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Notebook: Rockets 111, Pelicans 104


By Matt Miller, for NBA.com
Posted Sun Apr 13, 2014 12:15 AM - Updated Sun Apr 13, 2014 12:15 AM

THE FACT: The Houston Rockets have overcome a fourth-quarter deficit in each of their three meetings this season with the New Orleans Pelicans, concluding the three games on runs of 19-6, 11-4 and 15-0, respectively.

THE LEAD: Houston narrowly avoided another disappointing loss to an injury-ravaged opponent, ripping off a 15-0 run over the final 2:48 to steal a 111-104 victory from New Orleans on Saturday night at Toyota Center. James Harden scored 14 of his game-high 33 points in the fourth quarter and also finished with 13 assists. Patrick Beverley, who scored a career-best 20 points in his return from a torn meniscus in his right knee, spearheaded Houston's rally alongside Harden with four timely 3-pointers in the final 10:15. Jeremy Lin pitched in 18 points on 6-for-8 shooting and four steals for the Rockets (53-27), who have won 14 of their last 15 home games and sit one win or one Portland loss shy of clinching home-court advantage in the opening round of the playoffs.

Luke Babbitt poured in a career-high 24 points and grabbed seven rebounds to pace the Pelicans (32-48), losers of eight in a row overall and six straight on the road. Austin Rivers added a season-high 20 points, 10 rebounds and six assists, but the 6-foot-4 guard shot 0-for-3 and committed a turnover as New Orleans squandered a 15-point fourth-quarter lead.

QUOTABLE: "We had to kind of pull a rabbit out of the hat tonight."
-- Rockets coach Kevin McHale

THE STAT: Houston has made at least 10 3-point attempts in six consecutive home games.

TURNING POINT: The Rockets trailed by double digits for a good portion of the second half, but they started to mount a late rally when Beverley and Harden drained back-to-back 3-pointers that trimmed Houston's deficit to 90-84 with eight minutes remaining. New Orleans delayed the comeback effort later in the period behind Babbitt, who hit two free throws and buried a corner 3 to extend the Pelicans' advantage to 100-92. But the Rockets were not ready to lie down. Beverley continued the 3-point barrage with a pair of corner treys that cut New Orleans' lead to one with 1:36 left to play. Rivers had an open look from behind the arc on the Pelicans' next possession, but he missed. Harden proceeded to waltz through the lane without any resistance for an easy layup on the other end of the court that put Houston ahead 105-104. The Rockets would never surrender the lead, holding New Orleans scoreless the rest of the way.

QUOTABLE II: "We needed this win more than anything, especially for our confidence having Patrick and Dwight [Howard] back. Just to give ourselves a little cushion and to hopefully lock down that four seed, but this game was critical for us."
-- James Harden

HOT: Harden and Beverley were the catalysts behind Houston's comeback. The Rockets' starting backcourt combined to net 28 of the Rockets' 39 points in the fourth quarter on 8-for-12 shooting overall and 5-for-6 shooting from 3-point range.

NOT: Omri Casspi could not keep up defensively and missed all four of his field goal attempts before he was benched in favor of Troy Daniels, who played in a D-League playoff game in Iowa earlier in the day.

GOOD MOVE: With Houston unable to match up with the Pelicans' lineup of lengthy players who could shoot and cover more ground defensively, McHale went with a small lineup that included Beverley, Lin, Harden, Daniels and Howard. The switch paid dividends for the Rockets, who began to improve their floor spacing and exploit driving lanes that opened as a result of New Orleans' lack of quickness.

BAD MOVE: The Pelicans could not keep up with the Rockets' guards as the game progressed and failed to defend effectively without fouling in the second half. New Orleans committed 17 fouls and sent the the Rockets to the line for 28 free-throw attempts over the final 22 minutes.

QUOTABLE III: "We made a couple of mental mistakes, a couple of key turnovers ... and when you combine those things, it's going to be tough to win. This was a really frustrating loss."
-- Austin Rivers

NOTABLE: Rockets forwards Chandler Parsons (sore wrist, hip) and Francisco Garcia (sore back) did not play, and both players are listed as day-to-day. ... Beverley (knee) and Howard (ankle) returned to Houston's lineup after both missed the previous eight games. ... New Orleans played without guard Brian Roberts, who sat out after suffering a left ankle sprain in Friday's loss at Oklahoma City. ... New Orleans has not earned a road victory over a winning team since defeating Memphis on Jan. 20. ... Harden has reached 30 points and 10 assists in four of his last five games. ... The Rockets have won six consecutive meetings with the Pelicans in Houston. ... Houston has scored at least 34 points in the paint in 78 of 80 games this season.

UP NEXT: For the Pelicans: Monday vs. Oklahoma City, Wednesday vs. Houston. For the Rockets: Monday vs. San Antonio, Wednesday @ New Orleans.

NOP
HOU
     
    • 44.3%

    • 47.3%

    • 40.9%

    • 37.0%

    • 81.0%

    • 79.5%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
NOP HOU
Total Rebounds 39 36
Offensive Rebounds 8 6
Turnovers 10 13
Fast Break Pts: 7 18
Biggest Lead: 15 7
Points in the Paint: 40 50
NOP HOU
p Babbitt   24 Harden   33
rb Rivers   10 Asik   8
a Rivers   6 Harden   13
s 2 players   2 Lin   4
b Ajinca   3 Jones   4
 
  • 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 (32-48)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Miller F 29:53 3-8 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 4 5 2 0 1 0 6
L. Babbitt F 34:11 8-18 4-8 4-4 -9 2 5 7 2 4 0 3 0 2 24
A. Ajinca C 32:36 7-12 0-0 3-3 -6 3 4 7 2 5 1 2 3 2 17
A. Rivers G 44:32 8-24 2-6 2-6 -8 1 9 10 6 4 1 1 0 2 20
A. Morrow G 41:26 9-14 2-5 0-0 -2 0 6 6 5 4 2 3 1 1 20
A. Aminu   28:06 1-6 0-1 6-6 -12 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 1 0 8
J. Southerland   10:24 1-3 1-1 0-0 +2 0 4 4 0 2 1 1 1 0 3
J. Withey   18:52 2-3 0-0 2-2 0 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 6
A. Davis DND - Back spasms
T. Evans DNP - Coach's Decision
E. Gordon NWT - Left knee surgery
B. Roberts DND - Left ankle
G. Stiemsma DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 39-88 9-22 17-21   8 31 39 20 26 7 10 8 8 104
  44.3% 40.9% 81.0%   team rebs: 12 total to: 11
Houston Rockets (53-27)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
O. Casspi F 22:20 0-4 0-1 2-2 -4 1 5 6 1 1 0 1 0 2 2
T. Jones F 24:19 4-8 0-1 2-2 -9 1 1 2 1 1 1 1 4 2 10
D. Howard C 29:13 5-8 0-0 3-8 +21 0 6 6 2 3 1 1 2 2 13
J. Harden G 43:22 10-22 3-8 10-10 +11 1 3 4 13 2 2 4 0 0 33
P. Beverley G 33:13 6-12 4-8 4-4 +18 1 2 3 4 5 2 1 1 1 20
O. Asik   18:47 2-2 0-0 5-8 -14 1 7 8 0 2 0 2 1 0 9
J. Lin   31:14 6-8 1-1 5-5 +2 1 3 4 1 4 4 1 0 0 18
D. Motiejunas   13:04 0-2 0-1 0-0 -3 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0
J. Hamilton   11:43 1-3 1-2 0-0 -6 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 3
T. Daniels   12:44 1-5 1-5 0-0 +19 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
I. Canaan DNP - Coach's Decision
R. Covington DNP - Coach's Decision
C. Parsons DND - Sore wrist and hip
Total   240 35-74 10-27 31-39   6 30 36 23 19 10 13 8 8 111
  47.3% 37.0% 79.5%   team rebs: 13 total to: 13

inactive

  • Pelicans: Anderson, Holiday, Smith
  • Rockets: Garcia, Pittman

technical fouls

  • Pelicans: --
  • Rockets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 10
  • Times Tied: 9

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #55 Bill Kennedy, #74 Curtis Blair, #79 Kevin Scott
  • Attendance: 18372
  • Duration: 2:26
New Orleans Pelicans (32-48) Houston Rockets (53-27)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Howard vs Ajinca (Beverley gains possession)
  11:46
[HOU 2-0]
Howard Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST) 
Morrow Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:27
[NOP 2-2]
 
  11:20 Howard Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Ajinca Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:18  
Miller Jump Shot: Missed  11:02  
  11:01 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Babbitt Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  10:44  
  10:44
[HOU 3-2]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  10:44
[HOU 4-2]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Ajinca Layup Shot: Missed Block: Howard (1 BLK)  10:30  
  10:29 Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:23 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rivers Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:21  
  10:16 Howard Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
Rivers Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:16
[NOP 4-4]
 
  10:13
[HOU 6-4]
Jones Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST) 
Morrow Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rivers (1 AST)  09:55
[NOP 6-6]
 
  09:36 Howard Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Ajinca Jump Shot: Missed  09:20  
  09:19 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:14 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:13 Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:10 Beverley Layup Shot: Missed 
Babbitt Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:08  
Miller 3pt Shot: Missed  08:58  
  08:56 Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Babbitt Foul: Personal (2 PF)  08:48  
Babbitt Substitution replaced by Aminu  08:48  
  08:40
[HOU 8-6]
Howard Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST) 
  08:21 Beverley Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Ajinca Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Jones (1 ST)  08:09  
  08:04
[HOU 10-6]
Harden Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Aminu Jump Shot: Missed  07:45  
  07:44 Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:37 Casspi 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rivers Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:34  
Rivers Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:28
[NOP 8-10]
 
  07:12 Howard Jump Shot: Missed Block: Ajinca (1 BLK) 
Rivers Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:11  
Morrow Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jones (1 BLK)  06:56  
Team Rebound  06:56  
  06:56 Howard Substitution replaced by Asik 
Morrow Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST)  06:54
[NOP 10-10]
 
  06:38 Casspi Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Ajinca Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:36  
Team Timeout : Regular  06:36  
  06:36 Beverley Substitution replaced by Lin 
Ajinca Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rivers (2 AST)  06:21
[NOP 12-10]
 
Ajinca Violation:Kicked Ball  06:10  
  06:06
[HOU 12-12]
Lin Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (4 AST) 
Miller Pullup Jump shot: Missed  05:49  
  05:47 Asik Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:23 Jones Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Miller (1 ST) 
Miller Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:11
[NOP 14-12]
 
  04:55 Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Rivers Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:53  
Rivers Driving Jump shot: Missed Block: Asik (1 BLK)  04:40  
Team Rebound  04:40  
Miller Substitution replaced by Southerland  04:39  
Ajinca Substitution replaced by Withey  04:39  
  04:39 Jones Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
Withey Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Morrow (1 AST)  04:32
[NOP 16-12]
 
  04:22 Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:20 Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:13
[HOU 14-16]
Asik Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  04:00 Casspi Foul: Personal Block (1 PF) 
  04:00 Casspi Substitution replaced by Hamilton 
Aminu 3pt Shot: Missed  03:49  
  03:47 Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:39
[HOU 16-16]
Lin Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Harden (5 AST) 
Southerland Pullup Jump shot: Missed  03:17  
  03:15 Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:00 Motiejunas Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Southerland Jump Shot: Missed  02:47  
  02:46 Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Southerland Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  02:31  
  02:31 Team Timeout : Regular 
Morrow Substitution replaced by Miller  02:31  
  02:31
[HOU 17-16]
Asik Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  02:31 Asik Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Team Rebound  02:28  
Aminu Running Hook Shot: Missed  02:15  
  02:13 Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Miller Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  02:06  
  02:06
[HOU 18-16]
Asik Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  02:06
[HOU 19-16]
Asik Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Aminu Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rivers (3 AST)  01:53
[NOP 18-19]
 
  01:46 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Southerland (1 ST) 
Aminu Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  01:40  
  01:38 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:30 Hamilton 3pt Shot: Missed 
Southerland Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:29  
Miller Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:10
[NOP 20-19]
 
  00:59.9 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Southerland Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:59.3  
Rivers Running Layup Shot: Missed  00:48.4  
  00:46.3 Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:31.7
[HOU 21-20]
Asik Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Harden (6 AST) 
Rivers 3pt Shot: Missed  00:11.9  
  00:11.4 Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Aminu Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:00.6  
  00:00.6
[HOU 22-20]
Asik Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  00:00.6 Harden Substitution replaced by Beverley 
  00:00.6 Asik Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
New Orleans Pelicans (32-48) Houston Rockets (53-27)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Rivers 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Miller (2 AST)  11:37
[NOP 23-22]
 
  11:21 Motiejunas Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Withey Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:19  
Miller Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  11:10
[NOP 25-22]
 
  10:50 Beverley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Morrow (1 ST) 
Morrow Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Beverley (1 ST)  10:48  
  10:44
[HOU 24-25]
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Beverley (1 AST) 
  10:23 Howard Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Aminu Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  10:23
[NOP 26-24]
 
Rivers Substitution replaced by Ajinca  10:23  
Aminu Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  10:23
[NOP 27-24]
 
Morrow Foul: Personal (1 PF)  10:09  
Aminu Substitution replaced by Babbitt  10:09  
  09:58
[HOU 26-27]
Howard Running Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Morrow 3pt Shot: Missed  09:41  
  09:40 Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:33
[HOU 29-27]
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Beverley (2 AST) 
  09:25 Beverley Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  09:17 Lin Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Withey Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  09:17
[NOP 28-29]
 
Withey Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  09:17
[NOP 29-29]
 
  09:04
[HOU 31-29]
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Hamilton (1 AST) 
Ajinca Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Morrow (2 AST)  08:42
[NOP 31-31]
 
  08:30 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Morrow Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:30  
Ajinca Jump Shot: Missed  08:12  
  08:11 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:02 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Babbitt Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:02  
Team Timeout : Regular  08:01  
  08:01 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Jones 
Babbitt Jump Shot: Missed  07:43  
Team Rebound  07:38  
Miller Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  07:24  
Ajinca Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:23  
  07:23 Howard Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Ajinca Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  07:23
[NOP 32-31]
 
  07:23 Lin Substitution replaced by Harden 
Ajinca Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  07:23
[NOP 33-31]
 
  06:59 Beverley Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed Block: Withey (1 BLK) 
Babbitt Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:57  
  06:55 Jones Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Babbitt Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  06:55
[NOP 34-31]
 
Withey Substitution replaced by Rivers  06:55  
Babbitt Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  06:55
[NOP 35-31]
 
  06:38
[HOU 33-35]
Jones Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Howard (1 AST) 
Ajinca Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rivers (4 AST)  06:22
[NOP 37-33]
 
  06:06
[HOU 35-37]
Harden Running Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Beverley (3 AST) 
Rivers Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  06:06  
  06:06 Howard Substitution replaced by Asik 
  06:06
[HOU 36-37]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
Babbitt 3pt Shot: Missed  05:52  
  05:51 Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  05:41
[HOU 38-37]
Jones Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Harden (7 AST) 
Morrow Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  05:23
[NOP 39-38]
 
Ajinca Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA)  05:12  
  05:12  
  05:12 Beverley Substitution replaced by Lin 
  05:12 Asik Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:12 Team Rebound 
  05:12
[HOU 39-39]
Asik Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Ajinca Slam Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Morrow (3 AST)  05:01
[NOP 41-39]
 
  04:46 Hamilton Jump Shot: Missed Block: Ajinca (2 BLK) 
Rivers Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  04:45  
Babbitt 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Rivers (5 AST)  04:40
[NOP 44-39]
 
  04:27 Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Rivers (1 ST) 
Ajinca Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Miller (3 AST)  04:17
[NOP 46-39]
 
  04:17 Hamilton Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
  04:17 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:17 Hamilton Substitution replaced by Casspi 
Ajinca Free Throw 1 of 1 (13 PTS)  04:17
[NOP 47-39]
 
  03:56
[HOU 41-47]
Lin Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Jones (1 AST) 
Rivers 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Babbitt (1 AST)  03:34
[NOP 50-41]
 
  03:21 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rivers Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  03:20  
Babbitt 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rivers (6 AST)  03:01
[NOP 53-41]
 
  03:00 Team Timeout : Short 
  02:49 Casspi Jump Shot: Missed Block: Morrow (1 BLK) 
  02:48 Casspi Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:45
[HOU 44-53]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Casspi (1 AST) 
Babbitt 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Ajinca (1 AST)  02:33
[NOP 56-44]
 
  02:20 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
Morrow Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:18  
Rivers Layup Shot: Missed  02:06  
  02:04 Casspi Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  02:00 Jones Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed Block: Miller (1 BLK) 
Rivers Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  01:58  
Rivers 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Jones (2 BLK)  01:36  
Team Rebound  01:33  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  01:33  
  01:33 Lin Substitution replaced by Beverley 
  01:22 Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Morrow Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:20  
Morrow 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS)  01:03
[NOP 59-44]
 
Rivers Violation:Kicked Ball  00:45.5  
  00:39.0 Asik Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  00:39.0 Asik Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Rivers Layup Shot: Missed  00:25.3  
  00:24.3 Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
Miller Foul: Personal Take (2 PF)  00:07.7  
Babbitt Substitution replaced by Aminu  00:07.7  
  00:03.7
[HOU 46-59]
Harden Driving Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Morrow 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
New Orleans Pelicans (32-48) Houston Rockets (53-27)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Morrow Jump Shot: Missed  11:40  
  11:39 Casspi Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  11:30 Casspi Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Rivers Pullup Jump shot: Made (12 PTS)  11:07
[NOP 61-46]
 
  10:52 Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Ajinca (1 ST) 
  10:52 Jump Ball Harden vs Ajinca (Miller gains possession) 
Rivers Step Back Jump shot: Missed  10:30  
  10:28 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:22
[HOU 48-61]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Babbitt Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Morrow (4 AST)  10:01
[NOP 63-48]
 
  09:50
[HOU 50-63]
Beverley Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Miller Running Hook Shot: Missed  09:31  
  09:30 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Rivers Foul: Personal (2 PF)  09:17  
  09:09 Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Miller (2 ST) 
Babbitt 3pt Shot: Missed  09:03  
  09:00 Team Rebound 
Ajinca Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  08:48  
  08:48
[HOU 51-63]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  08:48 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Ajinca Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:48  
Rivers Running Jump Shot: Missed  08:30  
  08:28 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:24 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:23 Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:23
[HOU 53-63]
Jones Tip Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Babbitt 3pt Shot: Missed  08:00  
  07:59 Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Miller Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  07:56  
  07:56
[HOU 54-63]
Casspi Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  07:56
[HOU 55-63]
Casspi Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Babbitt Jump Shot: Missed Block: Beverley (1 BLK)  07:32  
Babbitt Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:31  
Babbitt Jump Shot: Missed  07:30  
Babbitt Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  07:29  
Babbitt Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  07:28
[NOP 65-55]
 
  07:01
[HOU 58-65]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Howard (2 AST) 
Babbitt Pullup Jump shot: Made (17 PTS)  06:40
[NOP 67-58]
 
  06:20 Jones Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:19 Team Rebound 
Morrow Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  06:15  
  06:15
[HOU 59-67]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  06:15 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Babbitt Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  06:13  
Morrow Floating Jump shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Miller (4 AST)  05:53
[NOP 69-59]
 
Miller Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA)  05:45  
  05:45 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:45 Howard Substitution replaced by Asik 
Miller Substitution replaced by Aminu  05:45  
  05:45
[HOU 60-69]
Beverley Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  05:45
[HOU 61-69]
Beverley Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  05:40 Beverley Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  05:34 Harden Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Ajinca Jump Shot: Missed  05:20  
  05:19 Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:10
[HOU 63-69]
Beverley Running Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Rivers Jump Bank Shot: Missed  04:51  
Ajinca Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  04:50  
Ajinca Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jones (3 BLK)  04:48  
Rivers Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  04:47  
Morrow 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Ajinca (2 AST)  04:43
[NOP 72-63]
 
  04:32 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Morrow Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:31  
  04:22 Beverley Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
  04:22 Beverley Substitution replaced by Lin 
Ajinca Substitution replaced by Withey  04:22  
  04:12 Lin Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Rivers Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:12  
Team Rebound  04:12  
Rivers Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  04:12
[NOP 73-63]
 
  03:59
[HOU 66-73]
Lin 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Harden (8 AST) 
Babbitt Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jones (4 BLK)  03:38  
  03:38 Team Rebound 
Babbitt Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (2 FTA)  03:38  
  03:38
[HOU 67-73]
Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Babbitt Substitution replaced by Southerland  03:38  
  03:38
[HOU 68-73]
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Withey Running Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS)  03:21
[NOP 75-68]
 
  03:03 Jones Layup Shot: Missed Block: Aminu (1 BLK) 
  03:03 Team Rebound 
  03:03 Jones Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
  03:00 Harden Jump Shot: Missed 
Rivers Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  02:59  
Rivers Driving Layup Shot: Missed  02:51  
  02:50 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:43 Casspi Layup Shot: Missed Block: Southerland (1 BLK) 
Aminu Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:41  
Southerland 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Aminu (1 AST)  02:18
[NOP 78-68]
 
  02:07 Asik Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:07  
  02:07 Casspi Substitution replaced by Daniels 
Southerland Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Harden (1 ST)  01:53  
  01:49 Harden Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Southerland Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:47  
Aminu Running Jump Shot: Missed  01:33  
  01:31 Team Rebound 
Rivers Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  01:22  
  01:22
[HOU 69-78]
Lin Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  01:22
[HOU 70-78]
Lin Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Morrow Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS)  01:02
[NOP 80-70]
 
Southerland Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:51.0  
  00:51.0
[HOU 71-80]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  00:51.0
[HOU 72-80]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  00:43.1 Lin Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Rivers Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:43.1  
Team Rebound  00:43.1  
Morrow Substitution replaced by Babbitt  00:43.1  
Rivers Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:43.1  
Team Rebound  00:41.8  
  00:25.0 Asik Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Aminu Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:25.0
[NOP 81-72]
 
Aminu Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:25.0
[NOP 82-72]
 
  00:05.4 Lin Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:04.9 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:41 Howard Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ajinca (3 BLK) 
Southerland Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  11:40  
Babbitt Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lin (1 ST)  11:24  
  11:19 Harden Layup Shot: Missed 
Babbitt Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  11:18  
Babbitt Jump Bank Shot: Missed  10:55  
Ajinca Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  10:54  
Ajinca Tip Shot: Made (15 PTS)  10:54
[NOP 84-72]
 
Ajinca Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  10:37  
  10:37 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:37 Team Rebound 
  10:37 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Daniels 
  10:37 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Ajinca Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  10:37  
Rivers Layup Shot: Missed  10:21  
  10:20 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  10:12
[HOU 75-84]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Harden (9 AST) 
Rivers Pullup Jump shot: Missed  09:57  
Aminu Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:55  
  09:53 Howard Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Aminu Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  09:53
[NOP 85-75]
 
Southerland Substitution replaced by Miller  09:53  
Aminu Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  09:53
[NOP 86-75]
 
  09:45 Daniels 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:44  
Babbitt 3pt Shot: Missed  09:30  
  09:30 Daniels Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:23 Harden Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:22 Team Rebound 
Ajinca Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF)  09:22  
  09:16
[HOU 77-86]
Lin Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Miller Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (1 FTA)  09:16  
Miller Substitution replaced by Morrow  09:16  
  09:16
[HOU 78-86]
Lin Free Throw 1 of 1 (14 PTS) 
Morrow Pullup Jump shot: Made (20 PTS)  08:54
[NOP 88-78]
 
  08:45 Daniels 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:43 Lin Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:41
[HOU 81-88]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Lin (1 AST) 
Rivers Pullup Jump shot: Made (15 PTS)  08:25
[NOP 90-81]
 
  08:12
[HOU 84-90]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Harden (10 AST) 
  07:55 Lin Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
  07:55  
Rivers Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:55  
Team Rebound  07:55  
Rivers Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  07:55
[NOP 91-84]
 
  07:49 Lin Driving Jump shot: Missed 
Morrow Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  07:47  
Babbitt Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Beverley (2 ST)  07:33  
  07:27
[HOU 86-91]
Harden Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Beverley (4 AST) 
Ajinca Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (1 FTA)  07:27  
  07:27
[HOU 87-91]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 1 (25 PTS) 
Morrow Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Harden (2 ST)  07:11  
  07:00 Harden Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:59 Team Rebound 
  06:59 Daniels Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Ajinca Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Babbitt (2 AST)  06:44
[NOP 93-87]
 
  06:31 Daniels 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:30 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Morrow Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  06:22  
  06:22
[HOU 88-93]
Beverley Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Ajinca Substitution replaced by Withey  06:22  
  06:22
[HOU 89-93]
Beverley Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Rivers Pullup Jump shot: Made (18 PTS)  06:09
[NOP 95-89]
 
  05:48
[HOU 92-95]
Daniels 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Harden (11 AST) 
Rivers Driving Layup Shot: Missed  05:26  
Withey Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:25  
  05:20 Harden Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
  05:20 Team Timeout : Regular 
Babbitt Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  05:20
[NOP 96-92]
 
Babbitt Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  05:20
[NOP 97-92]
 
  04:59 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rivers Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  04:58  
Babbitt 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Morrow (5 AST)  04:38
[NOP 100-92]
 
  04:26
[HOU 94-100]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (27 PTS) 
Rivers Pullup Jump shot: Made (20 PTS)  04:09
[NOP 102-94]
 
  03:57 Lin Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) Steal:Morrow (2 ST) 
Morrow Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Lin (2 ST)  03:54  
  03:42 Daniels 3pt Shot: Missed 
Withey Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:41  
Babbitt Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Howard (1 ST)  03:19  
Withey Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  03:07  
Team Timeout : Regular  03:07  
  03:07
[HOU 95-102]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (28 PTS) 
  03:07
[HOU 96-102]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (29 PTS) 
Babbitt Floating Jump shot: Made (24 PTS)  02:48
[NOP 104-96]
 
Rivers Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA)  02:37  
  02:37
[HOU 97-104]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  02:37 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Morrow Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  02:37  
  02:25 Beverley Foul: Personal (5 PF) 
Rivers Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Lin (3 ST)  02:12  
  02:04
[HOU 100-104]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Harden (12 AST) 
Withey Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Howard (2 BLK)  01:47  
  01:45 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  01:36
[HOU 103-104]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Harden (13 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:36  
Withey Substitution replaced by Ajinca  01:36  
Rivers 3pt Shot: Missed  01:10  
  01:09 Team Rebound 
Morrow Substitution replaced by Miller  01:09  
  01:04
[HOU 105-104]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (31 PTS) 
Babbitt Jump Bank Shot: Missed  00:47.2  
  00:46.3 Team Rebound 
  00:33.0
[HOU 107-104]
Lin Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:33.0  
Babbitt Substitution replaced by Morrow  00:33.0  
Ajinca Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Lin (4 ST)  00:28.0  
Morrow Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA)  00:25.2  
  00:25.2
[HOU 108-104]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (32 PTS) 
  00:25.2
[HOU 109-104]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (33 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:25.2  
Aminu Substitution replaced by Babbitt  00:25.2  
Rivers 3pt Shot: Missed  00:16.0  
Team Rebound  00:14.3  
Morrow 3pt Shot: Missed  00:11.9  
  00:11.1 Lin Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Babbitt Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA)  00:10.3  
  00:10.3
[HOU 110-104]
Lin Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  00:10.3 Beverley Substitution replaced by Casspi 
  00:10.3
[HOU 111-104]
Lin Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Rivers Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:03.7  
  00:02.0 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
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
2 players 29.5
2 players 14.5
2 players 5.0
2 players 4.0
2 players 1.5