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The Grizzlies took over the game early and had the lead for most of the game. Capela led the Rockets to their first run – a 1 minute 7-0 push at the 10:14 mark in the 1st quarter scoring 4 points and setting the score at 4-9.
The Rockets went on a 7-0 run at the 8:25 mark in the 1st quarter, in a 1-minute span making it 8-19. With 5:39 left in the 1st quarter, the Grizzlies went on a 6-0 run fueled by 4 points by Valanciunas to set the score at 22-22. The Memphis Grizzlies were hoping to come back as Clarke made a shot, cutting the Memphis Grizzlies deficit to 5, with 1:07 left in the 1st quarter.
De’Anthony Melton missed a jump shot as the score was 32-37 to finish out the 1st quarter. At the 11:10 mark in the 2nd quarter, the Grizzlies went on a 15-2 run fueled by 8 points by Jackson Jr. to set the score at 47-41. To finish out the 2nd quarter.
Ben McLemore had his jump shot blocked as the score was 67-61. McLemore scored a big three-point bucket, assisted by Austin Rivers, cutting the Houston Rockets deficit to only 3 points, at the 11:16 mark in the 3rd quarter. James Harden scored a big three-pointer, cutting the Rockets deficit to only 1 point, a big play at the 9:28 mark in the 3rd quarter.
Brandon Clarke dunked from a Tyus Jones assist to open the Grizzlies 5 point lead, with 2:31 left in the 3rd quarter. With 29 seconds left in the 3rd quarter.
James Harden scored a big three-pointer, cutting the Rockets deficit to only 2 points. Great play with 9 seconds left in the 3rd quarter as Clarke turned the ball over. To finish out the 3rd quarter. Harden missed a jump shot as the score was 85-83.
The Grizzlies took control of the game in the 4th quarter. At the 9:13 mark in the 4th quarter, Rivers scored a three-pointer, giving the Rockets the lead. At the 6:23 mark in the 4th quarter, the Grizzlies went on an 8-0 run setting the score at 106-96. Ben McLemore turned the ball over as the score was 121-110 to end the game.
Top performers for the Rockets: Eric Gordon contributed 23 points (9-of-19 shooting). Clint Capela contributed 16 points (6-of-7 from the field) and 16 rebounds. James Harden contributed 41 points (13-of-37 FG), 6 assists and 6 rebounds. Ben McLemore contributed 14 points (5-of-12 shooting).
Notable players for the Grizzlies: Dillon Brooks contributed 24 points (8-of-17 from the field) and 6 threes made. Kyle Anderson had an underwhelming performance with no points (0-of-3 FG) and 4 rebounds. Jonas Valanciunas contributed 19 points (8-of-14 FG) and 6 rebounds. Ja Morant contributed 26 points (10-of-11 shooting), 8 assists and 5 rebounds. Jaren Jackson Jr. had 15 points (6-of-16 from the field).
Brandon Clarke contributed 14 points (6-of-7 shooting) and 7 rebounds. Both teams were mostly healthy. In the last head-to-head matchup between the teams, the Rockets won on the road.
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