Houston 99, Golden State 96

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, April 21, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Officials - #56 Mark Ayotte, #45 Brian Forte, #13 Monty McCutchen
Attendance - 15436

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Golden State 21 34 16 25 96
Houston 31 27 19 22 99

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Golden State 22-41 12-19 10-22 L8
Houston 33-31 21-11 12-20 W1

Recap


ROCKETS 99, WARRIORS 96: Courtney Lee had a team-high 20 points and Goran Dragic scored 18 points as host Houston snapped a season-long six-game losing skid.

Dragic and Lee led a potent 3-point attack to keep the Rockets' playoff hopes alive. Lee fired four 3-pointers in the final frame to hand Golden States its eighth consecutive defeat.

Patrick Patterson tipped in a missed shot from Dragic with seven seconds remaining to give the Rockets a 99-94 lead and put the contest out of reach.

Klay Thompson led all Warriors' scorers with a game-high 24-point effort.

Houston, which travels to Miami for the second half of its back-to-back Sunday, has won eight straight home games versus Golden State.

The Rockets snapped a four-game skid and defeated the Warriors for the 14th time in 16 meetings.

Houston benefited from a 10-for-26 shooting display from 3-point range to maintain its mastery of Golden State.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Warriors C Andris Biedrins (concussion) didn't play. ... Golden State general manager Larry Riley announced Saturday that Stephen Curry (right ankle) and Andrew Bogut (left ankle) will undergo surgery next week.

Top Game Performances

Golden State   Houston
Klay Thompson 24 Scoring Courtney Lee 20
Charles Jenkins 8 Assists Goran Dragic 7
Brandon Rush 7 Rebounds Marcus Camby 9
Charles Jenkins 6 Free Throws Made Samuel Dalembert 5
Dominic McGuire 2 Steals Goran Dragic 3
Richard Jefferson 2 Blocks Samuel Dalembert 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Golden State 96 49.3 5-16 19-22 17 36 5 6 18
Houston 99 47.6 10-26 9-15 22 40 5 11 13

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game on the road against Miami. The Rockets have a W/L % of .531 after a win and .500 after a loss.
  • Golden State will play their next game on the road against Minnesota . The Warriors have a W/L % of .364 after a win and .341 after a loss.
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