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Ariza and Beverley lead Rockets over Suns 100-95


By KRISTIE RIEKEN
Posted Dec 06 2014 11:59PM

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Rockets have the NBA's second-best record, and don't even have All-Star Dwight Howard and several key pieces.

"Once we get our full team back and ready to go, we're going to be a problem," James Harden said.

Trevor Ariza and Pat Beverley each scored 19 points to lead the Rockets to their fourth straight victory, 100-95 over the Phoenix Suns on Saturday night.

Houston improved to 16-4 by winning for the seventh time in the nine games Howard (knee strain) has been out.

The Rockets got a boost off the bench with the return of Beverley, who had missed the last six games with a hamstring injury.

"We don't win that game unless Pat plays," coach Kevin McHale said. "He made some big 3s and got some huge offensive rebounds. We were really struggling. We were running out of gas."

The Rockets never trailed and led by as many as 22 points. The Suns used an 8-2 run, capped by a tip-in by PJ Tucker, to cut the lead to 97-93 with 21 seconds remaining.

But Beverley made three free throws after that to make it 100-93 and Houston held on for the win.

Eric Bledsoe led the Suns with 23 points.

"We outplayed them in the second half, but you can't get down 20 at the half," Phoenix coach Jeff Hornacek said.

Donatas Motiejunas continued his recent strong play with 16 points and 11 rebounds for his career-best fourth straight game scoring at least 10. Harden had 15 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists.

Gerald Green added 16 points for the Suns and Tucker had 15.

Phoenix used an 11-2 run get within 92-85 with about 3 1/2 minutes remaining. Beverley scored Houston's first field goal in more than 7 minutes with a 3-pointer about a minute later.

The Suns cut the lead to nine points early in the fourth quarter before Houston scored six straight points, powered by a 3-pointer by Beverley, to make it 86-71. Harden sat out for the first five minutes of the quarter to stretch his back after falling hard to the court on a 3-point attempt at the end of the third.

He said his motion was limited late by tightness in his back, but that he'd be OK.

Jason Terry gave Houston its first points in almost five minutes with a jump shot midway through the third quarter and Beverley made a 3-pointer after a tip-in by Tucker to make it 68-51.

A 3-pointer by Alex Len cut the lead to 80-67 at the end of the period.

The Rockets got off to a hot start, shooting 63.6 percent in the first quarter to just under 29 percent for Phoenix, to take a 35-18 lead. Markieff Morris had the toughest time in that period, going 0 for 7.

Green scored four quick points to start an 11-2 spurt which got the Suns within 43-31 midway through the quarter. The Rockets scored seven straight points soon after that to pad the lead and were up 60-41 at halftime.

"When we struggle to maintain one-on-one defense early and give up easy baskets ... we're just not going to win most of those," Tucker said.

TIP-INS

Suns: G Isaiah Thomas missed his sixth straight game with a right ankle injury. Hornacek said he's feeling better and that he could return on Monday. ... Saturday was the first time in four games that Goran Dragic hasn't led the team in scoring. He had 13 points on Saturday.

Rockets: McHale said that Howard along with G Isaiah Canaan (ankle sprain), F Terrence Jones (left leg nerve inflammation) and F Kostas Papanikolaou (knee strain) won't be coming back "anytime soon."... Francisco Garcia left the game in the first half with a sore right leg and didn't return.

NO REST FOR ARIZA: McHale hoped to rest Ariza a bit on Saturday, but ended up playing him more than 43 minutes. The outing came a night after he played almost 44 minutes in an overtime win against Minnesota.

McHale said he's done a "terrible job" and finding spots to rest Ariza because he relies on him so much as the team's best defender.

UP NEXT

Suns: At Los Angeles Clippers on Monday.

Rockets: At Golden State on Wednesday.


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PHX
HOU
     
    • 36.6%

    • 40.7%

    • 25.0%

    • 40.7%

    • 76.9%

    • 74.2%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
PHX HOU
Total Rebounds 40 57
Offensive Rebounds 16 19
Turnovers 12 22
Fast Break Pts: 18 18
Biggest Lead: 0 22
Points in the Paint: 46 40
PHX HOU
p Bledsoe   23 2 players   19
rb Tucker   8 Harden   12
a Dragic   6 Harden   7
s 2 players   3 2 players   2
b Bledsoe   3 2 players   3
 
  • 12/06 - PHX 95 @ HOU 100
  • 01/23 - HOU 113 @ PHX 111
  • 02/10 - HOU 127 @ PHX 118
  • 03/21 - PHX 117 @ HOU 102
Phoenix Suns (12-9)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Tucker F 33:08 6-12 1-4 2-2 -5 6 2 8 0 4 1 2 0 1 15
M. Morris F 30:56 2-14 0-2 0-0 +6 2 5 7 2 6 2 2 0 3 4
M. Plumlee C 14:16 2-3 0-0 0-0 -3 2 2 4 1 0 1 1 0 0 4
G. Dragic G 40:46 5-14 0-5 3-4 -1 2 2 4 6 0 1 3 1 0 13
E. Bledsoe G 35:35 7-17 1-6 8-10 -8 0 4 4 3 4 3 1 3 0 23
A. Len   17:21 2-4 1-1 4-6 -18 1 0 1 0 3 0 1 2 1 9
M. Morris   25:35 2-9 1-3 1-2 +2 2 3 5 1 0 3 0 1 2 6
G. Green   24:07 6-14 2-4 2-2 +5 1 4 5 2 1 2 2 1 0 16
T. Warren   14:03 2-5 1-2 0-0 -4 0 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 5
A. Tolliver   04:13 0-1 0-1 0-0 +1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
T. Ennis DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Goodwin DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Randolph DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 34-93 7-28 20-26   16 24 40 16 20 14 12 8 7 95
  36.6% 25.0% 76.9%   team rebs: 14 total to: 13
Houston Rockets (16-4)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Ariza F 43:27 5-15 2-6 7-8 +1 3 4 7 1 2 0 6 0 0 19
D. Motiejunas F 34:39 7-12 0-0 2-4 +1 3 8 11 1 3 0 4 3 0 16
T. Black C 16:45 3-5 0-0 0-0 +6 8 2 10 1 5 0 1 0 1 6
J. Harden G 39:11 5-21 1-9 4-5 +3 1 11 12 7 1 2 6 3 4 15
J. Terry G 38:45 5-9 3-3 0-0 -4 0 2 2 2 3 2 2 0 1 13
J. Dorsey   09:30 2-2 0-0 0-0 +6 1 2 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 4
P. Beverley   26:55 5-12 5-8 4-6 +8 3 3 6 3 4 1 2 1 1 19
F. Garcia   08:42 0-1 0-1 0-0 +7 0 3 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
N. Johnson   22:06 1-4 0-0 6-8 -3 0 3 3 1 2 1 0 0 1 8
C. Capela DNP - Coach's Decision
T. Daniels DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Howard DND - Strained Right Knee
Total   240 33-81 11-27 23-31   19 38 57 16 23 7 22 7 8 100
  40.7% 40.7% 74.2%   team rebs: 10 total to: 24

inactive

  • Suns: Dragic, Thomas
  • Rockets: Canaan, Jones, Papanikolaou

technical fouls

  • Suns: Dragic
  • Rockets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 0
  • Times Tied: 0

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #23 Jason Phillips, #16 David Guthrie, #73 Tre Maddox
  • Attendance: 18060
  • Duration: 2:19
Phoenix Suns (12-9) Houston Rockets (16-4)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Black vs Plumlee (Tucker gains possession)
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Missed  11:39  
  11:38 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:32
[HOU 3-0]
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST) 
Tucker Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dragic (1 AST)  11:11
[PHX 2-3]
 
  10:50
[HOU 5-2]
Motiejunas Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Bledsoe Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:27
[PHX 4-5]
 
  10:09
[HOU 8-4]
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (1 AST) 
Mark Morris 3pt Shot: Missed  09:52  
  09:51 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:36
[HOU 10-4]
Motiejunas Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST) 
Mark Morris Jump Bank Shot: Missed  09:23  
  09:21 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:18 Harden Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bledsoe (1 BLK) 
  09:16 Black Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:16
[HOU 12-4]
Black Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:11  
  09:02 Black Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
Plumlee Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (1 AST)  09:02
[PHX 6-12]
 
  08:51 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bledsoe Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:49  
Mark Morris 3pt Shot: Missed  08:41  
Plumlee Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:40  
Mark Morris Layup Shot: Missed Block: Harden (1 BLK)  08:29  
  08:27 Black Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:20 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mark Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:19  
Bledsoe Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Mark Morris (1 AST)  08:16
[PHX 8-12]
 
  08:04 Terry Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Plumlee (1 ST) 
  08:01 Motiejunas Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Tucker Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  08:01
[PHX 9-12]
 
Tucker Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  08:01
[PHX 10-12]
 
  07:44
[HOU 14-10]
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Mark Morris Pullup Jump shot: Missed  07:22  
  07:22 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:05
[HOU 16-10]
Terry Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Tucker 3pt Shot: Missed  06:46  
  06:45 Black Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:36 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mark Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:36  
Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed  06:21  
  06:20 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Tucker Foul: Personal (1 PF)  06:03  
Plumlee Substitution replaced by Len  06:03  
  06:03 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Dorsey 
  05:51
[HOU 18-10]
Ariza Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST) 
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Missed  05:39  
  05:38 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:29 Ariza Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:28 Black Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  05:26 Black Layup Shot: Missed Block: Len (1 BLK) 
  05:24 Black Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  05:14 Ariza Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:13 Black Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  05:13
[HOU 20-10]
Black Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Bledsoe Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  05:02  
Mark Morris Substitution replaced by Marc Morris  05:02  
Dragic Substitution replaced by Green  05:02  
  05:02 Terry Substitution replaced by Beverley 
  04:46 Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  04:46 Black Substitution replaced by Garcia 
Green 3pt Shot: Missed  04:32  
Len Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:30  
Len Putback Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:30
[PHX 12-20]
 
  04:06
[HOU 22-12]
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Green Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Garcia (1 ST)  03:59  
  03:52 Garcia Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Green (1 ST) 
Green Jump Shot: Missed  03:34  
  03:33 Dorsey Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:24 Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Len (2 BLK) 
  03:22 Dorsey Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:22
[HOU 24-12]
Dorsey Putback Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  03:16  
  03:16 Ariza Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Green 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Marc Morris (1 AST)  03:04
[PHX 15-24]
 
  02:42
[HOU 26-15]
Dorsey Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST) 
  02:25 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:25 Jump Ball Garcia vs Marc Morris (Green gains possession) 
Green Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  02:15  
  02:13 Garcia Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:52 Beverley Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Green (2 ST) 
  01:51 Beverley Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  01:36 Garcia Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Len Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  01:36
[PHX 16-26]
 
Len Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  01:36
[PHX 17-26]
 
  01:16
[HOU 29-17]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Harden (4 AST) 
Green Pullup Jump shot: Missed  00:59.9  
  00:58.9 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Bledsoe Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:55.6  
  00:55.6
[HOU 30-17]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  00:55.6
[HOU 31-17]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  00:39.7 Johnson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Len Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:39.7
[PHX 18-31]
 
Len Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:39.7  
  00:39.7 Dorsey Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:27.2
[HOU 33-18]
Johnson Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Bledsoe Pullup Jump shot: Missed  00:07.9  
  00:04.8 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
Bledsoe Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:02.5  
  00:02.5
[HOU 34-18]
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  00:02.5
[HOU 35-18]
Johnson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Bledsoe 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Phoenix Suns (12-9) Houston Rockets (16-4)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:39
[HOU 37-18]
Motiejunas Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  11:24 Terry Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Plumlee Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Dragic (2 AST)  11:18
[PHX 20-37]
 
  11:03 Garcia 3pt Shot: Missed 
Plumlee Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:01  
Plumlee Running Layup Shot: Missed  10:51  
  10:50 Garcia Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:38 Terry Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:37 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:26
[HOU 39-20]
Motiejunas Turnaround Bank Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Marc Morris Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Motiejunas (1 BLK)  10:12  
  10:11 Garcia Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:07 Ariza Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Green Jump Shot: Missed  09:49  
Mark Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:47  
Mark Morris Layup Shot: Missed Block: Motiejunas (2 BLK)  09:44  
  09:43 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:38 Johnson Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Marc Morris (1 BLK) 
  09:37 Team Rebound 
Marc Morris Substitution replaced by Warren  09:37  
Warren Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  09:32  
  09:32
[HOU 40-20]
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  09:32
[HOU 41-20]
Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Plumlee Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  09:15  
  09:01 Motiejunas Running Hook Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:00  
Green Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  08:52
[PHX 22-41]
 
  08:39 Ariza Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Warren Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:38  
Green Driving Layup Shot: Missed  08:31  
Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:30  
Green Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  08:27
[PHX 24-41]
 
  08:16 Terry Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Dragic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:15  
Dragic Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Johnson (1 ST)  08:10  
  08:04 Ariza Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  08:04 Ariza Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
  08:04  
Plumlee Substitution replaced by Tolliver  08:04  
  08:04 Garcia Substitution replaced by Harden 
Green Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  07:52  
  07:51 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Tolliver Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:40  
  07:27 Harden Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Green (1 BLK) 
  07:26 Team Rebound 
  07:26 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Dragic Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:13
[PHX 26-41]
 
  06:59
[HOU 43-26]
Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Warren 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Tolliver (1 AST)  06:49
[PHX 29-43]
 
Mark Morris Violation:Kicked Ball  06:39  
  06:39 Johnson Substitution replaced by Beverley 
  06:34 Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Dragic (1 ST) 
Dragic Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:30
[PHX 31-43]
 
Mark Morris Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  06:18  
  06:18 Motiejunas Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:18 Team Rebound 
Green Substitution replaced by Bledsoe  06:18  
  06:18
[HOU 44-31]
Motiejunas Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Dragic Step Back Jump shot: Missed  06:05  
  06:02 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:01 Motiejunas Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Warren (1 ST) 
Warren Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  05:58
[PHX 33-44]
 
  05:46 Harden Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:44 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  05:44 Motiejunas Tip Shot: Missed 
Warren Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:43  
  05:35 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:35 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Black 
Tolliver 3pt Shot: Missed  05:24  
Mark Morris Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  05:23  
Mark Morris Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:20
[PHX 35-44]
 
  05:12
[HOU 46-35]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Beverley (1 AST) 
Warren 3pt Shot: Missed  05:04  
Team Rebound  05:03  
  05:03 Black Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Dragic Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Terry (1 ST)  04:57  
  04:53
[HOU 48-35]
Black Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Terry (1 AST) 
Dragic Technical  04:51  
  04:51 Harden Free Throw Technical Missed 
Team Rebound  04:51  
Mark Morris Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  04:41  
  04:26 Harden Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:24 Black Rebound (Off:5 Def:2) 
  04:14
[HOU 51-35]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Bledsoe 3pt Shot: Missed  04:03  
  04:02 Terry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:53 Ariza Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:51 Black Rebound (Off:6 Def:2) 
  03:51 Ariza Tip Shot: Missed 
  03:51 Team Rebound 
Tolliver Substitution replaced by Tucker  03:51  
  03:44 Beverley Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bledsoe (2 BLK) 
  03:44 Team Rebound 
Mark Morris Substitution replaced by Len  03:44  
  03:37 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bledsoe Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:36  
  03:31 Black Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bledsoe Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:31  
Team Rebound  03:31  
  03:31 Black Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
Bledsoe Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  03:31
[PHX 36-51]
 
  03:13
[HOU 53-36]
Motiejunas Running Bank Hook Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Tucker 3pt Shot: Missed  02:53  
  02:50 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:45
[HOU 56-36]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Len Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Terry (2 ST)  02:22  
Tucker Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  02:17  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:17  
Warren Substitution replaced by Green  02:17  
  02:17
[HOU 57-36]
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  02:17
[HOU 58-36]
Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Green Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  01:59
[PHX 38-58]
 
  01:40 Terry Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Bledsoe (1 ST) 
Bledsoe Driving Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS)  01:37
[PHX 40-58]
 
  01:24 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:23 Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Len Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:20  
  01:20
[HOU 59-40]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  01:20 Terry Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  01:20
[HOU 60-40]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Tucker Layup Shot: Missed Block: Harden (2 BLK)  01:02  
  01:00 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:46.2 Motiejunas Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Dragic Pullup Jump shot: Missed  00:32.9  
  00:30.9 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:10.9 Harden Driving Jump shot: Missed Block: Bledsoe (3 BLK) 
  00:09.4 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  00:07.9 Harden Jump Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:06.8  
  00:01.5 Johnson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Len Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:01.5
[PHX 41-60]
 
Len Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:01.5  
  00:00.5 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Phoenix Suns (12-9) Houston Rockets (16-4)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:50 Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) 
Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed  11:29  
  11:28 Team Rebound 
Tucker Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF)  11:28  
  11:09
[HOU 63-41]
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Black (1 AST) 
Bledsoe Jump Shot: Missed  10:51  
Dragic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:50  
Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed  10:45  
  10:44 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  10:33 Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Mark Morris Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  10:32  
Tucker 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (2 AST)  10:22
[PHX 44-63]
 
  09:57 Black Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF) 
  09:57 Black Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Mark Morris Jump Bank Shot: Missed  09:40  
  09:38 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  09:23 Motiejunas Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
  09:21 Black Rebound (Off:7 Def:2) 
  09:21 Black Tip Shot: Missed 
Plumlee Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:19  
Bledsoe 3pt Shot: Missed  09:10  
Tucker Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:09  
Tucker Layup Shot: Missed  09:07  
Plumlee Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  09:06  
Bledsoe 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Plumlee (1 AST)  09:02
[PHX 47-63]
 
  08:43 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Tucker (1 ST) 
  08:43 Black Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF) 
Bledsoe 3pt Shot: Missed  08:17  
  08:16 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
  08:10 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:08 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  08:00 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bledsoe Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:59  
Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed  07:50  
  07:49 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  07:37 Black Substitution replaced by Dorsey 
Plumlee Substitution replaced by Marc Morris  07:37  
  07:25 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  07:17 Dorsey Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  07:08 Motiejunas Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bledsoe Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  07:08
[PHX 48-63]
 
Bledsoe Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  07:08
[PHX 49-63]
 
  06:53 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Mark Morris (1 ST) 
Marc Morris Step Back Jump shot: Missed  06:44  
  06:43 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:10) 
  06:39 Team Timeout : Regular 
Mark Morris Violation:Kicked Ball  06:24  
  06:15
[HOU 65-49]
Terry Pullup Jump shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Marc Morris 3pt Shot: Missed  05:56  
Team Rebound  05:56  
  05:56 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Beverley 
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Missed  05:51  
Tucker Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  05:49  
Tucker Tip Shot: Made (9 PTS)  05:49
[PHX 51-65]
 
  05:40
[HOU 68-51]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Harden (5 AST) 
Mark Morris Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  05:31  
Mark Morris Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  05:31  
Dragic Substitution replaced by Green  05:31  
  05:23 Ariza Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  05:23 Ariza Turnover : Foul (5 TO) 
  05:09 Dorsey Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bledsoe Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  05:09
[PHX 52-68]
 
Bledsoe Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  05:09
[PHX 53-68]
 
  04:55 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Marc Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:54  
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Green (1 AST)  04:31
[PHX 55-68]
 
  04:12 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:11  
  04:10 Beverley Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Green Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  04:10
[PHX 56-68]
 
  04:10 Dorsey Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
Mark Morris Substitution replaced by Len  04:10  
  04:10 Terry Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Green Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  04:10
[PHX 57-68]
 
  03:52 Beverley Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Bledsoe (2 ST) 
Bledsoe 3pt Shot: Missed  03:41  
  03:40 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:11) 
  03:31
[HOU 71-57]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Beverley (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:19  
Tucker Substitution replaced by Warren  03:19  
Bledsoe Substitution replaced by Dragic  03:19  
Green 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Dragic (3 AST)  03:13
[PHX 60-71]
 
  03:02
[HOU 74-60]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Beverley (3 AST) 
Green 3pt Shot: Missed  02:37  
Dragic Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  02:36  
Green Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Dragic (4 AST)  02:30
[PHX 62-74]
 
  02:07
[HOU 76-62]
Motiejunas Hook Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Green Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Harden (1 ST)  01:52  
  01:47
[HOU 78-62]
Motiejunas Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Harden (6 AST) 
Dragic Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  01:30
[PHX 64-78]
 
  01:17 Motiejunas Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
  01:17 Ariza Substitution replaced by Terry 
Len Jump Shot: Missed  01:06  
  01:05 Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:55.0
[HOU 80-64]
Harden Driving Jump shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Len Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Harden (3 BLK)  00:40.7  
Team Rebound  00:40.7  
Warren Running Jump Shot: Missed  00:36.9  
  00:33.9 Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:26.9 Beverley Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:25.5  
Len 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Dragic (5 AST)  00:04.1
[PHX 67-80]
 
  00:00.0 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Marc Morris Jump Shot: Missed Block: Beverley (1 BLK)  11:38  
Marc Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:37  
Marc Morris 3pt Shot: Missed  11:36  
Team Rebound  11:36  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  11:36  
  11:12 Ariza Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  11:12  
Dragic Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Green (2 AST)  10:53
[PHX 69-80]
 
  10:37 Motiejunas Hook Shot: Missed 
Dragic Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  10:36  
Marc Morris Running Bank shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dragic (6 AST)  10:28
[PHX 71-80]
 
  10:11
[HOU 83-71]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST) 
  09:59 Beverley Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Marc Morris Pullup Jump shot: Missed  09:50  
  09:49 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
Len Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  09:49  
  09:35
[HOU 85-71]
Ariza Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Terry (2 AST) 
Dragic Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Beverley (1 ST)  09:21  
  09:06 Johnson Driving Jump shot: Missed 
  09:05 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  09:01 Motiejunas Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Marc Morris (1 ST) 
Warren Layup Shot: Missed  08:54  
  08:53 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  08:37 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:36 Ariza Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Len Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  08:36  
  08:36  
Len Substitution replaced by Bledsoe  08:36  
Marc Morris Substitution replaced by Mark Morris  08:36  
Warren Substitution replaced by Tucker  08:36  
  08:36 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Black 
  08:36
[HOU 86-71]
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  08:36 Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  08:36  
  08:17 Beverley Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Missed  08:03  
  08:02 Terry Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Mark Morris Violation:Kicked Ball  07:57  
  07:38 Terry Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:35 Black Rebound (Off:8 Def:2) 
  07:33 Beverley Layup Shot: Missed 
Tucker Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  07:32  
  07:29 Black Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bledsoe Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  07:29
[PHX 72-86]
 
Bledsoe Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  07:29
[PHX 73-86]
 
Mark Morris Foul: Shooting Block (3 PF) (2 FTA)  07:09  
  07:09
[HOU 87-73]
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Green Substitution replaced by Marc Morris  07:09  
  07:09 Beverley Substitution replaced by Harden 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:09  
  07:09
[HOU 88-73]
Johnson Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  07:05 Terry Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bledsoe Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:05  
Team Rebound  07:05  
Bledsoe Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  07:05
[PHX 74-88]
 
Mark Morris Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  06:43  
  06:43
[HOU 89-74]
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  06:43
[HOU 90-74]
Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  06:36 Terry Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dragic Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  06:36
[PHX 75-90]
 
Dragic Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  06:36
[PHX 76-90]
 
  06:20 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Mark Morris (2 ST) 
Bledsoe Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Mark Morris (2 AST)  06:14
[PHX 78-90]
 
  06:03 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Bledsoe (3 ST) 
Dragic Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (3 AST)  05:58
[PHX 80-90]
 
  05:37 Johnson Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:36  
  05:36 Black Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
Dragic Jump Shot: Missed  05:22  
Team Rebound  05:19  
  05:19 Jump Ball Johnson vs Marc Morris (Tucker gains possession) 
Bledsoe Pullup Jump shot: Missed  05:08  
  05:07 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
Mark Morris Foul: Loose Ball (5 PF) (2 FTA)  05:07  
  05:07
[HOU 91-80]
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  05:07
[HOU 92-80]
Johnson Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Bledsoe Driving Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS)  04:55
[PHX 82-92]
 
  04:41 Terry Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dragic (1 BLK) 
Mark Morris Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  04:39  
Tucker Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:35  
Tucker Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  04:34  
Tucker Reverse Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  04:32
[PHX 84-92]
 
  04:31 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:31 Johnson Substitution replaced by Beverley 
  04:09 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:07 Ariza Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  04:05 Ariza Turnover : Lost Ball (6 TO) Steal:Marc Morris (2 ST) 
  04:05 Jump Ball Ariza vs Marc Morris (Bledsoe gains possession) 
Tucker Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Harden (2 ST)  03:59  
  03:43 Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (6 TO) Steal:Marc Morris (3 ST) 
Bledsoe Driving Layup Shot: Missed  03:37  
  03:36 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  03:30 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mark Morris Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  03:28  
  03:20 Motiejunas Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Marc Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:20  
Team Rebound  03:20  
Marc Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  03:20
[PHX 85-92]
 
  03:00 Beverley Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Marc Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:58  
Mark Morris Driving Jump shot: Missed Block: Motiejunas (3 BLK)  02:50  
  02:50 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
  02:30
[HOU 95-85]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Harden (7 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:29  
Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed  02:14  
Tucker Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  02:13  
Tucker 3pt Shot: Missed  02:10  
Marc Morris Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  02:07  
Marc Morris Layup Shot: Missed  02:05  
Tucker Rebound (Off:5 Def:1)  02:04  
Tucker Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  02:02
[PHX 87-95]
 
  01:38 Motiejunas Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Marc Morris Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  01:36  
  01:33 Harden Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dragic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:33  
Team Rebound  01:33  
Dragic Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  01:33
[PHX 88-95]
 
  01:13 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:12 Beverley Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  00:49.9 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:47.5 Beverley Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
Mark Morris Foul: Shooting (6 PF) (2 FTA)  00:44.1  
Mark Morris Substitution replaced by Green  00:44.1  
  00:44.1 Motiejunas Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:44.1 Team Rebound 
  00:44.1
[HOU 96-88]
Motiejunas Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Marc Morris 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS)  00:33.8
[PHX 91-96]
 
Bledsoe Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  00:30.3  
  00:30.3 Beverley Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:30.3 Team Rebound 
  00:30.3 Terry Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  00:30.3
[HOU 97-91]
Beverley Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:30.3  
  00:30.3 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Terry 
Bledsoe Layup Shot: Missed  00:24.9  
Tucker Rebound (Off:6 Def:1)  00:21.9  
Tucker Tip Shot: Made (15 PTS)  00:21.9
[PHX 93-97]
 
Bledsoe Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA)  00:21.3  
  00:21.3
[HOU 98-93]
Beverley Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  00:21.3 Beverley Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Tucker Rebound (Off:6 Def:2)  00:20.9  
Dragic Layup Shot: Missed  00:15.0  
  00:12.9 Beverley Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
Tucker Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA)  00:12.3  
  00:12.3
[HOU 99-93]
Beverley Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  00:12.3
[HOU 100-93]
Beverley Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Bledsoe Driving Dunk Shot: Made (23 PTS)  00:08.3
[PHX 95-100]
 
Green Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:04.3  
  00:04.3 Johnson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:04.3 Team Rebound 
  00:04.3 Beverley Substitution replaced by Black 
  00:04.3 Johnson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Bledsoe Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:02.9  
Team Timeout : Short  00:01.9  
  00:01.9 Harden Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
Tucker Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  00:01.2  
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
PHX
3rd Pacific
38
34
6-4
21-16
17-18
HOU
2nd Southwest
48
23
7-3
26-10
22-13
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
PHX
Bledsoe 17.3
Len 6.6
Bledsoe 6.0
Len 1.6
Bledsoe 1.7
HOU
Harden 27.1
Howard 10.8
Harden 7.0
Jones 1.6
Harden 1.9