Rockets Beat Heat To End Skid

Rockets 3-game losing skid ends with a 117-108 win over Miami

Adam Spolane
November 27, 2019 - 11:21 pm

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HOUSTON (SportsRadio 610)- The Rockets losing streak is over at three games after a 117-108 win over the Miami Heat Wednesday night at Toyota Center.

Miami took the lead when Goran Dragic connected from three on its first possession, but the Heat missed their next nine shots and the Rockets quickly built a 17-4 lead. Miami pulled to within four at the end of the first quarter, but Houston exploded in the second, outscoring the Heat 39-19 in the period, taking a 66-42 lead into the break. 

After Bam Adebayo made a pair of free throws to start the second half, Danuel House drained a three to push the lead to 25, the Rockets largest of the night. It never dropped below 19 as they took a 91-68 lead into the fourth quarter, when the game got a little more interesting. The Heat scored 40 points in the period, taking advantage of eight Rockets fouls, which led 13 free throw attempts, while shooting over 68 percent from the field, but the nine point spread the game ended with was as close as the game got.

James Harden led all scorers with 34 points. He shot 9-of-22 from the field, 7-of-17 from behind the 3-point arc.

Russell Westbrook added 27 points, nine rebounds, and eight assists, while House chipped in a career-high 23 points.

Gary Clark didn't play in the first quarter, but he played 29-of-36 minutes after that point, scoring 12 points and grabbing eight rebounds. 

Tyler Herro led Miami with 22 points off the bench.

The Rockets will be in action again Saturday night when they host the Atlanta Hawks at Toyota Center.