Houston was surprised by Memphis who took the lead late in the game. Eric Gordon has 27 points, 4 rebounds and 7 assists, James Harden 22 points (8/20), 5 rebounds, 8 assists, Clint Capela 14 points and 6 rebounds, Luc Mbah has Moute 8 points and 2 rebounds. In front, Marc Gasol responded with 26 points, 5 rebounds, 2 assists.
On a 3-point Gordon, the Rockets take 6 points in the first quarter 16-10, but the Grizzlies glue 20-20. The Rockets remain ahead 26-24 at the start of the second quarter, which they dominate with 11 points 41-30. Gasol returns to 45-42, but the Rockets pocket the period 31-26 and lead 57-50 to the break.
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The Rockets keep their opponent at bay in the 3rd quarter (19-20) and are ahead 76-70 in the last. A period that turns totally to the advantage of the Grizzlies who will tilt the game in the last 3 minutes. James Harden rubs James Ennis then Mario Chalmers, in a nervous money time. Conley (17 points, 3 rebounds, 4 assists) equalizes 88-88 with a 3-point, then the Grizzlies finish on a 10-2 to win this quarter-time 28-14 and match 98-90.
Houston drops his first game of the season (3 wins, 1 loss) before playing Wednesday in Philadelphia.
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