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Harden scores 36 points, leads Rockets over Hornets 102-95


By KRISTIE RIEKEN
Posted Dec 21 2015 11:57PM

HOUSTON (AP) When James Harden draws a lot of fouls, it's usually bad news for whoever the Houston Rockets are playing.

That was the case on Monday night when 16 of his 36 points came off free throws in a 102-95 win over the Charlotte Hornets.

"Obviously spending time here, I know how great he is at drawing fouls," Jeremy Lin said. "He played well tonight and he got a lot of calls. ... You've got your hands full and you have to try to make it as difficult as you can when you're defending a player of that caliber."

The Rockets squandered a double-digit lead in the fourth quarter before Harden helped them come back to get their third straight victory.

The game was tied before he drove into the lane and was fouled as he made a layup. He hit the free throw to put Houston up 94-91 with 31.6 seconds left.

"We put the ball in his hands. He's the closer," interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff said. "So in those situations he's just got to make the right play."

Cody Zeller attempted a dunk contested by Terrence Jones and it bounced off the rim and back to the Rockets a few seconds after that. The Hornets fouled Patrick Beverley and he made two free throws to extend the lead to 96-91.

Lin made two free throws after that but missed a pair after Beverley made one for the Rockets.

Harden attempted 19 free throws and secured the win by making two with 13.9 seconds remaining.

Kemba Walker led the Hornets with 14 points.

"We fought hard," Charlotte coach Steve Clifford said. "I thought their defense was really good. We struggled to consistently get good shots."

A 3-pointer by Beverley extended Houston's lead to 79-66 with about 9 minutes left before Charlotte scored the next 13 points to tie it up about 9 minutes later. Frank Kaminsky got things going in that span with a three-point play and Lin and Spencer Hawes both made 3-pointers to power the run.

The Rockets got back on track after that with a 3-pointer by Harden for their first points in almost 3 minutes and a two-handed dunk by Jones came next to put them up 84-79.

The Rockets were clinging to a one-point lead with about 3 1/2 minutes left when Harden juked Lin, causing him to topple to the ground before stepping back to make a jump shot to make it 86-83.

Marvin Williams made a 3-pointer before Dwight Howard fouled out when he tried to stop Lin under the basket. Lin made one of the free throws to give Charlotte an 89-88 lead with less than 2 minutes left.

The Rockets led by one at halftime and opened the second half with eight straight points to make it 53-44.

Howard received three fouls in less than 90 seconds soon after that and went to the bench with four fouls with about 7 1/2 minutes left in the quarter. Two of the fouls were on loose balls and one was an offensive foul.

TIP-INS

Hornets: C Al Jefferson served the fourth game of a five-game suspension for violating the league's drug policy. ... Lin, a former Rocket, got a mixture of cheers and boos each time he entered the game. He finished with 13 points. ... Kaminsky and Williams added 12 points each.

Rockets: Houston was without G Ty Lawson, who served the second of a two-game suspension without pay for a drunken-driving case in Colorado. ... Howard had nine points and nine rebounds.

PRAISE FOR JONES: Jones came off the bench to score 17 points with six rebounds and two blocks. Howard raved about his play.

"He made some tough baskets," Howard said. "He got some good blocks downs the stretch. He had an amazing game. I was real proud to see him play the way he played tonight. He did just about everything."

MISS UNIVERSE SPOOF: The Rockets made fun of the recent faux pas at the Miss Universe pageant with a skit involving their mascot Clutch and his mini-me named Baby Clutch. On Sunday night, host Steve Harvey incorrectly announced that Miss Colombia had won the pageant before the crown was taken from her and given to the actual winner, the contestant from the Philippines.

The Rockets reenacted the event by awarding Clutch a crown, only to have the public address announcer say there had been a mistake. The crown was snatched off Clutch's head, and he stomped around as Baby Clutch celebrated.

UP NEXT

Hornets: Host Boston on Wednesday night.

Rockets: Visit Orlando on Wednesday night.


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CHA
HOU
     
    • 34.9%

    • 46.5%

    • 29.3%

    • 25.0%

    • 80.6%

    • 70.7%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CHA HOU
Total Rebounds 35 49
Offensive Rebounds 9 9
Turnovers 11 19
Fast Break Pts: 14 20
Biggest Lead: 4 13
Points in the Paint: 28 42
CHA HOU
p Walker   14 Harden   36
rb Zeller   7 Howard   9
a Walker   6 Harden   7
s Hawes   3 3 players   1
b 3 players   1 Jones   2
 
  • 12/21 - CHA 95 @ HOU 102
  • 03/12 - HOU 109 @ CHA 125
Charlotte Hornets (15-12)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
N. Batum F 33:40 3-11 0-3 3-4 -13 0 5 5 3 2 1 2 0 0 9
M. Williams F 25:36 2-9 2-5 6-6 -9 2 4 6 0 3 0 0 1 0 12
C. Zeller C 26:26 5-9 0-0 0-0 -4 2 5 7 0 6 2 1 0 1 10
P. Hairston G 19:44 2-12 2-9 1-2 -2 2 0 2 0 3 1 0 0 0 7
K. Walker G 41:07 3-10 2-6 6-6 -5 1 4 5 6 5 0 4 0 2 14
J. Lin   21:46 4-6 1-3 4-7 -3 1 0 1 5 5 0 1 0 0 13
F. Kaminsky   22:33 4-8 2-5 2-3 -1 0 5 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 12
S. Hawes   21:25 1-5 1-2 0-0 -2 0 1 1 2 3 3 1 1 1 3
J. Lamb   19:27 3-9 1-5 3-3 -4 1 1 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 10
B. Roberts   05:47 1-2 0-1 0-0 +2 0 1 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 2
T. Daniels   02:29 1-2 1-2 0-0 +1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
T. Hansbrough DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Jefferson NWT - League Suspension
Total   240 29-83 12-41 25-31   9 26 35 20 27 8 11 3 4 95
  34.9% 29.3% 80.6%   team rebs: 14 total to: 12
Houston Rockets (15-14)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Ariza F 30:42 2-6 1-5 0-0 +2 0 3 3 0 2 1 3 0 0 5
C. Capela F 19:36 1-3 0-0 1-2 -1 2 6 8 0 5 0 1 0 0 3
D. Howard C 26:37 4-5 0-0 1-3 -4 1 8 9 0 6 0 5 1 0 9
J. Harden G 34:58 9-16 2-7 16-19 0 1 4 5 7 4 0 4 1 1 36
P. Beverley G 27:21 3-9 2-4 3-6 +20 2 5 7 1 5 0 1 0 1 11
D. Motiejunas   22:43 2-7 0-2 2-2 +9 1 3 4 4 1 0 1 0 0 6
J. Terry   21:01 1-4 0-3 0-0 -8 0 3 3 2 3 0 1 0 0 2
C. Brewer   19:09 0-3 0-2 0-0 +5 0 3 3 3 3 1 1 0 0 0
T. Jones   24:05 7-11 0-1 3-5 0 2 4 6 0 2 0 0 2 1 17
M. Thornton   13:47 4-7 2-4 3-4 +17 0 1 1 1 2 1 2 0 0 13
M. Harrell DNP - Coach's Decision
T. Lawson NWT - League Suspension
K. McDaniels DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 33-71 7-28 29-41   9 40 49 18 33 3 19 4 3 102
  46.5% 25.0% 70.7%   team rebs: 12 total to: 20

inactive

  • Hornets: Harrison, Kidd-Gilchrist
  • Rockets: Dekker

technical fouls

  • Hornets: Batum, Clifford, Walker
  • Rockets: Howard

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 17
  • Times Tied: 13

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #33 Sean Corbin, #15 Zach Zarba, #52 Scott Twardoski
  • Attendance: 18236
  • Duration: 2:30
Charlotte Hornets (15-13) Houston Rockets (16-14)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Howard vs Zeller (Beverley gains possession)
  11:41 Capela Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  11:40  
  11:26 Capela Foul: Inbound (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Twardoski) 
M Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  11:26
[CHA 1-0]
 
M Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  11:26
[CHA 2-0]
 
  11:12
[HOU 2-2]
Harden Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Hairston 3pt Shot: Missed  11:02  
  10:58 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:41 Beverley Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:41 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:39
[HOU 4-2]
Howard Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Walker Jump Shot: Missed Block: Howard (1 BLK)  10:17  
Zeller Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:11  
Zeller Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:11
[CHA 4-4]
 
  09:59 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Walker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:58  
  09:55 Capela Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) (2 FTA) (S Corbin) 
M Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  09:55
[CHA 5-4]
 
  09:55 Capela Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
M Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  09:55
[CHA 6-4]
 
  09:36
[HOU 7-6]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST) 
Hairston 3pt Shot: Missed  09:19  
  09:18 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:55 Harden Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:54  
M Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  08:45  
  08:43 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:34 Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Zeller (1 ST) 
  08:34 Harden Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (Z Zarba) 
Walker Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  08:34
[CHA 7-7]
 
Walker Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  08:34
[CHA 8-7]
 
  08:25 Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:23  
Batum Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Walker (1 AST)  08:10
[CHA 10-7]
 
  07:58
[HOU 10-10]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (1 AST) 
Hairston 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Batum (1 AST)  07:34
[CHA 13-10]
 
  07:22 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Zeller Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:21  
Walker 3pt Shot: Missed  07:05  
  07:04 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Hairston Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (3 FTA) (S Corbin)  06:57  
  06:57
[HOU 11-13]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 3 (6 PTS) 
  06:57
[HOU 12-13]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 3 (7 PTS) 
  06:57 Beverley Substitution replaced by Terry 
  06:57
[HOU 13-13]
Harden Free Throw 3 of 3 (8 PTS) 
Zeller Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Walker (2 AST)  06:33
[CHA 15-13]
 
  06:18 Motiejunas Driving Hook Shot: Missed 
Walker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:17  
M Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  06:10  
  06:09 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:04
[HOU 15-15]
Ariza Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST) 
  05:46 Howard Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF) (S Corbin) 
  05:46 Team Timeout : Regular 
Batum Free Throw Technical (3 PTS)  05:46
[CHA 16-15]
 
M Williams 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Walker (3 AST)  05:37
[CHA 19-15]
 
  05:16 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
M Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:15  
Hairston Running Jump Shot: Missed  05:03  
  05:01 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Zeller Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Corbin)  04:44  
  04:44 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:44 Team Rebound 
Hairston Substitution replaced by Lin  04:44  
  04:44
[HOU 16-19]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
M Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  04:26  
  04:26 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:17
[HOU 18-19]
Howard Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST) 
Batum Jump Shot: Missed  04:03  
  04:02 Team Rebound 
  03:52 Howard Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Zeller Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:51  
Zeller Jump Shot: Missed  03:41  
  03:40 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:33
[HOU 20-19]
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Harden (4 AST) 
Zeller Cutting Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Walker (4 AST)  03:13
[CHA 21-20]
 
  03:07 Howard Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (Z Zarba) 
  03:07 Howard Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  03:07 Ariza Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  03:07 Howard Substitution replaced by Jones 
M Williams Substitution replaced by Kaminsky  03:07  
  03:07 Howard Technical (Z Zarba) 
Batum Free Throw Technical Missed  03:07  
Team Rebound  03:07  
Walker Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST)  03:00  
Lin Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Twardoski)  02:58  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:58  
Zeller Substitution replaced by Hawes  02:58  
Lin Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (Z Zarba)  02:45  
  02:45
[HOU 21-21]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  02:45
[HOU 22-21]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Batum Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  02:34
[CHA 23-22]
 
  02:20 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
Hawes Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:19  
Hawes 3pt Shot: Missed  02:10  
Walker Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:09  
Lin Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF) (S Corbin)  02:04  
Lin Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  02:04  
  02:04 Harden Substitution replaced by Thornton 
  02:04 Terry Substitution replaced by Beverley 
Lin Substitution replaced by Lamb  02:04  
  01:48
[HOU 24-23]
Motiejunas Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Batum 3pt Shot: Missed  01:38  
  01:36 Team Rebound 
  01:18 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:17 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:13
[HOU 27-23]
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (2 AST) 
Walker 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS)  00:58.5
[CHA 26-27]
 
  00:49.9 Brewer Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  00:42.7 Motiejunas Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Corbin) 
Batum Jump Shot: Missed  00:36.9  
  00:35.6 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Walker Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Twardoski)  00:26.5  
  00:26.5 Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:26.5 Team Rebound 
  00:26.5 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Ariza 
  00:26.5 Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Batum Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:26.5  
Walker Pullup Jump shot: Made (7 PTS)  00:01.5
[CHA 28-27]
 
End of 1st Quarter
Charlotte Hornets (15-13) Houston Rockets (16-14)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Lamb Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hawes (1 AST)  11:50
[CHA 30-27]
 
  11:50 Thornton Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (S Corbin) 
Lamb Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  11:50
[CHA 31-27]
 
  11:31
[HOU 29-31]
Motiejunas Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Hairston 3pt Shot: Missed  11:13  
  11:12 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:56
[HOU 31-31]
Jones Cutting Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST) 
Hawes Jump Shot: Missed  10:36  
  10:35 Team Rebound 
  10:21 Motiejunas Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hawes (1 ST) 
  10:04 Jones Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Twardoski) 
Hairston Driving Layup Shot: Missed  09:54  
  09:53 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:42 Jones Layup Shot: Missed Block: Kaminsky (1 BLK) 
  09:40 Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:39
[HOU 33-31]
Jones Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:33  
Walker Substitution replaced by Roberts  09:33  
  09:33 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Capela 
Roberts 3pt Shot: Missed  09:27  
  09:27 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:11
[HOU 35-31]
Jones Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Beverley (1 AST) 
Hairston 3pt Shot: Missed  08:45  
  08:44 Capela Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:34 Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  08:33  
  08:33 Capela Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (Z Zarba) 
  08:33 Capela Substitution replaced by Howard 
  08:17 Brewer Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Twardoski) 
Lamb 3pt Shot: Missed  08:09  
  08:08 Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:45 Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:44 Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:43 Beverley Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:41  
Roberts Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  07:24  
  07:24 Thornton Substitution replaced by Harden 
  07:10 Howard Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO) 
Kaminsky Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  06:57  
  06:56 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Hairston Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (3 FTA) (S Twardoski)  06:51  
  06:51 Harden Free Throw 1 of 3 Missed 
  06:51 Team Rebound 
  06:51
[HOU 36-31]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 3 (11 PTS) 
  06:51
[HOU 37-31]
Harden Free Throw 3 of 3 (12 PTS) 
Lamb 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Roberts (1 AST)  06:38
[CHA 34-37]
 
  06:24 Beverley Floating Jump shot: Missed Block: Hawes (1 BLK) 
Kaminsky Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:22  
Hairston 3pt Shot: Missed  06:11  
Hairston Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:10  
Lamb 3pt Shot: Missed  06:06  
  06:05 Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:50 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Roberts Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:49  
  05:49 Harden Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (Z Zarba) 
  05:49  
Kaminsky Substitution replaced by M Williams  05:49  
Hawes Substitution replaced by Zeller  05:49  
  05:49 Beverley Substitution replaced by Terry 
  05:49 Brewer Substitution replaced by Ariza 
Hairston Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  05:49
[CHA 35-37]
 
Hairston Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:49  
  05:49 Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:37 Terry Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Roberts (1 ST) 
Lamb Floating Jump shot: Missed  05:15  
Lamb Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  05:14  
Lamb Putback Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  05:12
[CHA 37-37]
 
  04:56 Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Zeller (2 ST) 
Roberts Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lamb (1 AST)  04:50
[CHA 39-37]
 
  04:26 Ariza Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) (Z Zarba) 
  04:26 Ariza Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Hairston Substitution replaced by Batum  04:26  
Zeller Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  04:14  
  04:02
[HOU 39-39]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Roberts Substitution replaced by Walker  03:46  
  03:46 Jones Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
Lamb Floating Jump shot: Missed  03:37  
  03:36 Team Rebound 
  03:22
[HOU 41-39]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Batum Jump Shot: Missed  03:08  
  03:07 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Batum Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Twardoski)  03:03  
  02:51 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Zeller Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:50  
Lamb 3pt Shot: Missed  02:30  
  02:29 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Zeller Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (Z Zarba)  02:29  
  02:29 Team Timeout : Regular 
Zeller Substitution replaced by Hawes  02:29  
Lamb Substitution replaced by Daniels  02:29  
  02:15
[HOU 43-39]
Howard Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (3 AST) 
Hawes Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (S Corbin)  02:15  
  02:15 Howard Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Batum Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:15  
M Williams Floating Jump shot: Missed  01:54  
  01:53 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  01:46 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hawes (2 ST) 
Daniels 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Walker (5 AST)  01:38
[CHA 42-43]
 
  01:22 Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Missed 
M Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:21  
M Williams Floating Jump shot: Missed  01:01  
  01:00 Terry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:53.9 Howard Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Batum (1 ST) 
Batum Running Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  00:49.8
[CHA 44-43]
 
  00:31.9 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:30.1  
  00:30.1 Terry Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  00:30.1 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Beverley 
Daniels Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  00:10.8  
  00:10.8 Brewer Substitution replaced by Thornton 
  00:03.5
[HOU 45-44]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Hawes Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (S Twardoski)  00:03.5  
  00:03.5 Thornton Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  00:03.5 Harden Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Batum Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:03.5  
Daniels 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.5  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Charlotte Hornets (15-13) Houston Rockets (16-14)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  11:36  
  11:20 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:19 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  11:06 Capela Foul: Offensive (4 PF) (S Corbin) 
  11:06 Capela Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Walker 3pt Shot: Missed  10:43  
  10:42 Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  10:30
[HOU 47-44]
Beverley Cutting Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (5 AST) 
Walker Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  10:17  
  10:08
[HOU 49-44]
Harden Pullup Jump shot: Made (20 PTS) 
  09:55 Beverley Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Corbin) 
Batum 3pt Shot: Missed  09:49  
  09:49 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  09:39 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Hairston 3pt Shot: Missed  09:27  
  09:26 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Zeller Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (Z Zarba)  09:21  
  09:21
[HOU 50-44]
Capela Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  09:21 Capela Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Walker Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:21  
  09:11 Beverley Foul: Personal (2 PF) (S Corbin) 
Hairston Floating Jump shot: Missed  08:59  
  08:58 Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  08:52
[HOU 53-44]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Harden (6 AST) 
  08:52 Howard Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (S Corbin) 
Hairston 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Batum (2 AST)  08:30
[CHA 47-53]
 
  08:15 Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Hairston (1 ST) 
Batum Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  08:11  
  08:02 Howard Foul: Offensive (3 PF) (S Twardoski) 
  08:02 Howard Turnover : Foul (4 TO) 
  08:02 Team Violation : Delay Of Game (S Twardoski) 
Hairston 3pt Shot: Missed  07:47  
  07:46 Capela Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:32 Beverley Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:32  
  07:32 Howard Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF) (Z Zarba) 
  07:32 Howard Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
Zeller Layup Shot: Missed  07:23  
Hairston Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  07:22  
M Williams Dunk Shot: Missed  07:20  
M Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:17  
  07:15 Beverley Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (Z Zarba) 
M Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  07:15
[CHA 48-53]
 
  07:15 Beverley Substitution replaced by Terry 
M Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  07:15
[CHA 49-53]
 
Hairston Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (3 FTA) (S Corbin)  07:06  
  07:06 Harden Free Throw 1 of 3 Missed 
  07:06 Team Rebound 
  07:06
[HOU 54-49]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 3 (21 PTS) 
Hairston Substitution replaced by Lin  07:06  
  07:06
[HOU 55-49]
Harden Free Throw 3 of 3 (22 PTS) 
Walker Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  06:44  
  06:43 Capela Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:27 Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: M Williams (1 BLK) 
Batum Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:26  
Lin Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:13
[CHA 51-55]
 
  06:13 Terry Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (S Twardoski) 
Lin Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  06:13
[CHA 52-55]
 
  06:00
[HOU 57-52]
Capela Dunk Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (4 AST) 
M Williams Jump Shot: Missed  05:39  
  05:38 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
M Williams Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Twardoski)  05:24  
  05:24 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:24
[HOU 58-52]
Motiejunas Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  05:24
[HOU 59-52]
Motiejunas Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Batum Jump Shot: Missed  05:10  
  05:09 Capela Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:00 Motiejunas Hook Shot: Missed 
M Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:59  
Zeller Jump Shot: Missed  04:50  
  04:49 Terry Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Walker Foul: Personal (2 PF) (Z Zarba)  04:39  
  04:39 Ariza Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  04:25 Brewer Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:24 Capela Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  04:20 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
M Williams Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  04:19  
Batum Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  04:03  
M Williams Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  04:02  
Batum Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  03:58  
M Williams Substitution replaced by Kaminsky  03:58  
  03:40 Jump Ball Capela vs Kaminsky (Brewer gains possession) 
  03:34 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
Kaminsky Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:33  
Walker 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Harden (1 BLK)  03:11  
Team Rebound  03:11  
Walker Running Jump Shot: Missed  03:08  
Lin Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:07  
Walker 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Lin (1 AST)  03:02
[CHA 55-59]
 
Walker Technical (S Twardoski)  03:01  
  03:01
[HOU 60-55]
Harden Free Throw Technical (23 PTS) 
Zeller Substitution replaced by Hawes  03:01  
  02:50
[HOU 62-55]
Terry Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:49  
  02:44 Harden Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (Z Zarba) 
Batum Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  02:44
[CHA 56-62]
 
Batum Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  02:44
[CHA 57-62]
 
  02:35 Harden Foul: Offensive Charge (4 PF) (Z Zarba) 
  02:35 Harden Turnover : Foul (4 TO) 
  02:35 Harden Substitution replaced by Thornton 
  02:35 Terry Substitution replaced by Beverley 
Kaminsky 3pt Shot: Missed  02:20  
  02:18 Capela Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  02:08 Motiejunas Hook Shot: Missed 
Batum Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  02:07  
Hawes Jump Shot: Missed  01:59  
  01:58 Thornton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:42
[HOU 64-57]
Thornton Pullup Jump shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Kaminsky 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Batum (3 AST)  01:21
[CHA 60-64]
 
  01:06 Thornton Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  01:06 Capela Substitution replaced by Jones 
Walker Substitution replaced by Lamb  01:06  
Lin 3pt Shot: Missed  00:48.9  
  00:47.5 Team Rebound 
Batum Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (2 FTA) (S Corbin)  00:46.6  
Batum Technical (S Corbin)  00:46.6  
  00:46.6
[HOU 65-60]
Thornton Free Throw Technical (6 PTS) 
  00:46.6
[HOU 66-60]
Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  00:46.6
[HOU 67-60]
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Hawes Foul: Offensive (3 PF) (Z Zarba)  00:32.9  
Hawes Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  00:32.9  
Clifford Technical (Z Zarba)  00:32.9  
  00:32.9 Thornton Free Throw Technical Missed 
  00:32.9 Team Rebound 
Lin Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (S Twardoski)  00:29.3  
  00:29.3 Beverley Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:29.3 Team Rebound 
  00:29.3 Beverley Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Kaminsky Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:29.3  
Kaminsky 3pt Shot: Missed  00:06.9  
  00:06.0 Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:00.3
[HOU 69-60]
Jones Running Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:47 Thornton Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Hawes (3 ST) 
Walker 3pt Shot: Missed  11:40  
  11:39 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  11:33
[HOU 72-60]
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Brewer (2 AST) 
Kaminsky 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lamb (2 AST)  11:07
[CHA 63-72]
 
  10:50 Howard Foul: Offensive (5 PF) (Z Zarba) 
  10:50 Howard Turnover : Foul (5 TO) 
  10:50 Howard Substitution replaced by Capela 
Walker Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Thornton (1 ST)  10:37  
  10:32
[HOU 74-63]
Jones Running Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Brewer (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  10:32  
  10:27 Brewer Foul: Personal (2 PF) (S Corbin) 
  10:13 Thornton Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (S Twardoski) 
Kaminsky Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  10:13  
Team Rebound  10:13  
Kaminsky Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  10:13
[CHA 64-74]
 
  09:52
[HOU 76-64]
Thornton Pullup Jump shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Kaminsky Cutting Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Lin (2 AST)  09:36
[CHA 66-76]
 
  09:30 Beverley Foul: Offensive (4 PF) (Z Zarba) 
  09:30 Beverley Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Lamb 3pt Shot: Missed  09:14  
  09:13 Capela Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  09:05 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:04 Capela Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  09:04 Capela Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:01 Beverley Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  08:53
[HOU 79-66]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Thornton (1 AST) 
Hawes Jump Shot: Missed Block: Jones (1 BLK)  08:39  
Team Rebound  08:39  
  08:39 Beverley Substitution replaced by Terry 
Kaminsky Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Lamb (3 AST)  08:38
[CHA 68-79]
 
  08:38 Jones Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (Z Zarba) 
Kaminsky Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS)  08:38
[CHA 69-79]
 
  08:24 Thornton Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:23 Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  08:18 Jones Putback Layup Shot: Missed 
Walker Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  08:17  
  08:13 Terry Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (S Corbin) 
Lamb Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  08:13
[CHA 70-79]
 
  08:13 Brewer Substitution replaced by Ariza 
  08:13 Thornton Substitution replaced by Harden 
Lamb Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  08:13
[CHA 71-79]
 
  07:52 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lamb Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:51  
  07:46 Terry Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (S Corbin) 
Walker Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  07:46
[CHA 72-79]
 
Walker Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  07:46
[CHA 73-79]
 
  07:21 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Lin 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Hawes (2 AST)  06:57
[CHA 76-79]
 
  06:32 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:31  
Hawes 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Lin (3 AST)  06:15
[CHA 79-79]
 
  05:58
[HOU 82-79]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Terry (1 AST) 
Kaminsky 3pt Shot: Missed  05:33  
  05:32 Terry Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:14
[HOU 84-79]
Jones Dunk Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Terry (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  05:14  
  05:14  
  05:14 Capela Substitution replaced by Howard 
Hawes Substitution replaced by Batum  05:14  
Lamb Substitution replaced by Zeller  05:14  
  05:05 Ariza Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (S Corbin) 
Walker Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  05:05
[CHA 80-84]
 
Walker Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  05:05
[CHA 81-84]
 
  04:40 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Kaminsky Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:39  
Batum 3pt Shot: Missed  04:20  
  04:19 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:8) 
  04:01 Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
Kaminsky Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  04:00  
Zeller Running Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Walker (6 AST)  03:55
[CHA 83-84]
 
  03:35
[HOU 86-83]
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Made (28 PTS) 
Lin Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  03:15
[CHA 85-86]
 
Lin Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) (S Corbin)  02:52  
  02:52 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:52 Terry Substitution replaced by Beverley 
Kaminsky Substitution replaced by M Williams  02:52  
  02:52
[HOU 87-85]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (29 PTS) 
  02:52
[HOU 88-85]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (30 PTS) 
M Williams 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Lin (4 AST)  02:30
[CHA 88-88]
 
  02:10 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Zeller Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:09  
Lin 3pt Shot: Missed  01:55  
Zeller Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  01:54  
  01:41 Howard Foul: Personal (6 PF) (2 FTA) (Z Zarba) 
  01:41 Howard Substitution replaced by Thornton 
Lin Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  01:41
[CHA 89-88]
 
Lin Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:41  
  01:41 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  01:25
[HOU 90-89]
Jones Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Harden (7 AST) 
Zeller Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA) (S Corbin)  01:25  
  01:25 Thornton Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  01:25
[HOU 91-89]
Jones Free Throw 1 of 1 (17 PTS) 
Walker Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Ariza (1 ST)  01:05  
  00:48.9 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
Zeller Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  00:47.6  
Zeller Cutting Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Lin (5 AST)  00:37.7
[CHA 91-91]
 
  00:31.6
[HOU 93-91]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (32 PTS) 
M Williams Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (Z Zarba)  00:31.6  
  00:31.6
[HOU 94-91]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 1 (33 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:31.6  
Zeller Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Jones (2 BLK)  00:26.9  
  00:25.5 Beverley Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
Walker Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (S Twardoski)  00:23.6  
  00:23.6
[HOU 95-91]
Beverley Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  00:23.6
[HOU 96-91]
Beverley Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:23.6  
  00:22.8 Brewer Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (Z Zarba) 
Lin Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:22.8
[CHA 92-96]
 
  00:22.8 Brewer Substitution replaced by Capela 
Lin Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:22.8
[CHA 93-96]
 
  00:22.8 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:22.8 Capela Substitution replaced by Terry 
  00:22.8 Jones Substitution replaced by Thornton 
Walker Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) (Z Zarba)  00:20.6  
  00:20.6 Beverley Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:20.6 Team Rebound 
  00:20.6
[HOU 97-93]
Beverley Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  00:17.1 Beverley Foul: Personal (5 PF) (2 FTA) (S Twardoski) 
Lin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:17.1  
Team Rebound  00:17.1  
  00:17.1 Thornton Substitution replaced by Jones 
  00:17.1 Terry Substitution replaced by Capela 
Lin Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:17.1  
  00:16.4 Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  00:16.4 Foul : Double Personal - Capela (5 PF), Walker (5 PF) (Z Zarba) 
  00:16.4 Jones Substitution replaced by Thornton 
  00:16.4 Capela Substitution replaced by Terry 
Zeller Foul: Personal (5 PF) (2 FTA) (Z Zarba)  00:13.9  
  00:13.9
[HOU 98-93]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (34 PTS) 
  00:13.9
[HOU 99-93]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (35 PTS) 
Lin Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  00:08.9
[CHA 95-99]
 
Zeller Foul: Away From Play (6 PF) (1 FTA) (S Corbin)  00:08.9  
Zeller Substitution replaced by Kaminsky  00:08.9  
  00:08.9
[HOU 100-95]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 1 (36 PTS) 
M Williams Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (Z Zarba)  00:06.8  
  00:06.8
[HOU 101-95]
Thornton Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  00:06.8
[HOU 102-95]
Thornton Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
CHA
3rd Southeast
48
34
7-3
30-11
18-23
HOU
4th Southwest
41
41
6-4
23-18
18-23
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
CHA
2 players 22.7
2 players 6.9
2 players 4.0
2 players 0.7
2 players 1.3
HOU
2 players 26.6
2 players 14.0
2 players 7.6
2 players 1.4
2 players 2.6