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Suns-Hornets Notebook


By Mike Tulumello, for NBA.com
Posted Sunday January 30, 2011 11:48PM

THE FACTS: For 45 minutes the Phoenix Suns looked like the dominant team that made a dramatic run to within two games of the NBA Finals last year.

And that was enough to withstand a final three minutes in which they looked more like a bad junior varsity high school team on Sunday night.

The end result: The Suns outlasted the visiting New Orleans Hornets, 104-102. Coming two nights after they whipped the Boston Celtics, the Suns (22-24) now have renewed hopes for sneaking in and grabbing one of the West's final playoff spots.

The Suns broke a 53-53 halftime tie as center Marcin Gortat found hole after hole in the Hornets' interior defense. "The Polish Hammer" scored 21 of his career-high 25 points after the break.

The Suns led 88-80 after three quarters and 102-90 with 2:30 left.

Then they made a series of blunders down the stretch, including four turnovers, which helped a frantic Hornets' rally nearly succeed.

After Chris Paul hit a 3-pointer, and Trevor Ariza stole Grant Hill's inbound pass, the Suns' Channing Frye inexplicably fouled Paul attempting a 3-pointer.

Paul hit all three free throws to narrow the lead to 104-102 with 12 seconds left.

Then Vince Carter stepped out of bounds while trying to retrieve an overly long inbound pass by Hill, who was charged with the turnover.

So the Hornets (31-18) had a chance to win or send the game into overtime. But Hill blocked Marcus Thornton's layup. The Hornets got the offensive rebound but were unable to get off a decent shot by the final buzzer.

Thornton thought he was fouled: "I guess I have to get more experience to get that call. Our guys fought it out to the end, and to not get that call, that's the hurtful thing."

Paul had a season-high 26 points and 12 assists for the Hornets, who lost their second straight after 10 consecutive wins.

In addition to Gortat, who hit every shot he took until he had one blocked in the closing moments (9-for-10 from the field, 7-for-7 from the line), the Suns got 16 points on 7-for-10 shooting from Hill and 10 points and 15 assists from Steve Nash.

QUOTABLE: "He's getting better every day. He and Steve are developing a chemistry that is working for us." -- Suns coach Alvin Gentry on Gortat.

THE STAT: The Suns limited the Hornets to 42 percent shooting. Though they ranked only No. 27 in field goal-percentage defense (.477) coming into the game, they've held opponents to a respectable .440 in the last 10 games (seven wins).

TURNING POINT: The Suns closed out the first half with a 15-5 run, turning a 48-38 deficit into a 53-53 tie. Hill, Frye and Carter all hit 3-pointers in this stretch.

QUOTABLE II: "With all the shooters we have, he just has to set a screen and roll to the basket. Steve will find him." -- Frye on Gortat, who wasn't a regular rotation player until he joined the Suns.

IN THE ARENA: Fan Mary Silva banked $10,000 by hitting a bank shot in a contest among three Suns' season-ticket holders.

ROOKIE WATCH: Who needs Nash when you have Zabian Dowdell? The obscure point guard, playing on his second 10-day contract, was pressed into service in the absence of the injured Goran Dragic and came through. He had four points and four assists in 13 minutes.

"I thought he did great," Gentry said. "He's going to play. And he's not going to be afraid."

"I was ready," Dowdell said. "I feel I belong here."

Dowdell's journeys are chronicled in the current issue of Sports Illustrated.

NOTABLE: Nash averaged an NBA-best 12.0 assists in January. That's his highest average in a month since December, 2007.

UP NEXT: For the Hornets, Tuesday vs. Wizards, Wednesday @ Oklahoma City, and Saturday vs. Lakers. For the Suns, Wednesday vs. Bucks, Friday vs. Thunder and Monday, Feb. 7 vs. Warriors.

Hornets
Suns
     
    • 42.1%

    • 48.1%

    • 37.5%

    • 36.0%

    • 84.2%

    • 90.5%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
NOH PHX
Total Rebounds 47 43
Offensive Rebounds 15 6
Turnovers 8 10
Fast Break Pts: 6 10
Biggest Lead: 10 12
Points in the Paint: 42 38
NOH PHX
p Paul   26 Gortat   25
rb Thornton   10 Gortat   11
a Paul   12 Nash   15
s Ariza   2 Nash   2
b 3 players   1 Frye   3
 
  • 01/30 - NOH 102 @ PHX 104
  • 03/16 - PHX 95 @ NOH 100
  • 03/25 - NOH 106 @ PHX 100
  • 04/08 - PHX 97 @ NOH 109
New Orleans Hornets (46-36)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Ariza F 35:51 7-15 2-5 0-0 -6 3 4 7 0 4 2 2 1 0 16
D. West F 33:25 8-17 0-0 1-2 -14 2 5 7 3 5 1 0 0 2 17
E. Okafor C 16:29 5-11 0-0 0-0 -2 7 0 7 0 1 0 2 1 0 10
M. Belinelli G 13:35 1-4 0-2 0-0 -11 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
C. Paul G 38:36 7-14 2-4 10-10 -7 2 1 3 12 1 1 0 0 1 26
J. Smith   16:02 2-7 0-0 0-0 -3 0 1 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 4
W. Green   24:28 4-4 1-1 0-0 +17 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 9
D. Andersen   17:35 3-6 0-0 0-0 +12 1 5 6 0 1 0 2 0 0 6
J. Jack   16:17 0-5 0-1 2-2 +3 0 4 4 1 0 0 1 0 2 2
M. Thornton   22:38 3-11 1-3 3-5 +4 0 10 10 4 2 0 0 0 1 10
Q. Pondexter   02:46 0-0 0-0 0-0 -5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
D. Mbenga   02:18 0-1 0-0 0-0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   240 40-95 6-16 16-19   15 32 47 21 20 5 8 3 6 102
  42.1% 37.5% 84.2%   team rebs: 6 total to: 8
Phoenix Suns (40-42)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
G. Hill F 26:11 7-10 2-3 0-1 +10 0 3 3 3 3 0 2 1 0 16
C. Frye F-C 41:20 4-11 3-7 0-0 +8 1 7 8 2 2 1 1 3 0 11
R. Lopez C 16:42 3-7 0-0 4-4 +7 3 3 6 0 2 0 1 0 2 10
V. Carter G 30:08 4-11 1-5 3-3 +4 0 2 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 12
S. Nash G 34:40 3-9 1-5 3-3 +8 0 5 5 15 0 2 3 0 0 10
M. Gortat   23:54 9-10 0-0 7-7 +5 1 10 11 0 3 0 0 2 1 25
J. Dudley   25:50 3-5 1-2 2-3 -16 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
H. Warrick   10:03 2-6 0-0 0-0 -8 0 3 3 0 1 0 2 0 0 4
M. Pietrus   17:52 1-5 1-3 0-0 -2 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 3
Z. Dowdell   13:20 2-5 0-0 0-0 -6 0 0 0 4 3 0 1 0 0 4
J. Childress DNP - Coach's Decision
G. Siler DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 38-79 9-25 19-21   6 37 43 26 18 3 10 6 3 104
  48.1% 36.0% 90.5%   team rebs: 5 total to: 13

inactive

  • Hornets: Banks, Gray
  • Suns: Dragic, Lawal

technical fouls

  • Hornets: --
  • Suns: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 5
  • Times Tied: 7

arena stats

  • Arena: US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Officials: #14 Ed Malloy, #46 Matt Boland, #66 Haywoode Workman
  • Attendance: 17921
  • Duration: 2:15
New Orleans Hornets (31-18) Phoenix Suns (22-24)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Lopez vs Okafor (Paul gains possession)
Okafor Hook Shot: Missed  11:39  
West Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:37  
West Putback Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:37
[NOH 2-0]
 
  11:25
[PHX 2-2]
Lopez Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Carter (1 AST) 
West Fade Away Jumper Shot: Missed  11:01  
  10:59 Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:47
[PHX 4-2]
Hill Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nash (1 AST) 
Belinelli 3pt Shot: Missed  10:23  
Okafor Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:21  
Okafor Dunk Shot: Missed  10:21  
Okafor Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  10:19  
Ariza Jump Shot: Missed  10:15  
Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:13  
Ariza Layup Shot: Missed  10:11  
Okafor Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  10:09  
Okafor Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:09
[NOH 4-4]
 
  10:00 Lopez Layup Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:58  
Okafor Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  09:47  
  09:29
[PHX 6-4]
Nash Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Belinelli Jump Shot: Missed  09:08  
Okafor Rebound (Off:4 Def:0)  09:07  
Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Frye (1 ST)  08:49  
  08:42 Carter 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:40 Lopez Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:33
[PHX 8-4]
Carter Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Ariza Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: West (1 AST)  08:20
[NOH 6-8]
 
Okafor Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF)  08:09  
  08:09
[PHX 9-6]
Nash Free Throw Technical (3 PTS) 
  07:57 Nash Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:55 Lopez Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
Okafor Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  07:55  
  07:55
[PHX 10-6]
Lopez Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  07:55
[PHX 11-6]
Lopez Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
West Jump Shot: Missed  07:40  
Okafor Rebound (Off:5 Def:0)  07:38  
Okafor Layup Shot: Missed  07:38  
  07:36 Lopez Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
West Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:33  
Ariza Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:28  
  07:15 Carter Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:13 Lopez Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  07:13
[PHX 13-6]
Lopez Tip Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Okafor Jump Shot: Missed  07:03  
  07:01 Lopez Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  06:53 Lopez Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) Steal:Paul (1 ST) 
Okafor Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:51
[NOH 8-13]
 
  06:47 Lopez Layup Shot: Missed Block: Okafor (1 BLK) 
Belinelli Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:45  
Paul Jump Shot: Missed Block: Frye (1 BLK)  06:41  
Team Rebound  06:41  
Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Nash (1 ST)  06:34  
  06:30
[PHX 15-8]
Hill Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Nash (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:21  
  06:02 Carter Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
Okafor Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:02
[NOH 10-15]
 
  05:48
[PHX 17-10]
Carter Driving Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  05:32 Lopez Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Okafor Substitution replaced by Smith  05:32  
Paul Jump Shot: Missed  05:20  
  05:18 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:06 Carter 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:05 Team Rebound 
West Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  04:56  
  04:56
[PHX 18-10]
Carter Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Belinelli Substitution replaced by Green  04:56  
West Substitution replaced by Andersen  04:56  
  04:56 Lopez Substitution replaced by Gortat 
  04:56
[PHX 19-10]
Carter Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Andersen Jump Shot: Missed  04:38  
  04:36 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:22 Hill 3pt Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:20  
Ariza Running Bank shot: Missed  04:12  
  04:10 Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:58 Hill Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Paul Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:56  
Paul Jump Shot: Missed  03:51  
Team Rebound  03:51  
  03:51 Gortat Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  03:51 Hill Substitution replaced by Dudley 
Andersen Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Paul (1 AST)  03:39
[NOH 12-19]
 
  03:29 Nash Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Green (1 ST) 
Paul Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:18
[NOH 14-19]
 
  03:18 Gortat Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  03:18 Gortat Substitution replaced by Warrick 
Paul Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  03:18
[NOH 15-19]
 
  03:02 Nash Jump Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:00  
Andersen Jump Shot: Missed  02:51  
  02:50 Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:42 Nash 3pt Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:40  
Ariza Jump Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Paul (2 AST)  02:34
[NOH 17-19]
 
  02:15
[PHX 22-17]
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Nash (3 AST) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Paul (3 AST)  02:00
[NOH 20-22]
 
  01:46
[PHX 24-20]
Carter Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Smith Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  01:46  
  01:46 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:46
[PHX 25-20]
Carter Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS) 
Andersen Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:22
[NOH 22-25]
 
  01:07 Carter Jump Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:05  
Smith Foul : Offensive Charge (2 PF)  00:59.1  
Smith Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  00:59.1  
  00:59.1 Carter Substitution replaced by Pietrus 
  00:39.9
[PHX 27-22]
Warrick Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Frye (1 AST) 
Paul 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS)  00:33.1
[NOH 25-27]
 
  00:09.3 Nash 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:09.2 Team Rebound 
  00:09.1 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  00:09.1 Nash Substitution replaced by Dowdell 
  00:01.9 Dowdell Foul : Personal Take (1 PF) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.3  
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:00.1  
End of 1st Quarter
New Orleans Hornets (31-18) Phoenix Suns (22-24)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:46 Warrick Jump Shot: Missed 
Thornton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:44  
Andersen Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  11:39  
Andersen Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  11:39  
  11:28
[PHX 29-25]
Dowdell Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Andersen Hook Shot: Missed  11:05  
  11:02 Warrick Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:00 Frye Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Thornton Jump Shot: Missed  10:39  
Okafor Rebound (Off:6 Def:0)  10:37  
Okafor Layup Shot: Missed  10:37  
  10:34 Dudley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:31 Warrick Foul : Offensive Charge (1 PF) 
  10:31 Warrick Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Green Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Thornton (1 AST)  10:20
[NOH 27-29]
 
  10:02
[PHX 31-27]
Warrick Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Dowdell (1 AST) 
Thornton Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  09:47  
Okafor Rebound (Off:7 Def:0)  09:45  
Okafor Tip Shot: Made (8 PTS)  09:45
[NOH 29-31]
 
  09:26 Warrick Jump Shot: Missed 
Thornton Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:24  
Green 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Thornton (2 AST)  09:17
[NOH 32-31]
 
Thornton Foul : Personal (1 PF)  09:02  
  08:49
[PHX 34-32]
Dudley 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Dowdell (2 AST) 
  08:23 Dowdell Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
  08:23  
  08:23 Frye Substitution replaced by Lopez 
Jack Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  08:23
[NOH 33-34]
 
Jack Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  08:23
[NOH 34-34]
 
  08:11 Dowdell Jump Shot: Missed 
Thornton Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:09  
Okafor Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Thornton (3 AST)  08:02
[NOH 36-34]
 
  07:47 Dowdell Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Green Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  07:27
[NOH 38-34]
 
  07:18
[PHX 36-38]
Dowdell Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Thornton Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:02
[NOH 40-36]
 
  07:02 Lopez Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Andersen Turnover : Lane Violation (2 TO)  07:02  
  06:46 Warrick Jump Shot: Missed 
Thornton Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:44  
Andersen Substitution replaced by West  06:43  
Okafor Jump Bank Shot: Missed  06:32  
  06:30 Warrick Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:23 Warrick Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
  06:23 Dudley Substitution replaced by Carter 
  06:23 Pietrus Substitution replaced by Nash 
  06:23 Dowdell Substitution replaced by Hill 
Jack Jump Shot: Missed  06:13  
  06:11 Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:03 Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:West (1 ST) 
  06:02 Hill Foul : Personal Take (1 PF) 
Green Substitution replaced by Ariza  06:02  
Ariza Jump Shot: Missed  05:50  
  05:48 Warrick Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:28 Warrick Jump Shot: Missed 
Thornton Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  05:26  
Thornton Jump Shot: Missed  05:16  
  05:15 Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Thornton Foul : Personal (2 PF)  05:15  
  05:15 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:15 Lopez Substitution replaced by Gortat 
  05:15 Warrick Substitution replaced by Frye 
Jack Substitution replaced by Paul  05:15  
  05:04
[PHX 38-40]
Frye Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Hill (1 AST) 
West Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  04:42
[NOH 42-38]
 
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  04:42  
  04:34 Carter Jump Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:32  
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Paul (4 AST)  04:24
[NOH 45-38]
 
  04:13 Frye 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thornton Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  04:11  
  03:57 Gortat Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
Thornton Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  03:57
[NOH 47-38]
 
  03:57 Carter Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Thornton Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS)  03:57
[NOH 48-38]
 
  03:45
[PHX 41-48]
Hill 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Carter (2 AST) 
West Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Paul (5 AST)  03:30
[NOH 50-41]
 
  03:07
[PHX 44-50]
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Nash (4 AST) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  02:46  
  02:45 Hill Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Ariza Violation:Kicked Ball  02:42  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:42  
  02:29
[PHX 47-50]
Carter 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Hill (2 AST) 
Okafor Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  02:06  
  02:00 Frye 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thornton Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  01:59  
Team Timeout : Short  01:59  
Okafor Substitution replaced by Smith  01:59  
West Jump Shot: Missed  01:45  
  01:43 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:30 Hill Jump Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:28  
Paul 3pt Shot: Missed  01:22  
  01:20 Gortat Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:11
[PHX 49-50]
Gortat Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nash (5 AST) 
Paul Jump Shot: Missed  00:58.9  
  00:56.7 Gortat Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:52.8
[PHX 51-50]
Hill Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Nash (6 AST) 
West Jump Shot: Missed  00:28.9  
  00:26.8 Gortat Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:08.7
[PHX 53-50]
Gortat Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Nash (7 AST) 
Paul Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  00:00.7
[NOH 52-53]
 
  00:00.7 Gortat Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
West Substitution replaced by Belinelli  00:00.7  
Thornton Substitution replaced by Andersen  00:00.7  
Paul Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  00:00.7
[NOH 53-53]
 
End of 2nd Quarter
New Orleans Hornets (31-18) Phoenix Suns (22-24)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:41
[PHX 55-53]
Nash Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Smith Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Paul (6 AST)  11:26
[NOH 55-55]
 
  11:13 Lopez Jump Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  11:11  
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  10:53  
  10:53 Team Rebound 
West Foul : Loose Ball (3 PF)  10:53  
  10:29
[PHX 58-55]
Nash 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
West Jump Shot: Missed Block: Frye (2 BLK)  10:11  
  10:08 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Ariza Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  10:03  
  10:03
[PHX 59-55]
Lopez Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  10:03
[PHX 60-55]
Lopez Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  09:54 Frye Foul : Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
Paul Free Throw Technical (10 PTS)  09:54
[NOH 56-60]
 
West Jump Shot: Missed  09:40  
Ariza Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  09:38  
Smith Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Paul (7 AST)  09:29
[NOH 58-60]
 
  09:18 Frye 3pt Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:16  
West Layup Shot: Missed  09:05  
  09:04 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  08:54
[PHX 62-58]
Hill Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Nash (8 AST) 
  08:44 Carter Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
West Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  08:44
[NOH 59-62]
 
West Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:44  
  08:43 Lopez Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  08:30 Frye Jump Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  08:29  
Ariza Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  08:14
[NOH 61-62]
 
Smith Violation:Defensive Goaltending  08:09  
  08:09
[PHX 64-61]
Hill Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Belinelli Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  08:09  
  08:09 Hill Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  08:07  
  07:51 Hill Foul : Personal Block (2 PF) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  07:38  
West Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  07:37  
West Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  07:36
[NOH 63-64]
 
  07:25 Lopez Jump Shot: Missed Block: Ariza (1 BLK) 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:23  
Belinelli 3pt Shot: Missed  07:20  
  07:17 Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:00
[PHX 67-63]
Hill 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Frye (2 AST) 
Belinelli Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: West (2 AST)  06:35
[NOH 65-67]
 
  06:24
[PHX 70-65]
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Nash (9 AST) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Paul (8 AST)  06:10
[NOH 68-70]
 
  05:56 Nash Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Ariza (1 ST) 
Paul Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: West (3 AST)  05:51
[NOH 70-70]
 
  05:30
[PHX 72-70]
Lopez Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Nash (10 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:30  
  05:30 Lopez Substitution replaced by Gortat 
Belinelli Substitution replaced by Thornton  05:30  
Smith Substitution replaced by Pondexter  05:30  
Ariza Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  05:09
[NOH 72-72]
 
  04:55
[PHX 74-72]
Gortat Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Nash (11 AST) 
Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed  04:35  
  04:33 Gortat Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  04:22
[PHX 76-72]
Gortat Slam Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Hill (3 AST) 
Pondexter Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  04:22  
  04:22 Hill Substitution replaced by Dudley 
  04:22
[PHX 77-72]
Gortat Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS) 
West Jump Shot: Missed  04:04  
  04:02 Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:50 Frye Jump Shot: Missed 
Thornton Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  03:48  
Ariza Turnaround Fade Away shot: Made (16 PTS)  03:30
[NOH 74-77]
 
Paul Foul : Personal (1 PF)  03:17  
  03:17
[PHX 78-74]
Gortat Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  03:17 Carter Substitution replaced by Pietrus 
  03:17
[PHX 79-74]
Gortat Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  02:55  
  02:53 Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
West Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  02:44  
  02:44 Team Timeout : Regular 
West Substitution replaced by Andersen  02:44  
Pondexter Substitution replaced by Smith  02:44  
  02:44 Dudley Free Throw 1 of 3 Missed 
  02:44 Team Rebound 
  02:44
[PHX 80-74]
Dudley Free Throw 2 of 3 (4 PTS) 
  02:44
[PHX 81-74]
Dudley Free Throw 3 of 3 (5 PTS) 
Paul Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  02:30
[NOH 76-81]
 
  02:22
[PHX 84-76]
Pietrus 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Nash (12 AST) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  02:04  
  02:02 Gortat Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  01:44 Pietrus Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:44  
  01:44 Frye Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  01:34 Pietrus Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Paul Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  01:34
[NOH 77-84]
 
Ariza Substitution replaced by Green  01:34  
Paul Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  01:34
[NOH 78-84]
 
  01:18
[PHX 86-78]
Gortat Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Nash (13 AST) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  00:55.9  
  00:54.5 Dudley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Smith Foul : Shooting (3 PF)  00:42.9  
  00:42.9
[PHX 87-78]
Gortat Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Smith Substitution replaced by Mbenga  00:42.9  
  00:42.9 Nash Substitution replaced by Dowdell 
  00:42.9
[PHX 88-78]
Gortat Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Paul Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS)  00:33.2
[NOH 80-88]
 
  00:09.9 Dowdell Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:07.9 Dudley Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:06.6 Dudley Layup Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  00:04.7  
  00:00.1  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Green Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Paul (9 AST)  11:44
[NOH 82-88]
 
Green Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  11:30  
  11:30
[PHX 89-82]
Gortat Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  11:30
[PHX 90-82]
Gortat Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Mbenga Jump Shot: Missed  11:14  
  11:12 Gortat Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  10:50 Pietrus Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:48 Frye Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  10:32 Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jack Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:30  
Jack Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gortat (1 BLK)  10:25  
Team Rebound  10:25  
Mbenga Substitution replaced by West  10:25  
Andersen Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Jack (1 AST)  10:17
[NOH 84-90]
 
  09:52 Frye 3pt Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  09:50  
Jack 3pt Shot: Missed  09:36  
  09:34 Pietrus Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:30
[PHX 92-84]
Gortat Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Dowdell (3 AST) 
  09:03 Dowdell Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Paul Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  09:03
[NOH 85-92]
 
Paul Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  09:03
[NOH 86-92]
 
  08:43
[PHX 94-86]
Dudley Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
West Layup Shot: Missed Block: Frye (3 BLK)  08:18  
  08:16 Frye Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  08:11 Dowdell Layup Shot: Missed 
Jack Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:08  
Jack Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  08:00  
  07:57 Gortat Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  07:36 Pietrus 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jack Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:34  
Paul Jump Shot: Missed  07:25  
Paul Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:23  
  07:23  
Andersen Substitution replaced by Ariza  07:23  
  07:23 Jump Ball Gortat vs Paul (Jack gains possession) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  07:13  
  07:12 Dudley Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:52
[PHX 96-86]
Dudley Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
West Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Paul (10 AST)  06:34
[NOH 88-96]
 
  06:09
[PHX 98-88]
Gortat Dunk Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Dowdell (4 AST) 
Ariza Jump Shot: Missed  05:41  
  05:40 Frye Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  05:17 Frye Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:15 Gortat Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  05:09 Team Timeout : Regular 
Paul Substitution replaced by Thornton  05:09  
  05:09 Dowdell Substitution replaced by Nash 
  05:03
[PHX 100-88]
Gortat Dunk Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Nash (14 AST) 
West Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Green (1 AST)  04:39
[NOH 90-100]
 
  04:19 Pietrus 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jack Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:17  
Jack Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Nash (2 ST)  04:08  
West Foul : Personal (5 PF)  04:01  
  04:01 Frye Substitution replaced by Carter 
  04:01 Pietrus Substitution replaced by Hill 
  03:47 Nash 3pt Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:45  
Thornton Running Jump Shot: Missed  03:27  
  03:26 Gortat Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  03:09
[PHX 102-90]
Gortat Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Nash (15 AST) 
Jack Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gortat (2 BLK)  02:47  
  02:45 Nash Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  02:35 Gortat Jump Shot: Missed Block: Green (1 BLK) 
Thornton Rebound (Off:0 Def:9)  02:33  
  02:30 Carter Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:30  
Jack Substitution replaced by Paul  02:30  
Thornton Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  02:30
[NOH 91-102]
 
Thornton Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:30  
  02:29 Gortat Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
  02:21 Team Turnover : 8 Second Violation 
West Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Paul (11 AST)  02:05
[NOH 93-102]
 
  01:38 Carter 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:38 Team Rebound 
  01:38 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
West Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Paul (12 AST)  01:23
[NOH 95-102]
 
  01:05 Carter 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  01:03  
  01:01 Hill Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Thornton Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:01  
Team Rebound  01:01  
Thornton Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  01:01
[NOH 96-102]
 
  00:43.9 Nash 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thornton Rebound (Off:0 Def:10)  00:41.9  
Thornton Jump Shot: Missed  00:36.9  
  00:33.9 Gortat Rebound (Off:1 Def:10) 
Ariza Foul : Personal Take (3 PF)  00:32.4  
Ariza Foul : Personal Take (4 PF)  00:29.1  
  00:29.1
[PHX 103-96]
Nash Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  00:29.1 Gortat Substitution replaced by Frye 
  00:29.1
[PHX 104-96]
Nash Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:29.1  
Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed  00:24.8  
Ariza Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  00:23.4  
Paul 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Thornton (4 AST)  00:17.2
[NOH 99-104]
 
  00:15.9 Hill Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (2 ST) 
  00:12.0 Frye Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Paul Free Throw 1 of 3 (24 PTS)  00:12.0
[NOH 100-104]
 
Paul Free Throw 2 of 3 (25 PTS)  00:12.0
[NOH 101-104]
 
Paul Free Throw 3 of 3 (26 PTS)  00:12.0
[NOH 102-104]
 
  00:12.0 Team Timeout : Regular 
West Substitution replaced by Jack  00:12.0  
  00:12.0 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:10.1 Hill Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:10.1  
Jack Substitution replaced by West  00:10.1  
Thornton Jump Shot: Missed Block: Hill (1 BLK)  00:03.9  
Paul Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  00:01.8  
Paul 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.1  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
NOH
3rd Southwest
46
36
5-5
28-13
18-23
PHX
2nd Pacific
40
42
4-6
23-18
17-24
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
NOH
2 players 22.0
2 players 6.7
2 players 11.5
2 players 1.0
2 players 1.8
PHX
Nash 14.8
Frye 6.6
Nash 11.4
Frye 1.0
Dudley 1.1
Heat Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .481 .000
FT% .769 .000
Points 102.1 0.0
Rebounds 42.1 0.0
Assists 20.0 0.0
Steals 6.6 0.0
Blocks 5.2 0.0
3-Point % .370 .000
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Mavericks Stats
  season playoffs
FG% .475 .000
FT% .777 .000
Points 100.2 0.0
Rebounds 41.4 0.0
Assists 23.8 0.0
Steals 6.8 0.0
Blocks 4.3 0.0
3-Point % .365 .000
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Composite Box Score
Miami Heat (0-0)
field goalsrebounds
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Dallas Mavericks (0-0)
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