Dwight Howard's debut for the Houston Rockets was just what the team needed. Howard grabbed 26 rebounds for the Rockets, helping the team to a 96-83 win on Wednesday night (Oct. 30). In the game, he played 34 minutes, shooting 8-for-14 from the field to finish with 17 points. He also added two assists and two blocks for good measure.
This game was an important one for the team, especially as they try to join the elite group in the Western Conference. It is clear that the roster is pretty deep as well, with Jeremy Lin and Francisco Garcia scoring in double figures off the bench. As for the starters, Patrick Beverley got the nod at point guard, playing just 10 minutes and scoring five points during his time on the floor.
James Harden finished the game with 21 points, but his offense wasn't needed that much due to the defense that the Houston Rockets played. This was the perfect Dwight Howard debut for the franchise, especially with the notable 26 rebounds that he was able to grab. That number could be the high-water mark in the NBA for quite a while this season and he did it against a pretty decent front line for Charlotte.
The next game for the Rockets comes on Friday (Nov. 1) against the Dallas Mavericks.
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