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CHARLOTTE, N. .C. -- Kevin McHale has been around the NBA long enough to know that not every win can be pretty. And Houstons 82-70 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats on Tuesday night was proof. McHales Rockets overcame 22 turnovers and won despite shooting just 39 per cent from the field to snap a four-game losing streak. Rookie Chandler Parsons scored 20 points and Kevin Martin 17 for the Rockets, while Jordan Hill came up big off the bench with 12 points and 12 rebounds. "Sometimes in the NBA youve just got to win ugly," McHale said. "Believe me that was ugly for both teams out there, but it was prettier for us and I was happy for our guys. They kept fighting. Weve been preaching that youve got to win some ugly games." The Rockets (3-6) broke open a tight game in the third quarter and the poor-shooting Bobcats could never make a serious run at the lead. The closest they got was within five with 2:30 remaining, but Parsons made a three-pointer from the right wing and a jumper from deep in the left corner to put the Rockets back up by double digits. The Rockets held the Bobcats to 35 per cent shooting from the field and outrebounded them 57-44. "I thought we were tired and couldnt really do anything, couldnt execute, couldnt run, couldnt defend," Bobcats coach Paul Silas said. "Its just one of those nights. Even layups. We had shots right at the hoop but we couldnt convert. I cant fault them, I mean, they played as well as they could play. We just didnt have it. They were sitting here waiting for us to come in (from New York). We played a tough game Monday night (at the Knicks), and then to come back tonight and have to play, thats rough. Its rough." Parsons came into the game averaging just 5.3 points this season but got hot early, scoring six of his teams first eight points. He shot 9 of 16 from the field and added seven rebounds to give the Rockets a much-needed spark. "At the end of the day youre playing basketball and in a game like that its just exciting for our team to be able to shoot that poorly from the field and be able to pull out a win on the road in the NBA," Parsons said. "Thats the kind of effort we have to give on the defensive end every night to win games like this." The Rockets began the season 2-2, but had lost four in a row while struggling on offence. Kyle Lowry had 11 rebounds and eight assists for the Rockets, while Samuel Dalembert added 10 rebounds. Jordans double-double was big for the Rockets, particularly in the third quarter. "Jordan saved our bacon there for a while," McHale said. "He played really well. Were still trying to find out rotations and try to find out what were going to be doing. Were still working on all those things and trying to find out who is going to play and when theyre going to play and whose theyre going to play with." The Bobcats (2-8) couldnt muster much offence with the exception of centre Byron Mullens, who turned in another solid game off the bench scoring 15 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. It was the sixth time in eight games Mullens has finished in double digits in scoring and marked his second double-double of the season since being acquired in a pre-season trade with Oklahoma City. The Bobcats were playing without starting forwards Corey Maggette, who is out two to four weeks with a strained left hamstring, and Tyrus Thomas, who needed a break to rest his fatigued legs after seeing significant playing time in the teams previous three games. Their other top scorers didnt pick up the slack. Boris Diaw, who had 19 points and 10 rebounds the night before against the Knicks, was held to four points on 2-of-13 shooting. D.J. Augustin came into the game averaging 18.6 points, 7.8 assists and 5.4 rebounds in his previous five games, was held to 11 points on 4-of-13 shooting. Notes: Mullens had made 19 straight free throws to start the season before missing one in the third quarter. He said the foul shot wasnt supposed to be his, but the referee sent him to the line. "It didnt feel right," Mullens said. ... Diaw has gone seven games and 185 minutes without going to the free throw line. ... The Rockets had allowed opponents to shoot 54 per cent from the field on the road this season before Tuesday night. . White Sox slugger Jose Abreu, named American League co-player of the week earlier in the day, went 2 for 4 with a walk and an RBI, his 32nd. But it was the lesser trio that did most of the damage, driving in five of the seven runs. . On Jan. 30 Bryan Colangelo acquired Rudy Gay in a three-team trade, jettisoning Ed Davis and the expiring contract of starti Ed Davis and the expiring contract of star ng point guard Jose Calderon. Since then, Torontos most consistent area of weakness has been moving the ball.UNIONDALE, N.Y. - New York Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak is heading to the NHL All-Star game for the first time.Fresh off of getting the Islanders to first place in the Eastern Conference, Halak was chosen Thursday as an injury replacement for the game later this month. Halak and Pittsburgh goalie Marc-Andre Fleury were selected by the NHL to replace Nashvilles Pekka Rinne and Detroits Jimmy Howard.Its obviously a big honour to go to the All-Star game,, Halak said. Im really happy and Im going to enjoy it. I have a good record as a goalie, but you need the five guys in front of you to do the job to or else I wouldnt be going there.Halak, 23-8 with a 2.22 goals-against average and four shutouts, joins Islanders captain John Tavares at the All-Star game, hosted by the Columbus Blue Jackets.Halak is the Islanders first All-Star goalie since Rick DiPietro in the 2007-08 season. Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Cheap Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys China Wholesale Jerseys ' ' '

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