The Houston Rockets have an arsenal of weapons on offense. Whether playing outside the paint or inside the paint, the Rockets have players who can produce consistently on a nightly basis. On Thursday night, Houston’s offense made a laughingstock of the Philadelphia 76ers in a 120-98 victory.
James Harden has been “the man” since arriving in Houston. On Thursday, he continued to shine as Houston’s star. He had an amazing triple-double with 26 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists. Harden has become one of the best shooting guards in the NBA. He scores at will and is one of the best at attacking the rim. Harden has led Houston to the No. 4 seed in the Western Conference, and his offensive production will be a big threat to opponents this postseason.
Harden has not been the only star producer on offense for the Rockets. Houston is filled with weapons. The team shot 48.9 percent from the field against Philly. The Rockets are also shooting 47.6 percent on average this season, the third-best in the league. Houston put up 120 points with ease on Thursday night. The Rockets’ offense controlled the tempo from the start of the game, which left Philadelphia playing catch-up. There are few teams in the league with offenses as quick as the Rockets’.
The extremely fast Rockets have become deadly on offense this season. With the addition of Dwight Howard,the team can finally compete with the big teams in the West. Their fast offense is capped off by a big man who has become extremely consistent. Howard had another double-double against Philly. He now has 46 for the season.
The postseason is starting soon, and other teams in the West need to pay attention to the Rockets. The team has become a huge offensive threat to all defenses.