Houston Defeats Atlanta 109-102 - Recap

Atlanta was victimized by James Harden for 45 points as the Rockets defeated the Hawks 109-102 in NBA action on Friday.

The Rockets were a 5.5-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 203.5.

Jeremy Lin had 21 points for Houston and Marcus Morris chipped in with 17 points. Jeremy Lin had 7 assists for the Rockets, while Omer Asik was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 19 boards.

The Hawks got a 22-point performance from Lou Williams, who was supported by 18 points from Josh Smith. Jeff Teague had 7 assists in a losing cause for Atlanta, while Josh Smith grabbed 10 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Houston were victorious, as the score was 53-44 at the break.

Houston won the battle of the boards, outrebounding their counterparts 58-36.

Houston heads into a battle against the Trail Blazers. Atlanta, meanwhile, will have their next action against Oklahoma City.