Even without Kyle Lowry, the Houston Rockets offense has had no troubles tonight against the New Jersey Nets running up a 59-49 lead at halftime. The Nets are missing their own point guard in Deron Williams and are also without center Brook Lopez.
Chase Budinger scored 11 points off the bench in the first half to lead the Rockets. Samuel Dalembert added 10 points and Courtney Lee finished the half with nine. Goran Dragic got the start in place of Kyle Lowry and has seven points and five assists thus far.
Gerald Green came off the bench to score 12 points to lead New Jersey. Jordan Farmar has nine points and MarShon Brooks eight for the Nets.
Both teams shot the ball exceptionally well in the first half with the Rockets making 59 percent of its attempts while New Jersey knocked down 51 percent.
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