Rockets 101, Spurs 87

Luis Scola scored 20 points, Terrence Williams had 14 and the

Houston Rockets beat the short-handed San Antonio Spurs 101-87 on

Saturday night.

Jordan Hill had 17 points and 13 rebounds for the Rockets, who

had a 56-38 edge on the boards. Williams also had nine


Manu Ginobili and DeJuan Blair scored 16 points apiece for the

Spurs. Tim Duncan and Tony Parker sat out for San Antonio.

Houston led 51-36 at halftime after the Spurs went 8 for 40 from

the field in the half. Ginobili went 2 for 10 in the first


The Rockets pushed the margin over 20 in the third quarter. The

Spurs rallied, but a Houston lineup of reserves led by Williams

held on for the victory.