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Ford, Pacers spoil Martin's debut in Houston


By Michael Murphy, for NBA.com
Posted Sunday February 21, 2010 12:46AM

HOUSTON (NBA.com exclusive) -- Saturday's game against the Indiana Pacers was supposed to one big party. For the new-look Rockets, the bottom-feeding Pacers, who were playing the second half of a back-to-back, were supposed a nice little housewarming gift.

Welcome to Houston, Kevin Martin. Here are the Pacers, your sacrificial lambs.

But instead of a housewarming, it turned into a hot homecoming for the Pacers' T.J. Ford, a native Houstonian.

Led by Ford, the Pacers crashed the Rockets party -- or perhaps crushed would be a better word for it -- with a stunning 125-115 win at Toyota Center.

Ford came off the bench and lit a fire under the Pacers, who had lost four straight games and seven of their last nine before knocking off the Rockets. Ford scored a season-high 23 points, 12 of which came in the fourth quarter, and he handed out all three of his assists in the final period to lead the Pacers to the rare road win.

"It means a lot, man," said a beaming Ford when asked if winning in his hometown still meant something after six years in the league. "It means a lot, especially to go out like that and be able to have a big game before my family and friends. I started out slow, but I'm just happy to get the win."

As was Pacers coach Jim O'Brien, who had seen his team win only six of its previous 21 road games.

But there must be something about Houston that O'Brien and the Pacers love because they've now won three straight games over the Rockets, and the victory was their first on the road against a Western Conference opponent.

It's not hard to figure out why the Rockets are such an easy mark for the Pacers. With their array of inside-out bigs who have space-the-floor shooting ability, the Pacers are able to create mismatches with their pick-and-roll game. All they need is an attack-mode point guard to get the engine fired up and the offense rolling, which is what Ford was able to accomplish.

After rallying to tie the game after three periods, O'Brien pulled all the right strings down the stretch, playing Ford all 12 minutes and making sure the ball was finding Danny Granger, who had 12 of his game-high 36 points in fourth quarter.

"We were calling his (Ford's) number all the time," O'Brien said. "They were having difficulty guarding our spread pick-and-roll game. T.J. was either scoring or finding open people, and we were knocking down shots.

"We played a great second half," O'Brien added. "Just the guys we had in there in the fourth quarter -- T.J., Danny, Mike (Dunleavy), Murph (Troy Murphy, who had 18 points and 12 rebounds) and Solomon (Jones) did a terrific job for us."

But while it was a feel-good night for the Pacers, this game was more about the Rockets losing. They had finally dumped Tracy McGrady and had to part with Carl Landry, getting a much-needed wing scorer in Martin and a raft of equally needed bigs -- Jordan Hill, Hilton Armstrong and Jared Jeffries.

Big things were expected, but precious little was delivered, especially on defense.

The Pacers used a fairly basic pick-and-roll attack to shred the Rockets, often catching them reaching for steals or in poor rotations, both of which led to wide-open looks for shooters like Granger (12-of-17 shooting), Ford (10-of-19), Murphy (6-of-15) and Dunleavy (nine points on 4-of-7 shooting).

"It was just a very poor defensive effort on our part," said Houston coach Rick Adelman, whose team allowed 71 second-half points on 57-percent shooting. "We talked at halftime, when we had an 11-point lead, about how this team (the Pacers) can score points and how we had to get out and make a stand.

"You've got to play people individually, not gamble. Be solid (defensively). But they had it going and started making every shot."

The same cannot be said of Martin, who suffered through a tough 31-minute debut. Martin scored 14 points, but shot a miserly 3-of-16 and missed all four of his attempts in the fourth quarter.

"The one good thing about this night," said Martin, "is that it's over."

The Rockets, who have lost seven of their last nine home games, rode Luis Scola (25 points, 11 rebounds), Aaron Brooks (26 points, seven assists) and Trevor Ariza (16 points, nine rebounds) while breezing to an 11-point lead at halftime.

But in the second half the Pacers got physical, pushing the Rockets off their spots and jamming the driving lanes that were so wide open in the opening half. And, as they have so often of late, the Rockets collapsed when faced with such adversity.

The Rockets shot just 39 percent in the second half (16-of-41) while the Pacers took off, outscoring Houston 36-25 in the third period to tie the game and then running away with a 35-25 edge in the fourth.

And with the game tied at 108-108 with just under five minutes to play, the Pacers pressured the Rockets into missing six straight shots and forced three turnovers, allowing Indiana to build a 122-110 lead.

"It was a big win," said Granger, who had his highest-scoring game since dropping 36 on Toronto on Nov. 24. "We gave up way too many easy buckets in the first half, but in the second half things turned around for us. We pressured up on Brooks and made it physical, which took him out of his game. And we moved the ball and created more on offense, exploiting their defensive deficiencies."

Thanks to Ford, who sent at least few members of the Houston crowd -- his family and friends -- home with smiles on their faces.

"It was a big, big, big win for us," said Ford, who led local Willowridge High School to back-to-back Class 5A state championships. "I hope this leads to more victories."

Pacers
Rockets
     
    • 49.5%

    • 46.7%

    • 55.0%

    • 48.0%

    • 71.0%

    • 65.5%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
IND HOU
Total Rebounds 8 11
Offensive Rebounds 11 14
Turnovers 11 16
Fast Break Pts: 18 20
Biggest Lead: 12 12
Points in the Paint: 52 44
IND HOU
p Granger   36 Brooks   26
rb Murphy   12 2 players   11
a 2 players   4 Brooks   7
s Murphy   4 Martin   3
b Hibbert   2 Battier   3
 
  • 11/12 - HOU @ IND
  • 03/05 - IND @ HOU
Indiana Pacers (32-50)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Granger F 36:54 12-17 4-6 8-9 +10 1 6 7 4 3 3 2 1 2 36
T. Murphy F-C 38:04 6-15 2-4 4-6 +11 2 10 12 4 3 4 2 1 2 18
R. Hibbert C 24:49 3-8 0-0 1-3 +3 1 8 9 3 1 0 1 2 0 7
B. Rush G 24:24 4-6 2-2 0-0 -1 1 3 4 0 5 0 1 0 1 10
E. Watson G 24:40 3-6 1-1 3-4 -3 1 1 2 2 2 0 3 0 1 10
L. Head   14:26 1-6 0-2 1-1 +1 0 2 2 0 3 1 0 0 0 3
S. Jones   20:04 2-5 0-0 2-2 +15 1 1 2 1 2 1 0 1 0 6
D. Jones   08:06 1-4 0-0 1-3 -6 2 2 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 3
T. Ford   24:14 10-19 1-2 2-3 +12 2 1 3 3 3 0 0 0 1 23
M. Dunleavy   24:20 4-7 1-3 0-0 +8 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 9
J. McRoberts DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Price DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 46-93 11-20 22-31   11 35 46 17 23 9 11 5 7 125
  49.5% 55.0% 71.0%   team rebs: 8 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 35:45 2-6 1-3 3-4 -16 3 7 10 3 3 1 2 3 0 8
L. Scola F-C 37:15 11-17 0-0 3-6 -3 2 9 11 4 6 0 3 0 0 25
C. Hayes C-F 13:28 1-2 0-0 0-0 -5 0 0 0 2 4 1 2 0 0 2
T. Ariza G 35:46 6-11 3-5 1-1 -11 3 6 9 5 3 1 1 2 1 16
A. Brooks G 39:47 11-20 3-7 1-1 -9 0 1 1 7 3 0 4 0 1 26
K. Martin   31:21 3-16 0-3 8-9 -10 1 5 6 5 2 3 2 1 2 14
D. Andersen   21:43 2-9 0-1 2-4 -2 5 6 11 1 1 0 0 1 1 6
C. Budinger   16:42 4-6 3-3 0-0 +7 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 11
G. Temple   08:13 2-3 2-3 1-4 -1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 7
H. Armstrong DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Hill DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Jeffries DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 42-90 12-25 19-29   14 35 49 28 22 7 16 7 5 115
  46.7% 48.0% 65.5%   team rebs: 11 total to: 16

inactive

  • Pacers: Diener, Foster, Hansbrough
  • Rockets: Lowry, Ming, Taylor

technical fouls

  • Pacers: --
  • Rockets: Adelman

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 21
  • Times Tied: 11

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #49 Tom Washington, #23 Jason Phillips, #64 Eli Roe
  • Attendance: 16550
  • Duration: 2:15
Indiana Pacers (19-36) Houston Rockets (28-26)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Scola vs Hibbert (Hayes gains possession)
Granger Foul : Personal (3 PF)  11:45  
  11:36
[HOU 3-0]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Brooks (7 AST) 
Hibbert Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  11:15
[IND 2-3]
 
  11:02 Hayes Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Granger Reverse Layup Shot: Made (36 PTS)  10:48
[IND 4-3]
 
  10:37
[HOU 5-4]
Scola Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Hayes (2 AST) 
  10:30 Brooks Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Watson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:30  
Team Rebound  10:30  
Watson Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  10:30
[IND 5-5]
 
  10:14
[HOU 7-5]
Scola Driving Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS) 
Rush Jump Shot: Missed  10:08  
  10:08 Team Rebound 
  09:58 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Granger Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  09:57  
Rush 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Granger (4 AST)  09:44
[IND 8-7]
 
  09:25
[HOU 9-8]
Scola Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Ariza (5 AST) 
Granger Driving Layup Shot: Made (36 PTS)  09:17
[IND 10-9]
 
  08:57 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
Rush Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:56  
Murphy 3pt Shot: Missed  08:34  
Team Rebound  08:33  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  08:33  
  08:16
[HOU 11-10]
Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Murphy Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Battier (3 BLK)  08:10  
Murphy Rebound (Off:2 Def:10)  08:09  
  08:09 Hayes Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Granger 3pt Shot: Missed  08:05  
  08:04 Ariza Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  07:58
[HOU 14-10]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:51  
Watson Jump Shot: Missed  07:26  
  07:25 Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  07:12 Battier Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Granger (3 ST) 
Watson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ariza (2 BLK)  07:06  
Watson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:04  
Watson Putback Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  07:03
[IND 12-14]
 
  06:43 Ariza Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Granger (3 ST) 
Rush Foul : Offensive (5 PF)  06:35  
Rush Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  06:35  
  06:13 Scola Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Murphy (4 ST) 
  06:05 Battier Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Granger Free Throw 1 of 2 (36 PTS)  06:05
[IND 13-14]
 
Granger Free Throw 2 of 2 (36 PTS)  06:05
[IND 14-14]
 
  05:51 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:50 Team Rebound 
  05:50 Battier Substitution replaced by Martin 
Rush Substitution replaced by Head  05:50  
  05:49 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
  05:43 Ariza Jump Shot: Missed 
Murphy Rebound (Off:2 Def:10)  05:42  
Granger Layup Shot: Missed  05:34  
  05:33 Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  05:29 Martin Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Granger (1 BLK) 
Murphy Rebound (Off:2 Def:10)  05:28  
Watson Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Granger (4 AST)  05:20
[IND 16-14]
 
Head Foul : Personal (3 PF)  05:09  
  04:55 Hibbert Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
  04:55
[HOU 16-16]
Scola Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Martin (5 AST) 
Murphy Layup Shot: Missed  04:35  
  04:34 Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  04:28
[HOU 19-16]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Martin (5 AST) 
Granger Running Jump Shot: Made (36 PTS)  04:18
[IND 18-19]
 
  04:07
[HOU 21-18]
Hayes Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ariza (5 AST) 
Murphy 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Hibbert (3 AST)  03:48
[IND 21-21]
 
  03:27
[HOU 23-21]
Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Made (26 PTS) 
  03:20 Hayes Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Hibbert Substitution replaced by Jones  03:20  
  03:20 Hayes Substitution replaced by Andersen 
Watson Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  03:20
[IND 22-23]
 
Watson Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  03:20
[IND 23-23]
 
  03:06 Andersen Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:05 Ariza Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  03:01 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Granger Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  03:01  
Granger Driving Layup Shot: Made (36 PTS)  02:55
[IND 25-23]
 
  02:43
[HOU 25-25]
Martin Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Watson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Martin (3 ST)  02:38  
Murphy Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  02:34  
  02:34 Team Timeout : Regular 
Murphy Substitution replaced by Jones  02:34  
  02:34
[HOU 26-25]
Scola Free Throw 1 of 2 (25 PTS) 
  02:34 Scola Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  02:34 Andersen Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
  02:27 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Head Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:25  
Head 3pt Shot: Missed  02:18  
  02:17 Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:09 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Watson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:09  
Jones Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (1 ST)  02:00  
  01:52
[HOU 28-25]
Scola Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Brooks (7 AST) 
Jones Jump Shot: Missed  01:35  
  01:34 Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  01:29 Team Timeout : Short 
  01:29 Ariza Substitution replaced by Budinger 
Granger Substitution replaced by Ford  01:29  
Watson Substitution replaced by Dunleavy  01:29  
  01:21 Martin Layup Shot: Missed 
Head Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:20  
Dunleavy Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  01:00
[IND 27-28]
 
  00:48.0
[HOU 30-27]
Andersen Jump Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Head Pullup Jump shot: Missed  00:33.9  
  00:32.9 Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  00:22.8 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:20.9  
Ford Pullup Jump shot: Missed  00:02.9  
  00:01.8 Andersen Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
End of 1st Quarter
Indiana Pacers (19-36) Houston Rockets (28-26)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Jones Layup Shot: Missed  11:49  
  11:47 Andersen Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
  11:41 Andersen Driving Jump shot: Missed 
  11:40 Andersen Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
  11:37 Martin Layup Shot: Missed 
Hibbert Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  11:36  
Head 3pt Shot: Missed  11:28  
Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  11:26  
Head Jump Shot: Missed  11:23  
  11:19 Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:14
[HOU 32-27]
Brooks Jump Shot: Made (26 PTS) 
Head Jump Shot: Missed  10:54  
  10:53 Andersen Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
  10:46
[HOU 34-27]
Martin Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Jones Jump Shot: Missed  10:30  
  10:29 Andersen Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
  10:18 Andersen Jump Hook Shot: Missed Block: Hibbert (2 BLK) 
  10:17 Andersen Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
Jones Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:16  
Head Substitution replaced by Rush  10:16  
  10:16 Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:16 Team Rebound 
Jones Substitution replaced by Murphy  10:16  
  10:16 Scola Substitution replaced by Battier 
  10:16 Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Murphy Rebound (Off:2 Def:10)  10:15  
Dunleavy Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  10:06  
  09:54 Budinger Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:53 Battier Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  09:49 Battier Layup Shot: Missed 
Hibbert Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  09:47  
Murphy Jump Shot: Missed  09:40  
  09:39 Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  09:30
[HOU 37-27]
Budinger 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Brooks (7 AST) 
Murphy Layup Shot: Missed  09:09  
  09:08 Battier Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  09:03 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Murphy Rebound (Off:2 Def:10)  09:02  
Ford Pullup Jump shot: Made (23 PTS)  08:54
[IND 29-37]
 
  08:45 Martin Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Timeout : Regular  08:45  
Hibbert Substitution replaced by Granger  08:45  
Ford Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  08:38  
  08:36 Battier Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
Ford Foul : Personal (3 PF)  08:32  
Granger Foul : Inbound (3 PF)  08:32  
  08:32 Battier Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:32 Team Rebound 
  08:32
[HOU 38-29]
Battier Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Murphy Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS)  08:18
[IND 31-38]
 
  08:18 Battier Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Murphy Free Throw 1 of 1 (18 PTS)  08:18
[IND 32-38]
 
Rush Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  08:08  
  08:08
[HOU 39-32]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  08:08
[HOU 40-32]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Granger 3pt Shot: Made (36 PTS)  07:54
[IND 35-40]
 
  07:41 Andersen Jump Shot: Missed 
Murphy Rebound (Off:2 Def:10)  07:40  
Granger 3pt Shot: Missed  07:31  
  07:31 Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  07:20
[HOU 42-35]
Brooks Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (26 PTS) 
Murphy Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  07:10
[IND 37-42]
 
  06:57 Budinger Jump Shot: Missed 
Murphy Rebound (Off:2 Def:10)  06:56  
Murphy 3pt Shot: Missed  06:49  
Rush Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:47  
Granger Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Martin (3 ST)  06:46  
  06:33
[HOU 45-37]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Battier (3 AST) 
Dunleavy Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Murphy (4 AST)  06:17
[IND 39-45]
 
  06:04
[HOU 48-39]
Budinger 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Martin (5 AST) 
Ford Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS)  05:56
[IND 41-48]
 
  05:56 Brooks Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
  05:56 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:56 Brooks Substitution replaced by Scola 
  05:56 Martin Substitution replaced by Ariza 
  05:56 Andersen Substitution replaced by Temple 
Ford Free Throw 1 of 1 (23 PTS)  05:56
[IND 42-48]
 
  05:38
[HOU 50-42]
Battier Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Temple (1 AST) 
Ford Jump Shot: Missed  05:23  
  05:22 Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
Ford Foul : Personal (3 PF)  05:17  
Ford Substitution replaced by Watson  05:17  
  05:17 Temple Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:17 Team Rebound 
  05:17
[HOU 51-42]
Temple Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Dunleavy 3pt Shot: Missed  05:02  
  05:01 Ariza Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  04:53
[HOU 53-42]
Scola Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Ariza (5 AST) 
Granger Driving Layup Shot: Made (36 PTS)  04:46
[IND 44-53]
 
  04:26
[HOU 56-44]
Temple 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Ariza (5 AST) 
Rush Running Bank shot: Made (10 PTS)  04:07
[IND 46-56]
 
Murphy Foul : Personal (3 PF)  03:48  
Dunleavy Substitution replaced by Jones  03:48  
  03:48 Scola Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:48 Team Rebound 
Murphy Substitution replaced by Hibbert  03:48  
  03:48
[HOU 57-46]
Scola Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS) 
Hibbert Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  03:30
[IND 48-57]
 
  03:30 Scola Foul : Shooting (6 PF) 
  03:30 Budinger Substitution replaced by Martin 
Hibbert Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  03:30  
  03:29 Battier Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  03:10 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Hibbert Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  03:09  
Watson Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Temple (1 ST)  03:03  
Watson Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  03:03  
  03:03 Temple Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:03 Team Rebound 
  03:03 Temple Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Hibbert Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  03:01  
Hibbert Hook Shot: Missed  02:38  
Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  02:36  
Jones Putback Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS)  02:36
[IND 50-57]
 
  02:25 Ariza Layup Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  02:25  
  02:24 Martin Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:24  
  02:24 Temple Substitution replaced by Brooks 
Hibbert Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Battier (1 ST)  02:15  
  02:08 Scola Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:07 Ariza Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  02:07
[HOU 59-50]
Ariza Putback Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Granger Jump Shot: Made (36 PTS)  01:51
[IND 52-59]
 
  01:36
[HOU 61-52]
Scola Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Ariza (5 AST) 
Rush Layup Shot: Missed Block: Martin (1 BLK)  01:20  
  01:18 Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  01:12
[HOU 63-52]
Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Martin (5 AST) 
Watson Layup Shot: Missed  00:54.9  
Hibbert Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  00:53.5  
  00:53.5 Scola Foul : Personal (6 PF) 
Hibbert Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:53.5
[IND 53-63]
 
Rush Substitution replaced by Head  00:53.5  
Granger Substitution replaced by Ford  00:53.5  
Hibbert Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:53.5  
  00:51.9 Battier Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  00:36.9
[HOU 65-53]
Brooks Jump Shot: Made (26 PTS) 
Ford 3pt Shot: Missed  00:27.9  
  00:26.7 Battier Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  00:05.9 Brooks Jump Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  00:04.9  
  00:00.8 Ariza Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Jones Free Throw 1 of 3 Missed  00:00.8  
Team Rebound  00:00.8  
Jones Free Throw 2 of 3 (3 PTS)  00:00.8
[IND 54-65]
 
Jones Free Throw 3 of 3 Missed  00:00.8  
  00:00.7 Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Indiana Pacers (19-36) Houston Rockets (28-26)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Rush Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Hibbert (3 AST)  11:46
[IND 56-65]
 
  11:26
[HOU 67-56]
Brooks Jump Hook Shot: Made (26 PTS) 
  11:16 Hayes Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Granger Free Throw 1 of 2 (36 PTS)  11:16
[IND 57-67]
 
Granger Free Throw 2 of 2 (36 PTS)  11:16
[IND 58-67]
 
  11:00 Hayes Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Hibbert Jump Hook Shot: Made (7 PTS)  10:41
[IND 60-67]
 
  10:21 Hayes Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Granger Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  10:20  
Hibbert Jump Hook Shot: Missed  10:05  
  10:04 Ariza Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  09:50 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
Rush Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:50  
Watson Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  09:43  
Watson Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  09:43  
  09:27 Battier 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hibbert Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  09:26  
Murphy Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  09:21  
Murphy Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  09:21  
  08:58 Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hibbert (2 BLK) 
  08:56 Battier Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  08:55 Battier Layup Shot: Missed 
Hibbert Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  08:54  
Granger Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Hayes (1 ST)  08:47  
  08:41
[HOU 69-60]
Scola Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Brooks (7 AST) 
Watson 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Granger (4 AST)  08:19
[IND 63-69]
 
  08:02 Battier Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Murphy (4 ST) 
Granger Driving Layup Shot: Made (36 PTS) Assist: Murphy (4 AST)  07:58
[IND 65-69]
 
  07:32
[HOU 72-65]
Battier 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Hayes (2 AST) 
  07:12 Hayes Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Murphy Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:12  
Team Rebound  07:12  
  07:12 Hayes Substitution replaced by Andersen 
Murphy Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  07:12
[IND 66-72]
 
  06:55
[HOU 75-66]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Scola (4 AST) 
Hibbert Layup Shot: Missed  06:47  
  06:46 Andersen Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
  06:41 Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Murphy (4 ST) 
Murphy 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Watson (2 AST)  06:35
[IND 69-75]
 
  06:19
[HOU 77-69]
Scola Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Brooks (7 AST) 
Granger 3pt Shot: Made (36 PTS) Assist: Watson (2 AST)  06:08
[IND 72-77]
 
Hibbert Foul : Personal (1 PF)  05:59  
  05:59 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:59 Battier Substitution replaced by Martin 
  05:49 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:48 Andersen Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
  05:40 Andersen Jump Shot: Missed 
Rush Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:39  
Murphy Reverse Dunk Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Hibbert (3 AST)  05:27
[IND 74-77]
 
Rush Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  05:12  
  05:12
[HOU 78-74]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  05:12
[HOU 79-74]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Murphy Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Martin (3 ST)  04:58  
  04:50 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:49 Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  04:45
[HOU 82-74]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Scola (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:44  
Hibbert Substitution replaced by Jones  04:44  
Jones Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Granger (4 AST)  04:28
[IND 76-82]
 
  04:14
[HOU 84-76]
Martin Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Scola (4 AST) 
Rush 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Murphy (4 AST)  04:01
[IND 79-84]
 
Rush Foul : Personal (5 PF)  03:55  
  03:48
[HOU 86-79]
Scola Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Brooks (7 AST) 
Granger Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (1 BLK)  03:26  
Team Rebound  03:26  
Granger Jump Shot: Missed Block: Ariza (2 BLK)  03:22  
Team Rebound  03:22  
Murphy Tip Shot: Missed  03:22  
Team Rebound  03:21  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  03:21  
Rush Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  03:08  
  03:08 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
Rush Substitution replaced by Ford  03:08  
Watson Substitution replaced by Head  03:08  
Jones Substitution replaced by Hibbert  03:08  
Murphy Substitution replaced by Jones  03:08  
  03:08
[HOU 87-79]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  03:08
[HOU 88-79]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Head Driving Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS)  02:57
[IND 81-88]
 
  02:57 Martin Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Head Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  02:57
[IND 82-88]
 
  02:46 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Hibbert Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  02:45  
Granger Substitution replaced by Dunleavy  02:39  
Jones Jump Shot: Missed  02:30  
  02:29 Ariza Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  02:20 Andersen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ford Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  02:19  
Hibbert Jump Hook Shot: Missed  02:05  
  02:02 Team Rebound 
  01:52 Scola Foul : Offensive (6 PF) 
  01:52 Scola Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Hibbert Jump Hook Shot: Missed  01:36  
  01:35 Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  01:24 Brooks Running Bank shot: Missed 
Hibbert Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  01:23  
  01:18 Scola Foul : Shooting (6 PF) 
Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:18
[IND 83-88]
 
Hibbert Substitution replaced by Murphy  01:18  
  01:18 Scola Substitution replaced by Battier 
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:18
[IND 84-88]
 
  01:07 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Murphy Rebound (Off:2 Def:10)  01:06  
Ford Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS)  00:57.1
[IND 86-88]
 
  00:47.9 Andersen Jump Shot: Missed 
Murphy Rebound (Off:2 Def:10)  00:46.9  
Ford Driving Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS)  00:38.9
[IND 88-88]
 
  00:31.9 Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Murphy (4 ST) 
Ford Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS)  00:11.7
[IND 90-88]
 
  00:01.1
[HOU 90-90]
Andersen Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Brooks (7 AST) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:47 Martin Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jones (1 BLK) 
  11:46 Andersen Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
Head Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  11:46  
  11:46
[HOU 91-90]
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  11:46
[HOU 92-90]
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Ford Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  11:22  
Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:21  
Dunleavy 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Jones (1 AST)  11:16
[IND 93-92]
 
  10:59 Temple 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:58 Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  10:49
[HOU 95-93]
Temple 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Martin (5 AST) 
Jones Jump Shot: Missed  10:28  
Ford Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  10:27  
Murphy Jump Shot: Missed Block: Battier (3 BLK)  10:09  
  10:07 Andersen Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
Head Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  09:58  
  09:58 Martin Free Throw 1 of 3 Missed 
  09:58 Team Rebound 
  09:58
[HOU 96-93]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 3 (14 PTS) 
  09:58
[HOU 97-93]
Martin Free Throw 3 of 3 (14 PTS) 
Ford Pullup Jump shot: Made (23 PTS)  09:44
[IND 95-97]
 
  09:34 Temple Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Head (1 ST) 
  09:10 Andersen Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Murphy Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  09:10
[IND 96-97]
 
Head Substitution replaced by Granger  09:10  
Murphy Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  09:10
[IND 97-97]
 
  08:59 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Dunleavy Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:58  
Ford Pullup Jump shot: Made (23 PTS)  08:50
[IND 99-97]
 
  08:34
[HOU 100-99]
Budinger 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Battier (3 AST) 
Dunleavy Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Murphy (4 AST)  08:15
[IND 101-100]
 
  07:59
[HOU 102-101]
Budinger Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Andersen (1 AST) 
Ford Jump Shot: Missed  07:32  
Granger Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  07:31  
Jones Jump Shot: Missed  07:26  
  07:25 Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  07:21 Martin Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Granger (3 ST) 
Granger Layup Shot: Made (36 PTS)  07:19
[IND 103-102]
 
  07:19 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:19 Adelman Technical 
  07:19 Martin Substitution replaced by Scola 
  07:19 Temple Substitution replaced by Ariza 
  07:19 Andersen Substitution replaced by Brooks 
Granger Free Throw Technical (36 PTS)  07:19
[IND 104-102]
 
  07:02 Brooks Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:00 Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
Jones Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  07:00  
  07:00 Scola Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:00 Team Rebound 
  07:00
[HOU 103-104]
Scola Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS) 
Dunleavy Jump Shot: Missed  06:39  
  06:38 Battier Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  06:26 Budinger Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  06:18 Ariza Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Granger Free Throw 1 of 2 (36 PTS)  06:18
[IND 105-103]
 
Granger Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:18  
  06:17 Ariza Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  06:00
[HOU 105-105]
Ariza Reverse Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Scola (4 AST) 
Granger Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  06:00  
  06:00
[HOU 106-105]
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 1 (16 PTS) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  05:36  
  05:36 Timeout : Regular 
  05:17 Budinger Substitution replaced by Martin 
  05:17 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:16 Battier Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  05:13
[HOU 108-105]
Scola Reverse Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Battier (3 AST) 
Ford 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS)  04:55
[IND 108-108]
 
  04:38 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Murphy Rebound (Off:2 Def:10)  04:37  
Ford Pullup Jump shot: Made (23 PTS)  04:31
[IND 110-108]
 
  04:14 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Granger Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  04:13  
Ford Running Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS)  04:03
[IND 112-108]
 
  03:43 Battier 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:42 Ariza Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  03:35 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:35 Team Rebound 
Ford Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  03:35  
  03:35
[HOU 109-112]
Battier Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  03:35
[HOU 110-112]
Battier Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Dunleavy 3pt Shot: Missed  03:14  
  03:13 Ariza Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  03:01 Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Jones (1 ST) 
Murphy Layup Shot: Missed  02:48  
Murphy Rebound (Off:2 Def:10)  02:47  
Murphy Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  02:47
[IND 114-110]
 
  02:47 Battier Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:47  
Murphy Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  02:47  
  02:47 Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  02:29 Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) 
Ford Jump Shot: Missed  02:17  
Team Rebound  02:16  
  02:16 Ariza Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Jones Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Ford (3 AST)  02:05
[IND 116-110]
 
  01:56 Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Murphy (1 BLK) 
Granger Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  01:55  
Granger 3pt Shot: Made (36 PTS) Assist: Ford (3 AST)  01:35
[IND 119-110]
 
  01:35 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:35 Scola Foul : Offensive (6 PF) 
  01:35 Scola Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Ford Layup Shot: Missed Block: Battier (3 BLK)  01:16  
Ford Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  01:14  
Granger 3pt Shot: Made (36 PTS) Assist: Ford (3 AST)  01:12
[IND 122-110]
 
  01:05 Brooks Layup Shot: Missed 
Murphy Rebound (Off:2 Def:10)  01:04  
Ford Jump Shot: Missed  00:44.9  
  00:43.5 Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  00:38.1
[HOU 112-122]
Brooks Layup Shot: Made (26 PTS) 
Jones Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  00:38.1  
  00:38.1
[HOU 113-122]
Brooks Free Throw 1 of 1 (26 PTS) 
  00:37.4 Brooks Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Ford Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS)  00:37.4
[IND 123-113]
 
Ford Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:37.4  
  00:36.9 Battier Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  00:28.4
[HOU 115-123]
Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Made (26 PTS) 
  00:26.4 Scola Foul : Personal (6 PF) 
  00:26.4 Scola Substitution replaced by Andersen 
Granger Free Throw 1 of 2 (36 PTS)  00:26.4
[IND 124-115]
 
Granger Free Throw 2 of 2 (36 PTS)  00:26.4
[IND 125-115]
 
  00:17.9 Martin Layup Shot: Missed 
Granger Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  00:17.3  
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
IND
4th Central
32
50
6-4
23-18
9-32
HOU
3rd Southwest
42
40
6-4
23-18
19-22
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
IND
Granger 24.3
Murphy 10.3
Watson 5.1
Hibbert 1.6
Granger 1.5
HOU
Brooks 19.7
Scola 8.6
Brooks 5.3
Battier 1.1
Ariza 1.8

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