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Notebook: Lakers 99, Rockets 98


Matt Miller, for NBA.com
Posted Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:27 AM - Updated Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:27 AM

THE FACT: The Los Angeles Lakers snapped a four-game slide at Toyota Center in their reunion with center Dwight Howard and his new team, the Houston Rockets.

THE LEAD: The Lakers can thank Howard's poor free-throw shooting and Steve Blake's deadly aim from the perimeter for their first road victory of the season.

Howard shot 5-for-16 at the charity stripe, including 1-for-6 over the final 2:30 of regulation, and Blake buried a game-winning 3-pointer with 1.3 seconds remaining to lift L.A. to a 99-98 win over Houston on Thursday at Toyota Center.

The Lakers (3-3) overcame a 35-point barrage from Rockets guard James Harden with a balanced attack, as six players scored in double figures. Jodie Meeks led L.A. with 18 points on 6-for-9 shooting, while Blake added 14 points. Wes Johnson netted 16 points, grabbed four rebounds and blocked two shots off the bench.

In addition to Harden's high-scoring effort, Howard recorded a double-double of 15 points and 14 boards for Houston (4-2). Chandler Parsons connected on 6 of 11 shot attempts for 16 points, while Jeremy Lin chipped in with 16 points, three assists and three steals. In the end, however, Howard's brick fest at the foul line and the Rockets' lackluster perimeter defense let them down when it mattered most.

QUOTABLE: "Well, originally, I think Steve [Blake] was going to set a pick for me, but I noticed my guy wasn't going to leave me so I could set Steve up for an easy shot. I just tried to set a double screen, and use my man to set a double screen on his guy. ... I saw him come off [the screen] wide open, he got his feet set, and I was like, 'This has got a chance.'"
-- Lakers guard Steve Nash on Blake's game-winner

THE STAT: Including Harden's inspired effort Thursday, the last three shooting guards the Lakers have faced have totaled 87 points (29.0 ppg) on 28-for-48 (58.3 percent) shooting.

QUOTABLE II: "Our free throws were terrible. We just have to keep working. It was terrible tonight."
-- Howard on the Rockets' 63.5-percent performance at the foul line.

TURNING POINT: Johnson out-hustled Harden and Howard for an offensive rebound, and his putback gave the Lakers a 91-88 lead with 4:56 remaining in the fourth quarter. Harden came up with a quick response, pushing the ball up the floor before stopping behind the 3-point line and nailing a shot that knotted the game at 91. Houston continued its surge from there, holding L.A. scoreless over its next six possessions while grabbing a 97-91 advantage with 2:30 to play. The reeling Lakers then employed the "Hack-a-Howard" tactic to remain within striking distance, as the 6-foot-10 big man missed five of his next six attempts at the charity stripe to allow the Lakers to close the gap to 98-96. After L.A. made a pair of crucial defensive stops to keep its deficit at two points, Blake sprung free and drilled a 3-pointer to put the Lakers ahead 99-98 with 1.3 seconds to go. Patrick Beverley's desperation heave at the buzzer did not come close to falling in the hoop, and L.A. escaped with a confidence-boosting victory.

QUOTABLE III: "I think [the Hack-a-Howard] went real well because it took Harden out of the game. ... I thought the tide had turned, and Harden's tough to guard one-on-one. I'd rather have Dwight there instead of Harden."
-- Lakers coach Mike D'Antoni on the thinking behind intentionally fouling Howard in crunch time.

HOT: L.A. took advantage of Houston's sluggish rotations and poor perimeter defense in general during the opening half, knocking down 11 of 14 (78.6 percent) attempts from behind the arc. Five different Lakers got on the scoreboard from long distance before halftime, with Blake, Johnson, Meeks and Nash each connecting on multiple treys.

NOT: L.A. forward Pau Gasol never found his touch, finishing with only two points on 1-for-10 (10.0 percent) shooting from the field.

GOOD MOVE: D'Antoni made two changes to his starting five, inserting Chris Kaman and Nick Young in for Shawne Williams and Xavier Henry. The swap definitely had a positive effect in the early going, when the Rockets were content to launch jumpers rather than drive toward Gasol and Kaman on the interior. After limiting Houston to 2-for-13 shooting over the opening seven-and-half minutes, the Lakers built a 17-6 lead.

BAD MOVE: D'Antoni said before the game that his team had to keep Harden in front of them to limit the Rockets' offensive production. Instead, apart from a brief stint of success in the first quarter, L.A. allowed Harden to roam through their defense for layups and trips to the foul line. Harden finished the contest with one more free-throw attempt than the entire Lakers roster.

NOTABLE: Nash competed in his 1,207th game Thursday, matching Shaquille O'Neal for 28th on the NBA's all-time games played list. ... Houston missed 19 free-throw attempts (33-for-52) and shot a dismal 25.9 percent (7-for-27) from behind the arc. ... Harden has registered 96 points, 23 rebounds and 17 assists over his last three meetings with the L.A. ... The Lakers became the first opponent to outrebound Houston this season, taking the battle of the boards 47-44. ... Howard has recorded four double-doubles in six games this season.

UP NEXT: For the Lakers: Friday @ New Orleans, Sunday vs. Minnesota, Tuesday vs. New Orleans. For the Rockets: Saturday vs. L.A. Clippers, Monday vs. Toronto, Wednesday @ Philadelphia.

LAL
HOU
     
    • 39.1%

    • 37.7%

    • 45.7%

    • 25.9%

    • 73.3%

    • 63.5%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
LAL HOU
Total Rebounds 47 44
Offensive Rebounds 13 8
Turnovers 24 17
Fast Break Pts: 12 21
Biggest Lead: 19 6
Points in the Paint: 26 36
LAL HOU
p Meeks   18 Harden   35
rb Gasol   12 Howard   14
a Farmar   7 Harden   5
s 2 players   2 Harden   4
b 3 players   2 2 players   2
 
  • 11/07 - LAL 99 @ HOU 98
  • 01/08 - LAL 99 @ HOU 113
  • 02/19 - HOU 134 @ LAL 108
  • 04/08 - HOU 145 @ LAL 130
Los Angeles Lakers (3-3)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
N. Young F 21:59 3-9 1-5 4-4 +11 2 2 4 2 3 2 2 0 0 11
P. Gasol F 31:59 1-10 0-0 0-0 +7 1 11 12 2 4 0 3 0 0 2
C. Kaman C 19:39 3-5 0-0 0-0 +16 2 8 10 1 3 2 4 2 0 6
S. Blake G 33:58 5-10 4-6 0-0 +5 0 3 3 2 4 0 0 0 0 14
S. Nash G 27:58 3-11 2-5 4-4 +8 1 0 1 6 4 1 4 0 2 12
X. Henry   13:56 1-5 0-0 1-2 -10 1 0 1 1 3 1 3 0 2 3
W. Johnson   28:22 6-15 3-8 1-2 -15 3 1 4 0 3 1 2 2 2 16
J. Farmar   20:01 5-12 1-4 0-0 -7 2 3 5 7 4 1 3 0 0 11
J. Meeks   26:07 6-9 5-7 1-1 -4 0 3 3 2 4 0 1 0 1 18
J. Hill   16:01 3-6 0-0 0-2 -6 1 3 4 3 4 0 2 2 0 6
E. Harris DNP - Coach's Decision
R. Sacre DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Williams DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 36-92 16-35 11-15   13 34 47 26 36 8 24 6 7 99
  39.1% 45.7% 73.3%   team rebs: 12 total to: 24
Houston Rockets (4-2)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
C. Parsons F 36:44 6-11 1-3 3-4 -3 0 3 3 1 1 1 1 0 1 16
D. Howard F 36:31 5-10 0-0 5-16 -2 1 13 14 2 4 0 4 1 1 15
O. Asik C 23:19 1-3 0-0 4-6 -11 1 8 9 1 2 1 3 0 0 6
J. Harden G 43:54 9-24 3-9 14-16 +2 3 6 9 5 0 4 3 2 1 35
P. Beverley G 33:49 1-10 1-5 0-0 -7 3 1 4 4 5 1 1 1 2 3
J. Lin   31:06 5-8 1-2 5-8 +4 0 1 1 3 1 3 3 2 0 16
O. Casspi   20:25 1-5 1-3 2-2 +9 0 3 3 1 1 1 1 0 1 5
F. Garcia   14:12 1-6 0-5 0-0 +3 0 1 1 0 3 1 1 1 0 2
R. Brewer DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Brooks DNP - Coach's Decision
T. Jones DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Motiejunas DNP - Coach's Decision
G. Smith DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 29-77 7-27 33-52   8 36 44 17 17 12 17 7 6 98
  37.7% 25.9% 63.5%   team rebs: 24 total to: 18

inactive

  • Lakers: Bryant, Kelly
  • Rockets: Canaan, Covington

technical fouls

  • Lakers: --
  • Rockets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 5
  • Times Tied: 3

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #43 Dan Crawford, #18 Matt Boland, #30 John Goble
  • Attendance: 18133
  • Duration: 2:41
Los Angeles Lakers (3-3) Houston Rockets (4-2)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Howard vs Gasol (Beverley gains possession)
  11:41 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:39  
Gasol Jump Shot: Missed  11:18  
  11:16 Asik Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:59
[HOU 2-0]
Parsons Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Young Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:44
[LAL 2-2]
 
  10:44 Beverley Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Young Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  10:44
[LAL 3-2]
 
  10:25
[HOU 4-3]
Howard Turnaround Bank Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Asik (1 ST)  10:13  
  10:10 Asik Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Nash (1 ST) 
Blake 3pt Shot: Missed  10:05  
Kaman Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:04  
Kaman Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:02
[LAL 5-4]
 
  09:43 Asik Layup Shot: Missed 
Kaman Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:42  
Young Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  09:35  
  09:33 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:28 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Kaman Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:26  
Young Jump Shot: Missed  09:21  
  09:19 Asik Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Gasol Foul: Personal (1 PF)  09:15  
Young Foul: Personal (1 PF)  09:07  
  08:59 Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
  08:57 Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:54 Asik Layup Shot: Missed 
Kaman Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:53  
Gasol Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  08:42  
Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:41  
  08:41 Howard Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Gasol Jump Shot: Missed  08:34  
  08:32 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:13 Parsons Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:10  
Nash Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:00
[LAL 7-4]
 
  07:47 Howard Turnaround Bank Hook Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:45  
Nash 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Blake (1 AST)  07:39
[LAL 10-4]
 
  07:17 Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed 
Kaman Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  07:16  
Gasol Jump Shot: Missed  07:06  
Nash Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:05  
Kaman Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Gasol (1 AST)  07:01
[LAL 12-4]
 
  06:54 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:41
[HOU 6-12]
Asik Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Howard (1 AST) 
  06:25 Beverley Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Nash Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  06:25
[LAL 13-6]
 
  06:25 Beverley Substitution replaced by Lin 
Nash Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  06:25
[LAL 14-6]
 
  06:04 Harden Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:02 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:02 Harden Putback Layup Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:00  
Blake 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Young (1 AST)  05:41
[LAL 17-6]
 
  05:26 Howard Layup Shot: Missed Block: Kaman (1 BLK) 
  05:24 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:22
[HOU 8-17]
Howard Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Gasol Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  05:04  
Young Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  05:01  
Young 3pt Shot: Missed  04:59  
  04:58 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:54 Lin Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Kaman (1 ST) 
Blake 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Young (2 AST)  04:45
[LAL 20-8]
 
  04:42 Team Timeout : Short 
  04:42 Asik Substitution replaced by Casspi 
  04:32 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Young Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:31  
Blake 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Nash (1 AST)  04:23
[LAL 23-8]
 
  04:07 Casspi Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Kaman (2 ST) 
Kaman Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  03:51  
Young Substitution replaced by Henry  03:51  
Kaman Substitution replaced by Johnson  03:51  
  03:43
[HOU 10-23]
Harden Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  03:30 Casspi Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:30  
Team Rebound  03:30  
  03:30 Parsons Substitution replaced by Garcia 
Johnson Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  03:30
[LAL 24-10]
 
  03:14 Garcia 3pt Shot: Missed 
Blake Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:13  
Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed  03:08  
  03:06 Garcia Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:59
[HOU 12-24]
Lin Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Gasol Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  02:39  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:39  
Gasol Substitution replaced by Farmar  02:39  
Blake Substitution replaced by Meeks  02:39  
Nash Substitution replaced by Hill  02:39  
  02:25 Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Henry (1 ST) 
Henry Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:20
[LAL 26-12]
 
  02:15
[HOU 14-26]
Harden Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lin (1 AST) 
Farmar Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  01:58  
  01:58 Howard Substitution replaced by Asik 
  01:58 Harden Substitution replaced by Beverley 
  01:47
[HOU 17-26]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Lin (2 AST) 
Meeks 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Farmar (1 AST)  01:38
[LAL 29-17]
 
  01:27 Garcia 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:27  
Henry Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Garcia (1 BLK)  01:18  
Team Rebound  01:17  
Farmar Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Henry (1 AST)  01:15
[LAL 31-17]
 
Hill Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:00  
  01:00
[HOU 18-31]
Asik Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  01:00
[HOU 19-31]
Asik Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Henry Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  00:54.5  
  00:50.9 Asik Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  00:50.9 Asik Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Hill Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Farmar (2 AST)  00:37.7
[LAL 33-19]
 
  00:22.9 Beverley Driving Jump shot: Missed Block: Hill (1 BLK) 
  00:22.3 Team Rebound 
  00:18.9 Beverley Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Farmar Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:16.9  
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hill (1 AST)  00:00.0
[LAL 36-19]
 
End of 1st Quarter
Los Angeles Lakers (3-3) Houston Rockets (4-2)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Meeks Floating Jump shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Hill (2 AST)  11:43
[LAL 38-19]
 
  11:20 Casspi Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Meeks Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:18  
Farmar Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Lin (1 ST)  11:09  
  11:03
[HOU 21-38]
Lin Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Hill Hook Shot: Missed  10:44  
  10:42 Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  10:33
[HOU 23-38]
Lin Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Asik (1 AST) 
Hill Jump Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:21
[LAL 40-23]
 
  10:01 Lin 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:01 Team Rebound 
Hill Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  10:01  
Henry Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  09:52  
  09:52
[HOU 24-40]
Casspi Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  09:52 Asik Substitution replaced by Howard 
  09:52 Garcia Substitution replaced by Harden 
  09:52
[HOU 25-40]
Casspi Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Henry Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Lin (1 BLK)  09:34  
Team Rebound  09:34  
  09:34 Casspi Substitution replaced by Parsons 
Hill Jump Shot: Missed  09:30  
  09:29 Team Rebound 
  09:29 Jump Ball Beverley vs Farmar (Howard gains possession) 
Meeks Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  09:09  
  09:09
[HOU 26-40]
Lin Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  09:09
[HOU 27-40]
Lin Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Farmar 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Hill (3 AST)  08:55
[LAL 43-27]
 
  08:45
[HOU 29-43]
Howard Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lin (3 AST) 
Farmar Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  08:32  
Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:30  
Hill Hook Shot: Missed  08:28  
  08:26 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  08:16 Lin Driving Jump shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:14  
Farmar Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Meeks (1 AST)  08:09
[LAL 45-29]
 
Henry Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) (2 FTA)  08:05  
  08:05  
  08:05 Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:05 Team Rebound 
  08:05
[HOU 30-45]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Henry Foul: Offensive (3 PF)  07:58  
Henry Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  07:58  
  07:46
[HOU 33-45]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Beverley (1 AST) 
Henry Running Jump Shot: Missed  07:34  
  07:32 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  07:30
[HOU 35-45]
Harden Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Howard (2 AST) 
Johnson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  07:30  
Team Timeout : Regular  07:30  
Henry Substitution replaced by Gasol  07:30  
Johnson Substitution replaced by Kaman  07:30  
Hill Substitution replaced by Young  07:30  
  07:30
[HOU 36-45]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS) 
Meeks 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Farmar (3 AST)  07:09
[LAL 48-36]
 
  06:49 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Farmar Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:48  
Gasol Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  06:38  
  06:26 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Young Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:25  
Young Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lin (2 ST)  06:16  
Farmar Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  06:12  
  06:12 Lin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:12 Team Rebound 
Meeks Substitution replaced by Blake  06:12  
Farmar Substitution replaced by Nash  06:12  
  06:12 Lin Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  06:12 Team Rebound 
Kaman Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (2 FTA)  06:12  
  06:12 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:12 Team Rebound 
  06:12 Lin Substitution replaced by Garcia 
  06:12 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Kaman Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  06:12  
Kaman Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Beverley (1 ST)  05:56  
  05:51 Parsons Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed 
Kaman Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  05:48  
Young Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Harden (1 ST)  05:41  
  05:32 Garcia 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:32 Team Rebound 
Nash Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (2 FTA)  05:32  
  05:32 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:32 Team Rebound 
  05:32 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:32  
Blake Jump Shot: Missed  05:19  
  05:18 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
Kaman Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  05:06  
  05:06 Parsons Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:06 Team Rebound 
  05:06
[HOU 37-48]
Parsons Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Garcia (1 ST)  04:58  
  04:53
[HOU 39-48]
Garcia Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Beverley (2 AST) 
Young Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  04:38
[LAL 50-39]
 
  04:38 Garcia Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Young Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS)  04:38
[LAL 51-39]
 
  04:26 Parsons Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Kaman (2 BLK) 
Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  04:24  
Kaman Jump Shot: Missed  04:05  
  04:04 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:59 Harden Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:58 Harden Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Kaman Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  03:58  
  03:58
[HOU 40-51]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Kaman Substitution replaced by Johnson  03:58  
  03:58
[HOU 41-51]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Nash Running Jump Shot: Missed  03:46  
  03:44 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
Young Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  03:39  
  03:39
[HOU 42-51]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  03:39
[HOU 43-51]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Nash (2 AST)  03:24
[LAL 54-43]
 
  03:11 Garcia Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Johnson Driving Layup Shot: Missed  02:58  
Team Rebound  02:58  
  02:58 Garcia Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  02:58 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:58 Garcia Substitution replaced by Lin 
Johnson Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Gasol (2 AST)  02:50
[LAL 56-43]
 
  02:33 Howard Hook Shot: Missed 
  02:31 Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  02:31 Beverley Layup Shot: Missed Block: Johnson (1 BLK) 
Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  02:29  
Johnson Layup Shot: Missed  02:22  
  02:21 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  02:16
[HOU 45-56]
Parsons Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST) 
Nash Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Beverley (1 BLK)  02:04  
  02:01 Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:51 Howard Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Johnson (1 ST) 
Nash 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Blake (2 AST)  01:34
[LAL 59-45]
 
Blake Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:19  
  01:19
[HOU 46-59]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  01:19
[HOU 47-59]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Nash Jump Shot: Missed Block: Lin (2 BLK)  01:04  
  01:02 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
Young Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  01:01  
  01:01 Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:01 Team Rebound 
Team Timeout : Short  01:01  
  01:01
[HOU 48-59]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Gasol Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nash (3 AST)  00:42.2
[LAL 61-48]
 
Johnson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:32.9  
  00:32.9
[HOU 49-61]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Young Substitution replaced by Meeks  00:32.9  
  00:32.9
[HOU 50-61]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Meeks 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Nash (4 AST)  00:15.8
[LAL 64-50]
 
  00:00.0 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Los Angeles Lakers (3-3) Houston Rockets (4-2)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Gasol Jump Shot: Missed  11:42  
  11:40 Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  11:28
[HOU 52-64]
Howard Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Gasol Jump Shot: Missed  11:09  
  11:08 Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  10:53 Beverley Jump Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  10:52  
  10:47 Beverley Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Blake Jump Shot: Missed  10:39  
  10:38 Harden Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  10:26
[HOU 55-64]
Parsons 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  10:25  
Young 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Kaman (1 AST)  10:09
[LAL 67-55]
 
  09:48 Asik Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Young (1 ST) 
  09:44 Beverley Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Young Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  09:44
[LAL 68-55]
 
  09:44 Beverley Substitution replaced by Lin 
Young Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  09:44
[LAL 69-55]
 
  09:28 Howard Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO) 
Young 3pt Shot: Missed  09:06  
  09:05 Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  08:45 Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  08:44  
Kaman Jump Shot: Missed  08:41  
  08:41 Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:34 Howard Running Hook Shot: Missed 
Kaman Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  08:32  
Nash Jump Shot: Missed  08:16  
Young Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  08:13  
Young 3pt Shot: Missed  08:09  
  08:08 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:10) 
  08:03
[HOU 57-69]
Parsons Driving Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST) 
Kaman Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Nash (5 AST)  07:41
[LAL 71-57]
 
  07:28 Howard Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  07:28 Howard Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
  07:28 Asik Substitution replaced by Casspi 
Young 3pt Shot: Missed  07:15  
Kaman Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  07:14  
Kaman Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Lin (3 ST)  07:12  
Blake Foul: Personal (2 PF)  07:12  
Nash Foul: Personal (2 PF)  07:08  
Nash Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  07:04  
  07:04 Lin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:04 Team Rebound 
  07:04
[HOU 58-71]
Lin Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Nash Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Casspi (1 ST)  06:51  
  06:42
[HOU 61-71]
Lin 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Casspi (1 AST) 
Nash Running Jump Shot: Missed  06:22  
  06:20 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:11) 
  06:16 Lin Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Young (2 ST) 
Nash Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Harden (2 ST)  06:07  
  06:00 Casspi 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:59 Harden Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  05:56 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Kaman Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  05:55  
Nash 3pt Shot: Missed  05:44  
  05:42 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:12) 
  05:38 Lin Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
  05:30 Lin Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Kaman Substitution replaced by Johnson  05:30  
Nash Substitution replaced by Farmar  05:30  
Blake 3pt Shot: Missed  05:16  
  05:15 Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Johnson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  05:07  
  05:07
[HOU 62-71]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Young Substitution replaced by Meeks  05:07  
  05:07
[HOU 63-71]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
Farmar Step Back Jump shot: Missed  04:41  
  04:39 Harden Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  04:32
[HOU 65-71]
Howard Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Harden (4 AST) 
Meeks 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Farmar (4 AST)  04:07
[LAL 74-65]
 
  03:55
[HOU 67-74]
Lin Pullup Jump shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Gasol Jump Shot: Missed  03:41  
  03:39 Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:32
[HOU 69-74]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS) 
Meeks Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  03:32  
Gasol Substitution replaced by Hill  03:32  
Blake Substitution replaced by Henry  03:32  
  03:32
[HOU 70-74]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 1 (25 PTS) 
Henry Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO)  03:24  
Farmar Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  03:04  
  03:04
[HOU 71-74]
Lin Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  03:04 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:04
[HOU 72-74]
Lin Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Farmar (5 AST)  02:47
[LAL 77-72]
 
  02:32 Howard Hook Shot: Missed 
Meeks Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:30  
Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed  02:22  
  02:21 Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:08 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Farmar Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  01:59
[LAL 79-72]
 
  01:31 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:31  
  01:31 Howard Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) 
  01:19 Howard Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:19  
Team Rebound  01:19  
  01:19 Howard Substitution replaced by Asik 
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:19  
  01:19 Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Hill Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  01:09  
  01:09
[HOU 73-79]
Parsons Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  01:09
[HOU 74-79]
Parsons Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Hill Jump Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Farmar (6 AST)  00:59.3
[LAL 81-74]
 
  00:46.9 Parsons Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Farmar (1 ST) 
Farmar Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF)  00:42.8  
Farmar Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  00:42.8  
  00:34.0
[HOU 77-81]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (28 PTS) 
Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed  00:20.9  
  00:19.8 Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  00:03.6 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Farmar 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:47
[HOU 80-81]
Casspi 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Beverley (3 AST) 
Farmar Layup Shot: Missed  11:34  
Farmar Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  11:32  
Farmar Jump Bank Shot: Made (11 PTS)  11:30
[LAL 83-80]
 
  11:17 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:17 Team Rebound 
Hill Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF)  11:17  
  11:00 Beverley Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Farmar 3pt Shot: Missed  10:40  
Henry Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:38  
Henry Jump Shot: Missed  10:35  
Farmar Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  10:34  
  10:32 Asik Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Henry Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:32  
Team Rebound  10:32  
Henry Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  10:32
[LAL 84-80]
 
  10:17
[HOU 82-84]
Harden Pullup Jump shot: Made (30 PTS) 
Meeks Layup Shot: Missed  10:06  
  10:05 Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:59
[HOU 84-84]
Harden Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (32 PTS) Assist: Beverley (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:57  
Henry Substitution replaced by Blake  09:57  
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Farmar (7 AST)  09:45
[LAL 86-84]
 
  09:29 Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Blake Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:27  
Johnson Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  09:21  
  09:08 Beverley Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:06  
Farmar 3pt Shot: Missed  08:51  
  08:49 Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  08:25 Harden Jump Shot: Missed Block: Johnson (2 BLK) 
  08:25 Team Rebound 
  08:25 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Meeks 3pt Shot: Missed  08:13  
Team Rebound  08:12  
  08:12 Garcia Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) 
Farmar Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  08:02  
  08:00 Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:54 Garcia 3pt Shot: Missed 
Farmar Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  07:52  
Hill Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  07:44  
  07:24 Casspi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:22  
Meeks 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Harden (1 BLK)  07:03  
  07:01 Harden Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  06:50 Garcia 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:48 Beverley Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  06:44 Casspi Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hill (2 BLK) 
Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:43  
Hill Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Harden (3 ST)  06:40  
Blake Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  06:40  
  06:40 Asik Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:40 Team Rebound 
Hill Substitution replaced by Gasol  06:40  
  06:40 Garcia Substitution replaced by Parsons 
  06:40
[HOU 85-86]
Asik Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Blake Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  06:20
[LAL 88-85]
 
Farmar Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  06:11  
  06:11 Asik Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:11 Team Rebound 
  06:11 Casspi Substitution replaced by Lin 
  06:11
[HOU 86-88]
Asik Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  05:56 Harden Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
  05:56  
Farmar Substitution replaced by Nash  05:56  
  05:56 Asik Substitution replaced by Howard 
Meeks Free Throw Technical (15 PTS)  05:56
[LAL 89-86]
 
Gasol Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  05:48  
  05:27
[HOU 88-89]
Parsons Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Blake Pullup Jump shot: Missed  05:00  
Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:59  
Johnson Tip Shot: Missed  04:59  
Johnson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  04:56  
Johnson Tip Shot: Made (16 PTS)  04:56
[LAL 91-88]
 
  04:46
[HOU 91-91]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (35 PTS) Assist: Parsons (1 AST) 
Nash 3pt Shot: Missed  04:31  
  04:30 Harden Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  04:17 Howard Turnover : 3 Second Violation (4 TO) 
Gasol Turnaround Bank shot: Missed  04:01  
Johnson Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  03:58  
Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Harden (4 ST)  03:57  
  03:52
[HOU 93-91]
Parsons Driving Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Harden (5 AST) 
Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Harden (2 BLK)  03:32  
  03:31 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:13) 
  03:26 Harden Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:25 Beverley Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
Meeks Foul: Personal (3 PF)  03:25  
Nash Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA)  03:24  
  03:24
[HOU 94-91]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  03:24 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Team Rebound  03:23  
  03:23 Parsons Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Nash 3pt Shot: Missed  03:12  
  03:10 Team Rebound 
Gasol Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (2 FTA)  03:10  
  03:10
[HOU 95-91]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  03:10 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Meeks Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:10  
Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed  02:50  
  02:49 Harden Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
Gasol Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (2 FTA)  02:40  
  02:40 Team Timeout : Regular 
Johnson Substitution replaced by Kaman  02:40  
  02:40
[HOU 96-91]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  02:40
[HOU 97-91]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Kaman Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Parsons (1 ST)  02:24  
Meeks Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA)  02:18  
  02:18 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:18 Team Rebound 
  02:18 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  02:18  
  02:06 Beverley Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) 
Nash Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  02:06
[LAL 92-97]
 
Nash Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  02:06
[LAL 93-97]
 
Blake Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA)  02:05  
  02:05 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:05 Team Rebound 
  02:05
[HOU 98-93]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Meeks 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Nash (6 AST)  01:46
[LAL 96-98]
 
  01:21 Lin Running Bank shot: Missed 
Blake Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:19  
Meeks Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  01:13  
  01:13 Team Timeout : Regular 
Kaman Substitution replaced by Johnson  01:13  
  00:55.9 Harden Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:55.9 Team Rebound 
Gasol Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA)  00:53.8  
  00:53.8 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:53.8 Team Rebound 
  00:53.8 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:10)  00:53.8  
Johnson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Howard (1 BLK)  00:39.0  
  00:39.0 Team Rebound 
Team Timeout : Short  00:39.0  
  00:39.0 Jump Ball Howard vs Gasol (Harden gains possession) 
  00:12.9 Harden Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:11)  00:10.9  
Team Timeout : Regular  00:10.9  
Team Timeout : Short  00:03.4  
Blake 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Meeks (2 AST)  00:01.3
[LAL 99-98]
 
  00:01.3 Team Timeout : Short 
Nash Substitution replaced by Kaman  00:01.3  
  00:00.0 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
LAL
5th Pacific
27
55
3-7
14-27
13-28
HOU
2nd Southwest
54
28
5-5
33-8
21-20
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
LAL
Young 17.9
Gasol 9.7
Marshall 8.8
Gasol 1.5
Meeks 1.4
HOU
2 players 26.8
2 players 13.7
2 players 5.8
2 players 2.8
2 players 2.0