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Scola torches the Nets for 44 in Rockets win


By Matt Miller, for NBA.com
Posted Sunday March 14, 2010 1:05AM

HOUSTON (NBA.com exclusive) -- With the Houston Rockets running out of time to make a run at the playoffs, they couldn't afford to drop Saturday's matchup with the New Jersey Nets.

Luis Scola made sure that losing wasn't an option, leading the Rockets to a 116-108 victory in front of a crowd of 16,998 at Toyota Center.

Scola scored a career-high 44 points on 20-of-25 shooting to record his fourth consecutive 20-plus point performance for the first time in his career. He also grabbed a game-high 12 rebounds to notch a career-high-tying fifth straight double-double.

"This is it ... we need to make one final push," Scola said. "We can't hold anything; we gotta give everything we have right now. If we lose a couple of games, we'll be on vacation in three weeks."

Scola played the role of "king of the court," using agile spin moves and accurate mid-range shooting to knock Nets' defenders off-balance. He also delivered when the Rockets (33-31) pushed the tempo, hustling down the court for several fast-break layups.

"[Scola] was so active," Rockets coach Rick Adelman said. "He just made shot after shot. I probably wouldn't have played him for 40 minutes, but I wasn't taking him out the way he was playing."

After New Jersey's leading scorer, Brook Lopez, used his size to abuse the Rockets big men in the first half, Scola and Chuck Hayes returned the favor in the second half. The duo used physical play to stand ground against Lopez, limiting him to only seven points on 2-of-6 shooting.

Lopez's fading performance symbolized what plagued the Nets (7-59), as New Jersey simply didn't have enough energy to survive what some analysts would call Scola's greatest performance.

"It's just one of those nights," said Scola, who scored the most points by any Rocket since Tracy McGrady scored 47 against Utah in November 2007. "Today was one of those nights when everything you try works, and I really don't have an explanation.

"I'm as surprised as you are."

Saturday's victory moves Houston within five games of Portland for the final Western Conference playoff spot. It also marks the first time the Rockets have recorded consecutive wins since beating Golden State and Memphis on Feb. 2 and Feb. 5, respectively.

The Rockets' inconsistent play Saturday, and over the last six weeks, left Adelman wondering if his team takes every team as seriously as it should.

"It's a game we obviously really needed to [win]," Adelman said. "It took us a while to get into gear. People think that, they look at the [Nets'] record, and think that it should be an easy win. But they have a very good center and point guard."

"We keep telling our team that you can't get caught up in the record; you've got to get caught up in how [the opponents] are playing."

On offense, the Rockets set hard picks and used rapid ball movement to create open layups and good looks at the basket from the perimeter. A precise bounce pass often met a Houston player cutting toward the basket. Meanwhile, sharpshooters such as Scola and Kevin Martin found holes to set up for mid-range jumpers.

Aaron Brooks and Trevor Ariza (seven and six assists, respectively) kicked the tempo into high gear any time the Nets gave them an opportunity to score in transition. This approach eventually wore down New Jersey, leading to easy baskets for any Rocket who ran the length of the court with Ariza or Brooks in the fourth quarter.

Adelman tried out a new starting lineup, going with Trevor Ariza at the small forward position instead of Shane Battier, who came off the bench to provide defense for the second unit. And the switch definitely made a difference Saturday, as the Rockets' second unit played a huge role in helping Houston turn 10 turnovers into 15 fast-break points in the first half.

But the Rockets struggled to put hands in shooters' faces, as the Nets shot 53.9 percent overall. Houston also failed to consistently keep the paint packed, allowing Courtney Lee and Devin Harris to drive straight to the hoop on several occasions.

In the second half, the Rockets began to impose their will in the paint and force the Nets to continue making jumpers. Those shots didn't stop falling, but the Rockets shot 25-of-43 after the break to outlast New Jersey.

"It was a combination of their effort and our lack of effort," Lopez said. "They moved the ball real well on us, and that was the difference."

Lopez, Harris and Lee paced the Nets' offense early, as the trio combined for 29 of New Jersey's first 31 points. But aside from Lee and Jarvis Hayes, who combined for 28 points on 11-of-15 shooting after the break, no Net could recapture the rhythm he experienced during the first half.

"We stayed with them throughout the Scola offensive night, but we ran out of juice at the end," Harris said. "We really need to work on our weak-side defense, as it wasn't very good."

Hayes drained a 3-point bomb to cut New Jersey's deficit to 87-85 with 9:18 remaining in the fourth quarter, but the Rockets responded with a 7-0 run that gave them a 94-85 advantage with 7:36 left to play. After this stretch, the Nets once climbed within seven points, but never fully recovered.

"It's not very often when you see a guy hit 20 of 25 shots," Nets coach Kiki Vandeweghe said in reference to Scola. "He played a really great game, but we helped it along.

"He just worked harder than us."

Nets
Rockets
     
    • 53.9%

    • 52.3%

    • 60.0%

    • 29.4%

    • 65.4%

    • 82.6%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
NJN HOU
Total Rebounds 9 7
Offensive Rebounds 7 14
Turnovers 14 15
Fast Break Pts: 9 23
Biggest Lead: 8 13
Points in the Paint: 42 60
NJN HOU
p Lee   24 Scola   44
rb Lopez   10 Scola   12
a Harris   7 Brooks   7
s Boone   2 2 players   2
b Boone   3 Scola   1
 
  • 02/26 - NJN @ HOU
  • 03/29 - HOU @ NJN
New Jersey Nets (12-70)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Hassell F-G 16:59 1-4 0-0 0-0 0 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
J. Boone F-C 30:49 1-3 0-0 3-6 -1 0 6 6 1 1 2 1 3 0 5
B. Lopez C 36:32 8-16 0-0 6-9 -3 6 4 10 3 5 0 7 1 1 22
C. Lee G 40:00 10-14 3-4 1-1 -4 0 3 3 1 3 1 0 0 0 24
D. Harris G 39:15 7-15 1-4 4-4 -5 0 3 3 7 1 1 2 0 0 19
T. Williams   28:29 6-10 0-0 2-4 -3 0 2 2 4 1 1 2 0 0 14
K. Humphries   14:12 1-4 0-0 1-2 -13 1 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 3
K. Dooling   10:52 1-2 1-2 0-0 -7 0 0 0 3 4 1 2 0 0 3
J. Hayes   22:52 6-8 4-5 0-0 -4 0 4 4 1 1 0 0 1 0 16
T. Battie DNP - Coach's Decision
C. Douglas-Roberts DNP - Coach's Decision
C. Quinn DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 41-76 9-15 17-26   7 24 31 22 19 7 14 5 1 108
  53.9% 60.0% 65.4%   team rebs: 9 total to: 15
Houston Rockets (42-40)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Ariza G 36:29 5-11 2-6 0-0 +6 0 10 10 6 2 1 4 0 1 12
L. Scola F-C 41:20 20-25 0-0 4-6 +9 6 6 12 3 2 2 4 1 2 44
C. Hayes C-F 10:24 0-0 0-0 0-0 +1 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
K. Martin G 34:38 6-15 1-2 7-7 +1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 20
A. Brooks G 35:20 7-16 2-5 2-2 +5 0 1 1 7 6 2 3 0 0 18
J. Hill   20:58 2-6 0-0 1-2 +1 4 0 4 0 2 1 1 0 0 5
S. Battier   24:39 2-4 0-1 2-2 +8 2 4 6 1 3 0 1 0 0 6
K. Lowry   18:31 1-4 0-1 3-4 +13 0 2 2 5 3 0 1 0 0 5
C. Budinger   07:32 1-3 0-1 0-0 -3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
D. Andersen   10:10 2-4 0-1 0-0 -1 1 4 5 0 2 0 1 0 0 4
H. Armstrong DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Jeffries DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 46-88 5-17 19-23   14 29 43 23 22 6 15 1 5 116
  52.3% 29.4% 82.6%   team rebs: 7 total to: 15

inactive

  • Nets: Jianlian, Simmons
  • Rockets: Ming, Taylor

technical fouls

  • Nets: --
  • Rockets: Brooks

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 17
  • Times Tied: 10

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #48 Scott Foster, #60 David Guthrie, #65 Sean Wright
  • Attendance: 16998
  • Duration: 2:12
New Jersey Nets (7-59) Houston Rockets (33-31)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Scola vs Lopez (Boone gains possession)
Lopez Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:40
[NJN 2-0]
 
  11:23
[HOU 2-2]
Ariza Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Scola (1 AST) 
Lopez Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  11:05
[NJN 4-2]
 
  11:05 Hayes Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Lopez Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  11:05
[NJN 5-2]
 
Lopez Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:54  
  10:54
[HOU 3-5]
Scola Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  10:54 Scola Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Boone Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:54  
Lopez Jump Hook Shot: Made (7 PTS)  10:37
[NJN 7-3]
 
  10:26
[HOU 5-7]
Martin Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Scola (2 AST) 
  10:03 Hayes Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  10:03 Hayes Substitution replaced by Hill 
Lopez Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:03  
Team Rebound  10:03  
Lopez Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  10:03
[NJN 8-5]
 
  09:45
[HOU 7-8]
Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Lopez Layup Shot: Missed  09:32  
  09:31 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:22
[HOU 9-8]
Scola Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Brooks (1 AST) 
Lee 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Lopez (1 AST)  09:02
[NJN 11-9]
 
  08:50 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:49  
Harris Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  08:39  
  08:38 Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:33
[HOU 11-11]
Scola Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST) 
Harris Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Brooks (1 ST)  08:13  
  08:10
[HOU 13-11]
Martin Driving Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ariza (2 AST) 
Lopez Layup Shot: Missed Block: Scola (1 BLK)  07:46  
Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:45  
Lopez Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Hill (1 ST)  07:40  
  07:36
[HOU 15-11]
Scola Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Brooks (2 AST) 
Lopez Layup Shot: Missed  07:19  
  07:18 Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:08 Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Harris (1 ST) 
Lee Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Harris (1 AST)  07:03
[NJN 13-15]
 
  06:41
[HOU 17-13]
Martin Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Lopez Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Harris (2 AST)  06:26
[NJN 15-17]
 
  06:02 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
Boone Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:01  
Boone Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Scola (1 ST)  05:59  
  05:56 Hill Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  05:56 Team Timeout : Regular 
Lee Pullup Jump shot: Made (7 PTS)  05:41
[NJN 17-17]
 
  05:27 Ariza Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Hassell Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harris (3 AST)  05:10
[NJN 19-17]
 
  04:58 Hill Jump Shot: Missed 
Boone Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:57  
Hassell Jump Bank Shot: Missed  04:44  
Lopez Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  04:43  
Lopez Tip Shot: Missed  04:43  
Lopez Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  04:43  
Lopez Turnover : Offensive Goaltending (2 TO)  04:43  
  04:28 Martin Jump Shot: Missed Block: Lopez (1 BLK) 
  04:26 Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:24 Hill Hook Shot: Missed 
Lopez Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  04:21  
  04:18 Brooks Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Harris Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS)  04:18
[NJN 20-17]
 
Harris Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  04:18
[NJN 21-17]
 
  04:00 Hill Jump Shot: Missed 
Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:59  
Harris Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:46
[NJN 23-17]
 
Boone Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF)  03:36  
  03:36
[HOU 18-23]
Martin Free Throw Technical (7 PTS) 
  03:28 Brooks Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Hassell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:26  
Lee 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Hassell (1 AST)  03:17
[NJN 26-18]
 
  02:57
[HOU 20-26]
Brooks Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Harris 3pt Shot: Missed  02:29  
  02:27 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:19 Martin Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Boone (1 BLK) 
  02:17 Hill Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  02:17
[HOU 22-26]
Hill Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:07  
  02:07 Ariza Substitution replaced by Battier 
  02:07 Brooks Substitution replaced by Lowry 
Hassell Substitution replaced by Williams  02:07  
Harris 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST)  01:53
[NJN 29-22]
 
  01:29
[HOU 24-29]
Scola Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Lowry (1 AST) 
Harris Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (9 PTS)  01:02
[NJN 31-24]
 
Lee Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:55.7  
Boone Substitution replaced by Humphries  00:55.7  
  00:55.7
[HOU 25-31]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  00:55.7
[HOU 26-31]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Lopez Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  00:34.8  
  00:30.1
[HOU 29-31]
Martin 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Lowry (2 AST) 
Lopez Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  00:11.8  
Lopez Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  00:11.8  
Lopez Substitution replaced by Boone  00:11.8  
  00:04.9 Lowry Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:04.1 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:04.1
[HOU 31-31]
Scola Tip Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
End of 1st Quarter
New Jersey Nets (7-59) Houston Rockets (33-31)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:39
[HOU 33-31]
Andersen Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Missed  11:23  
  11:20 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:15 Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:13  
Lee Jump Shot: Missed  10:56  
  10:54 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Hayes Foul : Personal (1 PF)  10:39  
  10:28 Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:27 Team Rebound 
Lee Substitution replaced by Boone  10:27  
  10:23 Battier 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:22  
Humphries Jump Shot: Missed  10:00  
  09:59 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:53
[HOU 35-31]
Lowry Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Dooling 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Humphries (1 AST)  09:21
[NJN 34-35]
 
  09:10 Battier Foul : Offensive (1 PF) 
  09:10 Battier Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  08:55 Lowry Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Timeout : Regular  08:55  
Williams Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:50
[NJN 36-35]
 
  08:36 Budinger Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:35  
Hayes Jump Shot: Missed  08:22  
Team Rebound  08:21  
Hayes Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dooling (1 AST)  08:19
[NJN 38-35]
 
Dooling Foul : Personal (1 PF)  08:08  
Williams Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:00  
  08:00
[HOU 36-38]
Battier Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  08:00
[HOU 37-38]
Battier Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Dooling Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  07:47  
  07:34
[HOU 39-38]
Andersen Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Budinger (1 AST) 
  07:14 Andersen Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Boone Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:14  
Team Rebound  07:14  
Boone Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  07:14
[NJN 39-39]
 
  06:55 Andersen 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:54 Battier Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:43 Andersen Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Dooling (1 ST) 
Dooling Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  06:40  
Dooling Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  06:40  
Boone Substitution replaced by Harris  06:40  
Dooling Substitution replaced by Lopez  06:40  
  06:27 Battier Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:26 Hill Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  06:24
[HOU 41-39]
Hill Putback Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:06
[NJN 41-41]
 
  05:57 Lowry Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Lopez Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  05:54  
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:50
[NJN 43-41]
 
  05:37
[HOU 43-43]
Budinger Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lowry (3 AST) 
  05:20 Hill Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  05:20 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:20 Hill Substitution replaced by Scola 
Humphries Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  05:20
[NJN 44-43]
 
Andersen Violation:Lane  05:20  
Scola Violation:Lane  05:20  
Humphries Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:20  
  05:20 Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:03 Scola Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Humphries (1 ST) 
  05:01 Lowry Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  05:01 Battier Substitution replaced by Brooks 
  05:01 Lowry Substitution replaced by Ariza 
  05:01 Budinger Substitution replaced by Martin 
Humphries Jump Shot: Missed  04:51  
  04:50 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:42 Martin Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:41 Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  04:34 Humphries Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
  04:34
[HOU 45-44]
Martin Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Humphries Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:34  
Hayes Substitution replaced by Lee  04:34  
Humphries Substitution replaced by Boone  04:34  
  04:34
[HOU 46-44]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 1 (15 PTS) 
Boone Dunk Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST)  04:15
[NJN 46-46]
 
  03:57 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:56  
Lopez Jump Bank Shot: Made (12 PTS)  03:43
[NJN 48-46]
 
  03:29 Andersen Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:28 Scola Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  03:20
[HOU 49-48]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Ariza (3 AST) 
Williams Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  03:01  
  02:47 Brooks Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed 
Boone Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:45  
  02:40 Andersen Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:40  
Lopez Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  02:40
[NJN 49-49]
 
Lopez Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:40  
  02:40 Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  02:24 Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Lopez Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  02:22  
Lopez Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Harris (4 AST)  02:12
[NJN 51-49]
 
Boone Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:50  
  01:50 Scola Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:50 Team Rebound 
  01:50 Andersen Substitution replaced by Hill 
  01:50
[HOU 50-51]
Scola Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Lopez Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Ariza (1 ST)  01:33  
  01:27 Martin Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed 
  01:24 Scola Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  01:24
[HOU 52-51]
Scola Putback Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Williams Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS)  01:11
[NJN 53-52]
 
  00:56.9 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:55.9  
Boone Layup Shot: Missed  00:36.9  
  00:35.9 Scola Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
Lopez Foul : Personal (3 PF)  00:34.7  
Lopez Substitution replaced by Hayes  00:34.7  
  00:34.7
[HOU 53-53]
Scola Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  00:34.7
[HOU 54-53]
Scola Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Harris Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  00:12.0
[NJN 55-54]
 
  00:01.9 Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Boone Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  00:00.9  
End of 2nd Quarter
New Jersey Nets (7-59) Houston Rockets (33-31)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:46
[HOU 56-55]
Scola Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Hassell Jump Shot: Missed  11:30  
  11:29 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  11:24
[HOU 58-55]
Scola Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Ariza (4 AST) 
Harris Pullup Jump shot: Missed  11:05  
  11:03 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  10:55 Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Harris 3pt Shot: Missed  10:39  
  10:37 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  10:31 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lopez Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  10:28  
Hassell Layup Shot: Missed  10:18  
  10:17 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  10:01
[HOU 60-55]
Scola Running Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Lopez Jump Shot: Missed  09:44  
  09:43 Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:38 Scola Layup Shot: Missed Block: Boone (2 BLK) 
Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:36  
Harris Layup Shot: Missed  09:32  
  09:30 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  09:27
[HOU 62-55]
Scola Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Brooks (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:27  
  09:15 Ariza Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Lee Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Lopez (2 AST)  09:07
[NJN 57-62]
 
  08:55 Scola Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO) 
Lopez Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Boone (1 AST)  08:41
[NJN 59-62]
 
Hassell Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:30  
  08:30
[HOU 63-59]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  08:30
[HOU 64-59]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Harris Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Lee (1 AST)  08:08
[NJN 61-64]
 
  08:08 Instant Replay - Support Ruling 
  08:00 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hassell Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:59  
Boone Jump Shot: Missed  07:44  
  07:43 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:28 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:27  
Lee 3pt Shot: Missed  07:14  
  07:13 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  06:53 Ariza Layup Shot: Missed Block: Boone (3 BLK) 
Boone Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  06:52  
Lee Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Harris (5 AST)  06:44
[NJN 63-64]
 
  06:29 Martin Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:25 Hayes Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:22
[HOU 66-63]
Scola Layup Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Ariza (5 AST) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  05:56  
  05:42
[HOU 68-63]
Ariza Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Lee Pullup Jump shot: Made (16 PTS)  05:17
[NJN 65-68]
 
  04:54 Brooks Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  04:54 Brooks Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Hassell Substitution replaced by Williams  04:54  
Harris Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS)  04:44
[NJN 67-68]
 
  04:28
[HOU 70-67]
Martin Running Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Lee Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  04:28  
  04:28
[HOU 71-67]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 1 (20 PTS) 
Harris Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS)  04:13
[NJN 69-71]
 
  03:49
[HOU 73-69]
Scola Hook Shot: Made (28 PTS) 
  03:33 Scola Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  03:33 Ariza Substitution replaced by Battier 
  03:33 Hayes Substitution replaced by Hill 
Boone Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:33  
Team Rebound  03:33  
Boone Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  03:33
[NJN 70-73]
 
  03:18 Scola Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Boone (2 ST) 
Boone Substitution replaced by Humphries  03:18  
Jump Ball Brooks vs Harris  03:18  
  03:17 Hill Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Lee Layup Shot: Missed  03:03  
Lopez Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  03:01  
Lopez Tip Shot: Missed  03:01  
  03:00 Scola Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  02:52 Martin Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:51 Hill Rebound (Off:4 Def:0) 
Lopez Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  02:51  
Lopez Substitution replaced by Hayes  02:51  
  02:51 Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:51 Team Rebound 
  02:51
[HOU 74-70]
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Harris Pullup Jump shot: Missed  02:32  
  02:30 Battier Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:19 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:16 Scola Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  02:15
[HOU 76-70]
Scola Jump Shot: Made (30 PTS) 
Humphries Jump Shot: Missed  01:57  
  01:56 Battier Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:43 Hill Jump Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:42  
Hayes Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Williams (3 AST)  01:35
[NJN 72-76]
 
  01:12 Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Lee (1 ST) 
  01:08 Battier Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  01:08 Brooks Technical 
Harris Substitution replaced by Dooling  01:08  
Lee Free Throw Technical (17 PTS)  01:08
[NJN 73-76]
 
  01:08 Brooks Substitution replaced by Ariza 
  01:08 Hill Substitution replaced by Lowry 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:08  
Team Rebound  01:08  
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  01:08
[NJN 74-76]
 
Dooling Foul : Personal (3 PF)  01:00  
  00:52.9 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:52.0 Battier Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  00:52.0
[HOU 78-74]
Battier Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Lee Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Dooling (2 AST)  00:38.6
[NJN 76-78]
 
Dooling Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  00:33.0  
  00:33.0
[HOU 79-76]
Lowry Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  00:33.0
[HOU 80-76]
Lowry Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Lee Jump Shot: Missed  00:23.9  
Humphries Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:22.7  
Humphries Tip Shot: Made (3 PTS)  00:22.7
[NJN 78-80]
 
  00:01.9 Martin Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.9 Scola Rebound (Off:5 Def:5) 
  00:00.0
[HOU 82-78]
Scola Jump Shot: Made (32 PTS) 
Instant Replay - Support Ruling  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Williams Jump Shot: Missed  11:46  
  11:44 Battier Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Lee Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  11:39  
  11:39 Lowry Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:39 Team Rebound 
  11:39
[HOU 83-78]
Lowry Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  11:28 Lowry Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Hayes 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Williams (4 AST)  11:21
[NJN 81-83]
 
  10:59 Lowry Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST) 
Lopez Foul : Offensive (5 PF)  10:54  
Lopez Turnover : Foul (6 TO)  10:54  
  10:47
[HOU 85-81]
Ariza Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Battier (1 AST) 
Dooling 3pt Shot: Missed  10:23  
Lopez Rebound (Off:5 Def:4)  10:21  
Lopez Layup Shot: Missed  10:12  
Lopez Rebound (Off:6 Def:4)  10:08  
Lopez Turnover : Lost Ball (7 TO) Steal:Scola (2 ST)  10:08  
  10:06 Scola Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hayes (1 BLK) 
  10:06 Team Rebound 
  10:06 Martin Substitution replaced by Brooks 
Lopez Substitution replaced by Boone  10:06  
  10:02
[HOU 87-81]
Scola Jump Shot: Made (34 PTS) Assist: Brooks (4 AST) 
  09:43 Brooks Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Boone Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  09:43
[NJN 82-87]
 
Lee Substitution replaced by Harris  09:43  
Boone Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:43  
  09:43 Battier Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  09:26 Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Boone (2 ST) 
Hayes 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Dooling (3 AST)  09:18
[NJN 85-87]
 
  09:11 Scola Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:10 Team Rebound 
  09:10 Scola Turnover : Traveling (4 TO) 
Harris Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  08:56  
  08:56 Team Rebound 
  08:56 Timeout : Regular 
  08:42
[HOU 89-85]
Brooks Running Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  08:19  
  08:13
[HOU 92-85]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Lowry (4 AST) 
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Missed  07:50  
  07:48 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:9) 
  07:38
[HOU 94-85]
Scola Turnaround Bank Hook Shot: Made (36 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:36  
Boone Substitution replaced by Lopez  07:36  
Dooling Substitution replaced by Lee  07:36  
Lopez Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS)  07:24
[NJN 87-94]
 
  07:08 Ariza Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:06  
Lee Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Hayes (1 AST)  06:48
[NJN 89-94]
 
  06:37
[HOU 97-89]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Ariza (6 AST) 
  06:15 Scola Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Lopez Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:15  
Team Rebound  06:15  
Williams Substitution replaced by Humphries  06:15  
Lopez Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  06:15
[NJN 90-97]
 
  06:02
[HOU 99-90]
Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Harris Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Brooks (2 ST)  05:41  
  05:37 Brooks Foul : Offensive (4 PF) 
  05:37 Brooks Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Harris 3pt Shot: Missed  05:22  
  05:21 Lowry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Humphries Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF)  05:21  
  05:09 Brooks Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:06 Scola Rebound (Off:6 Def:5) 
  05:06
[HOU 101-90]
Scola Putback Layup Shot: Made (38 PTS) 
Lee 3pt Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Lopez (3 AST)  04:48
[NJN 93-101]
 
  04:23
[HOU 103-93]
Scola Jump Shot: Made (40 PTS) Assist: Lowry (5 AST) 
Lopez Jump Shot: Missed  04:03  
  04:02 Lowry Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:51
[HOU 105-93]
Battier Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Brooks (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:43  
Humphries Substitution replaced by Williams  03:43  
  03:43 Lowry Substitution replaced by Martin 
Hayes 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Harris (6 AST)  03:35
[NJN 96-105]
 
  03:19
[HOU 108-96]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Scola (3 AST) 
Hayes 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Harris (7 AST)  02:59
[NJN 99-108]
 
  02:44 Brooks Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:42  
  02:38 Ariza Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Hayes 3pt Shot: Missed  02:31  
  02:29 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:10) 
  02:17 Hayes Violation:Kicked Ball 
  02:11
[HOU 110-99]
Scola Jump Shot: Made (42 PTS) Assist: Brooks (6 AST) 
Williams Running Jump Shot: Missed  01:55  
  01:54 Scola Rebound (Off:6 Def:6) 
Harris Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:51  
  01:51
[HOU 111-99]
Brooks Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  01:51
[HOU 112-99]
Brooks Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  01:36 Brooks Foul : Shooting (5 PF) 
Lopez Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS)  01:36
[NJN 100-112]
 
Lopez Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS)  01:36
[NJN 101-112]
 
  01:20 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:19  
  01:19 Battier Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:19  
Team Rebound  01:19  
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  01:19
[NJN 102-112]
 
  01:04
[HOU 114-102]
Scola Jump Shot: Made (44 PTS) Assist: Brooks (7 AST) 
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  00:48.1
[NJN 104-114]
 
  00:38.8
[HOU 116-104]
Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
  00:32.5 Brooks Foul : Shooting (6 PF) 
  00:32.5 Brooks Substitution replaced by Budinger 
Harris Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  00:32.5
[NJN 105-116]
 
Harris Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  00:32.5
[NJN 106-116]
 
  00:08.9 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:07.9  
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  00:01.9
[NJN 108-116]
 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
NJN
5th Atlantic
12
70
3-7
8-33
4-37
HOU
3rd Southwest
42
40
6-4
23-18
19-22
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
NJN
Lopez 18.9
Lopez 8.7
Harris 6.7
Lopez 1.7
Lee 1.3
HOU
Brooks 19.7
Scola 8.6
Brooks 5.3
Battier 1.1
Ariza 1.8

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