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Josh Smith hits 4-5 threes, makes key blocks late as Rockets win 99-94

The four scariest words for Rockets fans are: "Josh Smith for three." On Wednesday night, that call struck fear in the heart of Dallas as Smith hit 4-5 from beyond the arc and made two key blocks late as the Rockets, playing without Dwight Howard again, beat the Dallas Mavericks 99-94 at the Toyota Center. This is Houston's third straight win and the fourth straight loss for Dallas. Tyson Chandler missed two key free throws with 15.6 seconds left that could have changed the game. Corey Brewer (14 points, 4 steals) then made the play of the game, forcing Devin Harris to knock the ball out of bounds with 10 seconds left and Houston holding onto a three-point lead. Defense was key -- Monta Ellis (33 points) and Chandler Parsons (5-8 3P) got hot, so the big reason the Rockets were able to pull this win off is they forced 24 turnovers. Terrence Jones returned to action as well for the first time since November 4th, scoring 10 points, grabbing 5 boards and blocking 2 shots in 21 minutes.

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