Merry Christmas everyone!
Santa Claus presented us with a very pleasant game at Toyota Center on Christmas Day between one of the league’s best teams: the San Antonio Spurs and your Houston Rockets.
Overall the game was played at a high pace with a lot of runs and drives to the basket, but with both teams unable to mount any big leads until halftime.
It’s worth noting that even though it was a somewhat humble final score the game was very enjoyable also thanks to the low number of fouls and free-throw attempts by both teams – at least until Gregg Popovich started employing the “hack-a” strategy midway through the 4th quarter.
In the end the Rockets ended up winning the battle of wits and defenses against the Spurs and grabbed their most significant victory this season.
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