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Houston Rockets: Player grades from big win over Clippers

James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)
James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)
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James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Houston Rockets beat the Los Angeles Clippers on Wednesday after James Harden took over in the final period.

The Houston Rockets’ 102-93 win over the Los Angeles Clippers was easily the team’s most impressive victory of the year. Even without Paul George, the Clippers are one of the league’s best teams on both ends of the floor and are a legitimate contender for this year’s championship.

The Houston Rockets were the more aggressive team from the beginning, as they quickly built a 15-3 lead. The Rockets led 31-15 by the end of the first quarter and held the Clippers to 24 percent shooting in the opening period.

The Clippers slowly chipped away at Houston’s lead after going down early, and they even took a 84-80 lead with 6:52 left in regulation. However, James Harden scored 17 points in the final 5:52 of the game to lead the Rockets to a win.

Let’s take a look at the player grades of each Rockets player from their win against the Clippers.

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