Spurs vs. Rockets Recap

After beating the Oklahoma City Thunder to snap a two-game losing streak, the San Antonio Spurs went back on the road to take on the Houston Rockets.

The first quarter was forgettable as was much of the entire game.  The Spurs came out flat, could not make a shot and had porous defense allowing the Rockets to score 31 points while the Spurs barely scored 14 after the first quarter. It only got worse for the Spurs if you can believe it.

However, through the power of Twitter, I shall give you the scores from the second and third quarters and give you the final from Houston.

I do give the Spurs credit for fighting back in the game late in the fourth quarter, thanks in large part to the bench, but overall this game was painful for Spurs fans. How painful was it? Check out these stats:

  • At the end of the first half, the Spurs shot 35%.
  • Tim Duncan had 17 points at halftime. The other Spurs starters had three points.
  • Largest lead for the Rockets was 23 points.
  • Rockets’ Kevin Martin, Luis Scola, and Aaron Brooks all scored over 30 points.
  • The Spurs did cut the lead to three points late in the fourth quarter on a 10-0 run but it was too little too late.
  • Antonio McDyess, Keith Bogans, and Michael Finley went scoreless. All started the game for the Spurs.

Ian Mahinmi and Malik Hairston did see action tonight and both scored eight points off the bench.  The loss drops the Spurs to 32-24 and are still seventh in the Western Conference. The Spurs will next play the Phoenix Suns this Sunday in San Antonio.