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Rockets Suffer Back to Back Home Losses

By Tamberlyn Richardson
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The Rockets came out with little energy in the first half and the second half was marred by some of the worst officiating I’ve seen all season by an NBA crew. Atlanta played like a team who was 11 of 12 entering the contest, but Tony Brothers made at least four calls that swung the momentum in the Hawks favor late in the game. Houston never recovered from the final call that erased a Jason Terry paint score and should have sent him to the line, but resulted in a foul against Howard and a score on the opposite end. That potential 5-point swing put the proverbial nail in the coffin.

THE STARTERS

A. <strong>39 min, 5-16 FG, 18 PTS, 2-7 Three Pt, 6-6 FT, 6 REB, 14 AST, 1 STL, 1 BLK, 3 TO             </strong><div class=. SG. Rockets. JAMES <STRONG>HARDEN</STRONG>

Left the game in the second quarter to attend to an issue wit a minor strain in his hamstring. Rockets organization tweeted out he wouldn’t return only to have him return to the court moments later. Carroll defended him well in the first half not allowing him to go to his preferred left. The combination of Carroll’s defense and his leg issues translated into just 4 points at the half.

Tony Brothers had it out for Harden all night calling a bogus clear path foul, another ridiculous foul on him vs. Antic when they both were going for the rebound, and a technical foul for a minor push of Antic. Pero got super star calls from Brothers which made everyone shake their heads! Harden hamstring must have been bothering him as he shook off play sets repeatedly, but being the pro he is, he elected to distribute the ball instead and ended up with a career high 14 assists.

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39 min, 5-16 FG, 18 PTS, 2-7 Three Pt, 6-6 FT, 6 REB, 14 AST, 1 STL, 1 BLK, 3 TO

Left the game in the second quarter to attend to an issue wit a minor strain in his hamstring. Rockets organization tweeted out he wouldn’t return only to have him return to the court moments later. Carroll defended him well in the first half not allowing him to go to his preferred left. The combination of Carroll’s defense and his leg issues translated into just 4 points at the half.

Tony Brothers had it out for Harden all night calling a bogus clear path foul, another ridiculous foul on him vs. Antic when they both were going for the rebound, and a technical foul for a minor push of Antic. Pero got super star calls from Brothers which made everyone shake their heads! Harden hamstring must have been bothering him as he shook off play sets repeatedly, but being the pro he is, he elected to distribute the ball instead and ended up with a career high 14 assists.

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