Houston 116, San Antonio 122

Date - Friday, December 28, 2012 8:30 PM
Location - AT&T Center, San Antonio, Texas
Officials - #76 Steven Anderson, #45 Brian Forte, #23 Jason Phillips
Attendance - 18581

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Houston 29 36 27 24 116
San Antonio 41 28 29 24 122

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Houston 16-13 11-5 5-8 L1
San Antonio 23-8 12-2 11-6 W4

Recap

Spurs 122, Rockets 116: Tony Parker collected 31 points and 10 assists and Tim Duncan scored 30 as host San Antonio picked up its fourth straight win.

Danny Green went 5-for-7 from 3-point range and finished with 17 points while Manu Ginobili also made five 3-pointers and scored 23 off the bench for the Spurs, who have taken each of the first three meetings this season with instate rival Houston.

James Harden scored a game-high 33 points, Chandler Parsons added 24 and Jeremy Lin collected 21 and eight assists for the Rockets, who had a five-game winning streak come to an end.

The Spurs were on fire in the opening quarter, jumping out to a 14-3 lead in the first 4:32 and stretching it out to as much as 23-8 before settling for a 12-point lead at the end of the frame. Houston briefly pulled ahead late in the second quarter before Ginobili poured in five straight points to make it a 69-65 San Antonio edge at the break.

The Rockets pulled within a basket several times in the third quarter but never managed to take the lead. A 14-5 run by the Spurs to begin the final frame put the game away.

GAME NOTEBOOK: In one of the more difficult back-to-backs on the schedule, the Rockets will head home to face the Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday. … The teams’ combined for 44 turnovers (24 by the Rockets). … San Antonio G Gary Neal (strained right calf) missed his second straight game.

Top Game Performances

Houston   San Antonio
James Harden 33 Scoring Tony Parker 31
Jeremy Lin 8 Assists Tony Parker 10
Omer Asik 10 Rebounds Tiago Splitter 6
James Harden 10 Free Throws Made Tony Parker 9
Jeremy Lin 4 Steals Manu Ginobili 3
Chandler Parsons 1 Blocks Tim Duncan 2

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Houston 116 52.3 11-32 15-26 27 39 1 11 24
San Antonio 122 57.1 12-23 22-24 21 34 5 14 20

Upcoming Games

  • San Antonio will play their next game on the road against Dallas. The Spurs have a W/L % of .739 after a win and .750 after a loss.
  • Houston will play their next game at home against Oklahoma City. The Rockets have a W/L % of .588 after a win and .500 after a loss.