·With the win tonight, the Rockets even the season series against the Blazers 1-1 with one game remaining at Portland on 1/5. Houston snaps a three-game losing streak and has won six of its past seven home games after losing the first four at Toyota Center. Portland has lost seven of its past 10 after starting the season 12-5. ·Houston held Portland to 103 points tonight. Over the past six games, opponents are averaging 106.8 ppg after averaging 122.0 ppg the six games prior. ·The Rockets outshot the Blazers 49.4% to 43.7%. Houston is 9-2 when outshooting the opposition this season. Opponents have shot below 45.0% in three of the past five games after doing so once the 10 games prior. ·Houston only attempted 29 3-pointers tonight. Is it just the fifth time the Rockets have had fewer than 30 3FGA in a game since Mike D’Antoni became head coach in 2016-17. ·The Rockets had 7 turnovers tonight and are averaging 9.5 tpg over the past two games after averaging 21.0 tpg the two games prior. Houston has recorded 12 or fewer turnovers in nine of the 26 games this season (30 of 82 games in 2017-18). ·Houston had three players score at least 10 points off the bench: Gerald Green (13), Danuel House Jr. (12), and Nenê (10). It is the first time the Rockets had three reserves score in double-figures in the same game this season (twice in 2017-18). Houston’s bench has outscored the opposition’s reserves in three of the past six games after doing so three times over the first 20 games of the season. ·The Rockets won despite trailing by as many as 15 points in the first quarter. It is Houston’s second win in a game in which it has trailed by 10+ points this season (14 at Brooklyn on 11/2/18). The Rockets were 11-13 in games in which they trailed by 10+ points in 2017-18. ·Chris Paul had 11 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists marking the 15th triple-double of his career and his second as a Rocket (18/10/10 vs. Utah on 12/18/17). He also had just one turnover tonight and has 18 assists with 3 turnovers over the past two games after having 12 assists with 10 turnovers the two games prior. The Rockets are 6-0 when Paul has 10+ assists this season (15-1 in 2017-18). ·James Harden had a team-high 29 points with just 2 turnovers tonight. He averaged 6.3 tpg over the four games prior. Harden is averaging 32.5 ppg on 47.0% shooting (39.2% 3FGs) over the past 12 games after averaging 27.3 ppg on 41.2% shooting (35.2% 3FGs) over his first 11 games played this season. ·Clint Capela had 13 points before fouling out on the fourth quarter. It is the sixth time he has fouled out in his career and the first since vs. the L.A. Lakers on 12/31/17. Capela has scored in double-figures in each of the past 25 games after not having a streak longer than 11 games prior in his career.