San Antonio 114, Houston 92

Boxscore | Recap
Friday, December 7, 2012 8:30 PM
Location - AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas
Officials - #54 Nick Buchert, #11 Derrick Collins, #41 Ken Mauer
Attendance - 18581

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Houston 21 24 21 26 92
San Antonio 29 28 30 27 114

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 9-9 7-3 2-6 L1
San Antonio 16-4 7-2 9-2 W3

Recap


Spurs 114, Rockets 92:
Tony Parker scored 17 points on 7-of-9 shooting and added seven assists as host San Antonio trounced Houston.

Tiago Splitter added 15 points, Tim Duncan recorded 12 and 12 rebounds and Gary Neal, Manu Ginobili and Patty Mills each scored 12 points for the Spurs, who have won three straight.

James Harden scored 29 points on 10-of-16 shooting while no one else managed more than 10 for the Rockets, who shot 38.9 percent in dropping their sixth straight road game. Houston also has lost six in a row in San Antonio.

The Spurs made quick work of the Rockets as Parker scored the first six points of the game and 10 in the first quarter. An eight-point lead at the end of the first period doubled less than four minutes into the second, and San Antonio settled for a 57-45 lead at the half.

Duncan scored eight points in the third quarter as the lead grew to as much as 85-60 late in the stanza. Ginobili scored four points and Mills knocked down a 3-pointer during an 11-2 burst to begin the fourth quarter, and the Spurs pushed the lead past 30 before coasting to the finish.

GAME NOTEBOOK:
San Antonio improved to 3-0 since sending Duncan, Parker, Ginobili and Danny Green home instead of playing them against the Miami Heat last week. … Green, who missed the last game with a tight hamstring, returned to the lineup and scored six points in 18 minutes. … Houston committed 19 turnovers and was dominated on the boards, 50-37.

Top Game Performances

Houston   San Antonio
James Harden 29 Scoring Tony Parker 17
James Harden 5 Assists Tony Parker 7
Jeremy Lin 6 Rebounds Tim Duncan 12
James Harden 6 Free Throws Made Manu Ginobili 4
James Harden 4 Steals Danny Green 3
Cole Aldrich 1 Blocks Tim Duncan 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Houston 92 38.9 11-33 7-8 23 37 2 11 19
San Antonio 114 55.2 6-20 12-13 33 50 7 10 18

Upcoming Games

  • San Antonio will play their next game on the road against Charlotte. The Spurs have a W/L % of .750 after a win and 1.000 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game at home against Dallas. The Rockets have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .500 after a loss.