Houston 105, San Antonio 85

Date - Thursday, December 29, 2011 8:00 PM
Location - Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Officials - #56 Mark Ayotte, #7 Kevin Fehr, #10 Ron Garretson
Attendance - 18267

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
San Antonio 18 17 24 26 85
Houston 23 30 25 27 105

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
San Antonio 0-0 0-0 0-0 L1
Houston 0-0 0-0 0-0 W1


Kevin Martin recovered from a tough opener to put up 25 points and lead the Houston Rockets to a 105-85 victory over the visiting San Antonio Spurs on Thursday.

Kyle Lowry added 16 points, nine rebounds and eight assists and Luis Scola scored 18 points for the Rockets, who won their first game under new head coach Kevin McHale.

Martin, who was one of the main pieces headed out of town in the three-team trade involving Chris Paul that was squashed by the commissioner’s office, went 1 of 10 from the floor in the opener. Proving that was just a bad game and not an effect of the trade rumors, Martin went out and buried 10 of 17 shots from the field against the Spurs, including four of eight from 3-point range.

San Antonio, which was playing the second game of a back-to-back set, looked like the aging team that bowed out in the first round of the playoffs last season. Tim Duncan, limited to under 16 minutes, scored four points on 1-of-8 shooting while Manu Ginobili was held to eight points by Houston.

The Rockets made their move early, taking a 23-18 lead after the first quarter and closing the second with a 19-4 burst to make it 53-34 at the break. Martin scored 13 points during the run.

DeJuan Blair recorded 22 points and 12 rebounds for the Spurs.

Top Game Performances

San Antonio   Houston
DeJuan Blair 22 Scoring Kevin Martin 25
Tiago Splitter 3 Assists Kyle Lowry 8
DeJuan Blair 12 Rebounds Kyle Lowry 9
DeJuan Blair 6 Free Throws Made Kyle Lowry 4
James Anderson 1 Steals Kyle Lowry 3
Richard Jefferson 2 Blocks Samuel Dalembert 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
San Antonio 85 37.6 2-17 13-20 12 46 7 4 12
Houston 105 50.6 9-26 10-13 21 46 8 7 11

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game on the road against Memphis. The Rockets have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • San Antonio will play their next game at home against Utah. The Spurs have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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