Houston 88, Miami 97

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, April 22, 2012 6:00 PM
Location - American Airlines Arena, Miami, Florida
Officials - #75 Eric Dalen, #16 David Guthrie, #9 Derrick Stafford
Attendance - 19859

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Houston 27 17 25 19 88
Miami 22 23 21 31 97

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 33-32 21-11 12-21 L1
Miami 46-18 28-5 18-13 W1

Recap


HEAT 97, ROCKETS 88: LeBron James scored 32 points to fuel a late surge as host Miami rallied past Houston to hold onto its faint hope of securing the top seed in the Eastern Conference.

James shot 11 of 21 from the field and Norris Cole added 16 points for the Heat, who outscored the Rockets by a 31-19 margin in the fourth quarter.

With its 28th home win in 33 outings, Miami trails the Chicago Bulls by two games with as many to play in the regular season.

Dwyane Wade sat out with a dislocated left index finger, but expects to be ready for the postseason. Chris Bosh was also a bystander due to what Miami coach Erik Spoelstra termed as "muscle fatigue."

Rookie Chandler Parsons scored a career-high 23 points and Goran Dragic had 16 for the Rockets, who were eliminated from the postseason equation with their seventh loss in eight games.

With Houston leading 79-73, James and Cole leveled the contest with a pair of jumps shots before the latter converted both free throws. James and Mike Miller connected on 3-point shots on consecutive series before the Heat pulled away.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Parsons, who was averaging 9.3 points coming into the game, had scored 21 points on two occasions this season. He did so against Oklahoma City on March 13 and versus Denver on April 16. ... Miami has defeated Houston in five consecutive outings.

Top Game Performances

Houston   Miami
Chandler Parsons 23 Scoring LeBron James 32
Chase Budinger 4 Assists LeBron James 5
Marcus Camby 7 Rebounds Udonis Haslem 11
Goran Dragic 5 Free Throws Made LeBron James 9
Chandler Parsons 4 Steals Shane Battier 5
Marcus Camby 1 Blocks Udonis Haslem 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Houston 88 46.1 7-20 11-13 17 37 4 9 19
Miami 97 41.2 5-16 22-24 10 48 7 10 15

Upcoming Games

  • Miami will play their next game on the road against Boston. The Heat have a W/L % of .733 after a win and .684 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game at home against New Orleans. The Rockets have a W/L % of .515 after a win and .500 after a loss.
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