Houston Rockets were criticized a lot for trading their star James Harden. Situations really turned against the team as Harden expressed his desires leaving the team. Since the trade nothing seemed right for the franchise. However, the team showed up strong against the Western Conference’s giants, Dallas Mavericks. The Rockets cam all out against the Mavericks who are 9th in the Western Conference. Overcoming the Luka magic, they made it a one sided show.
The absence of James Harden is felt at Houston Rockets. The guard made plays and scored at critical times. Yet everything is prone to replacement. Eric Gordon the older star was really blissful to watch. He scored 33 massive points in the match. To aid the shooting guard, DeMarcus Cousins, the center had 28 to his name as well. Both of them combined for 61 points over all.
DeMarcus Cousins and Eric Gordon inspire Houston Rockets against Dallas Mavericks
The team took a few games to settle for the trade. They really needed a win this big to grab some positivity. Youngsters at Houston need to perform. And so the need was fulfilled by David Nwaba and Mason Jones who really got going. Mavericks were really down. Luka Doncic tried his level best but could not edge it past. The Houston Rockets took a big lead earlier and did not allow their opponents surpassing it. Especially in the quarter as they played tight defense.
Luka Doncic seemed pissed after the game. His 26-point contribution was in vain. The most awaited win has finally come at Houston franchise. The players will be looking forward to get their chemistry together and pull off the playoffs.