The shorthanded Houston Rockets managed just 32 points in the second half of their 90-81 loss to the Dallas Mavericks Tuesday night. Houston scored just 12 points in the third quarter as the Mavericks took control of the game for good. The Rockets are without their starting backcourt combination of Kyle Lowry and Kevin Martin and could have used the extra fire power against the Mavericks.
Luis Scola led the Rockets with 22 points and eight rebounds. Goran Dragic shook off his own ankle injury to finish with 17 points and seven assists. chandler Parsons added 15 points while Courtney Lee finished with 10.
Dirk Nowitzki led Dallas with 21 points and six rebounds. Rodrigue Beaubois added 14 points off the bench while Brandan Wright and Jason Terry finished with 13 and 12 respectively. Shawn Marion scored just four points but grabbed a game-high 11 rebounds.