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Several Houston Rockets appeared on NBA Top 100 lists

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 8: Chris Paul #3 and James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets after the game against the Utah Jazz in Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs on May 8, 2018 at the Toyota Center in Houston, 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. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - MAY 8: Chris Paul #3 and James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets after the game against the Utah Jazz in Game Five of the Western Conference Semifinals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs on May 8, 2018 at the Toyota Center in Houston, 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. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)
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The Houston Rockets had some great plays last year on the way to their best season ever.

The Houston Rockets were quite a fun team to watch last season. The superstar combination of Chris Paul and James Harden led for some fun times in H-Town. Besides those two, others definitely stepped up for some highlight-reel moments throughout the course of the season.

Because of their great play, they were a part of several of the Top 100 lists that the NBA put out on their social media pages. Some plays are obvious ones, but some are fun to relive as you may have put them in the back of your mind. Let’s take a look at some players that got nominations:

James Harden

James Harden had some incredible plays on the way to his first Most Valuable Player award. In the handles category, he had, of course, this incredible ankle breaker:

At #2 of the TOP 100 HANDLES from the 2017-18 season… @JHarden13 of the @HoustonRockets! #NBAHandlesWeek #BESTofNBA pic.twitter.com/T4d9NhtRkL

— NBA (@NBA) August 3, 2018

How was that not the top handle of the year?

He also had this nice move against the Suns:

At #27 of the TOP 100 HANDLES from the 2017-18 season… @JHarden13 of the @HoustonRockets! #NBAHandlesWeek #BESTofNBA pic.twitter.com/e0JTmXFgl8

— NBA (@NBA) August 2, 2018

From the dunk category, Harden had a decent few as well. Here is his best of the year over Draymond Green:

At #11 of the TOP 100 DUNKS from the 2017-18 season… @JHarden13 of the @HoustonRockets! #NBADunkWeek #BESTofNBA pic.twitter.com/7LbjKBkO6l

— NBA (@NBA) July 27, 2018

Once again, I feel like he deserves a higher ranking, but I may be a bit biased over here.

He also had two other dunks make the top 100: One against the Jazz in the playoffs and one against the Timberwolves in the playoffs. Harden saves his slams for the postseason, apparently.

At #39 of the TOP 100 DUNKS from the 2017-18 season… @JHarden13 of the @HoustonRockets! #NBADunkWeek #BESTofNBA pic.twitter.com/dVDzu7aSMN

— NBA (@NBA) July 26, 2018

At #94 of the TOP 100 DUNKS from the 2017-18 season… @JHarden13 of the @HoustonRockets! #NBADunkWeek #BESTofNBA pic.twitter.com/lCXBK5B8cC

— NBA (@NBA) July 23, 2018

Chris Paul

James Harden wasn’t the only one lighting up the highlight reel last season. CP3 also had his fair share of plays, not in the dunk category, though, for obvious reasons.

He had quite a few, including the No. 4 overall selection in their list, so I’m gonna just rapid fire them here:

At #69 of the TOP 100 HANDLES from the 2017-18 season… @CP3 of the @HoustonRockets!#NBAHandlesWeek #BESTofNBA pic.twitter.com/88LpWmX37r

— NBA (@NBA) July 31, 2018

At #44 of the TOP 100 HANDLES from the 2017-18 season… @CP3 of the @HoustonRockets! #NBAHandlesWeek #BESTofNBA pic.twitter.com/0YlWEqxeOe

— NBA (@NBA) August 1, 2018

At #41 of the TOP 100 HANDLES from the 2017-18 season… @CP3 of the @HoustonRockets! #NBAHandlesWeek #BESTofNBA pic.twitter.com/1Fs5MbG32s

— NBA (@NBA) August 1, 2018

At #28 of the TOP 100 HANDLES from the 2017-18 season… @CP3 of the @HoustonRockets! #NBAHandlesWeek #BESTofNBA pic.twitter.com/GHyCclGVBY

— NBA (@NBA) August 2, 2018

At #22 of the TOP 100 HANDLES from the 2017-18 season… @CP3 of the @HoustonRockets! #NBAHandlesWeek #BESTofNBA pic.twitter.com/ovnMM0kxql

— NBA (@NBA) August 2, 2018

At #18 of the TOP 100 HANDLES from the 2017-18 season… @CP3 of the @HoustonRockets! #NBAHandlesWeek #BESTofNBA pic.twitter.com/4YNnC24kym

— NBA (@NBA) August 3, 2018

At #4 of the TOP 100 HANDLES from the 2017-18 season… @CP3 of the @HoustonRockets! #NBAHandlesWeek #BESTofNBA pic.twitter.com/KUzNcjCI5C

— NBA (@NBA) August 3, 2018

Wow! Now that’s quite a few plays. He missed a decent few games due to injury, too. Imagine how many more highlights he could have produced if he played all 82 games this year! We’re looking forward to having him around for the foreseeable future!

Eric Gordon

Eric Gordon had himself a nice season as well, finishing second in Sixth Man of the Year voting after winning it last year. He had three highlights appear on the lists, one the handles category and two dunks:

Here’s his handles highlight:

At #81 of the TOP 100 HANDLES from the 2017-18 season… @TheofficialEG10 of the @HoustonRockets!#NBAHandlesWeek #BESTofNBA pic.twitter.com/cqKhce9gfp

— NBA (@NBA) July 30, 2018

And here are his nice dunks:

At #91 of the TOP 100 DUNKS from the 2017-18 season… @TheofficialEG10 of the @HoustonRockets! #NBADunkWeek #BESTofNBA pic.twitter.com/aVKGrmwbuK

— NBA (@NBA) July 23, 2018

At #83 of the TOP 100 DUNKS from the 2017-18 season… @TheofficialEG10 of the @HoustonRockets! #NBADunkWeek #BESTofNBA pic.twitter.com/GNrBQeLwzv

— NBA (@NBA) July 23, 2018

Next. Should the Rockets pursue Nic Batum?

The Rockets had a very successful season and some fantastic highlights. I’m looking forward to more of the same next year as they look to take down the Warriors!

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