Rockets Win Ugly Over the Bucks 115-111

posted by Andrew Pisano -

It wasn't how the Rockets are used to winning games, but they got their 13th straight anyway.  Houston was without their starting Center Clint Capela due to a bruised heel.  

James Harden played through the knee injury that he suffered against the Spurs Friday night.  Harden shot 8-of-21, but still ended up with a team high 31 points.

The team struggled with the 3 tonight, especially in the first half, hitting just 21% from downtown.

Chris Paul lived up to his nickname mid-3rd Quarter, hitting 3 straight from beyond the arc.  CP3 finished with 25 points, 23 of them coming in the second half, along with 6 assists, 5 rebounds, and 1 steal.  After the game, Paul said, "This was one of our best wins of the season.  I think it just showed the fight that our team has and the maturity that it has."

Nene played more minutes than he's used to due to Capela's injury, scoring all of his 16 points in the first half.  Nene only played 5 and a half minutes in the second half, so D'Antoni brought in Tarik Black who slammed a monster dunk with just 5:12 remaining in the 4th quarter.

P.J. Tucker recorded a Double-Double with 10 points and 10 rebounds.  CP3 credited his teammate with lighting a spark in the locker room. "You should have heard P.J. at halftime and a number of other guys who just kept talking about 'find a way, find a way' and we did."

Both teams combined for 57 fouls, 34 of them coming from Milwaukee, but now the Rockets move on to the Jazz Monday night at Toyota Center.

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