The Rockets jumped ahead early and kept their nose in front for most of the game. Great play at the 10:04 mark in the 1st quarter as James Harden scored a three-pointer, extending the Houston Rockets 5 point lead.
The Rockets went on their first run of the game, an 8-0 push at the 10:34 mark in the 1st quarter, in a 1-minute span setting the score at 4-12. The Hawks went on a 8-0 run at the 9:29 mark in the 1st quarter, in a 2 minute span making it 12-12. With 5:47 left in the 1st quarter, James Harden scored a three-pointer, extending the Rockets 7 point lead.
James Harden led the Rockets 2 minutes 9-0 push with 4:33 left in the 1st quarter scoring 5 points and setting the score at 19-34. Alex Len made his second free throw as the score was 29-45 to close the 1st quarter. Crabbe III scored a big three-point bucket, assisted by DeAndre’ Bembry, cutting the Hawks deficit to only 14 points, a big play with 1:49 left in the 2nd quarter.
To finish out the 2nd quarter Allen Crabbe III scored a big three-point bucket, assisted by Kevin Huerter, cutting the Atlanta Hawks deficit to only 15 points as the score was 62-77. With 3:37 left in the 3rd quarter.
Crabbe III scored a big three-point bucket, assisted by Kevin Huerter, cutting the Hawks deficit to only 4 points. With 3:22 left in the 3rd quarter, James Harden scored a three-pointer, extending the Rockets 7 point lead. Huerter missed a jump shot, a big play with 3:02 left in the 3rd quarter.
The Rockets went on a 9-0 run with 3:22 left in the 3rd quarter, in a 2-minute span making it 83-96. Ending the 3rd quarter Gordon missed a jump shot as the score was 85-99. The Rockets took their foot off the pedal in the 4th quarter. With 5:20 left in the 4th quarter.
Brandon Goodwin made a jump shot, cutting the Hawks deficit to 3 points. Clint Capela made a shot, extending the Rockets 5 point lead, a big play with 4:09 left in the 4th quarter. The Hawks went on an 8-0 run at the 7:18 mark in the 4th quarter, in a 3-minute span making it 105-108. The score was 115-122 at the end of the game after De’Andre Hunter missed a jump shot.
For the Rockets: Clint Capela contributed 22 points (9-of-14 shooting), 11 offensive rebounds and 22 rebounds. James Harden had 41 points (9-of-34 FG), 10 assists and 10 rebounds. Ben McLemore contributed 18 points (6-of-9 shooting) and 6 threes made. PJ Tucker had 8 points (3-of-7 FG) and 17 rebounds.
Eric Gordon contributed 17 points (5-of-14 FG). Austin Rivers contributed 10 points (4-of-7 FG). For the Hawks: Trae Young contributed 42 points (11-of-30 from the field), 10 assists and 13 rebounds. John Collins had 17 points (7-of-15 from the field), 5 offensive rebounds and 14 rebounds. Alex Len had 14 points (5-of-10 FG), 5 offensive rebounds and 10 rebounds. Both teams were mostly healthy.
In the last head-to-head matchup between the teams, the Rockets won at home. The Rockets will attempt to keep their momentum going having won 4 out of their last 5 games. Get all the NBA tickets at TickPick, where smart fans buy tickets.
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