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Harden leads Rockets past Thunder


By CLIFF BRUNT
Posted Nov 16 2014 11:15PM

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) The Houston Rockets prepared for Monday night's showdown with the gritty Memphis Grizzlies with one of the NBA's ugliest games in years.

James Harden scored 19 points, and the Rockets beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 69-65 on Sunday night.

The last time a team won with 69 or fewer points was Detroit's 64-62 victory over Utah on March 13, 2005, according to STATS. Both teams shot below 30 percent from the field - the last time that happened was Oct. 29, 2003, when Denver beat San Antonio 80-72.

Houston shot just 28.8 percent. The last time an NBA team won with a lower percentage was on Feb. 19, 2000, when Chicago shot 28.6 percent and beat the Los Angeles Clippers 74-72.

"That game will not go in the NBA Hall of Fame," Rockets coach Kevin McHale said.

Houston escaped, and now, the Rockets travel to Memphis for a matchup of 9-1 teams that share the NBA's best record.

"Same kind of game, probably," Harden said. "A slow, grinding game, and we just need to rebuild our mental toughness, so it's going to be another great challenge for us."

Dwight Howard had 12 points and nine rebounds for Houston, and Patrick Beverley added 12 points and eight boards.

With the score tied at 65, Harden hit a 3-pointer with Jeremy Lamb in his face with 1:19 to play. With Rockets still leading 68-65, Harden missed another contested 3 against Lamb, giving the Thunder a chance to tie.

Oklahoma City's Reggie Jackson missed a deep 3-pointer, and Harden made one of two free throws with 4.7 seconds left to put the game away.

Jackson had 15 points and 11 rebounds for the Thunder, and Lance Thomas added 15 points.

The Rockets led 42-33 at halftime. Oklahoma City blocked 11 shots for the team's highest total in a half since moving from Seattle for the 2008-09 season. Steven Adams had a career-high six blocks before the break, but the Thunder couldn't take advantage because of 25-percent shooting.

Thomas' long jumper gave the Thunder their first lead at 51-49 late in the third quarter, but Harden's two free throws with 3.1 seconds left made it a tie game heading into the fourth.

Nick Collison was called for a Flagrant-1 foul against Howard. He made one of the two free throws, and then Francisco Garcia made a 3-pointer to give the Rockets a 55-54 lead, and the game was close the rest of the way.

The game featured four technical fouls, a Flagrant-1 and a lot of exchanged words.

"I don't think there was bad blood, I think it was just competitive," Adams said. "I think we're just two highly competitive teams and we just want to go after it, really."

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QUOTE OF THE NIGHT:

"We weren't very sharp, and we found a way to win," McHale said. "That's what it's all about - going out there and just grinding out a win."

BLOCK PARTY

The Thunder blocked 15 shots, two short of their franchise record. Adams had six, Serge Ibaka had five and Kendrick Perkins finished with three.

LOCKDOWN D

Beverley and Trevor Ariza combined to slow Jackson, who was averaging 22.4 points coming into the night. Jackson missed all six of his shots in the first half and went 3 of 11 for the game.

TIP-INS

Rockets: The Rockets held the Thunder to 22 percent shooting and no points in the paint in the first quarter. ... Beverley made a tip-in with less than a second remaining in the first half. ... The Rockets made just 16 of 30 free throws. ... Howard and Harden combined to make just nine of 31 field-goal attempts.

Thunder: Exactly one month after surgery on his broken right foot, reigning MVP Kevin Durant put up some shots during pregame warmups. Coach Scott Brooks said Durant is getting to the point where he can shoot off his toes. ... Brooks said F Perry Jones (right knee contusion) and F Mitch McGary (left foot fracture) are still not ready to return. ... Adams took a blow to the head in the third quarter, but he returned in the fourth.

UP NEXT

Rockets: Visit Memphis on Monday.

Thunder: Visit Utah on Tuesday.

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Follow Cliff Brunt on Twitter: www.twitter.com/CliffBruntAP .


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HOU
OKC
     
    • 28.7%

    • 29.4%

    • 20.0%

    • 15.8%

    • 53.3%

    • 78.6%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
HOU OKC
Total Rebounds 54 45
Offensive Rebounds 22 11
Turnovers 14 15
Fast Break Pts: 5 3
Biggest Lead: 9 3
Points in the Paint: 28 16
HOU OKC
p Harden   19 2 players   15
rb 3 players   9 Jackson   11
a Harden   5 Jackson   4
s Beverley   2 Lamb   2
b Papanikolaou   2 Adams   6
 
  • 11/16 - HOU 69 @ OKC 65
  • 01/15 - OKC 101 @ HOU 112
  • 04/05 - HOU 115 @ OKC 112
Houston Rockets (9-1)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Ariza F 37:01 4-11 1-4 2-4 +2 0 4 4 1 2 1 0 0 1 11
D. Motiejunas F 32:22 3-9 0-2 1-2 +4 7 2 9 1 3 0 3 1 3 7
D. Howard C 39:48 4-14 0-0 4-13 +7 4 5 9 1 5 0 4 1 6 12
J. Harden G 37:13 5-17 2-9 7-8 -2 1 8 9 5 3 1 4 1 1 19
P. Beverley G 28:54 4-10 2-8 2-2 +13 3 5 8 1 3 2 0 0 0 12
J. Terry   19:12 0-2 0-2 0-0 -8 1 1 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0
T. Black   13:17 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 4 4 8 0 2 0 2 0 2 2
K. Papanikolaou   15:01 0-6 0-3 0-0 -1 2 2 4 0 0 0 1 2 2 0
F. Garcia   12:55 2-7 2-6 0-1 +4 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 6
T. Daniels   04:17 0-1 0-1 0-0 +1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
I. Canaan DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Dorsey DNP - Coach's Decision
N. Johnson DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 23-80 7-35 16-30   22 32 54 11 23 5 14 6 15 69
  28.7% 20.0% 53.3%   team rebs: 16 total to: 17
Oklahoma City Thunder (3-8)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. Thomas F 26:11 4-11 0-0 7-8 +3 1 0 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 15
S. Ibaka F 34:55 5-13 0-4 0-0 +3 2 4 6 2 4 0 3 5 0 10
S. Adams C 22:42 0-2 0-0 1-2 -5 3 3 6 1 5 0 2 6 1 1
J. Lamb G 25:23 2-5 1-4 0-0 +2 0 4 4 1 1 2 2 1 0 5
R. Jackson G 36:36 3-11 0-3 9-9 -2 1 10 11 4 5 1 4 0 1 15
A. Morrow   28:40 1-9 0-2 2-4 -6 0 1 1 1 3 1 0 0 2 4
K. Perkins   22:47 1-3 0-0 0-2 0 3 3 6 1 4 0 2 3 0 2
N. Collison   15:36 1-3 0-2 2-2 -6 1 4 5 1 4 0 1 0 0 4
S. Telfair   21:14 3-9 2-4 1-1 -6 0 3 3 1 1 1 1 0 1 9
I. Smith   05:56 0-2 0-0 0-0 -3 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
P. Jones DND - Right Knee Contusion
A. Roberson DND - Left Foot Sprain
R. Westbrook DND - Right Second Metacarpal Fracture
Total   240 20-68 3-19 22-28   11 34 45 14 30 6 15 15 6 65
  29.4% 15.8% 78.6%   team rebs: 10 total to: 16

inactive

  • Rockets: Capela, Jones
  • Thunder: Durant, Jerrett, McGary

technical fouls

  • Rockets: Ariza, Beverley
  • Thunder: Perkins, Telfair

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 4
  • Times Tied: 3

arena stats

  • Arena: Chesapeake Energy Arena, Oklahoma City, OK
  • Officials: #55 Bill Kennedy, #34 Kevin Cutler, #45 Brian Forte
  • Attendance: 18203
  • Duration: 2:36
Houston Rockets (51-24) Oklahoma City Thunder (42-33)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Adams vs Howard (Ibaka gains possession)
  11:46 Lamb Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (1 ST) 
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  11:39  
  11:37 Jackson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:21 Thomas Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:19  
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST)  11:03
[HOU 3-0]
 
  10:43
[OKC 2-3]
Ibaka Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lamb (1 AST) 
Howard Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ibaka (1 BLK)  10:25  
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:23  
Motiejunas Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST)  10:18
[HOU 5-2]
 
  09:59 Ibaka 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:58  
  09:46 Lamb Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:46
[HOU 6-2]
 
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  09:46
[HOU 7-2]
 
  09:29 Jackson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:28  
Howard Running Hook Shot: Missed Block: Adams (1 BLK)  09:14  
  09:13 Jackson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:07
[OKC 4-7]
Lamb Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Thomas (1 AST) 
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  08:53  
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  08:52  
Motiejunas Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST)  08:42
[HOU 9-4]
 
  08:30 Jackson Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:29  
  08:12 Thomas Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  08:12
[HOU 10-4]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  08:12
[HOU 11-4]
 
  08:06 Team Timeout : Regular 
Beverley Substitution replaced by Terry  08:06  
  07:58 Jackson Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:57 Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:55 Thomas Hook Shot: Missed 
  07:53 Adams Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Motiejunas Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  07:53  
  07:53
[OKC 5-11]
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  07:53
[OKC 6-11]
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Missed  07:38  
Terry Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:37  
Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Missed  07:27  
  07:26 Adams Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:17 Ibaka Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:16  
Terry 3pt Shot: Missed  07:08  
  07:07 Adams Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:54 Thomas Jump Shot: Missed 
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  06:53  
Motiejunas Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Thomas (1 ST)  06:51  
  06:42 Thomas Jump Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:42  
  06:40 Adams Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Harden Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Terry (1 AST)  06:25
[HOU 13-6]
 
Terry Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  06:12  
  06:12
[OKC 7-13]
Jackson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  06:12 Lamb Substitution replaced by Morrow 
  06:12
[OKC 8-13]
Jackson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Motiejunas Layup Shot: Missed Block: Adams (2 BLK)  06:03  
  06:02 Morrow Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Howard Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  05:56  
  05:56 Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:56 Team Rebound 
  05:56
[OKC 9-13]
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Howard Hook Shot: Missed  05:42  
  05:41 Jackson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:34 Jackson Driving Jump shot: Missed Block: Howard (1 BLK) 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:32  
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS)  05:24
[HOU 16-9]
 
  04:58 Adams Substitution replaced by Perkins 
Howard Substitution replaced by Black  04:58  
  04:56
[OKC 11-16]
Ibaka Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Thomas (2 AST) 
Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:30
[HOU 18-11]
 
Ariza Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  04:19  
  04:19 Morrow Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:19 Team Rebound 
  04:19
[OKC 12-18]
Morrow Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Harden Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  04:09  
Harden Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  04:09  
Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Papanikolaou  04:09  
  03:44 Perkins Jump Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:44  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  03:35  
  03:34 Jackson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:26
[OKC 14-18]
Thomas Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Jackson (1 AST) 
Papanikolaou Jump Shot: Missed  03:04  
  03:03 Team Rebound 
  03:03 Ibaka Substitution replaced by Collison 
  03:03 Jackson Substitution replaced by Telfair 
Ariza Substitution replaced by Garcia  03:03  
Harden Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  02:44  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:44  
Harden Substitution replaced by Howard  02:44  
Terry Substitution replaced by Beverley  02:44  
  02:44
[OKC 15-18]
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  02:44
[OKC 16-18]
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Howard Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  02:23  
  02:09 Perkins Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  02:09 Perkins Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Howard Hook Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Beverley (1 AST)  01:50
[HOU 20-16]
 
Garcia Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:33  
  01:33 Morrow Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:33 Team Rebound 
  01:33
[OKC 17-20]
Morrow Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Garcia Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  01:18  
Black Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:17  
Black Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:15
[HOU 22-17]
 
  01:04 Telfair Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Garcia (1 ST) 
Papanikolaou 3pt Shot: Missed  00:56.3  
  00:56.3 Team Rebound 
Black Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:56.3  
  00:56.3
[OKC 18-22]
Collison Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  00:56.3
[OKC 19-22]
Collison Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  00:39.2 Telfair Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Beverley Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  00:30.8
[HOU 24-19]
 
  00:12.9 Thomas Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  00:11.5 Perkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:05.9 Morrow 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:04.8 Perkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  00:02.9 Perkins Layup Shot: Missed 
Black Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:01.6  
Garcia 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Houston Rockets (51-24) Oklahoma City Thunder (42-33)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:47 Morrow Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Howard Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS)  11:34
[HOU 26-19]
 
  11:10 Morrow Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:09  
  10:58 Thomas Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Papanikolaou Jump Shot: Missed Block: Perkins (1 BLK)  10:48  
  10:46 Telfair Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:37
[OKC 21-26]
Perkins Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Collison (1 AST) 
Papanikolaou 3pt Shot: Missed  10:25  
  10:25 Perkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  10:10 Collison Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Papanikolaou Substitution replaced by Ariza  10:10  
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  09:52  
  09:50 Team Rebound 
  09:50 Thomas Substitution replaced by Jackson 
  09:38
[OKC 24-26]
Telfair 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  09:17  
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  09:13  
Motiejunas Layup Shot: Missed Block: Perkins (2 BLK)  09:05  
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  09:04  
Motiejunas Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  09:03
[HOU 28-24]
 
  08:48 Telfair Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:47  
Garcia 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Howard (1 AST)  08:24
[HOU 31-24]
 
  08:15 Team Timeout : Regular 
Beverley Substitution replaced by Terry  08:14  
Garcia Substitution replaced by Harden  08:14  
  08:01 Collison 3pt Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  08:00  
  07:51 Perkins Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Motiejunas Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  07:51
[HOU 32-24]
 
Motiejunas Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:51  
  07:50 Perkins Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Ariza Foul: Personal (2 PF)  07:42  
  07:42 Perkins Substitution replaced by Ibaka 
  07:32 Morrow Jump Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:31  
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed  07:20  
  07:19 Ibaka Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:08 Ibaka 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:07  
Ariza Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  06:48  
  06:47 Collison Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Motiejunas Violation:Kicked Ball  06:44  
  06:27
[OKC 26-32]
Collison Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ibaka (1 AST) 
  06:16 Ibaka Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Harden (4 AST)  06:06
[HOU 34-26]
 
  05:52
[OKC 28-34]
Telfair Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Terry Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  05:52  
  05:52  
  05:52
[OKC 29-34]
Telfair Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS) 
  05:42 Morrow Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  05:42
[HOU 35-29]
 
Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:42  
  05:41 Collison Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:18 Collison 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:17  
  05:11 Collison Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:11  
Team Rebound  05:11  
Howard Substitution replaced by Black  05:11  
  05:11 Morrow Substitution replaced by Lamb 
  05:11 Collison Substitution replaced by Adams 
Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  05:11
[HOU 36-29]
 
  04:47 Jackson Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:45 Ibaka Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:36 Telfair Jump Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:35  
Motiejunas Layup Shot: Missed Block: Adams (3 BLK)  04:20  
  04:18 Adams Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:07
[OKC 32-36]
Lamb 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Adams (1 AST) 
Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  03:39
[HOU 38-32]
 
  03:27 Lamb 3pt Shot: Missed 
Terry Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:26  
Black Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Telfair (1 ST)  03:17  
  03:10 Jackson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Black Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:09  
Team Timeout : Regular  03:02  
Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Howard  03:02  
  02:52 Adams Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:52  
Team Rebound  02:52  
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:52  
  02:52 Telfair Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:35 Ibaka Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Howard Layup Shot: Missed Block: Adams (4 BLK)  02:21  
  02:19 Lamb Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:12 Ibaka Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO) 
Black Layup Shot: Missed Block: Adams (5 BLK)  01:57  
Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  01:55  
Howard Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  01:55
[HOU 40-32]
 
  01:55 Ibaka Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Team Timeout : Short  01:55  
Howard Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  01:55  
Black Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  01:54  
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed  01:40  
  01:39 Ibaka Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:20 Ibaka Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:20 Team Rebound 
Black Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  01:20  
  01:00 Lamb 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:59.9  
Harden Jump Shot: Missed Block: Lamb (1 BLK)  00:46.9  
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  00:44.7  
Howard Layup Shot: Missed Block: Adams (6 BLK)  00:43.6  
Black Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  00:41.8  
Black Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ibaka (2 BLK)  00:40.0  
  00:40.0 Lamb Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Howard Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:40.0  
  00:40.0
[OKC 33-40]
Adams Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Howard Substitution replaced by Beverley  00:40.0  
Terry Substitution replaced by Motiejunas  00:40.0  
  00:40.0 Adams Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  00:39.8 Jackson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:33.9 Adams Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Motiejunas (1 BLK) 
Black Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  00:30.9  
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  00:08.9  
Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:07.9  
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  00:03.9  
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:5 Def:2)  00:02.7  
Motiejunas Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.3  
Beverley Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  00:00.3  
Beverley Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  00:00.3
[HOU 42-33]
 
End of 2nd Quarter
Houston Rockets (51-24) Oklahoma City Thunder (42-33)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Harden Floating Jump shot: Missed  11:44  
  11:43 Lamb Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Howard Violation:Defensive Goaltending  11:24  
  11:24
[OKC 35-42]
Thomas Floating Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Ariza Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS)  11:16
[HOU 44-35]
 
  10:57 Thomas Jump Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  10:56  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  10:45  
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:6 Def:2)  10:44  
Motiejunas Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Lamb (1 ST)  10:29  
Beverley Foul: Personal Take (1 PF)  10:24  
  10:10
[OKC 37-44]
Thomas Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Jackson (2 AST) 
Ariza Jump Shot: Missed  09:49  
  09:47 Jackson Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  09:37 Ibaka Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:36 Adams Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  09:34 Adams Hook Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:32  
  09:31 Adams Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) 
Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Jackson (1 ST)  09:15  
Harden Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  09:07  
  09:07
[OKC 38-44]
Jackson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  09:07
[OKC 39-44]
Jackson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  08:55  
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:7 Def:2)  08:54  
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  08:49  
  08:48 Jackson Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  08:46 Jackson Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  08:46 Jackson Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Howard Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  08:32  
Motiejunas Foul: Personal (2 PF)  08:21  
  08:07 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (1 AST)  07:54
[HOU 47-39]
 
Beverley Foul: Personal (2 PF)  07:40  
Motiejunas Foul: Shooting Block (3 PF) (2 FTA)  07:37  
  07:37
[OKC 40-47]
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  07:37
[OKC 41-47]
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  07:18  
Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  07:18  
Howard Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ibaka (3 BLK)  07:16  
  07:14 Jackson Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  07:08
[OKC 43-47]
Ibaka Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Jackson (3 AST) 
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  06:44  
  06:43 Lamb Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:35 Jackson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Beverley (1 ST) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  06:10  
Team Rebound  06:10  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  06:10  
  06:10 Team Timeout : Regular 
Beverley Substitution replaced by Terry  06:10  
  06:10 Adams Substitution replaced by Perkins 
  05:54
[OKC 45-47]
Jackson Floating Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Perkins (1 AST) 
Harden Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST)  05:28
[HOU 49-45]
 
Terry Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  05:13  
  05:13 Double Technical - Perkins, Beverley 
  05:13
[OKC 46-49]
Jackson Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  05:13
[OKC 47-49]
Jackson Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  04:58 Jackson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:58  
Team Rebound  04:58  
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:58  
  04:58 Jackson Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  04:35
[OKC 49-49]
Ibaka Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Jackson (4 AST) 
  04:22 Thomas Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Papanikolaou  04:22  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  04:07  
Team Timeout : Regular  04:07  
  03:52 Lamb Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
  03:39 Jackson Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  03:39 Lamb Substitution replaced by Morrow 
Papanikolaou Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Perkins (3 BLK)  03:26  
Papanikolaou Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:25  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  03:25  
  03:12 Jackson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Harden (1 ST) 
Ariza Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ibaka (4 BLK)  03:08  
Team Rebound  03:08  
Howard Substitution replaced by Black  03:08  
  03:08 Jackson Substitution replaced by Telfair 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  03:05  
  03:04 Telfair Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:53 Thomas Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:52 Ibaka Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  02:37
[OKC 51-49]
Thomas Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Telfair (1 AST) 
Ariza Jump Shot: Missed  02:17  
Black Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  02:16  
Black Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  02:14  
  02:02 Ibaka Jump Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  02:01  
Terry 3pt Shot: Missed  01:54  
  01:53 Ibaka Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  01:32 Telfair 3pt Shot: Missed 
Black Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  01:30  
Harden Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO)  01:27  
  01:27 Ibaka Substitution replaced by Collison 
Ariza Substitution replaced by Garcia  01:27  
  01:13 Perkins Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Papanikolaou Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Morrow (1 ST)  00:58.9  
  00:45.9 Telfair Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Papanikolaou Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:44.9  
Garcia 3pt Shot: Missed  00:37.9  
  00:37.5 Collison Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:20.8 Telfair Running Bank shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  00:19.6  
  00:03.1 Morrow Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:03.1
[HOU 50-51]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:03.1
[HOU 51-51]
 
  00:00.0 Telfair 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Papanikolaou (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:37 Morrow Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:36 Perkins Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  11:33 Morrow Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  11:33  
  11:33 Collison Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Howard Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  11:15  
  10:51
[OKC 54-51]
Telfair 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
  10:41 Perkins Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  10:30 Collison Foul: Flagrant Type 1 (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Howard Free Throw Flagrant 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  10:30
[HOU 52-54]
 
Howard Free Throw Flagrant 2 of 2 Missed  10:30  
Team Rebound  10:30  
Papanikolaou 3pt Shot: Missed  10:13  
Papanikolaou Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  10:12  
Garcia 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Daniels (1 AST)  10:07
[HOU 55-54]
 
Howard Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  09:44  
  09:44 Perkins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:44 Team Rebound 
  09:44 Perkins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  09:42 Collison Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:36 Smith Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:35  
Daniels 3pt Shot: Missed  09:23  
  09:22 Perkins Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  09:16 Smith Layup Shot: Missed Block: Papanikolaou (2 BLK) 
Garcia Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:14  
  09:01 Collison Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF) 
  09:01 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:01 Telfair Technical 
Garcia Free Throw Technical Missed  09:01  
Team Rebound  09:01  
  08:57 Perkins Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:57  
Team Rebound  08:57  
  08:57 Telfair Substitution replaced by Jackson 
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:57  
  08:56 Collison Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  08:38 Morrow Jump Shot: Missed Block: Garcia (1 BLK) 
Papanikolaou Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  08:36  
Garcia 3pt Shot: Missed  08:17  
Beverley Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  08:16  
Howard Running Layup Shot: Missed  07:59  
  07:58 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Daniels Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:43  
Daniels Substitution replaced by Harden  07:43  
  07:43 Collison Substitution replaced by Ibaka 
  07:38
[OKC 56-55]
Morrow Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ibaka (2 AST) 
Garcia 3pt Shot: Missed  07:22  
  07:21 Team Rebound 
Howard Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF)  07:21  
Garcia Substitution replaced by Ariza  07:21  
Papanikolaou Substitution replaced by Motiejunas  07:21  
  07:06 Morrow 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Harden (1 BLK) 
Beverley Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  07:04  
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed  06:48  
Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  06:46  
Howard Jump Shot: Missed Block: Ibaka (5 BLK)  06:45  
  06:43 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:33 Morrow Jump Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  06:31  
Harden Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  06:25
[HOU 57-56]
 
  06:25 Team Timeout : Short 
  06:05 Jackson Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Beverley (2 ST) 
  06:04 Jackson Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Beverley Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  06:04
[HOU 58-56]
 
  06:04 Smith Substitution replaced by Lamb 
Beverley Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  06:04
[HOU 59-56]
 
  05:43
[OKC 58-59]
Jackson Floating Jump shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Harden (5 AST)  05:20
[HOU 62-58]
 
  04:55
[OKC 60-62]
Jackson Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
  04:41 Ibaka Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
  04:41  
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  04:41
[HOU 63-60]
 
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:41  
Team Rebound  04:39  
  04:39 Perkins Substitution replaced by Adams 
Motiejunas Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  04:31  
Beverley Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  04:14  
  04:14
[OKC 61-63]
Jackson Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  04:14
[OKC 62-63]
Jackson Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Howard Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  03:51  
  03:50 Jackson Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
  03:38 Adams Foul: Offensive (4 PF) 
  03:38 Adams Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Howard Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  03:16  
  03:15 Ibaka Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  03:06 Ibaka Foul: Offensive (4 PF) 
  03:06 Ibaka Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Howard Foul: Offensive (5 PF)  02:52  
Howard Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  02:52  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:52  
  02:35 Ibaka 3pt Shot: Missed 
Beverley Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  02:34  
  02:18 Jackson Foul: Personal (5 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  02:18
[HOU 64-62]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  02:18
[HOU 65-62]
 
  01:59
[OKC 64-65]
Ibaka Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Morrow (1 AST) 
Ariza Technical  01:59  
  01:59
[OKC 65-65]
Jackson Free Throw Technical (15 PTS) 
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  01:40  
Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  01:38  
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS)  01:19
[HOU 68-65]
 
  01:05 Jackson Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:04 Adams Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  01:01 Lamb 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:59.9  
Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Lamb (2 ST)  00:38.9  
  00:38.3 Adams Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  00:18.9  
  00:16.9 Jackson Rebound (Off:1 Def:10) 
  00:16.4 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:10.9 Jackson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Beverley Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  00:05.8  
Team Timeout : Regular  00:05.8  
  00:05.8 Lamb Substitution replaced by Thomas 
Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Terry  00:05.8  
Howard Substitution replaced by Papanikolaou  00:05.8  
  00:04.7 Adams Foul: Personal Take (5 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:04.7  
Team Rebound  00:04.7  
Papanikolaou Substitution replaced by Howard  00:04.7  
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  00:04.7
[HOU 69-65]
 
  00:04.7 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:04.7 Thomas Substitution replaced by Lamb 
  00:00.9 Ibaka 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
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HOU
1st Southwest
56
26
7-3
30-11
26-15
OKC
2nd Northwest
45
37
4-6
29-12
16-25
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
HOU
2 players 28.4
Howard 14.4
Harden 8.1
Howard 3.0
Harden 2.4
OKC
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