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Rockets Vs. Wizards Halftime Score: Houston Leads 44-41

The Houston Rockets are leading the Washington Wizards 44-41 at the half, and they are doing so without the services of Kevin Martin who is out with plantar fasciitis. Courtney Lee replaced Martin in the starting lineup this evening and so far has four points, two rebounds and an assist. The Rockets have spread out the scoring tonight with seven players who have scored tonight with Luis Scola leading the way with nine points.

After a slow first quarter the Rockets trailed the Wizards by four points, but they turned things around as they had a 16-4 run during the middle of the second quarter. Neither team is shooting great as the Rockets are making only 36 percent of their shots compared to 40 percent for the Wizards. The difference so far is due to the Rockets making one more free throw and two more three-point shots.

For more on this game Rockets fans should head on over to The Dream Shake and Wizards fans should check out Bullets Forever. For more news and analysis on the NBA head over to SB Nation's NBA Basketball page.

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