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Notebook: Kings 110, Rockets 106


Matt Miller, for NBA.com
Posted Tue Dec 31, 2013 11:17 PM - Updated Tue Dec 31, 2013 11:17 PM

THE FACT: With Tuesday's loss to the Sacramento Kings, the Houston Rockets fell to 3-3 this season against Western Conference teams that currently sit in last place of their respective divisions.

THE LEAD: Rudy Gay scored 25 points and grabbed six rebounds, and DeMarcus Cousins finished with 17 points and 16 boards after sparking a late rally that lifted the Kings to a 110-106 victory over the Rockets on Tuesday at Toyota Center. Three other players scored in double figures for Sacramento (10-20), which has won three of its last five games, including Isaiah Thomas (17 points, 10 assists).

James Harden posted season highs of 38 points and 10 rebounds to lead Houston (21-13), which has lost two games in a row and dropped to 1-4 this season against the clubs that held the three worst winning percentages in the West entering Tuesday -- the Lakers, Jazz and Kings.

QUOTABLE: "It just shows our improvement, and the crazy thing is we have so much more to improve on. ... We were just saying we were in that situation 48 hours ago [in a close loss at San Antonio], so for us to come back and improve in just that one game, it shows a lot."
-- Cousins

THE STAT: Rockets center Dwight Howard terrorized the Kings in the paint with Cousins watching from the bench due to foul trouble during the second quarter, netting 13 points on 5-for-6 shooting. But when Cousins returned with fouls to spare and spent the entire second half on the court, he turned Howard into a complete non-factor. The 6-foot-10 center racked up more fouls (three) than points (two) and attempted only two shots in the final two periods.

TURNING POINT: Cousins produced the biggest plays of the game on both ends of the floor for Sacramento as it closed the game on a 9-2 run. On offense, Cousins converted a reverse lay-in off a baseline drive and a put-back off a Ben McLemore miss. Cousins also delivered defensively on back-to-back possessions in the final minute, stealing the ball from Harden to jump-start a fast break before establishing near-perfect position to draw a charge on Houston's top scorer.

QUOTABLE II: "For the life of me, it's hard to put your finger on it. ... We just didn't seem to have any pop and ... our pop is coming and going. ... We've got to have five or six guys playing with that pop, not one or two."
-- Houston coach Kevin McHale

HOT: Harden ignited the Rockets' offense at the start of the second half, pouring in 16 of Houston's first 22 points in the third quarter on 4-for-6 shooing. The 6-foot-5 guard also used his crafty ball-handling and body positioning to earn seven free-throw attempts during that stretch.

NOT: Gay had the hot hand for Sacramento in the opening half, as the eighth-year wing scored a team-high 17 points on 6-for-9 shooting. Gay could not carry that rhythm over to the second half, however, as he connected on only three of 10 shot attempts.

BAD MOVE: For all the offense Harden provided, his lackadaisical approach on defense hampered his team severely again Tuesday. Harden took several questionable risks and was caught ball-watching too often, allowing his man to sneak behind him for easy baskets on back-door cuts.

QUOTABLE III: "It's just so frustrating. It's not like we don't like each other, but we play selfish sometimes, or it probably looks that way from the outside. ... We just have to play more unselfish, offensively and defensively."
-- Rockets forward Chandler Parsons

NOTABLE: Rockets officials said reserve center Greg Smith could return to practice as soon as Thursday and be cleared to play in Friday's matchup with the Knicks. Smith, who re-aggravated a right knee sprain he suffered in November during Houston's win at Detroit on Dec. 21, missed his sixth straight game Tuesday. ... Kings big man Jason Thompson picked up a technical foul in the third quarter for arguing with an official after he was whistled for his fourth foul of the contest. ... Thomas extended his streak of consecutive games with a made 3-pointer to 24. ... The Kings have scored at least 100 points in 13 of their last 14 games. ... Gay has scored at least 20 in seven of 10 games since joining Sacramento. ... The Kings won for the first time this season (1-7) when they score fewer points in the paint than their opponent. ... Sacramento's reserves outscored Houston's bench 30-14 one game after the Kings' backups were outscored 53-12 in San Antonio. ... The Rockets have connected on just 23.6 percent (25-for-106) of their 3-point attempts over their last four games and shot a league-worst 29.9 percent (123-for-412) in December. ... Houston has shot a dismal 59.4 percent (38-for-64) from the free-throw line over its last two games.

UP NEXT: For the Kings: Thursday vs. Philadelphia, Saturday vs. Charlotte, Tuesday vs. Portland. For the Rockets: Friday vs. New York, Jan. 8 vs. L.A. Lakers, Jan. 10 @ Atlanta.

SAC
HOU
     
    • 49.4%

    • 48.1%

    • 31.8%

    • 25.0%

    • 82.6%

    • 63.6%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
SAC HOU
Total Rebounds 39 43
Offensive Rebounds 9 14
Turnovers 13 16
Fast Break Pts: 18 20
Biggest Lead: 8 8
Points in the Paint: 54 58
SAC HOU
p Gay   25 Harden   38
rb Cousins   16 Jones   11
a Thomas   10 Lin   6
s Cousins   4 Casspi   3
b 2 players   1 Jones   4
 
  • 12/15 - HOU 91 @ SAC 106
  • 12/31 - SAC 110 @ HOU 106
  • 01/22 - SAC 98 @ HOU 119
  • 02/25 - HOU 129 @ SAC 103
Sacramento Kings (10-20)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
R. Gay F 42:10 9-19 1-4 6-6 +10 2 4 6 2 4 1 2 0 1 25
J. Thompson F 28:00 3-3 0-0 2-2 +8 2 1 3 1 4 1 0 0 0 8
D. Cousins C 33:23 7-13 0-0 3-4 +6 2 14 16 2 3 4 4 1 2 17
B. McLemore G 25:07 5-12 2-7 1-2 0 1 3 4 3 5 0 0 0 1 13
I. Thomas G 35:11 6-17 1-4 4-6 +6 0 1 1 10 1 1 0 0 1 17
A. Gray   08:17 0-0 0-0 0-0 -6 0 2 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0
M. Thornton   20:00 6-9 3-5 0-0 +4 2 1 3 2 4 1 1 0 0 15
D. Williams   18:30 0-1 0-0 0-0 -4 0 1 1 2 0 1 2 1 0 0
T. Outlaw   06:43 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0
J. Fredette   13:11 4-8 0-2 2-2 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 10
Q. Acy   09:28 2-3 0-0 1-1 -3 0 3 3 0 1 0 1 0 1 5
R. McCallum DNP - Coach's Decision
H. Ndiaye DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 42-85 7-22 19-23   9 30 39 22 26 9 13 2 7 110
  49.4% 31.8% 82.6%   team rebs: 7 total to: 13
Houston Rockets (21-13)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
C. Parsons F 40:09 5-11 1-7 2-6 +2 1 4 5 1 4 1 3 1 0 13
T. Jones F 35:49 6-10 0-2 0-0 -5 2 9 11 1 2 2 2 4 0 12
D. Howard C 44:42 5-9 0-0 5-11 -4 3 5 8 2 3 0 3 1 1 15
J. Harden G 38:42 12-26 5-11 9-10 -8 3 7 10 1 5 2 5 0 0 38
J. Lin G 34:36 7-10 0-2 0-0 -2 0 2 2 6 4 2 2 1 0 14
A. Brooks   14:38 1-5 0-3 2-2 -4 2 0 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 4
O. Casspi   15:28 2-7 1-1 1-2 +2 3 2 5 2 1 3 1 0 1 6
F. Garcia   15:56 1-3 0-2 2-2 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
O. Asik DND - Right thigh/knee
R. Brewer DNP - Coach's Decision
I. Canaan DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Motiejunas DNP - Coach's Decision
G. Smith DND - Sprained right knee
Total   240 39-81 7-28 21-33   14 29 43 16 23 10 16 7 2 106
  48.1% 25.0% 63.6%   team rebs: 12 total to: 16

inactive

  • Kings: Landry
  • Rockets: Beverley, Covington

technical fouls

  • Kings: Thompson
  • Rockets: Harden

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 14
  • Times Tied: 10

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #23 Jason Phillips, #70 Brent Barnaky, #42 Eric Lewis
  • Attendance: 18232
  • Duration: 2:21
Sacramento Kings (10-20) Houston Rockets (21-13)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Howard vs Thompson (Jones gains possession)
  11:37 Lin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Cousins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:36  
McLemore 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Thomas (1 AST)  11:23
[SAC 3-0]
 
  11:10 Parsons Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Cousins (1 ST) 
Cousins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Jones (1 ST)  11:06  
  10:48
[HOU 2-3]
Jones Running Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Thompson Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: McLemore (1 AST)  10:29
[SAC 5-2]
 
  10:17 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
Cousins Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:16  
McLemore Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Thomas (2 AST)  10:06
[SAC 7-2]
 
Thomas Foul: Personal Block (1 PF)  09:56  
  09:48 Howard Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Cousins (2 ST) 
Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed  09:37  
  09:35 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:28 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:27 Team Rebound 
Cousins Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  09:27  
Thompson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  09:14  
  09:14
[HOU 3-7]
Parsons Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  09:14
[HOU 4-7]
Parsons Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Cousins Jump Bank Shot: Missed  08:55  
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:52  
Cousins Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: McLemore (2 AST)  08:48
[SAC 9-4]
 
  08:26 Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:25 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
McLemore Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  08:24  
  08:24 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:24 Team Rebound 
  08:24 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
McLemore Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:24  
Cousins Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Lin (1 ST)  08:06  
McLemore Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  08:01  
  08:01 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:01 Team Rebound 
  08:01 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Cousins Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:01  
McLemore 3pt Shot: Missed  07:47  
  07:45 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:34 Harden Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) 
  07:34 Harden Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Cousins Jump Shot: Missed Block: Howard (1 BLK)  07:23  
Team Rebound  07:22  
McLemore 3pt Shot: Missed  07:09  
  07:08 Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:02
[HOU 6-9]
Lin Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Parsons (1 AST) 
Gay Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:48
[SAC 11-6]
 
  06:39
[HOU 8-11]
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Gay 3pt Shot: Missed  06:23  
  06:22 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Cousins Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  06:16  
  06:16
[HOU 9-11]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Cousins Substitution replaced by Gray  06:16  
  06:16
[HOU 10-11]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Thomas Floating Jump shot: Missed  05:53  
  05:52 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:40 Lin Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Thompson (1 ST) 
McLemore Reverse Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Thomas (3 AST)  05:34
[SAC 13-10]
 
  05:21 Howard Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Gray Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:20  
Gay Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Thomas (4 AST)  05:12
[SAC 15-10]
 
  05:12 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:49 Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed 
McLemore Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:48  
McLemore Pullup Jump shot: Missed  04:34  
McLemore Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:33  
Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jones (1 BLK)  04:19  
Team Rebound  04:18  
Gay Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lin (2 ST)  04:15  
  04:11
[HOU 12-15]
Jones Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lin (1 AST) 
McLemore Substitution replaced by Thornton  03:50  
  03:50 Lin Substitution replaced by Brooks 
Thomas Pullup Jump shot: Missed  03:45  
  03:44 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:39 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  03:24 Brooks Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  03:18 Jones Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Thompson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  03:18
[SAC 16-12]
 
  03:18 Howard Substitution replaced by Casspi 
Thompson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  03:18
[SAC 17-12]
 
  03:01 Harden Jump Shot: Missed 
Thornton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:59  
Thornton Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Harden (1 ST)  02:51  
  02:46
[HOU 14-17]
Brooks Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  02:20 Parsons Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:20  
Gray Substitution replaced by Williams  02:20  
Gay 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Thompson (1 AST)  02:15
[SAC 20-14]
 
  02:04
[HOU 17-20]
Parsons 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Casspi (1 AST) 
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST)  01:50
[SAC 23-17]
 
  01:38 Brooks Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:37  
  01:37 Brooks Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Gay Substitution replaced by Outlaw  01:37  
  01:37 Parsons Substitution replaced by Garcia 
Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:26
[SAC 25-17]
 
  01:05 Casspi Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
  01:04 Casspi Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:03
[HOU 19-25]
Casspi Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Thornton Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  00:41.5
[SAC 27-19]
 
  00:32.5
[HOU 22-27]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Brooks (1 AST) 
Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:16.9  
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  00:15.9  
Thompson Putback Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS)  00:15.3
[SAC 29-22]
 
  00:01.5 Harden Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.5 Brooks Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Thompson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:00.4  
Thornton Substitution replaced by Gray  00:00.4  
  00:00.4
[HOU 23-29]
Brooks Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  00:00.4
[HOU 24-29]
Brooks Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
End of 1st Quarter
Sacramento Kings (10-20) Houston Rockets (21-13)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Fredette Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST)  11:44
[SAC 31-24]
 
  11:23
[HOU 26-31]
Howard Hook Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Williams Pullup Jump shot: Missed  10:59  
  10:58 Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:50
[HOU 28-31]
Parsons Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Williams Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Casspi (1 ST)  10:26  
  10:16 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
Acy Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:15  
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS)  10:09
[SAC 34-28]
 
Outlaw Foul: Personal (1 PF)  09:56  
  09:56 Brooks Substitution replaced by Lin 
Outlaw Substitution replaced by Gay  09:56  
  09:44
[HOU 30-34]
Howard Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lin (2 AST) 
Gay Pullup Jump shot: Made (9 PTS)  09:30
[SAC 36-30]
 
Acy Substitution replaced by Gray  09:13  
  09:06
[HOU 32-36]
Howard Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lin (3 AST) 
Fredette Jump Shot: Missed  08:52  
Thornton Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:50  
Thornton Jump Shot: Missed  08:41  
  08:40 Team Rebound 
  08:40  
  08:23
[HOU 34-36]
Howard Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Gray Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  08:23  
  08:23
[HOU 35-36]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS) 
Fredette Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Gay (1 AST)  08:05
[SAC 38-35]
 
  07:45 Howard Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
  07:31 Parsons Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Gay Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  07:31
[SAC 39-35]
 
Gay Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  07:31
[SAC 40-35]
 
  07:20 Parsons Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Gay (1 ST) 
Fredette Jump Shot: Missed Block: Lin (1 BLK)  07:17  
Team Rebound  07:16  
  07:16 Garcia Substitution replaced by Harden 
Gray Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF)  07:06  
Gray Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  07:06  
  07:06 Casspi Substitution replaced by Jones 
  06:47
[HOU 37-40]
Lin Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Fredette 3pt Shot: Missed  06:37  
  06:36 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:23 Lin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gray Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:22  
Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed  06:11  
  06:10 Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Fredette Foul: Personal (1 PF)  06:08  
Fredette Substitution replaced by Thomas  06:08  
Thornton Substitution replaced by McLemore  06:08  
  05:56
[HOU 39-40]
Lin Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST) 
Gay Pullup Jump shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Thomas (5 AST)  05:37
[SAC 42-39]
 
  05:22
[HOU 42-42]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Lin (4 AST) 
Gay Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  05:02  
  05:01 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
McLemore Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  04:52  
  04:52 Team Timeout : Regular 
McLemore Substitution replaced by Cousins  04:52  
Gray Substitution replaced by Thornton  04:52  
Williams Substitution replaced by Thompson  04:52  
  04:52
[HOU 43-42]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  04:52
[HOU 44-42]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Thomas (6 AST)  04:41
[SAC 45-44]
 
  04:18
[HOU 46-45]
Howard Hook Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
  04:07 Lin Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Gay Pullup Jump shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Thomas (7 AST)  03:56
[SAC 47-46]
 
  03:40 Parsons Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Thornton Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Thomas (8 AST)  03:27
[SAC 49-46]
 
  03:05
[HOU 48-49]
Parsons Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Howard (1 AST) 
Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed  02:51  
Thornton Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  02:50  
Thornton Putback Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  02:49
[SAC 51-48]
 
Gay Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  02:33  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:33  
  02:33 Parsons Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:33 Team Rebound 
  02:33 Parsons Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Cousins Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:33  
Gay Jump Shot: Missed  02:17  
  02:16 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:10
[HOU 50-51]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Cousins Jump Bank Shot: Missed  01:53  
  01:50 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  01:49 Jones Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Thomas Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:42
[SAC 53-50]
 
  01:31 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Cousins Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  01:30  
  01:13 Harden Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Gay Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  01:13
[SAC 54-50]
 
Cousins Substitution replaced by Acy  01:13  
Thompson Substitution replaced by Williams  01:13  
  01:13 Harden Substitution replaced by Garcia 
  01:13 Parsons Substitution replaced by Brooks 
Gay Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  01:13
[SAC 55-50]
 
  00:50.9 Howard Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Acy Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:49.6  
Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed  00:43.9  
  00:42.8 Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:34.9 Jones Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Thornton (1 ST) 
Acy Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Thornton (1 AST)  00:30.9
[SAC 57-50]
 
  00:30.9 Garcia Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Acy Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  00:30.9
[SAC 58-50]
 
  00:13.2
[HOU 52-58]
Jones Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Brooks (2 AST) 
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.7  
  00:00.4 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Sacramento Kings (10-20) Houston Rockets (21-13)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Gay 3pt Shot: Missed  11:38  
  11:37 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  11:12 Jones Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Cousins Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  11:11  
Thompson Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: McLemore (3 AST)  10:54
[SAC 60-52]
 
  10:47
[HOU 54-60]
Lin Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
McLemore 3pt Shot: Missed  10:33  
  10:32 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:28
[HOU 56-60]
Harden Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Howard (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  10:28  
Cousins Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Thomas (9 AST)  10:16
[SAC 62-56]
 
  10:06 Lin Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Thomas (1 ST) 
  10:02 Harden Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
McLemore Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:02  
Team Rebound  10:02  
McLemore Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  10:02
[SAC 63-56]
 
  09:55
[HOU 59-63]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Jones (1 AST) 
Thomas Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  09:38
[SAC 65-59]
 
  09:27 Harden Jump Shot: Missed 
Cousins Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  09:26  
Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Missed  09:15  
  09:15 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  09:06 Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gay Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:04  
Gay Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Jones (2 ST)  08:58  
  08:46
[HOU 61-65]
Parsons Floating Jump shot: Made (11 PTS) 
  08:29 Lin Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Cousins Jump Shot: Missed  08:22  
  08:20 Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
McLemore Foul: Shooting Block (4 PF) (2 FTA)  08:16  
  08:16
[HOU 62-65]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  08:16
[HOU 63-65]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
McLemore 3pt Shot: Missed  07:56  
  07:56 Team Rebound 
Thompson Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF)  07:56  
  07:45
[HOU 65-65]
Harden Pullup Jump shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Cousins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jones (2 BLK)  07:27  
  07:24 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  07:15
[HOU 67-65]
Jones Slam Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lin (5 AST) 
Gay Jump Shot: Missed  06:58  
  06:57 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:44 Howard Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  06:44 Howard Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
McLemore Substitution replaced by Thornton  06:44  
Cousins Step Back Jump shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:26
[SAC 67-67]
 
  06:17 Harden Layup Shot: Missed 
Cousins Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  06:16  
Cousins Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Harden (2 ST)  06:11  
Thompson Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  06:07  
  06:07 Parsons Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:07 Team Rebound 
Thompson Substitution replaced by Acy  06:07  
Thompson Technical  06:07  
  06:07
[HOU 68-67]
Harden Free Throw Technical (22 PTS) 
  06:07 Parsons Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Cousins Rebound (Off:0 Def:9)  06:07  
  05:56 Harden Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
  05:56 Harden Technical 
Thomas Free Throw Technical (7 PTS)  05:56
[SAC 68-68]
 
Cousins Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Thornton (2 AST)  05:47
[SAC 70-68]
 
  05:47 Jones Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Cousins Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  05:47
[SAC 71-68]
 
  05:39
[HOU 71-71]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Lin (6 AST) 
Gay Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jones (3 BLK)  05:23  
Gay Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:21  
Cousins Layup Shot: Missed  05:17  
Gay Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  05:15  
Acy Layup Shot: Missed Block: Parsons (1 BLK)  05:13  
Team Rebound  05:12  
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  05:03  
  05:02 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Thornton Foul: Clear Path (1 PF) (2 FTA)  05:01  
  05:01 Harden Free Throw Clear Path 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:01 Team Rebound 
  05:01
[HOU 72-71]
Harden Free Throw Clear Path 2 of 2 (26 PTS) 
Thornton Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  04:54  
  04:54
[HOU 73-71]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  04:54 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Team Rebound  04:53  
Gay 3pt Shot: Missed  04:40  
Cousins Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  04:38  
Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  04:32
[SAC 73-73]
 
  04:14 Jones Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Cousins Rebound (Off:1 Def:10)  04:13  
Gay Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS)  03:58
[SAC 75-73]
 
Gay Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  03:49  
  03:49
[HOU 74-75]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (27 PTS) 
  03:49 Jones Substitution replaced by Casspi 
  03:49
[HOU 75-75]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (28 PTS) 
Acy Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Casspi (2 ST)  03:33  
Thornton Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  03:21  
  03:21
[HOU 76-75]
Casspi Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  03:21 Harden Substitution replaced by Garcia 
  03:21 Casspi Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Cousins Rebound (Off:1 Def:11)  03:21  
Acy Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Cousins (1 AST)  03:03
[SAC 77-76]
 
  02:49 Casspi Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:48 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Acy Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  02:48  
  02:48 Team Timeout : Regular 
Gay Substitution replaced by Williams  02:48  
  02:48
[HOU 77-77]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  02:48 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Acy Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:48  
  02:29 Lin Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  02:29
[SAC 78-77]
 
  02:29 Lin Substitution replaced by Brooks 
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:29  
  02:29 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  02:19
[HOU 79-78]
Parsons Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Casspi (2 AST) 
Cousins Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Parsons (1 ST)  01:54  
  01:46 Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:45 Team Rebound 
Thornton Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF) (2 FTA)  01:45  
  01:45
[HOU 80-78]
Garcia Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  01:45
[HOU 81-78]
Garcia Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed  01:31  
  01:29 Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  01:19
[HOU 84-78]
Casspi 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Brooks (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:18  
Thornton Substitution replaced by Outlaw  01:18  
Outlaw Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  01:04  
  00:57.2
[HOU 86-78]
Garcia Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  00:39.1 Howard Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Cousins Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:39.1
[SAC 79-86]
 
Acy Substitution replaced by Gay  00:39.1  
Cousins Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:39.1
[SAC 80-86]
 
  00:30.9 Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:28.8 Casspi Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  00:06.9 Garcia 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:04.9 Brooks Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  00:00.0 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Gay Foul: Personal (3 PF)  11:47  
  11:35 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:34 Casspi Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  11:16 Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
  11:15 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  11:15
[HOU 88-80]
Harden Layup Shot: Made (30 PTS) 
Gay Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS)  10:51
[SAC 82-88]
 
  10:34 Casspi Jump Bank Shot: Missed Block: Williams (1 BLK) 
Gay Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  10:33  
  10:25 Garcia Violation:Kicked Ball 
Outlaw Substitution replaced by McLemore  10:25  
Gay Jump Shot: Missed  10:14  
  10:13 Casspi Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  10:07 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:05 Harden Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  09:58 Casspi Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Cousins Rebound (Off:1 Def:12)  09:57  
Fredette Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Casspi (3 ST)  09:46  
Cousins Foul: Personal (3 PF)  09:44  
  09:39 Casspi Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST) 
Cousins Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS)  09:37
[SAC 84-88]
 
  09:37 Casspi Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Cousins Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  09:37  
  09:37 Casspi Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  09:13 Garcia 3pt Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:11  
Fredette Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  09:01
[SAC 86-88]
 
  08:51 Casspi Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:50 Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  08:50 Howard Putback Dunk Shot: Missed 
Cousins Rebound (Off:1 Def:13)  08:47  
Williams Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  08:42  
  08:42  
  08:42 Casspi Substitution replaced by Jones 
  08:18 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
Cousins Rebound (Off:1 Def:14)  08:17  
Gay Hook Shot: Missed  08:00  
  07:59 Team Rebound 
  07:35 Harden Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:34 Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  07:34
[HOU 90-86]
Jones Putback Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Fredette Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  07:13
[SAC 88-90]
 
  07:01 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Cousins (3 ST) 
  06:59 Brooks Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Fredette Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  06:59
[SAC 89-90]
 
Williams Substitution replaced by Thompson  06:59  
  06:59 Brooks Substitution replaced by Lin 
  06:59 Garcia Substitution replaced by Parsons 
Fredette Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  06:59
[SAC 90-90]
 
  06:40 Howard Layup Shot: Missed Block: Cousins (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  06:39  
  06:28 Lin Violation:Kicked Ball 
McLemore Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jones (4 BLK)  06:16  
  06:15 Harden Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  06:13
[HOU 92-90]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (32 PTS) 
Gay Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA)  06:13  
  06:13
[HOU 93-90]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 1 (33 PTS) 
Fredette 3pt Shot: Missed  05:56  
  05:55 Harden Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  05:45
[HOU 95-90]
Lin Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Gay Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS)  05:24
[SAC 92-95]
 
  05:04
[HOU 98-92]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (36 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:03  
Fredette Substitution replaced by Thomas  05:03  
McLemore 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Gay (2 AST)  04:45
[SAC 95-98]
 
  04:31 Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed 
McLemore Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:30  
Gay Jump Shot: Missed  04:16  
  04:15 Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  04:04 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:01 Parsons Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:56 Harden Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  03:55 Harden Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
McLemore Foul: Personal (5 PF)  03:39  
  03:24 Harden Jump Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:23  
Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  03:18
[SAC 97-98]
 
  03:18 Parsons Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) 
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS)  03:18
[SAC 98-98]
 
  03:01
[HOU 100-98]
Lin Floating Jump shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Thomas 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS)  02:39
[SAC 101-100]
 
  02:11 Lin Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:10 Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  02:10
[HOU 102-101]
Jones Putback Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  01:55  
  01:54 Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  01:40
[HOU 104-101]
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Made (38 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  01:40  
  01:40 Team Timeout : Regular 
Cousins Reverse Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Thomas (10 AST)  01:32
[SAC 103-104]
 
  01:20 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gay Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  01:19  
McLemore 3pt Shot: Missed  00:57.9  
Cousins Rebound (Off:2 Def:14)  00:57.4  
Cousins Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS)  00:56.3
[SAC 105-104]
 
  00:56.3 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:43.8 Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Cousins (4 ST) 
McLemore Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Cousins (2 AST)  00:38.8
[SAC 107-104]
 
  00:30.9 Harden Foul: Offensive Charge (5 PF) 
  00:30.9 Harden Turnover : Foul (5 TO) 
Thompson Substitution replaced by Fredette  00:30.9  
  00:12.1 Howard Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  00:12.1 Jones Substitution replaced by Brooks 
  00:10.9 Lin Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  00:10.9
[SAC 108-104]
 
  00:10.9 Brooks Substitution replaced by Jones 
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:10.9  
  00:10.5 Harden Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  00:09.1 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:09.1 Jones Substitution replaced by Casspi 
Fredette Substitution replaced by Outlaw  00:09.1  
  00:04.9 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gay Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  00:04.1  
  00:04.1 Parsons Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Gay Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS)  00:04.1
[SAC 109-104]
 
Gay Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS)  00:04.1
[SAC 110-104]
 
  00:00.2
[HOU 106-110]
Lin Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
SAC
4th Pacific
28
54
3-7
17-24
11-30
HOU
2nd Southwest
54
28
5-5
33-8
21-20
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
SAC
Cousins 22.7
Cousins 11.7
Thomas 6.3
Cousins 1.3
Cousins 1.5
HOU
Harden 25.4
Howard 12.2
Harden 6.1
Howard 1.8
Harden 1.6