The Houston Rockets defeated the Memphis Grizzlies 107-91 Tuesday night in a game that featured several momentum swings. Houston started the game down 10-3, went up 50-38, fell behind 57-53 then outworked and outshot Memphis down the game's final stretch en route to an easy win.
The Rockets' biggest weapon all night was the three-point basket. They went 18-of-35 (51.4 percent) from behind the arc, despite making just 15 of their 42 shots (35.7 percent) from other spots on the floor. Many of those looks were created by offensive boards since Houston had a whopping 18 of those.
Memphis' offense had its moments, but it still struggled to create good looks consistently in the half court. The squad committed 17 turnovers which led to 28 Houston points and it went ice-cold in the fourth quarter.
James Harden led the Rockets with 25 points on 6-of-13 shooting, Terrence Jones had 20 points and Dwight Howard had 17 points and 14 rebounds. Marc Gasol had 20 points for Memphis and Tony Allen also chipped in 17.
The Rockets, now 20-19, next host the Minnesota Timberwolves Wednesday night while the 21-19 Grizzlies welcome the Detroit Pistons to the FedExForum Thursday night.