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Harden leads Rockets to lopsided 126-97 win over Lakers


By KRISTIE RIEKEN
Posted Dec 13 2015 12:02AM

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Rockets are certainly not where they want to be yet.

However, they feel like they're getting close.

They reached .500 on Saturday night with an easy 126-97 win over the Los Angeles Lakers behind 30 points from James Harden.

"We've come a long way," interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff said. "We've got to give guys credit for accepting responsibility of where we were and accepting responsibility and putting responsibility on themselves that they had to do something to change it."

A 3-pointer by Nick Young with about seven minutes left got the Lakers within 11, but a 13-2 run by Houston pushed the lead to 115-93 and the Rockets cruised to the victory. Donatas Motiejunas, Harden and Patrick Beverley each made a 3-pointer to cap the key stretch.

Motiejunas had 11 points in his best game since returning from back surgery.

Kobe Bryant had 25 points, seven rebounds and six assists for the Lakers, who have lost six in a row and 13 of 14.

"It's like my rhythm is starting to come back a little and my legs are moving pretty well," Bryant said. "I'm feeling good. I just worked and continued to run and lift and just hoping for the best."

Despite Houston's blowout win, the home crowd seemed to be filled with more Bryant fans than Rockets fans. They cheered loudly every time he touched the ball and chanted "Kobe! Kobe! Kobe!" as the final seconds ticked away.

Bryant, who plans to retire after this season, stopped on his way off the court for a hug with former Rocket Steve Francis as the crowd continued to chant his name.

Harden wasn't bothered by the outpouring for Bryant by the home crowd.

"He's a legend," Harden said. "This is his last year. I was chanting his name, too. It's a once in a lifetime chance that you're going to see this guy play again. I haven't had the chance to see Michael (Jordan) play in person, but he's a modern Michael."

The Rockets shot 52.2 percent (47 for 90) from the field and 15 for 33 from 3-point range, compared to 40 percent (35 for 88) for the Lakers and 10 for 32 from beyond the arc.

Houston led 63-46 at halftime and scored seven of the first nine points of the third quarter. Beverley's layup made it 70-48 with 9:52 left.

Terrence Jones made a layup at the end of the third after Corey Brewer blocked a shot by Bryant, giving the Rockets a 91-76 advantage.

Houston had a 52-29 lead in the first half when Bryant scored 11 points in a 13-0 run for Los Angeles. He made two 3-pointers in the surge and capped the run with three straight free throws after he was fouled by Harden.

Houston star Dwight Howard scored six straight points to end the first half, highlighted by a soaring, two-handed dunk after a steal.

TIP-INS

Lakers: G Jordan Clarkson missed his second straight game with a sprained right ankle. ... The loss closed out an eight-game road trip, the team's longest since a nine-game trip from Jan. 31, 2007, to Feb. 13, 2008. ... Young finished with 13 points.

Rockets: Trevor Ariza was back in the starting lineup after missing Houston's last game with a bruised lower back, which snapped a streak of 172 straight games played. ... Ty Lawson was feeling better after recovering from the flu. ... Howard had 18 points and 12 rebounds.

HARDEN'S TRIBUTE

Harden wanted to do something to honor Bryant on Saturday night, so he donned special shoes for the occasion.

"I even wore the first Kobe's from Adidas tonight," he said. "Just to show how much I respect him and how much he's done for the game of basketball."

IMPRESSED BY BRYANT

Los Angeles coach Byron Scott was impressed with how well the 37-year-old Bryant played on Saturday night, considering it was the last game of a grueling road trip and the Lakers also played a game on Friday night.

"I have no idea," Scott said when asked about how he did it. "I swear to God, I wish I knew. We talked about that earlier that this was on a back-to-back game and he seems to play better, but I don't understand it."

UP NEXT

Lakers: Host Milwaukee on Tuesday.

Rockets: Visit Denver on Monday.


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LAL
HOU
     
    • 39.8%

    • 52.2%

    • 31.2%

    • 45.5%

    • 85.0%

    • 60.7%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
LAL HOU
Total Rebounds 40 52
Offensive Rebounds 11 15
Turnovers 19 16
Fast Break Pts: 16 35
Biggest Lead: 4 29
Points in the Paint: 28 62
LAL HOU
p Bryant   25 Harden   30
rb Randle   10 Howard   12
a Bryant   6 Lawson   8
s 2 players   3 Brewer   4
b Hibbert   3 Jones   3
 
  • 12/12 - LAL 97 @ HOU 126
  • 12/17 - HOU 107 @ LAL 87
  • 01/17 - HOU 112 @ LAL 95
  • 04/10 - LAL 110 @ HOU 130
Los Angeles Lakers (3-21)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
K. Bryant F 31:09 9-16 4-9 3-3 +3 2 5 7 6 0 3 0 0 1 25
L. Nance Jr. F 25:03 3-9 0-0 2-2 +5 1 5 6 1 2 1 1 0 1 8
R. Hibbert C 25:13 5-9 0-0 0-0 +6 1 6 7 0 4 0 0 3 2 10
L. Williams G 28:32 3-10 1-5 8-9 -19 1 4 5 3 3 2 4 0 0 15
D. Russell G 37:07 5-14 2-8 0-0 -14 0 0 0 4 3 3 4 0 0 12
J. Randle   22:57 3-11 0-1 1-2 -34 3 7 10 2 5 1 3 0 2 7
R. Sacre   22:47 2-6 0-0 3-4 -35 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 1 1 7
N. Young   27:21 5-10 3-7 0-0 -35 2 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 0 13
M. Huertas   17:06 0-1 0-1 0-0 -15 0 0 0 4 4 1 6 0 0 0
A. Brown   02:45 0-2 0-1 0-0 -7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
B. Bass DNP - Coach's Decision
R. Kelly DNP - Coach's Decision
M. World Peace DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 35-88 10-32 17-20   11 29 40 21 23 11 19 4 7 97
  39.8% 31.2% 85.0%   team rebs: 6 total to: 20
Houston Rockets (12-12)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Ariza F 28:08 1-7 1-6 2-2 +1 0 5 5 6 2 3 2 0 0 5
C. Capela F 24:29 5-8 0-0 1-4 +10 4 6 10 1 3 2 2 1 0 11
D. Howard C 33:15 7-8 0-0 4-9 +15 5 7 12 2 0 1 2 2 0 18
J. Harden G 31:39 11-21 3-5 5-5 +6 0 3 3 3 2 3 2 0 2 30
P. Beverley G 22:11 3-10 1-6 0-0 -3 3 2 5 3 3 0 0 0 0 7
T. Jones   23:26 4-13 1-2 0-0 +15 3 6 9 1 1 0 1 3 2 9
T. Lawson   25:49 1-2 1-2 2-2 +32 0 2 2 8 0 2 3 0 0 5
C. Brewer   17:07 2-2 2-2 1-2 +21 0 2 2 4 3 4 0 1 0 7
M. Thornton   16:29 7-13 4-8 0-0 +25 0 3 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 18
D. Motiejunas   14:42 4-4 1-1 2-4 +16 0 1 1 1 1 1 4 0 0 11
K. McDaniels   02:45 2-2 1-1 0-0 +7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5
J. Terry DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 47-90 15-33 17-28   15 37 52 32 15 16 16 7 4 126
  52.2% 45.5% 60.7%   team rebs: 12 total to: 16

inactive

  • Lakers: Black, Clarkson
  • Rockets: Dekker, Harrell

technical fouls

  • Lakers: --
  • Rockets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 11
  • Times Tied: 6

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #26 Pat Fraher, #61 Courtney Kirkland, #67 Brett Nansel
  • Attendance: 18456
  • Duration: 2:05
Los Angeles Lakers (3-21) Houston Rockets (12-12)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Howard vs Hibbert (Russell gains possession)
Hibbert Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Nance Jr. (1 AST)  11:39
[LAL 2-0]
 
  11:17 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:16 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:12
[HOU 2-2]
Howard Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Nance Jr. Jump Shot: Missed  11:02  
  11:01 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:36 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:35  
Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Capela (1 ST)  10:28  
  10:22
[HOU 4-2]
Harden Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Russell 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Bryant (1 AST)  10:03
[LAL 5-4]
 
  09:50 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nance Jr. Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:50  
Nance Jr. Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Howard (1 BLK)  09:39  
  09:37 Capela Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:31
[HOU 6-5]
Capela Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST) 
Russell Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Bryant (2 AST)  09:09
[LAL 7-6]
 
  09:06 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:42 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:41  
Nance Jr. Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Bryant (3 AST)  08:26
[LAL 9-6]
 
  08:14
[HOU 9-9]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST) 
Russell Pullup Jump shot: Made (7 PTS)  07:49
[LAL 11-9]
 
  07:34 Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Russell (1 ST) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  07:27  
  07:26 Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:14
[HOU 11-11]
Howard Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Capela (1 AST) 
  07:00 Ariza Foul: Personal (1 PF) (C Kirkland) 
  07:00 Capela Substitution replaced by Jones 
Hibbert Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST)  06:44
[LAL 13-11]
 
  06:32
[HOU 13-13]
Harden Pullup Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Howard (1 AST) 
Russell Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Harden (1 ST)  06:26  
  06:19 Jones Layup Shot: Missed 
Hibbert Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:19  
  06:14 Beverley Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Nansel) 
Nance Jr. Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  06:14
[LAL 14-13]
 
Nance Jr. Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  06:14
[LAL 15-13]
 
  05:50 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:50 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  05:45
[HOU 16-15]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Howard (2 AST) 
  05:30 Harden Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (3 FTA) (B Nansel) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 3 (1 PTS)  05:30
[LAL 16-16]
 
Williams Free Throw 2 of 3 (2 PTS)  05:30
[LAL 17-16]
 
  05:30 Beverley Substitution replaced by Lawson 
Williams Free Throw 3 of 3 (3 PTS)  05:30
[LAL 18-16]
 
  05:13 Howard Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:12 Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:10 Jones Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hibbert (1 BLK) 
Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:09  
Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed  05:04  
  05:03 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:55
[HOU 19-18]
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Ariza (2 AST) 
Hibbert Cutting Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jones (1 BLK)  04:39  
Bryant Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:38  
Hibbert Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bryant (4 AST)  04:32
[LAL 20-19]
 
  04:15
[HOU 21-20]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  04:05
[LAL 23-21]
 
  03:56 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:55  
Bryant Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  03:51  
  03:49 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:38 Jones Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hibbert (2 BLK) 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:37  
Russell Running Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Bryant (5 AST)  03:33
[LAL 25-21]
 
Russell Foul: Personal (1 PF) (P Fraher)  03:21  
Bryant Substitution replaced by Randle  03:21  
Nance Jr. Substitution replaced by Sacre  03:21  
Hibbert Substitution replaced by Young  03:21  
Russell Substitution replaced by Huertas  03:21  
  03:21 Ariza Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  03:21 Howard Substitution replaced by Capela 
  03:16 Jones Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST) 
Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST)  03:07  
  03:01
[HOU 23-25]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Randle Jump Shot: Missed  02:39  
  02:38 Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Huertas Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (C Kirkland)  02:35  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:35  
  02:35 Harden Substitution replaced by Thornton 
  02:35
[HOU 24-25]
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  02:35
[HOU 25-25]
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Lawson (1 ST)  02:25  
Huertas Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Nansel)  02:21  
  02:21 Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:21 Team Rebound 
  02:21
[HOU 26-25]
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Huertas Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brewer (2 ST)  02:03  
  01:54 Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed 
Randle Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:53  
Randle Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Brewer (3 ST)  01:47  
  01:34 Jones Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Randle Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:33  
Williams Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  01:26  
  01:23 Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:14 Capela Cutting Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:14 Capela Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:14 Jump Ball Capela vs Randle (Huertas gains possession) 
  01:14 Capela Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Randle (1 ST) 
Randle Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Capela (2 ST)  00:51.9  
  00:46.3
[HOU 28-25]
Thornton Running Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST) 
Sacre Cutting Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jones (2 BLK)  00:35.9  
  00:34.8 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:31.4
[HOU 30-25]
Jones Running Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Thornton (1 AST) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  00:11.9  
  00:10.8 Team Rebound 
  00:08.2 Capela Substitution replaced by Harden 
Williams Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (P Fraher)  00:04.4  
  00:03.0
[HOU 32-25]
Harden Cutting Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Brewer (2 AST) 
  00:00.4 Brewer Foul: Personal (1 PF) (C Kirkland) 
End of 1st Quarter
Los Angeles Lakers (3-21) Houston Rockets (12-12)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Huertas Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (P Fraher)  11:43  
  11:43 Capela Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:43 Team Rebound 
  11:43
[HOU 33-25]
Capela Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Sacre Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (C Kirkland)  11:34  
Sacre Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  11:34  
  11:21
[HOU 35-25]
Thornton Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  11:01 Jones Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (C Kirkland) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  11:01
[LAL 26-35]
 
  11:01 Capela Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
  11:01 Jones Substitution replaced by Howard 
Huertas Substitution replaced by Russell  11:01  
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  11:01
[LAL 27-35]
 
  10:49
[HOU 38-27]
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Randle Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Lawson (2 ST)  10:41  
  10:34
[HOU 41-27]
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  10:30  
Williams Substitution replaced by Bryant  10:30  
Randle Hook Bank Shot: Missed  10:07  
Randle Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:06  
Randle Jump Shot: Missed Block: Howard (2 BLK)  09:59  
Young Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:57  
Young 3pt Shot: Missed  09:52  
  09:51 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  09:38
[HOU 44-27]
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Brewer (3 AST) 
Randle Jump Shot: Missed  09:23  
  09:23 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  09:14 Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed 
Sacre Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:14  
Russell Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  08:56  
  08:54 Thornton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:40
[HOU 46-27]
Howard Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (1 AST) 
Young Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Russell (1 AST)  08:27
[LAL 29-46]
 
  08:12
[HOU 48-29]
Howard Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Brewer (4 AST) 
Randle Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (P Fraher)  08:12  
Sacre Substitution replaced by Hibbert  08:12  
Randle Substitution replaced by Nance Jr.  08:12  
  08:12
[HOU 49-29]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS) 
Russell 3pt Shot: Missed  07:59  
  07:59 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Young Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (C Kirkland)  07:43  
  07:43 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:43 Team Rebound 
  07:43 Thornton Substitution replaced by Harden 
  07:43 Brewer Substitution replaced by Ariza 
  07:43 Lawson Substitution replaced by Beverley 
  07:43 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Nance Jr. Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:42  
Nance Jr. Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  07:18  
Team Rebound  07:18  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  07:18  
  07:02
[HOU 51-29]
Motiejunas Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Nance Jr. Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (P Fraher)  06:49  
Nance Jr. Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  06:49  
Nance Jr. Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Nansel)  06:31  
  06:31 Motiejunas Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:31 Team Rebound 
  06:31 Motiejunas Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Hibbert Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:31  
Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed  06:08  
  06:08 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  06:05 Howard Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bryant (1 ST) 
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:00
[LAL 32-51]
 
  05:56 Harden Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
  05:56  
Bryant Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS)  05:45
[LAL 34-51]
 
  05:29 Motiejunas Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Russell (2 ST) 
  05:21 Beverley Foul: Personal (2 PF) (B Nansel) 
Nance Jr. Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:09
[LAL 36-51]
 
  04:56 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Nance Jr. (1 ST) 
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Young (1 AST)  04:50
[LAL 39-51]
 
  04:34 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Nance Jr. Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:33  
  04:27 Harden Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (3 FTA) (B Nansel) 
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 3 (12 PTS)  04:27
[LAL 40-51]
 
Bryant Free Throw 2 of 3 (13 PTS)  04:27
[LAL 41-51]
 
  04:27 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Jones 
Bryant Free Throw 3 of 3 (14 PTS)  04:27
[LAL 42-51]
 
  04:06 Harden Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  04:05 Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  04:05
[HOU 53-42]
Howard Tip Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
  03:48 Beverley Substitution replaced by Lawson 
Hibbert Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  03:40
[LAL 44-53]
 
Hibbert Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (C Kirkland)  03:21  
  03:21 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:21 Team Rebound 
  03:21 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Nance Jr. Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:21  
Russell Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  03:01  
  02:59 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  02:48 Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Nance Jr. Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  02:47  
Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed  02:42  
  02:41 Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:35
[HOU 55-44]
Harden Running Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST) 
Hibbert Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jones (3 BLK)  02:19  
  02:18 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  02:12
[HOU 57-44]
Jones Running Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ariza (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  02:05  
  02:05 Team Timeout : Regular 
Hibbert Jump Shot: Missed  01:47  
Hibbert Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:46  
Hibbert Tip Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  01:46
[LAL 46-57]
 
  01:23 Jones Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Young Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:23  
Hibbert Jump Shot: Missed  01:06  
Nance Jr. Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  01:05  
Nance Jr. Layup Shot: Missed  01:01  
  01:01 Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:55.9 Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:55.2 Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  00:55.2 Jones Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:55.2 Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
Hibbert Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Nansel)  00:55.2  
  00:55.2
[HOU 58-46]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  00:55.2
[HOU 59-46]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Russell Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Ariza (1 ST)  00:48.9  
  00:44.6
[HOU 61-46]
Howard Running Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Ariza (4 AST) 
Russell 3pt Shot: Missed  00:35.9  
  00:34.7 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:27.8 Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Hibbert (3 BLK) 
  00:26.9 Jones Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  00:23.6 Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:23.6 Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:3) 
  00:23.6
[HOU 63-46]
Howard Tip Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Russell Floating Jump shot: Missed  00:01.9  
  00:00.9 Jones Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Los Angeles Lakers (3-21) Houston Rockets (12-12)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:46 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hibbert Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  11:44  
Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Harden (2 ST)  11:31  
  11:25 Harden Running Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  11:21 Capela Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  11:21
[HOU 65-46]
Capela Tip Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
  11:03 Jump Ball Howard vs Russell (Beverley gains possession) 
Russell Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Howard (1 ST)  11:03  
Hibbert Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (B Nansel)  10:48  
  10:48 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:48 Team Rebound 
  10:48
[HOU 66-46]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Russell Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Ariza (2 ST)  10:44  
  10:41 Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Williams (2 ST) 
  10:34 Beverley Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (C Kirkland) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  10:34
[LAL 47-66]
 
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  10:34
[LAL 48-66]
 
  10:20 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:20 Team Rebound 
Hibbert Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF) (C Kirkland)  10:20  
Russell Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Nansel)  10:14  
  10:14
[HOU 67-48]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  10:14
[HOU 68-48]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Nance Jr. Jump Shot: Missed  10:01  
  10:01 Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:4) 
  09:54 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:54 Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:52
[HOU 70-48]
Beverley Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Bryant Pullup Jump shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Russell (2 AST)  09:39
[LAL 50-70]
 
  09:24 Ariza Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Hibbert Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  09:22  
Russell 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST)  09:13
[LAL 53-70]
 
  08:56 Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Bryant Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:55  
Russell 3pt Shot: Missed  08:36  
  08:34 Capela Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  08:21 Capela Hook Shot: Missed 
Hibbert Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  08:20  
Williams Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  08:12
[LAL 55-70]
 
  08:11 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:03
[HOU 73-55]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Beverley (1 AST) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Russell (3 AST)  07:48
[LAL 58-73]
 
  07:30 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:29 Beverley Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  07:26 Beverley Jump Shot: Missed 
Bryant Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  07:26  
Russell 3pt Shot: Missed  07:20  
  07:18 Beverley Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  07:08 Howard Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
  07:08 Capela Substitution replaced by Jones 
Nance Jr. Jump Shot: Missed  06:56  
  06:55 Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:5) 
  06:38
[HOU 75-58]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Bryant Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (18 PTS)  06:21
[LAL 60-75]
 
  05:55 Beverley Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Hibbert Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  05:54  
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  05:44  
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:44  
Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed  05:40  
  05:40 Jones Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
Williams Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Nansel)  05:37  
  05:37
[HOU 76-60]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS) 
  05:37 Ariza Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  05:37 Beverley Substitution replaced by Lawson 
  05:37
[HOU 77-60]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS) 
  05:28 Lawson Violation:Kicked Ball (P Fraher) 
Nance Jr. Cutting Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Bryant (6 AST)  05:22
[LAL 62-77]
 
  04:58
[HOU 80-62]
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Jones (1 AST) 
Williams Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  04:42  
Bryant Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  04:40  
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS)  04:32
[LAL 65-80]
 
  04:19
[HOU 83-65]
Jones 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST) 
Bryant Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS)  03:54
[LAL 67-83]
 
  03:48
[HOU 85-67]
Harden Running Layup Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Lawson (4 AST) 
Williams Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (C Kirkland)  03:48  
Nance Jr. Substitution replaced by Randle  03:48  
Russell Substitution replaced by Huertas  03:48  
  03:48 Howard Substitution replaced by Capela 
  03:48
[HOU 86-67]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 1 (27 PTS) 
  03:38 Brewer Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (C Kirkland) 
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:38  
Team Rebound  03:38  
Hibbert Substitution replaced by Sacre  03:38  
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  03:38
[LAL 68-86]
 
  03:27 Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Bryant (2 ST) 
Randle Running Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Huertas (1 AST)  03:21
[LAL 70-86]
 
  03:04 Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Sacre (1 BLK) 
Bryant Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  03:03  
Huertas Foul: Offensive (4 PF) (P Fraher)  03:00  
Huertas Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  03:00  
  03:00 Harden Substitution replaced by Thornton 
  02:45 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:45  
Sacre Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (3 AST)  02:39
[LAL 72-86]
 
  02:22 Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Randle Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:21  
Huertas 3pt Shot: Missed  02:07  
Randle Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  02:06  
Randle Jump Shot: Missed Block: Capela (1 BLK)  02:03  
  02:01 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:57
[HOU 89-72]
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Lawson (5 AST) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  01:33  
  01:32 Capela Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  01:29 Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Bryant (3 ST) 
Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed  01:24  
  01:23 Team Rebound 
Randle Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Nansel)  01:23  
  01:23 Capela Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:23 Team Rebound 
  01:23 Capela Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Randle Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  01:23  
  01:09 Brewer Foul: Personal (3 PF) (B Nansel) 
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Huertas (2 AST)  01:01
[LAL 74-89]
 
  00:38.9 Jones Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Randle Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  00:38.8  
  00:34.2 Capela Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (P Fraher) 
Sacre Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:34.2
[LAL 75-89]
 
Sacre Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:34.2
[LAL 76-89]
 
  00:25.9 Thornton Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:25.6  
Bryant Jump Shot: Missed Block: Brewer (1 BLK)  00:06.5  
  00:04.0 Capela Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  00:00.4
[HOU 91-76]
Jones Running Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Thornton (2 AST) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Randle Hook Shot: Missed  11:39  
Team Rebound  11:39  
Young Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Russell (4 AST)  11:36
[LAL 78-91]
 
  11:19 Capela Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) (C Kirkland) 
  11:19 Capela Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Randle Jump Bank Shot: Missed  10:59  
  10:58 Jones Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  10:45
[HOU 93-78]
Thornton Pullup Jump shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Young 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Huertas (3 AST)  10:22
[LAL 81-93]
 
  10:09 Thornton Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:08 Capela Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  10:08
[HOU 95-81]
Capela Putback Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Huertas Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Brewer (4 ST)  10:04  
  09:55 Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed 
Randle Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  09:55  
Young 3pt Shot: Missed  09:48  
  09:47 Thornton Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:33
[HOU 97-81]
Capela Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Lawson (6 AST) 
Sacre Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Randle (1 AST)  09:09
[LAL 83-97]
 
  08:55 Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Huertas (1 ST) 
Young 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Huertas (4 AST)  08:51
[LAL 86-97]
 
  08:28
[HOU 100-86]
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Lawson (7 AST) 
Sacre Hook Shot: Missed  08:10  
Team Rebound  08:08  
  08:08  
  08:08 Capela Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
  08:08 Jones Substitution replaced by Howard 
  08:08 Lawson Substitution replaced by Beverley 
  08:08 Brewer Substitution replaced by Harden 
  08:08 Thornton Substitution replaced by Ariza 
Randle Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:59
[LAL 88-100]
 
  07:41
[HOU 102-88]
Motiejunas Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST) 
Young 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS)  07:27
[LAL 91-102]
 
  07:10 Motiejunas Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Russell (3 ST) 
Huertas Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Harden (3 ST)  07:06  
Russell Foul: Personal (3 PF) (C Kirkland)  07:02  
  06:54 Motiejunas Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Sacre Jump Shot: Missed  06:32  
  06:31 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:25 Harden Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  06:23 Beverley Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  06:19
[HOU 104-91]
Motiejunas Hook Bank Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Beverley (2 AST) 
Russell 3pt Shot: Missed  05:58  
Sacre Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:56  
Huertas Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Ariza (3 ST)  05:50  
Randle Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (P Fraher)  05:47  
  05:47 Team Timeout : Regular 
Huertas Substitution replaced by Williams  05:47  
  05:47
[HOU 105-91]
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  05:47
[HOU 106-91]
Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Williams Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Randle (2 AST)  05:19
[LAL 93-106]
 
  05:06
[HOU 109-93]
Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Beverley (3 AST) 
Young 3pt Shot: Missed  04:46  
  04:45 Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
  04:36
[HOU 112-93]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (30 PTS) Assist: Ariza (5 AST) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  04:12  
  04:11 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:03
[HOU 115-93]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Ariza (6 AST) 
Russell 3pt Shot: Missed  03:45  
Young Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  03:44  
Young Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  03:40  
  03:40 Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:7) 
  03:28 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Randle Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  03:27  
Randle Running Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS)  03:21
[LAL 95-115]
 
  02:54
[HOU 117-95]
Beverley Floating Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST) 
  02:45 Ariza Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (B Nansel) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:45  
  02:45 Ariza Substitution replaced by Capela 
  02:45 Howard Substitution replaced by McDaniels 
  02:45 Harden Substitution replaced by Thornton 
  02:45 Beverley Substitution replaced by Lawson 
Williams Substitution replaced by Huertas  02:45  
Russell Substitution replaced by A Brown  02:45  
Huertas Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) Steal:Motiejunas (1 ST)  02:36  
  02:30 Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:29 Capela Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  02:27
[HOU 119-95]
Capela Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
A Brown Jump Shot: Missed  02:14  
  02:14 Team Rebound 
  01:57 Motiejunas Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) 
A Brown 3pt Shot: Missed  01:38  
  01:38 Capela Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  01:28 Capela Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:28  
Sacre Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  01:13  
  01:12 Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:08
[HOU 121-95]
McDaniels Running Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Thornton (3 AST) 
Young 3pt Shot: Missed  00:55.9  
Randle Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  00:54.9  
  00:53.8 Capela Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (B Nansel) 
Randle Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:53.8
[LAL 96-121]
 
Randle Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:53.8  
  00:53.8 Capela Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
Randle Foul: Personal (4 PF) (B Nansel)  00:39.4  
  00:34.0
[HOU 124-96]
McDaniels 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Lawson (8 AST) 
  00:20.4 Motiejunas Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (C Kirkland) 
Sacre Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:20.4
[LAL 97-124]
 
Sacre Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:20.4  
  00:20.4 Team Rebound 
Randle Foul: Loose Ball (5 PF) (2 FTA) (P Fraher)  00:20.4  
  00:20.4
[HOU 125-97]
Motiejunas Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  00:20.4
[HOU 126-97]
Motiejunas Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Randle 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
  00:00.4 Thornton Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
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l
l10
h
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LAL
5th Pacific
17
65
2-8
12-29
5-36
HOU
4th Southwest
41
41
6-4
23-18
18-23
 
ppg
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spg
LAL
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HOU
2 players 26.6
2 players 14.0
2 players 7.6
2 players 1.4
2 players 2.6