Houston 94, Charlotte 78

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, March 16, 2011 8:30 PM
Location - Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Officials - # Nick Buchert, #41 Ken Mauer, #58 Zach Zarba
Attendance - 14822

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Charlotte 22 17 18 21 78
Houston 29 20 19 26 94

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Charlotte 28-39 17-16 11-23 L1
Houston 35-34 19-14 16-20 W2

Recap

Kevin Martin scored 21 points and Chase Budinger added 19 as the Houston Rockets pulled back above .500 with a 94-78 victory over the visiting Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday.

Chuck Hayes grabbed 17 rebounds and Kyle Lowry shook off a tough shooting night to collect 11 points, nine rebounds and six assists for the Rockets (35-34), who moved to within 2 ½ games of the idle Memphis Grizzlies for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Western Conference.

The Bobcats (28-39) fell one-half game behind the Indiana Pacers for the No. 8 spot in the East.

Neither team shot well from the field but Houston managed to string together some offense in the first half, putting up 29 points in the first quarter and taking a 49-39 lead into the break.

The Rockets pushed it out to as much as 63-45 in the third before Charlotte chipped away, drawing as close as 76-70 with 7:20 left in the game. But Houston went on a 15-4 run over the next 6:30 to put it away.

D.J. Augustin led the Bobcats with 22 points, while Boris Diaw had 13.

Top Game Performances

Charlotte   Houston
D.J. Augustin 22 Scoring Kevin Martin 21
D.J. Augustin 4 Assists Chuck Hayes 7
Kwame Brown 6 Rebounds Chuck Hayes 17
D.J. Augustin 7 Free Throws Made Chase Budinger 5
D.J. Augustin 1 Steals Chuck Hayes 3
Tyrus Thomas 2 Blocks Jordan Hill 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Charlotte 78 37.2 2-11 18-21 13 37 7 4 15
Houston 94 41.4 8-23 14-16 23 51 5 8 11

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game at home against Boston. The Rockets have a W/L % of .529 after a win and .486 after a loss.
  • Charlotte will play their next game on the road against Oklahoma City . The Bobcats have a W/L % of .393 after a win and .436 after a loss.
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