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Notebook: Rockets 98, Magic 88


Matt Miller, for NBA.com
Posted Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:09 AM - Updated Mon Dec 09, 2013 12:12 AM

THE FACT: The Houston Rockets are the first team in the NBA this season to grab at least 50 rebounds on nine different occasions.

THE LEAD: The Orlando Magic were hoping for off nights from the Rockets' James Harden and Dwight Howard. Instead, they saw a duo who dictated the game and worked Orlando over on both ends of the court.

Harden finished with 27 points, a season-high-tying 10 assists and eight rebounds, to go with a solid defensive performance against Magic leading scorer Arron Afflalo, to lead Houston to a 98-88 victory Sunday at Toyota Center. Howard (20 points, 22 boards, three blocks) celebrated his 28th birthday with his first 20-point, 20-rebound effort for the Rockets (15-7), who have won eight of their last nine home games and seven of nine overall.

Glen Davis scored 18 points and snatched six rebounds to pace Orlando (6-14), which lost its fifth consecutive game while falling to 1-9 on the road this season. Afflalo chipped in 16 points and matched his season high of nine boards, but the seventh-year guard hit only six of 17 shot attempts. Afflalo's ineffectiveness took its toll on the Magic offense. Orlando shot just 34.4 percent (32-for-93) as a team, including 8-for-29 from 3-point range.

QUOTABLE: "I wanted to just make a conscious effort to stay locked in when I was guarding [Afflalo]. The last couple of games, I've just really been trying to lock in on the defensive end. ... The intensity that I bring on defense is going to rally my team together, so it's my job as a leader to go out there and do it."

-- Harden on shifting his focus to becoming a consistent defensive presence

THE STAT: With starting center Nikola Pekovic (10.9 rpg) sidelined for the third consecutive game, the Magic simply lacked the brawn to contend with Howard and his fellow Rockets on the boards. Houston finished with a 60-43 rebounding edge, dropping Orlando to 0-9 this season when its opponent pulls down more rebounds.

TURNING POINT: The Magic survived the Rockets' red-hot 3-point shooting in the first quarter and cut their deficit to 28-25 behind a 7-0 run at the start of the second period. But, as was the case in the first, Orlando's inability to finish at the hoop led to its demise. The Magic missed five layups over the following five minutes as Houston extended its lead back to double-digits. Orlando never truly threatened again after the string of misses, fading early in the second half before a late-game spurt made the final score appear respectable.

QUOTABLE II: "We started getting more stops, and we just kind of let the game come to us. ... Once we got that down, I think the game started flowing a little bit better for us."

-- Rockets forward Terrence Jones

HOT: Houston, which began the contest 1-for-6 from the field, snapped out of its early-game funk in impressive fashion by relying on the 3-point shot. The Rockets buried seven of eight attempts from behind the arc in a four-and-half-minute span to quickly transform a 9-4 deficit into a 25-12 advantage. Four of Houston's five starters -- Harden, Jones, Chandler Parsons and Patrick Beverley -- contributed to the onslaught of treys.

HOT II: Howard is the first Rocket to snatch at least 18 rebounds in three consecutive games since Ralph Sampson in 1985-86.

QUOTABLE III: "Dwight is, call it what you want, he's still the best big man in the league. Mostly, that's defensively. He's so smart defensively, and everybody talks about his offensive game, but his defensive game is what makes him so special."

-- Magic guard Jameer Nelson

NOT: The Rockets might have blown this game open sooner had they not struggled so mightily at the free-throw line during the first half. Houston misfired on 10 of its first 17 attempts at the charity stripe before concluding the second quarter 3-for-3. Orlando's foul shooting in the opening 24 minutes was not much better, as it went 9-for-16 (56.3 percent).

GOOD MOVE: The Rockets shared the ball exceptionally in certain stretches, assisting on 14 of their first 17 baskets. With the ball constantly darting around the half-court, Orlando's defenders were scrambling for a majority of the night to simultaneously limit Harden and Parsons' dribble penetration and Houston's perimeter-shooting threats.

BAD MOVE: The Magic began the evening with an aggressive mindset and attacked the rim, jumping out to a 9-2 lead. But Orlando became easily discouraged when it failed to convert on several layup attempts during the closing minutes of the first quarter, and the frustration created offensive dysfunction as the game progressed. After dishing out three assists in the opening four minutes, the Magic handed out only three dimes for the remainder of the first half and shot 19-for-44 (43.2 percent) from inside the paint for the game.

QUOTABLE IV: "I felt like it was a little false sense of security, because they were missing shots early on, and they turned the ball over a couple times. ... So when we got the lead, it kind of felt like we relaxed a bit. When they delivered that punch, we didn't do a good job of taking it."

-- Nelson

NOTABLE: Houston coach Kevin McHale revealed that reserve guard Jeremy Lin, who sat out for the sixth straight game Sunday, is nearing his return to the Rockets' lineup. McHale said he thinks Lin will be available as soon as Thursday's tilt with the Trail Blazers in Portland. "I think he'll play Thursday," McHale said. "The plan has been that all along. ... He seems to be running [more fluidly]. He ran pretty hard today and the day before."... Vucevic missed his third consecutive contest with a left ankle sprain. He is still listed as day-to-day, and Orlando coach Jacque Vaughn declined to elaborate on Vucevic's status during his pregame meeting with the media. ... Nelson appeared in his 600th career game. ... Houston has limited its last two opponents to a combined 59-for-169 (34.9 percent) from the field. ... Houston's 60-rebound effort was the club's first 60-rebound performance since it pulled down exactly 60 against the Lakers on Nov. 15, 2009. ... The Rockets improved to 7-0 all-time when Harden reaches 20 points and 10 assists. ... The Magic have lost their last three meetings with Houston. ... The Rockets improved to 31-6 at Toyota Center in December since 2008.

UP NEXT: For the Magic: Monday @ Memphis, Wednesday @ Charlotte, Friday vs. Cleveland. For the Rockets: Thursday @ Portland, Friday @ Golden State, Sunday @ Sacramento.

ORL
HOU
     
    • 34.4%

    • 42.1%

    • 27.6%

    • 30.3%

    • 57.1%

    • 57.1%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
ORL HOU
Total Rebounds 43 60
Offensive Rebounds 15 15
Turnovers 7 18
Fast Break Pts: 12 13
Biggest Lead: 7 22
Points in the Paint: 38 36
ORL HOU
p Davis   18 Harden   27
rb Afflalo   9 Howard   22
a Nelson   4 Harden   10
s Nelson   3 2 players   2
b Maxiell   3 Jones   5
 
  • 12/08 - ORL 88 @ HOU 98
  • 03/05 - HOU 101 @ ORL 89
Orlando Magic (6-14)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Afflalo F 39:04 6-17 1-6 3-4 -17 1 8 9 1 4 0 1 0 1 16
A. Nicholson F 21:30 4-11 1-5 2-2 -12 2 2 4 0 2 0 0 1 1 11
G. Davis C 28:16 8-18 0-0 2-4 -10 5 1 6 3 3 2 1 0 2 18
V. Oladipo G 32:31 2-11 0-3 4-6 -25 1 2 3 0 4 1 2 0 3 8
J. Nelson G 39:26 5-12 4-6 1-3 -14 1 1 2 4 4 3 2 1 2 15
E. Moore   22:07 4-10 2-5 2-3 +19 2 3 5 3 0 2 0 0 0 12
J. Maxiell   18:29 1-4 0-0 0-2 -3 1 4 5 0 5 1 0 3 0 2
R. Price   09:36 0-3 0-2 0-0 +4 0 3 3 2 2 2 0 0 0 0
M. Harkless   26:30 2-7 0-2 2-4 +2 2 4 6 1 4 2 0 2 1 6
D. Lamb   01:15 0-0 0-0 0-0 +3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
K. O'Quinn   01:15 0-0 0-0 0-0 +3 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
S. Jones DNP - Coach's Decision
N. Vucevic DND - Sprained left ankle
Total   240 32-93 8-29 16-28   15 28 43 14 29 13 7 7 10 88
  34.4% 27.6% 57.1%   team rebs: 19 total to: 7
Houston Rockets (15-7)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
C. Parsons F 38:31 7-12 3-6 1-5 +11 0 4 4 4 3 0 3 0 1 18
T. Jones F 34:50 6-13 2-4 2-7 +17 2 11 13 0 3 2 1 5 1 16
D. Howard C 34:05 6-12 0-0 8-14 +5 8 14 22 3 4 2 4 3 2 20
J. Harden G 39:40 7-17 3-7 10-11 +22 4 4 8 10 1 0 3 0 2 27
P. Beverley G 38:52 3-9 2-8 1-3 +17 1 3 4 3 2 0 1 1 0 9
A. Brooks   13:16 1-4 0-2 0-0 -10 0 1 1 1 1 0 3 0 1 2
O. Casspi   22:58 2-5 0-2 2-2 +3 0 6 6 1 2 0 0 1 0 6
F. Garcia   12:53 0-3 0-3 0-0 -7 0 0 0 0 2 1 2 0 0 0
D. Motiejunas   04:06 0-1 0-1 0-0 -5 0 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
R. Brewer   00:48 0-0 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
O. Asik DND - Right Knee Contusion
J. Lin DND - Right Knee Sprain
G. Smith DND - Sprained Right Knee
Total   240 32-76 10-33 24-42   15 45 60 22 20 5 18 10 7 98
  42.1% 30.3% 57.1%   team rebs: 13 total to: 20

inactive

  • Magic: Harris, Turkoglu
  • Rockets: Canaan, Covington

technical fouls

  • Magic: --
  • Rockets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 2
  • Times Tied: 0

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #43 Dan Crawford, #66 Haywoode Workman, #65 Sean Wright
  • Attendance: 16407
  • Duration: 2:20
Orlando Magic (6-14) Houston Rockets (15-7)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Howard vs Davis (Jones gains possession)
  11:44 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  11:43  
Oladipo Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Jones (1 ST)  11:30  
  11:25
[HOU 2-0]
Parsons Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Beverley (1 AST) 
Nelson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Davis (1 AST)  11:07
[ORL 3-2]
 
  10:54 Howard Layup Shot: Missed Block: Nicholson (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  10:53  
Oladipo Substitution replaced by Moore  10:52  
Nicholson 3pt Shot: Missed  10:34  
  10:33 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:29 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Moore Jump Shot: Missed  10:13  
Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:12  
Davis Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Moore (1 AST)  10:09
[ORL 5-2]
 
  09:47 Howard Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Davis (1 ST) 
Moore Substitution replaced by Oladipo  09:46  
Davis Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Howard (1 ST)  09:46  
  09:46 Jump Ball Howard vs Davis (Beverley gains possession) 
  09:36 Harden Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:35 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:26 Howard Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Davis (2 ST) 
Afflalo Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:17
[ORL 7-2]
 
  08:53 Jones Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:51  
Oladipo 3pt Shot: Missed  08:45  
  08:43 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:28 Howard Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Oladipo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:26  
Davis Jump Shot: Missed Block: Howard (1 BLK)  08:16  
Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:14  
Nicholson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Davis (2 AST)  08:12
[ORL 9-2]
 
  08:12 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:59 Team Timeout : Short 
  07:54
[HOU 4-9]
Harden Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Davis Layup Shot: Missed  07:31  
  07:30 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:11 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Oladipo (1 ST) 
Oladipo Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jones (1 BLK)  07:04  
  07:02 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:54
[HOU 7-9]
Parsons 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST) 
Nicholson Layup Shot: Missed  06:40  
  06:39 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  06:25
[HOU 10-9]
Parsons 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST) 
Afflalo Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  06:06  
  06:04 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:55 Jones Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Nelson (1 ST) 
Davis Jump Shot: Missed  05:45  
  05:43 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:34
[HOU 13-9]
Jones 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Howard (1 AST) 
  05:17 Parsons Violation:Kicked Ball 
Davis Substitution replaced by Maxiell  05:17  
Nicholson Jump Shot: Missed  05:06  
  05:05 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  04:58
[HOU 16-9]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:50  
  04:35 Howard Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Oladipo Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:35  
Team Rebound  04:35  
Oladipo Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:35  
  04:35 Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:13 Jones Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  04:11 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  04:08
[HOU 19-9]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Howard (2 AST) 
Nicholson 3pt Shot: Missed  03:55  
  03:54 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:47 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
Oladipo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:45  
Nicholson 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Nelson (1 AST)  03:35
[ORL 12-19]
 
  03:11
[HOU 22-12]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Parsons (1 AST) 
Oladipo Layup Shot: Missed  02:54  
  02:52 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  02:45
[HOU 25-12]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Beverley (2 AST) 
  02:23 Jones Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  02:23
[ORL 13-25]
 
  02:23 Beverley Substitution replaced by Brooks 
  02:23 Jones Substitution replaced by Casspi 
Oladipo Substitution replaced by Moore  02:23  
Afflalo Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  02:23
[ORL 14-25]
 
  02:10 Casspi Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:08  
Afflalo Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS)  02:01
[ORL 16-25]
 
  01:39
[HOU 27-16]
Brooks Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Casspi (1 AST) 
Moore Running Jump Shot: Missed  01:16  
  01:14 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  01:09 Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Moore (1 ST) 
Nelson Driving Layup Shot: Missed  01:04  
Moore Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  01:03  
Moore Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:03
[ORL 18-27]
 
  00:40.9 Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:39.9 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
Nelson Substitution replaced by Price  00:27.5  
Nicholson Substitution replaced by Harkless  00:27.5  
  00:27.5 Parsons Substitution replaced by Garcia 
  00:19.8 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:19.8 Team Rebound 
Maxiell Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  00:19.8  
Afflalo Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:03.1  
  00:03.1 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:03.1 Team Rebound 
  00:03.1
[HOU 28-18]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  00:00.2 Harden Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Price 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Orlando Magic (6-14) Houston Rockets (15-7)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:42 Motiejunas Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  11:42
[ORL 19-28]
 
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  11:42
[ORL 20-28]
 
  11:22 Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Missed 
Price Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:20  
Davis Jump Shot: Missed  11:06  
  11:05 Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:55 Brooks Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Price (1 ST) 
Oladipo Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Price (1 AST)  10:50
[ORL 22-28]
 
  10:34 Motiejunas Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Price (2 ST) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Price (2 AST)  10:29
[ORL 25-28]
 
  10:23 Team Timeout : Regular 
  10:14 Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Harkless (1 BLK) 
  10:14 Team Rebound 
  10:08 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harkless Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:07  
  09:59 Motiejunas Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Moore Jump Shot: Missed  09:51  
  09:50 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Price Foul: Personal (1 PF)  09:36  
Harkless Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  09:26  
  09:26
[HOU 29-25]
Casspi Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  09:26
[HOU 30-25]
Casspi Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  09:03  
Team Rebound  09:03  
  09:03 Garcia Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  09:03 Brooks Substitution replaced by Parsons 
Price Driving Layup Shot: Missed  08:47  
  08:45 Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:39 Garcia 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harkless Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:38  
Oladipo Driving Layup Shot: Missed  08:31  
  08:29 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:24
[HOU 32-25]
Casspi Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Parsons (2 AST) 
Davis Driving Layup Shot: Missed  08:07  
  08:05 Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:00 Garcia Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Harkless (1 ST) 
  07:54 Parsons Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Oladipo Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  07:54
[ORL 26-32]
 
  07:54 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Howard 
  07:54 Garcia Substitution replaced by Harden 
Davis Substitution replaced by Maxiell  07:54  
Moore Substitution replaced by Afflalo  07:54  
Oladipo Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  07:54
[ORL 27-32]
 
  07:41
[HOU 34-27]
Parsons Running Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Harden (4 AST) 
Oladipo Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  07:41  
Price Substitution replaced by Nelson  07:41  
  07:41 Parsons Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Maxiell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:40  
Maxiell Layup Shot: Missed  07:29  
Maxiell Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:28  
Maxiell Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:27
[ORL 29-34]
 
  07:14
[HOU 37-29]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Parsons (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:05  
Afflalo Jump Shot: Missed  06:58  
  06:57 Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:37 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:36 Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  06:36
[HOU 39-29]
Howard Putback Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Oladipo Pullup Jump shot: Missed  06:20  
Team Rebound  06:19  
  06:19 Howard Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Maxiell Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:19  
Team Rebound  06:19  
Maxiell Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:19  
Team Rebound  06:18  
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  06:11  
  06:09 Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Maxiell Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) (2 FTA)  05:58  
  05:58 Parsons Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:58 Team Rebound 
  05:58 Parsons Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Team Rebound  05:56  
Harkless 3pt Shot: Missed  05:40  
  05:38 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Oladipo Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  05:27  
  05:27 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:27 Team Rebound 
  05:27 Casspi Substitution replaced by Jones 
Maxiell Substitution replaced by Davis  05:27  
Harkless Substitution replaced by Nicholson  05:27  
  05:27
[HOU 40-29]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  05:12  
Nicholson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  05:11  
Nicholson Layup Shot: Missed  05:10  
Davis Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  05:09  
Davis Tip Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:09
[ORL 31-40]
 
Nicholson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  04:48  
  04:48
[HOU 41-31]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  04:48
[HOU 42-31]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Davis Jump Shot: Missed  04:37  
Davis Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  04:36  
Davis Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  04:33
[ORL 33-42]
 
  04:13 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:12 Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Nelson Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  04:11  
  04:11 Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:11 Team Rebound 
  04:11 Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  04:09 Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:7) 
  04:05 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:04 Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  04:03 Jones Putback Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:59  
Nicholson 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Jones (2 BLK)  03:44  
  03:42 Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:29
[HOU 44-33]
Howard Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Nelson 3pt Shot: Missed  03:15  
  03:13 Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:02
[HOU 46-33]
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Harden (5 AST) 
Afflalo Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:40
[ORL 35-46]
 
Nicholson Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  02:27  
  02:27  
  02:27 Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:27 Team Rebound 
  02:27 Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Nelson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:25  
Nelson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Howard (2 ST)  02:21  
Afflalo Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  02:19  
  02:19
[HOU 47-35]
Parsons Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  02:19 Parsons Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Team Rebound  02:19  
  02:19 Howard Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
  02:19 Howard Substitution replaced by Casspi 
Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:19  
Team Rebound  02:19  
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:19  
Oladipo Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:19  
Davis Hook Shot: Missed  02:04  
  02:02 Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  01:52 Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:51 Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:46
[HOU 49-35]
Jones Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Harden (6 AST) 
Davis Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (1 FTA)  01:46  
  01:46
[HOU 50-35]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS) 
  01:33 Casspi Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Nicholson Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:33
[ORL 36-50]
 
Nicholson Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:33
[ORL 37-50]
 
  01:20 Jones Jump Shot: Missed Block: Nelson (1 BLK) 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:18  
  01:11 Parsons Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Nelson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:11  
Team Rebound  01:11  
  01:11 Parsons Substitution replaced by Brooks 
Nelson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  01:11
[ORL 38-50]
 
Afflalo Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  01:03  
  01:03
[HOU 51-38]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Price  01:03  
  01:03
[HOU 52-38]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Nelson Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Beverley (1 BLK)  00:52.9  
  00:50.9 Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:42.9 Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Nelson (2 ST) 
Nelson Jump Shot: Missed  00:29.9  
  00:27.8 Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  00:03.6 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
End of 2nd Quarter
Orlando Magic (6-14) Houston Rockets (15-7)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Davis Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Afflalo (1 AST)  11:46
[ORL 40-52]
 
  11:23 Jones Layup Shot: Missed 
  11:22 Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:7) 
  11:22
[HOU 54-40]
Howard Putback Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Davis Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  11:22  
  11:22 Howard Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Nicholson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:22  
  11:09 Parsons Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Oladipo Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  11:09
[ORL 41-54]
 
Oladipo Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  11:09
[ORL 42-54]
 
  10:52
[HOU 56-42]
Howard Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Nicholson 3pt Shot: Missed  10:30  
  10:29 Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:8) 
Nelson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  10:22  
  10:22
[HOU 57-42]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  10:22
[HOU 58-42]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Davis Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Nelson (2 AST)  10:10
[ORL 44-58]
 
  09:45 Parsons Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Nelson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Howard (2 BLK)  09:33  
  09:32 Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:9) 
  09:28 Parsons Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Nicholson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:26  
Davis Jump Shot: Missed  09:17  
Team Rebound  09:16  
  09:16 Jones Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
  09:05 Howard Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
Nicholson Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (9 PTS)  09:05
[ORL 46-58]
 
  08:39 Howard Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:37 Team Rebound 
  08:36
[HOU 60-46]
Beverley Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Parsons (4 AST) 
Nelson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA)  08:36  
  08:36
[HOU 61-46]
Beverley Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS) 
Davis Jump Shot: Missed  08:17  
  08:16 Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  08:10 Howard Foul: Offensive (4 PF) 
  08:10 Howard Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Oladipo 3pt Shot: Missed  07:54  
Nicholson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  07:53  
Nicholson Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (11 PTS)  07:46
[ORL 48-61]
 
Nicholson Foul: Defense 3 Second (2 PF)  07:30  
  07:30
[HOU 62-48]
Harden Free Throw Technical (17 PTS) 
  07:30 Howard Substitution replaced by Casspi 
Nicholson Substitution replaced by Harkless  07:30  
  07:20 Beverley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  07:12 Jones Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Nelson Jump Shot: Missed  07:06  
Harkless Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:05  
Harkless Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:04
[ORL 50-62]
 
Oladipo Foul: Personal (3 PF)  06:51  
  06:43
[HOU 64-50]
Harden Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Afflalo Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA)  06:43  
  06:43
[HOU 65-50]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 1 (20 PTS) 
Afflalo Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Jones (2 ST)  06:24  
  06:15 Parsons Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Davis Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  06:02
[ORL 52-65]
 
  05:40
[HOU 68-52]
Parsons 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Harden (7 AST) 
Oladipo Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  05:24  
  05:24 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:03
[HOU 70-52]
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Afflalo Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:43  
Davis Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  04:42  
Davis Putback Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  04:41
[ORL 54-70]
 
  04:22 Casspi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:21  
Davis Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jones (3 BLK)  04:13  
  04:12 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:07
[HOU 72-54]
Jones Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Harden (8 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:06  
  04:06 Parsons Substitution replaced by Garcia 
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  03:45  
Davis Rebound (Off:5 Def:1)  03:44  
Davis Putback Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  03:43
[ORL 56-72]
 
  03:19
[HOU 75-56]
Jones 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Beverley (3 AST) 
Oladipo 3pt Shot: Missed  02:56  
  02:55 Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  02:43 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:42 Harden Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Oladipo Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA)  02:32  
  02:32
[HOU 76-56]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS) 
Nelson Substitution replaced by Price  02:32  
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Moore  02:32  
  02:32 Beverley Substitution replaced by Brooks 
  02:32
[HOU 77-56]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS) 
Oladipo Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Davis (3 AST)  02:15
[ORL 58-77]
 
  02:04 Garcia Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Harkless (2 ST) 
Harkless 3pt Shot: Missed  01:55  
  01:53 Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  01:36 Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Price Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:34  
  01:20 Garcia Foul: Defense 3 Second (1 PF) 
Moore Free Throw Technical (6 PTS)  01:20
[ORL 59-77]
 
Oladipo Jump Shot: Missed Block: Casspi (1 BLK)  01:09  
  01:08 Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  01:00 Garcia 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:58.9 Harden Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
Davis Foul: Flagrant Type 1 (3 PF) (2 FTA)  00:53.2  
  00:53.2 Harden Free Throw Flagrant 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:53.2 Team Rebound 
  00:53.2
[HOU 78-59]
Harden Free Throw Flagrant 2 of 2 (25 PTS) 
  00:30.8
[HOU 80-59]
Jones Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Moore Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Harkless (1 AST)  00:10.4
[ORL 61-80]
 
  00:04.4
[HOU 82-61]
Jones Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Harden (9 AST) 
Harkless Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  00:04.4  
  00:04.4
[HOU 83-61]
Jones Free Throw 1 of 1 (15 PTS) 
Oladipo Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jones (4 BLK)  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:49 Casspi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Maxiell Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  11:48  
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Moore (2 AST)  11:37
[ORL 64-83]
 
  11:14
[HOU 85-64]
Parsons Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Howard (3 AST) 
  11:05 Casspi Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harkless Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  11:05  
Team Rebound  11:05  
Harkless Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  11:05
[ORL 65-85]
 
  10:48 Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Maxiell (1 ST) 
Afflalo Floating Jump shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Nelson (3 AST)  10:41
[ORL 67-85]
 
  10:24 Howard Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Moore Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  10:22  
  10:20 Brooks Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Moore Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  10:20
[ORL 68-85]
 
Moore Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  10:20  
  10:20 Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  10:07
[HOU 87-68]
Parsons Running Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Nelson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Garcia (1 ST)  09:57  
  09:52
[HOU 89-68]
Casspi Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Brooks (1 AST) 
Maxiell Jump Shot: Missed  09:29  
  09:28 Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Maxiell Foul: Personal (3 PF)  09:11  
  09:05 Garcia 3pt Shot: Missed 
Maxiell Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:04  
Nelson Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  08:56
[ORL 70-89]
 
  08:41 Parsons Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Moore (2 ST) 
Harkless Layup Shot: Missed  08:36  
Harkless Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  08:35  
  08:34 Garcia Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
  08:34  
  08:34 Brooks Substitution replaced by Beverley 
  08:34 Casspi Substitution replaced by Jones 
  08:34 Garcia Substitution replaced by Harden 
Harkless Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:34  
Team Rebound  08:34  
Harkless Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  08:34
[ORL 71-89]
 
Maxiell Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  08:21  
  08:21
[HOU 90-71]
Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  08:21 Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:21  
Nelson 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Moore (3 AST)  08:13
[ORL 74-90]
 
Nelson Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  07:47  
  07:47 Beverley Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:47 Team Rebound 
  07:47 Beverley Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Team Rebound  07:46  
Harkless Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Nelson (4 AST)  07:33
[ORL 76-90]
 
  07:16 Harden Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:15 Harden Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  07:12 Harden Jump Shot: Missed Block: Harkless (2 BLK) 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  07:11  
Afflalo Driving Layup Shot: Missed  07:06  
  07:04 Harden Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  07:00 Harden Layup Shot: Missed Block: Maxiell (1 BLK) 
Moore Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  06:58  
Afflalo Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (15 PTS)  06:52
[ORL 78-90]
 
  06:36 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Moore Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  06:34  
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  06:28  
  06:26 Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:10) 
  06:11 Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:10 Howard Rebound (Off:6 Def:10) 
Harkless Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  06:09  
  06:09
[HOU 91-78]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  06:09 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  06:09  
Nelson 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS)  05:59
[ORL 81-91]
 
  05:39 Howard Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Nelson (3 ST) 
Harkless Jump Shot: Missed  05:32  
Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  05:31  
Afflalo Tip Shot: Missed  05:31  
  05:28 Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
Maxiell Foul: Personal (5 PF) (2 FTA)  05:26  
  05:26 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:26
[HOU 92-81]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  05:26
[HOU 93-81]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:16  
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  05:10  
  05:09 Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:45
[HOU 95-81]
Howard Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Harden (10 AST) 
Harkless Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA)  04:45  
  04:45
[HOU 96-81]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 1 (20 PTS) 
Nelson 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS)  04:33
[ORL 84-96]
 
  04:33 Beverley Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Nelson Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  04:33  
  04:33 Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:10) 
  04:20 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  04:19  
  04:19 Beverley Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Afflalo Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  04:19
[ORL 85-96]
 
Afflalo Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:19  
  04:19 Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:11) 
  03:56 Parsons Jump Shot: Missed Block: Maxiell (2 BLK) 
  03:54 Howard Rebound (Off:7 Def:10) 
  03:54 Howard Tip Shot: Missed 
  03:54 Howard Rebound (Off:8 Def:10) 
  03:53 Howard Jump Shot: Missed Block: Maxiell (3 BLK) 
  03:53 Team Rebound 
  03:31 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Afflalo Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  03:30  
Harkless Jump Shot: Missed Block: Howard (3 BLK)  03:20  
  03:18 Harden Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  02:57 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harkless Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  02:56  
Nelson 3pt Shot: Missed  02:46  
  02:44 Howard Rebound (Off:8 Def:11) 
  02:38
[HOU 98-85]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (27 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:37  
Afflalo 3pt Shot: Missed  02:28  
  02:26 Howard Rebound (Off:8 Def:12) 
  02:02 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Maxiell Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:01  
Moore 3pt Shot: Missed  01:52  
Nelson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:47  
Afflalo Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jones (5 BLK)  01:45  
Team Rebound  01:44  
Maxiell Jump Shot: Missed  01:38  
  01:37 Howard Rebound (Off:8 Def:13) 
  01:15 Harden Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:15 Team Rebound 
  01:15 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Afflalo Substitution replaced by Lamb  01:15  
Nelson Substitution replaced by O'Quinn  01:15  
Maxiell Substitution replaced by Price  01:15  
O'Quinn Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  01:06  
O'Quinn Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  01:06  
Price Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:47.5  
  00:47.5 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:47.5 Team Rebound 
  00:47.5 Parsons Substitution replaced by Casspi 
  00:47.5 Jones Substitution replaced by Garcia 
  00:47.5 Harden Substitution replaced by Brooks 
  00:47.5 Beverley Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  00:47.5 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Harkless Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  00:47.5  
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS)  00:36.6
[ORL 88-98]
 
  00:14.9 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Price Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:13.6  
Price 3pt Shot: Missed  00:07.9  
  00:05.9 Howard Rebound (Off:8 Def:14) 
End of 4th Quarter
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ORL
5th Southeast
23
59
3-7
19-22
4-37
HOU
2nd Southwest
54
28
5-5
33-8
21-20
 
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2 players 26.8
2 players 13.7
2 players 5.8
2 players 2.8
2 players 2.0