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Harden has 25 points, Rockets hand Knicks 14th straight loss


By BRIAN MAHONEY
Posted Jan 09 2015 12:04AM

NEW YORK (AP) Just to the left of their bench was a row of fans wearing paper bags over their heads. On the court in front of them, a New York Knicks team filled with unrecognizable faces.

Only thing that mattered to the Houston Rockets is how they looked.

James Harden had 25 points and nine assists in just three quarters and the Rockets beat New York 120-96 on Thursday night to extend the Knicks' longest single-season losing streak to 14 games.

The Rockets beat New York for the 11th straight time, though everyone is beating the Knicks these days. New York has lost 24 of its last 25 games to fall to an NBA-worst 5-34.

"We're kind of looking at the bigger picture. Bigger picture is us playing at a high level, all on the same page. No matter what team we're playing against, we've got to play great," Harden said. "So tonight was a challenge for us. The Knicks aren't doing so well but our mindset was to come in here and play Rockets basketball."

Trevor Ariza added 18 points for the Rockets, who improved to just 4-4 in their last eight. Harden didn't reach his NBA-leading average of 26.8 points only because he was limited to 31 minutes, sitting out the fourth quarter with Houston already leading by 24.

Rookie Travis Wear scored a season-high 21 points and Langston Galloway had 19 for the Knicks in his second game since being called up from the NBA Development League. Rookie Cleanthony Early added a season-best 16.

The Knicks' overmatched lineup managed some neat fast breaks and dunks, entertaining a sold-out crowd that featured five fans wearing paper bags sitting right behind one of the baselines, easily noticeable during the nationally televised broadcast.

Dwight Howard said he saw the fans, figuring they were just embarrassed about the game.

"It's an unfortunate situation, but only thing you can do is remember we're all blessed to be able to play this sport, blessed to be alive and go from there," Howard said.

The Knicks couldn't sustain their brief runs. Without the injured Carmelo Anthony, Amare Stoudemire, and Andrea Bargnani, they sometimes had lineups on the floor more suited to summer league than the NBA.

"It's tough mentally, but we've got to be professional and just keep playing and working hard," veteran Jose Calderon said after a scoreless performance he called one of his worst games in the NBA.

They were close early in the second quarter before Harden scored or assisted on all five of Houston's baskets during a 13-2 run that pushed it to 43-30. He finished the half with a 3-pointer that made it 56-42.

Howard opened the third quarter with consecutive three-point plays to push the lead to 20, and coach Derek Fisher soon turned to his youth.

"Those guys that started the half gave up 12 points in three minutes. So they didn't deserve to be still in the game and we went to the younger guys," Fisher said.

Donatas Motiejunas finished with 17 points and Howard had 13 points and 10 rebounds.

TIP-INS

Rockets: Houston hasn't lost to the Knicks since Jan. 26, 2009. ... In a strange bit of scheduling, the Rockets return home for one game before coming right back to New York. They host Utah on Saturday, then turn right around to visit Brooklyn on Monday.

Knicks: New York's longest losing streak ever is 20 games over two seasons. The Knicks lost 12 straight at the end of the 1984-85 season, then dropped the first eight games of the 1985-86 season even after landing Patrick Ewing with the No. 1 pick in the draft.

NO PRESSURE

Howard said he's known Josh Smith since he was 3 or 4 years old and they played AAU basketball together. But Howard, remembering his own free agency from 2013, didn't pressure his old friend to join the Rockets after Detroit waived him.

"I know how it feels to have everybody try to call you, make this decision for you, so I just wanted him to make his own decision," Howard said.

UP NEXT

Rockets: Host Utah on Saturday night.

Knicks: Host Charlotte on Saturday.


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HOU
NYK
     
    • 53.2%

    • 46.2%

    • 44.4%

    • 42.3%

    • 68.8%

    • 52.4%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
HOU NYK
Total Rebounds 36 38
Offensive Rebounds 7 10
Turnovers 19 21
Fast Break Pts: 17 7
Biggest Lead: 28 3
Points in the Paint: 44 30
HOU NYK
p Harden   25 Wear   21
rb Howard   10 Early   6
a Harden   9 Larkin   5
s Motiejunas   4 Larkin   4
b Smith   2 Wear   1
 
  • 11/24 - NYK 86 @ HOU 91
  • 01/08 - HOU 120 @ NYK 96
Houston Rockets (25-11)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Ariza F 25:48 6-10 4-6 2-2 +27 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 0 0 18
D. Motiejunas F 36:05 7-10 0-1 3-7 +31 2 5 7 3 3 4 3 0 0 17
D. Howard C 24:06 4-6 0-0 5-8 +19 4 6 10 1 3 2 3 1 1 13
P. Beverley G 25:48 5-9 4-6 0-0 +27 0 2 2 3 4 1 0 0 0 14
J. Harden G 30:40 8-17 3-7 6-6 +32 0 4 4 9 2 3 3 0 0 25
J. Smith   19:42 1-3 0-1 0-2 -8 0 1 1 1 5 1 3 2 0 2
C. Brewer   22:12 3-10 1-6 4-4 -3 0 2 2 3 1 0 2 1 0 11
J. Terry   22:12 5-7 3-5 1-1 -3 0 2 2 2 0 1 0 0 0 14
K. Papanikolaou   17:20 0-2 0-2 0-0 -8 1 2 3 1 0 1 2 0 0 0
J. Dorsey   09:32 1-1 0-0 1-2 +5 0 3 3 0 3 0 0 1 0 3
I. Canaan   06:35 1-2 1-2 0-0 +1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 3
A. Shved DND - Sprained Left Ankle
Total   240 41-77 16-36 22-32   7 29 36 25 23 14 19 5 1 120
  53.2% 44.4% 68.8%   team rebs: 12 total to: 19
New York Knicks (5-34)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Hardaway Jr. F 17:17 3-9 1-6 0-0 -25 0 2 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 7
J. Smith F 22:32 3-7 0-0 0-0 -25 1 3 4 2 3 1 2 0 2 6
C. Aldrich C 19:40 2-5 0-0 0-0 -19 2 3 5 0 3 1 3 0 0 4
J. Calderon G 21:12 0-5 0-2 0-0 -29 2 2 4 4 0 0 2 0 0 0
P. Prigioni G 17:17 3-6 3-4 0-0 -25 0 1 1 3 2 2 4 0 0 9
Q. Acy   30:41 4-7 0-1 3-7 -7 1 4 5 3 4 0 1 0 0 11
S. Larkin   30:00 1-5 0-2 1-2 +3 0 2 2 5 1 4 3 0 0 3
T. Wear   26:15 9-16 3-6 0-0 +1 0 5 5 1 3 1 3 1 0 21
C. Early   24:35 6-10 1-1 3-6 +4 3 3 6 1 0 2 1 0 2 16
L. Galloway   30:31 6-10 3-4 4-6 +2 1 3 4 3 4 1 2 0 0 19
A. Bargnani DND - Strained Right Calf
Total   240 37-80 11-26 11-21   10 28 38 22 22 12 21 1 5 96
  46.2% 42.3% 52.4%   team rebs: 13 total to: 21

inactive

  • Rockets: Capela, Johnson, Jones
  • Knicks: Anthony, Stoudemire

technical fouls

  • Rockets: --
  • Knicks: Early, Fisher, Prigioni

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 1
  • Times Tied: 3

arena stats

  • Arena: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
  • Officials: #42 Eric Lewis, #31 Scott Wall, #25 Tony Brothers
  • Attendance: 19812
  • Duration: 2:25
Houston Rockets (51-24) New York Knicks (14-61)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Aldrich vs Howard (Calderon gains possession)
  11:42 Hardaway Jr. 3pt Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:40  
Motiejunas Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Aldrich (1 ST)  11:27  
  11:13 Smith Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  11:11 Aldrich Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:11
[NYK 2-0]
Aldrich Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Missed  10:49  
  10:47 Team Rebound 
  10:30 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:28  
  10:21 Hardaway Jr. Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  10:21
[HOU 1-2]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  10:21
[HOU 2-2]
 
  10:03
[NYK 5-2]
Prigioni 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST)  09:46
[HOU 5-5]
 
  09:25
[NYK 7-5]
Aldrich Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Prigioni (1 AST) 
Howard Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (1 AST)  09:05
[HOU 7-7]
 
  08:43 Hardaway Jr. 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:41 Aldrich Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  08:40 Aldrich Hook Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:39  
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (2 AST)  08:29
[HOU 10-7]
 
  08:11 Hardaway Jr. Jump Shot: Missed Block: Howard (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  08:10  
Motiejunas Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Prigioni (1 ST)  07:51  
  07:41 Calderon 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:38 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:22
[NYK 9-10]
Hardaway Jr. Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Prigioni (2 AST) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST)  07:04
[HOU 13-9]
 
  06:40 Calderon Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:38  
  06:35 Smith Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  06:35
[HOU 14-9]
 
  06:35 Smith Substitution replaced by Acy 
Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  06:35
[HOU 15-9]
 
  06:24 Calderon Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Harden (1 ST) 
  06:22 Prigioni Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Beverley Driving Jump shot: Made (5 PTS)  06:15
[HOU 17-9]
 
  06:09 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:00
[NYK 12-17]
Prigioni 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Acy (1 AST) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  05:35  
  05:33 Acy Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:25 Prigioni Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:23  
  05:20 Acy Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
  05:20 Prigioni Technical 
Harden Free Throw Technical (3 PTS)  05:20
[HOU 18-12]
 
Howard Substitution replaced by Smith  05:20  
  05:20 Prigioni Substitution replaced by Larkin 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  05:20
[HOU 19-12]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  05:20
[HOU 20-12]
 
  04:58 Calderon 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:56  
Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  04:53  
  04:37 Acy Jump Shot: Missed 
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:36  
Smith Hook Shot: Missed  04:31  
  04:29 Hardaway Jr. Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Motiejunas Foul: Personal (1 PF)  04:14  
Ariza Substitution replaced by Brewer  04:14  
Beverley Substitution replaced by Terry  04:14  
  04:14 Aldrich Substitution replaced by Wear 
  04:08 Larkin Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:06  
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  03:54
[HOU 22-12]
 
  03:42
[NYK 15-22]
Wear 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Calderon (1 AST) 
Motiejunas Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:19
[HOU 24-15]
 
  03:05 Hardaway Jr. 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:03  
Brewer Turnover : Palming Turnover (1 TO)  03:02  
Smith Foul: Personal (1 PF)  02:50  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:50  
  02:50 Hardaway Jr. Substitution replaced by Early 
  02:36
[NYK 17-24]
Larkin Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wear (1 AST) 
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST)  02:22
[HOU 27-17]
 
Brewer Foul: Personal (1 PF)  02:08  
  02:08 Calderon Substitution replaced by Galloway 
Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Howard  02:08  
Harden Substitution replaced by Papanikolaou  02:08  
Smith Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  02:00  
  02:00 Acy Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:00 Team Rebound 
  02:00 Acy Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  01:59 Early Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:44 Galloway 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:43  
  01:43 Acy Substitution replaced by Aldrich 
Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Early (1 ST)  01:30  
  01:13 Aldrich Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:12  
  01:06 Wear Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:06  
Team Rebound  01:06  
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:06  
  01:05 Galloway Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:39.9
[NYK 20-27]
Wear 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Howard Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  00:33.6  
Howard Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  00:33.6  
  00:23.9 Larkin 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:23.4 Galloway Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:23.4
[NYK 22-27]
Galloway Putback Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Howard Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Larkin (1 ST)  00:05.7  
  00:02.3 Early Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
  00:02.3 Aldrich Substitution replaced by Acy 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.4  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Houston Rockets (51-24) New York Knicks (14-61)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Howard Layup Shot: Missed Block: Wear (1 BLK)  11:46  
Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  11:43  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  11:39  
  11:37 Aldrich Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  11:23 Wear Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Howard (1 ST) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  11:17  
  11:15 Aldrich Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  11:12 Aldrich Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Papanikolaou (1 ST) 
Howard Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  10:55  
  10:53 Wear Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:40
[NYK 24-27]
Wear Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Terry Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  10:24
[HOU 29-24]
 
  10:11
[NYK 26-29]
Early Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Larkin (1 AST) 
  10:09 Early Technical 
Terry Free Throw Technical (6 PTS)  10:09
[HOU 30-26]
 
Papanikolaou 3pt Shot: Missed  09:54  
Team Rebound  09:53  
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  09:34  
  09:32 Larkin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:29
[NYK 28-30]
Galloway Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Larkin (2 AST) 
Howard Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (3 TO)  09:11  
  08:54 Wear Jump Shot: Missed 
Papanikolaou Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:52  
  08:48  
Smith Substitution replaced by Motiejunas  08:48  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Beverley  08:48  
Terry Substitution replaced by Harden  08:48  
Papanikolaou Substitution replaced by Ariza  08:48  
Beverley Layup Shot: Missed  08:46  
  08:45 Wear Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Beverley Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:45  
  08:31 Larkin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:29  
  08:20 Galloway Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  08:20 Larkin Substitution replaced by Calderon 
  08:07 Wear Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Motiejunas Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  08:07
[HOU 31-28]
 
  08:07 Early Substitution replaced by Hardaway Jr. 
  08:07 Wear Substitution replaced by Smith 
Motiejunas Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  08:07
[HOU 32-28]
 
  07:53 Galloway Jump Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:51  
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  07:44  
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  07:42  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  07:38  
Team Rebound  07:37  
  07:37 Aldrich Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  07:37 Galloway Substitution replaced by Prigioni 
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS)  07:17
[HOU 35-28]
 
  07:04 Prigioni Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Harden (2 ST) 
Harden Running Slam Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS)  07:00
[HOU 37-28]
 
  06:59 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:48 Calderon Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Ariza (1 ST) 
Ariza Slam Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Harden (4 AST)  06:44
[HOU 39-28]
 
  06:27 Aldrich Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:24 Team Rebound 
Howard Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  06:24  
Howard Substitution replaced by Smith  06:24  
  06:16 Smith Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Smith (1 BLK) 
  06:15 Team Rebound 
  06:08
[NYK 30-39]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Calderon (2 AST) 
  05:50 Aldrich Violation:Kicked Ball 
  05:50 Aldrich Substitution replaced by Acy 
Motiejunas Hook Shot: Missed  05:37  
  05:35 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:25 Hardaway Jr. 3pt Shot: Missed 
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:23  
Harden Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  05:13
[HOU 41-30]
 
  04:59 Smith Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed Block: Smith (2 BLK) 
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:57  
  04:50 Acy Violation:Kicked Ball 
Ariza Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  04:35  
  04:33 Prigioni Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:30 Prigioni Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Motiejunas (1 ST) 
Ariza Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Harden (5 AST)  04:26
[HOU 43-30]
 
  04:10 Prigioni 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:08 Acy Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:07
[NYK 32-43]
Acy Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Smith Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Beverley (1 AST)  03:54
[HOU 45-32]
 
  03:36
[NYK 35-45]
Prigioni 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Calderon (3 AST) 
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Harden (6 AST)  03:19
[HOU 48-35]
 
Harden Foul: Personal (1 PF)  03:17  
  03:03 Smith Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Harden (3 ST) 
  03:00 Prigioni Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:00  
  03:00 Hardaway Jr. Substitution replaced by Wear 
  03:00 Smith Substitution replaced by Galloway 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  02:51  
  02:49 Wear Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:41 Galloway Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:39 Team Rebound 
  02:32 Wear 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:31 Calderon Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  02:24
[NYK 37-48]
Acy Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Calderon (4 AST) 
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  02:07  
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:06  
Motiejunas Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS)  02:02
[HOU 50-37]
 
  01:38
[NYK 39-50]
Acy Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Prigioni (3 AST) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Harden (7 AST)  01:27
[HOU 53-39]
 
  01:00
[NYK 42-53]
Wear 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Acy (2 AST) 
Harden Floating Jump shot: Missed  00:48.9  
  00:46.9 Calderon Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:35.9 Prigioni Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST) 
Harden Floating Jump shot: Missed  00:29.9  
Team Rebound  00:28.4  
Smith Substitution replaced by Howard  00:28.4  
  00:28.4 Acy Substitution replaced by Aldrich 
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS)  00:06.3
[HOU 56-42]
 
  00:00.9 Prigioni Driving Jump shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Houston Rockets (51-24) New York Knicks (14-61)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Harden Jump Shot: Missed  11:43  
Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  11:42  
Howard Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  11:42
[HOU 58-42]
 
  11:42 Aldrich Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  11:42
[HOU 59-42]
 
  11:31 Calderon Jump Shot: Missed 
Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:29  
Howard Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (3 AST)  11:13
[HOU 61-42]
 
  11:13 Smith Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS)  11:13
[HOU 62-42]
 
Harden Foul: Personal (2 PF)  11:00  
  10:49 Prigioni Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Motiejunas (2 ST) 
Beverley Layup Shot: Missed  10:45  
  10:43 Calderon Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:27
[NYK 45-62]
Hardaway Jr. 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
  10:14 Smith Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  10:14
[HOU 63-45]
 
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  10:14
[HOU 64-45]
 
  10:06 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Prigioni (2 ST)  10:03  
  10:00
[NYK 47-64]
Hardaway Jr. Slam Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Ariza Jump Shot: Missed  09:36  
  09:35 Aldrich Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  09:34 Aldrich Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Motiejunas (3 ST) 
Motiejunas Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  09:33
[HOU 66-47]
 
  09:33 Aldrich Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) 
Motiejunas Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  09:33  
Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  09:32  
  09:32 Hardaway Jr. Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:32  
Team Rebound  09:32  
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:32  
  09:31 Hardaway Jr. Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:26 Hardaway Jr. 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:24 Calderon Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  09:12 Calderon Jump Shot: Missed 
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  09:11  
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Harden (8 AST)  09:01
[HOU 68-47]
 
  09:00 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:00 Hardaway Jr. Substitution replaced by Wear 
  09:00 Calderon Substitution replaced by Larkin 
  09:00 Prigioni Substitution replaced by Galloway 
  08:42 Aldrich Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Howard (2 ST) 
Harden Slam Dunk Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Howard (1 AST)  08:38
[HOU 70-47]
 
Ariza Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:25  
  08:25 Aldrich Substitution replaced by Acy 
Howard Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  08:13  
  08:13
[NYK 48-70]
Galloway Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  08:13 Galloway Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  08:12  
  07:56 Acy Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Motiejunas Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:56  
Team Rebound  07:56  
Motiejunas Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:56  
  07:55 Galloway Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:41 Wear 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:39  
Harden Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  07:37  
  07:17
[NYK 50-70]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Larkin (3 AST) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Beverley (2 AST)  07:05
[HOU 73-50]
 
  06:58 Fisher Technical 
Harden Free Throw Technical (20 PTS)  06:58
[HOU 74-50]
 
Beverley Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  06:48  
  06:48 Larkin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:48 Team Rebound 
  06:48
[NYK 51-74]
Larkin Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  06:36 Acy Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  06:36
[HOU 75-51]
 
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:36  
  06:35 Acy Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:20
[NYK 54-75]
Galloway 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Larkin (4 AST) 
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Harden (9 AST)  06:03
[HOU 78-54]
 
Motiejunas Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  05:52  
  05:52 Galloway Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:52 Team Rebound 
  05:52 Wear Substitution replaced by Early 
  05:52
[NYK 55-78]
Galloway Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  05:31  
  05:30 Early Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Beverley Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  05:29  
  05:29
[NYK 56-78]
Early Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  05:29 Early Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  05:26  
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Made (22 PTS)  05:14
[HOU 80-56]
 
  05:09 Larkin Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST)  05:01
[HOU 83-56]
 
  05:00 Team Timeout : Short 
  04:47
[NYK 58-83]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Galloway (1 AST) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  04:27  
Team Rebound  04:26  
Motiejunas Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Beverley (3 AST)  04:16
[HOU 85-58]
 
  03:59 Galloway Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  03:59 Galloway Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Harden Layup Shot: Missed  03:43  
  03:41 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:34
[NYK 61-85]
Galloway 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Early (2 ST)  03:22  
  03:17
[NYK 63-85]
Early Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Larkin (5 AST) 
Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Larkin (2 ST)  02:58  
  02:54 Acy Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Beverley (1 ST) 
Motiejunas Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST)  02:47  
Beverley Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA)  02:46  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:46  
Ariza Substitution replaced by Smith  02:46  
Howard Substitution replaced by Brewer  02:46  
Beverley Substitution replaced by Terry  02:46  
  02:46 Acy Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:46 Team Rebound 
  02:46
[NYK 64-85]
Acy Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Motiejunas Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS)  02:28
[HOU 87-64]
 
  02:08
[NYK 66-87]
Acy Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Smith Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA)  02:08  
  02:08
[NYK 67-87]
Acy Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Terry (1 AST)  01:47
[HOU 90-67]
 
  01:38 Galloway Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  01:19
[HOU 93-67]
 
  00:55.5
[NYK 69-93]
Early Driving Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Acy (3 AST) 
Harden Jump Shot: Missed  00:33.8  
  00:33.8 Team Rebound 
  00:24.9 Acy 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:22.9  
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.9  
  00:00.6 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:39
[NYK 72-93]
Galloway 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Brewer Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Terry (2 AST)  11:26
[HOU 95-72]
 
  11:06
[NYK 74-95]
Wear Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Brewer Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  10:43  
  10:41 Acy Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  10:22 Larkin Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Motiejunas (4 ST) 
Smith Foul: Offensive (4 PF)  10:19  
Smith Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  10:19  
  10:02 Wear Jump Shot: Missed 
Terry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:00  
Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Galloway (1 ST)  09:50  
  09:47
[NYK 76-95]
Galloway Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Motiejunas Layup Shot: Missed  09:33  
  09:32 Wear Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Smith Foul: Personal (5 PF)  09:32  
Smith Substitution replaced by Dorsey  09:32  
  09:20
[NYK 79-95]
Early 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Galloway (2 AST) 
Brewer Floating Jump shot: Missed  09:04  
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  09:03  
Terry Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  08:59
[HOU 97-79]
 
  08:50 Larkin Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Terry (1 ST) 
  08:46 Galloway Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
  08:46  
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  08:46
[HOU 98-79]
 
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  08:46
[HOU 99-79]
 
  08:29
[NYK 81-99]
Early Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Papanikolaou Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Larkin (3 ST)  08:13  
  08:09 Larkin Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:08 Early Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  08:08 Early Putback Dunk Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:08  
  08:00 Acy Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dorsey Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:00  
Team Rebound  08:00  
Dorsey Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  08:00
[HOU 100-81]
 
Motiejunas Foul: Personal (3 PF)  07:51  
Dorsey Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  07:45  
  07:45
[NYK 82-100]
Galloway Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  07:45
[NYK 83-100]
Galloway Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Motiejunas Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  07:36
[HOU 102-83]
 
  07:36 Larkin Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Motiejunas Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  07:36  
  07:35 Acy Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  07:19 Wear Jump Shot: Missed 
Dorsey Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:17  
Motiejunas Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST)  07:04
[HOU 104-83]
 
  07:04 Wear Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) 
Motiejunas Free Throw 1 of 1 (17 PTS)  07:04
[HOU 105-83]
 
  06:55
[NYK 85-105]
Wear Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Brewer (2 AST)  06:38
[HOU 108-85]
 
  06:35 Team Timeout : Regular 
Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Canaan  06:35  
Dorsey Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  06:19  
  06:19 Early Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:19 Team Rebound 
  06:19
[NYK 86-108]
Early Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Canaan Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wear (1 ST)  06:09  
  06:04 Early Jump Shot: Missed Block: Brewer (1 BLK) 
Canaan Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:00  
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Brewer (3 AST)  05:55
[HOU 111-86]
 
Dorsey Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  05:42  
  05:42 Acy Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:42 Team Rebound 
  05:42
[NYK 87-111]
Acy Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  05:27  
  05:25 Galloway Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Canaan Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  05:20  
  05:20
[NYK 88-111]
Early Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  05:20 Early Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Dorsey Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:19  
Terry 3pt Shot: Missed  04:59  
  04:57 Wear Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  04:52 Wear Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Brewer Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Canaan (1 AST)  04:39
[HOU 113-88]
 
  04:26 Early Jump Shot: Missed 
Papanikolaou Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:24  
  04:14 Galloway Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  04:14
[HOU 114-88]
 
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  04:14
[HOU 115-88]
 
  03:50
[NYK 90-115]
Wear Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Early (1 AST) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  03:33  
Papanikolaou Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:31  
Brewer Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO)  03:30  
  03:17 Galloway Jump Shot: Missed 
Terry Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:16  
Dorsey Hook Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Papanikolaou (1 AST)  02:58
[HOU 117-90]
 
  02:45
[NYK 92-117]
Wear Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Galloway (3 AST) 
Papanikolaou Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Larkin (4 ST)  02:32  
  02:25 Wear 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dorsey Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:22  
Canaan 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  02:15
[HOU 120-92]
 
  02:14 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:48 Wear Jump Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:46  
Papanikolaou 3pt Shot: Missed  01:33  
  01:31 Larkin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:15 Early Jump Shot: Missed Block: Dorsey (1 BLK) 
  01:14 Team Rebound 
  01:10 Acy Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:09 Early Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  01:08
[NYK 94-120]
Early Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Canaan 3pt Shot: Missed  00:59.9  
  00:56.9 Early Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  00:46.0
[NYK 96-120]
Wear Driving Bank shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Terry 3pt Shot: Missed  00:31.8  
  00:29.5 Early Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  00:17.0 Wear Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (3 TO) 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
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HOU
1st Southwest
56
26
7-3
30-11
26-15
NYK
5th Atlantic
17
65
3-7
10-31
7-34
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
HOU
2 players 28.4
Howard 14.4
Harden 8.1
Howard 3.0
Harden 2.4
NYK
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