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Rockets down lowly Nets

The Houston Rockets held off a late surge to defeat the New Jersey Nets 116-108 Saturday night.

Houston failed to cover the 9.5-point spread, while the combined score sailed OVER the posted total of 213.

Luis Scola poured in a game-high 44 points to power the Rockets. Kevin Martin chipped in with 20 points in the win.

Courtney Lee drained 24 points for the Nets, and Brook Lopez netted 22 in the loss.