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Team effort highlights player grades from Rockets’ victory over Warriors

Houston Rockets James Harden (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
Houston Rockets James Harden (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)
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Houston Rockets James Harden (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

The Houston Rockets faced off against the injury-riddled Golden State Warriors on Wednesday night. Here’s how each player fared in the 129-112 victory.

The Houston Rockets faced off against the Golden State Warriors, who are a familiar foe, as they’e eliminated the Rockets from postseason play in four of the last five seasons. Wednesday’s showdown was surely not of the magnitude of the more meaningful clashes the Rockets and Warriors have had in the past, in part because of the Warriors’ injuries. To that point, the Warriors were playing without Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry, Draymond Green and D’Angelo Russell.

Despite that, the Warriors came ready to play in the first quarter, as the Rockets led by just a single point at the end of one. But the Rockets outscored the Dubs 33-23 in the second quarter and never looked back, as they won 129-112.

The Rockets shot 46.7 percent from deep, going 21-of-45 from downtown. When the Rockets are shooting that well from downtown, they will be hard to beat, regardless of who the opponent is. With the Rockets snagging their fifth win of the season, let’s dive into each player’s individual performance and issue our player grades.

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