Rockets 116, Cavs 78: Rockets Take Charge and Dominate Defensively

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Rockets 116, Cavs 78: Rockets Take Charge and Dominate Defensively
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The Houston Rockets have turned in lethargic games against sub-.500 teams recently, losing to the Suns, Mavs and Wizards. As the season winds down and the playoff race heats up, it’s increasingly important to win the easy games on the schedule. A home game against an ailing Cleveland Cavaliers team was the only oasis left before a brutal late March schedule, and Houston knew they had to win, and win convincingly. The effort they put in was so convincing that the bench played nearly half the game’s minutes in a 38-point blowout. It’s time to take care of business for Houston, and they did just that.

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