Houston 97, Detroit 83

Boxscore | Recap
Tuesday, December 7, 2010 8:30 PM
Location - Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Officials - #75 Eric Dalen, #60 David Guthrie, #23 Jason Phillips
Attendance - 14798

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Detroit 24 21 21 17 83
Houston 29 25 21 22 97

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Detroit 7-15 5-5 2-10 L1
Houston 8-13 5-4 3-9 W1

Recap

Luis Scola collected 35 points and 12 rebounds and Kyle Lowry added 23 points and 12 assists to lead the host Houston Rockets to a 97-83 victory over the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday.

Kevin Martin chipped in 21 points and for the Rockets, who have won three of four this month.

Houston led 54-45 at halftime thanks in part to Detroit guard Richard Hamilton, who was given two technical fouls and ejected just before the break for arguing with officials. Martin, who was fouled on the play, drained all four free throws to stretch the lead.

Detroit made a run at the beginning of the fourth quarter, closing to 78-77 with 8:17 left. Houston responded with an 16-2 burst over the next four minutes to put it away. Scola scored eight points during the spurt and 10 in the fourth quarter.

Rodney Stuckey scored 18 points and Austin Daye had 12 off the bench for Detroit, which has lost five of six.

Top Game Performances

Detroit   Houston
Rodney Stuckey 18 Scoring Luis Scola 35
Rodney Stuckey 5 Assists Kyle Lowry 12
Tayshaun Prince 8 Rebounds Luis Scola 12
Greg Monroe 5 Free Throws Made Kevin Martin 14
Greg Monroe 2 Steals Kyle Lowry 6
Greg Monroe 2 Blocks Shane Battier 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Detroit 83 41.7 6-17 17-21 14 36 4 7 18
Houston 97 45.8 7-14 24-31 20 35 5 10 16

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game on the road against Milwaukee. The Rockets have a W/L % of .286 after a win and .462 after a loss.
  • Detroit will play their next game on the road against New Orleans . The Pistons have a W/L % of .286 after a win and .333 after a loss.
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