Houston Rockets hosted Brooklyn Nets in their Toyota center and celebrated 117:103 in what it seemed at moments almost routine win.
Nets missed D'Angelo Russell even today, he is recuperating after knee surgery, so it was difficult to expect any kind of surprise from them.
Houston started in full drive from the very beginning, James Harden in front. Rockets had plus 21 points advantage somewhere towards the end of the first quarter.
Nets managed to resist a little more only at the end of second and beginning of the third quarter, at one point it was only -4 for them. However, Houston win was never in jeopardy. When they started to play more seriously it was already +20 towards the end, and they provided for an easy finish of the game. James Harden scored 37, 10 rebounds and 8 assists, two blocks and two steals.
Clint Capela added 20 points and it was 13 for Anderson. On the Nets side, Isaiah Whitehead was in the mood with 24 points, Dinwiddie added 14 and Lavert 13.