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Rockets rout Lakers 108-90 in Kobe's return


By GREG BEACHAM
Posted Oct 29 2014 2:53AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) After Lakers rookie Julius Randle left his NBA debut strapped to a wheeled stretcher with a broken right leg, every player at Staples Center gained a sober perspective on the season opener.

Even ex-teammates Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard realized their shouting match was particularly inconsequential in the final minutes of the Houston Rockets' blowout win.

James Harden scored 32 points, Howard added 13 points and 11 rebounds before getting into an exchange with Bryant, and the Rockets spoiled Bryant's return to the Lakers with a 108-90 victory over Los Angeles on Tuesday night.

Bryant's comeback game and the Lakers' return from a 55-loss season went from bad to miserable when Randle broke his right leg in the fourth quarter. The seventh overall pick out of Kentucky collided with two Rockets under the basket and landed awkwardly, collapsing to the court in agony.

After his own Lakers debut ended somberly, coach Byron Scott described the scene as "heartbreaking."

"The last three or four minutes, obviously we weren't thinking a whole lot about basketball," Scott added. "We were just thinking about Julius, and hoping he's OK."

Randle's injury cast a pall over the night for the Lakers, who are banking on the 19-year-old power forward to become a solid player - perhaps their next star. His right leg was immobilized before his teammates lifted him onto the stretcher, obvious pain on his face, with Bryant squeezing his hand.

"We'll help him through this, and he'll come back a better basketball player," Bryant said. "That's the goal, is to try to find a silver lining in this. He'll use the time to come back and be stronger."

Bryant scored 19 points in his first game back at Staples Center after missing most of the Lakers' worst season in a half-century with two major injuries.

A few moments before Randle's injury, Howard and Bryant received matching technical fouls when Howard elbowed Bryant in the face after grabbing a rebound in the fourth quarter, setting off a lengthy stretch of shouting and finger-pointing between the former teammates.

Although teammates stepped between them, Bryant appeared to yell "Try me!" at Howard, who wore his usual broad grin while responding.

"There's no need to go into it. We won the game," Howard said. "It's over with. It's about basketball. I'm not even focused on it."

Howard spurned Bryant and the Lakers after one season in 2013 to take roughly $30 million less as a free agent in Houston. Scott said the two superstars "don't like each other," a notion that made Bryant laugh.

"You can't help but like him," Bryant said with a straight face. "He's a teddy bear. I really mean that. He's a nice kid."

Howard got a flagrant foul for the elbow, and Bryant got a personal foul in addition to their technicals. Both veterans were pulled from the blowout immediately afterward.

Trevor Ariza and Terrence Jones scored 16 points apiece, while Harden hit three 3-pointers and 15 free throws. Ariza hit five 3-pointers for the Rockets, who took an 18-point lead in the first half and weren't threatened.

"We looked pretty good," Harden said. "It was just a matter of time for everybody to get on the court together and execute, and tonight, we did a pretty good job."

Jeremy Lin scored seven points against his former teammates in his Lakers debut, struggling to score against Patrick Beverley. Lin is the Lakers' starting point guard after Steve Nash's latest season-ending injury.

Bryant extended his franchise record just by stepping on the court for his 19th season with the Lakers, tying Utah's John Stockton for the most seasons with one team in NBA history. That 19th season is likely to be rocky, although he relishes the chance to play for Scott, the longtime Lakers shooting guard and Inglewood, California, native who got his self-described dream job this summer.

Bryant played just six games last season due to two major injuries, and the Lakers won just 27 games in their worst performance since moving to Los Angeles.

Carlos Boozer added 17 points in his Lakers debut.

TIP-INS

Rockets: Rookie Tarik Black scored two points and Kostas Papanikolaou had four in their NBA debuts. Black made the roster as an undrafted free agent out of Kansas. Papanikolaou spent last season with FC Barcelona. ... Jason Terry scored eight points off the bench in his Houston debut.

Lakers: Randle scored two points and second-round pick Jordan Clarkson had eight in their NBA debuts for the Lakers. ... Xavier Henry and Ronnie Price both played despite injuries. Henry missed the entire preseason. ... Kanye West, Kim Kardashian, Will Ferrell, Alibaba founder Jack Ma, Yasiel Puig, Floyd Mayweather Jr., Gerard Butler, Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo attended the game.

WHAT'S NEXT

The Lakers left shortly afterward for their road opener in Phoenix on Wednesday.

The Rockets flew to Utah for another road game Wednesday.


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HOU
LAL
     
    • 42.5%

    • 35.4%

    • 41.4%

    • 30.0%

    • 68.0%

    • 79.5%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
HOU LAL
Total Rebounds 47 36
Offensive Rebounds 14 11
Turnovers 13 11
Fast Break Pts: 22 13
Biggest Lead: 27 1
Points in the Paint: 34 40
HOU LAL
p Harden   32 Bryant   19
rb Jones   13 Hill   10
a Harden   6 Lin   6
s 3 players   2 Price   2
b Jones   2 Davis   2
 
  • 10/28 - HOU 108 @ LAL 90
  • 11/19 - LAL 98 @ HOU 92
  • 01/25 - HOU 99 @ LAL 87
Houston Rockets (1-0)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Ariza F 29:34 5-10 5-8 1-1 +10 1 2 3 2 3 2 2 0 0 16
T. Jones F 30:31 8-16 0-1 0-1 +14 6 7 13 3 4 2 2 2 1 16
D. Howard C 20:34 3-5 0-0 7-16 +20 3 8 11 1 5 0 1 1 0 13
J. Harden G 30:46 7-17 3-6 15-16 +12 0 1 1 6 1 1 0 0 1 32
P. Beverley G 30:55 2-6 2-3 3-6 +17 1 4 5 5 3 0 2 0 1 9
T. Black   24:13 1-2 0-0 0-0 +4 0 2 2 0 4 0 0 0 0 2
J. Terry   21:23 3-5 2-3 0-0 +27 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 8
D. Motiejunas   16:22 0-0 0-0 4-6 -10 2 3 5 0 3 0 2 0 0 4
K. Papanikolaou   19:52 2-6 0-2 0-0 +11 1 5 6 4 5 2 2 0 0 4
T. Daniels   08:43 0-5 0-5 2-2 -7 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
I. Canaan   07:07 0-1 0-1 2-2 -8 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
J. Dorsey DNP - Coach's Decision
F. Garcia DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 31-73 12-29 34-50   14 33 47 22 30 7 13 3 3 108
  42.5% 41.4% 68.0%   team rebs: 17 total to: 14
Los Angeles Lakers (0-1)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
W. Johnson F 22:52 3-7 1-3 0-0 -2 0 2 2 0 5 0 0 0 0 7
C. Boozer F 27:35 7-13 0-0 3-3 -7 3 4 7 2 1 1 0 0 0 17
J. Hill C 23:23 2-7 0-0 3-4 -6 4 6 10 1 3 0 2 1 0 7
K. Bryant G 29:00 6-17 0-1 7-8 -11 0 3 3 2 5 1 1 0 1 19
J. Lin G 29:08 1-5 0-1 5-6 -17 1 1 2 6 3 0 4 0 1 7
R. Price   26:56 1-7 1-3 4-4 -11 0 1 1 3 3 2 2 0 1 7
J. Clarkson   20:22 1-4 1-2 5-6 -4 0 4 4 2 3 0 1 0 0 8
E. Davis   21:35 5-7 0-0 1-2 -16 2 4 6 0 6 1 0 2 0 11
X. Henry   18:28 0-4 0-0 3-4 -6 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 3
J. Randle   13:34 1-3 0-0 0-2 -18 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
R. Sacre   07:07 1-5 0-0 0-0 +8 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 2
W. Ellington DND - concussion
R. Kelly DND - sore right hamstring
Total   240 28-79 3-10 31-39   11 25 36 16 32 7 11 3 3 90
  35.4% 30.0% 79.5%   team rebs: 17 total to: 13

inactive

  • Rockets: Capela, Johnson
  • Lakers: Nash, Young

technical fouls

  • Rockets: Howard
  • Lakers: Bryant

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 2
  • Times Tied: 0

arena stats

  • Arena: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Officials: #63 Derek Richardson, #61 Courtney Kirkland, #28 Zach Zarba
  • Attendance: 18997
  • Duration: 2:46
Houston Rockets (51-24) Los Angeles Lakers (20-54)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Hill vs Howard (Boozer gains possession)
  11:40 Boozer Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:39  
Howard Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST)  11:23
[HOU 2-0]
 
  11:05 Hill Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  11:04  
  10:49 Johnson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:49  
Team Rebound  10:49  
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  10:49  
  10:48 Boozer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:30 Boozer Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:29  
Ariza Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  10:23  
  10:06 Lin Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (1 ST) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  09:58  
Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:57  
Jones 3pt Shot: Missed  09:52  
  09:51 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:42
[LAL 3-2]
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Lin (1 AST) 
  09:35 Hill Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Jones Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Beverley (1 AST)  09:21
[HOU 4-3]
 
Howard Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  09:21  
Beverley Foul: Personal (1 PF)  09:08  
  09:02 Bryant Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:59 Hill Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:59 Hill Tip Shot: Missed 
  08:56 Boozer Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:56 Boozer Tip Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:56  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Beverley (2 AST)  08:56
[HOU 7-3]
 
  08:56 Lin Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 1 (4 PTS)  08:56
[HOU 8-3]
 
  08:38
[LAL 5-8]
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Boozer (1 AST) 
Harden Layup Shot: Missed  08:25  
Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:24  
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Beverley (3 AST)  08:21
[HOU 11-5]
 
  08:02 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:00 Hill Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  08:00
[LAL 7-11]
Hill Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  07:52 Bryant Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  07:52
[HOU 12-7]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  07:52
[HOU 13-7]
 
  07:36 Lin Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jones (1 BLK) 
Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:33  
  07:31 Johnson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Beverley Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:31  
Team Rebound  07:31  
  07:31 Johnson Substitution replaced by Price 
Beverley Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  07:31
[HOU 14-7]
 
Howard Foul: Personal (2 PF)  07:18  
Howard Substitution replaced by Black  07:18  
  07:06
[LAL 9-14]
Bryant Step Back Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hill (1 AST) 
Black Layup Shot: Missed  06:55  
Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  06:53  
Jones Tip Shot: Missed  06:53  
  06:50 Boozer Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:44 Lin Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:44  
  06:28 Lin Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  06:28
[HOU 15-9]
 
  06:28 Lin Substitution replaced by Clarkson 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  06:28
[HOU 16-9]
 
  06:13 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:12 Boozer Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  06:06 Hill Jump Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  06:04  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  05:58  
Jones Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  05:54  
Jones Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:54
[HOU 18-9]
 
  05:49 Team Timeout : Regular 
Beverley Substitution replaced by Terry  05:49  
  05:35 Bryant Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
  05:34 Team Rebound 
Black Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  05:34  
  05:20 Clarkson Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:18  
Jones Jump Shot: Missed  05:02  
  05:01 Clarkson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:45
[LAL 11-18]
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Harden Jump Shot: Missed  04:32  
  04:31 Hill Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  04:23 Price Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  04:19  
Jones Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST)  04:12
[HOU 20-11]
 
  03:56
[LAL 14-20]
Clarkson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Price (1 AST) 
Terry Layup Shot: Missed  03:34  
  03:32 Boozer Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  03:26 Clarkson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  03:23  
Team Timeout : Regular  03:20  
Ariza Substitution replaced by Motiejunas  03:20  
Jones Substitution replaced by Papanikolaou  03:20  
  03:20 Boozer Substitution replaced by Davis 
  03:20 Hill Substitution replaced by Henry 
  03:20 Bryant Substitution replaced by Randle 
  03:11 Clarkson Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  03:11
[HOU 21-14]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  03:11
[HOU 22-14]
 
  02:50 Price Jump Shot: Missed 
Papanikolaou Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:49  
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  02:38
[HOU 24-14]
 
Motiejunas Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  02:27  
  02:27
[LAL 15-24]
Price Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Harden Substitution replaced by Beverley  02:27  
Black Substitution replaced by Howard  02:27  
  02:27
[LAL 16-24]
Price Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  02:06  
Papanikolaou Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:05  
Papanikolaou Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Davis (1 ST)  02:01  
Papanikolaou Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:56  
  01:56
[LAL 17-24]
Price Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  01:56
[LAL 18-24]
Price Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Papanikolaou 3pt Shot: Missed  01:38  
  01:37 Clarkson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Beverley Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) (2 FTA)  01:35  
  01:35
[LAL 19-24]
Clarkson Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  01:35 Clarkson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  01:33 Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:20 Team 5 Sec Inbound Turnover :  
  01:14 Price Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Beverley Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:14  
Team Rebound  01:14  
Beverley Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  01:14
[HOU 25-19]
 
  00:59.9 Randle Layup Shot: Missed 
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:58.7  
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Papanikolaou (1 AST)  00:52.8
[HOU 28-19]
 
  00:29.9 Clarkson Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:27.9  
Beverley Jump Shot: Missed Block: Davis (1 BLK)  00:07.1  
Team Rebound  00:06.8  
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Papanikolaou (2 AST)  00:04.3
[HOU 31-19]
 
  00:00.3 Price Layup Shot: Missed Block: Howard (1 BLK) 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Houston Rockets (51-24) Los Angeles Lakers (20-54)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:43 Davis Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  11:43
[HOU 32-19]
 
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  11:43  
  11:42 Clarkson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  11:16 Price 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:15 Henry Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:12 Henry Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  11:12  
  10:49 Davis Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  10:49
[HOU 33-19]
 
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  10:49
[HOU 34-19]
 
  10:30
[LAL 21-34]
Randle Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Papanikolaou 3pt Shot: Missed  10:09  
Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  10:08  
Howard Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  10:06
[HOU 36-21]
 
  09:50
[LAL 23-36]
Davis Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Howard Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Price (1 ST)  09:35  
  09:28
[LAL 25-36]
Davis Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Price (2 AST) 
  09:13 Randle Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:13  
Team Rebound  09:13  
  09:13 Henry Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Jones  09:13  
Terry Substitution replaced by Harden  09:13  
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  09:13
[HOU 37-25]
 
Beverley Violation:Kicked Ball  09:02  
Papanikolaou Substitution replaced by Ariza  09:02  
  09:02 Clarkson Substitution replaced by Bryant 
  08:53 Price Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  08:53 Team Rebound 
Harden Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  08:53  
  08:53  
  08:41 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  08:40  
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  08:31  
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  08:30  
  08:29 Davis Substitution replaced by Hill 
  08:29 Randle Substitution replaced by Boozer 
  08:29 Price Substitution replaced by Lin 
Howard Hook Shot: Missed  08:20  
  08:17 Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:10
[LAL 27-37]
Bryant Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  07:58  
  07:57 Team Rebound 
  07:36 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:35  
Ariza Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  07:27  
  07:24 Hill Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  07:21 Lin Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Jones (1 ST) 
Howard Driving Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Beverley (4 AST)  07:16
[HOU 39-27]
 
Ariza Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:07  
Howard Substitution replaced by Black  07:07  
  06:55
[LAL 29-39]
Boozer Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Jones Jump Shot: Missed  06:30  
  06:28 Hill Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  06:13
[LAL 31-39]
Hill Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Boozer (2 AST) 
  06:02 Hill Foul: Defense 3 Second (1 PF) 
Harden Free Throw Technical (12 PTS)  06:02
[HOU 40-31]
 
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS)  05:49
[HOU 43-31]
 
  05:30 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  05:29  
  05:26 Team Timeout : Regular 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST)  05:17
[HOU 46-31]
 
  05:03 Bryant Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  05:03 Bryant Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS)  04:42
[HOU 49-31]
 
  04:18 Hill Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Harden (1 ST) 
Harden Jump Shot: Missed  04:10  
  04:08 Boozer Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  04:01
[LAL 33-49]
Boozer Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lin (2 AST) 
Black Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  04:01  
Black Substitution replaced by Howard  04:01  
  04:01
[LAL 34-49]
Boozer Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Beverley Jump Shot: Missed  03:44  
  03:43 Hill Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Howard Violation:Defensive Goaltending  03:37  
  03:37
[LAL 36-49]
Bryant Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Howard Hook Shot: Missed  03:15  
  03:10 Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:07
[LAL 38-49]
Johnson Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Bryant (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:03  
Beverley Substitution replaced by Terry  03:03  
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Terry (1 AST)  02:48
[HOU 51-38]
 
Ariza Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  02:34  
  02:34
[LAL 39-51]
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  02:34
[LAL 40-51]
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Harden Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  02:11  
Jones Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  02:07  
Jones Layup Shot: Missed  02:07  
Jones Rebound (Off:5 Def:4)  02:06  
Jones Tip Shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:06
[HOU 53-40]
 
  01:51 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:50 Hill Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  01:46 Hill Hook Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  01:43  
  01:42 Johnson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS)  01:42
[HOU 54-40]
 
  01:42 Johnson Substitution replaced by Clarkson 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS)  01:42
[HOU 55-40]
 
Howard Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  01:29  
  01:29 Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:29 Team Rebound 
Howard Substitution replaced by Black  01:29  
  01:29
[LAL 41-55]
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Harden Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  01:08  
  01:08 Team Rebound 
Jones Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:08  
  01:08
[LAL 42-55]
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  01:08
[LAL 43-55]
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Jones Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Harden (4 AST)  00:46.4
[HOU 57-43]
 
  00:36.6
[LAL 45-57]
Bryant Running Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Harden (5 AST)  00:29.0
[HOU 60-45]
 
  00:06.9 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jones (2 BLK) 
  00:05.0 Team Rebound 
  00:05.0 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Team Timeout : Short  00:05.0  
Black Substitution replaced by Papanikolaou  00:05.0  
  00:05.0 Boozer Substitution replaced by Price 
Harden Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hill (1 BLK)  00:00.5  
Jones Rebound (Off:6 Def:4)  00:00.5  
Jones Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  00:00.5
[HOU 62-45]
 
End of 2nd Quarter
Houston Rockets (51-24) Los Angeles Lakers (20-54)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:40 Hill Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  11:40  
Team Rebound  11:40  
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  11:40  
  11:39 Hill Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  11:21 Bryant Layup Shot: Missed 
  11:19 Hill Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  11:17 Hill Layup Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:6 Def:5)  11:16  
Jones Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Bryant (1 ST)  11:14  
  11:11
[LAL 47-62]
Boozer Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Jones (1 AST)  11:00
[HOU 65-47]
 
Howard Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  10:53  
  10:53
[LAL 48-65]
Lin Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Howard Substitution replaced by Motiejunas  10:53  
  10:53 Lin Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  10:51 Lin Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:38
[LAL 50-65]
Boozer Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  10:12  
Jones Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  10:01  
  10:01
[LAL 51-65]
Boozer Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  10:01
[LAL 52-65]
Boozer Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Beverley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Boozer (1 ST)  09:49  
Motiejunas Foul: Personal (2 PF)  09:47  
  09:35 Boozer Jump Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:6 Def:6)  09:34  
Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  09:27  
  09:14 Boozer Jump Shot: Missed 
Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:12  
Beverley Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  09:04  
Ariza Foul: Personal Block (3 PF)  09:00  
  08:50 Hill Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
  08:39 Boozer Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Motiejunas Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:39  
Team Rebound  08:39  
  08:39 Hill Violation:Lane 
Motiejunas Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  08:39
[HOU 66-52]
 
  08:26
[LAL 54-66]
Lin Driving Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Jones Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA)  08:26  
  08:26
[LAL 55-66]
Lin Free Throw 1 of 1 (4 PTS) 
Jones Turnover : Offensive Goaltending (2 TO)  08:01  
  07:45
[LAL 57-66]
Boozer Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Lin (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:45  
Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Black  07:45  
  07:28 Bryant Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Harden Jump Shot: Missed  07:21  
Team Rebound  07:21  
  07:21 Hill Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) 
Jones Jump Shot: Missed  07:07  
  07:06 Hill Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
Beverley Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  06:52  
  06:52
[LAL 58-66]
Hill Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  06:52
[LAL 59-66]
Hill Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  06:41 Bryant Violation:Kicked Ball 
Jones Jump Shot: Missed  06:28  
Beverley Substitution replaced by Terry  06:27  
  06:27 Team Rebound 
  06:27 Jump Ball Johnson vs Black (Boozer gains possession) 
  06:13 Lin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:6 Def:7)  06:12  
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Jones (2 AST)  06:08
[HOU 68-59]
 
  06:08 Bryant Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 1 (25 PTS)  06:08
[HOU 69-59]
 
  05:52 Bryant Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:48  
  05:46 Johnson Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (26 PTS)  05:46
[HOU 70-59]
 
  05:46 Hill Substitution replaced by Davis 
  05:46 Johnson Substitution replaced by Price 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS)  05:46
[HOU 71-59]
 
  05:20
[LAL 62-71]
Price 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Bryant (2 AST) 
Terry Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Jones (3 AST)  04:58
[HOU 73-62]
 
  04:42
[LAL 64-73]
Davis Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lin (4 AST) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS)  04:26
[HOU 76-64]
 
Jones Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  04:15  
  04:15
[LAL 65-76]
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Jones Substitution replaced by Papanikolaou  04:15  
  04:15 Boozer Substitution replaced by Randle 
  04:15
[LAL 66-76]
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Black Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Papanikolaou (3 AST)  03:56
[HOU 78-66]
 
  03:34 Price 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:33 Davis Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
Papanikolaou Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  03:28  
  03:28 Randle Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:28 Team Rebound 
  03:28 Bryant Substitution replaced by Henry 
  03:28 Randle Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:27  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  03:13  
  03:12 Davis Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Harden Foul: Defense 3 Second (1 PF)  02:54  
  02:54 Team Timeout : Regular 
Ariza Substitution replaced by Beverley  02:54  
  02:54
[LAL 67-78]
Lin Free Throw Technical (5 PTS) 
  02:43 Davis Hook Shot: Missed 
Black Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:40  
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (29 PTS)  02:35
[HOU 80-67]
 
  02:17 Lin Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
  02:04 Price Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:04  
Team Rebound  02:04  
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (30 PTS)  02:04
[HOU 81-67]
 
Papanikolaou Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  01:56  
  01:56
[LAL 68-81]
Lin Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  01:56
[LAL 69-81]
Lin Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Papanikolaou Running Bank shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (6 AST)  01:32
[HOU 83-69]
 
  01:18 Lin Layup Shot: Missed 
Papanikolaou Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:17  
  01:03 Price Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (31 PTS)  01:03
[HOU 84-69]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (32 PTS)  01:03
[HOU 85-69]
 
  00:47.8 Henry Jump Shot: Missed 
Papanikolaou Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:46.5  
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  00:31.9  
  00:29.4 Team Rebound 
  00:10.9 Lin Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Papanikolaou (1 ST) 
Terry 3pt Shot: Missed  00:05.9  
  00:01.7 Lin Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:00.7 Henry Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:48 Clarkson Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  11:48 Clarkson Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Papanikolaou Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Beverley (5 AST)  11:36
[HOU 87-69]
 
Papanikolaou Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  11:22  
  11:22 Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:22 Team Rebound 
  11:22
[LAL 70-87]
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Terry Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  11:07  
  10:51 Henry Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:49  
  10:26 Davis Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  10:26 Clarkson Violation:Kicked Ball 
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Papanikolaou (4 AST)  10:18
[HOU 90-70]
 
  09:59 Randle Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  09:58  
  09:53 Clarkson Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Beverley Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:53  
Team Rebound  09:53  
Beverley Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  09:53
[HOU 91-70]
 
  09:53 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:53 Clarkson Substitution replaced by Boozer 
  09:53 Henry Substitution replaced by Lin 
  09:53 Randle Substitution replaced by Bryant 
Papanikolaou Substitution replaced by Ariza  09:53  
  09:36 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  09:35  
Beverley Hook Shot: Missed  09:24  
Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  09:24  
  09:24 Davis Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:24  
Team Rebound  09:24  
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:24  
  09:22 Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:09 Price Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (2 ST) 
Jones Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Howard (1 AST)  08:54
[HOU 93-70]
 
  08:47 Price Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Jones (2 ST) 
Jones Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST)  08:43
[HOU 95-70]
 
  08:43 Lin Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) 
  08:43 Price Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Terry Substitution replaced by Daniels  08:43  
Jones Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  08:43  
  08:41 Davis Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  08:23
[LAL 72-95]
Boozer Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Lin (5 AST) 
Jones Layup Shot: Missed Block: Davis (2 BLK)  08:02  
Team Rebound  08:02  
Ariza Layup Shot: Missed  07:55  
Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:54  
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Ariza (2 AST)  07:49
[HOU 98-72]
 
  07:41
[LAL 74-98]
Boozer Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Lin (6 AST) 
  07:26 Davis Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:26  
Team Rebound  07:26  
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  07:26
[HOU 99-74]
 
  07:16 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:14 Boozer Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  07:07 Boozer Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:8)  07:07  
  07:07 Bryant Foul: Personal (5 PF) (2 FTA) 
  07:07 Double Technical - Bryant, Howard 
  07:07  
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  07:07
[HOU 100-74]
 
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  07:07
[HOU 101-74]
 
Howard Foul: Flagrant Type 1 (5 PF) (2 FTA)  07:07  
  07:07
[LAL 75-101]
Bryant Free Throw Flagrant 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  07:07 Bryant Free Throw Flagrant 2 of 2 Missed 
  07:07 Team Rebound 
Howard Substitution replaced by Black  07:07  
  07:07 Boozer Substitution replaced by Sacre 
  07:07 Bryant Substitution replaced by Clarkson 
  07:07 Davis Substitution replaced by Randle 
Jones Substitution replaced by Motiejunas  07:07  
Ariza Substitution replaced by Canaan  07:07  
Beverley Substitution replaced by Papanikolaou  07:07  
  06:55 Randle Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Papanikolaou (2 ST) 
Papanikolaou Jump Shot: Missed  06:47  
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  06:46  
  06:46 Sacre Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Motiejunas Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS)  06:46
[HOU 102-75]
 
  06:46 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:46 Johnson Substitution replaced by Henry 
  06:46 Lin Substitution replaced by Price 
  06:46 Randle Substitution replaced by Davis 
Motiejunas Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:46  
  06:42 Clarkson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:25
[LAL 77-102]
Davis Hook Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Clarkson (1 AST) 
Daniels 3pt Shot: Missed  06:07  
  06:06 Team Rebound 
Black Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF)  06:06  
  05:51 Sacre Jump Shot: Missed 
Papanikolaou Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:49  
Daniels 3pt Shot: Missed  05:45  
  05:41 Davis Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  05:30 Davis Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:25  
  05:23 Henry Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Daniels Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  05:23
[HOU 103-77]
 
Daniels Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  05:23
[HOU 104-77]
 
  04:58
[LAL 79-104]
Sacre Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Price (3 AST) 
Papanikolaou Jump Shot: Missed  04:33  
  04:32 Team Rebound 
Black Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF)  04:32  
Daniels Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  04:16  
  04:16
[LAL 80-104]
Clarkson Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  04:16
[LAL 81-104]
Clarkson Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Motiejunas Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Price (2 ST)  03:58  
  03:44 Sacre Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:44 Team Rebound 
  03:26 Sacre Jump Shot: Missed 
Black Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:24  
Canaan 3pt Shot: Missed  03:20  
  03:19 Davis Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  03:09
[LAL 83-104]
Davis Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Clarkson (2 AST) 
Daniels 3pt Shot: Missed  02:52  
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  02:50  
  02:41 Davis Foul: Shooting (6 PF) (2 FTA) 
  02:41  
  02:41 Davis Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Canaan Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  02:41
[HOU 105-83]
 
Canaan Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  02:41
[HOU 106-83]
 
  02:26 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
Canaan Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:24  
  02:20 Johnson Foul: Personal (5 PF) (2 FTA) 
Motiejunas Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  02:20
[HOU 107-83]
 
Motiejunas Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  02:20
[HOU 108-83]
 
  02:09 Sacre Jump Shot: Missed 
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  02:08  
Canaan Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Henry (1 ST)  02:02  
Motiejunas Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  01:59  
  01:59 Henry Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:59 Team Rebound 
  01:59
[LAL 84-108]
Henry Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Papanikolaou Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Sacre (1 ST)  01:43  
Daniels Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (2 FTA)  01:43  
  01:43
[LAL 85-108]
Clarkson Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  01:43
[LAL 86-108]
Clarkson Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Motiejunas Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  01:19  
Papanikolaou Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA)  00:56.8  
  00:56.8
[LAL 87-108]
Henry Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  00:56.8
[LAL 88-108]
Henry Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Daniels 3pt Shot: Missed  00:44.9  
  00:43.9 Price Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:36.2
[LAL 90-108]
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Daniels 3pt Shot: Missed  00:15.9  
  00:13.9 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:07.9 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Papanikolaou Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  00:05.9  
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
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HOU
1st Southwest
56
26
7-3
30-11
26-15
LAL
5th Pacific
21
61
2-8
12-29
9-32
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
HOU
2 players 28.4
Howard 14.4
Harden 8.1
Howard 3.0
Harden 2.4
LAL
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