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Recap

Rockets hold off Blazers for much-needed home win


By Michael Murphy, for NBA.com
Posted Saturday January 30, 2010 1:11AM

HOUSTON (NBA.com exclusive) -- Given their recent problems with offensive efficiency, one might have assumed that the slumping Rockets needed to make some big changes in that department.

Turns out they only needed one small change -- give the ball to Aaron Brooks and enjoy the show. The diminutive point guard put the offense on his slender shoulders Friday night and led the Rockets to a 104-100 victory over Portland, snapping a three-game losing streak.

With a crowd of 16,129 at Toyota Center cheering his every move, Brooks zipped around and through Portland's defense, finishing with 33 points. And when Portland's defense, ever-shifting between a zone and man-to-man, adjusted in an effort to choke off his scoring, Brooks found enough open teammates to pile up seven assists.

"He was terrific," said Houston coach Rick Adelman of Brooks. "I needed him to step up big. When he steps up big, we usually win."

And the Rockets needed a win in the worst way.

After kicking off their homestand with three straight losses, the Rockets had to have been smelling blood in the water when struggling Portland arrived. The Blazers, who have now lost three straight games and four of their last five, played without Rocket-killing guard Brandon Roy, who was still nursing a tender right hamstring.

Another factor working in the Rockets' favor was that the Blazers have had a hard time stopping opposing point guards -- in their two previous losses, Portland gave up big games to Utah's Deron Williams (24 points, seven assists) and New Orleans' Chris Paul (24 points, 12 assists).

But Brooks did even more damage.

Brooks provided a glimpse of that kind of scoring potential in the Rockets' previous game, a loss to Denver. Battling fouls that limited him to 20 minutes, Brooks still scored 22 points, and he managed to maintain that intense level of heat against the Blazers, much to the chagrin of Portland coach Nate McMillan.

"The point guards in the last few games have just blown by us," McMillan said. "The weak side is not helping, and we are not guarding anyone. We have to bend our knees and guard somebody."

When they did adjust to slow down Brooks, Houston's Carl Landry brought the Blazers to their knees.

Landry trails only Cleveland's LeBron James in fourth-quarter scoring, and he showed why Friday night. Landry had been battling double-teams for much of the homestand, but with Brooks breaking down Portland's defense, the springy 6-9 power forward was relieved to find himself in one-on-one coverage. And he took full advantage of the rare breathing room, scoring 15 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter.

"When they're focusing on him (Brooks), it's almost like playing with Tracy (McGrady) or Yao (Ming)," Landry said. "He makes it that much easier for me. And when I start to get aggressive like that, it makes it that much easier for him. As long as Aaron continues to attack, it will open things up."

The Rockets made things interesting down the stretch, missing six of 12 free throws in the final 41.7 seconds that turned an eight-point lead into a nail-biter. The Blazers did their best to take advantage, getting a pair of clutch 3-pointers from Rudy Fernandez, who scored 13 of his 25 points in the final period, to whittle the Rockets' lead down to 102-100 with 8.5 seconds left.

But the Blazers couldn't get any closer, and the Rockets picked up their first win of their six-game homestand.

"Beggars can't be choosers," said Rockets forward Shane Battier of the tense final minute. "People may complain about how we won at the end, but there are no style points in the NBA. Two weeks from now it's a win. And we just needed one to get off the schneid. Hopefully we can build on it."

They may be doing that building without Kyle Lowry, who had 11 points in 11 minutes off the bench. Lowry suffered a sprained left knee after colliding with LaMarcus Aldridge on a driving layup, and will undergo an MRI on Saturday.

But Friday's win wasn't all about Brooks and the offense.

One key factor in the win was the Rockets' ability to shut down Aldridge, whose length and shooting touch make him a tough matchup for the short Rockets. Aldridge got off to a torrid start, scoring 12 first-quarter points to stake the Blazers to a 28-18 lead. But he was limited to only eight points the rest of the way by a double-teaming Houston defense.

"I got off to a good start," Aldridge said. "I got off to a slow start in the third quarter (scoring only two points on 1-of-5 shooting), and then in the fourth quarter they double-teamed me, and I passed the ball out."

Which is precisely what the Rockets wanted.

In the end, they had just enough to hold off the Blazers, snapping their losing streak at three games.

"I'm just glad to get the win," Adelman said. "We seemed to try and make it difficult at the end, but I'll take the win after the last three games."

Blazers
Rockets
     
    • 45.7%

    • 46.7%

    • 38.1%

    • 27.8%

    • 85.7%

    • 67.4%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
POR HOU
Total Rebounds 5 16
Offensive Rebounds 9 11
Turnovers 12 11
Fast Break Pts: 13 16
Biggest Lead: 10 13
Points in the Paint: 32 52
POR HOU
p Fernandez   25 Brooks   33
rb Batum   9 2 players   8
a Blake   9 Brooks   7
s 5 players   1 2 players   2
b Aldridge   4 2 players   1
 
  • 01/02 - HOU @ POR
  • 01/05 - POR @ HOU
  • 03/01 - HOU @ POR
Portland Trail Blazers (50-32)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Webster F 21:24 1-7 0-5 0-0 -8 1 3 4 0 3 0 0 0 0 2
L. Aldridge F 41:27 7-17 0-0 6-8 -2 1 6 7 2 3 1 1 4 1 20
J. Howard C-F 34:53 3-6 0-0 2-2 -15 1 5 6 0 2 0 0 0 0 8
J. Bayless G 23:22 3-8 0-1 5-5 -2 0 2 2 3 3 0 2 0 0 11
A. Miller G 20:48 1-6 0-1 0-0 -10 3 0 3 3 1 0 2 0 0 2
S. Blake   26:22 6-10 2-4 0-0 +2 0 1 1 9 2 1 3 0 0 14
J. Pendergraph   02:49 0-0 0-0 0-0 +2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
N. Batum   27:39 4-7 1-4 3-3 +6 2 7 9 5 4 1 1 0 0 12
R. Fernandez   25:28 9-14 5-6 2-3 +2 0 5 5 3 4 1 3 1 1 25
D. Cunningham   15:48 3-6 0-0 0-0 +5 1 0 1 0 5 1 0 0 0 6
P. Mills DNP - Coach's Decision
B. Roy NWT - Right Hamstring
Total   240 37-81 8-21 18-21   9 29 38 25 29 5 12 5 2 100
  45.7% 38.1% 85.7%   team rebs: 5 total to: 14
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 35:03 2-5 1-2 3-4 +10 3 5 8 2 2 0 1 0 1 8
L. Scola F-C 37:20 5-10 0-0 2-2 +10 2 6 8 0 4 1 0 0 0 12
C. Hayes C-F 18:48 2-4 0-0 0-0 0 1 4 5 2 3 0 0 1 1 4
T. Ariza G 39:15 5-11 1-2 1-4 +4 0 4 4 3 0 2 2 0 0 12
A. Brooks G 43:37 11-21 3-9 8-10 -1 0 4 4 7 2 2 6 0 1 33
C. Landry   29:37 6-13 0-0 9-14 -1 4 1 5 0 4 1 1 1 2 21
K. Lowry   10:56 4-6 0-2 3-3 +3 1 2 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 11
C. Budinger   16:12 0-5 0-3 2-4 -6 0 3 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
D. Andersen   09:12 0-0 0-0 1-2 +1 0 2 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 1
W. Conroy DNP - Coach's Decision
B. Cook DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Dorsey DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 35-75 5-18 29-43   11 31 42 15 20 6 11 2 5 104
  46.7% 27.8% 67.4%   team rebs: 16 total to: 12

inactive

  • Trail Blazers: Oden, Outlaw, Przybilla
  • Rockets: McGrady, Ming, Taylor

technical fouls

  • Trail Blazers: --
  • Rockets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 8
  • Times Tied: 2

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #13 Monty McCutchen, #74 Curtis Blair, #54 Derrick Collins
  • Attendance: 16129
  • Duration: 2:35
Portland Trail Blazers (27-21) Houston Rockets (25-21)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Scola vs Aldridge (Howard gains possession)
Webster 3pt Shot: Missed  11:37  
  11:36 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:23 Ariza Jump Shot: Missed 
Webster Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:22  
Bayless Jump Shot: Missed  11:09  
  11:08 Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:58
[HOU 2-0]
Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Bayless Layup Shot: Missed  10:40  
  10:39 Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Webster Foul : Personal (1 PF)  10:32  
  10:23
[HOU 4-0]
Ariza Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Aldridge Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:59
[POR 2-4]
 
  09:45 Battier Layup Shot: Missed Block: Aldridge (1 BLK) 
  09:44 Team Rebound 
  09:39 Ariza Jump Shot: Missed 
Bayless Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:38  
Aldridge Jump Shot: Missed  09:24  
  09:23 Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:17
[HOU 7-2]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Hayes (1 AST) 
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  08:47  
Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:45  
Miller Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:37
[POR 4-7]
 
  08:15 Scola Layup Shot: Missed 
Aldridge Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:14  
Howard Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:04
[POR 6-7]
 
  07:45 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:44  
Webster Jump Shot: Missed  07:24  
  07:22 Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:12 Hayes Jump Shot: Missed 
Webster Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:11  
Bayless Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST)  07:07
[POR 8-7]
 
  07:07 Battier Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Bayless Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  07:07
[POR 9-7]
 
  06:51 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:50 Hayes Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:46
[HOU 10-9]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Hayes (2 AST) 
Bayless Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Miller (2 AST)  06:27
[POR 11-10]
 
  06:13 Ariza Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
  05:55 Hayes Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  05:55 Team Timeout : Regular 
Aldridge Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  05:55
[POR 12-10]
 
Aldridge Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:55  
  05:55 Hayes Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:31 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Miller Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (1 ST)  05:08  
  04:44 Battier 3pt Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:43  
Aldridge Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Miller (3 AST)  04:23
[POR 14-10]
 
  04:05 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:04  
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  03:53  
  03:52 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Miller Substitution replaced by Blake  03:46  
Howard Substitution replaced by Pendergraph  03:46  
  03:46 Hayes Substitution replaced by Landry 
  03:46 Battier Substitution replaced by Lowry 
  03:37 Landry Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Bayless Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:36  
Aldridge Jump Shot: Missed  03:25  
  03:24 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Webster Substitution replaced by Batum  03:14  
  03:06
[HOU 12-14]
Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Bayless Jump Shot: Missed  02:56  
Aldridge Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:54  
Aldridge Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  02:52
[POR 16-12]
 
  02:41 Ariza Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:41  
  02:41 Ariza Substitution replaced by Budinger 
Bayless Substitution replaced by Fernandez  02:41  
Aldridge Jump Hook Shot: Made (9 PTS)  02:27
[POR 18-12]
 
  02:14
[HOU 14-18]
Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Aldridge Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Blake (1 AST)  02:07
[POR 20-14]
 
Pendergraph Foul : Personal (1 PF)  01:51  
  01:37 Landry Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:35 Landry Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:24 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:24 Team Rebound 
Blake Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  01:24  
  01:24
[HOU 15-20]
Landry Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  01:24 Scola Substitution replaced by Andersen 
  01:24
[HOU 16-20]
Landry Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Blake 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Aldridge (1 AST)  01:11
[POR 23-16]
 
Pendergraph Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:57.3  
  00:57.3 Budinger Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:57.3 Team Rebound 
Pendergraph Substitution replaced by Cunningham  00:57.3  
  00:57.3
[HOU 17-23]
Budinger Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Blake Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Aldridge (2 AST)  00:46.9
[POR 25-17]
 
Blake Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:42.3  
  00:42.3
[HOU 18-25]
Brooks Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  00:42.3 Brooks Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Batum Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:41.9  
  00:26.2 Landry Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Blake Substitution replaced by Bayless  00:26.2  
Aldridge Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  00:26.2
[POR 26-18]
 
Aldridge Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:26.2  
  00:25.9 Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:05.9 Brooks Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Aldridge (1 ST) 
Fernandez Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Batum (1 AST)  00:02.3
[POR 28-18]
 
  00:00.0 Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Portland Trail Blazers (27-21) Houston Rockets (25-21)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Cunningham Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  11:43  
  11:43
[HOU 19-28]
Landry Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  11:43
[HOU 20-28]
Landry Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Batum 3pt Shot: Missed  11:25  
  11:24 Landry Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  11:14
[HOU 22-28]
Brooks Running Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Howard Jump Shot: Missed  11:02  
  11:01 Lowry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:55 Lowry Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Fernandez (1 ST) 
  10:54 Brooks Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Fernandez Jump Shot: Missed  10:48  
Cunningham Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:47  
Cunningham Layup Shot: Missed  10:42  
  10:42 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:41
[HOU 24-28]
Lowry Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brooks (1 AST) 
Fernandez Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Blake (2 AST)  10:27
[POR 30-24]
 
  10:13 Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Batum Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:12  
Fernandez Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Brooks (1 ST)  10:06  
  10:02 Brooks Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO) 
  09:52 Lowry Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed  09:43  
Batum Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:42  
Blake Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Batum (2 AST)  09:36
[POR 32-24]
 
  09:36 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
Cunningham Foul : Personal (2 PF)  09:24  
  09:18 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:16 Lowry Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:13
[HOU 26-32]
Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Lowry (1 AST) 
  09:13 Andersen Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF) 
  09:13 Brooks Substitution replaced by Battier 
Blake Jump Shot: Missed  09:04  
  09:03 Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Batum Foul : Personal (1 PF)  08:52  
  08:52 Timeout : Regular 
Howard Substitution replaced by Aldridge  08:52  
  08:46 Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
Aldridge Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:45  
Batum Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Blake (3 AST)  08:31
[POR 34-26]
 
  08:24
[HOU 28-34]
Lowry Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Aldridge Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:24  
  08:24
[HOU 29-34]
Lowry Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Blake Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  08:04  
  08:03 Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:58
[HOU 31-34]
Lowry Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Fernandez 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Blake (4 AST)  07:40
[POR 37-31]
 
Blake Substitution replaced by Miller  07:22  
  07:18 Budinger Jump Shot: Missed 
Fernandez Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:17  
Fernandez Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  07:13
[POR 39-31]
 
  07:13 Andersen Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Fernandez Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  07:13  
  07:12 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:55 Landry Layup Shot: Missed Block: Aldridge (2 BLK) 
  06:53 Landry Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  06:48 Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:46 Team Rebound 
Batum Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  06:36  
  06:36
[HOU 32-39]
Battier Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  06:36
[HOU 33-39]
Battier Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Miller Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  06:18  
  06:15 Budinger Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Fernandez Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:14  
Fernandez 3pt Shot: Missed  06:04  
  06:03 Lowry Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Cunningham Foul : Personal (3 PF)  05:56  
  05:56 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:56 Landry Substitution replaced by Ariza 
  05:56 Budinger Substitution replaced by Scola 
Batum Substitution replaced by Bayless  05:56  
Fernandez Substitution replaced by Howard  05:56  
Cunningham Substitution replaced by Webster  05:56  
  05:56
[HOU 34-39]
Lowry Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  05:56
[HOU 35-39]
Lowry Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  05:32  
Team Rebound  05:31  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  05:31  
  05:17
[HOU 37-39]
Lowry Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Aldridge Jump Shot: Missed  04:51  
  04:50 Team Rebound 
Howard Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF)  04:50  
  04:50 Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:50 Team Rebound 
  04:50 Lowry Substitution replaced by Brooks 
  04:50
[HOU 38-39]
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  04:40 Scola Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Bayless 3pt Shot: Missed  04:28  
Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:27  
  04:12 Andersen Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Bayless Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  04:12
[POR 40-38]
 
  04:12 Andersen Substitution replaced by Landry 
Bayless Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  04:12
[POR 41-38]
 
Bayless Foul : Personal (1 PF)  04:02  
  04:02
[HOU 39-41]
Brooks Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  04:02
[HOU 40-41]
Brooks Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  03:52 Landry Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Aldridge Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  03:52
[POR 42-40]
 
Aldridge Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  03:52
[POR 43-40]
 
  03:39 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Aldridge Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:38  
Webster 3pt Shot: Missed  03:15  
  03:14 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  02:57 Battier Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  02:57 Battier Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:57  
Bayless Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  02:38  
  02:23
[HOU 42-45]
Ariza Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Webster 3pt Shot: Missed  02:08  
  02:06 Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:59
[HOU 44-45]
Landry Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Battier (1 AST) 
Aldridge Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  01:42  
Team Rebound  01:41  
  01:41 Scola Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Bayless Substitution replaced by Fernandez  01:41  
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  01:41
[POR 46-44]
 
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  01:41
[POR 47-44]
 
  01:23 Brooks Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Aldridge Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  01:22  
Webster 3pt Shot: Missed  01:01  
Miller Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  01:00  
Fernandez Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Brooks (2 ST)  00:47.9  
  00:43.1
[HOU 46-47]
Ariza Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Brooks (2 AST) 
Fernandez Jump Shot: Missed  00:24.9  
Webster Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:24.7  
Webster Putback Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:24.7
[POR 49-46]
 
  00:01.7
[HOU 49-49]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Miller 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Portland Trail Blazers (27-21) Houston Rockets (25-21)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:38 Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
  11:25 Hayes Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Aldridge Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  11:12  
Miller Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  11:11  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  11:10  
Webster Foul : Personal (2 PF)  11:00  
  10:50 Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Webster Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  10:49  
Miller Layup Shot: Missed  10:39  
  10:38 Battier Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:25
[HOU 51-47]
Scola Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Aldridge Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  10:03  
  10:02 Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:57
[HOU 53-47]
Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
  09:38 Scola Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Bayless Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  09:38
[POR 48-53]
 
Bayless Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  09:38
[POR 49-53]
 
  09:19 Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:18 Team Rebound 
  09:09
[HOU 55-49]
Scola Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST) 
Aldridge Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Bayless (1 AST)  08:45
[POR 51-55]
 
Bayless Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  08:39  
  08:39
[HOU 56-51]
Brooks Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  08:39
[HOU 57-51]
Brooks Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Bayless Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  08:24
[POR 53-57]
 
Miller Foul : Personal (1 PF)  08:09  
  08:01
[HOU 59-53]
Hayes Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Bayless Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Ariza (2 ST)  07:50  
Webster Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  07:46  
  07:46 Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:46 Team Rebound 
  07:46 Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  07:46  
Aldridge Jump Shot: Missed  07:27  
  07:26 Hayes Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  07:08
[HOU 61-53]
Hayes Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Miller Substitution replaced by Blake  06:48  
Bayless Jump Shot: Missed  06:44  
  06:43 Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:28
[HOU 63-53]
Battier Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:21  
Webster Substitution replaced by Fernandez  06:21  
Bayless Substitution replaced by Batum  06:21  
Aldridge Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed Block: Hayes (1 BLK)  06:04  
  06:03 Battier Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:57
[HOU 66-53]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Battier (2 AST) 
Batum Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:38
[POR 55-66]
 
  05:23 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:22 Battier Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Fernandez Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:22  
Howard Substitution replaced by Cunningham  05:22  
  05:22
[HOU 67-55]
Battier Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  05:22 Battier Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Aldridge Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  05:22  
Cunningham Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Batum (3 AST)  05:06
[POR 57-67]
 
  04:45
[HOU 69-57]
Scola Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Brooks (3 AST) 
Cunningham Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Blake (5 AST)  04:33
[POR 59-69]
 
  04:16 Hayes Layup Shot: Missed Block: Aldridge (3 BLK) 
  04:15 Team Rebound 
  04:05
[HOU 71-59]
Scola Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Brooks (4 AST) 
Cunningham Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed  03:45  
  03:45 Battier Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:38 Brooks Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Blake (1 ST) 
  03:35 Hayes Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Batum Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  03:35
[POR 60-71]
 
  03:35 Scola Substitution replaced by Landry 
Batum Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  03:35
[POR 61-71]
 
  03:22
[HOU 74-61]
Battier 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Brooks (5 AST) 
Cunningham Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Blake (6 AST)  03:09
[POR 63-74]
 
  02:48 Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Batum Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:48  
Fernandez Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  02:41  
  02:41 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:24 Landry Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Fernandez 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Blake (7 AST)  02:13
[POR 66-74]
 
  01:52 Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Aldridge (4 BLK) 
Fernandez Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:51  
Blake Pullup Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Fernandez (1 AST)  01:46
[POR 68-74]
 
  01:26 Battier Substitution replaced by Budinger 
  01:26 Hayes Substitution replaced by Scola 
  01:21 Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Batum (1 ST) 
  01:14 Budinger Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Blake 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Fernandez (2 AST)  01:06
[POR 71-74]
 
  00:44.9 Landry Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:44.0 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:44.0
[HOU 76-71]
Scola Tip Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Aldridge Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  00:30.9  
  00:10.2
[HOU 78-71]
Brooks Floating Jump shot: Made (26 PTS) 
Blake Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Scola (1 ST)  00:02.8  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Fernandez Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Landry (1 BLK)  11:50  
Team Rebound  11:50  
Batum Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  11:42  
  11:21 Landry Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Fernandez Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  11:20  
Howard Running Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Blake (8 AST)  11:09
[POR 73-78]
 
  10:45 Brooks Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:43 Team Rebound 
Cunningham Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  10:34  
  10:34
[HOU 79-73]
Landry Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  10:34 Landry Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Batum Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  10:33  
Howard Jump Hook Shot: Missed  10:14  
  10:13 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  10:09 Brooks Turnover : Lost Ball (6 TO) Steal:Cunningham (1 ST) 
Blake 3pt Shot: Missed  09:58  
Batum Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  09:57  
Blake Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Batum (4 AST)  09:53
[POR 75-79]
 
  09:33 Landry Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Fernandez (1 BLK) 
Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  09:30  
Blake Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Landry (1 ST)  09:27  
  09:16
[HOU 81-75]
Landry Slam Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Ariza (2 AST) 
Howard Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Fernandez (3 AST)  08:56
[POR 77-81]
 
Cunningham Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  08:35  
  08:35 Timeout : Regular 
Fernandez Substitution replaced by Bayless  08:35  
Cunningham Substitution replaced by Aldridge  08:35  
  08:35 Landry Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:35 Team Rebound 
  08:35
[HOU 82-77]
Landry Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Batum 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS)  08:13
[POR 80-82]
 
  07:56 Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
Batum Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  07:55  
Howard Jump Shot: Missed  07:43  
  07:42 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  07:21
[HOU 84-80]
Brooks Step Back Jump shot: Made (28 PTS) 
  07:02 Brooks Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  07:02 Budinger Substitution replaced by Battier 
Aldridge Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  07:02
[POR 81-84]
 
Aldridge Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  07:02
[POR 82-84]
 
  06:52 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
Blake Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:51  
Aldridge Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Bayless (2 AST)  06:30
[POR 84-84]
 
Aldridge Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  06:17  
  06:17
[HOU 85-84]
Scola Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  06:17
[HOU 86-84]
Scola Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Batum 3pt Shot: Missed  06:01  
  05:59 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  05:45 Landry Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:43 Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  05:43 Scola Tip Shot: Missed 
  05:42 Landry Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  05:42
[HOU 88-84]
Landry Putback Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Aldridge Jump Shot: Missed  05:16  
  05:16 Team Rebound 
Howard Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  05:16  
  05:16 Team Timeout : Regular 
Bayless Substitution replaced by Fernandez  05:16  
  05:00
[HOU 90-84]
Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Made (30 PTS) 
Batum Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  04:36
[POR 86-90]
 
  04:36 Landry Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Batum Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS)  04:36
[POR 87-90]
 
  04:16
[HOU 92-87]
Landry Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Brooks (6 AST) 
Fernandez Running Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Blake (9 AST)  03:59
[POR 89-92]
 
  03:34 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:33 Landry Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
Batum Foul : Personal (3 PF)  03:32  
  03:32
[HOU 93-89]
Landry Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  03:32
[HOU 94-89]
Landry Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Fernandez 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Batum (5 AST)  03:21
[POR 92-94]
 
  03:05 Ariza Jump Shot: Missed 
Fernandez Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  03:04  
Fernandez Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  02:42  
  02:41 Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:22
[HOU 96-92]
Landry Slam Dunk Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Ariza (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:19  
Aldridge Jump Shot: Missed  02:06  
  02:05 Battier Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  01:49
[HOU 98-92]
Landry Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Brooks (7 AST) 
Batum 3pt Shot: Missed  01:37  
  01:36 Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  01:23 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:18 Battier Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  01:18 Battier Tip Shot: Missed 
Batum Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  01:16  
  01:03 Scola Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:03  
Howard Substitution replaced by Webster  01:03  
  01:03 Scola Substitution replaced by Budinger 
Blake Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO)  00:54.4  
Batum Foul : Personal (4 PF)  00:41.7  
  00:41.7
[HOU 99-92]
Budinger Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  00:41.7 Budinger Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Batum Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  00:41.7  
Blake 3pt Shot: Missed  00:32.9  
  00:31.8 Battier Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
Fernandez Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:29.1  
  00:29.1 Brooks Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:29.1 Team Rebound 
  00:29.1
[HOU 100-92]
Brooks Free Throw 2 of 2 (31 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:29.1  
  00:27.1 Landry Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Fernandez Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  00:27.1
[POR 93-100]
 
Fernandez Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  00:27.1
[POR 94-100]
 
Aldridge Foul : Personal (3 PF)  00:23.7  
  00:23.7 Landry Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:23.7 Team Rebound 
Blake Substitution replaced by Bayless  00:23.7  
  00:23.7 Landry Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Aldridge Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  00:23.7  
Fernandez 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Bayless (3 AST)  00:14.2
[POR 97-100]
 
Bayless Foul : Personal (3 PF)  00:13.6  
  00:13.6
[HOU 101-97]
Brooks Free Throw 1 of 2 (32 PTS) 
  00:13.6
[HOU 102-97]
Brooks Free Throw 2 of 2 (33 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:13.6  
Fernandez 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS)  00:08.5
[POR 100-102]
 
  00:08.5 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
Fernandez Foul : Personal (3 PF)  00:07.7  
  00:07.7
[HOU 103-100]
Landry Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS) 
  00:07.7 Landry Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  00:07.6 Battier Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
Fernandez Foul : Personal (4 PF)  00:06.3  
  00:06.3 Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:06.3 Team Rebound 
  00:06.3
[HOU 104-100]
Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Webster 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- FSH Local 8:30 pm ET
-- CSN-POR Local 8:30 pm ET
 
standings
w
l
l10
h
a
POR
3rd Northwest
50
32
7-3
26-15
24-17
HOU
3rd Southwest
42
40
6-4
23-18
19-22
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
POR
2 players 19.0
2 players 10.0
2 players 6.0
2 players 1.8
4 players 1.2
HOU
Brooks 19.7
Scola 8.6
Brooks 5.3
Battier 1.1
Ariza 1.8

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