This game was significant to the Rockets who have been anticipating the return of their All-Star point guard Chris Paul. Paul has been sidelined with a knee injury since he played his very first game in a Rockets uniform, and worked hard all week to get back on the court with his teammates.
It wasn't all bad while he was out because the entire team stepped up and fired on all cylinders. Led by MVP candidate James Harden, the Rockets blasted their way to a six-game winning streak which catapulted them to the top of the Western Conference where they sit currently.
Not only is the talent disparity between the Rockets and Suns huge, but it was even made more apparent after the trade of guard Eric Bledsoe.
By halftime, the game was already over as the Rockets bombarded the Suns, scoring a ridiculous 45 points in the first quarter and following up with an encore by scoring another 45 points in the second quarter.
When the halftime buzzer sounded, the score was 90-65. Not only is that an unbelievable score for a team to achieve in a half, it was embarrassing enough for the Suns to post a hilarious social media halftime score akin to waiving the white flag.