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Harden, Jones lead Rockets past Lakers again, 107-87


By GREG BEACHAM
Posted Dec 18 2015 2:41AM

LOS ANGELES (AP) Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard shared a brief pregame hug and a few in-game laughs during the Houston Rockets' comfortable win over the Lakers.

Even though Howard refused to stay on Bryant's team 2 1/2 years ago, the center still felt some sentimentality for the superstar in his farewell season.

James Harden scored 25 points, and Howard added 16 points and 15 rebounds in the Rockets' second victory over Los Angeles in six days, 107-87 on Thursday night.

Bryant scored 22 points and dunked for the first time in his farewell season, elevating over Clint Capela for a one-handed jam. Howard admired it along with everybody in the building.

"I already know what the headlines are going to say: Kobe turned back the hands of time," Howard said. "I didn't think he had enough legs to do it, but it's pretty cool. We got to see the old guy still has the legs a little bit."

Howard and Bryant parted under acrimonious circumstances in 2013, with Howard leaving millions on the table by refusing to return to the Lakers as a free agent. Howard's move also essentially guaranteed Bryant would finish his career without a sixth ring with the Lakers.

But Bryant's third-quarter jam was the latest evidence of rejuvenation for the 20-year veteran over the last two weeks. He went 9 for 16 and grabbed eight rebounds.

"My legs felt lively and they felt springy," Bryant said. "I don't know where it came from, but it was there. I can't really explain it. I feel like I can maintain this, but it's always a give-and-take with Father Time. Sometimes he lets me lead the way, and sometimes he leads the way, so you just kind of roll with it. It's a good idea not to mock Father Time. So I'll just say that as long as he lets me lead the way, I'm cool with that."

STEADY WIN

Terrence Jones had 16 points to help the Rockets avoid a winless three-game trip. They never trailed in their fifth straight win over the Lakers at Staples Center, Houston's longest road winning streak in the rivalry's history.

"There weren't as many periods that we've had in the past of letdown, loss of intensity, loss of focus," interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff said.

KOBE'S DUNK

The 37-year-old Bryant hadn't dunked in the Lakers' first 25 games, and Staples Center roared when he drove the lane and threw down on Capela in the third quarter. Bryant had dunked just eight times in 63 games over the past three seasons since his 2012-13 campaign ended early due to a torn Achilles tendon.

"Honestly, I don't know where that came from," Bryant said. "It's like the Casey Jr. train: `I think I can, I think I can, I think I can.' First dribble, second dribble, I'm thinking, `My legs feel pretty good.' And then I jumped and I was like, `Oh, I'm still going up.' And then I said, `I might as well give it a try."'

He got the crowd standing again with an under-the-hoop layup later in the quarter. Bryant scored 10 points in the third.

LOSING CONTINUES

The Lakers followed up their fourth victory of the season - beating Milwaukee by 18 points, their largest margin of victory in two seasons - with their 14th loss in 16 games. Julius Randle added 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Lakers, who at least avoided another blowout loss to the Rockets after losing by 29 last week.

TIP-INS

Rockets: Howard got his usual chorus of boos whenever he touched the ball at Staples Center. Even Clippers fans boo Howard for his decision to leave L.A. ... Trevor Ariza got Bryant to sign a pair of Bryant's shoes from their championship season together with the Lakers in 2009. "We're starting to see him get back to his old self," Ariza said.

Lakers: Randle hit the first 3-pointer of his NBA career in the second quarter, beating the shot clock. ... Rookie D'Angelo Russell got so excited about Bryant's dunk that he got a technical foul for leaving the bench area while running along the far baseline. The No. 2 overall pick finished a quiet game with two points on 1-for-9 shooting and seven assists in 26 minutes.

UP NEXT

Rockets: Host Clippers on Saturday.

Lakers: At Thunder on Saturday.


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HOU
LAL
     
    • 38.6%

    • 42.9%

    • 38.7%

    • 20.8%

    • 64.3%

    • 55.6%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
HOU LAL
Total Rebounds 54 46
Offensive Rebounds 23 13
Turnovers 13 14
Fast Break Pts: 24 7
Biggest Lead: 20 0
Points in the Paint: 36 54
HOU LAL
p Harden   25 Bryant   22
rb Howard   15 Randle   10
a Harden   6 Russell   7
s Ariza   3 Clarkson   2
b Capela   4 5 players   1
 
  • 12/12 - LAL 97 @ HOU 126
  • 12/17 - HOU 107 @ LAL 87
  • 01/17 - HOU 112 @ LAL 95
  • 04/10 - LAL 110 @ HOU 130
Houston Rockets (13-14)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Ariza F 35:38 5-10 3-6 0-0 +26 2 3 5 4 2 3 0 0 0 13
C. Capela F 28:09 4-6 0-0 2-4 +19 7 5 12 1 1 2 1 4 0 10
D. Howard C 25:42 3-10 0-0 10-18 +19 9 6 15 1 5 0 1 2 1 16
J. Harden G 36:08 7-24 2-9 9-10 +31 2 4 6 6 2 1 3 1 2 25
P. Beverley G 29:18 5-12 3-7 0-0 +30 1 3 4 1 2 2 1 0 0 13
D. Motiejunas   19:09 3-7 1-1 1-4 +4 2 2 4 2 2 0 3 0 0 8
T. Lawson   18:42 0-3 0-1 0-0 -10 0 1 1 3 1 1 2 0 0 0
C. Brewer   16:01 2-8 2-5 0-0 -8 0 2 2 1 1 0 1 0 0 6
J. Terry   05:48 0-1 0-0 0-0 -12 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
T. Jones   20:35 5-7 1-2 5-6 -5 0 4 4 2 0 0 1 1 1 16
M. Harrell   02:25 0-0 0-0 0-0 +3 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
K. McDaniels   02:25 0-0 0-0 0-0 +3 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
M. Thornton DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 34-88 12-31 27-42   23 31 54 22 17 9 13 8 5 107
  38.6% 38.7% 64.3%   team rebs: 17 total to: 14
Los Angeles Lakers (4-22)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
K. Bryant F 32:02 9-16 2-6 2-7 -24 1 7 8 3 2 0 2 1 0 22
L. Nance Jr. F 28:23 5-8 0-0 1-2 -19 2 3 5 0 5 1 1 1 1 11
R. Hibbert C 21:46 2-7 0-0 0-0 -26 2 2 4 1 6 0 0 1 2 4
L. Williams G 31:07 5-9 2-5 2-3 -12 0 5 5 3 2 0 2 1 0 14
J. Clarkson G 38:31 6-14 0-5 0-0 -23 2 2 4 4 3 2 2 0 2 12
D. Russell   26:22 1-9 0-4 0-0 -5 0 3 3 7 2 1 4 0 1 2
R. Sacre   22:27 1-2 0-0 0-0 +9 3 3 6 2 1 0 1 1 1 2
N. Young   15:58 1-4 0-3 0-0 +4 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 2
J. Randle   23:24 6-15 1-1 5-6 -4 3 7 10 2 5 1 1 0 1 18
B. Bass DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Brown DNP - Coach's Decision
M. Huertas DNP - Coach's Decision
R. Kelly DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 36-84 5-24 10-18   13 33 46 22 27 5 14 5 8 87
  42.9% 20.8% 55.6%   team rebs: 8 total to: 14

inactive

  • Rockets: Dekker
  • Lakers: Black, World Peace

technical fouls

  • Rockets: --
  • Lakers: Russell

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 0
  • Times Tied: 0

arena stats

  • Arena: Staples Center, Los Angeles, CA
  • Officials: #71 Rodney Mott, #8 Marc Davis, #77 Karl Lane
  • Attendance: 18997
  • Duration: 2:25
Houston Rockets (13-14) Los Angeles Lakers (4-22)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Hibbert vs Howard (Beverley gains possession)
Harden Floating Jump shot: Missed  11:42  
  11:38 Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:32 Clarkson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:31  
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST)  11:22
[HOU 3-0]
 
  11:04 Hibbert Jump Shot: Missed 
Capela Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:03  
Howard Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  10:54  
  10:51 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:44
[LAL 2-3]
Nance Jr. Cutting Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST) 
  10:40 Hibbert Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (K Lane) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  10:40
[HOU 4-2]
 
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  10:40
[HOU 5-2]
 
  10:20 Clarkson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Howard (1 BLK) 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:18  
  10:00 Clarkson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Davis) 
Capela Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  10:00
[HOU 6-2]
 
Capela Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  10:00  
Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:58  
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST)  09:53
[HOU 9-2]
 
  09:31 Hibbert Jump Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:30  
Howard Hook Shot: Missed  09:22  
  09:21 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:07 Williams Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:05  
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  08:54  
Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:53  
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  08:48  
  08:47 Hibbert Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:41
[LAL 4-9]
Clarkson Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST)  08:25
[HOU 12-4]
 
  08:04 Nance Jr. Jump Shot: Missed Block: Harden (1 BLK) 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:03  
Harden Layup Shot: Missed  08:00  
Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:58  
Ariza Putback Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS)  07:57
[HOU 14-4]
 
  07:44 Nance Jr. Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:43 Hibbert Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:39
[LAL 6-14]
Hibbert Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Howard Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Nance Jr. (1 BLK)  07:30  
Capela Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:28  
Capela Putback Dunk Shot: Made (3 PTS)  07:27
[HOU 16-6]
 
  07:04 Clarkson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Capela (1 BLK) 
Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:02  
Howard Layup Shot: Missed  06:51  
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  06:50  
Howard Tip Layup Shot: Missed  06:50  
Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  06:50  
Capela Substitution replaced by Motiejunas  06:50  
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Beverley (1 AST)  06:41
[HOU 19-6]
 
  06:35 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:13
[LAL 8-19]
Nance Jr. Reverse Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST) 
Harden Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  05:52
[HOU 21-8]
 
  05:30
[LAL 10-21]
Hibbert Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Clarkson (1 AST) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST)  05:16
[HOU 24-10]
 
  05:03 Hibbert Jump Shot: Missed Block: Howard (2 BLK) 
Team Rebound  05:03  
  05:03 Williams Substitution replaced by Russell 
Beverley Substitution replaced by Lawson  05:03  
Howard Substitution replaced by Capela  05:03  
  04:54 Hibbert Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (K Lane) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  04:54
[HOU 25-10]
 
  04:54 Hibbert Substitution replaced by Sacre 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  04:54
[HOU 26-10]
 
  04:30 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:30  
Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Clarkson (1 ST)  04:20  
  04:13
[LAL 12-26]
Clarkson Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Russell (1 AST) 
Motiejunas Hook Shot: Missed  03:53  
  03:50 Russell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:44 Russell Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lawson (1 ST) 
Harden Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (2 TO)  03:24  
Ariza Substitution replaced by Brewer  03:24  
  03:24 Bryant Substitution replaced by Young 
  03:24 Nance Jr. Substitution replaced by Randle 
  03:11 Young 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:11  
  03:11 Randle Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (R Mott) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  02:58  
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:57  
Motiejunas Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:56
[HOU 28-12]
 
  02:41 Sacre Layup Shot: Missed Block: Capela (2 BLK) 
Team Rebound  02:41  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:41  
Harden Substitution replaced by Terry  02:41  
Motiejunas Hook Shot: Missed  02:25  
  02:23 Russell Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:03
[LAL 14-28]
Randle Driving Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Brewer Turnover : Double Dribble (1 TO)  01:55  
  01:33 Clarkson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:33  
  01:23 Randle Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Davis) 
Motiejunas Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  01:23
[HOU 29-14]
 
Motiejunas Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:23  
  01:23 Sacre Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:10 Russell Jump Shot: Missed Block: Capela (3 BLK) 
Capela Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:09  
Lawson Turnover : Discontinue Dribble (1 TO)  01:01  
  00:40.9 Russell Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:40.7 Sacre Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:31.5
[LAL 16-29]
Randle Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Russell (2 AST) 
Motiejunas Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  00:20.9  
Capela Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (R Mott)  00:04.8  
  00:04.8
[LAL 17-29]
Randle Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  00:04.8
[LAL 18-29]
Randle Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  00:02.6  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Houston Rockets (13-14) Los Angeles Lakers (4-22)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:39 Randle Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:39 Sacre Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  11:29 Young Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Howard Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (R Mott)  11:20  
Howard Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  11:20  
  11:20 Clarkson Substitution replaced by Williams 
  11:20 Young Substitution replaced by Bryant 
  11:04
[LAL 20-29]
Bryant Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Randle (1 AST) 
Terry Jump Shot: Missed Block: Williams (1 BLK)  10:53  
  10:51 Bryant Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:41
[LAL 23-29]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Sacre (1 AST) 
Howard Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST)  10:26
[HOU 31-23]
 
  10:10 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:09  
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  09:47  
  09:46 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:32 Russell 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:31 Sacre Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
Terry Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (3 FTA) (K Lane)  09:23  
  09:23 Williams Free Throw 1 of 3 Missed 
  09:23 Team Rebound 
  09:23
[LAL 24-31]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 3 (4 PTS) 
  09:23
[LAL 25-31]
Williams Free Throw 3 of 3 (5 PTS) 
Brewer Layup Shot: Missed  09:02  
  09:01 Randle Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:55 Randle Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:54 Bryant Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:53
[LAL 27-31]
Bryant Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:53  
Lawson Substitution replaced by Beverley  08:53  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Harden  08:53  
Terry Substitution replaced by Ariza  08:53  
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Jones (1 AST)  08:31
[HOU 34-27]
 
  08:10
[LAL 30-34]
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Russell (3 AST) 
Howard Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Harden (4 AST)  07:54
[HOU 36-30]
 
  07:43 Russell Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Beverley (1 ST) 
Jones Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Howard (1 AST)  07:41
[HOU 38-30]
 
  07:41 Williams Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (K Lane) 
Jones Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  07:41
[HOU 39-30]
 
  07:15
[LAL 33-39]
Randle 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Bryant (1 AST) 
Beverley Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  06:56
[HOU 41-33]
 
Ariza Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M Davis)  06:50  
Ariza Foul: Personal (2 PF) (R Mott)  06:48  
  06:41 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:41 Team Rebound 
Jones Violation:Kicked Ball (K Lane)  06:39  
  06:25 Randle Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  06:24  
Harden Jump Shot: Missed  06:12  
  06:12 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Harden Violation:Kicked Ball (M Davis)  06:07  
  06:07 Russell Substitution replaced by Clarkson 
Howard Substitution replaced by Capela  06:07  
  05:53 Randle Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jones (1 BLK) 
  05:52 Randle Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:49 Randle Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:47 Randle Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  05:47 Randle Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:45  
Capela Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Jones (2 AST)  05:41
[HOU 43-33]
 
  05:14
[LAL 35-43]
Randle Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Bryant (2 AST) 
Harden Layup Shot: Missed Block: Sacre (1 BLK)  04:50  
Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:49  
Harden Layup Shot: Missed  04:48  
  04:46 Randle Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Beverley Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (K Lane)  04:35  
  04:35  
  04:35 Randle Substitution replaced by Hibbert 
  04:35 Sacre Substitution replaced by Nance Jr. 
  04:35 Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:35 Team Rebound 
  04:35 Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  04:34 Clarkson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  04:14
[LAL 37-43]
Clarkson Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Hibbert (1 AST) 
Capela Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Harden (5 AST)  03:54
[HOU 45-37]
 
  03:32 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:30  
Harden Jump Shot: Missed  03:23  
  03:23 Bryant Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:11 Hibbert Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:08  
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  02:56
[HOU 47-37]
 
  02:42 Nance Jr. Jump Shot: Missed 
Capela Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:40  
  02:39 Team Timeout : Regular 
Capela Substitution replaced by Howard  02:39  
Jones Substitution replaced by Motiejunas  02:39  
Beverley Layup Shot: Missed  02:30  
Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  02:29  
Howard Tip Dunk Shot: Missed  02:26  
  02:24 Bryant Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  02:11 Bryant Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:09  
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  02:03  
  02:02 Bryant Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  01:41 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:40 Nance Jr. Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:39
[LAL 39-47]
Nance Jr. Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Harden Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (1 AST)  01:19
[HOU 49-39]
 
Howard Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (K Lane)  01:09  
  01:09 Bryant Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:09 Team Rebound 
  01:09 Bryant Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  01:07  
Harden Jump Shot: Missed  00:48.9  
Ariza Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  00:48.9  
Beverley Hook Shot: Missed  00:34.9  
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  00:32.6  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  00:30.1  
Team Rebound  00:30.1  
  00:30.1 Foul : Double Personal - Hibbert (3 PF), Howard (3 PF) (M Davis) 
Howard Substitution replaced by Capela  00:30.1  
  00:29.9 Jump Ball Hibbert vs Motiejunas (Beverley gains possession) 
  00:10.4 Clarkson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (3 FTA) (M Davis) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 3 (15 PTS)  00:10.4
[HOU 50-39]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 3 (16 PTS)  00:10.4
[HOU 51-39]
 
  00:10.4 Hibbert Substitution replaced by Sacre 
Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Jones  00:10.4  
Harden Free Throw 3 of 3 (17 PTS)  00:10.4
[HOU 52-39]
 
  00:02.1 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Houston Rockets (13-14) Los Angeles Lakers (4-22)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:51 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (1 ST) 
Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  11:48
[HOU 54-39]
 
  11:24 Bryant Jump Shot: Missed 
Capela Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  11:23  
Beverley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Nance Jr. (1 ST)  11:18  
Beverley Foul: Personal (2 PF) (R Mott)  11:17  
Howard Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (K Lane)  11:04  
  11:04
[LAL 40-54]
Nance Jr. Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Howard Substitution replaced by Jones  11:04  
  11:04 Nance Jr. Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  11:02  
Jones Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  11:00  
  10:49
[LAL 42-54]
Bryant Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Ariza Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  10:36  
  10:34 Nance Jr. Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:23
[LAL 44-54]
Williams Cutting Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Bryant (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  10:23  
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  10:00  
  10:00 Bryant Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  09:41 Hibbert Layup Shot: Missed Block: Capela (4 BLK) 
Ariza Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  09:38  
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  09:34  
  09:33 Clarkson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:25
[LAL 46-54]
Bryant Driving Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Clarkson (2 AST) 
  09:18 Russell Technical (R Mott) 
Harden Free Throw Technical (18 PTS)  09:18
[HOU 55-46]
 
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed  09:00  
  08:57 Bryant Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  08:49
[LAL 48-55]
Bryant Pullup Jump shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Jones 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Capela (1 AST)  08:33
[HOU 58-48]
 
  08:17 Nance Jr. Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (2 ST) 
  08:05 Hibbert Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (R Mott) 
Capela Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  08:05
[HOU 59-48]
 
Capela Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:05  
  08:03 Hibbert Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:44
[LAL 50-59]
Clarkson Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Jones Running Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Ariza (2 AST)  07:36
[HOU 61-50]
 
  07:36 Nance Jr. Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (K Lane) 
Jones Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS)  07:36
[HOU 62-50]
 
  07:25
[LAL 53-62]
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Clarkson (3 AST) 
Jones Jump Shot: Missed Block: Hibbert (1 BLK)  07:11  
  07:11 Jump Ball Hibbert vs Jones (Clarkson gains possession) 
  07:11 Hibbert Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  07:00 Bryant Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Capela (1 ST) 
Jones Floating Jump shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Ariza (3 AST)  06:54
[HOU 64-53]
 
  06:34
[LAL 55-64]
Williams Pullup Jump shot: Made (12 PTS) 
  06:19 Hibbert Substitution replaced by Sacre 
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS)  06:08
[HOU 67-55]
 
  05:40
[LAL 57-67]
Bryant Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Sacre (2 AST) 
Jones 3pt Shot: Missed  05:26  
Capela Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  05:25  
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  05:21  
  05:20 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  05:11
[LAL 59-67]
Bryant Driving Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
  05:06 Nance Jr. Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (K Lane) 
Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  05:06
[HOU 68-59]
 
Capela Substitution replaced by Motiejunas  05:06  
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  05:06
[HOU 69-59]
 
  04:53 Williams 3pt Shot: Missed 
Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:53  
  04:48 Williams Foul: Personal (2 PF) (K Lane) 
  04:48 Bryant Substitution replaced by Young 
Jones Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Harden (6 AST)  04:39
[HOU 71-59]
 
  04:19
[LAL 61-71]
Nance Jr. Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Williams (3 AST) 
Beverley Jump Shot: Missed  04:00  
  04:00 Nance Jr. Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:50
[LAL 63-71]
Clarkson Pullup Jump shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  03:26  
Team Rebound  03:26  
  03:26 Nance Jr. Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (2 FTA) (R Mott) 
Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:26  
Team Rebound  03:26  
Ariza Substitution replaced by Brewer  03:26  
Beverley Substitution replaced by Lawson  03:26  
  03:26 Clarkson Substitution replaced by Russell 
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  03:26
[HOU 72-63]
 
Brewer Foul: Personal (1 PF) (R Mott)  03:16  
  03:04
[LAL 65-72]
Sacre Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Russell (4 AST) 
  02:49 Young Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (K Lane) 
  02:49 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:49 Nance Jr. Substitution replaced by Randle 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  02:49
[HOU 73-65]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:49  
  02:48 Randle Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  02:24
[LAL 67-73]
Williams Floating Jump shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (2 AST)  02:02
[HOU 76-67]
 
  01:45 Russell Jump Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:43  
Harden Layup Shot: Missed  01:38  
Harden Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  01:37  
Harden Tip Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS)  01:37
[HOU 78-67]
 
  01:19 Young 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:18  
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed  01:07  
  01:05 Sacre Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  00:51.8 Williams Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (2 TO) 
Lawson Jump Shot: Missed  00:32.9  
  00:31.9 Randle Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Motiejunas Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA) (R Mott)  00:29.0  
  00:29.0 Randle Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:29.0 Team Rebound 
  00:29.0
[LAL 68-78]
Randle Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Motiejunas Jump Shot: Missed  00:05.2  
Team Rebound  00:05.2  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  00:05.0  
  00:01.9 Russell 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Motiejunas Hook Shot: Missed  11:48  
Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:5)  11:48  
  11:48 Sacre Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (R Mott) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST)  11:38
[HOU 81-68]
 
  11:24
[LAL 70-81]
Young Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Russell (5 AST) 
Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Randle (1 ST)  11:14  
Lawson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (R Mott)  11:10  
  11:10
[LAL 71-81]
Randle Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  11:10 Williams Substitution replaced by Clarkson 
  11:10
[LAL 72-81]
Randle Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Motiejunas Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Russell (1 ST)  11:09  
  11:03
[LAL 74-81]
Randle Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Russell (6 AST) 
Howard Layup Shot: Missed  10:51  
  10:50 Randle Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  10:28 Randle Hook Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:6)  10:26  
  10:19 Randle Foul: Personal (3 PF) (R Mott) 
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed  10:13  
  10:10 Sacre Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  09:54 Sacre Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
  09:39 Randle Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (M Davis) 
Motiejunas Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:39  
Team Rebound  09:39  
Motiejunas Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:39  
  09:37 Randle Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  09:29 Russell Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) 
Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Capela  09:29  
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  09:10  
Capela Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  09:09  
Capela Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Clarkson (2 ST)  09:07  
  09:02
[LAL 76-81]
Randle Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Clarkson (4 AST) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  08:46  
Howard Rebound (Off:6 Def:6)  08:46  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  08:40  
  08:37 Young Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:26 Clarkson Layup Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:24  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST)  08:21
[HOU 84-76]
 
  08:21 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:21 Sacre Substitution replaced by Hibbert 
  08:21 Young Substitution replaced by Bryant 
Lawson Substitution replaced by Harden  08:21  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Beverley  08:21  
  07:59 Randle Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Harden (1 ST) 
  07:57 Clarkson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M Davis) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS)  07:57
[HOU 85-76]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS)  07:57
[HOU 86-76]
 
  07:45 Clarkson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (3 ST) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  07:39  
Team Rebound  07:39  
Harden Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (M Davis)  07:33  
Harden Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  07:33  
  07:20 Randle Layup Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  07:19  
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Made (25 PTS)  07:04
[HOU 88-76]
 
  06:48 Clarkson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Beverley (2 ST) 
Beverley Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Ariza (4 AST)  06:43
[HOU 90-76]
 
  06:43 Team Timeout : Short 
  06:32 Bryant Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (M Davis) 
  06:32 Bryant Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Ariza Jump Shot: Missed  06:20  
Howard Rebound (Off:7 Def:6)  06:20  
  06:20 Hibbert Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) (M Davis) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:20  
Team Rebound  06:20  
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  06:20
[HOU 91-76]
 
  06:01 Randle Substitution replaced by Nance Jr. 
  05:54 Russell Jump Shot: Missed 
Capela Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  05:54  
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  05:39  
Capela Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  05:38  
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  05:34  
  05:33 Russell Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:27 Russell Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Capela (2 ST) 
Harden Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bryant (1 BLK)  05:21  
Team Rebound  05:21  
  05:21  
  05:21 Nance Jr. Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA) (K Lane) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  05:21
[HOU 92-76]
 
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:21  
  05:20 Nance Jr. Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:05
[LAL 79-92]
Bryant 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Russell (7 AST) 
  04:56 Russell Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (2 FTA) (R Mott) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  04:56
[HOU 93-79]
 
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  04:56  
Capela Rebound (Off:5 Def:5)  04:54  
  04:53 Russell Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA) (K Lane) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:53  
Team Rebound  04:53  
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  04:53
[HOU 94-79]
 
Howard Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (3 FTA) (M Davis)  04:44  
  04:44
[LAL 80-94]
Bryant Free Throw 1 of 3 (21 PTS) 
  04:44 Bryant Free Throw 2 of 3 Missed 
  04:44 Team Rebound 
  04:44
[LAL 81-94]
Bryant Free Throw 3 of 3 (22 PTS) 
  04:43 Bryant Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA) (R Mott) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  04:43
[HOU 95-81]
 
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  04:43
[HOU 96-81]
 
  04:29 Bryant 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:26 Nance Jr. Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  04:12 Russell 3pt Shot: Missed 
Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:11  
  04:06 Nance Jr. Foul: Personal Take (5 PF) (2 FTA) (R Mott) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:06  
Team Rebound  04:06  
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  04:06
[HOU 97-81]
 
  03:52 Clarkson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:51  
  03:47 Hibbert Foul: Personal Take (6 PF) (2 FTA) (R Mott) 
  03:47 Hibbert Substitution replaced by Randle 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  03:47
[HOU 98-81]
 
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:47  
Capela Rebound (Off:6 Def:5)  03:46  
Capela Layup Shot: Missed  03:43  
Capela Rebound (Off:7 Def:5)  03:41  
Capela Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  03:41
[HOU 100-81]
 
Harden Foul: Personal (2 PF) (K Lane)  03:27  
  03:27 Bryant Substitution replaced by Young 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:27  
Beverley Substitution replaced by Lawson  03:27  
  03:27 Team Violation : Delay Of Game (K Lane) 
  03:19
[LAL 83-100]
Nance Jr. Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Randle (2 AST) 
Capela Jump Shot: Missed  02:59  
Howard Rebound (Off:8 Def:6)  02:58  
Howard Tip Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  02:58
[HOU 102-83]
 
  02:44
[LAL 85-102]
Russell Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  02:25  
Howard Rebound (Off:9 Def:6)  02:25  
  02:25 Randle Foul: Personal (5 PF) (2 FTA) (R Mott) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:25  
Team Rebound  02:25  
Capela Substitution replaced by Harrell  02:25  
Ariza Substitution replaced by McDaniels  02:25  
Harden Substitution replaced by Brewer  02:25  
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:25  
  02:23 Randle Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
Howard Violation:Kicked Ball (K Lane)  02:13  
Howard Substitution replaced by Motiejunas  02:13  
  02:03 Randle Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:02 Randle Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
Motiejunas Foul: Personal (2 PF) (R Mott)  02:01  
  01:49 Clarkson 3pt Shot: Missed 
McDaniels Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:47  
Motiejunas Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST)  01:41
[HOU 104-85]
 
  01:26 Clarkson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:25 Clarkson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  01:10 Russell 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:09  
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  00:56.9  
  00:55.9 Clarkson Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  00:46.8
[LAL 87-104]
Clarkson Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Motiejunas Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO)  00:36.6  
  00:27.9 Young 3pt Shot: Missed 
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  00:27.5  
Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Harrell (1 AST)  00:17.5
[HOU 107-87]
 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
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HOU
4th Southwest
41
41
6-4
23-18
18-23
LAL
5th Pacific
17
65
2-8
12-29
5-36
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
HOU
2 players 26.6
2 players 14.0
2 players 7.6
2 players 1.4
2 players 2.6
LAL
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