Blazers’ Henderson tweets disbelief at this Rockets lineup

Small ball lives.
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Last night, during an embarrassing loss to the Sacramento Kings, the Houston Rockets went uber-small to try and give themselves a boost during the second half. The lineup was Corey Brewer, James Harden, Patrick Beverley, Trevor Ariza and Jason Terry. 

It went for a little under four minutes and outscored the Kings by one point. Presumably watching on TV, Portland Trail Blazers guard Gerald Henderson chimed in with his thoughts on Twitter:

Henderson isn't wrong. The NBA has been consumed by small ball, and teams want as many scorers/ball-handlers on the floor at one time.

Things got even crazier when Houston subbed Marcus Thornton in for Brewer. That five-man unit outscored Sacramento by seven over the next two minutes before J.B. Bickerstaff brought Brewer back in for Terry. 

Small ball lives.

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