Vintage Harden highlights player grades from Rockets win over 76ers

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BEN MCLEMORE. B -. Like House, Ben McLemore also shot 1-for-3 from the field with his one conversion being a 3-pointer. Other than that, his only contributions to the game were an offensive rebound and a turnover. Still, he didn’t force anything and since he only played 13 minutes, he still ends this game with a B – grade.. Small forward. Houston Rockets

B. Eric Gordon had an off night from beyond the arc, shooting just 2-for-10, but he somewhat made up for that with aggressive drives to the basket that led to five attempts from the free-throw line. More importantly, Gordon looked like himself out there and was even able to play 30 minutes despite recently coming off knee surgery. E-Money finished with 12 points, two assists and two rebounds.. Guard. Houston Rockets. ERIC GORDON

Note: Austin Rivers and Isaiah Hartenstein also showed up in the game, but were used too sparingly to be graded.

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Next up for the Rockets is a rare four-day break before they hit the road for a matchup with the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday, January 8 at 7:30 pm ET.