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Unlikely heroes lead Rockets past Thunder


By Michael Murphy, for NBA.com
Posted Sunday December 20, 2009 1:17AM

HOUSTON (NBA.com exclusive) -- Somehow, some way, the Rockets just keep figuring out ways to win.

Playing their fourth game in five nights, their ranks thinned by two more injuries to key rotation players, the Rockets simply reached a bit further down the bench as Saturday's game against Oklahoma City was winding down.

And the Rockets again found their unique alchemy, getting key plays from -- are you ready? -- Chuck Hayes and David Andersen to hold off the Thunder 95-90 before 15,095 at Toyota Center.

"I was just happy to get the win," said Houston coach Rick Adelman. "At the start of this week we knew it was going to be a tough week, four games in five nights. But we got three wins, so we have to be pleased with that."

The Rockets got the third win in that stretch despite playing without Carl Landry, who had dental surgery after getting five teeth knocked out the previous night at Dallas, and Chase Budinger, who suffered a sprained right ankle after playing only four minutes Saturday. And forget Tracy McGrady, who is still having his minutes rationed as he attempts to return from microfracture surgery on his knee.

But, as has been the case many times this season, the Rockets still figured out a way to get the job done.

This time they turned to the unlikeliest of suspects -- Andersen, who scored eight points in the final 6:30, and Hayes, who plucked four offensive boards in the final 4:28 -- to drag the Rockets to the finish line.

But while the Thunder may have been surprised by those doing the ambushing, the Rockets claim that they most certainly were not.

"I read an interesting quote about the Cincinnati Bearcats, and I think it's very appropriate for our team as well -- the next man in line," said Rockets forward Shane Battier. "No matter what the situation is, the next man in line has to step up, fill the role and pick up the slack for the guy who's not playing because he's injured, sick or whatever. We don't need to tell anybody to step up. It's sort of an understood thing -- OK, it's my turn. Time to pick up my game."

That time came midway through the fourth quarter, when Oklahoma City made a run that cut what had been an 11-point Houston lead down to 82-81.

The Rockets leading scorer, Aaron Brooks, couldn't find the basket with a 10-foot stepladder (2-of-15 shooting, five points), and Trevor Ariza, their second-leading scorer, suddenly had the yips at the foul line, missing five straight fourth-quarter free throws to mar an otherwise spectacular 31-point effort.

But with Andersen and Hayes complementing stat-sheet regulars like Luis Scola (16 points), Shane Battier (13) and Ariza, the Rockets rebuilt a seven-point cushion and took another win to the house.

"If you look at it, our team is not filled with superstars," said Hayes, who finished with 13 points and matched his career-high with 15 rebounds, eight on the offensive end. "We are all energy guys. Going through our lineup, if we don't bring energy, then we don't give ourselves a chance to win. We don't have the personnel to take possessions off or games off."

The Rockets brought that approach to defense as well.

Battier and Ariza spent the night tag-teaming Kevin Durant at the defensive end of the floor, limiting the Thunder superstar to 13 points on 6-of-18 shooting. Durant entered the game as the league's fourth-leading scorer, averaging 27.8 points.

"I think it definitely helps our team to throw different looks at him," said Ariza of the Rockets' defensive approach to Durant. "We can do different things. Shane is better at some things than I am, and vice versa. I think that giving a scorer like that different looks, I think it kind of takes them a little bit out of their rhythm."

Durant downplayed the Rockets' defensive approach.

"It was cool," Durant said. "I always play the same. I got the shots that I usually do, but I just didn't hit them."

Minus the usual production from Durant and Russell Westbrook (15 points, but only 4-of-14 shooting), the Thunder turned to Jeff Green (21 points), James Harden (15) and Serge Ibaka (10 points, eight rebounds). And with Durant and Westbrook struggling to shake free, Oklahoma City had no defined go-to guy down the stretch, which resulted in 1-of-6 shooting in the final two minutes.

And with the Rockets gobbling up the rebounds, the Thunder couldn't get any closer.

"We couldn't come up with offensive rebounds in the last six minutes of the game," said Oklahoma City coach Scott Brooks. "The Rockets do that to everyone in this league. In the fourth quarter they got the offensive rebounds, and that was the key."

Thunder
Rockets
     
    • 44.9%

    • 42.2%

    • 16.7%

    • 34.8%

    • 85.7%

    • 52.4%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
OKC HOU
Total Rebounds 6 10
Offensive Rebounds 12 17
Turnovers 11 8
Fast Break Pts: 10 3
Biggest Lead: 3 17
Points in the Paint: 48 42
OKC HOU
p Green   21 Ariza   31
rb 3 players   8 Hayes   15
a Westbrook   7 Ariza   6
s Sefolosha   2 Ariza   2
b Ibaka   2 5 players   1
 
  • 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 39:21 9-16 1-2 2-2 -13 2 6 8 3 2 0 2 0 2 21
K. Durant F 36:18 6-18 1-5 0-0 -10 0 6 6 2 3 1 2 1 0 13
N. Krstic C 20:39 2-7 0-0 2-2 -15 2 3 5 2 2 0 0 0 1 6
T. Sefolosha G 23:09 2-5 0-0 0-0 -14 1 7 8 1 1 2 2 0 0 4
R. Westbrook G 40:57 4-14 0-2 7-10 -4 2 4 6 7 3 1 2 0 1 15
N. Collison   17:39 1-1 0-0 2-2 +16 2 1 3 0 5 0 1 1 0 4
J. Harden   31:54 5-11 0-3 5-5 +8 2 1 3 0 4 0 0 1 1 15
S. Livingston   07:03 1-1 0-0 0-0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
S. Ibaka   23:00 5-5 0-0 0-0 +8 1 7 8 0 2 0 1 2 0 10
E. Thomas DNP - Coach's Decision
D. White DNP - Coach's Decision
M. Wilks DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 35-78 2-12 18-21   12 35 47 15 22 4 11 5 5 90
  44.9% 16.7% 85.7%   team rebs: 6 total to: 12
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 37:22 5-7 3-5 0-0 +7 0 3 3 1 1 0 2 1 0 13
L. Scola F-C 35:24 7-15 0-0 2-4 +5 3 5 8 1 3 1 0 1 1 16
C. Hayes C-F 30:33 6-9 0-0 1-2 +10 8 7 15 2 2 1 2 0 0 13
T. Ariza G 47:00 11-20 5-8 4-10 +5 1 7 8 6 1 2 1 1 1 31
A. Brooks G 34:43 2-15 0-5 1-2 +8 1 2 3 4 5 1 2 0 0 5
T. McGrady   07:43 1-5 0-0 0-0 +1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 1 2
K. Lowry   25:16 1-5 0-2 1-1 -5 0 2 2 5 3 1 1 0 0 3
C. Budinger   04:04 1-3 0-0 0-0 +2 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
D. Andersen   17:55 4-11 0-3 2-2 -8 4 0 4 1 3 0 0 1 1 10
B. Cook DNP - Coach's Decision
C. Landry DND - Elbow to mouth
J. Taylor DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 38-90 8-23 11-21   17 28 45 22 18 6 8 5 5 95
  42.2% 34.8% 52.4%   team rebs: 10 total to: 8

inactive

  • Thunder: Mullens, Ollie, Weaver
  • Rockets: Dorsey, Yao

technical fouls

  • Thunder: --
  • Rockets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 11
  • Times Tied: 6

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #57 Greg Willard, #36 David Jones, #65 Sean Wright, #40 Leon Wood
  • Attendance: 15095
  • Duration: 2:9
Oklahoma City Thunder (19-16) Houston Rockets (21-14)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Scola vs Green (Krstic gains possession)
Green Running Hook Shot: Missed  11:42  
Team Rebound  11:40  
Sefolosha Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (1 AST)  11:29
[OKC 2-0]
 
Krstic Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  11:12  
  11:12
[HOU 1-2]
Hayes Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  11:12 Hayes Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:12  
Krstic Hook Shot: Missed  10:58  
  10:56 Battier Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:44
[HOU 4-2]
Battier 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Scola (1 AST) 
Green Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Scola (1 BLK)  10:23  
Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:22  
  10:21 Brooks Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Green Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  10:21
[OKC 3-4]
 
Green Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  10:21
[OKC 4-4]
 
  10:09 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Krstic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:07  
Durant Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hayes (1 ST)  10:02  
  10:01 Hayes Turnover : Discontinue Dribble (1 TO) 
Krstic Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  09:52  
Krstic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:52  
  09:52 Hayes Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Krstic Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:52
[OKC 5-4]
 
Krstic Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  09:52
[OKC 6-4]
 
  09:34 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Sefolosha Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:33  
Green Pullup Bank shot: Missed  09:27  
Krstic Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  09:26  
Sefolosha Pullup Jump shot: Missed  09:12  
  09:10 Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:03
[HOU 6-6]
Scola Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brooks (1 AST) 
Durant Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (2 AST)  08:51
[OKC 8-6]
 
  08:32
[HOU 8-8]
Hayes Jump Hook Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST) 
Krstic Jump Shot: Missed  08:19  
  08:18 Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:01 Brooks Jump Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:00  
Westbrook Jump Shot: Missed  07:47  
  07:46 Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:43 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:43 Hayes Substitution replaced by McGrady 
  07:32 Ariza Jump Shot: Missed 
Krstic Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  07:31  
Durant Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Krstic (1 AST)  07:13
[OKC 10-8]
 
  06:50
[HOU 11-10]
Battier 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: McGrady (1 AST) 
Krstic Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (3 AST)  06:35
[OKC 12-11]
 
Westbrook Foul : Personal (1 PF)  06:15  
  06:03 McGrady Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Sefolosha Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:01  
Krstic Layup Shot: Missed Block: McGrady (1 BLK)  05:53  
  05:53 Team Rebound 
  05:39 McGrady Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Krstic Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  05:37  
Sefolosha Pullup Jump shot: Missed  05:31  
  05:29 Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:22
[HOU 13-12]
Ariza Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brooks (2 AST) 
Durant Jump Shot: Missed  05:09  
  05:08 Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:03 Scola Layup Shot: Missed Block: Durant (1 BLK) 
Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:01  
Durant Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  04:54  
Krstic Substitution replaced by Collison  04:54  
  04:36 Scola Hook Shot: Missed 
Sefolosha Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:34  
Green Hook Shot: Missed  04:23  
Sefolosha Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:22  
Sefolosha Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:22
[OKC 14-13]
 
  04:11 McGrady Layup Shot: Missed Block: Collison (1 BLK) 
Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:08  
Green Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (1 ST)  04:07  
  03:50
[HOU 16-14]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: McGrady (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:41  
Sefolosha Substitution replaced by Harden  03:41  
Green Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:24
[OKC 16-16]
 
  02:59 Battier 3pt Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:58  
  02:58 Scola Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  02:58 Battier Substitution replaced by Lowry 
Durant Jump Shot: Missed  02:47  
Collison Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:45  
Westbrook Running Jump Shot: Missed  02:32  
  02:30 McGrady Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:08
[HOU 18-16]
McGrady Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brooks (3 AST) 
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:48
[OKC 18-18]
 
  01:36
[HOU 21-18]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lowry (1 AST) 
Westbrook Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brooks (1 ST)  01:13  
  01:04
[HOU 23-18]
Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Westbrook Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:46.0
[OKC 20-23]
 
  00:32.9 Brooks Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:30.9  
Westbrook Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Durant (1 AST)  00:08.9
[OKC 22-23]
 
  00:00.0 McGrady Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Oklahoma City Thunder (19-16) Houston Rockets (21-14)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Collison Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  11:44  
  11:44
[HOU 24-22]
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  11:44
[HOU 25-22]
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Harden Jump Shot: Missed  11:27  
Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:26  
Harden Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS)  11:26
[OKC 24-25]
 
  11:18 Brooks Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Durant Jump Shot: Missed  11:10  
  11:08 Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Collison Foul : Personal (2 PF)  10:59  
Collison Substitution replaced by Ibaka  10:59  
  10:49 Andersen Jump Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:47  
Durant Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  10:37
[OKC 26-25]
 
  10:19 Budinger Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ibaka (1 BLK) 
  10:18 Team Rebound 
  10:12
[HOU 27-26]
Ariza Jump Bank Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Ibaka Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  10:01  
Ibaka Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  10:01  
Durant Substitution replaced by Green  10:01  
  09:43
[HOU 29-26]
Ariza Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Green Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Ariza (2 ST)  09:17  
  09:02 Andersen Hook Shot: Missed Block: Ibaka (2 BLK) 
Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  09:00  
  08:56 Andersen Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Timeout : Regular  08:56  
  08:56 Ariza Substitution replaced by Hayes 
Livingston Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Sefolosha (1 AST)  08:48
[OKC 28-29]
 
  08:33
[HOU 31-28]
Budinger Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Andersen (1 AST) 
  08:21 Andersen Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Livingston Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lowry (1 ST)  08:10  
  08:06 Budinger Layup Shot: Missed 
Sefolosha Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  08:04  
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  07:58  
  07:57 Lowry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:56 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:56 Brooks Substitution replaced by Battier 
  07:56 Budinger Substitution replaced by Ariza 
  07:47 Lowry Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:46 Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:42 Battier 3pt Shot: Missed 
Sefolosha Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  07:40  
Green Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:22
[OKC 30-31]
 
  07:06 Lowry Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  07:04 Hayes Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:58 Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Sefolosha (1 ST) 
Harden Jump Shot: Missed  06:41  
Ibaka Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:39  
Ibaka Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:38
[OKC 32-31]
 
  06:19 Ariza Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Ibaka Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:17  
Harden Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:02
[OKC 34-31]
 
  05:51 Andersen 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:51 Team Rebound 
Harden Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  05:51  
  05:51 Andersen Substitution replaced by Scola 
  05:45
[HOU 33-34]
Hayes Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Ariza (2 AST) 
  05:26 Scola Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Sefolosha Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Scola (1 ST)  05:12  
  05:04
[HOU 36-34]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Lowry (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:57  
Harden Substitution replaced by Westbrook  04:57  
Livingston Substitution replaced by Durant  04:57  
Ibaka Substitution replaced by Krstic  04:57  
Green Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS)  04:42
[OKC 36-36]
 
Green Foul : Personal (1 PF)  04:30  
  04:24 Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:22 Hayes Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  04:20
[HOU 39-36]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Hayes (1 AST) 
Sefolosha Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:20  
  04:20 Ariza Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
  04:19 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:17
[HOU 41-36]
Scola Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Sefolosha Layup Shot: Missed  03:57  
  03:55 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:36
[HOU 43-36]
Hayes Hook Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Durant Jump Shot: Missed  03:19  
  03:18 Hayes Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  03:13 Battier Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  03:13 Battier Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Green Jump Shot: Missed  02:48  
  02:47 Hayes Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Krstic Foul : Defense 3 Second (1 PF)  02:32  
  02:32
[HOU 44-36]
Lowry Free Throw Technical (1 PTS) 
Sefolosha Substitution replaced by Harden  02:32  
Harden Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  02:19  
  02:19
[HOU 45-36]
Scola Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  02:19 Scola Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:19  
Team Timeout : Short  02:13  
Green Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  01:59
[OKC 38-45]
 
  01:39 Hayes Dunk Shot: Missed 
Westbrook Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:37  
Westbrook Driving Layup Shot: Missed  01:30  
  01:28 Hayes Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  01:22
[HOU 48-38]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Lowry (3 AST) 
  01:07 Ariza Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  01:07 Scola Substitution replaced by Brooks 
Durant 3pt Shot: Missed  01:02  
  01:01 Lowry Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:43.8
[HOU 50-38]
Hayes Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Ariza (3 AST) 
Krstic Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (4 AST)  00:29.6
[OKC 40-50]
 
  00:09.9 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:07.9 Hayes Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  00:00.9 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Oklahoma City Thunder (19-16) Houston Rockets (21-14)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:45 Ariza Layup Shot: Missed 
  11:44 Team Rebound 
  11:22 Brooks Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Sefolosha Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  11:21  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  10:57  
  10:57 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
  10:35 Battier Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Sefolosha (2 ST) 
  10:31 Brooks Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Westbrook Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  10:31
[OKC 41-50]
 
Westbrook Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  10:31  
  10:31 Hayes Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  10:07 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
Sefolosha Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  10:06  
Sefolosha Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  10:06  
  09:57
[HOU 52-41]
Scola Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Ariza (4 AST) 
Durant Pullup Jump shot: Missed  09:43  
  09:41 Battier Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:26
[HOU 54-41]
Ariza Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS) 
Westbrook Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  09:07  
Westbrook Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  09:07  
  08:47 Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Durant (1 ST) 
Durant Layup Shot: Missed  08:42  
  08:41 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  08:34
[HOU 56-41]
Battier Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Brooks (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:33  
Krstic Jump Shot: Missed  08:17  
  08:16 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:52 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:50 Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  07:48 Scola Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:48 Scola Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  07:47
[HOU 58-41]
Scola Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Westbrook Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Green (1 AST)  07:29
[OKC 43-58]
 
  07:10
[HOU 60-43]
Battier Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Hayes (2 AST) 
Durant 3pt Shot: Missed  06:57  
  06:56 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:41 Hayes Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Westbrook (1 ST) 
  06:38 Brooks Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Durant Substitution replaced by Ibaka  06:38  
Sefolosha Substitution replaced by Harden  06:38  
Westbrook Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  06:38
[OKC 44-60]
 
Westbrook Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  06:38
[OKC 45-60]
 
  06:22 Brooks Running Hook Shot: Missed 
Ibaka Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:20  
Westbrook Layup Shot: Missed  06:13  
  06:12 Hayes Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
Ibaka Foul : Personal (2 PF)  06:09  
  06:01 Scola Hook Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:59  
Ibaka Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Krstic (2 AST)  05:46
[OKC 47-60]
 
  05:28 Brooks Jump Shot: Missed 
Ibaka Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:27  
Westbrook 3pt Shot: Missed  05:16  
  05:15 Scola Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  04:54
[HOU 62-47]
Hayes Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Ariza (5 AST) 
Green Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS)  04:35
[OKC 49-62]
 
  04:21 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:20 Hayes Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
Harden Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  04:18  
  04:18
[HOU 63-49]
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 (26 PTS) 
  04:18
[HOU 64-49]
Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS) 
Green 3pt Shot: Missed  04:07  
  04:06 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:53
[HOU 66-49]
Scola Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  03:39  
Westbrook Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:38  
Westbrook Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  03:36
[OKC 51-66]
 
Krstic Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:24  
Krstic Substitution replaced by Collison  03:24  
  03:24 Scola Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:24 Team Rebound 
  03:24 Brooks Substitution replaced by Lowry 
  03:24
[HOU 67-51]
Scola Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Green Hook Shot: Made (14 PTS)  03:10
[OKC 53-67]
 
  02:54 Lowry Turnover : Discontinue Dribble (1 TO) 
  02:54 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:46 Hayes Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  02:46
[OKC 54-67]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  02:46
[OKC 55-67]
 
  02:24 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
Ibaka Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:22  
Collison Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:02
[OKC 57-67]
 
  01:44
[HOU 69-57]
Lowry Pullup Jump shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Green 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (5 AST)  01:23
[OKC 60-69]
 
  01:00
[HOU 72-60]
Battier 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Lowry (4 AST) 
Green Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS)  00:49.0
[OKC 62-72]
 
Green Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  00:49.0  
  00:49.0 Battier Substitution replaced by Brooks 
  00:33.8 Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:31.9 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:29.9 Ariza Layup Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  00:28.8  
Harden Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  00:23.3
[OKC 64-72]
 
  00:23.3 Lowry Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS)  00:23.3
[OKC 65-72]
 
  00:02.5
[HOU 74-65]
Brooks Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Collison Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  11:53  
Collison Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  11:53  
  11:33
[HOU 76-65]
Brooks Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Ibaka Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Durant (2 AST)  11:09
[OKC 67-76]
 
  10:49 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Collison Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:48  
Ibaka Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (6 AST)  10:43
[OKC 69-76]
 
  10:25 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
Westbrook Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:24  
  10:23 Lowry Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
  10:13 Brooks Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  10:13
[OKC 70-76]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  10:13
[OKC 71-76]
 
Durant Foul : Personal (1 PF)  09:55  
  09:45 Andersen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Westbrook Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:44  
Westbrook 3pt Shot: Missed  09:25  
  09:24 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Collison Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  09:13  
  09:13 Brooks Substitution replaced by Battier 
  09:13 Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:13 Team Rebound 
  09:13 Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:13  
Ibaka Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Westbrook (7 AST)  08:51
[OKC 73-76]
 
  08:33
[HOU 78-73]
Scola Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Lowry (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:25  
Harden Layup Shot: Missed Block: Battier (1 BLK)  08:13  
Collison Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  08:12  
  08:12 Lowry Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Collison Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  08:12
[OKC 74-78]
 
Collison Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  08:12
[OKC 75-78]
 
  07:55 Scola Hook Shot: Missed 
  07:53 Andersen Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  07:53 Andersen Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:52 Andersen Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  07:52 Andersen Layup Shot: Missed 
Westbrook Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  07:51  
Westbrook Layup Shot: Missed  07:45  
  07:44 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  07:34
[HOU 80-75]
Scola Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Durant Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  07:13  
  07:11 Battier Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Durant Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  07:09  
  07:09 Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:09 Team Rebound 
  07:09 Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Ibaka Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  07:09  
Harden Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS)  06:55
[OKC 77-80]
 
Durant Foul : Personal (3 PF)  06:46  
  06:30
[HOU 82-77]
Andersen Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Westbrook Pullup Jump shot: Missed  06:09  
  06:07 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  05:52 Andersen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  05:50  
Durant Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS)  05:42
[OKC 79-82]
 
  05:24 Ariza Layup Shot: Missed Block: Harden (1 BLK) 
Ibaka Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  05:22  
  05:20 Scola Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Timeout : Regular  05:20  
Collison Substitution replaced by Green  05:20  
  05:20 Scola Substitution replaced by Hayes 
  05:20 Lowry Substitution replaced by Brooks 
Westbrook Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  05:20
[OKC 80-82]
 
Westbrook Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  05:20
[OKC 81-82]
 
  05:07
[HOU 84-81]
Ariza Layup Shot: Made (29 PTS) Assist: Battier (1 AST) 
Harden Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  05:07  
  05:07 Ariza Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Durant Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  05:07  
  04:52 Andersen Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Westbrook Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:52  
Team Rebound  04:52  
Westbrook Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  04:52
[OKC 82-84]
 
  04:30 Brooks Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:28 Hayes Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
  04:28 Hayes Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:27 Hayes Rebound (Off:6 Def:6) 
  04:27 Hayes Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:25 Andersen Rebound (Off:4 Def:0) 
  04:25
[HOU 86-82]
Andersen Tip Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Durant Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Green (2 AST)  04:10
[OKC 84-86]
 
  03:56
[HOU 88-84]
Andersen Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Ariza (6 AST) 
Westbrook Jump Shot: Missed  03:34  
  03:32 Hayes Rebound (Off:6 Def:7) 
  03:10 Brooks Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:09 Hayes Rebound (Off:7 Def:7) 
  03:08
[HOU 90-84]
Hayes Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:07  
Green Running Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS)  02:47
[OKC 86-90]
 
  02:26
[HOU 92-86]
Andersen Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Durant Jump Shot: Missed  02:09  
Westbrook Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  02:07  
Westbrook Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (1 BLK)  02:06  
  02:04 Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:46 Brooks Running Layup Shot: Missed 
Ibaka Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  01:44  
Green Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ariza (1 BLK)  01:40  
Team Rebound  01:40  
Ibaka Substitution replaced by Collison  01:40  
  01:26 Brooks Foul : Shooting (5 PF) 
Westbrook Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:26  
Team Rebound  01:26  
Westbrook Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  01:26
[OKC 87-92]
 
Collison Foul : Personal (5 PF)  01:15  
  01:15
[HOU 93-87]
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 (30 PTS) 
  01:15
[HOU 94-87]
Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 (31 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  01:15  
Durant 3pt Shot: Missed  01:07  
Green Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  01:06  
Durant 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Green (3 AST)  01:04
[OKC 90-94]
 
  00:42.9 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:40.9 Brooks Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:18.9 Ariza Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  00:16.9 Hayes Rebound (Off:8 Def:7) 
Westbrook Foul : Personal (3 PF)  00:14.4  
  00:14.4 Brooks Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:14.4 Team Rebound 
  00:14.4
[HOU 95-90]
Brooks Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:14.4  
  00:14.4 Andersen Substitution replaced by Lowry 
Durant 3pt Shot: Missed  00:05.9  
Harden Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  00:02.9  
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
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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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