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Rockets' balance gets job done against Thunder


By Michael Murphy, for NBA.com
Posted Saturday November 7, 2009 12:53AM

HOUSTON (NBA.com exclusive) -- If there were any concerns that the Rockets might be in for a bit of an emotional letdown Friday night against Oklahoma City, forget about it.

The Rockets went out and did the same things against the up-and-coming Thunder that they had done in previous games against Western Conference powers like the Lakers, Jazz and Trail Blazers -- run the floor, share the ball, swarm the boards and help on defense.

And the result was pretty much the same, with the Rockets riding another balanced effort to a 105-94 victory before 14,911 at Toyota Center.

"This was the type of game that we had to win, and we got it done," said Rockets coach Rick Adelman, who registered his 864th win, tying him with Jack Ramsay, Adelman's mentor, for 11th on the NBA's all-time win list. "I was concerned [about the team's approach]. We've got to come out with that attitude.

"We have to win these games. This [Oklahoma City] is a team that is up-and-coming. They have a lot of young players. You don't have that emotional [edge] because it's one of the top teams in the league. But I was pleased once we got into it."

They got into it quickly.

With Trevor Ariza and Carl Landry both scoring 21 points, the Rockets took control and never let Oklahoma City get any kind of momentum, despite the best efforts of Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant.

Westbrook finished with 33 points and Durant 27, but it wasn't enough to counter the Rockets' balance.

"We can't have a reliance on one guy to bail us out," said Shane Battier, who finished with nine points on 4-for-5 shooting. "We don't have a Kevin Durant to throw the ball to and say, 'Go win the game for us.'

"What we have to do is play team ball. We play team basketball -- share the basketball, move and cut and play for each other. As a result, we've had some pretty good balance early on, and that's the way we're going to have to win."

The Oklahoma City players certainly noticed.

Each time they rotated on defense, the Rockets would make one more pass and find an open shooter. And each time the Thunder lagged in transition, the Rockets took advantage, outletting the ball to Kyle Lowry or Aaron Brooks for another fast-break assault.

That's why the Rockets were able to shoot 53.8 percent (42-for-78), dish out 26 assists and place five players in double figures.

"They have a lot of guys that are very quick and can score," said Durant, who hit half of his 22 shots and picked off nine rebounds. "They are a very hard team to guard. I knew before the season started that they would be good. They changed their identity [after injuries to Yao Ming and Tracy McGrady] and are playing very well as a team."

That was evident in the box score.

Complementing Ariza and Landry's production was Luis Scola, who had an efficient 19 points and 10 rebounds. And when Ariza and Brooks struggled offensively in the first half, combining for only five points, rookie Chase Budinger came off the bench to keep the offense afloat with 14 of his 16 points.

"If we get production [like that], we have a chance to beat a lot of teams," Adelman said. "We got contributions from seven or eight guys again, and that's what this team needs."

The Rockets' balance was a stark contrast to Oklahoma City, which got plenty from Westbrook and Durant, but precious little from anyone else. Jeff Green was almost invisible, scoring six points on 3-for-15 shooting, and Nenad Krstic went 1-for-8 while finishing with three points.

"They [Westbrook and Durant] both played good offensive games," said Thunder coach Scott Brooks, "but we are all about team, and we didn't get the job done."

Oklahoma City closed to within 84-78 with just over eight minutes remaining, but consecutive layups by Brooks (11 points, six assists) and Ariza bumped the lead back to10 with 7:52 to go.

Each time Oklahoma City seemed poised to make a run, the Rockets would counter with another fast break. Of the Rockets' nine fourth-quarter field goals, six were either layups or dunks. Landry, playing the entire fourth quarter, scored nine points and picked off five rebounds in that span.

"It's a team effort," said Lowry, who had a career-high four blocks. "There's no selfishness on this team. Everybody is going to pass to whoever is the open man. Nobody gets mad if someone misses a shot or takes a shot. We all know that we have to play with that high energy, push the ball and play together to win games."

Especially since the Rockets know that there are going to be no nights off this season. Not against powers like the Lakers and the Jazz, and certainly not against the Oklahoma City Thunder.

"We know that we're going to face challenges every night," Scola said. "We have a lot of challenges, and one of them is whether we're going to be able to be consistent every game. It's going to be crucial. We have no choice."

Thunder
Rockets
     
    • 43.5%

    • 53.8%

    • 25.0%

    • 37.5%

    • 70.6%

    • 78.9%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
OKC HOU
Total Rebounds 13 4
Offensive Rebounds 11 8
Turnovers 13 17
Fast Break Pts: 10 22
Biggest Lead: 3 14
Points in the Paint: 44 54
OKC HOU
p Westbrook   33 2 players   21
rb Durant   9 Scola   10
a Westbrook   7 Lowry   8
s Durant   3 Hayes   2
b 2 players   2 Lowry   4
OKC HOU
p Westbrook   33 2 players   21
rb Durant   9 Scola   10
a Westbrook   7 Lowry   8
s Durant   3 Hayes   2
b 2 players   2 Lowry   4
 
  • 11/17 - HOU @ OKC
  • 11/28 - OKC @ HOU
  • 12/15 - HOU @ OKC
  • 01/12 - OKC @ HOU
Oklahoma City Thunder (50-32)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
J. Green F 32:28 3-15 0-4 0-2 -9 1 4 5 1 2 2 1 2 2 6
K. Durant F 43:38 11-22 1-1 4-5 -8 1 8 9 1 2 3 3 1 2 27
N. Krstic C 20:12 1-8 0-0 1-2 -3 2 4 6 1 1 1 0 1 1 3
T. Sefolosha G 30:20 2-4 0-0 0-0 -3 1 2 3 2 3 0 2 1 0 4
R. Westbrook G 40:55 14-25 1-3 4-4 -9 3 2 5 7 2 1 4 0 4 33
E. Thomas   11:49 2-3 0-0 0-0 -10 1 0 1 0 2 0 2 1 0 4
J. Harden   10:02 2-3 0-0 0-0 -8 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 4
K. Ollie   13:49 0-1 0-0 2-2 -2 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
N. Collison   21:38 4-6 0-0 1-2 0 2 6 8 0 3 1 0 2 0 9
S. Livingston   05:16 1-3 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 2
D. White   09:53 0-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
S. Ibaka DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 40-92 2-8 12-17   11 29 40 15 19 8 13 8 10 94
  43.5% 25.0% 70.6%   team rebs: 13 total to: 15
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 34:32 4-5 1-2 0-0 +4 0 2 2 1 2 1 1 1 0 9
L. Scola F-C 31:51 8-13 0-0 3-4 +10 1 9 10 3 1 1 2 0 0 19
C. Hayes C-F 27:13 1-3 0-0 0-0 +3 0 5 5 0 3 2 0 2 1 2
T. Ariza G 36:19 8-18 2-5 3-3 +13 1 4 5 6 3 1 3 0 2 21
A. Brooks G 31:46 5-10 1-4 0-0 +2 0 2 2 6 2 0 6 1 1 11
C. Landry   29:58 8-12 0-0 5-7 +6 5 4 9 0 0 0 1 1 2 21
C. Budinger   21:36 6-10 2-4 2-2 0 1 2 3 2 1 0 1 1 0 16
K. Lowry   19:47 1-4 0-1 2-3 +14 0 3 3 8 4 1 2 4 1 4
D. Andersen   06:58 1-3 0-0 0-0 +3 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 2
B. Cook DNP - Coach's Decision
P. Mensah-Bonsu DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Taylor DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 42-78 6-16 15-19   8 32 40 26 17 6 17 10 8 105
  53.8% 37.5% 78.9%   team rebs: 4 total to: 19

inactive

  • Thunder: Bowen, Mullens, Weaver
  • Rockets: Dorsey, McGrady, Yao

technical fouls

  • Thunder: --
  • Rockets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 6
  • Times Tied: 2

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #24 Mike Callahan, #54 Derrick Collins, #50 Olandis Poole
  • Attendance: 14911
  • Duration: 2:10
Oklahoma City Thunder (19-16) Houston Rockets (21-14)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Scola vs Green (Battier gains possession)
Sefolosha Foul : Personal (1 PF)  11:48  
  11:33 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Sefolosha Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  11:17  
Green Foul : Personal (1 PF)  11:05  
  10:52
[HOU 2-0]
Scola Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brooks (1 AST) 
  10:33 Hayes Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Krstic Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  10:33
[OKC 1-2]
 
Krstic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  10:33  
  10:33 Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:18
[HOU 4-1]
Scola Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST) 
Green Jump Shot: Missed  10:03  
  10:02 Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:56
[HOU 7-1]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Brooks (2 AST) 
Durant Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (1 AST)  09:35
[OKC 3-7]
 
  09:12 Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Krstic (1 ST) 
Westbrook Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:01
[OKC 5-7]
 
  08:48 Ariza Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:47  
Krstic Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS)  08:35
[OKC 7-7]
 
  08:12
[HOU 9-7]
Scola Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Ariza (2 AST) 
Krstic Jump Shot: Missed  07:55  
  07:54 Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:46 Scola Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Westbrook (1 ST) 
Durant 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (2 AST)  07:38
[OKC 10-9]
 
  07:24 Hayes Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Krstic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:22  
Krstic Jump Shot: Missed  07:07  
Sefolosha Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:05  
Sefolosha Layup Shot: Missed  07:04  
  07:03 Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:51
[HOU 11-10]
Battier Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Scola (1 AST) 
Green Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:25
[OKC 12-11]
 
  06:16 Scola Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:14  
Durant Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hayes (1 ST)  06:09  
  05:52 Scola Hook Shot: Missed 
Sefolosha Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:51  
Krstic Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hayes (1 BLK)  05:38  
Team Rebound  05:38  
  05:38 Team Timeout : Regular 
Durant Jump Shot: Missed  05:36  
Krstic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:35  
Krstic Tip Shot: Missed  05:34  
Krstic Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  05:32  
Krstic Layup Shot: Missed  05:32  
Durant Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:30  
  05:30 Hayes Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Durant Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  05:30
[OKC 13-11]
 
  05:30 Hayes Substitution replaced by Landry 
Durant Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  05:30
[OKC 14-11]
 
  05:09 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:07 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:04
[HOU 13-14]
Ariza Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Durant Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  04:52  
Durant Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  04:52  
  04:36 Ariza Jump Shot: Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:35  
Green 3pt Shot: Missed  04:18  
  04:16 Team Rebound 
Krstic Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:58  
Krstic Substitution replaced by Thomas  03:58  
Sefolosha Substitution replaced by Harden  03:58  
  03:58 Landry Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:58 Team Rebound 
  03:58
[HOU 14-14]
Landry Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  03:46 Ariza Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Durant Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:46  
Team Rebound  03:46  
  03:46 Battier Substitution replaced by Budinger 
Durant Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  03:46
[OKC 15-14]
 
  03:27 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:26 Budinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:26 Budinger Tip Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:22  
Green Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST)  03:18
[OKC 17-14]
 
  03:12
[HOU 16-17]
Budinger Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brooks (3 AST) 
Durant Layup Shot: Missed Block: Brooks (1 BLK)  02:53  
Team Rebound  02:53  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:53  
  02:53 Brooks Substitution replaced by Lowry 
Westbrook Layup Shot: Missed Block: Lowry (1 BLK)  02:47  
Team Rebound  02:47  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  02:47  
  02:33 Landry Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Green (1 BLK) 
  02:31 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:29
[HOU 18-17]
Scola Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Westbrook Layup Shot: Missed Block: Lowry (2 BLK)  02:15  
Team Rebound  02:15  
Westbrook Substitution replaced by Ollie  02:15  
Durant Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  02:11
[OKC 19-18]
 
Harden Foul : Personal (1 PF)  02:02  
  01:45
[HOU 20-19]
Budinger Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Green Layup Shot: Missed Block: Landry (1 BLK)  01:28  
  01:26 Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:21
[HOU 22-19]
Landry Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Lowry (1 AST) 
Durant Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  00:57.7
[OKC 21-22]
 
Thomas Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:45.9  
  00:45.9
[HOU 23-21]
Budinger Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  00:45.9
[HOU 24-21]
Budinger Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Thomas Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  00:37.5  
Thomas Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  00:37.5  
  00:29.9 Ariza Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:28.9 Landry Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:05.9 Lowry Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:03.8 Landry Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  00:03.1
[HOU 26-21]
Landry Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Green 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Oklahoma City Thunder (19-16) Houston Rockets (21-14)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Durant Pullup Jump shot: Missed  11:47  
Team Rebound  11:46  
Harden Jump Shot: Missed  11:41  
  11:39 Lowry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:35 Lowry Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Durant Pullup Jump shot: Made (14 PTS)  11:19
[OKC 23-26]
 
  11:03
[HOU 28-23]
Battier Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  10:36  
  10:18 Budinger Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  10:18 Budinger Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Durant Substitution replaced by Livingston  10:18  
  10:11 Lowry Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Ollie Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  10:11
[OKC 24-28]
 
Ollie Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  10:11
[OKC 25-28]
 
  09:55
[HOU 30-25]
Landry Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Lowry (2 AST) 
Thomas Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ollie (1 AST)  09:39
[OKC 27-30]
 
  09:26 Andersen Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  09:26 Andersen Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Thomas Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  09:10  
  08:53
[HOU 32-27]
Andersen Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lowry (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:44  
Livingston Layup Shot: Missed Block: Budinger (1 BLK)  08:38  
  08:36 Landry Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  08:27 Lowry Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thomas (1 BLK) 
Ollie Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:25  
Harden Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Livingston (1 AST)  08:18
[OKC 29-32]
 
  07:59 Landry Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Collison Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:57  
Livingston Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:47
[OKC 31-32]
 
  07:28
[HOU 34-31]
Battier Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Budinger (1 AST) 
Harden Turnover : Discontinue Dribble (1 TO)  07:10  
Ollie Substitution replaced by Westbrook  07:10  
  06:57
[HOU 37-31]
Budinger 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Lowry (4 AST) 
Livingston Hook Shot: Missed  06:39  
  06:37 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:33
[HOU 39-31]
Budinger Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Lowry (5 AST) 
Harden Running Bank shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:10
[OKC 33-39]
 
  06:04
[HOU 41-33]
Landry Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Lowry (6 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  05:56  
Timeout : Regular  05:56  
Harden Substitution replaced by Green  05:56  
Collison Substitution replaced by Durant  05:56  
Green Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  05:47  
  05:45 Lowry Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:33 Andersen Layup Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:32  
Westbrook Jump Shot: Missed  05:30  
  05:29 Landry Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  05:16 Andersen Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed Block: Green (2 BLK) 
Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:13  
Green Layup Shot: Missed  05:09  
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  05:08  
Thomas Layup Shot: Missed  05:06  
Westbrook Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  05:05  
  05:02 Lowry Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Livingston Substitution replaced by Sefolosha  05:02  
  05:02 Andersen Substitution replaced by Hayes 
Westbrook Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Lowry (3 BLK)  04:55  
  04:54 Lowry Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:51 Durant Violation:Kicked Ball 
  04:39
[HOU 43-33]
Hayes Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Budinger (2 AST) 
Thomas Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:14
[OKC 35-43]
 
Westbrook Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:09  
Thomas Substitution replaced by Krstic  04:09  
  04:09 Battier Substitution replaced by Ariza 
  04:09
[HOU 44-35]
Lowry Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  04:09
[HOU 45-35]
Lowry Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Durant Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  03:54  
  03:52 Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:41 Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
Krstic Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  03:39  
Westbrook Jump Shot: Missed  03:19  
  03:18 Budinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:03 Landry Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Durant (1 ST) 
Durant Running Jump Shot: Missed  02:57  
Westbrook Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  02:55  
Westbrook Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:54
[OKC 37-45]
 
  02:48 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:48 Landry Substitution replaced by Brooks 
  02:48 Lowry Substitution replaced by Scola 
  02:36
[HOU 48-37]
Budinger 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Brooks (4 AST) 
Westbrook Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  02:12
[OKC 39-48]
 
  01:55
[HOU 50-39]
Scola Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Ariza (3 AST) 
Westbrook Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  01:40
[OKC 41-50]
 
  01:32 Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:30  
Krstic Jump Shot: Missed  01:16  
Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:15  
  01:14 Hayes Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Green Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:14  
Team Rebound  01:14  
  01:14 Hayes Substitution replaced by Landry 
Green Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:14  
  01:14 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:57.4 Brooks Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Green Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:47.9  
  00:45.9 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  00:38.8 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:37.5 Team Rebound 
  00:34.8 Scola Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  00:34.8 Scola Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Westbrook Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  00:29.0
[OKC 43-50]
 
  00:07.1 Ariza Turnover : Backcourt Turnover (1 TO) 
Westbrook Pullup Jump shot: Made (12 PTS)  00:00.0
[OKC 45-50]
 
  00:00.0 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
End of 2nd Quarter
Oklahoma City Thunder (19-16) Houston Rockets (21-14)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Sefolosha Jump Shot: Missed  11:37  
  11:35 Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:28
[HOU 52-45]
Brooks Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Westbrook Pullup Jump shot: Missed  11:06  
  11:04 Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:45
[HOU 54-45]
Brooks Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Sefolosha Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:25
[OKC 47-54]
 
  10:08
[HOU 57-47]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Scola (2 AST) 
Green Layup Shot: Missed  09:48  
  09:47 Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:36 Brooks Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Green (1 ST) 
  09:36 Brooks Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Green Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Battier (1 ST)  09:22  
  09:15 Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:13  
Durant Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Sefolosha (1 AST)  09:09
[OKC 49-57]
 
  08:42 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  08:42  
Green 3pt Shot: Missed  08:27  
  08:25 Battier Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:21
[HOU 59-49]
Scola Driving Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Battier (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:20  
Green 3pt Shot: Missed  08:06  
  08:05 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:50
[HOU 61-49]
Scola Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Westbrook Pullup Jump shot: Missed  07:28  
  07:26 Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  07:09
[HOU 63-49]
Scola Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Ariza (4 AST) 
Durant Pullup Jump shot: Made (18 PTS)  06:46
[OKC 51-63]
 
  06:26 Scola Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Krstic Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  06:24  
Sefolosha Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (3 AST)  06:18
[OKC 53-63]
 
  06:02
[HOU 65-53]
Ariza Running Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Brooks (5 AST) 
Westbrook Pullup Jump shot: Made (14 PTS)  05:34
[OKC 55-65]
 
Sefolosha Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  05:19  
Green Substitution replaced by Collison  05:19  
  05:19
[HOU 66-55]
Scola Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  05:19 Scola Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Krstic Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  05:19  
Westbrook Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Krstic (1 AST)  04:55
[OKC 57-66]
 
  04:48 Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Krstic (1 BLK) 
Sefolosha Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:45  
Sefolosha Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Ariza (1 ST)  04:45  
  04:42
[HOU 68-57]
Ariza Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Krstic Jump Shot: Missed  04:26  
  04:25 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  04:14 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Collison Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:13  
Durant Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Hayes (2 ST)  04:06  
  04:02
[HOU 70-57]
Ariza Slam Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:59  
  03:59 Brooks Substitution replaced by Lowry 
Krstic Substitution replaced by White  03:59  
White Jump Shot: Missed  03:45  
Collison Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:44  
Collison Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:44
[OKC 59-70]
 
Collison Foul : Personal (1 PF)  03:39  
  03:28
[HOU 73-57]
Battier 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Scola (3 AST) 
Westbrook Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Scola (1 ST)  03:14  
  03:08 Battier Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Collison Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (4 AST)  02:51
[OKC 59-73]
 
  02:30 Hayes Layup Shot: Missed Block: Durant (1 BLK) 
Westbrook Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  02:28  
  02:28 Battier Substitution replaced by Budinger 
Westbrook Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  02:18
[OKC 61-73]
 
White Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:02  
  02:02 Hayes Substitution replaced by Landry 
  02:02
[HOU 74-61]
Scola Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  02:02
[HOU 75-61]
Scola Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Collison Jump Bank Shot: Missed  01:50  
  01:48 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  01:45 Ariza Layup Shot: Missed Block: Collison (1 BLK) 
Durant Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  01:43  
Durant Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (20 PTS)  01:41
[OKC 63-75]
 
  01:17
[HOU 77-63]
Budinger Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Collison Reverse Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (5 AST)  01:04
[OKC 67-77]
 
  00:44.9 Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  00:42.9  
Westbrook Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Lowry (1 ST)  00:33.9  
  00:28.0
[HOU 79-67]
Landry Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Lowry (7 AST) 
Sefolosha Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  00:28.0  
  00:28.0 Ariza Substitution replaced by Battier 
  00:28.0
[HOU 80-67]
Landry Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS) 
  00:10.3 Lowry Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Westbrook Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  00:10.3
[OKC 68-80]
 
Westbrook Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  00:10.3
[OKC 69-80]
 
  00:02.0 Lowry Foul : Offensive (4 PF) 
  00:02.0 Lowry Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Westbrook 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
White Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  11:50  
  11:50
[HOU 81-69]
Landry Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  11:50 Lowry Substitution replaced by Brooks 
  11:50
[HOU 82-69]
Landry Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  11:41 Battier Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Durant Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (6 AST)  11:34
[OKC 71-82]
 
  11:16 Landry Layup Shot: Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  11:15  
Collison Jump Shot: Missed  11:01  
  11:00 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
White Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  11:00  
  10:45 Budinger Jump Shot: Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  10:44  
Durant Jump Shot: Made (24 PTS)  10:36
[OKC 73-82]
 
  10:14 Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Durant (2 ST) 
Westbrook Slam Dunk Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Durant (1 AST)  10:11
[OKC 75-82]
 
  10:09 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:50 Battier 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:47 Landry Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  09:46
[HOU 84-75]
Landry Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Durant Jump Shot: Missed  09:29  
  09:28 Battier Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:20 Landry Layup Shot: Missed Block: Collison (2 BLK) 
Collison Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:17  
Durant Layup Shot: Missed Block: Battier (1 BLK)  09:08  
Team Rebound  09:06  
Durant Jump Shot: Missed  09:04  
Westbrook Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  09:03  
Westbrook Putback Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS)  09:02
[OKC 77-84]
 
  08:49 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Collison Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  08:48  
White Jump Shot: Missed  08:39  
Collison Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  08:38  
  08:38 Battier Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Collison Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:38  
Team Rebound  08:38  
  08:38 Battier Substitution replaced by Ariza 
  08:38 Budinger Substitution replaced by Lowry 
Collison Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  08:38
[OKC 78-84]
 
  08:26
[HOU 86-78]
Brooks Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Ariza (5 AST) 
Ollie Jump Shot: Missed  08:00  
  07:59 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:52
[HOU 88-78]
Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:51  
  07:51 Scola Substitution replaced by Hayes 
White Substitution replaced by Green  07:51  
Durant Driving Layup Shot: Made (26 PTS)  07:38
[OKC 80-88]
 
  07:38 Ariza Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Durant Free Throw 1 of 1 (27 PTS)  07:38
[OKC 81-88]
 
  07:26
[HOU 90-81]
Ariza Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Lowry (8 AST) 
Green Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  07:26  
  07:26
[HOU 91-81]
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 1 (16 PTS) 
Durant Jump Shot: Missed  07:13  
  07:12 Landry Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  06:59 Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Westbrook Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed Block: Lowry (4 BLK)  06:52  
  06:50 Landry Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  06:45 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:44 Landry Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  06:27 Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Green (2 ST) 
Durant Driving Layup Shot: Missed  06:23  
  06:20 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:17
[HOU 93-81]
Lowry Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ariza (6 AST) 
Collison Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  06:17  
  06:17 Lowry Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Collison Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  06:17  
Westbrook 3pt Shot: Made (27 PTS)  06:08
[OKC 84-93]
 
  05:47
[HOU 95-84]
Landry Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Brooks (6 AST) 
Collison Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (7 AST)  05:32
[OKC 86-95]
 
Durant Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  05:16  
Ollie Substitution replaced by Sefolosha  05:16  
  05:16
[HOU 96-86]
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  05:16
[HOU 97-86]
Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Green Jump Shot: Missed  05:06  
Team Rebound  05:05  
  05:05 Lowry Substitution replaced by Battier 
Durant Jump Shot: Missed  05:02  
  05:01 Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Collison Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  04:42  
  04:42
[HOU 98-86]
Landry Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  04:42 Landry Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Collison Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  04:42  
Team Timeout : Regular  04:37  
  04:23 Ariza Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Westbrook Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  04:11  
Westbrook Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  04:11  
  03:57 Brooks Turnover : Lost Ball (6 TO) Steal:Collison (1 ST) 
Westbrook Driving Layup Shot: Missed  03:51  
  03:49 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:29 Ariza Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Durant (3 ST) 
Westbrook Running Bank shot: Made (29 PTS) Assist: Green (1 AST)  03:21
[OKC 88-98]
 
  03:01 Ariza Jump Shot: Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  02:58  
Green Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Sefolosha (2 AST)  02:47
[OKC 90-98]
 
  02:23
[HOU 100-90]
Brooks Floating Jump shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Westbrook Driving Layup Shot: Made (31 PTS)  02:14
[OKC 92-100]
 
  01:47 Brooks Jump Shot: Missed 
Westbrook Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  01:46  
Westbrook Turnover : Discontinue Dribble (4 TO)  01:45  
Collison Substitution replaced by White  01:45  
  01:29 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
White Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:27  
Green Running Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hayes (2 BLK)  01:19  
  01:18 Team Rebound 
  01:18 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
  01:00 Ariza Layup Shot: Missed Block: Sefolosha (1 BLK) 
  00:58.4 Landry Rebound (Off:5 Def:4) 
  00:58.4
[HOU 102-92]
Landry Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
  00:54.2 Brooks Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Westbrook Free Throw 1 of 2 (32 PTS)  00:54.2
[OKC 93-102]
 
  00:54.2 Hayes Substitution replaced by Scola 
Westbrook Free Throw 2 of 2 (33 PTS)  00:54.2
[OKC 94-102]
 
  00:33.9 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:32.7  
Westbrook 3pt Shot: Missed  00:26.8  
  00:25.8 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
  00:03.4
[HOU 105-94]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
OKC
4th Northwest
50
32
6-4
27-14
23-18
HOU
3rd Southwest
42
40
6-4
23-18
19-22
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
OKC
2 players 25.0
2 players 7.7
2 players 6.0
2 players 2.0
2 players 1.7
HOU
Brooks 19.7
Scola 8.6
Brooks 5.3
Battier 1.1
Ariza 1.8

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