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Rockets pick up road win behind tireless Scola


By Phil Miller, for NBA.com
Posted Wednesday November 18, 2009 11:46PM

MINNEAPOLIS (NBA.com exclusive) -- A tired Luis Scola is a dangerous Luis Scola.

When fatigue hits, the Rockets' big man hits back.

"Luis gives us so much energy," Houston coach Rick Adelman admired Wednesday after Scola led the Rockets to a 97-84 victory over the Timberwolves. "He just keeps working."

In fact, Adelman might want to add to the Argentinean forward's workload. Make him stay up all night before games, or walk to the arena. Anything to make his limbs heavy -- and his game sharp.

"When I'm tired, I try to play with extra energy, just to compensate," Scola said after his 20-point, 16-rebound outing. "Today, I was like, 'We need this game.' "

He delivered, helping Houston beat Minnesota for the ninth straight meeting, by continuing an amazing early-season pattern: When the schedule becomes crowded, Scola becomes formidable.

The Rockets, who lost an energy-sapping home game to Phoenix on Tuesday before flying to Minnesota, are now 3-0 in the second half of back-to-back games (and oddly, 0-3 in the first game), and Scola is the reason why. Those three games, in which most players' games slowly succumb to weariness, have been Scola's best. He's averaging 21.0 points and 14.0 rebounds in those games, shooting 57.7 percent from the field.

"It could be seven straight games, and he's not going to change who he is," Adelman said. "He just keeps playing. He must have gotten four or five baskets (Wednesday) just because of the offensive boards -- he just stays on it."

He's not bad with full rest, either, but the difference is noticeable. Scola is shooting 47.9 percent when the Rockets are rested, scoring 12.2 points with 8.3 rebounds.

That might not have been enough against Minnesota, a team that, despite a losing streak that now stretches 11 games, had not played since Saturday. The Wolves, with Al Jefferson back in the lineup after missing two games when his grandmother died, built a five-point lead midway through the second quarter.

"We were really sluggish in the first half," Adelman complained. "We had 14 turnovers at halftime, and that's about what we average for an entire game."

Jefferson was anything but sluggish, hitting a series of 15-footers en route to a 20-point, 10-rebound night. Once he established he could make the mid-range shots, he went inside for more, making his first eight shots of the game.

And when the Wolves' star sat down for a third-quarter rest, Ramon Sessions (who finished with 16 points) and Oleksiy Pecherov (12 points) led a 9-0 run that pulled Minnesota within a point, 68-67, entering the fourth quarter.

"It was such a dangerous game," said Rockets forward Shane Battier. "They want to win. You can't look at the records and assume you're going to win."

Not until SuperScola showed up, anyway. Adelman inserted his never-too-tired secret weapon into the game to open the fourth quarter, and "we really picked it up from there," Adelman said. "Luis came back in, and we seemed to take control at that point."

Houston, now 7-5 (and 5-0 following a loss), outscored Minnesota 29-17 in the fourth quarter and improved to 4-3 on the road. Trevor Ariza added 18 points for the Rockets, who outrebounded the Wolves, 57-42.

"These are the type of games that are going to put us in the playoffs" Scola said. "It's the most important game of the week, so I was talking to myself about it, trying to fire myself up a little bit.

"If we are able to (beat) all these bottom-of-standings teams on a regular basis, we're going to have good record. And if once in a while, we beat the good teams, especially at home, we're going to be in the playoffs."

Rockets
Timberwolves
     
    • 43.3%

    • 45.6%

    • 42.9%

    • 26.7%

    • 70.0%

    • 80.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
HOU MIN
Total Rebounds 11 6
Offensive Rebounds 18 12
Turnovers 21 22
Fast Break Pts: 9 14
Biggest Lead: 13 5
Points in the Paint: 44 32
HOU MIN
p Scola   20 Jefferson   20
rb Scola   16 Jefferson   10
a Battier   5 Sessions   5
s Hayes   4 2 players   3
b Scola   1 3 players   2
HOU MIN
p Scola   20 Jefferson   20
rb Scola   16 Jefferson   10
a Battier   5 Sessions   5
s Hayes   4 2 players   3
b Scola   1 3 players   2
 
  • 11/07 - MIN @ HOU
  • 01/24 - HOU @ MIN
  • 02/08 - MIN @ HOU
  • 04/13 - HOU @ MIN
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 41:04 3-5 2-4 1-1 +5 1 3 4 5 2 2 1 0 0 9
L. Scola F-C 34:53 10-21 0-0 0-0 +14 7 9 16 3 1 1 2 1 2 20
C. Hayes C-F 32:34 4-10 0-0 3-5 +19 5 5 10 1 4 4 0 0 2 11
T. Ariza G 37:44 6-19 4-13 2-2 +15 0 4 4 3 1 2 4 0 0 18
A. Brooks G 26:18 5-11 3-5 0-0 +4 0 1 1 3 2 2 8 0 1 13
K. Lowry   21:42 5-7 1-2 0-0 +9 2 2 4 4 0 1 2 0 0 11
C. Landry   16:10 2-6 0-0 1-2 -6 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 5
C. Budinger   17:12 1-7 0-2 0-0 +6 2 0 2 1 1 1 2 0 0 2
D. Andersen   12:23 3-4 2-2 0-0 -1 1 4 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 8
B. Cook DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Taylor DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 39-90 12-28 7-10   18 28 46 21 12 13 21 1 6 97
  43.3% 42.9% 70.0%   team rebs: 11 total to: 22
Minnesota Timberwolves (15-67)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
R. Gomes F 17:54 3-7 1-2 0-0 -11 0 1 1 0 2 1 2 0 0 7
A. Jefferson C-F 32:50 9-11 0-0 2-2 -17 3 7 10 4 1 3 3 2 0 20
R. Hollins C 22:40 1-2 0-0 2-4 -19 2 2 4 0 2 1 2 2 0 4
C. Brewer G-F 29:04 3-7 0-2 0-0 -13 0 1 1 1 4 2 5 0 0 6
J. Flynn G 23:51 4-12 0-2 1-1 -16 0 1 1 2 0 0 3 0 1 9
O. Pecherov   21:52 5-14 2-4 0-0 +6 1 3 4 1 2 0 2 2 0 12
S. Pavlovic   20:45 2-11 1-4 0-0 +1 0 2 2 1 0 1 1 0 0 5
R. Sessions   24:09 7-11 0-0 2-2 +3 1 0 1 5 0 3 2 0 0 16
N. Jawai   15:10 1-1 0-0 0-0 +4 0 2 2 0 1 1 1 0 0 2
D. Wilkins   28:17 1-2 0-1 1-1 -3 5 4 9 3 0 1 1 0 0 3
B. Cardinal   03:28 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
W. Ellington DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 36-79 4-15 8-10   12 24 36 17 15 12 22 6 1 84
  45.6% 26.7% 80.0%   team rebs: 6 total to: 23

inactive

  • Rockets: Dorsey, McGrady, Yao
  • Timberwolves: Blount, Hart, Love

technical fouls

  • Rockets: Brooks
  • Timberwolves: Wilkins

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 5
  • Times Tied: 7

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #15 Bennett Salvatore, #67 John Goble, #28 Tommy Nunez Jr.
  • Attendance: 11137
  • Duration: 2:5
Houston Rockets (21-14) Minnesota Timberwolves (7-29)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Hollins vs Scola (Jefferson gains possession)
  11:46
[MIN 2-0]
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Ariza Driving Bank shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:32
[HOU 2-2]
 
  11:23 Brewer Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Ariza Jump Shot: Missed  11:08  
Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:07  
Scola Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jefferson (1 BLK)  11:05  
Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  11:04  
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Scola (1 AST)  11:00
[HOU 5-2]
 
  10:45
[MIN 4-5]
Gomes Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (1 AST) 
Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gomes (1 ST)  10:26  
  10:21 Flynn Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (1 ST) 
Scola Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brooks (1 AST)  10:15
[HOU 7-4]
 
  10:01
[MIN 6-7]
Hollins Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  09:46  
Hayes Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:45  
Hayes Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:43
[HOU 9-6]
 
  09:24 Gomes Jump Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  09:22  
Brooks Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO)  09:18  
  08:58 Flynn Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Hayes (1 ST) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  08:50  
  08:49 Gomes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Brooks Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:41  
  08:41
[MIN 7-9]
Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  08:41
[MIN 8-9]
Jefferson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Hayes Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jefferson (2 BLK)  08:25  
  08:23 Team Rebound 
  08:06 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  08:05  
Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed  07:59  
  07:59 Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:48 Gomes 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hayes Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:47  
Jump Ball Brewer vs Scola (Gomes gains possession)  07:37  
Scola Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST)  07:37  
  07:23 Flynn 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hayes Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:22  
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  07:14  
  07:13 Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:54 Gomes Jump Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  06:53  
Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Hollins (1 ST)  06:48  
  06:46 Jump Ball Hollins vs Hayes (Battier gains possession) 
  06:46 Hollins Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Hayes (2 ST) 
Battier Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:31
[HOU 11-8]
 
  06:10
[MIN 10-11]
Flynn Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  05:59  
Team Rebound  05:58  
  05:58 Team Timeout : Regular 
Brooks Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Scola (2 AST)  05:44
[HOU 13-10]
 
  05:30 Brewer Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  05:17  
  05:16 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:08 Hollins Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  04:54  
  04:53 Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:41
[MIN 12-13]
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Battier 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Hayes (1 AST)  04:23
[HOU 16-12]
 
  04:07
[MIN 14-16]
Jefferson Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  03:56 Jefferson Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  03:56 Hollins Substitution replaced by Pecherov 
  03:56 Gomes Substitution replaced by Pavlovic 
  03:45 Pecherov Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Hayes Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:45  
Team Rebound  03:45  
Hayes Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  03:45
[HOU 17-14]
 
  03:22
[MIN 16-17]
Pecherov Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  03:18 Brewer Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  03:18
[HOU 18-16]
 
Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  03:18
[HOU 19-16]
 
  03:06
[MIN 18-19]
Flynn Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Brewer (2 ST)  02:59  
  02:55 Flynn Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:53 Pecherov Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  02:52 Pecherov Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:51  
  02:51 Pecherov Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:51  
  02:51 Flynn Substitution replaced by Sessions 
  02:51 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Jawai 
Brooks Substitution replaced by Lowry  02:51  
Battier Substitution replaced by Landry  02:51  
Scola Substitution replaced by Budinger  02:51  
Ariza Jump Shot: Missed  02:37  
  02:36 Jawai Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:20 Pavlovic Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hayes (3 ST) 
Budinger Jump Shot: Missed  02:13  
  02:12 Pavlovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:07 Brewer Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  02:07 Brewer Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Hayes Substitution replaced by Andersen  02:07  
  02:07 Brewer Substitution replaced by Wilkins 
Andersen Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:42
[HOU 21-18]
 
  01:29 Pavlovic Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:28 Wilkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:21
[MIN 21-21]
Pecherov 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Pavlovic (1 AST) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  01:14  
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:13  
Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed  01:00  
  01:00 Team Rebound 
  00:46.8 Pavlovic Jump Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:45.5  
Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed  00:39.8  
  00:37.9 Wilkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:30.9 Sessions Jump Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:29.7  
Lowry Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:09.2
[HOU 23-21]
 
  00:01.8 Wilkins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Budinger (1 ST) 
End of 1st Quarter
Houston Rockets (21-14) Minnesota Timberwolves (7-29)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Landry Jump Shot: Missed  11:44  
  11:43 Pavlovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Landry Foul : Personal (1 PF)  11:34  
  11:27
[MIN 23-23]
Sessions Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Landry Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  11:15  
  11:06 Pecherov Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:03 Sessions Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:49 Pecherov Running Hook Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  10:48  
Budinger Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Jawai (1 ST)  10:33  
  10:27
[MIN 26-23]
Pavlovic 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Sessions (1 AST) 
Lowry Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  10:21  
  10:03 Pecherov Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Battier Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:02  
Budinger Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Sessions (1 ST)  09:46  
  09:42
[MIN 28-23]
Sessions Driving Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Battier 3pt Shot: Missed  09:21  
  09:20 Jawai Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:06 Pavlovic 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:05 Wilkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  08:55 Sessions Jump Shot: Missed 
Lowry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:54  
Andersen 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Budinger (1 AST)  08:38
[HOU 26-28]
 
  08:12 Jawai Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Timeout : Regular  08:12  
  08:12 Jawai Substitution replaced by Jefferson 
Landry Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  08:04  
  07:55
[MIN 30-26]
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Sessions (2 AST) 
Lowry 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Andersen (1 AST)  07:42
[HOU 29-30]
 
  07:30 Pecherov 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:28 Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  07:20
[MIN 32-29]
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Wilkins (1 AST) 
Lowry Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Sessions (2 ST)  07:10  
  07:05 Sessions Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:04 Wilkins Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  07:04
[MIN 34-29]
Wilkins Putback Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  07:04 Wilkins Hanging Technical 
Battier Free Throw Technical (6 PTS)  07:04
[HOU 30-34]
 
Budinger Substitution replaced by Ariza  07:04  
  07:04 Pecherov Substitution replaced by Hollins 
Landry Substitution replaced by Hayes  07:04  
Andersen Substitution replaced by Scola  07:04  
Hayes Jump Shot: Missed  06:42  
Hayes Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  06:40  
Hayes Tip Shot: Missed  06:40  
Scola Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  06:38  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  06:28  
  06:27 Hollins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:16 Sessions Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Battier (1 ST) 
Ariza Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  06:13  
Lowry Substitution replaced by Brooks  06:13  
Hayes Foul : Personal (1 PF)  05:58  
  05:58 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:58 Sessions Substitution replaced by Flynn 
  05:45 Hollins Jump Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:44  
Scola Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:24
[HOU 32-34]
 
  04:58 Pavlovic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:57  
Hayes Layup Shot: Missed  04:42  
Scola Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  04:41  
Scola Putback Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:40
[HOU 34-34]
 
  04:29 Pavlovic Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  04:28  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Battier (1 AST)  04:22
[HOU 37-34]
 
  04:12 Team Timeout : Short 
  04:12 Pavlovic Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  04:12 Wilkins Substitution replaced by Gomes 
  04:01 Gomes Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  03:53 Gomes Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Scola Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST)  03:48
[HOU 39-34]
 
  03:37 Flynn Jump Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:35  
Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Jefferson (1 ST)  03:29  
  03:15 Gomes Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  03:15 Gomes Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  03:15 Gomes Substitution replaced by Wilkins 
Scola Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  03:05  
  02:49
[MIN 36-39]
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Flynn (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:39  
Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Missed  02:35  
Scola Rebound (Off:5 Def:4)  02:34  
Scola Putback Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  02:33
[HOU 41-36]
 
  02:26 Battier Violation:Kicked Ball 
  02:20 Flynn Layup Shot: Missed Block: Scola (1 BLK) 
Scola Rebound (Off:5 Def:5)  02:19  
Scola Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hollins (1 BLK)  02:10  
Team Rebound  02:10  
Brooks Jump Shot: Missed  02:06  
  02:06 Team Rebound 
  01:55 Brewer Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  01:55 Brewer Turnover : Foul (4 TO) 
  01:55 Flynn Substitution replaced by Sessions 
  01:55 Brewer Substitution replaced by Pavlovic 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Scola (3 AST)  01:36
[HOU 44-36]
 
  01:13 Pavlovic 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:11 Jefferson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  01:07
[MIN 38-44]
Sessions Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (2 AST) 
Hayes Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  00:49.4
[HOU 46-38]
 
  00:39.9 Sessions Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:39.0 Hollins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Hayes Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:39.0  
  00:32.1
[MIN 40-46]
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Brooks Pullup Jump shot: Made (7 PTS)  00:12.0
[HOU 48-40]
 
  00:01.1
[MIN 42-48]
Pavlovic Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Ariza Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.6  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Houston Rockets (21-14) Minnesota Timberwolves (7-29)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  11:46  
Hayes Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  11:45  
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  11:37  
  11:36 Jefferson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Scola Foul : Personal (1 PF)  11:36  
  11:21
[MIN 44-48]
Jefferson Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST) 
  11:04 Hollins Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Hayes Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  11:04  
Team Rebound  11:04  
Hayes Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  11:04
[HOU 49-44]
 
  10:49 Jefferson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Brooks (1 ST) 
Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Jefferson (2 ST)  10:43  
  10:39 Brewer Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:38 Hollins Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Battier Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:38  
  10:38 Hollins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:38 Team Rebound 
  10:38
[MIN 45-49]
Hollins Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Brooks Jump Shot: Missed  10:23  
  10:22 Hollins Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  10:10 Gomes Jump Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:5 Def:6)  10:09  
Scola Running Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS)  09:52
[HOU 51-45]
 
  09:32 Flynn Jump Shot: Missed 
Battier Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:29  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  09:12  
  09:11 Jefferson Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  09:04
[MIN 47-51]
Flynn Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Hayes Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  09:04  
  09:04
[MIN 48-51]
Flynn Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Battier (2 AST)  08:50
[HOU 54-48]
 
Brooks Foul : Personal (2 PF)  08:42  
  08:31 Flynn Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Hayes Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  08:30  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Brooks (2 AST)  08:21
[HOU 57-48]
 
  08:01
[MIN 50-57]
Gomes Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Flynn (2 AST) 
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS)  07:50
[HOU 60-50]
 
  07:39
[MIN 52-60]
Brewer Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (3 AST) 
Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO)  07:29  
  07:29 Gomes Substitution replaced by Wilkins 
  07:29 Hollins Substitution replaced by Cardinal 
  07:22
[MIN 54-60]
Brewer Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  06:54  
  06:53 Cardinal Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:47 Flynn Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Brooks (2 ST) 
  06:45 Cardinal Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  06:45 Flynn Substitution replaced by Sessions 
  06:41 Cardinal Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  06:24  
Team Rebound  06:22  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  06:22  
  06:10 Cardinal Jump Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:09  
  05:55 Team Timeout : Regular 
Jump Ball Jefferson vs Hayes (Battier gains possession)  05:55  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Brooks (3 AST)  05:44
[HOU 63-54]
 
  05:31
[MIN 56-63]
Sessions Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  05:12  
  05:11 Jefferson Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  04:52 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:51 Wilkins Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
  04:50 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Ariza Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Sessions (3 ST)  04:43  
  04:39
[MIN 58-63]
Brewer Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Wilkins (2 AST) 
Hayes Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  04:20
[HOU 65-58]
 
  04:20 Cardinal Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  04:20 Brewer Substitution replaced by Pavlovic 
Hayes Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  04:20
[HOU 66-58]
 
  04:04 Jefferson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Battier (2 ST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:01  
  04:01 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Jawai 
  04:01 Cardinal Substitution replaced by Pecherov 
Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed  03:41  
Hayes Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  03:40  
Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (7 TO) Steal:Pavlovic (1 ST)  03:27  
Ariza Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:23  
  03:23
[MIN 59-66]
Sessions Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  03:23
[MIN 60-66]
Sessions Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Pecherov (1 BLK)  03:03  
Team Rebound  03:03  
Hayes Substitution replaced by Landry  03:03  
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  03:00  
Scola Rebound (Off:6 Def:6)  02:58  
Landry Layup Shot: Missed Block: Pecherov (2 BLK)  02:45  
  02:44 Wilkins Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  02:32
[MIN 62-66]
Pecherov Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Battier Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wilkins (1 ST)  02:11  
  02:07
[MIN 64-66]
Sessions Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Wilkins (3 AST) 
Landry Jump Shot: Missed  01:38  
  01:37 Pecherov Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:21
[MIN 66-66]
Pecherov Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Sessions (3 AST) 
Brooks Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (8 TO)  01:04  
Brooks Technical  01:04  
  01:04
[MIN 67-66]
Wilkins Free Throw Technical (3 PTS) 
Brooks Substitution replaced by Lowry  01:04  
Battier Substitution replaced by Budinger  01:04  
  00:54.8 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:48.9 Pecherov 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:47.5  
Lowry Running Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  00:39.9
[HOU 68-67]
 
  00:27.9 Pavlovic Jump Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:6 Def:7)  00:25.9  
Budinger Jump Shot: Missed  00:18.9  
  00:17.6 Wilkins Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  00:04.9 Sessions Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Scola (1 ST) 
Ariza Layup Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:46 Pecherov Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  11:44  
Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed  11:26  
  11:25 Pecherov Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  11:09 Pavlovic Layup Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  11:07  
  10:51 Jawai Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Landry Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  10:51
[HOU 69-67]
 
Landry Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  10:51  
  10:51 Pecherov Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  10:36
[MIN 69-69]
Jawai Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Andersen 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lowry (1 AST)  10:24
[HOU 72-69]
 
  10:11
[MIN 72-72]
Pecherov 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Sessions (4 AST) 
Battier 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Lowry (2 AST)  09:59
[HOU 75-72]
 
  09:49
[MIN 74-75]
Sessions Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Budinger Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lowry (3 AST)  09:41
[HOU 77-74]
 
  09:23 Pavlovic Jump Shot: Missed 
Battier Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:22  
Landry Slam Dunk Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Battier (3 AST)  09:14
[HOU 79-74]
 
  09:14 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:14 Pavlovic Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  09:14 Jawai Substitution replaced by Jefferson 
  08:53 Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:52 Team Rebound 
Battier Foul : Personal (2 PF)  08:52  
  08:46
[MIN 76-79]
Sessions Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Pecherov (1 AST) 
Landry Layup Shot: Missed  08:25  
Team Rebound  08:24  
  08:24 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:24 Jefferson Substitution replaced by Jawai 
Landry Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Battier (4 AST)  08:10
[HOU 81-76]
 
  07:47 Pecherov Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:46 Wilkins Rebound (Off:5 Def:3) 
  07:29 Wilkins 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lowry Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:27  
Battier 3pt Shot: Missed  07:20  
Budinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:17  
Budinger Layup Shot: Missed  07:16  
Budinger Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  07:15  
Budinger Jump Shot: Missed  07:14  
Lowry Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:13  
Andersen Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  06:57  
  06:56 Wilkins Rebound (Off:5 Def:4) 
  06:40 Brewer Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:40 Team Rebound 
Budinger Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  06:40  
  06:40 Jawai Substitution replaced by Jefferson 
  06:40 Pecherov Substitution replaced by Hollins 
Landry Substitution replaced by Hayes  06:40  
Andersen Substitution replaced by Scola  06:40  
Battier Substitution replaced by Ariza  06:40  
  06:40 Sessions Substitution replaced by Flynn 
  06:26 Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:6 Def:8)  06:25  
Lowry Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  06:10
[HOU 83-76]
 
  05:55 Flynn 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hayes Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  05:54  
Hayes Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Ariza (2 AST)  05:33
[HOU 85-76]
 
  05:06
[MIN 78-85]
Flynn Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Hayes Jump Shot: Missed  04:42  
Hayes Rebound (Off:5 Def:4)  04:40  
Hayes Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hollins (2 BLK)  04:36  
Scola Rebound (Off:7 Def:8)  04:35  
Scola Tip Shot: Made (14 PTS)  04:35
[HOU 87-78]
 
Hayes Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  04:22  
  04:22 Wilkins Substitution replaced by Gomes 
  04:22
[MIN 79-87]
Hollins Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  04:22 Hollins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:7 Def:9)  04:22  
Ariza Running Bank shot: Made (18 PTS)  04:03
[HOU 89-79]
 
  03:51 Flynn Layup Shot: Missed 
Hayes Rebound (Off:5 Def:5)  03:50  
  03:39 Hollins Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:39  
Budinger Substitution replaced by Battier  03:39  
  03:39 Hollins Substitution replaced by Pecherov 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  03:27  
  03:26 Flynn Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:10 Brewer Foul : Offensive (4 PF) 
  03:10 Brewer Turnover : Foul (5 TO) 
Lowry Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  02:48
[HOU 91-79]
 
  02:36
[MIN 82-91]
Gomes 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (4 AST) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  02:17  
Battier Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:15  
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  01:53  
Lowry Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  01:52  
Lowry Jump Shot: Missed  01:36  
  01:35 Jefferson Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  01:21 Pecherov Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (2 ST) 
Scola Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Ariza (3 AST)  01:16
[HOU 93-82]
 
  01:16 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:16 Flynn Substitution replaced by Sessions 
  01:05
[MIN 84-93]
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Sessions (5 AST) 
Scola Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Lowry (4 AST)  00:46.6
[HOU 95-84]
 
  00:45.9 Pecherov Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Hayes (4 ST) 
Scola Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Battier (5 AST)  00:25.9
[HOU 97-84]
 
  00:18.9 Pecherov Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:16.9 Jefferson Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  00:15.9 Jefferson Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Lowry (1 ST) 
Jump Ball Jefferson vs Ariza (Pecherov gains possession)  00:03.5  
Ariza Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Jefferson (3 ST)  00:03.5  
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
MIN
5th Northwest
15
67
1-9
10-31
5-36
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
HOU
Brooks 19.7
Scola 8.6
Brooks 5.3
Battier 1.1
Ariza 1.8
MIN
Jefferson 17.1
Love 11.0
Flynn 4.4
Jefferson 1.2
Brewer 1.4

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