Houston 93, Philadelphia 87

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, February 22, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Officials - #19 James Capers, #71 Rodney Mott, #12 Violet Palmer
Attendance - 12820

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Philadelphia 16 25 24 22 87
Houston 19 26 16 32 93

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Philadelphia 20-14 13-6 7-8 L5
Houston 20-14 14-4 6-10 W3

Recap


ROCKETS 93, 76ERS 87: Kyle Lowry converted two three-point plays in a 52-second span as Houston won its third straight game and boosted Philadelphia’s season-long losing skid to five games.

Luis Scola had 19 points and 10 rebounds and Kevin Martin scored 14 of his 16 points in the final quarter for the Rockets, who are a season-best six games above .500.

Nikola Vucevic had 18 points and eight rebounds, Lou Williams tallied 17 points and Thaddeus Young added 15 for Philadelphia.

Lowry’s first three-point play gave the Rockets an 86-84 lead with 1:51 remaining. Williams hit one of two free throws 13 seconds later prior to Lowry again producing a three-point play with 59.2 seconds left to give Houston a four-point lead.

Martin hit two free throws with 24.4 seconds left to give the Rockets a 91-85 edge.

Lowry scored 13 points and Chandler Parsons and Patrick Patterson scored 12 points apiece for Houston.

Jodie Meeks scored 14 points for the 76ers, who received just 35 points from their starting five.

The 76ers led 73-67 after Young’s basket with 9:07 left in the third quarter before Martin hit two 3-pointers during an 8-2 run that tied the score.

Houston led by as many as 10 points in the first half. The Rockets held a 45-41 halftime edge.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Philadelphia missed all nine of its 3-point shots … Lowry is averaging 23 points over Houston’s last three games … Sixers forward Elton Brand (thumb) sat out for the second straight night … The double-double was just Scola’s third of the season.

Top Game Performances

Philadelphia   Houston
Nikola Vucevic 18 Scoring Luis Scola 19
Andre Iguodala 4 Assists Kyle Lowry 5
Nikola Vucevic 8 Rebounds Luis Scola 10
Louis Williams 9 Free Throws Made Kevin Martin 4
Andre Iguodala 5 Steals Samuel Dalembert 1
Nikola Vucevic 3 Blocks Samuel Dalembert 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Philadelphia 87 40.2 0-9 21-27 12 40 5 10 13
Houston 93 46.2 5-18 16-20 16 38 2 3 14

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game at home against Toronto. The Rockets have a W/L % of .579 after a win and .600 after a loss.
  • Philadelphia will play their next game on the road against Detroit . The 76ers have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .615 after a loss.
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