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The dominance of Chris Paul, James Harden, Clint Capela

SAN ANTONIO,TX - APRIL 1 : James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets talks with teammate Clint Capela #15 of the Houston Rockets while Chris Paul #3 of the Houston Rockets,L watches the game at AT&T Center on April 1 , 2018 in San Antonio, 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. (Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images)
SAN ANTONIO,TX - APRIL 1 : James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets talks with teammate Clint Capela #15 of the Houston Rockets while Chris Paul #3 of the Houston Rockets,L watches the game at AT&T Center on April 1 , 2018 in San Antonio, 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. (Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images)
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A win yesterday afternoon just added to the dominance of the Big 3 for the Houston Rockets.

The Rockets keep on rolling, led by the powerhouse core of James Harden, Chris Paul & Clint Capela.

With their win yesterday, the Big 3 improved their record together to an insane 47-4. You read that right. When they are all healthy and playing, the record for the Rockets is 47-4.

The three have obvious chemistry together and it shows on the court. Yesterday was yet another example of that when they all had big games in a blowout victory over the Jazz.

How have they worked so well? Let’s take a look at two huge reasons for it:

Chris Paul and James Harden are a perfect fit

We’ve been saying this since CP3 signed in Houston: these two will fit perfectly together. And they certainly do just that.

Having a Hall of Fame level player on the court for all 48 minutes is devastating to teams when they have to play their bench. Many times, that is when the Rockets truly take control of games, even against good teams like the Timberwolves or Jazz.

They also have a willingness to pass the ball to each other and find the best shot possible. Both stars averaged over 7.5 assists a night for the Rockets. Too bad “there’s only one basketball.”

Clint Capela’s growth

The growth of Capela into a dominant force in the paint is another huge reason why the Rockets are so good with him on the court. He upped his averages to 14 points with nearly 11 rebounds per game as well as blocking 1.9 shots a night and shooting 65% from the field.

He’s also stepped up his game in the playoffs this season. After having a poor showing last year, at least in the first round, he is showing up to play each night so far. Clint is also doing this against two of the best centers in the league, Karl-Anthony Towns and Rudy Gobert. The possibilities are endless for the young big man.

Unstoppable

The Rockets have pretty much been unstoppable with these three on the court together. They will need to continue this dominance as they look to bring home the trophy for the city of Houston. Can they do just that?

Next: The Rockets have historical unfinished business against the Jazz

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