Highlights: Rockets lose tough one to Bucks
Monta Ellis heaved in a prayer at the buzzer to lift the Bucks to a 110-107 win over the Rockets.
James Harden scored 25 points. Chandler Parsons chipped in with 20. Omer Asik had yet another double-double with 16 points and 22 rebounds.
Ellis' heave was the turning point. That won the game. Simple as that.
FROM THE FIELD
The Rockets shot 42-89 (47 percent) from the field. From three-point land, they shot 7-23 (30 percent).
AT THE LINE
Houston was mediocre from the line on Wednesday, shooting 16-25 from the stripe (64 percent).
The Rockets had several dunks: Asik had a few, but the most important one made it 105-99. Thomas Robinson’s first hoop as a Rocket was a dunk off a nice feed from Jeremy Lin. Greg Smith did his usual intense flush job. Lin had a nice feed to Parsons for a dunk.
And for the Bucks, there was, of course, the game-winning shot.
The Rockets hit the road for a Friday game at Orlando. The Magic got blown out by the Kings 125-101 on Wednesday at home. The assumption here is that they want some sort of redemption.