Atlanta 109, Houston 114

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, April 3, 2011 7:00 PM
Location - Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Officials - #71 Rodney Mott, #22 Bill Spooner, #66 Haywoode Workman
Attendance - 15993

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Atlanta 23 40 18 28 109
Houston 21 33 32 28 114

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Atlanta 44-33 24-15 20-18 L1
Houston 41-36 24-14 17-22 W2

Recap


Kevin Martin scored 35 points and Luis Scola added six of his 15 in the final 3:36 as the Houston Rockets kept their playoff hopes alive with a 114-109 victory over the visiting Atlanta Hawks on Sunday.

Chuck Hayes collected 19 points and 12 rebounds and Kyle Lowry chipped in 17 points and eight assists for the Rockets (41-36), who stayed within three games of the New Orleans Hornets (44-33) and Memphis Grizzlies (44-33) for the eighth playoff spot in the Western Conference.

Joe Johnson scored 25 points and Josh Smith added 21 and 11 boards as the Hawks (44-33) had their four-game winning streak end.

After surrendering 40 points in the second quarter to go into the half down, 63-54, Houston locked down on defense in the third, outscoring the Hawks 32-18 to grab the lead.

Atlanta did not stay down for long, battling back in the fourth and finally regaining the lead when Johnson buried a jumper to make it 100-99 with 4:26 to play. Houston got baskets from Scola and Martin to jump back on top, and Martin clinched it from the free throw line where he was 12 for 13 overall.

Top Game Performances

Atlanta   Houston
Joe Johnson 25 Scoring Kevin Martin 35
Joe Johnson 7 Assists Kyle Lowry 8
Josh Smith 11 Rebounds Chuck Hayes 12
Josh Smith 5 Free Throws Made Kevin Martin 12
Josh Smith 2 Steals Chuck Hayes 3
Jamal Crawford 1 Blocks N/A

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Atlanta 109 53.1 5-15 18-20 24 30 2 5 11
Houston 114 57.3 3-15 25-29 24 35 0 5 14

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game at home against Sacramento. The Rockets have a W/L % of .550 after a win and .514 after a loss.
  • Atlanta will play their next game at home against San Antonio. The Hawks have a W/L % of .568 after a win and .576 after a loss.
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