Rockets Vs. Raptors: Houston Hangs On For 88-85 Win

Kyle Lowry scored 26 points to lead the Houston Rockets past the Toronto Raptors 88-85.

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Rockets Vs. Raptors Final Score: Houston Holds On For 88-85 Win Over Toronto

The Houston Rockets jumped out to an early first-quarter lead and then spent the rest of the game holding on for an 88-85 win over the Toronto Raptors. Things got interesting late in the fourth quarter with Toronto whittling the Houston lead all the way down to 85-83 with just 55 seconds remaining.

However in the closing seconds, Chandler Parsons came up with a key offensive rebound, Kevin Martin made three of four free throws and Linas Kleiza missed a three-point attempt that would have tied the game and likely sent it to overtime.

Kyle Lowry led the way for the Rockets with 26 points and five assists. Luis Scola logged a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds while Kevin Martin did most of his damage late with 14 points. Samuel Dalembert added 10 points and a couple of blocks for Houston.

DeMar DeRozan scored 17 points to lead Toronto and was followed by James Johnson's 16. Leandro Barbosa added 11 points off the bench while Amir Johnson finished with 10.

For all news and information regarding the Houston Rockets, please visit The Dream Shake. For updates and perspective on the Toronto Raptors, head on over to Raptors HQ. For complete coverage of all things b-ball, stay tuned to SB Nation's dedicated NBA hub.

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Rockets Vs. Raptors Score: Houston Takes 45-36 Lead Into Halftime

The Houston Rockets jumped out to an early lead and carry a 45-36 lead over the Toronto Raptors into halftime. The Rockets built an early 27-15 lead at the end of the first but cooled off some in the second where they were outscored by the Raptors 21-18.

Kyle Lowry got off to a great start with 11 first-half points on 4-6 shooting. Samuel Dalembert and Luis Scola each added eight points and Scola also grabbed seven rebounds before picking up his third foul late in the half and heading to the bench. Kevin Martin and Patrick Patterson finished the half with six points apiece.

James Johnson has 10 points to lead the Raptors who shot just 39 percent in the first half and were 0-8 from three-point range. DeMar DeRozan added seven points for Toronto.

For all news and information regarding the Houston Rockets, please visit The Dream Shake. For updates and perspective on the Toronto Raptors, head on over to Raptors HQ. For complete coverage of all things b-ball, stay tuned to SB Nation's dedicated NBA hub.

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Rockets Vs. Raptors: Game Time And TV Schedule

The Toronto Raptors come to town on Tuesday night. The Houston Rockets will look to improve on their dominant 14-4 record at home this season.

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