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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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Notebook: Pelicans 105, Rockets 100


Bradley Handwerger, for NBA.com
Posted Thu Apr 17, 2014 2:18 AM - Updated Thu Apr 17, 2014 2:18 AM

THE FACT: New Orleans finished its home slate of games 22-19, the first time since the 2010-11 season it won at least 22 games on its home floor.

THE LEAD: In a season of what-ifs due to a myriad of year-ending injuries, New Orleans beat playoff-bound Houston 105-100 at the Smoothie King Center Wednesday night.

It likely helped that Houston (54-28) rested guards James Harden and Jeremy Lin along with forward Chandler Parsons.

Still, those playing for the Rockets couldn't figure out how to stop New Orleans' Tyreke Evans, who backed up his career-best game against Oklahoma City on Monday night by scoring a game-high 25 points, dishing out 10 assists and grabbing six rebounds against Houston.

Austin Rivers, meanwhile, returned to the floor Wednesday night to score 18 points and record eight assists after being ejected in the second quarter Monday night.

They combined to help New Orleans finish the season at 34-48, a seven-game improvement from a season ago in spite of losing Ryan Anderson for two third of the season, Jrue Holiday and Jason Smith for nearly half of it and Eric Gordon and Anthony Davis for portions of it.

Houston tried to end the season on a high note, however, thanks to 14 3-pointers, including six from Troy Daniels, who started in place of Harden. He finished with a career-high 22 points.

But the Rockets couldn't force enough misses for the long-range shots to have a full effect. New Orleans shot 52.4 percent for the game, hitting six 3-pointers of its own.

The Rockets now must regroup quickly. They'll host Portland in the first-round of the Western Conference playoffs Sunday night.

QUOTABLE: "He drove me crazy a few times tonight with some of his 'uh-oh' plays. But his last two games -- I hope he gets player of the week because I don't know of anybody else who has had a week like Tyreke against teams and competition he has played against."
--Pelicans coach Monty Williams on Evans

THE STAT: 60-36 -- New Orleans took the game to the interior Wednesday night, outscoring Houston by 24 points in the paint. But the biggest factor in that was how much of a non-factor the Rockets' Dwight Howard played. Howard was 1-for-5 in just 25 minutes on the floor.

TURNING POINT: New Orleans' Rivers turned the ball over with less than three minutes to play and Houston converted the mishap into a layup. But Williams called timeout immediately. The move settled his team down and Evans answered immediately with a driving layup. Houston never led again.

QUOTABLE II: "Tonight was a game, win or lose, we weren't going to change in the standings. So, we played a bunch of guys that we hadn't played before."
--Houston coach Kevin McHale

HOT: New Orleans relied on Evans in the final two games of the season and he answered the call in spite of suffering through a bone bruise in his right knee. He shot 54.3 percent and scored a combined 66 points. He also recorded 18 assists and 15 rebounds.

NOT: Houston lost by only five points but would have had a better shot at winning if it could have converted its free throws. The Rockets were just 16 of 24 from the line.

NOTABLE: By making three free throws, the Pelicans' Brian Roberts qualified and finished the season with the league's best free-throw percentage at 94.0 percent. ... Houston recorded zero offensive rebounds in the second half. ... New Orleans center Alexis Ajinca finished with a career-high tying three blocked shots to with his 11 points on 5-for-7 shooting. ... Saints coach Sean Payton took in the game from courtside seats.

UP NEXT: For Houston, Game 1 of its series Sunday vs. Portland.

HOU
NOP
     
    • 43.2%

    • 52.4%

    • 46.7%

    • 50.0%

    • 66.7%

    • 65.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
HOU NOP
Total Rebounds 41 42
Offensive Rebounds 13 11
Turnovers 14 8
Fast Break Pts: 18 17
Biggest Lead: 7 9
Points in the Paint: 36 60
HOU NOP
p Daniels   22 Evans   25
rb Motiejunas   10 Babbitt   8
a Daniels   5 Evans   10
s 3 players   1 Rivers   3
b Howard   3 Withey   5
 
  • 12/28 - NOP 98 @ HOU 107
  • 01/15 - HOU 103 @ NOP 100
  • 04/12 - NOP 104 @ HOU 111
  • 04/16 - HOU 100 @ NOP 105
Houston Rockets (54-28)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
O. Casspi F 28:39 4-10 1-2 0-0 +6 1 7 8 1 1 0 0 0 4 9
T. Jones F 26:26 7-11 0-0 3-6 +4 5 3 8 4 1 0 1 0 0 17
D. Howard C 25:31 1-5 0-1 5-7 +1 0 4 4 4 3 0 3 3 2 7
T. Daniels G 43:55 8-16 6-11 0-0 -2 0 1 1 5 4 0 1 0 0 22
P. Beverley G 22:09 4-6 2-3 4-5 +3 0 2 2 2 0 0 4 0 0 14
J. Hamilton   27:03 5-10 4-7 0-0 -7 0 1 1 3 2 1 1 0 0 14
I. Canaan   25:51 1-6 0-3 0-2 -8 0 1 1 4 2 1 0 0 2 2
D. Motiejunas   16:59 3-9 1-1 4-4 -12 7 3 10 0 1 1 3 0 0 11
J. Powell   19:22 2-6 0-0 0-0 -7 0 5 5 0 1 0 1 1 2 4
R. Covington   04:05 0-2 0-2 0-0 -3 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
O. Asik DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Lin DND - Rest
C. Parsons DND - Rest
Total   240 35-81 14-30 16-24   13 28 41 23 16 3 14 4 10 100
  43.2% 46.7% 66.7%   team rebs: 8 total to: 14
New Orleans Pelicans (34-48)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
D. Miller F 34:16 4-7 1-1 0-0 +4 2 1 3 1 1 2 0 0 0 9
J. Withey F 19:56 3-5 0-0 0-0 +10 1 5 6 1 4 1 1 5 0 6
A. Ajinca C 23:13 5-7 0-0 1-2 -1 1 3 4 2 4 1 1 3 0 11
T. Evans G 35:14 11-20 1-1 2-4 +4 2 4 6 10 2 0 2 1 2 25
A. Rivers G 43:58 6-11 2-3 4-5 +7 0 5 5 8 2 3 3 0 1 18
M. Ely   17:26 2-3 0-0 0-0 -11 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 4
A. Morrow   27:03 6-14 1-4 2-3 +7 1 2 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 15
B. Roberts   04:02 0-0 0-0 3-4 -2 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3
L. Babbitt   17:27 3-10 1-3 1-2 -1 2 6 8 0 0 1 1 0 1 8
A. Aminu   17:25 3-5 0-0 0-0 +8 2 4 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 6
A. Davis DND - Back Spasms
E. Gordon NWT - Left Knee Tendonitis
J. Southerland DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 43-82 6-12 13-20   11 31 42 24 18 10 8 10 4 105
  52.4% 50.0% 65.0%   team rebs: 9 total to: 10

inactive

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

technical fouls

  • Rockets: --
  • Pelicans: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 7
  • Times Tied: 5

arena stats

  • Arena: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA
  • Officials: #19 James Capers, #37 Eric Dalen, #42 Eric Lewis
  • Attendance: 17421
  • Duration: 2:02
Houston Rockets (54-28) New Orleans Pelicans (34-48)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Ajinca vs Howard (Beverley gains possession)
  11:42 Miller Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  11:42  
Team Rebound  11:42  
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  11:42
[HOU 1-0]
 
  11:27
[NOP 2-1]
Miller Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Evans (1 AST) 
Howard Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ajinca (1 BLK)  11:09  
Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:09  
  11:09 Withey Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  11:09  
Team Rebound  11:09  
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  11:09
[HOU 2-2]
 
  10:52 Evans Layup Shot: Missed Block: Howard (1 BLK) 
  10:50 Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:49
[NOP 5-2]
Miller 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Daniels 3pt Shot: Missed  10:37  
  10:36 Withey Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:22 Ajinca Jump Shot: Missed 
Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:20  
Howard Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Miller (1 ST)  10:10  
Howard Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  10:03  
  10:03 Evans Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:03 Team Rebound 
  10:03 Evans Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  10:02 Team Rebound 
  09:50 Miller Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:49  
Daniels Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  09:33  
  09:20
[NOP 7-2]
Rivers Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Jones Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Howard (1 AST)  09:03
[HOU 4-7]
 
  08:45 Rivers Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:44  
Casspi Jump Shot: Missed Block: Withey (1 BLK)  08:39  
  08:38 Ajinca Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:28
[NOP 9-4]
Ajinca Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Evans (2 AST) 
Beverley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ajinca (1 ST)  08:16  
  08:10
[NOP 11-4]
Evans Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:02  
  08:02 Rivers Foul: Inbound (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Beverley Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  08:02
[HOU 5-11]
 
Beverley Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:02  
Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  07:59  
Jones Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:56
[HOU 7-11]
 
  07:31 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Jones Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Howard (2 AST)  07:17
[HOU 9-11]
 
  07:17 Withey Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Jones Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  07:17
[HOU 10-11]
 
Casspi Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  06:58  
  06:58 Ajinca Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:58 Team Rebound 
  06:58 Withey Substitution replaced by Ely 
  06:58
[NOP 12-10]
Ajinca Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  06:41 Ely Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF) 
Beverley Free Throw Technical (2 PTS)  06:41
[HOU 11-12]
 
Beverley Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Miller (2 ST)  06:35  
Daniels Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  06:32  
  06:32
[NOP 13-11]
Evans Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  06:32
[NOP 14-11]
Evans Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Daniels 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Casspi (1 AST)  06:18
[HOU 14-14]
 
  05:55
[NOP 17-14]
Rivers 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Evans (3 AST) 
Daniels Jump Shot: Missed  05:42  
  05:41 Team Rebound 
Howard Foul: Personal (2 PF)  05:33  
  05:21
[NOP 19-14]
Evans Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Rivers (1 AST) 
  05:14 Ajinca Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  05:14
[HOU 15-19]
 
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:14  
  05:12 Ajinca Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:58
[NOP 21-15]
Rivers Step Back Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) 
  04:46 Ely Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:46  
Team Rebound  04:46  
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  04:46
[HOU 16-21]
 
  04:21 Evans Jump Shot: Missed 
Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:20  
Daniels 3pt Shot: Missed  04:14  
Jones Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  04:10  
  04:00 Ely Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
  04:00 Team Timeout : Regular 
Beverley Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  04:00
[HOU 17-21]
 
Beverley Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  04:00
[HOU 18-21]
 
  03:46
[NOP 23-18]
Miller Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Ajinca (1 AST) 
Daniels 3pt Shot: Missed  03:26  
  03:25 Evans Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:16
[NOP 25-18]
Ajinca Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Evans (4 AST) 
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Jones (1 AST)  03:01
[HOU 21-25]
 
  02:43 Rivers Jump Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  02:42  
Casspi Layup Shot: Missed  02:25  
Casspi Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:24  
Casspi Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:23
[HOU 23-25]
 
  01:54
[NOP 27-23]
Ajinca Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Evans (5 AST) 
Daniels 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Jones (2 AST)  01:41
[HOU 26-27]
 
  01:17 Evans Layup Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  01:16  
Jones Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  01:12
[HOU 28-27]
 
  01:12 Ajinca Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
  01:12 Rivers Substitution replaced by Morrow 
  01:12 Ajinca Substitution replaced by Roberts 
  01:12 Miller Substitution replaced by Babbitt 
Casspi Substitution replaced by Hamilton  01:12  
Jones Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  01:12  
  01:11 Babbitt Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:52.9 Ely Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:50.9 Evans Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:49.3 Evans Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Beverley Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  00:36.8
[HOU 30-27]
 
Daniels Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:19.7  
  00:19.7
[NOP 28-30]
Roberts Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  00:19.7 Roberts Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  00:18.8  
Beverley Layup Shot: Missed  00:05.5  
Jones Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  00:04.8  
Jones Tip Shot: Missed  00:04.4  
Jones Rebound (Off:5 Def:3)  00:02.8  
Jones Tip Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Houston Rockets (54-28) New Orleans Pelicans (34-48)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:42 Babbitt 3pt Shot: Missed 
Canaan Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:40  
Hamilton Jump Shot: Missed  11:19  
  11:17 Babbitt Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:05 Babbitt Jump Shot: Missed 
Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:03  
  10:59 Roberts Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Canaan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:59  
Team Rebound  10:59  
Canaan Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  10:59  
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:58  
Motiejunas Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Daniels (1 AST)  10:51
[HOU 32-28]
 
  10:34 Morrow Jump Shot: Missed 
Daniels Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:32  
Daniels 3pt Shot: Missed  10:17  
  10:16 Roberts Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:08 Babbitt 3pt Shot: Missed 
Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:05  
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  09:59
[HOU 35-28]
 
Canaan Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  09:39  
  09:39
[NOP 29-35]
Roberts Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Daniels Substitution replaced by Covington  09:39  
  09:39
[NOP 30-35]
Roberts Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Hamilton Jump Shot: Missed  09:24  
  09:23 Babbitt Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Powell Violation:Defensive Goaltending  09:18  
  09:18
[NOP 32-35]
Withey Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Roberts (1 AST) 
Powell Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  09:10  
Powell Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  09:10  
  09:10 Roberts Substitution replaced by Rivers 
  08:54 Withey Layup Shot: Missed 
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:52  
Covington 3pt Shot: Missed  08:48  
  08:46 Morrow Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:27 Babbitt Jump Shot: Missed 
Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:26  
Powell Jump Shot: Missed  08:17  
  08:16 Aminu Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:57 Aminu Layup Shot: Missed 
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:56  
Motiejunas Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Morrow (1 ST)  07:53  
  07:48 Morrow 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:47 Aminu Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Hamilton Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  07:39  
  07:39  
  07:39 Babbitt Substitution replaced by Miller 
  07:39
[NOP 33-35]
Rivers Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  07:39
[NOP 34-35]
Rivers Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Powell Jump Shot: Missed  07:24  
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  07:22  
  07:15 Withey Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Motiejunas Jump Shot: Missed  07:01  
  06:59 Withey Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:37 Aminu Jump Shot: Missed 
Covington Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:36  
  06:20 Withey Substitution replaced by Ely 
Canaan Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hamilton (1 AST)  06:15
[HOU 37-34]
 
  06:02 Morrow 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hamilton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:00  
Covington 3pt Shot: Missed  05:48  
  05:47 Rivers Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Covington Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  05:34  
  05:34 Team Timeout : Regular 
Covington Substitution replaced by Daniels  05:34  
  05:34 Aminu Substitution replaced by Evans 
  05:34 Morrow Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:34 Team Rebound 
  05:34
[NOP 35-37]
Morrow Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  05:21 Ely Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Motiejunas Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  05:21
[HOU 38-35]
 
  05:21 Ely Substitution replaced by Ajinca 
Motiejunas Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  05:21
[HOU 39-35]
 
  05:05
[NOP 37-39]
Morrow Pullup Jump shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Rivers (2 AST) 
Canaan 3pt Shot: Missed  04:53  
Team Rebound  04:52  
Canaan Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ajinca (2 BLK)  04:42  
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  04:40  
  04:39 Ajinca Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Motiejunas Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  04:39
[HOU 40-37]
 
  04:39 Ajinca Substitution replaced by Aminu 
Motiejunas Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  04:39
[HOU 41-37]
 
  04:25
[NOP 39-41]
Aminu Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rivers (3 AST) 
Motiejunas Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Morrow (2 ST)  04:05  
  03:59 Morrow Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:56 Aminu Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  03:56
[NOP 41-41]
Aminu Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Daniels 3pt Shot: Missed  03:38  
  03:37 Rivers Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:33
[NOP 43-41]
Aminu Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Evans (6 AST) 
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Missed  03:21  
  03:20 Evans Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:08
[NOP 45-41]
Morrow Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:07  
Powell Substitution replaced by Jones  03:07  
Jones Jump Shot: Missed  02:49  
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  02:43  
Motiejunas Tip Shot: Missed  02:43  
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:5 Def:2)  02:41  
Motiejunas Layup Shot: Missed  02:41  
  02:38 Aminu Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  02:35
[NOP 47-41]
Evans Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Jones Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  02:15
[HOU 43-47]
 
  02:00
[NOP 49-43]
Evans Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Daniels Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  01:37
[HOU 45-49]
 
  01:20 Evans Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Motiejunas (1 ST) 
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Daniels (2 AST)  01:16
[HOU 48-49]
 
  00:58.5
[NOP 51-48]
Rivers Floating Jump shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Canaan Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  00:58.5  
  00:58.5 Rivers Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:5 Def:3)  00:56.9  
Jones Layup Shot: Missed  00:34.9  
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:6 Def:3)  00:32.9  
Motiejunas Tip Shot: Missed  00:32.9  
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:7 Def:3)  00:32.9  
Motiejunas Putback Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  00:32.9
[HOU 50-51]
 
  00:14.9 Morrow Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:11.9 Miller Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  00:10.4
[NOP 53-50]
Morrow Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Miller (1 AST) 
Jones Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Rivers (1 ST)  00:00.9  
End of 2nd Quarter
Houston Rockets (54-28) New Orleans Pelicans (34-48)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:40
[NOP 56-50]
Evans 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Rivers (4 AST) 
Casspi Jump Shot: Missed Block: Withey (2 BLK)  11:21  
  11:19 Withey Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Daniels Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  11:16  
  11:16
[NOP 57-50]
Rivers Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  11:16
[NOP 58-50]
Rivers Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Howard Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF)  11:05  
Howard Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  11:05  
  10:48 Withey Jump Shot: Missed 
Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:47  
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  10:30  
  10:28 Withey Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Jones Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  10:28  
  10:10 Evans Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:09 Ajinca Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:07 Ajinca Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:07  
Beverley Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Rivers (2 ST)  09:57  
  09:48 Miller Layup Shot: Missed 
Casspi Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:45  
  09:29 Ajinca Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  09:29
[HOU 51-58]
 
  09:29 Ajinca Substitution replaced by Ely 
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  09:29
[HOU 52-58]
 
  09:10 Miller Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:08 Withey Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  08:55 Rivers 3pt Shot: Missed 
Casspi Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:53  
Casspi Layup Shot: Missed Block: Evans (1 BLK)  08:49  
Team Rebound  08:49  
Howard Jump Shot: Missed  08:38  
  08:37 Rivers Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:26 Evans Layup Shot: Missed Block: Howard (2 BLK) 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:25  
Howard Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Jones (3 AST)  08:20
[HOU 54-58]
 
  08:20 Rivers Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS)  08:20
[HOU 55-58]
 
  08:01
[NOP 60-55]
Miller Jump Bank Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Casspi 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Howard (3 AST)  07:42
[HOU 58-60]
 
  07:20
[NOP 62-58]
Evans Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Withey (1 AST) 
Jones Running Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS)  07:09
[HOU 60-62]
 
  06:42 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Casspi 3pt Shot: Missed  06:26  
  06:24 Evans Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:07
[NOP 64-60]
Withey Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Evans (7 AST) 
  05:48 Ely Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
  05:48 Team Timeout : Regular 
Howard Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Withey (1 ST)  05:39  
  05:34 Withey Foul: Offensive (4 PF) 
  05:34 Withey Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  05:34 Withey Substitution replaced by Babbitt 
Jones Hook Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Beverley (1 AST)  05:09
[HOU 62-64]
 
  04:53
[NOP 66-62]
Ely Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Evans (8 AST) 
Daniels Floating Jump shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Howard (4 AST)  04:33
[HOU 64-66]
 
  04:09 Evans Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:08 Evans Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  04:08
[NOP 68-64]
Evans Tip Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Beverley Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Rivers (3 ST)  03:53  
  03:46 Evans Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:44 Babbitt Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:44 Babbitt Tip Shot: Missed 
Casspi Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:39  
Daniels 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Beverley (2 AST)  03:36
[HOU 67-68]
 
  03:20
[NOP 70-67]
Ely Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rivers (5 AST) 
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Jones (4 AST)  02:51
[HOU 70-70]
 
  02:23
[NOP 72-70]
Evans Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Beverley Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  02:13
[HOU 72-72]
 
  02:06
[NOP 74-72]
Evans Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Rivers (6 AST) 
  01:51 Evans Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:51  
Casspi Substitution replaced by Hamilton  01:51  
Beverley Substitution replaced by Canaan  01:51  
  01:51 Miller Substitution replaced by Morrow 
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Canaan (1 AST)  01:39
[HOU 75-74]
 
  01:18 Rivers Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:16  
Howard Jump Shot: Missed Block: Ely (1 BLK)  01:00  
  00:59.7 Babbitt Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:52.9 Evans Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:49.9 Morrow Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:48.1
[NOP 77-75]
Morrow 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Hamilton Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  00:41.0  
Jones Substitution replaced by Motiejunas  00:41.0  
  00:23.4
[NOP 80-75]
Rivers 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Evans (9 AST) 
Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Daniels (3 AST)  00:00.9
[HOU 78-80]
 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Motiejunas Jump Shot: Missed  11:45  
  11:43 Rivers Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  11:23 Babbitt Layup Shot: Missed Block: Howard (3 BLK) 
  11:23 Team Rebound 
  11:20
[NOP 82-78]
Babbitt Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Missed  11:04  
  11:02 Ajinca Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  10:54 Rivers Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Howard 3pt Shot: Missed  10:38  
  10:37 Aminu Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  10:29 Rivers Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Howard Substitution replaced by Powell  10:29  
Powell Jump Shot: Missed Block: Ajinca (3 BLK)  10:16  
  10:14 Aminu Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  09:59 Morrow Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:59 Babbitt Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Daniels Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF)  09:59  
  09:43
[NOP 84-78]
Babbitt Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Motiejunas Layup Shot: Missed  09:22  
  09:22 Team Rebound 
  09:06 Babbitt Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Canaan (1 ST) 
Daniels 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Canaan (2 AST)  09:00
[HOU 81-84]
 
  08:38
[NOP 87-81]
Babbitt 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Rivers (7 AST) 
  08:16  
Canaan 3pt Shot: Missed  08:09  
  08:09 Team Rebound 
  07:54
[NOP 89-81]
Morrow Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Rivers (8 AST) 
Motiejunas Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Babbitt (1 ST)  07:46  
Motiejunas Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  07:42  
  07:42 Babbitt Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:42 Team Rebound 
Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Casspi  07:42  
  07:42
[NOP 90-81]
Babbitt Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Daniels 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Hamilton (2 AST)  07:31
[HOU 84-90]
 
  07:16 Rivers Layup Shot: Missed Block: Powell (1 BLK) 
Casspi Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  07:13  
Canaan 3pt Shot: Missed  07:09  
  07:07 Babbitt Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  06:58 Ajinca Turnover : Offensive Goaltending (1 TO) 
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Daniels (4 AST)  06:34
[HOU 87-90]
 
  06:16
[NOP 92-87]
Ajinca Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Hamilton 3pt Shot: Missed  06:04  
  06:03 Babbitt Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  05:50 Babbitt Layup Shot: Missed 
Casspi Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  05:49  
Powell Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Daniels (5 AST)  05:41
[HOU 89-92]
 
  05:40 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:40 Babbitt Substitution replaced by Miller 
  05:40 Aminu Substitution replaced by Evans 
  05:16
[NOP 94-89]
Rivers Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Daniels 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Canaan (3 AST)  04:55
[HOU 92-94]
 
  04:35
[NOP 96-92]
Morrow Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Ajinca (2 AST) 
Hamilton Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  04:35  
  04:35
[NOP 97-92]
Morrow Free Throw 1 of 1 (15 PTS) 
Casspi Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  04:21
[HOU 94-97]
 
  03:55 Morrow Jump Shot: Missed 
Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:54  
Casspi Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Canaan (4 AST)  03:48
[HOU 96-97]
 
  03:27
[NOP 99-96]
Ajinca Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Morrow (1 AST) 
Powell Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hamilton (3 AST)  03:08
[HOU 98-99]
 
  02:55 Rivers Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Hamilton (1 ST) 
Hamilton Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  02:51
[HOU 100-99]
 
  02:48 Team Timeout : Short 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:48  
  02:48 Ajinca Substitution replaced by Withey 
  02:35
[NOP 101-100]
Evans Driving Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS) 
  02:19 Evans Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Powell Jump Shot: Missed Block: Withey (3 BLK)  02:10  
  02:07 Evans Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  01:49
[NOP 103-100]
Withey Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Evans (10 AST) 
Daniels Jump Shot: Missed  01:36  
  01:35 Withey Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  01:29 Morrow 3pt Shot: Missed 
Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  01:27  
Canaan Jump Shot: Missed Block: Withey (4 BLK)  01:15  
  01:13 Miller Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  00:51.2
[NOP 105-100]
Evans Driving Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:51.2  
Daniels Jump Shot: Missed  00:39.9  
  00:38.8 Morrow Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:32.9 Evans Layup Shot: Missed 
Casspi Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  00:30.9  
Casspi Jump Shot: Missed Block: Withey (5 BLK)  00:17.9  
  00:15.9 Rivers Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
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l
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HOU
2nd Southwest
54
28
5-5
33-8
21-20
NOP
5th Southwest
34
48
2-8
22-19
12-29
 
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
NOP
Davis 20.8
Davis 10.0
Holiday 7.9
Davis 2.8
Holiday 1.6