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Wednesday, February 5, 2014

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Notebook: Rockets 122, Suns 108


Matt Miller, for NBA.com
Posted Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:21 AM - Updated Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:21 AM

THE FACT: The Phoenix Suns surrendered opponent season highs in points (122) and field-goal percentage (.549) in Wednesday's loss to the Houston Rockets.

THE LEAD: Dwight Howard scored 34 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to lead the surging Rockets past the Suns 122-108 on Wednesday at Toyota Center. James Harden added 23 points, including a 12-for-12 performance at the free-throw line, and Terrence Jones chipped in with 19 points and nine boards. Houston (33-17) has won four consecutive games overall and six of seven at home.

Goran Dragic finished with 23 points, eight assists and six rebounds to pace Phoenix (29-20), which blew an opportunity to clinch the season series with Houston and complete its first five-game road winning streak since February 2011.

QUOTABLE: "We were in attack mode basically for all four quarters. ... Dwight did a great job of really carrying us tonight. Throughout the entire game, we kind of fed the ball into him and let him make the plays."
-- Harden

THE STAT: The Rockets improved to 9-1 this season when they have more than one day off between games.

TURNING POINT: The Suns scored on back-to-back possessions to cut Houston's lead to 103-99 with less than seven minutes remaining in the fourth quarter. In need of an efficient possession and a good look at the hoop, the Rockets dumped the ball into Howard, then worked it around the perimeter and found Jeremy Lin wide open in the corner. Lin buried the 3-point shot, which sparked a 10-3 run that stretched Houston's lead to 113-102 with 3:46 to play.

QUOTABLE II: "We didn't stop anybody. ... There was no resistance for them to put up 122, really, with ease. ... When you get easy layups and easy wide-open shots, now your confidence is where you can score from anywhere, and you can't stop guys in the NBA when they have that confidence."
-- Phoenix coach Jeff Hornacek

HOT: The Rockets' starting frontcourt tormented the Suns' frontline for a majority of the game, as Howard, Jones and Chandler Parsons combined for 72 points on 27-for-41 (65.9 percent) shooting, 30 rebounds, five steals and five blocks. Phoenix's frontcourt starters, Channing Frye, Miles Plumlee and P.J. Tucker, finished with a combined 26 points, 11 boards, one theft and two rejections.

NOT: Frye was especially ineffective for the Suns, as the 6-foot-11 veteran missed eight of 11 field-goal attempts and failed to grab a single rebound.

GOOD MOVE: The Rockets took advantage of mismatches on the interior and gave Howard and Jones plenty of touches. Through the inside-out game, their dominance around the basket translated to the perimeter, where Houston knocked down 68.8 percent (11-for-16) of its 3-point attempts.

QUOTABLE III: "[The Suns] don't really have a lot of shot blockers, so we definitely wanted to go inside-out. We didn't want to settle. I thought the way we moved the ball tonight ... we didn't have to take any bad shots, and we played really unselfish."
-- Parsons

BAD MOVE: The Suns raced past the Rockets to easy buckets in transition during the opening half, but the league's top fast-break scoring squad was not committed enough to attacking Houston in transition in the second half. After netting 17 fast-break points in the first two quarters, Phoenix scored just once on the break over the final 24 minutes.

NOTABLE: Rockets reserve wing Francisco Garcia returned to the lineup after missing the last eight games with a sore left knee. ... Houston coach Kevin McHale said before the game that backup center Omer Asik (leg) is expected to return to practice before this weekend and could be cleared to play within the next two weeks. ... Harden, making his 120th appearance with the Rockets, became the third player in franchise history to score at least 3,000 points in his first 120 games with club when he nailed a 3-pointer in the opening minute for his first points of the evening. ... Houston has shot 53.8 percent (121-for-225) from the field over its last three games. ... The Rockets have racked up at least 25 fast-break points in back-to-back contests. ... Howard has scored at least 20 points in a season-high four straight outings. ... Dragic has poured in at least 20 points in six consecutive games. ... The Suns fell to 4-7 this season against the Southwest Division. ... Phoenix dropped to 4-17 when it shoots a lower percentage from the field than its opponent.

UP NEXT: For the Suns: Saturday vs. Golden State, Tuesday vs. Miami, Feb. 18 @ Denver. For the Rockets: Saturday @ Milwaukee, Monday @ Minnesota, Feb. 12 vs. Washington.

PHX
HOU
     
    • 46.7%

    • 54.9%

    • 26.7%

    • 68.8%

    • 76.2%

    • 78.6%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
PHX HOU
Total Rebounds 38 36
Offensive Rebounds 12 5
Turnovers 13 13
Fast Break Pts: 18 25
Biggest Lead: 6 14
Points in the Paint: 44 50
PHX HOU
p Dragic   23 Howard   34
rb 4 players   6 Howard   14
a Dragic   8 Parsons   6
s Dragic   3 Howard   3
b 4 players   1 Jones   3
 
  • 12/04 - PHX 97 @ HOU 88
  • 02/05 - PHX 108 @ HOU 122
  • 02/23 - HOU 115 @ PHX 112
Phoenix Suns (29-20)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Tucker F 36:07 6-10 0-1 1-2 -15 4 1 5 2 2 0 0 1 0 13
C. Frye F 22:58 3-11 1-6 1-2 -22 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 1 8
M. Plumlee C 25:56 2-4 0-0 1-2 -22 1 5 6 0 3 0 1 1 0 5
G. Green G 31:23 5-14 2-7 1-2 -15 2 4 6 1 4 1 2 0 2 13
G. Dragic G 35:52 6-13 2-6 9-9 -14 1 5 6 8 4 3 4 0 1 23
M. Morris   22:57 5-13 0-3 2-2 +1 1 5 6 4 4 0 1 0 0 12
L. Barbosa   20:11 5-7 2-4 1-2 +10 0 2 2 2 2 0 0 1 0 13
A. Len   14:30 1-3 0-0 0-0 +11 0 1 1 0 3 0 1 0 0 2
M. Morris   15:54 5-9 1-3 0-0 0 2 2 4 0 1 1 1 0 1 11
I. Smith   12:08 4-6 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 2 2 0 1 3 1 0 8
V. Kravtsov   01:02 0-0 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Christmas   01:02 0-0 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   240 42-90 8-30 16-21   12 26 38 21 27 6 13 4 5 108
  46.7% 26.7% 76.2%   team rebs: 12 total to: 14
Houston Rockets (33-17)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
C. Parsons F 41:02 8-12 3-3 0-0 +15 1 6 7 6 1 2 0 0 0 19
T. Jones F 31:14 8-12 1-2 2-3 +12 4 5 9 2 2 0 1 3 0 19
D. Howard C 38:59 11-17 0-0 12-18 +24 0 14 14 0 4 3 5 2 0 34
J. Harden G 38:15 4-10 3-5 12-12 +25 0 2 2 1 2 2 1 0 1 23
P. Beverley G 31:02 3-7 2-3 0-0 +13 0 0 0 5 3 1 0 0 0 8
J. Lin   28:40 3-6 1-1 4-4 -7 0 1 1 2 4 1 3 0 0 11
D. Motiejunas   16:38 1-5 0-1 3-3 -6 0 1 1 0 3 0 1 0 3 5
O. Casspi   13:43 1-2 1-1 0-2 -6 0 2 2 1 0 0 2 0 0 3
R. Covington   00:28 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
R. Brewer DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Brooks DNP - Coach's Decision
F. Garcia DNP - Coach's Decision
G. Smith DND - Sore Right Knee
Total   240 39-71 11-16 33-42   5 31 36 17 19 9 13 5 4 122
  54.9% 68.8% 78.6%   team rebs: 8 total to: 14

inactive

  • Suns: Bledsoe, Goodwin, Okafor
  • Rockets: Asik, Canaan

technical fouls

  • Suns: --
  • Rockets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 6
  • Times Tied: 3

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #24 Mike Callahan, #36 David Jones, #46 Ben Taylor
  • Attendance: 18217
  • Duration: 2:14
Phoenix Suns (29-19) Houston Rockets (32-17)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Howard vs Plumlee (Jones gains possession)
  11:37 Howard Hook Shot: Missed 
  11:34 Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:32 Jones Running Hook Shot: Missed 
  11:29 Team Rebound 
  11:20 Parsons Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:19 Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  11:09
[HOU 3-0]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Tucker Jump Hook Shot: Missed  10:45  
  10:44 Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  10:38
[HOU 5-0]
Jones Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Frye Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:25
[PHX 2-5]
 
  10:10 Parsons Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  10:08 Jones Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  10:08
[HOU 7-2]
Jones Putback Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Green Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Parsons (1 ST)  10:02  
Green Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  09:58  
  09:58
[HOU 8-2]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  09:58
[HOU 9-2]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Dragic Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  09:54  
  09:38
[HOU 12-2]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Jones (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:30  
  09:22 Parsons Violation:Kicked Ball 
Dragic Pullup Jump shot: Missed  09:17  
  09:15 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:09 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:08  
Green Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dragic (1 AST)  08:58
[PHX 4-12]
 
  08:43
[HOU 14-4]
Beverley Floating Jump shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Frye 3pt Shot: Missed  08:33  
Plumlee Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:32  
Plumlee Hook Shot: Missed  08:29  
  08:28 Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:18
[HOU 16-4]
Jones Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Plumlee Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  08:18  
  08:18 Jones Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Tucker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:18  
Green Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jones (1 BLK)  08:04  
Team Rebound  08:03  
Green 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Frye (1 AST)  07:57
[PHX 7-16]
 
  07:46
[HOU 19-7]
Parsons 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Frye Turnaround Bank shot: Missed  07:26  
  07:23 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:15 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dragic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:14  
Dragic Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:12
[PHX 9-19]
 
  07:12 Beverley Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Dragic Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  07:12
[PHX 10-19]
 
  06:57 Howard Hook Shot: Missed 
Dragic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:55  
Green 3pt Shot: Missed  06:47  
  06:46 Jones Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
Tucker Foul: Personal (1 PF)  06:37  
  06:26
[HOU 22-10]
Jones 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Beverley (1 AST) 
  06:07 Harden Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Tucker Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  06:07
[PHX 11-22]
 
Tucker Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:07  
  06:07 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:43 Jones Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Plumlee Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:42  
  05:39 Jones Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Frye Substitution replaced by Mark Morris  05:39  
Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed  05:35  
  05:34 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:24 Beverley Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Plumlee Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:23  
Dragic Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  05:18
[PHX 13-22]
 
  04:56 Harden Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:54 Jones Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
Green Foul: Personal (2 PF)  04:52  
Green Substitution replaced by Barbosa  04:52  
  04:40
[HOU 24-13]
Howard Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Beverley (2 AST) 
  04:32 Howard Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Plumlee Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:32  
Team Rebound  04:32  
  04:32 Beverley Substitution replaced by Lin 
Plumlee Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  04:32
[PHX 14-24]
 
  04:23
[HOU 26-14]
Howard Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Parsons (1 AST) 
Tucker Pullup Jump shot: Made (3 PTS)  04:12
[PHX 16-26]
 
Mark Morris Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  04:05  
  04:05
[HOU 27-16]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  04:05 Jones Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
  04:05
[HOU 28-16]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Missed  03:50  
  03:49 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:43 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dragic (1 ST) 
Mark Morris Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dragic (2 AST)  03:38
[PHX 18-28]
 
  03:23 Motiejunas Layup Shot: Missed Block: Plumlee (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  03:23  
Dragic Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Howard (1 ST)  03:16  
Barbosa Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  03:13  
  03:13
[HOU 29-18]
Lin Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  03:13
[HOU 30-18]
Lin Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Barbosa (1 AST)  02:55
[PHX 20-30]
 
  02:35
[HOU 32-20]
Howard Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Plumlee Reverse Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Mark Morris (1 AST)  02:20
[PHX 22-32]
 
  02:05 Motiejunas Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
  02:05 Team Timeout : Regular 
Plumlee Substitution replaced by Len  02:05  
  01:54 Motiejunas Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Mark Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  01:54
[PHX 23-32]
 
  01:54 Parsons Substitution replaced by Casspi 
Mark Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:54
[PHX 24-32]
 
  01:39 Howard Hook Shot: Missed 
Dragic Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:38  
Tucker Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Dragic (3 AST)  01:34
[PHX 26-32]
 
  01:13
[HOU 34-26]
Howard Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Mark Morris 3pt Shot: Missed  00:54.9  
  00:52.9 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  00:46.8 Motiejunas Layup Shot: Missed Block: Barbosa (1 BLK) 
Mark Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:44.7  
Dragic Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Tucker (1 AST)  00:42.8
[PHX 28-34]
 
Mark Morris Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:35.1  
  00:35.1 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:35.1 Team Rebound 
Mark Morris Substitution replaced by Marc Morris  00:35.1  
  00:35.1
[HOU 35-28]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  00:20.7 Lin Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dragic Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:20.7
[PHX 29-35]
 
Dragic Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:20.7
[PHX 30-35]
 
  00:03.9 Lin Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Dragic (2 ST) 
Len Layup Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Phoenix Suns (29-19) Houston Rockets (32-17)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Dragic Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Lin (1 ST)  11:50  
  11:45
[HOU 37-30]
Lin Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  11:40 Motiejunas Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Barbosa Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  11:40  
Team Rebound  11:40  
  11:40 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Parsons 
Tucker Substitution replaced by Green  11:40  
Barbosa Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  11:40
[PHX 31-37]
 
  11:29 Lin Jump Shot: Missed 
Marc Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:28  
Green Jump Shot: Missed  11:21  
Marc Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:20  
Marc Morris Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jones (2 BLK)  11:18  
Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:17  
Barbosa Driving Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS)  11:14
[PHX 33-37]
 
  10:52 Jones Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Marc Morris (1 ST) 
Green Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  10:43  
Dragic Substitution replaced by Smith  10:43  
  10:32 Casspi Jump Shot: Missed 
Marc Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:31  
Len Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  10:22
[PHX 35-37]
 
  10:10 Parsons Layup Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:08  
Marc Morris Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Barbosa (2 AST)  10:01
[PHX 37-37]
 
  10:01 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:42
[HOU 40-37]
Casspi 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Parsons (2 AST) 
Marc Morris Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:28
[PHX 39-40]
 
  09:08 Casspi Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Marc Morris Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  08:55
[PHX 41-40]
 
  08:36 Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:36  
Barbosa 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST)  08:27
[PHX 44-40]
 
Marc Morris Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  08:12  
  08:12 Casspi Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:12 Team Rebound 
  08:12 Jones Substitution replaced by Howard 
  08:12 Lin Substitution replaced by Harden 
  08:12 Casspi Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:12  
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:00
[PHX 46-40]
 
  07:37
[HOU 42-46]
Howard Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Missed  07:18  
  07:17 Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:12
[HOU 45-46]
Parsons 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Casspi (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:04  
Barbosa Substitution replaced by Plumlee  07:04  
Len Substitution replaced by Tucker  07:04  
Tucker 3pt Shot: Missed  06:48  
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:47  
Tucker Hook Shot: Made (7 PTS)  06:41
[PHX 48-45]
 
  06:32 Howard Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  06:32 Howard Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Plumlee Jump Bank Shot: Missed  06:13  
  06:12 Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:54
[HOU 47-48]
Howard Hook Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Marc Morris Jump Shot: Missed  05:43  
Marc Morris Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  05:41  
Tucker Jump Shot: Missed  05:28  
  05:27 Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:19
[HOU 49-48]
Parsons Running Bank shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Beverley (3 AST) 
Smith Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:02
[PHX 50-49]
 
Plumlee Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  04:55  
  04:55
[HOU 50-50]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  04:55 Casspi Substitution replaced by Jones 
Marc Morris Substitution replaced by Mark Morris  04:55  
  04:55
[HOU 51-50]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  04:50  
  04:40 Howard Jump Shot: Missed 
Plumlee Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:39  
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:33
[PHX 52-51]
 
Tucker Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  04:21  
  04:21
[HOU 52-52]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Smith Substitution replaced by Dragic  04:21  
  04:21 Beverley Substitution replaced by Lin 
  04:21
[HOU 53-52]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Missed  04:04  
  04:03 Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:54 Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
  03:53 Parsons Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:49
[HOU 55-52]
Jones Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Parsons (3 AST) 
Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed  03:38  
Team Rebound  03:35  
Green 3pt Shot: Missed  03:27  
  03:26 Jones Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  03:19 Parsons Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Plumlee Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:18  
Tucker Reverse Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Mark Morris (2 AST)  03:09
[PHX 54-55]
 
Dragic Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA)  02:51  
  02:51  
Plumlee Substitution replaced by Frye  02:51  
  02:51
[HOU 56-54]
Lin Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  02:51
[HOU 57-54]
Lin Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Mark Morris 3pt Shot: Missed  02:28  
  02:26 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  02:15
[HOU 59-54]
Jones Running Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST) 
Mark Morris Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  01:56  
  01:55 Team Rebound 
  01:45
[HOU 61-54]
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Lin (1 AST) 
Green Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Frye (2 AST)  01:27
[PHX 56-61]
 
  01:08 Howard Jump Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:06  
Dragic 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Green (1 AST)  01:01
[PHX 59-61]
 
Frye Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:48.5  
  00:48.5
[HOU 62-59]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  00:48.5 Howard Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
  00:48.5
[HOU 63-59]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Mark Morris Slam Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Dragic (4 AST)  00:38.4
[PHX 61-63]
 
  00:29.5
[HOU 66-61]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
  00:09.3 Motiejunas Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dragic Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  00:09.3
[PHX 62-66]
 
Dragic Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  00:09.3
[PHX 63-66]
 
  00:09.3 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:00.0 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Tucker (1 BLK) 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Phoenix Suns (29-19) Houston Rockets (32-17)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Green Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  11:37  
  11:36 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  11:25 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dragic Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  11:24  
Frye Jump Shot: Missed Block: Howard (1 BLK)  11:13  
  11:11 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:08
[HOU 68-63]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Frye 3pt Shot: Missed  10:47  
  10:46 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  10:35
[HOU 70-63]
Parsons Running Bank shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Frye 3pt Shot: Missed  10:12  
  10:11 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:9) 
  10:03
[HOU 72-63]
Parsons Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  10:02  
Green 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS)  09:38
[PHX 66-72]
 
  09:17 Howard Jump Shot: Missed 
Plumlee Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  09:16  
Plumlee Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Parsons (2 ST)  09:04  
Frye Foul: Personal Take (2 PF)  09:04  
  08:51 Harden Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:50  
  08:46 Parsons Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Green Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  08:46
[PHX 67-72]
 
Green Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:46  
  08:46 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:10) 
Plumlee Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  08:33  
  08:33 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:33 Team Rebound 
  08:33
[HOU 73-67]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Green Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Tucker (2 AST)  08:19
[PHX 69-73]
 
  08:04
[HOU 76-69]
Parsons 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Beverley (4 AST) 
Dragic 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS)  07:41
[PHX 72-76]
 
  07:20 Howard Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Dragic (3 ST) 
  07:19 Beverley Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) 
Green Pullup Jump shot: Missed Block: Jones (3 BLK)  07:07  
  07:06 Parsons Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  07:03
[HOU 78-72]
Jones Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Parsons (4 AST) 
Frye 3pt Shot: Missed  06:45  
  06:44 Parsons Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Frye Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  06:37  
  06:37
[HOU 79-72]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  06:37
[HOU 80-72]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Frye Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:19
[PHX 74-80]
 
  06:02
[HOU 83-74]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Plumlee Turnaround Bank Hook Shot: Made (5 PTS)  05:43
[PHX 76-83]
 
  05:22 Howard Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Green (1 ST) 
Frye Jump Shot: Missed  05:08  
Dragic Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:05  
Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed  05:01  
Tucker Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:00  
Tucker Hook Shot: Made (11 PTS)  04:58
[PHX 78-83]
 
  04:35
[HOU 85-78]
Howard Driving Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Green 3pt Shot: Missed  04:21  
  04:20 Jones Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  04:13
[HOU 87-78]
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Jones (2 AST) 
  03:59 Beverley Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  03:59 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:59 Howard Substitution replaced by Lin 
  03:59 Beverley Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
Frye Substitution replaced by Mark Morris  03:59  
Plumlee Substitution replaced by Len  03:59  
Len Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Harden (1 ST)  03:52  
Len Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  03:49  
  03:49
[HOU 88-78]
Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  03:49
[HOU 89-78]
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  03:34 Jones Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Dragic (5 AST)  03:28
[PHX 80-89]
 
Green Substitution replaced by Barbosa  03:05  
  03:01
[HOU 91-80]
Motiejunas Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Parsons (5 AST) 
Len Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  03:01  
Tucker Violation:Lane  03:01  
  03:01
[HOU 92-80]
Motiejunas Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
  02:44 Lin Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dragic Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  02:44
[PHX 81-92]
 
Dragic Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  02:44
[PHX 82-92]
 
  02:26 Lin Jump Shot: Missed 
Len Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:25  
Barbosa 3pt Shot: Missed  02:18  
  02:17 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:03 Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Missed 
Barbosa Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:01  
Barbosa Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  01:51
[PHX 84-92]
 
  01:26 Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Mark Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:25  
Dragic Driving Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS)  01:14
[PHX 86-92]
 
  00:54.4
[HOU 94-86]
Jones Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
  00:44.5 Jones Substitution replaced by Howard 
  00:44.5 Harden Substitution replaced by Beverley 
  00:35.2 Howard Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dragic Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS)  00:35.2
[PHX 87-94]
 
Dragic Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS)  00:35.2
[PHX 88-94]
 
Len Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  00:31.6  
  00:31.6
[HOU 95-88]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS) 
  00:31.6 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Dragic Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  00:31.6  
Barbosa Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Mark Morris (3 AST)  00:22.7
[PHX 90-95]
 
  00:02.8 Lin Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Dragic Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
Tucker Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  00:00.2  
Tucker Tip Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
Phoenix Suns (29-19) Houston Rockets (32-17)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Mark Morris Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  11:46  
  11:46 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:46 Team Rebound 
  11:46 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Mark Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  11:46  
Mark Morris Step Back Jump shot: Made (12 PTS)  11:24
[PHX 92-95]
 
  11:04
[HOU 97-92]
Howard Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (25 PTS) 
Len Jump Shot: Missed  10:43  
  10:42 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:11) 
  10:19
[HOU 99-92]
Lin Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Missed  09:53  
  09:52 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:12) 
  09:50 Casspi Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO) 
  09:32 Lin Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Len Substitution replaced by Plumlee  09:32  
Mark Morris Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Howard (2 ST)  09:22  
Mark Morris Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  09:16  
  09:16
[HOU 100-92]
Motiejunas Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  09:16
[HOU 101-92]
Motiejunas Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Barbosa 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Mark Morris (4 AST)  08:59
[PHX 95-101]
 
  08:43 Howard Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST) 
Smith Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Howard (3 ST)  08:39  
  08:38  
  08:18
[HOU 103-95]
Howard Jump Hook Shot: Made (27 PTS) Assist: Beverley (5 AST) 
Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Beverley (1 ST)  08:03  
  07:58 Motiejunas Layup Shot: Missed Block: Smith (1 BLK) 
Mark Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:57  
Smith Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS)  07:40
[PHX 97-103]
 
  07:17 Beverley Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:16  
Smith Substitution replaced by Dragic  07:16  
  07:16 Beverley Substitution replaced by Harden 
  07:16 Casspi Substitution replaced by Parsons 
Mark Morris Jump Hook Shot: Missed  06:57  
Mark Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  06:56  
Marc Morris Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  06:47
[PHX 99-103]
 
  06:28
[HOU 106-99]
Lin 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Parsons (6 AST) 
Marc Morris Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Harden (2 ST)  06:11  
  06:06 Lin Layup Shot: Missed 
Barbosa Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:05  
Barbosa 3pt Shot: Missed  05:51  
  05:50 Parsons Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
Barbosa Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  05:45  
  05:45 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:45 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Jones 
Plumlee Substitution replaced by Frye  05:45  
Mark Morris Substitution replaced by Tucker  05:45  
  05:45
[HOU 107-99]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (28 PTS) 
  05:45
[HOU 108-99]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (29 PTS) 
Marc Morris 3pt Shot: Missed  05:33  
  05:33 Team Rebound 
  05:20 Howard Foul: Offensive Charge (4 PF) 
  05:20 Howard Turnover : Foul (5 TO) 
Marc Morris 3pt Shot: Missed  04:55  
Team Rebound  04:55  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  04:55  
  04:42 Lin Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (3 TO) 
Barbosa Substitution replaced by Green  04:42  
Marc Morris 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Dragic (6 AST)  04:26
[PHX 102-108]
 
  04:10
[HOU 111-102]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Dragic Jump Shot: Missed Block: Howard (2 BLK)  03:53  
  03:51 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:13) 
  03:46
[HOU 113-102]
Parsons Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Lin (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:46  
Marc Morris Substitution replaced by Mark Morris  03:46  
Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed  03:35  
Tucker Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  03:34  
Tucker Hook Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Dragic (7 AST)  03:23
[PHX 104-113]
 
Green Foul: Personal Take (3 PF)  03:18  
Frye Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA)  03:16  
  03:16
[HOU 114-104]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (30 PTS) 
  03:16 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Mark Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  03:16  
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Dragic (8 AST)  02:58
[PHX 107-114]
 
Green Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA)  02:55  
  02:55
[HOU 115-107]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (31 PTS) 
  02:55
[HOU 116-107]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (32 PTS) 
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Missed  02:40  
Tucker Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  02:38  
Mark Morris 3pt Shot: Missed  02:32  
Green Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  02:31  
Green 3pt Shot: Missed  02:28  
  02:27 Jones Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
Dragic Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA)  02:25  
  02:25
[HOU 117-107]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (33 PTS) 
  02:25 Jones Substitution replaced by Beverley 
  02:25
[HOU 118-107]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (34 PTS) 
Dragic Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF)  02:10  
Dragic Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  02:10  
  01:45 Beverley Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  01:44  
Green 3pt Shot: Missed  01:31  
  01:31 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:14) 
Dragic Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA)  01:22  
  01:22
[HOU 119-107]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS) 
  01:22
[HOU 120-107]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS) 
  01:10 Harden Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  01:10 Howard Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
  01:02 Lin Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Frye Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:02  
Team Rebound  01:02  
Tucker Substitution replaced by Len  01:02  
Green Substitution replaced by Smith  01:02  
Dragic Substitution replaced by Kravtsov  01:02  
Mark Morris Substitution replaced by Christmas  01:02  
Frye Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  01:02
[PHX 108-120]
 
  00:40.4
[HOU 122-108]
Parsons Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
  00:28.5 Harden Substitution replaced by Covington 
Frye 3pt Shot: Missed  00:26.9  
  00:24.6 Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:00.6 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
PHX
3rd Pacific
48
34
5-5
26-15
22-19
HOU
2nd Southwest
54
28
5-5
33-8
21-20
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
PHX
Dragic 20.3
Plumlee 7.9
Dragic 5.9
Plumlee 1.1
Bledsoe 1.6
HOU
2 players 29.5
2 players 14.5
2 players 5.0
2 players 4.0
2 players 1.5