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Lillard scores 31 as surging Blazers beat Rockets 116-103



Posted Feb 11 2016 3:02AM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) The Houston Rockets are "broken," according to their coach and star player. The Portland Trail Blazers are in the middle of their best run of basketball all season.

When they went head-to-head Wednesday night, the result was a 116-103 win for the Blazers that vaulted them past Houston into a tie with Utah for seventh place in the Western Conference.

"We're broken. It's that simple," Rockets interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff said. "Right now we are a broken team. It's easy to see. It's a fragmented bunch. You can't win that way."

It's a much different story for the surging Blazers, who enter the All-Star break having won three in a row and eight of nine.

Damian Lillard sparked a second-quarter outburst and finished with 31 points and nine assists for Portland. Maurice Harkless set season highs with 19 points and 13 rebounds.

"We just embraced the challenge," Lillard said of pushing for a playoff spot. "You've got to give credit to all the work we put in."

James Harden had 34 points, 11 assists and nine rebounds for the Rockets, who have dropped three straight and six of eight to fall out of playoff position. Dwight Howard dominated the paint with 28 points and 13 rebounds.

But it wasn't nearly enough for a Houston team that committed 20 turnovers, leading to 31 Blazers points.

"It's frustrating that we're broken," Harden said. "We're just not willing to help each other out. Talking ain't gonna get it done."

Howard agreed that words will accomplish little.

"I'm not going to talk about what's broken," he said. "All we do is talk about the issues that we have. Nobody's being positive."

After trailing by as many as 21 in the second half, Houston closed to 93-88 early in the fourth quarter. But a Blazers timeout led to a scoring burst that restored the lead to 20 with 3:47 to go.

"I really like the way we're playing right now," Portland coach Terry Stotts said. "It's good to go into the break on a win streak and playing well."

An entertaining, if at times sloppy, game took on a far more spirited air with 5:02 left in the second quarter. Patrick Beverley committed a hard, and needless, foul on Lillard just past halfcourt, sending the Blazers point guard sprawling.

Lillard spiked the ball in anger, officials reviewed the play to determine if it was a flagrant foul, and the crowd roared as Portland reeled off eight consecutive points and closed the half on a 13-4 run to take a 57-46 lead into the locker room.

Beverley and Lillard have had run-ins before, and the fans expressed their feelings toward Beverley with a cacophony of boos throughout the game. Lillard sparked the half-ending run with a 3-pointer, and Harkless added another 3 and a driving layup to bring the crowd to its feet.

"I'm not even surprised," Lillard said of Beverley's foul. "Every time we play them it's something. (But) I don't think it's personal."

Bickerstaff agreed.

"He got caught in a couple of situations but I don't think it was anything intentional," the coach said. "Obviously they have a heated past, but I don't think it's anything dirty."

Tempers and intensity subsided to start the second half, until Houston's Jason Terry picked up a technical foul for throwing an elbow into the ribs of Meyers Leonard as they ran down the court following Terry's jumper.

Leonard and C.J. McCollum chipped in 14 points each for Portland. Gerald Henderson scored 13 off the bench.

TIP-INS

Rockets: F Terrence Jones, who went to nearby Jefferson High School in Portland, missed his fourth consecutive game and remains in the NBA's concussion protocol. He was injured in a car accident on Feb. 3. Bickerstaff, who attended Oregon State, said the team hopes to get positive news regarding Jones' return after the All-Star break.

Trail Blazers: Lillard was added to the U.S. national team pool. He fell just short of a place on the 2014 World Cup of Basketball roster and wasn't among the original 30 candidates for Rio de Janeiro announced last month. ... F Noah Vonleh was in uniform for the first time after missing three games with a sprained left ankle. He did not play. ... Before the game, the Blazers held a moment of silence in memory of Ingrid Williams, the wife of former Portland assistant coach Monty Williams. She died Wednesday from injuries sustained in a car accident Tuesday in Oklahoma City, where Monty Williams is now an assistant with the Thunder.

FREQUENT FOES

It was the second of three meetings between the teams in a span of 20 days. The Blazers won 96-79 in Houston on Feb. 6, and the Rockets return to the Rose City on Feb. 25 to wrap up the season series. Houston won the opener 108-103 in overtime on Nov. 18, Bickerstaff's debut as interim coach after replacing the fired Kevin McHale.

UP NEXT

Rockets: At Phoenix on Feb. 19.

Trail Blazers: Host Golden State on Feb. 19.


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HOU
POR
     
    • 48.1%

    • 46.1%

    • 32.4%

    • 28.6%

    • 52.9%

    • 76.5%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
HOU POR
Total Rebounds 40 49
Offensive Rebounds 8 16
Turnovers 20 13
Fast Break Pts: 11 19
Biggest Lead: 7 21
Points in the Paint: 44 46
HOU POR
p Harden   34 Lillard   31
rb Howard   13 2 players   13
a Harden   11 Lillard   9
s 2 players   2 Lillard   3
b 3 players   1 2 players   1
 
  • 11/18 - POR 103 @ HOU 108
  • 02/06 - POR 96 @ HOU 79
  • 02/10 - HOU 103 @ POR 116
  • 02/25 - HOU 119 @ POR 105
Houston Rockets (27-28)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Ariza F 39:52 2-8 2-6 2-2 -16 0 3 3 4 3 2 3 0 0 8
C. Brewer F 23:02 3-6 2-4 1-2 -1 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 9
D. Howard C 35:26 13-17 0-0 2-7 -24 4 9 13 2 1 0 3 1 0 28
J. Harden G 41:44 10-20 3-8 11-14 -9 2 7 9 11 4 2 8 0 1 34
P. Beverley G 31:41 3-7 1-4 0-0 -22 0 1 1 4 5 0 2 0 0 7
J. Smith   06:02 0-3 0-3 0-0 -10 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 0 0
C. Capela   16:37 0-1 0-0 1-6 +1 2 8 10 0 2 0 0 0 1 1
T. Lawson   08:37 0-0 0-0 0-0 -3 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
M. Thornton   14:16 2-6 1-4 1-2 +7 0 1 1 1 5 0 3 0 0 6
J. Terry   17:04 3-8 2-5 0-0 +4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
M. Harrell   05:39 1-1 0-0 0-1 +8 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 2
S. Dekker DND - Sore lower back
K. McDaniels DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 37-77 11-34 18-34   8 32 40 23 22 6 20 3 2 103
  48.1% 32.4% 52.9%   team rebs: 10 total to: 20
Portland Trail Blazers (27-27)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Aminu F 24:59 4-9 1-3 2-2 +13 2 1 3 5 4 1 2 0 0 11
M. Harkless F 28:00 8-11 1-2 2-4 +12 5 8 13 1 3 2 0 0 0 19
M. Plumlee C 16:16 3-4 0-0 2-2 +9 3 1 4 0 4 1 3 0 1 8
C. McCollum G 27:19 6-16 2-5 0-0 -16 0 1 1 2 0 1 1 0 2 14
D. Lillard G 35:17 9-22 4-11 9-11 +28 1 2 3 9 3 3 4 0 0 31
A. Crabbe   30:19 2-6 0-2 1-1 +10 0 0 0 3 3 2 0 0 0 5
M. Leonard   22:52 6-9 0-1 2-2 -1 1 7 8 0 4 0 0 1 0 14
E. Davis   21:17 0-1 0-0 1-2 -1 3 10 13 1 5 0 2 1 0 1
G. Henderson   31:51 3-10 0-3 7-10 +17 1 3 4 0 1 1 1 0 0 13
P. Connaughton   00:55 0-1 0-1 0-0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
T. Frazier   00:55 0-0 0-0 0-0 -3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
C. Kaman DNP - Coach's Decision
N. Vonleh DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 41-89 8-28 26-34   16 33 49 21 27 11 13 2 3 116
  46.1% 28.6% 76.5%   team rebs: 13 total to: 13

inactive

  • Rockets: Jones, Motiejunas
  • Trail Blazers: Alexander, Montero

technical fouls

  • Rockets: Terry
  • Trail Blazers: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 8
  • Times Tied: 9

arena stats

  • Arena: Moda Center, Portland, OR
  • Officials: #56 Mark Ayotte, #15 Zach Zarba, #46 Ben Taylor
  • Attendance: 19393
  • Duration: 2:28
Houston Rockets (27-28) Portland Trail Blazers (27-27)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Plumlee vs Howard (Beverley gains possession)
Howard Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  11:37  
  11:25
[POR 2-0]
Aminu Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lillard (1 AST) 
Howard Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST)  11:07
[HOU 2-2]
 
  10:50 Lillard Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:48  
Howard Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST)  10:37
[HOU 4-2]
 
  10:22 Plumlee Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (1 ST) 
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  10:16  
  10:16 Harkless Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:03
[POR 5-4]
McCollum 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Aminu (1 AST) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  09:50  
  09:50 Team Rebound 
  09:38 McCollum 3pt Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:37  
Howard Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Ariza (2 AST)  09:27
[HOU 6-5]
 
Harden Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (Z Zarba)  09:10  
  09:10
[POR 6-6]
Aminu Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  09:10
[POR 7-6]
Aminu Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Howard (1 AST)  08:57
[HOU 9-7]
 
  08:39 Aminu 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:39 Harkless Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:36
[POR 9-9]
Harkless Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Howard Driving Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS)  08:12
[HOU 11-9]
 
  07:59 Lillard Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
  07:52 Harkless Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Ayotte) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  07:52
[HOU 12-9]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  07:52
[HOU 13-9]
 
  07:40
[POR 11-13]
Aminu Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: McCollum (1 AST) 
  07:25 Plumlee Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Ayotte) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  07:25
[HOU 14-11]
 
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:25  
  07:24 Aminu Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:17 Aminu Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (2 ST) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  07:11  
  07:11 Team Rebound 
  06:55 Plumlee Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Beverley Layup Shot: Missed  06:42  
Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:37  
Howard Tip Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  06:37
[HOU 16-11]
 
  06:18 McCollum Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:18  
Harden Running Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  06:14
[HOU 18-11]
 
  06:14 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:14 McCollum Substitution replaced by Crabbe 
Brewer Substitution replaced by Smith  06:14  
  05:55 Plumlee Layup Shot: Missed Block: Smith (1 BLK) 
  05:51 Plumlee Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  05:51
[POR 13-18]
Plumlee Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Made (9 PTS)  05:32
[HOU 20-13]
 
  05:10
[POR 16-20]
Lillard 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Aminu (2 AST) 
Beverley Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  04:56  
  04:56 Plumlee Substitution replaced by Leonard 
Howard Substitution replaced by Capela  04:56  
  04:56 Aminu Substitution replaced by Davis 
Beverley Substitution replaced by Lawson  04:56  
  04:40
[POR 18-20]
Leonard Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lillard (2 AST) 
Harden Floating Jump shot: Missed  04:27  
  04:26 Leonard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:14 Harkless Substitution replaced by Henderson 
  04:06
[POR 20-20]
Lillard Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:05  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  03:52  
  03:51 Henderson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:38 Lillard 3pt Shot: Missed 
Capela Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:37  
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS)  03:27
[HOU 23-20]
 
Capela Foul: Personal (1 PF) (Z Zarba)  03:14  
Ariza Substitution replaced by Brewer  03:14  
  03:06
[POR 22-23]
Crabbe Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  02:58 Crabbe Foul: Personal (1 PF) (3 FTA) (Z Zarba) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 3 (13 PTS)  02:58
[HOU 24-22]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 3 (14 PTS)  02:58
[HOU 25-22]
 
Harden Free Throw 3 of 3 (15 PTS)  02:58
[HOU 26-22]
 
  02:43
[POR 24-26]
Lillard Step Back Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Harden Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  02:31  
Capela Foul: Personal Block (2 PF) (M Ayotte)  02:22  
  02:11
[POR 26-26]
Leonard Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lillard (3 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  01:57  
  01:57 Henderson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:47 Henderson Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:46  
Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lillard (1 ST)  01:43  
Lawson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (Z Zarba)  01:38  
  01:38 Lillard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:38 Team Rebound 
  01:38
[POR 27-26]
Lillard Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  01:19  
  01:18 Leonard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:09 Lillard Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Capela Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:08  
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  00:57.9  
Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:56.9  
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  00:47.8  
  00:46.9 Team Rebound 
  00:31.9 Lillard 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:31.6  
Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Crabbe (1 ST)  00:28.9  
  00:24.8
[POR 29-26]
Lillard Running Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Crabbe (1 AST) 
  00:12.5 Lillard Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (M Ayotte) 
Smith Substitution replaced by Ariza  00:12.5  
  00:12.5 Lillard Substitution replaced by Harkless 
  00:12.5 Leonard Substitution replaced by Aminu 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST)  00:00.1
[HOU 29-29]
 
End of 1st Quarter
Houston Rockets (27-28) Portland Trail Blazers (27-27)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:39 Henderson Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:38 Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:29 Henderson Jump Shot: Missed 
Thornton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:28  
  11:19 Davis Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (Z Zarba) 
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  11:19
[HOU 30-29]
 
Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  11:19
[HOU 31-29]
 
  10:57 McCollum Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  10:56  
Thornton Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:McCollum (1 ST)  10:50  
  10:43 Crabbe 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:43 Leonard Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  10:40
[POR 31-31]
Leonard Putback Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Howard Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (13 PTS)  10:27
[HOU 33-31]
 
  10:07 Davis Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  10:07  
Ariza Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  09:55  
  09:43 McCollum Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Howard (1 BLK) 
Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  09:42  
Howard Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Ariza (3 AST)  09:33
[HOU 35-31]
 
  09:07 Henderson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:07  
  09:01 Davis Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (Z Zarba) 
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:01  
Team Rebound  09:01  
  09:01 Davis Substitution replaced by Aminu 
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  09:01
[HOU 36-31]
 
  08:45 Crabbe Cutting Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:45 Aminu Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  08:36
[POR 33-36]
Leonard Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Crabbe (2 AST) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  08:25  
  08:24 Henderson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Thornton Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (Z Zarba)  08:19  
  08:19  
Lawson Substitution replaced by Beverley  08:19  
  08:19
[POR 34-36]
Henderson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  08:19
[POR 35-36]
Henderson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Thornton Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  08:11  
  07:56 Aminu 3pt Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  07:55  
  07:44 Leonard Foul: Personal (1 PF) (Z Zarba) 
Howard Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Beverley (1 AST)  07:31
[HOU 38-35]
 
  07:22
[POR 37-38]
McCollum Pullup Jump shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Thornton Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Howard (2 AST)  06:59
[HOU 40-37]
 
  06:47 McCollum Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST) 
Thornton Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Crabbe (2 ST)  06:44  
  06:38
[POR 39-40]
Henderson Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Aminu (3 AST) 
Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed  06:14  
  06:13 Leonard Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Thornton Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Taylor)  06:05  
  06:05
[POR 40-40]
Henderson Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Brewer Substitution replaced by Harden  06:05  
  06:05 Henderson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:03  
Beverley Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  05:58
[HOU 42-40]
 
  05:44
[POR 42-42]
McCollum Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed  05:37  
  05:36 Team Rebound 
  05:36 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:36 Leonard Substitution replaced by Plumlee 
  05:36 McCollum Substitution replaced by Lillard 
  05:36 Crabbe Substitution replaced by Harkless 
Thornton Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (Z Zarba)  05:19  
  05:19
[POR 43-42]
Henderson Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Thornton Substitution replaced by Capela  05:19  
  05:19
[POR 44-42]
Henderson Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Beverley Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Lillard (2 ST)  05:05  
Beverley Foul: Personal (1 PF) (Z Zarba)  05:02  
  04:58 Lillard Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (Z Zarba) 
  04:58 Lillard Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  04:46 Henderson Foul: Personal (1 PF) (Z Zarba) 
Harden Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  04:38  
  04:37 Harkless Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  04:23 Lillard Jump Shot: Missed 
  04:20 Plumlee Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  04:17 Lillard Jump Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:16  
Harden Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) (M Ayotte)  04:11  
Harden Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  04:11  
  03:51
[POR 47-42]
Lillard 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  03:39  
  03:38 Plumlee Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  03:29 Lillard 3pt Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  03:29  
Howard Jump Shot: Missed  03:13  
Capela Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  03:12  
  03:12 Aminu Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Ayotte) 
Capela Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:12  
Team Rebound  03:12  
Capela Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:12  
  03:11 Harkless Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:54
[POR 50-42]
Harkless 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Aminu (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:53  
Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Plumlee (1 ST)  02:44  
  02:38
[POR 52-42]
Harkless Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Lillard (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  02:35  
  02:20 Plumlee Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Taylor) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS)  02:20
[HOU 43-52]
 
  02:20 Henderson Substitution replaced by McCollum 
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:20  
  02:19 Team Rebound 
  02:02 Lillard 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:01 Harkless Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  02:01 Harkless Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:59 Harkless Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  01:47 Aminu Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  01:47 Aminu Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  01:44 Aminu Layup Shot: Missed 
Capela Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:44  
Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Harkless (1 ST)  01:38  
  01:32
[POR 54-43]
Aminu Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Harkless (1 AST) 
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  01:19  
  01:19 Lillard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Ariza Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Taylor)  01:16  
  01:16 Harkless Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:16 Team Rebound 
Howard Substitution replaced by Brewer  01:16  
  01:16
[POR 55-43]
Harkless Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Brewer Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  00:58.9  
Capela Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  00:58.5  
  00:58.2 Aminu Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Taylor) 
Capela Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:58.2  
Team Rebound  00:58.2  
Capela Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:58.2  
  00:56.9 Harkless Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  00:47.9 Lillard Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Harden (1 ST) 
Beverley Running Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST)  00:44.1
[HOU 45-55]
 
  00:32.9 McCollum Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
Capela Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  00:30.9  
  00:23.8 Harkless Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Taylor) 
Capela Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:23.8  
Team Rebound  00:23.8  
Capela Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:23.8
[HOU 46-55]
 
  00:23.8 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:23.8 Aminu Substitution replaced by Crabbe 
  00:23.8 Plumlee Substitution replaced by Leonard 
  00:23.8 Harkless Substitution replaced by Henderson 
  00:00.1
[POR 57-46]
Lillard Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Houston Rockets (27-28) Portland Trail Blazers (27-27)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:41 Aminu Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  11:39 Plumlee Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  11:39
[POR 59-46]
Plumlee Tip Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Harden (4 AST)  11:26
[HOU 49-59]
 
  11:13 Plumlee Foul: Offensive (3 PF) (Z Zarba) 
  11:13 Plumlee Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Missed  10:59  
  10:58 Harkless Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
Howard Violation:Defensive Goaltending (B Taylor)  10:47  
  10:47
[POR 61-49]
Harkless Floating Jump shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (6 TO) Steal:Harkless (2 ST)  10:31  
  10:25 Harkless Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed 
  10:24 Harkless Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  10:21 Aminu Foul: Offensive (3 PF) (M Ayotte) 
  10:21 Aminu Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  10:07 Lillard Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M Ayotte) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  10:07
[HOU 50-61]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  10:07
[HOU 51-61]
 
  09:45
[POR 63-51]
McCollum Driving Floating Bank Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  09:31  
  09:30 Harkless Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
Beverley Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Ayotte)  09:27  
  09:27
[POR 64-51]
Plumlee Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  09:27
[POR 65-51]
Plumlee Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Ariza Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Aminu (1 ST)  09:06  
  08:57
[POR 68-51]
McCollum 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Lillard (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:57  
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST)  08:43
[HOU 53-68]
 
  08:28
[POR 70-53]
Plumlee Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  08:25 Harkless Foul: Personal (3 PF) (M Ayotte) 
Harden Jump Shot: Missed  08:01  
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  08:01  
Howard Putback Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS)  08:00
[HOU 55-70]
 
  08:00 Plumlee Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA) (B Taylor) 
  08:00 Plumlee Substitution replaced by Leonard 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  08:00  
  08:00 Leonard Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  07:52 McCollum Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:52 Harkless Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
  07:52
[POR 72-55]
Harkless Tip Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Beverley (2 AST)  07:37
[HOU 58-72]
 
Brewer Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (B Taylor)  07:32  
Howard Substitution replaced by Capela  07:32  
  07:14
[POR 75-58]
Aminu 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Lillard (6 AST) 
Harden Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS)  06:58
[HOU 60-75]
 
  06:37 McCollum Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Capela Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  06:36  
Harden Floating Jump shot: Made (21 PTS)  06:28
[HOU 62-75]
 
  06:28 Aminu Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA) (B Taylor) 
Capela Substitution replaced by Howard  06:28  
  06:28 McCollum Substitution replaced by Crabbe 
  06:28 Aminu Substitution replaced by Henderson 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 1 (22 PTS)  06:28
[HOU 63-75]
 
Beverley Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M Ayotte)  06:12  
  06:12
[POR 76-63]
Lillard Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  06:12
[POR 77-63]
Lillard Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Ariza Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (3 TO)  06:02  
  05:50
[POR 79-63]
Harkless Cutting Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Crabbe (3 AST) 
Brewer Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Harden (5 AST)  05:43
[HOU 65-79]
 
  05:25
[POR 81-65]
Leonard Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Lillard (7 AST) 
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Leonard (1 BLK)  05:11  
  05:10 Lillard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Ariza Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Ayotte)  05:09  
  05:09 Harkless Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:09 Team Rebound 
Beverley Substitution replaced by Thornton  05:09  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Terry  05:09  
  05:09
[POR 82-65]
Harkless Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (7 TO) Steal:Lillard (3 ST)  04:57  
  04:51
[POR 84-65]
Harkless Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Lillard (8 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  04:51  
Terry Driving Floating Jump Shot: Missed  04:26  
  04:25 Harkless Rebound (Off:5 Def:7) 
  04:20 Lillard Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Harden (2 ST) 
Terry 3pt Shot: Missed  04:14  
Harden Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  04:13  
Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (8 TO) Steal:Henderson (1 ST)  04:12  
  04:04
[POR 86-65]
Crabbe Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Howard Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  03:44  
  03:44 Harkless Rebound (Off:5 Def:8) 
  03:26 Harkless 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  03:25  
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Thornton (1 AST)  03:16
[HOU 67-86]
 
  02:54 Leonard 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  02:54  
Harden Driving Bank shot: Made (24 PTS)  02:47
[HOU 69-86]
 
  02:45 Team Timeout : Regular 
Ariza Substitution replaced by Capela  02:45  
Howard Substitution replaced by Harrell  02:45  
  02:45 Lillard Substitution replaced by McCollum 
  02:33 Leonard Jump Shot: Missed 
Harrell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:33  
Terry Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (6 AST)  02:24
[HOU 71-86]
 
Terry Technical (Z Zarba)  02:17  
  02:17 Harkless Substitution replaced by Davis 
  02:17
[POR 87-71]
Crabbe Free Throw Technical (5 PTS) 
  01:59 Crabbe 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  01:58  
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Harden (7 AST)  01:52
[HOU 74-87]
 
  01:32
[POR 89-74]
Leonard Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: McCollum (2 AST) 
  01:17 Leonard Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (Z Zarba) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (25 PTS)  01:17
[HOU 75-89]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (26 PTS)  01:17
[HOU 76-89]
 
Harden Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (B Taylor)  01:01  
  01:01
[POR 90-76]
Leonard Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  01:01
[POR 91-76]
Leonard Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Made (28 PTS)  00:47.9
[HOU 78-91]
 
Thornton Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (M Ayotte)  00:39.2  
  00:39.2 Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:39.2 Team Rebound 
  00:39.2
[POR 92-78]
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  00:31.9  
  00:30.9 Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:10.9 McCollum Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Capela Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  00:09.9  
  00:06.7 Leonard Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (Z Zarba) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:06.7  
Team Rebound  00:06.7  
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (29 PTS)  00:06.7
[HOU 79-92]
 
  00:04.9 Davis Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Harrell (1 ST) 
Harrell Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:04.8
[HOU 81-92]
 
  00:04.8 Davis Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (B Taylor) 
Terry Substitution replaced by Ariza  00:04.8  
Harrell Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  00:04.8  
  00:04.5 Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:00.1 McCollum 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Harden (8 AST)  11:40
[HOU 84-92]
 
  11:19 Crabbe Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Capela Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  11:18  
Harden Driving Floating Jump Shot: Missed  11:10  
  11:10 Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Thornton Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) (B Taylor)  11:01  
  11:01 Henderson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  11:01 Team Rebound 
  11:01
[POR 93-84]
Henderson Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed  10:46  
  10:45 Leonard Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  10:36 Henderson Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
  10:28 Leonard Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (B Taylor) 
Thornton Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  10:28
[HOU 85-93]
 
Thornton Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  10:28  
  10:27 Leonard Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  10:08 Leonard Jump Shot: Missed 
Capela Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  10:07  
Thornton Pullup Jump shot: Missed  09:56  
  09:55 McCollum Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:46 McCollum 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Harrell (1 BLK) 
Harden Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  09:45  
Capela Layup Shot: Missed Block: Davis (1 BLK)  09:34  
Team Rebound  09:34  
  09:34 McCollum Substitution replaced by Lillard 
Thornton Substitution replaced by Ariza  09:34  
  09:34 Leonard Substitution replaced by Aminu 
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Ariza (4 AST)  09:27
[HOU 88-93]
 
  09:27 Team Timeout : Regular 
Harden Substitution replaced by Beverley  09:27  
Capela Substitution replaced by Howard  09:27  
  09:08
[POR 95-88]
Henderson Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Howard Turnover : Inbound Turnover (2 TO)  09:06  
Beverley Foul: Inbound (4 PF) (2 FTA) (Z Zarba)  09:06  
  09:06
[POR 96-88]
Lillard Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Harrell Substitution replaced by Harden  09:06  
  09:06
[POR 97-88]
Lillard Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  08:55  
  08:54 Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  08:40 Lillard 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:39 Henderson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Ariza Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M Ayotte)  08:31  
  08:31 Henderson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:31 Team Rebound 
  08:31
[POR 98-88]
Henderson Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  08:13 Crabbe Foul: Personal (2 PF) (M Ayotte) 
Howard Turnover : 3 Second Violation (3 TO)  08:01  
  07:46 Lillard 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:45 Lillard Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:36 Henderson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  07:36  
  07:25 Crabbe Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (Z Zarba) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:25  
Team Rebound  07:25  
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:25  
  07:24 Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  07:13 Davis Foul: Offensive (4 PF) (M Ayotte) 
  07:13 Davis Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  06:58  
  06:57 Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  06:52
[POR 100-88]
Henderson Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Lillard (9 AST) 
Howard Driving Hook Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Harden (9 AST)  06:32
[HOU 90-100]
 
  06:11 Lillard Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:10 Davis Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  06:07 Lillard Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:06 Davis Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  06:02
[POR 103-90]
Lillard 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Aminu (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:01  
  06:01 Aminu Substitution replaced by Harkless 
Terry 3pt Shot: Missed  05:45  
Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:8)  05:44  
Howard Tip Layup Shot: Missed  05:44  
Team Rebound  05:44  
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  05:40  
  05:40 Davis Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
Harden Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (B Taylor)  05:21  
  05:21
[POR 104-90]
Lillard Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS) 
  05:21
[POR 105-90]
Lillard Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS) 
Ariza Jump Shot: Missed  05:07  
  05:07 Team Rebound 
Beverley Foul: Loose Ball (5 PF) (2 FTA) (M Ayotte)  05:07  
  05:07
[POR 106-90]
Lillard Free Throw 1 of 2 (25 PTS) 
  05:07
[POR 107-90]
Lillard Free Throw 2 of 2 (26 PTS) 
Harden Pullup Jump shot: Made (31 PTS)  04:49
[HOU 92-107]
 
  04:30
[POR 110-92]
Lillard 3pt Shot: Made (29 PTS) 
Terry 3pt Shot: Missed  04:07  
  04:06 Davis Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
  03:47
[POR 112-92]
Harkless Driving Dunk Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Howard Hook Shot: Missed  03:27  
  03:26 Davis Rebound (Off:3 Def:9) 
  03:09 Lillard 3pt Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:9)  03:09  
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (34 PTS) Assist: Beverley (3 AST)  02:57
[HOU 95-112]
 
  02:35 Henderson Jump Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  02:34  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Harden (10 AST)  02:25
[HOU 98-112]
 
  02:06
[POR 114-98]
Lillard Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (31 PTS) 
Howard Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) (M Ayotte)  02:06  
  02:06  
  02:06 Crabbe Substitution replaced by McCollum 
  02:06 Lillard Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  02:05  
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Beverley (4 AST)  01:52
[HOU 100-114]
 
  01:42
[POR 116-100]
McCollum Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Davis (1 AST) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  01:29  
  01:29 Davis Rebound (Off:3 Def:10) 
  01:10 Henderson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:10  
Terry Jump Shot: Missed  00:55.9  
Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:9)  00:55.6  
  00:55.1 Davis Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) (M Ayotte) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:55.1  
Team Rebound  00:55.1  
  00:55.1 Lillard Substitution replaced by Connaughton 
  00:55.1 Davis Substitution replaced by Frazier 
  00:55.1 Henderson Substitution replaced by Leonard 
  00:55.1 Harkless Substitution replaced by Crabbe 
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:55.1  
  00:53.9 Leonard Rebound (Off:1 Def:7) 
  00:32.9 Connaughton 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:29.9  
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Harden (11 AST)  00:21.9
[HOU 103-116]
 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
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HOU
4th Southwest
41
41
6-4
23-18
18-23
POR
2nd Northwest
44
38
7-3
28-13
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
POR
Lillard 31.8
Plumlee 13.2
Lillard 7.6
Davis 1.4
Lillard 1.6