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Houston Rockets: 3 players who performed well in win against Portland

Russell Westbrook #0 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Cato Cataldo/NBAE via Getty Images)
Russell Westbrook #0 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Cato Cataldo/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Russell Westbrook #0 of the Houston Rockets (Photo by Cato Cataldo/NBAE via Getty Images)

The Houston Rockets won their eighth consecutive game in a blowout win over the Portland Trail Blazers. Let’s take a look at three players who performed well in the victory.

No one expected such a sudden turnaround for the Houston Rockets after the team’s 3-3 start. The Rockets have won eight consecutive games and they look better with each passing victory, despite playing their last four games over a stretch of just six days.

On Monday night, the Rockets beat the Portland Trail Blazers 132-108. Houston’s defense has been phenomenal in recent weeks and they limited Portland to just 41.7 percent shooting from the field and 30.6 percent shooting from downtown.

Every time Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum came off of a screen, there were multiple Rockets defenders working together to cut off their airspace. As a result, Damian Lillard scored just 13 points and shot 4-for-15 from the field. McCollum had a bit more success, scoring 25 points on 10-for-19 shooting, but it wasn’t nearly enough to keep the Blazers close in the second half.

After their most recent victory, the Rockets are second in the Western Conference and have the third best record in the NBA. Let’s take a look at three players who performed well in the win against Portland.

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