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Houston Rockets: 4 players to watch vs. the Atlanta Hawks

Houston Rockets James Harden (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)
Houston Rockets James Harden (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Houston Rockets James Harden (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)

With the Houston Rockets returning from a five-day hiatus to face the Atlanta Hawks, here are four players who we should be focusing on during tonight’s game.

When the Houston Rockets faced off against the Atlanta Hawks earlier this season, the Rockets demolished the Hawks to the tune of a 158-111 beatdown. The Hawks will have their first chance at getting revenge when the two teams face off against one another on Wednesday, although the Hawks will be playing at home this time.

During the previous contest, Rockets guard James Harden scored 60 points, which led to unusual and unprecedented criticism. Harden’s 60 points came on just 24 field-goal attempts and in spite of Harden only playing 30 minutes, which were less minutes than Hawks star Trae Young played.

The Rockets also donned their space-themed “city edition” jerseys for the first time in the previous match between the two teams, which kick-started the Rockets’ 4-2 record while wearing “The City” uniforms. With the Rockets and the Hawks set to face off again for the last time during the 2019-20 season, let’s take a look at four players who highlight the match-up between the two teams.

Unlike many of the previous lists we’ve compiled, this list will feature players from each team, as opposed to just Houston Rockets’ players. Let’s get started!

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