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Rockets handle Pistons in McGrady's season debut


By Michael Murphy, for NBA.com
Posted Wednesday December 16, 2009 12:49AM

HOUSTON (NBA.com exclusive) -- The Rockets were forced to sit one headliner for Tuesday's game against the red-hot Detroit Pistons, but the long-awaited return of another star -- and perhaps the discovery of yet another in the making -- eased the pain quite a bit.

Out was Trevor Ariza, the Rockets' second-leading scorer, suspended by the NBA for one game. But returning to the lineup -- however briefly -- was Tracy McGrady, back after a long hiatus following microfracture surgery on his left knee.

Neither turn of events seemed to have much of an impact on the Rockets, who breezed to a 107-96 victory over the Pistons, snapping Detroit's five-game winning streak.

While the 14,899 at Toyota Center were surprised to see the seven-time All-Star make his first appearance since Feb. 9 of last season, perhaps the most surprised person in the house was McGrady himself.

"[Playing] wasn't even on my mind," said McGrady, who finished with three points while playing just under eight first-quarter minutes. "I kind of felt like this was the week [that he would be activated], but I didn't think it was tonight. I thought that maybe he [coach Rick Adelman] was going to talk about maybe [Wednesday's game at Denver] and then Friday [at Dallas].

"But I didn't think it [playing against Detroit] was going to happen because of the back to back."

It happened because the Rockets were mius Ariza, who was forced to sit out one game after swinging an elbow at Toronto's DeMar DeRozan.

But that gaping hole in the lineup was patched by Chase Budinger, who started in place of Ariza. In his first start, the rookie from Arizona gave an Ariza-like performance -- 16 points and a career-high 12 rebounds.

"He was terrific," said Adelman of Budinger, who posted his first career double-double. "He made shots, he ran the floor and the thing he really did well was rebound the ball. We were kind of overmatched around the basket because they are a really good offensive-rebounding team, so we needed our perimeter people."

Budinger also gave the Rockets something they were missing with Ariza's suspension, an elastically athletic finisher around the basket.

"I feel like I'm a transition player, so when I get on the break I can finish around the rim," said Budinger, who speared one alley-oop from Aaron Brooks. "Credit Aaron and Kyle [Lowry] for getting me the ball in transition."

For the record, McGrady made his much-anticipated season debut with 7:44 to play in the first period. McGrady underwent microfracture surgery on Feb. 24, ending his season after playing in only 35 games.

McGrady's only points came with 1:34 to play in the period, taking a pass from Lowry and drilling a 3-pointer from the top of the arc.

"It felt great to be back," McGrady said. "You guys have no idea what I went through. No idea. I was so anxious to get back out there. I don't have to prove anything to these guys. I'm a seven-time All Star. I have the individual accolades to show that I can play the game. I needed to prove something to myself."

Adelman said that the plan was to use McGrady in similarly short stints over the next four or five games, gauging his progress and effectiveness over that span.

"We're just trying to get him into the flow," Adelman said. "That's about what you're going to see, at least at this point right now. Just get his feet wet and see where he's at from that point on."

While the Rockets were able to patch their backcourt holes, the Pistons could not.

The Pistons, who played Tuesday's game without Ben Gordon and Will Bynum, both of whom are nursing ankle injuries, got decent production from Rip Hamilton (21 points despite sitting out the fourth quarter).

But they could ill afford an off night from Rodney Stuckey, who scored 17 points but made only 7-of-24 shots. And defensively Stuckey appeared to be overwhelmed by the Rockets' backcourt, unable to match the quickness of Brooks (23 points, 10 assists) or Budinger's size (6-foot-7).

It's not as if Stuckey was alone when it came to poor defense, though. The Rockets shot 54.7 percent (41-of-75), with every player save for Lowry making at least half of his shots. Luis Scola finished with 23 points, and Carl Landry added 19 off the bench.

"Going into the game I told our players that the aggressor would win the game," said Detroit coach John Kuester. "Houston was very aggressive, and that is why they won the game. They had a lot of easy opportunities in the transition game (27 fast break points). We had 26 assists and only nine turnovers, and with those numbers you would usually be in the game. We just didn't defend well."

Pistons
Rockets
     
    • 43.8%

    • 54.7%

    • 19.0%

    • 12.5%

    • 61.5%

    • 71.9%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DET HOU
Total Rebounds 6 8
Offensive Rebounds 17 8
Turnovers 9 11
Fast Break Pts: 17 27
Biggest Lead: 4 20
Points in the Paint: 46 42
DET HOU
p Hamilton   21 2 players   23
rb Wallace   8 Budinger   12
a Atkins   9 Brooks   10
s 2 players   2 Hayes   3
b 4 players   1 Battier   1
 
  • 12/07 - DET @ HOU
  • 02/22 - HOU @ DET
Detroit Pistons (27-55)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
J. Jerebko F 39:49 6-12 0-3 3-3 -6 3 3 6 2 3 2 3 0 0 15
J. Maxiell F 18:34 2-4 0-0 0-0 -4 2 2 4 1 0 0 1 1 0 4
B. Wallace C 21:24 1-2 0-0 1-4 -3 5 3 8 3 0 0 1 0 0 3
R. Hamilton G 29:53 10-22 1-6 0-0 -1 1 3 4 4 4 0 1 0 0 21
R. Stuckey G 31:00 7-24 0-2 3-4 -9 0 2 2 5 1 2 2 0 1 17
K. Brown   17:08 1-1 0-0 0-0 -12 2 4 6 0 5 0 0 0 0 2
C. Villanueva   24:57 7-15 2-4 0-0 -11 1 3 4 1 4 0 1 1 0 16
C. Atkins   24:05 1-4 0-3 0-0 -6 0 2 2 9 2 0 0 0 0 2
A. Daye   18:00 5-8 0-1 0-0 -9 2 1 3 0 2 0 0 1 0 10
D. Summers   09:19 2-4 1-2 1-2 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 6
C. Wilcox   05:51 0-0 0-0 0-0 +6 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
W. Bynum DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 42-96 4-21 8-13   17 27 44 26 23 4 9 4 1 96
  43.8% 19.0% 61.5%   team rebs: 6 total to: 9
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 26:23 2-4 0-2 0-0 +2 1 3 4 2 1 0 2 1 0 4
L. Scola F-C 40:23 10-16 0-0 3-5 +6 2 6 8 2 3 0 2 0 1 23
C. Hayes C-F 19:50 2-4 0-0 2-2 +8 2 1 3 4 1 3 0 0 0 6
C. Budinger F-G 40:16 6-11 1-5 3-3 -1 0 12 12 5 1 0 2 0 0 16
A. Brooks G 43:05 10-20 0-6 3-4 +15 0 3 3 10 2 0 3 0 1 23
T. McGrady   07:44 1-2 1-1 0-2 +12 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
K. Lowry   26:32 2-6 0-2 3-3 +5 1 5 6 3 4 2 1 0 1 7
C. Landry   28:10 6-10 0-0 7-10 +3 1 2 3 0 3 1 1 0 1 19
D. Andersen   07:37 2-2 0-0 2-3 +5 1 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 6
T. Ariza NWT - Suspension
B. Cook DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Taylor DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 41-75 2-16 23-32   8 36 44 28 17 6 11 1 4 107
  54.7% 12.5% 71.9%   team rebs: 8 total to: 11

inactive

  • Pistons: Gordon, Prince
  • Rockets: Dorsey, Yao

technical fouls

  • Pistons: --
  • Rockets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 2
  • Times Tied: 1

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #33 Sean Corbin, #72 Kevin Cutler, #58 Zach Zarba
  • Attendance: 14899
  • Duration: 2:17
Detroit Pistons (11-22) Houston Rockets (21-14)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Scola vs Wallace (Stuckey gains possession)
Maxiell Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed  11:38  
  11:36 Battier Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:17 Hayes Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
  11:16 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:16
[HOU 2-0]
Scola Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Hamilton Jump Shot: Missed  11:02  
Maxiell Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:01  
Hamilton Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Maxiell (1 AST)  10:58
[DET 2-2]
 
  10:41 Brooks Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:38 Hayes Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:33
[HOU 5-2]
Budinger 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Hayes (1 AST) 
Hamilton Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Wallace (1 AST)  10:15
[DET 4-5]
 
  10:00
[HOU 7-4]
Scola Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Budinger (1 AST) 
Stuckey Jump Shot: Missed  09:50  
  09:49 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:40
[HOU 9-4]
Scola Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Budinger (2 AST) 
Wallace Jump Shot: Missed  09:08  
  09:07 Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:59 Battier 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jerebko Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:58  
Hamilton Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Wallace (2 AST)  08:42
[DET 6-9]
 
  08:18 Scola Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Wallace Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Stuckey (1 AST)  08:01
[DET 8-9]
 
  07:49 Scola Layup Shot: Missed Block: Maxiell (1 BLK) 
Hamilton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:47  
Jerebko Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hamilton (1 AST)  07:44
[DET 10-9]
 
  07:44 Brooks Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  07:44 Budinger Substitution replaced by McGrady 
Jerebko Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  07:44
[DET 11-9]
 
  07:28 Scola Turnover : Palming Turnover (2 TO) 
Jerebko Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (5 PTS)  07:11
[DET 13-9]
 
Stuckey Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:57  
  06:57
[HOU 10-13]
Hayes Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  06:57
[HOU 11-13]
Hayes Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Jerebko Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  06:42  
  06:29 McGrady Jump Shot: Missed 
Stuckey Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:27  
Maxiell Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Stuckey (2 AST)  06:23
[DET 15-11]
 
  06:17
[HOU 13-15]
Scola Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Brooks (1 AST) 
Hamilton Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:17  
  06:17
[HOU 14-15]
Scola Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS) 
Stuckey Pullup Jump shot: Missed  06:00  
  05:58 Battier Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:48
[HOU 16-15]
Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Hamilton Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hayes (1 ST)  05:32  
  05:28
[HOU 18-15]
Scola Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Brooks (2 AST) 
Jerebko Jump Shot: Missed  05:01  
Jerebko Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:00  
Jerebko Hook Shot: Missed  04:57  
  04:55 McGrady Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:41 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hamilton Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:39  
Stuckey Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  04:21  
Wallace Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:19  
Jerebko 3pt Shot: Missed  04:16  
Maxiell Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  04:15  
Jerebko 3pt Shot: Missed  04:11  
  04:10 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:04
[HOU 20-15]
Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:57  
Maxiell Substitution replaced by Brown  03:57  
Wallace Substitution replaced by Villanueva  03:57  
Jerebko 3pt Shot: Missed  03:40  
  03:39 Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:23 Battier Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Jerebko (1 ST) 
Villanueva Jump Shot: Missed  03:17  
  03:15 McGrady Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:10
[HOU 22-15]
Hayes Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Brooks (3 AST) 
Hamilton Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Stuckey (3 AST)  02:47
[DET 17-22]
 
  02:30
[HOU 24-17]
Brooks Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Hayes (2 AST) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  02:30  
  02:11 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:11 Battier Substitution replaced by Lowry 
  02:11 Hayes Substitution replaced by Landry 
Stuckey 3pt Shot: Missed  02:03  
  02:01 Lowry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:59 Brooks Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Hamilton Substitution replaced by Atkins  01:59  
Villanueva Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  01:41  
  01:39 McGrady Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:33
[HOU 27-17]
McGrady 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Lowry (1 AST) 
Stuckey Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:16
[DET 19-27]
 
Brown Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:59.2  
  00:59.2 McGrady Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:59.2 Team Rebound 
  00:59.2 McGrady Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:59.2  
Stuckey Pullup Jump shot: Missed  00:34.9  
Brown Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:32.9  
Stuckey Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:15.9  
  00:13.8 Landry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:01.1
[HOU 29-19]
Brooks Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) 
End of 1st Quarter
Detroit Pistons (11-22) Houston Rockets (21-14)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:41
[HOU 31-19]
Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Villanueva 3pt Shot: Missed  11:25  
  11:24 Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:17 Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:16 Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:13
[HOU 33-19]
Landry Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brooks (4 AST) 
Daye Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:55
[DET 21-33]
 
Summers Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:33  
  10:33
[HOU 34-21]
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  10:33
[HOU 35-21]
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Daye Pullup Jump shot: Missed  10:21  
Brown Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  10:18  
  10:10 Andersen Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Villanueva Pullup Jump shot: Missed  09:53  
  09:53 Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:49 Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:49 Landry Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Brown Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  09:49  
  09:49 Landry Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:49 Team Rebound 
Summers Substitution replaced by Hamilton  09:49  
  09:49
[HOU 36-21]
Landry Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Villanueva Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:33
[DET 23-36]
 
  09:20 Lowry Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Villanueva Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  09:03  
  09:01 Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Daye Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:56  
  08:56 Timeout : Regular 
  08:56
[HOU 37-23]
Budinger Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  08:56
[HOU 38-23]
Budinger Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Hamilton Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Atkins (1 AST)  08:40
[DET 25-38]
 
  08:19
[HOU 40-25]
Andersen Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lowry (2 AST) 
Hamilton Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Atkins (2 AST)  07:57
[DET 27-40]
 
  07:43
[HOU 42-27]
Landry Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Andersen (1 AST) 
Hamilton Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Atkins (3 AST)  07:28
[DET 29-42]
 
  07:11
[HOU 44-29]
Budinger Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Andersen (2 AST) 
Budinger Violation:Defensive Goaltending  06:52  
Daye Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Atkins (4 AST)  06:52
[DET 31-44]
 
  06:33
[HOU 46-31]
Andersen Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Brooks (5 AST) 
Villanueva Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:33  
  06:33 Brooks Substitution replaced by Battier 
Atkins Substitution replaced by Stuckey  06:33  
Brown Substitution replaced by Wallace  06:33  
Daye Substitution replaced by Jerebko  06:33  
  06:33 Andersen Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Jerebko Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:33  
Villanueva Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hamilton (2 AST)  06:10
[DET 33-46]
 
Villanueva Foul : Personal (2 PF)  05:59  
  05:59 Team Timeout : Regular 
Villanueva Substitution replaced by Maxiell  05:59  
  05:59
[HOU 47-33]
Landry Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  05:59
[HOU 48-33]
Landry Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Stuckey Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  05:42  
  05:39 Lowry Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:36 Lowry Layup Shot: Missed 
Wallace Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:35  
  05:35 Andersen Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
  05:26 Lowry Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Missed  05:15  
Wallace Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  05:14  
Jerebko Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Wallace (3 AST)  05:12
[DET 35-48]
 
  04:54
[HOU 50-35]
Landry Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Battier Violation:Kicked Ball  04:32  
Stuckey Running Jump Shot: Missed  04:27  
Wallace Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  04:25  
Wallace Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Landry (1 ST)  04:24  
  04:23 Landry Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  04:23 Andersen Substitution replaced by Scola 
Maxiell Jump Shot: Missed  04:11  
  04:10 Lowry Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Jerebko Foul : Personal (1 PF)  04:10  
  04:10
[HOU 51-35]
Lowry Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  04:10
[HOU 52-35]
Lowry Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Hamilton Jump Shot: Missed  03:52  
Wallace Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  03:51  
Stuckey Jump Bank Shot: Missed  03:41  
  03:39 Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:17
[HOU 54-35]
Scola Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Battier (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:07  
Stuckey Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:52
[DET 37-54]
 
  02:52 Lowry Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Stuckey Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  02:52  
  02:52 Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  02:41 Battier 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hamilton Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:40  
Jerebko Slam Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Hamilton (3 AST)  02:34
[DET 39-54]
 
  02:17 Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wallace Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  02:16  
Maxiell Jump Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hamilton (4 AST)  02:08
[DET 41-54]
 
  01:53 Landry Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:52 Battier Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:50 Battier Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Stuckey (1 ST) 
Stuckey Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  01:47
[DET 43-54]
 
  01:38 Team Timeout : Short 
  01:38 Lowry Substitution replaced by Brooks 
  01:25 Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
Maxiell Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  01:24  
Stuckey Jump Shot: Missed Block: Battier (1 BLK)  01:15  
  01:13 Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  01:02
[HOU 56-43]
Landry Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Brooks (6 AST) 
Hamilton Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  01:02  
  01:02 Landry Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Wallace Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  01:02  
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS)  00:42.3
[DET 46-56]
 
  00:29.8 Landry Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Maxiell Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  00:27.9  
Team Timeout : Short  00:18.5  
Maxiell Substitution replaced by Villanueva  00:18.5  
Hamilton Jump Shot: Missed  00:05.9  
Team Rebound  00:04.9  
  00:04.9 Scola Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Wallace Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:04.9  
Team Rebound  00:04.9  
Hamilton Substitution replaced by Atkins  00:04.9  
Villanueva Substitution replaced by Maxiell  00:04.9  
Wallace Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:04.9
[DET 47-56]
 
  00:03.0 Brooks Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO) 
Maxiell Substitution replaced by Villanueva  00:03.0  
Atkins Substitution replaced by Hamilton  00:03.0  
Stuckey Jump Bank Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Detroit Pistons (11-22) Houston Rockets (21-14)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:40 Hayes Layup Shot: Missed 
  11:38 Hayes Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  11:37
[HOU 58-47]
Hayes Putback Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Stuckey 3pt Shot: Missed  11:11  
  11:09 Battier Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  10:54
[HOU 60-47]
Battier Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hayes (3 AST) 
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Missed  10:34  
Hamilton Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  10:33  
Hamilton Jump Shot: Missed  10:31  
Wallace Rebound (Off:5 Def:3)  10:29  
Stuckey Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Jerebko (1 AST)  10:25
[DET 49-60]
 
  10:07 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
Stuckey Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:06  
Stuckey Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  09:46
[DET 51-60]
 
Jerebko Foul : Personal (2 PF)  09:36  
  09:24
[HOU 62-51]
Scola Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Battier (2 AST) 
Hamilton Jump Shot: Missed  09:04  
Team Rebound  09:02  
Stuckey Step Back Jump shot: Made (12 PTS)  08:50
[DET 53-62]
 
  08:29 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
Jerebko Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:28  
  08:20 Battier Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Wallace Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:20  
Team Rebound  08:20  
Wallace Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:20  
  08:20 Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  08:05 Budinger Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Jerebko (2 ST) 
Stuckey Pullup Jump shot: Missed  07:54  
  07:53 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Hamilton Foul : Personal (3 PF)  07:48  
Hamilton Substitution replaced by Daye  07:48  
  07:41
[HOU 64-53]
Budinger Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Brooks (7 AST) 
Maxiell Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Hayes (2 ST)  07:20  
  07:14
[HOU 66-53]
Brooks Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Hayes (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:11  
Maxiell Substitution replaced by Villanueva  07:11  
Daye Substitution replaced by Hamilton  07:11  
  06:55 Hayes Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Hamilton Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Stuckey (4 AST)  06:45
[DET 55-66]
 
  06:23
[HOU 68-55]
Scola Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Missed  06:02  
Villanueva Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:01  
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Missed  05:46  
  05:45 Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  05:30 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Villanueva Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:28  
Stuckey Layup Shot: Missed  05:22  
  05:21 Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:9) 
  05:13 Brooks Layup Shot: Missed Block: Villanueva (1 BLK) 
  05:12 Team Rebound 
Wallace Substitution replaced by Brown  05:12  
  05:12 Jump Ball Brooks vs Villanueva 
  05:02 Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brown Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  05:01  
Stuckey Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hayes (3 ST)  04:44  
Brown Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  04:37  
Stuckey Substitution replaced by Atkins  04:37  
  04:37 Scola Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:37 Team Rebound 
  04:37 Scola Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Brown Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  04:37  
Atkins Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Villanueva (1 AST)  04:21
[DET 57-68]
 
  04:06
[HOU 70-57]
Battier Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Scola (1 AST) 
Villanueva Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  03:43
[DET 59-70]
 
  03:29 Brooks Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:27 Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  03:27 Scola Tip Shot: Missed 
Atkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:25  
Hamilton Jump Shot: Missed  03:20  
Jerebko Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  03:18  
Villanueva 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Jerebko (2 AST)  03:12
[DET 62-70]
 
  02:59 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Villanueva Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:58  
Atkins 3pt Shot: Missed  02:53  
  02:51 Hayes Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  02:43
[HOU 72-62]
Budinger Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Hamilton Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Atkins (5 AST)  02:24
[DET 64-72]
 
  02:18
[HOU 74-64]
Budinger Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Brooks (8 AST) 
Villanueva Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  01:59  
Villanueva Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  01:59  
  01:59 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:59 Battier Substitution replaced by Lowry 
  01:59 Hayes Substitution replaced by Landry 
  01:49 Budinger Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Brown Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  01:47  
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Missed  01:42  
Jerebko Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  01:40  
Hamilton Layup Shot: Missed  01:28  
  01:27 Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  01:18
[HOU 76-64]
Lowry Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Scola (2 AST) 
Hamilton Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  01:18  
Hamilton Substitution replaced by Daye  01:18  
  01:18
[HOU 77-64]
Lowry Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Brown Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:58.3
[DET 66-77]
 
  00:45.1
[HOU 79-66]
Scola Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Brooks (9 AST) 
Jerebko Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Lowry (1 ST)  00:30.9  
  00:26.9 Lowry Layup Shot: Missed Block: Daye (1 BLK) 
  00:26.6 Team Rebound 
Atkins Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:12.1  
  00:12.1
[HOU 80-66]
Brooks Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Jerebko Substitution replaced by Stuckey  00:12.1  
  00:12.1
[HOU 81-66]
Brooks Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  00:05.1 Scola Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  00:00.7 Landry Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Stuckey Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  00:00.7
[DET 67-81]
 
Stuckey Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  00:00.7
[DET 68-81]
 
  00:00.0 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
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Villanueva Dunk Shot: Missed  11:46  
  11:44 Lowry Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  11:41
[HOU 83-68]
Budinger Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Lowry (3 AST) 
Daye Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  11:41  
  11:41
[HOU 84-68]
Budinger Free Throw 1 of 1 (16 PTS) 
  11:30 Lowry Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Atkins 3pt Shot: Missed  11:24  
  11:22 Lowry Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Brown Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  11:13  
  11:13
[HOU 85-68]
Scola Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  11:13
[HOU 86-68]
Scola Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Stuckey Jump Shot: Missed  10:57  
Team Rebound  10:56  
  10:56 Landry Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Villanueva Pullup Jump shot: Made (11 PTS)  10:47
[DET 70-86]
 
  10:29
[HOU 88-70]
Brooks Pullup Jump shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Villanueva 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Stuckey (5 AST)  10:12
[DET 73-88]
 
Atkins Foul : Personal (2 PF)  10:00  
  09:46 Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Daye Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:45  
Stuckey Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  09:40
[DET 75-88]
 
  09:40 Lowry Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Stuckey Free Throw 1 of 1 (17 PTS)  09:40
[DET 76-88]
 
  09:28
[HOU 90-76]
Landry Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Budinger (3 AST) 
Brown Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  09:28  
Brown Substitution replaced by Jerebko  09:28  
  09:28
[HOU 91-76]
Landry Free Throw 1 of 1 (14 PTS) 
Stuckey Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Lowry (2 ST)  09:17  
  09:13 Budinger Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Stuckey (2 ST) 
  09:12 Budinger Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Atkins 3pt Shot: Missed  09:01  
  09:00 Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:10) 
Villanueva Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  08:51  
  08:51 Timeout : Regular 
  08:51 Brooks Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:51 Team Rebound 
  08:51
[HOU 92-76]
Brooks Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Stuckey Running Jump Shot: Missed  08:43  
Daye Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:41  
Stuckey Jump Shot: Missed  08:23  
Daye Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  08:22  
Landry Violation:Defensive Goaltending  08:22  
Daye Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS)  08:22
[DET 78-92]
 
  08:01 Landry Hook Shot: Missed 
Villanueva Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:59  
Villanueva 3pt Shot: Missed  07:49  
  07:47 Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:11) 
  07:41
[HOU 94-78]
Landry Reverse Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Budinger (4 AST) 
Villanueva Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)  07:20
[DET 80-94]
 
Jerebko Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  07:08  
  07:08
[HOU 95-80]
Landry Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Stuckey Substitution replaced by Summers  07:08  
  07:08
[HOU 96-80]
Landry Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Villanueva Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  06:51  
  06:49 Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:43
[HOU 98-80]
Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Daye 3pt Shot: Missed  06:18  
  06:17 Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:58
[HOU 100-80]
Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Jerebko Driving Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Atkins (6 AST)  05:51
[DET 82-100]
 
  05:51 Landry Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  05:51 Team Timeout : Regular 
Daye Substitution replaced by Wilcox  05:51  
Jerebko Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS)  05:51
[DET 83-100]
 
Wilcox Foul : Personal (1 PF)  05:36  
  05:36 Landry Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:36 Team Rebound 
  05:36
[HOU 101-83]
Landry Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  05:22 Brooks Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Summers Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  05:22
[DET 84-101]
 
Summers Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:22  
  05:22 Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  04:56 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wilcox Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:55  
Summers Driving Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Atkins (7 AST)  04:50
[DET 86-101]
 
Villanueva Substitution replaced by Daye  04:29  
  04:24 Landry Layup Shot: Missed Block: Wilcox (1 BLK) 
Summers Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:23  
Jerebko Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO)  04:14  
  03:58 Brooks Turnover : Traveling (3 TO) 
Summers Driving Layup Shot: Missed  03:42  
Wilcox Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:39  
Summers 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Atkins (8 AST)  03:32
[DET 89-101]
 
  03:12 Brooks Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Atkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:10  
Jerebko Hook Shot: Missed  02:54  
  02:52 Landry Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:34
[HOU 103-89]
Brooks Step Back Jump shot: Made (23 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:32  
Daye Jump Shot: Missed  02:14  
  02:12 Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  01:54
[HOU 105-89]
Scola Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Brooks (10 AST) 
Daye Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  01:34
[DET 91-105]
 
  01:18 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:16 Lowry Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  01:00 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
Summers Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:57.9  
Summers 3pt Shot: Missed  00:47.9  
  00:46.9 Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:12) 
  00:43.2
[HOU 107-91]
Lowry Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Budinger (5 AST) 
Jerebko Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Summers (1 AST)  00:34.9
[DET 93-107]
 
  00:34.9 Scola Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Jerebko Free Throw 1 of 1 (15 PTS)  00:34.9
[DET 94-107]
 
  00:14.9 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
Wilcox Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:12.9  
Daye Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Atkins (9 AST)  00:06.9
[DET 96-107]
 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
DET
5th Central
27
55
4-6
17-24
10-31
HOU
3rd Southwest
42
40
6-4
23-18
19-22
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
DET
Hamilton 18.1
Wallace 8.7
Stuckey 4.8
Wallace 1.2
Stuckey 1.4
HOU
Brooks 19.7
Scola 8.6
Brooks 5.3
Battier 1.1
Ariza 1.8

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