Player grades from the Houston Rockets’ win vs. Washington Wizards

Russell Westbrook #0 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
Russell Westbrook #0 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /
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Eric Gordon #10 of the Houston Rockets
Eric Gordon #10 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images) /

The Houston Rockets Bench

ERIC GORDON. B-. Eric Gordon had his best game of the season from deep, as he shot 5-of-13 from behind the arc, giving him a 3-point percentage of 38.5 percent on the night. Gordon’s 15 points led all reserves, and all of his scoring came from deep. Although he was able to contribute from deep, he didn’t get to the free throw line at all, which is the first time all season in which he didn’t shoot any free throws. It was good to see Gordon start to snap out of the funk he’s been in thus far on the year, but he will have to play better moving forward, as the Rockets don’t turn to their bench often, and he has had to overcompensate for the loss of Gerald Green.. Guard. Houston Rockets

A-. Austin Rivers played well in this game, as he shot 66.7 percent from the field on 4-of-6 shooting. Rivers had 11 points on 60 percent from deep, as he made 3-of-5 of his 3-point attempts. In addition he had three assists, and was able to find open looks for others, despite only playing in 20 minutes of action. Rivers had a 91.7 true shooting percentage, which was best amongst all Rockets who appeared in at least 19 minutes, and made up 33.6 percent of the Rockets’ bench production.. Guard. Houston Rockets. AUSTIN RIVERS

*Game Note-*Note: The Rockets played Tyson Chandler, Thabo Sefolosha, Ryan Anderson and Ben McLemore for 10 minutes or less each, and thus they were not graded.

Although it’s still very early in the year, the Rockets have shown themselves to be battle-tested, and able to pull out tight games, as they’ve won three games consecutively by an average of 2.66 points per game. Russell Westbrook has continued to dominate and show Rockets Nation why it was a smart move for General Manager Daryl Morey to bring him to Houston in the first place. The Brodie has had a double-double in every game this season, and currently averages 22.5 points per game, 12 rebounds per game and 10.3 assists per game, which ranks second in the league.

The Rockets’ lack of size could become a real problem. Next

The Rockets travel to Brooklyn for their next game against the Brooklyn Nets on Friday, November 1st. This will be the Rockets’ second nationally televised game, as it will be on ESPN. Tip-off is at 6 PM CT.