After Tuesday night's record breaking Triple-Double, James Harden led the Rockets to another victory over the Spurs. It took the Rockets nearly 3 minutes to score their first bucket, which was a James Harden 3. The Rockets held the Spurs to just 38 points in the first half, giving them a 16 point lead going into the third quarter. The Spurs did try their best to come back in the 4th quarter, but the Rockets had an answer every single time. San Antonio got within 6 points early in the 4th quarter, until Chris Paul responded with 3 jump shots to put them back up by 12. Harden then put the game away late in the 4th quarter with back-to-back 3-pointers.
"The Beard" finished with 28 points, 11 assists, 2 rebounds, 2 blocks, and 1 steal while shooting 10-for-20. Not quite a 60 point Triple-Double, but still a great performance nonetheless. By the way, seven of his 10 misses were from beyond the arc.
Gerald Green is getting a lot of playing time while Trevor Ariza is out. Green played 30 minutes and scored 15 points while shooting 3-for-11 from downtown.
Clint Capela recorded his 25th Double-Double of the season, scoring 14 points with 13 rebounds.
Chris Paul had a quiet night after missing Tuesday's game, with just 10 points, 3 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steals.
Houston is now 2-0 against the Spurs this season, and they play each other 2 more times before the playoffs. The Rockets 4 game road trip continues Saturday night in Cleveland.