Houston 112, Atlanta 106

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, January 15, 2011 7:00 PM
Location - Philips Arena, Atlanta, Georgia
Officials - #39 Kevin Fehr, #29 Steve Javie, #59 Gary Zielinski
Attendance - 13420

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Houston 29 27 27 29 112
Atlanta 31 27 24 24 106

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 18-23 10-9 8-14 W1
Atlanta 26-15 13-6 13-9 L1

Recap

Aaron Brooks came off the bench to score 24 points and dish out 10 assists, and Luis Scola added 20 points as the Houston Rockets rallied for a 112-106 victory Saturday over Atlanta to hand the Hawks their first home loss since Nov. 22.

The Hawks led by as many as nine in the third quarter, but the Rockets (18-23) chipped the lead to one by the end of the frame and opened the fourth quarter on an 18-4 run.

Atlanta (26-15) had won five straight and their past 10 home games, a streak that dated to a loss to Boston nearly eight weeks ago.

It was only the second win in the past nine games for Houston, which had six players score in double figures. Kris Lowry and Jordan Hill added 16 apiece, Chuck Hayes had 12 and Kevin Martin scored 10 despite playing just 17 minutes.

Joe Johnson scored a game-high 30 points for Atlanta, and Al Horford had 24 points and 10 rebounds while Josh Smith recorded 21 points and 12 rebounds.

The Rockets were without reserve center Brad Miller, who continues to battle a knee injury. Atlanta played without forward Marvin Williams, who missed a seventh consecutive game with a back injury.

Top Game Performances

Houston   Atlanta
Aaron Brooks 24 Scoring Joe Johnson 30
Aaron Brooks 10 Assists Al Horford 8
Chuck Hayes 8 Rebounds Josh Smith 12
Kevin Martin 5 Free Throws Made Joe Johnson 4
Shane Battier 2 Steals Mike Bibby 4
Chuck Hayes 1 Blocks Mike Bibby 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Houston 112 54.0 7-20 11-11 24 45 2 7 13
Atlanta 106 49.4 10-26 10-12 27 32 4 6 13

Upcoming Games

  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against Sacramento. The Hawks have a W/L % of .654 after a win and .600 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game at home against Milwaukee. The Rockets have a W/L % of .412 after a win and .458 after a loss.
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