The Rockets arose victorious in the first game after the Beard went down with an injury.
The Rockets (27-9) won tonight against the Magic (12-27) in Orlando by a score of 116-98. While the game started out slowly, with just 12 combined points in the first 5 minutes, the Rockets managed to still drop 116 points on the lowly Magic.
Chris Paul had an off night on his shooting but still contributed to the game in many ways. He had just 8 points (3-13 shooting) but filled the rest of the stat sheet with 13 assists, 7 rebounds and 3 steals. Clint Capela was solid as well, dropping 21 points and 8 rebounds and being the benefactor of many CP3 assists.
The Rockets were dominant from start to finish. Let’s look at a few takeaways from the win over Orlando:
Next: Takeaway No. 1