Rockets can't overcome horrible first half, fall 116-105 in Detroit

This is who the Rockets are and it's been a problem all year. The Rockets fell 116-105 to Detroit Monday night, dropping to 7-11 on the season. The Rockets were just AWFUL in the first half, allowing the worst-shooting team in the league to hit nearly 60% of their shots as Detroit cruised to a 64-41 lead. As they did against the Knicks, the Rockets made a late run to make it close, going on a 19-3 blitz to cut it to four, but they couldn't finish it off as they did in New York as the Pistons pulled away for good from there. If you're looking for silver linings, both Corey Brewer and Ty Lawson, who have been miserable this season, played much better. Lawson, in particular, was 3-3 from long range. James Harden added 29 points, 9 rebounds and 7 assists but was part of a big problem defensively in the first half. Marcus Thornton added 18 points off the bench.

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