The Houston Rockets haven’t played as well on the road as they would have hoped for at this point of the NBA season. However, a balanced offense, which was led by Dwight Howard‘s 32 points, propelled Houston to a road win over the Boston Celtics.
Other than Howard, James Harden, Jeremy Lin, Terrence Jones, Omri Casspi and the returning Chandler Parsons all scored double figures as well.
This isn’t a huge surprise, seeing as how Dwight and Harden put up double digit figures in the scoring column, but seeing the other four members of the Rockets doing it shows just how good Houston can be when clicking on all cylinders.
Parsons was coming back from injury, Jones was filling in for the injured Omer Asik, Lin has been hit and miss during his entire NBA career, and Casspi is one of the leaders of a bench that isn’t very deep for the Rockets.
If Houston can continue getting production like this from their lower tier players, then come June, the Rockets could very well find themselves representing the Western Conference in the NBA Finals.
The West is very deep and Houston is already one of the top dogs in the conference. However, even with that said, the Rockets are going to have their hands full while attempting to gain one of the top four slots in the West. All-around performances like tonight will go a long way in helping the Rockets get home-court advantage for the postseason.
Every night Howard and Harden are the two best players on the court for the Rockets, but the deeper a team is, the better chances they have to win each and every night. Tonight, the Rockets proved they have depth, but can they continue performances like tonight as the season moves on?
Michael Pidgeon is a Los Angeles Dodgers writer for Rant Sports.com: “Like” him on Facebook, Follow him on Twitter @1AndOnlyPidgeon, add him to your network on Google or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org