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Brooks heats up behind the arc in Houston win


By Matt Miller, for NBA.com
Posted Thursday March 18, 2010 12:32AM

HOUSTON (NBA.com exclusive) -- Although it took the Houston Rockets until St. Patrick's Day to rip off their first four-game winning streak of this season, they aren't complaining.

A desperate and determined Houston squad continued its push for a playoff spot Wednesday, topping the Memphis Grizzlies 107-94 in front of a crowd of 16,142 at Toyota Center. The victory moves the Rockets (35-31) one-half game ahead of the Memphis (36-33) for ninth place in the Western Conference, but they remain more than four games behind Portland for the eighth and final playoff spot.

Not surprisingly, the Grizzlies' franchise record seven-game road win streak was snapped in the same city where they've now lost eight consecutive games. But the Rockets needed Aaron Brooks, who led all scorers with 31 points on 11-of-14 shooting, to deliver a scorching shooting performance to win their third straight at home.

"It was kind of a weird experience. I don't think I ever shot 7-of-7 ... from the 3-point line," said Brooks, who set a new franchise single-game record by making his first seven 3-point attempts. "[Hasheem] Thabeet was (blocking the paint) and he was doing a good job of blocking shots, so I wanted to stay away from him.

"(Memphis) does a good job of packing the paint. Like I said, when you drive there are going to be guys [open.] We hit the open shots when they were there."

Houston's offense did not shy away from contact after a sluggish start, as the Rockets constantly looked to make the first hit. Brooks struggled to penetrate against Memphis' lanky forwards, but he often stopped short to drain a high degree-of-difficulty floater or kiss a runner off the backboard.

Brooks and Kyle Lowry also found difficulty generating points in transition, as Memphis limited its turnovers (five in the first half) and shot the ball well enough (50 percent overall in first half) to keep Houston from switching into a high gear for most of the evening.

With its up-tempo style held in check, Houston responded with confident ball movement in the half-court to free up Brooks, Luis Scola (20 points, seven rebounds) and Kevin Martin (18 points on 6-of-12 shooting) for great looks at the basket. As more of these shots fell, Memphis' defenders began to creep away from the hoop.

"The first quarter [the Grizzlies] kind of did what they wanted to do, but after that I thought our guys got after it," Rockets coach Rick Adelman said. "We really moved the ball well in that fourth quarter. The last six or seven minutes, we really picked up the pace. We had a nice flow going, so it was a good win."

A few times, Brooks (7-of-7 from beyond the arc) simply chucked what would normally be an ill-advised 3-pointer. The only problem for the Grizzlies was all these fell through the net, forcing them to respect his range and stretch their defense.

"Brooks is an All-Star," Randolph said. "He killed us. He doesn't surprise me, what he does on the court. He was pulling up and hitting 3s once he was crossing mid-court."

After allowing Hasheem Thabeet and Zach Randolph to abuse them in the paint for 15 of Memphis' first 19 points, the Rockets' defense responded with a more forceful approach around the basket. This led to more free throws for the Grizzlies, but not enough points. Memphis scored only 18 points in the third quarter, allowing a two-point advantage to become an 82-73 deficit entering the fourth.

With the Grizzlies trailing 91-80 with less than eight minutes remaining, Memphis went back to Randolph, who finished with a team-high 30 points. He scored the next 10 for the Grizzlies, but clutch jumpers by Brooks, Scola and Martin prevented Memphis from cutting its deficit under seven down the stretch.

"It's tough when you get behind and try to get back up," said Memphis guard Mike Conley, who defended Brooks for most of the night. "The effort was out there, and we played hard. They just shot the ball so well. It was tough to get where we wanted in the second half."

Houston's offense, which had scored more than 115 points in its last two contests, struggled at the start of Wednesday's game. The Rockets' ball movement was flat and they missed 12 of their first 18 shots, allowing Memphis to gain control of the game's tempo.

Memphis shut down Houston's fast-breaking approach by forcing turnovers, crashing the offensive boards and staying strong in the post. The Grizzlies often found success in the opening quarter by dumping the ball down to their big men. Thabeet and Randolph heavily contributed to the Grizzlies' 20 first-quarter points in the paint.

The Rockets also had several mental lapses, such as throwing errant passes and stepping out-of-bounds, resulting in 11 fast-break points for Memphis. Houston battled back, however, picking up its defensive intensity and making 10 of 19 field-goal attempts in the second quarter to creep within 55-53 at halftime.

But after forcing nine turnovers and limiting Memphis to only 39 points on 34.1 percent shooting in the second half, the Rockets were able to cruise past the brawnier Grizzlies.

"In the second half, Brooks was shooting from three of four feet behind the line, and he really had it going," Memphis coach Lionel Hollins said. "It wasn't just Aaron Brooks. It was their whole team.

"We couldn't score to start the second half, and we dropped our heads. We couldn't get back in control of the game."

Grizzlies
Rockets
     
    • 42.9%

    • 53.4%

    • 14.3%

    • 52.6%

    • 57.7%

    • 76.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MEM HOU
Total Rebounds 11 9
Offensive Rebounds 17 7
Turnovers 14 19
Fast Break Pts: 13 13
Biggest Lead: 11 13
Points in the Paint: 64 40
MEM HOU
p Randolph   30 Brooks   31
rb Randolph   15 Hill   9
a Gay   4 3 players   4
s Mayo   3 4 players   1
b Thabeet   4 Battier   5
 
  • 12/03 - HOU @ MEM
  • 12/17 - MEM @ HOU
  • 01/21 - HOU @ MEM
  • 02/05 - MEM @ HOU
Memphis Grizzlies (40-42)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
R. Gay F 37:19 6-17 0-1 2-4 -17 1 0 1 4 3 2 3 0 3 14
Z. Randolph F 38:14 12-21 0-1 6-11 -13 5 10 15 2 2 0 4 1 1 30
H. Thabeet C 27:09 4-7 0-0 0-2 -7 4 6 10 0 5 1 2 4 1 8
O. Mayo G 33:19 1-6 0-0 2-2 -9 1 5 6 0 2 3 0 0 1 4
M. Conley G 28:51 5-11 0-1 1-2 -4 2 1 3 3 6 1 2 0 2 11
R. Brewer   23:50 0-3 0-0 0-0 +4 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
H. Haddadi   07:19 1-2 0-0 1-1 -4 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
M. Williams   19:09 4-12 1-3 2-2 -9 1 1 2 3 1 1 1 0 0 11
D. Arthur   18:06 4-6 0-0 1-2 -7 0 1 1 1 3 0 1 0 0 9
S. Young   06:44 2-6 0-1 0-0 +1 3 0 3 0 2 1 0 0 2 4
D. Carroll DNP - Coach's Decision
M. Gasol DND - Strained Neck Muscle
Total   240 39-91 1-7 15-26   17 25 42 14 24 10 14 5 10 94
  42.9% 14.3% 57.7%   team rebs: 11 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
T. Ariza G 22:14 2-7 0-2 3-4 +1 1 2 3 1 1 1 1 4 1 7
L. Scola F-C 41:30 9-21 0-0 2-4 +16 2 5 7 3 4 1 1 0 2 20
C. Hayes C-F 27:36 2-4 0-0 0-0 +13 0 6 6 3 5 1 0 1 2 4
K. Martin G 38:49 6-12 0-3 6-7 +11 0 2 2 2 3 0 3 0 0 18
A. Brooks G 35:51 11-14 7-7 2-2 +11 0 5 5 4 0 0 5 0 0 31
S. Battier   25:53 2-6 2-5 0-0 +10 0 6 6 4 2 0 0 5 0 6
J. Hill   20:24 3-3 0-0 3-4 0 4 5 9 0 5 0 2 0 0 9
C. Budinger   09:11 1-2 0-0 0-0 +2 0 2 2 1 0 1 2 0 0 2
K. Lowry   12:09 1-1 0-0 3-4 +2 0 1 1 4 2 0 3 0 0 5
D. Andersen   06:23 2-3 1-2 0-0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 5
H. Armstrong DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Jeffries DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 39-73 10-19 19-25   7 34 41 22 22 4 19 10 5 107
  53.4% 52.6% 76.0%   team rebs: 9 total to: 21

inactive

  • Grizzlies: Hudson, Hunter, Tinsley
  • Rockets: Ming, Taylor

technical fouls

  • Grizzlies: --
  • Rockets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 5
  • Times Tied: 2

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #10 Ron Garretson, #63 Derek Richardson, #59 Gary Zielinski
  • Attendance: 16142
  • Duration: 2:17
Memphis Grizzlies (36-33) Houston Rockets (35-31)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Scola vs Thabeet (Randolph gains possession)
Randolph Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:43
[MEM 2-0]
 
  11:43 Hayes Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Randolph Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  11:43
[MEM 3-0]
 
  11:23
[HOU 2-3]
Scola Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Gay Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  11:04  
  11:03 Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:55
[HOU 4-3]
Martin Running Bank shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Mayo Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  10:55  
  10:55 Martin Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Thabeet Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:55  
Gay Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ariza (1 BLK)  10:33  
  10:30 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:27 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:26 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:24 Ariza Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:24  
Randolph Jump Shot: Missed  10:10  
  10:08 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:43 Scola Layup Shot: Missed 
Randolph Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:42  
Thabeet Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ariza (2 BLK)  09:41  
  09:39 Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:32 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
Randolph Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:31  
Thabeet Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Randolph (1 AST)  09:17
[MEM 5-4]
 
  09:08 Hayes Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thabeet (1 BLK) 
Randolph Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:05  
Gay Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  08:58  
Gay Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  08:58  
  08:43 Scola Jump Shot: Missed Block: Thabeet (2 BLK) 
  08:41 Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  08:40 Brooks Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Randolph 3pt Shot: Missed  08:16  
  08:15 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:00
[HOU 7-5]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Scola (1 AST) 
Randolph Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Gay (1 AST)  07:45
[MEM 7-7]
 
  07:45 Scola Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Randolph Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  07:45  
  07:45 Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Gay Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  07:38  
  07:38
[HOU 8-7]
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Gay Substitution replaced by Brewer  07:38  
  07:38 Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Mayo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:37  
Conley Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:23
[MEM 9-8]
 
  07:05 Ariza Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Thabeet Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Randolph (2 AST)  06:52
[MEM 11-8]
 
  06:41 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:40  
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed  06:21  
  06:20 Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:13
[HOU 10-11]
Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Randolph Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (7 PTS)  05:50
[MEM 13-10]
 
Conley Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:42  
  05:42 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:42
[HOU 11-13]
Brooks Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  05:42
[HOU 12-13]
Brooks Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Randolph Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  05:32  
  05:17 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
Mayo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:16  
Randolph Jump Shot: Missed  05:07  
Thabeet Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:06  
Thabeet Putback Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:05
[MEM 15-12]
 
  04:47 Hayes Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thabeet (3 BLK) 
Mayo Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:45  
Brewer Layup Shot: Missed  04:40  
Conley Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:38  
Conley Layup Shot: Missed  04:38  
  04:37 Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:23 Ariza Jump Shot: Missed 
Thabeet Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:22  
Randolph Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Conley (1 AST)  04:15
[MEM 17-12]
 
  03:58 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Randolph Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:57  
Conley Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:51
[MEM 19-12]
 
  03:45 Brooks Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Mayo (1 ST) 
  03:37 Martin Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  03:37 Ariza Substitution replaced by Battier 
  03:37 Hayes Substitution replaced by Hill 
Randolph Running Jump Shot: Missed  03:26  
  03:25 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:14 Battier 3pt Shot: Missed 
Randolph Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  03:13  
Conley Running Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  03:04
[MEM 21-12]
 
  02:51 Martin Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Conley (1 ST) 
  02:48 Hill Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:48  
  02:48 Martin Substitution replaced by Budinger 
  02:48 Brooks Substitution replaced by Lowry 
Thabeet Substitution replaced by Haddadi  02:48  
Conley Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  02:48
[MEM 22-12]
 
Conley Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:48  
Conley Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  02:47  
Conley Substitution replaced by Williams  02:33  
Mayo Pullup Jump shot: Missed  02:29  
  02:28 Team Rebound 
  02:14
[HOU 14-22]
Scola Jump Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lowry (1 AST) 
Haddadi Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  02:00  
  01:52 Lowry Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Williams Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:44
[MEM 24-14]
 
Williams Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:24  
  01:24
[HOU 15-24]
Lowry Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Randolph Substitution replaced by Arthur  01:24  
  01:24 Lowry Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Arthur Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:24  
Arthur Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:06
[MEM 26-15]
 
  00:54.3
[HOU 17-26]
Scola Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lowry (2 AST) 
Mayo Layup Shot: Missed Block: Battier (1 BLK)  00:45.8  
Mayo Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:43.9  
Mayo Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  00:41.9  
  00:40.8 Battier Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:35.8
[HOU 20-26]
Battier 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
  00:25.5 Lowry Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Arthur Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:25.5
[MEM 27-20]
 
Mayo Substitution replaced by Young  00:25.5  
Arthur Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:25.5  
  00:24.9 Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Arthur Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  00:07.2  
  00:07.2
[HOU 21-27]
Lowry Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Haddadi Substitution replaced by Mayo  00:07.2  
  00:07.2 Scola Substitution replaced by Ariza 
  00:07.2
[HOU 22-27]
Lowry Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  00:02.0 Lowry Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:02.0
[MEM 28-22]
 
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:02.0
[MEM 29-22]
 
End of 1st Quarter
Memphis Grizzlies (36-33) Houston Rockets (35-31)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:40 Battier Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:39  
Gay Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST)  11:24
[MEM 31-22]
 
  11:05
[HOU 24-31]
Andersen Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Williams Running Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  10:46
[MEM 33-24]
 
  10:38
[HOU 26-33]
Hill Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Budinger (1 AST) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  10:17  
  10:17 Battier Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:12
[HOU 28-33]
Budinger Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Battier (1 AST) 
Gay Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST)  09:53
[MEM 35-28]
 
  09:43 Budinger Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gay (1 ST) 
Arthur Slam Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Gay (2 AST)  09:39
[MEM 37-28]
 
  09:18
[HOU 31-37]
Andersen 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Battier (2 AST) 
Gay Jump Shot: Missed  08:57  
Young Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:56  
Young Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:50
[MEM 39-31]
 
  08:36 Lowry Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Young (1 ST) 
Young Jump Shot: Missed  08:33  
Young Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  08:31  
Young Layup Shot: Missed Block: Battier (2 BLK)  08:31  
  08:30 Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:26 Arthur Violation:Kicked Ball 
  08:26 Timeout : Regular 
  08:15 Andersen Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST) 
Young Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:55
[MEM 41-31]
 
  07:47 Andersen 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:46 Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:44
[HOU 33-41]
Hill Putback Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Gay Layup Shot: Missed Block: Battier (3 BLK)  07:27  
Young Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  07:24  
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  07:20  
  07:19 Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:17 Budinger Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST) 
Gay Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST)  07:11
[MEM 43-33]
 
  06:55 Andersen Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  06:55 Team Timeout : Regular 
Young Substitution replaced by Randolph  06:55  
Williams Running Jump Shot: Missed  06:44  
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:43  
Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Budinger (1 ST)  06:39  
  06:28 Budinger Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:27 Hill Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  06:27
[HOU 35-43]
Hill Putback Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Randolph Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  06:00
[MEM 45-35]
 
  05:51
[HOU 37-45]
Lowry Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
  05:37 Hill Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Williams Substitution replaced by Conley  05:37  
Arthur Substitution replaced by Thabeet  05:37  
  05:37 Budinger Substitution replaced by Brooks 
  05:37 Lowry Substitution replaced by Martin 
  05:37 Andersen Substitution replaced by Scola 
Gay Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Conley (2 AST)  05:32
[MEM 47-37]
 
  05:03 Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:03 Hill Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
Randolph Foul : Flagrant Type 1 (1 PF)  05:03  
  05:03 Battier Substitution replaced by Ariza 
  05:03
[HOU 38-47]
Hill Free Throw Flagrant 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  05:03
[HOU 39-47]
Hill Free Throw Flagrant 1 of 1 (8 PTS) 
Brewer Substitution replaced by Mayo  05:03  
  04:42
[HOU 42-47]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST) 
Gay Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS)  04:26
[MEM 49-42]
 
  04:13 Scola Hook Bank Shot: Missed 
  04:12 Hill Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
  04:02 Martin Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Mayo (2 ST) 
Mayo Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:57
[MEM 51-42]
 
  03:45 Hill Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Randolph Running Jump Shot: Missed  03:29  
  03:26 Hill Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  03:20
[HOU 44-51]
Martin Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Brooks (1 AST) 
Instant Replay - Overturn Ruling  03:20  
Randolph Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Scola (1 ST)  03:03  
Thabeet Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:56  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:56  
  02:56 Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:56 Team Rebound 
  02:56
[HOU 45-51]
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Randolph Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Gay (3 AST)  02:45
[MEM 53-45]
 
  02:45 Hill Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Randolph Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  02:45  
  02:45 Hill Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  02:22 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Conley Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  02:21  
Thabeet Jump Shot: Missed  02:09  
  02:08 Hill Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  01:49 Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thabeet (4 BLK) 
  01:49 Team Rebound 
  01:49 Hill Substitution replaced by Hayes 
  01:44
[HOU 47-53]
Scola Running Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Gay Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  01:21  
  01:19 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Mayo Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  01:14  
  01:14
[HOU 48-53]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Conley Substitution replaced by Brewer  01:14  
Mayo Substitution replaced by Williams  01:14  
Gay Substitution replaced by Young  01:14  
  01:14
[HOU 49-53]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Randolph Running Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS)  00:57.1
[MEM 55-49]
 
Young Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:47.8  
  00:47.8
[HOU 50-55]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  00:47.8
[HOU 51-55]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Young Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ariza (3 BLK)  00:35.8  
  00:34.6 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Young Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:34.6  
  00:34.6
[HOU 52-55]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  00:34.6
[HOU 53-55]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Young 3pt Shot: Missed  00:12.9  
  00:11.7 Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:02.9 Brooks Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:01.9 Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  00:00.5 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
Thabeet Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:00.2  
End of 2nd Quarter
Memphis Grizzlies (36-33) Houston Rockets (35-31)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:40
[HOU 55-55]
Hayes Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST) 
Thabeet Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  11:28  
Thabeet Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  11:28  
  11:14 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
Thabeet Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  11:13  
Conley Jump Shot: Missed  11:02  
  11:01 Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Thabeet Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  10:56  
  10:56
[HOU 56-55]
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  10:56
[HOU 57-55]
Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Randolph Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  10:45  
  10:44 Team Rebound 
  10:28 Martin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thabeet Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  10:27  
  10:17 Hayes Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Randolph Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  10:10  
Randolph Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  10:10  
  09:58
[HOU 59-55]
Brooks Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
  09:48 Martin Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Mayo Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  09:48
[MEM 56-59]
 
Mayo Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  09:48
[MEM 57-59]
 
  09:33 Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Gay (2 ST) 
Gay Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Ariza (1 ST)  09:20  
  09:16
[HOU 61-57]
Martin Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Brooks (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:13  
Gay Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  09:00  
  08:59 Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  08:51 Scola Layup Shot: Missed Block: Randolph (1 BLK) 
Mayo Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  08:49  
Conley 3pt Shot: Missed  08:43  
Jump Ball Brooks vs Thabeet (Conley gains possession)  08:42  
Team Rebound  08:42  
  08:35 Martin Foul : Personal (3 PF) 
Thabeet Foul : Offensive (4 PF)  08:29  
Thabeet Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  08:29  
  08:06
[HOU 64-57]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
  07:51 Hayes Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Randolph Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  07:51
[MEM 58-64]
 
Thabeet Substitution replaced by Arthur  07:51  
Randolph Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  07:51
[MEM 59-64]
 
  07:35 Scola Layup Shot: Missed 
Randolph Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  07:34  
Conley Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ariza (4 BLK)  07:20  
  07:18 Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:57
[HOU 66-59]
Ariza Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  06:57  
  06:44 Scola Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Randolph Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:44  
Team Rebound  06:44  
Randolph Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  06:44
[MEM 60-66]
 
  06:28
[HOU 68-60]
Scola Jump Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Randolph Layup Shot: Missed  06:09  
Randolph Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  06:04  
Randolph Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS)  06:03
[MEM 62-68]
 
  05:43
[HOU 70-62]
Ariza Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Scola (2 AST) 
Arthur Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Conley (3 AST)  05:31
[MEM 64-70]
 
  05:17 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
Randolph Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  05:16  
Conley Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  05:08
[MEM 66-70]
 
  04:47 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Randolph Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  04:46  
Arthur Jump Hook Shot: Made (9 PTS)  04:30
[MEM 68-70]
 
  04:09 Brooks Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (4 TO) 
Conley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hayes (1 ST)  03:56  
Conley Foul : Personal (2 PF)  03:55  
  03:55 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:40
[HOU 72-68]
Hayes Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Brooks (3 AST) 
  03:19 Ariza Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  03:19 Ariza Substitution replaced by Battier 
Gay Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  03:19
[MEM 69-72]
 
Gay Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  03:19
[MEM 70-72]
 
  03:06
[HOU 74-70]
Brooks Running Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS) 
Gay Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  02:50  
Gay Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  02:50  
  02:26 Battier 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:26 Team Rebound 
  02:26 Team Turnover : 3 Second Violation 
Arthur Jump Shot: Missed  02:14  
  02:12 Battier Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:02
[HOU 77-70]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Martin (2 AST) 
Mayo Jump Shot: Missed  01:50  
  01:49 Team Rebound 
Gay Substitution replaced by Brewer  01:49  
  01:34 Battier 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mayo Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  01:33  
Conley Layup Shot: Missed Block: Battier (4 BLK)  01:19  
  01:18 Battier Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Arthur Foul : Personal (2 PF)  01:11  
Conley Substitution replaced by Williams  01:11  
  00:58.7
[HOU 80-70]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Scola (3 AST) 
Randolph Turnover : Traveling (4 TO)  00:48.8  
Randolph Substitution replaced by Haddadi  00:48.8  
  00:34.8
[HOU 82-70]
Scola Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Brooks (4 AST) 
Haddadi Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Arthur (1 AST)  00:24.2
[MEM 72-82]
 
  00:24.2 Hayes Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
  00:24.2 Hayes Substitution replaced by Hill 
Haddadi Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  00:24.2
[MEM 73-82]
 
  00:00.0 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Williams 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Gay (4 AST)  11:46
[MEM 76-82]
 
  11:26 Hill Foul : Offensive (4 PF) 
  11:26 Hill Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Arthur Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  11:17  
Arthur Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  11:17  
  11:05 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:04  
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  10:57  
  10:55 Team Rebound 
  10:45 Lowry Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Gay Jump Shot: Missed  10:24  
  10:23 Hill Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  10:13
[HOU 84-76]
Scola Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Lowry (3 AST) 
Arthur Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed  09:53  
  09:52 Lowry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:45
[HOU 87-76]
Battier 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lowry (4 AST) 
Haddadi Layup Shot: Missed  09:32  
Team Rebound  09:32  
Arthur Substitution replaced by Randolph  09:32  
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  09:17
[MEM 78-87]
 
  09:02 Scola Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  09:02 Lowry Substitution replaced by Brooks 
  09:02 Team Timeout : Regular 
Gay Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  08:46
[MEM 80-87]
 
  08:30
[HOU 89-80]
Scola Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Battier (3 AST) 
  08:11 Battier Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Haddadi Substitution replaced by Thabeet  08:11  
Gay Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:11  
Team Rebound  08:11  
Gay Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:11  
Randolph Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  08:11  
Randolph Layup Shot: Missed  08:08  
Gay Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:07  
Gay Tip Shot: Missed  08:07  
  08:05 Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  07:59
[HOU 91-80]
Martin Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Randolph Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Williams (3 AST)  07:41
[MEM 82-91]
 
  07:26 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
Randolph Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)  07:25  
Gay Step Back Jump shot: Missed  07:18  
Randolph Rebound (Off:3 Def:9)  07:17  
Williams Running Jump Shot: Missed  07:12  
Thabeet Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  07:10  
Thabeet Layup Shot: Missed  07:10  
Randolph Rebound (Off:4 Def:9)  07:08  
  07:08 Battier Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Randolph Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS)  07:08
[MEM 83-91]
 
Randolph Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS)  07:08
[MEM 84-91]
 
  06:47 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
Randolph Rebound (Off:4 Def:10)  06:46  
Gay Layup Shot: Missed Block: Battier (5 BLK)  06:37  
  06:35 Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  06:32 Brooks Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Thabeet (1 ST) 
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed  06:27  
Team Rebound  06:27  
Williams Running Jump Shot: Missed  06:18  
  06:17 Battier Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  06:07
[HOU 94-84]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Battier (4 AST) 
  05:48 Hill Foul : Personal (5 PF) 
Timeout : Regular  05:48  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Mayo  05:48  
Williams Substitution replaced by Conley  05:48  
  05:48 Hill Substitution replaced by Hayes 
Randolph Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hayes (1 BLK)  05:39  
Randolph Rebound (Off:5 Def:10)  05:38  
Randolph Layup Shot: Made (28 PTS)  05:36
[MEM 86-94]
 
  05:15
[HOU 96-86]
Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Made (28 PTS) 
Randolph Running Jump Shot: Made (28 PTS)  04:55
[MEM 88-96]
 
  04:32
[HOU 98-88]
Martin Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Conley Foul : Offensive (3 PF)  04:24  
Conley Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  04:24  
  04:07
[HOU 101-88]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (31 PTS) Assist: Hayes (1 AST) 
Randolph Step Back Jump shot: Made (30 PTS)  03:51
[MEM 90-101]
 
  03:26
[HOU 103-90]
Scola Jump Hook Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Hayes (2 AST) 
Conley Jump Shot: Missed  03:09  
  03:08 Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Conley Foul : Personal (4 PF)  03:01  
Conley Foul : Shooting (5 PF)  02:47  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:47  
  02:47 Scola Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:47 Team Rebound 
  02:47 Scola Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Thabeet Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  02:47  
Conley Running Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  02:34
[MEM 92-103]
 
  02:13
[HOU 105-92]
Martin Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Hayes (3 AST) 
Instant Replay - Overturn Ruling  02:13  
Mayo Layup Shot: Missed  02:00  
Team Rebound  02:00  
  02:00 Hayes Foul : Loose Ball (5 PF) 
Thabeet Slam Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS)  01:53
[MEM 94-106]
 
Conley Foul : Personal (6 PF)  01:36  
Conley Substitution replaced by Williams  01:36  
  01:15 Brooks Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:15  
  01:15 Scola Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF) 
Randolph Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:15  
Team Rebound  01:15  
Randolph Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:15  
  01:14 Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
Thabeet Foul : Personal (5 PF)  01:13  
  01:13
[HOU 106-94]
Scola Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  01:13
[HOU 107-94]
Scola Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  01:01  
Thabeet Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  01:00  
  01:00 Scola Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Thabeet Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:00  
Team Rebound  01:00  
Thabeet Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:00  
  01:00 Battier Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  00:41.9 Martin Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Mayo (3 ST) 
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  00:33.9  
Thabeet Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  00:32.9  
Gay 3pt Shot: Missed  00:26.9  
  00:24.8 Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  00:00.7 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
End of 4th Quarter
broadcast information
country channel time
usa -- FSH Local 8:30 pm ET
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
MEM
4th Southwest
40
42
2-8
23-18
17-24
HOU
3rd Southwest
42
40
6-4
23-18
19-22
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
MEM
Randolph 20.8
Randolph 11.7
Conley 5.3
Gasol 1.6
Gay 1.5
HOU
Brooks 19.7
Scola 8.6
Brooks 5.3
Battier 1.1
Ariza 1.8

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