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Rockets vs. Grizzlies recap: Series ends on an even note

Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images
Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images
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The Houston Rockets end the season series with the Memphis Grizzlies on the end of a 105-83 victory.

The Rockets (13-4) held the pesky Memphis Grizzlies (7-8) to a season low 83 points, all while wrapping up the season series at 2-2. The team had double-digit scoring from five different players, including a now healthy Chris Paul.

Stats of the night

James Harden: 29 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists

CP3: 17 points, 6 assists, 4/7 from three in 24 minutes

Clint Capela: 17 points, 13 rebounds, 3 blocks

Recap

While the team has had its struggles from 3-point line, the trend of good shooting continued as the Rockets shot 41.9% from the perimeter. Harden alone was 6-12 from deep. With a healthy CP3 back, the offense for the Rockets should continue to roll.

The growth of Clint Capela continues strong. While he was doing fine with Harden, having CP3 back should only keep getting better. Also, the man has been a beast down low for the Rockets, providing solid rim protection all season.

Also on display was a much better defensive effort. Overall, the Rockets held Memphis to 25.9 percent from beyond the arc and frustrated the likes of Marc Gasol all night. Mike Conley missed tonight’s game with an Achilles injury and Brandan Wright injured his right groin during the second quarter.

Highlights

James Harden kicks it out to Chris Paul for three. Get used to this link up:

https://twitter.com/HoustonRockets/status/932074947492622337

Its great to see a glimpse of these two working together. Should be fun the rest of the way.

James Harden has been putting defenders on skates all season:

https://twitter.com/HoustonRockets/status/932057843947196418

Does anyone have more killer moves than the Beard? I don’t think so.

Clint Capela has been airborne a lot this season:

AIR CAPELA ✈️ pic.twitter.com/hwFXxam9ra

— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) November 19, 2017

To think we didn’t know about this guy 3 years ago. He’s growing before our own eyes.

Next up

The Rockets won’t play again until Wednesday, November 22nd. They’ll welcome the Denver Nuggets to Toyota Center that evening. Overall, great victory and here’s to more!

Next: Eric Gordon will attempt to repeat as the Sixth Man of the Year

See you next year, Memphis!

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