Houston 114, Toronto 105

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, December 31, 2010 7:00 PM
Location - Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Officials - #48 Scott Foster, #38 Michael Smith, # James Williams
Attendance - 18121

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Toronto 34 21 20 30 105
Houston 20 42 22 30 114

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Toronto 11-21 7-9 4-12 L1
Houston 16-16 10-5 6-11 W1

Recap

Chase Budinger scored 22 points on 8-of-10 shooting and Kevin Martin added 20 points as the Houston Rockets ran away from the visiting Toronto Raptors, 114-105, on Friday.

Luis Scola chipped in 13 points and Patrick Patterson added 15 points and 10 boards as four reserves finished in double figures for the Rockets, who shot 48 percent from the floor.

The Raptors bolted out quickly in the first quarter, closing the frame with a 17-4 burst to grab a 34-20 lead.

But Houston got that all back and then some in the second, outscoring Toronto 41-20 in the period to take a 62-55 lead into the half. The bench took control, with Budinger going off for 13 points in the second while Brad Miller added eight and Courtney Lee chipped in seven.

The Raptors would not gain the lead again, getting as close as 86-79 in the fourth before the Rockets pulled away.

DeMar DeRozan scored 37 points and Linas Kleiza added 17 points and 12 rebounds for Toronto, which closed December with losses in 10 of the last 13.

Top Game Performances

Toronto   Houston
DeMar DeRozan 37 Scoring Chase Budinger 22
Jose Calderon 11 Assists Aaron Brooks 7
Linas Kleiza 12 Rebounds Patrick Patterson 10
DeMar DeRozan 13 Free Throws Made Kevin Martin 7
Leandro Barbosa 2 Steals Courtney Lee 2
Joey Dorsey 3 Blocks Shane Battier 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Toronto 105 41.7 4-15 21-27 20 53 6 8 14
Houston 114 48.4 5-17 21-28 25 47 10 7 13

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game on the road against Portland. The Rockets have a W/L % of .467 after a win and .529 after a loss.
  • Toronto will play their next game at home against Boston. The Raptors have a W/L % of .364 after a win and .333 after a loss.
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