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Houston Rockets 126 Portland Trail Blazers 113-Recap

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Jan 20, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets power forward Donatas Motiejunas (20) drives to the basket during the first quarter as Portland Trail Blazers power forward LaMarcus Aldridge (12) defends at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

On a night where the Portland Trail Blazers looked for their 6th straight win, and their first Texas Triangle sweep since 1991, the Houston Rockets put up a season high 126 points to snap the streak.

Playing without Terrence Jones, Chandler Parsons would lead the way, scoring a season high 31 points, while adding 10 rebounds and 7 assists while Dwight Howard added 24 points and 12 rebounds. James Harden finished with 22 points, and Patrick Beverley returned to the lineup to provide a huge spark, finishing with 17 points.

The Rockets had their running shoes on from the get go, making 8 of their first 9 shots. Beverley hit his first 2 3-pointers, while Parsons scored 10 points in the first 6 minutes. Despite shooting 16 for 22 from the field in the 1st quarter, the Rockets lead by just 37-28 going into the 2nd quarter.

The hot shooting would continue, with the Rockets hitting 4 of their first 5 3’s in the 2nd, pushing the lead to 51-34. Houston would shoot a remarkable 10 for 13(77 percent) from beyond the arc in the first half, en route to a 71-56 lead at halftime.

Portland Trail Blazers

STARTERS

MIN

FG

3PFG

FT

OREB

DREB

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PF

+/-

PTS

LaMarcus Aldridge

37

11-26

0-1

5-6

8

12

20

3

2

1

0

1

-10

27

Nicolas Batum

34

2-6

1-3

1-3

2

1

3

7

2

0

2

5

-8

6

Robin Lopez

28

5-8

0-0

3-3

3

0

3

0

1

1

1

2

-10

13

Damian Lillard

36

7-17

3-8

7-8

0

1

1

5

0

0

4

3

-14

24

Wesley Matthews

34

8-17

2-9

0-0

0

1

1

1

2

0

1

3

-7

18

BENCH

MIN

FG

3PFG

FT

OREB

DREB

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PF

+/-

PTS

Thomas Robinson

14

1-3

0-0

1-2

0

2

2

0

0

0

1

1

-4

3

Meyers Leonard

7

2-2

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

0

1

0

1

1

+5

4

Joel Freeland

4

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

0

1

0

0

3

-9

0

Earl Watson

4

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

1

1

1

0

0

0

0

+5

0

Mo Williams

26

4-10

1-2

0-0

1

2

3

3

2

0

1

2

-16

9

C.J. McCollum

15

3-7

1-2

0-0

0

1

1

0

0

1

0

2

-2

7

Will Barton

4

1-1

0-0

0-0

0

2

2

1

1

0

0

0

+5

2

Dorell Wright

DNP COACH’S DECISION

TOTALS

FG

3PFG

FT

OREB

DREB

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PF

PTS

Fast break points:   11
Points in the paint:   64
Total Team Turnovers (Points off turnovers):   11 (20)

Houston Rockets

STARTERS

MIN

FG

3PFG

FT

OREB

DREB

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PF

+/-

PTS

Donatas Motiejunas

22

4-8

1-2

0-0

4

5

9

2

1

1

0

6

+2

9

Chandler Parsons

42

12-19

3-5

4-4

2

8

10

7

0

2

1

1

+10

31

Dwight Howard

38

9-15

0-0

6-9

4

8

12

3

1

0

4

4

+12

24

Patrick Beverley

29

5-11

3-8

4-4

1

1

2

3

1

0

2

2

+26

17

James Harden

41

7-15

4-9

4-5

2

4

6

5

1

0

5

3

+5

22

BENCH

MIN

FG

3PFG

FT

OREB

DREB

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PF

+/-

PTS

Robert Covington

1

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

1

1

0

0

0

0

0

+2

0

Ronnie Brewer

9

0-1

0-1

0-0

0

2

2

0

0

0

0

0

+3

0

Omri Casspi

33

5-9

3-5

2-2

3

5

8

2

0

0

2

2

+10

15

Jeremy Lin

25

3-8

2-3

0-0

1

1

2

5

1

0

4

0

-7

8

Aaron Brooks

1

0-0

0-0

0-0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

+2

0

Greg Smith

DNP SORE RIGHT KNEE

Terrence Jones

DNP COACH’S DECISION

Francisco Garcia

DNP SORE LEFT KNEE

TOTALS

FG

3PFG

FT

OREB

DREB

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PF

PTS

Fast break points:   18
Points in the paint:   54
Total Team Turnovers (Points off turnovers):   19 (34)

The Blazers would make a bit of a run in the 3rd, as the Rockets started just 2 for 8 from the field. Wesley Matthews hit a 3 to close the lead within 86-80. But Harden would get on a roll, helping the Rockets close the quarter out on a 20-11 run.

LaMarcus Aldridge continued his incredible play of late, leading the way for the Blazers with 27 points and 20 rebounds, while Damian Lillard added 24 points. But the game was won at the 3-point line as the Rockets shot 49 percent(16 for 33) from downtown, while holding the Blazers to just 32 percent(8 for 25) from beyond the arc.

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