WASHINGTON, Dec. 21 (Xinhua) -- The Houston Rockets beat the Detroit Pistons 114-97 on Saturday under the 35 points and 19 rebounds from All-Star center Dwight Howard.
The Rockets backcourt duo James Harden and Jeremy Lin missed the game for injury. Houston also lost the point guard in the first half of this game to a fractured right hand.
Chandler Parsons had 20 points and seven rebounds for the Rockets. Francisco Garcia added 16.
Josh Smith led the Pistons with 19 points. Power forward Greg Monroe got ten points and 11 rebounds.