FINAL SCORE: HOUSTON ROCKETS 119, TORONTO RAPTORS 109
DATE: DECEMBER 5, 2019 ATTENDANCE: 19,800 (Sellout)
FINAL SCORE RECORD HIGH POINTS HIGH REBOUNDS HIGH ASSISTS
Houston 119 14-7 McLemore – 28 Capela/Westbrook – 13 Westbrook – 11 Toronto 109 15-6 Siakam – 24 Siakam – 9 Lowry – 8
KEY RUN Leading 101-100 with 8:39 remaining in the fourth, Houston went on a 12-3 to push the lead to 10 with 6:34 left … Toronto would cut the deficit to six twice in the final four minutes but couldn’t pull any closer.
KEY STAT The Rockets set opponent franchise records in both three-point field goals made and attempted (22-for-55) for a single game … Ben McLemore led the attack from beyond the arc with a career-high eight three-pointers … McLemore’s 17 three-point attempts were also the most attempted by an opposing player in franchise history.
• With the loss, Toronto falls to 15-6 this season and 9-2 at home … The Raptors have lost consecutive games first the first time this season … Toronto begins a two-game road trip Sunday at Philadelphia.
• The Raptors outscored Houston 50-28 in the paint
. • Fred VanVleet finished with 20 points in 38 minutes – his sixth 20-point game in the last eight games … VanVleet is averaging 21.3 points during this stretch. • The Raptors had five players score double figures – Pascal Siakam (24), VanVleet (20), Kyle Lowry (19), Norman Powell (14) and Serge Ibaka (10) … Siakam led the team in scoring for the 13th time … Powell has now scored 10 or more points in 10 of the last 11 games.
ROCKETS NOTES: • With the win, Houston improves to 14-7 on the season and 6-5 on the road … The Rockets have won three of their last four games … The victory snapped a three-game winless streak on the road.
• Houston has now won three in a row vs. Toronto, including its last two trips north of the border.
• The Rockets outrebounded Toronto 54-45, including 20-12 on the offensive glass … Houston had a 24-16 scoring advantage second chance points.
• Ben McLemore scored a season-high 28 points in 29 minutes – his fourth 20-point game of the season and second in the last three games … Someone other than James Harden led the Rockets in scoring for the first time since Russell Westbrook paced Houston in points on opening night (Oct. 24) with 24.
• James Harden recorded 23 points and a season-high five steals in 40 minutes. • Russell Westbrook posted his second consecutive triple-double and fifth of the season with 19 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists in 36 minutes of action … Westbrook’s six career triple-doubles against the Raptors are the most by any player.
• The Rockets had five players score in double digits – McLemore (28), Harden (23), Westbrook (19), PJ Tucker (18) and Danuel House Jr. (16).