After a horrific loss against the Indiana Pacers, the Houston Rockets had a chance to bounce back, and did so with a victory against the Detroit Pistons 114-97. From start to finish the Houston Rockets were firing from all cylinders. With all the injuries coming about, the Houston Rockets knew that everyone had to step it up.
The one guy who dominated the stat sheet was Dwight Howard. Howard had what many people would say, his best game by far as a Houston Rocket. Howard had it his way tonight totaling 35 points, 19 rebounds, and also 5 assists. With Howard hitting 13/18 field goals along with 9 made free throws out of 14, the Rockets could absolutely not be stopped. The Detroit Pistons tried every possible way to slow him down but just simply couldn’t.
The one idea that had many people scratching their head was why weren’t the pistons doubling Howard throughout the whole game? When Howard wasn’t doubled, he simply could not be stopped. When he did get doubled however, the Pistons had some success containing Howard. Andre Drummond and Greg Monroe, who were supposed to be able to give Howard a hard time simply couldn’t. That was the main headline of this game. Throughout the game, Garcia lit up along with Parsons. Everything that the Houston Rockets needed was answered.
In the middle of the game Greg Smith and Patrick Beverley went down with injuries, but the Rockets knew that Terrence Jones and Aaron Brooks had to step it up and they did. In every possible way, the Rockets had answers for the Pistons tonight unlike last night. For the Rockets, it should be a happy flight home with a few questions surrounding the players health.
The Rockets head home to face the Dallas Mavericks on Monday. Tipoff is scheduled for 7:00 PM and can be seen on CSN Houston.