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Harden scores 32 as Rockets beat Mavericks 95-92


By KRISTIE RIEKEN
Posted Nov 23 2014 12:19AM

HOUSTON (AP) James Harden has starred on offense since joining the Houston Rockets. After some intense criticism in the offseason, he's now stepped things up on defense, too.

Harden scored 32 points, including five down the stretch, to help the Rockets rally for a 95-92 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night. And, more importantly to Harden, he had a key steal late to help in the win.

"I was missing shots," he said. "Defensively I just tried to lock in. I think everybody did a good job of locking down no matter if we were making shots or not."

Houston, playing without Dwight Howard (knee injury), ended its two-game skid and snapped the Mavericks' six-game winning streak.

Dallas led by four with less than a minute remaining before Harden made two free throws. Monta Ellis missed on the other end and Harden put Houston on top 93-92 when he made a jump shot and the ensuing free throw with 28 seconds left.

Harden stole the ball from Ellis and Trevor Ariza made two more free throws to seal the victory.

Dallas had a chance to tie it but Dirk Nowitzki and Ellis each missed 3-pointers in the final seconds.

"Everyone's going to focus on the last play, but the game was lost in the first half when they were clearly more aggressive," Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said.

Ellis led the Mavericks with 17 points and Brandan Wright had 14 points and 11 rebounds.

Houston led by as many as 18 points and was up by eight when the Mavericks scored 13 straight, with seven from J.J. Barea, to take an 86-81 lead with about 3 1/2 minutes left.

Houston had turnovers, an offensive foul and even missed a layup as Dallas went on top. The Rockets scored their first point in more than 6 minutes when Donatas Motiejunas made a free throw with 3:14 remaining.

With Howard out with a strained right knee for the second game, the Rockets, who lead the league in 3-pointers a game this season, relied on long-range shooting heavily in the first half and had 13 by halftime. They cooled off in the second half and finished 15 of 46.

"We're going to have to take those shots," coach Kevin McHale said. "We don't have a lot of slashers."

Dallas scored four quick points to cut the lead to 11 with about 7 minutes left in the third quarter. But Houston scored seven straight points after that to make it 73-55. The Mavericks missed four consecutive shots and had a turnover as the Rockets padded the lead.

Dallas finally got going after that - outscoring Houston 13-4 the rest of the quarter to pull to 77-68 entering the fourth quarter.

The game was tied at the beginning of the second quarter before Houston used a 22-10 spurt to take a 51-39 lead about 6 minutes before halftime. That run was powered by six 3-pointers, including four in a row to end it.

Harden and Chandler got into a little dustup a couple of minutes after that. It started when Chandler seemed to inadvertently hit Harden in the face, knocking him to the ground on the continuation of a play where Harden was called for traveling.

Chandler tried to help him up but Harden shook off the help. Harden then pushed Chandler from behind on the right arm as he walked away, drawing a technical foul. The play was reviewed and Chandler was given a technical, too.

Harden's 3 gave Houston a 60-51 lead at halftime.

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TIP-INS

Mavericks: Dallas made just six 3s a night after making 18 in a win over the Lakers to tie a franchise record. ... Chandler had 13 points and led the team with 13 rebounds.

Rockets: F Terrence Jones missed his ninth straight game with nerve inflammation in his left leg. ... Beverley left the game in the fourth quarter with a sore hamstring and didn't return.

MIXED REACTION FOR PARSONS: Chandler Parsons played his first three seasons in Houston before signing as a free agent with the Mavericks this offseason. Many in the home crowd were not happy to see the former Rocket and booed him every time he touched the ball.

"After the first couple of minutes, I felt I was able to block it out," Parsons said.

He got a little love in the second half when a tribute video was played. Many fans stood and cheered when he waved to the crowd after the video.

UP NEXT

Mavericks: Host Indiana on Monday.

Rockets: Host the New York Knicks on Monday.


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DAL
HOU
     
    • 39.8%

    • 36.6%

    • 17.1%

    • 32.6%

    • 72.7%

    • 87.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DAL HOU
Total Rebounds 50 47
Offensive Rebounds 16 14
Turnovers 14 17
Fast Break Pts: 10 23
Biggest Lead: 6 18
Points in the Paint: 44 26
DAL HOU
p Ellis   17 Harden   32
rb Chandler   13 Motiejunas   12
a Nelson   6 Terry   5
s 6 players   1 3 players   2
b Wright   3
 
  • 11/22 - DAL 92 @ HOU 95
  • 01/28 - DAL 94 @ HOU 99
  • 02/20 - HOU 100 @ DAL 111
  • 04/02 - HOU 108 @ DAL 101
Dallas Mavericks (10-4)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
C. Parsons F 33:32 3-9 0-5 2-5 -4 2 6 8 1 5 1 1 0 0 8
D. Nowitzki F 30:58 4-18 0-8 3-4 -5 2 5 7 2 2 0 0 2 0 11
T. Chandler C 26:03 5-7 0-0 3-3 -4 3 10 13 1 2 0 2 0 0 13
M. Ellis G 35:06 7-21 1-6 2-4 -6 3 3 6 4 3 1 4 0 0 17
J. Nelson G 28:09 4-9 3-6 0-0 0 0 2 2 6 3 0 2 0 0 11
A. Aminu   18:57 1-5 0-3 0-0 -2 0 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 2
B. Wright   21:57 6-7 0-0 2-2 +1 6 5 11 0 0 0 0 3 0 14
D. Harris   23:52 2-7 2-6 3-3 +8 0 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 9
J. Barea   17:16 3-5 0-1 1-1 -3 0 1 1 2 2 1 1 0 0 7
R. Jefferson   04:10 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 1 1 0 2 1 1 0 0 0
J. Crowder DNP - Coach's Decision
R. Felton NWT - Suspension
G. Smith DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 35-88 6-35 16-22   16 34 50 17 22 6 14 5 0 92
  39.8% 17.1% 72.7%   team rebs: 12 total to: 16
Houston Rockets (10-3)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Ariza F 34:42 2-10 1-8 2-2 0 1 3 4 2 3 1 1 0 1 7
D. Motiejunas F 37:34 5-7 1-2 3-4 +4 2 10 12 2 4 0 5 0 0 14
T. Black C 13:44 1-3 0-0 1-2 +2 2 5 7 0 3 0 2 0 0 3
J. Harden G 37:06 8-18 4-9 12-13 -3 3 5 8 4 3 2 4 0 0 32
P. Beverley G 30:38 7-16 6-11 0-0 +5 1 4 5 1 4 2 1 0 2 20
J. Dorsey   05:53 1-1 0-0 0-0 +1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
K. Papanikolaou   37:54 2-11 2-6 2-2 -4 2 5 7 2 4 2 0 0 1 8
J. Terry   25:01 3-10 1-6 0-0 +5 2 0 2 5 0 0 2 0 0 7
F. Garcia   14:41 1-6 0-4 0-0 +8 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 2
I. Canaan   02:47 0-0 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0
T. Daniels DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Howard DND - Strained Right Knee
Total   240 30-82 15-46 20-23   14 33 47 17 23 8 17 0 5 95
  36.6% 32.6% 87.0%   team rebs: 5 total to: 18

inactive

  • Mavericks: Ledo, Villanueva
  • Rockets: Capela, Johnson, Jones

technical fouls

  • Mavericks: Chandler
  • Rockets: Harden

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 7
  • Times Tied: 7

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #25 Tony Brothers, #11 Derrick Collins, #79 Kevin Scott
  • Attendance: 18244
  • Duration: 2:31
Dallas Mavericks (45-30) Houston Rockets (51-24)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Black vs Chandler (Ellis gains possession)
Nelson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Parsons (1 AST)  11:34
[DAL 2-0]
 
  11:17
[HOU 3-2]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (1 AST) 
  11:08 Black Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Nelson 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Nowitzki (1 AST)  10:58
[DAL 5-3]
 
  10:41 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Parsons (1 ST) 
Parsons Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ellis (1 AST)  10:35
[DAL 7-3]
 
  10:17
[HOU 6-7]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Chandler Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nelson (1 AST)  10:07
[DAL 9-6]
 
  09:54
[HOU 9-9]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST) 
Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed  09:43  
  09:42 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:34 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:33  
Ellis Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  09:25  
Chandler Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:24  
Chandler Tip Shot: Missed  09:24  
  09:23 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:17
[HOU 12-9]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST) 
Nelson Jump Shot: Missed  08:51  
Chandler Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  08:49  
Nowitzki 3pt Shot: Missed  08:44  
  08:43 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:37
[HOU 14-9]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:36  
Nowitzki Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  08:24  
  08:23 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:16 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:15 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:14
[HOU 16-9]
Motiejunas Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  08:01 Harden Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Chandler Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  08:01
[DAL 10-16]
 
Chandler Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  08:01
[DAL 11-16]
 
  07:47 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Ellis Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:38
[DAL 13-16]
 
  07:21 Harden Jump Shot: Missed 
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:20  
Parsons Driving Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Nelson (2 AST)  07:03
[DAL 15-16]
 
  06:52
[HOU 19-15]
Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST) 
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Chandler (1 AST)  06:40
[DAL 17-19]
 
  06:10 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  06:09  
Nelson 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Nowitzki (2 AST)  06:00
[DAL 20-19]
 
  05:53 Team Timeout : Regular 
Nowitzki Substitution replaced by Aminu  05:53  
  05:53 Black Substitution replaced by Dorsey 
Parsons Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  05:42  
  05:42
[HOU 20-20]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  05:42 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Papanikolaou 
  05:42 Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  05:42  
Parsons Jump Shot: Missed  05:20  
  05:19 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:03 Papanikolaou Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  05:02  
Chandler Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Ellis (2 AST)  04:55
[DAL 22-20]
 
  04:55 Papanikolaou Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Chandler Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS)  04:55
[DAL 23-20]
 
  04:31 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:30  
Chandler Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed  04:17  
  04:16 Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:11 Beverley Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:10 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:10
[HOU 22-23]
Harden Putback Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Ellis Running Jump Shot: Missed  03:55  
  03:54 Papanikolaou Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:47 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:46  
Nelson Layup Shot: Missed  03:41  
Team Rebound  03:41  
  03:41 Ariza Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  03:41 Beverley Substitution replaced by Terry 
Chandler Substitution replaced by Wright  03:41  
Ellis Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:32
[DAL 25-22]
 
  03:18 Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:17  
Ellis 3pt Shot: Missed  03:10  
  03:09 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:48
[HOU 25-25]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Nelson Substitution replaced by Harris  02:35  
  02:35 Ariza Substitution replaced by Garcia 
Ellis Driving Layup Shot: Missed  02:20  
Team Rebound  02:20  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  02:20  
  02:01 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:59 Terry Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:56 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:55  
Aminu Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:36
[DAL 27-25]
 
  01:18 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:16 Terry Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  01:13
[HOU 27-27]
Terry Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Aminu 3pt Shot: Missed  00:57.9  
Ellis Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:56.9  
Harris 3pt Shot: Missed  00:52.9  
  00:51.9 Papanikolaou Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:29.9 Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:28.9 Dorsey Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:28.9
[HOU 29-27]
Dorsey Putback Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed  00:09.9  
Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:08.8  
Wright Putback Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:08.8
[DAL 29-29]
 
  00:00.7 Terry Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:00.7  
  00:00.7 Dorsey Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Parsons Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:00.7  
Team Rebound  00:00.7  
Parsons Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:00.7  
  00:00.7 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
End of 1st Quarter
Dallas Mavericks (45-30) Houston Rockets (51-24)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Nowitzki Foul: Personal (1 PF)  11:49  
  11:41 Terry Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Aminu (1 ST) 
Aminu Driving Layup Shot: Missed  11:35  
  11:34 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  11:28
[HOU 32-29]
Papanikolaou 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Terry (1 AST) 
  11:13 Beverley Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Harris Pullup Jump shot: Missed  11:01  
  11:00 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  10:43
[HOU 34-29]
Motiejunas Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Papanikolaou (1 AST) 
  10:32 Motiejunas Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  10:32
[DAL 30-34]
 
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  10:32
[DAL 31-34]
 
  10:17
[HOU 37-31]
Papanikolaou 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Terry (2 AST) 
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Missed  09:59  
Wright Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  09:57  
Aminu 3pt Shot: Missed  09:47  
  09:46 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  09:35 Garcia Jump Shot: Missed Block: Wright (1 BLK) 
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:34  
Barea Layup Shot: Missed  09:30  
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:28  
Nowitzki Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:28
[DAL 33-37]
 
  09:22
[HOU 39-33]
Garcia Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Beverley (1 AST) 
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  09:11  
Wright Driving Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS)  09:07
[DAL 35-39]
 
  08:53 Terry Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Harris (1 ST) 
Aminu Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF)  08:48  
Aminu Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  08:48  
  08:48  
  08:35 Motiejunas Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Nowitzki 3pt Shot: Missed  08:10  
  08:09 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  08:04
[HOU 42-35]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (2 AST) 
  07:48 Beverley Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Wright Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS)  07:36
[DAL 37-42]
 
  07:20
[HOU 45-37]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Terry (3 AST) 
Nowitzki Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:59
[DAL 39-45]
 
  06:51
[HOU 48-39]
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Garcia (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:44  
Nowitzki Substitution replaced by Chandler  06:44  
Aminu Substitution replaced by Ellis  06:44  
Wright Substitution replaced by Nelson  06:44  
Harris Substitution replaced by Parsons  06:44  
Barea Substitution replaced by Jefferson  06:44  
  06:44 Garcia Substitution replaced by Ariza 
Chandler Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  06:33  
Chandler Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  06:33  
  06:16 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jefferson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:15  
Nelson 3pt Shot: Missed  05:56  
  05:55 Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:43
[HOU 51-39]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Papanikolaou (2 AST) 
  05:24 Beverley Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  05:24 Beverley Substitution replaced by Harden 
Nelson Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  05:21  
Nelson Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  05:21  
  05:21 Terry Substitution replaced by Canaan 
  05:04 Canaan Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Ellis Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:52
[DAL 41-51]
 
  04:37 Harden Turnover : Traveling (3 TO) 
  04:37 Double Technical - Harden, Chandler 
Ellis Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Canaan (1 ST)  04:26  
Jefferson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  04:22  
  04:22
[HOU 52-41]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  04:22
[HOU 53-41]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Nelson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Harden (1 ST)  04:09  
  04:06 Canaan Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Jefferson (1 ST) 
Ellis Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Papanikolaou (1 ST)  03:58  
  03:34 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  03:33  
Nelson 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Ellis (3 AST)  03:16
[DAL 44-53]
 
  02:50 Motiejunas Hook Shot: Missed 
Ellis Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:49  
Jefferson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Papanikolaou (2 ST)  02:34  
Jefferson Foul: Personal (2 PF)  02:34  
  02:34 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:34 Canaan Substitution replaced by Terry 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Nowitzki  02:34  
  02:24 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nelson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:22  
  02:11 Papanikolaou Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Nowitzki Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  02:11
[DAL 45-53]
 
Nowitzki Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  02:11
[DAL 46-53]
 
  01:58 Papanikolaou 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nelson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:56  
Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed  01:47  
  01:45 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:33
[HOU 55-46]
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Ellis Driving Layup Shot: Missed  01:17  
Chandler Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  01:14  
Chandler Putback Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS)  01:14
[DAL 48-55]
 
  01:04 Motiejunas Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) 
  01:04 Motiejunas Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  00:54.5 Papanikolaou Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Ellis Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:54.5  
Team Rebound  00:54.5  
  00:54.5 Papanikolaou Substitution replaced by Garcia 
Ellis Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:54.5
[DAL 49-55]
 
  00:37.4
[HOU 57-49]
Ariza Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Terry (4 AST) 
Chandler Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Nelson (3 AST)  00:26.2
[DAL 51-57]
 
  00:01.2
[HOU 60-51]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Dallas Mavericks (45-30) Houston Rockets (51-24)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:42
[HOU 63-51]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST) 
Nelson 3pt Shot: Missed  11:23  
  11:22 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  11:15 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  11:14  
Nowitzki Driving Layup Shot: Missed  11:01  
  11:00 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  10:51 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  10:50  
Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed  10:38  
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  10:36  
Nowitzki 3pt Shot: Missed  10:27  
  10:26 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:13 Black Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ellis (1 ST) 
Nowitzki 3pt Shot: Missed  10:05  
  10:04 Black Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Nowitzki Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  09:53  
  09:53 Black Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:53 Team Rebound 
  09:53
[HOU 64-51]
Black Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed  09:38  
  09:36 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Parsons Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  09:31  
  09:31
[HOU 65-51]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  09:31
[HOU 66-51]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Nowitzki Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  09:14
[DAL 53-66]
 
  09:07 Motiejunas Foul: Offensive (3 PF) 
  09:07 Motiejunas Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
  09:07 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Papanikolaou 
Parsons Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  08:52  
  08:45 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ellis Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:43  
Ellis Turnover : Palming Turnover (3 TO)  08:35  
  08:16 Papanikolaou Layup Shot: Missed Block: Nowitzki (1 BLK) 
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  08:15  
Nowitzki 3pt Shot: Missed  08:01  
Team Rebound  08:00  
  08:00 Black Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Nowitzki 3pt Shot: Missed  07:57  
  07:56 Black Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Ellis Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:50  
  07:37 Black Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO) 
Chandler Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Nelson (4 AST)  07:27
[DAL 55-66]
 
  07:15 Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:13  
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Missed  07:00  
  06:59 Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:47 Papanikolaou 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:46 Harden Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  06:43 Harden Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:43 Black Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:43
[HOU 68-55]
Black Putback Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:42  
Parsons Substitution replaced by Harris  06:42  
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Missed  06:22  
  06:21 Papanikolaou Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:04 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  06:02  
Chandler Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Beverley (1 ST)  06:01  
  05:53 Black Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:50 Black Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  05:45 Black Layup Shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:3 Def:8)  05:45  
Ellis Driving Layup Shot: Missed  05:32  
  05:31 Black Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Nelson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  05:27  
  05:27
[HOU 69-55]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS) 
  05:27 Ariza Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
  05:27 Black Substitution replaced by Garcia 
Nowitzki Substitution replaced by Parsons  05:27  
  05:27
[HOU 70-55]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
Ellis Jump Shot: Missed  05:20  
  05:18 Papanikolaou Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  04:54 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:53 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  04:46 Garcia 3pt Shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:3 Def:9)  04:45  
Harris Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  04:43  
Harris Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  04:43  
Chandler Substitution replaced by Wright  04:43  
  04:24
[HOU 73-55]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS) 
Nelson 3pt Shot: Missed  04:08  
Wright Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  04:08  
Parsons Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Ellis (4 AST)  03:55
[DAL 57-73]
 
  03:55 Garcia Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
  03:55 Beverley Substitution replaced by Terry 
Parsons Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS)  03:55
[DAL 58-73]
 
  03:39 Garcia 3pt Shot: Missed 
Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:37  
Ellis Driving Layup Shot: Missed  03:30  
  03:28 Garcia Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:16 Garcia 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:15 Team Rebound 
Nelson Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF)  03:15  
  03:03 Papanikolaou 3pt Shot: Missed 
Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  03:02  
Ellis 3pt Shot: Missed  02:50  
  02:49 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  02:30 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  02:29  
Harris 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Nelson (5 AST)  02:18
[DAL 61-73]
 
  01:52 Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  01:51  
Ellis Jump Shot: Missed  01:38  
Wright Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  01:37  
Harris 3pt Shot: Missed  01:33  
Ellis Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  01:31  
Ellis Tip Shot: Made (9 PTS)  01:31
[DAL 63-73]
 
  01:31 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:31
[HOU 74-63]
Motiejunas Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  01:31
[HOU 75-63]
Motiejunas Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  01:10 Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:10 Harden Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  01:01
[HOU 77-63]
Motiejunas Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Terry (5 AST) 
Wright Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS)  00:50.0
[DAL 65-77]
 
  00:29.9 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  00:27.9  
Ellis 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Nelson (6 AST)  00:03.2
[DAL 68-77]
 
  00:00.0 Garcia 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  11:36  
  11:22 Ariza Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Wright Reverse Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Barea (1 AST)  11:11
[DAL 70-77]
 
  10:52 Papanikolaou 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:51 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Wright Violation:Kicked Ball  10:49  
  10:32 Beverley Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Wright (2 BLK) 
  10:31 Papanikolaou Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  10:28 Papanikolaou Jump Shot: Missed 
Barea Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:27  
Harris 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Barea (2 AST)  10:22
[DAL 73-77]
 
  10:05 Papanikolaou Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  10:04  
Barea Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Beverley (2 ST)  10:00  
  09:55
[HOU 79-73]
Beverley Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Ariza (2 AST) 
Nowitzki 3pt Shot: Missed  09:39  
Wright Rebound (Off:5 Def:4)  09:38  
Harris 3pt Shot: Missed  09:35  
  09:34 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:2 Def:10) 
  09:15
[HOU 81-73]
Motiejunas Turnaround Bank Hook Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Barea Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:56
[DAL 75-81]
 
  08:38 Terry Jump Shot: Missed 
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  08:37  
Barea Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:17
[DAL 77-81]
 
  08:17 Beverley Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA) 
  08:17  
Barea Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  08:17
[DAL 78-81]
 
Barea Foul: Personal Block (1 PF)  08:10  
Aminu Foul: Personal (2 PF)  08:00  
  07:51 Motiejunas Turnover : Traveling (4 TO) 
  07:42 Ariza Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  07:42 Terry Substitution replaced by Harden 
Wright Jump Shot: Missed  07:27  
Wright Rebound (Off:6 Def:4)  07:26  
Barea 3pt Shot: Missed  07:23  
  07:21 Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:57 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Nowitzki (2 BLK) 
  06:57 Team Rebound 
  06:55 Beverley Layup Shot: Missed 
Aminu Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:54  
Wright Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Harris (1 AST)  06:45
[DAL 80-81]
 
  06:31 Motiejunas Foul: Offensive (4 PF) 
  06:31 Motiejunas Turnover : Foul (5 TO) 
  06:31 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Black 
Aminu 3pt Shot: Missed  06:17  
  06:15 Black Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  06:11 Harden Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) 
  06:11 Harden Turnover : Foul (4 TO) 
Harris 3pt Shot: Missed  05:57  
  05:56 Black Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  05:35 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:33 Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  05:32 Beverley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Barea (1 ST) 
  05:27 Black Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (3 FTA) 
  05:27 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:27 Black Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
Harris Free Throw 1 of 3 (7 PTS)  05:27
[DAL 81-81]
 
Harris Free Throw 2 of 3 (8 PTS)  05:27
[DAL 82-81]
 
Harris Free Throw 3 of 3 (9 PTS)  05:27
[DAL 83-81]
 
  05:03 Beverley Layup Shot: Missed Block: Wright (3 BLK) 
  05:03 Team Rebound 
  05:03 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Harris Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Ariza (1 ST)  04:50  
  04:45 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:6 Def:5)  04:43  
  04:22 Harden Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Nowitzki Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:22  
Team Rebound  04:22  
  04:22 Beverley Substitution replaced by Terry 
Wright Substitution replaced by Chandler  04:22  
Aminu Substitution replaced by Ellis  04:22  
Nowitzki Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  04:22
[DAL 84-81]
 
Chandler Foul: Personal (2 PF)  04:03  
Nowitzki Substitution replaced by Parsons  04:03  
  03:54 Papanikolaou Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:3 Def:10)  03:53  
Ellis 3pt Shot: Missed  03:43  
Team Rebound  03:42  
Barea Running Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  03:33
[DAL 86-81]
 
  03:23 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:21 Papanikolaou Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Parsons Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  03:14  
  03:14
[HOU 82-86]
Motiejunas Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  03:14 Motiejunas Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Ellis Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  03:14  
Ellis Pullup Jump shot: Made (14 PTS)  02:55
[DAL 88-82]
 
Parsons Foul: Shooting Block (4 PF) (2 FTA)  02:41  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:41  
Harris Substitution replaced by Nowitzki  02:41  
  02:41
[HOU 83-88]
Papanikolaou Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  02:41
[HOU 84-88]
Papanikolaou Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Ellis 3pt Shot: Missed  02:25  
Parsons Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  02:23  
Nowitzki Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  02:08  
Ellis Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  02:07  
  01:46 Papanikolaou Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Parsons Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:46  
Team Rebound  01:46  
Parsons Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  01:46
[DAL 89-84]
 
Ellis Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  01:37  
  01:37
[HOU 85-89]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (26 PTS) 
  01:37
[HOU 86-89]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS) 
Ellis Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)  01:22
[DAL 91-86]
 
  01:22 Team Timeout : Regular 
Chandler Substitution replaced by Wright  01:22  
Nowitzki Substitution replaced by Aminu  01:22  
  01:14
[HOU 88-91]
Terry Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Harden (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  01:14  
Aminu Substitution replaced by Nowitzki  01:14  
Wright Substitution replaced by Chandler  01:14  
  00:58.8 Ariza Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Ellis Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:58.8  
Team Rebound  00:58.8  
  00:58.8 Terry Substitution replaced by Black 
Nowitzki Substitution replaced by Wright  00:58.8  
Ellis Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  00:58.8
[DAL 92-88]
 
  00:58.8 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:58.8 Black Substitution replaced by Terry 
Chandler Substitution replaced by Aminu  00:58.8  
Ellis Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  00:56.6  
  00:56.6
[HOU 89-92]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (28 PTS) 
Aminu Substitution replaced by Nowitzki  00:56.6  
  00:56.6
[HOU 90-92]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (29 PTS) 
Ellis Pullup Jump shot: Missed  00:34.9  
  00:33.8 Papanikolaou Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  00:28.2
[HOU 92-92]
Harden Jump Shot: Made (31 PTS) 
Parsons Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (1 FTA)  00:28.2  
Wright Substitution replaced by Chandler  00:28.2  
  00:28.2 Terry Substitution replaced by Garcia 
  00:28.2
[HOU 93-92]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 1 (32 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:28.2  
Ellis Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Harden (2 ST)  00:22.9  
Barea Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:21.3  
  00:21.3
[HOU 94-92]
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  00:21.3
[HOU 95-92]
Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Nowitzki 3pt Shot: Missed  00:06.9  
Team Rebound  00:05.4  
Ellis 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.9  
Parsons Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  00:01.0  
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
DAL
4th Southwest
50
32
5-5
27-14
23-18
HOU
1st Southwest
56
26
7-3
30-11
26-15
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
DAL
2 players 26.0
2 players 10.8
2 players 7.4
2 players 1.6
4 players 2.0
HOU
2 players 28.4
Howard 14.4
Harden 8.1
Howard 3.0
Harden 2.4