Friday night's game in Phoenix didn't start the way the Rockets wanted it to, but they quickly made up for it. The Rockets were down 21-10 with 5:20 to go in the first quarter, but then went on a 17-2 run to end the quarter with the lead. Houston was dominant for the rest of the game, hitting 15 3s, 8 of them in the first quarter.
Chris Paul shot 50% to finish with 25 points, 8 rebounds, 6 assists, and even two blocks.
Clint Capela put up 17 points and grabbed 16 boards, making this his 21st Double-Double of the season.
Ryan Anderson and Trevor Ariza had almost identical games, each of them scoring 18 points, with 7 rebounds, 2 steals, and 1 assist. The only difference was Ryan Anderson slamming down a huge one hand dunk with just over 9 minutes left in the 4th quarter. That's definitely something you do not see every day from Mr. Anderson.
The Rockets now travel to L.A. to take on the Clippers Monday night.