Mar 24, 2014; Charlotte, NC, USA; Houston Rockets center forward Dwight Howard (12) throws his hands up as the ball travels out of bounds during the first half of the game against the Charlotte Bobcats at Time Warner Cable Arena. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Rockets 100 Charlotte Bobcats 89-Recap

The Houston Rockets were able to overcome a slow start, as they slowly pulled away from the Charlotte Bobcats in the 2nd half en route to a 100-89 win. After missing 7 of their first 8 3-point attempts, the Rockets found their stroke, making 11 of the next 21 treys, and ended up shooting 44 percent(12 for 27) for the game.

James Harden led the way with 31 points, and hit 4 of 7 3-pointers. Dwight Howard returned to the lineup after missing 3 games, and finished with 10 points and 9 rebounds.

Terrence Jones added 18 points and 7 boards, and Chandler Parsons finished with 11 points after being held scoreless until the 3rd quarter. Jeremy Lin added 10 points, 4 rebounds, and 3 assists in 20 minutes off the bench.

Leading just 54-50 at halftime, Harden exploded for 14 points in the 3rd quarter to push the Rockets lead to 10 points going into the 4th quarter.

But the Bobcats would go on an 8-1 run to cut the Rockets lead to 84-78 with 6 minutes left.

Parsons would then find his shooting stroke, making 2 3-pointers, while Patrick Beverley(who shot just 3 for 10) sank a 3 to put the Rockets up 98-87 with 1 minute left to put the game away.

 

Houston Rockets

STARTERS MIN FG 3PFG FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Terrence Jones, PF 32 9-15 0-2 0-1 3 4 7 2 0 0 1 2 -5 18
Chandler Parsons, SF 38 3-11 2-4 3-4 1 3 4 4 0 1 2 2 +2 11
Dwight Howard, C 33 4-9 0-0 2-4 3 7 10 4 2 1 2 5 +1 10
Patrick Beverley, PG 34 3-10 2-7 0-0 3 1 4 0 0 1 1 3 +11 8
James Harden, SG 39 11-19 4-7 5-7 0 3 3 5 1 1 3 4 +10 31
BENCH MIN FG 3PFG FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Donatas Motiejunas, PF 16 2-5 0-1 0-0 0 4 4 2 0 0 0 2 +16 4
Jordan Hamilton, SF 13 2-5 2-4 0-0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 2 +4 6
Omer Asik, C 15 1-2 0-0 0-0 1 3 4 1 0 3 1 3 +10 2
Jeremy Lin, PG 20 4-6 2-2 0-2 0 4 4 3 1 0 2 1 +6 10
Omri Casspi, SF DNP COACH’S DECISION
Isaiah Canaan, PG DNP COACH’S DECISION
TOTALS FG 3PFG FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
39-82 12-27 10-18 11 31 42 22 5 7 12 24 100
47.6% 44.4% 55.6%
Fast break points:   21
Points in the paint:   50
Total Team Turnovers (Points off turnovers):   12 (10)

Charlotte Bobcats

STARTERS MIN FG 3PFG FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Josh McRoberts, PF 34 5-10 1-3 0-1 1 2 3 4 0 0 1 3 -3 11
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF 24 1-4 0-0 4-5 3 4 7 0 2 0 0 2 +3 6
Al Jefferson, C 42 8-17 0-1 4-6 2 9 11 2 1 1 2 4 -5 20
Kemba Walker, PG 39 7-19 2-6 6-6 1 3 4 3 0 1 3 1 0 22
Gerald Henderson, SG 31 5-13 1-5 2-2 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 1 -4 13
BENCH MIN FG 3PFG FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Cody Zeller, C 14 4-5 0-0 2-2 3 1 4 0 1 0 1 1 -8 10
Bismack Biyombo, C 6 0-1 0-0 0-0 3 2 5 0 0 0 0 1 -6 0
Luke Ridnour, PG 9 0-3 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 2 -11 0
Gary Neal, SG 15 0-8 0-3 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 -7 0
Chris Douglas-Roberts, SG 26 2-6 0-2 3-3 0 2 2 2 2 0 0 3 -14 7
Anthony Tolliver, PF DNP COACH’S DECISION
D.J. White, PF DNP COACH’S DECISION
Jannero Pargo, PG DNP COACH’S DECISION
TOTALS FG 3PFG FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
32-86 4-21 21-25 13 25 38 12 7 4 9 18 89
37.2% 19.0% 84.0%
Fast break points:   4
Points in the paint:   38
Total Team Turnovers (Points off turnovers):   10 (12)

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