Rockets turn around turnover problems

Rockets turn around turnover problems
December 31, 2012, 11:45 pm
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Rockets cut down on costly turnovers

Turnovers have plagued the Rockets recently.

After turning the ball over a season-high 24 times in their 122-116 loss to the San Antonio Spurs Friday night, they tied that mark the next night in their 124-94 blowout loss to Oklahoma City.

But on Monday night, they cut that number by nearly two-thirds in their 123-104 win over the Atlanta Hawks.

“It was tough in those games,” James Harden said. “Tonight was a better job of turning the ball over and making the easy pass and just getting the job done.”

“It was great tonight,” Toney Douglas said. “I watched it on the court and on the bench. It feels good. Everybody's scoring, getting assists and just playing. It's fun out there. That's the way we’ve got to play.”

“That was big for us,” Kevin McHale said. “We just can't afford to turn the ball over. If we don’t do that and we just make good, simple plays, we usually get some pretty good shots with some movement, and our guys knocked them down tonight.

“It's a good bounce back game by those guys.”