Steve Novak made only one field goal for the Rockets last night: a game-winning three-pointer with 2.5 ticks remaining. Sacramento's Brad Miller couldn't do the same, leaving Houston with the 89-87 game and an intact eight-game win streak going into the All-Star break. "I dreamed of that, for sure," Novak told the Houston Chronicle of his first game-winner. In other pre-break games:
- Carlos Boozer steamrolled over the Sonics to collect his first career triple-double (22 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists) on the way to a 112-93 Utah victory.
- Antawn Jamison's tip-in off his ninth rebound of the night secured a game-high 29 points and a 91-89 win over the Clippers, which finally broke Washington's eight-game losing streak