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James Harden returns to MVP form in player grades from win in Memphis

What a difference a little heart and hustle makes. From the jump, the Houston Rockets were out to make up for their humiliating loss in Miami by putting in effort on both ends of the floor. One particular sequence in the fourth quarter says all you need to know about Houston’s hustle on Monday:

McLemore missed driving layup
Capela offensive rebound
Capela missed layup
Harden offensive rebound
McLemore missed 3-point shot
Tucker offensive rebound
Harden 3-point shot
Capela offensive rebound
House made 3-point shot

This sequence happened with 6:08 remaining in the fourth quarter while the Rockets were up 94-84.