The Rockets certainly weren't playing great in the first half, but they did have a 58-57 lead going into the 3rd quarter. However, the team looked tired in the 3rd quarter, scoring only 19 points. Houston couldn't keep up with the Pistons in the second half. While they only lost by 7, the game didn't even feel that close, being down by 14 points multiple times. The Rockets also shot 31.9% from downtown, compared to the Pistons 48%.
Chris Paul finished the game with 16 points, 13 assists, 7 rebounds, and 2 steals.
Clint Capela recorded his 19th Double-Double of the season with 14 points and 11 boards.
The Rockets play their next game Monday night in Chicago against the Bulls.