The Rockets had been happy with the way they ultimately finished out a competitor. The Bobcats have performed nicely inside the 4th quarter of their previous 2 matchups,however they have not converted any into victories.
The Rockets are tyring to pickup straight wins in almost 2 weeks Friday evening in Time Warner Cable Arena, where they will play a Bobcats club attempting to prevent a high for the year 3rd straight loss.
Within 3 of their last 5 losses, Houston (4-10) have been out-scored by an average of 8.7 points during the 4th quarter. The Rockets, nevertheless, out-scored Golden State by 6 within the last twelve minutes of Wed's 111-101 win which broke a 4 game losing streak. Houston took off on an 11-0 rally following the Warriors pulling within 88-86 having 8:35 remaining.
Having Aaron Brooks not playing and out the previous nine matchups enduring a sprained left ankle, Lowry has moved into his role in the lineup effectively, putting in 12.7 points, 10.0 dishes & 5.0 boards throughout the last three games.
Lowry is going to be matched up against Bobcats guard D.J. Augustin, who's likewise generating a clean changeover to starter, putting in personal best having 13.0 points & 7.1 dishes. Augustin had taken over for Raymond Felton, who inked a deal with the Knicks in the summer & assisted New York sweep a home & home set of games with Charlotte (5-10) this week.
Following out-scoring New York by eleven points within the last twelve minutes of Tuesday's 110-107 loss at MSG, the Bobcats kept the Knicks to 18 4th quarter points inside a 99-95 loss Wednesday.
Coach Larry Brown acknowledged Charlotte for not giving up & had been similarly impressed with C Tyrus Thomas, who put in bests for the year having 26 points & 11 boards in his 1st start of the year.
Nazr Mohammed may come back to the starting 5 following being out Wednesday, however Thomas will probably get a lot of action versus an small Rockets squad not having Yao Ming who is out with an ankle injury, & starting 6 foot 6 Chuck Hayes at C.
The Bobcats broke a 7 game losing streak to Houston getting a win on January 12th 102-94. Stephen Jackson threw in sixteen points during the 4th quarter, and in this game got a personal & Bobcat-high 43 points on the Bobcats home floor.