The Rockets won their fifth straight game tonight led by the MVP of the league this season.
James Harden and the Houston Rockets (56-14) are rolling once again. They have now won 5 in a row after having their 17-game winning streak snapped.
Tonight, they defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves (40-31) 129-120 and dropped them to the 8th seed in the West. This would put Minnesota against Houston in the first round if the playoffs started today. Since the Rockets swept the season series against them, that would certainly be a nice matchup.
The Rockets have officially passed their win total from last season, too. What an incredible year from this squad.
Let’s look at the stats from the game:
James Harden: 34 points, 12 assists, 2 steals, 1 block
Chris Paul: 18 points, 9 assists
Clint Capela: 16 points, 12 rebounds, 3 blocks
Gerald Green: 12 points, 5/5 FG
Ryan Anderson: 14 points, 4/5 from 3
How the Rockets won
James Harden proved why he is the Most Valuable Player of the league. He dropped 34 points on 50% shooting and hit the dagger 3 to put away the Wolves:
James Harden is the MVP. This is no longer a question. pic.twitter.com/3pZHOUj2gB
— ClutchFans (@clutchfans) March 19, 2018
— Adam Wexler (@KPRC2AdamW) March 19, 2018
What a dude.
Ryan Anderson was fantastic tonight off the bench. He had 4 makes from deep and really made the offense of the Rockets even deadlier. If he catches fire going into playoffs, look out!
Eric Gordon had one of his least-aggressive games of the season. He only had 5 points on 5 shot attempts. The Rockets were still able to have 38 points out of their bench unit.
Next up for the Rockets? A matchup against the red-hot Trail Blazers on Tuesday night. Be sure to watch and support as the Rockets look to lock up a top-2 seed!