ADVANCED FANTASY BASKETBALL 2017-18: NOW OPEN

Search for a player

Sports.ws Advanced Fantasy Basketball

Forgot your login?

Sports.ws Game Report

Memphis
Houston

[HOUSTON] — The Houston Rockets played host to the Memphis Grizzlies last night but couldn't manage to leave much of an impact, failing to keep up with their visiting rivals and eventually succumbing in a 109-115 defeat. The loss bumps Houston's record down to 22-9 on the season, while the victory gives Memphis a 20-12 total on the year. It's not overly surprising that the Rockets would end up losing this one consider they did little to establish themselves as dangerous threats. Perhaps the showing can serve as an essential building block for the team in the days to come.

While there were no historic individual performances to speak of, James Harden's 16 points, 7 rebounds, 17 assists, 0 blocks and 1 steals in 36 minutes will serve fantasy owners well. Still, one can't be overly enthusastic about the numbers considering that even Harden himself would presumably trade the solid figures for a different result on the scoreboard. Needless to say, Houston will take any win they can get their hands on considering where they find themselves in the conference but this just wasn't one of them.

Also contributing for the slain Rockets was Ryan Anderson. Anderson's 31 points, 7 rebounds and 0 assists did the team well, but not so well as to change the outcome. Perhaps they'll get more support from the rest of their unit in games to come.

From a personal standpoint, Ryan Anderson made his presence felt from beyond the arc, toying with defenders all night long and connecting on an impressive 8 bombs. Putting a stop to any NBA calibre talent is no easy task, but even more so when they're red-hot from beyond three-point range.

Individual performances aside, if there's one area where the Rockets can improve, it's on the defensive side of the ball. Though Houston wasn't terrible in the ball game, there's no denying that a stricter focus on limiting their opponents could serve them well the next time they collide with a worthy foe.

The loss hurts for the homeside but they'll get their opportunity to regain ground in a pending matchup with the Phoenix Suns. The Grizzlies, meanwhile, will set their sights on a run-in with the Orlando Magic.

Rockets Stats

Roster P R A B S M
J. Harden167170136
R. Anderson31702035
E. Gordon17241131
M. Harrell16810027
P. Beverley13610233
T. Ariza6430135
N. Hilario4510018
S. Dekker5100016
C. Brewer110004

Grizzlies Stats

Roster P R A B S M
M. Conley24350128
M. Gasol16542134
Z. Randolph16540119
T. Allen9421228
V. Carter14400021
A. Harrison5260019
J. Green7500026
C. Parsons4320114
J. Martin2400214
J. Ennis13100020
T. Daniels510019
DetailsHoustonMemphis
Game No.3132
Score109115
Average113.097.0
Record22-920-12
 
Last GamePHODET
12/2112/21
ViewView
 
Next GamePHOORL
12/2612/26
ViewView

Game MVPs

James
Harden

49.5 FP
1.38 FPPM
Ryan
Anderson

44.0 FP
1.26 FPPM
Mike
Conley

40.5 FP
1.45 FPPM

Twitter

Sporting News NBA on James Harden

 11 hours ago

Sports Illustrated on James Harden

 11 hours ago

The Dream Shake on James Harden

 15 hours ago

Tom West on Tyreke Evans

 23 hours ago

The Crossover on Chris Paul

 2 days ago

The Dream Shake on Bobby Brown

 2 days ago

NBA G League on Wayne Selden

 3 days ago

Hoops Rumors on Troy Williams

 3 days ago

Memphis Grizzlies on Rade Zagorac

 3 days ago

Kevin Parrish Jr on Ryan Anderson

 3 days ago

NBA Games

Current Time: 10:47 am

Fantasy Impact

Your Players

No User Detected

Your Opponents

No User Detected