Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports
Credit Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Dejounte Murray recorded a double-double, Jakob Poeltl finished a rebound shy of his fifth double-double in six games and Keldon Johnson added 16 points as the San Antonio Spurs rolled to a 134-104 victory over the Houston Rockets on Tuesday at Toyota Center.

Player of the Game
Jakob  Poeltl
EFF
26
Jakob Poeltl
Points 18
Accuracy 9-13
Rebounds 9
Assists 3

Murray paired 19 points with 10 assists while Poeltl chipped in 18 points and nine boards. That tandem combined to shoot 17 of 28 to spearhead a breathtaking offense; San Antonio shot 57.4 percent while recording 38 assists on 58 field goals.

Doug McDermott scored 15 points while Drew Eubanks posted 13 points and nine rebounds off the bench for the Spurs, who seized control with a 21-4 blitz that concluded the first quarter.

That 34-23 opening period set the tone for the Spurs' unselfish offense, with San Antonio assisting on 12 of its 13 field goals.

Kevin Porter Jr. had 16 points, nine assists and five rebounds for the Rockets, who suffered their ninth consecutive home loss. Christian Wood tallied 15 points and seven rebounds while Jae'Sean Tate totaled 14 points and six rebounds as part of an ineffective starting unit.

The Rockets fashioned a competitive start defensively and claimed a 19-13 lead on Porter's stepback jumper at the 4:47 mark of the first. But the Spurs took off from there -- with Murray, Johnson and McDermott all drilling 3-pointers down the stretch of the opening frame.

While San Antonio closed the period with a 14-0 run initiated by Poeltl's layup, the Rockets shot 0-for-3 and committed three consecutive turnovers to conclude the quarter. Poeltl ended that stretch with another layup as the Spurs carried a 34-23 lead into the second period.

The Rockets were within 15 points at the break before the Spurs broke it open in the third quarter. They led 81-60 after Eubanks' hook shot at the 7:06 mark.

The Spurs scored seven fast-break points in the third while extending their lead to 33.

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Houston Rockets
San Antonio Spurs
41%
39/95
Field goals
57%
58/101
53
Rebounds
54
21
Assists
38
8
Steals
8
49%
30/61
2-pointers
67%
46/69
96
Efficiency
161

Best players

Kevin  Porter
16 PTS
5/12 FG
4/5 FT
Dejounte  Murray
19 PTS
8/15 FG
2/2 FT
Kenyon  Martin
8 REB
5 DREB
3 OREB
San Antonio Spurs
Few players
9 REB
Kevin  Porter
9 As
4 TO
26 MIN
Dejounte  Murray
10 As
2 TO
24 MIN
Kenyon  Martin
23 EFF
83% 2P%
100% 3P%
Jakob  Poeltl
26 EFF
69% 2P%
- 3P%