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Notebook: Mavericks 111, Rockets 104


Matt Miller, for NBA.com
Posted Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:13 AM - Updated Tue Dec 24, 2013 12:13 AM

THE FACT: Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki passed Alex English for 13th place on the NBA's all-time scoring list with a 13-foot jumper in the opening minute of the third quarter of Monday's win over the Houston Rockets. After finishing with 31 points, Nowitzki needs 765 to leapfrog John Havlicek for No. 12.

THE LEAD: Nowitzki tallied 31 points on 11-for-18 shooting, and Monta Ellis added 14 of his 18 points after halftime as the Mavericks torched the Rockets' perimeter defenders for a 111-104 victory at Toyota Center. Vince Carter poured in 16 points on 6-for-8 shooting off the bench for Dallas (16-12), which snapped a three-game road losing streak.

Dwight Howard finished with 29 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Rockets (18-11), who had won nine of their previous 10 home contests. Chandler Parsons chipped in with 21 points and five boards, but Houston's lackadaisical defense and 18-turnover effort caught up to it in a second half in which it was dominated 61-47.

QUOTABLE: "It was a must-win for us. We had to get back on track to feeling good again after two devastating losses that we figured came because we weren't playing our basketball within our system. Tonight, we came in with a great game plan and stuck to it."
-- Monta Ellis

THE STAT: Dallas reached nine steals for the seventh consecutive game, with seven different Mavericks recording at least one theft. Dallas is averaging 11.3 steals over its last seven games.

TURNING POINT: Houston entered halftime holding a 57-50 lead, but the Mavericks completely turned the tables on the Rockets in the final two periods of play. Fueled by smart decisions in transition and the sharpshooting of its perimeter scorers, who went 8-for-15 (53.3 percent) from 3-point land in the second half, Dallas steamrolled the Rockets 36-21 in the third quarter and never looked back.

QUOTABLE II: "We tried a bunch of different stuff. We tried showing and coming back. We tried staying on him. We tried running at him. Nothing seemed to work."
-- Rockets coach Kevin McHale on why his team failed to slow down Dirk Nowitzki

HOT: Howard continued his recent torrid stretch of play, posting his ninth double-double in the last 10 games. The 6-foot-11 center has averaged 26.5 points on 67.2 percent (43-for-64) shooting and 13.8 rebounds over his last four outings.

NOT: Apart from handing out a few assists, Houston's Francisco Garcia was hardly effective filling in for the injured James Harden (ankle). Garcia not only shot 1-for-6 from the field, but also failed to stop Nowitzki on multiple possessions when the Rockets made one final push in the closing minutes.

GOOD MOVE: Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle played Jae Crowder more than 12 minutes in the second half, and the second-year forward's energy and 11 points on 4-for-5 shooting played a critical role in Dallas' second-half surge.

QUOTABLE III: "You see how it energized our team. ... We were just trying to bring a little energy, and it happened on the offensive end tonight, and it worked out for us."
-- Jae Crowder

BAD MOVE: The Rockets were repeatedly burned by the Mavericks in transition, failing to match up properly and limit the production of Dallas' perimeter shooters. Houston's inability to rotate and defend the 3-point line properly led to a number of great looks from long distance for the Mavericks, who finished 11-for-22 (50.0 percent) from downtown.

NOTABLE: The Rockets played without leading scorer Harden, who sat out for the second straight game with a right high-ankle sprain. Houston also remains without the services of reserve big men Omer Asik (right thigh contusion) and Greg Smith (right knee sprain). ... In a move to match up with the brawny 6-foot-11 Howard, Carlisle started Samuel Dalembert at center. The 6-foot-7 DeJuan Blair, who had started nine of the last 10 contests, never entered the game. ... The Mavericks' Vince Carter became the 10th player in NBA history to connect on 1,700 3-point attempts when he buried a trey with 9:26 remaining in the second quarter. After draining two of three attempts from behind the arc Monday, Carter sits 18 3-pointers shy of passing Dale Ellis (1,719) for ninth all-time. ... Dallas has yet to suffer a three-game losing streak this season. ... Houston fell to 1-8 this season when trailing after three quarters and 2-8 when its opponent connects on more 3-point attempts ... The Rockets have poured in at least 60 points in the paint in three of their last four games.

UP NEXT: For the Mavericks: Thursday vs. San Antonio, Saturday @ Chicago, Monday @ Minnesota. For the Rockets: Wednesday @ San Antonio, Thursday vs. Memphis, Saturday vs. New Orleans.

DAL
HOU
     
    • 50.6%

    • 54.3%

    • 50.0%

    • 36.8%

    • 87.0%

    • 72.4%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DAL HOU
Total Rebounds 33 36
Offensive Rebounds 9 8
Turnovers 11 17
Fast Break Pts: 8 15
Biggest Lead: 15 11
Points in the Paint: 32 60
DAL HOU
p Nowitzki   31 Howard   29
rb Dalembert   7 Howard   15
a 2 players   5 Garcia   6
s Dalembert   3 5 players   1
b Nowitzki   2 Brooks   1
 
  • 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 (16-12)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
S. Marion F 25:19 2-4 0-1 0-0 +7 1 4 5 3 1 2 0 1 0 4
D. Nowitzki F 35:14 11-18 1-3 8-9 +17 0 6 6 3 0 1 1 2 0 31
S. Dalembert C 28:52 3-6 0-0 2-2 -2 4 3 7 0 3 3 0 0 0 8
M. Ellis G 35:59 4-16 2-3 8-10 +3 0 5 5 5 1 2 4 0 0 18
J. Calderon G 32:38 6-12 3-7 0-0 +1 0 1 1 5 5 0 1 0 0 15
V. Carter   28:12 6-8 2-3 2-2 -4 1 3 4 4 5 1 3 0 0 16
J. Crowder   22:49 4-7 3-5 0-0 +3 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 11
B. Wright   19:08 3-3 0-0 0-0 +9 1 2 3 1 4 2 0 0 0 6
G. Mekel   11:49 1-5 0-0 0-0 +1 2 0 2 1 3 0 1 0 1 2
D. Blair DNP - Coach's Decision
W. Ellington DNP - Coach's Decision
B. James DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Larkin DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 40-79 11-22 20-23   9 24 33 23 22 13 11 4 1 111
  50.6% 50.0% 87.0%   team rebs: 5 total to: 11
Houston Rockets (18-11)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
C. Parsons F 43:35 8-15 1-4 4-4 -2 0 5 5 2 2 1 4 0 1 21
T. Jones F 30:23 5-8 0-1 0-0 -12 1 3 4 1 2 0 0 0 1 10
D. Howard C 40:48 10-16 0-0 9-13 +3 5 10 15 4 2 1 4 0 2 29
F. Garcia G 35:01 1-6 1-5 0-0 0 1 3 4 6 3 1 1 0 0 3
J. Lin G 36:51 6-10 1-2 7-10 -4 0 2 2 2 2 1 5 0 0 20
O. Casspi   18:55 1-2 0-0 1-2 -11 0 3 3 2 3 0 1 0 0 3
A. Brooks   27:13 7-13 4-7 0-0 -7 1 2 3 5 4 0 2 1 0 18
R. Brewer   07:14 0-0 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
O. Asik DND - Right Thigh Contusion
I. Canaan DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Harden DND - Sprained Left Ankle
D. Motiejunas DNP - Coach's Decision
G. Smith DND - Right Knee
Total   240 38-70 7-19 21-29   8 28 36 23 18 5 17 1 4 104
  54.3% 36.8% 72.4%   team rebs: 8 total to: 18

inactive

  • Mavericks: Harris, Ledo
  • Rockets: Beverley, Covington

technical fouls

  • Mavericks: --
  • Rockets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 6
  • Times Tied: 4

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #36 David Jones, #45 Brian Forte, #60 James Williams
  • Attendance: 18328
  • Duration: 2:12
Dallas Mavericks (16-12) Houston Rockets (18-11)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Howard vs Dalembert (Marion gains possession)
  11:40 Howard Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
Nowitzki Free Throw Technical (1 PTS)  11:40
[DAL 1-0]
 
Ellis Pullup Jump shot: Missed  11:31  
  11:29 Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:22
[HOU 2-1]
Howard Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jones (1 AST) 
Nowitzki Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS)  11:00
[DAL 3-2]
 
  10:55 Lin Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Marion (1 ST) 
Dalembert Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Calderon (1 AST)  10:46
[DAL 5-2]
 
  10:33
[HOU 4-5]
Parsons Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Howard (1 AST) 
Calderon Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  10:15  
  10:02
[HOU 6-5]
Parsons Driving Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Howard (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  09:56  
Calderon Pullup Jump shot: Missed  09:48  
  09:46 Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:24 Jones Jump Shot: Missed Block: Nowitzki (1 BLK) 
  09:23 Team Rebound 
  09:23 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Ellis Step Back Jump shot: Missed  08:59  
  08:57 Garcia Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:45 Garcia 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dalembert Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:44  
Nowitzki Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  08:24  
Dalembert Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:22  
Nowitzki Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  08:14  
  07:49 Lin Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Dalembert Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:48  
  07:39 Garcia Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Ellis Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  07:39
[DAL 6-6]
 
Ellis Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  07:39
[DAL 7-6]
 
  07:15 Garcia Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Ellis (1 ST) 
Ellis Layup Shot: Missed  07:10  
Dalembert Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  07:09  
Dalembert Putback Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:09
[DAL 9-6]
 
  06:58
[HOU 8-9]
Parsons Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Ellis (1 AST)  06:35
[DAL 11-8]
 
Nowitzki Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF)  06:22  
  06:22
[HOU 9-11]
Lin Free Throw Technical (1 PTS) 
Nowitzki Substitution replaced by Carter  06:22  
  06:10
[HOU 11-11]
Lin Step Back Jump shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Ellis Running Jump Shot: Missed  05:57  
  05:55 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:41
[HOU 13-11]
Lin Driving Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Garcia (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:34  
  05:34 Jones Substitution replaced by Casspi 
  05:34 Lin Substitution replaced by Brooks 
Calderon 3pt Shot: Missed  05:24  
  05:23 Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:15 Parsons Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Marion (2 ST) 
Calderon 3pt Shot: Missed  05:07  
  05:06 Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:54 Brooks Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Carter Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Howard (1 ST)  04:40  
  04:23
[HOU 16-11]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Casspi (1 AST) 
Carter Reverse Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:09
[DAL 13-16]
 
  03:44 Parsons Jump Shot: Missed 
Marion Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:43  
Calderon 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Marion (1 AST)  03:25
[DAL 16-16]
 
  03:03
[HOU 18-16]
Howard Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Garcia (2 AST) 
Carter Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  03:03  
Calderon Substitution replaced by Crowder  03:03  
  03:03
[HOU 19-16]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
  02:49 Brooks Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  02:49 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:49 Garcia Substitution replaced by Brewer 
Marion Substitution replaced by Nowitzki  02:49  
Dalembert Substitution replaced by Wright  02:49  
Ellis Substitution replaced by Mekel  02:49  
Carter Jump Shot: Missed  02:40  
  02:39 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Mekel Foul: Personal (1 PF)  02:32  
  02:19 Casspi Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Carter (1 ST) 
Nowitzki 3pt Shot: Missed  02:10  
  02:09 Brooks Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:02
[HOU 22-16]
Parsons 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Brooks (1 AST) 
Nowitzki Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  01:41  
  01:40 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:33 Parsons Layup Shot: Missed 
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:31  
Carter Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:18
[DAL 18-22]
 
  00:57.6
[HOU 24-18]
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Brooks (2 AST) 
Nowitzki Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Carter (1 AST)  00:35.1
[DAL 20-24]
 
  00:18.5
[HOU 26-20]
Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Carter Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST)  00:01.9  
End of 1st Quarter
Dallas Mavericks (16-12) Houston Rockets (18-11)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:41
[HOU 28-20]
Casspi Turnaround Bank shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Wright Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Carter (2 AST)  11:28
[DAL 22-28]
 
Mekel Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  11:16  
  11:16 Casspi Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:16 Team Rebound 
  11:16
[HOU 29-22]
Casspi Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  11:06 Jones Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Mekel Running Jump Shot: Missed  11:01  
  10:59 Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:48 Brooks Running Bank shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:46  
Crowder Jump Shot: Missed  10:32  
Carter Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:31  
Carter Putback Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  10:31
[DAL 24-29]
 
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  10:31  
  10:16
[HOU 32-24]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST) 
Mekel Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:06
[DAL 26-32]
 
  09:52
[HOU 34-26]
Brooks Pullup Jump shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Mekel Running Jump Shot: Missed  09:39  
Mekel Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:39  
  09:39 Casspi Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Carter 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS)  09:29
[DAL 29-34]
 
  09:08 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:08  
  09:00 Jones Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Nowitzki Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  09:00
[DAL 30-34]
 
Carter Substitution replaced by Ellis  09:00  
Nowitzki Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  09:00
[DAL 31-34]
 
  08:49 Lin Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Nowitzki (1 ST) 
Wright Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Nowitzki (1 AST)  08:44
[DAL 33-34]
 
  08:26
[HOU 37-33]
Lin 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Brooks (3 AST) 
Nowitzki Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  08:05
[DAL 35-37]
 
  07:49 Brooks Running Hook Shot: Missed 
  07:48 Brooks Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:44 Lin Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Crowder (1 ST) 
  07:35 Lin Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
  07:35  
  07:35 Brooks Substitution replaced by Howard 
  07:35 Casspi Substitution replaced by Parsons 
  07:35 Brewer Substitution replaced by Garcia 
Nowitzki Substitution replaced by Marion  07:35  
Crowder Substitution replaced by Calderon  07:35  
Mekel Substitution replaced by Carter  07:35  
Ellis Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:35  
Team Rebound  07:35  
Wright Substitution replaced by Dalembert  07:35  
Ellis Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  07:35
[DAL 36-37]
 
  07:18
[HOU 39-36]
Parsons Running Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Garcia (3 AST) 
  07:02 Howard Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Ellis Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:02  
Team Rebound  07:02  
Ellis Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  07:02
[DAL 37-39]
 
Dalembert Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  06:47  
  06:47 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:47 Team Rebound 
  06:47 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Ellis Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:47  
Marion Jump Shot: Missed  06:35  
  06:34 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:25 Garcia Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:24 Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:22
[HOU 41-37]
Jones Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Calderon 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Carter (3 AST)  05:59
[DAL 40-41]
 
Marion Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  05:38  
  05:38 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:38
[HOU 42-40]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  05:38
[HOU 43-40]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Ellis Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Garcia (1 ST)  05:24  
Calderon Foul: Personal (1 PF)  05:08  
Marion Substitution replaced by Nowitzki  05:08  
Carter Substitution replaced by Crowder  05:08  
  04:55
[HOU 45-40]
Howard Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Dalembert Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:44
[DAL 42-45]
 
  04:25
[HOU 47-42]
Howard Running Hook Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Lin (1 AST) 
Dalembert Pullup Jump shot: Missed  04:12  
  04:10 Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:06
[HOU 49-42]
Lin Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:05  
Dalembert Substitution replaced by Wright  04:05  
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Missed  03:45  
  03:42 Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:34 Garcia 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:32 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:32 Howard Tip Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:30  
Ellis Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Lin (1 ST)  03:21  
  03:17
[HOU 51-42]
Jones Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Garcia (4 AST) 
Crowder Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  03:03  
  02:50 Lin Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Ellis Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:48  
Crowder 3pt Shot: Missed  02:41  
  02:40 Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  02:21 Lin Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Wright (1 ST) 
Ellis Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  02:16  
  02:16 Lin Substitution replaced by Brooks 
Wright Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  02:01  
  02:01 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:01 Team Rebound 
Crowder Substitution replaced by Carter  02:01  
Ellis Substitution replaced by Marion  02:01  
  02:01
[HOU 52-42]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Wright Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Carter (4 AST)  01:49
[DAL 44-52]
 
  01:30
[HOU 55-44]
Garcia 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Brooks (4 AST) 
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Calderon (2 AST)  01:11
[DAL 46-55]
 
  00:54.9 Howard Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Wright (2 ST) 
Marion Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nowitzki (2 AST)  00:46.6
[DAL 48-55]
 
  00:28.3 Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:28.3 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  00:28.3
[HOU 57-48]
Howard Putback Slam Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Calderon Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS)  00:09.9
[DAL 50-57]
 
  00:01.3 Howard Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Nowitzki (2 BLK) 
Marion Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:00.2  
End of 2nd Quarter
Dallas Mavericks (16-12) Houston Rockets (18-11)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:38 Howard Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Ellis Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  11:37  
Ellis Pullup Jump shot: Missed  11:20  
Dalembert Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  11:19  
  11:19 Garcia Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Nowitzki Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS)  11:08
[DAL 52-57]
 
  10:57 Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  10:55  
Calderon 3pt Shot: Missed  10:42  
  10:41 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
Calderon Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  10:31  
  10:31 Lin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:31 Team Rebound 
  10:31
[HOU 58-52]
Lin Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Calderon 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Ellis (2 AST)  10:12
[DAL 55-58]
 
Dalembert Foul: Personal (2 PF)  10:07  
  09:57 Howard Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Dalembert (1 ST) 
Nowitzki 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Marion (2 AST)  09:47
[DAL 58-58]
 
  09:46 Team Timeout : Short 
  09:33 Parsons Jump Shot: Missed Block: Marion (1 BLK) 
Ellis Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:30  
Calderon Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Ellis (3 AST)  09:28
[DAL 60-58]
 
  09:07 Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
Marion Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:06  
Ellis Jump Shot: Missed  08:56  
  08:55 Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:47 Lin Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Dalembert (2 ST) 
Ellis 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Calderon (3 AST)  08:39
[DAL 63-58]
 
  08:13 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
Calderon Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:12  
Nowitzki Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Calderon (4 AST)  08:08
[DAL 65-58]
 
  08:08 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:57 Garcia 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:54 Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  07:54
[HOU 60-65]
Howard Putback Dunk Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Nowitzki 3pt Shot: Missed  07:36  
  07:35 Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
Calderon Foul: Personal (3 PF)  07:31  
  07:20 Howard Running Hook Shot: Missed 
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:18  
Calderon Pullup Bank shot: Made (15 PTS)  07:02
[DAL 67-60]
 
Calderon Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (3 FTA)  06:41  
  06:41
[HOU 61-67]
Lin Free Throw 1 of 3 (12 PTS) 
  06:41 Lin Free Throw 2 of 3 Missed 
  06:41 Team Rebound 
Calderon Substitution replaced by Mekel  06:41  
  06:41
[HOU 62-67]
Lin Free Throw 3 of 3 (13 PTS) 
Ellis Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Parsons (1 ST)  06:23  
  06:19
[HOU 64-67]
Parsons Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Howard (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  06:17  
Nowitzki Substitution replaced by Carter  06:17  
Mekel Substitution replaced by Crowder  06:17  
  06:17 Lin Substitution replaced by Brooks 
  06:09 Brooks Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  06:09 Jones Substitution replaced by Casspi 
Marion 3pt Shot: Missed  05:59  
  05:58 Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  05:49
[HOU 66-67]
Parsons Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Brooks (5 AST) 
  05:34 Casspi Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dalembert Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  05:34
[DAL 68-66]
 
Dalembert Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  05:34
[DAL 69-66]
 
  05:20
[HOU 68-69]
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Parsons (1 AST) 
Ellis Driving Hook Shot: Missed  04:59  
Dalembert Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  04:58  
Dalembert Tip Shot: Missed  04:58  
Marion Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:56  
Ellis Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  04:42
[DAL 71-68]
 
  04:28 Parsons Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Dalembert (3 ST) 
Crowder 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Marion (3 AST)  04:20
[DAL 74-68]
 
  03:53 Garcia 3pt Shot: Missed 
Carter Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:52  
Ellis Pullup Jump shot: Made (11 PTS)  03:43
[DAL 76-68]
 
  03:24 Howard Hook Shot: Missed Block: Crowder (1 BLK) 
  03:22 Garcia Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:17 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Marion Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:16  
Ellis Pullup Jump shot: Missed  03:02  
  03:01 Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:58 Parsons Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) 
  02:58 Parsons Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:58  
Marion Substitution replaced by Mekel  02:58  
Dalembert Substitution replaced by Wright  02:58  
Ellis Substitution replaced by Nowitzki  02:58  
  02:58 Garcia Substitution replaced by Lin 
Carter 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Mekel (1 AST)  02:47
[DAL 79-68]
 
Wright Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  02:35  
  02:35
[HOU 69-79]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS) 
  02:35
[HOU 70-79]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
Carter Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (14 PTS)  02:17
[DAL 81-70]
 
  01:59 Brooks Running Bank shot: Missed 
Carter Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:58  
  01:42 Casspi Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Nowitzki Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:42  
Team Rebound  01:42  
Nowitzki Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS)  01:42
[DAL 82-70]
 
Carter Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  01:37  
  01:37
[HOU 71-82]
Parsons Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  01:37
[HOU 72-82]
Parsons Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Carter Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  01:21  
  01:05 Casspi Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:04 Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:7) 
Wright Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  01:04  
  01:04
[HOU 73-82]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS) 
  01:04
[HOU 74-82]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS) 
Crowder Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Nowitzki (3 AST)  00:48.8
[DAL 84-74]
 
  00:32.6
[HOU 76-84]
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Parsons (2 AST) 
  00:17.3 Parsons Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Carter Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  00:17.3
[DAL 85-76]
 
Wright Substitution replaced by Dalembert  00:17.3  
Nowitzki Substitution replaced by Marion  00:17.3  
Carter Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  00:17.3
[DAL 86-76]
 
  00:02.7
[HOU 78-86]
Lin Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Carter 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Crowder 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST)  11:42
[DAL 89-78]
 
  11:24
[HOU 80-89]
Jones Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Casspi (2 AST) 
Mekel Jump Shot: Missed Block: Brooks (1 BLK)  11:04  
Mekel Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  11:03  
Mekel Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  11:00  
  10:57 Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  10:52 Parsons Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Crowder (2 ST) 
Mekel Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF)  10:47  
Mekel Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  10:47  
Carter Substitution replaced by Ellis  10:47  
Mekel Substitution replaced by Calderon  10:47  
  10:27 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:26  
Nowitzki Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  10:10  
  10:07 Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  10:01
[HOU 82-89]
Jones Running Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Ellis 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Crowder (1 AST)  09:38
[DAL 92-82]
 
  09:22 Parsons Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  09:21  
Crowder 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Ellis (4 AST)  09:14
[DAL 95-82]
 
  09:13 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:13 Brooks Substitution replaced by Garcia 
  09:13 Casspi Substitution replaced by Howard 
  08:56
[HOU 84-95]
Howard Hook Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Garcia (5 AST) 
  08:37 Lin Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Nowitzki Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS)  08:37
[DAL 96-84]
 
Nowitzki Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS)  08:37
[DAL 97-84]
 
  08:20 Howard Hook Shot: Missed 
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  08:18  
Nowitzki Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (25 PTS)  07:59
[DAL 99-84]
 
  07:43
[HOU 86-99]
Jones Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Crowder 3pt Shot: Missed  07:15  
Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:14  
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Missed  07:10  
  07:09 Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:8) 
  06:52 Lin 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:52 Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:8) 
Wright Foul: Personal (4 PF)  06:52  
Nowitzki Substitution replaced by Carter  06:52  
Crowder Substitution replaced by Marion  06:52  
Wright Substitution replaced by Dalembert  06:52  
  06:43 Howard Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Dalembert Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed  06:28  
  06:26 Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:9) 
Carter Foul: Personal (3 PF)  06:12  
  06:08 Howard Turnover : Traveling (4 TO) 
Ellis 3pt Shot: Missed  05:54  
  05:54 Team Rebound 
Dalembert Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF)  05:54  
  05:54  
  05:54 Jones Substitution replaced by Brooks 
Ellis Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  05:42  
  05:42
[HOU 87-99]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (29 PTS) 
  05:42 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Carter Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:42  
Marion Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ellis (5 AST)  05:23
[DAL 101-87]
 
  05:01
[HOU 90-101]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Howard (4 AST) 
Ellis Pullup Jump shot: Missed  04:41  
  04:39 Garcia Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Dalembert Violation:Defensive Goaltending  04:31  
  04:31
[HOU 92-101]
Parsons Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Garcia (6 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:31  
Marion Substitution replaced by Nowitzki  04:31  
Calderon 3pt Shot: Missed  04:14  
  04:13 Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:10) 
Calderon Foul: Personal Block (5 PF) (2 FTA)  04:04  
  04:04
[HOU 93-101]
Lin Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  04:04
[HOU 94-101]
Lin Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  03:48 Garcia Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Nowitzki Free Throw 1 of 2 (26 PTS)  03:48
[DAL 102-94]
 
Nowitzki Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS)  03:48
[DAL 103-94]
 
  03:38
[HOU 97-103]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Lin (2 AST) 
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Made (29 PTS) Assist: Calderon (5 AST)  03:22
[DAL 105-97]
 
  03:11 Lin Jump Shot: Missed 
Dalembert Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  03:10  
Nowitzki Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (31 PTS)  02:49
[DAL 107-97]
 
  02:28
[HOU 99-107]
Brooks Running Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Ellis Jump Shot: Missed  02:01  
  02:00 Brooks Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:53 Brooks Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Ellis (2 ST) 
Calderon Pullup Jump shot: Missed  01:32  
  01:30 Garcia Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Carter Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  01:23  
  01:23
[HOU 100-107]
Parsons Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  01:23
[HOU 101-107]
Parsons Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
  01:20 Brooks Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  01:08 Brooks Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Ellis Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  01:08
[DAL 108-101]
 
Ellis Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  01:08
[DAL 109-101]
 
  01:08 Team Timeout : Regular 
Carter Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA)  01:04  
  01:04 Lin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:04 Team Rebound 
  01:04
[HOU 102-109]
Lin Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  00:49.0 Howard Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Ellis Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  00:49.0
[DAL 110-102]
 
Nowitzki Substitution replaced by Crowder  00:49.0  
Ellis Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  00:49.0
[DAL 111-102]
 
  00:43.9 Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ellis Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  00:41.9  
Ellis Pullup Jump shot: Missed  00:21.9  
  00:19.8 Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:15.5
[HOU 104-111]
Lin Driving Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
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