Terrence Jones put up his 14th double-double this season, scoring 22 points and registering 10 rebounds, to help the Houston Rockets beat the Detroit Pistons, 118-110. The Rockets had a strong shooting performance in this game, finishing 42-84 (50.0%). Houston (40-19) has now won eight of their last 10 games.
Jones shot 10-15, in a solid outing. Other key players for Houston included James Harden with 20 points and 12 assists, and Dwight Howard with 17 points and 8 rebounds. Despite the loss, Rodney Stuckey scored 23 points off the bench for Detroit on 10-17 shooting. Andre Drummond chipped in 16 points and 17 rebounds, Brandon Jennings finished with 11 points and 8 assists, and Greg Monroe put up 10 points and 14 rebounds.
The Rockets recorded a FTA rate of 39.3 to go alongside their 56.5% eFG%. They are 11-2 on the season when eclipsing 35.0 and 55% in those respective offensive factors. The Pistons, however, are winless (0-7) when allowing opponents to reach those thresholds.
Detroit (23-36) has now dropped their last four in a row.
Coming up, the Rockets square off with the Miami Heat, who are 42-14 on the season. The Pistons meet the New York Knicks, currently sitting at 21-38 this year. The Pistons are 1-1 versus New York this season.