Unstoppable Houston Rockets - How Defense Secured Their Win Over Spurs' 17-Game Losing Streak

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1. Houston Rockets vs San Antonio Spurs

In a game marked by subpar shooting performances, the Houston Rockets secured a 93-82 victory over the San Antonio Spurs, extending their home winning streak to 10 games.

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2. Standout Performances

Tari Eason's stellar bench performance, securing a double-double with impressive stats of 18 points and 14 rebounds, along with Alperen Sengun's 15 points and nine rebounds, and Jabari Smith Jr.'s nine points and 12 rebounds, were crucial for the Rockets.

3. Defensive Prowess

Despite Houston shooting only 34.4 percent from the field, they capitalized on a plus-9 rebounding advantage and forced the Spurs into committing 17 turnovers.

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4. Fred VanVleet's Key Contributions

Fred VanVleet played a crucial role for the Rockets with 16 points, six rebounds, and five assists, hitting a key 3-pointer in the fourth quarter to secure a seven-point lead.

5. Spurs' Impressive Rookie

San Antonio rookie Victor Wembanyama led the Spurs with an impressive performance, recording 15 points, 18 rebounds, and five blocks.

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6. Struggles of Other Spurs Players

Keldon Johnson added 12 points, while Devin Vassell scored 14 but struggled with his shooting, missing 11 of 16 attempts.

7. Turning Point in the Game

The Spurs briefly tied the score at 53-53 in the third quarter, but the Rockets responded with back-to-back 3-pointers from Sengun and Smith.

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8. Strong Finish by the Rockets

Aaron Holiday's 3-pointer extended Houston's lead to 69-59 by the end of the third quarter. In the final minutes, Eason's breakaway dunk and VanVleet's timely plays secured the Rockets' victory.

9. First-Half Struggles

Despite the Rockets' struggles in the first quarter, the Spurs couldn't fully capitalize on their poor shooting, committing turnovers and allowing Houston to regain the lead. The Rockets held a 51-47 advantage at halftime, with the Spurs missing 19 of 22 3-point attempts in the first half.

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