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Houston Rockets: Player grades against the Indiana Pacers

HOUSTON, TX - NOVEMBER 29: Chris Paul #3 of the Houston Rockets and James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets during the national anthem before the game against the Indiana Pacers on November 29, 2017 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - NOVEMBER 29: Chris Paul #3 of the Houston Rockets and James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets during the national anthem before the game against the Indiana Pacers on November 29, 2017 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)
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HOUSTON, TX – NOVEMBER 29: Houston Rockets huddle before the game against the Indiana Pacers on November 29, 2017 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX – NOVEMBER 29: Houston Rockets huddle before the game against the Indiana Pacers on November 29, 2017 at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2017 NBAE (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Rockets have now won 6 in a row after ANOTHER blowout victory.

169. . 97. 100. 118

The Houston Rockets (17-4) were challenged for most of the game by a tough up-and-coming Indiana Pacers (12-10) squad. They kept James Harden under control for 2 and a half quarters, but eventually, the Beard was going to break free.

James Harden finished with 29 points, 8 rebounds & 10 assists. That puts his November numbers at 34.9 points and 10.1 assists per game. Player of the Month? We’ll get more into Harden’s performance in the player grades.

It was a close game for the most part with the Rockets leading 54-49 at halftime. They then went on to hit 14 second-half 3-pointers (!!!) and eventually broke away from the Pacers. Indiana’s Thaddeus Young was the standout performer for them, totaling 23 points on 11/15 shooting.

The Rockets finish their almost-perfect month at 12-1. The only game within 14 points was against the Cleveland Cavs when the Rockets won 117-113. Still then, the Rockets had a 20 point lead in that game. This team is scary good and can blow away opponents if they are not ready.

Let’s get into the player grades, shall we?

Next: All-Star guards

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