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Rockets run away from sluggish Wizards for road victory


By John N. Mitchell, for NBA.com
Posted Wednesday March 10, 2010 12:16AM

WASHINGTON (NBA.com exclusive) -- Right around Thanksgiving and up to around the New Year, the Houston Rockets were one of the surprise teams in the NBA. During that time they transformed themselves from a mediocre 8-8 team to a 20-13 squad that had the early look of a playoff team.

But recently that magic has dissipated, and wins have been harder to come by. They have fallen out of the playoff race for the final seed in the Western Conference yet they still hang around thinking they can still get in.

On Tuesday, they took a step in that direction, beating the Washington Wizards 96-88 at Verizon Center in front of an announced crowd of 10,422.

"This is what we are going to have to do at this time of the year, come in and beat the teams that we are supposed to beat," said Houston's Kevin Martin, after scoring 21 points. "You can't let any game that is a must-win slip away."

As Houston (32-31) won for just the eighth time in its last 21 games, Martin got plenty of help from his teammates on a night when they won despite making just 38.4 percent of their field goals.

Houston's Luis Scola, who logged almost 41 minutes, finished with game-highs in points (23) and rebounds (10). Aaron Brooks added 14 points, and Jordan Hill came off the bench to score 11, one shy of his career-high 12 established in the previous game, an ugly overtime loss to Detroit.

The Rockets won because they attacked the basket and were rewarded for it, unlike the Wizards, a team that recently has had major problems scoring. Houston went to the line 28 times and made 24 of its free throws. The Wizards, losers of four in a row and six of their last seven, shot free throws well (15 of 16) but they too often settled for jumpers rather than attacking the basket.

Washington's Andray Blatche has led or tied for the team lead in scoring in nine of the last 11 games after scoring 18 last night. Reserve guard Nick Young, struggling to find his shot and earn minutes since the team shuffled its roster at the trade deadline, also had 18 for Washington. Blatche had eight rebounds, one shy of the nine that Al Thornton -- who also had 15 points -- pulled down.

But the Wizards hurt themselves with sloppy play, committing 18 turnovers that resulted in 19 points. Blatche, whom Wizards coach Flip Saunders said had "recently" become a "high turnover player," committed five.

Down by eight points at the start of a sloppy third quarter in which both teams would connect on just 37.5 percent of their field goals, Washington began by missing two of its first 12 shots from the floor and quickly found itself looking up at a 59-42 Houston lead.

The Rockets maintained a double-digit lead for the most of the remainder of the game. Washington cut it to eight points with just less than three minutes to play in the game but never really presented much of a challenge to the Rockets.

"We're missing a lot of shots now and we're not playing with a lot of energy," Saunders said of the Wizards, who have now failed to score at least 90 points in their last five games. "Now we're in a position where it catches up with you because the teams that we are playing are trying to get in the playoffs. We haven't been very physical, either."

Houston now returns home for the next four games against New Jersey, Denver, Memphis and Boston.

The importance of this stretch is not lost on Scola.

"These games at home are very important for us," he said. "It will be good to be at home. They are good teams and we have to be ready for them.

Rockets
Wizards
     
    • 38.4%

    • 42.2%

    • 21.4%

    • 25.0%

    • 85.7%

    • 93.8%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
HOU WAS
Total Rebounds 12 7
Offensive Rebounds 16 10
Turnovers 15 18
Fast Break Pts: 14 11
Biggest Lead: 18 7
Points in the Paint: 38 32
HOU WAS
p Scola   23 2 players   18
rb Scola   10 Thornton   9
a Lowry   4 2 players   5
s 2 players   2 2 players   2
b Battier   2 Singleton   3
 
  • 11/10 - HOU @ WAS
  • 12/27 - WAS @ HOU
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 28:23 0-4 0-3 0-0 +6 1 6 7 3 0 0 0 2 1 0
L. Scola F-C 40:57 8-16 0-0 7-8 +4 5 5 10 3 5 1 7 1 1 23
C. Hayes C-F 18:26 0-1 0-0 0-0 +1 1 4 5 1 1 2 0 0 0 0
K. Martin G 29:51 7-18 1-7 6-7 -6 0 3 3 0 2 1 3 0 2 21
A. Brooks G 28:35 5-13 2-5 2-2 0 0 3 3 2 1 1 2 0 2 14
T. Ariza   27:46 4-13 3-7 2-2 0 2 1 3 2 2 2 1 0 1 13
C. Budinger   13:31 3-7 0-4 0-0 +13 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 6
K. Lowry   19:25 1-6 0-2 4-5 +8 2 1 3 4 3 1 1 0 0 6
J. Hill   26:31 4-5 0-0 3-4 +9 4 4 8 2 3 0 0 0 0 11
J. Jeffries   06:35 1-3 0-0 0-0 +5 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 2
H. Armstrong   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Taylor   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   240 33-86 6-28 24-28   16 30 46 18 17 8 15 3 8 96
  38.4% 21.4% 85.7%   team rebs: 12 total to: 16
Washington Wizards (26-56)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Thornton F 38:51 6-14 0-2 3-4 -9 3 6 9 3 3 1 2 1 1 15
A. Blatche F-C 38:08 9-22 0-0 0-0 -7 1 7 8 2 2 2 5 1 1 18
J. McGee C 17:06 2-5 0-0 0-0 -15 3 4 7 0 2 0 0 0 0 4
M. Miller G-F 33:30 3-9 1-3 0-0 0 0 8 8 5 3 0 4 2 0 7
R. Foye G 18:57 1-6 0-2 0-0 -2 0 2 2 3 2 0 1 0 1 2
F. Oberto   08:29 2-2 0-0 0-0 +4 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
Q. Ross   05:30 0-0 0-0 0-0 -5 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
E. Boykins   09:01 1-3 0-1 2-2 -12 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 0 0 4
J. Singleton   27:43 3-4 0-0 6-6 -3 1 3 4 1 4 2 1 3 0 12
N. Young   22:43 6-13 2-4 4-4 +3 1 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0 18
S. Livingston   20:02 2-5 0-0 0-0 +6 0 0 0 5 2 0 2 1 0 4
A. Gee   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   240 35-83 3-12 15-16   10 31 41 22 22 6 18 8 3 88
  42.2% 25.0% 93.8%   team rebs: 7 total to: 18

inactive

  • Rockets: Andersen, Conroy, Ming
  • Wizards: Howard

technical fouls

  • Rockets: --
  • Wizards: Saunders, Thornton

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 6
  • Times Tied: 4

arena stats

  • Arena: Verizon Center, Washington, DC
  • Officials: #25 Tony Brothers, #32 Eddie F. Rush, #77 Kane Fitzgerald
  • Attendance: 10422
  • Duration: 2:14
Houston Rockets (32-31) Washington Wizards (21-40)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball McGee vs Scola (Foye gains possession)
  11:43 Foye Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Scola (1 ST) 
Scola Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Blatche (1 ST)  11:28  
  11:15 Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed 
Battier Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:13  
Martin 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Brooks (1 AST)  11:06
[HOU 3-0]
 
  10:52 Blatche Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:51  
Martin Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  10:42
[HOU 5-0]
 
  10:33 Team Timeout : Short 
  10:20 Miller Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:19 Thornton Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:16 Thornton Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:16 Team Rebound 
  10:04
[WAS 2-5]
Miller Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Foye (1 AST) 
  09:47 McGee Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Instant Replay - Overturn Ruling  09:47  
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  09:47
[HOU 6-2]
 
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  09:47
[HOU 7-2]
 
  09:30
[WAS 4-7]
Blatche Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  09:13  
  09:12 Team Rebound 
  09:01 Miller Jump Shot: Missed 
Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:00  
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  08:55  
Hayes Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:52  
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  08:51  
  08:51 Foye Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Hayes Foul : Personal (1 PF)  08:50  
  08:37
[WAS 6-7]
Miller Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Foye (2 AST) 
  08:29 McGee Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Scola Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  08:29
[HOU 8-6]
 
  08:29 McGee Substitution replaced by Oberto 
Scola Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  08:29
[HOU 9-6]
 
  08:11
[WAS 8-9]
Blatche Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Scola Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:45
[HOU 11-8]
 
  07:28
[WAS 10-11]
Blatche Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Foye (3 AST) 
Brooks Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  07:15  
  06:56 Foye 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:55  
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  06:40  
  06:39 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:25 Miller Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brooks (1 ST) 
Brooks Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:20
[HOU 13-10]
 
  05:59 Blatche Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:58  
  05:57 Team Timeout : Regular 
Battier 3pt Shot: Missed  05:41  
  05:40 Blatche Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:28
[WAS 12-13]
Thornton Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Battier Jump Shot: Missed Block: Thornton (1 BLK)  05:21  
  05:19 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:13
[WAS 14-13]
Blatche Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST) 
Martin Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  05:02  
  04:43
[WAS 16-13]
Oberto Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Thornton (1 AST) 
Hayes Jump Shot: Missed  04:23  
  04:21 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:12 Thornton Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hayes (1 ST) 
Scola Layup Shot: Missed  04:07  
  04:02 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:50 Thornton Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:50 Team Rebound 
Battier Substitution replaced by Ariza  03:48  
  03:48 Thornton Substitution replaced by Ross 
  03:34
[WAS 18-13]
Oberto Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Miller (2 AST) 
Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed  03:20  
  03:19 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  03:04 Miller Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:03 Oberto Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  02:55 Blatche Jump Shot: Missed 
Hayes Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:54  
Martin Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Ross (1 ST)  02:48  
  02:41
[WAS 20-13]
Blatche Driving Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Ross (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:33  
Martin Substitution replaced by Budinger  02:33  
Brooks Substitution replaced by Lowry  02:33  
Hayes Substitution replaced by Hill  02:33  
  02:20 Oberto Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Scola Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  02:20
[HOU 14-20]
 
Scola Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  02:20
[HOU 15-20]
 
  02:10
[WAS 22-15]
Foye Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  01:57 Foye Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  01:57 Foye Substitution replaced by Boykins 
Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed  01:46  
  01:45 Ross Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:33 Blatche Jump Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:32  
Budinger Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lowry (1 AST)  01:25
[HOU 17-22]
 
  01:08 Blatche Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  01:08 Blatche Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Ariza Jump Shot: Missed  00:53.9  
Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:52.9  
Scola Layup Shot: Missed  00:52.9  
Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:51.9  
Hill Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:49.9
[HOU 19-22]
 
  00:41.7 Blatche Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed  00:35.9  
Lowry Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:34.8  
  00:26.9 Blatche Substitution replaced by Singleton 
Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed  00:24.9  
Hill Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  00:21.9  
Hill Putback Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS)  00:21.6
[HOU 21-22]
 
  00:01.9 Boykins Jump Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  00:00.4  
End of 1st Quarter
Houston Rockets (32-31) Washington Wizards (21-40)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Scola Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  11:41
[HOU 23-22]
 
  11:28 Boykins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (1 ST) 
Scola Jump Shot: Missed Block: Singleton (1 BLK)  11:22  
  11:19 Thornton Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  11:12
[WAS 24-23]
McGee Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Boykins (1 AST) 
  10:57 Ross Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  10:57
[HOU 24-24]
 
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  10:57  
  10:57 Team Rebound 
  10:40 Thornton Jump Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:39  
  10:18 Thornton Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Scola Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  10:18
[HOU 25-24]
 
  10:18 Ross Substitution replaced by Young 
Scola Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  10:18
[HOU 26-24]
 
  10:00 Young Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Ariza Jump Shot: Missed  09:46  
  09:45 McGee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Hill Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  09:42  
  09:42
[WAS 25-26]
Singleton Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  09:42
[WAS 26-26]
Singleton Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Budinger Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Singleton (1 ST)  09:31  
  09:09
[WAS 28-26]
Young Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Scola Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST)  08:47
[HOU 28-28]
 
Lowry Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:34  
  08:34 Timeout : Official 
  08:34
[WAS 29-28]
Boykins Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  08:34
[WAS 30-28]
Boykins Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Hill Jump Hook Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Ariza (2 AST)  08:20
[HOU 30-30]
 
  08:04
[WAS 32-30]
Thornton Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Boykins (2 AST) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Hill (1 AST)  07:40
[HOU 33-32]
 
  07:27 Young 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:26  
Lowry Jump Shot: Missed  07:11  
Hill Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  07:10  
  07:09 Singleton Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  07:09
[HOU 34-32]
 
  07:09 McGee Substitution replaced by Blatche 
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  07:09
[HOU 35-32]
 
  06:50 Young Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:49 Thornton Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  06:44 Boykins 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:43  
Scola Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  06:35  
Scola Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  06:35  
Scola Substitution replaced by Jeffries  06:35  
  06:27
[WAS 34-35]
Boykins Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  06:06 Blatche Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Lowry Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  06:06
[HOU 36-34]
 
Lowry Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  06:06
[HOU 37-34]
 
Hill Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  05:55  
  05:55 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:55
[WAS 35-37]
Singleton Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  05:55
[WAS 36-37]
Singleton Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Budinger Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hill (2 AST)  05:40
[HOU 39-36]
 
  05:26 Boykins Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Ariza (2 ST) 
Ariza Layup Shot: Missed  05:22  
Lowry Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  05:21  
Lowry Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:19
[HOU 41-36]
 
  05:02 Blatche Jump Shot: Missed 
Jeffries Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:01  
  04:56 Young Substitution replaced by Miller 
  04:56 Boykins Substitution replaced by Foye 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  04:49  
  04:48 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  04:38
[WAS 38-41]
Singleton Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Miller (3 AST) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  04:08  
Team Rebound  04:08  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  04:08  
Lowry Substitution replaced by Brooks  04:08  
Budinger Substitution replaced by Battier  04:08  
  03:47 Blatche Jump Shot: Missed 
Battier Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:46  
Ariza Layup Shot: Missed Block: Blatche (1 BLK)  03:41  
Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:39  
Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:31
[HOU 43-38]
 
Ariza Substitution replaced by Martin  03:18  
  03:09 Foye Jump Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  03:08  
Jeffries Layup Shot: Missed  03:01  
  03:00 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  02:58 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:44 Thornton Jump Shot: Missed 
Jeffries Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:42  
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Battier (1 AST)  02:27
[HOU 46-38]
 
  02:01
[WAS 40-46]
Blatche Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  01:47  
Jeffries Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:46  
Jeffries Layup Shot: Missed Block: Singleton (2 BLK)  01:41  
  01:40 Foye Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:40 Miller Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Jeffries Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Battier (2 AST)  01:15
[HOU 48-40]
 
  01:03 Thornton Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  01:03 Thornton Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed  00:46.9  
  00:45.9 Thornton Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  00:34.9 Blatche Jump Shot: Missed 
Battier Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:33.4  
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  00:25.9  
  00:23.9 Blatche Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Brooks Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:05.1  
  00:03.8 Foye Jump Shot: Missed Block: Battier (1 BLK) 
Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:01.8  
Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.3  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Houston Rockets (32-31) Washington Wizards (21-40)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Brooks Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  11:46
[HOU 50-40]
 
  11:22 Foye 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hayes Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  11:21  
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  11:06  
  11:05 McGee Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:52 Thornton Jump Shot: Missed Block: Scola (1 BLK) 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:51  
  10:48 Foye Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  10:48
[HOU 51-40]
 
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  10:48
[HOU 52-40]
 
  10:27 Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:26  
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  10:09  
  10:08 McGee Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:49 Miller Layup Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:48  
  09:47 Miller Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  09:35  
  09:33 McGee Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  09:26 Foye Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:25 McGee Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  09:22 McGee Jump Shot: Missed 
Battier Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:21  
Martin Jump Shot: Missed Block: Miller (1 BLK)  09:15  
  09:13 Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  09:08
[WAS 42-52]
Blatche Slam Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Thornton (2 AST) 
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  08:57  
Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  08:54  
Scola Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  08:52
[HOU 54-42]
 
  08:36 Blatche Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) 
Scola Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  08:20  
  08:07 Blatche Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Hayes (2 ST) 
Martin Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Brooks (2 AST)  08:02
[HOU 56-42]
 
  08:02 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:02 Foye Substitution replaced by Livingston 
  07:45 Livingston Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Martin (1 ST) 
Martin Jump Shot: Missed Block: Miller (2 BLK)  07:42  
Team Rebound  07:42  
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Battier (3 AST)  07:38
[HOU 59-42]
 
  07:20 McGee Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:19 Thornton Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  07:17
[WAS 44-59]
Thornton Tip Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Martin Running Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  07:03
[HOU 61-44]
 
  06:45 Miller Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  06:45 Miller Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Brooks Jump Shot: Missed  06:26  
  06:25 Blatche Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:16 Miller 3pt Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  06:15  
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  06:03  
  06:02 Blatche Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:48 Thornton Jump Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:47  
Battier 3pt Shot: Missed  05:38  
  05:37 Blatche Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  05:27
[WAS 47-61]
Miller 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Blatche (1 AST) 
Brooks Jump Shot: Missed Block: Livingston (1 BLK)  05:21  
Team Rebound  05:21  
  05:21 Thornton Substitution replaced by Young 
  05:21 Thornton Technical 
Martin Free Throw Technical Missed  05:21  
Team Rebound  05:21  
Martin Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Scola (1 AST)  05:15
[HOU 63-47]
 
  04:59 Blatche Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:58 McGee Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  04:55
[WAS 49-63]
McGee Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
McGee Violation:Defensive Goaltending  04:44  
Martin Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Hayes (1 AST)  04:44
[HOU 65-49]
 
  04:31 Blatche Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:30 McGee Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  04:29 McGee Layup Shot: Missed 
Hayes Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:29  
Brooks Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  04:29  
  04:19 Young Jump Shot: Missed 
Hayes Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  04:18  
Team Timeout : Regular  04:13  
Battier 3pt Shot: Missed  03:54  
  03:53 Blatche Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  03:28 Livingston Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:27 Blatche Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  03:16 Miller Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  03:16 Miller Turnover : Foul (4 TO) 
Battier Substitution replaced by Ariza  03:16  
  03:16 McGee Substitution replaced by Singleton 
Ariza Layup Shot: Missed  03:04  
  03:03 Singleton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Ariza Foul : Personal (1 PF)  03:01  
Hayes Substitution replaced by Hill  03:01  
Brooks Substitution replaced by Lowry  03:01  
  02:50 Blatche Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) 
Hill Slam Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Lowry (2 AST)  02:28
[HOU 67-49]
 
  02:09
[WAS 51-67]
Blatche Running Bank shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Martin Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  01:59  
Martin Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  01:59  
  01:49
[WAS 53-67]
Singleton Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Livingston (1 AST) 
Scola Turnover : 3 Second Violation (4 TO)  01:27  
  01:12
[WAS 55-67]
Young Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  00:58.9  
Hill Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  00:57.6  
Hill Layup Shot: Missed  00:55.9  
  00:54.9 Singleton Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Martin Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:54.8  
Martin Substitution replaced by Budinger  00:54.8  
  00:44.9
[WAS 57-67]
Singleton Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Livingston (2 AST) 
  00:36.9 Singleton Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Lowry Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:36.9  
Team Rebound  00:36.9  
Team Timeout : Regular  00:36.9  
Lowry Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:36.9
[HOU 68-57]
 
  00:28.9
[WAS 60-68]
Young 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Singleton (1 AST) 
Lowry Jump Shot: Missed  00:09.9  
Scola Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  00:08.9  
  00:08.1 Livingston Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Scola Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  00:08.1
[HOU 69-60]
 
Scola Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:08.1  
Ariza Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  00:07.5  
Ariza Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  00:05.4
[HOU 71-60]
 
  00:01.9 Livingston Jump Shot: Missed 
Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:00.7  
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:42 Blatche Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  11:42  
  11:42 Singleton Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed  11:29  
  11:28 Blatche Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  11:17
[WAS 62-71]
Livingston Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Budinger (1 AST)  11:09
[HOU 74-62]
 
  10:51 Young Jump Shot: Missed 
Lowry Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  10:50  
Budinger Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lowry (3 AST)  10:46
[HOU 76-62]
 
Scola Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  10:33  
  10:33
[WAS 63-76]
Thornton Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  10:33
[WAS 64-76]
Thornton Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Scola Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Singleton (2 ST)  10:11  
  10:07 Livingston Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed  10:00  
Scola Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  09:59  
Scola Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS)  09:55
[HOU 78-64]
 
  09:49 Saunders Technical 
Lowry Free Throw Technical (6 PTS)  09:49
[HOU 79-64]
 
Budinger Substitution replaced by Battier  09:49  
Lowry Foul : Personal (2 PF)  09:43  
  09:27
[WAS 66-79]
Blatche Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Thornton (3 AST) 
Scola Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Lowry (4 AST)  09:05
[HOU 81-66]
 
  08:43
[WAS 68-81]
Young Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Blatche (2 AST) 
Lowry Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  08:35  
Lowry Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  08:35  
  08:35 Timeout : Official 
Scola Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  08:23  
  08:23
[WAS 69-81]
Young Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  08:23
[WAS 70-81]
Young Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Scola (2 AST)  08:03
[HOU 84-70]
 
Scola Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  07:49  
  07:49
[WAS 71-84]
Young Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  07:49
[WAS 72-84]
Young Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Scola Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) Steal:Blatche (2 ST)  07:38  
  07:31 Blatche Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:30 Singleton Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:24 Singleton Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Lowry (1 ST) 
  07:16 Young Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed  07:09  
  07:08 Team Rebound 
Hill Foul : Personal (3 PF)  07:08  
  07:08
[WAS 73-84]
Singleton Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  07:08
[WAS 74-84]
Singleton Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Ariza Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Thornton (1 ST)  06:47  
  06:40 Blatche Layup Shot: Missed Block: Battier (2 BLK) 
Team Rebound  06:40  
Scola Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS)  06:29
[HOU 86-74]
 
  06:12 Young Jump Shot: Missed 
Battier Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  06:11  
Lowry Layup Shot: Missed  06:05  
Scola Rebound (Off:5 Def:3)  06:03  
Scola Tip Shot: Made (23 PTS)  06:01
[HOU 88-74]
 
  06:01 Team Timeout : Regular 
Battier Substitution replaced by Martin  06:01  
Lowry Substitution replaced by Brooks  06:01  
  05:45 Blatche Jump Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:5 Def:4)  05:44  
  05:30 Singleton Foul : Personal (4 PF) 
Martin Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Scola (3 AST)  05:19
[HOU 90-74]
 
  05:01
[WAS 76-90]
Thornton Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Livingston (3 AST) 
Brooks Jump Shot: Missed Block: Singleton (3 BLK)  04:36  
  04:34 Thornton Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
Ariza Foul : Personal (2 PF)  04:34  
  04:34 Thornton Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:34 Team Rebound 
  04:34 Blatche Substitution replaced by Miller 
  04:34
[WAS 77-90]
Thornton Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Scola Foul : Offensive (5 PF)  04:23  
Scola Turnover : Foul (7 TO)  04:23  
  04:12 Livingston Jump Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  04:11  
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  04:03  
  04:02 Thornton Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  03:55
[WAS 79-90]
Thornton Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Livingston (4 AST) 
Scola Substitution replaced by Battier  03:31  
Brooks Jump Shot: Missed  03:28  
  03:27 Thornton Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  03:18
[WAS 82-90]
Young 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Miller (4 AST) 
  03:03 Livingston Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Hill Substitution replaced by Scola  03:03  
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  03:03
[HOU 91-82]
 
Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  03:03
[HOU 92-82]
 
  02:49
[WAS 84-92]
Thornton Reverse Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Miller (5 AST) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  02:29  
  02:29 Team Rebound 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:29  
  02:20 Singleton Jump Shot: Missed 
Battier Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  02:19  
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  01:55  
  01:54 Singleton Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:48 Miller 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:47 Young Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:44 Young Layup Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:5 Def:5)  01:42  
Brooks Jump Shot: Missed  01:23  
  01:22 Thornton Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  01:12
[WAS 86-92]
Livingston Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  00:55.6 Young Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS)  00:55.6
[HOU 93-86]
 
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS)  00:55.6
[HOU 94-86]
 
  00:55.6 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:48.8
[WAS 88-94]
Young Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Livingston (5 AST) 
  00:40.0 Thornton Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Brooks Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  00:40.0
[HOU 95-88]
 
Brooks Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  00:40.0
[HOU 96-88]
 
  00:40.0 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:35.8 Young 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:33.8  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  00:07.8  
Battier Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  00:06.7  
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
HOU
3rd Southwest
42
40
6-4
23-18
19-22
WAS
5th Southeast
26
56
5-5
15-26
11-30
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
HOU
Brooks 19.7
Scola 8.6
Brooks 5.3
Battier 1.1
Ariza 1.8
WAS
Arenas 22.6
2 players 6.3
Arenas 7.2
McGee 1.7
Arenas 1.3

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