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Notebook: Rockets 115, Suns 112


Mike Tulumello, for NBA.com
Posted Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:49 AM - Updated Mon Feb 24, 2014 12:50 AM

THE FACT: The game matched two of the NBA's hottest teams. The Houston Rockets had won eight of their previous nine, while the Phoenix Suns had won nine of 12.

THE LEAD: This was a track meet, with the athletes wearing basketball uniforms.

In the end, after a race-horse 47-plus minutes, the Rockets (38-18) hit one more big shot at the right time and pulled out a thrilling 115-112 win Sunday night in Arizona.

Dwight Howard, taking just 12 shots, scored 25 points to lead the Rockets, while James Harden had 23 points, seven assists, five rebounds and three steals.

For the Suns (33-22), who led by as many as 11 points early in the final quarter, Goran Dragic scored a career-high 35 points. Gerald Green added 23 points, while Markieff Morris had 21 points and seven boards off the bench.

In the final minute, with the score tied, 108-108, the Suns appeared to have a great shot at pulling out the win when Morris drove to the hoop and scored while drawing a foul. But Morris missed the free throw.

Then the Rockets' Patrick Beverley lined up a 3-pointer from the right side.

He nailed it, and the Rockets had a 111-110 lead with 35 seconds left.

After Green missed a 12-footer, Beverley, then Donatas Motiejunas hit a pair of free throws.

The Suns had one last chance to send the game to overtime, but Dragic missed an open 3-pointer in the closing seconds.

The Rockets shot 52 percent in putting up 60 first-half points, with Howard scoring 18. The Suns scored 56 thanks to nailing 8-for-13 on three-pointers. Dragic scored 25 in the first half.

The Rockets led by 18, 37-19 early in the second quarter. But the Suns roared back, using a 21-6 run (with Green scoring 13) in the third quarter to take a 77-70 lead, a margin they stretched to 94-83 early in the final quarter.

QUOTABLE: "Early in the season, we'd probably let that game slip away. That's the growth and maturity of this team."
-- Harden

THE STAT: Beverley, the Rockets starting point guard who averages 9.4 points, scored 20, a career high.

TURNING POINT: Beverley's big shot.

QUOTABLE II: "Patrick is not afraid at all."
-- Rockets coach Kevin McHale on Beverley

QUOTABLE III: "I try to do the little things and shoot open shots. We have to understand that teams lock in on James and Dwight."
-- Beverley

QUOTABLE IV: "One is impossible, and the other is thankless."
-- Sacramento mayor Kevin Johnson, former Suns' star and Hall of Fame finalist, on whether guarding Michael Jordan or running a city is more difficult.

HOT: The Rockets shot 28-for-32 at the free-throw line, including 9-for-9 by Harden. Dragic shot 14-for-20, including 5-for-8 on 3-pointers.

NOT: The Suns' Channing Frye shot 2-for-11.

IN THE ARENA: The Suns celebrated the 20th anniversary of Johnson's famous dunk over Hakeem Olajuwon. Johnson said he's never discussed the dunk with Olajuwon. Moments after the dunk, though Johnson said the great center wagged his finger at him and said, "'You got me that time, little man. But don't try that again, little man!'"

NOTABLE: Dragic's 35 points topped the 34 he scored Feb. 8 vs. Golden State...The Rockets have now won 16 straight when scoring 100-plus...The Suns had won 19 straight when scoring 110-plus...The Rockets shot 32-for-52 in the paint and outscored the Suns in the lane, 64-42...The Suns had won all three games since the All-Star break.

UP NEXT: For the Rockets, Tuesday @ Sacramento and Wednesday @ Los Angeles Clippers and Saturday vs. Pistons. For the Suns, Tuesday vs. Timberwolves, Wednesday @ Utah and Friday vs. Pelicans.

HOU
PHX
     
    • 52.6%

    • 48.8%

    • 31.2%

    • 42.3%

    • 87.5%

    • 70.8%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
HOU PHX
Total Rebounds 43 34
Offensive Rebounds 10 9
Turnovers 22 16
Fast Break Pts: 21 26
Biggest Lead: 18 11
Points in the Paint: 64 42
HOU PHX
p Howard   25 Dragic   35
rb Howard   9 3 players   7
a 2 players   7 Smith   4
s 2 players   3 Dragic   3
b Howard   2 2 players   1
 
  • 12/04 - PHX 97 @ HOU 88
  • 02/05 - PHX 108 @ HOU 122
  • 02/23 - HOU 115 @ PHX 112
Houston Rockets (38-18)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
C. Parsons F 39:25 5-12 1-4 2-2 +4 1 5 6 7 1 2 2 0 0 13
T. Jones F 24:21 7-10 0-0 1-1 -6 1 6 7 0 1 1 3 1 0 15
D. Howard C 34:28 10-12 0-0 5-7 +10 3 6 9 2 1 0 4 2 0 25
J. Harden G 41:39 6-15 2-7 9-9 +14 1 4 5 7 5 3 4 0 1 23
P. Beverley G 33:22 6-12 1-2 7-8 -2 1 2 3 3 4 3 3 0 0 20
J. Lin   20:00 1-6 0-0 0-0 +1 0 3 3 6 2 0 2 0 0 2
D. Motiejunas   23:39 2-4 0-1 3-4 +9 1 4 5 0 4 0 1 0 1 7
O. Asik   13:18 1-2 0-0 1-1 -9 2 1 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 3
O. Casspi   09:49 3-5 1-2 0-0 -6 0 2 2 0 0 0 2 0 0 7
I. Canaan DNP - Coach's Decision
F. Garcia DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Hamilton DNP - Coach's Decision
G. Smith DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 41-78 5-16 28-32   10 33 43 25 19 10 22 3 2 115
  52.6% 31.2% 87.5%   team rebs: 8 total to: 22
Phoenix Suns (33-22)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Tucker F 28:33 4-10 1-2 0-0 -10 4 3 7 2 2 2 3 0 1 9
C. Frye F 35:24 2-11 2-7 0-0 -8 0 5 5 1 3 2 2 1 0 6
M. Plumlee C 24:20 4-7 0-0 0-0 +6 1 6 7 0 2 1 0 0 0 8
G. Green G 33:10 8-18 2-4 5-7 -3 1 3 4 1 0 2 3 0 1 23
G. Dragic G 41:52 14-20 5-8 2-5 -2 0 0 0 3 3 3 3 0 0 35
A. Len   01:16 0-0 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
M. Morris   34:59 7-11 0-1 7-9 +1 2 5 7 2 3 2 3 1 1 21
I. Smith   20:59 1-3 0-1 0-0 -3 0 1 1 4 1 0 2 0 0 2
M. Morris   19:27 2-6 1-3 3-3 +7 1 2 3 3 3 2 0 0 0 8
L. Barbosa DND - Sprained Left Big Toe
D. Christmas DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Goodwin DNP - Coach's Decision
V. Kravtsov DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 42-86 11-26 17-24   9 25 34 16 18 14 16 2 3 112
  48.8% 42.3% 70.8%   team rebs: 7 total to: 16

inactive

  • Rockets: Covington, Daniels
  • Suns: Bledsoe, Okafor

technical fouls

  • Rockets: --
  • Suns: Frye

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 8
  • Times Tied: 6

arena stats

  • Arena: US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Officials: #8 Marc Davis, #74 Curtis Blair, #16 David Guthrie
  • Attendance: 15510
  • Duration: 2:34
Houston Rockets (38-18) Phoenix Suns (33-22)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Plumlee vs Howard (Jones gains possession)
  11:41 Tucker Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  11:41
[HOU 1-0]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  11:41
[HOU 2-0]
 
  11:20 Green Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:19  
Jones Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  11:02  
  11:00 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:53
[PHX 3-2]
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Dragic (1 AST) 
Jones Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Parsons (1 AST)  10:39
[HOU 4-3]
 
Harden Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF)  10:21  
  10:21 Green Free Throw Technical Missed 
  10:21 Team Rebound 
  10:10 Plumlee Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:09  
Jones Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Howard (1 AST)  09:49
[HOU 6-3]
 
  09:39
[PHX 5-6]
Dragic Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Jones Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST)  09:16
[HOU 8-5]
 
Beverley Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  09:10  
  09:10 Dragic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:10 Team Rebound 
  09:10 Dragic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Team Rebound  09:09  
  08:59 Dragic Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Beverley Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  08:59
[HOU 9-5]
 
Beverley Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  08:59
[HOU 10-5]
 
  08:47 Dragic Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Beverley (1 ST) 
Beverley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dragic (1 ST)  08:44  
  08:37 Tucker Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Jones (1 ST) 
Howard Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Parsons (2 AST)  08:31
[HOU 12-5]
 
  08:15
[PHX 8-12]
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Tucker (1 AST) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  07:55  
Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:53  
Jones Putback Dunk Shot: Missed  07:53  
  07:52 Tucker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:38 Frye Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:35  
Harden Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF)  07:31  
Harden Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  07:31  
  07:14
[PHX 10-12]
Plumlee Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Green (1 AST) 
Howard Layup Shot: Missed  06:54  
  06:53 Plumlee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:43 Green Jump Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:42  
Harden Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Parsons (3 AST)  06:37
[HOU 14-10]
 
  06:28
[PHX 12-14]
Dragic Pullup Bank shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  06:20 Frye Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
Parsons Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST)  06:20
[HOU 16-12]
 
  06:05 Tucker Jump Shot: Missed Block: Howard (1 BLK) 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:03  
Beverley Driving Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:53
[HOU 18-12]
 
  05:48 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:39 Plumlee Substitution replaced by Len 
  05:34 Green Turnover : Double Dribble (1 TO) 
Howard Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Frye (1 ST)  05:25  
  05:19 Dragic Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:18  
Beverley Running Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:08
[HOU 20-12]
 
  04:50 Frye 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:49  
Beverley Running Jump Shot: Missed  04:41  
Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:40  
  04:23 Len Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  04:23
[HOU 21-12]
 
  04:23 Len Substitution replaced by Mark Morris 
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:23  
  04:22 Mark Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:06 Frye Hook Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:04  
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed  03:58  
  03:57 Mark Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:51
[PHX 14-21]
Green Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dragic (2 AST) 
Jones Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Howard (2 AST)  03:32
[HOU 23-14]
 
  03:32 Mark Morris Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Beverley Substitution replaced by Lin  03:32  
Jones Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  03:32
[HOU 24-14]
 
  03:18 Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:17  
Parsons Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  03:09  
  03:08 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:03 Frye Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Jones Substitution replaced by Motiejunas  03:03  
Parsons Layup Shot: Missed  02:47  
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:46  
Motiejunas Layup Shot: Missed Block: Frye (1 BLK)  02:44  
  02:43 Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:39 Tucker Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:37  
Howard Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Parsons (4 AST)  02:19
[HOU 26-14]
 
  02:03
[PHX 16-26]
Dragic Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Frye (1 AST) 
Lin Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dragic (2 ST)  01:55  
  01:49 Frye 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:47 Tucker Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:44 Tucker Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:44  
  01:44 Dragic Substitution replaced by Smith 
Lin Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:21
[HOU 28-16]
 
  00:55.9 Green Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:53.9 Tucker Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  00:51.9 Tucker Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:49.9 Tucker Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  00:47.8 Tucker Hook Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:46.9  
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Parsons (5 AST)  00:37.9
[HOU 30-16]
 
Motiejunas Foul: Personal (1 PF)  00:33.7  
Howard Substitution replaced by Asik  00:33.7  
Parsons Substitution replaced by Casspi  00:33.7  
  00:24.9 Mark Morris Jump Shot: Missed 
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:23.7  
Casspi 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.9  
Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:01.4  
Asik Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.3  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Houston Rockets (38-18) Phoenix Suns (33-22)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Asik Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  11:46  
  11:46
[PHX 17-30]
Mark Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  11:46
[PHX 18-30]
Mark Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Motiejunas Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  11:30  
  11:07 Mark Morris Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Beverley (2 ST) 
Casspi Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Beverley (1 AST)  11:02
[HOU 32-18]
 
  10:53 Marc Morris 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:52  
Casspi Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lin (1 AST)  10:45
[HOU 34-18]
 
  10:38 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Asik (1 ST) 
Casspi Jump Shot: Missed  10:18  
  10:17 Plumlee Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Motiejunas Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  10:08  
  10:08 Mark Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:08 Team Rebound 
  10:08
[PHX 19-34]
Mark Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Lin Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  09:56  
Asik Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  09:55  
Asik Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:55
[HOU 36-19]
 
  09:55 Marc Morris Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Asik Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  09:55
[HOU 37-19]
 
  09:40
[PHX 21-37]
Mark Morris Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Marc Morris (1 AST) 
Asik Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dragic (3 ST)  09:28  
  09:25
[PHX 23-37]
Dragic Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Missed  09:03  
  09:02 Mark Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:58
[PHX 25-37]
Marc Morris Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Lin Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (1 FTA)  08:58  
  08:58  
Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Jones  08:58  
Casspi Substitution replaced by Parsons  08:58  
  08:58
[PHX 26-37]
Marc Morris Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Beverley Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  08:33
[HOU 39-26]
 
  08:12
[PHX 28-39]
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Jones Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Lin (2 AST)  07:48
[HOU 41-28]
 
  07:38
[PHX 30-41]
Dragic Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Parsons Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  07:38  
  07:38 Dragic Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  07:38  
Jones Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Mark Morris (1 ST)  07:27  
  07:21
[PHX 33-41]
Dragic 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Mark Morris (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:13  
Lin Substitution replaced by Harden  07:13  
Asik Substitution replaced by Howard  07:13  
Parsons Driving Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:01
[HOU 43-33]
 
  06:46 Plumlee Layup Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  06:46  
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  06:30  
Team Rebound  06:29  
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Beverley (2 AST)  06:19
[HOU 45-33]
 
Jones Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  05:58  
  05:58
[PHX 34-45]
Mark Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  05:58 Plumlee Substitution replaced by Frye 
  05:58
[PHX 35-45]
Mark Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Harden Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  05:43  
Harden Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  05:43  
  05:27
[PHX 38-45]
Marc Morris 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Harden Jump Shot: Missed Block: Mark Morris (1 BLK)  05:16  
  05:15 Marc Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:10
[PHX 40-45]
Smith Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Marc Morris (2 AST) 
Jones Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO)  04:47  
Howard Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA)  04:38  
  04:38
[PHX 41-45]
Marc Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  04:38
[PHX 42-45]
Marc Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Beverley Jump Shot: Missed  04:25  
  04:24 Mark Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  04:10
[PHX 45-45]
Dragic 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  04:08  
Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed  03:45  
  03:44 Team Rebound 
  03:32
[PHX 48-45]
Dragic 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Harden Running Jump Shot: Missed  03:13  
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  03:12  
  03:06 Frye Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  03:06
[HOU 46-48]
 
Beverley Substitution replaced by Lin  03:06  
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  03:06
[HOU 47-48]
 
  02:47 Mark Morris Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed Block: Howard (2 BLK) 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:45  
Howard Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Lin (3 AST)  02:39
[HOU 49-48]
 
  02:39 Marc Morris Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
  02:39 Team Timeout : Regular 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 1 (14 PTS)  02:39
[HOU 50-48]
 
  02:22 Marc Morris Jump Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  02:21  
Parsons 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Lin (4 AST)  02:13
[HOU 53-48]
 
  02:03 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Parsons (1 ST) 
  01:57 Frye Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
  01:57 Frye Technical 
Harden Free Throw Technical (5 PTS)  01:57
[HOU 54-48]
 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:57
[HOU 55-48]
 
  01:57 Smith Substitution replaced by Green 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:57
[HOU 56-48]
 
  01:37
[PHX 51-56]
Dragic 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Howard Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (16 PTS)  01:12
[HOU 58-51]
 
  00:50.9 Frye 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:49.9  
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Parsons (6 AST)  00:43.1
[HOU 60-51]
 
  00:34.9
[PHX 54-60]
Dragic 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  00:25.9  
  00:24.9 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Harden Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  00:20.2  
  00:20.2
[PHX 55-60]
Green Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  00:20.2 Frye Substitution replaced by Plumlee 
Harden Substitution replaced by Beverley  00:20.2  
  00:20.2
[PHX 56-60]
Green Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Beverley Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.2  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Houston Rockets (38-18) Phoenix Suns (33-22)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:43 Frye Jump Shot: Missed 
Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:42  
Jones Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST)  11:37
[HOU 62-56]
 
  11:36 Team Timeout : Short 
  11:18 Green Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jones (1 BLK) 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  11:17  
Jones Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Harden (4 AST)  11:12
[HOU 64-56]
 
  11:01
[PHX 58-64]
Green Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Parsons Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Green (1 ST)  10:46  
  10:39
[PHX 60-64]
Plumlee Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Dragic (3 AST) 
Beverley Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Frye (2 ST)  10:24  
  10:21 Tucker Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Harden (1 ST) 
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  10:03  
  10:02 Plumlee Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:51
[PHX 62-64]
Dragic Step Back Jump shot: Made (27 PTS) 
Howard Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  09:33  
  09:27
[PHX 65-64]
Green 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  09:25  
Parsons Jump Shot: Missed  09:14  
Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:13  
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Beverley (3 AST)  09:07
[HOU 67-65]
 
  08:55 Green Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Howard Jump Shot: Missed  08:41  
  08:40 Plumlee Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  08:33 Dragic Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Harden (2 ST) 
  08:30 Frye Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  08:30
[HOU 68-65]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  08:30
[HOU 69-65]
 
  08:10 Frye Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Parsons Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  08:00  
  07:43
[PHX 67-69]
Plumlee Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Tucker (2 AST) 
Jones Layup Shot: Missed  07:29  
  07:28 Plumlee Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  07:18
[PHX 69-69]
Green Pullup Jump shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  07:09  
  07:08 Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:59
[PHX 71-69]
Green Step Back Jump shot: Made (13 PTS) 
  06:46 Plumlee Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  06:46
[HOU 70-71]
 
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:46  
  06:45 Tucker Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  06:36 Plumlee Substitution replaced by Mark Morris 
  06:33 Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  06:32  
Jones Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Tucker (1 ST)  06:20  
Beverley Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  06:17  
  06:17
[PHX 72-70]
Green Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  06:17
[PHX 73-70]
Green Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Beverley Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Green (2 ST)  05:57  
  05:51 Tucker 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:50 Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:47 Green Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:46 Mark Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  05:35
[PHX 75-70]
Green Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:34  
Jones Substitution replaced by Motiejunas  05:34  
Beverley Substitution replaced by Lin  05:34  
Lin Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Tucker (2 ST)  05:21  
  05:18
[PHX 77-70]
Tucker Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Parsons Driving Bank shot: Made (9 PTS)  05:03
[HOU 72-77]
 
  04:37 Mark Morris Jump Shot: Missed 
Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:36  
Howard Dunk Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Harden (5 AST)  04:28
[HOU 74-77]
 
  04:05
[PHX 79-74]
Dragic Driving Layup Shot: Made (29 PTS) 
Lin Driving Layup Shot: Missed  03:44  
  03:43 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:38 Tucker Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:37 Mark Morris Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  03:37
[PHX 81-74]
Mark Morris Tip Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Parsons Jump Shot: Missed  03:19  
Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  03:18  
Howard Putback Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS)  03:18
[HOU 76-81]
 
Motiejunas Foul: Personal Block (3 PF)  02:58  
  02:58 Team Timeout : Regular 
Howard Substitution replaced by Asik  02:58  
  02:58 Dragic Substitution replaced by Smith 
  02:49
[PHX 83-76]
Green Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
Harden Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  02:35
[HOU 78-83]
 
  02:10 Frye 3pt Shot: Missed 
Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:09  
Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed  02:00  
  01:59 Tucker Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  01:44
[PHX 86-78]
Tucker 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Lin (5 AST)  01:18
[HOU 81-86]
 
Harden Foul: Personal (4 PF)  01:14  
Harden Substitution replaced by Casspi  01:14  
  01:14 Frye Substitution replaced by Plumlee 
  01:14 Tucker Substitution replaced by Marc Morris 
  01:08
[PHX 88-81]
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Casspi Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Mark Morris (2 ST)  00:52.9  
  00:49.4 Mark Morris Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Lin Jump Shot: Missed  00:36.9  
Parsons Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:35.8  
Parsons Putback Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  00:35.0
[HOU 83-88]
 
  00:28.9 Smith Running Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:28.3 Plumlee Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  00:28.3
[PHX 90-83]
Plumlee Putback Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed  00:08.9  
  00:07.6 Plumlee Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  00:02.8
[PHX 93-83]
Green 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed  11:45  
  11:44 Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Lin Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) (2 FTA)  11:39  
  11:39 Green Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:39 Team Rebound 
  11:39
[PHX 94-83]
Green Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  11:24  
  11:21 Marc Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:02 Green Jump Shot: Missed 
Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:01  
Casspi 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Lin (6 AST)  10:54
[HOU 86-94]
 
  10:40 Green Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Harden (3 ST) 
Lin Jump Shot: Missed  10:35  
  10:34 Team Rebound 
  10:34 Green Substitution replaced by Dragic 
  10:18
[PHX 96-86]
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Marc Morris (3 AST) 
Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Plumlee (1 ST)  10:05  
  09:50 Marc Morris Jump Shot: Missed 
Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:49  
Lin Jump Shot: Missed  09:38  
  09:37 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:31 Marc Morris 3pt Shot: Missed 
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:30  
  09:14 Plumlee Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Motiejunas Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:14
[HOU 87-96]
 
Lin Substitution replaced by Beverley  09:14  
Motiejunas Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:14  
  09:13 Mark Morris Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  08:49 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:48  
  08:47  
Motiejunas Driving Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS)  08:33
[HOU 89-96]
 
  08:12 Plumlee Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
  08:09 Marc Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:04 Mark Morris 3pt Shot: Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  08:03  
Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Marc Morris (1 ST)  07:47  
  07:42
[PHX 98-89]
Dragic Reverse Layup Shot: Made (31 PTS) Assist: Smith (4 AST) 
Casspi Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Marc Morris (2 ST)  07:25  
  07:15 Dragic Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:13  
  07:01 Smith Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Beverley Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:01  
Team Rebound  07:01  
  07:01 Plumlee Substitution replaced by Frye 
Asik Substitution replaced by Parsons  07:01  
Casspi Substitution replaced by Howard  07:01  
Beverley Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  07:01
[HOU 90-98]
 
  06:47 Frye 3pt Shot: Missed 
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:46  
Howard Jump Bank Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Parsons (7 AST)  06:38
[HOU 92-98]
 
  06:17 Mark Morris Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Parsons (2 ST) 
  06:16 Marc Morris Foul: Clear Path (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Parsons Free Throw Clear Path 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  06:16
[HOU 93-98]
 
Parsons Free Throw Clear Path 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  06:16
[HOU 94-98]
 
  06:10 Dragic Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Made (19 PTS)  05:54
[HOU 96-98]
 
  05:47 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:47 Smith Substitution replaced by Tucker 
  05:47 Marc Morris Substitution replaced by Green 
Beverley Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  05:29  
  05:29
[PHX 99-96]
Dragic Free Throw 1 of 2 (32 PTS) 
  05:29
[PHX 100-96]
Dragic Free Throw 2 of 2 (33 PTS) 
Beverley Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  05:08
[HOU 98-100]
 
  04:53 Dragic Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Beverley (3 ST) 
  04:51 Dragic Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Beverley Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  04:51
[HOU 99-100]
 
Beverley Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  04:51
[HOU 100-100]
 
Harden Foul: Shooting Block (5 PF) (2 FTA)  04:40  
  04:40
[PHX 101-100]
Mark Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  04:40
[PHX 102-100]
Mark Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Howard Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  04:21  
  04:02
[PHX 104-100]
Mark Morris Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Motiejunas Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Harden (6 AST)  03:49
[HOU 102-104]
 
  03:40 Green 3pt Shot: Missed 
Parsons Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  03:39  
Beverley Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  03:24
[HOU 104-104]
 
  03:07 Dragic Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  03:05  
Beverley Running Hook Shot: Missed  02:43  
  02:41 Frye Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  02:24
[PHX 106-104]
Tucker Reverse Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Mark Morris (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:23  
Howard Turnover : Offensive Goaltending (4 TO)  02:17  
Beverley Foul: Personal (4 PF)  02:07  
  01:55 Green Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
  01:54 Team Rebound 
  01:52 Frye Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:50  
  01:50 Tucker Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS)  01:50
[HOU 105-106]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS)  01:50
[HOU 106-106]
 
  01:27 Green 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:26 Tucker Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  01:26
[PHX 108-106]
Tucker Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Beverley Jump Shot: Missed  01:02  
Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  01:01  
Harden Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS)  01:00
[HOU 108-108]
 
  00:47.3
[PHX 110-108]
Mark Morris Driving Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Motiejunas Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA)  00:47.3  
  00:47.3 Mark Morris Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:47.2  
Team Timeout : Regular  00:46.3  
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Harden (7 AST)  00:34.9
[HOU 111-110]
 
  00:21.9 Green Jump Shot: Missed 
Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:21.5  
  00:20.0 Mark Morris Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Beverley Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  00:20.0
[HOU 112-110]
 
Beverley Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  00:20.0
[HOU 113-110]
 
  00:20.0 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:14.7
[PHX 112-113]
Dragic Driving Layup Shot: Made (35 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:14.7  
Howard Substitution replaced by Lin  00:14.7  
  00:14.7 Frye Substitution replaced by Smith 
  00:14.1 Mark Morris Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Motiejunas Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:14.1
[HOU 114-112]
 
  00:14.1 Smith Substitution replaced by Frye 
Lin Substitution replaced by Howard  00:14.1  
Motiejunas Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:14.1
[HOU 115-112]
 
  00:14.1 Team Timeout : Regular 
Howard Substitution replaced by Lin  00:14.1  
  00:00.9 Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:00.1  
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
HOU
2nd Southwest
54
28
5-5
33-8
21-20
PHX
3rd Pacific
48
34
5-5
26-15
22-19
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
HOU
2 players 26.8
2 players 13.7
2 players 5.8
2 players 2.8
2 players 2.0
PHX
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