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Notebook: Rockets 96, Bobcats 83


Matt Miller, for NBA.com
Posted Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:31 AM - Updated Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:31 AM

THE FACT: The new-look Houston Rockets did not put on the type of show that their fans were anticipating for most of opening night, but they came alive offensively down the stretch to record their ninth consecutive home victory over the Charlotte Bobcats 96-83 on Wednesday at Toyota Center.

THE LEAD: The Rockets put the Bobcats on the ropes with stingy defense and domination on the glass. Then in the fourth quarter, the tag-team of James Harden and Dwight Howard delivered the knockout blow.

Harden and Howard combined for 38 points, including 17 of Houston's final 24, and Francisco Garcia chipped in with 19 points off the bench to help the Rockets wear down Charlotte 96-83 Wednesday. Josh McRoberts paced the Bobcats with 15 points, while Ramon Sessions scored 14 off the bench.

QUOTABLE: "We were pressing. We were forcing it. I think the excitement and the nerves got to us a little bit. ... It's going to take time ... but we got smart, unselfish basketball players, so I don't think we'll have any more games like we did tonight. I think it was just a product of the first game."
-- Rockets' Chandler Parsons

THE STAT: Howard (career-high-tying 26 rebounds) and center Omer Asik pushed Charlotte around on the boards, as the duo pulled down 40 of the Rockets' 54 rebounds. In fact, Houston's twin towers were so effective on the boards that their rebounding total surpassed Charlotte's entire roster (37).

TURNING POINT: Despite delivering an anemic offensive effort for most of the evening, Charlotte remained within striking distance of its opposition through nearly three-and-a-half periods. A Sessions free throw brought the Bobcats within 72-68, but a four-minute scoring drought allowed the Rockets to surge to their largest lead of the night at 80-68 with just more than five minutes remaining in the final quarter. Charlotte continued to fade from there, as Harden and Howard teamed up for 17 of Houston's final 24 points.

HOT: Howard was an absolute force on the boards in his first half as a Rocket, snatching a career-best 17 rebounds. The 6-foot-11 big man also played a key role in limiting Charlotte to just 35.0 percent (16-for-46) shooting from the field before halftime, utilizing his length and athleticism to contest several Bobcat shots near the rim.

NOT: A limited Al Jefferson, who has been battling a sprained right ankle since early in the preseason, struggled to fit into coach Steve Clifford's offensive system and make his presence felt in his Charlotte debut. The Bobcats' prize offseason acquisition finished 6-for-19 from the floor, and he was hardly competitive on the glass against Asik and Howard.

QUOTABLE II: "I was a little rusty, and I most definitely am not in game shape."
-- Al Jefferson

BAD MOVE: Houston coach Kevin McHale reiterated throughout the preseason that the Rockets were committed to carrying their run-and-gun style of play from last season into the 2013-14 campaign. McHale's squad, however, did not put the pedal to the metal often in the season-opener. Houston netted just seven fast-break points, eight fewer than the bogged-down Bobcats.

GOOD MOVE: With Houston struggling to score in transition, it leaned on its two stars Harden and Howard in the pick-and-roll to carve up Charlotte's defense during crunch time. After netting 28 points in the paint through the first three periods, the Rockets got to the rim at will and poured in 18 points in the paint in the fourth.

QUOTABLE III: "We should have had way more run-outs ... than we had tonight. ... We played very unlike ourselves. ... Watching us play offense was like a trip to the dentist."
-- Kevin McHale

NOTABLE: Rockets starting point guard Patrick Beverley left the game in the second quarter and did not return after injuring his ribs. Beverley said after the game that he pulled a muscle under his ribs, and he expects to start Friday's game against Dallas. ... Houston's Jeremy Lin also left the game during the second period to receive stitches in his chin, but he returned and logged heavy minutes after halftime. ... Steve Clifford made his Bobcats coaching debut. ... Asik appeared in his 231st consecutive game, surpassing Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook for the NBA's longest active streak of games played. ... Charlotte has not won at Toyota Center since January 2006. ... Former Rocket Tracy McGrady took in the action from a courtside seat next to team owner Leslie Alexander.

UP NEXT: For the Bobcats: Friday vs. Cleveland, Saturday at New Orleans, Tuesday at New York. For the Rockets: Friday vs. Dallas, Saturday at Utah, Monday at L.A. Clippers.

CHA
HOU
     
    • 36.7%

    • 47.4%

    • 40.0%

    • 36.0%

    • 65.0%

    • 62.5%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CHA HOU
Total Rebounds 37 54
Offensive Rebounds 12 14
Turnovers 7 18
Fast Break Pts: 15 7
Biggest Lead: 6 14
Points in the Paint: 42 46
CHA HOU
p McRoberts   15 Harden   21
rb 2 players   8 Howard   26
a Walker   5 Harden   5
s Walker   4 4 players   1
b Jefferson   2 2 players   2
 
  • 10/30 - CHA 83 @ HOU 96
  • 03/24 - HOU 100 @ CHA 89
Charlotte Bobcats (0-1)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Kidd-Gilchrist F 30:36 3-7 0-0 1-5 -7 1 7 8 2 4 1 0 1 0 7
J. McRoberts F 29:47 5-9 3-4 2-2 -14 1 3 4 3 3 1 1 1 1 15
A. Jefferson C 30:23 6-19 0-0 1-2 -4 4 4 8 1 2 0 0 2 2 13
G. Henderson G 31:35 5-16 0-2 1-1 -8 0 2 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 11
K. Walker G 34:43 5-10 0-1 2-2 -1 1 1 2 5 3 4 3 0 0 12
C. Zeller   15:31 1-6 0-0 0-0 +3 3 1 4 0 2 0 1 1 1 2
B. Biyombo   16:35 2-4 0-0 0-0 -6 1 4 5 0 2 0 0 0 1 4
J. Taylor   27:46 1-6 0-2 3-4 -8 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 5
R. Sessions   19:20 5-11 1-1 3-4 -15 1 1 2 1 2 1 2 0 1 14
J. Adrien   01:02 0-1 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Tolliver   02:42 0-1 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
B. Gordon DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Pargo DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 33-90 4-10 13-20   12 25 37 14 21 8 7 6 6 83
  36.7% 40.0% 65.0%   team rebs: 14 total to: 8
Houston Rockets (1-0)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
C. Parsons F 39:28 4-11 0-3 2-4 +5 0 5 5 3 2 1 0 1 1 10
D. Howard F 34:41 8-14 0-0 1-4 +10 6 20 26 2 3 0 4 2 1 17
O. Asik C 26:09 1-5 0-0 2-4 -1 5 9 14 0 1 1 1 2 1 4
J. Harden G 36:51 7-16 1-6 6-6 +9 1 2 3 5 1 1 5 0 1 21
P. Beverley G 10:23 2-4 1-3 0-0 +4 1 0 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 5
O. Casspi   20:24 2-6 0-2 0-0 +8 1 3 4 2 2 0 1 1 0 4
J. Lin   30:56 5-7 2-2 4-6 +2 0 0 0 2 2 0 2 0 1 16
F. Garcia   30:03 7-13 5-9 0-0 +18 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 19
A. Brooks   11:05 0-0 0-0 0-0 +10 0 0 0 1 3 1 2 0 0 0
R. Brewer DNP - Coach's Decision
T. Jones DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Motiejunas DNP - Coach's Decision
G. Smith DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 36-76 9-25 15-24   14 40 54 17 16 4 18 6 6 96
  47.4% 36.0% 62.5%   team rebs: 8 total to: 19

inactive

  • Bobcats: Haywood, Southerland
  • Rockets: Canaan, Covington

technical fouls

  • Bobcats: --
  • Rockets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 5
  • Times Tied: 5

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #13 Monty McCutchen, #60 James Williams, #65 Sean Wright
  • Attendance: 18083
  • Duration: 2:09
Charlotte Bobcats (0-2) Houston Rockets (2-0)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Howard vs McRoberts (Beverley gains possession)
  11:46 Howard Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  11:24  
  11:23 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Kidd-Gilchrist Foul: Personal (1 PF)  11:06  
  10:55 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Henderson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:54  
Walker Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:41
[CHA 2-0]
 
  10:27 Parsons Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:25  
  10:21 Howard Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
Henderson Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Kidd-Gilchrist (1 AST)  10:21
[CHA 4-0]
 
  09:58 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:56  
Walker Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:45
[CHA 6-0]
 
  09:35 Howard Hook Shot: Missed 
  09:33 Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:33 Asik Tip Shot: Missed 
Kidd-Gilchrist Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:30  
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  09:15  
  09:14 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Walker Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:57  
  08:48
[HOU 3-6]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Howard (1 AST) 
Henderson Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  08:29  
  08:27 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:20 Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: McRoberts (1 BLK) 
  08:19 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:19
[HOU 5-6]
Howard Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  08:06 Harden Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Henderson 3pt Shot: Missed  08:00  
  07:59 Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:50 Howard Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:49 Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:48
[HOU 7-6]
Beverley Putback Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Jefferson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Asik (1 BLK)  07:26  
  07:24 Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:18 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
McRoberts Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:16  
Walker Pullup Jump shot: Missed  07:07  
  07:05 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Henderson Foul: Personal (1 PF)  06:53  
McRoberts Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  06:50  
  06:50 Parsons Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:50 Team Rebound 
  06:50
[HOU 8-6]
Parsons Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Walker Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: McRoberts (1 AST)  06:32
[CHA 8-8]
 
McRoberts Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  06:20  
  06:20
[HOU 9-8]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
McRoberts Substitution replaced by Zeller  06:20  
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Biyombo  06:20  
  06:20 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Biyombo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:20  
Kidd-Gilchrist Jump Shot: Missed  06:03  
  06:01 Team Rebound 
  06:01 Asik Substitution replaced by Casspi 
  06:01 Beverley Substitution replaced by Lin 
  05:46 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Walker (1 ST) 
Walker Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  05:42
[CHA 10-9]
 
  05:26 Howard Layup Shot: Missed Block: Zeller (1 BLK) 
Kidd-Gilchrist Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:24  
Henderson Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Walker (1 AST)  05:19
[CHA 12-9]
 
  05:12 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:04 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Walker (2 ST) 
Henderson Pullup Jump shot: Missed  04:55  
  04:53 Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:45 Casspi Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:44  
Biyombo Jump Shot: Missed  04:29  
  04:28 Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Biyombo Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  04:23  
  04:23 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:23 Team Rebound 
  04:23 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Walker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:22  
Henderson Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:06
[CHA 14-9]
 
  03:49 Casspi Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
  03:48 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  03:41
[HOU 11-14]
Harden Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Casspi (1 AST) 
Walker Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Parsons (1 ST)  03:22  
  03:09 Harden Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:06 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  02:56 Casspi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Biyombo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:55  
Walker 3pt Shot: Missed  02:48  
  02:47 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  02:46 Howard Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  02:46 Howard Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:46  
  02:46 Parsons Substitution replaced by Asik 
  02:46 Howard Substitution replaced by Garcia 
Kidd-Gilchrist Substitution replaced by Taylor  02:46  
Henderson Substitution replaced by Sessions  02:46  
Zeller Jump Shot: Missed Block: Casspi (1 BLK)  02:31  
  02:29 Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:21
[HOU 14-14]
Lin 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST) 
Zeller Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:01
[CHA 16-14]
 
  01:44 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:43  
Sessions 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  01:31
[CHA 19-14]
 
Biyombo Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  01:12  
  01:12 Asik Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:12 Team Rebound 
  01:12 Harden Substitution replaced by Beverley 
  01:12 Asik Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Biyombo Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:12  
  00:57.0 Garcia Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Biyombo Substitution replaced by Adrien  00:57.0  
Adrien Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  00:42.9  
Zeller Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:39.8  
Zeller Layup Shot: Missed  00:37.9  
Zeller Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  00:36.9  
Zeller Tip Shot: Missed  00:36.9  
  00:35.9 Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:29.3
[HOU 17-19]
Garcia 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Casspi (2 AST) 
Sessions Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  00:16.2  
Sessions Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  00:16.2  
  00:04.5 Beverley Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Sessions Running Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Charlotte Bobcats (0-2) Houston Rockets (2-0)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  11:41  
Zeller Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  11:40  
Zeller Tip Shot: Missed  11:40  
Team Rebound  11:38  
Sessions Running Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  11:32
[CHA 21-17]
 
  11:19 Lin Jump Shot: Missed Block: Taylor (1 BLK) 
Zeller Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  11:17  
Kidd-Gilchrist Layup Shot: Missed  11:08  
  11:06 Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  10:58
[HOU 19-21]
Garcia Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Sessions Pullup Jump shot: Missed  10:40  
  10:38 Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  10:35 Beverley Turnover : Double Dribble (2 TO) 
Sessions Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Asik (1 ST)  10:25  
Jefferson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  10:17  
  10:17
[HOU 20-21]
Lin Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  10:17 Casspi Substitution replaced by Parsons 
  10:17 Lin Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  10:17  
Team Timeout : Regular  10:08  
Taylor Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  09:57  
  09:56 Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:50 Parsons Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:46 Asik Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  09:46 Asik Jump Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:44  
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:32
[CHA 23-20]
 
  09:20
[HOU 23-23]
Garcia 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Beverley (1 AST) 
Sessions Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  09:02  
  09:00 Asik Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  08:54 Parsons Layup Shot: Missed Block: Kidd-Gilchrist (1 BLK) 
Kidd-Gilchrist Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:52  
Kidd-Gilchrist Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Sessions (1 AST)  08:48
[CHA 25-23]
 
  08:48 Asik Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
  08:48 Beverley Substitution replaced by Howard 
Zeller Substitution replaced by Tolliver  08:48  
  08:48 Asik Substitution replaced by Casspi 
  08:48 Team Timeout : Short 
Kidd-Gilchrist Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  08:48  
  08:48 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
Sessions Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  08:29  
  08:29
[HOU 24-25]
Lin Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  08:29
[HOU 25-25]
Lin Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  08:14 Howard Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:14  
Team Rebound  08:14  
  08:14 Casspi Substitution replaced by Harden 
Jefferson Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  08:14
[CHA 26-25]
 
  08:02 Garcia 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:01 Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  07:55
[HOU 27-26]
Lin Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  07:30  
Sessions Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:29  
Sessions Running Bank shot: Made (7 PTS)  07:22
[CHA 28-27]
 
  07:22 Lin Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
  07:22 Lin Substitution replaced by Brooks 
Sessions Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS)  07:22
[CHA 29-27]
 
  07:00 Garcia Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jefferson (1 BLK) 
  06:57 Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
  06:57 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Taylor Substitution replaced by Henderson  06:57  
Tolliver Jump Shot: Missed  06:42  
  06:40 Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:7) 
  06:32 Harden Turnover : Traveling (3 TO) 
Henderson Jump Shot: Missed  06:22  
  06:21 Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:8) 
Tolliver Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  06:11  
  06:11
[HOU 28-29]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Biyombo  06:11  
Tolliver Substitution replaced by McRoberts  06:11  
  06:11
[HOU 29-29]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Kidd-Gilchrist Jump Shot: Missed  05:55  
  05:54 Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:9) 
  05:44
[HOU 31-29]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Sessions Running Jump Shot: Missed  05:25  
  05:23 Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:10) 
  05:08
[HOU 33-29]
Howard Reverse Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
McRoberts Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brooks (1 ST)  04:49  
  04:43
[HOU 35-29]
Parsons Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Garcia (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  04:36  
  04:36  
Sessions Substitution replaced by Walker  04:36  
Henderson Jump Shot: Missed  04:16  
  04:15 Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:11) 
  04:08
[HOU 38-29]
Garcia 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Parsons (1 AST) 
Biyombo Jump Shot: Missed Block: Howard (1 BLK)  03:44  
  03:43 Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:12) 
  03:35 Howard Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:34 Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:12) 
  03:25 Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Kidd-Gilchrist (1 ST) 
  03:22 Brooks Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Biyombo Substitution replaced by Jefferson  03:22  
Kidd-Gilchrist Substitution replaced by Taylor  03:22  
McRoberts Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Walker (2 AST)  03:11
[CHA 31-38]
 
  03:00
[HOU 41-31]
Garcia 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST) 
Henderson Driving Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:37
[CHA 33-41]
 
  02:24 Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:McRoberts (1 ST) 
Walker Running Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  02:19
[CHA 35-41]
 
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  02:18  
  02:04
[HOU 43-35]
Parsons Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST) 
  01:49 Howard Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
  01:49 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:49 Howard Substitution replaced by Lin 
  01:49 Brooks Substitution replaced by Asik 
McRoberts Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  01:49
[CHA 36-43]
 
McRoberts Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  01:49
[CHA 37-43]
 
  01:31 Garcia Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Walker (3 ST) 
Walker Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Harden (1 ST)  01:27  
  01:20 Harden Layup Shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:19  
Walker Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  01:18  
Walker Foul: Personal (2 PF)  01:12  
  01:02 Asik Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Henderson Pullup Jump shot: Missed  00:48.9  
Walker Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:44.9  
Jefferson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Asik (2 BLK)  00:35.9  
  00:34.5 Asik Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  00:26.9 Parsons Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:26.3 Asik Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  00:26.3
[HOU 45-37]
Asik Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  00:05.1 Lin Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Walker Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:05.1
[CHA 38-45]
 
McRoberts Substitution replaced by Tolliver  00:05.1  
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Adrien  00:05.1  
Walker Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  00:05.1
[CHA 39-45]
 
  00:00.0 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Charlotte Bobcats (0-2) Houston Rockets (2-0)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  11:42  
Kidd-Gilchrist Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  11:40  
Kidd-Gilchrist Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Jefferson (1 AST)  11:29
[CHA 41-45]
 
  11:19 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  11:17  
Henderson Pullup Jump shot: Missed  11:06  
  11:04 Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:13) 
  10:50 Howard Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:49 Asik Rebound (Off:4 Def:7) 
  10:49 Asik Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:49 Asik Rebound (Off:5 Def:7) 
Kidd-Gilchrist Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  10:49  
  10:49
[HOU 46-41]
Asik Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  10:49
[HOU 47-41]
Asik Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
McRoberts 3pt Shot: Missed  10:35  
  10:33 Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:14) 
  10:25 Harden Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:24 Howard Rebound (Off:6 Def:14) 
  10:24
[HOU 49-41]
Howard Putback Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
McRoberts Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Parsons (1 BLK)  09:59  
Jefferson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  09:58  
Jefferson Tip Shot: Missed  09:57  
Jefferson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  09:57  
Jefferson Tip Shot: Missed  09:55  
Jefferson Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  09:54  
Jefferson Tip Shot: Made (5 PTS)  09:54
[CHA 43-49]
 
  09:31 Howard Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (3 TO) 
  09:31 Delay Technical - HOU 
Henderson Free Throw Technical (9 PTS)  09:31
[CHA 44-49]
 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  09:06  
McRoberts Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:05  
McRoberts Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  09:05
[CHA 46-49]
 
  08:51
[HOU 51-46]
Howard Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Jefferson Hook Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Kidd-Gilchrist (2 AST)  08:38
[CHA 48-51]
 
  08:24 Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:23 Team Rebound 
Jefferson Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  08:23  
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Biyombo  08:23  
Kidd-Gilchrist Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  08:08  
  08:08
[HOU 52-48]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  08:08
[HOU 53-48]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Henderson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  07:46  
  07:44 Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:29 Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed 
McRoberts Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:28  
McRoberts 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Henderson (1 AST)  07:19
[CHA 51-53]
 
  06:59
[HOU 55-51]
Parsons Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Biyombo Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: McRoberts (2 AST)  06:35
[CHA 53-55]
 
  06:05
[HOU 57-53]
Howard Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Lin (1 AST) 
Walker Pullup Jump shot: Missed  05:41  
  05:39 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:30 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
McRoberts Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:29  
McRoberts 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Walker (3 AST)  05:19
[CHA 56-57]
 
  05:09 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:09 Asik Substitution replaced by Casspi 
Kidd-Gilchrist Substitution replaced by Taylor  05:09  
  04:49 Howard Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Walker (4 ST) 
McRoberts Running Bank shot: Missed  04:26  
Team Rebound  04:26  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  04:26  
  04:08 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) 
Walker Pullup Jump shot: Missed  03:56  
  03:54 Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:46
[HOU 60-56]
Lin 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Parsons (2 AST) 
Henderson Pullup Jump shot: Missed  03:24  
  03:22 Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Walker Foul: Personal Block (3 PF)  03:17  
  03:17 Harden Substitution replaced by Garcia 
Henderson Substitution replaced by Sessions  03:17  
  03:06 Lin Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:05 Team Rebound 
McRoberts Substitution replaced by Zeller  03:05  
  02:49
[HOU 62-56]
Howard Turnaround Bank Hook Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Taylor Jump Shot: Missed  02:36  
  02:35 Howard Rebound (Off:6 Def:15) 
Zeller Foul: Personal Block (1 PF) (2 FTA)  02:26  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:26  
  02:26
[HOU 63-56]
Lin Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  02:26 Lin Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Biyombo Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:26  
Sessions Layup Shot: Missed Block: Howard (2 BLK)  02:06  
Biyombo Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:04  
Biyombo Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:03
[CHA 58-63]
 
  01:52 Lin Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Sessions (1 ST) 
  01:47 Casspi Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:47  
Team Rebound  01:47  
  01:47 Lin Substitution replaced by Brooks 
  01:47 Howard Substitution replaced by Asik 
Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  01:47
[CHA 59-63]
 
  01:32 Brooks Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  01:32 Brooks Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Taylor Jump Shot: Missed  01:23  
  01:22 Asik Rebound (Off:5 Def:8) 
  01:09
[HOU 65-59]
Garcia Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Sessions Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Walker (4 AST)  00:53.4
[CHA 61-65]
 
  00:38.3
[HOU 67-61]
Casspi Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Zeller Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  00:23.1  
Zeller Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  00:23.1  
  00:04.5 Casspi Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:43 Garcia Jump Shot: Missed 
Kidd-Gilchrist Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  11:42  
  11:29 Parsons Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Kidd-Gilchrist Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  11:29  
Team Rebound  11:29  
Kidd-Gilchrist Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  11:29
[CHA 62-67]
 
  11:08
[HOU 69-62]
Casspi Running Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Parsons (3 AST) 
  10:50 Parsons Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Sessions Running Bank shot: Made (12 PTS)  10:39
[CHA 64-69]
 
  10:28 Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed 
Kidd-Gilchrist Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  10:27  
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  10:17  
  10:16 Garcia Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:01 Asik Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jefferson (2 BLK) 
Kidd-Gilchrist Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  09:59  
Kidd-Gilchrist Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  09:56
[CHA 66-69]
 
Kidd-Gilchrist Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  09:50  
  09:50
[HOU 70-66]
Parsons Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  09:50 Parsons Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Sessions Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:46  
Zeller Running Jump Shot: Missed  09:31  
  09:29 Asik Rebound (Off:5 Def:9) 
  09:25
[HOU 72-66]
Parsons Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Brooks (1 AST) 
  09:06 Brooks Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Sessions Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  09:06
[CHA 67-72]
 
  09:06 Parsons Substitution replaced by Harden 
Zeller Substitution replaced by McRoberts  09:06  
Sessions Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  09:06
[CHA 68-72]
 
  08:52 Garcia 3pt Shot: Missed 
Kidd-Gilchrist Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  08:51  
Kidd-Gilchrist Jump Shot: Missed  08:44  
  08:41 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:34
[HOU 74-68]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
  08:15 Casspi Foul: Defense 3 Second (1 PF) 
  08:15  
  08:15 Asik Substitution replaced by Howard 
  08:15 Brooks Substitution replaced by Lin 
Sessions Free Throw Technical Missed  08:15  
Team Rebound  08:15  
Sessions Jump Shot: Missed  08:07  
  08:06 Howard Rebound (Off:6 Def:16) 
  08:00 Garcia 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:57 Casspi Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:45
[HOU 76-68]
Lin Running Bank shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed  07:17  
  07:16 Team Rebound 
McRoberts Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF)  07:16  
  07:01 Howard Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Taylor Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:59  
  06:41 Garcia Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Kidd-Gilchrist Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:41  
Team Rebound  06:41  
Taylor Substitution replaced by Henderson  06:41  
Kidd-Gilchrist Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:41  
  06:41 Howard Rebound (Off:6 Def:17) 
  06:21
[HOU 78-68]
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Harden (4 AST) 
Henderson Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  06:07  
Team Rebound  06:07  
Sessions Substitution replaced by Walker  06:07  
Kidd-Gilchrist Substitution replaced by Taylor  06:07  
McRoberts Running Bank shot: Missed  06:03  
  06:01 Howard Rebound (Off:6 Def:18) 
  05:54
[HOU 80-68]
Harden Running Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:46  
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  05:27  
  05:26 Casspi Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:09 Casspi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Henderson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:07  
  05:03 Casspi Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Taylor Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS)  05:03
[CHA 69-80]
 
  05:03 Casspi Substitution replaced by Parsons 
Taylor Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  05:03
[CHA 70-80]
 
Henderson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  04:52  
  04:52
[HOU 81-70]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  04:52
[HOU 82-70]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: McRoberts (3 AST)  04:36
[CHA 72-82]
 
  04:25 Lin Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Taylor (1 ST) 
Jefferson Jump Shot: Missed  04:18  
  04:16 Howard Rebound (Off:6 Def:19) 
  04:13
[HOU 84-72]
Harden Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Howard (2 AST) 
Taylor 3pt Shot: Missed  03:58  
  03:57 Howard Rebound (Off:6 Def:20) 
  03:41
[HOU 86-72]
Howard Slam Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Harden (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:32  
Jefferson Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Henderson (2 AST)  03:10
[CHA 74-86]
 
  02:48 Garcia 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:46  
Walker Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  02:35  
Jefferson Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  02:33  
Jefferson Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  02:25
[CHA 76-86]
 
  02:01
[HOU 88-76]
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Henderson Jump Bank Shot: Made (11 PTS)  01:35
[CHA 78-88]
 
  01:20
[HOU 91-78]
Garcia 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Lin (2 AST) 
McRoberts 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Walker (5 AST)  01:07
[CHA 81-91]
 
  00:45.2
[HOU 93-81]
Lin Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Taylor Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  00:27.8
[CHA 83-93]
 
  00:04.3
[HOU 96-83]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Henderson 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
CHA
3rd Southeast
43
39
8-2
25-16
18-23
HOU
2nd Southwest
54
28
5-5
33-8
21-20
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
CHA
2 players 19.5
2 players 9.3
2 players 6.0
2 players 1.7
2 players 2.0
HOU
2 players 26.8
2 players 13.7
2 players 5.8
2 players 2.8
2 players 2.0