Terrence Jones continues his solid contributions to the Houston Rockets’ successful season. He bounced back from a rough game against the Golden State Warriors (3 points, 3 rebounds on 1-7 shooting) on Feb. 20. He chipped in 15 points on 7-10 shooting and grabbed 7 rebounds in Houston’s 115-112 win over the Phoenix Suns. The loss at Golden State was the first defeat this month for the Rockets.
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This could very well be a first round playoff preview as Houston is currently the No. 3 seed and Phoenix was the No. 6 seed before last night’s loss.
The Rockets got out quickly with another 30 point first quarter and led by 14 after one. The weren’t able to hold it as Phoenix won the second and third stanzas by a combined 24 points and led 93-83 going into the fourth. Houston overcame the deficit and 35 points from Goran Dragic to come away with the win.
Jones is making a name for himself in Houston. I still feel he could have made a similar impact last season if there hadn’t been such a logjam at the power forward spot. Kevin McHale’s reluctance to play rookies and Houston’s constantly shipping him between the D-League club and the big club played a role in this as well.
Jones improvement will really help going forward. His good minutes will take pressure off of James Harden, Dwight Howard and Chandler Parsons and give opposing defenses something to think about come playoff time.