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Hornets squeeze by Rockets, 99-95


By Larry Holder, for NBA.com
Posted Sunday January 3, 2010 12:00AM

NEW ORLEANS (NBA.com exclusive) -- It looked like the Houston Rockets hit the repeat button from when they faced the New Orleans Hornets less than one week ago in the Toyota Center.

Then came the fourth quarter and the Hornets realized where they were playing -- at home.

The Hornets put it together late in the fourth quarter to overcome the Rockets 99-95 at the New Orleans Arena on Saturday night. The overwhelmingly obvious trend continued for the Hornets as New Orleans moved its home record to 13-3 compared to its 2-13 mark on the road.

Hornets guard Chris Paul said considering how the Hornets finished the last time they played the Rockets played a role in wanting to fight tooth and nail for the win Saturday night. Though on paper it looked like he took the game over as Paul scored a game-high 28 points, but Paul pointed to the help of his teammates down the stretch.

"We just wanted to be aggressive," Paul said. "We knew the only way we'd have a chance was to get two or three consecutive stops. Luckily we got that and one and then (David) West hit a big shot. (James) Posey hit that 3 and I think the play of the game would be that charge Pose took at the end (with 43.5 seconds left in the game) to give us the possession."

It would be hard to argue against his point as the Hornets pulled it together when they had to in order to not fall to Houston for the second time in less than a week. The Hornets ended the game on a 13-2 run. The Rockets lead by as many as 11 points midway through the third quarter.

Rockets coach Rick Adelman didn't see it that way at all as he had one statement about the officiating during his postgame press conference and walked out.

"I'm very disappointed," Adelman said. "I'm trying to find out what an offensive foul is. That's all I want to find out is what an offensive foul is. Is it more slapping a guy's hand away, is it more than stepping in front of a guy, is it more than putting a shoulder down. I don't know. That's all I've got to say about this game, otherwise it's going to cost me."

When asked what he thought the biggest fundamental difference between the loss to the Rockets five days ago and the win on Saturday, Bower wasn't able to point to one thing as he rattled off a laundry list of aspects: timely 3-point shooting by the Hornets, slowing down the Rockets' 3-point threats, rebounding by Emeka Okafor and Posey.

His final bulletpoint did prove to be most important as the Hornets displayed more poise Saturday than they had five days ago when Houston blew New Orleans away on the fourth quarter to win 108-100.

"We showed (poise) throughout the game by not getting frustrated or disappointed when things didn't go our way," Bower said. "There was a stretch where our offense was stagnant and our defense was sluggish all at the same time. It could have slipped away from us. We bared down and started to get it a little under control and then the offense came along with it."

West added 15 points for the Hornets with Okafor scoring 14 points and a season-high 16 rebounds in the win. Devin Brown and Darius Songaila each chipped in with 12 points.

Turnovers played a huge factor as the Rockets gave the ball away 19 times while New Orleans only turned it over seven times.

Trevor Ariza led the Rockets with 19 points. Aaron Brooks added 17 points, while Luis Scola had 15 and Kyle Lowry had 12 in the loss.

Both teams have some heavy road-game lifting on the schedule.

The Hornets only have five home games left in January compared to 11 road games.

"It forces us to find a way to figure it out on the road," Paul said. "We're not going to be home as often so you can't depend on hom ecourt keeping us afloat. We've got to figure out something and what better way than to figure it out in Utah (on Monday)."

The Rockets will be facing a Western Conference road trip buzzsaw once they leave New Orleans as they'll face the Lakers and Suns in their next two games with both being away from Toyota Center. Houston had won six of its last eight games before the loss in New Orleans

Rockets
Hornets
     
    • 48.6%

    • 44.7%

    • 40.0%

    • 21.4%

    • 81.0%

    • 83.3%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
HOU NOH
Total Rebounds 7 9
Offensive Rebounds 8 10
Turnovers 16 7
Fast Break Pts: 8 16
Biggest Lead: 11 5
Points in the Paint: 44 44
HOU NOH
p Ariza   19 Paul   28
rb Hayes   13 Okafor   16
a Lowry   6 Paul   9
s 3 players   1 Paul   2
b Landry   1 Paul   1
 
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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 35:59 2-5 2-4 0-0 -7 1 3 4 4 1 1 1 0 0 6
L. Scola F-C 24:20 5-11 0-0 5-6 -1 1 2 3 0 4 0 1 0 0 15
C. Hayes C-F 36:00 4-7 0-0 1-2 -13 1 12 13 5 4 1 1 0 0 9
T. Ariza G 38:05 7-14 2-7 3-4 -6 0 7 7 3 2 1 7 0 1 19
A. Brooks G 38:16 6-11 3-6 2-2 -7 0 1 1 2 1 0 3 0 0 17
K. Lowry   25:22 3-8 1-1 5-5 +5 4 2 6 6 5 0 0 0 0 12
C. Landry   18:54 4-7 0-0 0-0 +4 0 1 1 1 6 0 2 1 0 8
D. Andersen   16:27 3-8 0-2 0-0 +3 0 3 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 6
J. Taylor   06:37 1-1 0-0 1-2 +2 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
C. Budinger DND - Right Ankle Sprain
B. Cook DNP - Coach's Decision
M. Harris DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 35-72 8-20 17-21   8 31 39 21 25 3 16 1 1 95
  48.6% 40.0% 81.0%   team rebs: 7 total to: 19
New Orleans Hornets (37-45)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Stojakovic F 24:38 2-7 1-4 0-0 -10 0 1 1 1 3 0 2 0 0 5
D. West F 36:18 6-14 0-0 3-4 +8 1 4 5 2 2 1 1 0 0 15
E. Okafor C 37:29 6-8 0-0 2-4 +1 4 12 16 1 4 1 0 0 0 14
D. Brown G 25:58 5-9 0-3 2-2 +13 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 0 0 12
C. Paul G 43:09 9-21 1-2 9-10 +8 0 2 2 9 3 2 1 1 1 28
D. Songaila   16:22 5-11 0-0 2-2 -2 2 1 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 12
D. Collison   09:50 0-3 0-0 0-0 -10 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
M. Thornton   04:51 1-3 0-0 0-0 -4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
J. Posey   23:22 1-2 1-2 2-2 +14 0 6 6 2 3 0 0 0 0 5
J. Wright   05:32 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 2
B. Brown   12:31 2-6 0-3 0-0 +2 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 4
M. Peterson DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 38-85 3-14 20-24   10 27 37 18 21 7 7 1 1 99
  44.7% 21.4% 83.3%   team rebs: 9 total to: 7

inactive

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

technical fouls

  • Rockets: --
  • Hornets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 4
  • Times Tied: 5

arena stats

  • Arena: New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, LA
  • Officials: #24 Mike Callahan, #42 Eric Lewis, #81 James Williams
  • Attendance: 16020
  • Duration: 2:17
Houston Rockets (20-15) New Orleans Hornets (17-16)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Okafor vs Scola (Paul gains possession)
Scola Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  11:47  
  11:47 Okafor Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:47 Team Rebound 
  11:47 Okafor Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  11:46 Brown Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:43
[NOH 2-0]
Okafor Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brown (1 AST) 
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  11:22  
  11:21 Okafor Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:04
[NOH 4-0]
Okafor Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Stojakovic (1 AST) 
  10:45 West Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Scola Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  10:45
[HOU 1-4]
 
Scola Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  10:45
[HOU 2-4]
 
  10:27 West Jump Shot: Missed 
Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:27  
  10:18 West Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  10:18 West Substitution replaced by Songaila 
Scola Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:07
[HOU 4-4]
 
  09:44
[NOH 6-4]
Brown Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Okafor (1 AST) 
Ariza Layup Shot: Missed  09:32  
  09:31 Okafor Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:23 Paul Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Battier (1 ST) 
  09:19 Okafor Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:19
[HOU 5-6]
 
Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:19  
  09:19 Okafor Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:03
[NOH 8-5]
Stojakovic Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Ariza Driving Dunk Shot: Made (3 PTS)  08:51
[HOU 7-8]
 
  08:30 Stojakovic Layup Shot: Missed 
Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:29  
Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  08:08  
  07:52
[NOH 10-7]
Songaila Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Paul (1 AST) 
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  07:35
[HOU 10-10]
 
  07:16 Stojakovic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:15  
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  07:00  
  06:58 Paul Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:52
[NOH 12-10]
Paul Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Brooks Layup Shot: Missed  06:34  
  06:33 Stojakovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:21
[NOH 14-10]
Paul Pullup Bank shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Hayes Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:10
[HOU 12-14]
 
  05:54 Songaila Jump Shot: Missed 
Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:53  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  05:40  
Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  05:39  
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  05:24  
  05:23 Okafor Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:14
[NOH 16-12]
Songaila Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Paul (2 AST) 
Ariza Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  04:59  
  04:59 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:59 Brown Substitution replaced by Collison 
  04:41 Scola Violation:Kicked Ball 
  04:34 Paul Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:33  
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Hayes (1 AST)  04:23
[HOU 15-16]
 
  04:05 Okafor Hook Shot: Missed 
  04:04 Songaila Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:02 Songaila Layup Shot: Missed 
Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  04:02  
Battier Substitution replaced by Lowry  04:02  
Jump Ball Songaila vs Hayes (Scola gains possession)  04:02  
Lowry Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hayes (2 AST)  03:52
[HOU 17-16]
 
  03:52 Collison Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Lowry Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  03:52
[HOU 18-16]
 
  03:30 Songaila Jump Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:29  
Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Paul (1 ST)  03:13  
  03:09 Collison Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:08 Songaila Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  03:07
[NOH 18-18]
Songaila Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed  02:47  
Lowry Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:45  
Scola Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lowry (1 AST)  02:42
[HOU 20-18]
 
  02:30
[NOH 21-20]
Stojakovic 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Songaila (1 AST) 
Lowry Jump Shot: Missed  02:15  
  02:14 Songaila Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Lowry Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:04  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:04  
Hayes Substitution replaced by Landry  02:04  
  02:04 Paul Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:04 Team Rebound 
  02:04
[NOH 22-20]
Paul Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Ariza Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  01:50
[HOU 22-22]
 
  01:29 Songaila Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:28 Okafor Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  01:26
[NOH 24-22]
Okafor Putback Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  01:12 Collison Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Lowry Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  01:12
[HOU 23-24]
 
Lowry Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  01:12
[HOU 24-24]
 
  01:01 Collison Jump Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:00  
Landry Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brooks (1 AST)  00:51.4
[HOU 26-24]
 
  00:40.9 Songaila Jump Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:39.9  
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  00:25.9  
  00:24.9 Okafor Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Lowry Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:03.3  
  00:00.0 Stojakovic 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Houston Rockets (20-15) New Orleans Hornets (17-16)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Landry Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS)  11:45
[HOU 28-24]
 
  11:27 Thornton Jump Shot: Missed 
Landry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:26  
Andersen Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lowry (2 AST)  11:11
[HOU 30-24]
 
Landry Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:51  
  10:51
[NOH 25-30]
West Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  10:51
[NOH 26-30]
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Andersen Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Landry (1 AST)  10:34
[HOU 32-26]
 
Landry Foul : Personal (2 PF)  10:17  
  10:07
[NOH 28-32]
West Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Lowry Jump Shot: Missed  09:51  
  09:50 Okafor Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  09:41
[NOH 30-32]
West Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Battier 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Lowry (3 AST)  09:33
[HOU 35-30]
 
  09:20 West Jump Shot: Missed 
Battier Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:19  
Andersen Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  09:03  
Taylor Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:03  
  09:02 Okafor Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  09:02 Stojakovic Substitution replaced by Posey 
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:02  
Team Rebound  09:02  
Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:02
[HOU 36-30]
 
  08:47 Collison Jump Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:46  
Landry Jump Shot: Missed  08:33  
  08:32 Okafor Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
Andersen Foul : Personal (1 PF)  08:25  
  08:25 Timeout : Official 
  08:25 Okafor Substitution replaced by Wright 
  08:22
[NOH 32-36]
Thornton Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Posey (1 AST) 
  08:04 Wright Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  07:54 Posey Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Wright Violation:Kicked Ball  07:49  
Taylor Driving Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS)  07:39
[HOU 38-32]
 
  07:22 Thornton Jump Shot: Missed 
Battier Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:21  
Andersen 3pt Shot: Missed  07:10  
Team Rebound  07:09  
  07:09 Collison Substitution replaced by Paul 
  07:09 Thornton Substitution replaced by Brown 
Lowry Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Battier (1 AST)  07:07
[HOU 40-32]
 
  06:42 Posey 3pt Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:41  
Battier 3pt Shot: Missed  06:33  
  06:31 Paul Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:19
[NOH 34-40]
Paul Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Taylor Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Brown (1 ST)  06:00  
  05:53
[NOH 36-40]
Brown Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Paul (3 AST) 
Andersen Jump Shot: Missed  05:33  
  05:32 Posey Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:23 Brown Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
  05:23 Team Timeout : Regular 
Battier Substitution replaced by Ariza  05:23  
Taylor Substitution replaced by Brooks  05:23  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lowry (4 AST)  05:08
[HOU 43-36]
 
  04:50 West Jump Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:49  
Landry Jump Shot: Missed  04:32  
Lowry Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  04:29  
Lowry Tip Shot: Missed  04:29  
Lowry Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  04:27  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  04:21  
  04:20 West Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:05 Paul Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:04 Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:59
[NOH 38-43]
Wright Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS)  03:43
[HOU 46-38]
 
  03:23 West Jump Shot: Missed 
Lowry Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  03:22  
Ariza Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Wright (1 ST)  03:10  
  03:05
[NOH 40-46]
Brown Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST) 
  02:53 Posey Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:53  
  02:53 Wright Substitution replaced by Okafor 
Lowry Substitution replaced by Scola  02:53  
Andersen Substitution replaced by Battier  02:53  
Brooks Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:46
[HOU 48-40]
 
  02:38 Paul Jump Shot: Missed Block: Landry (1 BLK) 
  02:37 Team Rebound 
Landry Foul : Personal (3 PF)  02:27  
Landry Substitution replaced by Hayes  02:27  
  02:12 Brown 3pt Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:11  
Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed  01:47  
  01:45 Okafor Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  01:40
[NOH 42-48]
Brown Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Battier 3pt Shot: Missed  01:29  
  01:28 Okafor Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
Hayes Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:24  
  01:24
[NOH 43-48]
Paul Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  01:24 West Substitution replaced by Songaila 
  01:24
[NOH 44-48]
Paul Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Scola Hook Shot: Missed  01:06  
  01:05 Okafor Rebound (Off:1 Def:10) 
  00:56.5
[NOH 46-48]
Okafor Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Paul (4 AST) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  00:32.5  
  00:24.9 Songaila Jump Shot: Missed 
Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  00:23.7  
  00:02.3 Posey Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Scola Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:02.3
[HOU 49-46]
 
Scola Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:02.3
[HOU 50-46]
 
  00:00.0 Brown 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Houston Rockets (20-15) New Orleans Hornets (17-16)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Hayes Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST)  11:47
[HOU 52-46]
 
  11:25 Stojakovic Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Hayes (1 ST) 
Ariza Layup Shot: Missed Block: Paul (1 BLK)  11:21  
Team Rebound  11:21  
Scola Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  11:11  
Scola Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  11:11  
  10:56 Brown Jump Shot: Missed 
Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  10:55  
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  10:43  
Hayes Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  10:42  
  10:41 Stojakovic Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Hayes Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  10:41
[HOU 53-46]
 
Hayes Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  10:41  
  10:40 Okafor Rebound (Off:1 Def:11) 
  10:16 Paul Jump Shot: Missed 
Hayes Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  10:15  
Ariza Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Brooks (2 AST)  10:11
[HOU 55-46]
 
  09:49
[NOH 48-55]
Paul Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  09:35  
  09:18 Stojakovic Jump Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:17  
Hayes Reverse Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Battier (2 AST)  09:03
[HOU 57-48]
 
  08:50
[NOH 51-57]
Paul 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Battier Jump Shot: Missed  08:26  
Battier Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:25  
Battier Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Paul (2 ST)  08:23  
Brooks Foul : Personal (1 PF)  08:21  
  08:10 Brown 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hayes Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  08:09  
Scola Running Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS)  07:54
[HOU 59-51]
 
  07:25 Stojakovic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  07:24  
Battier 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Ariza (2 AST)  07:15
[HOU 62-51]
 
  07:15 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:50
[NOH 53-62]
Brown Running Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
  06:41 Brown Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  06:35
[HOU 64-53]
 
  06:25 Paul Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:24 Okafor Rebound (Off:2 Def:11) 
Hayes Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  06:24  
  06:24
[NOH 54-64]
Okafor Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  06:24
[NOH 55-64]
Okafor Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Scola Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Hayes (3 AST)  06:07
[HOU 66-55]
 
  05:54 Paul Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:53 West Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:53
[NOH 57-66]
West Tip Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Hayes Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  05:40  
Hayes Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  05:40  
  05:26 West Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:26  
  05:26 Okafor Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  05:07  
  05:06 Okafor Rebound (Off:2 Def:12) 
  04:56
[NOH 59-66]
West Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Paul (5 AST) 
  04:40 Okafor Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Scola Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:40  
Team Rebound  04:40  
  04:40 Okafor Substitution replaced by Songaila 
Scola Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  04:40
[HOU 67-59]
 
Scola Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  04:25  
  04:25
[NOH 60-67]
Paul Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  04:25
[NOH 61-67]
Paul Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Scola Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Ariza (3 AST)  04:09
[HOU 69-61]
 
  03:55
[NOH 63-69]
Songaila Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Paul (6 AST) 
Ariza Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  03:46  
Ariza Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  03:46  
  03:36 Stojakovic Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  03:36 Stojakovic Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Brooks Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  03:22  
  03:21 West Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Scola Foul : Loose Ball (4 PF)  03:21  
Battier Substitution replaced by Lowry  03:21  
  03:21 Brown Substitution replaced by Brown 
Scola Substitution replaced by Landry  03:21  
  03:13 Paul 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:12 Team Rebound 
  03:04
[NOH 65-69]
Songaila Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Ariza Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS)  02:42
[HOU 71-65]
 
  02:37 Songaila Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  02:37 Songaila Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:37  
  02:20 Stojakovic Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  02:20
[HOU 72-65]
 
  02:20 Stojakovic Substitution replaced by Posey 
Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  02:20
[HOU 73-65]
 
  02:01 West Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (1 ST) 
Brooks Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Brown (1 ST)  01:49  
Lowry Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  01:44  
  01:44
[NOH 66-73]
Posey Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  01:44
[NOH 67-73]
Posey Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Landry Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Hayes (4 AST)  01:22
[HOU 75-67]
 
Landry Foul : Personal (4 PF)  01:08  
  01:08
[NOH 68-75]
Paul Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Landry Substitution replaced by Andersen  01:08  
  01:08
[NOH 69-75]
Paul Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Hayes Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Lowry (5 AST)  00:49.5
[HOU 77-69]
 
  00:31.9 Paul Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:30.6 Team Rebound 
Andersen Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  00:30.6  
  00:30.6
[NOH 70-77]
Songaila Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  00:30.6
[NOH 71-77]
Songaila Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Hayes Jump Bank Shot: Missed  00:06.6  
Team Rebound  00:06.6  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  00:06.6  
  00:00.0 Paul Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:52
[NOH 73-77]
Brown Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Paul (7 AST) 
Lowry Jump Shot: Missed  11:31  
  11:29 Posey Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:17 Brown 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  11:16  
Andersen Jump Shot: Missed  11:06  
  11:05 Posey Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:52 West Jump Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  10:51  
Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  10:44
[HOU 79-73]
 
  10:22 Brown Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:20 Okafor Rebound (Off:3 Def:12) 
  10:20
[NOH 75-79]
Okafor Tip Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Hayes Jump Shot: Missed  10:04  
  10:03 West Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:53 Okafor Layup Shot: Missed 
Lowry Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  09:52  
  09:52 Paul Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Brooks Substitution replaced by Battier  09:52  
Lowry 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Hayes (5 AST)  09:37
[HOU 82-75]
 
  09:11
[NOH 77-82]
Paul Pullup Bank shot: Made (20 PTS) 
  08:54 Paul Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Timeout : Official  08:54  
Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:West (1 ST)  08:42  
  08:38
[NOH 79-82]
Brown Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Andersen Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Battier (3 AST)  08:19
[HOU 84-79]
 
  07:52 Paul Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:51 Okafor Rebound (Off:4 Def:12) 
  07:33 West Jump Shot: Missed 
Battier Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:32  
Ariza Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (6 TO)  07:15  
  07:03 Brown 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hayes Rebound (Off:1 Def:10)  07:02  
Ariza Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  06:45  
Ariza Turnover : Foul (7 TO)  06:45  
Ariza Substitution replaced by Brooks  06:45  
  06:31
[NOH 81-84]
Okafor Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: West (1 AST) 
Andersen 3pt Shot: Missed  06:09  
  06:08 Posey Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:52 Paul Jump Shot: Missed 
Hayes Rebound (Off:1 Def:11)  05:51  
  05:48 Brown Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  05:48 Team Timeout : Regular 
Andersen Substitution replaced by Landry  05:48  
Lowry Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  05:48
[HOU 85-81]
 
Lowry Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  05:48
[HOU 86-81]
 
  05:35
[NOH 83-86]
Paul Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Lowry Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  05:35  
  05:35
[NOH 84-86]
Paul Free Throw 1 of 1 (23 PTS) 
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Lowry (6 AST)  05:23
[HOU 89-84]
 
  04:56
[NOH 86-89]
West Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Posey (2 AST) 
Lowry Jump Shot: Missed  04:30  
Team Rebound  04:30  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  04:30  
  04:14 Paul Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:11 Brown Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:03 West Jump Shot: Missed 
Hayes Rebound (Off:1 Def:12)  04:02  
Hayes Jump Shot: Missed  03:39  
Lowry Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  03:38  
  03:27 Paul Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Lowry Substitution replaced by Ariza  03:27  
Brooks Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  03:27
[HOU 90-86]
 
Brooks Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  03:27
[HOU 91-86]
 
  03:17 Brown 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  03:16  
Team Timeout : Regular  03:09  
  03:09 Brown Substitution replaced by Brown 
Landry Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:57
[HOU 93-86]
 
  02:36 Brown Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Landry Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Okafor (1 ST)  02:19  
  02:07
[NOH 89-93]
Posey 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Paul (8 AST) 
Landry Jump Shot: Missed  01:40  
  01:39 Posey Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Landry Foul : Personal (5 PF)  01:29  
  01:21
[NOH 91-93]
Paul Driving Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: West (2 AST) 
Hayes Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  01:21  
  01:21
[NOH 92-93]
Paul Free Throw 1 of 1 (26 PTS) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  00:58.9  
  00:57.6 Posey Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  00:47.6
[NOH 94-93]
West Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Paul (9 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:47.6  
Hayes Substitution replaced by Scola  00:47.6  
Landry Foul : Offensive (6 PF)  00:43.5  
Landry Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  00:43.5  
Landry Substitution replaced by Hayes  00:43.5  
  00:19.0
[NOH 96-93]
Paul Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (28 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:19.0  
Hayes Substitution replaced by Lowry  00:19.0  
  00:19.0 Okafor Substitution replaced by Brown 
Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed  00:14.9  
  00:13.7 Brown Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Lowry Foul : Personal (5 PF)  00:12.3  
  00:12.3
[NOH 97-93]
Brown Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  00:12.3
[NOH 98-93]
Brown Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:12.3  
Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Battier (4 AST)  00:09.8
[HOU 95-98]
 
  00:09.8 Team Timeout : Regular 
Battier Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:08.9  
  00:08.9 West Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:08.9 Team Rebound 
  00:08.9
[NOH 99-95]
West Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  00:03.9  
  00:02.7 West Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
HOU
3rd Southwest
42
40
6-4
23-18
19-22
NOH
5th Southwest
37
45
3-7
24-17
13-28
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
HOU
Brooks 19.7
Scola 8.6
Brooks 5.3
Battier 1.1
Ariza 1.8
NOH
West 18.8
Okafor 9.0
Paul 10.7
Okafor 1.6
Paul 2.1

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