Rockets played team ball to get the win over the Spurs 107-105
Houston- The Rockets escape with a win over San Antonio 107-105.
After the turmoil of the James Harden story was concluded with James being traded to the Brooklyn Nets, the Rockets wanted to move away from the drama and focus playing basketball. Their next game was against the San Antonio Spurs.
In the first half, the Rockets got out to a great start. Christian Wood was a huge factor with the Rockets building a double digit lead early in the second quarter. Wood was playing hard at the rim and was hitting mid-shots when San Antonio played off of him. On the defensive end, Wood was very effective with being a shot blocker. He had a total of four blocks in the half and finished 15 points and 12 rebounds in two quarters. Despite the hot start, Houston was clinging onto a three-point lead at the end of the break, 48-45.
The second half, the Rockets had trouble stopping the outside shooting of the Spurs. San Antonio went on 12-6 run at the start of the third quarter to take the lead. Houston did a good job with keep themselves in the game by playing team ball. Sterling Brown hit six points in the third quarter to bring the Rockets within one.
With three minutes left in regulation, Brown hit a crucial three to cut the Spurs' lead to three. The Rockets went on a 5-0 run to go atop of the Spurs 105-104 with 1:45 seconds left in the game. Houston escaped with a 107-105 victory after the ball rimmed out the basket.