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Houston Rockets Clinch Final Spot for Playoffs – Player Grades

Apr 13, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley (2) shoots against the Sacramento Kings in the second quarter at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 13, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets guard Patrick Beverley (2) shoots against the Sacramento Kings in the second quarter at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports
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On the last game of the season the Houston Rockets depended only on themselves to advance for post season. Standing in their way just a heavily shorthanded Sacramento Kings. Rockets did their part and set up a very anticipated WCF rematch with the Warriors.

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With the Sacramento Kings deciding to rest (?) Rudy Gay, Rajon Rondo, Marco Belinelli, DeMarcus Cousins and Omri Casspi in the last game of the season, let’s be honest: this game was just a formality. The Houston Rockets were handed their spot in the post season and completely demolished the “Sacramento Kings” from the get-go.

The Kings suited up only 7 players for this game.

Utah Jazz’s fans and players should probably be livid with the Kings by now with their decision. Even though to be fair the Los Angeles Clippers pulled off the same stuff, playing without 5 starters and ended up winning the game against the Jazz last week.

The Houston Rockets end up with a .500 record and the opportunity to face off against arguably one of the best team’s in NBA history in the first round of the playoffs – with no home advantage.

It’s “All In” Mode now Red Nation.

Rockets Player Grades

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

DONATAS MOTIEJUNAS. C. It’s undeniable the fact that <a href=. PF-C. Houston Rockets

B+. With no real challenge inside the paint, <a href=. C. Houston Rockets. DWIGHT HOWARD

A+. <a href=. SG. Houston Rockets. JAMES HARDEN

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

Best Reserve

I have a feeling that Michael Beasley will be in the starting lineup in the playoffs as he’s being held in a very strict playing time diet. Tonight he played mostly in the last quarter and got 10 points and 5 rebounds with absolutely no effort.. PF. Houston Rockets. MICHAEL BEASLEY. B

Best Opponent:

SG. Sacramento Kings. BEN MCLEMORE. A. Unleashed by the absence of Sacramento Kings star players, <a href=

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