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Player grades from Rockets’ comfortable win over the Los Angeles Lakers

Houston Rockets James Harden (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
Houston Rockets James Harden (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Houston Rockets James Harden (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The Houston Rockets never left the result in doubt in a wire-to-wire victory over the top-seeded Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday.

The Houston Rockets moved to 3-1 in the NBA restart after a convincing win over the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday. Coming off their first loss, the Rockets played well on both ends despite being down one superstar in Russell Westbrook.

The Lakers, meanwhile, were shorthanded themselves, sidelining LeBron James and Alex Caruso for the game. With the number-one seed already locked up, Los Angeles appears to be taking it easier before the playoffs begin. Still, the Rockets demonstrated discipline in a situation in which many teams lose focus when facing a depleted squad.

The Rockets enjoyed an absurd 57-point advantage from the 3-point line to secure the win, going 21-of-57 while holding the Lakers to just 2-of-19. Their deadly shooting allowed them a comfortable victory despite being outrebounded by 13 and being outscored in the paint by 38.

Here are how the Rockets individually performed in the big 113-97 win.

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