Rockets rally for 93-86 win over Grizzlies

Rockets rally for 93-86 win over Grizzlies
November 25, 2013, 10:34 pm
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Houston Rockets' Dwight Howard (12) is defended by Memphis Grizzlies' Zach Randolph in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Memphis, Tenn., Monday, Nov. 25, 2013. (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Chandler Parsons scored 17 points, Omri Casspi added 16 and the Houston Rockets overcame a double-digit deficit to beat the Memphis Grizzlies 93-86 on Monday night.

Houston (10-5) trailed for most of the night and its 93 points were a season low, but the Rockets made a 14-2 run early in the fourth quarter, pushing ahead 67-65 on a pair free throws by Casspi with 8:26 remaining.

The Rockets played without All-Star guard James Harden, who missed his second straight game with a sore left foot. They've won five of their past six.

It was the Grizzlies' first full game since 7-foot-1 center Marc Gasol was lost indefinitely to a sprained MCL in his left knee. Memphis (7-7) had a 46-32 lead early in the third quarter, but couldn't hold it down the stretch.

Tayshaun Prince led Memphis with 16 points.