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Hornets' bench the difference in win over Kings


By Larry Holder, for NBA.com
Posted Wednesday December 9, 2009 12:13AM

NEW ORLEANS (NBA.com exclusive) -- Bench play for the New Orleans Hornets is what let the Sacramento Kings back into the game.

Bench play, particularly from Darius Songaila, is what pushed the Hornets when they needed a late push.

Songaila's layup with 11.9 seconds remaining helped the Hornets beat the Kings 96-94 on Tuesday night at the New Orleans Arena. The win gives the Hornets a six-game home winning streak.

In the first half, the Hornets' bench was the team's Achilles heal. The Hornets held a 29-19 lead after the first quarter when coach Jeff Bower decided to empty the bench. That decision allowed the Kings right back into the game as Sacramento eventually took the lead by the time the starters re-entered the game late in the second.

"In the first half, [the bench] turned the ball over too much," Songaila said. "We tried to make the right play, but it was fundamentally not sound. We threw passes and then we'd get into a double team. Too many deflections by them and the turnovers. We didn't really get into a rhythm."

Poor defense wasn't the only flaw for the Hornets' bench as it scored only two points in the first half.

That changed midway through the fourth as Songaila and Marcus Thornton came up with some clutch shots. Songaila scored seven of his 11 points in the fourth and Thornton scored all eight of his late when New Orleans needed it most.

"In the second half, we did get into a rhythm," Songaila said. "We did a better job on the defensive end. We turned them over and it turned into some easy layups. Any time you get easy layups, your confidence goes up."

Songaila's final bucket was his biggest as the bench added 20 points in the second half.

"It was a broken play," Songaila said. "We just improvised and we drove it to the basket. The defense collapsed, and it was kind of like a loose ball that was bobbled. I came up with it and laid it up."

Four Hornets players -- Chris Paul, David West, Emeka Okafor and Peja Stojakovic -- scored in double figures by halftime. The starters logged a ton of minutes even though the Hornets jumped on a plane after the game and headed to Minnesota to face the Timberwolves for a back-to-back.

It wasn't lost on the Hornets' starters that the bench struggled early, but West felt like the second group would come through in the clutch.

"We knew we would need those guys to win games like this," said West, who scored 24 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. "Darius came in and played big and Marcus did the same thing."

Paul had 15 points and 12 assists, while Okafor tacked on 17 points and 12 boards. Stojakovic added 14 points.

With Kings guard Kevin Martin missing his 14th consecutive game with a hairline fracture in his left wrist, rookie point guard Tyreke Evans has had to grow up quick.

Evans was hard for the Hornets to handle, gauging New Orleans' defense most of the game en route to a game-high 25 points. Evans did all of this after leaving the game with 0.4 seconds to go in the first quarter with an apparent face injury. He returned midway through the second.

Evans scored the last nine points for the Kings during the final two minutes to keep Sacramento close.

Paul originally drew the Evans defensive assignment. But even Paul, one of the league's top defenders, had trouble slowing Evans. Eventually, the Hornets moved Thornton over to Evans, with the results much the same.

Through all of Evans' efforts, Kings coach Paul Westphal pointed to poor free-throw shooting as the reason for the loss. It's hard to argue considering the Kings went 9-for-19 from the foul line.

After being the hero, Songaila nearly became the goat. He fouled Andres Nocioni with 1.1 seconds left, giving the Kings a chance to send the game into overtime. Nocioni missed the first free throw, and needing a tip-in, the Kings committed a lane violation to essentially end the game.

Jason Thompson added 20 points for the Kings.

Kings
Hornets
     
    • 50.6%

    • 50.0%

    • 23.1%

    • 44.4%

    • 47.4%

    • 60.9%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
SAC NOH
Total Rebounds 10 6
Offensive Rebounds 9 8
Turnovers 9 12
Fast Break Pts: 22 8
Biggest Lead: 7 12
Points in the Paint: 56 34
SAC NOH
p Evans   25 West   24
rb Thompson   9 2 players   12
a Evans   9 Paul   12
s 3 players   2 Paul   3
b 2 players   1 Okafor   4
 
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Sacramento Kings (25-57)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Nocioni F-G 33:00 3-10 0-2 2-6 -17 2 4 6 4 1 2 2 1 1 8
J. Thompson F-C 30:11 9-13 0-0 2-5 +2 1 8 9 1 6 0 2 0 0 20
S. Hawes C-F 31:09 6-12 0-2 0-0 -9 1 6 7 2 3 0 1 0 2 12
D. Greene G-F 21:33 2-5 1-2 0-0 -8 0 3 3 1 1 1 1 0 1 5
T. Evans G 38:06 10-17 0-1 5-8 -6 2 3 5 9 1 1 1 0 1 25
S. Rodriguez   15:56 2-6 1-2 0-0 +4 1 1 2 4 1 2 0 1 2 5
K. Thomas   24:05 2-5 0-0 0-0 +4 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 4
B. Udrih   29:23 6-10 1-3 0-0 +10 0 2 2 4 4 1 1 0 0 13
I. Udoka   16:38 1-3 0-1 0-0 +10 1 3 4 1 1 2 1 0 0 2
J. Brockman DNP - Coach's Decision
O. Casspi DNP - Lower Back Spasm
S. May DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 41-81 3-13 9-19   9 30 39 27 20 9 9 2 7 94
  50.6% 23.1% 47.4%   team rebs: 10 total to: 11
New Orleans Hornets (37-45)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Stojakovic F 26:46 5-8 4-5 0-0 +8 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 14
D. West F 35:56 9-13 0-0 6-8 +12 1 11 12 5 4 0 1 1 0 24
E. Okafor C 34:48 6-11 0-0 5-6 +8 2 10 12 1 2 0 1 4 1 17
D. Brown G 20:43 2-7 0-3 0-0 +11 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 4
C. Paul G 39:04 6-13 2-3 1-2 +11 1 4 5 12 3 3 4 0 1 15
D. Collison   13:36 0-3 0-0 0-0 -12 0 1 1 3 0 1 4 0 0 0
J. Posey   21:15 1-5 1-5 0-0 -6 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 3
D. Songaila   22:09 5-5 0-0 1-2 -11 1 1 2 0 6 1 2 0 0 11
H. Armstrong   02:56 0-1 0-0 0-2 -5 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
M. Thornton   22:47 3-8 1-2 1-3 -6 1 4 5 0 1 1 0 1 0 8
B. Brown DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Wright DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 37-74 8-18 14-23   8 33 41 24 19 7 12 7 2 96
  50.0% 44.4% 60.9%   team rebs: 6 total to: 14

inactive

  • Kings: Garcia, Martin
  • Hornets: Diogu, Marks, Peterson

technical fouls

  • Kings: --
  • Hornets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 16
  • Times Tied: 10

arena stats

  • Arena: New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, LA
  • Officials: #26 Bob Delaney, #74 Curtis Blair, #42 Eric Lewis
  • Attendance: 13140
  • Duration: 2:21
Sacramento Kings (14-20) New Orleans Hornets (17-16)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Okafor vs Hawes (Paul gains possession)
  11:37 West Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:36  
Greene 3pt Shot: Missed  11:18  
  11:17 Okafor Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:57 Okafor Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:56 West Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:53
[NOH 2-0]
West Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Stojakovic (1 AST) 
Nocioni Jump Shot: Missed  10:32  
  10:31 West Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:24
[NOH 4-0]
Stojakovic Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Paul (1 AST) 
Hawes Running Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:56
[SAC 2-4]
 
Nocioni Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:36  
  09:36
[NOH 5-2]
West Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  09:36 West Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Greene Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:35  
Thompson Jump Shot: Missed  09:20  
  09:19 Okafor Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:02 Brown 3pt Shot: Missed 
Evans Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:01  
Evans Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Paul (1 ST)  08:56  
  08:50
[NOH 7-2]
Paul Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  08:31 West Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Hawes Jump Shot: Missed  08:25  
  08:24 West Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:13 Okafor Layup Shot: Missed 
Hawes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:12  
Evans Layup Shot: Missed  07:59  
Evans Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:58  
Evans Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:57
[SAC 4-7]
 
  07:35 West Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:35  
  07:35 Okafor Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  07:15 Stojakovic Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Nocioni Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  07:15
[SAC 5-7]
 
Nocioni Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:15  
  07:14 Okafor Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:00 Brown Layup Shot: Missed 
Greene Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:59  
Greene Layup Shot: Missed Block: Okafor (1 BLK)  06:53  
  06:52 West Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:49
[NOH 9-5]
Brown Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Paul (2 AST) 
Evans Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Nocioni (1 AST)  06:22
[SAC 7-9]
 
  06:08
[NOH 11-7]
West Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Paul (3 AST) 
Evans Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Nocioni (2 AST)  05:55
[SAC 9-11]
 
  05:38 Paul 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:37  
  05:37 Team Timeout : Regular 
Greene Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Paul (2 ST)  05:23  
  05:15
[NOH 13-9]
Brown Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: West (1 AST) 
Thompson Jump Shot: Missed  04:54  
  04:52 Paul Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:32
[NOH 16-9]
Stojakovic 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: West (2 AST) 
Evans Layup Shot: Missed Block: Okafor (2 BLK)  04:14  
Team Rebound  04:13  
  04:07 Paul Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Evans Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:07  
Team Rebound  04:07  
Evans Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  04:07
[SAC 10-16]
 
  03:52 Brown Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:51 Okafor Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:48
[NOH 19-10]
Paul 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Okafor (1 AST) 
Greene Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Evans (1 AST)  03:23
[SAC 12-19]
 
  03:11 West Jump Shot: Missed 
Hawes Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:09  
Nocioni Layup Shot: Missed Block: Okafor (3 BLK)  02:56  
  02:53 West Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  02:39
[NOH 21-12]
Okafor Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Paul (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:28  
Nocioni Substitution replaced by Rodriguez  02:28  
Hawes Substitution replaced by Thomas  02:28  
Greene Substitution replaced by Udrih  02:28  
Rodriguez 3pt Shot: Missed  02:08  
  02:07 Okafor Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  01:47 Stojakovic Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:46  
Rodriguez 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Evans (2 AST)  01:38
[SAC 15-21]
 
  01:21
[NOH 23-15]
Okafor Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Udrih Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:21  
  01:21 Brown Substitution replaced by Collison 
  01:21
[NOH 24-15]
Okafor Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Thompson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Evans (3 AST)  01:03
[SAC 17-24]
 
  00:52.9
[NOH 26-17]
Okafor Slam Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Paul (5 AST) 
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  00:32.9  
Evans Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  00:31.9  
Evans Layup Shot: Missed  00:30.9  
  00:29.7 West Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  00:06.5
[NOH 29-17]
Stojakovic 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Paul (6 AST) 
Evans Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Rodriguez (1 AST)  00:00.4
[SAC 19-29]
 
  00:00.4 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
Evans Substitution replaced by Udoka  00:00.4  
End of 1st Quarter
Sacramento Kings (14-20) New Orleans Hornets (17-16)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:43 West Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  11:43  
Team Rebound  11:43  
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  11:43
[SAC 20-29]
 
Thompson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  11:35  
  11:35 West Substitution replaced by Songaila 
  11:28
[NOH 31-20]
Paul Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Thompson Layup Shot: Missed  11:12  
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  11:11  
  11:10 Songaila Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  11:10
[SAC 21-31]
 
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  11:10  
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:08  
Thomas Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rodriguez (2 AST)  10:54
[SAC 23-31]
 
Thomas Foul : Personal (1 PF)  10:35  
Thompson Substitution replaced by Nocioni  10:35  
  10:28
[NOH 33-23]
Paul Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Udrih Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:06
[SAC 25-31]
 
  09:53 Collison Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Rodriguez Jump Shot: Missed  09:36  
  09:35 Posey Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:26 Songaila Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rodriguez (1 ST) 
Udrih Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rodriguez (3 AST)  09:22
[SAC 27-33]
 
  09:00 Collison Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:59 Okafor Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  08:59 Okafor Tip Shot: Missed 
Nocioni Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:58  
  08:51 Songaila Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Timeout : Official  08:51  
  08:51 Okafor Substitution replaced by Armstrong 
  08:51 Paul Substitution replaced by Thornton 
Nocioni Layup Shot: Missed  08:38  
  08:36 Thornton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:17 Posey 3pt Shot: Missed 
Udoka Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:16  
Udrih Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  08:07  
  08:04 Collison Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:56 Collison Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Udoka (1 ST) 
Nocioni Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Udoka (1 AST)  07:50
[SAC 29-33]
 
Thomas Substitution replaced by Hawes  07:41  
  07:32 Thornton Jump Shot: Missed 
Udoka Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:30  
Nocioni Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Collison (1 ST)  07:19  
  07:13
[NOH 35-29]
Songaila Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Collison (1 AST) 
Nocioni Jump Shot: Missed  06:54  
  06:53 Thornton Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:47 Armstrong Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:45 Armstrong Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Hawes Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:42  
  06:42 Armstrong Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:42 Team Rebound 
Rodriguez Substitution replaced by Evans  06:42  
Nocioni Substitution replaced by Thompson  06:42  
  06:42 Armstrong Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Hawes Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:41  
Hawes Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Udrih (1 AST)  06:31
[SAC 31-35]
 
  06:04 Posey 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:02  
Evans Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  05:55
[SAC 33-35]
 
  05:55 Thornton Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  05:55 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:55 Armstrong Substitution replaced by West 
Evans Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS)  05:55
[SAC 34-35]
 
  05:30 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Thompson Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:13
[SAC 36-35]
 
  04:58 West Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Evans (1 ST) 
Hawes Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Evans (4 AST)  04:54
[SAC 38-35]
 
  04:31 Collison Substitution replaced by Paul 
  04:31 Thornton Substitution replaced by Brown 
  04:31 Songaila Substitution replaced by Okafor 
  04:29
[NOH 37-38]
West Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Posey (1 AST) 
Thompson Hook Shot: Missed  04:09  
  04:08 Paul Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Thompson Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  04:01  
  04:01 Okafor Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:01 Team Rebound 
  04:01
[NOH 38-38]
Okafor Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Hawes Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS)  03:48
[SAC 40-38]
 
  03:36
[NOH 40-40]
West Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Udrih Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Paul (3 ST)  03:24  
Udrih Foul : Personal (2 PF)  03:22  
  03:22
[NOH 41-40]
Paul Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  03:22 Paul Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:21  
Udrih 3pt Shot: Missed  02:59  
  02:58 West Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  02:55 Paul Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:55  
  02:55 Posey Substitution replaced by Stojakovic 
Hawes Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Stojakovic (1 ST)  02:39  
Hawes Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  02:29  
  02:29
[NOH 42-40]
West Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Thompson Substitution replaced by Thomas  02:29  
  02:29
[NOH 43-40]
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Udrih Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Thomas (1 AST)  02:15
[SAC 42-43]
 
  01:46
[NOH 46-42]
Stojakovic 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: West (3 AST) 
Hawes Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Udrih (2 AST)  01:28
[SAC 44-46]
 
  01:14 Okafor Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Udoka (2 ST) 
Evans Jump Shot: Missed  01:03  
Udoka Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:01  
Udoka Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:58.6
[SAC 46-46]
 
  00:44.9 Stojakovic Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:42.9 Stojakovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:37.9 Paul Jump Shot: Missed 
Udrih Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:35.3  
Udrih Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  00:30.5
[SAC 48-46]
 
Udrih Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  00:09.9  
  00:09.9
[NOH 47-48]
Okafor Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  00:09.9 West Substitution replaced by Songaila 
  00:09.9
[NOH 48-48]
Okafor Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:09.9  
Thomas Substitution replaced by Rodriguez  00:09.9  
Hawes Substitution replaced by Nocioni  00:09.9  
  00:09.9 Stojakovic Substitution replaced by Posey 
  00:09.9 Okafor Substitution replaced by Collison 
Instant Replay - Overturn Ruling  00:00.2  
Udrih Substitution replaced by Greene  00:00.2  
End of 2nd Quarter
Sacramento Kings (14-20) New Orleans Hornets (17-16)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Hawes 3pt Shot: Missed  11:38  
  11:37 Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:23
[NOH 50-48]
Okafor Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: West (4 AST) 
Thompson Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Evans (5 AST)  10:58
[SAC 50-50]
 
  10:41 Brown 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  10:39  
Evans 3pt Shot: Missed  10:30  
  10:28 Okafor Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  10:14 West Layup Shot: Missed 
Hawes Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  10:13  
Thompson Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Evans (6 AST)  10:04
[SAC 52-50]
 
  09:45
[NOH 52-52]
Okafor Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Nocioni 3pt Shot: Missed  09:27  
  09:26 Okafor Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  09:13
[NOH 54-52]
West Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Paul (7 AST) 
Evans Running Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  08:58
[SAC 54-54]
 
  08:41 Okafor Hook Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  08:40  
Thompson Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  08:34  
Thompson Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  08:34  
  08:21 Paul Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Nocioni (1 ST) 
  08:19 Paul Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Nocioni Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:19  
Team Rebound  08:19  
Nocioni Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  08:19
[SAC 55-54]
 
  07:59 Brown 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nocioni Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:57  
Hawes Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Brown (1 BLK)  07:53  
  07:51 Okafor Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  07:44 Stojakovic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hawes Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  07:43  
  07:27 Paul Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Nocioni Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Evans (7 AST)  07:23
[SAC 57-54]
 
  07:01
[NOH 56-57]
West Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Hawes Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Okafor (4 BLK)  06:41  
  06:39 West Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  06:30 Paul Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:29 Paul Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:29 Paul Jump Shot: Missed 
Nocioni Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:27  
Team Timeout : Regular  06:27  
Thompson Substitution replaced by Thomas  06:27  
  06:27 Brown Substitution replaced by Thornton 
Thomas Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hawes (1 AST)  06:08
[SAC 59-56]
 
  05:41
[NOH 58-59]
West Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Paul (8 AST) 
Thomas Layup Shot: Missed  05:24  
  05:22 Paul Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:13 Thornton Jump Shot: Missed 
Hawes Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  05:12  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  04:48  
  04:37
[NOH 61-59]
Stojakovic 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Paul (9 AST) 
Hawes 3pt Shot: Missed  04:16  
Nocioni Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:14  
Greene 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Nocioni (3 AST)  04:06
[SAC 62-61]
 
  03:54
[NOH 63-62]
Paul Pullup Jump shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Greene Jump Shot: Missed  03:35  
  03:35 Paul Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Greene Foul : Personal (1 PF)  03:35  
  03:35 Okafor Substitution replaced by Songaila 
  03:17
[NOH 65-62]
West Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Paul (10 AST) 
Nocioni Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Songaila (1 ST)  02:59  
  02:56 Thornton Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:55 Team Rebound 
  02:55 Team Timeout : Regular 
Nocioni Substitution replaced by Udrih  02:55  
Hawes Substitution replaced by Thompson  02:55  
  02:30 Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed 
Udrih Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:28  
  02:15 West Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  02:01  
  01:52 Paul Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) 
Thompson Driving Jump shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Evans (8 AST)  01:38
[SAC 64-65]
 
  01:38 West Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
  01:38 West Substitution replaced by Okafor 
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  01:38  
  01:37 Okafor Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  01:13 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  01:01 Songaila Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Evans Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:01  
Team Rebound  01:01  
Evans Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:01  
  00:59.9 Okafor Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  00:45.9 Paul Jump Shot: Missed 
Greene Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:42.9  
Thompson Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Evans (9 AST)  00:35.1
[SAC 66-65]
 
  00:30.9 Paul Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Greene (1 ST) 
Evans Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Greene (1 AST)  00:26.8
[SAC 68-65]
 
  00:02.6
[NOH 67-68]
Songaila Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Paul (11 AST) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  00:02.6  
Udrih 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
  11:52 Collison Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Udrih (1 ST) 
Udrih Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  11:48
[SAC 70-67]
 
Udoka Foul : Personal (1 PF)  11:31  
  11:24 Collison Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  11:23  
Thompson Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Rodriguez (4 AST)  11:16
[SAC 72-67]
 
  11:02
[NOH 69-72]
Thornton Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Udrih Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  11:02  
  11:02 Thornton Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  11:01  
Thompson Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Udrih (3 AST)  10:47
[SAC 74-69]
 
Thompson Foul : Personal (4 PF)  10:34  
  10:20 Posey 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:20  
  10:20 Okafor Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Thompson Substitution replaced by Nocioni  10:20  
Nocioni Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Udrih (4 AST)  10:03
[SAC 76-69]
 
  09:54 Collison Layup Shot: Missed 
Udoka Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:52  
Udoka 3pt Shot: Missed  09:37  
  09:35 Songaila Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:26
[NOH 72-76]
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Collison (2 AST) 
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  09:01  
  08:58 Okafor Rebound (Off:2 Def:10) 
  08:41
[NOH 74-76]
Okafor Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Collison (3 AST) 
Thomas Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  08:41  
  08:41 Timeout : Official 
  08:41
[NOH 75-76]
Okafor Free Throw 1 of 1 (17 PTS) 
Rodriguez Jump Shot: Missed Block: Thornton (1 BLK)  08:28  
Rodriguez Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:27  
Udoka Jump Shot: Missed  08:24  
  08:23 Thornton Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:07 Collison Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Rodriguez (2 ST) 
Rodriguez Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  08:03
[SAC 78-75]
 
  07:36 Okafor Layup Shot: Missed Block: Nocioni (1 BLK) 
Rodriguez Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:35  
Udoka Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Thornton (1 ST)  07:28  
  07:24
[NOH 77-78]
Thornton Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:24  
  07:24 Okafor Substitution replaced by West 
  07:24 Collison Substitution replaced by Paul 
Rodriguez Substitution replaced by Evans  07:24  
Udoka Substitution replaced by Thompson  07:24  
Thompson Turnaround Bank shot: Made (20 PTS)  07:05
[SAC 80-77]
 
  06:41
[NOH 80-80]
Posey 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Paul (12 AST) 
Nocioni Running Jump Shot: Missed  06:12  
  06:11 West Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  05:50
[NOH 83-80]
Paul 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  05:50  
  05:30 Posey Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Udrih 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Thompson (1 AST)  05:25
[SAC 83-83]
 
Thompson Foul : Personal (5 PF)  05:02  
  05:02
[NOH 84-83]
Songaila Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Thompson Substitution replaced by Hawes  05:02  
  05:02 Songaila Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Nocioni Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:01  
Hawes Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Nocioni (4 AST)  04:40
[SAC 85-84]
 
  04:18
[NOH 86-85]
Songaila Running Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: West (5 AST) 
Udrih Jump Shot: Missed  03:56  
  03:55 West Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
  03:49 Thornton Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:48 Songaila Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:47
[NOH 88-85]
Songaila Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
  03:28 Songaila Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Thomas Substitution replaced by Thompson  03:28  
Thompson Foul : Offensive (6 PF)  03:25  
Thompson Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  03:25  
Thompson Substitution replaced by Rodriguez  03:25  
  03:06 Posey 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:05 Thornton Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Hawes Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  03:04  
  03:04 Thornton Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:04 Team Rebound 
  03:04
[NOH 89-85]
Thornton Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:04  
Rodriguez Layup Shot: Missed Block: West (1 BLK)  02:46  
Hawes Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  02:45  
Hawes Layup Shot: Missed  02:45  
  02:44 West Rebound (Off:1 Def:10) 
Rodriguez Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  02:44  
  02:44
[NOH 90-85]
West Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  02:44
[NOH 91-85]
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Nocioni 3pt Shot: Missed  02:32  
  02:31 Thornton Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  02:10 Paul Layup Shot: Missed Block: Rodriguez (1 BLK) 
Evans Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  02:08  
Evans Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  02:02
[SAC 87-91]
 
  02:02 Posey Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Evans Free Throw 1 of 1 (19 PTS)  02:02
[SAC 88-91]
 
  01:47 Songaila Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Nocioni (2 ST) 
  01:42 Songaila Foul : Shooting (5 PF) 
Evans Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS)  01:42
[SAC 89-91]
 
  01:42 Songaila Substitution replaced by Okafor 
Evans Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS)  01:42
[SAC 90-91]
 
  01:27 Paul Jump Shot: Missed 
Evans Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  01:26  
Evans Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS)  01:22
[SAC 92-91]
 
  01:03
[NOH 93-92]
West Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  01:03  
  01:03 Okafor Substitution replaced by Songaila 
Evans Jump Shot: Missed  00:54.5  
  00:53.5 West Rebound (Off:1 Def:11) 
Evans Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:36.3  
  00:36.3 West Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:36.3 Team Rebound 
  00:36.3
[NOH 94-92]
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:36.3  
Evans Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Hawes (2 AST)  00:33.4
[SAC 94-94]
 
  00:11.9
[NOH 96-94]
Songaila Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Posey (2 AST) 
Evans Layup Shot: Missed  00:03.8  
Nocioni Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  00:02.5  
  00:01.1 Songaila Foul : Shooting (6 PF) 
  00:01.1 Songaila Substitution replaced by Okafor 
Nocioni Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:01.1  
Team Rebound  00:01.1  
Rodriguez Substitution replaced by Greene  00:01.1  
  00:01.1  
  00:01.1 Team Rebound 
  00:01.1 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:01.1 Okafor Substitution replaced by Stojakovic 
Hawes Substitution replaced by Udoka  00:01.1  
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- CST Local 8:00 pm ET
-- CSN-CA Local 8:00 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
SAC
5th Pacific
25
57
1-9
18-23
7-34
NOH
5th Southwest
37
45
3-7
24-17
13-28
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
SAC
Evans 20.1
Thompson 8.5
Evans 5.8
Hawes 1.2
Evans 1.5
NOH
West 18.8
Okafor 9.0
Paul 10.7
Okafor 1.6
Paul 2.1

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