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Rockets look to stay unbeaten with Paul

HOUSTON -- While there are many hurdles left for the Houston Rockets to clear en route to cementing their status as legitimate title contenders, the challenge they faced and conquered Saturday night in Portland could prove landmark as opponents continue canvasing methods to keep the Rockets' high-powered offense contained.

The Trail Blazers' gambit was clear: Keep the Rockets inside the arc and siphon off their unique ability to bury foes with volume 3-point shooting.

Singularly, that strategy worked as Portland limited Houston to just 25 3-point attempts, roughly 20 below the Rockets' league-leading average. Mix in a formidable challenge to the Rockets' improved defense, and the Blazers fashioned the makings of an upset, carrying a 14-point advantage into the fourth quarter.

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Leaders
Points: James Harden32.3
Rebounds: Clint Capela11.2
Assists: Chris Paul9.8
FG%: Clint Capela66.0%
Steals: Chris Paul2.00
Blocks: Clint Capela1.67
Defense (Rank)
Points: 121.3 (29)
Rebounds: 40.1 (2)
Assists: 21.7 (11)
FG%: 45.8% (16)
FT%: 76.3% (13)
3P%: 36.1% (13)
Offense (Rank)
Points: 114.4 (2)
Rebounds: 44.4 (12)
Assists: 22.7 (12)
FG%: 46.8% (9)
FT%: 80.3% (5)
3P%: 36.9% (11)
Standings
Southwest Division
  W L Pct GB
Houston 20 4 .833 --
San Antonio 19 8 .704 2.5
New Orleans 14 13 .519 7.5
Memphis 8 18 .308 13.0
Dallas 7 20 .259 14.5
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Transactions
Date Player Transactions
10/28/2017 Isaiah Canaan Waived
10/25/2017 Isaiah Canaan Signed as Free Agent
10/24/2017 Briante Weber Signed as Free Agent Two Way Contract
10/16/2017 Cameron Oliver Waived
10/13/2017 George de Paula Waived
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Injuries
Date Player Status
12/11/2017 James Harden Bruised left calf
12/7/2017 Troy Williams Right MCL sprain
11/29/2017 Zhou Qi Sore left calf
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