ATLANTA – Aaron Brooks had 24 points and 10 assists, Luis Scola added 20 points and the Houston Rockets beat the Atlanta Hawks 112-106 on Saturday night.
Houston overcame a nine-point deficit in the third quarter after rookie forward Patrick Patterson left Philips Arena in an ambulance because of chest pain and congestion.
Joe Johnson scored 30 points for Atlanta, which had a 10-game home winning streak snapped. The Hawks lost for the first time in six games overall.
Kyle Lowry and Jordan Hill each scored 16 points for Houston, which ended a two-game skid and had dropped seven of eight.
But the Rockets won their second straight on the road following a surprising victory Monday at Boston. Houston improved to 8-14 away from home.
Rockets spokesman Bob Schranz said the medical staff at Philips Arena sent Patterson to Piedmont Hospital before the start of the third quarter because it was thought he needed to undergo more tests.
Al Horford scored 24 points and pulled down 10 rebounds for Atlanta. Josh Smith added 21 points and 12 boards.
In an overtime home loss Friday to New Orleans, Houston blew a 16-point lead in the third quarter, but that was not the case against Atlanta.
Trailing by nine after Smith's layup with 3:22 left in the third quarter, the Rockets led by one at the end of the period after Hill's turnaround 14-footer.
The lead swelled to 13 on Lowry's 3-pointer with 5:21 remaining in the game. Johnson hit a 3 to make it 110-103 with 11.2 seconds left, but Brooks hit a pair of free throws for Houston's final points.
Jamal Crawford, last season's NBA sixth man of the year, finished with eight points on 3-of-11 shooting. Over his previous six games, Crawford averaged 27.2 points.
Houston's 112 points were the second-most scored against Atlanta this season. The previous high came at home on Nov. 7 in a 118-114 loss to Phoenix.
The Hawks were sluggish after playing just once in six days after a winter storm postponed a game this week against Milwaukee.
Notes: The Hawks, who led 58-56 at halftime, fell to 23-3 when entering the third quarter with a lead. Atlanta began the game tied with Miami and San Antonio for the NBA's best record when leading at halftime. ... Houston had six turnovers midway through first quarter.