Golden State 106, Houston 97

Date - Sunday, February 12, 2012 9:00 PM
Location - Oracle Arena, Oakland, California
Officials - #11 Derrick Collins, #41 Ken Mauer, #44 Eli Roe
Attendance - 19596

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Houston 29 15 30 23 97
Golden State 23 25 28 30 106

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 0-0 0-0 0-0 L1
Golden State 0-0 0-0 0-0 W2


Monta Ellis scored 33 points to lead five Golden State players in double-figures as the Warriors earned a rare victory over the visiting Houston Rockets with a 106-97 triumph on Sunday night

Houston had won 12 of 13 games against Golden State, and six of seven at Oracle Arena.

Ellis was 13 of 23 from the floor and had seven assists and five rebounds. David Lee had 15 points, 12 rebounds and five assists, rookie Klay Thompson scored 14 on 4-of-6 3-point shooting and Stephen Curry also had 14 for the Warriors.

Houston guard Kevin Martin broke out of a scoring slump with 28 points. Martin had scored 16 total points in his previous four games.

Luis Scola had 14 points and 13 rebounds for the Rockets. Kyle Lowry had 10 points and nine assists, while Chandler Parsons and Courtney Lee each scored 11.

Houston failed to score during a four-minute stretch in the second quarter as the Warriors took a 46-38 lead behind Ellis and Curry.

The Warriors led 48-44 at halftime and shot 8 of 13 from 3-point range. Ellis had 14 points and six assists in the first half. Curry scored nine.

Martin scored 10 in the first half. He improved on that in the third with 13 points, including 8 of 8 at the free-throw line. Still, the Warriors kept a slim 76-74 lead.

Martin sat out the first 4 1/2 minutes of the fourth quarter as the Warriors built a 90-78 lead behind Thompson and Lee. The Warriors didn't let up, and Houston never got closer than six the rest of the way.

For the first time in five games this month, Golden State kept a team below 100 points. The Warriors entered the game allowing 100.9 points, the most in the NBA.

Top Game Performances

Houston   Golden State
Kevin Martin 28 Scoring Monta Ellis 33
Kyle Lowry 9 Assists Monta Ellis 7
Luis Scola 13 Rebounds David Lee 13
Kevin Martin 9 Free Throws Made Monta Ellis 6
Kyle Lowry 4 Steals Stephen Curry 2
Samuel Dalembert 3 Blocks Monta Ellis 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Houston 97 41.3 11-29 24-33 22 47 4 9 19
Golden State 106 50.6 13-24 13-18 24 35 4 8 15

Upcoming Games

  • Golden State will play their next game at home against Phoenix. The Warriors have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .000 after a loss.
  • 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.
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