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Harden scores 28 to lead Rockets over Heat 115-79


By KRISTIE RIEKEN
Posted Jan 03 2015 11:56PM

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Rockets were so bad on Friday night that coach Kevin McHale talked about retiring.

A day later, McHale felt much better.

James Harden scored 28 points, Dwight Howard added 23 and the Rockets rolled to a 115-79 win over the Miami Heat on Saturday night, rebounding quite nicely from their most lopsided loss of the season.

"What a difference a night makes," McHale said. "We played well. As bad as we were last night, we moved the ball pretty well tonight."

McHale said his team was "terrible" in a 111-83 loss at New Orleans on Friday night. But the Rockets used a 19-point second quarter from Howard to build a double-digit lead against Miami, and then put together a big run in the third before coasting to their biggest win of the season.

"The effort and the energy was just a little bit different," Howard said. "I don't know what happened in that game (Friday night), but it happened ... we've got to make sure that it doesn't happen again."

Houston's starters were benched early in the third quarter against New Orleans by a disgusted McHale. On Saturday night, they spent the fourth quarter on the bench with the Rockets leading by 34 after three.

Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh scored 15 apiece for Miami, which has lost four in a row.

"We're trying to get our collective mental toughness together and we haven't been able to do it and tonight was a big example of that," coach Erik Spoelstra said. "We've talked about it in every single way and we simply have to do better and our guys understand that."

Bosh seemed frustrated with questions about why the Heat are struggling so much lately.

"I'm not trying to figure things out," Bosh said. "I'm just trying to win a game and trying to stop answering all these questions."

Josh Smith, who signed with Houston on Dec. 26, was used as a reserve after starting the previous four games, and Donatas Motiejunas started in his place. Smith brought the crowd to its feet with a one-handed dunk that made it 88-60 late in the third.

The Rockets opened the third quarter with an 18-4 run to build a 79-53 lead. Howard scored the first four points of the half before Harden chipped in with six straight points.

Jason Terry and Corey Brewer made back-to-back 3s to give Houston a 94-60 lead entering the fourth. The Rockets outscored Miami 33-11 in the third.

Howard's big second quarter was highlighted by a play when he simply slapped the ball into the basket with one hand after a missed shot by Harden. He was fouled on the basket and made the free throw to extend Houston's lead to 57-49 with less than two minutes left in the period.

LEADING THE WAY

Trevor Ariza led Houston's defense with six steals, tying a career high.

"We were embarrassed last night," Ariza said. "We know we're a better team that what we showed and the way we've been playing. Tonight we needed to try to turn things around. The best way to do it was to step it up on the defensive end and we did that."

TIP-INS

Heat: It was the 11th straight game where Wade either led or tied for the team lead in scoring, his longest such stretch since an 11-game run in 2010. ... Justin Hamilton missed the game in his recovery from a concussion.

Rockets: Terrence Jones (left leg nerve inflammation) and Alexey Shved (left ankle sprain) remain out. ... Houston assigned Nick Johnson to its D-League affiliate.

UP NEXT

Heat: Host Brooklyn on Sunday.

Rockets: Visit Chicago on Monday.


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MIA
HOU
     
    • 44.1%

    • 49.4%

    • 23.5%

    • 41.9%

    • 60.0%

    • 71.4%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
MIA HOU
Total Rebounds 33 48
Offensive Rebounds 8 17
Turnovers 21 16
Fast Break Pts: 4 27
Biggest Lead: 5 38
Points in the Paint: 40 54
MIA HOU
p 2 players   15 Harden   28
rb 2 players   6 Howard   13
a Chalmers   5 Ariza   4
s Granger   2 Ariza   6
b Whiteside   2 Smith   1
 
  • 11/04 - HOU 108 @ MIA 91
  • 01/03 - MIA 79 @ HOU 115
Miami Heat (14-20)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
L. Deng F 24:24 5-8 0-0 0-0 -15 3 3 6 1 1 1 4 0 0 10
C. Andersen F 19:37 2-2 0-0 0-2 -14 0 3 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 4
C. Bosh C 27:22 4-12 1-4 6-8 -27 2 2 4 2 2 0 4 0 0 15
D. Wade G 25:28 5-11 0-0 5-5 -12 0 4 4 3 0 0 2 0 0 15
M. Chalmers G 20:23 1-2 1-1 0-0 -10 0 1 1 5 4 1 0 0 0 3
D. Granger   23:26 1-6 1-3 2-2 -17 0 1 1 0 1 2 2 0 0 5
J. Ennis   24:10 3-6 1-3 0-2 -22 1 1 2 2 1 1 2 1 0 7
N. Cole   27:37 3-7 0-0 0-0 -26 0 2 2 4 4 0 3 0 0 6
S. Williams   10:20 0-3 0-3 0-0 -18 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
H. Whiteside   19:49 6-8 0-0 2-6 -12 2 4 6 0 2 0 3 2 1 14
A. Dawkins   08:53 0-3 0-3 0-0 -6 0 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
U. Haslem   08:31 0-0 0-0 0-0 -1 0 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
Total   240 30-68 4-17 15-25   8 25 33 20 18 6 21 3 1 79
  44.1% 23.5% 60.0%   team rebs: 7 total to: 21
Houston Rockets (23-10)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Ariza F 23:00 1-5 0-3 0-0 +16 0 2 2 4 2 6 3 0 0 2
D. Motiejunas F 27:24 5-11 0-2 2-3 +8 2 0 2 3 4 2 2 0 0 12
D. Howard C 26:27 9-13 0-0 5-9 +35 4 9 13 0 2 0 2 0 1 23
J. Harden G 28:12 9-17 3-6 7-7 +15 1 4 5 2 1 1 3 0 0 28
P. Beverley G 24:12 3-5 3-4 2-2 +16 1 1 2 2 3 0 1 0 0 11
J. Terry   19:41 2-5 2-4 0-0 +14 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 6
J. Smith   28:03 6-9 0-1 0-2 +26 2 5 7 2 3 0 3 1 0 12
C. Brewer   25:00 3-7 3-7 2-2 +20 0 4 4 3 2 2 0 0 0 11
K. Papanikolaou   23:09 1-6 0-1 0-0 +22 5 2 7 1 1 2 2 0 0 2
I. Canaan   07:26 2-4 2-3 2-3 +4 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 1 8
J. Dorsey   07:26 0-1 0-0 0-0 +4 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
A. Shved DND - Left Ankle Sprain
Total   240 41-83 13-31 20-28   17 31 48 21 18 13 16 1 3 115
  49.4% 41.9% 71.4%   team rebs: 10 total to: 16

inactive

  • Heat: Hamilton, McRoberts, Napier
  • Rockets: Capela, Johnson, Jones

technical fouls

  • Heat: --
  • Rockets: Motiejunas

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 5
  • Times Tied: 4

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #55 Bill Kennedy, #74 Curtis Blair, #79 Kevin Scott
  • Attendance: 18338
  • Duration: 2:22
Miami Heat (34-40) Houston Rockets (51-24)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Howard vs Bosh (Chalmers gains possession)
  11:43 Harden Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bosh Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  11:43
[MIA 1-0]
 
Bosh Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  11:43
[MIA 2-0]
 
  11:20 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wade Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:19  
Wade Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Motiejunas (1 ST)  11:15  
  11:09
[HOU 3-2]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Beverley (1 AST) 
Bosh Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (1 ST)  10:48  
  10:45
[HOU 5-2]
Motiejunas Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST) 
Bosh 3pt Shot: Missed  10:24  
  10:23 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:17 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Deng (1 ST) 
  10:13 Beverley Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Wade Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  10:13
[MIA 3-5]
 
Wade Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  10:13
[MIA 4-5]
 
  09:58 Howard Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:57  
Bosh Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Ariza (2 ST)  09:49  
Chalmers Foul: Clear Path (1 PF) (2 FTA)  09:48  
  09:48
[HOU 6-4]
Beverley Free Throw Clear Path 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  09:48
[HOU 7-4]
Beverley Free Throw Clear Path 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  09:28
[HOU 9-4]
Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (1 AST) 
Deng Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  09:04  
  08:52 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Bosh Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Chalmers (1 AST)  08:31
[MIA 6-9]
 
  08:24 Howard Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Wade Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Chalmers (2 AST)  08:11
[MIA 8-9]
 
  08:01 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bosh Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:00  
Deng Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Chalmers (3 AST)  07:49
[MIA 10-9]
 
  07:39 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Chalmers Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:38  
Deng Layup Shot: Missed  07:32  
Deng Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  07:31  
Deng Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:31
[MIA 12-9]
 
  07:21 Motiejunas Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  07:21 Motiejunas Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Bosh Substitution replaced by Granger  07:21  
Wade Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  07:01  
  07:00 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:50
[HOU 11-12]
Motiejunas Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Granger Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  06:50  
  06:50
[HOU 12-12]
Motiejunas Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Granger 3pt Shot: Missed  06:34  
Deng Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  06:32  
Deng Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Ariza (3 ST)  06:29  
  06:25
[HOU 14-12]
Harden Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:25  
Wade Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  06:07  
  06:01 Beverley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Chalmers (1 ST) 
Andersen Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Chalmers (4 AST)  05:53
[MIA 14-14]
 
  05:39
[HOU 16-14]
Motiejunas Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Ariza (2 AST) 
Deng Pullup Bank shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Andersen (1 AST)  05:19
[MIA 16-16]
 
  05:00
[HOU 18-16]
Motiejunas Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Wade Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:46  
  04:45 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:36 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Deng Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  04:35  
Chalmers Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  04:24  
Deng Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  04:23  
Chalmers 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Deng (1 AST)  04:21
[MIA 19-18]
 
  04:05 Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Wade Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:04  
  03:45 Howard Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Granger Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  03:45
[MIA 20-18]
 
Chalmers Substitution replaced by Ennis  03:45  
Andersen Substitution replaced by Bosh  03:45  
  03:45 Beverley Substitution replaced by Terry 
  03:45 Howard Substitution replaced by Smith 
Wade Substitution replaced by Cole  03:45  
Granger Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  03:45
[MIA 21-18]
 
  03:26 Motiejunas Jump Shot: Missed 
Deng Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  03:25  
Granger Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Harden (1 ST)  03:05  
  03:00 Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Granger Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:59  
Ennis 3pt Shot: Missed  02:53  
  02:50 Team Rebound 
  02:50 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:50 Ariza Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  02:26 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bosh Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:25  
Bosh Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (6 PTS)  02:05
[MIA 23-18]
 
  01:45
[HOU 21-23]
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST) 
  01:26 Motiejunas Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bosh Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:26
[MIA 24-21]
 
  01:26 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Papanikolaou 
Deng Substitution replaced by Williams  01:26  
Bosh Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  01:26
[MIA 25-21]
 
  01:08 Terry Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:06 Papanikolaou Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:59.3
[HOU 23-25]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Cole Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:36.9
[MIA 27-23]
 
  00:13.5 Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
  00:13.5 Papanikolaou Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
Ennis Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  00:13.5  
  00:00.0 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Miami Heat (34-40) Houston Rockets (51-24)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Bosh Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  11:48  
  11:48
[HOU 24-27]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  11:48
[HOU 25-27]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Granger Jump Shot: Missed  11:29  
  11:27 Papanikolaou Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  11:20 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  11:08 Howard Violation:Kicked Ball 
  10:56 Brewer Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Cole Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:50
[MIA 29-25]
 
  10:27
[HOU 27-29]
Howard Jump Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  10:13  
  10:11 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:03 Smith Running Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:02 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:02
[HOU 29-29]
Howard Tip Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Bosh Jump Shot: Missed  09:45  
  09:44 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:36 Howard Layup Shot: Missed Block: Ennis (1 BLK) 
  09:35 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  09:34
[HOU 31-29]
Howard Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Granger Jump Shot: Missed  09:15  
  09:14 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  09:06
[HOU 34-29]
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Terry (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:05  
Williams Substitution replaced by Whiteside  09:05  
Ennis Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST)  09:04  
  09:00
[HOU 36-29]
Papanikolaou Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brewer (2 AST) 
Cole Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  08:49  
  08:32
[HOU 38-29]
Howard Jump Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
  08:05 Smith Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Ennis Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:05  
Team Rebound  08:05  
Granger Substitution replaced by Wade  08:05  
Cole Substitution replaced by Chalmers  08:05  
Ennis Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:05  
Whiteside Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:03  
Whiteside Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:03
[MIA 31-38]
 
  07:42
[HOU 40-31]
Howard Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Terry (2 AST) 
Whiteside Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Chalmers (5 AST)  07:29
[MIA 33-40]
 
  07:06
[HOU 42-33]
Howard Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Wade Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:45
[MIA 35-42]
 
Whiteside Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  06:27  
  06:27 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:27 Team Rebound 
Ennis Substitution replaced by Deng  06:27  
  06:27 Papanikolaou Substitution replaced by Ariza 
  06:27 Brewer Substitution replaced by Harden 
  06:27 Terry Substitution replaced by Beverley 
  06:27 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Team Rebound  06:26  
  06:26 Smith Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Bosh Jump Shot: Missed  06:05  
  06:04 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Whiteside Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  05:53  
  05:53  
  05:53 Smith Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
Bosh Substitution replaced by Andersen  05:53  
Whiteside Substitution replaced by Granger  05:53  
  05:53 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:53 Team Rebound 
  05:53 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:53  
Wade Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS)  05:39
[MIA 37-42]
 
  05:21 Howard Turnaround Bank Hook Shot: Missed 
  05:18 Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  05:16
[HOU 44-37]
Howard Hook Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
  05:11 Motiejunas Technical 
Wade Free Throw Technical (9 PTS)  05:11
[MIA 38-44]
 
Granger Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Ariza (4 ST)  04:57  
  04:47 Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Granger (1 ST) 
  04:42 Ariza Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Wade Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  04:42
[MIA 39-44]
 
  04:42 Howard Substitution replaced by Smith 
Wade Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  04:42
[MIA 40-44]
 
  04:25 Beverley Jump Shot: Missed 
Wade Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:24  
Deng Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Andersen (2 AST)  04:14
[MIA 42-44]
 
  04:03
[HOU 46-42]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Wade Step Back Jump shot: Missed  03:35  
  03:34 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:28
[HOU 48-42]
Smith Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  03:21  
Andersen Substitution replaced by Bosh  03:21  
Granger 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Wade (1 AST)  03:12
[MIA 45-48]
 
  02:58
[HOU 51-45]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST) 
Bosh Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Wade (2 AST)  02:42
[MIA 47-51]
 
  02:32 Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  02:32 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:32 Smith Substitution replaced by Howard 
Wade Floating Jump shot: Made (13 PTS)  02:20
[MIA 49-51]
 
  02:07
[HOU 54-49]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Ariza (3 AST) 
Bosh 3pt Shot: Missed  01:41  
  01:40 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:30 Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:29 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:28 Harden Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:27 Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  01:27
[HOU 56-49]
Howard Tip Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Chalmers Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (1 FTA)  01:27  
Granger Substitution replaced by Andersen  01:27  
  01:27 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Smith 
  01:27
[HOU 57-49]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 1 (19 PTS) 
  01:12 Beverley Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Andersen Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:12  
Team Rebound  01:12  
Chalmers Substitution replaced by Cole  01:12  
Andersen Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:12  
  01:12 Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
Cole Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:03  
  01:03
[HOU 58-49]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  01:03
[HOU 59-49]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Bosh Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  00:45.9  
  00:44.9 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:40.9
[HOU 61-49]
Harden Running Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Wade Pullup Bank shot: Missed  00:26.9  
  00:25.9 Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
  00:02.8 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Wade Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:01.6  
End of 2nd Quarter
Miami Heat (34-40) Houston Rockets (51-24)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:42 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Andersen Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  11:41  
Bosh Jump Shot: Missed  11:31  
  11:30 Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:7) 
Deng Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  11:21  
  11:21
[HOU 62-49]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  11:21
[HOU 63-49]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Deng Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Bosh (1 AST)  11:06
[MIA 51-63]
 
  10:49
[HOU 65-51]
Howard Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (3 AST) 
Deng Jump Shot: Missed  10:35  
  10:33 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  10:27
[HOU 68-51]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Andersen Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Wade (3 AST)  10:01
[MIA 53-68]
 
  09:46
[HOU 70-53]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Chalmers Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA)  09:46  
  09:46
[HOU 71-53]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 1 (19 PTS) 
  09:43 Motiejunas Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  09:39 Beverley Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Deng Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Ariza (5 ST)  09:30  
  09:24
[HOU 74-53]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Ariza (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:23  
Bosh Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  09:15  
  09:14 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Andersen Violation:Kicked Ball  09:02  
Bosh Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) (2 FTA)  08:48  
  08:48 Motiejunas Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:48 Team Rebound 
  08:48
[HOU 75-53]
Motiejunas Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Bosh Turnover : 3 Second Violation (3 TO)  08:33  
  08:20 Motiejunas Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
  08:19 Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:15 Ariza Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) 
  08:15 Ariza Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Andersen Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (6 ST)  07:59  
Andersen Violation:Kicked Ball  07:45  
  07:32 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Deng Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  07:31  
Deng Turnover : Traveling (4 TO)  07:27  
  07:11
[HOU 77-53]
Motiejunas Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Beverley (2 AST) 
Deng Jump Shot: Missed  06:49  
  06:48 Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Chalmers Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  06:45  
  06:45
[HOU 78-53]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Chalmers Substitution replaced by Cole  06:45  
  06:45
[HOU 79-53]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:45  
Bosh Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (4 TO)  06:29  
  06:08 Motiejunas Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Bosh 3pt Shot: Missed  05:55  
Team Rebound  05:54  
  05:53 Howard Substitution replaced by Smith 
Wade Jump Shot: Missed  05:31  
Bosh Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:30  
Wade Reverse Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Bosh (2 AST)  05:25
[MIA 55-79]
 
  05:04 Harden Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:03 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:51
[HOU 81-55]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS) 
Andersen Substitution replaced by Whiteside  04:37  
  04:37 Ariza Substitution replaced by Brewer 
Deng Substitution replaced by Granger  04:37  
Cole Step Back Jump shot: Missed  04:27  
Bosh Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  04:26  
  04:26 Motiejunas Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bosh Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:26  
Team Rebound  04:26  
Bosh Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  04:26
[MIA 56-81]
 
  04:15 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Granger (2 ST) 
  04:10 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Papanikolaou 
Wade Jump Shot: Missed  04:02  
  04:01 Team Rebound 
  03:47
[HOU 84-56]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (26 PTS) 
Bosh 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Cole (1 AST)  03:33
[MIA 59-84]
 
  03:11 Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
  03:10 Papanikolaou Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  03:05 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Whiteside Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:04  
  02:52 Smith Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Bosh Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  02:52
[MIA 60-84]
 
Wade Substitution replaced by Ennis  02:52  
Bosh Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:52  
  02:52 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Cole Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  02:30  
  02:30
[HOU 85-60]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (27 PTS) 
Bosh Substitution replaced by Williams  02:30  
  02:30 Beverley Substitution replaced by Terry 
  02:30
[HOU 86-60]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (28 PTS) 
Granger 3pt Shot: Missed  02:16  
  02:15 Team Rebound 
  02:15 Harden Substitution replaced by Howard 
  02:01 Howard Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO) 
  01:47 Brewer Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Whiteside Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:47  
Team Rebound  01:47  
Whiteside Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:47  
  01:47 Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:8) 
  01:36
[HOU 88-60]
Smith Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Terry (3 AST) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  01:22  
  01:21 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:56.9 Howard Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed 
Whiteside Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:55.8  
Cole Running Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  00:38.9  
  00:37.9 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:32.2
[HOU 91-60]
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Papanikolaou (1 AST) 
Cole Floating Jump shot: Missed  00:17.9  
  00:16.4 Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:9) 
  00:12.9 Papanikolaou Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Ennis (1 ST) 
  00:09.6 Howard Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Whiteside Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:09.6  
Team Rebound  00:09.6  
Whiteside Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:09.6  
  00:09.6 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:01.9
[HOU 94-60]
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
Whiteside Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Papanikolaou (1 ST)  00:01.9  
  00:01.9 Papanikolaou Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Granger Jump Shot: Missed  11:51  
  11:49 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  11:36 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:32  
Whiteside Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Ennis (1 AST)  11:13
[MIA 62-94]
 
  10:57 Papanikolaou Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST) 
Cole Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  10:53
[MIA 64-94]
 
  10:24 Smith Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
  10:09 Motiejunas Violation:Kicked Ball 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  09:54  
Ennis Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:52  
Ennis Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:50
[MIA 66-94]
 
  09:25 Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:23 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  09:07
[HOU 96-66]
Smith Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Whiteside Violation:Defensive Goaltending  09:07  
Cole Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Brewer (2 ST)  08:58  
Cole Foul: Personal (3 PF)  08:53  
  08:53  
Granger Substitution replaced by Dawkins  08:53  
  08:46
[HOU 99-66]
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Brewer (3 AST) 
Whiteside Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Motiejunas (2 ST)  08:34  
Williams Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  08:31  
  08:31
[HOU 100-66]
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Williams Substitution replaced by Haslem  08:31  
  08:31
[HOU 101-66]
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Dawkins 3pt Shot: Missed  08:18  
  08:17 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  08:12 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Ennis 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Cole (2 AST)  08:02
[MIA 69-101]
 
  07:46 Motiejunas Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:45 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  07:45 Motiejunas Tip Shot: Missed 
Whiteside Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:44  
Dawkins 3pt Shot: Missed  07:37  
  07:36 Papanikolaou Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
Haslem Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  07:26  
  07:26 Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:26 Team Rebound 
  07:26 Terry Substitution replaced by Canaan 
  07:26 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Dorsey 
  07:26 Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Ennis Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:25  
Whiteside Layup Shot: Missed Block: Smith (1 BLK)  07:12  
  07:11 Canaan Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:07 Canaan 3pt Shot: Missed 
Cole Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:06  
Dawkins 3pt Shot: Missed  06:47  
  06:46 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Dawkins Foul: Personal (1 PF)  06:38  
  06:30
[HOU 103-69]
Smith Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Canaan (1 AST) 
Whiteside Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Dawkins (1 AST)  06:01
[MIA 71-103]
 
  05:44
[HOU 105-71]
Smith Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Ennis Jump Shot: Missed  05:27  
Whiteside Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  05:25  
Whiteside Jump Hook Shot: Missed  05:25  
  05:25 Dorsey Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:16 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
Haslem Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:15  
Ennis Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Cole (3 AST)  05:00
[MIA 73-105]
 
  04:46
[HOU 108-73]
Canaan 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Whiteside Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Cole (4 AST)  04:24
[MIA 75-108]
 
  04:05 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:04 Canaan Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:48 Papanikolaou Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed 
  03:46 Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  03:46
[HOU 110-75]
Smith Tip Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Cole Jump Shot: Missed  03:29  
  03:27 Dorsey Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:21
[HOU 113-75]
Canaan 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:19  
  03:19 Smith Substitution replaced by Terry 
  03:04 Papanikolaou Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Whiteside Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  03:04
[MIA 76-113]
 
Whiteside Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  03:04
[MIA 77-113]
 
  02:42 Canaan Jump Shot: Missed Block: Whiteside (1 BLK) 
Cole Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:40  
Cole Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO)  02:38  
  02:38 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:26 Papanikolaou Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:25 Papanikolaou Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  02:20 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:19 Papanikolaou Rebound (Off:5 Def:2) 
  02:16 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Whiteside Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  02:15  
Ennis Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Papanikolaou (2 ST)  01:56  
  01:41 Dorsey Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Whiteside (2 BLK) 
Haslem Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:40  
Whiteside Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  01:20  
  01:11 Papanikolaou 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dawkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:10  
Whiteside Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Ennis (2 AST)  01:01
[MIA 79-113]
 
  00:44.9 Papanikolaou Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:42.9 Dorsey Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Cole Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (3 FTA)  00:27.0  
  00:27.0 Canaan Free Throw 1 of 3 Missed 
  00:27.0 Team Rebound 
  00:27.0
[HOU 114-79]
Canaan Free Throw 2 of 3 (7 PTS) 
  00:27.0
[HOU 115-79]
Canaan Free Throw 3 of 3 (8 PTS) 
Ennis 3pt Shot: Missed  00:11.9  
  00:10.5 Canaan Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
MIA
3rd Southeast
37
45
4-6
20-21
17-24
HOU
1st Southwest
56
26
7-3
30-11
26-15
 
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MIA
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HOU
2 players 28.4
Howard 14.4
Harden 8.1
Howard 3.0
Harden 2.4