The NBA regular season continued. The Rockets defeated the Lone Ranger 105-82 and the Lone Ranger ended two consecutive victories. The Rockets locked the playoffs. Harden didn't play because of a sore knee.Although Harden was absent, the Rockets maintained a very strong offensive fire after the opening. Ariza and Gordon hit three consecutive points. The Rockets started a 17-3 offensive game. The lonesome team only started with Barnes. Hit a three-pointer. However, after this, Paul's rest, the Rockets offensive efficiency fell, Powell, Noel shock inside, Barnes can also hit a three-pointer outside, the first quarter ended, the Rockets lead 25-14.
The Lone Team regained offensive status. Under Dirk Nowitzki's lead, they shot a 11-2 attack wave and pushed the difference to 2 points. At a crucial moment, Paul continued assisting Gordon and Tucker to hit a three-pointer and reopened the score. However, this situation did not last long. In the mid-section of this section, the Rockets attacked poorly. Tucker and Ariza continued to make mistakes. The Lone Rangers used counterattack opportunities and they also played a 9-0 attack wave, which made the score go-ahead and the Rockets quickly Pause adjustments. After the pause, the Rockets' offensive has improved. At the end of this section, when there were 1.7 seconds, Paul made a breakthrough layup and the Rockets led 48-47 in the first half.
In the first half of the game, Gordon had 14 points and 3 rebounds, Paul 12 points and 7 assists, Tucker 7 points, Capella 2 points and 6 rebounds. On the Lone Team side, Powell scored 11 points, Barnes scored 9 points and 4 rebounds, Nowitzki 4 points and 2 rebounds, Noel 8 points and 6 rebounds, Barria 4 points and 9 assists, Dennis - Smith 7 shots, only 2 points and 2 rebounds.Easy side battle, the Rockets get back outside, Gordon, Paul, Tucker have three points to start, the Rockets hit the first 6 three points in this section all hit, start a 20-10 attack wave, once again pull the difference between the two sides Opened to double digits. Carlisle suspended the adjustment, but after the suspension, the feelings of the two sides fell, and the game once again entered the blacksmithing mode. The Rockets still maintained a lead advantage of more than 10 points. In the last three minutes of this section, Paul made two consecutive three-pointers and continued to expand the points difference. In the third quarter, he led the Rockets 80-63.
In the last section, Green scored a three-pointer and pulled the difference between the two points to 20 points. Powell scored a narrower breakup at the basket, but Joe Johnson and Gerald Green were in hot conditions, and the Rockets always maintained a lead of around 20 points. The game lost suspense and entered garbage time. In the end, the Rockets defeated the Lone Ranger and ended the road trip.