After a few games where the team struggled to mesh completely on the offensive side of the ball, the Rockets finally put together their best all-around offensive performance in a dominating win over the Trail Blazers on Tuesday night. James Harden bounced back from a disappointing performance in Los Angeles with a 33 point and 7 rebound game, and Dwight Howard imposed his will against an overmatched Portland defense, adding 29 and 13 for the team.
What made the victory all the more impressive was that even though the Rockets had their best offensive game of the season, they didn't even play all that well. They went 6-22 from three point distance, turned the ball over 20 times, and still managed to score 116 points. With minor improvements in taking care of the ball, this team can truly be dominating on offense. Let's see how they did, looking at the video highlights from last night.
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