets in the backseat of the game for a long time.

While the Rockets insisted on firing three points shots that weren’t falling (laughable 11% at the half, 2-for-18) the Pacers took advantage of offensive rebounds and from a great percentage of their own three point shots.

Houston gave a valiant effort relying on defense and a couple bench players in the third and fourth quarter but ultimately paid the price for their poor first half and ended up losing.

Rockets Player Grades

Houston Rockets. TREVOR ARIZA. A. There are no easy days in your life if you are <a href=. SF

DONATAS MOTIEJUNAS. C+. I’m not entirely sure what’s the plan with <a href=. PF-C. Houston Rockets

C+. Probably wanting to send a sign to the rest of the league that he still can be relevant after a couple of disastrous performances, <a href=. C. Houston Rockets. DWIGHT HOWARD

Houston Rockets. JAMES HARDEN. A+. Never mind the first two quarters, James Harden entered into <strong>beast mode</strong> in the third quarter and looked unstoppable as he consecutively posted 10 points in a row for the Houston Rockets. He was also the only Rocket who was having success finding the bottom of the net from the three point line. This man needs a talented player who actually cares by his side. 34 points, 8 assists, 8 rebounds. SG

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

Best Reserve

C. Houston Rockets. CLINT CAPELA. B. <a href=

Best Opponent:

A. When your opponent’s best player finishes off the <span style=. SF. Indiana Pacers. PAUL GEORGE

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