facebook
twitter
search
search

NBA: Houston 90, New Orleans 88 (OT)

Jan. 19, 2012 at 10:51 PM

HOUSTON, Jan. 19 (UPI) -- Samuel Dalembert's offensive rebound and dunk with 11 seconds left in overtime Thursday gave the Houston Rockets a 90-88 victory over New Orleans.

Dalembert's winning basket climaxed a wild game in which the Rockets lost a big lead in the fourth quarter and rallied from a deficit early in the extra period.

Houston won its fifth straight and moved a game above .500 after opening the season 3-7. The Hornets have lost six in a row.

The Rockets outscored New Orleans in each of the first three periods, and then managed only seven points in the fourth period while the Hornets were making a charge. Houston did not score during the final 2 minutes of regulation and Jarrett Jack produced the last point for New Orleans at the foul line with 18 seconds left.

New Orleans built a five-point lead in overtime but the Rockets rallied into a tie when Luis Scola hit two free throws with 1:10 remaining. Dalembert provided the winning points after rebounding a missed layup by Kevin Martin.

The Hornets' Marco Belinelli missed a fadeaway jumper as time expired.

Martin scored 32 points and Courtney Lee added 17 for the Rockets. Jason Smith led New Orleans with 17.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Top Stories