NBA Game Summary - Houston at Golden State
(Wednesday, December 14nd)
Final Score: Houston 111, Golden State 105 (OT)
Oakland, CA (Sports Network) - Yao Ming tied a season-high with 30 points and grabbed a season-high 16 rebounds, as the Houston Rockets upended the Golden State Warriors, 111-105, in overtime at The Arena in Oakland.
Tracy McGrady tallied 23 points, grabbed eight boards and dished out eight assists, while David Wesley added 19 points, six boards and six assists in the victory.
Ryan Bowen contributed 13 points and grabbed eight boards and Luther Head drained the game-tying three-pointer with 2.7 seconds left in regulation for the Rockets, who won their fourth-straight game.
Jason Richardson poured in 28 points and Baron Davis tallied 27 for Golden State, which has lost three of its last four games.
Troy Murphy donated 19 points and Derek Fisher scored 15 points in the loss.
Fisher's three-pointer with about 10 1/2 minutes left extended Golden State's lead to 80-71. Later in the period, Murphy converted a trey to increase the advantage to 93-82.
The Warriors were stuck on that number for the next two minutes, as Houston tallied seven straight points to get within four.
Then, after Murphy's layup gave Golden State a 95-89 edge, Wesley buried a trey to trim the lead to 95-92.
Murphy made 1-of-2 from the charity stripe, then McGrady elevated over two defenders and drained a three-pointer from the right wing to slice the lead to 96-95 with 32 seconds to go.
Fisher made two free throws with 5.6 seconds left to make the score 98-95.
Instead of fouling, Golden State allowed Head to get off a three-point attempt, which the rookie drained to tie the game with 2.7 seconds to go.
Murphy's free throw opened the extra session, then the teams traded baskets on four straight possessions. Wesley made a layup and Bowen made two free throws to give Houston a 106-103 lead.
After Davis made 2-of-3 from the charity stripe, Wesley connected on two free throws to keep the three-point margin. Murphy missed a game-tying three-point attempt with 14 seconds left, and Houston drained free throws to seal the win.
Taking a 24-18 advantage into the second quarter, Houston opened a double- digit edge. Head, McGrady and Stromile Swift drained jumpers on consecutive possessions to give the Rockets a 45-35 lead with just under four minutes to go in the half.
McGrady and Yao scored the final 10 points of the half for Houston and the Rockets went into the half with a 55-47 edge.
Golden State took the lead during the third period, outscoring the Rockets 30-16.
Richardson and Mike Dunleavy opened the stanza with three-pointers, a precursor of the rally that was to come.
A 20-10 scoring streak late in the third stanza gave Golden State a 77-71 lead.
Richardson scored eight straight points during the run, including a layup that gave the Warriors a 68-66 lead.
Houston is in the midst of a six-game road trip. The Rockets are 5-6 on the road this season...Golden State is 8-6 at home this season...The Warriors now embark on a five-game road trip...Houston held a massive 61-32 edge on the glass...The home team won for just the second time in the last eight meetings...The teams have split the last six meetings...Golden State played its second straight overtime game. It defeated Seattle, 110-107, on Tuesday night.
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