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Rockets: All-Star break midseason review – Starting lineup

MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 1: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets and Chris Paul #3 of the Houston Rockets talk during the game against the Miami Heat on February 7, 2018 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. 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 2018 NBAE (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 1: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets and Chris Paul #3 of the Houston Rockets talk during the game against the Miami Heat on February 7, 2018 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. 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 2018 NBAE (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)
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MIAMI, FL – DECEMBER 1: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets and Chris Paul #3 of the Houston Rockets talk during the game against the Miami Heat on February 7, 2018 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. 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 2018 NBAE (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL – DECEMBER 1: James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets and Chris Paul #3 of the Houston Rockets talk during the game against the Miami Heat on February 7, 2018 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. 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 2018 NBAE (Photo by Issac Baldizon/NBAE via Getty Images)

With the season over halfway done, let’s take a look at how the starting lineup has done for the Rockets this year before they play tomorrow night.

The Houston Rockets have done pretty well for themselves this year. They had the best record in the league at the All-Star break and have dominated most of the season.

This is the first time in Rockets’ history that the team has been the best in the league at the All-Star break. That goes to show how truly special this squad is and what we are all witnessing.

The starting lineup has been a huge part of the success so far this season. They have clicked well and are key to the 44 wins at the break. In fact, when the main three players (Chris Paul, James Harden, Clint Capela) are all healthy, the Rockets are 27-1. That is ridiculous and it has been too many games to consider it “flukey.”

The Rockets are also on a hot streak heading into the break, winning 10 in a row. This team is just unbelievable.

The Starting Lineup

We’ll be using the lineup that has been used the most during the year. That lineup is Paul/Harden/Ariza/Anderson/Capela. While Ryan Anderson isn’t starting right now and there have been injuries along the way, this lineup has still played significantly more minutes than any other starting 5.

Let’s get right into it, starting with point guard Chris Paul:

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