Kevin Martin went off for 35 points and added 4 rebounds leading Houston to a 114-109 win over Atlanta on Sunday at Toyota Center.
Bettors who backed the Rockets were disappointed, as they failed to cover the closing number of 6.5. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 200.5.
Houston got 19 points from Chuck Hayes and another 17 points from Kyle Lowry. Kyle Lowry contributed 8 assists, while Chuck Hayes cleaned the glass with 12 rebounds.
Atlanta got 25 points from Joe Johnson in a losing cause and another 21 points from Josh Smith. Josh Smith contributed 7 assists for the Hawks, while Josh Smith had 11 rebounds.
First-half bettors who backed Atlanta were victorious, as the score was 63-54 at the break.
The rebound battle favored Houston as they grabbed 35 boards, while Atlanta only had 30.
Next game, Houston takes its act home to face Sacramento looking for another win. For Atlanta, they head home to face San Antonio.