PHOENIX, AZ - JANUARY 12: the Houston Rockets stand for the national anthem prior to the game against the Phoenix Suns on January 12, 2018 at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona.
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Power Rankings Roundup: Week 14

Every week we go around the web to see where the Rockets rank. - 4th - Chris Paul has picked up his scoring in the absence of James Harden, dropping 37 against Portland on Wednesday. But Gerald Green has provided the lift we didn't know the Rockets needed. He has scored in double-figures in each of his last eight games and was 33-for-66 (50 percent) from 3-point range before missing his last eight attempts in the Rockets' win in Phoenix on Friday. Green gives the Rockets both a higher ceiling offensively and additional lineup versatility... - 3rd - Last season, a James Harden injury would have spelled doom for the Rockets. This season, it just gives Chris Paul a chance to shine. CP3 is doing a fine job holding down the fort (4–2) while Harden gets right... - 4th - The Rockets are 4-2 since James Harden went down with a strained left hamstring. In those games, Chris Paul is averaging 23.0 points, 10.2 assists and 7.3 rebounds per game with a player efficiency rating of 27.3... - 5th -  No James Harden? No problem, says Chris Paul. The Point God has picked up plenty of the scoring slack in his place and he's done so in Houston's quick fast paced offense...


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