This really is not the idea, though if the Rockets had an inclination toward caution, their bench is making that easier.

The Rockets lost another guard on Wednesday with Jeremy Lin playing just four minutes before limping off with a bruised right knee. He did not return. But once again, the more crowded the bench became with suits and the training room became with patients, the more the Rockets could turn to their bench to pick up the slack.

Francisco Garcia, who had begun to escape his slump Monday in Memphis, stepped in for James Harden. Aaron Brooks, who had filled that void last week, picked up the slack with Lin out. Together, they drove the Rockets in the second half to a 113-84 rout of the Atlanta Hawks. The Rockets’ fourth- consecutive home win in which they never trailed was their biggest blowout of the season, with the Rockets scoring 37 fourth-quarter points a game after they had 38.

The Rockets made 55.1 percent of their shots, the fifth game in six in which they have made at least 50 percent with Monday’s game in Memphis falling one made shot short of 50 percent shooting.

The turnaround of the Rockets’ offense began with the change of the lineup, but even with Terrence Jones’ rapid start on Wednesday and Chandler Parsons’ 11th consecutive game scoring in double figures (both had 14 points on a combined 12 of 21 shooting) the bench took over as impressively as it had in the fourth quarter on Monday.

Garcia and Brooks each had 21 points, making a combined 16 of 26 shots and 7 of 12 3s. The Rockets’ 67 points off the bench were a season high as every player that played, scored as the Rockets’ reserves made 59.5 percent of their shots.

Until their fourth-quarter run, however, the Rockets had been unable to put away the win.

The Rockets opened the game scoring so easily, it soon seemed they were scoring too easily. Jones had no trouble showing one pump fake to clear the way to the rim. Pat Beverley, Francisco Garcia and Jones drained 3s. The Rockets led by 12 in seven minutes, with the Hawks in quick foul trouble.

There was little to indicate that the Rockets would not just roll that regularly for as long as they wished, and through the first half, scoring was never a problem. But when they switched into cruise control, the Hawks began getting open shots, too.