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Notebook: Rockets 107, Pelicans 98


Matt Miller, for NBA.com
Posted Sun Dec 29, 2013 1:34 AM - Updated Sun Dec 29, 2013 1:49 AM

THE FACT: The Houston Rockets have earned three consecutive victories over divisional opponents for the first time since December 2009 after defeating San Antonio, Memphis and New Orleans in the last four nights.

THE LEAD: Dwight Howard scored 24 points and grabbed 18 rebounds to lead five starters in double figures for the Rockets, whose late surge was enough to inch past the Pelicans 107-98 on Saturday at Toyota Center. James Harden netted 11 of his 21 points in the fourth quarter, while Jeremy Lin chipped in 10 of his own in the final period for Houston (21-11), which has won three consecutive games and 11 of 13 at home. Terrence Jones finished with 17 points on 6-for-8 shooting and eight rebounds, including one massive defensive board that swung the momentum in the Rockets' favor.

Ryan Anderson led the Pelicans (13-15), who had a two-game win streak snapped while losing on the road for the fifth time in their last six away affairs. The lanky Anthony Davis held his own in his matchup with the brawny Howard, pouring in 18 points to go with 16 boards.

QUOTABLE: "That's what I'm here for, just to be a playmaker and finish games off. ... Our first three quarters, we weren't great. We just stuck around. ... In the fourth quarter, when the time was right, we just did everything that we needed to do to win."
-- James Harden

THE STAT: The Rockets attempted 24 more free throws than New Orleans and finished with a 19-point edge at the charity stripe. The Pelicans were also whistled for 14 more personal fouls than Houston (25-11).

QUOTABLE II: "Anything I say is going to get me in trouble, so I'll just leave it at that -- 32 to eight."
-- New Orleans coach Monty Williams on the free-throw disparity

TURNING POINT: The Pelicans held a 92-88 lead with possession with less than six minutes remaining when Jones ripped a rebound away from Tyreke Evans and converted a three-point play on the other end of the court. The hard-nosed, assertive play energized the struggling Rockets, who proceeded to put together a 13-3 run that gave them a 101-95 advantage.

QUOTABLE III: "Terrence had a huge play on the rebound and coast-to-coast that kind of got the crowd back into it. Jeremy hit a 3 after that. We finally started to get some mojo going."
-- Houston coach Kevin McHale

HOT: The Rockets' starting frontcourt of Jones, Howard and Chandler Parsons terrorized the Pelicans' weak interior defense. The trio teamed up for 60 points on 22-for-30 (73.3 percent) shooting and 33 rebounds.

NOT: Harden and Francisco Garcia's combined 1-for-11 shooting from 3-point range spearheaded a dismal 6-for-26 (23.1 percent) performance from behind the arc for the Rockets.

GOOD MOVE: Lin did not let his struggles in the first three periods keep him from remaining aggressive in the fourth quarter. The fourth-year guard poured in all 10 of his points in the final 12 minutes, playing a pivotal role in keeping New Orleans from pulling away before Houston could rally in the closing minutes.

BAD MOVE: Howard was careless with the ball throughout the evening and a tad too physical in the post at times, leading the 6-foot-10 center to commit a season-worst eight turnovers.

NOTABLE: New Orleans played without starting shooting guard Eric Gordon (right hip contusion) for the second game in a row, but big man Jason Smith returned to action after missing the last three games with a bone bruise in his right knee. Anthony Morrow started for Gordon in Friday's win over Denver, but Williams elected to start Brian Roberts at shooting guard against Houston. ... Howard picked up his fifth technical foul of the season in the second quarter for voicing his displeasure over an official's decision to call a travel on Howard when he thought he was fouled by Anderson. Aaron Brooks added to Houston's technical-foul count when he slammed the ball against the glass in frustration after he was whistled for traveling midway through the fourth period. ... Hall of Famer and Rockets legend Moses Malone watched Saturday's contest from a courtside seat. ... Houston has won five consecutive meetings with New Orleans at Toyota Center. ... The Rockets have won 34 of 41 December home games dating back to 2008. ... Houston is 4-0 when playing the first game of a back-to-back set at Toyota Center. ... Evans has dished out an average of 9.4 assists in his last four appearances. ... The Pelicans have reached 28 assists in three straight games. ... New Orleans fell to 1-12 against teams with a winning record.

UP NEXT: For the Pelicans: Monday vs. Portland, Wednesday @ Minnesota, Friday @ Boston. For the Rockets: Sunday @ Oklahoma City, Tuesday vs. Sacramento, Friday vs. New York.

NOP
HOU
     
    • 44.1%

    • 49.4%

    • 45.5%

    • 23.1%

    • 75.0%

    • 78.1%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
NOP HOU
Total Rebounds 42 47
Offensive Rebounds 12 12
Turnovers 10 14
Fast Break Pts: 4 14
Biggest Lead: 5 11
Points in the Paint: 40 58
NOP HOU
p Anderson   22 Howard   24
rb Davis   16 Howard   18
a 2 players   9 Lin   5
s Aminu   2 Parsons   2
b 5 players   1 Jones   3
 
  • 12/28 - NOP 98 @ HOU 107
  • 01/15 - HOU 103 @ NOP 100
  • 04/12 - NOP 104 @ HOU 111
  • 04/16 - HOU 100 @ NOP 105
New Orleans Pelicans (13-15)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Aminu F 29:57 5-10 2-3 0-0 -8 0 1 1 2 2 2 1 1 0 12
R. Anderson F 38:20 8-15 3-8 3-4 -3 4 8 12 1 4 1 1 0 0 22
A. Davis C 37:47 8-14 0-0 2-2 -12 5 11 16 0 4 1 0 1 1 18
B. Roberts G 19:33 2-3 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 4 1 1 1 0 5
J. Holiday G 31:45 1-9 0-1 1-2 -12 0 3 3 9 1 0 4 1 1 3
T. Evans   32:21 7-21 2-5 0-0 -17 2 2 4 9 4 0 2 0 2 16
A. Ajinca   05:01 1-2 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2
D. Miller   11:40 1-3 0-1 0-0 -1 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 2
J. Smith   14:48 5-9 0-0 0-0 0 1 3 4 2 2 0 0 1 1 10
A. Morrow   06:23 0-2 0-1 0-0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Rivers   12:25 3-5 2-2 0-0 +11 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 8
L. Amundson DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Withey DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 41-93 10-22 6-8   12 30 42 28 25 5 10 5 5 98
  44.1% 45.5% 75.0%   team rebs: 7 total to: 12
Houston Rockets (21-11)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
C. Parsons F 40:07 6-10 1-2 6-6 +15 1 6 7 4 0 2 0 0 1 19
T. Jones F 34:17 6-8 0-0 5-6 +9 1 7 8 2 0 0 0 3 1 17
D. Howard C 42:14 10-11 0-0 4-6 +12 6 12 18 3 4 1 8 1 0 24
J. Harden G 40:20 7-17 1-7 6-7 +2 1 4 5 2 2 0 3 0 0 21
J. Lin G 34:07 3-12 2-5 2-2 +7 0 3 3 5 2 1 2 0 1 10
O. Casspi   12:39 3-6 1-3 0-3 +7 2 2 4 0 0 1 0 1 0 7
A. Brooks   20:09 3-8 1-5 2-2 -1 1 0 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 9
F. Garcia   12:17 0-4 0-4 0-0 -1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
D. Motiejunas   03:50 0-1 0-0 0-0 -5 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
O. Asik DND - Right Thigh/Knee
R. Brewer DNP - Coach's Decision
I. Canaan DNP - Coach's Decision
G. Smith DND - Sprained Right Knee
Total   240 38-77 6-26 25-32   12 35 47 19 11 6 14 5 5 107
  49.4% 23.1% 78.1%   team rebs: 4 total to: 14

inactive

  • Pelicans: Gordon, Stiemsma
  • Rockets: Beverley, Covington

technical fouls

  • Pelicans: --
  • Rockets: Brooks, Howard

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 9
  • Times Tied: 10

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #8 Marc Davis, #79 Kevin Scott, #46 Ben Taylor
  • Attendance: 18233
  • Duration: 2:11
New Orleans Pelicans (13-16) Houston Rockets (22-11)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Howard vs Davis (Parsons gains possession)
  11:44 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:43 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:39 Howard Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Aminu (1 ST) 
Anderson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Roberts (1 AST)  11:29
[NOP 3-0]
 
  11:18 Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed 
Anderson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:17  
  10:57 Harden Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Davis Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Roberts (2 AST)  10:47
[NOP 5-0]
 
  10:26
[HOU 2-5]
Howard Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Davis Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Holiday (1 AST)  10:07
[NOP 7-2]
 
  09:47
[HOU 4-7]
Howard Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Parsons (1 AST) 
Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed  09:34  
  09:33 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Anderson Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF)  09:19  
  09:19
[HOU 5-7]
Harden Free Throw Technical (1 PTS) 
  09:09 Jones Layup Shot: Missed Block: Davis (1 BLK) 
Holiday Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:07  
Holiday Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Howard (1 ST)  09:02  
  08:57
[HOU 7-7]
Parsons Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Jones (1 AST) 
  08:51 Howard Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  08:51
[NOP 8-7]
 
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  08:51
[NOP 9-7]
 
  08:29 Howard Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Holiday Step Back Jump shot: Missed  08:14  
Anderson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:12  
Anderson Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  08:09
[NOP 11-7]
 
  08:05 Lin Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Anderson (1 ST) 
Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed  08:01  
  08:00 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:38
[HOU 9-11]
Jones Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lin (1 AST) 
Holiday Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:17
[NOP 13-9]
 
  07:09 Howard Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Roberts (1 ST) 
Roberts Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  07:08  
  07:01
[HOU 11-13]
Harden Driving Dunk Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Holiday Jump Shot: Missed  06:42  
  06:41 Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:36
[HOU 13-13]
Jones Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lin (2 AST) 
Davis Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  06:36  
  06:36
[HOU 14-13]
Jones Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Roberts 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Holiday (2 AST)  06:23
[NOP 16-14]
 
Davis Violation:Defensive Goaltending  06:07  
  06:07
[HOU 16-16]
Howard Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST) 
Anderson Step Back Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Aminu (1 AST)  05:50
[NOP 18-16]
 
Roberts Foul: Personal (1 PF)  05:46  
  05:46 Team Timeout : Regular 
Roberts Substitution replaced by Evans  05:46  
  05:23 Jones Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:22 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  05:22
[HOU 18-18]
Howard Putback Slam Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed  05:03  
  05:02 Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:47 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Davis (1 ST) 
Evans Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:40
[NOP 20-18]
 
  04:27
[HOU 20-20]
Parsons Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lin (3 AST) 
Aminu Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  04:27  
  04:27
[HOU 21-20]
Parsons Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Aminu 3pt Shot: Missed  04:09  
  04:08 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:01 Lin Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:59  
Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed  03:52  
  03:52 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:42 Lin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Aminu Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:41  
Aminu Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  03:37  
  03:37 Jones Substitution replaced by Casspi 
Anderson Substitution replaced by Ajinca  03:37  
  03:25 Lin 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:24 Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  03:07 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:06 Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
Ajinca Foul: Personal (1 PF)  03:01  
  03:01 Lin Substitution replaced by Brooks 
Aminu Substitution replaced by Miller  03:01  
  02:50
[HOU 23-20]
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Holiday Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Casspi (1 ST)  02:38  
  02:33 Parsons Layup Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:32  
Evans Hook Shot: Missed  02:25  
  02:24 Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
Holiday Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  02:21  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:21  
Holiday Substitution replaced by Roberts  02:21  
  02:21
[HOU 24-20]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  02:21
[HOU 25-20]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Ajinca Jump Shot: Missed  02:01  
  02:00 Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  01:52
[HOU 27-20]
Harden Pullup Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Roberts Pullup Jump shot: Missed  01:28  
  01:26 Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:19
[HOU 29-20]
Casspi Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Howard (1 AST) 
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  01:00  
  00:59.9 Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  00:43.7
[HOU 31-20]
Howard Reverse Slam Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Evans Running Bank shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ajinca (1 AST)  00:28.2
[NOP 22-31]
 
  00:04.9 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:02.9  
Evans 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
New Orleans Pelicans (13-16) Houston Rockets (22-11)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Evans Driving Jump shot: Missed  11:48  
Anderson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  11:46  
Anderson Tip Shot: Missed  11:46  
Anderson Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  11:44  
Evans Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Garcia (1 ST)  11:41  
  11:31 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:31 Casspi Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Evans Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  11:30  
  11:30 Casspi Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:30 Team Rebound 
Miller Substitution replaced by Morrow  11:30  
  11:30 Casspi Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Evans Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:30  
  11:18 Motiejunas Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Smith Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Evans (1 AST)  11:03
[NOP 24-31]
 
  10:52 Motiejunas Layup Shot: Missed Block: Smith (1 BLK) 
Anderson Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  10:51  
Evans Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  10:42
[NOP 26-31]
 
  10:29 Casspi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Morrow Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:28  
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:16
[NOP 28-31]
 
  10:15 Team Timeout : Short 
  10:00 Garcia 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:59 Casspi Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  09:55 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:55 Brooks Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:49
[HOU 34-28]
Casspi 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (1 AST) 
  09:31 Brooks Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Anderson Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  09:31
[NOP 29-34]
 
  09:31 Harden Substitution replaced by Parsons 
Anderson Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  09:31
[NOP 30-34]
 
  09:11 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Anderson Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  09:10  
Morrow 3pt Shot: Missed  08:55  
Evans Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:54  
Evans 3pt Shot: Missed  08:46  
  08:45 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:35 Garcia 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:34  
Evans Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  08:27
[NOP 32-34]
 
Roberts Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  08:10  
  08:10 Casspi Substitution replaced by Howard 
  08:10 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Jones 
  08:10
[HOU 35-32]
Brooks Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  08:10
[HOU 36-32]
Brooks Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  07:51  
  07:50 Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:38
[HOU 38-32]
Brooks Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Morrow Pullup Jump shot: Missed  07:18  
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:16  
Smith Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Evans (2 AST)  07:06
[NOP 34-38]
 
  06:38 Howard Layup Shot: Missed 
Anderson Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  06:37  
Anderson Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  06:32  
Anderson Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  06:32  
  06:32 Brooks Substitution replaced by Lin 
Roberts Substitution replaced by Holiday  06:32  
  06:18
[HOU 40-34]
Jones Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Parsons (2 AST) 
Smith Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Evans (3 AST)  05:59
[NOP 36-40]
 
  05:49
[HOU 43-36]
Parsons 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Garcia (1 AST) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  05:19  
Evans Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  05:07  
  05:07 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:07 Garcia Substitution replaced by Harden 
Smith Substitution replaced by Davis  05:07  
Morrow Substitution replaced by Aminu  05:07  
  05:07
[HOU 44-36]
Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  05:07
[HOU 45-36]
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Aminu Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Evans (4 AST)  04:48
[NOP 38-45]
 
  04:38
[HOU 47-38]
Parsons Running Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Evans Step Back Jump shot: Missed  04:12  
Team Rebound  04:12  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  04:12  
  03:59 Harden Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Evans Substitution replaced by Rivers  03:59  
Holiday Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  03:39  
Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:35  
Davis Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  03:35
[NOP 40-47]
 
  03:18 Lin 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:17 Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Davis Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  03:17  
  03:10 Howard Turnover : Traveling (4 TO) 
  03:07 Howard Technical 
Anderson Free Throw Technical Missed  03:07  
Team Rebound  03:07  
Anderson Step Back Jump shot: Made (11 PTS)  02:52
[NOP 42-47]
 
  02:30 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:29 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Aminu Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  02:29  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:29  
  02:29 Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:29 Team Rebound 
  02:29
[HOU 48-42]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Davis Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Anderson (1 AST)  02:15
[NOP 44-48]
 
  02:00 Lin Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:59 Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:4) 
  01:57
[HOU 50-44]
Howard Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Rivers 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Holiday (3 AST)  01:39
[NOP 47-50]
 
Rivers Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:28  
  01:28
[HOU 51-47]
Parsons Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Davis Substitution replaced by Ajinca  01:28  
Aminu Substitution replaced by Miller  01:28  
  01:28
[HOU 52-47]
Parsons Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Ajinca Turnaround Bank shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST)  01:07
[NOP 49-52]
 
  00:48.9 Howard Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) 
Holiday Running Jump Shot: Missed  00:35.9  
  00:33.9 Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:5) 
  00:27.9 Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Holiday Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:26.5  
Anderson 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Holiday (4 AST)  00:18.9
[NOP 52-52]
 
  00:16.0 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:04.1 Howard Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  00:04.1 Howard Turnover : Foul (6 TO) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:04.1  
  00:04.1 Howard Substitution replaced by Casspi 
Ajinca Substitution replaced by Evans  00:04.1  
Evans 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
New Orleans Pelicans (13-16) Houston Rockets (22-11)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Anderson Jump Shot: Missed  11:46  
  11:45 Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
  11:23 Lin Jump Shot: Missed Block: Roberts (1 BLK) 
Holiday Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  11:21  
Davis Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jones (1 BLK)  11:10  
Anderson Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  11:09  
Holiday 3pt Shot: Missed  11:04  
  11:03 Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  10:56
[HOU 54-52]
Jones Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Roberts Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Holiday (5 AST)  10:41
[NOP 54-54]
 
  10:23 Lin Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Anderson Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)  10:04
[NOP 56-54]
 
  09:41 Harden Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Anderson Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  09:39  
Holiday Layup Shot: Missed  09:33  
Davis Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  09:32  
Davis Tip Shot: Missed  09:32  
  09:30 Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:26
[HOU 56-56]
Parsons Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Holiday Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Parsons (1 ST)  09:11  
  09:02
[HOU 58-56]
Howard Slam Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Lin (4 AST) 
Davis Jump Shot: Missed  08:47  
  08:46 Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Aminu Violation:Kicked Ball  08:37  
  08:31
[HOU 60-56]
Howard Slam Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Aminu Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Holiday (6 AST)  08:23
[NOP 58-60]
 
Roberts Foul: Personal (3 PF)  08:13  
  07:59 Howard Turnover : Lost Ball (7 TO) Steal:Aminu (2 ST) 
  07:59 Howard Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Aminu Jump Shot: Missed  07:45  
  07:44 Team Rebound 
Roberts Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF)  07:44  
  07:32
[HOU 62-58]
Jones Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Lin (5 AST) 
Aminu Jump Shot: Missed  07:08  
  07:07 Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:52 Parsons Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Aminu (1 BLK) 
Davis Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  06:51  
Aminu Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Holiday (7 AST)  06:45
[NOP 60-62]
 
Davis Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  06:30  
  06:30
[HOU 63-60]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Roberts Substitution replaced by Evans  06:30  
Evans Violation:Lane  06:30  
  06:30 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  06:27  
Aminu Running Jump Shot: Missed  06:20  
Team Rebound  06:20  
Holiday Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Howard (1 BLK)  06:03  
  06:01 Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Evans Violation:Kicked Ball  06:00  
Anderson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  05:53  
  05:53 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:53
[HOU 64-60]
Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  05:53 Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  05:53  
Aminu 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Holiday (8 AST)  05:36
[NOP 63-64]
 
Anderson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  05:24  
  05:24 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:24 Team Rebound 
  05:24 Lin Substitution replaced by Brooks 
  05:24 Parsons Substitution replaced by Garcia 
  05:24
[HOU 65-63]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Anderson 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Evans (5 AST)  05:08
[NOP 66-65]
 
  04:51 Garcia 3pt Shot: Missed 
Anderson Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  04:50  
  04:38 Brooks Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Holiday Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  04:26  
Davis Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  04:24  
Davis Tip Shot: Missed  04:24  
  04:22 Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:7) 
  04:06 Howard Turnover : 3 Second Violation (8 TO) 
  03:52 Harden Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Evans 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Holiday (9 AST)  03:41
[NOP 69-65]
 
  03:30
[HOU 67-69]
Brooks Running Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Evans Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  03:23  
  03:22 Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:8) 
  03:12 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  03:11  
Davis Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Evans (6 AST)  02:57
[NOP 71-67]
 
  02:40
[HOU 69-71]
Howard Dunk Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Brooks (1 AST) 
Anderson Running Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS)  02:17
[NOP 73-69]
 
  02:02
[HOU 72-73]
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:52  
  01:52 Howard Substitution replaced by Casspi 
Davis Substitution replaced by Smith  01:52  
Evans Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jones (2 BLK)  01:36  
Evans Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  01:35  
Evans Jump Shot: Missed  01:35  
  01:34 Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  01:11 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Holiday (1 BLK) 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:10  
Evans Layup Shot: Missed  01:06  
  01:04 Casspi Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  00:55.8 Garcia 3pt Shot: Missed 
Evans Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  00:54.9  
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  00:42.9  
  00:41.8 Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  00:37.6
[HOU 74-73]
Casspi Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Jones (2 AST) 
Smith Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  00:37.6  
Aminu Substitution replaced by Miller  00:37.6  
Holiday Substitution replaced by Rivers  00:37.6  
  00:37.6 Casspi Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Anderson Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  00:37.5  
Rivers Jump Shot: Missed  00:18.2  
  00:17.3 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:01.3 Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Anderson Rebound (Off:4 Def:8)  00:00.3  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:45
[HOU 76-73]
Lin Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Rivers Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  11:31  
  11:22 Casspi Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  11:21  
Smith Jump Shot: Missed Block: Casspi (1 BLK)  11:14  
Team Rebound  11:14  
Rivers Floating Jump shot: Missed  11:04  
  11:02 Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:9) 
Rivers Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  10:58  
  10:58
[HOU 77-73]
Lin Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  10:58
[HOU 78-73]
Lin Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  10:46 Lin Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Davis Running Bank shot: Missed  10:34  
  10:33 Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  10:26 Casspi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  10:25  
Evans 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS)  10:17
[NOP 76-78]
 
  09:50 Lin Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:3 Def:8)  09:48  
Miller 3pt Shot: Missed  09:32  
  09:31 Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:10) 
  09:23 Brooks Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:22  
  09:22 Howard Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF) 
Rivers Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Miller (2 AST)  09:05
[NOP 78-78]
 
Smith Foul: Personal (2 PF)  08:55  
  08:55  
Evans Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (3 FTA)  08:44  
  08:44
[HOU 79-78]
Parsons Free Throw 1 of 3 (15 PTS) 
  08:44
[HOU 80-78]
Parsons Free Throw 2 of 3 (16 PTS) 
  08:44 Casspi Substitution replaced by Harden 
  08:44
[HOU 81-78]
Parsons Free Throw 3 of 3 (17 PTS) 
Evans Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  08:30
[NOP 80-81]
 
  08:11
[HOU 84-80]
Lin 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Howard (2 AST) 
Smith Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Evans (7 AST)  07:52
[NOP 82-84]
 
  07:34 Lin Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:3 Def:9)  07:33  
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  07:20  
  07:19 Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:04
[HOU 86-82]
Harden Running Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Miller Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  06:46
[NOP 84-86]
 
  06:24 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:3 Def:10)  06:23  
Rivers 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST)  06:05
[NOP 87-86]
 
Miller Foul: Personal (1 PF)  05:57  
  05:57 Team Timeout : Regular 
Miller Substitution replaced by Anderson  05:57  
Smith Substitution replaced by Aminu  05:57  
  05:44 Brooks Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
  05:44 Brooks Technical 
Anderson Free Throw Technical (22 PTS)  05:44
[NOP 88-86]
 
  05:44 Brooks Substitution replaced by Jones 
Evans Driving Layup Shot: Missed  05:24  
Davis Rebound (Off:4 Def:10)  05:23  
Davis Putback Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS)  05:23
[NOP 90-86]
 
  05:09
[HOU 88-90]
Howard Hook Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Parsons (3 AST) 
Davis Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Evans (8 AST)  04:54
[NOP 92-88]
 
  04:37 Harden Turnover : Traveling (3 TO) 
Evans Jump Shot: Missed  04:19  
Davis Rebound (Off:5 Def:10)  04:18  
Davis Tip Shot: Missed  04:18  
  04:17 Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  04:12
[HOU 90-92]
Jones Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Anderson Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA)  04:12  
Rivers Substitution replaced by Holiday  04:12  
  04:12
[HOU 91-92]
Jones Free Throw 1 of 1 (17 PTS) 
Davis Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Aminu (2 AST)  03:58
[NOP 94-91]
 
  03:39
[HOU 94-94]
Lin 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Howard (3 AST) 
Aminu Jump Shot: Missed  03:24  
  03:23 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:15
[HOU 97-94]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Parsons (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:14  
  02:58 Lin Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Holiday Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  02:58
[NOP 95-97]
 
Holiday Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:58  
  02:58 Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:41 Lin Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:41 Howard Rebound (Off:6 Def:10) 
Evans Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  02:41  
  02:41
[HOU 98-95]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS) 
  02:41
[HOU 99-95]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS) 
Evans Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Lin (1 ST)  02:26  
  02:25 Team Timeout : Short 
  02:12
[HOU 101-95]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Aminu 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Evans (9 AST)  01:52
[NOP 98-101]
 
  01:31 Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Davis Rebound (Off:5 Def:11)  01:28  
Holiday Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Parsons (2 ST)  01:22  
  01:03 Parsons Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:02 Parsons Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  01:01
[HOU 103-98]
Parsons Putback Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:01  
Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed  00:45.9  
  00:43.9 Howard Rebound (Off:6 Def:11) 
  00:22.4
[HOU 105-98]
Harden Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Evans Driving Jump shot: Missed Block: Jones (3 BLK)  00:14.9  
  00:13.3 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Davis Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA)  00:12.7  
  00:12.7
[HOU 106-98]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  00:12.7
[HOU 107-98]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Evans Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:07.8  
  00:06.6 Howard Rebound (Off:6 Def:12) 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
NOP
5th Southwest
34
48
2-8
22-19
12-29
HOU
2nd Southwest
54
28
5-5
33-8
21-20
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
NOP
Davis 20.8
Davis 10.0
Holiday 7.9
Davis 2.8
Holiday 1.6
HOU
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