Houston 119, Brooklyn 106

Boxscore | Recap
Saturday, January 26, 2013 8:00 PM
Location - Toyota Center, Houston, Texas
Officials - #36 David Jones, #61 Courtney Kirkland, #77 Karl Lane
Attendance - 18236

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Brooklyn 29 20 31 26 106
Houston 28 34 27 30 119

Team Records

Team W/L Home Away Streak
Brooklyn 26-18 16-7 10-11 L2
Houston 24-22 15-8 9-14 W2

Recap


Rockets 119, Nets 106: James Harden scored 29 points and host Houston beat Brooklyn for the 12th consecutive time.

Omer Asik had 20 points and 16 rebounds and Chandler Parsons added 16 points and a career-high 11 assists as the Rockets won for only the third time in 11 games. Houston hasn't lost to the Nets since March 13, 2006.

Deron Williams got off to a blistering start with 20 first-quarter points and finished with 27 and 11 assists for the Nets before he was ejected with 1:07 left in the game. Center Brook Lopez added 21 points and a season high-tying five blocked shots.

Williams hit his first seven shots, including four 3-pointers, as Brooklyn took a 29-28 lead after one quarter. Houston seized control with a 25-6 burst to open the second quarter to go ahead by 18 points en route to a 62-49 edge at halftime.

The Nets crept within nine after three quarters but couldn't get any closer as Jeremy Lin hit a pair of quick 3-pointers. The Rockets finally broke it open when Carlos Delfino buried a 3-pointer and Harden scored five points in an 8-1 run to make it 113-98.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Delfino scored 13 points and was 3-of-5 from behind the arc, his sixth straight game in double figures and with at least three 3-pointers. ... Williams was 5-of-9 to help Brooklyn set a season high with 16 3-pointers on 36 attempts. ... The Rockets reinstated rookie Royce White from the suspended list. The team's first-round pick has been embroiled in a squabble with the team over how to treat his anxiety disorder.

Top Game Performances

Brooklyn   Houston
Deron Williams 27 Scoring James Harden 29
Deron Williams 11 Assists Chandler Parsons 11
Reggie Evans 8 Rebounds Omer Asik 16
Brook Lopez 9 Free Throws Made James Harden 13
Gerald Wallace 2 Steals Carlos Delfino 2
Brook Lopez 5 Blocks James Harden 1

Team Stats Summary

Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Brooklyn 106 45.0 16-36 18-21 21 31 10 7 10
Houston 119 49.4 12-28 21-27 31 50 3 6 12

Upcoming Games

  • Houston will play their next game on the road against Utah. The Rockets have a W/L % of .625 after a win and .409 after a loss.
  • Brooklyn will play their next game at home against Orlando. The Nets have a W/L % of .692 after a win and .444 after a loss.