The Houston Rockets were simply too much for Dirk Nowitizki and the Dallas Mavericks.
The Houston Rockets (3-0) took care of business against the Dallas Mavericks (0-3) on an eventful Saturday night.
Let’s see some of the night’s stats:
James Harden: 29 points, 3 rebounds, 7 assists
Eric Gordon: 18 points, 2 assists
Clint Capela: 13 points, 10 rebounds
Nene Hilario: 14 points, 2 rebounds, 6/6 from the floor
The Rockets pulled away early on in this game. By the end of the 3rd quarter the Rockets were up by 34 and it was basically over by then. While Luc Mbah a Moute and P.J. Tucker were relatively quiet, Nene provided energy and toughness that would help seal the game. However, the Rockets still struggled with their 3-point shooting. As a team, Houston shot 11/47 from the 3-point line.
While Dirk Nowitizki’s name appears on the box score, he looks nothing like the former the Finals MVP. In just 17 minutes of action, Nowitizki scored 2 points on 1/8 shooting and 5 rebounds.
Defensively, the Rockets remained solid. Tucker and Mbah a Moute had 2 steals each, while Nene and Capela patrolled the paint area.
Chris Paul missed his second consecutive game with the bruised knee and it is likely he will be out for at least another two weeks.
Overall, a solid victory for the Rockets as the young season progresses. This team looks like they’re ready for an amazing season.
Zhou Qi was in the house tonight. The big fella made his presence known with this block:
Glad to have you on the squad, big fella!
Harden and Nene connected for this thunderous slam:
Finally, “The Beard” had it going all game.
— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) October 22, 2017
A hard night’s work done in 29 minutes.
Finally, from all of us at Space City Scoop, congrats to the Houston Astros on a magnificent Game 7 performance! Best of luck in the World Series, and win it all fellas!