The Houston Rockets Bench
The Rockets’ stars were stellar, as Russell Westbrook and James Harden made the most of the minutes they received. The Rockets’ small-ball system also contested for rebounds, as the rebounding margin was just 43-38, in favor of Toronto.
The Rockets had more turnovers than the Raptors and fewer assists, which isn’t exactly a winning formula. But in spite of that, the Rockets held the lead before Harden was pulled, which is an encouraging sign.
The Rockets’ next scrimmage will take place on Sunday, July 26th, against the Memphis Grizzlies, who went 32-33 during the regular season and currently hold the final spot in the Western Conference playoff race. The Rockets faced off against the Grizzlies three times during the regular season and went 2-1.