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Friday, November 1, 2013

8:00 PM ET - Toyota Center, Houston, TX

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Notebook: Rockets 113, Mavericks 105


Matt Miller, for NBA.com
Posted Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:27 AM - Updated Sat Nov 02, 2013 12:27 AM

THE FACT: The Houston Rockets defeated the Dallas Mavericks Friday at Toyota Center in the first NBA regular-season game to feature two Israeli-born players -- Dallas' Gal Mekel and Houston's Omri Casspi.

THE LEAD: James Harden suffered a minor scare Wednesday when his back tightened up, but he felt just fine Friday in the Rockets' 113-105 victory over the Mavericks.

Harden torched Dallas for a game-high 34 points, spearheading an offensive effort for Houston that was much improved from Wednesday's grind-it-out win over the Charlotte Bobcats. The Rockets' renewed desire to run the court created space for Jeremy Lin and Casspi, who combined for 26 points on 8-for-17 shooting. Dwight Howard (13 points, 16 rebounds) added his second double-double in a row for Houston (2-0), but the 6-foot-10 big man experienced another up-and-down night at the free-throw line (5-for-12).

Dirk Nowitzki tried to lead the Mavericks (1-1) on the comeback trail with 22 points, but Dallas faded down the stretch after the 16-year veteran fouled out midway through the fourth quarter. Monta Ellis chipped in with 20 points on 7-for-19 shooting, while Shawn Marion snatched 10 boards.

QUOTABLE: "Our transition defense was not good, and [Harden] got angles, as he's very good at doing, and got to the free-throw line and hit timely 3s. He did a little bit of everything."

-- Dallas coach Rick Carlisle

THE STAT: The Rockets knew they did not push the ball up the court often enough in their season-opener, but they were certainly committed to running against the Mavericks. After scoring only seven fast-break points Wednesday, Houston poured in 19 points on the break against Dallas.

TURNING POINT: The Mavericks stormed back after digging a 22-point deficit thanks to zone defense, intentional fouls on Howard and a stronger effort on the boards. A Nowitzki layup trimmed Houston's advantage to 76-70, but Harden created some distance for the Rockets by netting seven of the game's next nine points. In the midst of this personal run, Harden also baited Nowitzki into his fifth foul, leaving the Mavericks' offense without its most important piece for the following five minutes. Nowtizki also sat the final 6:11 of regulation after Harden drew his sixth foul in similar fashion -- on an aggressive drive in transition.

QUOTABLE II: "That's what [other teams] want to do is slow us up. ... We just have to keep up the ball movement and keep attacking the space [on the court]. Like I said, I just wanted to be aggressive and get out in transition before the zone [defense] can get set up."

-- Harden

HOT: Harden battled through a stiff back and never found his shooting touch until late in Wednesday's season-opener against Charlotte, but he looked more like his usual self Friday. The 6-foot-5 shooting guard finished 11-for-17 (64.7 percent) from the field, backing up his pregame comments that his back had loosened up significantly.

NOT: The Mavericks did not come close to emulating the ball movement and offensive firepower they displayed in their season-opening victory over the Hawks. Dallas, which dished out 31 dimes Wednesday, handed out just 11 assists over the first three periods of Friday's defeat.

GOOD MOVE: With his team reeling and trailing by 22 midway through the second quarter, Carlisle switched to a zone defense to disrupt the Rockets. Houston, which poured in 55 points over the first 18-plus minutes of Friday's affair, managed only 10 points over the next 10-and-half minutes.

QUOTABLE III: "We have to make sure that we don't allow other people's adjustments to shape the way that we play. I think we have to make sure to put our foot down in terms of this is how we're going to play."

-- Rockets guard Jeremy Lin

BAD MOVE: Mavericks center Samuel Dalembert got into early foul trouble, forcing Carlisle to bring the undersized DeJuan Blair into the game to match up with Howard. Blair was simply out of his element, as Howard pummeled Blair on the boards to help Houston take full control of the tempo and scoreboard.

NOTABLE: The Rockets announced Friday that starting point guard Patrick Beverley will miss at least 10-14 days with a partially torn muscle in his midsection. ... Veteran guard Ronnie Brewer made his Rockets debut, logging more than seven minutes. ... Dallas' Marion collected two steals Friday and is now only three thefts shy of passing Charles Barkley for 21st on the NBA's all-time steals list. ... Houston has opened its season with back-to-back 50-plus rebound performances. ... The Rockets have drained at least 10 3-pointers in each of their last six regular-season meetings with the Mavericks.

UP NEXT: For the Mavericks: Saturday vs. Memphis, Tuesday vs. L.A. Lakers, Wednesday @ Oklahoma City. For the Rockets: Saturday @ Utah, Monday @ L.A. Clippers, Tuesday @ Portland.

DAL
HOU
     
    • 38.0%

    • 46.6%

    • 33.3%

    • 37.9%

    • 80.0%

    • 66.7%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DAL HOU
Total Rebounds 43 51
Offensive Rebounds 16 13
Turnovers 14 22
Fast Break Pts: 17 19
Biggest Lead: 1 22
Points in the Paint: 44 40
DAL HOU
p Nowitzki   22 Harden   34
rb 2 players   10 Howard   16
a 2 players   6 Lin   4
s Ellis   3 Harden   4
b Blair   2 Garcia   3
 
  • 11/01 - DAL 105 @ HOU 113
  • 11/20 - HOU 120 @ DAL 123
  • 12/23 - DAL 111 @ HOU 104
  • 01/29 - HOU 117 @ DAL 115
Dallas Mavericks (1-1)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
S. Marion F 25:01 3-9 0-0 1-2 -16 5 5 10 0 2 2 1 1 0 7
D. Nowitzki F 29:43 6-15 0-2 10-11 +3 2 2 4 2 6 0 1 0 1 22
S. Dalembert C 22:21 3-5 0-0 0-1 -3 1 4 5 0 5 1 1 1 1 6
M. Ellis G 32:26 7-19 1-4 5-6 -6 0 4 4 1 4 3 5 0 0 20
J. Calderon G 25:05 0-8 0-3 0-0 -5 0 1 1 6 2 1 1 0 0 0
D. Blair   17:53 5-11 0-1 1-2 -15 5 5 10 0 5 2 2 2 1 11
V. Carter   26:41 2-8 0-3 2-2 -4 2 3 5 1 3 0 1 1 1 6
G. Mekel   22:48 5-7 1-2 0-0 -3 0 1 1 6 4 0 1 0 0 11
W. Ellington   15:41 1-7 1-4 1-1 -2 1 1 2 2 1 0 0 1 0 4
B. James   05:10 0-0 0-0 0-0 +6 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
J. Crowder   12:49 5-8 5-7 0-0 -2 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 1 0 15
R. Ledo   04:22 1-3 1-1 0-0 +7 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 3
Total   240 38-100 9-27 20-25   16 27 43 20 37 9 14 7 4 105
  38.0% 33.3% 80.0%   team rebs: 11 total to: 14
Houston Rockets (2-0)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
C. Parsons F 35:22 3-8 0-5 3-6 +6 2 5 7 2 1 1 3 0 0 9
D. Howard F 31:44 4-10 0-0 5-12 +4 5 11 16 0 4 1 3 1 2 13
O. Asik C 15:28 2-4 0-0 2-4 +12 1 11 12 0 6 0 2 0 1 6
J. Harden G 39:07 11-17 4-8 8-9 +20 1 3 4 3 2 4 4 0 1 34
J. Lin G 29:58 4-9 0-3 6-7 +14 0 3 3 4 1 3 6 0 1 14
O. Casspi   21:14 4-8 3-3 1-2 +17 1 1 2 2 3 1 1 0 1 12
A. Brooks   22:57 3-8 2-5 5-5 -9 1 1 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 13
F. Garcia   24:47 3-6 2-5 0-0 +18 1 1 2 3 2 1 1 3 0 8
R. Brewer   07:29 0-0 0-0 0-0 -15 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
T. Jones   03:58 0-1 0-0 3-4 -9 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
G. Smith   03:58 0-1 0-0 0-0 -9 1 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0
D. Motiejunas   03:58 0-1 0-0 1-2 -9 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
Total   240 34-73 11-29 34-51   13 38 51 17 20 11 22 4 7 113
  46.6% 37.9% 66.7%   team rebs: 18 total to: 23

inactive

  • Mavericks: Harris, Larkin, Wright
  • Rockets: Beverley, Canaan, Covington

technical fouls

  • Mavericks: --
  • Rockets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 1
  • Times Tied: 1

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #22 Bill Spooner, #31 Scott Wall, #54 Nick Buchert
  • Attendance: 18142
  • Duration: 2:32
Dallas Mavericks (1-1) Houston Rockets (2-0)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Howard vs Dalembert (Lin gains possession)
  11:46 Asik Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  11:46 Asik Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Ellis Jump Bank Shot: Missed  11:29  
  11:28 Asik Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:21 Howard Hook Shot: Missed 
Marion Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:19  
  11:09 Asik Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Marion Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  11:09  
Team Rebound  11:09  
  11:09 Asik Substitution replaced by Casspi 
Marion Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  11:09
[DAL 1-0]
 
Dalembert Foul: Personal (1 PF)  10:57  
  10:53 Lin Turnover : Discontinue Dribble (1 TO) 
Dalembert Jump Shot: Missed Block: Howard (1 BLK)  10:42  
  10:40 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Nowitzki Foul: Personal Take (1 PF)  10:40  
  10:28 Casspi Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:26 Parsons Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:25
[HOU 2-1]
Parsons Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Calderon Pullup Jump shot: Missed  10:15  
  10:13 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:09
[HOU 4-1]
Lin Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Ellis 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Calderon (1 AST)  09:52
[DAL 4-4]
 
  09:32 Lin Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
  09:30 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:30 Howard Tip Shot: Missed 
  09:28 Casspi Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:26
[HOU 7-4]
Casspi 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Marion Floating Jump shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Calderon (2 AST)  09:04
[DAL 6-7]
 
  08:44
[HOU 10-6]
Casspi 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lin (1 AST) 
Marion Jump Shot: Missed  08:32  
  08:30 Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:23
[HOU 12-6]
Harden Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lin (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:17  
  08:14 Casspi Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Nowitzki Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:04
[DAL 8-12]
 
  07:49 Casspi Jump Shot: Missed Block: Dalembert (1 BLK) 
  07:46 Parsons Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  07:44 Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:44 Team Rebound 
Dalembert Foul: Personal (2 PF)  07:44  
Dalembert Substitution replaced by Blair  07:44  
  07:42 Harden Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  07:42 Harden Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Nowitzki Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Casspi (1 ST)  07:31  
  07:25
[HOU 14-8]
Howard Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Casspi (1 AST) 
Marion Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Lin (1 ST)  07:10  
  07:06
[HOU 16-8]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Parsons (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  06:59  
Calderon Pullup Jump shot: Missed  06:53  
Blair Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:51  
Blair Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:50
[DAL 10-16]
 
  06:39 Lin 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:37 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  06:33 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Blair Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:32  
Nowitzki Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  06:22  
  06:21 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  06:14 Lin Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Blair (1 ST) 
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Missed  06:07  
  06:07 Team Rebound 
Blair Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  06:07  
Nowitzki Substitution replaced by Carter  06:07  
  05:47 Howard Hook Shot: Missed Block: Carter (1 BLK) 
  05:45 Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  05:44
[HOU 18-10]
Howard Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Carter 3pt Shot: Missed  05:24  
  05:23 Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
Ellis Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  05:15  
  05:15
[HOU 19-10]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Calderon Substitution replaced by Mekel  05:15  
  05:15
[HOU 20-10]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Ellis Jump Shot: Missed  04:56  
Blair Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  04:55  
Mekel Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:48
[DAL 12-20]
 
  04:38 Parsons Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ellis (1 ST) 
Ellis Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  04:37  
  04:37 Lin Substitution replaced by Brooks 
  04:37 Parsons Substitution replaced by Garcia 
  04:25 Howard Layup Shot: Missed Block: Blair (1 BLK) 
  04:23 Garcia Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:20 Garcia 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:19 Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  04:19
[HOU 22-12]
Howard Putback Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Ellis Floating Jump shot: Missed  04:07  
  04:05 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:54
[HOU 25-12]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:52  
Carter 3pt Shot: Missed  03:37  
Marion Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:34  
Marion Tip Shot: Missed  03:34  
Marion Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  03:33  
Marion Layup Shot: Missed  03:32  
  03:29 Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  03:28 Harden Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
  03:07 Casspi Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Carter Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  03:07
[DAL 13-25]
 
Marion Substitution replaced by Nowitzki  03:07  
Ellis Substitution replaced by Ellington  03:07  
Carter Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  03:07
[DAL 14-25]
 
  02:51 Garcia 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mekel Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:49  
  02:41 Howard Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Blair Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  02:41
[DAL 15-25]
 
Blair Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:41  
  02:41 Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  02:24
[HOU 27-15]
Casspi Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Brooks (1 AST) 
Nowitzki Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:18
[DAL 17-27]
 
  02:04
[HOU 30-17]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Brooks (2 AST) 
  01:40 Casspi Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Nowitzki Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  01:40
[DAL 18-30]
 
  01:40 Casspi Substitution replaced by Asik 
  01:40 Howard Substitution replaced by Parsons 
Nowitzki Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:40  
  01:40 Parsons Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  01:25
[HOU 33-18]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Blair Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  01:09
[DAL 20-33]
 
Carter Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:53.6  
  00:53.6 Asik Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:53.6 Team Rebound 
  00:53.6 Harden Substitution replaced by Lin 
  00:53.6 Asik Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  00:53.6 Brooks Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:40.9
[HOU 35-20]
Asik Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Garcia (1 AST) 
Blair Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Carter (1 AST)  00:28.0
[DAL 22-35]
 
Mekel Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (3 FTA)  00:06.6  
  00:06.6
[HOU 36-22]
Brooks Free Throw 1 of 3 (4 PTS) 
  00:06.6
[HOU 37-22]
Brooks Free Throw 2 of 3 (5 PTS) 
Mekel Substitution replaced by Ellis  00:06.6  
  00:06.6
[HOU 38-22]
Brooks Free Throw 3 of 3 (6 PTS) 
Blair Floating Jump shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Dallas Mavericks (1-1) Houston Rockets (2-0)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Blair Jump Shot: Missed  11:43  
Blair Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  11:42  
Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed  11:35  
  11:34 Parsons Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  11:17 Brooks Running Hook Shot: Missed 
Carter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:15  
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Missed Block: Garcia (1 BLK)  11:01  
  10:59 Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:56
[HOU 40-22]
Lin Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Mekel Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:42
[DAL 24-40]
 
  10:28 Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed 
Blair Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  10:27  
Blair Jump Shot: Missed  10:19  
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:18  
Nowitzki Tip Shot: Missed  10:18  
  10:16 Asik Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:10
[HOU 42-24]
Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Ellington 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Mekel (1 AST)  10:01
[DAL 27-42]
 
  09:44 Lin Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Blair (2 ST) 
Nowitzki Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  09:32  
  09:30 Asik Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:26 Lin Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (4 TO) 
  09:26 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:26 Brooks Substitution replaced by Harden 
Blair Substitution replaced by James  09:26  
Carter Substitution replaced by Crowder  09:26  
Ellington Running Jump Shot: Missed  09:11  
  09:09 Asik Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  08:59 Lin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:58  
Mekel Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  08:50
[DAL 29-42]
 
  08:38
[HOU 44-29]
Lin Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
James Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  08:38  
Nowitzki Substitution replaced by Marion  08:38  
Mekel Substitution replaced by Dalembert  08:38  
Ellington Substitution replaced by Calderon  08:38  
James Substitution replaced by Ellis  08:38  
  08:38
[HOU 45-29]
Lin Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
Ellis Pullup Jump shot: Missed  08:23  
  08:21 Team Rebound 
  08:13
[HOU 47-29]
Asik Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Garcia (2 AST) 
Dalembert Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  07:47  
  07:44 Asik Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  07:34 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Marion (1 ST) 
Calderon Jump Shot: Missed  07:18  
Dalembert Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:17  
Crowder Jump Shot: Missed  07:12  
  07:11 Asik Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  06:58 Asik Layup Shot: Missed Block: Crowder (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  06:58  
  06:58 Asik Substitution replaced by Howard 
Ellis Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Lin (2 ST)  06:43  
Ellis Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  06:40  
  06:40 Parsons Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:40 Team Rebound 
  06:40
[HOU 48-29]
Parsons Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Ellis Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  06:29
[DAL 31-48]
 
  06:16
[HOU 50-31]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Crowder Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  06:16  
  06:16
[HOU 51-31]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 1 (15 PTS) 
Ellis Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Harden (1 ST)  05:59  
  05:53
[HOU 53-31]
Lin Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:53  
  05:53 Garcia Substitution replaced by Brewer 
Marion Substitution replaced by Carter  05:53  
Crowder Substitution replaced by Nowitzki  05:53  
Dalembert Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ellis (1 AST)  05:36
[DAL 33-53]
 
  05:12
[HOU 55-33]
Harden Running Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
  04:54 Brewer Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Nowitzki Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  04:54
[DAL 34-55]
 
Nowitzki Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  04:54
[DAL 35-55]
 
  04:38 Lin Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (5 TO) Steal:Calderon (1 ST) 
  04:34 Harden Violation:Kicked Ball 
Ellis Pullup Jump shot: Made (7 PTS)  04:25
[DAL 37-55]
 
  04:06 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ellis Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:05  
Ellis Turnover : Traveling (4 TO)  03:58  
  03:58 Lin Substitution replaced by Brooks 
Nowitzki Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  03:41  
  03:41 Parsons Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:41 Team Rebound 
  03:41
[HOU 56-37]
Parsons Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  03:23 Howard Foul: Defense 3 Second (1 PF) 
Nowitzki Free Throw Technical (8 PTS)  03:23
[DAL 38-56]
 
Ellis 3pt Shot: Missed  03:11  
Carter Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:10  
Carter Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:10
[DAL 40-56]
 
  02:49
[HOU 58-40]
Parsons Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST) 
Dalembert Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:36
[DAL 42-58]
 
  02:24 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:22  
  02:22  
  02:22 Brewer Substitution replaced by Garcia 
Ellis Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Nowitzki (1 AST)  02:04
[DAL 44-58]
 
  01:47 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ellis Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:46  
Nowitzki Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  01:34
[DAL 46-58]
 
  01:19
[HOU 61-46]
Garcia 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST) 
Ellis 3pt Shot: Missed  01:07  
  01:06 Brooks Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:00 Parsons Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Calderon 3pt Shot: Missed  00:47.9  
  00:46.7 Garcia Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:32.9 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Calderon Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:31.8  
Ellis Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Calderon (3 AST)  00:26.6
[DAL 48-61]
 
  00:04.9 Garcia Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dalembert (1 ST) 
  00:00.8 Garcia Foul: Flagrant Type 1 (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Ellis Free Throw Flagrant 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  00:00.8
[DAL 49-61]
 
Ellis Free Throw Flagrant 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  00:00.8
[DAL 50-61]
 
Dalembert Substitution replaced by Blair  00:00.8  
Calderon 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Dallas Mavericks (1-1) Houston Rockets (2-0)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Nowitzki 3pt Shot: Missed  11:45  
  11:43 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  11:33 Howard Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Marion (2 ST) 
Ellis Jump Shot: Missed  11:23  
  11:22 Asik Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  11:16 Lin Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) Steal:Ellis (2 ST) 
Calderon Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lin (3 ST)  11:00  
Nowitzki Foul: Personal Take (3 PF)  10:59  
  10:47 Parsons Turnover : Traveling (3 TO) 
Marion Jump Shot: Missed  10:29  
  10:28 Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
  10:21 Lin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Marion Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  10:18  
  10:13 Parsons Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Nowitzki Layup Shot: Missed  10:06  
  10:05 Asik Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
Dalembert Foul: Personal (3 PF)  10:03  
  09:47 Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:46  
  09:46 Asik Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) 
Ellis Pullup Jump shot: Missed  09:28  
  09:25 Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:7) 
  09:13 Harden Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (4 TO) 
  09:01 Asik Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Ellis Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  09:01
[DAL 51-61]
 
  09:01 Asik Substitution replaced by Casspi 
Ellis Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  09:01
[DAL 52-61]
 
Ellis Foul: Personal (3 PF)  08:51  
  08:38
[HOU 64-52]
Casspi 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Parsons (2 AST) 
  08:27 Harden Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Calderon Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  08:12  
Marion Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  08:11  
Marion Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Nowitzki (2 AST)  08:01
[DAL 54-64]
 
  07:53 Lin Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Marion (1 BLK) 
Ellis Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:51  
Marion Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Calderon (4 AST)  07:48
[DAL 56-64]
 
  07:48 Team Timeout : Regular 
Nowitzki Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  07:34  
  07:34 Casspi Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:34 Team Rebound 
Nowitzki Substitution replaced by Carter  07:34  
  07:34
[HOU 65-56]
Casspi Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Carter 3pt Shot: Missed  07:13  
  07:12 Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:03 Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dalembert Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:02  
Ellis Pullup Jump shot: Missed  06:53  
Marion Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  06:52  
Marion Tip Shot: Missed  06:52  
  06:50 Parsons Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Marion Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  06:36  
  06:36
[HOU 66-56]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  06:36 Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  06:35 Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:7) 
  06:35
[HOU 68-56]
Howard Tip Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Calderon Pullup Jump shot: Missed  06:16  
  06:15 Team Rebound 
Dalembert Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF) (2 FTA)  06:15  
  06:15 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:15 Team Rebound 
Dalembert Substitution replaced by Nowitzki  06:15  
  06:15 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Ellis Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:15  
  06:03 Howard Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Nowitzki Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  06:03
[DAL 57-68]
 
Nowitzki Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  06:03
[DAL 58-68]
 
Calderon Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (2 FTA)  06:01  
  06:01 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:01 Team Rebound 
  06:01 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Marion Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  06:01  
Ellis Pullup Jump shot: Missed  05:52  
  05:50 Team Rebound 
Marion Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (2 FTA)  05:50  
  05:50
[HOU 69-58]
Lin Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  05:50
[HOU 70-58]
Lin Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  05:50 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
Nowitzki Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Calderon (5 AST)  05:36
[DAL 60-70]
 
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  05:36  
Calderon Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA)  05:34  
  05:34 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:34 Team Rebound 
  05:34 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Marion Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  05:34  
Ellis Pullup Jump shot: Missed  05:11  
  05:09 Casspi Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:02
[HOU 73-60]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Lin (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:00  
Nowitzki Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Calderon (6 AST)  04:52
[DAL 62-73]
 
Carter Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA)  04:45  
  04:45
[HOU 74-62]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  04:45
[HOU 75-62]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Carter Running Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:23
[DAL 64-75]
 
Carter Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (2 FTA)  04:15  
  04:15
[HOU 76-64]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  04:15 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Carter Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:15  
  04:02 Howard Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Nowitzki Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  04:02
[DAL 65-76]
 
Nowitzki Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  04:02
[DAL 66-76]
 
  03:55 Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed 
Marion Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  03:54  
Calderon 3pt Shot: Missed  03:39  
Team Rebound  03:39  
  03:39 Howard Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Nowitzki Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  03:39
[DAL 67-76]
 
  03:39 Lin Substitution replaced by Brooks 
  03:39 Howard Substitution replaced by Garcia 
Marion Substitution replaced by Blair  03:39  
Ellis Substitution replaced by Ellington  03:39  
Nowitzki Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  03:39
[DAL 68-76]
 
  03:20 Harden Jump Shot: Missed Block: Blair (2 BLK) 
Blair Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  03:17  
Blair Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Harden (2 ST)  03:16  
  03:15 Casspi Layup Shot: Missed 
Carter Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:11  
Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed  03:02  
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  03:01  
Nowitzki Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS)  03:00
[DAL 70-76]
 
  02:59 Team Timeout : Short 
  02:59 Parsons Substitution replaced by Asik 
  02:44 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:41 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Blair Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  02:36  
  02:36
[HOU 77-70]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS) 
  02:36
[HOU 78-70]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS) 
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Missed  02:23  
  02:22 Asik Rebound (Off:0 Def:9) 
  02:18
[HOU 80-70]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS) 
Nowitzki Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (1 FTA)  02:18  
Nowitzki Substitution replaced by Marion  02:18  
Calderon Substitution replaced by Mekel  02:18  
  02:18
[HOU 81-70]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 1 (26 PTS) 
Mekel Running Bank shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:00
[DAL 72-81]
 
  01:49 Asik Foul: Offensive (5 PF) 
  01:49 Asik Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Carter Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  01:39  
  01:37 Asik Rebound (Off:0 Def:10) 
  01:27 Casspi Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Blair Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  01:25  
Blair Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Garcia (1 ST)  01:14  
  01:01
[HOU 83-72]
Harden Jump Shot: Made (28 PTS) 
Ellington 3pt Shot: Missed  00:45.9  
Marion Rebound (Off:5 Def:5)  00:43.9  
Marion Jump Shot: Missed  00:31.9  
  00:31.1 Team Rebound 
Blair Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (2 FTA)  00:31.1  
  00:31.1
[HOU 84-72]
Asik Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  00:31.1
[HOU 85-72]
Asik Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Carter Layup Shot: Missed Block: Garcia (2 BLK)  00:14.9  
Team Rebound  00:14.9  
Blair Jump Bank Shot: Missed  00:09.9  
  00:07.9 Asik Rebound (Off:0 Def:11) 
  00:02.9 Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Blair Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  00:01.0  
Blair 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:44 Garcia 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:42 Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:11) 
Blair Foul: Personal (4 PF)  11:41  
  11:25
[HOU 88-72]
Garcia 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Casspi (2 AST) 
Blair Running Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Mekel (2 AST)  11:06
[DAL 74-88]
 
  10:54
[HOU 91-74]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (31 PTS) Assist: Garcia (3 AST) 
Blair Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Garcia (3 BLK)  10:41  
Blair Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  10:39  
Blair Reverse Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  10:36
[DAL 76-91]
 
  10:27 Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Carter Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Harden (3 ST)  10:12  
  10:04 Asik Dunk Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:03  
  10:03 Asik Foul: Loose Ball (6 PF) 
  10:03 Asik Substitution replaced by Howard 
Carter Pullup Jump shot: Missed  09:51  
  09:49 Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:8) 
  09:31 Casspi Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ellis (3 ST) 
Ellis Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS)  09:27
[DAL 78-91]
 
  09:16 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:16 Casspi Substitution replaced by Parsons 
  09:16 Harden Substitution replaced by Lin 
Marion Substitution replaced by Dalembert  09:16  
Blair Substitution replaced by Nowitzki  09:16  
Carter Substitution replaced by Crowder  09:16  
Dalembert Foul: Personal (5 PF)  09:12  
  09:00 Howard Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Ellis Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS)  08:46
[DAL 80-91]
 
  08:23 Howard Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Dalembert Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:21  
  08:18 Garcia Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Ellis Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:18  
Team Rebound  08:18  
Ellis Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  08:18
[DAL 81-91]
 
  07:56 Howard Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  07:54  
Dalembert Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Mekel (3 AST)  07:49
[DAL 83-91]
 
  07:49 Lin Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
  07:49 Brooks Substitution replaced by Harden 
Dalembert Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  07:49  
  07:49 Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:9) 
  07:26 Howard Turnover : 3 Second Violation (3 TO) 
Nowitzki 3pt Shot: Missed  07:14  
  07:13 Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:10) 
Mekel Foul: Personal (2 PF)  07:09  
  07:00
[HOU 93-83]
Garcia Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Ellis 3pt Shot: Missed  06:48  
  06:46 Parsons Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  06:33 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dalembert Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:32  
Ellis Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Howard (1 ST)  06:14  
  06:11
[HOU 95-83]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (33 PTS) 
Nowitzki Foul: Shooting (6 PF) (1 FTA)  06:11  
Nowitzki Substitution replaced by Carter  06:11  
  06:11
[HOU 96-83]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 1 (34 PTS) 
Dalembert Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Parsons (1 ST)  05:58  
Ellis Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA)  05:58  
  05:58  
  05:58
[HOU 97-83]
Parsons Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  05:58 Parsons Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Dalembert Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:58  
Mekel Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Harden (4 ST)  05:38  
Crowder Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA)  05:33  
  05:33
[HOU 98-83]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Ellis Substitution replaced by Blair  05:33  
Dalembert Substitution replaced by Ellington  05:33  
  05:33
[HOU 99-83]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Crowder 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Mekel (4 AST)  05:15
[DAL 86-99]
 
Blair Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA)  05:04  
  05:04
[HOU 100-86]
Lin Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  05:04
[HOU 101-86]
Lin Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Ellington Jump Shot: Missed  04:46  
Carter Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  04:44  
Mekel 3pt Shot: Missed  04:34  
Blair Rebound (Off:5 Def:5)  04:32  
Crowder 3pt Shot: Missed  04:28  
  04:27 Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:11) 
Mekel Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  04:22  
  04:22 Lin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:22 Team Rebound 
Carter Substitution replaced by James  04:22  
Blair Substitution replaced by Ledo  04:22  
  04:22
[HOU 102-86]
Lin Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  04:22 Delay Technical - HOU 
Ellington Free Throw Technical (4 PTS)  04:22
[DAL 87-102]
 
Ellington Pullup Jump shot: Missed  04:10  
  04:08 Parsons Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  04:00
[HOU 104-87]
Parsons Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Lin (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:58  
  03:58 Parsons Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  03:58 Howard Substitution replaced by Jones 
  03:58 Harden Substitution replaced by Brooks 
  03:58 Garcia Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
  03:58 Lin Substitution replaced by Smith 
Crowder 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: James (1 AST)  03:34
[DAL 90-104]
 
  03:13 Motiejunas Hook Shot: Missed 
Crowder Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:11  
Mekel 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Ledo (1 AST)  03:04
[DAL 93-104]
 
Crowder Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  02:46  
  02:46 Motiejunas Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:46 Team Rebound 
  02:46
[HOU 105-93]
Motiejunas Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Ledo Jump Shot: Missed  02:35  
  02:34 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:18
[HOU 108-93]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Ledo Turnover : Palming Turnover (1 TO)  02:08  
  01:53 Smith Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ellington (1 BLK) 
  01:53 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:50 Smith Turnover : Double Dribble (1 TO) 
Ledo 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Mekel (5 AST)  01:40
[DAL 96-108]
 
  01:16 Brooks Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:16 Team Rebound 
  01:16 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Crowder 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Mekel (6 AST)  01:01
[DAL 99-108]
 
  00:43.9 Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
Ellington Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:42.9  
Crowder 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Ellington (1 AST)  00:37.1
[DAL 102-108]
 
Mekel Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA)  00:34.2  
  00:34.2
[HOU 109-102]
Brooks Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  00:34.2
[HOU 110-102]
Brooks Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:34.2  
Ledo Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:29.9  
Ellington Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:26.8  
Crowder 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Ellington (2 AST)  00:24.4
[DAL 105-110]
 
Ellington Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:21.2  
  00:21.2 Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:21.2 Team Rebound 
  00:21.2
[HOU 111-105]
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Mekel Layup Shot: Missed  00:15.9  
  00:12.1 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Ledo Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:12.1  
  00:12.1
[HOU 112-105]
Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  00:12.1
[HOU 113-105]
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:12.1  
Crowder 3pt Shot: Missed  00:09.9  
  00:07.6 Team Rebound 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
DAL
4th Southwest
49
33
6-4
26-15
23-18
HOU
2nd Southwest
54
28
5-5
33-8
21-20
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
DAL
2 players 20.4
2 players 8.4
2 players 4.4
2 players 1.4
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