(VIDEO) Rockets start 2nd half with Howard, Jones jams

(VIDEO) Rockets start 2nd half with Howard, Jones jams
December 25, 2013, 8:30 pm
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Rockets come out of gate running in 3Q vs. Spurs

Dec 25, 2013; San Antonio, TX, USA; Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard (12) goes up for a dunk during the first half against the San Antonio Spurs at AT&T Center.

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The Rockets started out the second half against the Spurs like they started out the first -- pushing the pace and getting to the rim.

Check out these back-to-back plays to start out the third quarter. First it was good defense by the Rockets that ended with a fastbreak one-handed jam by Dwight Howard. Then Terrence Jones got a block on the other end and cleaned up a Jeremy Lin driving layup on the offensive end for the dunk to take a 64-51 lead right out of the gate.

Howard already had a double-double at halftime and at the 4:58 mark in the third quarter, he had 13 points and 16 rebounds while Jones had 15 points and 10 boards.