Rockets bow down to the 76ers at home

After falling 103-89 in the Grizzlies, the Rockets chained for the first time this season a second consecutive loss against 76ers 107-115. Defeated at the 105-104 buzzer 10 days ago, the 76ers took their revenge thanks to Joel Embiid’s big game (22 points 9 rebounds, 5 assists) and Ben Simmons (24 points, 7 rebounds, 9 assists). James Harden has 29 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists, Eric Gordon 25 points and 2 assists, Clint Capela 12 points, 15 rebounds and 2 assists, Luc Mbah has Moute 11 points and 2 rebounds.

Dominating the entire game (55% in shots against 39.8%, 48 rebounds at 35 and 27 assists at 17), Philadelphia quickly broke away to take the first quarter 37-27. In the second, Houston narrowed the gap before the break on a 16-8. The Rockets take the second quarter 29-21 and return to 2 points of the 76ers leading 58-56.

 

 

The third quarter benefits 76ers (34-24) who take 12 points ahead of the start of the last. In spite of their clumsiness to 3 points (13/47), the Rockets return to 1 point 105-106 on 2 free throws of James Harden to 3’06 of the end. The money time is better managed by the 76ers who finish on a 9-2 and win the 115-107 victory.

 

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