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Howard and Harden lead Rockets over Mavericks 111-99


By KRISTIE RIEKEN
Posted Apr 22 2015 1:53AM

HOUSTON (AP) Friends since preschool, but teammates for the first time since they were teenagers, Dwight Howard and Josh Smith have been itching for this opportunity.

On Tuesday night the Rockets teammates proved an unstoppable combination in a key run that helped Houston to a 111-99 victory over the Dallas Mavericks and a 2-0 lead in the Western Conference playoff series.

The Mavericks scored the first four points of the fourth quarter to take a three-point lead. But with James Harden on the bench, Houston scored the next 11 points, powered by three alley-oop passes from Smith to Howard, who had 28 points, to take a 92-84 lead with about 8 minutes left.

"Man, like they were little boys again," Harden, who finished with 24 points, said referring to their time playing AAU ball together.

Cast aside by Detroit, Smith is ecstatic to have found success in Houston. Smith, who connected with Howard on six alley-oop passes, finished with 15 points, nine assists and eight rebounds.

"We just saw something, a little wrinkle in their defense and we just tried to take advantage of it," Smith said.

Howard, who missed more than two months late this season with swelling in his right knee, played just 17 minutes in Game 1 because of foul trouble. On Tuesday night he played more than 33 minutes, showing that he's back to form after an injury-plagued regular season. He had 12 rebounds and two blocks.

"I don't care about how many points I get, my job is to make sure I dominate the paint," Howard said.

Dallas coach Rick Carlisle lamented the number of alley-oops Houston had.

"Those are a problem," Carlisle said. "We've going to have to find a way to better combat that."

Monta Ellis had 24 points for Dallas, but big men Dirk Nowitzki and Tyson Chandler combined for just 21 points.

Game 3 is in Dallas on Friday night.

A fourth alley-oop connection came soon after the big run and Smith dished it to Corey Brewer for two straight dunks seconds later to make it 98-88.

Smith had another highlight with about 2 minutes left when he grabbed a bounce pass from Harden and sailed over Chandler for a one-handed dunk that made it 109-96.

Houston coach Kevin McHale raved about Smith's performance.

"He and Dwight had some beautiful hook ups and lob passes, and he just did a wonderful job of getting into spots and making the next play and breaking down the defense," McHale said.

The Mavericks played without Chandler Parsons, who missed the game with a right knee injury. Parsons, who averaged 15.7 points in the regular season, played in Game 1 after sitting out the last six before the postseason with the same problem.

Carlisle said they are "very concerned" about Parsons and that he will be re-evaluated on Wednesday.

Rajon Rondo of Dallas got into foul trouble early, and didn't play after picking up his fourth with more than 11 minutes left in the third quarter. He finished with four points.

Dallas used a 7-2 run to get within one, but a 3-pointer by Smith extended Houston's lead to 65-61 with 8 minutes left in the third. That shot was the first of a 7-2 spurt by Houston, during which Smith scored all of the Rockets points.

Smith was at it again soon after that when he was fouled making a layup and flexed his muscles after the play as the crowd went wild.

Ellis made a layup for Dallas before Smith found Howard with an alley-oop pass that pushed the lead to 75-68 with about 4 minutes left in the third.

The Mavericks had scored five straight points late in the third when Smith saved the ball from going out of bounds by tipping it to Brewer. Smith crashed into the seats on the baseline as Brewer swished the corner 3. But Ellis made a long 3 just before the buzzer to cut Houston's lead to 81-80 entering the fourth.

The teams stayed close for most of second quarter and Harden scored his first points since midway through the first quarter with two free throws to tie it at 42-all about 3 1/2 minutes before halftime. Houston led 53-51 at halftime.

TIP-INS

Mavericks: G Devin Harris missed Tuesday's game because of an injury to the big toe on his left foot. ... Rondo received a technical for arguing a foul early in the second quarter.

Rockets: Houston Texans star J.J. Watt watched the game from a courtside seat. He said Monday that the Rockets success is: "great for the city of Houston, so I'm really hoping that they can do big things."... Howard got a flagrant 1 foul on Nowitzki in the fourth quarter.

RONDO'S SILENCE

Carlisle wasn't in the mood to talk about Rondo after the game, and got a bit testy when asked about his effort.

"You can ask him that question," Carlisle said. "All I know ... is that we need everybody at their competitive best. This isn't about one guy who did or didn't play."

But there wasn't an opportunity to question Rondo. He walked around 20 to 30 reporters in the locker room and headed for the door as one shouted: "You have to talk to us, Rajon!" Rondo looked back, scoffed and kept walking. Amar'e Stoudemire said: "He ain't got to talk to y'all."


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DAL
HOU
     
    • 37.1%

    • 44.3%

    • 27.3%

    • 30.0%

    • 96.4%

    • 77.1%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
DAL HOU
Total Rebounds 46 49
Offensive Rebounds 14 13
Turnovers 8 11
Fast Break Pts: 10 14
Biggest Lead: 4 15
Points in the Paint: 48 60
DAL HOU
p Ellis   24 Howard   28
rb Nowitzki   13 Howard   12
a 2 players   3 Smith   9
s Aminu   2 5 players   1
b Aminu   3 2 players   2
 
  • 11/22 - DAL 92 @ HOU 95
  • 01/28 - DAL 94 @ HOU 99
  • 02/20 - HOU 100 @ DAL 111
  • 04/02 - HOU 108 @ DAL 101
Dallas Mavericks (50-32)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
R. Jefferson F 22:47 2-6 1-3 2-2 -10 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 7
D. Nowitzki F 37:14 3-14 0-2 4-4 -14 1 12 13 2 1 1 0 0 0 10
T. Chandler C 30:24 2-6 0-0 7-8 -25 4 4 8 0 4 1 1 2 1 11
M. Ellis G 37:33 8-23 2-8 6-6 -8 2 3 5 3 3 0 1 1 1 24
R. Rondo G 09:55 2-4 0-0 0-0 -11 1 1 2 1 4 0 1 0 0 4
J. Barea   33:30 5-14 1-4 2-2 -5 1 5 6 2 2 0 4 0 1 13
A. Aminu   22:41 3-5 1-1 2-2 +2 3 1 4 2 1 2 0 3 2 9
A. Stoudemire   15:32 3-3 0-0 1-1 +7 2 1 3 1 3 0 1 0 0 7
C. Villanueva   08:48 2-4 1-2 0-0 +6 0 2 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 5
R. Felton   17:54 3-9 0-2 3-3 -8 0 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 9
B. James   01:51 0-0 0-0 0-0 +3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Powell   01:51 0-1 0-0 0-0 +3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
G. Smith DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 33-89 6-22 27-28   14 32 46 14 23 4 8 6 5 99
  37.1% 27.3% 96.4%   team rebs: 7 total to: 10
Houston Rockets (56-26)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Ariza F 35:40 1-9 0-3 2-3 +18 2 3 5 1 4 0 1 0 0 4
T. Jones F 22:28 1-6 0-1 3-4 +4 2 4 6 0 1 1 0 0 0 5
D. Howard C 33:05 10-15 0-0 8-11 +22 5 7 12 2 4 0 2 2 2 28
J. Harden G 34:04 5-17 1-4 13-13 +9 0 5 5 6 4 1 4 0 2 24
J. Terry G 23:49 3-3 2-2 0-1 +11 0 2 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 8
C. Capela   10:29 2-4 0-0 1-2 -10 0 4 4 1 0 0 0 2 0 5
J. Smith   25:41 7-15 1-5 0-1 +8 3 5 8 9 5 1 2 1 1 15
P. Prigioni   24:11 3-6 1-2 0-0 +1 0 3 3 3 1 0 1 0 0 7
C. Brewer   28:51 7-13 1-3 0-0 +6 1 3 4 1 2 1 1 0 1 15
N. Johnson   00:34 0-0 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
K. Papanikolaou   00:34 0-0 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Dorsey   00:34 0-0 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
K. McDaniels DND - Nondisplaced right elbow fracture
Total   240 39-88 6-20 27-35   13 36 49 25 23 5 11 5 6 111
  44.3% 30.0% 77.1%   team rebs: 12 total to: 12

inactive

  • Mavericks: Harris, Parsons
  • Rockets: Beverley, Motiejunas

technical fouls

  • Mavericks: Chandler, Rondo
  • Rockets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 6
  • Times Tied: 9

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #41 Ken Mauer, #36 David Jones, #14 Ed Malloy
  • Attendance: 18243
  • Duration: 2:42
Dallas Mavericks (50-33) Houston Rockets (57-26)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Howard vs Chandler (Rondo gains possession)
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  11:32  
  11:13 Howard Jump Shot: Missed Block: Ellis (1 BLK) 
Ellis Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:12  
Rondo Jump Shot: Missed  11:06  
  11:05 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:57
[HOU 2-0]
Harden Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  10:38 Jones Foul: Personal (1 PF) (E Malloy) 
Ellis 3pt Shot: Missed  10:24  
  10:23 Terry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:14
[HOU 5-0]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST) 
  10:02 Ariza Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Jones) 
Ellis Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  09:57  
  09:48 Jones Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:47  
Rondo Driving Jump shot: Missed  09:41  
  09:40 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:34 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:31  
Rondo Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Jones (1 ST)  09:25  
  09:13
[HOU 7-0]
Howard Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST) 
Ellis Running Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:02
[DAL 2-7]
 
  08:36 Howard Running Hook Shot: Missed 
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:35  
Rondo Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:26
[DAL 4-7]
 
  08:09 Harden Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:08  
Rondo Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:01
[DAL 6-7]
 
Jefferson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Jones)  07:43  
  07:43
[HOU 8-6]
Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  07:43 Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:43  
Team Turnover : 8 Second Violation  07:34  
  07:30
[HOU 11-6]
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Howard (1 AST) 
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Missed  07:02  
  07:01 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:54 Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:54 Team Rebound 
Nowitzki Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (K Mauer)  06:54  
Rondo Substitution replaced by Barea  06:54  
  06:46 Howard Layup Shot: Missed 
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:45  
Jefferson Reverse Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ellis (1 AST)  06:41
[DAL 8-11]
 
  06:30
[HOU 13-8]
Harden Running Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Jefferson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (E Malloy)  06:30  
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Aminu  06:30  
  06:30
[HOU 14-8]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS) 
Chandler Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ellis (2 AST)  06:17
[DAL 10-14]
 
  05:56 Jones Layup Shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:55  
Barea Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Terry (1 ST)  05:49  
  05:45
[HOU 16-10]
Harden Slam Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Terry (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:43  
  05:43 Howard Substitution replaced by Capela 
  05:43 Jones Substitution replaced by Smith 
Chandler Substitution replaced by Stoudemire  05:43  
Ellis Running Bank shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Nowitzki (1 AST)  05:29
[DAL 12-16]
 
  05:14 Smith Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  05:13  
  05:06 Harden Foul: Personal (1 PF) (K Mauer) 
Aminu Layup Shot: Missed Block: Capela (1 BLK)  04:54  
Aminu Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  04:52  
Aminu Layup Shot: Missed Block: Smith (1 BLK)  04:51  
  04:49 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:48 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Aminu (1 ST) 
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Barea (1 AST)  04:36
[DAL 14-16]
 
  04:16
[HOU 18-14]
Smith Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Nowitzki Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  03:51  
  03:50 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:43 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  03:42  
Ellis Pullup Jump shot: Missed  03:33  
  03:32 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:24 Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:21 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:20 Ariza Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:18 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:09 Ariza Jump Shot: Missed 
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  03:08  
Stoudemire Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  02:56  
  02:56 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:56 Ariza Substitution replaced by Prigioni 
  02:56 Terry Substitution replaced by Brewer 
Nowitzki Substitution replaced by Villanueva  02:56  
  02:39
[HOU 20-14]
Capela Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST) 
Barea Pullup Jump shot: Missed  02:21  
  02:20 Capela Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:07 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:07  
Ellis 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Aminu (1 AST)  01:43
[DAL 17-20]
 
  01:29 Smith Layup Shot: Missed 
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:28  
  01:25 Harden Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Jones) 
Aminu Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  01:25
[DAL 18-20]
 
  01:25 Capela Substitution replaced by Howard 
Aminu Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  01:25
[DAL 19-20]
 
  01:11 Smith Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:10 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Aminu Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Jones)  01:10  
  01:10 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:10 Team Rebound 
  01:10 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Barea Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:09  
Ellis Jump Shot: Missed  01:01  
  01:00 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:53.9 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Barea Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:52.9  
Barea Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Howard (1 BLK)  00:46.8  
Team Rebound  00:46.8  
Villanueva Running Layup Shot: Missed  00:37.9  
Aminu Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  00:35.5  
Stoudemire Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Aminu (2 AST)  00:34.7
[DAL 21-20]
 
  00:34.7 Smith Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (K Mauer) 
Stoudemire Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  00:34.7
[DAL 22-20]
 
Villanueva Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Jones)  00:32.8  
  00:32.8
[HOU 21-22]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  00:32.8 Harden Substitution replaced by Ariza 
  00:32.8
[HOU 22-22]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  00:20.8 Smith Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (E Malloy) 
Barea Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:20.8
[DAL 23-22]
 
  00:20.8 Smith Substitution replaced by Harden 
Barea Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  00:20.8
[DAL 24-22]
 
Stoudemire Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (E Malloy)  00:01.8  
  00:01.8 Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:01.8 Team Rebound 
  00:01.8
[HOU 23-24]
Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Ellis 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Dallas Mavericks (50-33) Houston Rockets (57-26)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:41 Howard Hook Shot: Missed 
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  11:40  
Felton Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:32
[DAL 26-23]
 
  11:19
[HOU 25-26]
Brewer Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Aminu Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  11:01
[DAL 28-25]
 
  10:50 Howard Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (E Malloy) 
  10:50 Howard Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Barea 3pt Shot: Missed  10:37  
  10:36 Team Rebound 
  10:22
[HOU 27-28]
Brewer Running Bank shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Prigioni (1 AST) 
Nowitzki Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  09:58  
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:57  
  09:42 Brewer Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (E Malloy) 
Felton Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  09:42
[DAL 29-27]
 
Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Chandler  09:42  
Felton Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  09:42
[DAL 30-27]
 
Chandler Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (K Mauer)  09:23  
Chandler Technical (K Mauer)  09:23  
  09:23
[HOU 28-30]
Ariza Free Throw Technical (2 PTS) 
  09:23
[HOU 29-30]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  09:23
[HOU 30-30]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Felton Running Jump Shot: Missed  09:15  
  09:14 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:02 Brewer Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:0 Def:9)  09:01  
Aminu Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  08:50
[DAL 32-30]
 
  08:34
[HOU 32-32]
Prigioni Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Nowitzki 3pt Shot: Missed  08:21  
  08:20 Prigioni Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:01
[HOU 34-32]
Brewer Running Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Prigioni (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:56  
Chandler Layup Shot: Missed Block: Howard (2 BLK)  07:39  
  07:38 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:33 Brewer Layup Shot: Missed Block: Aminu (1 BLK) 
Barea Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:32  
  07:31 Prigioni Foul: Personal (1 PF) (K Mauer) 
Felton Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  07:17
[DAL 34-34]
 
  07:05 Prigioni 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:0 Def:10)  07:04  
Barea Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:58
[DAL 36-34]
 
  06:44 Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:43 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  06:43
[HOU 36-36]
Howard Tip Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Nowitzki Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:22
[DAL 38-36]
 
  06:16 Howard Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (D Jones) 
  06:16 Howard Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  06:16 Prigioni Substitution replaced by Terry 
  06:16 Howard Substitution replaced by Smith 
  06:16 Brewer Substitution replaced by Harden 
Nowitzki Substitution replaced by Villanueva  06:16  
Barea Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Harden (1 ST)  06:03  
  05:59
[HOU 38-38]
Ariza Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST) 
Felton 3pt Shot: Missed  05:41  
Chandler Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:40  
Villanueva 3pt Shot: Missed  05:35  
  05:34 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:30 Smith Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF) (K Mauer) 
  05:30 Smith Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  05:30  
  05:30 Smith Substitution replaced by Capela 
Barea Substitution replaced by Jefferson  05:30  
Aminu Substitution replaced by Ellis  05:30  
Felton Substitution replaced by Rondo  05:30  
Villanueva Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rondo (1 AST)  05:12
[DAL 40-38]
 
  04:55 Capela Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:51 Team Rebound 
  04:44 Harden Layup Shot: Missed Block: Chandler (1 BLK) 
Ellis Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:43  
Ellis Jump Shot: Missed Block: Capela (2 BLK)  04:38  
Ellis Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:37  
Ellis Putback Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  04:36
[DAL 42-38]
 
  04:24
[HOU 40-42]
Jones Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Capela (1 AST) 
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Missed  04:01  
  04:00 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:53 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
Rondo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:51  
Chandler Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed  03:28  
Chandler Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  03:27  
Chandler Tip Shot: Missed  03:26  
  03:25 Capela Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Villanueva Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Jones)  03:22  
  03:22
[HOU 41-42]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  03:22 Jones Substitution replaced by Brewer 
Villanueva Substitution replaced by Nowitzki  03:22  
  03:22
[HOU 42-42]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Ellis 3pt Shot: Missed  03:03  
  03:02 Team Rebound 
  02:56 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:46
[HOU 45-42]
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Harden (4 AST) 
Jefferson 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Ellis (3 AST)  02:24
[DAL 45-45]
 
  02:10 Capela Dunk Shot: Missed 
Chandler Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  02:08  
Jefferson Driving Layup Shot: Missed  02:04  
Rondo Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:02  
Ellis 3pt Shot: Missed  01:57  
  01:56 Capela Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:44
[HOU 47-45]
Capela Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Terry (2 AST) 
Nowitzki Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  01:27  
  01:26 Capela Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Rondo Foul: Personal Block (1 PF) (K Mauer)  01:22  
  01:22 Capela Substitution replaced by Jones 
Rondo Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (K Mauer)  01:15  
  01:15
[HOU 48-45]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Rondo Substitution replaced by Barea  01:15  
  01:15
[HOU 49-45]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Barea Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  00:58.5
[DAL 47-49]
 
  00:54.0
[HOU 51-47]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
  00:46.5 Terry Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (K Mauer) 
Ellis Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:46.5
[DAL 48-51]
 
Nowitzki Substitution replaced by Aminu  00:46.5  
Ellis Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:46.5
[DAL 49-51]
 
  00:28.9 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:27.9 Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Chandler Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (K Mauer)  00:26.2  
  00:26.2
[HOU 52-49]
Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Aminu Substitution replaced by Nowitzki  00:26.2  
Chandler Substitution replaced by Stoudemire  00:26.2  
Team Timeout : Short  00:26.2  
  00:26.2
[HOU 53-49]
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  00:07.5 Terry Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (K Mauer) 
Nowitzki Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:07.5
[DAL 50-53]
 
  00:07.5 Team Timeout : Short 
Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Aminu  00:07.5  
Nowitzki Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:07.5
[DAL 51-53]
 
  00:02.9 Jones Layup Shot: Missed 
Barea Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:01.7  
Barea 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Dallas Mavericks (50-33) Houston Rockets (57-26)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Rondo Foul: Personal (3 PF) (D Jones)  11:50  
Rondo Technical (D Jones)  11:50  
  11:50
[HOU 54-51]
Harden Free Throw Technical (17 PTS) 
  11:45 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Nowitzki (1 ST) 
  11:40 Ariza Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (E Malloy) 
Jefferson Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  11:40
[DAL 52-54]
 
Jefferson Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  11:40
[DAL 53-54]
 
Rondo Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (3 FTA) (K Mauer)  11:26  
  11:26
[HOU 55-53]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 3 (18 PTS) 
  11:26
[HOU 56-53]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 3 (19 PTS) 
Rondo Substitution replaced by Barea  11:26  
  11:26
[HOU 57-53]
Harden Free Throw 3 of 3 (20 PTS) 
Ellis Running Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Barea (2 AST)  11:11
[DAL 55-57]
 
  11:01 Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Barea Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  11:00  
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Missed  10:43  
  10:42 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:30 Harden Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
  10:29 Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  10:29
[HOU 59-55]
Howard Putback Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Chandler Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (E Malloy)  10:29  
  10:29
[HOU 60-55]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 1 (11 PTS) 
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  10:10
[DAL 57-60]
 
  09:55 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:54 Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  09:36 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Barea Running Jump Shot: Missed  09:21  
  09:20 Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  08:55 Harden Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:52 Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
  08:50
[HOU 62-57]
Howard Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
  08:39 Ariza Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (E Malloy) 
Ellis Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  08:39
[DAL 58-62]
 
Ellis Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  08:39
[DAL 59-62]
 
  08:14 Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:0 Def:11)  08:13  
  08:07 Harden Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Jones) 
Chandler Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  08:07
[DAL 60-62]
 
  08:07 Jones Substitution replaced by Smith 
Chandler Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  08:07
[DAL 61-62]
 
  07:52
[HOU 65-61]
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Harden (5 AST) 
Jefferson Layup Shot: Missed  07:26  
Chandler Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  07:25  
Chandler Putback Dunk Shot: Missed  07:24  
  07:23 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:19 Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Barea 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS)  07:04
[DAL 64-65]
 
  06:46 Smith Layup Shot: Missed Block: Chandler (2 BLK) 
  06:45 Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  06:41
[HOU 67-64]
Smith Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Missed  06:21  
  06:20 Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  06:11 Harden Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  06:10 Ariza Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  05:59 Harden Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (4 TO) 
  05:59 Team Timeout : Regular 
Nowitzki Substitution replaced by Villanueva  05:59  
Barea Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST)  05:51  
  05:49
[HOU 69-64]
Smith Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
  05:39 Howard Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (E Malloy) 
Chandler Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  05:39
[DAL 65-69]
 
Chandler Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  05:39
[DAL 66-69]
 
Villanueva Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (E Malloy)  05:23  
  05:23
[HOU 70-66]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  05:23 Ariza Substitution replaced by Brewer 
Villanueva Substitution replaced by Nowitzki  05:23  
  05:23
[HOU 71-66]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Ellis Pullup Jump shot: Missed  05:09  
  05:09 Terry Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:05
[HOU 73-66]
Smith Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST) 
Ellis Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (K Mauer)  05:05  
  05:05 Smith Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
  05:04 Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:3) 
  04:52 Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
  04:51 Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:51 Brewer Tip Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:49  
Ellis Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Nowitzki (2 AST)  04:30
[DAL 68-73]
 
  04:17
[HOU 75-68]
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Barea Running Bank shot: Made (11 PTS)  04:00
[DAL 70-75]
 
  03:47
[HOU 77-70]
Terry Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Barea Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (K Mauer)  03:47  
  03:47 Howard Substitution replaced by Capela 
Chandler Substitution replaced by Stoudemire  03:47  
Team Timeout : Regular  03:47  
  03:47 Terry Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:0 Def:12)  03:47  
  03:31 Brewer Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (K Mauer) 
Ellis Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  03:31
[DAL 71-77]
 
  03:31 Terry Substitution replaced by Prigioni 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Aminu  03:31  
Ellis Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS)  03:31
[DAL 72-77]
 
Stoudemire Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Jones)  03:29  
  03:29 Capela Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:29 Team Rebound 
  03:29
[HOU 78-72]
Capela Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Barea Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST)  03:12  
  03:09 Brewer Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Aminu (2 ST) 
Ellis 3pt Shot: Missed  03:02  
Stoudemire Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  03:00  
Barea 3pt Shot: Missed  02:50  
Barea Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  02:47  
Aminu 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Stoudemire (1 AST)  02:39
[DAL 75-78]
 
  02:18 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:18 Team Rebound 
Barea Substitution replaced by Felton  02:18  
  02:18 Capela Substitution replaced by Jones 
  02:14 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Aminu Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  02:13  
Ellis Pullup Jump shot: Missed  02:05  
  02:03 Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:59 Brewer Layup Shot: Missed 
Felton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:58  
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Missed  01:52  
  01:51 Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:42 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ellis Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:40  
Felton 3pt Shot: Missed  01:19  
Aminu Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  01:17  
Stoudemire Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Felton (1 AST)  01:10
[DAL 77-78]
 
  00:48.9
[HOU 81-77]
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
Ellis Jump Shot: Missed  00:35.9  
Nowitzki Rebound (Off:1 Def:12)  00:34.7  
Nowitzki Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  00:30.9  
  00:29.9 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:24.9 Harden Layup Shot: Missed Block: Aminu (2 BLK) 
  00:23.8 Team Rebound 
Nowitzki Substitution replaced by Jefferson  00:23.8  
Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Chandler  00:23.8  
  00:05.1 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Chandler Substitution replaced by Villanueva  00:05.1  
Ellis 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Felton (2 AST)  00:00.2
[DAL 80-81]
 
End of 3rd Quarter
Dallas Mavericks (50-33) Houston Rockets (57-26)
Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Ellis Pullup Jump shot: Made (24 PTS)  11:39
[DAL 82-81]
 
  11:21 Prigioni Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Villanueva Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:20  
Stoudemire Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS)  11:09
[DAL 84-81]
 
Stoudemire Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (K Mauer)  10:54  
  10:54
[HOU 82-84]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  10:54 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  10:54 Smith Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  10:50
[HOU 84-84]
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST) 
Ellis Pullup Jump shot: Missed  10:23  
  10:22 Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:4) 
  10:18
[HOU 86-84]
Brewer Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Howard (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  10:17  
Ellis Substitution replaced by Nowitzki  10:17  
Villanueva Substitution replaced by Barea  10:17  
Felton Pullup Jump shot: Missed  10:02  
  10:00 Smith Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  09:50
[HOU 88-84]
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Smith (4 AST) 
Nowitzki Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  09:28  
  09:26 Prigioni Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:06 Howard Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Aminu (3 BLK) 
  09:06 Jump Ball Howard vs Stoudemire (Prigioni gains possession) 
  09:06 Team Rebound 
  08:49
[HOU 90-84]
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Smith (5 AST) 
Nowitzki Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  08:29  
  08:28 Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:5) 
  08:11
[HOU 92-84]
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Prigioni (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  08:11  
Aminu Substitution replaced by Chandler  08:11  
Stoudemire Substitution replaced by Ellis  08:11  
Felton Substitution replaced by Jefferson  08:11  
Barea Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS)  07:51
[DAL 86-92]
 
  07:38
[HOU 94-86]
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Smith (6 AST) 
  07:13 Ariza Foul: Shooting Block (4 PF) (2 FTA) (E Malloy) 
Chandler Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  07:13
[DAL 87-94]
 
Chandler Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  07:13
[DAL 88-94]
 
  06:56
[HOU 96-88]
Brewer Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Smith (7 AST) 
Nowitzki 3pt Shot: Missed  06:46  
  06:45 Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
  06:37
[HOU 98-88]
Brewer Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Smith (8 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:36  
Ellis Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  06:21  
  06:20 Ariza Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  06:09 Smith Foul: Offensive Charge (4 PF) (E Malloy) 
  06:09 Smith Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Barea Pullup Jump shot: Missed  05:53  
  05:52 Smith Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  05:39
[HOU 100-88]
Prigioni Running Bank shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  05:17 Howard Foul: Flagrant Type 1 (4 PF) (2 FTA) (K Mauer) 
Nowitzki Free Throw Flagrant 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  05:17
[DAL 89-100]
 
Jefferson Substitution replaced by Felton  05:17  
Nowitzki Free Throw Flagrant 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  05:17
[DAL 90-100]
 
Chandler Foul: Offensive (4 PF) (K Mauer)  05:13  
Chandler Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  05:13  
  05:00 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:59 Team Rebound 
  04:48 Prigioni Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Chandler (1 ST) 
Barea Layup Shot: Missed  04:43  
Ellis Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  04:41  
Ellis 3pt Shot: Missed  04:34  
  04:34 Team Rebound 
Barea Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (D Jones)  04:34  
  04:34 Ariza Substitution replaced by Harden 
  04:11 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
Felton Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:10  
Barea Running Jump Shot: Missed  03:55  
Chandler Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  03:53  
Chandler Putback Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS)  03:52
[DAL 92-100]
 
  03:37
[HOU 103-92]
Prigioni 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Felton Layup Shot: Missed  03:22  
  03:20 Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:7) 
  03:11 Team Timeout : Regular 
Nowitzki Substitution replaced by Aminu  03:11  
Ellis Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (K Mauer)  03:09  
  03:09
[HOU 104-92]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Aminu Substitution replaced by Nowitzki  03:09  
  03:09
[HOU 105-92]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
  02:58 Smith Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) (K Mauer) 
Chandler Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:58  
Team Rebound  02:58  
Chandler Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  02:58
[DAL 93-105]
 
  02:40
[HOU 107-93]
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Smith (9 AST) 
Felton Running Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  02:30
[DAL 95-107]
 
  02:30 Harden Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA) (E Malloy) 
Felton Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  02:30
[DAL 96-107]
 
  02:15
[HOU 109-96]
Smith Slam Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Harden (6 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:13  
Ellis Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  02:00  
  01:59 Prigioni Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Ellis Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (E Malloy)  01:51  
  01:51
[HOU 110-96]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS) 
Nowitzki Substitution replaced by Aminu  01:51  
Chandler Substitution replaced by James  01:51  
Ellis Substitution replaced by Powell  01:51  
  01:51
[HOU 111-96]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS) 
Powell Step Back Jump shot: Missed  01:38  
  01:37 Smith Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  01:14 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Powell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:13  
Felton Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:58.9  
  00:57.8 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  00:34.9 Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:33.8  
  00:33.8 Howard Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  00:33.8 Harden Substitution replaced by Papanikolaou 
  00:33.8 Smith Substitution replaced by Capela 
  00:33.8 Brewer Substitution replaced by Dorsey 
Barea Substitution replaced by Villanueva  00:33.8  
Villanueva 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Felton (3 AST)  00:24.9
[DAL 99-111]
 
  00:04.9 Prigioni Jump Shot: Missed 
Villanueva Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:03.9  
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
DAL
4th Southwest
50
32
5-5
27-14
23-18
HOU
1st Southwest
56
26
7-3
30-11
26-15
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
DAL
2 players 26.0
2 players 10.8
2 players 7.4
2 players 1.6
4 players 2.0
HOU
2 players 28.4
Howard 14.4
Harden 8.1
Howard 3.0
Harden 2.4
Mavericks Stats
 seasonplayoffs
FG%.463.452
FT%.752.762
Points105.2110.0
Rebounds42.347.4
Assists22.521.2
Steals8.17.0
Blocks4.54.6
3-Point %.352.311
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Rockets Stats
 seasonplayoffs
FG%.444.466
FT%.715.000
Points103.9114.2
Rebounds43.746.0
Assists22.223.4
Steals9.57.8
Blocks5.05.2
3-Point %.348.351
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Composite Box Score updated through Game 5
Dallas Mavericks (1-4)
field goalsrebounds
 minfgm-a3pm-aftm-aoffdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
Aminu, Al-Farouq150:0817-317-1115-191422366151068456
Barea, Jose153:4025-574-165-65192437174140559
Chandler, Tyson160:2819-290-013-26272754116356351
Ellis, Monta196:5852-11111-3015-20413172618101633130
Felton, Raymond36:074-150-43-316741000011
Harris, Devin73:378-230-118-9178410240224
James, Bernard1:510-00-00-00000000000
Jefferson, Richard50:395-143-82-202219230115
Nowitzki, Dirk180:5138-844-1726-2844751121621020106
Parsons, Chandler36:465-150-40-006621010110
Powell, Dwight2:330-10-00-00111100000
Rondo, Rajon37:139-201-20-011266020119
Smith, Greg0:420-00-00-00000000000
Stoudemire, Amar'e75:0615-350-09-137916316173539
Villanueva, Charlie43:2411-258-190-04913310101130
Houston Rockets (4-1)
field goalsrebounds
 minfgm-a3pm-aftm-aoffdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
Ariza, Trevor183:2713-455-2210-12528331515550241
Brewer, Corey128:4629-568-156-931316414261572
Capela, Clint44:049-140-08-132101228024126
Dorsey, Joey2:520-00-00-00001100000
Harden, James180:2240-8612-3150-5221719391561914142
Howard, Dwight163:0132-550-019-4119506961981215483
Johnson, Nick9:140-30-20-00331100000
Jones, Terrence127:0522-531-719-29112132710330464
Papanikolaou, Kostas2:520-00-00-00000000000
Prigioni, Pablo106:317-213-140-02461213630017
Smith, Josh128:0534-669-2310-2311213219164154387
Terry, Jason123:4114-308-173-51781111541039