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Player grades from the Rockets’ poor-shooting game against the Pacers

Houston Rockets James Harden (Photo by Kim Klement-Pool/Getty Images)
Houston Rockets James Harden (Photo by Kim Klement-Pool/Getty Images)
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Houston Rockets James Harden (Photo by Kim Klement-Pool/Getty Images)

The Houston Rockets couldn’t buy a shot from the outside against the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday, leading to some poor performances.

Despite James Harden’s big day on Wednesday, the Houston Rockets were unable to capture a win against the Indiana Pacers. A tightly contested contest throughout the game and after falling behind by more than ten, the Rockets were able to surge with a barrage of 3-pointers late in the fourth.

The Pacers held on to the lead and got the win, while Houston sat Russell Westbrook and Danuel House. The loss of House on the perimeter contributed to an awful shooting night, with the team going 16-57 from deep.

On a positive note, Harden looks ready for the playoffs, dropping 45 points and snagging 17 rebounds, which tied his career high. After the loss, the Rockets remain the fourth seed in the Western Conference and found out they’ll be facing the Oklahoma City Thunder in the opening round of the playoffs. If this Harden showing is a glimpse of what’s to come in the post-season, the Rockets could have some serious success.

This game also marked the return of Eric Gordon to the starting lineup and provides a better look of what the roster could potentially look like with him implemented in after injury.

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