HOUSTON (AP) — Aaron Brooks set a Houston record by hitting seven 3-pointers without a miss and scored 31 points, and the Rockets snapped the Memphis Grizzlies' seven-game road winning streak with a 107-94 victory Wednesday night.
Luis Scola scored 20 points, and Kevin Martin added 18 for the Rockets, who moved into ninth place in the Western Conference standings — a half-game ahead of Memphis. Houston has won four straight, its longest streak of the season.
Zach Randolph had 30 points and 15 rebounds for the taller Grizzlies, who scored 64 points in the paint, a season high for a Houston opponent. The Rockets countered Memphis' inside advantage by going 10 for 19 from 3-point range.
Brooks was 11 for 14 from the field overall and scored 31 points for the second straight game. Backup forward Jordan Hill grabbed a career-high nine rebounds for Houston.
Rudy Gay scored 14 points, and Mike Conley added 11 for the Grizzlies, who've lost eight straight games in Houston.
Memphis led by as many as 11 in the first half, but the Rockets cut the deficit to 55-53 by the break. Houston gave away 12 turnovers in the first half, but none in the last four minutes to draw closer.
Houston pulled ahead in the third quarter, after the Grizzlies committed four turnovers in the first 5 minutes. Trevor Ariza's turnaround jumper with 6:57 left gave the Rockets a 66-59 lead.
Randolph picked up a loose ball and scored with 6:05 left in the third quarter, Memphis' first field goal of the second half. Brooks swished consecutive 3s and Scola scored inside late in the quarter to stretch Houston's lead to 10.
The Grizzlies used their size advantage to score 50 points in the lane through three quarters, but the Rockets still led by nine heading to the fourth.
Brooks hit his sixth 3 with 6:07 left, tying Battier's franchise record for 3-point tries without a miss, set earlier this season. Brooks' sank No. 7 with 4:07 remaining to send Houston over 100 points.
NOTES: The Rockets shot 53 percent overall (39 of 73) and improved to 13-0 when they shoot 50 percent or better. ... Scola finished with seven rebounds, snapping his streak of consecutive double-doubles at six. ... Memphis C Hasheem Thabeet replaced Marc Gasol (strained neck) in the lineup for the second straight game. Coach Lionel Hollins said Gasol is "day to day," but could've played Wednesday. "I'm not so sure that if this was a heated playoff battle or a playoff game, that he wouldn't play," Hollins said. "He's been banged up in this area two or three times this year. It's just best that he not play."