Houston Rockets defeat Milwaukee Bucks, 101-98

  PLAYER OF THE GAME: Luis Scola scored a season-high 27 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in helping the Rockets hold off the Bucks.

The Argentine forward showed his nice touch around the basket and hit 10 of 18 shots and 7 of 8 free throw attempts.

PLAY OF THE GAME: After Rockets guard Aaron Brooks committed an offensive foul with 18.8 seconds left in regulation and the score tied at 91, the Bucks called a timeout. Brandon Jennings dribbled the clock down and decided ...

Houston — Jerry Stackhouse just wants a chance to prove himself.

Scott Skiles said the 14-year National Basketball Association veteran will get that opportunity with the Milwaukee Bucks, and soon.

"Because he's been out so long, we don't want to overplay him the first couple weeks," Skiles said. "But we're not signing him to be on the inactive list. We'll activate him right away, and we'll get him in a game. We'll watch his minutes a little bit but see what he can do...

Houston - A rarely used matchup zone defense worked to perfection in the second half for the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday.

It helped the Bucks frustrate the Houston Rockets in an entertaining Martin Luther King Jr. Day matinee at the Toyota Center.

But the final result was all too familiar for the Bucks, who lost a heartbreaking 101-98 overtime decision to finish their western trip with a 1-5 record.

Rookie point guard Brandon Jennings missed a potential winning thre...