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Harden has 20 points in 4th quarter, Rockets beat Suns


By BOB BAUM
Posted Feb 11 2015 12:21AM

PHOENIX (AP) The Houston Rockets blew an early 18-point lead and were down by one after three quarters in Phoenix.

Then, as he so often does, James Harden took over.

The NBA's leading scorer got 20 of his 40 points in the fourth quarter and the Rockets pulled away to beat the Suns 127-118 on Tuesday night.

"He made all the tough plays for his team, like all great players do," the Suns' Eric Bledsoe said. "You know, he's in the running for MVP and he should be up there."

Josh Smith added 20 in the highest-scoring game of the season for the Rockets, who trailed 89-88 at the end of the third.

"That (game) had more twists and turns than an old country road," Houston coach Kevin McHale said.

Eric Bledsoe scored 32, one shy of his career high, for the Suns, who enter the All-Star break losers of five of six. Bledsoe had 12 points in the fourth quarter.

Harden - who will have his number retired by Arizona State on Wednesday night - ended the first and second quarters with a 3-pointer, then opened the fourth with a four-point play that put the Rockets ahead for good. He scored eight in a row during a 2 1/2 minute stretch late in the fourth.

"James played really, really well," McHale said. "He's been playing at a high level."

Harden has 85 points in his last two games. He scored 45 - one shy of his career high - in a loss to Portland on Sunday and has six games of at least 40 points this season.

"I mean, credit to my teammates," he said. "They're doing a great job of setting screens and getting me open."

Harden came off the court with his left arm dangling in the third quarter but wasn't out of the game long.

"I went to the basket pretty hard and all my weight went on my elbow," he said. "But I'm all right. It went numb right away and I had some pain but I got the feeling back right away."

Houston, winner of seven of nine, has one game before the break, Wednesday night against the Clippers in Los Angeles.

In the fourth quarter, Harden, the NBA's leading scorer at more than 27 points per game, made seven of 10 shots - most on drives to the basket, was 1 of 3 on 3-pointers, and sank all five of his free throws. He also matched his season high with 12 rebounds in the game.

The Rockets shot 75 percent (15 of 20) in the fourth.

The 127 points were the most Phoenix has allowed in a non-overtime game this season.

Goran Dragic added 20 points for the Suns.

With Phoenix leading 89-88 to start the fourth, Harden sank a 3 from the top of the key, fell on his behind, as he does on almost every jumper, and Marcus Morris was called for the foul. Harden made the free throw and the four-point play put Houston up by three.

Bledsoe's 3 cut the Houston lead to 96-95, then Smith and Corey Brewer made 3s, Brewer scored on a rebound, Harden made three free throws after being fouled on a 3-point try, and the Rockets were up 104-95.

Down by 18 at the end of the third quarter and nine at the half, the Suns opened the second half with a 20-3 outburst, including 16 straight at one point. The Rockets missed nine shots in a row and Bledsoe's 19-footer put the Suns up 81-73 with 5:38 left in the quarter.

Houston regrouped for a 15-5 run and Smith's dunk on a pass inside from Harden put the Rockets back on top 85-83.

TIP-INS

Rockets: Patrick Beverley was chosen to replace Washington's John Wall in the All-Star skills challenge. ... Beverley drew his third and fourth fouls in a five-second span in second quarter, then got a technical for complaining. ... Houston has beaten Phoenix five times in a row.

Suns: Phoenix's loss at Sacramento on Sunday was the fourth time this season the Suns have been beaten by a shot at the buzzer, three of them shots that bounced around before falling through the net. ... Bledsoe returned after missing the Sacramento game to go back to Alabama for the birth of his son. ... Alex Len missed his third game with a sprained ankle.

UP NEXT

Rockets: are at the Los Angeles Clippers Wednesday night.

Suns: are off for the All-Star break, don't play until Feb. 20 at Minnesota.


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HOU
PHX
     
    • 50.5%

    • 47.1%

    • 40.5%

    • 46.2%

    • 69.6%

    • 80.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
HOU PHX
Total Rebounds 47 39
Offensive Rebounds 15 13
Turnovers 13 14
Fast Break Pts: 11 25
Biggest Lead: 18 8
Points in the Paint: 58 44
HOU PHX
p Harden   40 Bledsoe   32
rb Harden   12 2 players   7
a Harden   9 Thomas   6
s Harden   3 3 players   2
b 3 players   1 Plumlee   4
 
  • 12/06 - PHX 95 @ HOU 100
  • 01/23 - HOU 113 @ PHX 111
  • 02/10 - HOU 127 @ PHX 118
  • 03/21 - PHX 117 @ HOU 102
Houston Rockets (36-16)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Ariza F 35:03 4-9 2-5 0-0 -7 0 5 5 5 1 1 2 0 0 10
D. Motiejunas F 17:00 5-9 0-1 2-2 0 1 1 2 2 5 2 1 0 0 12
J. Dorsey C 16:31 1-4 0-0 0-2 -5 3 3 6 0 3 0 1 0 2 2
J. Harden G 42:39 13-23 3-7 11-14 +16 3 9 12 9 1 3 5 1 1 40
P. Beverley G 29:45 6-15 3-10 0-0 -1 2 4 6 6 4 0 3 0 1 15
J. Smith   32:20 8-15 2-4 2-3 +13 2 4 6 3 5 1 1 1 1 20
K. Papanikolaou   20:56 3-4 2-3 0-0 +9 0 1 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 8
J. Terry   18:31 2-4 2-4 0-0 +8 1 1 2 1 1 1 0 0 0 6
C. Brewer   27:15 6-12 1-3 1-2 +12 3 4 7 1 3 0 0 0 0 14
I. Canaan DNP - Coach's Decision
C. Capela DNP - Coach's Decision
N. Johnson DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 48-95 15-37 16-23   15 32 47 28 24 9 13 3 5 127
  50.5% 40.5% 69.6%   team rebs: 13 total to: 14
Phoenix Suns (29-25)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Tucker F 38:58 7-15 3-6 0-0 -7 3 4 7 1 1 0 2 0 0 17
M. Morris F 32:32 6-13 1-1 3-4 0 2 4 6 4 3 1 2 0 0 16
M. Plumlee C 17:29 2-4 0-0 1-2 +7 2 5 7 0 2 2 2 4 0 5
G. Dragic G 37:28 7-11 3-4 3-4 -11 3 2 5 2 3 0 3 0 1 20
E. Bledsoe G 39:33 9-19 2-4 12-13 +3 0 4 4 4 1 2 3 1 1 32
B. Wright   10:03 2-3 0-0 0-0 -14 3 1 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 4
I. Thomas   30:20 4-10 2-5 4-5 -13 0 1 1 6 2 2 1 0 1 14
M. Morris   22:33 1-8 0-4 1-2 -15 0 3 3 1 4 1 1 0 0 3
G. Green   11:04 3-4 1-2 0-0 +5 0 2 2 0 1 1 0 0 0 7
Z. Dragic DNP - Coach's Decision
T. Ennis DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Len DND - Sprained Right Ankle
T. Warren DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 41-87 12-26 24-30   13 26 39 18 18 9 14 5 3 118
  47.1% 46.2% 80.0%   team rebs: 7 total to: 14

inactive

  • Rockets: Howard, Jones, Shved
  • Suns: Bullock, Goodwin

technical fouls

  • Rockets: Beverley
  • Suns: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 6
  • Times Tied: 2

arena stats

  • Arena: US Airways Center, Phoenix, AZ
  • Officials: #55 Bill Kennedy, #72 J.T. Orr, #59 Gary Zielinski
  • Attendance: 17071
  • Duration: 2:30
Houston Rockets (51-24) Phoenix Suns (38-38)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Plumlee vs Dorsey (Beverley gains possession)
Ariza Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  11:42  
  11:29 Plumlee Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
  11:16 Mark Morris Violation:Kicked Ball 
Ariza Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (1 AST)  11:11
[HOU 2-0]
 
Motiejunas Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF)  11:02  
  11:02
[PHX 1-2]
Bledsoe Free Throw Technical (1 PTS) 
  10:49 Plumlee Running Hook Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:47  
Harden Jump Shot: Missed Block: Plumlee (1 BLK)  10:42  
Team Rebound  10:42  
  10:41 Plumlee Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Motiejunas Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  10:41
[HOU 3-1]
 
Motiejunas Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  10:41
[HOU 4-1]
 
  10:28 Dragic Jump Shot: Missed 
Dorsey Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:27  
Motiejunas Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Beverley (1 AST)  10:17
[HOU 6-1]
 
  10:06 Mark Morris Jump Shot: Missed 
Dorsey Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:05  
Motiejunas Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Bledsoe (1 ST)  09:57  
  09:51
[PHX 3-6]
Dragic Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (1 AST) 
Motiejunas Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST)  09:43
[HOU 8-3]
 
  09:29 Mark Morris Jump Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:29  
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed  09:20  
Dorsey Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:19  
Dorsey Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:19
[HOU 10-3]
 
  09:08
[PHX 6-10]
Tucker 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (2 AST) 
Dorsey Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  08:56  
  08:32 Mark Morris Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:31 Tucker Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:26 Bledsoe Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Motiejunas (1 ST) 
Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Missed  08:16  
Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:15  
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Ariza (2 AST)  08:09
[HOU 13-6]
 
  07:47
[PHX 8-13]
Plumlee Reverse Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Mark Morris (1 AST) 
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  07:31  
Dorsey Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  07:31  
  07:18 Dragic Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  07:18
[HOU 14-8]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  07:18
[HOU 15-8]
 
Motiejunas Foul: Personal Block (1 PF)  07:07  
  07:03 Dragic Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Motiejunas (2 ST) 
Ariza Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST)  06:59
[HOU 17-8]
 
  06:55 Tucker Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Team Timeout : Short  06:55  
Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Missed  06:36  
  06:35 Plumlee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:29 Tucker Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  06:19 Plumlee Substitution replaced by Wright 
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  06:11  
  06:10 Team Rebound 
  05:55
[PHX 11-17]
Mark Morris 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (3 AST) 
Harden Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  05:40  
  05:40 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:17 Bledsoe Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
  05:15 Mark Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:15 Mark Morris Tip Shot: Missed 
Dorsey Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  05:14  
Motiejunas Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Beverley (2 AST)  04:58
[HOU 19-11]
 
Dorsey Foul: Personal (1 PF)  04:50  
Dorsey Substitution replaced by Smith  04:50  
  04:46 Bledsoe Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  04:46 Bledsoe Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Beverley Jump Shot: Missed Block: Bledsoe (1 BLK)  04:28  
Team Rebound  04:28  
  04:28 Bledsoe Substitution replaced by Thomas 
Beverley Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Ariza (3 AST)  04:26
[HOU 21-11]
 
  04:09 Mark Morris Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Harden (1 ST) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (2 AST)  04:03
[HOU 24-11]
 
  03:47 Dragic Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:46 Wright Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:43 Wright Jump Shot: Missed 
  03:41 Dragic Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:41 Dragic Layup Shot: Missed Block: Smith (1 BLK) 
  03:39 Wright Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  03:38
[PHX 13-24]
Wright Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  03:30 Tucker Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:30  
Team Rebound  03:30  
Ariza Substitution replaced by Papanikolaou  03:30  
Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Terry  03:30  
Beverley Substitution replaced by Brewer  03:30  
  03:30 Mark Morris Substitution replaced by Marc Morris 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  03:30
[HOU 25-13]
 
Smith Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA)  03:18  
  03:18
[PHX 14-25]
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  03:18
[PHX 15-25]
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  03:07  
  03:06 Marc Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:54
[PHX 17-25]
Dragic Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Smith Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST)  02:44
[HOU 27-17]
 
  02:44 Marc Morris Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:44  
Smith Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  02:44
[HOU 28-17]
 
  02:27 Marc Morris Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:26  
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  02:19
[HOU 31-17]
 
  02:11 Thomas Running Layup Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:10  
Harden Layup Shot: Missed  02:03  
Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:02  
Harden Tip Shot: Missed  02:02  
  02:02 Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:56
[PHX 20-31]
Dragic 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Thomas (1 AST) 
Smith Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Papanikolaou (1 AST)  01:38
[HOU 33-20]
 
  01:23 Marc Morris 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:22 Dragic Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
Brewer Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:21  
  01:21 Dragic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:21 Team Rebound 
  01:21
[PHX 21-33]
Dragic Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
  01:07 Marc Morris Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:07  
Team Rebound  01:07  
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  01:07
[HOU 34-21]
 
Smith Violation:Defensive Goaltending  00:54.7  
  00:54.7
[PHX 23-34]
Wright Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Marc Morris (1 AST) 
Papanikolaou 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST)  00:43.9
[HOU 37-23]
 
  00:35.9 Marc Morris Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Papanikolaou (1 ST) 
  00:30.9 Wright Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:30.9  
Team Rebound  00:30.9  
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:30.9
[HOU 38-23]
 
  00:10.9 Tucker 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:09.8  
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS)  00:03.8
[HOU 41-23]
 
  00:00.2 Marc Morris 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Houston Rockets (51-24) Phoenix Suns (38-38)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:43
[PHX 25-41]
Marc Morris Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Mark Morris (2 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  11:29  
  11:28 Bledsoe Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Smith Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) (2 FTA)  11:22  
  11:22
[PHX 26-41]
Bledsoe Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  11:22
[PHX 27-41]
Bledsoe Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed  11:08  
  11:07 Mark Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  11:05 Mark Morris Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Terry (1 ST) 
Smith Layup Shot: Missed  10:58  
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:57  
Smith Putback Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  10:57
[HOU 43-27]
 
  10:41
[PHX 29-43]
Mark Morris Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Bledsoe (4 AST) 
Ariza Step Back Jump shot: Missed  10:31  
  10:30 Team Rebound 
  10:24
[PHX 31-43]
Mark Morris Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Thomas (2 AST) 
Smith Substitution replaced by Motiejunas  10:11  
  10:03 Mark Morris Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  09:48  
  09:47 Mark Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Brewer Foul: Personal Block (2 PF)  09:45  
  09:32
[PHX 33-43]
Mark Morris Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:26  
  09:19 Mark Morris Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  09:19 Team Violation : Delay Of Game 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  09:16  
  09:16 Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:16
[PHX 35-43]
Green Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Motiejunas Jump Shot: Missed  09:04  
Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:02  
Brewer Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:02
[HOU 45-35]
 
  08:47
[PHX 37-45]
Bledsoe Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Brewer Foul: Shooting Block (3 PF) (1 FTA)  08:47  
  08:47 Mark Morris Substitution replaced by Plumlee 
Brewer Substitution replaced by Beverley  08:47  
Papanikolaou Substitution replaced by Dorsey  08:47  
Terry Substitution replaced by Harden  08:47  
  08:47
[PHX 38-45]
Bledsoe Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS) 
Beverley Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  08:33
[HOU 47-38]
 
  08:30 Plumlee Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Harden (2 ST) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  08:24  
Harden Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  08:23  
Harden Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  08:21
[HOU 49-38]
 
Motiejunas Foul: Personal (2 PF)  08:13  
  08:02 Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:01 Plumlee Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Ariza Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  07:51  
  07:51 Plumlee Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:51 Team Rebound 
  07:51
[PHX 39-49]
Plumlee Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Motiejunas Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Beverley (3 AST)  07:35
[HOU 51-39]
 
Beverley Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  07:28  
  07:28
[PHX 40-51]
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  07:28
[PHX 41-51]
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Plumlee (1 ST)  07:10  
  07:03 Marc Morris 3pt Shot: Missed 
Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:02  
Beverley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Green (1 ST)  06:59  
Motiejunas Foul: Personal Block (3 PF) (2 FTA)  06:47  
  06:47
[PHX 42-51]
Bledsoe Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Smith  06:47  
  06:47 Thomas Substitution replaced by Dragic 
  06:47
[PHX 43-51]
Bledsoe Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  06:35
[HOU 53-43]
 
  06:35 Plumlee Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  06:35  
  06:35 Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:21 Bledsoe Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Ariza (1 ST) 
  06:11 Plumlee Substitution replaced by Tucker 
  06:02 Green Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  05:46  
  05:45 Team Rebound 
Dorsey Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (2 FTA)  05:45  
  05:45  
  05:45
[PHX 44-53]
Marc Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  05:45 Marc Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:44  
  05:31 Marc Morris Violation:Kicked Ball 
Harden Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST)  05:27
[HOU 55-44]
 
  05:07
[PHX 46-55]
Tucker Running Bank shot: Made (5 PTS) 
  04:55 Marc Morris Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  04:55
[HOU 56-46]
 
  04:55 Green Substitution replaced by Thomas 
  04:55 Marc Morris Substitution replaced by Mark Morris 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  04:55
[HOU 57-46]
 
  04:35
[PHX 48-57]
Thomas Step Back Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Mark Morris (1 ST)  04:20  
Beverley Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) (2 FTA)  04:16  
  04:16
[PHX 49-57]
Dragic Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Dorsey Substitution replaced by Terry  04:16  
  04:16
[PHX 50-57]
Dragic Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Beverley Foul: Offensive (3 PF)  04:05  
Beverley Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  04:05  
Beverley Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  04:00  
  04:00
[PHX 51-57]
Bledsoe Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Beverley Technical  04:00  
  04:00
[PHX 52-57]
Bledsoe Free Throw Technical (10 PTS) 
Beverley Substitution replaced by Brewer  04:00  
  04:00 Bledsoe Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:59  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  03:35  
  03:32
[PHX 54-57]
Thomas Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Terry Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (1 FTA)  03:32  
Team Timeout : Regular  03:32  
  03:32 Thomas Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  03:31  
Smith Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  03:20
[HOU 59-54]
 
  03:07 Bledsoe Jump Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:06  
Terry 3pt Shot: Missed  02:59  
Terry Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:58  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  02:53  
Harden Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  02:52  
  02:44 Dragic Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:44  
Team Rebound  02:44  
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  02:44
[HOU 60-54]
 
  02:21
[PHX 56-60]
Mark Morris Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Harden Layup Shot: Missed  02:09  
Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  02:08  
Smith Putback Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  02:08
[HOU 62-56]
 
  01:59 Bledsoe 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:59  
Brewer Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Ariza (4 AST)  01:54
[HOU 64-56]
 
  01:40 Mark Morris Jump Shot: Missed 
Terry Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:39  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Harden (4 AST)  01:32
[HOU 67-56]
 
  01:26 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:15
[PHX 59-67]
Tucker 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Mark Morris (3 AST) 
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed  00:51.9  
  00:50.9 Tucker Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:47.9
[PHX 61-67]
Tucker Driving Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  00:33.8  
  00:33.3 Bledsoe Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:22.9 Bledsoe Jump Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:21.9  
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS)  00:01.9
[HOU 70-61]
 
  00:00.9 Dragic Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.2  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Houston Rockets (51-24) Phoenix Suns (38-38)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Harden Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  11:36  
  11:36
[PHX 62-70]
Mark Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  11:36
[PHX 63-70]
Mark Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  11:22  
  11:21 Plumlee Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  11:11 Bledsoe Jump Shot: Missed 
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:10  
  10:59 Mark Morris Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dorsey Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:59  
Team Rebound  10:59  
Dorsey Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  10:59  
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:59  
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  10:53  
  10:52 Dragic Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  10:48 Tucker Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:46 Mark Morris Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  10:46
[PHX 65-70]
Mark Morris Putback Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Harden (5 AST)  10:32
[HOU 73-65]
 
  10:18
[PHX 67-73]
Bledsoe Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  09:56  
  09:55 Plumlee Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:46
[PHX 70-73]
Dragic 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:45  
Dorsey Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Plumlee (2 BLK)  09:32  
  09:30 Tucker Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Dorsey Foul: Personal (3 PF)  09:25  
  09:12
[PHX 73-73]
Tucker 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Dragic (1 AST) 
Motiejunas Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  09:01  
  09:00 Bledsoe Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:53 Tucker 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:52  
Motiejunas Jump Shot: Missed  08:34  
  08:33 Plumlee Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Motiejunas Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  08:29  
  08:29
[PHX 74-73]
Bledsoe Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Smith  08:29  
  08:29
[PHX 75-73]
Bledsoe Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  08:17  
  08:16 Bledsoe Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  08:08 Bledsoe Jump Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  08:07  
Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Plumlee (2 ST)  08:03  
  07:57 Tucker 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:56 Dragic Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  07:39 Tucker Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:38 Tucker Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  07:38 Tucker Tip Shot: Missed 
  07:36 Plumlee Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  07:36
[PHX 77-73]
Plumlee Tip Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Dorsey Layup Shot: Missed Block: Plumlee (3 BLK)  07:19  
Dorsey Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  07:16  
Dorsey Layup Shot: Missed  07:16  
  07:15 Plumlee Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
Dorsey Substitution replaced by Papanikolaou  07:10  
  07:10 Plumlee Substitution replaced by Marc Morris 
  06:56 Marc Morris Jump Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  06:55  
Beverley Layup Shot: Missed  06:31  
  06:30 Marc Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:25
[PHX 79-73]
Bledsoe Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Papanikolaou 3pt Shot: Missed  06:13  
  06:12 Mark Morris Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  06:02 Bledsoe 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:01 Tucker Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  05:38
[PHX 81-73]
Bledsoe Pullup Jump shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:36  
Beverley Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  05:27
[HOU 75-81]
 
  05:06 Marc Morris Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  05:04  
Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bledsoe (2 ST)  04:52  
  04:44 Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:43  
Harden Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Beverley (4 AST)  04:36
[HOU 77-81]
 
Smith Foul: Personal Take (3 PF)  04:32  
Harden Substitution replaced by Brewer  04:32  
  04:11 Mark Morris Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:10  
Brewer Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  04:03  
  04:01 Marc Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:55
[PHX 83-77]
Bledsoe Pullup Jump shot: Made (20 PTS) 
  03:44 Marc Morris Violation:Kicked Ball 
  03:44 Dragic Substitution replaced by Thomas 
  03:44 Mark Morris Substitution replaced by Wright 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  03:34  
  03:34 Tucker Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  03:11 Thomas Layup Shot: Missed Block: Papanikolaou (1 BLK) 
Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:10  
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Ariza (5 AST)  03:02
[HOU 80-83]
 
  02:34 Bledsoe Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:33  
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Beverley (5 AST)  02:25
[HOU 83-83]
 
  02:24 Team Timeout : Regular 
Ariza Substitution replaced by Harden  02:24  
  02:24 Bledsoe Substitution replaced by Green 
  02:11 Tucker Jump Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:11  
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  02:04  
  02:03 Wright Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  01:48 Thomas Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:47 Wright Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  01:38 Thomas Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Harden (3 ST) 
Brewer Layup Shot: Missed  01:32  
Beverley Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  01:31  
Smith Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Harden (6 AST)  01:13
[HOU 85-83]
 
  01:02
[PHX 86-85]
Green 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Thomas (3 AST) 
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  00:37.9  
  00:37.2 Tucker Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  00:29.9 Green 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:29.3  
Beverley Substitution replaced by Terry  00:29.3  
Papanikolaou 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST)  00:08.9
[HOU 88-86]
 
  00:01.9
[PHX 89-88]
Thomas 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Terry 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.1  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 3rd Quarter
Houston Rockets (51-24) Phoenix Suns (38-38)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS)  11:46
[HOU 91-89]
 
  11:46 Marc Morris Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 1 (24 PTS)  11:46
[HOU 92-89]
 
  11:22 Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  11:21  
Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Marc Morris (1 ST)  11:17  
  11:10
[PHX 91-92]
Green Pullup Bank shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Motiejunas Turnaround Bank shot: Made (12 PTS)  10:44
[HOU 94-91]
 
Motiejunas Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA)  10:25  
  10:25
[PHX 92-94]
Mark Morris Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Smith  10:25  
  10:25 Tucker Substitution replaced by Dragic 
  10:25 Green Substitution replaced by Bledsoe 
  10:25 Mark Morris Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Papanikolaou Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:25  
Harden Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Terry (1 AST)  10:11
[HOU 96-92]
 
  10:01
[PHX 95-96]
Bledsoe 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Thomas (4 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Harden (7 AST)  09:43
[HOU 99-95]
 
  09:30 Bledsoe Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  09:29  
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST)  09:18
[HOU 102-95]
 
  08:52 Mark Morris Jump Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:51  
  08:35  
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  08:28  
Brewer Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  08:27  
Brewer Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  08:24
[HOU 104-95]
 
  08:05 Dragic Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Harden Jump Shot: Missed  07:48  
  07:48 Team Rebound 
Smith Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF)  07:48  
  07:31 Marc Morris 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:3 Def:8)  07:30  
  07:12 Thomas Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (3 FTA) 
  07:12 Marc Morris Substitution replaced by Tucker 
  07:12 Mark Morris Substitution replaced by Plumlee 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 3 (27 PTS)  07:12
[HOU 105-95]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 3 (28 PTS)  07:12
[HOU 106-95]
 
Harden Free Throw 3 of 3 (29 PTS)  07:12
[HOU 107-95]
 
  06:54
[PHX 97-107]
Dragic Step Back Jump shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (31 PTS)  06:41
[HOU 109-97]
 
Smith Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA)  06:31  
  06:31
[PHX 98-109]
Bledsoe Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS) 
  06:31
[PHX 99-109]
Bledsoe Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS) 
Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Thomas (1 ST)  06:19  
  06:13
[PHX 101-109]
Dragic Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Thomas (5 AST) 
Papanikolaou Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Harden (8 AST)  05:51
[HOU 111-101]
 
  05:39
[PHX 104-111]
Dragic 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Tucker (1 AST) 
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Harden (9 AST)  05:12
[HOU 114-104]
 
Papanikolaou Foul: Personal (1 PF)  04:57  
  04:57 Team Timeout : Regular 
Papanikolaou Substitution replaced by Beverley  04:57  
Terry Substitution replaced by Ariza  04:57  
  04:47
[PHX 107-114]
Thomas 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Dragic (2 AST) 
Smith Layup Shot: Missed Block: Plumlee (4 BLK)  04:28  
  04:26 Dragic Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  04:23
[PHX 109-114]
Tucker Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Beverley Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Thomas (2 ST)  04:10  
  03:59 Tucker Jump Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  03:58  
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (33 PTS)  03:50
[HOU 116-109]
 
  03:33
[PHX 112-116]
Bledsoe 3pt Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Thomas (6 AST) 
Harden Pullup Jump shot: Made (35 PTS)  03:07
[HOU 118-112]
 
  02:50 Plumlee Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:50  
  02:50 Dragic Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:50  
  02:50 Plumlee Substitution replaced by Mark Morris 
Harden Running Jump Shot: Made (37 PTS)  02:32
[HOU 120-112]
 
  02:13
[PHX 114-120]
Bledsoe Driving Layup Shot: Made (30 PTS) 
Harden Jump Shot: Made (39 PTS)  01:49
[HOU 122-114]
 
  01:37
[PHX 116-122]
Bledsoe Jump Shot: Made (32 PTS) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  01:15  
Brewer Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  01:15  
Brewer Tip Shot: Made (12 PTS)  01:15
[HOU 124-116]
 
  01:15 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:09 Bledsoe Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Harden (1 BLK) 
Harden Rebound (Off:3 Def:9)  01:08  
  01:02 Thomas Foul: Away From Play (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 1 (40 PTS)  01:02
[HOU 125-116]
 
Brewer Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Beverley (6 AST)  00:52.9
[HOU 127-116]
 
  00:42.9 Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  00:41.8  
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  00:17.9  
  00:16.9 Mark Morris Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  00:13.9
[PHX 118-127]
Tucker Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Mark Morris (4 AST) 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
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HOU
1st Southwest
56
26
7-3
30-11
26-15
PHX
3rd Pacific
39
43
1-9
22-19
17-24
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
HOU
2 players 28.4
Howard 14.4
Harden 8.1
Howard 3.0
Harden 2.4
PHX
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