Toronto 103, Houston 96

Boxscore | Recap
Sunday, December 16, 2012 1:00 PM
Location - Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Officials - #17 Joe Crawford, #12 Violet Palmer, #40 Leon Wood
Attendance - 17863

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Houston 28 21 22 25 96
Toronto 26 23 28 26 103

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 11-12 9-5 2-7 L1
Toronto 6-19 5-5 1-14 W2

Recap


Raptors 103, Rockets 96: Alan Anderson scored 15 of his team-high 24 points in the fourth quarter and Jose Calderon recorded a triple-double as host Toronto benefited from strong bench play to seize its second straight victory.

Calderon finished with 18 points, 14 assists and 10 rebounds for the Raptors, who evened their record at 5-5 at home after outscoring the Rockets' reserves by a 49-23 margin.

James Harden scored 28 points - highlighted by a 14-for-15 effort from the foul line - while Marcus Morris added a career-high 19 points in his second start for the Rockets, who have dropped seven in a row on the road overall and six straight in Toronto.

Anderson drilled a pair of 3-pointers as he scored his team's first eight points of the fourth quarter to give the Raptors an 85-76 lead.

Houston slowly chipped away at the deficit until Carlos Delfino made two consecutive buckets to pull the Rockets within two with 24 seconds to play. Calderon and Anderson calmly sank their respective free throws before the latter made Houston pay for a defensive lapse with a layup to end the threat.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Prior to the game, Hall of Famer Arvydas Sabonis presented Toronto rookie Jonas Valanciunas with an award for the best Lithuanian basketball player of the year. ... Amir Johnson recorded five of Toronto's season-high 13 blocks. ... The Rockets recalled F Terrence Jones from Rio Grande Valley of the NBA's D-League prior to the contest.

Top Game Performances

Houston   Toronto
James Harden 28 Scoring Alan Anderson 24
James Harden 4 Assists Jose Calderon 14
Omer Asik 13 Rebounds Jose Calderon 10
James Harden 14 Free Throws Made Alan Anderson 9
Jeremy Lin 3 Steals DeMar DeRozan 3
James Harden 1 Blocks Amir Johnson 5

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Houston 96 41.0 7-23 25-32 14 44 1 6 12
Toronto 103 45.9 8-30 17-20 29 43 13 6 7

Upcoming Games

  • Toronto will play their next game on the road against Cleveland. The Raptors have a W/L % of .167 after a win and .263 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game on the road against New York . The Rockets have a W/L % of .500 after a win and .455 after a loss.