Rockets winning streak pulls out despite brilliant Harden
The winning streak of the Houston Rockets is over. In the top game against the Toronto Raptors – despite a brilliant James Harden – it’s going broke.
It was the end of a long winning streak.
The Houston Rockets lost their top game against the Toronto Raptors with a narrow 105:108 and lost their first game in the NBA after 17 consecutive wins. The Point Guard scored 40 points, but he could not prevent his team from losing.
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“I don’t feel like we’ve lost. Nothing has changed, it’s a game,”Harden said after the match.
In the first quarter the Raptors got off to a good start and distanced the rockets with 32:16. Houston scored more points than Toronto in the next three quarters, but they were unable to catch up on the 16-point gap from the first section.
Especially with the throws from the threesome distance the rockets had unusually big problems. Only nine out of 27 attempts found their way into the basket.”That was our plan. We wanted to take away one of their strengths,”said Raptors-Point-Guard Kyle Lowry after the game.
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In general, the leaders of the Eastern Conference were very satisfied with the outcome of the game. Coach Dwane Casey praised his team in the highest tones after the game:”Hats off in front of my boys. They did everything we asked of them.”
In the Raptors, the duo of Kyle Lowry and DeMar DeRozan contributed the necessary points to the victory. Lowry scored 30 points on the scoreboard and DeRozan scored 23 points. Jonas Valanciunas scored 14 points and ten rebounds, as well as rockets star Clint Capela with 13 points and 13 rebounds.
The Toronto Raptors qualified for the playoffs last week and continue to be enthroned on the Eastern Conference’s first place. The Houston Rockets are also ranked number one in the West, with a defeat less than the second-placed Golden State Warriors. Table of the NBA)
In the next game, the Raptors will have to play at the New York Knicks, the Houston Rockets will be confronted with the Dallas Mavericks.