Through the early season the one main component that has been missing in Houston Rockets games (aside from their defense) has been the bench contribution. Tonight that changed as the bench was critical to the team registering their first win over a Southwest Division opponent.
In an oddly empty Toyota Center the Houston Rockets hosted the New Orleans Pelicans for a rather sloppy game of basketball. Both teams shot under their identical season average of 44.1% from the field.
The highlight of the game was an unbelievably huge number of turnovers (season high) from the Pelicans (23) and Ty Lawson’s resurgence for H-town. In the end with the help of the bench the Rockets managed to stay ahead and grab a much needed win.
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