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Rockets claw back late, push Wizards' losing slump to 16


By Matt Miller, for NBA.com
Posted Wednesday March 31, 2010 12:34AM

HOUSTON (NBA.com exclusive) -- With Houston's playoff hopes essentially squashed after last week's season-worst four-game losing streak, the Rockets have another goal in their sights: finishing above .500.

Step one toward reaching that accomplishment occurred Tuesday, when Houston extended the Wizards' franchise-worst losing streak to 16 games with a 98-94 win before a crowd of 14,395 at Toyota Center.

The Rockets (37-36) overcame a six-point fourth-quarter deficit to capture the victory, allowing Houston to avoid the franchise's first five-game losing streak since November 2007. For coach Rick Adelman, finishing the season with more hard-fought wins is another right of passage for his younger players and another challenge for his veterans.

"I don't know if I'd say this is a great win, but it was a win we had to have," Adelman said. "We don't have that big of a margin of error [with injuries]. We're very fortunate actually; the young guys bailed us out. Those guys brought energy for us, and we've got to have that core group that ... plays the most minutes do that."

Despite playing its third consecutive game without Kevin Martin (sore left shoulder), Houston's offense found a rhythm early thanks to Aaron Brooks' savvy dribbling and pinpoint passing. Brooks (game-high 11 assists, co-team-high eight rebounds) effectively spread Washington's defense with five assists in the first half, helping his team begin the game 18-of-36 from the field.

Brooks' teammates also got in on the action as the Rockets dished out dimes on 11 of their 18 field goals before halftime. By the end of the game, six of the eight Rockets who played, including rookie Chase Budinger, scored in double figures.

Budinger provided a much-needed offensive burst in the fourth quarter, putting up 13 of his career-high 24 points. But his biggest shot came with 29 seconds remaining, when he drained a jumper from just inside the top of the key to give Houston a 94-92 lead it never relinquished.

"Tonight, I told myself to just try to get some easy ones and then work my way from there," Budinger said. "The play was ran for me. [We were] trying to get a quick shot so we could get another shot as well. I just let it launch and the basketball gods kind of let it go down for me."

Houston trailed 53-48 at the break because its defense failed to pressure Andray Blatche (scored 20 of his game-high 31 points in first half) and the Wizards' shooters. The Rockets looked lackluster from the start, as the Wizards' first seven field goals came from inside six feet.

"It's the guys who have been here ... they've got to set the tone for the [younger] guys, and in the first half, that didn't happen," Adelman said. "We can't exist with everyone who's out if we don't have the energy from those guys. We didn't see it at all in the first quarter."

After adjusting to a soft double-team on Blatche, the Rockets held the Wizards (21-52) to only eight points in the paint during the second quarter. But Washington's offense stayed a step ahead, rotating the ball to create holes for open mid-range jump shots. In the first half, Washington shot 24-of-46 from the field and dished out 11 assists.

"They were hitting shots so we had to dig a little deeper to get the win," said Luis Scola, who scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds on his bobble-head night. "It's important [for us] to stay above .500 all the way to the end of the season."

The Wizards' offensive onslaught ended in the third quarter, as the Rockets held them to only 14 points. With Jordan Hill (five rebounds, one block) and Chuck Hayes (four rebounds, one block) standing their ground in the post, Blatche failed to recapture his first-half dominance and scored only six points.

Like Houston, Washington's defense displayed more intensity after the break, limiting the Rockets to only 26.9 percent shooting in the third quarter. Houston's shooters weren't finding the same looks they found in the first half thanks in large part to four intimidating blocks and stingy perimeter defense.

Blatche (10 rebounds, four blocks, four steals and three assists,) recovered for a brief period in the fourth quarter, but settled for too many jump shots because he appeared too tired to push through Chuck Hayes' strong lower body on the post. Meanwhile, Blatche's teammates were no longer sinking shots, and the Rockets continued to creep closer.

The Wizards had numerous chances to build a multiple-possession advantage, but Blatche tried to play Superman too often and settled for jump shots. Hayes' strong lower body appeared to wear down Blatche, who inexplicably went away from posting up in the final moments of the game.

Washington owned the offensive glass by a 17-11 margin and had five players score in double figures, but it needed more consistency from everyone not named Blatche. Blatche, however, didn't lay the blame on anyone but himself.

"My teammates played very hard. I'm going to take full responsibility for the loss," said Blatche, who delivered his sixth 30-point performance of this season Tuesday. "I made tough decisions down the stretch, and I didn't rely on my teammates.

"I thought there was no way we could lose the game. I need to show more trust in my teammates."

For Wizards coach Flip Saunders, Tuesday's loss may be the most maddening of their 10-game road losing streak because they appeared in control for a large portion of the game. Despite shooting 52.2 percent in the first half and limiting Houston to 12 fast break points for the entire game, Washington still found a way to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

"We were right there but couldn't get the job done," Saunders said. "We've been in games like that all season and that's what's very frustrating.

"We played the right way until the end of the game. It's tough because we've played a lot of games like this and have nothing to show for it."

Wizards
Rockets
     
    • 43.5%

    • 45.2%

    • 14.3%

    • 21.1%

    • 72.0%

    • 72.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
WAS HOU
Total Rebounds 11 11
Offensive Rebounds 17 11
Turnovers 14 9
Fast Break Pts: 9 12
Biggest Lead: 6 4
Points in the Paint: 48 50
WAS HOU
p Blatche   31 Budinger   24
rb Miller   12 2 players   8
a Miller   4 Brooks   11
s Blatche   4 Ariza   2
b 2 players   3 4 players   1
 
  • 11/10 - HOU @ WAS
  • 12/27 - WAS @ HOU
Washington Wizards (26-56)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Miller G-F 39:05 4-15 1-7 5-6 -5 4 8 12 4 2 0 1 1 1 14
F. Oberto F-C 15:41 2-3 0-0 0-0 -3 1 4 5 1 1 1 1 0 0 4
A. Blatche F-C 40:52 13-23 0-1 5-8 -9 5 5 10 3 4 4 2 3 0 31
N. Young G 22:37 2-6 0-2 0-0 -6 1 2 3 2 4 0 2 0 0 4
S. Livingston G 26:02 1-6 0-1 0-0 0 0 2 2 2 0 0 2 1 0 2
Q. Ross   28:18 1-4 0-0 0-0 +1 1 1 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 2
J. Singleton   26:24 5-10 0-0 2-2 +3 1 5 6 0 3 0 3 3 0 12
J. McGee   13:03 5-9 0-0 3-4 +1 4 2 6 0 2 0 1 0 2 13
E. Boykins   21:58 4-8 1-2 3-5 -4 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 1 1 12
C. Martin   06:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 +2 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
R. Foye DND - Sprained Left Wrist
A. Gee DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Thornton DND - Strained Right Hip Flexor
Total   240 37-85 2-14 18-25   17 29 46 14 21 5 14 9 4 94
  43.5% 14.3% 72.0%   team rebs: 11 total to: 16
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 27:36 0-7 0-3 2-4 +2 2 3 5 3 2 2 0 1 1 2
L. Scola F-C 40:50 7-10 0-0 2-2 +6 3 5 8 1 3 1 1 0 1 16
C. Hayes C-F 26:36 2-3 0-0 0-1 +1 1 3 4 0 5 0 1 1 1 4
J. Taylor G 24:44 6-13 1-3 1-2 -4 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 14
A. Brooks G 39:03 5-20 1-6 0-0 +9 2 6 8 11 2 0 2 0 2 11
K. Lowry   29:37 5-11 1-3 6-6 +7 0 2 2 6 0 1 3 0 2 17
J. Hill   19:39 4-7 0-0 2-4 +2 3 2 5 0 4 0 1 1 1 10
C. Budinger   26:30 9-13 1-4 5-6 +1 0 6 6 1 0 1 0 1 0 24
M. Harris   05:25 0-0 0-0 0-0 -4 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0
H. Armstrong DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Jeffries DND - Strained Left Achilles
K. Martin DND - Sore Left Shoulder
Total   240 38-84 4-19 18-25   11 29 40 24 17 6 9 4 9 98
  45.2% 21.1% 72.0%   team rebs: 11 total to: 11

inactive

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

technical fouls

  • Wizards: --
  • Rockets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 11
  • Times Tied: 19

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #55 Bill Kennedy, #46 Matt Boland, #77 Kane Fitzgerald
  • Attendance: 14395
  • Duration: 2:18
Washington Wizards (21-52) Houston Rockets (37-36)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Scola vs Blatche (Livingston gains possession)
Blatche Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  11:43  
Oberto Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:42  
Oberto Layup Shot: Missed  11:40  
Blatche Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:39  
Blatche Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:37
[WAS 2-0]
 
  11:27 Hayes Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Blatche (1 ST) 
Young Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Taylor (1 ST)  11:21  
  11:16
[HOU 2-2]
Taylor Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brooks (1 AST) 
Oberto Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Livingston (1 AST)  10:54
[WAS 4-2]
 
  10:26 Ariza Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Blatche Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:25  
Miller 3pt Shot: Missed  10:20  
  10:19 Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:55 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Young Substitution replaced by Ross  09:55  
Blatche Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:38
[WAS 6-2]
 
  09:25 Brooks Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:24  
Ross Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST)  09:18
[WAS 8-2]
 
  08:58
[HOU 4-8]
Scola Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brooks (2 AST) 
Ross Driving Layup Shot: Missed  08:37  
  08:36 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:32
[HOU 6-8]
Taylor Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST) 
Blatche Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Oberto (1 AST)  08:14
[WAS 10-6]
 
  07:54 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:53 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:46
[HOU 8-10]
Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Oberto Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Blatche (1 AST)  07:22
[WAS 12-8]
 
  07:04 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:03  
Livingston Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:57
[WAS 14-8]
 
  06:52 Team Timeout : Regular 
Ross Substitution replaced by Young  06:52  
  06:43
[HOU 10-14]
Taylor Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Oberto Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  06:28  
Oberto Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  06:08  
  06:08
[HOU 11-14]
Scola Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  06:08
[HOU 12-14]
Scola Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Livingston Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  05:52  
  05:50 Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:42 Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Oberto (1 ST) 
Blatche Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Young (1 AST)  05:34
[WAS 16-12]
 
  05:17
[HOU 14-16]
Taylor Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Young 3pt Shot: Missed  04:55  
  04:54 Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:36
[HOU 16-16]
Scola Floating Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Brooks (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:28  
Young Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:19  
Young Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:18  
Young Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:13
[WAS 18-16]
 
  04:00 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:59  
Livingston Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (1 ST)  03:49  
  03:44
[HOU 18-18]
Hayes Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brooks (4 AST) 
Young Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:44  
  03:44 Hayes Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Oberto Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:44  
Blatche Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  03:26
[WAS 20-18]
 
  03:13 Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed 
Oberto Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:12  
Miller Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  03:06  
  03:05 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:55 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Oberto Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:54  
Miller Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ariza (1 BLK)  02:45  
  02:43 Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:38 Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Blatche (2 ST) 
Miller Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Blatche (2 AST)  02:34
[WAS 22-18]
 
  02:34 Hayes Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
  02:34 Taylor Substitution replaced by Lowry 
Oberto Substitution replaced by Singleton  02:34  
  02:34 Hayes Substitution replaced by Hill 
Miller Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  02:34
[WAS 23-18]
 
  02:21 Lowry Layup Shot: Missed Block: Singleton (1 BLK) 
  02:20 Brooks Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Blatche Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:15  
Miller Substitution replaced by Ross  02:15  
  02:15
[HOU 19-23]
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  02:15 Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Singleton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:15  
Blatche Jump Shot: Missed  01:58  
Singleton Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:57  
Singleton Layup Shot: Missed  01:56  
  01:56 Brooks Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Young Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  01:53  
  01:53
[HOU 20-23]
Lowry Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  01:53 Ariza Substitution replaced by Budinger 
Young Substitution replaced by Miller  01:53  
  01:53
[HOU 21-23]
Lowry Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Blatche Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  01:37
[WAS 25-21]
 
  01:37 Hill Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Blatche Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS)  01:37
[WAS 26-21]
 
  01:13
[HOU 23-26]
Brooks Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lowry (1 AST) 
Livingston Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  00:58.0  
Blatche Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  00:58.0  
Blatche Tip Shot: Made (15 PTS)  00:58.0
[WAS 28-23]
 
  00:39.1
[HOU 25-28]
Scola Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Singleton Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Livingston (2 AST)  00:22.5
[WAS 30-25]
 
  00:01.6
[HOU 27-30]
Brooks Step Back Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Livingston 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Washington Wizards (21-52) Houston Rockets (37-36)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:48 Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:47 Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:24 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
Livingston Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:23  
Blatche Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Scola (1 ST)  11:15  
  11:07
[HOU 29-30]
Budinger Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brooks (5 AST) 
Singleton Jump Shot: Missed  10:47  
  10:46 Brooks Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  10:32 Lowry Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Blatche (3 ST) 
Livingston Pullup Jump shot: Missed  10:26  
  10:25 Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:16 Scola Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Blatche Substitution replaced by McGee  10:16  
Livingston Substitution replaced by Boykins  10:16  
  09:52 Scola Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
McGee Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:52
[WAS 31-29]
 
McGee Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:52  
  09:52 Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:40 Budinger Jump Shot: Missed 
Singleton Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:38  
McGee Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hill (1 BLK)  09:27  
  09:26 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:21
[HOU 31-31]
Budinger Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lowry (2 AST) 
Singleton Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Miller (2 AST)  09:03
[WAS 33-31]
 
  08:45 Lowry Jump Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:44  
Ross Jump Shot: Missed  08:33  
  08:32 Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Singleton Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:23  
  08:23 Timeout : Official 
  08:23 Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:23 Team Rebound 
  08:23
[HOU 32-33]
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Miller 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS)  08:00
[WAS 36-32]
 
  07:39
[HOU 35-36]
Budinger 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Scola (1 AST) 
Miller Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:39  
  07:39
[HOU 36-36]
Budinger Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS) 
Singleton Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:22
[WAS 38-36]
 
  07:07 Hill Jump Shot: Missed 
Ross Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:06  
Boykins Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  07:00  
  06:50 Brooks Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
McGee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:49  
Boykins Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:41
[WAS 40-36]
 
  06:21
[HOU 38-40]
Hill Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  06:05  
  06:04 Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:01 Ross Violation:Kicked Ball 
  06:01 Scola Substitution replaced by Taylor 
  06:01 Brooks Substitution replaced by Ariza 
Miller Substitution replaced by Young  06:01  
Singleton Substitution replaced by Blatche  06:01  
  05:56
[HOU 40-40]
Budinger Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Lowry (3 AST) 
Blatche Jump Shot: Missed  05:32  
  05:31 Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
McGee Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  05:26  
  05:26 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:26 Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:26 Team Rebound 
  05:26
[HOU 41-40]
Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
McGee Dunk Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Ross (1 AST)  05:13
[WAS 42-41]
 
  04:51 Lowry Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:50 Hill Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  04:50
[HOU 43-42]
Hill Putback Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  04:35 Ariza Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Young Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Boykins (1 AST)  04:30
[WAS 44-43]
 
  04:14 Hill Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Blatche (4 ST) 
McGee Jump Shot: Missed Block: Budinger (1 BLK)  04:06  
  04:05 Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  04:01 Taylor Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
McGee Substitution replaced by Singleton  04:01  
Boykins Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:42
[WAS 46-43]
 
Young Foul : Personal (3 PF)  03:28  
Young Substitution replaced by Martin  03:28  
  03:16
[HOU 46-46]
Lowry 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Ariza (2 AST) 
Singleton Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Blatche (3 AST)  02:51
[WAS 48-46]
 
Martin Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  02:36  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:36  
  02:36 Taylor Substitution replaced by Scola 
  02:36 Hill Substitution replaced by Hayes 
  02:36 Budinger Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:36 Team Rebound 
  02:36
[HOU 47-48]
Budinger Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Lowry Violation:Kicked Ball  02:21  
Blatche Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS)  02:07
[WAS 50-47]
 
  01:43 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Blatche Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  01:42  
Boykins Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  01:30  
  01:30 Lowry Substitution replaced by Brooks 
Martin Foul : Personal (2 PF)  01:16  
  01:16 Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:16 Team Rebound 
Team Timeout : Short  01:16  
  01:16
[HOU 48-50]
Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  00:57.0 Scola Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Blatche Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:57.0  
Team Rebound  00:57.0  
Blatche Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  00:57.0
[WAS 51-48]
 
  00:46.9 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Blatche Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  00:45.9  
Ross Layup Shot: Missed  00:22.9  
Blatche Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  00:21.8  
Blatche Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS)  00:21.8
[WAS 53-48]
 
  00:04.9 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Singleton Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:02.9  
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Washington Wizards (21-52) Houston Rockets (37-36)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:43 Ariza Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  11:42  
Livingston Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO)  11:28  
  11:08 Brooks Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  11:07 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  11:03 Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  11:02  
Miller 3pt Shot: Missed  10:45  
  10:44 Brooks Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  10:25 Brooks Jump Shot: Missed 
Livingston Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:24  
Miller 3pt Shot: Missed  10:18  
  10:17 Team Rebound 
  10:04
[HOU 50-53]
Hayes Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Taylor (1 AST) 
  09:50 Hayes Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Blatche Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:50  
Team Rebound  09:50  
Blatche Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:50  
  09:50 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:43 Ariza Layup Shot: Missed Block: Miller (1 BLK) 
  09:43 Team Rebound 
  09:40
[HOU 52-53]
Taylor Pullup Jump shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Ariza (3 AST) 
Miller 3pt Shot: Missed  09:20  
  09:20 Team Rebound 
Blatche Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  09:09  
  09:09 Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:09 Team Rebound 
  09:09
[HOU 53-53]
Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Young Foul : Offensive (4 PF)  08:58  
Young Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  08:58  
Young Substitution replaced by Ross  08:58  
  08:39 Taylor Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:38 Ariza Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  08:33 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Oberto Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  08:32  
Blatche Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Miller (3 AST)  08:11
[WAS 55-53]
 
  08:04
[HOU 55-55]
Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Miller 3pt Shot: Missed  07:39  
  07:37 Brooks Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  07:20
[HOU 57-55]
Scola Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Brooks (6 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:18  
Miller Layup Shot: Missed  07:05  
Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  07:04  
  07:04 Ariza Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Miller Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  07:04
[WAS 56-57]
 
Miller Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  07:04
[WAS 57-57]
 
  06:45 Taylor Layup Shot: Missed 
Blatche Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  06:43  
  06:33 Brooks Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Livingston Jump Shot: Missed  06:22  
  06:20 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  06:13 Brooks Layup Shot: Missed Block: Livingston (1 BLK) 
  06:12 Brooks Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  06:08
[HOU 60-57]
Taylor 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Brooks (7 AST) 
Miller Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  05:45  
Oberto Substitution replaced by Singleton  05:45  
  05:28 Ariza Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed 
Singleton Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:27  
Miller Running Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  05:15
[WAS 59-60]
 
  05:15 Hayes Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Miller Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS)  05:15
[WAS 60-60]
 
  05:03 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  05:02  
Blatche Jump Bank Shot: Missed  04:49  
  04:49 Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:34 Taylor Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:33  
  04:33 Scola Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF) 
Miller Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  04:33
[WAS 61-60]
 
  04:33 Taylor Substitution replaced by Lowry 
  04:33 Hayes Substitution replaced by Hill 
Miller Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:33  
  04:33 Ariza Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Singleton Foul : Personal (2 PF)  04:18  
  04:02 Hill Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:01 Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  04:00 Scola Layup Shot: Missed Block: Singleton (2 BLK) 
Team Rebound  03:59  
  03:59 Hill Foul : Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Singleton Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  03:59
[WAS 62-60]
 
Singleton Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  03:59
[WAS 63-60]
 
  03:37
[HOU 62-63]
Lowry Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Singleton Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  03:12  
Team Rebound  03:11  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  03:11  
  03:00
[HOU 65-63]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Lowry (4 AST) 
Blatche Turnaround Fade Away shot: Missed  02:36  
  02:35 Hill Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Blatche Foul : Personal (3 PF)  02:20  
  02:20 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:06 Brooks Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:06 Team Rebound 
  02:06 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Blatche Jump Shot: Missed  01:45  
Ross Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:44  
Blatche Jump Shot: Made (24 PTS)  01:32
[WAS 65-65]
 
  01:08 Lowry Jump Shot: Missed Block: Blatche (1 BLK) 
Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  01:06  
Miller 3pt Shot: Missed  01:01  
  01:00 Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  00:54.9 Hill Layup Shot: Missed Block: Singleton (3 BLK) 
Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  00:52.9  
Singleton Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (2 ST)  00:42.9  
  00:37.1 Brooks Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:37.1  
  00:37.1 Scola Substitution replaced by Budinger 
  00:37.1 Ariza Substitution replaced by Harris 
Miller Substitution replaced by Martin  00:37.1  
Blatche Hook Shot: Made (26 PTS)  00:27.4
[WAS 67-65]
 
Ross Foul : Personal (1 PF)  00:09.5  
  00:01.3 Brooks Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:42 Hill Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Blatche Free Throw 1 of 2 (27 PTS)  11:42
[WAS 68-65]
 
Livingston Substitution replaced by Boykins  11:42  
Blatche Free Throw 2 of 2 (28 PTS)  11:42
[WAS 69-65]
 
  11:22
[HOU 67-69]
Hill Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Brooks (8 AST) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  10:56  
  10:39 Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:38 Hill Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  10:37
[HOU 69-69]
Hill Slam Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Boykins 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS)  10:13
[WAS 72-69]
 
  10:13 Instant Replay - Overturn Ruling 
  10:05
[HOU 71-71]
Lowry Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Ross Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  10:05  
Blatche Substitution replaced by McGee  10:05  
Martin Substitution replaced by Miller  10:05  
  10:05 Brooks Substitution replaced by Taylor 
Ross Substitution replaced by Young  10:05  
  10:05
[HOU 72-71]
Lowry Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS) 
Singleton Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Miller (4 AST)  09:51
[WAS 73-72]
 
  09:37 Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
Singleton Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  09:36  
Singleton Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Harris (1 ST)  09:34  
  09:33
[HOU 74-73]
Budinger Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Lowry (5 AST) 
Singleton Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  09:33  
  09:33
[HOU 75-73]
Budinger Free Throw 1 of 1 (14 PTS) 
McGee Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  09:19
[WAS 75-75]
 
  09:19 Hill Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
McGee Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS)  09:19
[WAS 76-75]
 
  09:08
[HOU 77-76]
Budinger Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Harris (1 AST) 
McGee Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Young (2 AST)  08:52
[WAS 78-77]
 
  08:52 Harris Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Timeout : Official  08:52  
  08:52 Hill Substitution replaced by Scola 
McGee Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  08:52
[WAS 80-77]
 
  08:29
[HOU 79-80]
Lowry Running Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
McGee Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  08:29  
  08:29
[HOU 80-80]
Lowry Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS) 
Singleton Jump Shot: Missed  08:10  
McGee Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:09  
McGee Layup Shot: Missed  08:07  
Miller Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  08:04  
Miller Layup Shot: Missed  08:02  
  08:01 Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:56 Lowry Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Young Jump Shot: Missed  07:44  
McGee Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  07:40  
McGee Tip Shot: Missed  07:39  
McGee Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  07:38  
McGee Tip Shot: Made (11 PTS)  07:38
[WAS 82-80]
 
  07:32 Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
Young Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:30  
Boykins Jump Bank Shot: Missed  07:23  
McGee Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  07:21  
McGee Tip Shot: Made (13 PTS)  07:21
[WAS 84-80]
 
  07:12 Team Timeout : Regular 
Singleton Substitution replaced by Blatche  07:12  
  07:12 Harris Substitution replaced by Hayes 
  06:55 Taylor Jump Shot: Missed 
Blatche Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  06:53  
Boykins Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  06:49
[WAS 86-80]
 
  06:33 Taylor Jump Shot: Missed Block: Blatche (2 BLK) 
Young Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:32  
Boykins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hayes (1 BLK)  06:18  
  06:16 Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:09
[HOU 82-86]
Scola Jump Bank Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Lowry (6 AST) 
  05:39 Taylor Substitution replaced by Brooks 
Jump Ball Budinger vs Miller (Brooks gains possession)  05:39  
Blatche Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Budinger (1 ST)  05:39  
  05:32
[HOU 84-86]
Budinger Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Brooks (9 AST) 
Blatche Turnaround Bank shot: Made (30 PTS)  05:11
[WAS 88-84]
 
  05:11 Hayes Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Blatche Free Throw 1 of 1 (31 PTS)  05:11
[WAS 89-84]
 
  04:58 Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed 
McGee Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  04:57  
Blatche Jump Shot: Missed  04:37  
Blatche Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  04:36  
Blatche 3pt Shot: Missed  04:18  
  04:17 Lowry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Blatche Foul : Personal (4 PF)  04:15  
  04:01 Hayes Layup Shot: Missed Block: Blatche (3 BLK) 
  04:01 Team Rebound 
  03:55 Brooks Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:54 Scola Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  03:53
[HOU 86-89]
Scola Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
McGee Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  03:21  
  03:17 McGee Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
  03:17
[HOU 88-89]
Scola Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Budinger (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:17  
McGee Substitution replaced by Singleton  03:17  
  03:03 Brooks Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Boykins Free Throw 1 of 3 Missed  03:03  
Team Rebound  03:03  
Boykins Free Throw 2 of 3 Missed  03:03  
Team Rebound  03:03  
Boykins Free Throw 3 of 3 (10 PTS)  03:03
[WAS 90-88]
 
  02:51
[HOU 90-90]
Budinger Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Brooks (10 AST) 
Singleton Jump Shot: Missed  02:27  
Miller Rebound (Off:3 Def:8)  02:25  
Boykins Jump Shot: Missed  02:11  
Blatche Rebound (Off:5 Def:5)  02:10  
  01:50 Hayes Foul : Personal (5 PF) 
Boykins Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  01:50
[WAS 91-90]
 
Boykins Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  01:50
[WAS 92-90]
 
  01:32 Brooks Layup Shot: Missed Block: Boykins (1 BLK) 
  01:31 Hayes Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:26
[HOU 92-92]
Lowry Running Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Blatche Jump Shot: Missed  01:01  
  01:00 Brooks Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  00:53.0 Lowry Turnover : Palming Turnover (3 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:53.0  
Blatche Jump Shot: Missed  00:36.9  
  00:35.9 Lowry Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:33.5 Team Timeout : Regular 
Young Substitution replaced by Ross  00:33.5  
  00:28.3
[HOU 94-92]
Budinger Jump Bank Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Brooks (11 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:28.3  
Ross Substitution replaced by Young  00:28.3  
Boykins 3pt Shot: Missed  00:13.9  
  00:11.9 Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
Miller Foul : Personal (2 PF)  00:11.6  
  00:11.6
[HOU 95-92]
Budinger Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS) 
  00:11.6
[HOU 96-92]
Budinger Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:11.6  
Young 3pt Shot: Missed  00:06.1  
Miller Rebound (Off:4 Def:8)  00:05.1  
Miller Tip Shot: Made (14 PTS)  00:05.1
[WAS 94-96]
 
  00:05.1 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:05.1 Hayes Substitution replaced by Ariza 
Young Substitution replaced by Ross  00:05.1  
Ross Foul : Personal (3 PF)  00:03.5  
Ross Substitution replaced by Young  00:03.5  
  00:03.5
[HOU 97-94]
Lowry Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  00:03.5
[HOU 98-94]
Lowry Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Singleton Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Lowry (1 ST)  00:02.9  
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
WAS
5th Southeast
26
56
5-5
15-26
11-30
HOU
3rd Southwest
42
40
6-4
23-18
19-22
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
WAS
Arenas 22.6
2 players 6.3
Arenas 7.2
McGee 1.7
Arenas 1.3
HOU
Brooks 19.7
Scola 8.6
Brooks 5.3
Battier 1.1
Ariza 1.8

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