Houston Rockets 122 Phoenix Suns 108-Recap

Feb 5, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard (12), Phoenix Suns center Miles Plumlee (22), and small forward P.J. Tucker (17) fight for position under during the first quarter at the Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

 

As advertised, a track meet took place at the Toyota Center with the Houston Rockets coming away with a 122-108 win over the Phoenix Suns. For one of the rare times this season, the 3-ball was falling as the Rockets shot 69 percent(11 for 16) from beyond the arc, and 55 percent(39 for 71) for the game. 

Dwight Howard dominated in the paint, to the tune of 34 points and 14 rebounds, while James Harden redeemed himself from a poor outing in the first matchup, finishing with 23 points, including 12 of 12 from the free throw line. Terrence Jones looked like he was on pace for a double-double in the 1st quarter, but still managed to finish with 19 points, 9 rebounds, and 3 blocks. Chandler Parsons also added 19 points, 7 rebounds, and 6 assists.

Holding on to just a 95-90 lead at the end of the 3rd quarter, the Rockets outscored the Suns 27-18 in the 4th quarter, and ended the game on a 19-9 run in the final 5 minutes.

 

Phoenix Suns
STARTERS MIN FG 3PFG FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Channing Frye, PF 23 3-11 1-6 1-2 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 4 -22 8
P.J. Tucker, SF 36 6-10 0-1 1-2 4 1 5 2 0 1 0 2 -15 13
Miles Plumlee, C 26 2-4 0-0 1-2 1 5 6 0 0 1 1 3 -22 5
Gerald Green, SG 31 5-14 2-7 1-2 2 4 6 1 1 0 2 4 -15 13
Goran Dragic, SG 36 6-13 2-6 9-9 1 5 6 8 3 0 4 4 -14 23
BENCH MIN FG 3PFG FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Markieff Morris, PF 23 5-13 0-3 2-2 1 5 6 4 0 0 1 4 +1 12
Marcus Morris, PF 16 5-9 1-3 0-0 2 2 4 0 1 0 1 1 0 11
Slava Kravtsov, C 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -2 0
Alex Len, C 15 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 3 +11 2
Ish Smith, PG 12 4-6 0-0 0-0 1 1 2 2 1 1 3 0 0 8
Leandro Barbosa, SG 20 5-7 2-4 1-2 0 2 2 2 0 1 0 2 +10 13
Dionte Christmas, SG 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -2 0
TOTALS FG 3PFG FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
42-90 8-30 16-21 12 26 38 21 6 4 13 27 108
46.7% 26.7% 76.2%
Fast break points:   18
Points in the paint:   44
Total Team Turnovers (Points off turnovers):   14 (15)

Houston Rockets

STARTERS MIN FG 3PFG FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Terrence Jones, PF 31 8-12 1-2 2-3 4 5 9 2 0 3 1 2 +12 19
Chandler Parsons, SF 41 8-12 3-3 0-0 1 6 7 6 2 0 0 1 +15 19
Dwight Howard, C 39 11-17 0-0 12-18 0 14 14 0 3 2 5 4 +24 34
Patrick Beverley, PG 31 3-7 2-3 0-0 0 0 0 5 1 0 0 3 +13 8
James Harden, SG 38 4-10 3-5 12-12 0 2 2 1 2 0 1 2 +25 23
BENCH MIN FG 3PFG FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Donatas Motiejunas, PF 17 1-5 0-1 3-3 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 3 -6 5
Robert Covington, SF 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Omri Casspi, SF 14 1-2 1-1 0-2 0 2 2 1 0 0 2 0 -6 3
Jeremy Lin, PG 29 3-6 1-1 4-4 0 1 1 2 1 0 3 4 -7 11
Greg Smith, PF DNP SORE RIGHT KNEE
Ronnie Brewer, SF DNP COACH’S DECISION
Aaron Brooks, PG DNP COACH’S DECISION
TOTALS FG 3PFG FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
39-71 11-16 33-42 5 31 36 17 9 5 13 19 122
54.9% 68.8% 78.6%
Fast break points:   25
Points in the paint:   50
Total Team Turnovers (Points off turnovers):   14 (11)

 

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