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Harden's 44 lead Rockets over Blazers, 110-95


By KRISTIE RIEKEN
Posted Dec 22 2014 11:43PM

HOUSTON (AP) James Harden wouldn't admit he was thinking about last season in Houston's first game against Portland since the Trail Blazers eliminated the Rockets from the playoffs in the first round.

Dwight Howard was certain he was.

"I know it's kind of like a weight off his back because of what happened in the playoffs against Portland," Howard said. "And (Monday) he just destroyed them."

Harden scored a season-high 44 points to help the Rockets cruise to a 110-95 victory and snap a two-game skid.

"Last year, nah. What happened the last two games," Harden said when asked if he had a chip on his shoulder from the early playoff exit. "Two losses at home is unacceptable, so we wanted to come out here and not make it a third."

The Trail Blazers were without leading scorer and rebounder LaMarcus Aldridge, who missed the game with an upper-respiratory illness, and had their five-game winning streak snapped.

"Defensively we didn't give much resistance in the first half and they took advantage of that," coach Terry Stotts said. "Offensively we turned the ball over too much and really weren't able to mount any kind of legitimate comeback."

Harden had 31 in the first half to help the Rockets erase an early eight-point deficit and take a 20-point halftime lead. The Blazers didn't threaten after that and Harden went to the bench for good with about 4 minutes left and Houston up 107-86.

It was Harden's NBA-leading third 40-point game this season, with all of them coming this month. Harden, who leads the NBA in scoring, has had 11 games with at least 30 points this season, which also leads the league.

"He played really well," coach Kevin McHale said. "That was about as much juice and energy that we've played with in a long time."

Damian Lillard led Portland with 18 points and CJ McCollum added 17.

Harden came just two points shy of his career high, set against Oklahoma City last season. He also had seven assists and five steals, while Howard added 16 points and 13 rebounds.

The Trail Blazers scored eight straight points, with five coming from Lillard, to cut the lead to 84-70 midway through the third quarter. But Houston used a 9-2 run to push it to 93-72 with 2 minutes left in the period.

Jason Terry hit a 3-pointer to become the third player in NBA history to make 2,000 3-pointers and push Houston's lead to 96-76 entering the fourth quarter. Ray Allen and Reggie Miller are the other players to reach the plateau.

The Rockets, who lead the league in 3-pointers, made 13 on Monday night.

Wesley Matthews received a flagrant foul when he knocked Donatas Motiejunas to the ground when the two were fighting for a loose ball early in the third quarter.

A highlight for Harden came in the second quarter, when he drove into the lane and threw up an off-balance shot that swished through the net as he was fouled by Matthews. Harden high-fived several fans in courtside seats as Matthews jawed with officials to draw a technical foul.

Harden made both free throws to leave Houston up 57-45. He had eight points in the quarter after that, including a layup at the buzzer with two defenders on him to make it 73-53 at halftime.

TIP-INS:

Trail Blazers: Aldridge didn't come to the arena, instead staying at the team hotel to rest. Stotts said before the game that he wasn't sure if Aldridge would be able to play on Tuesday night. ... Monday was the first time this season that Portland has allowed 10 or more 3-pointers in a game.

Rockets: Terrence Jones (left leg nerve inflammation) remains out for Houston. ... Houston's 73 points were a season high a first half.

NEW FACES

Corey Brewer and Alexey Shved made their debuts for the Rockets after being acquired in a three-team trade on Friday. Brewer came to Houston from the Timberwolves and Shved was playing for the 76ers. Brewer had 12 points, five steals and four assists, and Shved had three points and a rebound.

UP NEXT

Trail Blazers: Visit Oklahoma City on Tuesday.

Rockets: Visit Memphis on Friday.


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POR
HOU
     
    • 44.7%

    • 47.1%

    • 37.0%

    • 36.1%

    • 94.4%

    • 75.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
POR HOU
Total Rebounds 35 42
Offensive Rebounds 5 7
Turnovers 22 16
Fast Break Pts: 19 17
Biggest Lead: 8 25
Points in the Paint: 36 44
POR HOU
p Lillard   18 Harden   44
rb Kaman   6 Howard   13
a 3 players   3 Harden   7
s 2 players   3 2 players   5
b Crabbe   2 3 players   1
 
  • 12/22 - POR 95 @ HOU 110
  • 02/08 - POR 109 @ HOU 98
  • 03/11 - HOU 100 @ POR 105
Portland Trail Blazers (22-7)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
N. Batum F 24:10 1-3 0-1 0-0 -16 0 2 2 3 1 0 1 0 0 2
M. Leonard F 31:37 5-11 3-7 0-0 +8 0 4 4 0 3 0 2 1 0 13
J. Freeland C 22:51 1-3 0-0 2-2 -6 0 5 5 2 4 0 2 1 0 4
W. Matthews G 25:40 5-10 3-5 1-1 -13 1 2 3 2 4 0 0 0 0 14
D. Lillard G 32:12 6-16 0-5 6-6 -18 1 2 3 3 1 1 6 0 3 18
S. Blake   15:12 3-6 2-4 0-0 -4 0 0 0 1 2 1 3 0 0 8
C. Kaman   15:26 4-7 0-0 1-2 -19 2 4 6 1 0 1 3 0 0 9
T. Robinson   12:32 0-2 0-0 0-0 -10 0 3 3 1 3 0 2 0 0 0
C. McCollum   26:41 6-9 2-3 3-3 0 0 3 3 3 0 3 1 1 0 17
D. Wright   07:57 0-1 0-1 4-4 -8 1 1 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 4
A. Crabbe   09:31 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 4 0 1 2 0 0
W. Barton   12:00 2-6 0-0 0-0 +5 0 2 2 2 0 3 0 0 0 4
V. Claver   04:10 1-1 0-0 0-0 +6 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2
Total   240 34-76 10-27 17-18   5 30 35 19 23 9 22 5 3 95
  44.7% 37.0% 94.4%   team rebs: 9 total to: 23
Houston Rockets (20-7)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Ariza F 31:37 3-9 1-6 0-0 +13 2 4 6 1 1 0 1 0 0 7
D. Motiejunas F 27:22 4-9 1-3 1-2 +13 2 6 8 1 3 0 3 1 0 10
D. Howard C 32:36 7-11 0-0 2-2 +8 1 12 13 4 2 1 2 0 0 16
J. Harden G 31:50 14-26 4-9 12-13 +19 0 3 3 7 2 5 1 0 3 44
P. Beverley G 30:21 4-9 3-6 0-0 +22 2 3 5 1 4 2 1 1 0 11
J. Dorsey   08:54 1-1 0-0 0-2 +2 0 1 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 2
C. Brewer   22:51 5-10 2-4 0-1 +23 0 4 4 4 2 5 2 1 0 12
K. Papanikolaou   16:49 0-3 0-2 0-0 0 0 1 1 0 4 0 3 0 0 0
A. Shved   11:27 1-4 1-2 0-0 -2 0 1 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 3
J. Terry   14:27 2-4 1-3 0-0 -5 0 0 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 5
N. Johnson   03:57 0-0 0-0 0-0 -6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
I. Canaan   03:57 0-1 0-1 0-0 -6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
T. Black   03:52 0-0 0-0 0-0 -6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   240 41-87 13-36 15-20   7 35 42 22 22 14 16 3 5 110
  47.1% 36.1% 75.0%   team rebs: 8 total to: 18

inactive

  • Trail Blazers: Aldridge, Lopez
  • Rockets: Capela, Jones

technical fouls

  • Trail Blazers: Matthews, McCollum
  • Rockets: Papanikolaou, Terry

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 3
  • Times Tied: 2

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #28 Zach Zarba, #77 Karl Lane, #58 Josh Tiven
  • Attendance: 18316
  • Duration: 2:13
Portland Trail Blazers (48-26) Houston Rockets (51-24)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Howard vs Leonard (Freeland gains possession)
Leonard Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Matthews (1 AST)  11:36
[POR 2-0]
 
  11:18 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Matthews Jump Shot: Missed  10:58  
  10:57 Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:46
[HOU 2-2]
Howard Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (1 AST) 
Leonard 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Batum (1 AST)  10:29
[POR 5-2]
 
  10:17 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Freeland Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:15  
Matthews 3pt Shot: Missed  10:06  
  10:04 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:41
[HOU 4-5]
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  09:21 Beverley Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Lillard Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:21
[POR 6-4]
 
Lillard Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  09:21
[POR 7-4]
 
  09:08 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Batum Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:06  
Lillard Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:57
[POR 9-4]
 
  08:39 Motiejunas Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
Freeland Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:38  
Lillard 3pt Shot: Missed  08:32  
Matthews Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:30  
Freeland Jump Hook Shot: Missed  08:12  
  08:11 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:06 Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Freeland (1 BLK) 
Lillard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:04  
Matthews 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  07:53
[POR 12-4]
 
  07:48 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:35
[HOU 7-12]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Howard (1 AST) 
Batum Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lillard (1 AST)  07:26
[POR 14-7]
 
  07:12 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:11 Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:49
[HOU 10-14]
Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST) 
Batum Jump Shot: Missed  06:34  
  06:33 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:27 Beverley Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:26 Team Rebound 
Freeland Foul: Personal Block (1 PF)  06:18  
  06:08
[HOU 12-14]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Leonard 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lillard (2 AST)  05:53
[POR 17-12]
 
  05:35 Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:34  
Freeland Substitution replaced by Blake  05:34  
Matthews Substitution replaced by Kaman  05:34  
Leonard Step Back Jump shot: Missed  05:13  
  05:11 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:02 Howard Turnaround Bank Hook Shot: Missed 
Leonard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:02  
Lillard Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:53
[POR 19-12]
 
  04:41
[HOU 14-19]
Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Lillard 3pt Shot: Missed  04:26  
  04:25 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Leonard Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  04:23  
  04:23
[HOU 15-19]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Leonard Substitution replaced by Robinson  04:23  
  04:23 Howard Substitution replaced by Dorsey 
  04:23 Ariza Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  04:23
[HOU 16-19]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Kaman Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST)  04:04  
  03:56
[HOU 18-19]
Dorsey Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:55  
Batum Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dorsey (1 ST)  03:42  
  03:37 Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:36 Beverley Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  03:27
[HOU 21-19]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST) 
Blake Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Robinson (1 AST)  03:05
[POR 21-21]
 
  02:58 Brewer Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Kaman (1 ST) 
Lillard Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:48
[POR 23-21]
 
  02:35 Brewer Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
Robinson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:34  
Lillard Driving Layup Shot: Missed  02:24  
Kaman Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:23  
Kaman Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:23
[POR 25-21]
 
  02:06
[HOU 23-25]
Harden Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Batum Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  02:06  
Batum Substitution replaced by McCollum  02:06  
Lillard Substitution replaced by Matthews  02:06  
  02:06 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Papanikolaou 
  02:06 Beverley Substitution replaced by Shved 
  02:06
[HOU 24-25]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS) 
Kaman Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Harden (1 ST)  01:50  
  01:47
[HOU 26-25]
Harden Driving Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Brewer (2 AST) 
  01:32 Dorsey Violation:Kicked Ball 
Kaman Jump Shot: Missed  01:23  
  01:22 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:13
[HOU 28-25]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Brewer (3 AST) 
Matthews Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  00:55.9
[POR 27-28]
 
  00:45.4
[HOU 31-27]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Matthews Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  00:45.4  
  00:45.4 Dorsey Substitution replaced by Howard 
  00:45.4
[HOU 32-27]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 1 (17 PTS) 
McCollum 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Blake (1 AST)  00:32.6
[POR 30-32]
 
  00:11.2
[HOU 35-30]
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST) 
Blake Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Harden (2 ST)  00:06.5  
Blake Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:06.5  
  00:06.5
[HOU 36-30]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Robinson Substitution replaced by Lillard  00:06.5  
  00:06.5
[HOU 37-30]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  00:01.9 Brewer Foul: Personal (1 PF) (3 FTA) 
Lillard Free Throw 1 of 3 (9 PTS)  00:01.9
[POR 31-37]
 
Lillard Free Throw 2 of 3 (10 PTS)  00:01.9
[POR 32-37]
 
Lillard Free Throw 3 of 3 (11 PTS)  00:01.9
[POR 33-37]
 
  00:00.0 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Portland Trail Blazers (48-26) Houston Rockets (51-24)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:44
[HOU 39-33]
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Terry (1 AST) 
Blake Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Brewer (2 ST)  11:27  
  11:25
[HOU 41-33]
Brewer Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Wright Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  11:25  
  11:25 Brewer Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Kaman Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:25  
  11:11 Shved Violation:Kicked Ball 
Blake Pullup Jump shot: Missed  11:03  
  11:02 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  10:57 Brewer Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) 
  10:57 Brewer Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Kaman Substitution replaced by Freeland  10:57  
Blake Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) Steal:Brewer (3 ST)  10:42  
  10:37 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:37  
  10:37 Papanikolaou Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  10:37 Brewer Substitution replaced by Ariza 
  10:24 Papanikolaou Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  10:24
[POR 34-41]
 
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  10:24
[POR 35-41]
 
  10:09 Shved Jump Shot: Missed Block: McCollum (1 BLK) 
McCollum Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:08  
Blake 3pt Shot: Missed  10:02  
  10:01 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  09:44 Howard Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Matthews Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:42  
Matthews 3pt Shot: Missed  09:24  
  09:23 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  09:14
[HOU 43-35]
Terry Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Shved (1 AST) 
Blake 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Matthews (2 AST)  08:59
[POR 38-43]
 
  08:42 Howard Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Blake (1 ST) 
McCollum 3pt Shot: Missed  08:32  
  08:32 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:17 Papanikolaou 3pt Shot: Missed 
Freeland Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:16  
McCollum Step Back Jump shot: Made (5 PTS)  08:02
[POR 40-43]
 
  07:55 Team Timeout : Regular 
Matthews Substitution replaced by Lillard  07:55  
Blake Substitution replaced by Batum  07:55  
  07:55 Papanikolaou Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
  07:55 Shved Substitution replaced by Beverley 
  07:36 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wright Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:35  
  07:20 Howard Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
Freeland Running Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wright (1 AST)  07:20
[POR 42-43]
 
Freeland Violation:Defensive Goaltending  07:06  
  07:06
[HOU 45-42]
Motiejunas Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Lillard 3pt Shot: Missed  06:57  
  06:56 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:47
[HOU 47-42]
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Terry (2 AST) 
McCollum Driving Layup Shot: Missed  06:33  
  06:33 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  06:29 Motiejunas Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:27 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:27
[HOU 49-42]
Ariza Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:27  
Wright Substitution replaced by Leonard  06:27  
  06:27 Howard Substitution replaced by Harden 
Leonard Substitution replaced by Wright  06:27  
  06:17 Motiejunas Foul: Personal Block (1 PF) 
  06:14 Terry Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Wright 3pt Shot: Missed  06:06  
  06:06 Team Rebound 
Freeland Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  06:06  
Freeland Substitution replaced by Kaman  06:06  
  05:52 Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:51 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:47 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Kaman Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:46  
Kaman Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Beverley (1 ST)  05:44  
  05:32 Motiejunas Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  05:32 Motiejunas Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  05:20 Ariza Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Kaman Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:20  
Team Rebound  05:20  
Kaman Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  05:20
[POR 43-49]
 
  05:10 Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lillard (1 ST) 
Lillard Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Motiejunas (1 BLK)  05:05  
Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:04  
  05:04 Beverley Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Wright Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  05:04
[POR 44-49]
 
McCollum Substitution replaced by Matthews  05:04  
  05:04 Double Technical - Terry, McCollum 
  05:04 Terry Substitution replaced by Brewer 
Wright Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  05:04
[POR 45-49]
 
  04:52
[HOU 51-45]
Brewer Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST) 
Kaman Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  04:35  
  04:34 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:22 Harden Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:20 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  04:20
[HOU 53-45]
Motiejunas Putback Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Lillard Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Harden (3 ST)  04:06  
  04:03
[HOU 55-45]
Harden Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Matthews Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  04:03  
Matthews Technical  04:03  
  04:03
[HOU 56-45]
Harden Free Throw Technical (22 PTS) 
Wright Substitution replaced by Crabbe  04:03  
  04:03
[HOU 57-45]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 1 (23 PTS) 
Crabbe 3pt Shot: Missed  03:50  
Kaman Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  03:49  
Kaman Putback Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  03:46
[POR 47-57]
 
Crabbe Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  03:38  
  03:38
[HOU 58-47]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS) 
  03:38 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Howard 
  03:38 Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Batum Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:38  
Lillard Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  03:27  
  03:25 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:8) 
  03:18 Harden Layup Shot: Missed Block: Crabbe (1 BLK) 
Kaman Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  03:17  
Lillard Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  03:14  
  02:59
[HOU 60-47]
Howard Turnaround Bank Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  02:56  
  02:56  
Kaman Substitution replaced by Freeland  02:56  
Lillard Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Harden (4 ST)  02:46  
  02:43
[HOU 62-47]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (26 PTS) 
Crabbe Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  02:43  
Crabbe Substitution replaced by Robinson  02:43  
  02:43
[HOU 63-47]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 1 (27 PTS) 
  02:32 Harden Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Freeland Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  02:32
[POR 48-63]
 
Freeland Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  02:32
[POR 49-63]
 
  02:20
[HOU 66-49]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Harden (4 AST) 
Lillard Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  02:08
[POR 51-66]
 
  01:49
[HOU 68-51]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (29 PTS) 
Matthews Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  01:27
[POR 53-68]
 
  01:14
[HOU 71-53]
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Harden (5 AST) 
Robinson Jump Shot: Missed  00:49.9  
  00:49.2 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:31.9 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:30.8  
Freeland Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Harden (5 ST)  00:15.9  
  00:00.0
[HOU 73-53]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (31 PTS) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Portland Trail Blazers (48-26) Houston Rockets (51-24)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:42
[HOU 75-53]
Howard Running Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Harden (6 AST) 
Leonard 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Freeland (1 AST)  11:25
[POR 56-75]
 
  11:09 Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  11:08 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  10:57 Motiejunas Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Freeland Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  10:55  
Leonard 3pt Shot: Missed  10:40  
  10:39 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  10:27 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:25  
Lillard 3pt Shot: Missed  10:15  
  10:14 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  09:50 Beverley Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Lillard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:49  
Matthews Jump Shot: Missed  09:33  
  09:31 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Matthews Foul: Flagrant Type 1 (3 PF) (2 FTA)  09:29  
  09:29
[HOU 76-56]
Motiejunas Free Throw Flagrant 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  09:29 Motiejunas Free Throw Flagrant 2 of 2 Missed 
  09:29 Team Rebound 
  09:24
[HOU 79-56]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (34 PTS) Assist: Howard (2 AST) 
Batum 3pt Shot: Missed  09:06  
  09:05 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:00 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Leonard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:57  
Freeland Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF)  08:45  
Freeland Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  08:45  
  08:37 Motiejunas Foul: Offensive (3 PF) 
  08:37 Motiejunas Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Leonard 3pt Shot: Missed  08:22  
  08:21 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Freeland Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  08:09  
  08:09
[HOU 80-56]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  08:09
[HOU 81-56]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Leonard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Batum (2 AST)  07:54
[POR 58-81]
 
  07:32 Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Missed 
Freeland Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  07:31  
Matthews 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Batum (3 AST)  07:15
[POR 61-81]
 
  07:15 Harden Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Matthews Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS)  07:15
[POR 62-81]
 
  07:05
[HOU 84-62]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (37 PTS) Assist: Beverley (1 AST) 
Lillard Driving Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Freeland (2 AST)  06:47
[POR 64-84]
 
  06:28 Howard Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:28  
  06:28 Howard Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  06:28 Ariza Substitution replaced by Brewer 
Freeland Layup Shot: Missed  06:08  
  06:07 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  05:44 Howard Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Matthews Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:43  
  05:39 Beverley Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  05:39 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:39 Howard Substitution replaced by Papanikolaou 
Batum Substitution replaced by McCollum  05:39  
Freeland Substitution replaced by Kaman  05:39  
  05:38 Papanikolaou Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Matthews 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: McCollum (1 AST)  05:28
[POR 67-84]
 
  05:28 Papanikolaou Technical 
Lillard Free Throw Technical (16 PTS)  05:28
[POR 68-84]
 
  05:11 Papanikolaou Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:10  
Lillard Reverse Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Kaman (1 AST)  04:59
[POR 70-84]
 
  04:58 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:48
[HOU 86-70]
Beverley Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Lillard Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  04:34  
Lillard Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  04:34  
  04:23 Brewer Running Jump Shot: Missed 
McCollum Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:22  
Matthews Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  04:11  
  04:10 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
Matthews Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  04:01  
  04:01
[HOU 87-70]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (38 PTS) 
Matthews Substitution replaced by Crabbe  04:01  
  04:01
[HOU 88-70]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (39 PTS) 
McCollum Pullup Jump shot: Missed  03:42  
  03:41 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  03:37 Beverley Foul: Offensive Charge (4 PF) 
  03:37 Beverley Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Crabbe Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF)  03:23  
Crabbe Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  03:23  
  03:09 Motiejunas Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Kaman Jump Shot: Missed  02:53  
  02:51 Beverley Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  02:39
[HOU 90-70]
Motiejunas Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Harden (7 AST) 
McCollum Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Brewer (4 ST)  02:21  
  02:18 Papanikolaou Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:McCollum (1 ST) 
Kaman Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: McCollum (2 AST)  02:13
[POR 72-90]
 
  01:58
[HOU 93-72]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (42 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:58  
  01:58 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Terry 
  01:58 Beverley Substitution replaced by Howard 
Kaman Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Lillard (3 AST)  01:38
[POR 74-93]
 
  01:26 Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Crabbe (2 BLK) 
  01:25 Team Rebound 
  01:15 Harden Jump Shot: Missed 
McCollum Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:13  
  01:07 Papanikolaou Foul: Shooting Block (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
McCollum Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:07
[POR 75-93]
 
  01:07 Harden Substitution replaced by Ariza 
McCollum Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:07
[POR 76-93]
 
  00:49.9 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Kaman Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  00:48.6  
Lillard Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Brewer (5 ST)  00:30.9  
  00:25.8
[HOU 96-76]
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Brewer (4 AST) 
Lillard Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Brewer (1 BLK)  00:03.8  
  00:02.7 Team Rebound 
  00:00.0 Papanikolaou 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Robinson Layup Shot: Missed  11:42  
  11:41 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:9) 
  11:22
[HOU 98-76]
Brewer Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Howard (3 AST) 
Barton Pullup Jump shot: Missed  11:09  
  11:08 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:10) 
  10:58 Terry Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:McCollum (2 ST) 
Barton Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: McCollum (3 AST)  10:52
[POR 78-98]
 
  10:39
[HOU 100-78]
Howard Reverse Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Leonard Jump Shot: Missed  10:21  
  10:21 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  10:14 Papanikolaou Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Barton (1 ST) 
Barton Driving Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:10
[POR 80-100]
 
  09:46 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
Barton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:45  
Leonard Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  09:41  
Leonard Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  09:41  
Blake Foul: Personal (2 PF)  09:30  
  09:25 Howard Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  09:25 Howard Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Blake 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Barton (1 AST)  09:00
[POR 83-100]
 
Robinson Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:42  
  08:42  
  08:27
[HOU 102-83]
Howard Jump Hook Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Barton Floating Jump shot: Missed  08:10  
  08:09 Papanikolaou Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:07 Papanikolaou Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Barton (2 ST) 
Barton Jump Shot: Missed  08:03  
  08:02 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:11) 
  07:49 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Robinson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:48  
Robinson Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  07:40  
Robinson Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  07:40  
  07:31 Terry Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:McCollum (3 ST) 
McCollum Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  07:29
[POR 85-102]
 
  07:29 Terry Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
McCollum Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS)  07:29
[POR 86-102]
 
  07:16 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Robinson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:15  
Robinson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Howard (1 ST)  07:07  
Robinson Foul: Personal (3 PF)  07:01  
  07:01 Papanikolaou Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
  06:48 Brewer Jump Shot: Missed 
Leonard Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:47  
Blake 3pt Shot: Missed  06:41  
  06:40 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Leonard Foul: Personal (3 PF)  06:27  
Blake Substitution replaced by Lillard  06:27  
Robinson Substitution replaced by Freeland  06:27  
  06:27 Terry Substitution replaced by Beverley 
  06:27 Brewer Substitution replaced by Harden 
  06:17
[HOU 105-86]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Howard (4 AST) 
Lillard Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) Steal:Beverley (2 ST)  06:10  
  05:54 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:52 Ariza Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  05:49 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Barton Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:48  
Lillard 3pt Shot: Missed  05:34  
  05:33 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:12) 
  05:16
[HOU 107-86]
Harden Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (44 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:16  
  05:16 Ariza Substitution replaced by Shved 
  05:16 Howard Substitution replaced by Dorsey 
Leonard 3pt Shot: Missed  05:05  
  05:03 Beverley Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  04:47 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:46  
Lillard Jump Shot: Missed Block: Beverley (1 BLK)  04:29  
Lillard Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:28  
Barton Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  04:22  
  04:21 Dorsey Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Lillard Substitution replaced by Crabbe  04:10  
Freeland Substitution replaced by Claver  04:10  
  03:57 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  03:57 Beverley Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  03:57 Harden Substitution replaced by Canaan 
  03:52 Dorsey Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  03:52 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Black 
McCollum Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  03:44
[POR 88-107]
 
  03:31
[HOU 110-88]
Shved 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Dorsey (1 AST) 
Leonard Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  03:12  
Crabbe Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA)  02:53  
  02:53 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:53 Dorsey Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:53 Team Rebound 
  02:53 Dorsey Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Claver Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:53  
Claver Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  02:38  
  02:25 Canaan 3pt Shot: Missed 
Leonard Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:24  
McCollum 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS)  02:18
[POR 91-110]
 
  02:05 Shved Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Leonard (1 BLK) 
Claver Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:03  
Leonard 3pt Shot: Missed  01:43  
  01:43 Shved Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:30 Shved 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:29  
  01:29 Dorsey Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  01:05  
  00:41.0 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
McCollum Floating Jump shot: Made (17 PTS)  00:35.3
[POR 93-110]
 
  00:13.9 Shved Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Barton (3 ST) 
Claver Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Barton (2 AST)  00:10.2
[POR 95-110]
 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
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l
l10
h
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POR
1st Northwest
51
31
4-6
32-9
19-22
HOU
1st Southwest
56
26
7-3
30-11
26-15
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
POR
2 players 21.8
2 players 11.2
2 players 5.2
2 players 2.4
2 players 1.2
HOU
2 players 28.4
Howard 14.4
Harden 8.1
Howard 3.0
Harden 2.4