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Houston Rockets: Player grades vs. the Chicago Bulls

By Eric Magana
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The Houston Rockets took care of business against the Chicago Bulls in a 116-107 victory to get back to winning ways.

The Rockets (28-11) secured a victory in Chicago tonight as the Bulls (14-27) managed to outscore Houston 31-29 in the 4th quarter. However, the Rockets remained poised and managed to overcome a blow lead.

While most of the team played well, there were a few underperformers tonight as well. For the most part, Eric Gordon and Chris Paul took care of the heavy lifting for the Rockets.

As for the Bulls, rookie Lauri Markkanen continued to play well with his 16 points, 8 rebounds and 3/5 shooting from downtown. Bobby Portis added 22 points, Denzel Valentine scored 19 points (5 of 8 shooting from downtown), and Kris Dunn also scored 19 points.

With all of that in mind, let’s go over some of the notable performers tonight. First up, player of the game.

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