Washington 93, Houston 99

Boxscore | Recap
Wednesday, December 12, 2012 8:00 PM
Location - Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Officials - #68 Marat Kogut, #13 Monty McCutchen, #59 Gary Zielinski
Attendance - 13351

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Washington 17 25 22 29 93
Houston 27 18 23 31 99

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Washington 3-16 2-7 1-9 L1
Houston 10-11 8-5 2-6 W1

Recap

Rockets 99, Wizards 93: James Harden scored a game-high 31 points and Chandler Parsons added 18 points and eight rebounds as host Houston overcame a sluggish effort to snap a three-game losing streak. 

Patrick Patterson scored 13, Toney Douglas added 12 and Omer Asik contributed nine points and 16 rebounds for the Rockets, who have won four straight meetings against Washington and 13 of the last 15. 

Bradley Beal scored a team-high 20 points to go with six assists and Emeka Okafor added 19 points for the Wizards, who have not won consecutive games this season. Washington has lost four straight and 10 of 11 in Houston.

Harden scored 17 of the Rockets' first 27 points as Houston opened a 31-17 lead. The Wizards clawed back to tie it before Douglas' half-court heave at the buzzer gave Houston a 45-42 halftime lead. 

The Rockets led from the 8:26 mark of the first quarter on, but they had a tough time putting away the Wizards until Parsons scored a layup and hit back-to-back 3-pointers to push the lead to 96-87 with 1:07 left.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Houston improved to 1-2 since head coach Kevin McHale rejoined the team after a leave of absence related to the illness and eventual death of his daughter, Sasha. … The Rockets failed to score 100 points for just the second time in their last six games. … Beal has scored in double figures in six consecutive games. 

Top Game Performances

Washington   Houston
Bradley Beal 20 Scoring James Harden 31
Jordan Crawford 6 Assists Jeremy Lin 6
Nene 9 Rebounds Omer Asik 16
Bradley Beal 5 Free Throws Made James Harden 9
Bradley Beal 2 Steals James Harden 3
Chris Singleton 4 Blocks Patrick Patterson 3

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Washington 93 39.3 7-25 16-20 18 46 8 10 13
Houston 99 44.7 9-24 22-30 19 47 8 6 18

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game at home against Boston. The Rockets have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .455 after a loss.
  • Washington will play their next game at home against L.A. Lakers. The Wizards have a W/L % of .000 after a win and .188 after a loss.