Rockets guard Pat Beverley left Saturday’s game with a fractured right hand. He said he was told he had fractured the fourth metacarpal in the hand and would be out four to six weeks. More extensive tests and a visit to a specialist are scheduled for Sunday, but the remarkable run of injury problems had gone beyond nuisances.
Yet, while the Rockets lost player after player, the one who has competed in every game this season would not let the Rockets lose a game, too. Dwight Howard dominated from start to finish, scoring a season-high 35 points to lead the shorthanded Rockets past the Pistons 114-97.