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Harden leads Rockets past Kings 102-89



Posted Nov 27 2014 12:35AM

HOUSTON (AP) James Harden and the Houston Rockets got a lift from two unlikely sources on Wednesday night.

Harden scored 26 points on 10-for-31 shooting in Houston's 102-89 victory over the Sacramento Kings, and Donatas Motiejunas and Isaiah Canaan each stepped up for the Rockets.

"We kept breathing, our defense just kept grinding away and grinded out some stops," Houston coach Kevin McHale said.

Harden also had eight assists and seven rebounds in Houston's third straight win, and Motiejunas and Canaan each set a career high for points.

Canaan made six 3-pointers and scored 24 points, and Motiejunas had 21 points. Canaan was averaging 8.1 points coming into the night, and Motiejunas was averaging 6.6 points.

The Rockets, who committed just four turnovers, scored 32 points off of Sacramento's 21 turnovers.

"You can't beat good teams and yourself in the same game, and we did that tonight, which is too bad," Kings coach Michael Malone said.

DeMarcus Cousins had 29 points and 17 rebounds for the Kings (9-6), and Ben McLemore and Omri Casspi each scored 14.

Houston played without center Dwight Howard (knee) and point guard Patrick Beverley (hamstring), while Sacramento was without Rudy Gay (right Achilles injury) and Darren Collison (quad contusion).

Sacramento had a scary moment late in the third quarter when Cousins went down, grabbing at a knee in apparent pain. The entire Kings bench, staff and players, walked onto the court toward the far corner where Cousins was located, but he slowly got up with a slight limp and remained in the game.

"To see him go down and grab his knee was very disconcerting," Malone said. "He's a load and we can't afford to lose him."

The Rockets held Sacramento to just 39 points in the second half.

"That's hard to do because Cousins is a handful," McHale said.

Lacking its main inside presence in Howard, Houston went 12 for 35 from 3-point range. The Rockets reached double-digits in made 3-pointers in all but three of their games this season, including four straight.

The Rockets out together a strong start, leading 37-19 at the end of the first quarter. Harden had 12 points and five assists in the opening period.

The Kings stepped up their defense in the second, allowing just 20 points and closing to 57-50 at the break.

Sacramento went 22 for 28 at the free-throw line, while Houston was just 6 for 15. The Kings and Rockets began the night ranked first and fourth in free-throw attempts per game, respectively.

The Rockets have won six of eight since a loss to Golden State ended a 6-0 run to open the season.

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TIP-INS

Kings: Jason Thompson had 11 boards, and Sacramento outrebounded the undersized Rockets 48-41. The Kings entered the game ranked third in the league in rebounds per game.

Rockets: Howard missed his fourth straight game with a sprained knee. Beverley has missed four games with the lingering hamstring injury. ... F Terrence Jones missed his 11th straight game with nerve damage in his left leg. McHale hinted before the game that all three starters would remain sidelined Friday.

UP NEXT

Kings: Visit San Antonio on Friday.

Rockets: Host the Clippers on Friday for the finale of a five-game homestand.

CANAAN FROM 3

Canaan went 6 for 10 from 3-point range and is 25 for 59 from long range on the season.

"Once you see a couple go down, you believe the next one is going to fall and if it does, the next one, you got to take that one, too," Canaan said.

CASSPI'S RETURN

Casspi returned to Houston, where he played last season before being traded in July. Before the game, McHale spoke glowingly of Casspi's brief tenure in Houston, and Casspi's admiration was mutual.

"It was a life-changing experience from a basketball perspective to play for coach McHale," Casspi said. "He taught me how to play the game the right way. I learned a lot."


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SAC
HOU
     
    • 43.7%

    • 44.7%

    • 31.2%

    • 34.3%

    • 78.6%

    • 40.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
SAC HOU
Total Rebounds 48 41
Offensive Rebounds 10 13
Turnovers 20 4
Fast Break Pts: 7 19
Biggest Lead: 0 22
Points in the Paint: 44 52
SAC HOU
p Cousins   29 Harden   26
rb Cousins   17 Harden   7
a Cousins   6 Harden   8
s Thompson   2 Canaan   4
b 2 players   3 Harden   3
 
  • 11/26 - SAC 89 @ HOU 102
  • 12/11 - HOU 113 @ SAC 109
  • 04/01 - SAC 111 @ HOU 115
Sacramento Kings (9-6)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
O. Casspi F 41:08 5-9 0-1 4-4 -5 2 5 7 2 3 0 2 0 0 14
J. Thompson F 35:07 3-9 0-0 0-0 -13 5 6 11 1 4 2 1 3 2 6
D. Cousins C 36:50 9-18 0-0 11-13 -7 3 14 17 6 5 0 7 3 2 29
B. McLemore G 37:59 6-17 2-9 0-0 -7 0 3 3 1 2 0 1 1 1 14
R. Sessions G 34:33 3-8 1-2 1-2 -2 0 3 3 3 0 0 5 0 0 8
D. Williams   09:50 2-2 1-1 2-5 -10 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 7
R. McCallum   13:27 0-1 0-0 0-0 -11 0 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 0 0
C. Landry   16:20 2-3 0-0 0-0 -7 0 5 5 0 1 0 1 0 0 4
N. Stauskas   14:12 1-4 1-3 4-4 -1 0 1 1 1 3 0 0 1 0 7
E. Moreland   00:34 0-0 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Collison DNP - Coach's Decision
R. Evans DNP - Coach's Decision
R. Hollins DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 31-71 5-16 22-28   10 38 48 16 19 2 20 8 5 89
  43.7% 31.2% 78.6%   team rebs: 11 total to: 21
Houston Rockets (12-3)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Ariza F 41:12 5-12 2-7 1-2 +12 1 4 5 2 3 1 0 1 0 13
D. Motiejunas F 37:00 10-15 1-2 0-0 +13 1 5 6 3 4 3 1 0 2 21
T. Black C 15:03 1-1 0-0 0-0 +3 3 3 6 1 3 0 0 0 0 2
J. Harden G 37:27 10-31 2-9 4-6 +5 3 4 7 8 3 2 1 3 3 26
I. Canaan G 31:59 9-16 6-10 0-0 +13 3 3 6 4 1 4 1 0 2 24
J. Dorsey   15:22 0-1 0-0 0-4 0 0 3 3 0 4 1 0 1 0 0
J. Terry   16:01 2-5 1-4 0-0 0 0 1 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 5
K. Papanikolaou   28:35 2-5 0-2 1-2 +10 1 3 4 5 4 0 0 0 0 5
F. Garcia   16:13 2-7 0-1 0-1 +5 1 2 3 2 1 1 0 0 1 4
N. Johnson   00:34 1-1 0-0 0-0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
T. Daniels   00:34 0-0 0-0 0-0 +2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Howard DND - Strained Right Knee
Total   240 42-94 12-35 6-15   13 28 41 26 25 13 4 5 8 102
  44.7% 34.3% 40.0%   team rebs: 7 total to: 4

inactive

  • Kings: Gay
  • Rockets: Beverley, Capela, Jones

technical fouls

  • Kings: Casspi
  • Rockets: Ariza

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 0
  • Times Tied: 1

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #28 Zach Zarba, #56 Mark Ayotte, #68 Marat Kogut
  • Attendance: 18058
  • Duration: 2:12
Sacramento Kings (26-48) Houston Rockets (51-24)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Black vs Thompson (Cousins gains possession)
Thompson Pullup Jump shot: Missed  11:44  
Team Rebound  11:43  
  11:29 Motiejunas Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Cousins Jump Shot: Missed  11:23  
  11:22 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:12 Motiejunas Layup Shot: Missed Block: Cousins (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  11:11  
Sessions Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Harden (1 ST)  10:57  
  10:38
[HOU 2-0]
Motiejunas Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST) 
McLemore Layup Shot: Missed Block: Harden (1 BLK)  10:21  
Team Rebound  10:21  
Casspi Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Motiejunas (1 ST)  10:20  
  10:16
[HOU 4-0]
Canaan Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST) 
Thompson Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  10:04  
Thompson Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  10:04  
Casspi Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  09:46  
  09:46
[HOU 5-0]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  09:46
[HOU 6-0]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  09:32 Black Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Cousins Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:32
[SAC 1-6]
 
Cousins Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  09:32
[SAC 2-6]
 
Thompson Violation:Kicked Ball  09:25  
  09:14 Canaan 3pt Shot: Missed 
Cousins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:12  
McLemore 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Cousins (1 AST)  09:04
[SAC 5-6]
 
  08:51
[HOU 9-5]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Black (1 AST) 
McLemore 3pt Shot: Missed  08:36  
Cousins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:35  
Cousins Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:35
[SAC 7-9]
 
  08:14 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:12  
Thompson Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:00
[SAC 9-9]
 
McLemore Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  07:36  
  07:36
[HOU 10-9]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  07:36
[HOU 11-9]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  07:30 Ariza Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Cousins Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Motiejunas (2 ST)  07:14  
  07:06
[HOU 13-9]
Motiejunas Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST) 
Sessions Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Canaan (1 ST)  06:48  
  06:43 Canaan Layup Shot: Missed Block: McLemore (1 BLK) 
  06:42 Canaan Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:42
[HOU 15-9]
Harden Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Canaan (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:41  
McLemore 3pt Shot: Missed  06:20  
  06:19 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:08
[HOU 18-9]
Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST) 
Casspi Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Cousins (2 AST)  05:49
[SAC 11-18]
 
  05:39
[HOU 21-11]
Canaan 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Harden (4 AST) 
Casspi Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:16
[SAC 13-21]
 
  05:00 Motiejunas Hook Shot: Missed 
  04:57 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:47 Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:45 Canaan Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
Casspi Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  04:40  
  04:40
[HOU 22-13]
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Casspi Substitution replaced by Williams  04:40  
  04:40 Black Substitution replaced by Dorsey 
  04:40 Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
McLemore Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:38  
  04:32 Dorsey Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  04:32
[SAC 14-22]
 
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:32  
Cousins Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  04:31  
McLemore 3pt Shot: Missed  04:21  
  04:19 Dorsey Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Cousins Foul: Personal (1 PF)  04:16  
  04:08 Ariza Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
Cousins Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  04:06  
Sessions Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Canaan (2 ST)  04:03  
  03:57
[HOU 24-14]
Canaan Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Cousins Jump Shot: Missed  03:44  
Thompson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:42  
McLemore Layup Shot: Missed  03:38  
Thompson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  03:37  
Thompson Tip Shot: Missed  03:37  
Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  03:36  
Thompson Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS)  03:36
[SAC 16-24]
 
  03:22
[HOU 26-16]
Motiejunas Hook Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Harden (5 AST) 
Cousins Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Dorsey (1 ST)  03:10  
  03:05
[HOU 28-16]
Harden Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:04  
  03:04 Ariza Substitution replaced by Terry 
  03:04 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Papanikolaou 
  03:04 Canaan Substitution replaced by Garcia 
Thompson Substitution replaced by McCallum  03:04  
Sessions Substitution replaced by Landry  03:04  
  02:54 Terry Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Cousins Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  02:54
[SAC 17-28]
 
Cousins Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  02:54
[SAC 18-28]
 
  02:35
[HOU 30-18]
Terry Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Papanikolaou (1 AST) 
Cousins Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Garcia (1 ST)  02:15  
  01:59
[HOU 32-18]
Harden Pullup Jump shot: Made (10 PTS) 
  01:34 Dorsey Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:34  
Team Rebound  01:34  
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  01:34
[SAC 19-32]
 
  01:19
[HOU 34-19]
Harden Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Papanikolaou (2 AST) 
Cousins Pullup Jump shot: Missed  01:00  
  00:59.2 Team Rebound 
  00:59.2 Harden Substitution replaced by Ariza 
McLemore Substitution replaced by Stauskas  00:59.2  
  00:48.9 Garcia 3pt Shot: Missed 
Cousins Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  00:46.9  
Landry Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  00:41.4  
Landry Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  00:41.4  
  00:33.9 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
McCallum Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:31.8  
Stauskas Pullup Jump shot: Missed  00:13.9  
  00:11.9 Dorsey Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:02.1
[HOU 37-19]
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Papanikolaou (3 AST) 
End of 1st Quarter
Sacramento Kings (26-48) Houston Rockets (51-24)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:39
[HOU 39-19]
Ariza Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Papanikolaou (4 AST) 
Williams Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Terry (1 ST)  11:23  
  11:19
[HOU 41-19]
Garcia Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Terry (1 AST) 
  10:58 Dorsey Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Stauskas Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  10:58
[SAC 20-41]
 
  10:58 Dorsey Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
Stauskas Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  10:58
[SAC 21-41]
 
  10:46 Garcia Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Stauskas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:44  
Stauskas 3pt Shot: Missed  10:36  
  10:35 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:17
[HOU 43-21]
Ariza Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (2 AST) 
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:06
[SAC 23-43]
 
  10:06 Papanikolaou Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  10:06  
  10:06 Papanikolaou Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:54 Garcia Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Stauskas (1 BLK) 
Casspi Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:52  
Casspi Layup Shot: Missed  09:39  
  09:38 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:32 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Landry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:31  
Stauskas 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: McCallum (1 AST)  09:19
[SAC 26-43]
 
  09:06 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Landry Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:04  
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Casspi (1 AST)  08:56
[SAC 29-43]
 
  08:49 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:49 Terry Substitution replaced by Canaan 
  08:39
[HOU 46-29]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Garcia (1 AST) 
  08:19 Garcia Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Casspi Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  08:19
[SAC 30-46]
 
Casspi Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  08:19
[SAC 31-46]
 
  08:01
[HOU 48-31]
Motiejunas Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
McCallum Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Motiejunas (3 ST)  07:46  
  07:41 Papanikolaou Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:40 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:40
[HOU 50-31]
Ariza Putback Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Casspi Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS)  07:22
[SAC 33-50]
 
  07:07
[HOU 52-33]
Papanikolaou Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ariza (2 AST) 
Williams Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  06:50  
McCallum Substitution replaced by Sessions  06:50  
Williams Substitution replaced by McLemore  06:50  
Landry Substitution replaced by Cousins  06:50  
  06:50 Papanikolaou Substitution replaced by Harden 
  06:50 Garcia Substitution replaced by Black 
  06:39 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:37 Black Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:30 Ariza Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
McLemore Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:28  
Casspi Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  06:18
[SAC 35-52]
 
  05:54 Canaan Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Cousins (2 BLK) 
Sessions Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:53  
  05:52 Harden Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  05:52  
Cousins Hook Shot: Missed  05:40  
Casspi Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:38  
  05:33 Black Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Cousins Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  05:33
[SAC 36-52]
 
Cousins Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  05:33
[SAC 37-52]
 
  05:17
[HOU 54-37]
Motiejunas Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Cousins Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Casspi (2 AST)  04:51
[SAC 39-54]
 
  04:51 Black Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) 
Stauskas Substitution replaced by Thompson  04:51  
  04:51 Black Substitution replaced by Dorsey 
Cousins Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  04:51  
  04:51 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:31 Dorsey Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  04:29  
Cousins Turnover : Traveling (4 TO)  04:23  
Cousins Foul: Personal (2 PF)  04:03  
  03:56 Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Missed 
McLemore Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:55  
McLemore Running Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  03:49
[SAC 41-54]
 
  03:35 Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Cousins Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  03:33  
Sessions Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Cousins (3 AST)  03:26
[SAC 43-54]
 
  03:19 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:19 Canaan Substitution replaced by Terry 
  03:09 Motiejunas Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Cousins Layup Shot: Missed  02:51  
  02:50 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:37
[HOU 57-43]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Cousins Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Sessions (1 AST)  02:24
[SAC 45-57]
 
  02:12 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Casspi Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:10  
  02:05 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Papanikolaou 
Thompson Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  02:01  
Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  02:00  
Cousins Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  01:55
[SAC 47-57]
 
  01:50 Double Technical - Ariza, Casspi 
  01:38 Harden Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Cousins Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  01:36  
Sessions Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:24
[SAC 49-57]
 
  01:06 Terry Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Cousins Substitution replaced by Landry  01:06  
  00:59.0 Terry Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Sessions Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:59.0  
Team Rebound  00:59.0  
  00:59.0 Dorsey Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
Sessions Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:59.0
[SAC 50-57]
 
  00:35.9 Motiejunas Dunk Shot: Missed 
Landry Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:33.9  
McLemore 3pt Shot: Missed  00:11.9  
  00:10.7 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:02.3 Harden Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (1 BLK) 
  00:01.6 Harden Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  00:00.5 Harden Layup Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (2 BLK) 
  00:00.1 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Sacramento Kings (26-48) Houston Rockets (51-24)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Thompson Foul: Personal (2 PF)  11:42  
  11:28 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:26 Black Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  11:23 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Cousins Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  11:21  
Cousins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Harden (2 BLK)  11:03  
  11:01 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Thompson Violation:Kicked Ball  10:56  
  10:47 Canaan Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  10:46 Black Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  10:35 Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  10:33  
  10:28 Ariza Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Sessions 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Cousins (4 AST)  10:22
[SAC 53-57]
 
Thompson Violation:Kicked Ball  10:07  
  09:52 Harden Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  09:50  
  09:31 Jump Ball Black vs Cousins (Sessions gains possession) 
McLemore 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Sessions (2 AST)  09:25
[SAC 56-57]
 
  09:12 Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Thompson (1 ST) 
McLemore Dunk Shot: Missed  09:06  
  09:03 Black Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  08:58
[HOU 60-56]
Canaan 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Harden (6 AST) 
Thompson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Harden (3 BLK)  08:43  
  08:41 Canaan Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  08:17 Harden Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:16 Harden Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  08:14 Harden Jump Shot: Missed Block: Thompson (3 BLK) 
  08:12 Canaan Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  08:09 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Cousins Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  08:07  
Cousins Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  07:55
[SAC 58-60]
 
  07:55 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:40
[HOU 63-58]
Canaan 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Casspi 3pt Shot: Missed  07:25  
  07:23 Black Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  07:12 Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Cousins Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  07:10  
McLemore 3pt Shot: Missed  07:04  
  07:02 Canaan Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  06:59 Canaan Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Thompson (2 ST) 
McLemore Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Sessions (3 AST)  06:54
[SAC 60-63]
 
  06:36
[HOU 65-60]
Black Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (3 AST) 
Sessions Running Jump Shot: Missed  06:25  
  06:23 Black Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  06:16 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:16  
  06:16 Harden Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
  06:16 Black Substitution replaced by Dorsey 
  06:16 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Papanikolaou 
Thompson Jump Shot: Missed  05:57  
Cousins Rebound (Off:3 Def:8)  05:56  
Cousins Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Canaan (3 ST)  05:54  
  05:45
[HOU 68-60]
Canaan 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
  05:27 Ariza Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Cousins Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  05:21
[SAC 62-68]
 
  05:05 Canaan 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  05:03  
  04:54 Canaan Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  04:54 Ariza Substitution replaced by Garcia 
McLemore Floating Jump shot: Made (12 PTS)  04:48
[SAC 64-68]
 
  04:32 Papanikolaou 3pt Shot: Missed 
Cousins Rebound (Off:3 Def:9)  04:31  
Casspi Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: McLemore (1 AST)  04:27
[SAC 66-68]
 
  04:12 Harden Jump Shot: Missed 
Sessions Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:11  
Sessions Pullup Jump shot: Missed  04:03  
  04:02 Team Rebound 
McLemore Foul: Personal (2 PF)  03:53  
Casspi Foul: Personal Block (3 PF)  03:38  
Sessions Substitution replaced by McCallum  03:38  
  03:29
[HOU 71-66]
Canaan 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Cousins Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dorsey (1 BLK)  03:13  
Team Rebound  03:13  
  03:13 Jump Ball Dorsey vs Cousins (Casspi gains possession) 
Casspi Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  03:08  
Thompson Substitution replaced by Landry  03:08  
  02:49
[HOU 73-66]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Canaan (2 AST) 
McLemore Pullup Jump shot: Missed  02:30  
  02:28 Garcia Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:24 Canaan 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:21 Garcia Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:13 Canaan 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:12  
  02:12 Papanikolaou Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:12  
Cousins Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  02:12
[SAC 67-73]
 
Casspi Substitution replaced by Stauskas  02:12  
Cousins Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  02:12
[SAC 68-73]
 
  02:01
[HOU 75-68]
Canaan Pullup Jump shot: Made (21 PTS) 
  01:44 Dorsey Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Cousins Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS)  01:44
[SAC 69-75]
 
Cousins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:44  
  01:44 Dorsey Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
McCallum Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:26  
  01:26 Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:26 Team Rebound 
  01:26 Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Team Rebound  01:24  
Cousins Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS)  01:06
[SAC 71-75]
 
Stauskas Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:00  
  01:00 Dorsey Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:00 Team Rebound 
  01:00 Dorsey Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Cousins Rebound (Off:3 Def:10)  01:00  
Landry Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: McCallum (2 AST)  00:46.8
[SAC 73-75]
 
Stauskas Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:44.5  
Team Timeout : Regular  00:44.5  
  00:44.5 Harden Substitution replaced by Ariza 
  00:44.5 Dorsey Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:44.5 Team Rebound 
  00:44.5 Dorsey Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Cousins Rebound (Off:3 Def:11)  00:44.5  
Cousins Jump Shot: Missed  00:30.9  
  00:29.8 Garcia Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:27.8 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:27.8 Dorsey Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
Cousins Substitution replaced by Thompson  00:27.8  
  00:13.6
[HOU 77-73]
Motiejunas Hook Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Canaan (3 AST) 
McCallum Pullup Jump shot: Missed  00:00.9  
  00:00.5 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Landry Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Stauskas (1 AST)  11:48
[SAC 75-77]
 
  11:37
[HOU 79-75]
Garcia Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Stauskas Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA)  11:37  
  11:37 Garcia Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Casspi Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  11:37  
Landry Layup Shot: Missed  11:13  
  11:12 Papanikolaou Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:53
[HOU 81-75]
Motiejunas Turnaround Bank Hook Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Garcia (2 AST) 
Stauskas 3pt Shot: Missed  10:37  
  10:36 Terry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Thompson Foul: Personal (3 PF)  10:25  
McCallum Substitution replaced by Sessions  10:25  
  10:16 Garcia Jump Shot: Missed 
Thompson Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  10:15  
Thompson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Ariza (1 BLK)  10:04  
  10:02 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  09:54 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Landry Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:52  
  09:32 Papanikolaou Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Stauskas Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  09:32
[SAC 76-81]
 
Stauskas Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  09:32
[SAC 77-81]
 
  09:19 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:18 Team Rebound 
Thompson Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF)  09:18  
  09:04 Garcia Layup Shot: Missed 
Landry Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  09:03  
  08:55  
  08:55 Garcia Substitution replaced by Harden 
Sessions Driving Layup Shot: Missed  08:42  
  08:40 Harden Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  08:33
[HOU 83-77]
Papanikolaou Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Harden (7 AST) 
Stauskas Substitution replaced by McLemore  08:08  
Landry Substitution replaced by Cousins  08:08  
Casspi Jump Shot: Missed  08:06  
Team Rebound  08:06  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  08:06  
  07:49 Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Casspi Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  07:47  
Cousins Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO)  07:34  
  07:17 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Cousins Rebound (Off:3 Def:12)  07:16  
  07:06 Motiejunas Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Cousins Driving Layup Shot: Missed  06:55  
  06:55 Papanikolaou Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Cousins Foul: Personal (3 PF)  06:55  
  06:44 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Casspi Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  06:43  
Cousins Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Thompson (1 AST)  06:32
[SAC 79-83]
 
  06:10
[HOU 85-79]
Motiejunas Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Harden (8 AST) 
McLemore 3pt Shot: Missed  05:50  
  05:49 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  05:40 Papanikolaou 3pt Shot: Missed 
Cousins Rebound (Off:3 Def:13)  05:39  
Cousins Foul: Offensive Charge (4 PF)  05:33  
Cousins Turnover : Foul (7 TO)  05:33  
  05:33 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:33 Terry Substitution replaced by Canaan 
  05:20 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Sessions Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:19  
Sessions Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Canaan (4 ST)  05:17  
  05:09
[HOU 88-79]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Papanikolaou (5 AST) 
  04:54 Motiejunas Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  04:50 Harden Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Sessions Running Jump Shot: Missed  04:43  
Thompson Rebound (Off:5 Def:6)  04:41  
Sessions 3pt Shot: Missed  04:36  
  04:35 Harden Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  04:30 Harden Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:28  
  04:16 Papanikolaou Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Cousins Free Throw 1 of 2 (26 PTS)  04:16
[SAC 80-88]
 
Cousins Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS)  04:16
[SAC 81-88]
 
  04:00
[HOU 90-81]
Motiejunas Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Canaan (4 AST) 
McLemore Driving Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Cousins (5 AST)  03:47
[SAC 83-90]
 
  03:32 Harden Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:31 Papanikolaou Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Cousins Foul: Personal (5 PF) (2 FTA)  03:18  
  03:18 Papanikolaou Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:18 Team Rebound 
  03:18
[HOU 91-83]
Papanikolaou Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Thompson Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Cousins (6 AST)  03:06
[SAC 85-91]
 
  02:47 Motiejunas Jump Shot: Missed Block: Cousins (3 BLK) 
Cousins Rebound (Off:3 Def:14)  02:45  
Casspi Jump Shot: Missed  02:33  
Casspi Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  02:32  
McLemore 3pt Shot: Missed  02:29  
  02:28 Canaan Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
Thompson Violation:Defensive Goaltending  02:23  
  02:23
[HOU 93-85]
Harden Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Sessions Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Harden (2 ST)  02:11  
  02:07
[HOU 95-85]
Harden Slam Dunk Shot: Made (24 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:07  
Cousins Layup Shot: Made (29 PTS)  01:43
[SAC 87-95]
 
  01:19
[HOU 98-87]
Canaan 3pt Shot: Made (24 PTS) 
McLemore Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (1 ST)  01:10  
  00:48.5
[HOU 100-87]
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Made (26 PTS) 
  00:33.9 Motiejunas Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Casspi Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  00:33.9
[SAC 88-100]
 
  00:33.9 Ariza Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  00:33.9 Harden Substitution replaced by Daniels 
Cousins Substitution replaced by Moreland  00:33.9  
Casspi Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  00:33.9
[SAC 89-100]
 
  00:11.6
[HOU 102-89]
Johnson Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
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SAC
4th Pacific
29
53
3-7
18-23
11-30
HOU
1st Southwest
56
26
7-3
30-11
26-15
 
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HOU
2 players 28.4
Howard 14.4
Harden 8.1
Howard 3.0
Harden 2.4