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Howard's perfect game powers Magic past Rockets


By Michael Murphy, for NBA.com
Posted Thursday February 25, 2010 1:01AM

HOUSTON (NBA.com exclusive) -- For much of Wednesday's game, the Orlando Magic flexed their muscles and got to work against the Rockets. But when a second-half rally got the Rockets a little too close for comfort, it was Superman who supplied the muscle.

With Dwight Howard dominating the paint on both ends of the court, the Magic ripped the Rockets 110-92 before a crowd of 15,749 at Toyota Center.

Howard finished with 30 points and 16 rebounds, which makes you wonder what he could have done had the All-Star center not been limited to 22 seconds -- yes, seconds -- of play in the first quarter because of two quick fouls.

"That was a Guinness world record," quipped Howard, who hit all 11 of his field-goal attempts. "I did a sprint from free-throw line to free-throw line, and then I was out of the game. It was different, but I tried to come back and tell myself to not get everything back at once. Take your time. I just tried to be as dominant as I could without fouling."

Mission accomplished.

"He was incredible," Orlando coach Stan Van Gundy said. "He made great plays out of double teams. He's patient down there, taking exactly what they give him. If they double, he's not forcing. He's throwing it out, and we're doing a better job of re-posting and getting the ball back in."

Especially against the Rockets' collection of undersized "bigs."

Defended by the likes of Chuck Hayes (6-foot-6), Jared Jeffries (a slender 6-foot-11), Hilton Armstrong and Luis Scola (both 6-foot-9), the Magic were able to pound it inside to Howard. And the big man responded with a slew of dunks and layups, the biggest reason for Orlando's 52 points in the paint.

But it's really not as simple as saying Howard beat up the Rockets.

Indeed, for much of the night Orlando was playing chess while the Rockets were playing something more like checkers. For every Houston adjustment, the Magic had an immediate -- and effective -- reaction.

When the Rockets spread the defense in an effort to stop the Magic's efficient pick-and-roll game, the Magic went to work inside. And when the Rockets packed the lane to stop -- or at least slow or foul -- Howard, the Magic simply kicked the ball out and rotated it until they found another wide-open jump shot from the corners or top of the key.

"We play great on offense when we're moving the ball around, making the extra pass," said Magic forward Rashard Lewis, who scored 13 points. "Especially when Dwight's getting double-teamed, he's making the good pass out of the double team. As long as we're making shots, we should be OK on the offensive end."

The Magic shot 49 percent for the game, and that's with J.J. Redick and Mickael Pietrus combining for 5-of-20 shooting even though almost every shot was uncontested.

Jameer Nelson ran the offense almost flawlessly, racking up 17 points and nine assists to essentially cancel out Houston point guard Aaron Brooks, who finished with 24 points and eight assists, but launched 22 shots and turned the ball over five times.

But for all the good things the Magic did this night, what stuck in Van Gundy's craw was what he viewed as a lazy stretch of basketball in the third quarter, which allowed the Rockets to slice what had been a 27-point Orlando lead down to 11 at the end of the period.

"We're just not good with leads," Van Gundy said. "We have to learn to do a better job of closing out games. I'm just not happy with that. I'm not... I thought we played a really good first 28 minutes, especially with Dwight playing only 10 of those in the first half, and we did a pretty good job of closing it out the last four minutes...

"It got to be a struggle."

But it appeared to be a case of what the Rockets were doing rather than what the Magic were not. Houston coach Rick Adelman made a move that was either shrewd or desperate (or perhaps a bit of both), going with a smaller, space-the-floor lineup that emphasized 3-point shooting.

The Rockets responded by raining 3-pointers (12-of-24 from the arc for the game, 10-of-18 in the second half), trimming the deficit down to nine points on three occasions. The last came on a 3-pointer from Chase Budinger (13 points) with 3:41 to play in the game.

"Our defense should have been able to hang in and not make the run as big as it was," Van Gundy said. "We don't defend the 3-point line well. We don't. We've got to learn to play harder, to be able to protect the paint and close out [on perimeter shooters], and we're not doing that."

But Vince Carter responded with a shot-clock-beating 3-pointer on the Magic's next possession, killing the Rockets' rally and sparking an 8-0 run that put the game away.

"I just happened to look up and there were four seconds left on the [shot] clock," said Carter, who had 16 points and seven assists. "I was trying to look for Dwight in the post, but they were doing a great job of fronting him, so I had to knock the shot down."

A shot that turned out to be a crusher for the Rockets, who remain in team in search of an identity after trading away Tracy McGrady and Carl Landry.

"We have to find out how we're going to win," said Houston coach Rick Adelman. "We just lost whatever confidence we really had. We just kind of lost everything. I think that with everything that's happened [with the trades], we just don't seem to play with the same energy and enthusiasm. We have to find a way to get that back."

Magic
Rockets
     
    • 49.4%

    • 42.9%

    • 29.0%

    • 50.0%

    • 68.2%

    • 73.7%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
ORL HOU
Total Rebounds 10 7
Offensive Rebounds 12 9
Turnovers 9 15
Fast Break Pts: 8 9
Biggest Lead: 27 5
Points in the Paint: 52 34
ORL HOU
p Howard   30 Brooks   24
rb Howard   16 Battier   9
a Nelson   9 Brooks   8
s Lewis   4 4 players   1
b 3 players   1 5 players   1
 
  • 01/07 - HOU @ ORL
  • 01/22 - ORL @ HOU
Orlando Magic (59-23)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Barnes F 24:00 2-6 1-3 2-3 -4 0 4 4 1 3 0 1 0 1 7
R. Lewis F 39:08 6-15 1-5 0-0 +4 2 2 4 1 1 4 0 0 0 13
D. Howard C 33:51 11-11 0-0 8-12 +9 3 13 16 3 4 0 3 1 0 30
V. Carter G-F 27:32 6-9 1-2 3-5 +14 1 4 5 7 4 1 1 0 1 16
J. Nelson G 32:30 7-15 3-5 0-0 +26 2 2 4 9 1 1 1 0 2 17
M. Gortat   14:09 3-4 0-0 1-1 +9 3 4 7 0 1 0 0 1 0 7
J. Williams   15:30 1-4 0-2 0-0 -8 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
M. Pietrus   26:23 2-8 2-6 0-0 +22 1 2 3 1 2 1 2 0 0 6
J. Redick   18:05 3-12 0-6 0-0 +4 0 1 1 4 0 1 0 0 1 6
R. Anderson   08:52 2-3 1-2 1-1 +14 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 6
B. Bass DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Johnson DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 43-87 9-31 15-22   12 34 46 27 18 8 9 3 5 110
  49.4% 29.0% 68.2%   team rebs: 10 total to: 9
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 37:05 5-6 3-4 1-2 -4 2 7 9 3 1 1 1 1 0 14
L. Scola F-C 15:55 0-5 0-0 0-0 -16 0 3 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
C. Hayes C-F 09:15 1-4 0-0 0-0 -7 3 1 4 1 2 0 1 1 2 2
K. Martin G 41:19 5-14 1-2 8-9 -16 1 1 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 19
A. Brooks G 40:18 9-22 4-10 2-3 -13 2 4 6 8 2 0 5 0 0 24
D. Andersen   23:44 3-7 2-3 0-0 +2 0 5 5 0 3 0 0 1 0 8
C. Budinger   30:58 5-9 2-5 1-2 -1 0 2 2 6 1 1 1 1 0 13
J. Jeffries   22:39 4-6 0-0 1-1 -21 0 2 2 1 4 1 1 0 0 9
H. Armstrong   07:01 1-3 0-0 0-0 -1 1 1 2 1 3 0 1 0 1 2
G. Temple   07:42 0-0 0-0 0-0 -5 0 2 2 1 1 0 2 1 0 0
J. Taylor   02:02 0-0 0-0 1-2 -4 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
J. Hill   02:02 0-1 0-0 0-0 -4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   240 33-77 12-24 14-19   9 28 37 22 18 4 15 5 3 92
  42.9% 50.0% 73.7%   team rebs: 7 total to: 15

inactive

  • Magic: Foyle
  • Rockets: Ariza, Lowry, Ming

technical fouls

  • Magic: Howard
  • Rockets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 1
  • Times Tied: 3

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #22 Bill Spooner, #71 Rodney Mott, #51 Leroy Richardson
  • Attendance: 15749
  • Duration: 2:7
Orlando Magic (39-19) Houston Rockets (28-28)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Scola vs Howard (Nelson gains possession)
Howard Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  11:46  
Howard Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  11:46  
Howard Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  11:38  
Howard Substitution replaced by Gortat  11:38  
  11:38
[HOU 1-0]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  11:38
[HOU 2-0]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Carter Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:26
[ORL 2-2]
 
  11:05 Scola Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
  11:03 Hayes Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:02
[HOU 4-2]
Hayes Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Lewis Running Jump Shot: Missed  10:47  
  10:46 Battier Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:46 Martin Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Lewis Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Carter (1 AST)  10:38
[ORL 4-4]
 
  10:21 Martin Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Nelson (1 ST) 
Lewis 3pt Shot: Missed  10:11  
  10:10 Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:45
[HOU 7-4]
Battier 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST) 
Barnes 3pt Shot: Missed  09:27  
  09:26 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:08 Scola Hook Bank Shot: Missed 
Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:07  
Barnes Driving Layup Shot: Missed  08:48  
Gortat Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:47  
Carter 3pt Shot: Missed  08:43  
  08:42 Battier Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:30 Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lewis (1 ST) 
  08:29 Brooks Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Gortat Layup Shot: Missed  08:07  
  08:06 Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:00
[HOU 9-4]
Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Nelson Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hayes (1 BLK)  07:50  
  07:48 Team Rebound 
  07:31 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:30  
Nelson Pullup Jump shot: Missed  07:22  
  07:21 Battier Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:09 Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Lewis (2 ST) 
Nelson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lewis (1 AST)  07:06
[ORL 6-9]
 
  06:58 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:58 Hayes Substitution replaced by Andersen 
  06:54 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:53  
Gortat Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Carter (2 AST)  06:40
[ORL 8-9]
 
  06:30 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:29  
Nelson Pullup Jump shot: Missed  06:21  
  06:20 Battier Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:59
[HOU 12-8]
Battier 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Brooks (1 AST) 
Carter Driving Layup Shot: Missed  05:40  
  05:39 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:16 Andersen Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:16  
Barnes Driving Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Nelson (1 AST)  05:03
[ORL 10-12]
 
  05:03 Andersen Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Barnes Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  05:03
[ORL 11-12]
 
  04:42
[HOU 14-11]
Brooks Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Battier (1 AST) 
Carter Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  04:32  
Carter Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  04:32  
  04:10 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Barnes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:09  
Barnes 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Nelson (2 AST)  03:59
[ORL 14-14]
 
  03:46 Scola Hook Shot: Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:45  
Carter Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:27
[ORL 16-14]
 
  03:17 Brooks Jump Shot: Missed 
Barnes Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:15  
Nelson Jump Shot: Missed  03:07  
Gortat Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  03:06  
Nelson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Andersen (1 BLK)  03:00  
Nelson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:59  
Nelson 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Carter (3 AST)  02:55
[ORL 19-14]
 
Nelson Foul : Personal (1 PF)  02:32  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:32  
Nelson Substitution replaced by Williams  02:32  
  02:28 Scola Substitution replaced by Budinger 
  02:28 Martin Substitution replaced by Jeffries 
  02:28 Andersen Substitution replaced by Armstrong 
Carter Foul : Personal (2 PF)  02:23  
Carter Substitution replaced by Pietrus  02:23  
  02:17 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:16 Armstrong Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  02:14 Armstrong Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
  02:00 Armstrong Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Pietrus Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  01:50  
Pietrus Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  01:50  
  01:35 Armstrong Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gortat (1 BLK) 
Barnes Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:33  
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:29
[ORL 21-14]
 
  01:17 Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  01:16  
Pietrus 3pt Shot: Missed  01:08  
  01:07 Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:54.2
[HOU 16-21]
Budinger Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Armstrong (1 AST) 
Gortat Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Pietrus (1 AST)  00:44.8
[ORL 23-16]
 
  00:36.7
[HOU 18-23]
Brooks Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Lewis 3pt Shot: Missed  00:25.9  
Gortat Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  00:24.9  
Lewis Layup Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Orlando Magic (39-19) Houston Rockets (28-28)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:49 Armstrong Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:48  
Howard Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  11:31  
  11:14
[HOU 20-23]
Jeffries Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  11:06 Jeffries Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Redick 3pt Shot: Missed  10:50  
  10:48 Temple Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:40 Temple Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lewis (3 ST) 
  10:30 Armstrong Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:30  
Team Rebound  10:30  
Lewis Substitution replaced by Anderson  10:30  
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  10:30  
  10:29 Armstrong Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:19
[HOU 22-23]
Budinger Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Battier (2 AST) 
Howard Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:00
[ORL 25-22]
 
Williams Foul : Personal (1 PF)  09:49  
  09:49 Battier Substitution replaced by Martin 
  09:42 Williams Violation:Kicked Ball 
  09:38 Budinger Jump Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:37  
Williams Pullup Jump shot: Missed  09:33  
Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:29  
Howard Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:29
[ORL 27-22]
 
  09:11 Jeffries Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Anderson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:10  
Redick Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST)  09:04
[ORL 29-22]
 
  08:48
[HOU 25-29]
Budinger 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Jeffries (1 AST) 
Howard Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS)  08:22
[ORL 31-25]
 
  08:08 Temple Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  08:08 Temple Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Timeout : Regular  08:08  
Anderson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Budinger (1 ST)  07:54  
  07:42
[HOU 27-31]
Armstrong Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  07:27 Armstrong Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Williams Substitution replaced by Nelson  07:27  
  07:27 Armstrong Substitution replaced by Hayes 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  07:27
[ORL 32-27]
 
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  07:27
[ORL 33-27]
 
  07:13 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:12  
Pietrus Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Martin (1 ST)  06:58  
  06:47
[HOU 29-33]
Jeffries Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hayes (1 AST) 
Redick Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Temple (1 BLK)  06:29  
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  06:27  
  06:20 Hayes Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  06:20
[ORL 34-29]
 
  06:20 Temple Substitution replaced by Brooks 
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  06:20
[ORL 35-29]
 
  06:00 Hayes Layup Shot: Missed Block: Howard (1 BLK) 
  05:59 Brooks Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:57 Brooks Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  05:56  
Anderson Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:49
[ORL 37-29]
 
  05:49 Hayes Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  05:49 Team Timeout : Regular 
Anderson Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  05:49
[ORL 38-29]
 
  05:26 Hayes Layup Shot: Missed Block: Anderson (1 BLK) 
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  05:25  
Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed  05:08  
  05:08 Hayes Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:01 Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:00 Hayes Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  05:00 Hayes Tip Shot: Missed 
  04:59 Hayes Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  04:57 Hayes Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Redick (1 ST) 
Nelson Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  04:53
[ORL 40-29]
 
  04:37 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  04:37  
Anderson 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Nelson (3 AST)  04:24
[ORL 43-29]
 
  04:08
[HOU 32-43]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Budinger (1 AST) 
Redick Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Howard (1 AST)  03:46
[ORL 45-32]
 
  03:31 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Nelson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:30  
Nelson 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Redick (1 AST)  03:22
[ORL 48-32]
 
  03:14 Team Timeout : Short 
  03:14 Hayes Substitution replaced by Scola 
  03:14 Budinger Substitution replaced by Battier 
Redick Substitution replaced by Lewis  03:14  
Anderson Substitution replaced by Carter  03:14  
  03:02 Martin Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  03:01  
Howard Jump Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS)  02:44
[ORL 50-32]
 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:31  
Howard Substitution replaced by Gortat  02:31  
  02:19 Jeffries Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Nelson Pullup Jump shot: Made (12 PTS)  02:08
[ORL 52-32]
 
  02:00
[HOU 34-52]
Brooks Pullup Jump shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Nelson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Jeffries (1 ST)  01:46  
  01:42
[HOU 36-52]
Battier Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Brooks (2 AST) 
Carter Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (6 PTS)  01:16
[ORL 54-36]
 
  01:00 Scola Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:58.9  
Carter Substitution replaced by Redick  00:53.6  
Pietrus 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Redick (2 AST)  00:38.8
[ORL 57-36]
 
Gortat Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:34.7  
  00:34.7 Brooks Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:34.7 Team Rebound 
  00:34.7
[HOU 37-57]
Brooks Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Gortat Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Nelson (4 AST)  00:22.0
[ORL 59-37]
 
  00:22.0 Jeffries Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Gortat Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS)  00:22.0
[ORL 60-37]
 
  00:04.2
[HOU 40-60]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Nelson 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Orlando Magic (39-19) Houston Rockets (28-28)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:45 Battier Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Carter (1 ST) 
Howard Hook Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Nelson (5 AST)  11:27
[ORL 62-40]
 
  11:08 Carter Violation:Kicked Ball 
  10:59 Howard Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
  10:59
[HOU 42-62]
Andersen Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Battier (3 AST) 
Lewis 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Carter (4 AST)  10:43
[ORL 65-42]
 
  10:32 Scola Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  10:20 Andersen Foul : Defense 3 Second (1 PF) 
Carter Free Throw Technical Missed  10:20  
Team Rebound  10:20  
Lewis Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Nelson (6 AST)  10:08
[ORL 67-42]
 
  09:53 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  09:52  
Barnes 3pt Shot: Missed  09:43  
  09:42 Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:33 Brooks Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Lewis (4 ST) 
Nelson 3pt Shot: Missed  09:15  
  09:14 Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:05 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:04  
Barnes Layup Shot: Missed Block: Battier (1 BLK)  08:57  
Carter Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  08:55  
Howard Slam Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Carter (5 AST)  08:53
[ORL 69-42]
 
  08:51 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:51 Scola Substitution replaced by Budinger 
  08:40 Andersen Jump Shot: Missed 
Barnes Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:39  
Lewis Jump Shot: Missed  08:15  
  08:14 Team Rebound 
  08:05 Martin Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:03 Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:49 Brooks Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:48 Brooks Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  07:44
[HOU 45-69]
Battier 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Brooks (3 AST) 
Carter Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Budinger (1 BLK)  07:28  
Team Rebound  07:28  
Carter Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Nelson (7 AST)  07:21
[ORL 71-45]
 
Lewis Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:08  
Carter Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  07:00  
  07:00 Budinger Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:00 Team Rebound 
  07:00
[HOU 46-71]
Budinger Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Lewis 3pt Shot: Missed  06:39  
  06:38 Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:29
[HOU 49-71]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Budinger (2 AST) 
Howard Technical  06:21  
  06:21
[HOU 50-71]
Brooks Free Throw Technical (19 PTS) 
Lewis Floating Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Carter (6 AST)  06:04
[ORL 73-50]
 
  05:51
[HOU 53-73]
Andersen 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Budinger (3 AST) 
  05:32 Battier Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Carter Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  05:32
[ORL 74-53]
 
Carter Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:32  
  05:32 Battier Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  05:21
[HOU 55-74]
Martin Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Nelson (8 AST)  05:09
[ORL 76-55]
 
  04:52 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  04:51  
  04:32 Andersen Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Barnes Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:32  
Team Rebound  04:32  
Barnes Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  04:32
[ORL 77-55]
 
Barnes Foul : Personal (1 PF)  04:23  
  04:11 Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:10 Battier Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  04:04
[HOU 57-77]
Budinger Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Brooks (4 AST) 
Lewis Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Nelson (9 AST)  03:51
[ORL 79-57]
 
  03:37
[HOU 59-79]
Martin Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Brooks (5 AST) 
Barnes Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:37  
  03:37
[HOU 60-79]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
Howard Dunk Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Barnes (1 AST)  03:20
[ORL 81-60]
 
  03:05
[HOU 63-81]
Martin 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Budinger (4 AST) 
Barnes Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  02:48  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:48  
Carter Substitution replaced by Williams  02:48  
Nelson Substitution replaced by Redick  02:48  
  02:39
[HOU 65-81]
Battier Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Brooks (6 AST) 
Redick 3pt Shot: Missed  02:17  
  02:17 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:08 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)  02:07  
Redick 3pt Shot: Missed  01:56  
  01:55 Battier Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
Howard Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  01:36  
  01:36
[HOU 66-81]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  01:36
[HOU 67-81]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Howard Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Redick (3 AST)  01:21
[ORL 83-67]
 
  01:05
[HOU 69-83]
Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Howard Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS)  00:47.4
[ORL 85-69]
 
  00:37.4
[HOU 72-85]
Andersen 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Budinger (5 AST) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  00:19.9  
  00:18.7 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Barnes Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  00:01.6  
  00:01.6
[HOU 73-85]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  00:01.6
[HOU 74-85]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Redick Jump Shot: Missed  11:42  
Lewis Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:39  
Lewis Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  11:34  
  11:32 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  11:24 Brooks Layup Shot: Missed 
Redick Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:22  
Pietrus 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Redick (4 AST)  11:13
[ORL 88-74]
 
  10:54 Andersen Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:53 Team Rebound 
  10:36 Brooks Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:35 Battier Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  10:32 Battier 3pt Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:10)  10:32  
Pietrus 3pt Shot: Missed  10:11  
Lewis Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  10:10  
Redick 3pt Shot: Missed  09:51  
  09:50 Team Rebound 
  09:35
[HOU 76-88]
Martin Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
  09:19 Budinger Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Pietrus Layup Shot: Missed  09:08  
Pietrus Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:06  
Redick 3pt Shot: Missed  09:02  
  09:01 Battier Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  08:55 Howard Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
  08:55
[HOU 78-88]
Martin Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Lewis Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (13 PTS)  08:30
[ORL 90-78]
 
  08:18 Andersen 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lewis Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  08:17  
Timeout : Regular  08:11  
  08:11 Battier Substitution replaced by Jeffries 
Redick Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Howard (2 AST)  08:02
[ORL 92-78]
 
  07:48
[HOU 80-92]
Jeffries Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Brooks (7 AST) 
Redick 3pt Shot: Missed  07:31  
  07:30 Jeffries Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:18
[HOU 83-92]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Budinger (6 AST) 
Redick Jump Shot: Missed  06:57  
  06:56 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  06:42 Jeffries Layup Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:11)  06:41  
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  06:36  
  06:35 Brooks Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  06:23 Brooks Turnover : Palming Turnover (4 TO) 
Lewis Substitution replaced by Carter  06:23  
Williams Substitution replaced by Anderson  06:23  
Redick Substitution replaced by Nelson  06:23  
  06:07 Jeffries Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:07  
Team Rebound  06:07  
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS)  06:07
[ORL 93-83]
 
Anderson Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:53  
  05:53 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:53 Budinger Substitution replaced by Battier 
  05:53 Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:53 Team Rebound 
  05:53
[HOU 84-93]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  05:30 Brooks Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Carter Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  05:30
[ORL 94-84]
 
Carter Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  05:30
[ORL 95-84]
 
  05:17 Martin Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Pietrus Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:16  
Pietrus 3pt Shot: Missed  04:57  
  04:56 Brooks Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Carter Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  04:47  
Anderson Substitution replaced by Lewis  04:47  
  04:47
[HOU 85-95]
Battier Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  04:47 Battier Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Team Rebound  04:46  
  04:46 Andersen Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF) 
  04:46 Andersen Substitution replaced by Budinger 
Carter Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  04:27
[ORL 97-85]
 
  04:15 Brooks Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:12)  04:14  
Lewis 3pt Shot: Missed  04:06  
  04:04 Brooks Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  03:56 Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Pietrus (1 ST) 
Lewis Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  03:42  
  03:41 Jeffries Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:33
[HOU 88-97]
Budinger 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Brooks (8 AST) 
Carter 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS)  03:10
[ORL 100-88]
 
  03:03 Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lewis Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  03:02  
Nelson Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  02:50
[ORL 102-88]
 
  02:32 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pietrus Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:31  
Nelson Running Jump Shot: Missed  02:08  
Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:12)  02:07  
Howard Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Battier (1 ST)  02:04  
  02:02 Budinger Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:02  
  02:02 Battier Substitution replaced by Taylor 
  02:02 Martin Substitution replaced by Temple 
  02:02 Brooks Substitution replaced by Hill 
Nelson 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Howard (3 AST)  01:43
[ORL 105-88]
 
  01:31
[HOU 90-105]
Jeffries Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Temple (1 AST) 
Howard Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  01:31  
  01:31
[HOU 91-105]
Jeffries Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS) 
  01:18 Jeffries Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (26 PTS)  01:18
[ORL 106-91]
 
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:18  
  01:17 Temple Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:05 Hill Jump Shot: Missed 
Nelson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:04  
Pietrus 3pt Shot: Missed  00:47.9  
Nelson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  00:46.7  
Howard Hook Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Carter (7 AST)  00:33.2
[ORL 108-91]
 
Pietrus Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:28.7  
  00:28.7
[HOU 92-108]
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  00:28.7 Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:13)  00:28.7  
Pietrus Layup Shot: Missed  00:05.9  
Team Rebound  00:05.6  
  00:05.6 Taylor Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (29 PTS)  00:05.6
[ORL 109-92]
 
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (30 PTS)  00:05.6
[ORL 110-92]
 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
ORL
1st Southeast
59
23
9-1
34-7
25-16
HOU
3rd Southwest
42
40
6-4
23-18
19-22
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
ORL
Nelson 23.8
Howard 13.3
Nelson 6.0
Howard 5.0
Nelson 2.5
HOU
Brooks 19.7
Scola 8.6
Brooks 5.3
Battier 1.1
Ariza 1.8

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