The Houston Rockets hosted a big rivalry this Sunday afternoon at the Toyota Center as the home team hosted the Dallas Mavericks. The teams are jockeying for better placement and are currently in a battle for the 6th seed in the Western Conference.
Both teams had to deal with injuries, and while the Rockets got Patrick Beverley back they were once again without Dwight Howard (ankle), and the Mavs promoted rookie Salah Mejri to replace Zaza Pachulia out with a leg injury.
A high-paced game with either team unconcerned with defensive affairs became a shooting contest in the first half and the Rockets probably should already have learned that is not a good idea.
Surprisingly enough it did work today and Houston Rockets firepower was too much for Nowitzki and his crew. And with Josh Smith anchoring the defense in the last quarter H-town managed to grab a much needed home win.
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