Corey Brewer helps Rockets stay on right path

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HOUSTON, TX – The Houston Rockets had their best start to a game all season in Thursday’s win against Oklahoma City. The Rockets raced out to a 40-18 lead in the first quarter and they never looked back.

“After we had a tough loss in Orlando, for us to come back and get a big win versus the Oklahoma City Thunder, it was amazing,” Rockets guard-forward Corey Brewer said. “If we want to be a championship team we have to play like that every night.”

Brewer was speaking at the Harmony School of Ingenuity, where he joined the Rockets’ program to help build a paved walkway for students.

Brewer has only played in 14 games with the Rockets since coming over in a December trade.  He’s averaged 10.9 points per game in that span.

“It hasn’t been easy because we haven’t had much practice time since I’ve been here. Been learning on the fly, and I think it’s been working out,” Brewer said.

Brewer spent the early part of the season with the Minnesota Timberwolves, one of the worst teams in the league.  He says playing on a championship contender has been a welcome change.

“James Harden is great. He’s a MVP candidate. Dwight Howard is big time. He’s probably a defensive player of the year candidate. I’m just happy to be on this team right now,” Brewer said.

The Rockets next host the Warriors on Saturday night.  Golden State has the best record in the NBA at 31-5.