The Houston Rockets came into Wednesday's game struggling and they trail the Toronto Raptors 58-46 at halftime. The Rockets played the Raptors evenly in the first quarter but were outscored 30-18 in the second quarter.
Kyle Lowry, Chandler Parsons and Samuel Dalembert all scored nine points in the first half for the Rockets while Patrick Patterson chipped in seven points off the bench. Kevin Martin struggled through the first-half scoring five points on 1-5 shooting.
The Rockets struggled to contain Toronto's backcourt combination of DeMar DeRozan and Jose Calderon. DeRozan scored 14 points in the first-half to lead the team and Calderon added 13 points and five assists. Toronto shot a sizzling 63 percent in the first half and also racked up 17 first-half assists.
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