Portland Blazers vs. Houston Rockets: Postgame Grades and Analysis for Houston

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Portland Blazers vs. Houston Rockets: Postgame Grades and Analysis for Houston
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In a battle between two teams competing for the eighth seed in the Western Conference playoffs, the Houston Rockets defeated the Portland Trail Blazers by a score of 118-103. Houston moves to 28-24, while Portland rests at 25-25.

So how did it all go down?

James Harden led the Rockets with 35 points, 11 assists and seven rebounds; Harden posted such numbers on 13-of-16 shooting from the floor.

He wasn't alone—Houston shot 59.5 percent from the field as a team.

For Portland, LaMarcus Aldridge provided 31 points and 11 rebounds. Nicolas Batum added 24 points, while rookie Damian Lillard chipped in 18.

The question is, who made this win possible for the Rockets?

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