Their 136 points tied their season-high as the team caught fire early on and never let up. The team made 26 three-pointers in the game, a league record.
James Harden led the way with 35 points and nine assists, continuing his hot streak of impressive play. The big difference that pushed the team further away from the pack was a solid night from Harden’s backcourt teammate, Chris Paul.
CP3 had his best game in recent memory with 21 points and eight assists while shooting 5-9 from beyond.
The team’s leaders set the tone and the rest of the team followed suit. P.J. Tucker and Clint Capela both clinched double-doubles and Eric Gordon posted a nice 16 points.
The win spoiled the return of Rock3ts fan favorite Trevor Ariza, who was playing his second game in his second stint with the Wizards after being dealt to the team over the weekend. Ariza scored 15 in his return to the Toyota Center. John Wall and Bradley Beal did their parts, scoring 18 and 28 respectively, but the team simply could not keep up with the volume at which the Rock3ts were hitting their shots. The Wizards shot just 10-30 from distance.
For the Rock3ts, this was a big win for them. It’s the team’s second five-game winning streak of the season and it is the first time the team is at least two games above .500. In fact, the win has now pushed the Rock3ts all the way into seventh place in the Western Conference standings, and believe it or not, first in the Southwest Division.
So yes, for the first time this season, you can say, “Your Division-Leading Houston Rock3ts.”
The Rock3ts continue to extend their winning streak tomorrow night as the team travels to Miami to face the Heat. Tipoff is at 7 p.m. CT.