A win is a win


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Houston Rockets' James Harden (13) shoots over Orlando Magic's Victor Oladipo (5)

John Cañamar, Sports Editor

Harden and the Rockets get their second win despite not playing a good game.
The Magic and the Rockets were tied 18 times and had 22 lead changes in a game that went back and forth and ended in overtime 119 to 114.

Although a win counts the same whether it is from one point or 20, this victory was not very convincing in the team’s chemistry.

Coach McHale used different combinations during the preseason and did not play the starting five together much and the lack of knowledge of teammate tendencies is showing its ugly head early in the season.

James Harden had yet another bad night shooting only 27 percent from the floor; he ended with 28 points, 14 of them coming from the charity stripe.

“He will be fine. The shot will be fine, the shot will come,” said McHale about Harden, “I’m not worried about it too much.”

The one bright spot on offense was Dwight Howard, connecting 10 for 10 from the field finishing up with 23 points.

The team now sits with a record of 2-3 and are looking at four of the next five games where they should come out victorious, this five game stretch will tell a lot of what this team’s character will be.

The team goes out to the west coast to face the Sacramento Kings on Friday and then the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday.