Houston 99, Chicago 93

Boxscore | Recap
Monday, April 2, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - United Center, Chicago, Illinois
Officials - #7 Kevin Fehr, #10 Ron Garretson, #36 David Jones
Attendance - 21936

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Houston 26 14 31 28 99
Chicago 22 29 19 23 93

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 29-25 20-8 9-17 W1
Chicago 42-13 21-6 21-7 L2

Recap


ROCKETS 99, BULLS 93:
Goran Dragic scored 21 points and Luis Scola had 18 points and 12 rebounds as Houston stunned host Chicago.

Chase Budinger and Courtney Lee scored 13 points apiece and Marcus Camby had 12 points and 11 rebounds as the Rockets rallied from a 13-point, third quarter deficit.

Luol Deng scored 24 points for the Bulls, who lost back-to-back games in the regular season for the first time since Feb. 5-7, 2011. The 86-game streak without consecutive losses was the second-longest in NBA history behind the Utah Jazz, who went 95 games from Nov. 22, 1997 through March 19, 1999.

Chicago committed 19 turnovers and also blew a 15-point first-half lead.

The Rockets trailed 62-52 midway through the third quarter before recording 10 straight points and tying the contest on Camby’s basket with 3:02 left in the stanza.

Houston took a 71-70 lead on a basket by Earl Boykins with nine seconds remaining in the quarter and then scored the first seven points of the final period.

Budinger scored nine straight Houston points on 3-pointers to give the Rockets an 84-72 lead with 9:18 to go.

Houston’s lead topped out at 89-75 on a 3-pointer by Boykins with 7:33 remaining. Chicago responded with a 13-3 run and pulled with 92-88 on Deng’s basket with 1:10 remaining.

Carlos Boozer had 16 points and 13 rebounds and Joakim Noah added 15 points and nine rebounds for the Bulls.

Chicago shot 55 percent in the first half and led by as many as 15 points en route to a 51-40 lead at intermission. The Bulls increased their advantage to 59-46 on Deng’s three-point play four minutes into the third quarter.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
Houston made all four of its 3-point baskets in the final quarter. … Chicago guard Richard Hamilton (shoulder) returned from a 14-game absence and had six points in 20 minutes … Dragic hit 8 of 12 field-goal attempts and is 25 of 36 over the last three games. … Chicago is 7-4 in Rose’s latest absence and 14-7 overall when he hasn’t played this season.

Top Game Performances

Houston   Chicago
Goran Dragic 21 Scoring Luol Deng 24
Goran Dragic 6 Assists Carlos Boozer 7
Luis Scola 12 Rebounds Carlos Boozer 13
Goran Dragic 5 Free Throws Made Luol Deng 4
Goran Dragic 4 Steals Ronnie Brewer 2
Luis Scola 3 Blocks Joakim Noah 4

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Houston 99 47.2 4-13 11-14 23 38 5 11 8
Chicago 93 48.2 5-17 8-17 25 47 7 5 19

Upcoming Games

  • Chicago will play their next game at home against Boston. The Bulls have a W/L % of .721 after a win and .917 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game on the road against L.A. Lakers . The Rockets have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .577 after a loss.
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