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Gritty Rockets win at home, split season series with Mavs


By Michael Murphy, for NBA.com
Posted Thursday December 31, 2009 11:35PM

HOUSTON (NBA.com exclusive) -- For much of the past week, most everything Rockets-related has concerned their past.

Yes, that refers to Tracy McGrady, the disgruntled superstar who has all but packed his bags and is prepared to head out, destination unknown and soon to be a memory in Houston.

But as the clock ticked down towards the new year, the season-high 18,306 fans who filled Toyota Center got another look at the team's future.

Using their new share-the-ball, fast-break-whenever-possible philosophy, the Rockets kept their improbable success story alive, staving off the star-studded Dallas Mavericks 97-94 Thursday night. The win was the Rockets' 11th in December and their 20th of the season as they enter 2010.

It's precisely how Rockets' coach Rick Adelman dreamed his team would be playing without McGrady or Yao Ming, both of whom entered the season recovering from surgery -- no stars, but one heck of an ensemble cast.

"This was just a great win. Our effort was tremendous tonight," said Rockets coach Rick Adelman. "We played through a lot of stuff, so I was really happy to finish the year like that.

"Again, it was the effort. The effort by the whole team throughout the entire 48 minutes was terrific."

And when Adelman says "whole team," he means it.

Aaron Brooks, blossoming into a legitimate force, zipped through the Mavs for 30 points. Luis Scola finished with another double-double (12 points and 13 rebounds). Super-sub Carl Landry worked the paint for 15 points. Shane Battier made all-around contributions with 11 points, eight rebounds and five assists. Trevor Ariza took on the role of facilitator, adding seven assists and nine rebounds to his 11 points. And Kyle Lowry pitched in with 12 points and five assists off the bench.

The win gave the Rockets a somewhat surprising split of their season series with the Mavericks. It was surprising given the way the Mavericks manhandled the Rockets in the first two games -- breezing to wins by margins of 18 and 31 points.

"This means a lot," said Battier of earning a split with the Mavericks. "They're one of the top three teams in the West. They're really, really good. They have a chance to make a run for the title.

"After those first two shellackings, to come back, play them tough and even [the season series], that's big for us. This is one of those signature wins that we can draw upon later in the year and say, you know what, if we can play this way we can beat the really good teams."

They had to sweat a little before beating this one.

The Mavericks, utilizing an effective zone defense and riding Rocket-killer Jason Terry (team-high 20 points), outscored the Rockets 19-11 in the first nine minutes of the fourth quarter to forge a tie at 89-89.

But that's when Battier made his only shot of the fourth quarter, a 3-pointer from the corner with 2:11 to play that boosted the Rockets' lead to 92-89 . And 36 seconds later, Brooks made his only shot of the final period, a 3-pointer that gave the Rockets a 95-89 advantage with 1:35 to play in the game.

The Mavericks sandwiched a layup from Shawn Marion (16 points) and two free throws from Josh Howard (16 points) around a jumper from Landry to set up the final few seconds with the Rockets ahead 97-93.

Battier was whistled for a rare technical foul, and Dirk Nowitzki dropped in the free throw with 44.1 seconds left to shave the Houston lead to three points.

Brooks, who shot 11-of-26, missed a driving layup with eight seconds to go, and the Mavericks got one last shot at a game-tying 3-pointer, but a series of quick around-the-horn passes, Jason Kidd's open jumper clanged off the rim.

"We played good defense," said Lowry of the wild late-game scramble. "Everybody covered for each other, and I think we did a good job. Kidd missed an open shot, but we had hands everywhere, and we were contesting shots."

Especially those attempted by Nowitzki.

Indeed, the last time the Rockets played Dallas, Nowitzki knocked out five of Landry's teeth with an inadvertent elbow. But this time around, it was Nowitzki who was toothless, scoring only 11 points on 3-of-12 shooting.

Landry, who finished with 15 points, was all over Nowitzki for much of the final period, bodying him out of position and going vertical to contest the Dallas All-Star's signature step-back jumpers.

"[He disrupted Nowitzki] a little bit," said Landry, who finished with 15 points. "I've played against him a few times. This is my third year, so I kind of understand what he likes to do and his strengths. I just tried to take away his strengths."

It must have worked since Nowitzki, who entered the game with a 25.5-point average, passed up a good look at a 3-point attempt on that last possession by the Mavericks, only to shrug it off and pass the ball to Kidd.

"The way I was shooting the ball without any rhythm, I thought passing the ball to Jason was the right basketball play," said Nowitzki, who was limited to just 11 first-half minutes because of foul problems. "Houston just made some tough shots down the stretch to win the game."

This was another illustration of how the Rockets want to play -- a message that they somehow could not convey to McGrady, who wanted a return to the good old days when he controlled the ball, played the most minutes, made all the decisions and took the biggest share of the shots.

But those days are gone.

"Without Yao and Tracy," Nowitzki said, "you have to give Houston a lot of credit for the way they play. They battle and play hard every game."

Mavericks
Rockets
     
    • 45.1%

    • 44.4%

    • 16.7%

    • 35.7%

    • 81.8%

    • 63.6%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DAL HOU
Total Rebounds 4 9
Offensive Rebounds 8 11
Turnovers 11 14
Fast Break Pts: 13 19
Biggest Lead: 2 14
Points in the Paint: 52 40
DAL HOU
p Terry   20 Brooks   30
rb Marion   9 Scola   13
a Kidd   5 Ariza   7
s 2 players   2 Ariza   3
b Nowitzki   4 2 players   1
 
  • 11/29 - HOU @ DAL
  • 01/27 - HOU @ DAL
  • 02/12 - DAL @ HOU
  • 04/11 - DAL @ HOU
Dallas Mavericks (55-27)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
S. Marion F 39:21 8-12 0-0 0-0 -6 1 8 9 1 1 1 1 1 0 16
D. Nowitzki F 30:57 3-12 1-2 4-4 -5 1 6 7 1 3 0 3 4 0 11
E. Dampier C 16:41 1-6 0-0 1-2 -1 1 4 5 0 3 1 1 1 2 3
J. Barea G 20:25 1-6 0-2 2-2 -3 0 4 4 3 3 1 1 1 0 4
J. Kidd G 42:34 7-10 0-2 0-0 -5 1 2 3 5 1 1 1 0 0 14
D. Gooden   24:01 5-10 0-0 0-0 -2 2 6 8 0 1 1 0 1 0 10
J. Howard   33:00 5-14 0-3 6-7 +5 2 3 5 1 1 2 3 1 0 16
J. Terry   33:01 7-12 1-3 5-7 +2 0 1 1 4 1 2 1 0 0 20
R. Beaubois DNP - Coach's Decision
K. Humphries DNP - Coach's Decision
Q. Ross DNP - Coach's Decision
T. Thomas DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 37-82 2-12 18-22   8 34 42 15 14 9 11 9 2 94
  45.1% 16.7% 81.8%   team rebs: 4 total to: 11
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 38:20 4-12 2-9 1-1 +14 2 6 8 5 4 2 1 1 3 11
L. Scola F-C 30:44 6-11 0-0 0-0 +8 2 11 13 2 3 1 2 0 0 12
C. Hayes C-F 15:56 1-2 0-0 0-0 +9 0 4 4 1 0 0 0 1 0 2
T. Ariza G 40:35 4-10 0-2 3-6 +5 1 8 9 7 2 3 5 0 0 11
A. Brooks G 42:36 11-26 6-12 2-3 +1 1 3 4 4 3 0 3 0 2 30
K. Lowry   27:47 5-8 2-3 0-0 -11 3 3 6 5 4 1 1 0 0 12
C. Landry   32:04 7-13 0-0 1-1 -6 2 1 3 0 2 0 2 0 3 15
D. Andersen   11:57 2-8 0-2 0-0 -5 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 4
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 40-90 10-28 7-11   11 37 48 24 18 7 14 2 9 97
  44.4% 35.7% 63.6%   team rebs: 9 total to: 16

inactive

  • Mavericks: Carroll, Singleton, Williams
  • Rockets: Dorsey, McGrady, Yao

technical fouls

  • Mavericks: Carlisle
  • Rockets: Battier

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 5
  • Times Tied: 6

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #26 Bob Delaney, #53 Mark Lindsay, #23 Jason Phillips
  • Attendance: 18306
  • Duration: 2:4
Dallas Mavericks (23-12) Houston Rockets (21-14)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Scola vs Dampier (Kidd gains possession)
Kidd Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:38
[DAL 2-0]
 
  11:16 Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Marion (1 ST) 
Barea Driving Layup Shot: Missed  11:06  
  11:05 Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:55
[HOU 3-2]
Battier 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Brooks (1 AST) 
Dampier Jump Shot: Missed Block: Battier (1 BLK)  10:39  
Dampier Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:37  
Dampier Layup Shot: Missed  10:35  
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:34  
Dampier Jump Bank Shot: Missed  10:25  
  10:24 Battier Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Dampier Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:18  
  10:18 Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:18 Team Rebound 
  10:18 Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Dampier Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:18  
Marion Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nowitzki (1 AST)  10:04
[DAL 4-3]
 
  09:48
[HOU 6-4]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Battier (1 AST) 
Dampier Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hayes (1 BLK)  09:34  
  09:33 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:22 Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Marion Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:21  
Nowitzki Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  09:14  
Nowitzki Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  09:14  
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  09:14  
Kidd Foul : Personal (1 PF)  08:53  
  08:44 Battier Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Barea (1 ST) 
Kidd Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:39
[DAL 6-6]
 
Barea Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:25  
  08:25 Brooks Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:25 Team Rebound 
  08:25
[HOU 7-6]
Brooks Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  08:07 Brooks Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Dampier Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  08:07
[DAL 7-7]
 
Dampier Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:07  
  08:07 Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:53 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
Barea Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:52  
Dampier Layup Shot: Missed  07:46  
  07:44 Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:30
[HOU 9-7]
Scola Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Battier (2 AST) 
Dampier Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  07:19  
Dampier Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  07:19  
Dampier Substitution replaced by Gooden  07:19  
  06:58
[HOU 11-7]
Scola Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST) 
Battier Violation:Kicked Ball  06:43  
Barea 3pt Shot: Missed  06:38  
Marion Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:37  
Nowitzki Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  06:31  
Nowitzki Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  06:31  
Carlisle Technical  06:31  
  06:31
[HOU 12-7]
Brooks Free Throw Technical (5 PTS) 
Nowitzki Substitution replaced by Howard  06:31  
  06:20 Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Kidd (1 ST) 
  06:06 Scola Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Gooden Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:53
[DAL 9-12]
 
  05:35
[HOU 14-9]
Battier Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Scola (1 AST) 
Gooden Jump Shot: Missed  05:22  
  05:21 Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:12 Battier 3pt Shot: Missed 
Kidd Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:11  
Barea 3pt Shot: Missed  05:04  
  05:02 Battier Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:00 Team Timeout : Regular 
Barea Substitution replaced by Terry  05:00  
  04:50 Ariza Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  04:50 Ariza Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Marion Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Terry (1 AST)  04:38
[DAL 11-14]
 
  04:15 Hayes Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:14 Battier Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:14 Battier Tip Shot: Missed 
Gooden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:12  
Howard 3pt Shot: Missed  04:07  
  04:06 Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:49
[HOU 16-11]
Hayes Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Howard Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Battier (1 ST)  03:30  
  03:26
[HOU 18-11]
Brooks Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Battier (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:21  
  03:21 Hayes Substitution replaced by Lowry 
  03:21 Brooks Substitution replaced by Landry 
Marion Jump Shot: Missed  03:11  
  03:10 Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:04
[HOU 20-11]
Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lowry (1 AST) 
Gooden Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:04  
  03:04
[HOU 21-11]
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Howard Jump Shot: Missed  02:48  
Gooden Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:46  
Gooden Tip Shot: Missed  02:46  
  02:45 Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  02:42 Lowry Turnover : Palming Turnover (1 TO) 
Terry Jump Shot: Missed  02:32  
  02:31 Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  02:12 Landry Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Gooden Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:11  
Gooden Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:58
[DAL 13-21]
 
  01:39 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:37 Lowry Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:33 Battier 3pt Shot: Missed 
Marion Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:32  
Terry 3pt Shot: Missed  01:26  
  01:25 Battier Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:16 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:15 Landry Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:14
[HOU 23-13]
Landry Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Gooden Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS)  00:56.9
[DAL 15-23]
 
Howard Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:42.5  
  00:42.5 Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:42.5 Team Rebound 
  00:42.5 Battier Substitution replaced by Brooks 
  00:42.5
[HOU 24-15]
Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Marion Running Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Terry (2 AST)  00:27.6
[DAL 17-24]
 
  00:04.9 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:03.9 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:00.9 Ariza Jump Shot: Missed 
Gooden Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Dallas Mavericks (23-12) Houston Rockets (21-14)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:37 Brooks Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Gooden Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  11:36  
Howard Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:31
[DAL 19-24]
 
  11:11 Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Howard (1 ST) 
Terry Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:52
[DAL 21-24]
 
  10:29 Andersen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Marion Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  10:27  
Gooden Driving Layup Shot: Missed  10:18  
  10:17 Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:14
[HOU 26-21]
Lowry Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brooks (2 AST) 
Marion Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Terry (3 AST)  09:52
[DAL 23-26]
 
  09:38
[HOU 29-23]
Lowry 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Brooks (3 AST) 
Terry Layup Shot: Missed  09:23  
  09:22 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:15 Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Howard (2 ST) 
Howard Jump Shot: Missed  09:08  
Kidd Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:07  
Marion Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Kidd (1 AST)  09:01
[DAL 25-29]
 
  08:39
[HOU 31-25]
Andersen Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ariza (2 AST) 
Marion Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Kidd (2 AST)  08:22
[DAL 27-31]
 
  08:14 Landry Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  08:14 Landry Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Timeout : Regular  08:14  
  08:14 Ariza Substitution replaced by Battier 
Marion Substitution replaced by Nowitzki  08:14  
Kidd Substitution replaced by Barea  08:14  
Howard Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:02
[DAL 29-31]
 
  07:46
[HOU 33-29]
Landry Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lowry (2 AST) 
Nowitzki Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed  07:22  
  07:21 Lowry Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:15 Andersen 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:14 Battier Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  06:50 Battier 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Howard (1 BLK) 
  06:49 Team Rebound 
  06:49 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Howard Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:34
[DAL 31-33]
 
  06:34 Battier Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS)  06:34
[DAL 32-33]
 
  06:10
[HOU 35-32]
Lowry Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
  05:56 Landry Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  05:56 Team Timeout : Regular 
Nowitzki Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  05:56
[DAL 33-35]
 
Nowitzki Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  05:56
[DAL 34-35]
 
  05:34
[HOU 37-34]
Brooks Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
  05:19 Lowry Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Terry Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  05:19
[DAL 35-37]
 
Terry Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  05:19
[DAL 36-37]
 
  05:05 Brooks Layup Shot: Missed 
Barea Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:04  
Howard Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Barea (1 AST)  04:59
[DAL 38-37]
 
  04:35
[HOU 40-38]
Lowry 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Brooks (4 AST) 
Terry Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:14
[DAL 40-40]
 
  03:47
[HOU 42-40]
Andersen Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Howard Jump Shot: Missed  03:25  
  03:24 Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:08 Andersen Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:06  
Howard Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Battier (2 ST)  03:04  
  03:01 Brooks Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gooden (1 BLK) 
Barea Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:00  
Terry Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Barea (2 AST)  02:56
[DAL 42-42]
 
  02:51
[HOU 44-42]
Brooks Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:48  
  02:48 Lowry Substitution replaced by Ariza 
  02:48 Andersen Substitution replaced by Scola 
Barea Substitution replaced by Kidd  02:48  
Howard Substitution replaced by Marion  02:48  
Nowitzki Jump Bank Shot: Missed  02:32  
  02:31 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:17 Brooks Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:16  
Marion Dunk Shot: Missed  02:12  
  02:11 Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  02:03
[HOU 46-42]
Battier Pullup Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Ariza (3 AST) 
Nowitzki Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  02:03  
Nowitzki Substitution replaced by Howard  02:03  
  02:03
[HOU 47-42]
Battier Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS) 
  01:51 Battier Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Terry Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  01:51
[DAL 43-47]
 
Terry Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:51  
  01:51 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:36
[HOU 49-43]
Scola Jump Bank Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Howard Jump Shot: Missed  01:16  
Gooden Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  01:15  
Gooden Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  01:11
[DAL 45-49]
 
  00:55.6
[HOU 51-45]
Ariza Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Gooden Jump Shot: Missed  00:41.9  
  00:40.7 Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  00:36.1
[HOU 54-45]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Ariza (4 AST) 
Howard Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Kidd (3 AST)  00:23.5
[DAL 47-54]
 
Terry Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:06.2  
  00:03.4
[HOU 56-47]
Landry Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Battier (4 AST) 
Howard 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Dallas Mavericks (23-12) Houston Rockets (21-14)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:39 Battier 3pt Shot: Missed 
Marion Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  11:37  
Nowitzki 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  11:13
[DAL 50-56]
 
  11:02 Brooks Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Dampier Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  11:01  
Nowitzki Pullup Jump shot: Missed  10:53  
  10:52 Battier Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  10:33
[HOU 58-50]
Scola Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Ariza (5 AST) 
Marion Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (1 ST)  10:17  
  10:14
[HOU 60-50]
Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Barea Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  10:14  
  10:14
[HOU 61-50]
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS) 
Nowitzki Turnaround Bank shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Kidd (4 AST)  09:59
[DAL 52-61]
 
  09:46 Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:45 Brooks Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:36 Ariza Driving Dunk Shot: Missed 
  09:34 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  09:30
[HOU 64-52]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Scola (2 AST) 
Nowitzki Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  09:08  
  09:08 Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:00 Scola Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  09:00 Scola Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Barea Driving Layup Shot: Missed  08:48  
  08:47 Team Rebound 
Dampier Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  08:47  
  08:25 Battier 3pt Shot: Missed 
Barea Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:24  
Marion Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  08:13  
  08:12 Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  08:06
[HOU 66-52]
Brooks Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:05  
Kidd Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Barea (3 AST)  07:49
[DAL 54-66]
 
  07:49 Instant Replay - Overturn Ruling 
Barea Foul : Personal (3 PF)  07:28  
  07:18 Ariza Jump Shot: Missed 
Marion Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  07:17  
Barea Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (2 ST)  07:08  
  06:55 Brooks Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:54  
Kidd Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  06:47
[DAL 56-66]
 
  06:28 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:27 Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  06:27 Scola Tip Shot: Missed 
Dampier Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:25  
Kidd Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  06:11
[DAL 58-66]
 
  05:55
[HOU 69-58]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Ariza (6 AST) 
Kidd Pullup Jump shot: Missed  05:43  
  05:42 Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  05:29
[HOU 71-58]
Scola Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Hayes (1 AST) 
Barea Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:09
[DAL 60-71]
 
  04:44 Battier 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Barea (1 BLK) 
  04:43 Team Rebound 
  04:43 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  04:43 Hayes Substitution replaced by Landry 
  04:31 Brooks Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Barea Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  04:31
[DAL 61-71]
 
Barea Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  04:31
[DAL 62-71]
 
  04:21 Landry Jump Shot: Missed 
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:18  
Barea Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:06  
  04:05 Battier Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
Barea Substitution replaced by Terry  04:01  
  03:39 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:38  
Nowitzki 3pt Shot: Missed  03:23  
  03:22 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:14 Battier 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Nowitzki (1 BLK) 
  03:14 Team Rebound 
  03:14 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:14 Battier Substitution replaced by Lowry 
Marion Substitution replaced by Howard  03:14  
  03:04 Landry Jump Shot: Missed Block: Dampier (1 BLK) 
  03:03 Team Rebound 
  03:01 Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Dampier (1 ST) 
  02:57 Ariza Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  02:57
[DAL 63-71]
 
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  02:57
[DAL 64-71]
 
  02:43 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dampier Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:42  
Howard Jump Shot: Missed  02:35  
  02:33 Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:10) 
  02:22 Scola Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Terry (1 ST) 
Kidd 3pt Shot: Missed  02:15  
  02:14 Lowry Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:07
[HOU 74-64]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Lowry (3 AST) 
  01:49 Scola Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
  01:44 Lowry Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Terry Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:44  
Team Rebound  01:44  
Terry Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  01:44
[DAL 65-74]
 
  01:20 Landry Jump Shot: Missed Block: Nowitzki (2 BLK) 
Kidd Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:18  
Dampier Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS)  01:04
[DAL 67-74]
 
  00:57.3
[HOU 76-67]
Brooks Running Jump Shot: Made (27 PTS) 
Nowitzki Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Ariza (3 ST)  00:39.9  
  00:36.5
[HOU 78-67]
Ariza Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:36.5  
Terry Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  00:29.1
[DAL 69-78]
 
  00:07.8 Ariza Turnover : Traveling (4 TO) 
  00:01.3 Brooks Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  00:01.3
[DAL 70-78]
 
Nowitzki Substitution replaced by Marion  00:01.3  
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:01.3  
  00:01.3 Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:11) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Kidd Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Scola (1 ST)  11:48  
  11:26
[HOU 80-70]
Scola Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Lowry (4 AST) 
Marion Floating Jump shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Terry (4 AST)  11:09
[DAL 72-80]
 
  10:59 Scola Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Marion Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  10:58  
Kidd Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  10:50
[DAL 74-80]
 
  10:35 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gooden Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  10:33  
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Marion (1 AST)  10:22
[DAL 77-80]
 
  10:05 Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Gooden (1 ST) 
  10:03 Lowry Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
  10:03 Team Timeout : Regular 
  10:03 Scola Substitution replaced by Battier 
  10:03 Brooks Substitution replaced by Andersen 
Marion Jump Shot: Missed  09:50  
  09:49 Battier Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  09:34 Lowry Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:33 Team Rebound 
  09:27 Andersen Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:25 Lowry Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  09:14
[HOU 82-77]
Lowry Pullup Jump shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Kidd Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  08:53
[DAL 79-82]
 
  08:40 Andersen Layup Shot: Missed Block: Marion (1 BLK) 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:38  
Gooden Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  08:26
[DAL 81-82]
 
  08:03
[HOU 84-81]
Landry Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Battier (5 AST) 
Gooden Jump Shot: Missed  07:41  
  07:40 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  07:19 Andersen Hook Shot: Missed 
Gooden Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  07:18  
Team Timeout : Regular  07:18  
Gooden Substitution replaced by Nowitzki  07:18  
  07:18 Ariza Substitution replaced by Brooks 
  07:18 Andersen Substitution replaced by Scola 
Terry Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS)  07:00
[DAL 83-84]
 
  06:46 Landry Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Marion Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  06:45  
Howard Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  06:39  
  06:25
[HOU 86-83]
Landry Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Howard 3pt Shot: Missed  06:04  
  06:03 Brooks Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:43 Lowry Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:42  
Terry Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Kidd (5 AST)  05:39
[DAL 85-86]
 
  05:39 Lowry Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Terry Free Throw 1 of 1 (20 PTS)  05:39
[DAL 86-86]
 
  05:21 Brooks Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  05:20 Landry Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  05:19
[HOU 88-86]
Landry Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Marion Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:19  
  05:19 Scola Substitution replaced by Ariza 
  05:19
[HOU 89-86]
Landry Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS) 
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Missed  05:04  
Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:03  
Nowitzki Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  04:52
[DAL 88-89]
 
  04:52 Battier Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Nowitzki Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS)  04:52
[DAL 89-89]
 
  04:39 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Marion Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  04:38  
Howard Jump Shot: Missed  04:30  
  04:28 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  04:03 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Terry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:02  
Terry 3pt Shot: Missed  03:53  
  03:53 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  03:38 Landry Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Terry (2 ST) 
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Missed  03:22  
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  03:21  
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Missed  03:07  
  03:06 Landry Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  02:46 Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  02:44  
Terry Jump Shot: Missed  02:24  
  02:23 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  02:11
[HOU 92-89]
Battier 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Ariza (7 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:08  
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Missed  01:53  
  01:52 Lowry Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  01:39 Landry Jump Shot: Missed Block: Nowitzki (3 BLK) 
  01:38 Lowry Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  01:35
[HOU 95-89]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (30 PTS) Assist: Lowry (5 AST) 
Marion Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Howard (1 AST)  01:28
[DAL 91-95]
 
  01:11
[HOU 97-91]
Landry Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
  01:03 Battier Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  01:03
[DAL 92-97]
 
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  01:03
[DAL 93-97]
 
  00:46.9 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:44.1  
  00:44.1 Battier Technical 
Nowitzki Free Throw Technical (11 PTS)  00:44.1
[DAL 94-97]
 
Terry Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lowry (1 ST)  00:30.9  
  00:08.8 Brooks Layup Shot: Missed Block: Nowitzki (4 BLK) 
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  00:08.0  
Team Timeout : Regular  00:08.0  
Kidd 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.9  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
DAL
1st Southwest
55
27
8-2
28-13
27-14
HOU
3rd Southwest
42
40
6-4
23-18
19-22
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
DAL
2 players 26.7
2 players 8.2
2 players 7.0
2 players 1.7
2 players 2.3
HOU
Brooks 19.7
Scola 8.6
Brooks 5.3
Battier 1.1
Ariza 1.8

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