The Rockets dominated this game on the boards 54-32 and the Nets never had a chance. Shane Battier led the way for the Rockets with 23 points and 9 rebounds. Tracy McGrady had a horrible night shooting (4 of 16) and wound up with 17 points and 6 assists. Rafer Alston did a great job of running the offense with 14 points, 7 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals. Juwan Howard hit the boards hard and wound up with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Dikembe Mutombo started and scored 4 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in only 20 minutes of play.
The Rockets improved to 17-12 on the season with this win.