The Houston Rockets improved to 13-12 with a 125-103 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers Wednesday night.
Beating Houston Wednesday night would have been difficult for anyone. The team was efficient from the floor and had six double-digit scorers.
James Harden led the way with 33 points and seven assists on 7-of-12 shooting, but he received plenty of help from Jeremy Lin, Omer Asik and Toney Douglas.
The Rockets' balanced effort completely overwhelmed a Philadelphia team that was led by its bench without Jrue Holiday running the point. Dorell Wright and Nick Young each scored over 20 points, but the 76ers' starting lineup couldn't get into the flow offensively.
Philadelphia normally relies on its defense, but that didn't work in this one. Houston was just too much.
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Player of the Game: James Harden
The Rockets put forth a tremendous team effort, but Harden paced the attack. He scored his 33 points in a variety of ways, and he did it efficiently.
It's one thing to put the ball in the hoop, but Harden also distributed. Additionally, the Rockets were a plus-32 with him on the floor.
What's Next for the Philadelphia 76ers?
The 12-14 76ers will host the Atlanta Hawks on Friday.
What's Next for the Houston Rockets?
The 13-12 Rockets will host the Memphis Grizzlies on Saturday.