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Harden and Ariza lead Rockets to 112-111 win over Pelicans


By GUERRY SMITH
Posted Jan 26 2016 12:11AM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Trevor Ariza bothered the New Orleans Pelicans with his defense. He beat them with his offense.

Ariza had a season-high 31 points and James Harden scored 35, leading the hot-shooting Houston Rockets past the short-handed New Orleans Pelicans 112-111 on Monday night.

The Pelicans played the second half without All-Star forward Anthony Davis, who had only nine points on 4-of-9 shooting with Ariza as his primary defender before leaving late in the second quarter after getting elbowed in the head by teammate Tyreke Evans.

"I'm sure he (Davis)'ll go through the (concussion) protocol," New Orleans coach Alvin Gentry said. "We'll find out later on exactly what the situation is."

Houston, which did not have center Dwight Howard for the third straight game due to a left ankle sprain, hit a season-high 19 3-pointers. Ariza connected on his first six 3s, finished with eight and went 11 for 16 overall one night after scoring what was then a season-best 29 on 11-of-15 shooting against Dallas.

"I'm just making shots," he said. "I don't think I am really doing anything different. What's been working for us is the game has more of a flow to it. The ball's been moving a lot better than it has previously."

The Rockets have lacked a consistent scorer to complement Harden, but Ariza is emerging as an all-around threat.

"He's a monster," Harden said. "He doesn't get enough credit."

Jrue Holiday scored a season-high 32 points for the Pelicans, adding nine assists and six rebounds. He had a chance to win the game after New Orleans got the ball with 4.7 seconds left. Out of timeouts, the Pelicans had to go the length of the court, and Holiday's contested 35-foot shot at the buzzer did not come close.

Ariza hit a pair of 3-pointers as Houston scored the first 18 points of the third quarter to go ahead 76-60, and the Rockets appeared ready to coast to a win in Davis' absence. But New Orleans closed with a 13-3 run at the end of the quarter, including Norris Cole's running, 30-foot bank shot at the buzzer to pull the Pelicans within 93-92.

"They fought back, and we knew they were going to make a run," Harden said. "They are a good team, especially at home."

Neither team led by more than three in the fourth quarter. Houston went ahead for good when Patrick Beverley drained a 3-pointer as the Rockets went up 110-109 with 1:09 left.

Harden's fadeaway made the score 112-109 before Holiday's layup closed the gap to 112-111 with 28.3 seconds left.

Harden lost the ball on Houston's next possession, regained it and shot an air ball for a shot-clock violation.

But Holiday, who tied his season high by playing 36 minutes, was guarded closely after taking an inbounds pass and could not get in range for a makeable shot as the Pelicans lost for the first time in four games.

The excitement about their near comeback was tempered by concern for Davis.

"I'm praying AD's OK," Holiday said. "I didn't see the replay, but by the crowd (reaction), it was pretty bad."

Harden finished with 11 rebounds and eight assists to go along with his 35 points.

Ryan Anderson added 22 points for the Pelicans, who had their three-game winning streak stopped. Toney Douglas scored 18.

HOWARD BACK SOON?

Rockets interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff said Howard might return later in the week. The game against the Pelicans was the first of a three-game road stretch.

"We plan on having him on the trip," Bickerstaff said. "He worked out today and we'll see how he responds tomorrow. He'll get an opportunity to work more tomorrow and then we'll see how it goes from there."

Howard had 10 consecutive double-doubles before his injury.

FREE THROW WOES

The Pelicans hit 13 of 28 3-pointers but were barely better than that from the free throw line, making 14 of 25. Their struggles included four misses in their first five attempts during the fourth quarter and a critical one by Holiday late that could have given them a 3-point lead.

Houston sank 17 of 21 free throws.

TIP-INS

Rockets: The Rockets have won nine of 12 and are three games above .500 (25-22) for the first time this year. ... Houston has taken four of the last five against New Orleans.

Pelicans: New Orleans had been 0-5 in games Davis missed this year. It also lost to Indiana when he left with a back injury early in the first quarter. ... Forward Dante Cunningham returned after missing Saturday's game against Milwaukee.

UP NEXT

Rockets: at San Antonio on Wednesday

Pelicans: host Sacramento on Thursday


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HOU
NOP
     
    • 47.5%

    • 46.2%

    • 47.5%

    • 44.8%

    • 81.0%

    • 56.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
HOU NOP
Total Rebounds 38 50
Offensive Rebounds 7 16
Turnovers 13 12
Fast Break Pts: 25 18
Biggest Lead: 16 5
Points in the Paint: 34 48
HOU NOP
p Harden   35 Holiday   32
rb Harden   11 Gee   10
a Harden   8 Holiday   9
s Ariza   3 Holiday   3
b Jones   2 Cunningham   2
 
  • 12/02 - NOP 101 @ HOU 108
  • 12/26 - HOU 108 @ NOP 110
  • 01/25 - HOU 112 @ NOP 111
  • 03/02 - NOP 95 @ HOU 100
Houston Rockets (25-22)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Ariza F 40:41 11-16 8-12 1-2 +8 2 3 5 3 2 3 3 1 0 31
C. Brewer F 32:05 2-5 1-3 0-0 +15 1 3 4 1 0 0 3 1 0 5
C. Capela C 15:46 4-5 0-0 2-3 +24 1 4 5 0 2 0 0 0 0 10
J. Harden G 41:11 11-20 3-5 10-10 +16 0 11 11 8 4 1 2 1 1 35
P. Beverley G 34:56 4-9 3-8 0-0 +25 3 4 7 3 4 2 0 0 0 11
T. Jones   14:18 0-1 0-0 0-0 -19 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 2 0 0
J. Smith   27:41 2-11 0-4 1-2 -13 0 4 4 3 4 0 2 0 0 5
T. Lawson   16:16 0-3 0-1 3-4 -27 0 0 0 2 1 0 2 0 1 3
M. Thornton   17:06 4-10 4-7 0-0 -19 0 1 1 2 3 0 1 0 2 12
S. Dekker NWT - Low Back Pain
D. Howard DND - Left Ankle Sprain
D. Motiejunas DND - Back Soreness
J. Terry DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 38-80 19-40 17-21   7 31 38 22 20 7 13 5 4 112
  47.5% 47.5% 81.0%   team rebs: 9 total to: 17
New Orleans Pelicans (16-28)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Gee F 32:55 2-7 1-3 0-2 -7 2 8 10 1 3 2 0 0 2 5
A. Davis F 18:58 4-9 0-0 1-1 -5 2 4 6 1 1 2 4 0 1 9
O. Asik C 06:17 1-1 0-0 1-2 -9 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
N. Cole G 34:30 4-11 2-4 0-2 -7 0 4 4 4 2 0 3 0 0 10
T. Evans G 16:00 2-6 1-3 0-3 -24 1 1 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 5
R. Anderson   37:15 7-20 3-6 5-6 +5 7 2 9 0 0 0 1 1 2 22
J. Holiday   36:09 13-21 2-5 4-5 +16 1 5 6 9 2 3 4 0 0 32
T. Douglas   25:17 6-8 3-4 3-4 +20 0 3 3 6 1 1 0 1 0 18
D. Cunningham   22:36 3-6 1-3 0-0 -5 2 1 3 0 2 0 0 2 0 7
A. Ajinca   04:02 0-1 0-0 0-0 +4 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
B. Dejean-Jones   05:57 0-1 0-1 0-0 +2 0 4 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
L. Babbitt   00:04 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
K. Perkins DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 42-91 13-29 14-25   16 34 50 23 16 8 12 4 5 111
  46.2% 44.8% 56.0%   team rebs: 9 total to: 12

inactive

  • Rockets: Harrell, McDaniels
  • Pelicans: Gordon, Pondexter

technical fouls

  • Rockets: --
  • Pelicans: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 12
  • Times Tied: 11

arena stats

  • Arena: Smoothie King Center, New Orleans, LA
  • Officials: #43 Dan Crawford, #28 Kevin Scott, #50 Gediminas Petraitis
  • Attendance: 15688
  • Duration: 2:20
Houston Rockets (26-22) New Orleans Pelicans (16-29)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Davis vs Capela (Cole gains possession)
  11:27 Evans 3pt Shot: Missed 
Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:26  
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  11:21  
Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:21  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST)  11:16
[HOU 3-0]
 
  11:04 Davis Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
Capela Hook Shot: Missed  10:43  
  10:41 Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:34 Cole Jump Shot: Missed 
Capela Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:34  
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST)  10:25
[HOU 6-0]
 
  10:06 Cole 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:05  
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  09:48  
  09:47 Asik Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:32 Gee Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:31 Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:31
[NOP 2-6]
Asik Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS)  09:16
[HOU 9-2]
 
  08:50
[NOP 4-9]
Davis Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Cole (1 AST) 
  08:37 Evans Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (G Petraitis) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  08:37
[HOU 10-4]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  08:37
[HOU 11-4]
 
  08:24
[NOP 6-11]
Gee Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Evans (1 AST) 
Harden Jump Shot: Missed  08:15  
  08:13 Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:57 Gee 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Brewer (1 BLK) 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:56  
  07:53 Cole Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (K Scott) 
Capela Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  07:53
[HOU 12-6]
 
Capela Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:53  
  07:49 Gee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:46 Team Timeout : Regular 
Capela Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford)  07:37  
  07:37 Asik Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:37 Team Rebound 
  07:37
[NOP 7-12]
Asik Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Beverley Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  07:22
[HOU 14-7]
 
  07:03 Davis Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Harden (1 ST) 
Brewer Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST)  06:58
[HOU 16-7]
 
  06:38 Cole Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
Capela Substitution replaced by Jones  06:38  
  06:27 Gee Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Crawford) 
Jones Layup Shot: Missed  06:19  
  06:17 Evans Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Beverley Foul: Personal (1 PF) (K Scott)  06:17  
  05:57 Davis Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jones (1 BLK) 
  05:56 Gee Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:50
[NOP 10-16]
Evans 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Gee (1 AST) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Beverley (1 AST)  05:45
[HOU 19-10]
 
  05:43 Team Timeout : Short 
Brewer Substitution replaced by Smith  05:43  
  05:43 Asik Substitution replaced by Anderson 
  05:43 Evans Substitution replaced by Holiday 
  05:26 Anderson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Ariza (1 BLK) 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:24  
Harden Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:19
[HOU 21-10]
 
  05:04
[NOP 12-21]
Cole Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  04:48
[HOU 24-12]
 
Ariza Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Crawford)  04:39  
Beverley Substitution replaced by Lawson  04:39  
  04:34 Holiday Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:31  
Smith Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  04:15  
  03:56
[NOP 15-24]
Cole 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Holiday (1 AST) 
Smith Layup Shot: Missed  03:41  
  03:40 Gee Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:33 Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:32  
Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Gee (1 ST)  03:27  
  03:20 Cole Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:17 Holiday Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:17 Holiday Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:16 Gee Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  03:10 Holiday Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Jones (1 ST) 
Ariza Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST)  03:03
[HOU 26-15]
 
  02:52
[NOP 17-26]
Holiday Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:52  
  02:52 Cole Substitution replaced by Douglas 
Harden Substitution replaced by Thornton  02:52  
  02:46 Douglas Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (K Scott) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  02:46
[HOU 27-17]
 
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:46  
  02:44 Gee Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Lawson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (G Petraitis)  02:31  
  02:31 Douglas Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:31 Team Rebound 
  02:31
[NOP 18-27]
Douglas Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Douglas (1 ST)  02:18  
  02:13
[NOP 20-27]
Douglas Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Ariza Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Thornton (1 AST)  02:03
[HOU 29-20]
 
  01:47
[NOP 22-29]
Davis Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Holiday (2 AST) 
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  01:29
[HOU 32-22]
 
  01:17
[NOP 25-32]
Douglas 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Holiday (3 AST) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  01:03  
  01:02 Douglas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:54.9
[NOP 27-32]
Anderson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Douglas (1 AST) 
Lawson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Davis (1 ST)  00:43.8  
  00:35.9 Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:34.9  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  00:26.9  
  00:26.6 Gee Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  00:10.4 Davis Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:10.4 Anderson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:10.4
[NOP 29-32]
Anderson Tip Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Ariza Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.9  
  00:00.0 Holiday Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
End of 1st Quarter
Houston Rockets (26-22) New Orleans Pelicans (16-29)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST)  11:49
[HOU 35-29]
 
  11:35
[NOP 31-35]
Holiday Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Douglas (2 AST) 
Brewer Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Holiday (1 ST)  11:10  
  11:04
[NOP 33-35]
Holiday Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Douglas (3 AST) 
  10:49 Ajinca Foul: Personal (1 PF) (G Petraitis) 
Jones Substitution replaced by Capela  10:49  
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed  10:39  
  10:38 Ajinca Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:23
[NOP 35-35]
Holiday Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed  10:13  
  10:11 Cunningham Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:01
[NOP 38-35]
Anderson 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Douglas (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  10:00  
Lawson Substitution replaced by Beverley  10:00  
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  09:45  
  09:44 Anderson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:41
[NOP 40-35]
Cunningham Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Holiday (4 AST) 
Smith Hook Shot: Missed  09:17  
Capela Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:17  
Capela Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS)  09:17
[HOU 37-40]
 
  09:17 Holiday Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (G Petraitis) 
Brewer Substitution replaced by Harden  09:17  
Capela Free Throw 1 of 1 (4 PTS)  09:17
[HOU 38-40]
 
  09:02
[NOP 42-38]
Holiday Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Thornton Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) (K Scott)  08:51  
Thornton Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  08:51  
  08:35 Ajinca Layup Shot: Missed 
Capela Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:34  
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST)  08:27
[HOU 41-42]
 
  08:05
[NOP 44-41]
Anderson Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Douglas (5 AST) 
  07:58 Ajinca Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) (2 FTA) (K Scott) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  07:58
[HOU 42-44]
 
  07:58 Ajinca Substitution replaced by Davis 
Smith Substitution replaced by Ariza  07:58  
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  07:58
[HOU 43-44]
 
  07:50
[NOP 46-43]
Davis Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Holiday (5 AST) 
Capela Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Thornton (2 AST)  07:37
[HOU 45-46]
 
  07:22 Douglas 3pt Shot: Missed 
Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:22  
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST)  07:11
[HOU 48-46]
 
  06:54 Davis Hook Shot: Missed 
  06:51 Anderson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  06:51 Anderson Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:48 Anderson Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  06:48
[NOP 48-48]
Anderson Tip Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Harden Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  06:41
[HOU 50-48]
 
  06:30 Holiday 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:30 Anderson Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
Thornton Foul: Personal (2 PF) (G Petraitis)  06:30  
  06:30 Holiday Substitution replaced by Cole 
  06:30 Cunningham Substitution replaced by Evans 
Thornton Substitution replaced by Brewer  06:30  
  06:21 Davis Jump Shot: Missed 
Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:21  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  05:56  
  05:56  
Capela Substitution replaced by Smith  05:56  
  05:56 Douglas Substitution replaced by Holiday 
  05:47 Davis Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) 
Brewer Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Davis (2 ST)  05:35  
  05:32 Cole Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Beverley (1 ST) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  05:25  
  05:23 Anderson Rebound (Off:4 Def:2) 
Smith Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (G Petraitis)  05:08  
  05:08
[NOP 49-50]
Anderson Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  05:08
[NOP 50-50]
Anderson Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  04:53 Davis Violation:Kicked Ball (D Crawford) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  04:35  
Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:34  
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST)  04:29
[HOU 53-50]
 
  04:12 Cole Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:11 Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:11 Davis Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:08  
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  04:03  
  04:03 Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:52
[NOP 53-53]
Anderson 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Evans (2 AST) 
Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Holiday (2 ST)  03:32  
  03:26
[NOP 55-53]
Holiday Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Davis (1 AST) 
  02:58 Davis Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford) 
  02:58 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:58 Anderson Substitution replaced by Cunningham 
  02:58 Holiday Substitution replaced by Gee 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  02:58
[HOU 54-55]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  02:58
[HOU 55-55]
 
  02:42 Evans Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:42  
  02:24 Cunningham Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (K Scott) 
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:24  
Team Rebound  02:24  
Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  02:24
[HOU 56-55]
 
Harden Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF) (D Crawford)  02:07  
  02:07
[NOP 56-56]
Davis Free Throw Technical (7 PTS) 
Smith Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford)  02:04  
  02:04 Evans Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:04 Team Rebound 
  02:04 Cunningham Substitution replaced by Anderson 
  02:04 Evans Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  02:02 Davis Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  01:46 Evans Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:44 Evans Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:33
[NOP 58-56]
Davis Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Cole (2 AST) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  01:10  
  01:06 Davis Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  01:06 Davis Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (4 TO) 
Smith Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (4 AST)  01:00
[HOU 58-58]
 
  01:00 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:00 Davis Substitution replaced by Cunningham 
  00:48.9 Cole Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Ariza (1 ST) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  00:28.9  
  00:27.9 Gee Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  00:05.4
[NOP 60-58]
Evans Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Beverley Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (G Petraitis)  00:05.4  
  00:05.4 Anderson Substitution replaced by Douglas 
  00:05.4 Evans Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Team Rebound  00:04.4  
Team Timeout : Short  00:04.4  
  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Houston Rockets (26-22) New Orleans Pelicans (16-29)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Beverley (2 AST)  11:46
[HOU 61-60]
 
  11:28 Evans 3pt Shot: Missed 
Capela Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  11:28  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (23 PTS)  11:15
[HOU 64-60]
 
Ariza Foul: Personal (2 PF) (D Crawford)  10:56  
  10:45 Cole Jump Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  10:44  
Harden Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS)  10:32
[HOU 66-60]
 
  10:08 Anderson Jump Shot: Missed 
Capela Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  10:07  
Capela Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Harden (5 AST)  09:58
[HOU 68-60]
 
  09:58 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:58 Cunningham Substitution replaced by Holiday 
  09:48 Holiday Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Ariza (2 ST) 
Harden Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS)  09:43
[HOU 70-60]
 
  09:28 Cole Layup Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:26  
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Harden (6 AST)  09:10
[HOU 73-60]
 
  08:56 Gee Layup Shot: Missed Block: Harden (1 BLK) 
Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  08:50  
  08:47 Evans Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (3 FTA) (D Crawford) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 3 (18 PTS)  08:47
[HOU 74-60]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 3 (19 PTS)  08:47
[HOU 75-60]
 
  08:47 Evans Substitution replaced by Douglas 
Harden Free Throw 3 of 3 (20 PTS)  08:47
[HOU 76-60]
 
  08:27 Anderson Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:25 Anderson Rebound (Off:5 Def:2) 
  08:25 Anderson Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:23 Anderson Rebound (Off:6 Def:2) 
Capela Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford)  08:23  
  08:23
[NOP 61-76]
Anderson Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  08:23
[NOP 62-76]
Anderson Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  08:09  
Beverley Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  08:06  
Capela Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Beverley (3 AST)  08:03
[HOU 78-62]
 
  07:37
[NOP 65-78]
Anderson 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Douglas (6 AST) 
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS)  07:29
[HOU 80-65]
 
  07:15 Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:13  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  07:04  
  06:59 Cole Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:56
[NOP 67-80]
Douglas Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Cole (3 AST) 
Harden Jump Shot: Missed  06:35  
  06:33 Gee Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
Beverley Foul: Personal (3 PF) (K Scott)  06:29  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Jones  06:29  
Capela Substitution replaced by Thornton  06:29  
  06:18 Anderson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Jones (2 BLK) 
  06:15 Team Rebound 
  06:11
[NOP 69-80]
Cole Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  05:40  
  05:33
[NOP 72-80]
Gee 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Holiday (6 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:29  
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS)  05:15
[HOU 83-72]
 
Harden Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford)  04:58  
  04:58 Anderson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:58 Team Rebound 
  04:58
[NOP 73-83]
Anderson Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
Harden Layup Shot: Missed Block: Anderson (1 BLK)  04:42  
Ariza Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  04:38  
Ariza Dunk Shot: Made (25 PTS)  04:36
[HOU 85-73]
 
  04:27
[NOP 76-85]
Douglas 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed  04:18  
  04:14 Douglas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Thornton Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (K Scott)  04:10  
  04:10 Cole Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:10 Team Rebound 
Beverley Substitution replaced by Lawson  04:10  
  04:10 Cole Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:09  
  03:58 Cole Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (G Petraitis) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS)  03:58
[HOU 86-76]
 
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  03:58
[HOU 87-76]
 
  03:45 Anderson Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Ariza Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  03:21  
  03:05 Gee 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  03:02  
Lawson Layup Shot: Missed  02:58  
  02:52 Cole Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  02:43
[NOP 79-87]
Douglas 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Holiday (7 AST) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST)  02:22
[HOU 90-79]
 
  02:13
[NOP 82-90]
Holiday 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Harden Jump Shot: Missed  01:45  
  01:44 Gee Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
Jones Violation:Defensive Goaltending (D Crawford)  01:37  
  01:37
[NOP 84-90]
Holiday Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Thornton Jump Shot: Missed  01:19  
  01:18 Holiday Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Harden Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (K Scott)  01:14  
  01:14
[NOP 85-90]
Douglas Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Harden Substitution replaced by Brewer  01:14  
  01:14 Anderson Substitution replaced by Cunningham 
  01:14
[NOP 86-90]
Douglas Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Ariza (2 AST)  00:57.5
[HOU 93-86]
 
  00:49.7
[NOP 89-93]
Holiday 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Cole (4 AST) 
Lawson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Cunningham (1 BLK)  00:32.9  
  00:30.9 Cole Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:27.9 Holiday Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Ariza (3 ST) 
Ariza Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Gee (2 ST)  00:23.8  
  00:16.8 Cole 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thornton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:15.8  
Thornton Jump Shot: Missed  00:02.9  
  00:02.5 Cole Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:00.0
[NOP 92-93]
Cole 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:40 Douglas Layup Shot: Missed 
  11:39 Cunningham Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  11:39 Cunningham Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  11:39  
Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Douglas (1 BLK)  11:13  
Team Rebound  11:13  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  11:13  
  11:03 Holiday 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:01  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  10:53  
  10:52 Holiday Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Harden Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (G Petraitis)  10:48  
  10:48 Gee Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:48 Team Rebound 
  10:48 Cole Substitution replaced by Dejean-Jones 
  10:48 Gee Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  10:46  
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  10:30  
  10:30 Gee Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  10:23 Gee Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:22 Cunningham Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  10:08 Holiday Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  10:07  
Thornton Layup Shot: Missed Block: Cunningham (2 BLK)  09:58  
  09:57 Holiday Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  09:51 Cunningham 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:50  
  09:45 Gee Foul: Personal (2 PF) (K Scott) 
  09:45 Gee Substitution replaced by Anderson 
Thornton Substitution replaced by Beverley  09:45  
Harden Jump Shot: Missed  09:31  
  09:30 Dejean-Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:20
[NOP 94-93]
Douglas Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Smith Layup Shot: Missed  09:00  
  08:59 Holiday Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  08:51 Dejean-Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  08:50  
  08:43 Holiday Foul: Personal (2 PF) (K Scott) 
  08:43  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Ariza  08:43  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  08:28  
  08:26 Douglas Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:10 Cunningham 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  08:08  
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  08:01  
Team Rebound  07:57  
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  07:41  
  07:40 Dejean-Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Harden Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (K Scott)  07:31  
  07:31
[NOP 95-93]
Holiday Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS) 
  07:31
[NOP 96-93]
Holiday Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
  07:18 Dejean-Jones Foul: Personal (1 PF) (K Scott) 
Smith Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  07:09
[HOU 95-96]
 
  06:50
[NOP 98-95]
Holiday Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS) 
Harden Layup Shot: Missed  06:41  
  06:40 Dejean-Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Beverley Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (D Crawford)  06:33  
Team Timeout : Short  06:33  
Lawson Substitution replaced by Brewer  06:33  
  06:26 Holiday Jump Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:9)  06:24  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (31 PTS) Assist: Harden (7 AST)  06:07
[HOU 98-98]
 
  05:47 Anderson Layup Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:10)  05:46  
Harden Layup Shot: Made (27 PTS)  05:40
[HOU 100-98]
 
  05:40 Cunningham Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (G Petraitis) 
  05:40 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:40 Douglas Substitution replaced by Cole 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 1 (28 PTS)  05:40
[HOU 101-98]
 
  05:24
[NOP 101-101]
Cunningham 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Holiday (8 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  05:01  
  05:01 Dejean-Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Smith Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford)  04:51  
  04:51 Holiday Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:51 Team Rebound 
  04:51 Dejean-Jones Substitution replaced by Gee 
  04:51
[NOP 102-101]
Holiday Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS) 
  04:38 Gee Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  04:38  
Team Rebound  04:38  
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  04:38
[HOU 102-102]
 
  04:24 Anderson Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:24 Anderson Rebound (Off:7 Def:2) 
  04:24 Anderson Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:24  
Smith Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Holiday (3 ST)  04:08  
  03:53
[NOP 104-102]
Holiday Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (27 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:51  
Harden Layup Shot: Made (30 PTS)  03:42
[HOU 104-104]
 
  03:28
[NOP 106-104]
Cunningham Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Holiday (9 AST) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (33 PTS) Assist: Ariza (3 AST)  03:02
[HOU 107-106]
 
  02:45 Holiday Jump Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:11)  02:45  
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  02:36  
Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:35  
Brewer Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (3 TO)  02:34  
  02:17
[NOP 108-107]
Holiday Driving Layup Shot: Made (29 PTS) 
Smith Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA) (D Crawford)  02:17  
  02:17
[NOP 109-107]
Holiday Free Throw 1 of 1 (30 PTS) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  01:51  
Beverley Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  01:49  
Ariza Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO)  01:43  
  01:24 Holiday Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Beverley (2 ST) 
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Harden (8 AST)  01:09
[HOU 110-109]
 
  01:09 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:09 Gee Substitution replaced by Douglas 
  00:56.9 Anderson Jump Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:56.6  
Harden Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (35 PTS)  00:34.2
[HOU 112-109]
 
  00:34.2 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:28.3
[NOP 111-112]
Holiday Driving Layup Shot: Made (32 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:15.3  
Harden Jump Shot: Missed  00:04.3  
Team Rebound  00:04.3  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  00:04.3  
  00:04.3 Cunningham Substitution replaced by Babbitt 
  00:00.0 Holiday 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 4th Quarter
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HOU
4th Southwest
41
41
6-4
23-18
18-23
NOP
5th Southwest
30
52
4-6
21-20
9-32
 
ppg
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spg
HOU
2 players 26.6
2 players 14.0
2 players 7.6
2 players 1.4
2 players 2.6
NOP
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