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March 10, 2012


GAME 42: ROCKETS 112, NETS 106

Dragic, Scola lead Rockets past Nets

NEWARK, N.J.Goran Dragic had 23 points and eight assists,. Luis Scola scored a go-ahead tip-in with 62 seconds remaining and the Houston Rockets beat the Nets 112-106 on Saturday night to snap a five-game losing streak.

Courtney Lee scored 17 points, Chandler Parsons had 16 points and six assists and Chase Budinger and Samuel Dalembert added 15 points each to help Houston beat the Nets for the 11th straight time since the 2005-06 season. Scola finished with 12 points for the Rockets.

Gerald Green had a career-high 26 points on 10-for-15 shooting in just his seventh game for the Nets since being signed from the NBA D-League, and MarShon Brooks added 23 points.

Both teams were without their starting point guard, as the Nets' Deron Williams missed his second game of the season while nursing a strain of his right calf and the Rockets' Kyle Lowry was recovering from a high fever. Williams was listed as day-to-day, while Lowry's status was unclear as he was monitored at a New York hospital.


For more, read the AP game recap: Click Here
or view the TV Companion enhanced box score.



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NETS-ROCKETS LIVE CHAT




NETS NOTES Gerald Green's 26 points were a season-high total, seven short of his career-high (33). He shot 10-of-15 from the field and 4-of-8 from three-point range...Rookie MarShon Brooks finished one short of his career-high in scoring, putting up 23 points, but dished a career-best 7 assists...Jordan Farmar, starting for the third time this season, put up 18 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists...Had the Nets held on to win, it would've marked their first three-game win streak since winning five in a row last March 4-14.



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LINE OF THE NIGHT
ONCOURT

Gerald Green
23 1/2 MIN
26 PTS, 3 REB
10-15 FGs, 4-8 3Ps
OFFCOURT

Anthony Morrow
On Green's performance:

"Gerald, with that huge game he had, thats huge for his confidence, man. Hes been playing so well, hes had a great attitude, had probably had the best dunk Ive ever seen in my life in my life, for real."



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