Houston 96, Oklahoma City 95

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, February 15, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Officials - #26 Pat Fraher, #68 Marat Kogut, #33 Zach Zarba
Attendance - 18274

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Oklahoma City 13 31 29 22 95
Houston 29 16 30 21 96

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Oklahoma City 22-7 10-1 12-6 L1
Houston 17-13 11-3 6-10 W1

Recap


ROCKETS 96, THUNDER 95: Kevin Martin tied a season high with 32 points, including the decisive free throws with 23 seconds to play, to lift the host Rockets.

Luis Scola and Chandler Parsons added 15 and 14 points, respectively, as Houston snapped a four-game losing streak against the Thunder and improved to 11-3 at home.

One night after failing to score for the first time in six years, Martin scored 15 of his 30 points in the third quarter but was scoreless in the fourth quarter until his two free throws gave Houston a 96-95 lead.

Kevin Durant scored 33 points but missed three potential go-ahead shots in the final 15 seconds for Oklahoma City. Russell Westbrook added 26 points for the Thunder.

Houston appeared it would enjoy an early knockout, racing to a 15-4 lead en route to a 29-13 edge after one quarter.

Oklahoma charged back with an 18-4 spurt early in the second quarter and cut the deficit to 45-44 at halftime.

The Rockets avoided a third straight defeat for the first time since a four-game skid from Jan. 3-7.

GAME NOTEBOOK: With the Thunder assured the best record by Wednesday's deadline, Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks will guide the Western Conference in the All-Star Game. Brooks was named the coach of the month in the West for December/January. ... Martin's doughnut on Tuesday in Memphis marked the first time in his career that he was shut out as a starter.

Top Game Performances

Oklahoma City   Houston
Kevin Durant 33 Scoring Kevin Martin 32
James Harden 4 Assists Kyle Lowry 9
Kevin Durant 8 Rebounds Samuel Dalembert 12
Kevin Durant 7 Free Throws Made Kevin Martin 8
Nick Collison 2 Steals Samuel Dalembert 3
Serge Ibaka 4 Blocks Samuel Dalembert 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Oklahoma City 95 43.4 7-23 16-18 17 45 7 7 22
Houston 96 42.5 8-18 14-18 20 41 3 13 14

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game at home against Minnesota. The Rockets have a W/L % of .562 after a win and .571 after a loss.
  • Oklahoma City will play their next game at home against Golden State. The Thunder have a W/L % of .739 after a win and .833 after a loss.
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