Player grades from Rockets’ shorthanded loss to the San Antonio Spurs

Houston Rockets Russell Westbrook (Photo by Kim Klement-Pool/Getty Images)
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C -. Logging about 29 minutes, Robert Covington had a tough shooting night, going 0-6 from deep and 2-9 from the field. So far in the bubble, it seems like Covington’s shooting is going in-and-out, so these next two games before the playoffs should serve as tune-up for his offense. On the opposite end of the court, Covington was a factor, recording nine rebounds, four steals and two blocks. With a shaky offensive performance and a consistent defensive presence, he committed three turnovers, earning a C grade.. Forward. Houston Rockets. ROBERT COVINGTON

Guard. Houston Rockets. RUSSELL WESTBROOK. C. Coming in at about 27 and half minutes, Russell Westbrook was able to provide a healthy stat line of 20 points, five rebounds and six assists. Shooting 47.1 percent from the field and going 2-4 from three is good for the minutes he played. Unfortunately, Westbrook was responsible for seven turnovers which helped San Antonio run away with leads. Russell was not sleeping on defense though, earning him the C grade.

Houston Rockets. P.J. TUCKER. D. P.J Tucker was called upon for about 26 and half minutes and was only able to contribute three points. Tucker failed to provide anything else, as he had only one rebound, one assist, and one steal. Tucker attempted five 3-pointers and only cashed in on one, contributing to a lackluster performance from the offensive end. Not jumping out on defense like we have become accustomed to in the defense, P.J earns the D grade.. Forward

BEN MCLEMORE. B. Ben McLemore had one of the better performances for Houston, dropping 16 points, three rebounds and an assist. McLemore shot twelve 3-pointers and cashed in on four of them, and shot 37.5 percent from the field. McLemore didn’t set the game on fire, but when the rest of the offense is moving, that’s a fine addition. McLemore also improved on defense, earning him a B grade.. Guard. Houston Rockets

B. Along with Ben McLemore, Jeff Green was another positive takeaway for the Rockets against San Antonio. Logging the most amount of minutes at 31:13, Green provided 17 points, four rebounds and two assists. Green also shot well from the field at 66.7 percent, and went 1-4 from 3-point range. Playing average defense with a good offensive outing gives Green a B grade.. Forward. Houston Rockets. JEFF GREEN

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