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Harden's 32 help Rockets end Celtics' home streak 102-98


By KYLE HIGHTOWER
Posted Mar 11 2016 11:32PM

BOSTON (AP) A month ago, Rockets interim coach J.B. Bickerstaff referred to his underperforming group as "a broken team."

A win over one of the NBA's hottest teams could help them get closer to figuring out their issues.

James Harden scored 32 points, including Houston's final eight, and the Rockets snapped the Boston Celtics' 14-game home winning streak with a 102-98 victory on Friday night.

Michael Beasley added 18 points and eight rebounds, and Dwight Howard finished with 12 points and 12 rebounds for Houston, which has won three straight - all on the road.

Bickerstaff said he feels as though the uneasiness that existed before the All-Star break has subsided for a team that knows it will need to fight to remain a playoff team.

"As soon as we came back from the break, we wiped everything that happened before that out," Bickerstaff said. "My focus was on the 27 games we had remaining and we wanted to play the right way. We have the willingness to share, we have the willingness to (play) defense. There has been a comradery and togetherness.

"We'll be even better in the weeks to come but we are taking steps in the right direction now."

The Rockets led by 11 in the third quarter, before seeing that cushion cut to two points in the fourth.

Isaiah Thomas led the Celtics with 30 points, but had six turnovers. Jared Sullinger added 24 points and 12 rebounds. He had only one turnover in his previous four games.

Boston struggled from the field all night, shooting 37 percent and committing 15 turnovers. The Celtics were also outscored 60-46 in the paint in their first home loss since Jan. 6.

"That takes a hit on you when other guys are making tough shots and you're getting the shots you want, but you can't knock them in," Thomas said.

Boston coach Brad Stevens made an adjustment late in the third quarter, inserting rookie Terry Rozier into the lineup. Rozier started the fourth quarter and was active, knocking down an early 3-pointer handing out a trio of assists before heading to the bench with about four minutes to play.

It helped lessen the damage done by Beasley, who scored 10 of Houston's first 12 points of the quarter.

The Rockets continued to be aggressive, and a free throw by Harden gave the Rockets a 97-91 lead with 2:33 remaining.

It stayed that way when a missed step-back jumper by Harden led to an inadvertent whistle during a scramble for the rebound at the 1:11 mark.

An ensuing jumpball between Howard and Sullinger was controlled by Houston, and Harden knocked down a 19-footer with less than a minute left that got the lead back to eight.

"It's getting there," Harden said. "We have one more game tomorrow to finish the road trip off the right way."

TIP-INS

Rockets: Have scored 100 or more points in 45 of 54 games under Bickerstaff.

Celtics: Are 6-21 when trailing entering the fourth quarter. ... F Kelly Olynyk missed his 11th consecutive game with a right shoulder sprain. The 7-footer has been out since suffering the injury Feb. 10. He recently returned to going through light practice activity. The Celtics are now 7-4 without him.

MASTERING SMALL BALL: The Rockets outplayed one of the quickest teams in the Eastern Conference by matching their small alignment, which has been even smaller lately with Olynyk out with the injured shoulder. "The small lineup that we've played down the stretch most of these games is getting familiar with each other," Bickerstaff said. "They know their spots to be in, they know the expectations of what they need to do with that unit to be successful."

INJURY UPDATE: Celtics starting F Jae Crowder played just 21 minutes Friday before leaving with what he said afterward is a high right ankle sprain. He is scheduled to have a precautionary MRI on Saturday. "I was on a fast break, and I came down in an awkward way, and I got up and I didn't feel good," Crowder said.

UP NEXT

Houston: at Charlotte on Saturday.

Boston: at Indiana on Tuesday.

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HOU
BOS
     
    • 45.5%

    • 37.4%

    • 19.2%

    • 25.8%

    • 68.0%

    • 78.6%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
HOU BOS
Total Rebounds 50 45
Offensive Rebounds 15 14
Turnovers 17 14
Fast Break Pts: 14 25
Biggest Lead: 11 6
Points in the Paint: 60 46
HOU BOS
p Harden   32 Thomas   30
rb 2 players   12 Sullinger   12
a 3 players   4 Turner   9
s 2 players   2 Turner   5
b 3 players   1 Sullinger   2
 
  • 11/16 - BOS 111 @ HOU 95
  • 03/11 - HOU 102 @ BOS 98
Houston Rockets (33-32)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Ariza F 37:15 4-11 2-5 0-0 +7 1 7 8 4 2 2 0 0 1 10
D. Motiejunas F 10:15 1-3 0-2 0-0 +6 1 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 2
D. Howard C 34:45 6-9 0-0 0-2 +6 2 10 12 2 2 1 3 1 0 12
P. Beverley G 39:25 2-8 1-6 3-4 +6 4 8 12 4 3 1 4 0 0 8
J. Harden G 36:12 9-19 1-6 13-15 +1 0 3 3 4 4 1 6 1 1 32
M. Beasley   14:59 9-19 0-0 0-0 -3 5 3 8 0 3 1 1 0 1 18
C. Capela   10:29 3-5 0-0 0-2 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 6
J. Terry   20:58 1-3 0-2 0-0 -2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 2
C. Brewer   22:10 4-7 1-3 1-2 -3 0 0 0 1 4 2 1 0 0 10
K. McDaniels   13:33 1-4 0-2 0-0 +2 1 1 2 2 1 0 1 0 0 2
A. Goudelock DNP - Coach's Decision
M. Harrell DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Smith DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 40-88 5-26 17-25   15 35 50 19 21 8 17 3 3 102
  45.5% 19.2% 68.0%   team rebs: 11 total to: 18
Boston Celtics (39-27)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
J. Crowder F 21:21 1-8 0-6 2-2 -3 1 3 4 1 1 1 1 1 0 4
A. Johnson F 13:30 0-2 0-0 0-0 -1 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Sullinger C 31:36 9-18 1-1 5-7 +6 6 6 12 4 2 4 0 2 1 24
A. Bradley G 38:26 7-17 1-8 1-2 0 1 2 3 2 5 2 2 0 0 16
I. Thomas G 38:24 10-21 5-9 5-6 -3 0 2 2 2 3 1 6 0 2 30
M. Smart   28:56 2-8 0-4 3-4 +3 1 3 4 0 2 1 1 0 0 7
E. Turner   30:06 1-6 0-1 3-4 -3 0 7 7 9 1 5 2 0 0 5
J. Jerebko   10:45 1-2 0-0 0-0 -10 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
T. Zeller   14:37 2-6 0-0 3-3 -11 0 0 0 2 3 0 1 0 0 7
T. Rozier   10:16 1-3 1-2 0-0 -1 3 4 7 3 0 0 1 0 0 3
J. Mickey   02:02 0-0 0-0 0-0 +3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
C. Clarke DNP - Coach's Decision
R. Hunter DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 34-91 8-31 22-28   14 31 45 24 17 14 14 3 3 98
  37.4% 25.8% 78.6%   team rebs: 13 total to: 15

inactive

  • Rockets: Dekker, Jones
  • Celtics: Olynyk, Young

technical fouls

  • Rockets: --
  • Celtics: Turner

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 5
  • Times Tied: 7

arena stats

  • Arena: TD Garden, Boston, MA
  • Officials: #9 Derrick Stafford, #37 Eric Dalen, #38 Michael Smith
  • Attendance: 18624
  • Duration: 2:19
Houston Rockets (33-32) Boston Celtics (39-27)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Johnson vs Howard (Beverley gains possession)
Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Sullinger (1 ST)  11:39  
  11:33
[BOS 2-0]
Bradley Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Johnson (1 AST) 
Howard Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:18
[HOU 2-2]
 
  11:00
[BOS 5-2]
Bradley 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Sullinger (1 AST) 
Howard Hook Shot: Missed  10:47  
  10:46 Crowder Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:38
[BOS 7-2]
Thomas Driving Floating Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Missed  10:22  
  10:20 Bradley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:02 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:01  
  09:48 Thomas Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Stafford) 
Beverley Jump Shot: Missed  09:35  
Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:34  
Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Missed  09:30  
  09:29 Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:24 Crowder 3pt Shot: Missed 
Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:23  
Ariza Running Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:17
[HOU 4-7]
 
  09:00
[BOS 10-4]
Thomas 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Bradley (1 AST) 
Harden Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:43
[HOU 6-10]
 
  08:28 Sullinger Jump Shot: Missed 
Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:27  
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  08:18  
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:17  
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:09
[HOU 8-10]
 
  07:57 Bradley Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:56  
  07:43 Bradley Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford) 
Beverley Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  07:43
[HOU 9-10]
 
Beverley Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  07:43
[HOU 10-10]
 
  07:29 Thomas Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
Beverley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Sullinger (2 ST)  07:16  
  07:11
[BOS 12-10]
Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Sullinger (2 AST) 
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  06:45  
  06:44 Crowder Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:38 Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:38  
Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Missed  06:28  
  06:27 Team Rebound 
  06:08 Crowder 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:07 Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:03 Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:02  
Ariza Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  05:48  
  05:47 Sullinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:39 Sullinger Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:39  
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  05:33  
  05:32 Crowder Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:24 Team Timeout : Regular 
Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Beasley  05:24  
  05:24 Johnson Substitution replaced by Smart 
  05:24 Bradley Substitution replaced by Turner 
  05:07 Crowder 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:06  
Beasley Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST)  04:59
[HOU 12-12]
 
Beverley Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Smith)  04:44  
  04:44
[BOS 13-12]
Sullinger Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Beverley Substitution replaced by Capela  04:44  
Howard Substitution replaced by Terry  04:44  
  04:44
[BOS 14-12]
Sullinger Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  04:29 Crowder Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  04:29
[HOU 13-14]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  04:29
[HOU 14-14]
 
  04:11 Thomas Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (2 TO) 
Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Turner (1 ST)  04:04  
  03:59
[BOS 16-14]
Turner Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Crowder (1 AST) 
Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Sullinger (1 BLK)  03:38  
  03:37 Sullinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:33 Crowder Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (1 ST) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  03:25  
Beasley Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:24  
  03:22 Sullinger Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M Smith) 
Ariza Substitution replaced by Brewer  03:22  
Beasley Jump Shot: Missed Block: Crowder (1 BLK)  03:09  
Capela Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:08  
Beasley Jump Shot: Missed  03:04  
  03:03 Sullinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:59
[BOS 18-14]
Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Sullinger (3 AST) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  02:37  
  02:36 Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:27 Thomas Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST) 
Capela Layup Shot: Missed  02:16  
Beasley Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  02:15  
Beasley Tip Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:14
[HOU 16-18]
 
  01:51 Smart 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:51 Team Rebound 
Harden Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Stafford)  01:51  
Team Timeout : Regular  01:51  
  01:51 Thomas Substitution replaced by Jerebko 
Capela Substitution replaced by Howard  01:51  
Howard Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (E Dalen)  01:50  
  01:50
[BOS 19-16]
Sullinger Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  01:50
[BOS 20-16]
Sullinger Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Howard Dunk Shot: Missed  01:32  
  01:31 Jerebko Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:14 Turner Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:13  
  01:10 Smart Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Smith) 
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:10  
Team Rebound  01:10  
  01:10 Sullinger Substitution replaced by Zeller 
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  01:10
[HOU 17-20]
 
Beasley Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M Smith)  01:01  
  01:01 Smart Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:01 Team Rebound 
  01:01
[BOS 21-17]
Smart Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Beasley Jump Shot: Missed  00:47.9  
Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:46.5  
Howard Putback Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS)  00:45.7
[HOU 19-21]
 
  00:25.9 Zeller Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Beasley (1 ST) 
Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Turner (2 ST)  00:24.9  
Beasley Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford)  00:18.1  
  00:18.1
[BOS 22-19]
Crowder Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Beasley Substitution replaced by McDaniels  00:18.1  
  00:18.1
[BOS 23-19]
Crowder Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
  00:13.6 Zeller Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  00:13.6  
Team Rebound  00:13.6  
Terry Substitution replaced by Ariza  00:13.6  
  00:13.6 Jerebko Substitution replaced by Thomas 
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:13.6  
  00:13.6 Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:01.0 Smart 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Houston Rockets (33-32) Boston Celtics (39-27)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:36
[BOS 25-19]
Zeller Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Turner (1 AST) 
Beasley Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  11:21
[HOU 21-25]
 
  10:58 Smart 3pt Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  10:57  
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  10:50  
  10:49 Smart Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Beasley Foul: Personal (3 PF) (E Dalen)  10:48  
Beasley Substitution replaced by Ariza  10:48  
  10:37 Smart Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:36 Jerebko Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:35 Jerebko Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:34  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  10:23  
  10:22 Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Ariza Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M Smith)  10:17  
  09:58
[BOS 27-21]
Smart Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Zeller (1 AST) 
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Terry (1 AST)  09:42
[HOU 23-27]
 
  09:24 Zeller Jump Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:23  
Brewer Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (3 PTS)  09:12
[HOU 25-27]
 
  09:00 Smart 3pt Shot: Missed 
Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  08:59  
Terry Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Turner (3 ST)  08:46  
  08:40
[BOS 29-25]
Jerebko Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:32  
Brewer Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  08:14  
Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:12  
Ariza Layup Shot: Missed  08:11  
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  08:09  
Howard Tip Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  08:08
[HOU 27-29]
 
  07:54 Bradley Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  07:53  
Brewer Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Howard (1 AST)  07:48
[HOU 29-29]
 
  07:36 Turner Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Howard (1 ST) 
Terry Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST)  07:30
[HOU 31-29]
 
  07:09 Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:08  
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  07:01  
  07:00 Jerebko Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:55
[BOS 31-31]
Zeller Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Turner (2 AST) 
Beverley Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (E Dalen)  06:55  
Howard Substitution replaced by Capela  06:55  
Terry Substitution replaced by Harden  06:55  
  06:55 Smart Substitution replaced by Thomas 
  06:55
[BOS 32-31]
Zeller Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  06:41  
  06:40 Jerebko Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:31 Bradley Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Beverley (1 AST)  06:17
[HOU 34-32]
 
Harden Foul: Personal (2 PF) (E Dalen)  06:01  
Brewer Substitution replaced by McDaniels  06:01  
  05:52 Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed 
Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  05:51  
Capela Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Beverley (2 AST)  05:42
[HOU 36-32]
 
  05:42 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:42 Jerebko Substitution replaced by Crowder 
  05:42 Zeller Substitution replaced by Johnson 
  05:22 Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  05:21  
Beverley Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Turner (4 ST)  05:17  
  05:12
[BOS 34-36]
Thomas Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Turner (3 AST) 
Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Crowder (1 ST)  04:47  
  04:36 Turner Jump Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  04:35  
Capela Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST)  04:22
[HOU 38-34]
 
Capela Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (E Dalen)  04:04  
  04:04 Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  04:04 Team Rebound 
  04:04 Turner Substitution replaced by Sullinger 
  04:04
[BOS 35-38]
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS)  03:48
[HOU 41-35]
 
  03:43 Thomas Layup Shot: Missed Block: Capela (1 BLK) 
  03:42 Team Rebound 
  03:33
[BOS 37-41]
Sullinger Floating Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Bradley (2 AST) 
Harden Jump Shot: Missed Block: Sullinger (2 BLK)  03:23  
Team Rebound  03:22  
Capela Jump Shot: Missed  03:16  
McDaniels Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:15  
McDaniels Tip Layup Shot: Missed  03:14  
  03:13 Sullinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  02:59 Sullinger Jump Shot: Missed 
McDaniels Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:58  
McDaniels 3pt Shot: Missed  02:46  
  02:45 Bradley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Capela Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford)  02:35  
  02:35  
Beverley Substitution replaced by Howard  02:35  
Capela Substitution replaced by Brewer  02:35  
  02:35
[BOS 38-41]
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  02:35
[BOS 39-41]
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  02:31 Bradley Foul: Personal Block (2 PF) (D Stafford) 
  02:19 Crowder Violation:Kicked Ball 
McDaniels 3pt Shot: Missed  02:05  
Team Rebound  02:04  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  02:04  
  01:48
[BOS 41-41]
Sullinger Driving Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  01:37 Bradley Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (E Dalen) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:37  
Team Rebound  01:37  
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  01:37
[HOU 42-41]
 
  01:22 Crowder 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:20 Team Rebound 
  01:20 Bradley Substitution replaced by Turner 
  01:15
[BOS 43-42]
Sullinger Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Turner (4 AST) 
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: McDaniels (1 AST)  00:56.1
[HOU 44-43]
 
  00:41.8 Thomas Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Harden (1 ST) 
Brewer Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: McDaniels (2 AST)  00:39.0
[HOU 46-43]
 
  00:31.3 Turner Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (2 TO) 
  00:31.3 Thomas Substitution replaced by Smart 
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:26.9  
  00:25.8 Smart Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:03.9 Turner Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  00:02.9 Crowder Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:01.4 Johnson Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.7 Sullinger Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:00.4 Sullinger Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Houston Rockets (33-32) Boston Celtics (39-27)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:35 Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  11:34  
Motiejunas Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ariza (2 AST)  11:21
[HOU 48-43]
 
  11:05 Crowder Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  11:04  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  10:51  
Beverley Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  10:50  
Beverley Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:49
[HOU 50-43]
 
  10:48 Team Timeout : Regular 
  10:48 Johnson Substitution replaced by Smart 
  10:34 Crowder 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:33 Sullinger Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  10:28 Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:27  
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (1 AST)  10:22
[HOU 52-43]
 
  10:14 Thomas Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Ariza (2 ST) 
Team Timeout : Short  10:13  
  09:51 Thomas Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford) 
Beverley Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  09:51
[HOU 53-43]
 
  09:51 Team Rebound 
  09:28 Crowder 3pt Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  09:27  
Howard Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Sullinger (3 ST)  09:13  
  09:08
[BOS 45-53]
Crowder Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Sullinger (4 AST) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Ariza (3 AST)  08:58
[HOU 56-45]
 
  08:42 Sullinger Jump Shot: Missed 
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  08:41  
Beverley Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (3 TO)  08:34  
Howard Foul: Personal (2 PF) (M Smith)  08:21  
Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Brewer  08:21  
  08:21 Crowder Substitution replaced by Turner 
  08:18
[BOS 48-56]
Thomas 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Turner (5 AST) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  08:06  
  08:04 Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:03
[BOS 50-56]
Bradley Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Turner (6 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:03  
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST)  07:47
[HOU 58-50]
 
  07:31 Bradley Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Brewer (2 ST) 
Brewer Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) Steal:Thomas (1 ST)  07:30  
Brewer Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (D Stafford)  07:29  
Ariza Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford)  07:10  
  07:10
[BOS 51-58]
Turner Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  07:10
[BOS 52-58]
Turner Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  06:50  
  06:49 Sullinger Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
Harden Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M Smith)  06:45  
  06:45
[BOS 53-58]
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  06:45
[BOS 54-58]
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Howard Jump Shot: Missed  06:32  
  06:31 Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  06:23
[BOS 56-58]
Sullinger Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Brewer Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (D Stafford)  06:23  
  06:23 Sullinger Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  06:22  
Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  06:05
[HOU 60-56]
 
  05:54 Thomas Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:54 Team Rebound 
Brewer Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford)  05:54  
  05:54
[BOS 57-60]
Smart Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  05:54
[BOS 58-60]
Smart Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  05:40 Sullinger Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  05:40
[HOU 61-58]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  05:40
[HOU 62-58]
 
  05:22 Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  05:22  
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Ariza (4 AST)  05:13
[HOU 65-58]
 
  04:51 Sullinger Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  04:50  
Howard Substitution replaced by Capela  04:50  
Capela Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST)  04:37
[HOU 67-58]
 
  04:15
[BOS 60-67]
Sullinger Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Turner (7 AST) 
Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Bradley (1 ST)  04:04  
  03:58
[BOS 62-67]
Bradley Running Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  03:43
[HOU 69-62]
 
  03:34
[BOS 65-69]
Sullinger 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Thomas (1 AST) 
  03:07 Thomas Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (E Dalen) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  03:07
[HOU 70-65]
 
  03:07 Sullinger Substitution replaced by Zeller 
Ariza Substitution replaced by Beasley  03:07  
Beverley Substitution replaced by Terry  03:07  
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  03:07
[HOU 71-65]
 
  02:50 Thomas Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:49 Smart Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:47 Turner 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:46 Bradley Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:44
[BOS 67-71]
Bradley Putback Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS)  02:32
[HOU 73-67]
 
Brewer Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (E Dalen)  02:22  
  02:22
[BOS 68-73]
Zeller Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  02:22 Thomas Substitution replaced by Rozier 
Brewer Substitution replaced by McDaniels  02:22  
  02:22
[BOS 69-73]
Zeller Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  02:14 Zeller Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (E Dalen) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS)  02:14
[HOU 74-69]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS)  02:14
[HOU 75-69]
 
Harden Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (M Smith)  01:51  
  01:51 Bradley Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:51 Team Rebound 
Harden Substitution replaced by Beverley  01:51  
  01:51
[BOS 70-75]
Bradley Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  01:48 Zeller Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (2 FTA) (E Dalen) 
Capela Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:48  
Team Rebound  01:48  
Capela Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:48  
  01:48 Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
McDaniels Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford)  01:34  
  01:34 Turner Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:34 Team Rebound 
Capela Substitution replaced by Ariza  01:34  
  01:34
[BOS 71-75]
Turner Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Beasley Driving Layup Shot: Missed  01:18  
  01:17 Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  01:03 Turner Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:02 Rozier Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:48.6 Zeller Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:47.6  
Beasley Jump Shot: Missed  00:39.9  
Beverley Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  00:38.8  
McDaniels Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Turner (5 ST)  00:27.9  
  00:24.1
[BOS 73-75]
Bradley Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Turner (8 AST) 
Beasley Jump Shot: Missed  00:02.0  
Beasley Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  00:01.0  
Beasley Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  00:00.0
[HOU 77-73]
 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Beasley Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  11:43
[HOU 79-73]
 
  11:29 Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed 
  11:28 Rozier Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  11:17
[BOS 76-79]
Rozier 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Turner (9 AST) 
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  11:02  
  11:01 Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:51 Rozier Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Beverley (1 ST) 
McDaniels Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:38
[HOU 81-76]
 
  10:25 Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Beasley Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  10:24  
Beasley Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Beverley (3 AST)  10:16
[HOU 83-76]
 
  09:56
[BOS 79-83]
Thomas 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Zeller (2 AST) 
Beasley Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Howard (2 AST)  09:38
[HOU 85-79]
 
  09:20 Zeller Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  09:19  
Beasley Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS)  09:10
[HOU 87-79]
 
  09:10 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:10 Turner Substitution replaced by Bradley 
  09:10 Jerebko Substitution replaced by Mickey 
  08:53 Rozier 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:52 Rozier Rebound (Off:3 Def:0) 
  08:49 Rozier Jump Shot: Missed 
Beasley Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  08:48  
Beasley Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  08:45  
  08:38 Zeller Jump Shot: Missed 
Beasley Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  08:37  
Beasley Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  08:20  
Beasley Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  08:19  
Beasley Layup Shot: Missed  08:17  
Beasley Rebound (Off:5 Def:3)  08:16  
Beasley Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS)  08:14
[HOU 89-79]
 
  07:58 Thomas Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (6 TO) 
  07:58 Zeller Substitution replaced by Sullinger 
Terry 3pt Shot: Missed  07:42  
  07:41 Rozier Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  07:36
[BOS 81-89]
Bradley Running Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Rozier (1 AST) 
Beasley Jump Shot: Missed  07:23  
  07:22 Rozier Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  07:09
[BOS 84-89]
Thomas 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Rozier (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:08  
  07:08 Mickey Substitution replaced by Smart 
Beasley Substitution replaced by Harden  07:08  
McDaniels Substitution replaced by Ariza  07:08  
Howard Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Smart (1 ST)  06:51  
  06:36
[BOS 86-89]
Smart Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Rozier (3 AST) 
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed  06:25  
  06:24 Sullinger Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  06:19 Thomas 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:18 Sullinger Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
Beverley Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M Smith)  06:17  
  06:17
[BOS 87-89]
Sullinger Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  06:17 Sullinger Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:17  
Howard Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Beverley (4 AST)  06:04
[HOU 91-87]
 
  05:39 Bradley Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:38  
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Harden (4 AST)  05:32
[HOU 94-87]
 
  05:14 Smart Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Beverley Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  05:14  
Harden Jump Shot: Missed  05:04  
  05:03 Rozier Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  04:50 Thomas Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:9)  04:48  
Howard Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Sullinger (4 ST)  04:43  
  04:42
[BOS 89-94]
Sullinger Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Terry 3pt Shot: Missed  04:23  
  04:22 Rozier Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  04:16 Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Harden (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  04:15  
  04:15 Rozier Substitution replaced by Turner 
Terry Substitution replaced by Brewer  04:15  
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  03:56  
  03:55 Team Rebound 
  03:34
[BOS 91-94]
Sullinger Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Thomas (2 AST) 
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Made (26 PTS)  03:10
[HOU 96-91]
 
  02:48 Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Beverley Rebound (Off:3 Def:8)  02:47  
  02:33 Bradley Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford) 
  02:33  
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (27 PTS)  02:33
[HOU 97-91]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:33  
  02:32 Smart Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:22 Smart Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (M Smith) 
  02:22 Smart Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Howard Substitution replaced by Beasley  02:22  
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  02:01  
Beverley Rebound (Off:4 Def:8)  02:00  
Beasley Driving Layup Shot: Missed  01:44  
  01:44 Turner Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
Beasley Substitution replaced by Howard  01:40  
  01:37 Bradley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:10)  01:36  
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed  01:11  
Team Rebound  01:11  
  01:09 Jump Ball Sullinger vs Howard (Ariza gains possession) 
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Made (29 PTS)  00:48.4
[HOU 99-91]
 
  00:48.4 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:40.9 Sullinger Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:39.9 Sullinger Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
  00:38.9 Sullinger Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:37.6 Sullinger Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
  00:36.6 Sullinger Layup Shot: Missed Block: Howard (1 BLK) 
  00:35.2 Sullinger Rebound (Off:6 Def:6) 
  00:35.2
[BOS 93-99]
Sullinger Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS) 
Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (6 TO) Steal:Bradley (2 ST)  00:31.9  
  00:30.2 Team Turnover : Offensive Goaltending 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:30.2  
  00:30.2 Sullinger Substitution replaced by Rozier 
Howard Substitution replaced by Terry  00:30.2  
  00:21.3 Bradley Foul: Personal (5 PF) (D Stafford) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:21.3  
  00:21.3 Rozier Substitution replaced by Sullinger 
Beverley Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (4 TO)  00:12.7  
  00:12.7 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:09.3
[BOS 95-99]
Thomas Driving Layup Shot: Made (27 PTS) 
  00:08.3 Turner Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Stafford) 
  00:08.3 Turner Technical (D Stafford) 
Harden Free Throw Technical (30 PTS)  00:08.3
[HOU 100-95]
 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (31 PTS)  00:08.3
[HOU 101-95]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (32 PTS)  00:08.3
[HOU 102-95]
 
  00:00.9
[BOS 98-102]
Thomas 3pt Shot: Made (30 PTS) 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
HOU
4th Southwest
41
41
6-4
23-18
18-23
BOS
2nd Atlantic
48
34
6-4
28-13
20-21
 
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
BOS
2 players 24.2
2 players 7.2
2 players 5.0
2 players 1.3
2 players 1.7