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Rockets (Finally) Win Big, Return to .500

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James Harden had 30 points on 11-21 (3-5 from three) shooting in 32 minutes.

James Harden had 30 points on 11-21 (3-5 from three) shooting in 32 minutes.

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James Harden had 30 points on 11-21 (3-5 from three) shooting in 32 minutes.

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The Rockets no longer hold a losing record, as they stand at 12-12 following a big 126-97 win against the Lakers. James Harden had 30 points on 11-21 shooting in 32 minutes, and Dwight Howard added 18 points on 7-8 shooting and 10 rebounds in 33 minutes.

Prior to the 29-point rout, the Rockets widest margin of victory was a measly seven points, achieved twice against the Pelicans and the Kings. One of the Rockets’ many problems this season has been their inability to close out subpar teams. They beat the historically bad 1-24 Philadelphia 76ers (who were winless at the time) by only two points. Hopefully, this blowout win against the Lakers is evidence the team is starting to cohere.

Donatas Motiejunas appeared to make big strides toward returning to form. Despite 4 turnovers, he posted 11 points on 4-4 shooting (1-1 from the three-point line).

Marcus Thornton continued his instant offense off the bench, pouring in 18 points on 7-13 shooting (4-8 from three) in only 16 minutes.

Clint Capela’s marked improvement was evident as usual, as he dropped in 11 points and nabbed 10 rebounds, in addition to 2 steals and a block in 24 minutes.

Even Corey Brewer, who has struggled immensely as of late, had a great all-around game. He finished with 7 points, 4 steals, 4 assists, and most importantly, 0 turnovers.

The Rockets visit the Denver Nuggets tonight at 8 p.m., a team below .500 they’ve lost to not once, but twice, including a 20-point blowout in the season opener at home. If the Rockets can pull out a win, it just might be the start of the Rockets basketball we’ve been expecting.

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