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Harden scores 30, Rockets rally for 93-91 win over Jazz


By KAREEM COPELAND
Posted Jan 05 2016 1:09AM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) The Houston Rockets desperately wanted to avoid a fifth consecutive loss Monday night. But that's exactly where they were headed, down 15 points through 31 minutes against the Utah Jazz.

And then James Harden took over.

Harden scored 30 points and the Rockets rallied in the second half to beat the Jazz 93-91, ending their longest skid of the season at four games.

"He was aggressive," Houston interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff said. "We recognized a certain play that was working for us, so we went back to that play. He and (Jason Terry) in pick-and-roll, you've got two guys that are capable of scoring. They provide a mismatch if they decide to switch it.

"We found something we thought we liked and we went to it and kept going to it. I think we wore James out a little bit."

Utah led by 15 midway through the third before Harden began to heat up. He scored seven straight points on a 3-pointer, a floater and a dribble-drive layup to get the margin down to single digits.

Harden's layup with 1:55 remaining gave the Rockets an 89-87 lead they never relinquished.

Rodney Hood had a chance to tie it for the Jazz with 6 seconds remaining but missed the third of three free throws to leave Utah down by one.

"We found something that worked offensively and we just stuck with it," Harden said. "Defensively we did a good job, we just had to rebound the basketball. They had too many offensive rebounds and we turned the basketball over too many times. That was the story of the first half.

"We kind of limited that in the second half and got some stops and rebounded the basketball. And we got some buckets to fall."

Harden was held to eight first-half points, but was much more aggressive in the second. He finished with seven assists and five rebounds.

Dwight Howard had 16 points and 13 rebounds for Houston.

Hood led the Jazz with 23 points and matched a career high with five 3-pointers. Gordon Hayward added 20 points and seven rebounds.

The Rockets jumped out to a 28-21 lead in the first quarter, only to see the Jazz hit seven 3s in the second. Utah closed the first half on a 19-5 run that included a pair of 3-pointers from Hayward and took a 58-48 lead into the break.

"You could feel at the beginning of the third quarter they really turned up their physicality," Jazz coach Quin Snyder said. "You could just feel it. Then in the fourth quarter ... we didn't get as many good looks. We only got one 3-point shot.

"Couple of those guys, we couldn't really get by them. As a result, the ball stopped."

TIP-INS

Rockets: Ty Lawson did not dress (left ankle sprain), and Donatas Montiejunas (sore back) and Marcus Thorton (personal reasons) were not with the team. ... Trevor Ariza scored 13, including three 3-pointers.

Jazz: Hood had his first child on Sunday, a son. ... Derrick Favors missed his sixth consecutive game with back spasms. ... Trey Lyles scored a career-high 13 points. ... Utah shot 4 for 17 in the fourth quarter.

DEFENSIVE STRUGGLES

The Rockets allowed 100-plus points in their previous four losses and 58 points to the Jazz in the first half. Bickerstaff addressed the issue before the game. "Just be more consistent, and then we have to get defensive rebounds," Bickerstaff said. "That's one of the biggest things that has let us down in the past few games."

FLASHING LIGHT

Harden stopped the game in the middle of two free throws to point out a fan who had shined a light from a flashlight in his eyes. The game was halted for several minutes as arena workers went into the stands and removed the offending person. The person receives a year ban from all NBA games.

QUOTABLE

"Any win for us is a big win," Bickerstaff said. "With this group, we need a little bit of a run of success. This group needs that. They've been working at it, so they deserve that. No one's going to give it to us, so we're going to have to go out and take it. ... I think this team has a run in them where we can run off a few wins in a row, get our confidence up, get the belief in who we really are."

UP NEXT

The Rockets host the Jazz on Thursday.

The Jazz travel to face the Spurs on Wednesday.


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HOU
UTA
     
    • 48.5%

    • 40.0%

    • 42.3%

    • 41.4%

    • 76.2%

    • 76.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
HOU UTA
Total Rebounds 34 44
Offensive Rebounds 6 15
Turnovers 16 15
Fast Break Pts: 12 8
Biggest Lead: 7 15
Points in the Paint: 36 28
HOU UTA
p Harden   30 Hood   23
rb Howard   13 Withey   11
a Harden   7 Hood   7
s Ariza   4 2 players   3
b 2 players   1 Withey   3
 
  • 01/04 - HOU 93 @ UTA 91
  • 01/07 - UTA 94 @ HOU 103
  • 02/23 - HOU 114 @ UTA 117
  • 03/23 - UTA 89 @ HOU 87
Houston Rockets (17-19)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Ariza F 30:32 5-9 3-5 0-0 -15 0 4 4 0 2 4 0 0 0 13
C. Capela F 20:11 1-2 0-0 0-0 +11 1 4 5 1 3 0 1 0 1 2
D. Howard C 40:36 7-12 0-0 2-4 -10 2 11 13 1 2 1 3 1 0 16
J. Harden G 42:12 9-25 4-12 8-9 +1 2 3 5 7 3 0 8 1 1 30
P. Beverley G 23:29 4-6 2-2 0-0 -6 0 1 1 3 3 1 2 0 2 10
T. Jones   15:16 0-1 0-0 2-2 -4 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 2
J. Terry   30:36 3-7 1-5 2-4 +11 0 3 3 4 1 1 0 0 0 9
C. Brewer   20:10 3-4 1-2 2-2 +8 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 9
M. Harrell   16:59 1-2 0-0 0-0 +9 1 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 2
T. Lawson DND - left ankle sprain
K. McDaniels DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Motiejunas NWT - sore back
M. Thornton NWT - personal reasons
Total   240 33-68 11-26 16-21   6 28 34 17 16 8 16 2 4 93
  48.5% 42.3% 76.2%   team rebs: 7 total to: 16
Utah Jazz (15-18)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
G. Hayward F 36:04 7-18 3-6 3-3 0 2 5 7 3 2 3 5 1 0 20
T. Lyles F 21:57 6-10 1-3 0-0 +5 1 3 4 0 3 0 1 0 0 13
J. Withey C 34:54 2-8 0-0 4-6 +2 5 6 11 0 2 3 1 3 0 8
R. Hood G 35:18 6-9 5-6 6-8 +2 0 1 1 7 4 1 2 0 1 23
R. Neto G 18:53 1-4 0-1 2-2 -5 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 4
T. Booker   26:03 2-2 0-0 1-2 -6 3 4 7 0 3 1 3 0 0 5
T. Burke   29:01 3-11 1-5 3-4 +5 0 5 5 3 2 1 0 0 0 10
C. Johnson   11:36 1-3 1-2 0-0 0 1 2 3 2 2 0 2 0 0 3
T. Pleiss   12:36 1-4 0-1 0-0 -2 3 2 5 0 2 0 1 0 1 2
J. Ingles   13:39 1-6 1-5 0-0 -6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
D. Favors DND - back spasms
E. Millsap DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 30-75 12-29 19-25   15 29 44 17 20 9 15 4 2 91
  40.0% 41.4% 76.0%   team rebs: 6 total to: 16

inactive

  • Rockets: Dekker
  • Jazz: Burks, Exum, Gobert

technical fouls

  • Rockets: Bickerstaff
  • Jazz: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 6
  • Times Tied: 10

arena stats

  • Arena: Vivint Smart Home Arena, Salt Lake City, UT
  • Officials: #49 Tom Washington, #6 Tony Brown, #44 Eli Roe
  • Attendance: 17912
  • Duration: 2:22
Houston Rockets (17-19) Utah Jazz (15-18)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Withey vs Howard (Capela gains possession)
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Capela (1 AST)  11:43
[HOU 2-0]
 
  11:18
[UTA 2-2]
Lyles Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Beverley Jump Shot: Missed Block: Withey (1 BLK)  11:02  
Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:02  
  11:02 Lyles Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (E Roe) 
Team Timeout : Regular  11:02  
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  11:02  
Team Rebound  11:02  
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  11:02  
  11:01 Lyles Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Howard Substitution replaced by Jones  11:01  
  10:48 Lyles Jump Shot: Missed 
Capela Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:48  
Harden Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:38
[HOU 4-2]
 
  10:19 Withey Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  10:17 Lyles Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:17
[UTA 4-4]
Lyles Tip Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Jones Jump Shot: Missed  10:03  
  10:02 Lyles Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:52 Hayward Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (1 ST) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  09:46  
  09:45 Withey Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:31 Lyles 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:30  
Beverley Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:18
[HOU 6-4]
 
Harden Foul: Personal (1 PF) (T Brown)  09:02  
Capela Substitution replaced by Howard  09:02  
  08:49 Withey Hook Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:48  
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST)  08:38
[HOU 9-4]
 
  08:19 Hayward 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:18 Withey Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:06
[UTA 6-9]
Lyles Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Hood (1 AST) 
Howard Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  07:43  
Ariza Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brown)  07:27  
  07:27 Withey Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:27 Team Rebound 
  07:27
[UTA 7-9]
Withey Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Howard Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Beverley (1 AST)  07:13
[HOU 11-7]
 
  06:49
[UTA 9-11]
Neto Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST)  06:32
[HOU 14-9]
 
  06:15
[UTA 11-14]
Withey Dunk Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Hood (2 AST) 
Beverley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  06:07  
Beverley Substitution replaced by Terry  06:07  
Ariza Foul: Personal (2 PF) (E Roe)  05:58  
Terry Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (E Roe)  05:48  
  05:48
[UTA 12-14]
Neto Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  05:48 Lyles Substitution replaced by Booker 
  05:48
[UTA 13-14]
Neto Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Harden Jump Shot: Missed  05:35  
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  05:34  
Howard Tip Layup Shot: Missed  05:33  
Team Rebound  05:33  
Howard Layup Shot: Missed  05:25  
  05:24 Withey Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:03 Withey Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:02 Withey Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  04:56 Neto Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:56  
  04:56 Booker Foul: Personal (1 PF) (T Brown) 
Jones Substitution replaced by Capela  04:56  
Terry Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:36
[HOU 16-13]
 
  04:23 Booker Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (2 ST) 
Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Withey (1 ST)  04:18  
  04:12
[UTA 15-16]
Hayward Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hood (3 AST) 
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Terry (1 AST)  03:57
[HOU 18-15]
 
  03:35
[UTA 18-18]
Hood 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Neto (1 AST) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST)  03:22
[HOU 21-18]
 
  03:12 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:12 Neto Substitution replaced by Burke 
  03:12 Hood Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Ariza Substitution replaced by Brewer  03:12  
  02:59 Hayward 3pt Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  02:58  
Harden Jump Shot: Missed Block: Withey (2 BLK)  02:52  
Team Rebound  02:52  
Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Hayward (1 ST)  02:46  
  02:42 Hayward Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) (E Roe) 
  02:42 Hayward Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Howard Hook Shot: Missed  02:23  
Capela Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:21  
Capela Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Hayward (2 ST)  02:17  
  02:11 Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Terry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:10  
  02:06 Burke Foul: Personal (1 PF) (E Roe) 
Harden Substitution replaced by Beverley  02:06  
Howard Substitution replaced by Jones  02:06  
  02:06 Withey Substitution replaced by Pleiss 
Brewer Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:57
[HOU 23-18]
 
  01:39
[UTA 21-23]
Hayward 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST) 
Brewer Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  01:20  
  00:58.9 Hayward Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
Terry Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:58.7  
  00:53.0 Pleiss Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (T Washington) 
Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:53.0
[HOU 24-21]
 
Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  00:53.0
[HOU 25-21]
 
  00:30.9 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:29.9 Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:06.7 Johnson Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Capela Substitution replaced by Harden  00:06.7  
  00:06.7 Pleiss Substitution replaced by Ingles 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Harden (4 AST)  00:01.0
[HOU 28-21]
 
End of 1st Quarter
Houston Rockets (17-19) Utah Jazz (15-18)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:46 Burke Layup Shot: Missed 
Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:45  
Terry 3pt Shot: Missed  11:40  
  11:39 Booker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:23
[UTA 24-28]
Hood 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Burke (1 AST) 
Beverley Turnover : Double Dribble (2 TO)  11:09  
  10:47
[UTA 27-28]
Hood 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Howard Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Terry (2 AST)  10:20
[HOU 30-27]
 
  10:02 Burke 3pt Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:01  
  09:55 Hood Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA) (E Roe) 
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  09:55
[HOU 31-27]
 
Jones Substitution replaced by Capela  09:55  
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  09:55
[HOU 32-27]
 
  09:43 Burke 3pt Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  09:42  
Brewer Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Beverley (2 AST)  09:37
[HOU 34-27]
 
  09:25
[UTA 30-34]
Ingles 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Burke (2 AST) 
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS)  09:01
[HOU 37-30]
 
  08:45 Ingles 3pt Shot: Missed 
Terry Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:44  
Howard Hook Shot: Missed  08:30  
  08:30 Pleiss Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:19 Pleiss 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:18 Pleiss Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Capela Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (E Roe)  08:11  
  08:11  
  08:11 Pleiss Substitution replaced by Withey 
Brewer Substitution replaced by Harden  08:11  
Beverley Substitution replaced by Ariza  08:11  
  08:11 Burke Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:11 Team Rebound 
  08:11
[UTA 31-37]
Burke Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Ariza Jump Shot: Missed  07:54  
  07:54 Burke Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:34
[UTA 34-37]
Burke 3pt Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Hood (4 AST) 
Howard Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (T Brown)  07:16  
Howard Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  07:16  
Capela Substitution replaced by Jones  07:16  
  07:02 Hood Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Howard (1 ST) 
Jones Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  06:58  
  06:33 Ingles 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:32 Booker Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:23
[UTA 37-37]
Hood 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:12  
  06:12 Booker Substitution replaced by Lyles 
Terry Substitution replaced by Beverley  06:12  
Harden Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Beverley (3 AST)  06:00
[HOU 39-37]
 
  05:39
[UTA 39-39]
Burke Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS)  05:20
[HOU 42-39]
 
  05:04 Hood Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Jones (1 ST) 
  04:58 Lyles Foul: Personal (2 PF) (T Washington) 
  04:58 Ingles Substitution replaced by Hayward 
  04:51 Hood Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (T Washington) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:51  
Team Rebound  04:51  
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  04:51
[HOU 43-39]
 
  04:29 Burke 3pt Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  04:28  
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed  04:15  
  04:15 Hood Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:02
[UTA 41-43]
Withey Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Hayward (1 AST) 
Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Withey (2 ST)  03:49  
  03:42 Hayward Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:41 Withey Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  03:34
[UTA 44-43]
Hayward 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Hood (5 AST) 
Beverley Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  03:19
[HOU 45-44]
 
  03:19 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:19 Hood Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  03:00
[UTA 47-45]
Hayward 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  02:44  
  02:43 Lyles Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:34
[UTA 49-45]
Lyles Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Hayward (2 AST) 
  02:16 Johnson Foul: Personal (1 PF) (E Roe) 
Jones Substitution replaced by Brewer  02:16  
  02:16 Lyles Substitution replaced by Booker 
Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Missed  02:02  
  02:02 Booker Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:39 Hayward 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:39 Booker Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Beverley Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (E Roe)  01:39  
  01:39
[UTA 50-45]
Booker Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  01:39 Booker Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  01:38 Hayward Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:19
[UTA 52-45]
Booker Reverse Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Burke (3 AST) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  00:56.8  
  00:56.2 Burke Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Howard Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (2 FTA) (E Roe)  00:56.2  
  00:56.2
[UTA 53-45]
Withey Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  00:56.2
[UTA 54-45]
Withey Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  00:45.9  
  00:44.8 Withey Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
Beverley Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (E Roe)  00:33.0  
  00:33.0
[UTA 55-45]
Burke Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  00:33.0
[UTA 56-45]
Burke Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Beverley Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Withey (3 BLK)  00:13.9  
  00:12.9 Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:09.9
[UTA 58-45]
Hayward Running Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Johnson (2 AST) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS)  00:00.9
[HOU 48-58]
 
End of 2nd Quarter
Houston Rockets (17-19) Utah Jazz (15-18)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Capela Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (3 FTA) (E Roe)  11:38  
  11:38
[UTA 59-48]
Hood Free Throw 1 of 3 (13 PTS) 
  11:38
[UTA 60-48]
Hood Free Throw 2 of 3 (14 PTS) 
  11:38 Hood Free Throw 3 of 3 Missed 
Capela Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  11:38  
Capela Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Howard (1 AST)  11:24
[HOU 50-60]
 
  10:59 Hood 3pt Shot: Missed 
Capela Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  10:58  
Harden Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  10:45  
  10:44 Hayward Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:33
[UTA 63-50]
Lyles 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Neto (2 AST) 
Howard Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS)  10:12
[HOU 52-63]
 
  09:57 Lyles Jump Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:56  
  09:41 Hayward Foul: Defense 3 Second (1 PF) (T Brown) 
Harden Free Throw Technical (9 PTS)  09:41
[HOU 53-63]
 
  09:32 Withey Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (T Washington) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  09:32
[HOU 54-63]
 
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  09:32
[HOU 55-63]
 
  09:22 Hayward Driving Dunk Shot: Missed 
  09:22 Withey Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
Capela Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (E Roe)  09:22  
  09:22 Withey Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:22 Team Rebound 
  09:22
[UTA 64-55]
Withey Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Howard Turnover : 3 Second Violation (3 TO)  09:06  
  08:51
[UTA 66-55]
Lyles Pullup Jump shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Hood (6 AST) 
Capela Jump Shot: Missed Block: Hayward (1 BLK)  08:35  
  08:34 Withey Rebound (Off:4 Def:4) 
  08:31 Hayward Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Beverley (1 ST) 
  08:27 Lyles Foul: Personal (3 PF) (E Roe) 
Capela Substitution replaced by Harrell  08:27  
Ariza Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (11 PTS)  08:08
[HOU 57-66]
 
  07:49 Withey Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  07:32  
  07:31 Hayward Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:17 Neto 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harrell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:16  
Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Withey (3 ST)  07:10  
Howard Violation:Kicked Ball (T Washington)  07:00  
  07:00 Withey Substitution replaced by Pleiss 
Beverley Substitution replaced by Terry  07:00  
  06:50 Pleiss Hook Shot: Missed Block: Howard (1 BLK) 
  06:50 Team Rebound 
  06:44 Hayward Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  06:44 Team Rebound 
  06:44 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Howard Hook Shot: Missed  06:25  
  06:25 Pleiss Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Harrell Foul: Personal (1 PF) (T Washington)  06:06  
  05:54 Lyles 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:53 Pleiss Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  05:49
[UTA 69-57]
Hood 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Hayward (3 AST) 
Harrell Jump Shot: Missed  05:27  
  05:27 Hayward Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:07 Lyles Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  05:07 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:07 Lyles Substitution replaced by Booker 
  05:07 Hayward Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Booker (1 ST)  04:53  
  04:29
[UTA 72-57]
Johnson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Hood (7 AST) 
Terry 3pt Shot: Missed  04:13  
  04:12 Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:57 Johnson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Ariza (3 ST) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Harrell (1 AST)  03:46
[HOU 60-72]
 
  03:28 Booker Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (T Brown) 
  03:28 Booker Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Ariza Substitution replaced by Capela  03:28  
Howard Substitution replaced by Brewer  03:28  
  03:28 Hood Substitution replaced by Ingles 
  03:28 Neto Substitution replaced by Burke 
Harden Floating Jump shot: Made (14 PTS)  03:15
[HOU 62-72]
 
  02:50 Ingles 3pt Shot: Missed 
Capela Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:49  
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  02:41  
  02:41 Team Rebound 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:40  
  02:18 Burke 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:18  
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  02:12
[HOU 64-72]
 
  01:45 Burke Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  01:45 Booker Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  01:43
[UTA 74-64]
Booker Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Terry 3pt Shot: Missed  01:28  
  01:27 Booker Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  01:05 Pleiss Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:05 Pleiss Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  01:03
[UTA 76-64]
Pleiss Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS)  00:43.8
[HOU 67-76]
 
  00:21.9 Pleiss Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Terry (1 ST) 
  00:12.5 Pleiss Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (E Roe) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS)  00:12.5
[HOU 68-76]
 
Harrell Substitution replaced by Ariza  00:12.5  
Terry Substitution replaced by Howard  00:12.5  
Capela Substitution replaced by Beverley  00:12.5  
  00:12.5 Johnson Substitution replaced by Hayward 
  00:12.5 Pleiss Substitution replaced by Hood 
Bickerstaff Technical (E Roe)  00:12.5  
  00:12.5
[UTA 77-68]
Hayward Free Throw Technical (14 PTS) 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS)  00:12.5
[HOU 69-77]
 
  00:00.9 Burke Jump Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:00.2  
End of 3rd Quarter
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Howard Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Terry (3 AST)  11:40
[HOU 71-77]
 
Capela Violation:Kicked Ball (T Washington)  11:23  
  11:18 Hayward Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (E Roe) 
  11:18 Hayward Turnover : Foul (4 TO) 
Harden Floating Jump shot: Missed  11:00  
  10:59 Withey Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  10:46 Withey Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  10:46  
  10:36 Burke Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brown) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS)  10:36
[HOU 72-77]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS)  10:36
[HOU 73-77]
 
  10:18 Ingles Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  10:17  
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  10:08  
  10:07 Hayward Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  09:59
[UTA 79-73]
Hayward Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Harden (5 AST)  09:40
[HOU 76-79]
 
  09:21 Hayward Layup Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  09:21  
Terry 3pt Shot: Missed  09:14  
  09:13 Hayward Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  09:05 Ingles 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:04  
  09:04 Burke Substitution replaced by Neto 
  09:04 Ingles Substitution replaced by Hood 
  09:04 Booker Substitution replaced by Lyles 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:04  
Capela Substitution replaced by Harrell  09:04  
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Terry (4 AST)  08:47
[HOU 79-79]
 
  08:20 Hood Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  08:18  
  08:11 Withey Foul: Personal (2 PF) (T Brown) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  08:01  
  08:00 Neto Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:38 Neto Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:38  
Harrell Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:31
[HOU 81-79]
 
  07:31 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:31 Neto Substitution replaced by Burke 
  07:07
[UTA 81-81]
Burke Driving Bank shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  06:36  
Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:35  
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Harden (6 AST)  06:31
[HOU 83-81]
 
  06:10 Hayward Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
  06:10 Withey Rebound (Off:5 Def:5) 
Harrell Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (T Washington)  06:02  
  06:02
[UTA 82-83]
Hood Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  06:02
[UTA 83-83]
Hood Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) Steal:Hayward (3 ST)  05:51  
  05:45
[UTA 85-83]
Hayward Running Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  05:16  
  05:15 Withey Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
  04:59 Burke Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:58 Hayward Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  04:54 Hayward Layup Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)  04:52  
  04:48 Hood Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (E Roe) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (27 PTS)  04:48
[HOU 84-85]
 
Brewer Substitution replaced by Ariza  04:48  
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (28 PTS)  04:48
[HOU 85-85]
 
  04:26 Hood Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed Block: Harden (1 BLK) 
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:10)  04:26  
Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (7 TO) Steal:Burke (1 ST)  04:12  
Harden Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (E Roe)  04:08  
  04:08
[UTA 86-85]
Hayward Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  04:08 Lyles Substitution replaced by Booker 
  04:08
[UTA 87-85]
Hayward Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:08  
Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (8 TO) Steal:Hood (1 ST)  03:50  
  03:32 Withey Layup Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:11)  03:31  
  03:14 Hood Violation:Kicked Ball (T Washington) 
Terry Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  03:04
[HOU 87-87]
 
  02:45 Booker Turnover : 3 Second Violation (3 TO) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  02:22  
  02:21 Burke Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:15 Hayward Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:14  
Harden Jump Shot: Missed  01:55  
Harden Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  01:55  
Harden Layup Shot: Made (30 PTS)  01:55
[HOU 89-87]
 
  01:35 Hayward Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Ariza (4 ST) 
Ariza Running Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Harden (7 AST)  01:31
[HOU 91-87]
 
  01:31 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:26
[UTA 89-91]
Hood Floating Jump shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed  01:03  
Harrell Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:02  
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed  00:41.9  
  00:41.4 Burke Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:22.9 Withey Dunk Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:21.9  
  00:19.9 Hood Foul: Personal (4 PF) (T Brown) 
Harrell Substitution replaced by Beverley  00:19.9  
Team Timeout : Regular  00:19.9  
  00:19.9 Withey Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Howard Substitution replaced by Brewer  00:19.9  
Team Timeout : Short  00:19.9  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Howard  00:19.9  
  00:15.9 Booker Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brown) 
Terry Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:15.9
[HOU 92-89]
 
  00:15.9 Johnson Substitution replaced by Withey 
Terry Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:15.9  
  00:15.6 Burke Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  00:12.9 Team Timeout : Short 
Terry Substitution replaced by Brewer  00:12.9  
  00:12.9 Withey Substitution replaced by Ingles 
  00:12.9 Team Timeout : Short 
Beverley Foul: Personal (3 PF) (T Washington)  00:10.4  
Harden Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (3 FTA) (E Roe)  00:06.3  
  00:06.3
[UTA 90-92]
Hood Free Throw 1 of 3 (22 PTS) 
  00:06.3
[UTA 91-92]
Hood Free Throw 2 of 3 (23 PTS) 
  00:06.3 Ingles Substitution replaced by Withey 
  00:06.3 Burke Substitution replaced by Johnson 
Beverley Substitution replaced by Terry  00:06.3  
  00:06.3 Hood Free Throw 3 of 3 Missed 
Team Rebound  00:03.2  
  00:03.2 Johnson Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brown) 
Terry Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:03.2
[HOU 93-91]
 
Howard Substitution replaced by Beverley  00:03.2  
Terry Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:03.2  
  00:00.9 Booker Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
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HOU
4th Southwest
41
41
6-4
23-18
18-23
UTA
3rd Northwest
40
42
5-5
24-17
16-25
 
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
UTA
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