Final

Regular Season Series (Game 1 of 1)

Series starts 10/21

Game 1: Monday, October 21st
Mavericks95Final
Rockets100

Mavericks 95

(3-3, 3-1 away)

Rockets 100

(4-1, 3-1 home)

Coverage: NBATV

8:00 PM ET, October 21, 2013

Toyota Center, Houston, TX

1 2 3 4 T
DAL 33 18 19 2595
HOU 25 30 20 25100

Top Performers

Dallas: S. Dalembert 13 Pts, 7 Reb, 1 Ast, 2 Stl, 3 Blk

Houston: D. Howard 15 Pts, 17 Reb, 3 Stl, 1 Blk

Howard leads Rockets over Mavericks 100-95

Associated Press

HOUSTON -- Dwight Howard had 15 points and 17 rebounds and James Harden scored 19 to help the Houston Rockets to a 100-95 win over the Dallas Mavericks on in a preseason game on Monday night.

Houston coach Kevin McHale moved Howard to power forward on Monday to get 7-foot center Omer Asik in the lineup with the team's new acquisition. Asik had four points and nine rebounds in his first game this season after dealing with a calf injury.

The game was tied late in the third before the Rockets used a 7-0 run to take a 77-70 lead and hold on for the win.

Dirk Nowitzki had 11 points and four blocked shots before he was ejected late in the third quarter after drawing a flagrant two foul for knocking Omri Casspi to the ground on a fast break.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
DAL
HOU
Points 95 100
FGM-FGA 38-94 (.404) 35-84 (.417)
3PM-3PA 9-27 (.333) 13-28 (.464)
FTM-FTA 10-13 (.769) 17-26 (.654)
Rebounds (Offensive-Total) 12-42 16-54
Assists 27 20
Turnovers 18 23
Steals 13 13
Blocks 12 5
Fast Break Points 8 11
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/1) 21 (0/0)

Top Performers

Dallas
Houston
Samuel Dalembert Dalembert
Points: 13
Reb: 7
Ast: 1
Stl: 2
Blk: 3
Dwight Howard Howard
Points: 15
Reb: 17
Ast: 0
Stl: 3
Blk: 1