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Houston Rockets Lose a Critical Game in Dallas – Player Grades

Apr 6, 2016; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks center Salah Mejri (50) guards Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) during the first half at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 6, 2016; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks center Salah Mejri (50) guards Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) during the first half at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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With a coveted post season spot on the line Texan rivals Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks battled it out with the home team coming out on top.

As the end of regular season rapidly approaches and with only a handful of games left, these last two weeks of basketball are building up to be one of the most exciting in years with a lot of spots still up for grabs.

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With both teams still fighting for the final spots in the playoffs the game at Dallas this Wednesday had all the makings for an exciting and emotional match.

Motivated by the win against OKC and with a few tweaks to the rotation, the Houston Rockets started the game with a lot of intensity.

Riding on the back of J.J. Barea the entire game the Mavericks managed to stay in the game and after some very dubious calls managed to win the game and likely Houston Rockets spot in the playoffs as well.

The Houston Rockets have become a predictable team with limited options and very few plays. Once again I say: this team and this “coach” do not deserve to be in the playoffs.

Rockets Player Grades

B. <a href=. SF. Houston Rockets. TREVOR ARIZA

B. Okay, I did not see this one coming. Opting to start the game with a smaller lineup, Bickerstaff surprised a lot of people with this choice. <a href=. SF. Houston Rockets. KJ MCDANIELS

A-. I’m not exactly sure if that’s the real reason but immediately after Zaza Pachulia grabbed an offensive rebound and scored on <a href=. C. Houston Rockets. DWIGHT HOWARD

Houston Rockets. JAMES HARDEN. B. With all due respect to Wesley Matthews who’s probably one of the best at guarding <a href=. SG

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

Best Reserve

MICHAEL BEASLEY. B+. To be fair, the Houston Rockets bench didn’t even give <a href=. PF. Houston Rockets

Best Opponent:

PG. Dallas Mavericks. J.J. BAREA. A. I’m not sure if it’s the Houston Rockets that brings the best out of <a href=

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