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Ariza auditions for go-to role in Rockets' win


By Frank Hughes, for NBA.com
Posted Thursday October 29, 2009 2:23AM

OAKLAND, Calif. (NBA.com exclusive) -- Houston Rockets coach Rick Adelman earlier Wednesday evening lamented the fact that he was seeking a go-to scorer for his offensively-challenged team.

He may have found one by the end of the night.

Rockets newcomer Trevor Ariza scored 25 points to give Houston its first victory of the season, a surprising 108-107 defeat of the Golden State Warriors before a sellout crowd at Oracle Arena.

Houston secured the victory and Golden State earned its fourth straight home-opening loss when Anthony Morrow missed a 3-pointer in the final seconds. Rookie Stephen Curry laid back the rebound but it did not matter.

The Rockets overcame a variety of obstacles to improve their record to 1-1, including a scenic ferry ride to get to the game.

The Rockets, who had lost in Portland on Tuesday night when they shot only 37 percent, were staying in San Francisco. But the Bay Bridge, which connects San Francisco and Oakland, was unexpectedly shut down for repairs, leaving the Rockets to seek public transportation to the game.

That was the least of Adelman's concerns, however. What he was sweating was who was going to score with both Yao Ming and Tracy McGrady sidelined with injuries and Ron Artest now playing for the Los Angeles Lakers.

Artest was essentially replaced by Ariza, a key defensive cog on the Lakers' championship squad who signed with Houston in free agency. But just because Ariza was bestowed $33 million did not necessarily mean he was ready to carry his own team in the absence of Yao and McGrady.

In fact, when Adelman was asked before the game who he considered his primary scorer, he reluctantly said it was probably point guard Aaron Brooks because of his playoff experience last season; that, of course, discounts the fact that Ariza played an additional two series in the postseason last year en route to a memorable title run.

Ariza was only 3-for-8 and scored 12 points in Houston's loss to Portland the night before, and Adelman worried about who was going to become the team's No. 1 scorer -- and everything that comes along with it.

"Right now we are asking role players to step in and (lead the team)," Adelman said. "It's not a comfortable thing for a guy to do those things. I don't think people really understand how tough it is to do that night after night. It's a big responsibility."

From the beginning on Wednesday, Ariza was aggressive, launching 3-pointers, getting to the basket and pulling up for jump shots. Granted, a Don Nelson-coached team is never in danger of being used as a video for defensive fundamentals; but Ariza, known more for his lockdown ability with Los Angeles, still was able to exploit the Warriors, coming up one point shy of his career high.

"I think he took it upon himself to come out that way, and he was that way the entire game," Adelman said.

While Ariza controlled most of the game, power forward Luis Scola offered up 21 points, including 17 in the second half, enabling Houston to erase Golden State's 10-point halftime lead in a matter of minutes.

That comeback seemed to be sparked by an alteration in the rotation by Nelson.

Highly touted second-year forward Anthony Randolph did not even get into the game until 3:08 left in first half, a stark condemnation of his preseason play given all the hype surrounding what was supposed to be a breakout season.

But he hustled for those final three minutes, and ended it with a buzzer-beating 3-pointer that provoked the double-digit lead.

Nelson rewarded Randolph by starting him in the second half instead of Andris Biedrins, but the decision proved costly. Scola got off early and often, Golden State's lead dissipated and the momentum shifted in Houston's favor for good.

"I guess that's why I hate home openers," said Nelson, 24 victories from becoming the league's all-time winningest coach. "My complaint of the game was my team, when we came out in the second half, we just didn't have very much going. We are going to have to play a lot better than we played tonight."

A subplot of the game was how disgruntled Warriors forward Stephen Jackson would be received by the home crowd after creating havoc with the organization for the past few months.

Over the summer, Jackson was involved in a number of confrontations: he asked for a trade, was fined by the league, restated his desires, got into a verbal jousting match with Nelson, was fined by the team again, relinquished his captain's title, and has criticized his teammates.

Not surprisingly, he was greeted with a lusty round of boos and jeers.

He said he didn't care.

"I expected it. Fans are so predictable about that," Jackson said. "Any time you say you want to leave, that is going to happen. I was prepared for that. They can do it all they want. I am going to go out there and play hard for the fans who do support me."

Rockets
Warriors
     
    • 46.5%

    • 49.4%

    • 46.2%

    • 36.4%

    • 80.0%

    • 65.2%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
HOU GSW
Total Rebounds 9 12
Offensive Rebounds 13 13
Turnovers 18 16
Fast Break Pts: 18 19
Biggest Lead: 10 10
Points in the Paint: 40 58
HOU GSW
p Ariza   25 Ellis   26
rb Scola   11 Maggette   9
a Brooks   12 Curry   7
s 2 players   3 Curry   4
b Battier   2 Turiaf   3
HOU GSW
p Ariza   25 Ellis   26
rb Scola   11 Maggette   9
a Brooks   12 Curry   7
s 2 players   3 Curry   4
b Battier   2 Turiaf   3
 
  • 10/27 - HOU @ GSW
  • 11/24 - GSW @ HOU
  • 12/20 - HOU @ GSW
  • 03/23 - GSW @ HOU
Houston Rockets (42-40)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
S. Battier F 32:45 1-4 1-3 6-6 -2 0 3 3 4 1 3 0 2 0 9
L. Scola F-C 35:14 10-16 1-1 0-2 +7 2 9 11 2 3 1 0 0 1 21
C. Hayes C-F 25:42 2-4 0-0 0-0 +10 3 3 6 3 1 3 2 1 1 4
T. Ariza G 39:34 9-21 4-9 3-4 +2 2 3 5 5 5 2 6 1 3 25
A. Brooks G 38:38 6-16 3-6 3-4 +9 3 1 4 12 1 2 5 1 2 18
K. Lowry   16:55 1-5 0-1 2-2 -6 2 1 3 2 4 0 2 0 0 4
C. Landry   24:38 4-9 0-0 2-2 -9 1 5 6 2 3 1 1 1 1 10
D. Andersen   08:52 3-3 0-0 0-0 -2 0 1 1 0 2 1 1 1 0 6
C. Budinger   17:42 4-8 3-6 0-0 -4 0 2 2 0 2 1 1 0 0 11
J. Dorsey DNP - Coach's Decision
P. Mensah-Bonsu DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Taylor DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 40-86 12-26 16-20   13 28 41 30 22 14 18 7 8 108
  46.5% 46.2% 80.0%   team rebs: 9 total to: 18
Golden State Warriors (26-56)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
S. Jackson G-F 34:38 7-16 2-4 1-2 -2 0 4 4 4 1 0 2 0 1 17
R. Turiaf C-F 25:37 2-4 0-0 0-2 -11 2 4 6 0 4 0 2 3 0 4
A. Biedrins C 30:39 4-5 0-0 0-2 +4 3 2 5 2 5 1 3 1 1 8
M. Ellis G 38:00 10-20 0-0 6-7 -12 1 2 3 5 4 1 3 0 1 26
S. Curry G 35:39 7-12 0-1 0-0 +7 1 1 2 7 2 4 2 0 1 14
C. Maggette   24:45 3-14 0-2 4-4 +5 2 7 9 3 3 0 3 0 3 10
K. Azubuike   18:16 6-7 0-0 1-2 +7 1 5 6 1 0 0 0 1 0 13
A. Morrow   22:28 3-7 1-3 0-0 +5 1 1 2 2 2 1 0 2 0 7
A. Randolph   09:58 2-4 1-1 3-4 -8 2 2 4 1 1 0 1 1 0 8
A. Law DNP - Coach's Decision
M. Moore DNP - Coach's Decision
C. Watson DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 44-89 4-11 15-23   13 28 41 25 22 7 16 8 7 107
  49.4% 36.4% 65.2%   team rebs: 12 total to: 16

inactive

  • Rockets: Cook, McGrady, Yao
  • Warriors: Claxton, George, Wright

technical fouls

  • Rockets: --
  • Warriors: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 15
  • Times Tied: 14

arena stats

  • Arena: ORACLE Arena, Oakland, CA
  • Officials: #43 Dan Crawford, #30 Tony Brown, #67 John Goble
  • Attendance: 19596
  • Duration: 2:15
Houston Rockets (21-14) Golden State Warriors (9-24)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Biedrins vs Scola (Turiaf gains possession)
  11:47
[GSW 2-0]
Jackson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Curry (1 AST) 
Ariza Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Curry (1 ST)  11:31  
  11:25 Curry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:24  
Hayes Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  11:11  
  10:56 Ellis Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Hayes (1 ST) 
Ariza Jump Shot: Missed  10:43  
  10:42 Turiaf Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:36 Jackson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Battier Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:35  
Scola Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:11
[HOU 2-2]
 
  09:46 Ellis Jump Shot: Missed Block: Brooks (1 BLK) 
  09:45 Turiaf Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:44 Jackson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:42 Biedrins Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:31
[GSW 4-2]
Curry Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Hayes Jump Shot: Missed  09:17  
  09:16 Turiaf Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:14 Turiaf Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Scola (1 ST) 
Brooks Jump Shot: Missed Block: Turiaf (1 BLK)  09:07  
Brooks Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:05  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  09:02  
  09:01 Jackson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:51 Jackson Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:51 Team Rebound 
Scola Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  08:51  
  08:38 Ellis Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Battier Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:37  
Ariza Jump Shot: Missed  08:29  
Team Rebound  08:29  
  08:29 Curry Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Battier 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Brooks (1 AST)  08:21
[HOU 5-4]
 
  08:06 Biedrins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (1 ST) 
Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brooks (2 AST)  07:50
[HOU 7-4]
 
Battier Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:39  
  07:39
[GSW 5-7]
Ellis Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  07:39
[GSW 6-7]
Ellis Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Scola Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  07:21  
  07:20 Biedrins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:58 Jackson Driving Jump shot: Missed 
  06:57 Team Rebound 
  06:51
[GSW 8-7]
Turiaf Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jackson (1 AST) 
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  06:32  
Brooks Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  06:30  
Brooks Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:30
[HOU 9-8]
 
  06:22 Biedrins Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Hayes (2 ST) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Battier (1 AST)  06:18
[HOU 12-8]
 
  06:02 Curry Jump Shot: Missed 
Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:59  
  05:49 Biedrins Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  05:49 Team Timeout : Regular 
Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Curry (2 ST)  05:44  
Hayes Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:37  
  05:37 Jackson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:37 Team Rebound 
  05:37
[GSW 9-12]
Jackson Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Battier (2 AST)  05:21
[HOU 15-9]
 
  05:06
[GSW 11-15]
Biedrins Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Curry (2 AST) 
Brooks Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Curry (3 ST)  04:59  
  04:50
[GSW 13-15]
Ellis Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Curry (3 AST) 
Ariza Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Ellis (1 ST)  04:31  
  04:26
[GSW 15-15]
Ellis Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Jackson (2 AST) 
  04:10 Turiaf Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Battier 3pt Shot: Missed  04:04  
Hayes Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:03  
Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed  03:59  
  03:57 Ellis Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:49
[GSW 17-15]
Biedrins Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Jackson (3 AST) 
  03:40 Ellis Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  03:40
[HOU 16-17]
 
Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:40  
  03:38 Jackson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:25
[GSW 19-16]
Ellis Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Curry (4 AST) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Brooks (3 AST)  03:19
[HOU 19-19]
 
  03:06 Jackson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brooks (1 ST) 
Battier 3pt Shot: Missed  02:59  
  02:58 Turiaf Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:46 Ellis Jump Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:45  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  02:39  
  02:37 Turiaf Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  02:19
[GSW 21-19]
Jackson Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Ellis (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:12  
Battier Substitution replaced by Lowry  02:12  
Hayes Substitution replaced by Landry  02:12  
Landry Jump Shot: Missed  02:03  
Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:02  
Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Scola (1 AST)  01:52
[HOU 21-21]
 
  01:29
[GSW 23-21]
Jackson Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Scola Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Brooks (4 AST)  01:04
[HOU 23-23]
 
  00:50.9 Ellis Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:49.5  
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Lowry (1 AST)  00:44.0
[HOU 26-23]
 
  00:36.1
[GSW 25-26]
Ellis Floating Jump shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Lowry Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:36.1  
  00:36.1 Turiaf Substitution replaced by Maggette 
  00:36.1
[GSW 26-26]
Ellis Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  00:29.9  
  00:28.9 Curry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:09.6
[GSW 28-26]
Maggette Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ellis (2 AST) 
Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.9  
  00:00.9 Maggette Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
End of 1st Quarter
Houston Rockets (21-14) Golden State Warriors (9-24)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Landry Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brooks (5 AST)  11:43
[HOU 28-28]
 
  11:29 Maggette Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Andersen (1 ST) 
Lowry Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Landry (1 AST)  11:15
[HOU 30-28]
 
  11:00 Biedrins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (1 BLK) 
Landry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:57  
Andersen Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:48
[HOU 32-28]
 
Andersen Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:34  
  10:34 Biedrins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:34 Team Rebound 
  10:34 Biedrins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  10:33 Maggette Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:32 Maggette Jump Shot: Missed Block: Ariza (1 BLK) 
  10:32 Team Rebound 
  10:32 Biedrins Substitution replaced by Turiaf 
  10:23 Turiaf Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:22 Ellis Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:21 Ellis Jump Shot: Missed 
Landry Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:19  
  10:19 Turiaf Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Ariza Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  10:04  
Ariza Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  10:04  
  09:49 Curry Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:47 Turiaf Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  09:45
[GSW 30-32]
Turiaf Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Landry Layup Shot: Missed Block: Turiaf (2 BLK)  09:39  
Team Rebound  09:38  
  09:23 Maggette Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Ariza Substitution replaced by Battier  09:23  
Brooks Substitution replaced by Budinger  09:23  
  09:23 Jackson Substitution replaced by Azubuike 
Lowry Jump Shot: Missed  09:15  
Team Rebound  09:15  
  09:15 Maggette Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Budinger Jump Shot: Missed  09:10  
Landry Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:10  
  09:10 Turiaf Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF) 
Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed  08:56  
Lowry Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:55  
Landry Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  08:49  
Landry Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  08:49  
  08:49 Timeout : Official 
  08:37 Maggette Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:35  
Budinger Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  08:31  
  08:17 Ellis Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  08:17 Curry Substitution replaced by Morrow 
  08:17 Turiaf Substitution replaced by Biedrins 
  08:01 Morrow Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Battier Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  08:01
[HOU 33-30]
 
Battier Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  08:01
[HOU 34-30]
 
  07:48
[GSW 32-34]
Ellis Pullup Jump shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Landry Jump Hook Shot: Missed  07:26  
  07:25 Azubuike Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:15
[GSW 34-34]
Azubuike Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ellis (3 AST) 
Landry Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  07:15  
  07:15
[GSW 35-34]
Azubuike Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Andersen Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:04
[HOU 36-35]
 
  06:37
[GSW 37-36]
Ellis Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Biedrins (1 AST) 
Lowry Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Biedrins (1 ST)  06:29  
  06:24
[GSW 39-36]
Ellis Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Morrow (1 AST) 
  06:07 Ellis Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Lowry Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  06:07
[HOU 37-39]
 
Budinger Substitution replaced by Ariza  06:07  
Lowry Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  06:07
[HOU 38-39]
 
  05:55 Maggette Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:55  
Andersen Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:33
[HOU 40-39]
 
  05:13 Maggette Jump Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:11  
Ariza Jump Shot: Missed  05:03  
  05:02 Maggette Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:51 Azubuike Running Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:49 Maggette Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  04:49 Ellis Substitution replaced by Curry 
  04:49 Jump Ball Maggette vs Lowry (Curry gains possession) 
  04:42
[GSW 42-40]
Morrow 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Curry (5 AST) 
Andersen Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  04:38  
Andersen Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  04:38  
Lowry Foul : Personal (2 PF)  04:28  
  04:20 Curry Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Battier (1 ST) 
  04:15 Biedrins Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  04:15
[HOU 41-42]
 
Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  04:15
[HOU 42-42]
 
  04:01
[GSW 44-42]
Maggette Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Lowry Jump Shot: Missed  03:50  
  03:49 Azubuike Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:42 Maggette Layup Shot: Missed Block: Battier (1 BLK) 
  03:41 Azubuike Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:41
[GSW 46-42]
Azubuike Floating Jump shot: Made (5 PTS) 
  03:27 Biedrins Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Landry Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  03:27
[HOU 43-46]
 
Landry Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  03:27
[HOU 44-46]
 
  03:10 Maggette 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:09 Biedrins Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  03:08
[GSW 48-44]
Azubuike Step Back Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Biedrins (2 AST) 
Lowry Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  03:08  
  03:08 Biedrins Substitution replaced by Randolph 
Andersen Substitution replaced by Scola  03:08  
Lowry Substitution replaced by Brooks  03:08  
  03:08 Azubuike Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:06  
  03:00 Morrow Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  03:00 Azubuike Substitution replaced by Jackson 
Battier Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  03:00
[HOU 45-48]
 
Battier Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  03:00
[HOU 46-48]
 
  02:40 Jackson Jump Shot: Missed 
Landry Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:38  
Ariza Layup Shot: Missed Block: Randolph (1 BLK)  02:30  
Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:28  
Ariza Tip Shot: Made (18 PTS)  02:28
[HOU 48-48]
 
  02:19 Curry Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:19  
  02:19 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:04 Curry Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Brooks Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  02:04
[HOU 49-48]
 
Brooks Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  02:04
[HOU 50-48]
 
  01:44
[GSW 51-50]
Jackson 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Maggette (1 AST) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  01:35  
  01:35 Morrow Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Scola Foul : Personal (2 PF)  01:25  
  01:25
[GSW 52-50]
Maggette Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  01:25
[GSW 53-50]
Maggette Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Ariza Layup Shot: Missed Block: Morrow (1 BLK)  01:15  
  01:13 Randolph Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:10
[GSW 56-50]
Jackson 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Randolph (1 AST) 
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  00:50.9  
  00:49.3 Randolph Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:43.9 Randolph Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Battier (2 ST) 
  00:41.0 Randolph Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Battier Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:41.0
[HOU 51-56]
 
Battier Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:41.0
[HOU 52-56]
 
  00:34.1 Curry Jump Shot: Missed Block: Landry (1 BLK) 
  00:34.1 Team Rebound 
  00:29.9
[GSW 58-52]
Morrow Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Curry (6 AST) 
Brooks Jump Shot: Missed  00:13.7  
  00:13.7 Team Rebound 
Landry Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  00:13.7  
  00:13.7 Randolph Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:13.7 Team Rebound 
  00:13.7
[GSW 59-52]
Randolph Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Brooks Jump Shot: Missed  00:03.9  
  00:03.0 Team Rebound 
  00:00.2
[GSW 62-52]
Randolph 3pt Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Maggette (2 AST) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Houston Rockets (21-14) Golden State Warriors (9-24)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Scola 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Brooks (6 AST)  11:33
[HOU 55-62]
 
  11:10 Ellis Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Ariza (2 ST) 
Ariza Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  11:07  
Ariza Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  11:07  
  10:52 Ellis Jump Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  10:51  
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS)  10:45
[HOU 58-62]
 
  10:25
[GSW 64-58]
Jackson Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Brooks Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  10:12  
Brooks Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  10:12  
Ariza Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  09:50  
  09:50 Ellis Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:50 Team Rebound 
  09:50
[GSW 65-58]
Ellis Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Brooks Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  09:42
[HOU 60-65]
 
  09:24 Jackson Jump Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:23  
Scola Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Brooks (7 AST)  09:11
[HOU 62-65]
 
  08:53 Curry Substitution replaced by Morrow 
  08:50 Morrow Jump Shot: Missed 
Hayes Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:49  
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Battier (3 AST)  08:40
[HOU 65-65]
 
  08:27 Ellis Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:27 Randolph Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Scola Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  08:27  
  08:27
[GSW 66-65]
Randolph Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  08:27
[GSW 67-65]
Randolph Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Scola Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  08:08
[HOU 67-67]
 
  07:51
[GSW 69-67]
Randolph Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Jackson (4 AST) 
Scola Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Brooks (8 AST)  07:41
[HOU 69-69]
 
  07:28 Jackson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Battier (3 ST) 
Scola Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST)  07:22
[HOU 71-69]
 
  07:00 Randolph Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:58 Morrow Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:58
[GSW 71-71]
Morrow Tip Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Scola Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Ariza (2 AST)  06:43
[HOU 73-71]
 
  06:33 Turiaf Substitution replaced by Biedrins 
  06:24 Jackson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Battier (2 BLK) 
Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  06:23  
Brooks Running Reverse Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Scola (2 AST)  06:18
[HOU 75-71]
 
  06:18 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:52 Jackson Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:50 Randolph Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  05:50 Randolph Tip Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:50  
Ariza Pullup Jump shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Hayes (1 AST)  05:29
[HOU 77-71]
 
Ariza Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  05:10  
  05:10 Randolph Substitution replaced by Maggette 
  05:10
[GSW 72-77]
Ellis Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Ariza Substitution replaced by Lowry  05:10  
  05:10
[GSW 73-77]
Ellis Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Hayes Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  05:02  
  04:48 Maggette Jump Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  04:46  
Lowry Jump Shot: Missed  04:35  
Hayes Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  04:34  
Hayes Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:34
[HOU 79-73]
 
  04:19 Maggette Layup Shot: Missed 
Lowry Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:18  
Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed  04:06  
  04:04 Maggette Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Lowry Foul : Personal (4 PF)  04:00  
Lowry Substitution replaced by Budinger  04:00  
  03:54 Ellis Jump Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  03:53  
Hayes Layup Shot: Missed Block: Biedrins (1 BLK)  03:34  
  03:32 Jackson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:26 Jackson Jump Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  03:25  
  03:22 Ellis Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Hayes Jump Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Brooks (9 AST)  03:10
[HOU 81-73]
 
  02:51
[GSW 75-81]
Jackson Jump Hook Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Ellis (4 AST) 
Scola Jump Hook Shot: Missed  02:42  
  02:33 Maggette Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  02:28 Ellis Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Battier Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:26  
Brooks Jump Shot: Missed Block: Morrow (2 BLK)  02:19  
Brooks Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  02:17  
Budinger 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Battier (4 AST)  02:05
[HOU 84-75]
 
  01:37 Ellis Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  01:36  
  01:25 Biedrins Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:25  
  01:14 Ellis Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Brooks Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:14  
Team Rebound  01:14  
Brooks Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  01:14
[HOU 85-75]
 
  00:55.9
[GSW 77-85]
Biedrins Jump Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Scola Jump Hook Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Brooks (10 AST)  00:37.5
[HOU 87-77]
 
  00:29.3
[GSW 79-87]
Ellis Driving Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Brooks Jump Shot: Missed  00:06.9  
  00:04.9 Maggette Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  00:00.3
[GSW 81-87]
Maggette Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:48 Morrow 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hayes Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  11:47  
Landry Jump Shot: Missed  11:26  
  11:25 Maggette Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  11:20 Maggette Jump Shot: Missed Block: Hayes (1 BLK) 
  11:20 Team Rebound 
  11:11 Biedrins Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Budinger (1 ST) 
Budinger 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Hayes (2 AST)  11:00
[HOU 90-81]
 
  10:45 Maggette Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Hayes (3 ST) 
Brooks Turnover : Traveling (4 TO)  10:39  
  10:26
[GSW 83-90]
Curry Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  10:14 Maggette Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Budinger 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Ariza (3 AST)  10:10
[HOU 93-83]
 
  09:54 Maggette 3pt Shot: Missed 
Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:53  
Brooks Jump Shot: Missed  09:43  
  09:40 Biedrins Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  09:35
[GSW 85-93]
Azubuike Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Curry (7 AST) 
Ariza Layup Shot: Missed  09:16  
  09:14 Azubuike Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Budinger Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:08  
Brooks Substitution replaced by Lowry  09:08  
  09:08
[GSW 86-93]
Maggette Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  09:08
[GSW 87-93]
Maggette Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Ariza Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Hayes (3 AST)  08:55
[HOU 95-87]
 
  08:44 Morrow Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:43 Biedrins Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  08:43
[GSW 89-95]
Biedrins Putback Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Ariza Layup Shot: Missed Block: Azubuike (1 BLK)  08:35  
Hayes Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  08:33  
Lowry Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Morrow (1 ST)  08:26  
  08:21
[GSW 91-95]
Azubuike Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Morrow (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:13  
Hayes Substitution replaced by Scola  08:13  
  08:05 Biedrins Foul : Personal (5 PF) 
  08:05 Biedrins Substitution replaced by Turiaf 
Budinger Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Ariza (4 AST)  07:57
[HOU 97-91]
 
  07:38 Maggette Jump Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:36  
Landry Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lowry (2 AST)  07:26
[HOU 99-91]
 
  07:06
[GSW 93-99]
Azubuike Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Maggette (3 AST) 
Scola Floating Jump shot: Missed Block: Turiaf (3 BLK)  06:51  
Team Rebound  06:49  
  06:49 Morrow Substitution replaced by Ellis 
Landry Jump Shot: Missed  06:42  
  06:40 Maggette Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  06:31
[GSW 95-99]
Curry Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Azubuike (1 AST) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  06:12  
  06:11 Ellis Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Budinger Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  06:01  
Lowry Substitution replaced by Brooks  06:01  
  06:01 Turiaf Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:01 Team Rebound 
  06:01 Turiaf Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Landry Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:59  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Landry (2 AST)  05:41
[HOU 102-95]
 
  05:24 Maggette Jump Shot: Missed 
Brooks Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  05:23  
Landry Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Brooks (11 AST)  05:01
[HOU 104-95]
 
  05:01 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:01 Maggette Substitution replaced by Jackson 
  04:48
[GSW 97-104]
Ellis Running Bank shot: Made (24 PTS) 
Landry Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Ariza (5 AST)  04:25
[HOU 106-97]
 
  04:11 Turiaf Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Landry (1 ST) 
Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed  04:04  
Team Rebound  04:04  
  04:04 Jackson Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Ariza Foul : Offensive (5 PF)  03:50  
Ariza Turnover : Foul (5 TO)  03:50  
  03:38 Turiaf Jump Shot: Missed 
Landry Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  03:37  
Brooks Jump Shot: Missed  03:16  
Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)  03:15  
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  03:14  
  03:12 Jackson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:07
[GSW 99-106]
Ellis Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (26 PTS) 
Scola Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Brooks (12 AST)  02:40
[HOU 108-99]
 
  02:25
[GSW 101-108]
Curry Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed  02:01  
  02:00 Azubuike Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  01:47
[GSW 103-108]
Curry Pullup Jump shot: Made (10 PTS) 
  01:34 Turiaf Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Timeout : Official  01:34  
Landry Substitution replaced by Lowry  01:34  
Budinger Substitution replaced by Battier  01:34  
  01:34 Turiaf Substitution replaced by Biedrins 
Scola Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:34  
Team Rebound  01:34  
Scola Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:34  
Ariza Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  01:33  
Ariza Turnover : Lost Ball (6 TO) Steal:Curry (4 ST)  01:30  
  01:25 Curry Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Brooks (2 ST) 
Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed  01:03  
Lowry Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  01:01  
Battier Jump Shot: Missed  00:36.9  
  00:35.9 Azubuike Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  00:29.1
[GSW 105-108]
Curry Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Ellis (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:22.1  
Brooks Turnover : Traveling (5 TO)  00:06.6  
  00:06.6 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:06.6 Azubuike Substitution replaced by Morrow 
Scola Substitution replaced by Hayes  00:06.6  
  00:04.7 Morrow 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:02.5 Curry Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:00.9
[GSW 107-108]
Curry Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  00:00.0  
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
HOU
3rd Southwest
42
40
6-4
23-18
19-22
GSW
4th Pacific
26
56
6-4
18-23
8-33
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
HOU
Brooks 19.7
Scola 8.6
Brooks 5.3
Battier 1.1
Ariza 1.8
GSW
Ellis 25.3
Biedrins 7.8
Curry 5.9
Randolph 1.6
Ellis 2.2

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