Houston vs Brooklyn Wrap - Houston Wins 106-96
The Rockets got 22 points from James Harden as Houston ran past Brooklyn 106-96 on Friday at Barclays Center.
Houston won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 1.5-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 207.5.
Houston got 22 points from Carlos Delfino and another 10 points from Chandler Parsons. Jeremy Lin contributed 6 assists, while Omer Asik cleaned the glass with 11 rebounds.
The Nets got a 27-point performance from Brook Lopez, who was supported by 17 points from C.J. Watson. Deron Williams had 13 assists in a losing cause for Brooklyn, while Reggie Evans grabbed 13 rebounds.
Houston led at halftime, 61-53.
The rebound battle favored Brooklyn as they grabbed 41 boards, while Houston only had 37.
Next game, Houston takes its act on the road to face Washington looking for another win. For Brooklyn, they head home to face Memphis.