The Houston Rockets fell behind seconds after the opening tip and never sniffed a lead, as they fell to the Spurs in San Antonio Friday night, 114-92. James Harden led all scorers with 29 points, but got very little help. Only two other Rockets, Patrick Patterson and Toney Douglas, scored in double figures.
The New Orleans Hornets' struggles continue as they dropped their eighth game in the last 10, falling to the Memphis Grizzlies 96-89. After trailing 51-39 at halftime, the Hornets outscored the Memphis 27-20 in the third quarter. A Brian Roberts jumper made the score 71-70 early in the fourth quarter, but the Hornets never managed to take the lead, trading baskets with Memphis for much of the fourth quarter. Rudy Gay hit a three with just over two minutes left to stretch the Grizzlies lead to 94-87, putting the game away. Gay led all scorers with 28 points.