The Rockets defeated the Suns 142 to 116 in Phoenix Thursday night, and the game was even more of a blowout than what the final score shows.
The Rockets took an early lead putting up a franchise record 45 points in the first quarter. Add another 45 for the 2nd quarter, which gave them a 90 to 65 lead at the half.
Chris Paul didn't show any signs of rust in his return game, putting up a double-double with 11 points and 10 assists.
The Rockets also hit twenty-one 3's, six of them coming from Ryan Anderson who scored 24 points.
James Harden finished with 48 points, 7 assists, and was once again perfect at the free throw line going 18 for 18.
After the game, Chris Paul teased Harden telling TNT, "Who gets that close to 50 (points) and doesn't get it?"