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Rockets overcome West's 44 to drop Hornets


By Michael Murphy, for NBA.com
Posted Wednesday December 30, 2009 1:08AM

HOUSTON (NBA.com exclusive) -- All for one beats one for all.

At least that was the case Tuesday night at Toyota Center, where the Rockets dug deep and worked for 108-100 victory over the New Orleans Hornets.

Once again the surprising Rockets got contributions up and down the lineup, and they needed every point, rebound and assist to offset a brilliant one-man show by the Hornets' David West.

The sellout crowd of 18,187 came in buzzing over the news that Tracy McGrady's Houston career was effectively over after the All-Star guard requested a trade, but when they left they were gasping in amazement at West's brilliant 44-point, 12-rebound performance.

OK, West wasn't quite a one-man band -- Chris Paul finished with a triple-double (16 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists), but neither impressive stat line was enough to offset yet another balanced showing by the Rockets.

"This was a really good win," said Rockets coach Rick Adelman. "We turned the game around in the fourth quarter, and that was a big win for us."

The most pivotal point in the final quarter came with just under a minute to play. After Devin Brown nailed a 3-pointer to cut the Rockets' lead to two points, Trevor Ariza, who again struggled with his shooting, found the ball in his hands.

Rather than attempting a jumper, Ariza blew by Brown and threw down a slam over West and Darius Songaila to give the Rockets a 102-98 lead with 49.6 seconds remaining in the game.

That driving slam was just what the doctor -- and the head coach -- ordered for the Rockets, who won their fifth straight home game.

"Taking it to the basket is what he (Ariza) needs to do (more often)," Adelman said. "That's something he's got to learn. He's never really done it. I just think he needs to be more aggressive and not worry about getting his shot blocked. Just go in there and see if he can draw contact and make people foul him."

For Ariza, who finished with 13 points, making a big play was a bit of welcome relief. Ariza made only 5-of-15 shots Tuesday, and had made only 10 of 48 shots in the previous four games.

"I was struggling (on offense), but I guess I made plays when it counted," said Ariza, laughing. "It's been rough on me the last couple of games, but fortunately we were able to come out with the win. But when somebody struggles, we usually have somebody else step up (on offense) and help us get the win."

On Tuesday it seemed like everybody else stepped up.

Aaron Brooks, dueling with Paul, finished with 27 points, shooting 5-of-7 from the 3-point line. Shane Battier had a rare big game, scoring 20 points, and Luis Scola had 13 points and 12 rebounds. The bench was spearheaded by Carl Landry, who provided more evidence in his case for Sixth Man of the Year by scoring 18 points and playing physical defense on West in the fourth quarter.

"I wanted to lock him up," said Landry, who "limited" West to eight points on 4-of-8 shooting in the fourth quarter. "When I started guarding him he had something like 36 points, so when I started defending him I was like, 'OK, he's not scoring any more.'

"My job was to play the best defense I could. I know that defense is not my specialty and it's an area I need to work on, but I think I did a pretty good job in the fourth quarter."

For much of the game the Rockets had no answers for West, who tortured them with his versatile inside-out game to finish with a career-high scoring total. Included was a scintillating third quarter run in which West, working over Scola, Landry and Chuck Hayes, scored 22 points to rally the Hornets from a 10-point halftime deficit to an 82-74 lead entering the final period.

"He's a great player," Scola said. "There's a reason he's an All-Star. I thought I was doing a good job on him, but he just kept making shots and doing whatever he wanted. He's a great player."

The Rockets should send a thank-you note to Hornets coach Jeff Bower, who did them a huge favor by starting the fourth quarter with West sitting on the bench, where he remained for the first four minutes of the period.

By the time West returned the Rockets had retaken the lead -- and the momentum.

"I was trying to be more aggressive because we really needed a win on the road," said West, who joined Portland's Brandon Roy and the Lakers' Kobe Bryant the only opponents to score 40-plus on the Rockets this season. "We weren't able to sustain things in the fourth quarter. We didn't come out with the right mindset (in the fourth quarter)."

The Rockets also had to overcome their disturbing recent habit of flat third quarters.

Over their last four games the Rockets have shot a combined 23.7 percent (18 of 76) and have been outscored 104-56 in that span. On Tuesday it was the Hornets' turn, and they responded with a 31-13 third-quarter beatdown.

But the Rockets were able to dig themselves out of the hole.

"We knew that we were playing un-Rockets basketball in the third quarter," Battier said. "We wanted to come out and finish the game strong. Down by eight points in the fourth quarter, we said to ourselves, 'Come on guys, let's play the way we know we are capable of playing.'

"That means turning it up on the defensive end, turning up the intensity and getting out and running."

Hornets
Rockets
     
    • 50.0%

    • 48.7%

    • 35.7%

    • 52.2%

    • 68.8%

    • 78.6%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
NOH HOU
Total Rebounds 8 4
Offensive Rebounds 9 9
Turnovers 9 12
Fast Break Pts: 17 8
Biggest Lead: 8 13
Points in the Paint: 50 30
NOH HOU
p West   44 Brooks   27
rb West   12 Scola   12
a Paul   10 Lowry   7
s 2 players   2 4 players   1
b Okafor   5 2 players   1
 
  • 11/03 - NOH @ HOU
  • 01/14 - NOH @ HOU
  • 02/27 - HOU @ NOH
  • 04/06 - HOU @ NOH
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
D. West F 39:05 18-30 2-4 6-8 0 2 10 12 4 3 2 3 0 0 44
P. Stojakovic F 29:25 0-4 0-2 0-0 +12 0 4 4 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
E. Okafor C 31:05 4-6 0-0 1-1 +8 2 4 6 0 6 1 1 5 0 9
D. Brown G 30:40 3-6 2-3 0-0 +8 2 2 4 3 2 1 2 0 1 8
C. Paul G 42:17 7-15 0-3 2-4 -11 1 10 11 10 1 2 1 2 0 16
D. Collison   16:08 3-5 0-0 2-3 -16 0 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 8
D. Songaila   17:27 4-9 0-0 0-0 -21 2 0 2 1 4 0 1 0 0 8
J. Posey   18:35 2-6 1-2 0-0 -20 0 1 1 1 3 1 1 0 0 5
J. Wright   06:31 1-2 0-0 0-0 -3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
M. Thornton   08:47 0-1 0-0 0-0 +3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
B. Brown DNP - Coach's Decision
M. Peterson DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 42-84 5-14 11-16   9 33 42 20 23 8 9 7 2 100
  50.0% 35.7% 68.8%   team rebs: 8 total to: 10
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 43:23 7-12 5-8 1-1 +4 0 2 2 3 1 0 2 1 0 20
L. Scola F-C 31:50 5-10 0-0 3-4 -6 1 11 12 3 3 1 0 0 0 13
C. Hayes C-F 15:00 1-4 0-0 2-2 -12 1 2 3 2 2 0 1 0 2 4
T. Ariza G 37:43 5-15 2-8 1-2 -4 2 3 5 5 3 1 3 0 1 13
A. Brooks G 36:41 8-12 5-7 6-7 +6 1 0 1 4 5 1 1 0 1 27
C. Landry   35:08 6-16 0-0 6-8 +13 4 2 6 2 0 1 1 1 3 18
K. Lowry   27:59 2-2 0-0 3-4 +21 0 5 5 7 3 0 4 0 0 7
D. Andersen   12:16 3-5 0-0 0-0 +18 0 4 4 1 1 0 0 0 0 6
C. Budinger DND - Right Ankle Sprain
B. Cook DNP - Coach's Decision
M. Harris DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Taylor DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 37-76 12-23 22-28   9 29 38 27 18 4 12 2 7 108
  48.7% 52.2% 78.6%   team rebs: 4 total to: 12

inactive

  • Hornets: Armstrong, Diogu, Marks
  • Rockets: Dorsey, McGrady, Yao

technical fouls

  • Hornets: --
  • Rockets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 4
  • Times Tied: 7

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #25 Tony Brothers, #77 Kane Fitzgerald, #38 Michael Smith
  • Attendance: 18187
  • Duration: 2:16
New Orleans Hornets (16-17) Houston Rockets (21-14)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Scola vs Okafor (Paul gains possession)
West Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  11:42  
Okafor Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:41  
West Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  11:35  
  11:20
[HOU 2-0]
Scola Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Battier (1 AST) 
Okafor Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: West (1 AST)  11:00
[NOH 2-2]
 
  10:45 Battier Jump Shot: Missed 
Paul Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:44  
Paul Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:36
[NOH 4-2]
 
  10:19 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Stojakovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:18  
Brown 3pt Shot: Missed  10:03  
  10:02 Team Rebound 
  09:43 Scola Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Stojakovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:42  
  09:37 Scola Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Brown Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  09:30  
  09:09 Battier 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:08  
West Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:51
[NOH 6-2]
 
  08:35 Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:34 Hayes Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Okafor Foul : Personal (1 PF)  08:24  
  08:20
[HOU 4-6]
Brooks Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hayes (1 AST) 
West Jump Shot: Missed  08:00  
  07:59 Hayes Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:50 Battier Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:West (1 ST) 
Brown Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Paul (1 AST)  07:45
[NOH 8-4]
 
  07:26
[HOU 6-8]
Hayes Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Battier (2 AST) 
Scola Violation:Kicked Ball  07:09  
Brown 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Paul (2 AST)  07:00
[NOH 11-6]
 
  06:42
[HOU 8-11]
Ariza Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brooks (1 AST) 
Paul Jump Shot: Missed  06:25  
  06:24 Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
West Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:08  
  06:08
[HOU 9-11]
Hayes Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  06:08 Stojakovic Violation:Lane 
  06:08
[HOU 10-11]
Hayes Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Okafor Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:50
[NOH 13-10]
 
  05:35
[HOU 13-13]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Hayes (2 AST) 
West Jump Shot: Missed  05:24  
Okafor Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  05:22  
Stojakovic 3pt Shot: Missed  05:17  
  05:16 Battier Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:06 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  05:05  
West Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Paul (3 AST)  04:54
[NOH 15-13]
 
  04:34
[HOU 15-15]
Battier Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST) 
Paul Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:19
[NOH 17-15]
 
  04:05
[HOU 17-17]
Ariza Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Stojakovic Layup Shot: Missed Block: Battier (1 BLK)  03:52  
Team Rebound  03:51  
  03:51 Team Timeout : Regular 
West Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  03:45
[NOH 19-17]
 
  03:21
[HOU 19-19]
Scola Jump Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ariza (2 AST) 
Brown Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Scola (1 ST)  03:09  
  03:01 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:59 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:54
[HOU 22-19]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Scola (1 AST) 
West Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:31
[NOH 21-22]
 
Stojakovic Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:12  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:12  
Brown Substitution replaced by Collison  02:12  
  02:12 Hayes Substitution replaced by Landry 
  02:12 Battier Substitution replaced by Lowry 
  02:12
[HOU 23-21]
Scola Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  02:12
[HOU 24-21]
Scola Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
West Hook Shot: Missed  01:52  
  01:51 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:39
[HOU 26-21]
Scola Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Ariza (3 AST) 
Collison Pullup Jump shot: Missed  01:14  
  01:13 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:05 Lowry Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Collison (1 ST) 
Okafor Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed  00:59.9  
West Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:57.9  
West Putback Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  00:57.9
[NOH 23-26]
 
  00:40.2
[HOU 28-23]
Landry Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ariza (4 AST) 
Collison Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:40.2  
Okafor Substitution replaced by Songaila  00:40.2  
  00:40.2
[HOU 29-23]
Landry Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Songaila Jump Shot: Missed  00:26.9  
  00:25.7 Lowry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:01.7
[HOU 31-23]
Landry Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Brooks (2 AST) 
End of 1st Quarter
New Orleans Hornets (16-17) Houston Rockets (21-14)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:38
[HOU 34-23]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Andersen (1 AST) 
West Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Posey (1 AST)  11:11
[NOH 25-34]
 
  10:56
[HOU 36-25]
Andersen Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brooks (3 AST) 
Songaila Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: West (2 AST)  10:37
[NOH 27-36]
 
  10:24 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:23  
Paul Pullup Jump shot: Missed  10:14  
  10:13 Landry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:06 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:04  
Songaila Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Paul (4 AST)  09:55
[NOH 29-36]
 
Songaila Foul : Personal (1 PF)  09:35  
  09:35 Ariza Substitution replaced by Battier 
West Substitution replaced by Wright  09:35  
  09:26
[HOU 39-29]
Battier 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Lowry (1 AST) 
Posey Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  09:03  
  09:02 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:54
[HOU 42-29]
Battier 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lowry (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:47  
Paul Substitution replaced by Thornton  08:47  
Posey Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:34
[NOH 31-42]
 
  08:14 Battier Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Posey (1 ST) 
Thornton Jump Shot: Missed  08:08  
  08:07 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:45
[HOU 44-31]
Andersen Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Wright Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Songaila (1 AST)  07:28
[NOH 33-44]
 
  07:13 Landry Jump Shot: Missed 
Collison Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:12  
Collison Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:09
[NOH 35-44]
 
  07:03
[HOU 47-35]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Lowry (3 AST) 
Collison Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:39
[NOH 37-47]
 
  06:39 Lowry Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Collison Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  06:39  
Songaila Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:39  
Songaila Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:35
[NOH 39-47]
 
  06:19 Landry Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
  06:19 Andersen Substitution replaced by Scola 
Songaila Jump Shot: Missed  06:03  
Team Rebound  06:02  
Wright Driving Layup Shot: Missed  05:49  
  05:48 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  05:30
[HOU 49-39]
Lowry Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Scola (2 AST) 
Collison Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:22
[NOH 41-49]
 
Collison Foul : Personal (2 PF)  05:18  
  05:18 Timeout : Regular 
  05:04 Landry Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:04  
Posey 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Collison (1 AST)  04:46
[NOH 44-49]
 
Songaila Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  04:26  
  04:26
[HOU 50-44]
Scola Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Songaila Substitution replaced by West  04:26  
  04:26 Scola Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
West Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:26  
  04:09 Brooks Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Collison Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  04:09
[NOH 45-50]
 
Collison Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  04:09
[NOH 46-50]
 
  03:54
[HOU 53-46]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Landry (1 AST) 
  03:31 Scola Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  03:31 Brooks Substitution replaced by Ariza 
West Jump Shot: Missed  03:19  
  03:18 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  03:06 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:05 Landry Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:04
[HOU 55-46]
Landry Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Posey Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:04  
Wright Substitution replaced by Paul  03:04  
  03:04
[HOU 56-46]
Landry Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS) 
Posey Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  02:41  
  02:41 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  02:19 Battier Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:18  
Collison Driving Layup Shot: Missed  02:11  
  02:10 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  01:57 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Posey Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:55  
Posey Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (1 ST)  01:53  
  01:47
[HOU 58-46]
Landry Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Scola (3 AST) 
West Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Paul (5 AST)  01:33
[NOH 48-58]
 
  01:16 Ariza Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:14 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:12 Team Timeout : Regular 
Collison Substitution replaced by Okafor  01:12  
  01:12 Scola Substitution replaced by Brooks 
  01:04 Landry Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:03 Ariza Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  01:02 Ariza Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Paul Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS)  00:47.7
[NOH 50-58]
 
  00:29.7
[HOU 61-50]
Battier 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Landry (2 AST) 
  00:10.0 Brooks Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Paul Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:10.0
[NOH 51-61]
 
Paul Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:10.0  
Paul Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:08.9  
Posey 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
New Orleans Hornets (16-17) Houston Rockets (21-14)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
West Foul : Defense 3 Second (1 PF)  11:42  
  11:42
[HOU 62-51]
Brooks Free Throw Technical (15 PTS) 
  11:29 Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Okafor (1 ST) 
Paul Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Brown (1 AST)  11:23
[NOH 53-62]
 
  11:07 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  11:06  
Paul Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  11:00
[NOH 55-62]
 
  10:35 Hayes Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Stojakovic Jump Shot: Missed  10:24  
  10:23 Hayes Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:18 Hayes Layup Shot: Missed 
Stojakovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  10:17  
  10:12 Battier Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
West Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:12  
Team Rebound  10:12  
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  10:12
[NOH 56-62]
 
  09:49 Hayes Layup Shot: Missed Block: Okafor (1 BLK) 
Paul Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:48  
  09:48 Brooks Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
West Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS)  09:28
[NOH 58-62]
 
  09:14 Hayes Jump Shot: Missed Block: Okafor (2 BLK) 
Paul Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:13  
Stojakovic 3pt Shot: Missed  09:08  
  09:07 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  09:01 Ariza Layup Shot: Missed Block: Okafor (3 BLK) 
Stojakovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:59  
  08:56 Hayes Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  08:56 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:56 Hayes Substitution replaced by Landry 
West Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  08:56
[NOH 59-62]
 
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  08:56
[NOH 60-62]
 
  08:35 Landry Layup Shot: Missed 
Paul Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  08:34  
Paul Pullup Jump shot: Made (13 PTS)  08:22
[NOH 62-62]
 
  08:10
[HOU 64-62]
Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Paul Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:10  
  08:10
[HOU 65-62]
Brooks Free Throw 1 of 1 (18 PTS) 
  07:59 Ariza Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
West Running Jump Shot: Missed  07:45  
  07:44 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
West Foul : Defense 3 Second (1 PF)  07:34  
  07:34 Brooks Free Throw Technical Missed 
  07:34 Team Rebound 
  07:23 Battier 3pt Shot: Missed 
Paul Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  07:22  
West Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Brown (2 AST)  07:01
[NOH 64-65]
 
  06:37
[HOU 67-64]
Scola Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Brooks (4 AST) 
West Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS)  06:10
[NOH 66-67]
 
  05:47
[HOU 69-66]
Scola Running Hook Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Ariza (5 AST) 
West Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Brown (3 AST)  05:36
[NOH 68-69]
 
  05:21 Scola Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  05:20  
West 3pt Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Paul (6 AST)  05:10
[NOH 71-69]
 
Brown Foul : Personal (1 PF)  04:54  
  04:42 Landry Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:41 Landry Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  04:39 Landry Layup Shot: Missed Block: Okafor (4 BLK) 
Paul Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  04:37  
  04:34 Brooks Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Paul Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:34  
Team Rebound  04:34  
  04:34 Brooks Substitution replaced by Lowry 
Paul Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  04:34
[NOH 72-69]
 
  04:22 Landry Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Okafor (5 BLK) 
West Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  04:20  
West Jump Shot: Missed  04:07  
  04:06 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:10) 
  03:57
[HOU 72-72]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Lowry (4 AST) 
  03:45 Scola Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:45  
West Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:45  
Team Rebound  03:45  
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (29 PTS)  03:45
[NOH 73-72]
 
  03:20 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  03:19  
West Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  03:03  
West Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  03:03  
  02:50 Landry Layup Shot: Missed Block: Paul (1 BLK) 
Paul Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  02:48  
Okafor Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: West (3 AST)  02:31
[NOH 75-72]
 
  02:10 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:09 Landry Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
Okafor Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  02:08  
  02:08
[HOU 73-75]
Landry Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  02:08 Scola Substitution replaced by Hayes 
  02:08
[HOU 74-75]
Landry Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
West Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (31 PTS)  01:47
[NOH 77-74]
 
  01:24 Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:West (2 ST) 
  01:15 Hayes Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
West Free Throw 1 of 2 (32 PTS)  01:15
[NOH 78-74]
 
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (33 PTS)  01:15
[NOH 79-74]
 
  00:58.9 Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Paul (1 ST) 
West 3pt Shot: Made (36 PTS) Assist: Paul (7 AST)  00:48.5
[NOH 82-74]
 
  00:38.9 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:36.9 Landry Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
  00:32.9 Battier 3pt Shot: Missed 
Paul Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  00:31.5  
West 3pt Shot: Missed  00:12.9  
  00:11.8 Ariza Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  00:02.9 Lowry Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Paul (2 ST) 
Paul 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
  11:50 Andersen Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Paul Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brooks (1 ST)  11:38  
  11:19
[HOU 77-82]
Battier 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Lowry (5 AST) 
Okafor Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  10:55  
Okafor Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  10:55  
Brown Substitution replaced by Collison  10:55  
  10:38
[HOU 79-82]
Lowry Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Songaila Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Paul (8 AST)  10:16
[NOH 84-79]
 
  10:04
[HOU 81-84]
Brooks Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Songaila Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  09:45  
Songaila Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  09:26  
  09:26
[HOU 82-84]
Lowry Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  09:26
[HOU 83-84]
Lowry Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Paul Pullup Jump shot: Made (16 PTS)  09:16
[NOH 86-83]
 
  09:01
[HOU 85-86]
Landry Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Battier (3 AST) 
Paul Pullup Jump shot: Missed  08:49  
  08:48 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:34
[HOU 87-86]
Andersen Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Okafor Layup Shot: Missed  08:15  
  08:14 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Okafor Foul : Personal (4 PF)  08:14  
  08:14 Timeout : Regular 
Okafor Substitution replaced by West  08:14  
  08:00
[HOU 90-86]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Lowry (6 AST) 
  07:47 Brooks Foul : Personal (5 PF) 
  07:47 Brooks Substitution replaced by Ariza 
Collison Substitution replaced by Brown  07:47  
  07:41 Lowry Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Posey Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed  07:26  
Team Rebound  07:26  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  07:26  
  07:12
[HOU 92-86]
Battier Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Songaila Hook Shot: Missed  06:48  
  06:47 Lowry Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:37 Andersen Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:36 Team Rebound 
Posey Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  06:36  
  06:27 Andersen Layup Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  06:26  
Paul 3pt Shot: Missed  06:14  
  06:13 Battier Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:49 Ariza Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Paul Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  05:47  
West Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Landry (1 ST)  05:31  
  05:25
[HOU 95-86]
Battier 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Lowry (7 AST) 
Posey Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  05:25  
  05:25 Team Timeout : Regular 
Songaila Substitution replaced by Okafor  05:25  
Posey Substitution replaced by Stojakovic  05:25  
  05:25 Andersen Substitution replaced by Scola 
  05:25
[HOU 96-86]
Battier Free Throw 1 of 1 (20 PTS) 
West Jump Shot: Missed  05:11  
  05:09 Lowry Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Okafor Foul : Personal (5 PF)  05:09  
  05:09
[HOU 97-86]
Lowry Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  05:09 Lowry Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
West Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  05:09  
  04:54 Ariza Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Paul Pullup Jump shot: Missed  04:46  
West Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  04:45  
West Driving Layup Shot: Made (38 PTS)  04:42
[NOH 88-97]
 
  04:21 Landry Jump Shot: Missed 
Okafor Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  04:20  
West Jump Shot: Made (40 PTS) Assist: Paul (9 AST)  04:10
[NOH 90-97]
 
  03:52 Lowry Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Brown (1 ST) 
Paul 3pt Shot: Missed  03:43  
  03:42 Lowry Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:37 Lowry Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  03:37 Lowry Turnover : Foul (4 TO) 
  03:37 Lowry Substitution replaced by Brooks 
West Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed  03:19  
  03:18 Ariza Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  02:57 Landry Jump Shot: Missed 
Paul Rebound (Off:1 Def:10)  02:56  
Okafor Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Paul (10 AST)  02:51
[NOH 92-97]
 
  02:51 Ariza Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:51  
Okafor Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  02:51
[NOH 93-97]
 
Okafor Foul : Shooting (6 PF)  02:38  
Okafor Substitution replaced by Songaila  02:38  
  02:38
[HOU 98-93]
Landry Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  02:38 Landry Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
West Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)  02:38  
West Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  02:19  
  02:18 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:11) 
  02:00
[HOU 100-93]
Landry Hook Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
West Running Bank shot: Made (42 PTS)  01:50
[NOH 95-100]
 
  01:30 Brooks Layup Shot: Missed Block: Paul (2 BLK) 
  01:29 Brooks Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:27 Brooks Layup Shot: Missed 
Brown Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:25  
Brown 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: West (4 AST)  01:11
[NOH 98-100]
 
  00:49.6
[HOU 102-98]
Ariza Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:49.6  
  00:49.6 Brooks Substitution replaced by Lowry 
Songaila Jump Shot: Missed  00:39.9  
  00:37.9 Lowry Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Stojakovic Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:34.5  
  00:34.5
[HOU 103-98]
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  00:34.5 Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
West Rebound (Off:2 Def:10)  00:34.5  
Team Timeout : Regular  00:33.9  
  00:33.9 Scola Substitution replaced by Brooks 
Paul Layup Shot: Missed  00:31.6  
Songaila Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  00:30.8  
Songaila Putback Layup Shot: Missed  00:30.7  
Brown Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:30.4  
Brown Tip Shot: Missed Block: Landry (1 BLK)  00:30.4  
Brown Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  00:28.4  
Brown Tip Shot: Missed  00:27.4  
  00:27.1 Landry Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
Songaila Foul : Personal (4 PF)  00:27.1  
  00:27.1 Landry Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:27.1 Team Rebound 
  00:27.1
[HOU 104-98]
Landry Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
West 3pt Shot: Missed  00:17.9  
  00:16.9 Ariza Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
West Foul : Personal (3 PF)  00:10.8  
  00:10.8
[HOU 105-98]
Brooks Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS) 
  00:10.8
[HOU 106-98]
Brooks Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:10.8  
West Driving Layup Shot: Made (44 PTS)  00:05.9
[NOH 100-106]
 
Brown Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:04.5  
  00:04.5
[HOU 107-100]
Brooks Free Throw 1 of 2 (26 PTS) 
  00:04.5
[HOU 108-100]
Brooks Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS) 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
NOH
5th Southwest
37
45
3-7
24-17
13-28
HOU
3rd Southwest
42
40
6-4
23-18
19-22
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
NOH
West 18.8
Okafor 9.0
Paul 10.7
Okafor 1.6
Paul 2.1
HOU
Brooks 19.7
Scola 8.6
Brooks 5.3
Battier 1.1
Ariza 1.8

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