Dion Waiters Would Be A Perfect Fit For The Houston Rockets





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Published on Jan 17, 2014

The Houston Rockets' first lead was at 9-7 at the 8 minute mark in the first quarter, and ended when Eric Gordon made one of the many layups he got throughout the game on the way to a season-high 35 points. They would not regain the lead until there was 57 seconds left in the 4th quarter, when James Harden made two free throws to put the Rockets up 100-99. A New Orleans without Ryan Anderson, Tyreke Evans, and Jrue Holliday led for nearly the entire 48 minutes and by as much as 17 points in the second quarter, the Rockets missed 16 free throws, and Houston's bench became even more depleted than usual with injuries to Aaron Brooks and Greg Smith (again). But a general offense in the latter part of the second quarter, Terrence Jones in the third quarter, and James Harden to close out the stretch grasped victory from the jaws of defeat.

Some may be disappointed by the narrow victory over the depleted Pelicans, and there's no doubt that the players New Orleans was missing are better than the players Houston was missing in tonight's game. But one of the important aspects of the NBA season is how well the rest of the rotation can fill in for the inevitable injuries, and New Orleans was able to do a far better job at that than Houston

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