The Rockets have quietly imposed on the floor of the Grizzlies, pocketing 4 quarters. Houston finished at 44.9% to 2 points against 36% for locals, 41.9% to 3 points against 25.9%. James Harden has 29 points, 5 rebounds, 7 assists, Clint Capela 17 points and 13 rebounds, Chris Paul 17 points, 2 rebounds, 6 assists.
Memphis lead 18-17 in the 7th minute of play, but then the Rockets take the advantage to never let go again. Houston takes the first quarter 33-25 and widens the gap of 16 points in the second 48-32 before knowing a passage to empty which benefits the Grizzlies who chained a 17-4 and glue at 2 points 48-51. Eric Gordon scores 6 points on free throws and 3 points, which make it possible to win the 2nd quarter 26-25 and lead to the break 59-50.
The 3rd and 4th quarter time are one-way for the Rockets, who perfectly control the end of the game: 23-17 and 23-16 in really harmless Grizzlies tonight.
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