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Harden's buzzer-beater lifts Rockets past Suns, 113-111


By JOSE M. ROMERO
Posted Jan 24 2015 1:14AM

PHOENIX (AP) It was James Harden for the win, or overtime that seemed unimaginable halfway through the fourth quarter.

Harden made the 20-foot jumper as time ran out to lift the Houston Rockets to a 113-111 win over Phoenix on Friday night after the Suns came back from 16 points down to tie the score.

"It's a great feeling," Harden said. "We had a pretty solid lead, we knew they were going to make a run. Make it or miss it and go into overtime. I made it."

Harden scored 33 points in the absence of injured star center Dwight Howard, who didn't return after injuring his right ankle in the first quarter.

Harden, the NBA's leading scorer entering the night at 27.2 points per game, added 10 assists and six rebounds and made 14 of 17 free-throw attempts for the Rockets. Donatas Motiejunas added 15 points as Houston improved to 24-2 when leading at halftime this season.

Houston had to fend off a late rally by the Suns, trailed 102-86 midway through the fourth and tied it on Markieff Morris' three-point play with 16.6 seconds to play. The Rockets then held the ball for the game's last shot.

"We flattened it out for James and James has been making big shots all year," Rockets coach Kevin McHale said.

"Tie game on the road, you live for those moments," Harden said.

Eric Bledsoe had 25 points, eight rebounds and nine assists to lead the Suns, who had won four straight overall and seven straight at home. Isaiah Thomas added 22 points and Morris had 21.

"It's tough when you're down and you fight so hard and you feel like you should have won and things like that happen," Thomas said of the winning shot.

Harden had 18 points at halftime, including three 3-pointers on four attempts and a high-flying dunk 4.9 seconds before the halftime buzzer that gave the Rockets a 60-52 lead at the break.

Howard's night ended with just five points and three rebounds in about 8 1/2 minutes.

The Rockets didn't seem to miss Howard's 17-point, 11-rebounds-per-game averages, at least on the offensive end. They made 52.4 percent of their shots and dominated in the paint, outscoring the Suns 64-46 inside.

Six Rockets scored in double figures for the game.

The Suns trailed by 10 at the start of the fourth quarter and were down 16 after Harden's layup with 6:11 to go. Phoenix then went on a 20-6 run to pull within two on Thomas' 3 with 53 seconds remaining.

Houston took a 12-point lead in the first quarter on a floater from Corey Brewer with 1:22 left to play. Before that, the Rockets hit four 3-pointers, two that got friendly bounces high off the rim and dropped in for Howard and Harden.

Back-to-back 3s from Thomas pulled the Suns to 30-24 before the first quarter ended.

"I don't know what we were doing that first eight minutes. It's a sign that you're not ready to play and you're not focused," Suns coach Jeff Hornacek said.

Phoenix cut the lead to 52-50 on Bledsoe's 3 with 3:14 left in the first half. But Houston led by eight at the break.

TIP-INS

Rockets: Harden was on the team's injury report going into the game with a bruised left knee ... G Patrick Beverley's hustle stopped a layup attempt in the third quarter when he stripped the Suns' Goran Dragic and forced a lost ball out of bounds, then Dragic, a former Rockets player, was whistled for a technical foul for arguing. ... Houston's 30-14 record is its best through 44 games since the 1996-97 season, when the Rockets were 32-12. .. Harden has 11 double-doubles and a league-high 20 30-point games this season.

Suns: Forward P.J. Tucker was issued a technical foul 26 seconds into the second half for getting in Harden's face, as it was explained to Hornacek ... Bledsoe has at least 25 points in back-to-back games for the first time this season.

OUCH!

Thomas drove baseline and drew a foul with 2:11 to play in the second quarter, throwing a pass at the whistle. The ball drilled official Scott Wall near his head as he tried to duck. Wall was OK.

UP NEXT

Rockets: At Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday.

Suns: Host Los Angeles Clippers on Sunday.


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HOU
PHX
     
    • 52.4%

    • 46.2%

    • 37.0%

    • 33.3%

    • 75.0%

    • 70.8%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
HOU PHX
Total Rebounds 41 44
Offensive Rebounds 6 13
Turnovers 14 12
Fast Break Pts: 26 25
Biggest Lead: 16 2
Points in the Paint: 64 46
HOU PHX
p Harden   33 Bledsoe   25
rb 4 players   6 Len   11
a Harden   10 Bledsoe   9
s Harden   3 Morris   2
b Smith   2 2 players   2
 
  • 12/06 - PHX 95 @ HOU 100
  • 01/23 - HOU 113 @ PHX 111
  • 02/10 - HOU @ PHX
  • 03/21 - PHX @ HOU
Houston Rockets (30-14)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Ariza F 36:10 5-10 1-4 0-0 -5 2 4 6 4 0 0 2 0 1 11
D. Motiejunas F 22:50 7-11 0-0 1-2 +15 2 4 6 0 4 1 1 0 0 15
D. Howard C 08:29 2-2 1-1 0-0 +3 0 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 5
J. Harden G 39:48 8-18 3-6 14-17 +1 0 6 6 10 4 3 3 1 2 33
P. Beverley G 33:34 5-13 4-7 0-0 -3 1 3 4 4 2 0 0 1 1 14
J. Smith   25:52 7-11 0-2 0-1 +9 0 3 3 3 1 0 6 2 0 14
C. Brewer   21:10 7-12 0-2 0-0 +2 1 2 3 0 2 1 0 0 2 14
J. Dorsey   20:08 2-2 0-0 0-0 -14 0 6 6 0 5 2 1 1 0 4
J. Terry   14:44 1-1 1-1 0-0 +9 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
K. Papanikolaou   17:14 0-4 0-4 0-0 -7 0 4 4 2 3 0 0 1 0 0
T. Jones DND - Left Leg Nerve Inflammation
A. Shved DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 44-84 10-27 15-20   6 35 41 24 21 7 14 6 6 113
  52.4% 37.0% 75.0%   team rebs: 10 total to: 16
Phoenix Suns (26-19)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Tucker F 29:26 2-7 0-3 2-2 -2 2 3 5 3 3 0 0 0 0 6
M. Morris F 23:39 9-14 0-0 3-4 +8 2 2 4 1 4 1 3 0 1 21
A. Len C 24:04 2-3 0-0 0-2 -11 3 8 11 0 1 0 0 2 0 4
G. Dragic G 18:25 1-5 0-2 0-2 -16 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 2
E. Bledsoe G 38:38 8-14 1-4 8-10 +11 1 7 8 9 5 0 3 1 0 25
I. Thomas   37:41 7-20 4-9 4-4 -1 1 4 5 4 2 0 5 0 2 22
M. Morris   23:48 5-9 2-3 0-0 +3 1 5 6 2 4 2 1 0 0 12
B. Wright   15:16 1-4 0-0 0-0 -4 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 2 1 2
G. Green   23:09 6-14 3-9 0-0 -2 2 0 2 0 2 0 0 0 1 15
M. Plumlee   05:54 1-1 0-0 0-0 +4 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 2
R. Bullock DNP - Coach's Decision
Z. Dragic DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Goodwin DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 42-91 10-30 17-24   13 31 44 21 23 4 12 6 6 111
  46.2% 33.3% 70.8%   team rebs: 6 total to: 12

inactive

  • Rockets: Canaan, Capela, Johnson
  • Suns: Ennis, Warren

technical fouls

  • Rockets: --
  • Suns: Dragic, Tucker

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 6
  • Times Tied: 3

arena stats

  • Arena: US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Officials: #19 James Capers, #18 Matt Boland, #31 Scott Wall
  • Attendance: 16701
  • Duration: 2:18
Houston Rockets (30-14) Phoenix Suns (26-19)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Len vs Howard (Beverley gains possession)
Motiejunas Layup Shot: Missed  11:42  
  11:39 Mark Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:32 Bledsoe 3pt Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:30  
  11:21 Mark Morris Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Beverley Driving Layup Shot: Missed  11:05  
  11:02 Len Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:01 Mark Morris Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Harden (1 ST) 
Harden Layup Shot: Missed Block: Len (1 BLK)  10:58  
  10:55 Mark Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:51 Tucker 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:48  
Ariza Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:45
[HOU 2-0]
 
  10:38 Tucker Jump Shot: Missed 
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:35  
Beverley Layup Shot: Missed  10:29  
  10:27 Len Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:15
[PHX 2-2]
Len Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (1 AST) 
Motiejunas Turnaround Bank shot: Missed  09:53  
  09:49 Len Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:46
[PHX 4-2]
Dragic Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Harden Jump Shot: Missed  09:29  
  09:27 Bledsoe Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:26 Bledsoe Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Howard 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Beverley (1 AST)  08:58
[HOU 5-4]
 
  08:45 Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:44  
Ariza Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST)  08:41
[HOU 7-4]
 
  08:23
[PHX 6-7]
Bledsoe Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Mark Morris (1 AST) 
Howard Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST)  07:54
[HOU 9-6]
 
  07:39 Mark Morris Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
  07:37 Tucker Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:36 Tucker Hook Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:33  
Motiejunas Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Howard (1 AST)  07:17
[HOU 11-6]
 
Motiejunas Foul: Personal Block (1 PF)  07:07  
Motiejunas Foul: Personal (2 PF)  07:02  
Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Smith  07:02  
  06:57
[PHX 8-11]
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dragic (1 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  06:42  
  06:39 Bledsoe Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:33
[PHX 10-11]
Bledsoe Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  06:23 Tucker Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Smith Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Mark Morris (1 ST)  06:18  
  06:14
[PHX 12-11]
Tucker Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (2 AST) 
Smith Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Beverley (2 AST)  05:53
[HOU 13-12]
 
  05:43
[PHX 14-13]
Mark Morris Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  05:27
[HOU 16-14]
 
  05:04
[PHX 16-16]
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dragic (2 AST) 
Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  04:57  
  04:57 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:33 Bledsoe Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:30 Len Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:30 Len Tip Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:28  
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  04:23  
Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:21  
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST)  04:16
[HOU 19-16]
 
  04:09
[PHX 18-19]
Len Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (3 AST) 
Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  03:54
[HOU 21-18]
 
  03:48 Mark Morris Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  03:48 Mark Morris Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  03:48 Bledsoe Substitution replaced by Thomas 
  03:48 Mark Morris Substitution replaced by Marc Morris 
Harden Jump Shot: Missed  03:32  
Team Rebound  03:32  
  03:32 Marc Morris Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Ariza Substitution replaced by Brewer  03:32  
  03:31 Marc Morris Violation:Kicked Ball 
Howard Substitution replaced by Dorsey  03:31  
  03:31 Len Substitution replaced by Wright 
Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  03:21  
Beverley Substitution replaced by Terry  03:08  
  02:58 Dragic Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:54  
Brewer Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST)  02:52
[HOU 23-18]
 
  02:37 Marc Morris Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:36  
Smith Driving Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:32
[HOU 25-18]
 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:15  
  02:15 Dragic Substitution replaced by Green 
  02:15 Jump Ball Thomas vs Dorsey (Terry gains possession) 
  02:15 Thomas Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Dorsey (1 ST) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  01:58
[HOU 28-18]
 
  01:37 Thomas Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:35 Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:33 Marc Morris Jump Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:31  
Brewer Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  01:22
[HOU 30-18]
 
  01:07 Green 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:05 Tucker Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  00:56.8 Thomas Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST) 
Harden Layup Shot: Missed  00:52.9  
  00:50.9 Marc Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:45.9
[PHX 21-30]
Thomas 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Tucker (1 AST) 
Smith Hook Shot: Missed  00:32.9  
  00:28.9 Tucker Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  00:25.9
[PHX 24-30]
Thomas 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
  00:05.5 Wright Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:05.5
[HOU 31-24]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:05.5
[HOU 32-24]
 
Smith Foul: Personal Take (1 PF)  00:03.8  
  00:00.5 Tucker 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:00.1  
End of 1st Quarter
Houston Rockets (30-14) Phoenix Suns (26-19)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:45 Bledsoe 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:43  
Dorsey Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST)  11:29
[HOU 34-24]
 
  11:13
[PHX 26-34]
Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  11:01  
  10:59 Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:54
[PHX 29-34]
Green 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bledsoe (1 BLK)  10:39  
Team Rebound  10:39  
Smith Substitution replaced by Motiejunas  10:39  
  10:38 Bledsoe Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Motiejunas Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:33
[HOU 36-29]
 
  10:22 Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:22  
  10:22 Marc Morris Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
  10:22 Marc Morris Substitution replaced by Plumlee 
Ariza Jump Shot: Missed  10:10  
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:09  
  10:09 Plumlee Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  10:00  
Ariza Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  09:58  
Brewer Driving Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS)  09:51
[HOU 38-29]
 
  09:33 Bledsoe Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  09:33 Bledsoe Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Terry Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Wright (1 ST)  09:21  
Motiejunas Foul: Shooting Block (3 PF) (2 FTA)  09:12  
  09:12
[PHX 30-38]
Bledsoe Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Smith  09:12  
  09:12
[PHX 31-38]
Bledsoe Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Dorsey Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  08:56  
  08:56  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Beverley  08:56  
Terry Substitution replaced by Harden  08:56  
  08:46
[PHX 33-38]
Plumlee Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (4 AST) 
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST)  08:21
[HOU 41-33]
 
  08:01
[PHX 36-41]
Green 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Thomas (1 AST) 
Beverley Jump Shot: Missed Block: Wright (1 BLK)  07:45  
  07:42 Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:39 Bledsoe Layup Shot: Missed 
Dorsey Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:36  
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  07:32
[HOU 43-36]
 
  07:25
[PHX 38-43]
Thomas Pullup Jump shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Ariza Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Wright (2 BLK)  07:02  
  06:59 Plumlee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:56 Thomas Jump Shot: Missed 
Dorsey Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:54  
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Beverley (3 AST)  06:44
[HOU 46-38]
 
  06:33
[PHX 40-46]
Green Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Ariza Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  06:20  
  06:20 Wright Substitution replaced by Mark Morris 
Smith Foul: Defense 3 Second (1 PF)  06:11  
Team Timeout : Regular  06:11  
  06:11
[PHX 41-46]
Bledsoe Free Throw Technical (7 PTS) 
  06:02
[PHX 43-46]
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (5 AST) 
Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  05:42  
  05:33 Mark Morris Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Dorsey Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:31  
Smith Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Harden (4 AST)  05:27
[HOU 48-43]
 
  05:00 Thomas Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:00  
  05:00 Mark Morris Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) 
  05:00 Mark Morris Substitution replaced by Tucker 
Harden Jump Shot: Missed Block: Plumlee (1 BLK)  04:51  
  04:47 Bledsoe Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:44 Green 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:43 Bledsoe Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:39 Bledsoe 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:37 Green Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:37
[PHX 45-48]
Green Putback Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO)  04:28  
  04:28 Plumlee Substitution replaced by Len 
  04:15 Thomas Running Bank shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  04:12  
  04:10 Tucker Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  04:10
[HOU 49-45]
 
Ariza Substitution replaced by Papanikolaou  04:10  
Smith Substitution replaced by Brewer  04:10  
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  04:10
[HOU 50-45]
 
Brewer Foul: Personal (1 PF)  03:57  
Papanikolaou Foul: Personal (1 PF)  03:52  
Dorsey Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  03:46  
  03:46
[PHX 46-50]
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  03:46
[PHX 47-50]
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Brewer Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Harden (5 AST)  03:24
[HOU 52-47]
 
  03:14
[PHX 50-52]
Bledsoe 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  02:59  
  02:59 Team Rebound 
Dorsey Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  02:59  
  02:59 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:59 Bledsoe Substitution replaced by Dragic 
  02:59 Len Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:59 Team Rebound 
  02:59 Len Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Dorsey Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  02:58  
  02:43 Green Violation:Kicked Ball 
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS)  02:33
[HOU 55-50]
 
  02:18 Green Jump Shot: Missed Block: Dorsey (1 BLK) 
  02:15 Green Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
Dorsey Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  02:11  
  02:11
[PHX 51-55]
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Dorsey Substitution replaced by Smith  02:11  
  02:11
[PHX 52-55]
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  01:50  
  01:48 Tucker Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Beverley Foul: Personal Block (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:44  
  01:44 Dragic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:44 Team Rebound 
  01:44 Dragic Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:44  
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  01:36  
Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:34  
Brewer Tip Shot: Made (10 PTS)  01:34
[HOU 57-52]
 
  01:25 Green Jump Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:24  
Smith Layup Shot: Missed  01:11  
  01:09 Len Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  01:04 Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:02 Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:01 Thomas Layup Shot: Missed Block: Smith (1 BLK) 
  01:01 Team Rebound 
  00:59.9 Green 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:57.7  
  00:45.2 Green Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (3 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 3 Missed  00:45.2  
Team Rebound  00:45.2  
Harden Free Throw 2 of 3 (16 PTS)  00:45.2
[HOU 58-52]
 
Harden Free Throw 3 of 3 Missed  00:45.2  
  00:43.9 Len Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  00:26.9 Thomas Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Harden Driving Dunk Shot: Made (18 PTS)  00:04.9
[HOU 60-52]
 
End of 2nd Quarter
Houston Rockets (30-14) Phoenix Suns (26-19)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:37
[PHX 54-60]
Mark Morris Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
  11:34 Tucker Technical 
Harden Free Throw Technical (19 PTS)  11:34
[HOU 61-54]
 
  11:34 Tucker Substitution replaced by Marc Morris 
  11:28 Len Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Motiejunas Hook Shot: Missed  11:20  
  11:15 Marc Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:13
[PHX 56-61]
Bledsoe Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Harden Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  11:13  
  11:13 Bledsoe Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
  11:11 Len Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  10:53
[PHX 58-61]
Marc Morris Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  10:47  
  10:39 Len Violation:Kicked Ball 
Smith Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  10:30
[HOU 63-58]
 
  10:11 Marc Morris Layup Shot: Missed 
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  10:09  
  09:58 Marc Morris Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  09:53 Mark Morris Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Motiejunas Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:53  
Team Rebound  09:53  
  09:53 Mark Morris Substitution replaced by Thomas 
Motiejunas Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  09:53
[HOU 64-58]
 
  09:39 Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Harden (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  09:39  
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Harden (6 AST)  09:28
[HOU 67-58]
 
  09:05 Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:03  
Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Marc Morris (1 ST)  08:54  
  08:48 Thomas Jump Shot: Missed 
Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:45  
Smith Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Harden (7 AST)  08:40
[HOU 69-58]
 
  08:40 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:16
[PHX 60-69]
Bledsoe Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Beverley Running Bank shot: Missed  07:52  
  07:48 Len Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  07:45 Thomas Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Harden (2 ST) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  07:41  
Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:39  
  07:36 Marc Morris Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS)  07:36
[HOU 70-60]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS)  07:36
[HOU 71-60]
 
  07:18 Marc Morris 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  07:16  
Smith Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS)  07:02
[HOU 73-60]
 
  06:47
[PHX 63-73]
Marc Morris 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Thomas (2 AST) 
Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Marc Morris (2 ST)  06:23  
  06:19 Dragic Jump Shot: Missed Block: Beverley (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  06:19  
  06:19 Dragic Technical 
Harden Free Throw Technical (22 PTS)  06:19
[HOU 74-63]
 
  06:19 Dragic Substitution replaced by Green 
Harden Substitution replaced by Brewer  06:19  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  06:14  
  06:13 Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:03 Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed 
Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:01  
Smith Jump Bank Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Beverley (4 AST)  05:59
[HOU 76-63]
 
  05:59 Green Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  05:59  
  05:59 Len Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
Motiejunas Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  05:48  
  05:48
[PHX 64-76]
Bledsoe Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Dorsey  05:48  
  05:48
[PHX 65-76]
Bledsoe Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  05:34  
  05:32 Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:30 Thomas Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  05:06  
  05:01 Bledsoe Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Dorsey (2 ST) 
Brewer Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Ariza (2 AST)  04:57
[HOU 78-65]
 
  04:32
[PHX 67-78]
Bledsoe Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Thomas (3 AST) 
Smith Turnover : Traveling (5 TO)  04:21  
Beverley Foul: Personal (2 PF)  04:08  
Ariza Substitution replaced by Harden  04:08  
  04:01 Green 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:59 Len Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  03:55
[PHX 69-78]
Green Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Marc Morris (1 AST) 
Brewer Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Len (2 BLK)  03:44  
  03:41 Len Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
  03:33 Green 3pt Shot: Missed 
Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:30  
  03:30 Thomas Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS)  03:30
[HOU 79-69]
 
  03:30 Len Substitution replaced by Wright 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS)  03:30
[HOU 80-69]
 
  03:14 Wright Hook Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  03:11  
Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO)  03:02  
Beverley Substitution replaced by Terry  03:02  
  02:47 Wright Jump Shot: Missed Block: Smith (2 BLK) 
Dorsey Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  02:45  
Dorsey Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Harden (8 AST)  02:37
[HOU 82-69]
 
Harden Foul: Personal (2 PF)  02:26  
Smith Substitution replaced by Papanikolaou  02:26  
  02:21 Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dorsey Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  02:19  
Brewer Layup Shot: Missed  02:14  
  02:11 Bledsoe Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  02:05
[PHX 72-82]
Green 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (6 AST) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  01:48  
  01:46 Team Rebound 
  01:34
[PHX 74-82]
Wright Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (7 AST) 
Brewer Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  01:05
[HOU 84-74]
 
Dorsey Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  00:42.0  
  00:42.0
[PHX 75-84]
Bledsoe Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Dorsey Substitution replaced by Smith  00:42.0  
  00:42.0 Bledsoe Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Papanikolaou Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:40.5  
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Harden (9 AST)  00:29.9
[HOU 87-75]
 
Brewer Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:08.4  
  00:08.4
[PHX 76-87]
Bledsoe Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  00:08.4
[PHX 77-87]
Bledsoe Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Papanikolaou 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Papanikolaou 3pt Shot: Missed  11:41  
  11:39 Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Papanikolaou Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  11:24  
  11:24
[PHX 78-87]
Tucker Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  11:24
[PHX 79-87]
Tucker Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Motiejunas Hook Shot: Made (7 PTS)  11:07
[HOU 89-79]
 
  10:49 Wright Layup Shot: Missed 
Papanikolaou Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:48  
Motiejunas Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Papanikolaou (1 AST)  10:42
[HOU 91-79]
 
  10:16 Green 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  10:14  
Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  10:06  
  09:56 Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  09:56  
  09:56 Thomas Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Motiejunas Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  09:38  
Papanikolaou Foul: Personal (3 PF)  09:25  
  09:25 Wright Substitution replaced by Len 
  09:25 Green Substitution replaced by Bledsoe 
  09:14 Mark Morris Layup Shot: Missed Block: Papanikolaou (1 BLK) 
  09:12 Mark Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:12 Mark Morris Jump Shot: Missed 
Papanikolaou Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:11  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Harden  09:03  
Papanikolaou 3pt Shot: Missed  08:57  
  08:54 Bledsoe Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  08:37 Tucker 3pt Shot: Missed 
Papanikolaou Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:34  
Papanikolaou 3pt Shot: Missed  08:28  
  08:23 Tucker Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  08:12 Mark Morris Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:10 Mark Morris Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  08:10
[PHX 81-91]
Mark Morris Putback Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Harden (10 AST)  08:02
[HOU 94-81]
 
  08:00 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:48
[PHX 83-94]
Bledsoe Driving Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS) 
Motiejunas Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Ariza (3 AST)  07:28
[HOU 96-83]
 
  07:16
[PHX 85-96]
Mark Morris Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Thomas (4 AST) 
Ariza Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS)  07:04
[HOU 98-85]
 
Harden Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  06:48  
  06:48 Mark Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:48 Team Rebound 
Terry Substitution replaced by Beverley  06:48  
  06:48 Len Substitution replaced by Marc Morris 
  06:48
[PHX 86-98]
Mark Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  06:40 Bledsoe Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Motiejunas Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Papanikolaou (2 AST)  06:30
[HOU 100-86]
 
  06:14 Mark Morris Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Motiejunas (1 ST) 
Harden Layup Shot: Made (26 PTS)  06:11
[HOU 102-86]
 
  06:00
[PHX 88-102]
Marc Morris Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
  05:46 Bledsoe Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
  05:46  
Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Dorsey  05:46  
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  05:33  
  05:31 Bledsoe Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  05:26
[PHX 91-102]
Thomas 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (8 AST) 
Beverley Step Back Jump shot: Missed  05:02  
  04:59 Marc Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:39
[PHX 93-102]
Thomas Floating Jump shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:22  
  04:19 Marc Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  04:17
[PHX 95-102]
Tucker Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (9 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:17  
Dorsey Substitution replaced by Motiejunas  04:17  
Motiejunas Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  03:56
[HOU 104-95]
 
  03:33
[PHX 97-104]
Bledsoe Driving Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  03:01  
  02:51 Thomas Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  02:48  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  02:43  
  02:39 Bledsoe Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  02:27
[PHX 100-104]
Marc Morris 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Tucker (2 AST) 
Harden Jump Shot: Missed  02:00  
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  01:58  
Motiejunas Jump Shot: Missed  01:46  
  01:44 Marc Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  01:30 Marc Morris Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Harden (3 ST) 
Harden Layup Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Ariza (4 AST)  01:25
[HOU 106-100]
 
  01:25 Team Timeout : Regular 
Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Brewer  01:25  
  01:22
[PHX 102-106]
Mark Morris Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Tucker (3 AST) 
Harden Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA)  01:22  
Papanikolaou Substitution replaced by Motiejunas  01:22  
  01:22
[PHX 103-106]
Mark Morris Free Throw 1 of 1 (18 PTS) 
Beverley Running Bank shot: Made (14 PTS)  01:04
[HOU 108-103]
 
  00:53.9
[PHX 106-108]
Thomas 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Marc Morris (2 AST) 
  00:31.3 Bledsoe Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:31.3  
Team Rebound  00:31.3  
  00:31.3 Thomas Substitution replaced by Len 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (29 PTS)  00:31.3
[HOU 109-106]
 
  00:31.3 Team Timeout : Short 
Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Dorsey  00:31.3  
  00:31.3 Len Substitution replaced by Thomas 
  00:27.9 Bledsoe Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:27.2 Marc Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  00:27.2
[PHX 108-109]
Marc Morris Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:27.2  
Dorsey Substitution replaced by Terry  00:27.2  
  00:26.0 Tucker Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (30 PTS)  00:26.0
[HOU 110-108]
 
Terry Substitution replaced by Dorsey  00:26.0  
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (31 PTS)  00:26.0
[HOU 111-108]
 
  00:16.6
[PHX 110-111]
Mark Morris Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Dorsey Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (1 FTA)  00:16.6  
Dorsey Substitution replaced by Motiejunas  00:16.6  
  00:16.6
[PHX 111-111]
Mark Morris Free Throw 1 of 1 (21 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:16.6  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Terry  00:16.6  
Harden Jump Shot: Made (33 PTS)  00:00.1
[HOU 113-111]
 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
HOU
2nd Southwest
33
15
6-4
16-7
17-8
PHX
3rd Pacific
28
21
6-4
15-9
13-12
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
HOU
Harden 27.0
Howard 11.0
Harden 6.8
Jones 1.7
Harden 2.0
PHX
Bledsoe 16.9
3 players 6.0
Bledsoe 6.0
Len 1.5
Bledsoe 1.6