The best record in the NBA is now held by the Houston Rockets after last night's win against the Kings. The Rockets' starters all did their jobs well, but the bench provided little to no offensive help.
James Harden had another solid performance, scoring 28 points, 9 assists, 9 rebounds, 2 steals, and a block. Harden also hit 5 3-pointers, but missed 10. The whole team did not shoot well from the 3-point line, hitting just 28.6% of their shots from downtown.
Chris Paul finished with 19 points, 7 assists, 4 rebounds, and 2 steals. CP3 injured his hand late in the game and did not come back in. After the game, Mike D'Antoni said it was nothing serious.
Clint Capela scored 13 points while grabbing 11 rebounds to post his 30th Double-Double of the season.
P.J. Tucker and Luc Mbah a Moute combined for 21 points and 10 rebounds, giving all 5 starters double digits in points.
Ryan Anderson and Gerald Green struggled coming off the bench. They both played over 20 minutes, but Anderson scored only 8, and Green scored just 2 points while missing all four of his 3-point attempts.
Joe Johnson played his first game as a Rocket, scoring 9 points, 3 rebounds, and one steal.
The Rockets are now off for the all-star break, but will be back home next Friday to host the Timberwolves.