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Recap: Houston Rockets 113 Atlanta Hawks 84

By Phillip Pyle
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Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

The Houston Rockets took off in the 1st quarter and never stopped en route to a 113-84 blowout of the Atlanta Hawks on Thanksgiving Eve.

After another 30 point quarter the Rockets got off to an early lead, and continued to add to their streak of leading at home, dating back to the November 11th game against Toronto (in OT). That was 13 quarters ago.

Terrence Jones had the hot hand early, getting Hawks players off their feet with ball fakes, and connecting on both his first half threes, finishing with 14 points and 6 boards.

Jeremy Lin sustained a right knee bruise and left the game with about eight minutes left in the first quarter and did not return. The lost of Lin gave Aaron Brooks more court time and he excelled in Lin’s absence. Brooks dropped a game high (tied with Francisco Garcia) 21 points, connecting on 4 out 6 three pointers.

Atlanta Hawks

STARTERS

MIN

FG

3PFG

FTM-A

OREB

DREB

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PF

+/-

PTS

Paul Millsap

26

6-10

1-1

3-5

0

5

5

2

2

1

3

4

-18

16

Cartier Martin

33

5-10

4-7

0-0

0

0

0

0

0

0

1

2

-17

14

DeMarre Carroll

26

2-8

0-2

0-0

1

1

2

1

1

0

0

2

-15

4

Al Horford

33

7-14

0-1

0-0

1

7

8

2

2

2

2

2

-16

14

Jeff Teague

25

0-5

0-1

4-4

0

2

2

6

1

1

3

2

-17

4

BENCH

MIN

FG

3PFG

FTM-A

OREB

DREB

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PF

+/-

PTS

Gustavo Ayon

9

2-3

0-0

0-0

2

2

4

0

0

0

0

5

-4

4

Mike Scott

22

3-8

0-2

3-4

1

3

4

1

0

0

1

1

-11

9

Elton Brand

6

0-0

0-0

0-0

1

2

3

1

0

0

0

2

-9

0

Dennis Schroder

27

2-5

0-2

2-2

0

1

1

5

2

0

4

2

-18

6

John Jenkins

33

5-12

3-6

0-0

0

3

3

3

0

0

4

2

-20

13

Pero Antic

DNP COACH’S DECISION

Shelvin Mack

DNP SPRAINED ANKLE

Kyle Korver

DNP RIB INJURY

TOTALS

FG

3PFG

FTM-A

OREB

DREB

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PF

PTS

Fast break points:   8Points in the paint:   34Total Team Turnovers (Points off turnovers):   18 (24)

Houston Rockets

STARTERS

MIN

FG

3PFG

FTM-A

OREB

DREB

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PF

+/-

PTS

Dwight Howard

26

4-6

0-0

3-8

3

5

8

4

2

1

2

3

+10

11

Terrence Jones

24

6-10

2-3

0-0

1

5

6

1

0

1

1

4

+11

14

Chandler Parsons

37

6-11

2-6

0-0

0

5

5

4

0

0

2

2

+21

14

Patrick Beverley

33

2-8

1-3

2-3

0

2

2

2

2

0

1

1

+6

7

Jeremy Lin

4

0-1

0-1

0-0

0

1

1

1

0

0

0

0

+1

0

BENCH

MIN

FG

3PFG

FTM-A

OREB

DREB

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PF

+/-

PTS

Donatas Motiejunas

4

1-3

0-0

1-2

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

+11

3

Ronnie Brewer

4

1-1

1-1

0-0

1

0

1

2

0

0

0

0

+11

3

Omri Casspi

26

3-5

1-1

2-2

1

4

5

2

1

0

2

3

+16

9

Omer Asik

20

4-7

0-0

2-3

2

7

9

2

0

1

1

0

+21

10

Aaron Brooks

27

7-12

4-6

3-3

0

2

2

4

2

0

3

4

+20

21

Francisco Garcia

33

9-14

3-6

0-0

0

2

2

3

1

0

1

0

+17

21

Greg Smith

DNP SPRAINED RIGHT KNEE

James Harden

DNP SORE LEFT FOOT

TOTALS

FG

3PFG

FTM-A

OREB

DREB

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PF

PTS

Fast break points:

Dwight Howard had a humble 11 points and 8 boards, while Omer Asik contributed 10 points and 9 boards in 20 minutes. The Rockets bench was once again too much to handle for the opposition. Overall, the Houston bench scored 67 points against the Hawks.  The aforementioned Garcia had 21 points and Ronnie Brewer made an appearance scoring three points.

Parsons has scored in double figures in 11 straight games. … Coach Kevin McHale said before the game that Harden was feeling better on Wednesday and that he doesn’t expect him to be out for any extended time.

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