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Rockets end Spurs' 7-game streak with 88-84 win


By KRISTIE RIEKEN
Posted Dec 25 2015 11:50PM

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Rockets had their best defensive performance of the season in a victory over the San Antonio Spurs on Friday night.

The key is keeping it up.

James Harden had 20 points and the Rockets slowed down the soaring Spurs with an 88-84 victory. The improved Houston defense held San Antonio to a season low in points and snapped the Spurs' season-best seven-game winning streak.

This, Harden said, is how they should play defense all the time.

"We're more than capable," he said. "So we have to find ourselves. We've got to find that energy, that consistent defensive togetherness every single night."

Houston used an 8-2 run to take a 78-71 lead with about 5 minutes left. Tim Duncan made a hook shot after that, but Harden hit a 3-pointer. A layup by Duncan came next before Harden brought the crowd to its feet with an off-balance 3-pointer from the corner that made it 84-75.

San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich thought those two 3-pointers were the key to the game.

"One of them we weren't up the way we should have been on a switch and he got a free one," Popovich said. "The next one, he was deep and (Duncan) was all over him and he made a great shot. Those two 3s really changed it."

The Spurs resorted to the Hack-A-Howard tactic soon after that, intentionally fouling Dwight Howard on two straight possessions. He missed all four free throws, and a basket by LaMarcus Aldridge got the Spurs to 86-81.

Kawhi Leonard made a 3-pointer after two free throws by Houston to allow San Antonio to cut the lead to four, but he missed a shot a few seconds later and Houston held on for the victory.

Leonard had 20 points to lead San Antonio. The Spurs struggled on long-range shooting, making just 5 of 19 3-pointers.

It was the first time the Rockets have hosted a game on Christmas since they moved to Houston. The last time the franchise hosted a Christmas game was in 1967 when the team was in San Diego.

The Rockets led by one after three and scored the first nine points of the fourth quarter, powered by five points from Jason Terry, to make it 70-60 with about 10 minutes remaining.

San Antonio got its first points of the quarter soon after that on a 3-pointer by David West to start a 9-0 run that cut it to 70-69. Leonard highlighted that run with a running two-handed dunk.

A layup by Aldridge pushed San Antonio's lead to seven points early in the third quarter before Houston used a 13-4 run to take a 51-49 lead with about seven minutes left in the quarter. Pat Beverley got that spurt going with a 3-pointer and Harden made the next six points in that span.

The Spurs had turnovers on four straight possessions near the end of Houston's run.

A jump shot by Boris Diaw got San Antonio to 59-58 with about 2 1/2 minutes left in the quarter. After that both teams struggled to score and missed their next seven shots combined.

It was Diaw who finally ended the drought when he made a layup with less than a minute remaining. Ty Lawson made Houston's first field goal in almost 4 minutes after that to leave the Rockets up 61-60 entering the fourth quarter.

San Antonio scored the last seven points of the second quarter to take a 43-38 lead at halftime.

TIP-INS

Spurs: Aldridge added 18 points and rebounds. ... Duncan had 12 points and 11 rebounds. ... Leonard made just 8 of 19 shots, and Aldridge was 9 of 17.

Rockets: Howard had 11 points and 12 rebounds for his third double-double in the past five games. ... The Rockets have won 18 straight games when holding an opponent to less than 90 points. ... Houston's bench outscored San Antonio's 41-26.

TAKING OFF

The Rockets were impressed with the play of Terry on Friday night. The 38-year-old, who goes by the nickname Jet, scored nine of his 12 points in the fourth quarter.

"Sometimes he is the propeller," Howard joked. "Tonight he was the jet. He played a really good game on both ends of the floor."

Harden also mocked him a bit before raving about his play.

"That's Jet, he's been in the game for 40 years," Harden said. "He made big shots. He made a couple of big defensive stops. He brings that energy ... when he gets in, he takes advantage of his opportunities."

QUOTABLE

Duncan on San Antonio's struggles: "There were just too many mistakes down the stretch. A little bit of a sloppy game, we couldn't get our rhythm and credit them for that. Defensively they were solid."

UP NEXT

Spurs: Host Denver on Saturday.

Rockets: Visit New Orleans on Saturday.


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SAS
HOU
     
    • 40.9%

    • 43.2%

    • 25.0%

    • 46.7%

    • 87.5%

    • 65.4%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
SAS HOU
Total Rebounds 47 42
Offensive Rebounds 14 8
Turnovers 15 17
Fast Break Pts: 11 7
Biggest Lead: 7 10
Points in the Paint: 46 42
SAS HOU
p Leonard   20 Harden   20
rb Duncan   11 Howard   12
a Leonard   4 Harden   9
s Leonard   5 Terry   3
b Leonard   3 2 players   1
 
  • 12/25 - SAS 84 @ HOU 88
  • 01/02 - HOU 103 @ SAS 121
  • 01/27 - HOU 99 @ SAS 130
  • 02/27 - SAS 104 @ HOU 94
San Antonio Spurs (25-6)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
K. Leonard F 39:02 8-19 2-5 2-2 +5 4 4 8 4 4 5 1 3 0 20
L. Aldridge F 35:32 9-17 0-0 0-0 +1 5 4 9 2 3 0 1 0 0 18
T. Duncan C 32:02 5-10 0-0 3-4 +2 2 9 11 3 4 0 3 0 1 13
D. Green G 22:21 2-6 1-2 0-0 -5 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 5
T. Parker G 29:00 1-7 0-1 0-0 -1 0 2 2 3 1 1 3 0 0 2
M. Ginobili   25:39 3-7 1-3 2-2 +1 2 4 6 3 3 1 3 0 0 9
P. Mills   19:00 1-5 1-5 0-0 -3 0 5 5 3 0 1 0 0 0 3
B. Diaw   15:58 5-11 0-2 0-0 -6 0 0 0 2 2 1 2 0 0 10
J. Simmons   08:58 1-2 0-1 0-0 -9 0 1 1 3 2 0 1 0 0 2
D. West   12:28 1-4 0-1 0-0 -5 1 3 4 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
K. Anderson DNP - Coach's Decision
M. Bonner DNP - Coach's Decision
B. Marjanovic DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 36-88 5-20 7-8   14 33 47 24 20 11 15 4 2 84
  40.9% 25.0% 87.5%   team rebs: 6 total to: 17
Houston Rockets (16-15)
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 2-4 1-1 2-2 -5 0 4 4 1 4 0 3 0 0 7
C. Capela F 31:59 2-6 0-0 2-4 +2 4 1 5 1 1 0 3 1 0 6
D. Howard C 35:55 4-6 0-0 3-8 +5 2 10 12 0 2 2 0 0 1 11
J. Harden G 38:00 7-21 2-6 4-5 -4 0 4 4 9 3 0 4 1 2 20
P. Beverley G 22:06 1-8 1-4 0-0 0 1 1 2 3 2 2 1 0 0 3
T. Jones   22:06 6-11 0-1 2-2 +4 0 6 6 0 0 1 0 0 0 14
T. Lawson   18:42 3-5 1-1 0-0 +3 1 2 3 5 2 0 1 0 0 7
C. Brewer   19:52 2-6 0-0 0-0 +9 0 5 5 3 3 0 4 0 1 4
J. Terry   17:12 3-3 2-2 4-5 +9 0 1 1 1 0 3 1 0 0 12
D. Motiejunas   06:00 2-4 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4
M. Harrell DNP - Coach's Decision
K. McDaniels DNP - Coach's Decision
M. Thornton DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 32-74 7-15 17-26   8 34 42 23 17 8 17 2 4 88
  43.2% 46.7% 65.4%   team rebs: 9 total to: 17

inactive

  • Spurs: Butler, McCallum
  • Rockets: Dekker

technical fouls

  • Spurs: --
  • Rockets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 10
  • Times Tied: 9

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #59 Gary Zielinski, #23 Jason Phillips, #11 Derrick Collins
  • Attendance: 18319
  • Duration: 2:22
San Antonio Spurs (25-7) Houston Rockets (17-15)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Howard vs Duncan (Parker gains possession)
Aldridge Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  11:42  
  11:41 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:31 Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Leonard (1 ST) 
Duncan Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  11:12  
  11:11 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:01 Harden Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:00 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:59 Howard Layup Shot: Missed Block: Leonard (1 BLK) 
  10:57 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  10:46 Howard Hook Shot: Missed 
Aldridge Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:46  
Leonard Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  10:29  
  10:28 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  10:21 Harden Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:20 Capela Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:20
[HOU 2-0]
Capela Putback Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Green Pullup Jump shot: Missed  10:03  
  10:02 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:47 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:46 Capela Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  09:42 Capela Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:41  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  09:17  
  09:04
[HOU 4-0]
Harden Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  08:43  
  08:42 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:23
[HOU 6-0]
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Capela (1 AST) 
Aldridge Jump Shot: Missed  08:03  
  08:02 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:49 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Parker Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:28
[SAS 2-6]
 
  07:12 Beverley Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:11  
  07:11 Beverley Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (J Phillips) 
  07:11 Capela Substitution replaced by Jones 
Aldridge Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Parker (1 AST)  06:55
[SAS 4-6]
 
  06:42 Ariza Jump Shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:41  
Green 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Aldridge (1 AST)  06:22
[SAS 7-6]
 
  06:06 Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:05  
Duncan Jump Shot: Missed  05:55  
  05:54 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:44 Beverley Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  05:43 Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:39
[HOU 9-7]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Beverley (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:39  
  05:39 Beverley Substitution replaced by Lawson 
  05:29 Ariza Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (J Phillips) 
Leonard Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  05:29
[SAS 8-9]
 
Parker Substitution replaced by Ginobili  05:29  
Green Substitution replaced by Mills  05:29  
Leonard Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  05:29
[SAS 9-9]
 
  05:04
[HOU 11-9]
Ariza Floating Jump shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST) 
Duncan Substitution replaced by Diaw  04:47  
Diaw Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:36
[SAS 11-11]
 
  04:23
[HOU 13-11]
Jones Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST) 
Diaw Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  04:09  
  04:09 Ariza Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  04:09 Howard Substitution replaced by Capela 
  03:53 Harden Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) Steal:Diaw (1 ST) 
Leonard 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Mills (1 AST)  03:44
[SAS 14-13]
 
  03:28 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:27 Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:20
[HOU 16-14]
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST) 
  03:07 Lawson Foul: Personal (1 PF) (J Phillips) 
Diaw Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Leonard (1 AST)  02:54
[SAS 16-16]
 
  02:40
[HOU 18-16]
Jones Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST) 
Mills 3pt Shot: Missed  02:24  
Aldridge Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:21  
Aldridge Tip Layup Shot: Missed  02:21  
Aldridge Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  02:19  
Aldridge Tip Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:19
[SAS 18-18]
 
  02:19 Team Timeout : Regular 
Leonard Substitution replaced by Simmons  02:19  
  02:19 Harden Substitution replaced by Terry 
  02:06 Lawson Jump Shot: Missed 
Ginobili Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:05  
Simmons Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) (J Phillips)  02:02  
Simmons Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  02:02  
Aldridge Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (G Zielinski)  01:44  
  01:44
[HOU 19-18]
Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  01:44
[HOU 20-18]
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  01:28 Lawson Foul: Personal (2 PF) (J Phillips) 
Aldridge Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Simmons (1 AST)  01:18
[SAS 20-20]
 
  01:05
[HOU 22-20]
Jones Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST) 
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed  00:46.9  
  00:45.8 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:35.1
[HOU 25-20]
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Brewer (2 AST) 
Aldridge Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Simmons (2 AST)  00:17.9
[SAS 22-25]
 
  00:01.9 Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
Ginobili Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:00.9  
End of 1st Quarter
San Antonio Spurs (25-7) Houston Rockets (17-15)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Diaw Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF) (J Phillips)  11:51  
  11:51 Terry Free Throw Technical Missed 
  11:51 Team Rebound 
  11:43
[HOU 27-22]
Lawson Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Diaw Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Jones (1 ST)  11:28  
  11:14 Jones Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:13  
Diaw Running Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  11:00
[SAS 24-27]
 
  10:44 Brewer Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:West (1 ST) 
Simmons 3pt Shot: Missed  10:34  
  10:33 Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:24
[HOU 29-24]
Brewer Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST) 
West Jump Shot: Missed  10:06  
  10:05 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:54
[HOU 31-24]
Brewer Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST) 
Ginobili Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:46
[SAS 26-31]
 
  09:33 Jones Substitution replaced by Howard 
  09:33 Capela Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
  09:19 Motiejunas Layup Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:18  
West Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Simmons (3 AST)  09:12
[SAS 28-31]
 
Simmons Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Collins)  09:03  
  09:03
[HOU 32-28]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  09:03 Lawson Substitution replaced by Beverley 
  09:03 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Simmons Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:03  
Mills 3pt Shot: Missed  08:46  
  08:45 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:39 Brewer Dunk Shot: Missed 
Mills Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:38  
Simmons Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Mills (2 AST)  08:32
[SAS 30-32]
 
  08:20 Brewer Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Ginobili (1 ST) 
  08:19 Brewer Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Collins) 
  08:19  
  08:19 Brewer Substitution replaced by Harden 
  08:19 Terry Substitution replaced by Ariza 
Ginobili Substitution replaced by Duncan  08:19  
Mills Substitution replaced by Parker  08:19  
Diaw Substitution replaced by Green  08:19  
Simmons Substitution replaced by Leonard  08:19  
West 3pt Shot: Missed  07:53  
  07:52 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:35
[HOU 34-30]
Motiejunas Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (4 AST) 
Green Floating Jump shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Duncan (1 AST)  07:16
[SAS 32-34]
 
  06:51 Motiejunas Hook Shot: Missed 
West Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:50  
Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  06:44  
  06:28 Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Leonard (2 ST) 
West Substitution replaced by Aldridge  06:24  
Duncan Jump Shot: Missed  06:15  
  06:13 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  06:03 Ariza Running Jump Shot: Missed 
Leonard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:02  
Leonard Jump Shot: Missed  05:55  
  05:54 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
Leonard Foul: Personal (1 PF) (J Phillips)  05:44  
  05:44 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:38
[HOU 36-32]
Motiejunas Jump Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Harden (5 AST) 
Green Jump Shot: Missed  05:25  
  05:24 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  05:10 Beverley Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:09  
Leonard Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:53  
  04:52 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  04:49 Harden Running Layup Shot: Missed Block: Green (1 BLK) 
  04:48 Team Rebound 
  04:33 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Leonard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:32  
Leonard Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Aldridge (2 AST)  04:20
[SAS 34-36]
 
  03:56 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Leonard (3 ST) 
Leonard Running Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS)  03:52
[SAS 36-36]
 
Duncan Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Collins)  03:33  
  03:33
[HOU 37-36]
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  03:33 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Capela 
  03:33
[HOU 38-36]
Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Green 3pt Shot: Missed  03:18  
Leonard Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:17  
Leonard Floating Jump shot: Made (11 PTS)  03:13
[SAS 38-38]
 
  03:06 Ariza Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Parker (1 ST) 
  02:58 Harden Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Collins) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:58  
Green Substitution replaced by Ginobili  02:58  
Aldridge Floating Jump shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (1 AST)  02:45
[SAS 40-38]
 
  02:23 Capela Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  02:11 Howard Foul: Personal (1 PF) (J Phillips) 
  02:03 Ariza Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (J Phillips) 
Duncan Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:03  
Team Rebound  02:03  
Duncan Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  02:03
[SAS 41-38]
 
  01:42 Beverley Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Aldridge Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  01:41  
Aldridge Jump Shot: Missed  01:27  
Leonard Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  01:26  
Leonard Putback Layup Shot: Missed  01:24  
Ginobili Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:21  
Ginobili Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Beverley (1 ST)  01:20  
  01:12 Harden Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:11 Capela Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  01:10 Capela Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Leonard (4 ST) 
Parker 3pt Shot: Missed  00:48.4  
Leonard Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  00:47.4  
  00:32.5 Ariza Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (G Zielinski) 
Ginobili Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:32.5
[SAS 42-38]
 
  00:32.5 Ariza Substitution replaced by Brewer 
Ginobili Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:32.5
[SAS 43-38]
 
  00:27.9 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ginobili Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:25.9  
Team Timeout : Short  00:17.7  
Aldridge Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Howard (1 ST)  00:02.9  
  00:01.0 Brewer Running Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
San Antonio Spurs (25-7) Houston Rockets (17-15)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:45 Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:44  
Aldridge Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Duncan (2 AST)  11:26
[SAS 45-38]
 
Duncan Foul: Personal (2 PF) (J Phillips)  11:19  
  11:01 Harden Jump Shot: Missed 
Green Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:00  
Aldridge Jump Shot: Missed  10:48  
  10:47 Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:40
[HOU 41-45]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Parker Floating Jump shot: Missed  10:24  
Aldridge Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  10:23  
Aldridge Tip Layup Shot: Missed  10:23  
  10:19 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  10:04
[HOU 43-45]
Harden Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST) 
Duncan Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Leonard (2 AST)  09:46
[SAS 47-43]
 
  09:44 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:35
[HOU 45-47]
Harden Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Leonard Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (13 PTS)  09:10
[SAS 49-45]
 
  09:04 Beverley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Beverley (2 ST)  08:53  
  08:48
[HOU 47-49]
Harden Running Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Beverley (2 AST) 
  08:35 Ariza Foul: Personal (4 PF) (J Phillips) 
  08:35 Ariza Substitution replaced by Brewer 
Parker Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  08:30  
  08:16 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:15  
Leonard Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  07:55  
  07:46
[HOU 49-49]
Howard Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Harden (6 AST) 
Duncan Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Howard (2 ST)  07:27  
  07:21 Brewer Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Green (1 ST) 
Green Layup Shot: Missed Block: Harden (1 BLK)  07:15  
  07:15 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Leonard Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (D Collins)  07:15  
  06:54
[HOU 51-49]
Capela Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Harden (7 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:53  
Aldridge Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  06:37
[SAS 51-51]
 
Parker Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Collins)  06:26  
  06:12
[HOU 53-51]
Howard Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Beverley (3 AST) 
Aldridge Jump Shot: Missed  05:51  
  05:50 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  05:46 Brewer Running Layup Shot: Missed Block: Leonard (2 BLK) 
Parker Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:45  
  05:42 Beverley Foul: Personal (2 PF) (J Phillips) 
Green Substitution replaced by Ginobili  05:42  
  05:42 Capela Substitution replaced by Jones 
  05:42 Beverley Substitution replaced by Lawson 
Leonard Floating Jump shot: Missed  05:26  
  05:26 Team Rebound 
Parker Substitution replaced by Mills  05:26  
  05:08 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ginobili Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:06  
Mills 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (2 AST)  05:01
[SAS 54-53]
 
  04:47
[HOU 55-54]
Jones Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Harden (8 AST) 
Duncan Substitution replaced by Diaw  04:35  
Ginobili Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  04:32  
  04:32 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  04:23
[HOU 57-54]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Leonard Floating Jump shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Diaw (1 AST)  04:05
[SAS 56-57]
 
Diaw Foul: Personal (1 PF) (J Phillips)  03:57  
  03:57 Howard Substitution replaced by Capela 
Aldridge Substitution replaced by West  03:57  
Diaw Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (G Zielinski)  03:54  
  03:54
[HOU 58-56]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  03:54
[HOU 59-56]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  03:48 Harden Foul: Personal (2 PF) (J Phillips) 
Diaw Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  03:32  
  03:30 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:28 Harden Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF) (D Collins) 
  03:28 Harden Turnover : Foul (4 TO) 
Ginobili Driving Layup Shot: Missed  03:18  
  03:17 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:54 Brewer Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Mills Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:52  
Diaw Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: West (1 AST)  02:39
[SAS 58-59]
 
  02:12 Harden Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Mills Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:11  
Diaw Jump Shot: Missed  01:55  
  01:54 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  01:44 Capela Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:42 Capela Rebound (Off:4 Def:0) 
  01:39 Capela Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
Mills Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  01:38  
Leonard Jump Shot: Missed  01:32  
West Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:31  
Diaw Jump Shot: Missed  01:14  
Ginobili Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  01:13  
West Jump Shot: Missed  01:09  
  01:08 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  01:05 Capela Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Mills (1 ST) 
  01:05 Capela Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Collins) 
Leonard Substitution replaced by Simmons  01:05  
  01:05 Harden Substitution replaced by Terry 
Diaw Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Ginobili (3 AST)  01:05
[SAS 60-59]
 
  00:46.4
[HOU 61-60]
Lawson Pullup Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Missed  00:30.9  
  00:29.8 Lawson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:23.5 Terry Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
  00:23.5 Terry Substitution replaced by Beverley 
Diaw 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
  00:00.2 Capela Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Ginobili Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  11:46  
  11:35
[HOU 63-60]
Jones Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Lawson (4 AST) 
Mills 3pt Shot: Missed  11:17  
  11:16 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  11:13 Brewer Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) (D Collins) 
  11:13 Brewer Turnover : Foul (4 TO) 
  10:56 Brewer Foul: Personal (3 PF) (J Phillips) 
Diaw Layup Shot: Missed  10:49  
  10:48 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  10:42
[HOU 66-60]
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Brewer (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  10:41  
Mills 3pt Shot: Missed  10:27  
  10:26 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:10) 
  10:15
[HOU 68-60]
Terry Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Ginobili Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  10:07  
Simmons Substitution replaced by Leonard  10:07  
  09:53
[HOU 70-60]
Jones Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Lawson (5 AST) 
Ginobili 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Diaw (2 AST)  09:32
[SAS 63-70]
 
  09:18 Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Leonard (5 ST) 
Diaw 3pt Shot: Missed  09:09  
  09:08 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
Ginobili Foul: Personal (1 PF) (G Zielinski)  09:05  
Ginobili Substitution replaced by Aldridge  09:05  
Diaw Substitution replaced by Duncan  09:05  
West Substitution replaced by Green  09:05  
  09:05 Brewer Substitution replaced by Ariza 
  09:05 Terry Substitution replaced by Harden 
  08:52 Lawson Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  08:51  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  08:27  
  08:27 Howard Substitution replaced by Capela 
  08:10 Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  08:09  
Aldridge Hook Shot: Made (16 PTS)  07:56
[SAS 65-70]
 
  07:42 Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Mills Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  07:41  
Leonard Running Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Mills (3 AST)  07:36
[SAS 67-70]
 
  07:36 Team Timeout : Regular 
Mills Substitution replaced by Parker  07:36  
  07:36 Lawson Substitution replaced by Terry 
  07:17 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Aldridge Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  07:16  
Leonard 3pt Shot: Missed  06:58  
Duncan Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  06:57  
Duncan Putback Layup Shot: Missed Block: Capela (1 BLK)  06:55  
Team Rebound  06:55  
  06:55 Jones Substitution replaced by Howard 
Duncan Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Leonard (3 AST)  06:40
[SAS 69-70]
 
  06:28
[HOU 72-69]
Howard Cutting Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Harden (9 AST) 
Aldridge Jump Shot: Missed  06:06  
  06:05 Team Rebound 
Aldridge Foul: Inbound (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Collins)  06:05  
  06:05 Capela Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:05 Team Rebound 
  06:05 Capela Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Leonard Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  06:05  
Leonard Jump Shot: Missed  05:41  
Aldridge Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  05:40  
Parker Running Jump Shot: Missed  05:32  
  05:31 Terry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Green Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA) (G Zielinski)  05:28  
  05:28
[HOU 73-69]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  05:28
[HOU 74-69]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  05:08 Howard Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Collins) 
Duncan Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  05:08
[SAS 70-74]
 
Duncan Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  05:08
[SAS 71-74]
 
Leonard Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (2 FTA) (G Zielinski)  05:08  
  05:08
[HOU 75-71]
Capela Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  05:08
[HOU 76-71]
Capela Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Green Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Terry (1 ST)  04:54  
Duncan Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Collins)  04:54  
  04:54
[HOU 77-71]
Terry Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Green Substitution replaced by Ginobili  04:54  
  04:54 Capela Substitution replaced by Jones 
  04:54
[HOU 78-71]
Terry Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Duncan Driving Hook Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Parker (2 AST)  04:34
[SAS 73-78]
 
  04:19
[HOU 81-73]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Duncan Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Leonard (4 AST)  04:00
[SAS 75-81]
 
  03:36
[HOU 84-75]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Terry (1 AST) 
Ginobili Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Parker (3 AST)  03:21
[SAS 77-84]
 
Duncan Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA) (J Phillips)  03:13  
  03:13
[HOU 85-77]
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  03:13 Jones Substitution replaced by Capela 
  03:13
[HOU 86-77]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  02:56  
Duncan Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Terry (2 ST)  02:51  
  02:46 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  02:46  
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  02:35  
Duncan Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  02:34  
Duncan Tip Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  02:34
[SAS 79-86]
 
Ginobili Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA) (G Zielinski)  02:29  
  02:29 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:29 Team Rebound 
  02:29 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Leonard Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  02:29  
Parker Jump Shot: Missed  02:20  
  02:19 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Leonard Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA) (G Zielinski)  02:14  
  02:14 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:14 Team Rebound 
  02:14 Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Aldridge Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  02:14  
Duncan Jump Shot: Missed  02:01  
Aldridge Rebound (Off:5 Def:4)  02:00  
Aldridge Tip Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  02:00
[SAS 81-86]
 
Aldridge Foul: Away From Play (3 PF) (1 FTA) (G Zielinski)  01:59  
  01:59 Harden Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
  01:59 Team Rebound 
  01:44 Harden Jump Shot: Missed Block: Leonard (3 BLK) 
Duncan Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  01:41  
Duncan Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Terry (3 ST)  01:41  
Ginobili Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (G Zielinski)  01:41  
  01:41
[HOU 87-81]
Terry Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  01:41
[HOU 88-81]
Terry Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Leonard 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Duncan (3 AST)  01:22
[SAS 84-88]
 
  00:55.9 Capela Jump Shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  00:54.9  
Leonard Pullup Jump shot: Missed  00:38.9  
  00:36.9 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:13.8 Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Duncan Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)  00:13.1  
Team Timeout : Regular  00:13.1  
Leonard 3pt Shot: Missed  00:02.9  
Leonard Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  00:01.9  
Leonard 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
SAS
1st Southwest
67
15
6-4
40-1
27-14
HOU
4th Southwest
41
41
6-4
23-18
18-23
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
SAS
Aldridge 26.8
Aldridge 8.5
Parker 5.7
Leonard 2.8
Leonard 2.8
HOU
2 players 26.6
2 players 14.0
2 players 7.6
2 players 1.4
2 players 2.6