In search of their 8th consecutive win, the Houston Rockets hold a 51-42 halftime lead over the visiting Milwaukee Bucks behind Kevin Martin's 17 points.
Martin has already connected on seven field goal attempts, three from behind the arc, and the streaking Rockets hold a decided edge on the boards, having out-rebounded Milwaukee 35-22 in the first half.
Although he has yet to score a point, PG Kyle Lowry continued his strong 2012 play, dishing out seven assists and grabbing six rebounds in 21 minutes of action.
G Carlos Delfino paced the Bucks with eight first half points, and a trio of players added seven point apiece to keep Milwaukee within striking distance.
Neither team shot above 39.2% in the half, and the Rockets missed 14 of their 18 three point field goal attempts.
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