Though the Rockets spent much of the first two games of their road trip trying to avoid blowouts, forward Luis Scola stood out for keeping them in both.

He had 30 points and eight rebounds in Dallas, scoring 10 points in the fourth quarter. He had 23 points and 10 boards in San Antonio, scoring six points in the opening minutes of the fourth quarter.

"I thought Luis did and I thought Kyle (Lowry) did the same thing. They tried to fight through," coach Rick Adelman said. "That's the attitude you have to have no matter what the score is, what is going on.

"That was our trait last year. It seems like we don't have that consistently this year. It's an attitude you have to have, that you're not going to give in to anything."

Celtics coach Doc Rivers hid $2,500 in the Staples Center visitors' locker room last season, with plans to pick up the cash when the Celtics returned for the Finals. He said he did not leave anything behind Sunday, though it would seem foolish to say if he did.