Down by 10 walking into the 2nd half and shooting 41%, the Rockets let the chippy Pacers work them on the fast break, paint, and rebounds. The Rockets play tonight can be summed up in one word – embarrassing.
The Pacers scored a season high in points and shut the Rockets down to one of their lowest scoring totals of the season.
With 8:53 left in the 3rd quarter, you could sense that the Rockets were in over their head. They were out played and over matched. McHale threw in the towel towards the end of the 3rd.
The Pacers whipped them up and down the court from that point, until the game ended.
On the bright side Howard is shooting 57% this season at the free throw line.