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Beal, Pierce help Wizards hold off Rockets 104-103



Posted Dec 30 2014 2:20AM

HOUSTON (AP) With his team under constant assault down the stretch Monday night, Bradley Beal did what needed to be done: He played with confidence.

Beal scored a season-high 33 points, including six free throws in the final two minutes, and Washington survived a furious fourth-quarter rally by the Rockets for a 104-103 victory.

"I was just being aggressive, taking what the defense gave me," said Beal, who also went 5-for-9 from 3-point range. "I was fortunate to have a lot of open shots."

Paul Pierce added 21, and John Wall finished with 13 to go with a game-high 12 assists for Washington, which got its third straight victory to open a five-game road trip.

Washington improved to 22-8 to match its best start after 30 games in franchise history. The last time they did it was the 1974-75 season.

James Harden scored 33 points - including nine in the final 20 seconds, capped by a 3-pointer with under a second to go in regulation - and Corey Brewer added 15 from the bench for the Rockets (21-9), who dropped their third straight.

Trevor Ariza, facing his former team for the first time since signing with Houston in the offseason, finished with 15 points and five rebounds.

The win was far from perfect for Washington, which led by 18 points in the third quarter before succumbing to sloppy play.

Houston outscored the Wizards on second-chance points (18-9) and points in the paint (50-34) but was plagued by poor shooting.

Washington had no such issues, shooting nearly 93 percent from the free-throw line and 44.4 percent from beyond the arc. Beal's steady hand from the free-throw line helped the Wizards avoid a disaster.

"It was me shooting with confidence and playing with confidence," Beal said.

Washington coach Randy Wittman will take it.

"Listen, it's hard to win in this league," Wittman said. "What am I taking away from this? It's a good win to start this road trip. There are things we can do better and we learn from them. But in my book there is not a bad win."

The Wizards opened the second half on a 9-4 run over the first two minutes and never trailed after that. The Rockets didn't help themselves, committing five turnovers during the span.

Beal helped give the Wizards a 46-45 halftime lead with 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting.

The Wizards trailed by seven after Patrick Beverley's layup with 4:46 left in the half, but Beal led a 13-4 surge in the final four minutes with back-to-back 3-pointers.

"We had a bad end of the second quarter and we had a bad start to the third," Rockets coach Kevin McHale said. "We put ourselves in a big hole."

Houston had early success against Wall. He entered the game averaging 17.4 points and 11.7 assists on just under 50-percent shooting in December.

"It was a big win," Wall said. "We almost gave it away with me giving away two turnovers at the end and giving them opportunities to score, but guys stepped up and made big plays for us. "

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TIP-INS

The Rockets: Harden was named player of the week for the Western Conference after helping Houston to a 2-1 record. Harden averaged a league-best 34.7 points and 7.3 assists. "He deserves it," McHale said. "We wouldn't have the record we have if it wasn't for James, no question about that." . G Alexey Shved missed his second consecutive game because of a left ankle sprain.

The Wizards: F Martell Webster suited up for the first time this season after Washington activated him earlier Monday. The move came some six months after he underwent back surgery to repair a herniated disk. Webster saw no action.

UP NEXT

Houston plays host to Charlotte on Wednesday.

Washington visits Dallas on Tuesday, the second of a five-game road swing.

GOAL MALFUNCTION

The matchup got off to a bumpy start. Play was stopped 48 seconds into the first quarter because the rim the Rockets were shooting became crooked. It took Toyota Center staff about 30 minutes to replace the goal, and play resumed after an additional five-minute warmup period.

The episode was reminiscent of another delay experienced by both teams in January, when a water leak at Verizon Center in D.C. resulted in a rare rain delay lasting more than a half hour.


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WAS
HOU
     
    • 47.9%

    • 46.5%

    • 44.4%

    • 31.0%

    • 92.9%

    • 60.9%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
WAS HOU
Total Rebounds 35 38
Offensive Rebounds 6 12
Turnovers 18 18
Fast Break Pts: 18 21
Biggest Lead: 18 7
Points in the Paint: 34 50
WAS HOU
p Beal   33 Harden   33
rb Gortat   7 3 players   6
a Wall   12 3 players   4
s Wall   4 Dorsey   3
b Gortat   3 Brewer   1
 
  • 12/29 - WAS 104 @ HOU 103
  • 03/29 - HOU 99 @ WAS 91
Washington Wizards (22-8)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Pierce F 29:39 7-9 1-3 6-6 +22 0 3 3 1 1 3 1 1 0 21
Nene F 27:08 5-9 0-1 2-2 +17 1 4 5 1 3 3 0 0 0 12
M. Gortat C 31:36 4-8 0-0 1-2 +17 1 6 7 0 3 0 3 3 0 9
B. Beal G 37:17 9-17 5-11 10-10 +16 1 4 5 3 2 1 3 0 0 33
J. Wall G 36:54 4-10 0-1 5-6 +9 1 3 4 12 1 4 5 0 0 13
K. Humphries   12:06 0-6 0-0 0-0 -5 0 1 1 2 4 0 1 0 0 0
R. Butler   20:23 3-5 2-2 0-0 -22 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 8
K. Seraphin   14:22 1-4 0-0 2-2 -15 1 4 5 0 4 0 2 0 0 4
O. Porter   10:43 0-0 0-0 0-0 -15 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
D. Gooden   08:46 0-2 0-0 0-0 -11 0 1 1 0 2 0 2 0 0 0
A. Miller   11:06 2-3 0-0 0-0 -8 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 4
G. Temple   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
M. Webster   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   240 35-73 8-18 26-28   6 29 35 21 21 11 18 4 1 104
  47.9% 44.4% 92.9%   team rebs: 9 total to: 21
Houston Rockets (21-9)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Ariza F 38:09 6-15 2-8 1-1 -9 2 3 5 1 3 1 4 0 1 15
J. Smith F 22:39 1-6 0-1 1-4 +1 1 3 4 0 0 1 4 0 0 3
D. Howard C 28:38 6-11 0-0 1-3 -26 1 4 5 0 2 0 1 0 2 13
J. Harden G 35:38 12-23 3-8 6-7 -13 1 5 6 4 3 1 2 0 0 33
P. Beverley G 28:34 4-8 2-6 0-0 -21 2 2 4 4 5 0 2 0 0 10
D. Motiejunas   19:52 1-3 0-1 1-2 -1 2 4 6 3 3 2 1 0 0 3
C. Brewer   28:07 5-13 2-5 3-4 +21 0 0 0 3 1 2 1 1 1 15
J. Dorsey   18:56 2-2 0-0 1-2 +23 3 3 6 0 3 3 3 0 0 5
J. Terry   19:27 3-5 0-0 0-0 +20 0 2 2 4 0 1 0 0 0 6
I. Canaan   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
N. Johnson   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
K. Papanikolaou   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Shved   00:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total   240 40-86 9-29 14-23   12 26 38 19 20 11 18 1 4 103
  46.5% 31.0% 60.9%   team rebs: 13 total to: 20

inactive

  • Wizards: Blair, Rice
  • Rockets: Capela, Jones

technical fouls

  • Wizards: --
  • Rockets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 5
  • Times Tied: 4

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #13 Monty McCutchen, #26 Pat Fraher, #68 Marat Kogut
  • Attendance: 18322
  • Duration: 2:56
Washington Wizards (42-33) Houston Rockets (50-25)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Howard vs Gortat (Wall gains possession)
Nene Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  11:40  
  11:38 Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:23 Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  11:21 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:16 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wall (1 ST) 
Nene Hook Shot: Missed  11:01  
  10:59 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:50 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:49  
Pierce Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  10:45  
  10:34
[HOU 2-0]
Howard Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST) 
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  10:20  
  10:18 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:13 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:11  
Gortat Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  10:02  
  10:00 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:49 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:47  
Beal Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:33
[WAS 2-2]
 
  09:16
[HOU 4-2]
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Beverley (1 AST) 
  08:58 Howard Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Nene Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  08:58
[WAS 3-4]
 
Nene Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  08:58
[WAS 4-4]
 
  08:44
[HOU 6-4]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Nene Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Wall (1 AST)  08:27
[WAS 6-6]
 
  08:20 Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Pierce (1 BLK) 
  08:17 Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:15 Smith Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Nene (1 ST) 
Beal Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:09
[WAS 8-6]
 
  07:54
[HOU 9-8]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST) 
Beal Jump Bank Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Nene (1 AST)  07:38
[WAS 10-9]
 
  07:21 Howard Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gortat (1 BLK) 
Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:19  
Gortat Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wall (2 AST)  07:13
[WAS 12-9]
 
  06:58
[HOU 11-12]
Howard Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Beverley (2 AST) 
Nene Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Wall (3 AST)  06:46
[WAS 14-11]
 
  06:24 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:23 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:23
[HOU 13-14]
Howard Putback Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  06:07 Smith Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
Beal Jump Bank Shot: Made (8 PTS)  05:56
[WAS 16-13]
 
  05:45 Beverley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wall (2 ST) 
Beal 3pt Shot: Missed  05:39  
  05:37 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:21 Howard Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:19  
  05:19 Team Timeout : Regular 
Beal 3pt Shot: Missed  05:01  
  04:59 Team Rebound 
Gortat Violation:Kicked Ball  04:44  
Nene Substitution replaced by Humphries  04:44  
  04:35 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:32 Team Rebound 
  04:19 Howard Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Beal Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:17  
Gortat Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Beal (1 AST)  04:09
[WAS 18-13]
 
  04:00
[HOU 15-18]
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Beverley (3 AST) 
Humphries Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  04:00  
  04:00 Howard Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:00  
  03:42 Motiejunas Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  03:42
[WAS 19-15]
 
  03:42 Ariza Substitution replaced by Brewer 
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  03:42
[WAS 20-15]
 
  03:17 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:17 Team Rebound 
  03:17 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Pierce Substitution replaced by Butler  03:17  
  03:10 Beverley Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Humphries Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  03:02  
  03:00 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:52 Harden Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:52  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:52  
  02:52 Howard Substitution replaced by Smith 
Gortat Layup Shot: Missed  02:37  
  02:36 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:31
[HOU 17-20]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  02:26 Motiejunas Foul: Personal Block (2 PF) 
Gortat Substitution replaced by Seraphin  02:26  
  02:26 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Dorsey 
Wall Pullup Jump shot: Missed  02:12  
  02:09 Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:01
[HOU 19-20]
Dorsey Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST) 
Butler 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Humphries (1 AST)  01:48
[WAS 23-19]
 
  01:32 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Humphries Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:31  
  01:27 Beverley Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Wall Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:27  
Team Rebound  01:27  
  01:27 Beverley Substitution replaced by Terry 
Beal Substitution replaced by Porter  01:27  
Wall Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  01:27
[WAS 24-19]
 
Humphries Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  01:17  
  01:17
[HOU 20-24]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Humphries Substitution replaced by Gooden  01:17  
  01:17 Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Seraphin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:17  
Wall Pullup Jump shot: Missed  01:05  
  01:04 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:58.9
[HOU 23-24]
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Terry (1 AST) 
Gooden Jump Shot: Missed  00:43.9  
  00:42.8 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:34.4
[HOU 25-24]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Wall 3pt Shot: Missed  00:28.9  
  00:25.9 Dorsey Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:01.9
[HOU 27-24]
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Gooden Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST)  00:00.9  
  00:00.0 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Washington Wizards (42-33) Houston Rockets (50-25)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:45 Smith Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
A Miller Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:43  
Gooden Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Ariza (1 ST)  11:33  
  11:30
[HOU 29-24]
Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Seraphin Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: A Miller (1 AST)  11:07
[WAS 26-29]
 
  10:42 Terry Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:42 Team Rebound 
Porter Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  10:42  
  10:30
[HOU 31-26]
Terry Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Seraphin Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  10:16  
  10:14 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Seraphin Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  10:10  
  10:10 Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:10 Team Rebound 
  10:10 Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Gooden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:10  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  09:45  
  09:36 Ariza Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Seraphin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:34  
Seraphin Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  09:32  
  09:15 Dorsey Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Gooden Jump Shot: Missed  08:53  
  08:51 Terry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:41 Ariza Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  08:39 Dorsey Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:37 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
Seraphin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:35  
Butler 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: A Miller (2 AST)  08:26
[WAS 29-31]
 
  08:19 Brewer Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Butler Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:17  
Butler Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Terry (1 ST)  08:02  
  07:58
[HOU 33-29]
Ariza Driving Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:47  
Gooden Substitution replaced by Nene  07:47  
A Miller Pullup Bank shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:37
[WAS 31-33]
 
  07:25
[HOU 35-31]
Brewer Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Terry (2 AST) 
Butler Jump Shot: Missed  06:58  
  06:57 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:53
[HOU 37-31]
Brewer Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST) 
Seraphin Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  06:29  
  06:27 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:22 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
Porter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:21  
Seraphin Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  06:09  
Team Rebound  06:07  
Porter Substitution replaced by Wall  06:07  
A Miller Substitution replaced by Beal  06:07  
  06:07 Terry Substitution replaced by Beverley 
Wall Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dorsey (1 ST)  06:01  
  05:48 Dorsey Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Nene (2 ST) 
  05:44  
  05:44 Brewer Substitution replaced by Howard 
  05:44 Dorsey Substitution replaced by Harden 
  05:41 Harden Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Beal Floating Jump shot: Missed  05:30  
  05:28 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Seraphin Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  05:17  
  05:17 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:17 Team Rebound 
Seraphin Substitution replaced by Gortat  05:17  
Butler Substitution replaced by Pierce  05:17  
  05:17
[HOU 38-31]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Pierce Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Wall (4 AST)  05:06
[WAS 33-38]
 
  04:52 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:50 Beverley Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  04:46
[HOU 40-33]
Beverley Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Gortat Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  04:22  
  04:20 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:57 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  03:57 Smith Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
Pierce Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  03:42
[WAS 35-40]
 
  03:42 Howard Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS)  03:42
[WAS 36-40]
 
  03:22 Harden Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Wall Pullup Jump shot: Missed  03:16  
  03:14 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:00 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:59  
Gortat Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Wall (5 AST)  02:49
[WAS 38-40]
 
  02:44 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:39
[HOU 43-38]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (1 AST) 
Wall Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  02:15  
Wall Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:14  
Wall Tip Shot: Made (3 PTS)  02:14
[WAS 40-43]
 
  02:00 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Beal (1 ST) 
Wall Layup Shot: Missed  01:54  
  01:52 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:49
[HOU 45-40]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Beverley (4 AST) 
Beal 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS)  01:24
[WAS 43-45]
 
  00:57.9 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:56.6  
Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed  00:47.9  
Beal Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:45.9  
Beal 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS)  00:43.0
[WAS 46-45]
 
  00:27.9 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wall Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:24.9  
Nene 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.1  
Team Rebound  00:01.1  
Team Turnover : 3 Second Violation  00:01.1  
  00:01.1 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:01.1 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Terry 
Nene Substitution replaced by Humphries  00:01.1  
End of 2nd Quarter
Washington Wizards (42-33) Houston Rockets (50-25)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:37 Beverley Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Pierce (1 ST) 
Gortat Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  11:21  
Nene Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  11:19  
Nene Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  11:17
[WAS 48-45]
 
  10:59
[HOU 47-48]
Howard Running Hook Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Pierce Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Wall (6 AST)  10:43
[WAS 50-47]
 
  10:31 Ariza Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Wall (3 ST) 
Wall Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS)  10:26
[WAS 52-47]
 
  10:08 Howard Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gortat (2 BLK) 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:06  
Beal 3pt Shot: Missed  10:01  
Gortat Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:59  
Gortat Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  09:57  
  09:43 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Nene (3 ST) 
  09:30 Ariza Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Gortat Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:30  
Team Rebound  09:30  
Gortat Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  09:30
[WAS 53-47]
 
  09:07 Smith Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:07 Team Rebound 
Nene Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  09:07  
  08:47 Smith Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Wall (4 ST) 
Pierce Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Wall (7 AST)  08:42
[WAS 55-47]
 
  08:42 Team Timeout : Regular 
Gortat Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:33  
  08:24 Howard Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Wall Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Harden (1 ST)  08:09  
  08:02 Harden Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:00 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  07:56
[HOU 50-55]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Harden (4 AST) 
  07:34 Ariza Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (3 FTA) 
Pierce Free Throw 1 of 3 (12 PTS)  07:34
[WAS 56-50]
 
Pierce Free Throw 2 of 3 (13 PTS)  07:34
[WAS 57-50]
 
Pierce Free Throw 3 of 3 (14 PTS)  07:34
[WAS 58-50]
 
  07:15 Howard Hook Shot: Missed 
  07:14 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  07:13
[HOU 52-58]
Smith Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Nene Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Wall (8 AST)  06:56
[WAS 60-52]
 
Pierce Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  06:41  
  06:41
[HOU 53-60]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  06:41 Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  06:41  
Pierce Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Beal (2 AST)  06:30
[WAS 62-53]
 
  06:17 Harden Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Pierce Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:15  
Pierce Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS)  06:09
[WAS 64-53]
 
  06:09 Team Timeout : Short 
  06:09 Ariza Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  06:09 Smith Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
  05:50 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wall Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:49  
  05:48 Beverley Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Nene Substitution replaced by Humphries  05:48  
Wall Floating Jump shot: Made (7 PTS)  05:36
[WAS 66-53]
 
Humphries Foul: Personal (3 PF)  05:20  
  05:06 Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Missed 
Beal Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:05  
Beal 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Wall (9 AST)  04:45
[WAS 69-53]
 
  04:26 Motiejunas Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Pierce (2 ST) 
Wall Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  04:22
[WAS 71-53]
 
Beal Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  04:08  
  04:08
[HOU 54-71]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  04:08 Beverley Substitution replaced by Terry 
  04:08 Howard Substitution replaced by Dorsey 
  04:08
[HOU 55-71]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Humphries Jump Shot: Missed  03:47  
  03:45 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:38
[HOU 57-71]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Humphries Foul: Offensive Charge (4 PF)  03:16  
Humphries Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  03:16  
Pierce Substitution replaced by Butler  03:16  
Humphries Substitution replaced by Gooden  03:16  
  03:05 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:03 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:55
[HOU 59-71]
Dorsey Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:54  
  02:41 Dorsey Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Beal Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  02:41
[WAS 72-59]
 
Beal Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  02:41
[WAS 73-59]
 
  02:20
[HOU 61-73]
Motiejunas Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brewer (2 AST) 
Beal 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Wall (10 AST)  02:02
[WAS 76-61]
 
  01:50 Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:47 Team Rebound 
  01:35
[HOU 63-76]
Terry Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Beal Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Motiejunas (1 ST)  01:17  
Beal Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  01:16  
  01:16 Motiejunas Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:16 Team Rebound 
  01:16
[HOU 64-76]
Motiejunas Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Beal 3pt Shot: Missed  01:02  
  01:01 Dorsey Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:54.8 Brewer Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Gortat Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  00:51.9  
Gortat Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Dorsey (2 ST)  00:50.9  
  00:47.8 Brewer Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gortat (3 BLK) 
Gortat Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  00:47.6  
Gortat Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Dorsey (3 ST)  00:47.6  
Gooden Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:47.6  
  00:47.6
[HOU 65-76]
Dorsey Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Wall Substitution replaced by A Miller  00:47.6  
Gortat Substitution replaced by Seraphin  00:47.6  
Beal Violation:Lane  00:47.6  
  00:47.6 Dorsey Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Beal Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:47.6  
  00:45.8 Brewer Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Beal Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS)  00:45.8
[WAS 77-65]
 
Beal Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS)  00:45.8
[WAS 78-65]
 
Gooden Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:35.4  
  00:35.4
[HOU 66-78]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  00:35.4
[HOU 67-78]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Beal Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST)  00:23.9  
  00:04.9 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Seraphin Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:02.9  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Humphries Jump Shot: Missed  11:42  
  11:41 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  11:26 Brewer Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  11:24 Ariza Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  11:13 Motiejunas Running Hook Shot: Missed 
  11:10 Dorsey Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  11:08 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  11:08  
  11:08 Motiejunas Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) 
Butler Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  10:58  
  10:56 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  10:45
[HOU 69-78]
Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Humphries Running Hook Shot: Missed  10:22  
Seraphin Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  10:20  
Seraphin Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF)  10:18  
Seraphin Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  10:18  
  10:08
[HOU 71-78]
Brewer Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Terry (3 AST) 
  09:47 Dorsey Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Seraphin Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  09:47
[WAS 79-71]
 
Seraphin Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  09:47
[WAS 80-71]
 
  09:38 Dorsey Foul: Offensive (3 PF) 
  09:38 Dorsey Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Butler Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Humphries (2 AST)  09:25
[WAS 82-71]
 
  09:11
[HOU 73-82]
Terry Jump Bank Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
A Miller Jump Shot: Missed Block: Brewer (1 BLK)  08:56  
  08:54 Dorsey Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  08:41 Brewer Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  08:39 Dorsey Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
Seraphin Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  08:37  
  08:37  
Porter Substitution replaced by Beal  08:37  
  08:37
[HOU 74-82]
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  08:37
[HOU 75-82]
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Humphries Jump Shot: Missed  08:13  
A Miller Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:12  
A Miller Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:12
[WAS 84-75]
 
  07:59
[HOU 78-84]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Terry (4 AST) 
Beal Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  07:47  
  07:46 Team Rebound 
  07:36 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:35  
A Miller Substitution replaced by Wall  07:35  
Seraphin Substitution replaced by Gortat  07:35  
Wall Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Motiejunas (2 ST)  07:18  
  07:09 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:07 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Gortat Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  06:55  
  06:55 Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:55 Team Rebound 
Butler Substitution replaced by Pierce  06:55  
  06:55
[HOU 79-84]
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Beal 3pt Shot: Missed  06:43  
  06:42 Terry Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:21
[HOU 82-84]
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (3 AST) 
Humphries Jump Shot: Missed  05:54  
Team Rebound  05:54  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  05:54  
  05:54 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:54 Dorsey Substitution replaced by Howard 
  05:54 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Harden 
Humphries Substitution replaced by Nene  05:54  
  05:47 Ariza Turnover : Player Out of Bounds Violation Turnover (2 TO) 
Nene Jump Shot: Missed  05:32  
  05:31 Team Rebound 
  05:07
[HOU 84-84]
Harden Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Nene Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Pierce (1 AST)  04:54
[WAS 86-84]
 
  04:33 Terry Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Nene Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  04:30  
Beal 3pt Shot: Made (27 PTS) Assist: Wall (11 AST)  04:27
[WAS 89-84]
 
  04:09 Brewer Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) Steal:Pierce (3 ST) 
Gortat Running Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Wall (12 AST)  04:02
[WAS 91-84]
 
  04:02 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:02 Terry Substitution replaced by Beverley 
  03:55 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wall Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:54  
  03:51 Ariza Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Wall Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  03:51
[WAS 92-84]
 
Wall Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  03:51
[WAS 93-84]
 
Wall Foul: Personal (1 PF)  03:38  
Gortat Foul: Personal (3 PF)  03:29  
  03:23
[HOU 86-93]
Ariza Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Nene Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  03:23  
  03:23
[HOU 87-93]
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 1 (15 PTS) 
Beal 3pt Shot: Missed  03:03  
  03:02 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  02:45 Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:45  
Wall Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (4 TO)  02:38  
  02:17
[HOU 89-93]
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Made (24 PTS) 
Wall Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Brewer (2 ST)  02:06  
  02:02
[HOU 91-93]
Beverley Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Brewer (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  02:02  
Gortat Substitution replaced by Butler  02:02  
  01:47 Beverley Foul: Shooting Block (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Beal Free Throw 1 of 2 (28 PTS)  01:47
[WAS 94-91]
 
Beal Free Throw 2 of 2 (29 PTS)  01:47
[WAS 95-91]
 
  01:34 Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Beal Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  01:32  
Pierce 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Beal (3 AST)  01:12
[WAS 98-91]
 
  01:12 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:08 Ariza Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (4 TO) 
Beal Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO)  00:50.1  
  00:43.6
[HOU 94-98]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
  00:29.8 Howard Violation:Kicked Ball 
  00:29.0 Harden Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Beal Free Throw 1 of 2 (30 PTS)  00:29.0
[WAS 99-94]
 
Beal Free Throw 2 of 2 (31 PTS)  00:29.0
[WAS 100-94]
 
  00:19.7
[HOU 96-100]
Harden Layup Shot: Made (26 PTS) 
Nene Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA)  00:19.7  
  00:19.7
[HOU 97-100]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 1 (27 PTS) 
  00:12.8 Beverley Foul: Personal Take (5 PF) (2 FTA) 
Beal Free Throw 1 of 2 (32 PTS)  00:12.8
[WAS 101-97]
 
Beal Free Throw 2 of 2 (33 PTS)  00:12.8
[WAS 102-97]
 
  00:07.3
[HOU 100-102]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (30 PTS) 
  00:05.5 Harden Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Wall Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  00:05.5
[WAS 103-100]
 
Wall Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  00:05.5
[WAS 104-100]
 
  00:00.5
[HOU 103-104]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (33 PTS) 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
WAS
2nd Southeast
46
36
6-4
29-12
17-24
HOU
1st Southwest
56
26
7-3
30-11
26-15
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
WAS
Beal 25.2
Gortat 10.0
Wall 12.5
2 players 2.0
Wall 2.3
HOU
2 players 28.4
Howard 14.4
Harden 8.1
Howard 3.0
Harden 2.4