NBA 2018-19: 3 Talking points from New York Knicks vs Houston Rockets
#2. The Houston Rockets keep on rolling
The Houston Rockets had endured a torrid start to their 2018-19 NBA season and were languishing out of the playoff spots thanks to injuries and a loss of form to their top players Chris Paul and Clint Capela.
They still mounted one of the biggest comebacks during the regular season, thanks to some jaw-dropping performances by James Harden. They have now a fit Chris Paul and Clint Capela back and look to become one of the most devastating teams in the NBA.
Chris Paul this season has been quieter than usual, but of late has become the Chris Paul of old, grabbing himself a lot of double-doubles as he is able to find open teammates easily again. In the win over the Knicks, Paul played just 24 minutes but had himself 11 points and 11 assists.
Clint Capela is one of the best players in the pick and roll scenarios in the NBA and has shown it with his consistent form and effort, both on offense and defense. He scored 12 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in just 24 minutes, an enormous feel.
Anything and everything about James Harden's record season is what most people are talking about. The MVP candidate has been off the charts lately, averaging a massive 36 points per game for the season. He had a relatively quieter game, scoring 26 points in just 29 minutes, with 8 rebounds and 8 assists.
The Rockets have managed to win 5 games in a row already and are looking them dangerous self again. Keep an eye out on them to upset current NBA champions in a series which went to the final game in the playoff.