The Houston Rockets offense was once again just too much to handle, as the Rockets blew out the Portland Trail Blazers, 116-98.
James Harden led the way with 33 points, seven rebounds and six assists. Jeremy Lin put up solid production in the supporting role with 22 points, eight assists and four rebounds.
The biggest difference maker was the disparity in three-point shooting between the two teams.
The Blazers shot just 2-of-20 from beyond the arc, while the Rockets shot an impressive 12-of-28.
LaMarcus Aldridge led the way for the Blazers with 32 points and 13 rebounds. Unfortunately though, 24 of those points came in the first half. The rest came in the fourth quarter when this one was too out of hand for the Blazers.
It’s clear that the Rockets don’t care about defense, and that works for them because they have a seriously potent offense—even with Chandler Parsons sitting on the pine.
The Blazers on the other hand have a lot of work, and not enough time to do it.
Houston heads to Denver for a Sunday matchup, as they pursue the Golden State Warriors and the sixth seed in the West.