Houston 84, New Orleans 77

Boxscore | Recap
Thursday, April 26, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Officials - #43 Dan Crawford, #28 Tommy Nunez Jr., #65 Sean Wright
Attendance - 16602

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
New Orleans 20 22 29 6 77
Houston 12 21 30 21 84

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
New Orleans 21-45 11-22 10-23 L1
Houston 34-32 22-11 12-21 W1

Recap


ROCKETS 84, HORNETS 77: Chase Budinger scored 27 points and Houston overcame a terrible start to rally past visiting New Orleans in the regular-season finale.

Houston was shooting just 17 percent at one point in the first half, but slowly worked its way back and limited the Hornets to just six points in the fourth quarter.

The Rockets took their first lead of the game with 1:18 to play on Marcus Morris’ 3-pointer.

Greg Smith added a tipped dunk and Goran Dragic made two free throws to put the Rockets ahead 84-77.

Samuel Dalembert had 11 points and 11 rebounds and Courtney Lee scored 10 for the Rockets (34-32).

New Orleans’ Darryl Watkins had his first NBA double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds.

New Orleans lost despite making 18 of 30 free throws. Houston made 11 of 14.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Gustavo Ayon (concussion) sat out. Hornets coach Monty Williams said Ayon (Mexico), Al-Farouq Aminu (Nigeria) and Greivis Vasquez (Venezuela) are expected to play for national teams this summer.

Top Game Performances

New Orleans   Houston
Jerome Dyson 15 Scoring Chase Budinger 27
Greivis Vasquez 6 Assists Goran Dragic 13
Al-Farouq Aminu 10 Rebounds Samuel Dalembert 11
Lance Thomas 7 Free Throws Made Samuel Dalembert 5
Jerome Dyson 3 Steals Goran Dragic 2
Lance Thomas 2 Blocks Goran Dragic 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
New Orleans 77 39.7 5-15 18-30 15 44 5 10 15
Houston 84 35.2 9-28 11-14 21 56 5 7 11
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