NBA Wrap: Rockets tie three-point mark in win

NBA Wrap: Rockets tie three-point mark in win
February 6, 2013, 12:00 am
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The Sixers were dealt a huge blow when Thaddeus Young was injured in Monday night's win over the Magic (see story).

In Young's absence, rookie Arnett Moultrie will get a chance to prove himself (see story).

The Sixers were off Tuesday night, but here's a look at the other action from around the league:

Rockets make history
HOUSTON -- The Houston Rockets tied an NBA record and set a franchise mark with 23 three-pointers in a 140-109 win over Golden State on Tuesday night.

Jeremy Lin sank five three-pointers, a career high, and Chandler Parsons and James Harden hit four apiece as the Rockets reached a season-high point total. They also tied an NBA record with 14 three-pointers in the first half and dished out a season-high 35 assists on 46 field goals overall.

Lin scored 28 points, Harden added 18 and Parsons scored 16 for Houston. The Rockets put on the shooting display without their best three-point shooter — Carlos Delfino sat out with a right elbow injury.

Jarrett Jack scored 20 points and David Lee had 18 for the Warriors. Houston tied the single-game record for 3s set by Orlando in a 139-107 win over Sacramento on Jan. 13, 2009.

The Rockets were 18 of 27 from three-point range through three quarters, and they also bottled up Golden State's leading scorer, limiting Stephen Curry to seven points on 3-for-12 shooting. (See full recap).

Dalembert erupts; Nuggets rally past Bucks
DENVER -- Danilo Gallinari and Ty Lawson each scored 22 points and the Denver Nuggets rallied past the Milwaukee Bucks 112-104 on Tuesday night for their seventh straight victory.

The Nuggets withstood Samuel Dalembert's career-high 35 points and trailed by 17 points in the first half before coming back to beat the Bucks for the fifth time in a row and get their longest winning streak overall in more than two years.

Corey Brewer added 20 points and Kenneth Faried 13 points and rebounds for the Nuggets, who didn't lead in the game until late in the fourth quarter.

Dalembert finished 17 for 21 from the floor in surpassing his previous career high of 27 points on March 14, 2011, against Golden State while with Sacramento. Luc Mbah a Moute, Larry Sanders, Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings added 12 points apiece for the Bucks (see full recap).

Lakers top Nets
NEW YORK -- Kobe Bryant had 21 points and eight rebounds, and the Los Angeles Lakers overcame the absences of Dwight Howard and Metta World Peace, and the loss of Pau Gasol to beat the Brooklyn Nets 92-83 on Tuesday night.

Antawn Jamison, starting for the suspended World Peace, made the go-ahead basket during a closing 14-3 run for the Lakers, who have won three straight and six of their last seven games.

Howard missed his third consecutive game with a torn labrum in his right shoulder and Gasol, his replacement, injured his right foot with a little more than 4 minutes remaining. He was examined by Nets doctors and diagnosed with a plantar fasciitis strain, and will undergo an MRI exam Wednesday in Boston.

Brook Lopez capitalized on the Lakers' center woes to finish with 30 points and 11 rebounds, but he was the Nets' only offense down the stretch in their fourth loss in six games. (See full recap).

Indy rolls past Atlanta
INDIANAPOLIS -- The Indiana Pacers are being tested, and doing well.

First, a win over the Chicago Bulls on Monday to move into a tie for first in the Central Division. Then, a 114-103 win over the Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday night.

Now the Pacers will go on Philadelphia Wednesday night for the league's only back-to-back-to-back and will wrap up the four games in five nights week at home against Toronto on Friday.

"You definitely feel it," Indiana's Paul George said. "I felt it tonight, really. But once the game starts going, everything goes out the window."

George scored a game-high 29 points along with five rebounds to lead the Pacers, who have won 15 straight games at home, their longest home streak since winning 25 straight in the 1999-00 season. (See full recap).

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