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Hornets clinch playoff spot with win over Rockets


By BRETT MARTEL
Posted Apr 07 2011 1:28AM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Chris Paul stood at the scorer's table, barking advice to Hornets teammates who were trying not to let a game full of playoff implications slip away.

Then the four-time All-Star checked back in, and quickly secured his return to the postseason.

Paul finished with 28 points, 10 assists and nine rebounds, and New Orleans clinched a playoff spot with a 101-93 victory over the Houston Rockets on Wednesday night.

"Man, I'm just happy. Most of all, I'm happy I'm healthy," said Paul, who missed 37 games last season, the only season in the past four to finish short of the postseason. "Just the opportunity to go out there and play every night - my fiancee will tell you I'm just happy. I'm a happier person knowing that I'm getting a chance to at least give us a chance."

Trevor Ariza, acquired by the Hornets from Houston in an offseason trade, scored 19 for a second straight game and tied a season high with six steals.

Jarrett Jack, who's in his sixth season, and seventh-year pro Emeka Okafor, also played key roles in helping guarantee their first-career playoff appearances - all while ensuring rookie coach Monty Williams would get his with a far shorter wait.

Jack finished with 19 points, including four clutch free throws in the final 11.5 seconds. Okafor added 11 points, and afterward smiled broadly while talking about his impending maiden playoff voyage.

"I'm looking forward to seeing what all the fuss is about," he said.

The victory moved the Hornets (45-33) into sixth in the Western Conference, ahead of Portland (45-33) by only a tiebreaker and one game ahead Memphis (44-34).

Kevin Martin scored 21 for Houston (41-38), which is now on the brink of elimination. Luis Scola added 16 points, including a jumper that had Houston as close as 95-93 with a minute left before the Hornets pulled away with six free throws.

"We played our tails off," Houston coach Rick Adelman said. "We did everything we could do, we just didn't do enough. Give their guys a lot of credit. We got a big lead and they came back."

The Hornets, who trailed by as much as 17 in the first half, held the Rockets to 6 of 17 shooting in the third quarter and eventually took their first lead when Marco Belinelli's 3 made it 66-63 with 5:02 left in the period. The basket was part of an 11-0 run - the Hornets' third double-digit run in a wild, back-and-forth game - that put New Orleans up 70-63.

After that, the game got tight - and physical - with Brad Miller earning a flagrant foul when he smacked Jason Smith in the mouth, drawing blood, on Smith's fast-break dunk attempt.

Goran Dragic, who was 4 of 5 on 3s and had 16 points, hit his last shot from deep to ignite a 5-0 spurt that put the Rockets up 86-81 with 6:45 to go.

Then Paul checked back in and turned the tables, immediately hitting a floater off the glass as he was fouled, and soon after setting up Jack's transition 3-pointer to cap an 8-0 run, after which New Orleans never trailed again.

Williams called Paul, "a monster," noting that only a day earlier he had fluid drained from his left knee to relieve swelling that had resulted from a hard collision with Jeff Foster in the Hornets victory over Indiana on Sunday night.

"For him to be able to play at a high level like that with a sore leg, they just don't make them like that," Williams said. "That act of sacrifice was what we needed and we certainly need him to play at that level."

Houston tied it once more, at 89, on Martin's fast-break layup as he was fouled, then the Hornets took the lead for good on Paul's free throws and Ariza's steal and fast-break dunk.

Houston still had one more chance to tie the game, but Kyle Lowry's driving floater rolled off the rim and a long rebound was tipped out to Jack, who was fouled and made both free throws with 11.5 seconds left.

"It hurts," said Lowry, whose Rockets will be eliminated with another loss or one Memphis win. "This can't be happening right now ... with all the work that we've put in just to get this far and this close."

Houston dominated early, with Chuck Hayes' two quick inside baskets sparking a 10-0 run that had home fans grumbling as they stood for more than 3:40 on the game clock while adhering to a tradition of not sitting until the Hornets score.

New Orleans didn't score until Ariza's slashing layup with 8:13 remaining in the opening period, and the Rockets led 20-4 when Chase Budinger slammed down an alley-oop lob from Lowry.

Houston led 38-21 at the end of the first quarter, tying the most points allowed by the Hornets in any quarter this season.

New Orleans clawed back with a 10-0 run that included transition dunks by Smith and Ariza. Then Houston seized the momentum back as Dragic hit three 3s during a 13-4 spurt that made it 53-37.

The Hornets then responded with an 11-0 run during which Ariza and Paul both drained 3s, and Jack added 3 with less than a second to go as the Hornets closed the period on a 14-2 spurt that pulled them to 55-51 at halftime.

Notes: Houston was 8 of 16 on 3s in the first half alone. Then went 1 for 8 in the second half. ... The Hornets made 10 of their 13 steals in the second half. ... The Hornets have now made the playoffs in five of their nine seasons since moving to New Orleans from Charlotte. ... The Hornets are 27-12 at home and 9-5 against the Southwest Division. ... Martin, the Rockets' leading scorer, has 55 20-point games this season.


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Rockets
Hornets
     
    • 46.2%

    • 45.7%

    • 37.5%

    • 50.0%

    • 92.3%

    • 84.6%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
HOU NOH
Total Rebounds 38 38
Offensive Rebounds 8 11
Turnovers 17 11
Fast Break Pts: 16 26
Biggest Lead: 17 8
Points in the Paint: 34 42
HOU NOH
p Martin   21 Paul   28
rb 2 players   10 2 players   9
a 2 players   6 Paul   10
s Martin   2 Ariza   6
b 2 players   1
 
  • 11/03 - NOH 107 @ HOU 99
  • 01/14 - NOH 110 @ HOU 105
  • 02/27 - HOU 91 @ NOH 89
  • 04/06 - HOU 93 @ NOH 101
Houston Rockets (43-39)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
C. Budinger F 23:52 5-9 0-4 2-2 +3 0 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 12
L. Scola F 30:06 8-11 0-0 0-0 -10 3 7 10 1 4 1 3 0 0 16
C. Hayes C 32:36 4-9 0-0 0-0 -4 2 8 10 3 2 0 2 0 1 8
K. Martin G 38:37 7-17 3-7 4-5 -7 0 1 1 3 2 2 3 0 1 21
K. Lowry G 33:59 3-11 2-6 0-0 -15 1 1 2 6 4 0 2 0 0 8
C. Lee   24:38 0-6 0-2 2-2 -3 0 2 2 6 2 0 2 0 0 2
P. Patterson   16:37 1-2 0-0 4-4 +2 1 1 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 6
B. Miller   16:41 2-4 0-0 0-0 -4 1 7 8 3 5 0 2 0 0 4
G. Dragic   22:54 6-9 4-5 0-0 -2 0 1 1 2 4 0 0 0 0 16
DeMarre. Carroll DNP - Coach's Decision
Michael. Harris DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Hill DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 36-78 9-24 12-13   8 30 38 26 25 3 17 0 2 93
  46.2% 37.5% 92.3%   team rebs: 10 total to: 18
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 40:15 9-17 1-3 0-1 +10 1 4 5 1 4 6 3 0 0 19
C. Landry F 35:22 2-10 0-0 1-1 +7 2 7 9 0 4 0 0 1 0 5
E. Okafor C 29:07 4-6 0-0 3-4 0 2 1 3 2 3 2 5 1 0 11
M. Belinelli G 18:06 2-5 1-3 0-0 -4 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 5
C. Paul G 41:36 10-20 1-2 7-8 +11 1 8 9 10 4 1 1 0 0 28
A. Gray   14:42 2-5 0-0 0-0 +1 3 1 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 4
J. Jack   32:26 5-10 2-2 7-8 +11 0 2 2 5 1 2 0 0 0 19
W. Green   11:55 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
J. Smith   16:31 2-6 0-0 4-4 +4 2 3 5 0 2 0 1 0 0 8
P. Ewing Jr. DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Mbenga DNP - Coach's Decision
Q. Pondexter DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 37-81 5-10 22-26   11 27 38 20 19 13 11 2 0 101
  45.7% 50.0% 84.6%   team rebs: 5 total to: 11

inactive

  • Rockets: Ming, Thabeet, Williams
  • Hornets: Andersen, Banks, West

technical fouls

  • Rockets: Adelman, Lowry
  • Hornets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 3
  • Times Tied: 8

arena stats

  • Arena: New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, LA
  • Officials: #9 Derrick Stafford, #56 Mark Ayotte, #54 Nick Buchert
  • Attendance: 12728
  • Duration: 2:13
Houston Rockets (41-38) New Orleans Hornets (45-33)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Okafor vs Scola (Paul gains possession)
  11:40 Ariza Layup Shot: Missed 
Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:39  
Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed  11:22  
Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:21  
Hayes Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:08
[HOU 2-0]
 
  10:49 Landry Jump Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:48  
Hayes Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Budinger (1 AST)  10:28
[HOU 4-0]
 
  10:08 Okafor Layup Shot: Missed 
Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:07  
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  10:01  
Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  10:00  
Scola Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:58
[HOU 6-0]
 
  09:46 Paul Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Martin (1 ST) 
Budinger Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST)  09:41
[HOU 8-0]
 
  09:24 Paul Jump Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  09:23  
Scola Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Belinelli (1 ST)  09:12  
  09:06 Belinelli 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:04 Landry Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:03 Landry Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:02  
  09:02 Okafor Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Scola Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hayes (1 AST)  08:51
[HOU 10-0]
 
  08:35 Okafor Foul : Offensive (2 PF) 
  08:35 Okafor Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  08:35 Okafor Substitution replaced by Gray 
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  08:22  
  08:21 Belinelli Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:12
[NOH 2-10]
Ariza Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Paul (1 AST) 
Martin 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Hayes (2 AST)  07:53
[HOU 13-2]
 
Hayes Foul : Personal (1 PF)  07:40  
  07:34
[NOH 4-13]
Paul Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gray (1 AST) 
Budinger Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:16
[HOU 15-4]
 
  07:00 Ariza Layup Shot: Missed 
Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:59  
Lowry 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Budinger (2 AST)  06:51
[HOU 18-4]
 
  06:49 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:34 Landry Jump Shot: Missed 
Hayes Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:33  
Budinger Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lowry (1 AST)  06:27
[HOU 20-4]
 
Lowry Foul : Personal (1 PF)  06:14  
  06:14 Belinelli Substitution replaced by Jack 
  06:01
[NOH 6-20]
Paul Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST) 
Hayes Jump Shot: Missed  05:35  
  05:34 Gray Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:26
[NOH 8-20]
Jack Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Scola Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Martin (2 AST)  05:09
[HOU 22-8]
 
  04:57 Landry Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:56 Gray Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:56
[NOH 10-22]
Gray Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  04:33  
  04:32 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:20
[NOH 12-22]
Paul Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  04:02  
Hayes Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:59  
Hayes Tip Shot: Missed  03:59  
  03:58 Paul Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:56
[NOH 14-22]
Landry Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Paul (2 AST) 
Scola Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  03:56  
  03:56
[NOH 15-22]
Landry Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Hayes Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Paul (1 ST)  03:44  
  03:38
[NOH 17-22]
Ariza Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Paul (3 AST) 
  03:25 Ariza Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Budinger Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  03:25
[HOU 23-17]
 
Budinger Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  03:25
[HOU 24-17]
 
  03:03 Jack Jump Shot: Missed 
Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:02  
Martin Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  02:51
[HOU 26-17]
 
  02:51 Jack Foul : Shooting (1 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:51  
Budinger Substitution replaced by Lee  02:51  
Martin Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS)  02:51
[HOU 27-17]
 
  02:34 Ariza Substitution replaced by Green 
  02:30 Landry Jump Shot: Missed 
Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:29  
Lowry 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Scola (1 AST)  02:17
[HOU 30-17]
 
  01:57 Gray Hook Shot: Missed 
Hayes Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  01:56  
Hayes Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lowry (2 AST)  01:45
[HOU 32-17]
 
  01:32
[NOH 19-32]
Paul Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  01:20 Paul Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  01:20 Landry Substitution replaced by Smith 
Scola Substitution replaced by Patterson  01:15  
Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed  01:04  
Patterson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:01  
Martin 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Lowry (3 AST)  00:52.9
[HOU 35-19]
 
  00:45.4
[NOH 21-35]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Paul (4 AST) 
Martin 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Lee (1 AST)  00:29.4
[HOU 38-21]
 
  00:04.9 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:02.7  
Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Houston Rockets (41-38) New Orleans Hornets (45-33)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Miller Layup Shot: Missed  11:38  
Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:37  
Miller Layup Shot: Missed  11:35  
  11:34 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:21 Paul Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:20 Paul Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Miller Foul : Shooting (1 PF)  11:13  
  11:13
[NOH 22-38]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  11:13 Gray Substitution replaced by Landry 
  11:13
[NOH 23-38]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Lee Jump Shot: Missed  11:02  
  11:01 Landry Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:51
[NOH 25-38]
Jack Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Miller Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lee (2 AST)  10:34
[HOU 40-25]
 
  10:20
[NOH 27-40]
Smith Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Paul (5 AST) 
Martin Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  10:04  
  10:04 Paul Substitution replaced by Ariza 
Lowry Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  09:54  
Lowry Substitution replaced by Budinger  09:54  
Martin Substitution replaced by Dragic  09:54  
  09:54 Jack Free Throw 1 of 3 Missed 
  09:54 Team Rebound 
  09:54
[NOH 28-40]
Jack Free Throw 2 of 3 (5 PTS) 
  09:54
[NOH 29-40]
Jack Free Throw 3 of 3 (6 PTS) 
Lee Jump Shot: Missed  09:40  
  09:39 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:31
[NOH 31-40]
Ariza Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Jack (1 AST) 
Patterson Foul : Offensive (1 PF)  09:19  
Patterson Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  09:19  
Team Timeout : Regular  09:19  
  09:06 Jack Jump Shot: Missed 
Patterson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:04  
Lee Layup Shot: Missed  08:44  
  08:42 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:35
[NOH 33-40]
Green Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jack (2 AST) 
Dragic 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Lee (3 AST)  08:10
[HOU 43-33]
 
  07:52 Landry Jump Shot: Missed 
Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:51  
Budinger Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Dragic (1 AST)  07:43
[HOU 45-33]
 
  07:19
[NOH 35-45]
Landry Fade Away Jumper Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Dragic 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:59
[HOU 48-35]
 
  06:33 Green Layup Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:32  
Lee 3pt Shot: Missed  06:18  
  06:17 Landry Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:11 Team Timeout : Regular 
Patterson Substitution replaced by Scola  06:11  
Miller Substitution replaced by Hayes  06:11  
  06:11 Green Substitution replaced by Okafor 
  06:11 Smith Substitution replaced by Paul 
  05:58
[NOH 37-48]
Okafor Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Scola Jump Bank Shot: Made (8 PTS)  05:36
[HOU 50-37]
 
  05:21 Jack Jump Shot: Missed 
Hayes Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  05:20  
Lee Jump Shot: Missed  05:09  
Hayes Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  05:08  
Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed  05:04  
  05:03 Landry Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:58 Paul Layup Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  04:56  
Dragic 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Lee (4 AST)  04:45
[HOU 53-37]
 
  04:28 Ariza Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:27 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:27 Ariza Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
  04:27 Jack Substitution replaced by Belinelli 
  04:18 Ariza Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed  04:10  
  04:09 Paul Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Hayes Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:50  
  03:50
[NOH 38-53]
Okafor Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  03:50
[NOH 39-53]
Okafor Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  03:34 Landry Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
Hayes Jump Shot: Missed  03:21  
  03:20 Paul Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Scola Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  03:09  
Budinger Substitution replaced by Martin  03:09  
Dragic Substitution replaced by Lowry  03:09  
  03:09 Okafor Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:09 Team Rebound 
  03:09
[NOH 40-53]
Okafor Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  02:55 Landry Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
  02:55  
  02:55 Landry Substitution replaced by Smith 
  02:55 Okafor Substitution replaced by Gray 
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  02:49  
  02:47 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:29 Paul 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:28 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:23
[NOH 43-53]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Belinelli (1 AST) 
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  02:05  
  02:03 Team Rebound 
  02:03 Belinelli Substitution replaced by Jack 
  01:44
[NOH 45-53]
Gray Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Jack (3 AST) 
Scola Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Ariza (1 ST)  01:19  
  01:12
[NOH 48-53]
Paul 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Jack (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  01:03  
Lee Substitution replaced by Dragic  01:03  
Scola Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  00:48.2
[HOU 55-48]
 
  00:32.9 Ariza Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:29.9 Gray Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  00:29.9 Gray Putback Layup Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  00:28.8  
Lowry Jump Shot: Missed  00:06.9  
  00:05.8 Paul Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:00.3
[NOH 51-55]
Jack 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Paul (6 AST) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Houston Rockets (41-38) New Orleans Hornets (45-33)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Scola Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Hayes (3 AST)  11:45
[HOU 57-51]
 
  11:25 Belinelli Jump Shot: Missed 
Hayes Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  11:24  
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  11:09  
Scola Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  11:08  
Hayes Jump Shot: Missed Block: Okafor (1 BLK)  11:00  
  10:59 Landry Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  10:43 Okafor Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Martin (2 ST) 
Lowry Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Martin (3 AST)  10:38
[HOU 59-51]
 
Lowry Foul : Personal (3 PF)  10:34  
  10:22
[NOH 53-59]
Paul Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed  10:00  
  09:59 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:52 Ariza Jump Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  09:51  
Martin Jump Shot: Missed  09:30  
  09:29 Landry Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Martin Foul : Personal (1 PF)  09:29  
  09:10 Landry Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:09 Okafor Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:06
[NOH 55-59]
Okafor Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Lowry Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Okafor (1 ST)  08:53  
  08:48
[NOH 57-59]
Paul Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Okafor (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:44  
Lowry Technical  08:44  
  08:44 Paul Free Throw Technical Missed 
Team Rebound  08:44  
Scola Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Okafor (2 ST)  08:25  
  08:18
[NOH 59-59]
Ariza Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Paul (7 AST) 
Budinger Jump Bank Shot: Made (12 PTS)  07:56
[HOU 61-59]
 
  07:35 Okafor Foul : Offensive (3 PF) 
  07:35 Okafor Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Hayes Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lowry (4 AST)  07:21
[HOU 63-59]
 
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  07:20  
  07:07
[NOH 61-63]
Belinelli Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Paul (8 AST) 
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  06:48  
  06:46 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  06:39
[NOH 63-63]
Paul Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  06:19  
  06:17 Team Rebound 
  06:07 Okafor Turnover : Traveling (4 TO) 
Lowry Jump Shot: Missed  05:50  
  05:48 Paul Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  05:41 Belinelli 3pt Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  05:40  
Martin 3pt Shot: Missed  05:32  
Lowry Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  05:31  
Hayes Jump Shot: Missed  05:24  
  05:23 Okafor Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:02
[NOH 66-63]
Belinelli 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Paul (9 AST) 
Budinger Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (2 ST)  04:39  
  04:36 Ariza Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
  04:36 Belinelli Substitution replaced by Jack 
  04:21 Paul Foul : Personal (2 PF) 
Hayes Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Ariza (3 ST)  04:19  
  04:16
[NOH 68-63]
Ariza Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Martin Foul : Shooting (2 PF)  04:16  
  04:16 Ariza Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Hayes Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  04:16  
  04:02 Landry Foul : Personal Block (3 PF) 
Budinger Substitution replaced by Lee  04:02  
Scola Substitution replaced by Miller  04:02  
Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed  03:50  
  03:49 Landry Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  03:28 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:25 Okafor Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  03:25
[NOH 70-63]
Okafor Putback Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
  03:06 Ariza Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Martin Free Throw 1 of 3 Missed  03:06  
Team Rebound  03:06  
Martin Free Throw 2 of 3 (13 PTS)  03:06
[HOU 64-70]
 
  03:06 Landry Substitution replaced by Smith 
Lowry Substitution replaced by Dragic  03:06  
Martin Free Throw 3 of 3 (14 PTS)  03:06
[HOU 65-70]
 
  02:56 Paul Jump Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:54  
Lee 3pt Shot: Missed  02:46  
Team Rebound  02:45  
  02:45 Smith Foul : Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  02:45 Team Timeout : Regular 
Hayes Substitution replaced by Patterson  02:45  
Martin Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Ariza (4 ST)  02:29  
  02:07 Ariza Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:06 Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  01:56 Paul Jump Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:55  
Dragic Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  01:46
[HOU 67-70]
 
Lee Foul : Personal (1 PF)  01:35  
  01:35 Ariza Substitution replaced by Green 
Dragic Foul : Personal (1 PF)  01:24  
  01:24
[NOH 71-67]
Paul Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  01:24 Okafor Substitution replaced by Gray 
  01:24
[NOH 72-67]
Paul Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Miller Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Dragic (2 AST)  01:13
[HOU 69-72]
 
  00:47.5 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Lee Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Gray (1 ST)  00:36.9  
Miller Foul : Flagrant Type 1 (2 PF)  00:32.8  
  00:32.8
[NOH 73-69]
Smith Free Throw Flagrant 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  00:32.8
[NOH 74-69]
Smith Free Throw Flagrant 1 of 1 (8 PTS) 
  00:32.8 Smith Substitution replaced by Landry 
  00:09.9 Jack Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:08.1 Gray Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  00:08.1 Gray Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:08.1  
  00:08.1 Landry Foul : Loose Ball (4 PF) 
Patterson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:08.1
[HOU 70-74]
 
Miller Substitution replaced by Hayes  00:08.1  
  00:08.1 Landry Substitution replaced by Ariza 
Patterson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  00:08.1
[HOU 71-74]
 
  00:01.0 Paul Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:47 Jack Jump Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  11:45  
Patterson Jump Shot: Missed  11:31  
  11:30 Jack Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Dragic Foul : Personal (2 PF)  11:25  
Dragic Foul : Personal (3 PF)  11:21  
Adelman Technical  11:21  
  11:21
[NOH 75-71]
Jack Free Throw Technical (10 PTS) 
  11:14 Okafor Turnover : 3 Second Violation (5 TO) 
  11:14 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
  10:59 Paul Foul : Shooting (3 PF) 
Patterson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  10:59
[HOU 72-75]
 
  10:59 Gray Substitution replaced by Smith 
Patterson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  10:59
[HOU 73-75]
 
Miller Foul : Personal (3 PF)  10:49  
Lee Foul : Personal (2 PF)  10:43  
  10:31 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  10:30  
  10:13 Green Foul : Personal (1 PF) 
  10:13 Green Substitution replaced by Ariza 
Martin Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST)  10:09
[HOU 75-75]
 
  09:48
[NOH 77-75]
Jack Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Dragic Floating Jump shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Miller (2 AST)  09:28
[HOU 77-77]
 
  09:10 Paul Jump Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  09:09  
  09:05 Smith Foul : Shooting (2 PF) 
Lee Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:05
[HOU 78-77]
 
  09:05 Paul Substitution replaced by Belinelli 
Lee Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  09:05
[HOU 79-77]
 
  08:49
[NOH 79-79]
Okafor Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Jack (5 AST) 
Lee Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Jack (1 ST)  08:38  
  08:31 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  08:28  
Martin Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Miller (3 AST)  08:24
[HOU 81-79]
 
  08:07
[NOH 81-81]
Ariza Reverse Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Okafor (2 AST) 
Patterson Foul : Offensive (2 PF)  07:50  
Patterson Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  07:50  
  07:50  
Martin Substitution replaced by Lowry  07:50  
  07:40 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:39  
  07:39 Ariza Foul : Loose Ball (4 PF) 
Dragic 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Lee (5 AST)  07:23
[HOU 84-81]
 
  07:05 Belinelli Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  07:05 Smith Substitution replaced by Landry 
Patterson Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lee (6 AST)  06:45
[HOU 86-81]
 
  06:34 Belinelli Substitution replaced by Paul 
  06:27
[NOH 83-86]
Paul Driving Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Lowry Foul : Shooting (4 PF)  06:27  
  06:27
[NOH 84-86]
Paul Free Throw 1 of 1 (22 PTS) 
Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed  06:01  
Team Rebound  06:01  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  06:01  
  05:39
[NOH 86-86]
Ariza Jump Bank Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Miller Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Jack (2 ST)  05:19  
  05:13
[NOH 89-86]
Jack 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Paul (10 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:12  
Lee Substitution replaced by Scola  05:12  
Patterson Substitution replaced by Martin  05:12  
Miller Substitution replaced by Hayes  05:12  
Lowry Jump Shot: Missed  04:52  
Team Rebound  04:51  
Dragic Layup Shot: Missed  04:38  
  04:36 Paul Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  04:28 Ariza Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Scola (1 ST) 
Martin Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS)  04:25
[HOU 88-89]
 
  04:25 Paul Foul : Shooting (4 PF) 
Martin Free Throw 1 of 1 (21 PTS)  04:25
[HOU 89-89]
 
Scola Foul : Personal (3 PF)  04:16  
  04:16
[NOH 90-89]
Paul Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS) 
  04:16
[NOH 91-89]
Paul Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS) 
Martin Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Ariza (5 ST)  04:04  
  04:00
[NOH 93-89]
Ariza Slam Dunk Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Martin Jump Shot: Missed Block: Landry (1 BLK)  03:44  
  03:43 Paul Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  03:21 Okafor Layup Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  03:20  
Scola Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Lowry (5 AST)  03:03
[HOU 91-93]
 
  02:42
[NOH 95-91]
Paul Jump Bank Shot: Made (26 PTS) 
Lowry Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Ariza (6 ST)  02:28  
  02:03 Paul Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:01 Landry Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  01:39 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dragic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:38  
Dragic Layup Shot: Missed  01:33  
  01:31 Landry Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  01:31 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:12 Landry Jump Shot: Missed 
Lowry Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:11  
Scola Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Lowry (6 AST)  01:00
[HOU 93-95]
 
  00:36.9 Paul Jump Shot: Missed 
Hayes Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  00:35.9  
Lowry Jump Shot: Missed  00:13.9  
  00:12.4 Jack Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Scola Foul : Personal (4 PF)  00:11.5  
  00:11.5
[NOH 96-93]
Jack Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  00:11.5
[NOH 97-93]
Jack Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:11.5  
Hayes Substitution replaced by Miller  00:11.5  
  00:11.5 Paul Violation:Kicked Ball 
Team Timeout : Short  00:11.5  
Miller Foul : Offensive (4 PF)  00:09.9  
Miller Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  00:09.9  
  00:09.9 Team Timeout : Short 
Miller Substitution replaced by Hayes  00:09.9  
  00:09.9 Ariza Substitution replaced by Belinelli 
  00:09.9 Okafor Substitution replaced by Green 
Dragic Foul : Personal (4 PF)  00:08.9  
  00:08.9
[NOH 98-93]
Jack Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  00:08.9 Belinelli Substitution replaced by Ariza 
  00:08.9
[NOH 99-93]
Jack Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:08.9  
Hayes Substitution replaced by Miller  00:08.9  
Martin Layup Shot: Missed  00:01.4  
  00:01.4 Paul Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
Miller Foul : Personal (5 PF)  00:01.4  
  00:01.4
[NOH 100-93]
Paul Free Throw 1 of 2 (27 PTS) 
  00:01.4
[NOH 101-93]
Paul Free Throw 2 of 2 (28 PTS) 
Lowry 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
HOU
5th Southwest
43
39
5-5
25-16
18-23
NOH
3rd Southwest
46
36
5-5
28-13
18-23
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
HOU
Martin 23.4
Scola 8.2
Lowry 6.7
Ming 1.6
Lowry 1.4
NOH
2 players 22.0
2 players 6.7
2 players 11.5
2 players 1.0
2 players 1.8
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)
field goalsrebounds
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