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Houston Rockets: Player grades against the Utah Jazz

HOUSTON, TX - DECEMBER 16: Eric Gordon #10 of the Houston Rockets drives to the basket against Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks on December 16, 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 - DECEMBER 16: Eric Gordon #10 of the Houston Rockets drives to the basket against Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks on December 16, 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 – DECEMBER 16: Eric Gordon #10 of the Houston Rockets drives to the basket against Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks on December 16, 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 – DECEMBER 16: Eric Gordon #10 of the Houston Rockets drives to the basket against Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks on December 16, 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 had a comeback victory with a side of blowout tonight against the Jazz to pick up their 14th straight win.

The Houston Rockets won yet again, this time outscoring the Utah Jazz 41-15 in the final quarter to pick up the victory. This marks the 14th win in a row for the red-hot Rockets.

Most everyone on the Rockets was terrific, but especially the guards. Chris Paul, James Harden, & Eric Gordon seemed to carry at times for the team.

The Jazz had some good stat lines. Rodney Hood, notable Rockets-killer, dropped 26 points and 4 assists. Joe Ingles dropped 17 points with just 1 made shot from deep, a rarity for him. Finally, Ricky Rubio had 14 points and 4 assists but got his ankles destroyed by the Beard. We’ll get to that in a minute.

Let’s go over some of the notable performances for the Rockets tonight, starting with the player of the game:

Player of the Game

A+. Eric Gordon came up huge for the Rockets and fueled their comeback and the strong fourth quarter. He had a career-high 7 made 3-pointers, including a streak of 3 straight to give the Rockets a lead. <p>EG had a total of 33 points on a very efficient 12/18 shooting. He committed no turnovers and was just plain electric for most of the night. Without his 17 fourth-quarter points, the Rockets could have been in some serious trouble.</p> <p>For his efforts, Eric Gordon gets an A+ rating. Tonight was yet another great game from EG who is looking to make it back-to-back Sixth Man of the Year awards.</p>. SG. Houston Rockets. ERIC GORDON

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