Houston 95, Atlanta 84

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, December 31, 2011 7:00 PM
Location - Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Officials - #70 Brent Barnaky, #38 Michael Smith, #65 Sean Wright
Attendance - 14390

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Atlanta 22 22 16 24 84
Houston 31 20 21 23 95

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Atlanta 3-1 2-0 1-1 L1
Houston 2-2 2-0 0-2 W1

Recap

Kevin Martin scored 27 points and hit six 3-pointers to lead the Houston Rockets to a 95-84 victory over the visiting Atlanta Hawks on Saturday.

Luis Scola had 21 points, Chase Budinger added 17 points and Kyle Lowry matched a career-high with 18 assists for Houston (2-2), which played for the third straight night.

Joe Johnson and Al Horford scored 15 points apiece for Atlanta, which suffered its first loss of the season.

The Rockets led by 14 points early in the final quarter but Atlanta went on an 11-3 run to pull within 79-73 on Tracy McGrady’s basket with 5:20 left.

Jordan Hill scored on a layup and Budinger hit a 3-point basket as Houston regained control en route to improving to 12-1 in its last 13 home games against the Hawks.

Hill had a career-best 15 rebounds for the Rockets, who never trailed and led by as many as 12 points in the first quarter. The Rockets led 51-44 at halftime.

McGrady added 13 points and Josh Smith tallied 12 for the Hawks.

Top Game Performances

Atlanta   Houston
Al Horford 15 Scoring Kevin Martin 27
Jeff Teague 5 Assists Kyle Lowry 18
Josh Smith 7 Rebounds Jordan Hill 15
Josh Smith 4 Free Throws Made Kevin Martin 3
Willie Green 1 Steals Kyle Lowry 2
Joe Johnson 2 Blocks Chase Budinger 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Atlanta 84 43.8 4-16 10-16 16 40 6 4 12
Houston 95 46.3 9-19 10-13 26 45 6 7 12

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game on the road against L.A. Lakers. The Rockets have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .667 after a loss.
  • Atlanta will play their next game on the road against Miami . The Hawks have a W/L % of .750 after a win and .000 after a loss.
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