NBA players will tell you that every win is a hard fought victory, but the Rockets sure did make it look easy Saturday night in Cleveland. Houston was up 32-20 at the end of the 1st quarter, and it only got worse for the Cavaliers after that. The Rockets led by as much as 35 points multiple times in the game, and ended up winning by 32. Something is wrong in Cleveland as the entire team seemed to give up once they were trailing by a lot early on. Lebron James went 3-for-10 from the field, scoring just 11 points but still had 9 assists, and 9 rebounds.
The Rockets hit 19 3-pointers tonight, and 6 of them came from Chris Paul. CP3 led the team with 22 points, 11 assists, 8 rebounds, and 1 steal.
James Harden had an off night, for James Harden. He shot 5-for-16, 10 of those misses from downtown, while scoring 16 points, 9 assists, 6 rebounds, and 2 steals.
Ryan Anderson had his best game since early December, scoring 21 points with five 3s, along with 8 rebounds, 1 assist, and a steal.
Clint Capela was one rebound short of another Double-Double. Capela scored 14 points while shooting 6-for-10 from the field.
The Rockets will be in Brooklyn Tuesday night to take on the Nets.