December 26, 2016, 9:53 pm
James Harden shot 9-for-18 from the field and 12-for-15 from the line for 32 points with five boards, 12 assists and two 3-pointers in 30 minutes.
The Rockets dropped 131 points and led by 27 entering the fourth quarter, otherwise Harden’s line could have been bigger. He did have seven turnovers in the game, but 9-cat owners are usually losing turnovers with Harden anyway.
With the game out of reach for much of the second half, the Rockets went deep in to their rotation with 13 players seeing the floor. Eric Gordon saw the most time off the bench with 28 minutes, shooting 5-for-13 from the field for 15 points with three boards, five assists, one steal and three 3-pointers. He is staying hot and has put up top-35 numbers over the last month. The high-octane offense is good for just about all Rockets players who see the floor significantly.