Toronto 116, Houston 98

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, March 7, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Officials - #45 Brian Forte, #52 Scott Twardoski, #33 Zach Zarba
Attendance - 14597

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Houston 28 18 30 22 98
Toronto 28 30 24 34 116

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 21-19 15-6 6-13 L5
Toronto 13-26 7-13 6-13 W1

Recap

RAPTORS 116, ROCKETS 98: DeMar DeRozan had a game-high 23 points and Linas Kleiza scored 19 points off the bench to lead host Toronto to its fifth straight win at home over Houston.

Toronto scored a season-high in points and shot 59 percent from the field to finish its current homestand with a 2-2 record.

DeRozan led the way with 14 first-half points to give the Raptors a 58-46 lead at the break. Kleiza erupted for 12 points in the fourth quarter to hand Houston its fifth straight loss overall.

After Toronto built a 17-point lead early in the third quarter, Rockets rookie Chandler Parsons led Houston back, netting 10 points in the frame to close the gap to six. He had a team-high 19 points.

The Raptors went on an 18-2 run midway through the fourth quarter thanks to five straight points from Leandro Barbosa and some hot shooting from Kleiza down the stretch to put the game away.

Rockets Guard Kyle Lowry spent most of the second half in sweats on the sidelines with a towel draped over his head. He was feeling ill prior to the game and played only 24 minutes.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Raptors forward Andrea Bargnani didn’t play (calf strain). … The Rockets have been outrebounded in 11 of their last 12 games. … Houston made 37 of 44 free throw attempts. … DeRozan has scored 20 or more points in three straight games.

Top Game Performances

Houston   Toronto
Chandler Parsons 19 Scoring DeMar DeRozan 23
Kyle Lowry 4 Assists Jose Calderon 12
Samuel Dalembert 6 Rebounds Amir Johnson 8
Kyle Lowry 7 Free Throws Made DeMar DeRozan 7
Chandler Parsons 3 Steals Jose Calderon 2
Samuel Dalembert 1 Blocks Amir Johnson 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Houston 98 41.4 3-11 37-44 15 34 3 4 17
Toronto 116 59.2 6-12 20-24 31 36 5 8 16

Upcoming Games

  • Toronto will play their next game on the road against Detroit. The Raptors have a W/L % of .167 after a win and .407 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game on the road against New Jersey . The Rockets have a W/L % of .571 after a win and .474 after a loss.
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