Chandler Parsons finished with 15 points and added 11 rebounds, his third double-double of the season, to lead the Houston Rockets to a victory over the Memphis Grizzlies, 100-92. This is the second win in as many games for Houston (20-11) after beating San Antonio on Wednesday.
Parsons went 5-12 and converted 5-6 from the free throw line. Other top contributors for Houston included James Harden with 27 points and 6 rebounds, Terrence Jones with 20 points and 5 rebounds, and Jeremy Lin with 18 points and 6 rebounds. Despite the loss, Zach Randolph scored 23 points for Memphis on 8-20 shooting from the field and 7-12 from the free throw line. He also tallied 17 rebounds and 5 assists. James Johnson contributed 12 points and 5 rebounds and Mike Conley finished with 11 points and 6 assists.
In addition to 27.8% from 3-point range, the Grizzlies tallied an eFG% of just 43.5%. They are 2-4 on the season when registering marks below 30% and 45%, respectively, in those statistics. The Rockets, conversely, are undefeated (6-0) when holding the opposition to such dismal shooting numbers.
This drops Memphis (12-16) to 0-2 versus Houston on the season.
Coming up, the Rockets battle the New Orleans Pelicans, who are 12-14 on the season. The Grizzlies match up with the Denver Nuggets, currently sitting at 14-13 this year.