New Orleans 88, Houston 90

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, January 19, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Officials - # Tre Maddox, #73 Ed Malloy, #59 Gary Zielinski
Attendance - 10845

Final Scoring Summary

Final OT 1 2 3 4 X T
New Orleans 27 22 14 19 6 88
Houston 32 26 17 7 8 90

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Orleans 3-12 1-7 2-5 L6
Houston 8-7 6-1 2-6 W5

Recap


Samuel Dalembert's rebound slam dunk with 11 seconds remaining in overtime broke a tie and gave the Houston Rockets a 90-88 win over the visiting New Orleans on Thursday night.
 
Houston (8-7) has won five straight and six of seven. New Orleans (3-12) has lost six in a row and 12 of 13.
 
Kevin Martin, who scored a season-high 32 points - including 27 in the first half - set up the winning basket with a steal. He drove the length of the floor and missed a layup, but Dalembert trailed the play and slammed home the winning basket.
 
Marco Belinelli missed a potential game-tying jumper at the buzzer.
 
Dalembert finished the game with 15 points and 17 rebounds.
 
Houston led 80-70 with 5:42 remaining in regulation, but the Hornets rallied to tie the game at 82 and force overtime.
 
New Orleans went ahead early in the extra session, as Jarret Jack's jumper with 3:47 remaining gave the Hornets their first lead of the game.

New Orleans led 88-83 with 2:17 left, but didn't score again. Dalembert's three-point play cut the lead to two before Luis Scola's two free throws tied the game with 1:10 remaining.
 
Jason Smith scored 17 points to lead New Orleans.

Top Game Performances

New Orleans   Houston
Jason Smith 17 Scoring Kevin Martin 32
Jarrett Jack 7 Assists Kyle Lowry 8
Emeka Okafor 12 Rebounds Samuel Dalembert 17
Trevor Ariza 3 Free Throws Made Luis Scola 5
Chris Kaman 2 Steals Courtney Lee 3
Jason Smith 3 Blocks Samuel Dalembert 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
New Orleans 88 39.4 3-11 11-16 20 48 5 9 14
Houston 90 39.8 9-27 11-13 17 53 7 11 20

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game at home against San Antonio. The Rockets have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • New Orleans will play their next game at home against Dallas. The Hornets have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .091 after a loss.
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