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    Donatas Motiejunas working to return from injury and Clint Capela out with a hip flexor strain, the Rockets had to go small. It worked with James Harden leading the way. Harden had 26 points and tied his career-high by dishing out 14 assists.The return of Josh Smith continues to bode well for the Rockets, too. The enigmatic veteran struggled with the Detroit Pistons last season and the Los Angeles Clippers this season, but he has found a spot in Houston.

    In his second start since returning to the Rockets, he scored a season-high 19 points. The Rockets still have work to do, but a win without a full roster following a three-game losing streak is a step in the right direction.Play of the nightMarkieff Morris showed how happy he was that the Phoenix Suns fired Jeff Hornacek with a monster slam, not to mention his best game of the season. The Suns lost again — this time to the Toronto Raptors — but Morris had 30 points, 11 rebounds and six assists. The Suns can go nowhere but up and a motivated

    Morris will help.2 fun thingsDwyane Wade’s son is so good he’s getting daps from referees!Clutch, the Rockets mascot, casually nailed a half-court shot.ScoresCeltics 97, Knicks 89 (Celtics Blog recap |Posting and Toasting recap)Rockets 115, Heat 102 (The Dream Shake recap |Hot Hot Hoops recap)Raptors 104, Suns 97 (Raptors HQ recap |Bright Side of the Sun recap)Trail Blazers 107, Bucks 95 (Blazer’s Edge recap |Brew Hoop recap)Lakers 119, Timberwolves 115 (Silver Screen and Roll recap | Canis Hoopus recap)

    This week, we unveiled our first set of 2016 NBA free agent rankings, listing out the top 100 players who can be on the market on July 1. Most teams will have plenty of salary cap space to throw at players.The problem is that there may not be enough great players to justify all that spending. That’s especially so at one critical position: point guard, where the free agent pickings will be More cheap coins in