It was a matchup between two very different types of playoff teams tonight. The Rockets were without Patrick Beverley (now out for the season to have surgery on his wrist), Dwight Howard (sitting out the second half of a back-to-back), Donatas Motiejunas (back spasms), and Terrence Jones (voodoo curse). The Raptors were missing their best player, Kyle Lowry, but otherwise are a healthy basketball team that isn't very good. They played about even, and the Raptors squeaked by.
Just look at the minutes totals for non-starters in this game if you want an idea of how weird tonight was. Clint Capela got his first real run in the NBA tonight. Nick Johnson played more minutes in a game than he had since December, and K.J. McDaniels still didn't play, inexplicably.
- Brewer: 33 minutes
- Prigioni: 22 minutes
- Capela: 19 minutes
- Johnson: 15 minutes
- ...that's it. No other reserve played.