NBA Game Summary - Golden State at Houston
(Tuesday, February 2nd)
Final Score: Houston 119, Golden State 97
Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Aaron Brooks and Carl Landry each scored 24 points to lead Houston to its ninth straight win over Golden State in a 119-97 decision at Toyota Center.
Trevor Ariza had 18 points and Chuck Hayes pulled down a game-high 13 rebounds for the Rockets, who finished off a disappointing 2-4 homestand. Shane Battier and Luis Scola chipped in 12 and 10 points, respectively, in the blowout.
Monta Ellis was the lone scoring threat in Golden State's sixth straight loss, logging 34 points on 13-of-22 shooting from the field. The already shorthanded Warriors were without forward Corey Maggette due to a left hip pointer.
Houston started the game on a 12-2 run, capped by a Brooks three-pointer less than three minutes in.
The lead was as high as 21 in the first quarter, which ended with the Rockets on top 39-25.
Golden State made its only push late in the second quarter, as Ellis drained a three-pointer to pull within 50-49 with just over two minutes left, capping a 10-0.
The Rockets responded with nine straight points to end the half, and a Battier three-ball four minutes into the third yielded a 68-51 Rockets cushion, ending an 18-2 stretch spanning the second and third frames.
The margin was 83-68 with 12 minutes to play, and the Warriors never had a shot in earning a comeback as a result of Houston's Chase Budinger scoring all 14 of his points in the final frame.
"We were really solid in the third quarter and the start of the fourth," Rockets head coach Rick Adelman said. "I was pleased with the win."
Golden State's Anthony Morrow was named to the Rookie Challenge during All- Star weekend Tuesday, replacing Chicago's Derrick Rose, who is already playing in the All-Star Game. Morrow missed this loss with a strained knee...Stephen Curry and Coby Karl had 14 and 12 points, respectively, for Golden State on a combined 11-of-33 shooting effort...Brooks also had eight rebounds and six assists, as the Rockets won the battle on the glass, 57-35.
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