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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

8:00 PM ET - Target Center, Minneapolis, MN

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Notebook: Rockets 87, Timberwolves 84


Jim Bielby, for NBA.com
Posted Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:22 AM - Updated Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:22 AM

THE FACTS: James Harden stepped up big in the fourth quarter and gave a tired Houston team enough to propel them to an 87-84 victory over the Minnesota Timberwolves. Coming off a tough game last night in Chicago, Houston seemed a step slow, especially in the early minutes of the third quarter when Minnesota went on an 11-0 run to build a 14 point lead. But Houston's bench stepped up and provided some much needed energy, holding Minnesota to only one field goal in over seven minutes. Houston closed the third quarter with a 15-2 run of their own.

In the fourth quarter, Harden took over, scoring 17 of his 30 points and nearly outscoring the entire Minnesota roster. Minnesota's typically stalwart front court of Kevin Love and Nikola Pekovic were utterly ineffective, especially in the second half. They came into the game averaging almost 36 points per game, but were held to nine points on 4-for-21 shooting. Love's 3-point shooting, in particular, was unusually bad. He almost air-balled his first three and he finished 0-for-7 from beyond the arc. By the end of the game, he was passing up relatively open looks, including one in Minnesota's last possession.

QUOTABLE: "Disappointing loss. We had control of the game in the third quarter and we let it slip away. Then it was anybody's game and they made the plays. ... I don't know why, but the whole team (went cold) after the third quarter. We just couldn't make a shot, which seems to be a trend."
-- Minnesota coach Rick Adelman

THE STAT: Despite being the 29th ranked defense and despite playing the end of a back-to-back, Houston held Minnesota to 38.1% shooting, one of Minnesota's worst shooting performances of the year.

TURNING POINT: J. J. Barea had a strong game for Minnesota, leading the team with 18 points. But he turned the ball over three times in the final four minutes, including a turnover with 31.9 seconds and Minnesota trailing by one. That turnover put the ball in Harden's hands a final time and his driving lay-up put the game on ice for Houston.

QUOTABLE II: "We started to get some traction (in the third quarter), which was good. I think that group went on a 11-2 run. It's a lot easier to sit (Harden) when you are making runs. But I knew that I would eventually go back to him. It's not like we were going to sit him all night."
-- Houston coach Kevin McHale

HOT: Harden was 6-for-9 from the field and a perfect 4-for-4 from the line in the fourth quarter.

NOT: Love was 0-for-6 after the first quarter and did not even take a 2-point shot in the second half.

ROOKIE WATCH: Alexey Shved has started the last seven games. He has averaged 7.2 assists per game in the last six. Tonight he scored 16 points and dished out three assists. He ranks second among rookies in assists at 4.5 apg.

NOTABLE: Tonight's Target Center crowd of 20,340 was the third largest in a regular season game in Minnesota history. ... Just under 1,000 standing-room only tickets were sold. ... Minnesota had won their last five home games and Houston was 0-6 this season on the road against Western conference opponents. ... Houston has averaged 122 points in their last three games, outscoring their opponents by more than 23 points per game. ... Minnesota had won the last three games against Houston. ... Prior to that, they dropped 15 out of the last 16 games.

UP NEXT: For the Wolves, Saturday vs. Phoenix, Wednesday at Utah, and Thursday at Denver. For the Rockets, Friday at San Antonio, Saturday vs. Oklahoma City, and Monday vs. Atlanta.

HOU
MIN
   
    • 40.7%

    • 38.1%

    • 29.0%

    • 25.0%

    • 80.0%

    • 76.5%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
HOUMIN
Total Rebounds4750
Offensive Rebounds712
Turnovers1614
Fast Break Pts:137
Biggest Lead:814
Points in the Paint:3836
HOUMIN
pHarden   30Barea   18
rbAsik   17Love   12
aParsons   5Ridnour   4
s2 players   2Cunningham   3
b2 players   1Cunningham   2
 
  • 12/26 - HOU 87 @ MIN 84
  • 01/19 - HOU 79 @ MIN 92
  • 03/15 - MIN 100 @ HOU 108
Houston Rockets (21-19)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
C. ParsonsF35:245-122-50-0+315651210212
M. MorrisF29:363-90-32-3-112242201008
O. AsikC35:204-60-01-2-5116170411109
J. HardenG37:3711-222-56-6-924632231230
J. LinG27:283-90-22-2-10331317008
C. Delfino 35:144-133-110-0+1405544010011
G. Smith 16:301-10-01-2+170220100003
T. Douglas 22:512-92-50-0+71344212006
C. AldrichDNP - Coach's Decision
D. CookDNP - Coach's Decision
S. MachadoDNP - Coach's Decision
D. MotiejunasDNP - Coach's Decision
P. PattersonDND - Right Foot Bone Bruise
Totals 24033-819-3112-15 7404719197162487
 40.7%29.0%80.0% team rebs: 8total to: 17
Minnesota Timberwolves (16-19)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
A. KirilenkoF29:162-60-14-6-22351022108
K. LoveF-C36:113-140-71-1-439123105107
N. PekovicC23:021-70-00-0+32570101012
A. ShvedG29:567-152-70-0-102232210116
L. RidnourG19:103-101-31-2-11344011008
R. Rubio 21:232-50-14-4-90002310008
D. Cunningham 36:364-60-00-0-52792230208
J. Barea 27:577-142-62-2016732140018
D. Williams 16:303-72-31-2+41340100009
L. AmundsonDNP - Coach's Decision
M. LeeDND - Hyperextended Right Knee
G. StiemsmaDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 24032-847-2813-17 123850181210144284
 38.1%25.0%76.5% team rebs: 2total to: 14

inactive

  • Rockets: Jones, White
  • Timberwolves: Budinger, Roy

technical fouls

  • Rockets: --
  • Timberwolves: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 7
  • Times Tied: 6

arena stats

  • Arena: Target Center, Minneapolis, MN
  • Officials: #38 Michael Smith, #75 Eric Dalen, #40 Leon Wood
  • Attendance: 20340
  • Duration: 2:04
Houston Rockets (16-12) Minnesota Timberwolves (13-13)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Pekovic vs Asik (Ridnour gains possession)
  11:44 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:43  
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  11:29  
  11:29 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:20 Shved 3pt Shot: Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:19  
Parsons Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Kirilenko (1 ST)  11:08  
Lin Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  10:56  
  10:56
[MIN 1-0]
Ridnour Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  10:56 Ridnour Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  10:56  
Morris Jump Shot: Missed  10:38  
  10:37 Pekovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:21
[MIN 4-0]
Ridnour 3pt Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Love (1 AST) 
Harden Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:12
[HOU 2-4]
 
  09:51 Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:50 Ridnour Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:39 Kirilenko Layup Shot: Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:39  
Lin 3pt Shot: Missed  09:22  
  09:21 Pekovic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:14 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:13  
Morris Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Parsons (1 AST)  09:08
[HOU 4-4]
 
  08:53
[MIN 6-4]
Love Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Morris 3pt Shot: Missed  08:34  
  08:33 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:14 Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:12 Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:12 Pekovic Tip Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:10  
Harden Layup Shot: Missed Block: Kirilenko (1 BLK)  08:05  
  08:04 Ridnour Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:56 Pekovic Hook Shot: Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  07:55  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  07:31  
  07:20
[MIN 8-4]
Love Running Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (1 AST) 
Lin Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Ridnour (1 ST)  07:12  
Morris Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:07  
Team Timeout : Regular  07:07  
  07:01 Love Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:00  
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed  06:55  
  06:54 Love Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Asik Foul: Personal (1 PF)  06:48  
  06:37 Ridnour 3pt Shot: Missed 
Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:36  
Parsons 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Morris (1 AST)  06:23
[HOU 7-8]
 
  06:22 Love Turnover : Inbound Turnover (1 TO) 
Harden Jump Shot: Missed  06:08  
  06:07 Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:50 Shved 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:49  
  05:45 Shved Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  05:45
[HOU 8-8]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  05:45
[HOU 9-8]
 
  05:37 Kirilenko Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Asik (1 ST) 
Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Kirilenko (2 ST)  05:34  
  05:20 Love Hook Shot: Missed 
  05:19 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:17 Love Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Harden (1 ST) 
Parsons Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST)  05:13
[HOU 11-8]
 
  04:56 Shved Jump Shot: Missed 
Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:55  
Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed  04:47  
  04:46 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  04:33
[MIN 10-11]
Shved Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (2 AST) 
Asik Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Parsons (2 AST)  04:17
[HOU 13-10]
 
  03:54
[MIN 12-13]
Love Running Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Morris Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  03:54  
  03:54 Shved Substitution replaced by Rubio 
Morris Substitution replaced by Delfino  03:54  
Asik Substitution replaced by Smith  03:54  
  03:54
[MIN 13-13]
Love Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
Lin Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Delfino (1 AST)  03:38
[HOU 15-13]
 
  03:21 Love Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:20  
Harden Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  03:11
[HOU 17-13]
 
  02:49
[MIN 15-17]
Ridnour Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Delfino 3pt Shot: Missed  02:32  
  02:31 Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  02:19 Team Timeout : Regular 
Harden Substitution replaced by Douglas  02:19  
  02:19 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Cunningham 
  02:19 Jump Ball Love vs Delfino (Kirilenko gains possession) 
  02:06 Ridnour Layup Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:05  
Parsons 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Delfino (2 AST)  01:57
[HOU 20-15]
 
Delfino Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:44  
  01:44
[MIN 16-20]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  01:44 Ridnour Substitution replaced by Barea 
  01:44
[MIN 17-20]
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Douglas Jump Shot: Missed  01:23  
Parsons Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:22  
Parsons Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  01:20
[HOU 22-17]
 
  01:00 Kirilenko Jump Shot: Missed 
Douglas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:59.9  
Lin Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Cunningham (1 ST)  00:51.9  
  00:40.9 Cunningham Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:39.9 Kirilenko Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:34.9 Barea 3pt Shot: Missed 
Delfino Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:32.9  
  00:21.0 Barea Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Lin Layup Shot: Missed  00:18.9  
  00:16.7 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
End of 1st Quarter
Houston Rockets (16-12) Minnesota Timberwolves (13-13)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Delfino 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST)  11:46
[HOU 25-17]
 
  11:18
[MIN 19-25]
Rubio Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Delfino 3pt Shot: Missed  10:57  
  10:56 Barea Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:49
[MIN 21-25]
Cunningham Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rubio (1 AST) 
Harden Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF)  10:43  
Harden Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  10:43  
Smith Foul: Personal (1 PF)  10:33  
Parsons Substitution replaced by Morris  10:33  
  10:19 Barea 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:18 Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  10:16
[MIN 23-25]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Douglas 3pt Shot: Missed  09:56  
  09:54 Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  09:45 Rubio Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:43  
Douglas 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST)  09:17
[HOU 28-23]
 
Douglas Foul: Personal (1 PF)  09:01  
  08:51 Pekovic Running Hook Shot: Missed 
Delfino Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:50  
Morris Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Delfino (3 AST)  08:45
[HOU 30-23]
 
  08:45 Rubio Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
  08:45  
Smith Substitution replaced by Asik  08:45  
Morris Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  08:45
[HOU 31-23]
 
  08:31
[MIN 26-31]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Cunningham (1 AST) 
Morris Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Rubio (1 ST)  08:14  
  08:08
[MIN 28-31]
Barea Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Douglas Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  07:46  
Douglas Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  07:46  
  07:29
[MIN 31-31]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Barea (1 AST) 
Harden Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  07:17
[HOU 33-31]
 
  07:01 Barea Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  07:00  
Douglas 3pt Shot: Missed  06:54  
Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:52  
Delfino 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Douglas (1 AST)  06:48
[HOU 36-31]
 
  06:20
[MIN 33-36]
Barea Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Cunningham (2 AST) 
Asik Layup Shot: Missed  06:04  
  06:03 Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:54 Barea 3pt Shot: Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  05:53  
Harden Jump Shot: Missed Block: Cunningham (1 BLK)  05:45  
Team Rebound  05:44  
  05:44 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:44 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Love 
  05:44 Rubio Substitution replaced by Shved 
Douglas Substitution replaced by Lin  05:44  
Lin Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Barea (1 ST)  05:38  
  05:21
[MIN 35-36]
Barea Running Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Love (2 AST) 
Lin Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO)  05:09  
  04:55 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:54 Barea Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:40 Williams Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:38  
  04:33 Shved Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
Harden Driving Jump shot: Made (10 PTS)  04:33
[HOU 38-35]
 
  04:14 Williams Layup Shot: Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  04:12  
Lin Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  04:07  
  04:06 Barea Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:58 Love Layup Shot: Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:0 Def:9)  03:57  
Lin Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:34
[HOU 40-35]
 
  03:08
[MIN 38-40]
Barea 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Shved (1 AST) 
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed  02:57  
Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:55  
  02:54 Williams Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:54  
Morris Substitution replaced by Parsons  02:54  
  02:54 Williams Substitution replaced by Kirilenko 
Asik Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  02:54
[HOU 41-38]
 
Asik Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:54  
  02:54 Kirilenko Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:39
[MIN 40-41]
Shved Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Asik Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  02:31  
Asik Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  02:31  
  02:18
[MIN 42-41]
Shved Running Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Delfino Jump Shot: Missed  02:01  
  02:01 Team Rebound 
Asik Substitution replaced by Smith  02:01  
  01:39
[MIN 44-41]
Cunningham Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Barea (2 AST) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Lin (1 AST)  01:21
[HOU 44-44]
 
Delfino Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  01:04  
  01:04
[MIN 45-44]
Kirilenko Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  01:04 Kirilenko Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Parsons Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:04  
Harden Jump Shot: Missed  00:53.9  
  00:50.9 Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:39.7 Barea Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Lin Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  00:30.8  
Lin Turnover : Foul (5 TO)  00:30.8  
Lin Substitution replaced by Douglas  00:30.8  
  00:10.9
[MIN 47-44]
Shved Floating Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.6  
  00:01.0 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Houston Rockets (16-12) Minnesota Timberwolves (13-13)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Lin 3pt Shot: Missed  11:37  
  11:36 Shved Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:17 Shved Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Parsons (1 ST) 
Parsons Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Cunningham (2 BLK)  11:12  
  11:10 Ridnour Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  11:03
[MIN 49-44]
Cunningham Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Kirilenko (1 AST) 
  10:42 Shved Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Lin Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  10:42
[HOU 45-49]
 
Lin Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  10:42
[HOU 46-49]
 
  10:33
[MIN 51-46]
Kirilenko Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (3 AST) 
Morris 3pt Shot: Missed  10:16  
  10:14 Love Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  10:01 Ridnour Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:00  
Lin Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (6 TO)  09:59  
  09:48 Kirilenko 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:47 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  09:45 Shved Jump Shot: Missed Block: Harden (1 BLK) 
Asik Rebound (Off:0 Def:10)  09:43  
Parsons Running Layup Shot: Missed Block: Love (1 BLK)  09:32  
  09:30 Ridnour Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:24
[MIN 54-46]
Shved 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Ridnour (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:21  
Lin Jump Shot: Missed  09:06  
  09:04 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
Lin Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  08:52  
  08:52
[MIN 55-46]
Kirilenko Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  08:52
[MIN 56-46]
Kirilenko Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  08:40  
  08:39 Kirilenko Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:29 Cunningham Dunk Shot: Missed 
  08:28 Cunningham Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:28
[MIN 58-46]
Cunningham Putback Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Lin Jump Shot: Missed  08:14  
  08:13 Kirilenko Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Asik Foul: Personal (3 PF)  08:04  
Lin Substitution replaced by Douglas  08:04  
  07:50 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Douglas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:49  
Douglas Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Cunningham (2 ST)  07:46  
  07:43
[MIN 60-46]
Ridnour Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Shved (2 AST) 
Morris Substitution replaced by Smith  07:20  
Harden Substitution replaced by Delfino  07:20  
Douglas 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Parsons (3 AST)  07:16
[HOU 49-60]
 
  06:56 Shved Jump Shot: Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:0 Def:11)  06:55  
Asik Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Delfino (4 AST)  06:46
[HOU 51-60]
 
  06:28 Ridnour Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:0 Def:12)  06:27  
Parsons Running Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  06:11
[HOU 53-60]
 
  05:53
[MIN 62-53]
Shved Reverse Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Love (3 AST) 
Asik Slam Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Parsons (4 AST)  05:29
[HOU 55-62]
 
  05:07 Ridnour Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Parsons (2 ST) 
Delfino 3pt Shot: Missed  04:59  
  04:58 Shved Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:51 Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed 
Delfino Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:50  
Delfino Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Shved (1 ST)  04:46  
  04:43 Kirilenko Layup Shot: Missed 
Delfino Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:41  
Asik Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  04:30  
  04:29 Cunningham Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:13 Ridnour Jump Shot: Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:0 Def:13)  04:12  
Douglas 3pt Shot: Missed  04:03  
  04:01 Love Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  03:44 Kirilenko Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Douglas (1 ST) 
Douglas Layup Shot: Missed  03:39  
  03:38 Cunningham Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:31 Ridnour 3pt Shot: Missed 
Parsons Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:30  
Parsons Jump Shot: Missed  03:19  
Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:13)  03:18  
Asik Putback Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS)  03:18
[HOU 57-62]
 
  03:18 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:18 Ridnour Substitution replaced by Rubio 
Asik Substitution replaced by Morris  03:18  
  03:04 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Delfino Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  03:03  
Morris 3pt Shot: Missed  02:43  
Team Rebound  02:41  
Smith Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Douglas (2 AST)  02:36
[HOU 59-62]
 
  02:18 Shved 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:16 Love Rebound (Off:3 Def:9) 
  02:13 Love Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (3 TO) 
  02:13 Shved Substitution replaced by Barea 
Delfino 3pt Shot: Missed  02:00  
Morris Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  01:59  
  01:43 Rubio Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:43  
Team Rebound  01:43  
  01:43 Kirilenko Substitution replaced by Williams 
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  01:43
[HOU 60-62]
 
  01:26 Love Turnover : 3 Second Violation (4 TO) 
Parsons Jump Shot: Missed  01:02  
  01:01 Cunningham Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  00:49.9 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:47.5  
  00:47.5 Cunningham Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:47.5  
Team Rebound  00:47.5  
  00:47.5 Cunningham Substitution replaced by Pekovic 
Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:47.5
[HOU 61-62]
 
  00:24.4
[MIN 64-61]
Barea Floating Jump shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Delfino 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.4  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Delfino Foul: Personal (3 PF)  11:46  
  11:37 Love Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (5 TO) 
Douglas Jump Shot: Missed  11:28  
  11:27 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Parsons Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  11:16  
  11:16
[MIN 65-61]
Rubio Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  11:16 Love Substitution replaced by Cunningham 
Parsons Substitution replaced by Harden  11:16  
  11:16
[MIN 66-61]
Rubio Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Harden Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Morris (2 AST)  11:01
[HOU 63-66]
 
Harden Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  10:39  
  10:39
[MIN 67-63]
Barea Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  10:39
[MIN 68-63]
Barea Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  10:24  
  10:23 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:14 Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed Block: Asik (1 BLK) 
  10:12 Cunningham Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  10:03
[MIN 70-63]
Williams Running Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Delfino 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Douglas (3 AST)  09:51
[HOU 66-70]
 
  09:25
[MIN 73-66]
Barea 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Rubio (2 AST) 
Morris Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Douglas (4 AST)  09:03
[HOU 68-73]
 
  08:44 Rubio 3pt Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  08:43  
Delfino Pullup Jump shot: Made (11 PTS)  08:33
[HOU 70-73]
 
  08:12 Rubio Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:11 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Delfino Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  08:10  
  08:10  
  08:10 Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:10 Team Rebound 
  08:10
[MIN 74-70]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Delfino 3pt Shot: Missed  07:51  
Douglas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:48  
Douglas Jump Shot: Missed  07:46  
  07:45 Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  07:32
[MIN 76-70]
Rubio Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Barea (3 AST) 
Morris Jump Shot: Missed  07:14  
  07:13 Barea Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  07:00 Barea Jump Shot: Missed 
Douglas Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:59  
Morris Jump Shot: Missed  06:42  
  06:40 Barea Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  06:28 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:14)  06:27  
  06:19 Cunningham Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  06:19
[HOU 71-76]
 
  06:19 Williams Substitution replaced by Shved 
Morris Substitution replaced by Parsons  06:19  
Douglas Substitution replaced by Lin  06:19  
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  06:19
[HOU 72-76]
 
  06:04 Pekovic Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  06:04 Pekovic Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Delfino 3pt Shot: Missed  05:54  
  05:53 Barea Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  05:48 Barea Layup Shot: Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:15)  05:46  
  05:43 Rubio Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  05:43 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:43 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Love 
  05:39 Love Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  05:39
[HOU 73-76]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  05:39
[HOU 74-76]
 
  05:17
[MIN 78-74]
Barea Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Parsons (5 AST)  05:02
[HOU 77-78]
 
  04:37 Barea 3pt Shot: Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:16)  04:35  
Harden Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS)  04:27
[HOU 79-78]
 
  04:05 Barea Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  04:05 Barea Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  04:05 Rubio Substitution replaced by Kirilenko 
Harden Jump Shot: Missed  03:54  
Harden Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  03:53  
Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Cunningham (3 ST)  03:47  
  03:28
[MIN 81-79]
Shved 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Lin Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  03:11
[HOU 81-81]
 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:56  
  02:56 Barea Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Harden (2 ST) 
  02:56 Jump Ball Barea vs Harden (Parsons gains possession) 
Delfino 3pt Shot: Missed  02:41  
  02:39 Barea Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  02:30 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:29  
Lin Turnover : Lost Ball (7 TO) Steal:Shved (2 ST)  02:27  
  02:27 Jump Ball Shved vs Lin 
Asik Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF) (2 FTA)  02:26  
  02:26
[MIN 82-81]
Kirilenko Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  02:26 Kirilenko Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Parsons Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:26  
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (26 PTS)  02:14
[HOU 83-82]
 
  01:54
[MIN 84-83]
Kirilenko Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Shved (3 AST) 
Harden Pullup Jump shot: Missed  01:43  
  01:42 Cunningham Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  01:26 Shved 3pt Shot: Missed 
Parsons Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  01:25  
Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed  01:04  
  01:03 Cunningham Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  00:46.9 Love 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:44.1  
Team Timeout : Short  00:44.1  
Harden Running Layup Shot: Made (28 PTS)  00:39.1
[HOU 85-84]
 
  00:31.9 Barea Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Lin (1 ST) 
Harden Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (30 PTS)  00:11.7
[HOU 87-84]
 
  00:11.7 Team Timeout : Regular 
Asik Substitution replaced by Morris  00:11.7  
  00:11.7 Cunningham Substitution replaced by Ridnour 
  00:00.8 Shved 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.1 Kirilenko Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
End of 4th Quarter
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3rd Southwest
45
37
6-4
29-12
16-25
MIN
5th Northwest
31
51
5-5
20-21
11-30
 
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HOU
2 players 26.3
2 players 11.2
2 players 4.5
2 players 1.7
2 players 2.0
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