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Mirotic scores 28 as Bulls edge Rockets 103-100


By JORDAN GODWIN
Posted Mar 31 2016 11:21PM

HOUSTON (AP) The Chicago Bulls overcame injuries and a nine-point fourth-quarter deficit to stun the Houston Rockets and improve their chances of sneaking into the playoffs.

Nikola Mirotic scored 28 points and Jimmy Butler added 21 to lead the Bulls to a 103-100 road win Thursday night.

In a pivotal game for two teams fighting for the final playoff spots in their respective conferences, the Bulls were fueled by a strong fourth quarter in which they outscored the Rockets 32-20. Chicago entered the fourth facing a nine-point deficit, but was able to overcome it thanks to hot shooting from Mirotic.

"It was a pretty gutty effort by our guys," Bulls coach Fred Hoiberg said. "I hope this is something we can build off of."

The Bulls won their second consecutive game following a four-game skid. After Thursday's win, Chicago trails Indiana by one game for the eighth and final playoff spot in the East, thanks to a Pacers loss to Orlando on Thursday night.

Chicago holds the tiebreaker over Indiana.

Trevor Ariza attempted a tying 3 at the buzzer, but it rimmed out and Chicago held on.

Houston fell to 37-39, dropping a half-game behind Utah and Dallas, who are tied for the seventh and eighth seeds in the West.

"Our problem has been maintaining what works," Rockets coach J.B. Bickerstaff said. "This was a team on the ropes. They put in their second-unit guys and they gave them a huge spark."

Chicago's bench outscored Houston's 67-31.

James Harden led Houston with 24 points and eight assists, Patrick Beverley had a career-high 22 points, and Michael Beasley added 20 points and 11 rebounds off the bench.

"It's very frustrating, especially in games where we should win," Harden said of Houston's continued inconsistency. "We've got to figure it out."

Bobby Portis started at power forward for Chicago in place of Taj Gibson, who was sidelined by a broken rib with no clear timetable for a return. Additionally, Derrick Rose (hyperextended left elbow) was limited to 12 minutes and did not play in the second half.

"I made the decision for him that it wasn't worth it," Hoiberg said. "He was out there playing with one arm."

Doug McDermott handled the bulk of the minutes in Rose's absence, scoring 15 points and grabbing nine rebounds.

The Bulls kept pace with the Rockets in the first half, thanks in large part to 21 first-half points from Mirotic. After scoring a team season-high 15 points in the second quarter of Tuesday's win over Indiana, Mirotic dropped 14 second-quarter points on Houston, hitting four of five 3s.

"He's shooting with no conscience," Rose said of Mirotic. "He was huge for us."

Houston had a chance to take a lead into halftime, but a 30-foot attempt from Harden clanked off the front of the rim, and the score was tied at 52 at the break.

Pau Gasol had 12 points and 10 rebounds to become the 11th player in NBA history to have 500 career double-doubles.

"It's pretty amazing when I think about it, and it's really special to me," Gasol said. "I'm just humbled and thankful that I've been able to play at this level for so long."

TIP-INS

Bulls: Gibson will be reevaluated Friday, Hoiberg said. Gibson, who tried to play through the injury Tuesday for 10 minutes in Indiana, insisted he will return this season. ... Rose (elbow) wore a thick sleeve and made several trips to the locker room for treatment.

Rockets: Houston fell to 23-35 when allowing 100 or more points. ... Houston missed 16 of 25 3-point attempts, including five of seven misses from Harden. ... Houston dominated Chicago in the paint, outscoring the Bulls 48-30 from close range. ... Clint Capela had eight points and five rebounds off the bench.

ROSE'S ELBOW

Bulls point guard Derrick Rose said the discomfort in his elbow included limited flexibility and a sharp pinch when the arm is extended. He said he has undergone X-rays, which were negative, but said there's a chance an MRI might be the next step beyond his continued treatment. Rose was limited to less than 12 minutes on Thursday night and was unable to play in the second half.

"I tried to give it my all while I was out there, but it's really sore," Rose said. "I need to get treatment and try to get back on the court as soon as possible."

HARDEN'S MARCH

Harden finished March with 457 points, 152 assists and 102 rebounds. Per game, he averaged 28.9 points, 9.6 rebounds and 6.5 assists. According to statistics from the Rockets provided by the Elias Sports Bureau, Harden is the first player to record at least 450 points, 150 assists and 100 rebounds in a single month since Oscar Robertson did it in December of 1967.

90's THROWBACK THURSDAY

The Rockets hosted a 90's Throwback Thursday night, which featured a halftime performance from hip-hop group Tag Team, performing their 1993 hit, "Whoomp! (There It Is)." Additionally, Houston's starting lineup was announced by Tim Kitzrow, who rose to prominence in the 90's with his voice contributions to the video game, NBA Jam.

UP NEXT

Bulls: Host Detroit on Saturday.

Rockets: Host Oklahoma City on Sunday.


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CHI
HOU
     
    • 48.1%

    • 40.0%

    • 45.8%

    • 36.0%

    • 81.8%

    • 86.4%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
CHI HOU
Total Rebounds 42 45
Offensive Rebounds 5 13
Turnovers 15 9
Fast Break Pts: 5 16
Biggest Lead: 8 14
Points in the Paint: 30 48
CHI HOU
p Mirotic   28 Harden   24
rb Gasol   10 Howard   13
a Butler   6 Harden   8
s Butler   2 2 players   2
b 4 players   1 Howard   3
 
  • 03/05 - HOU 100 @ CHI 108
  • 03/31 - CHI 103 @ HOU 100
Chicago Bulls (38-37)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
M. Dunleavy F 09:10 0-1 0-1 1-2 -18 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 1
B. Portis F 10:04 1-4 0-0 0-0 -19 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
P. Gasol C 31:36 6-14 0-3 0-0 +1 0 10 10 3 4 1 6 1 1 12
J. Butler G 39:01 8-13 1-2 4-4 +3 1 7 8 6 1 2 3 1 1 21
D. Rose G 11:57 0-0 0-0 0-0 -1 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 0
N. Mirotic   37:56 8-14 5-10 7-8 +22 0 4 4 3 4 0 1 1 0 28
D. McDermott   37:10 6-14 1-4 2-2 +26 2 7 9 3 3 0 1 0 0 15
A. Brooks   15:50 1-4 1-1 0-0 -17 0 0 0 3 1 1 0 0 1 3
C. Felicio   15:03 2-4 0-0 1-2 +6 0 4 4 3 1 0 0 1 0 5
E. Moore   22:10 3-7 2-2 0-0 +9 1 1 2 4 4 0 0 0 3 8
J. Holiday   10:03 2-2 1-1 3-4 +3 0 3 3 1 0 1 0 0 0 8
T. Gibson DND - Rib Contusion
T. Snell DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 37-77 11-24 18-22   5 37 42 28 20 5 15 4 6 103
  48.1% 45.8% 81.8%   team rebs: 7 total to: 17
Houston Rockets (37-39)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Ariza F 35:49 3-10 3-8 5-5 +2 0 4 4 1 1 2 0 0 0 14
D. Motiejunas F 12:28 1-7 0-1 0-0 +23 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 2
D. Howard C 28:54 3-4 0-0 1-2 +14 4 9 13 0 1 1 2 3 0 7
J. Harden G 42:20 8-20 2-7 6-8 -8 0 4 4 8 1 0 4 2 1 24
P. Beverley G 37:09 9-13 3-4 1-1 +13 1 4 5 7 4 0 0 0 1 22
M. Beasley   30:53 7-18 0-0 6-6 -19 5 6 11 2 3 0 2 0 1 20
C. Capela   17:38 4-7 0-0 0-0 -21 2 3 5 0 3 2 0 0 1 8
J. Terry   18:18 1-4 1-4 0-0 -7 0 0 0 1 3 0 1 0 0 3
C. Brewer   16:30 0-7 0-1 0-0 -12 1 1 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0
A. Goudelock DNP - Coach's Decision
T. Jones DNP - Coach's Decision
K. McDaniels DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Smith DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 36-90 9-25 19-22   13 32 45 19 19 5 9 6 4 100
  40.0% 36.0% 86.4%   team rebs: 7 total to: 10

inactive

  • Bulls: Bairstow, Noah
  • Rockets: Dekker, Harrell

technical fouls

  • Bulls: Butler
  • Rockets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 8
  • Times Tied: 10

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #22 Bill Spooner, #34 Kevin Cutler, #71 Rodney Mott
  • Attendance: 18244
  • Duration: 2:27
Chicago Bulls (38-37) Houston Rockets (37-39)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Howard vs Gasol (Portis gains possession)
Portis Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rose (1 AST)  11:48
[CHI 2-0]
 
  11:27
[HOU 2-2]
Motiejunas Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Butler 3pt Shot: Missed  11:07  
  11:06 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:51
[HOU 5-2]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
Portis Jump Shot: Missed  10:33  
  10:33 Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:28
[HOU 7-2]
Harden Running Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Beverley (1 AST) 
Dunleavy Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO)  10:05  
Portis Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Spooner)  09:51  
  09:51
[HOU 8-2]
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  09:51
[HOU 9-2]
Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Gasol Driving Bank shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:35
[CHI 4-9]
 
  09:25
[HOU 11-4]
Howard Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST) 
Gasol Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Howard (1 ST)  09:13  
  09:07 Motiejunas Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:06  
Gasol 3pt Shot: Missed  08:56  
  08:55 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:45
[HOU 13-4]
Howard Hook Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Beverley (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:45  
Gasol Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  08:22  
Portis Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:21  
Portis Layup Shot: Missed  08:19  
  08:18 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:59 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:59  
Butler Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed  07:44  
  07:43 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:32 Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:31 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:26 Motiejunas Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:25  
Dunleavy 3pt Shot: Missed  07:13  
  07:12 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:59 Motiejunas Driving Hook Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:59  
  06:48 Motiejunas Foul: Personal Block (1 PF) (R Mott) 
Portis Substitution replaced by Mirotic  06:48  
  06:48 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Beasley 
Dunleavy Substitution replaced by McDermott  06:48  
Butler Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gasol (1 AST)  06:37
[CHI 6-13]
 
  06:25 Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Butler Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:24  
Gasol Layup Shot: Missed Block: Howard (1 BLK)  06:15  
Team Rebound  06:15  
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Mirotic (1 AST)  06:08
[CHI 8-13]
 
  05:55 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mirotic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:54  
Rose Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  05:47  
  05:37 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
Butler Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:36  
Mirotic 3pt Shot: Missed  05:24  
  05:24 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  05:13 Beasley Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
McDermott Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:13  
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: McDermott (1 AST)  05:04
[CHI 10-13]
 
  05:02 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:02 Howard Substitution replaced by Capela 
  04:40 Harden Floating Jump shot: Missed Block: Mirotic (1 BLK) 
McDermott Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:38  
McDermott Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Rose (2 AST)  04:30
[CHI 12-13]
 
  04:16
[HOU 15-12]
Beverley Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Rose Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Capela (1 ST)  04:02  
  03:57
[HOU 17-12]
Capela Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Mirotic Cutting Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gasol (2 AST)  03:33
[CHI 14-17]
 
Gasol Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Spooner)  03:29  
  03:29
[HOU 18-14]
Beasley Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  03:29 Beverley Substitution replaced by Terry 
Rose Substitution replaced by Brooks  03:29  
  03:29
[HOU 19-14]
Beasley Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Gasol Driving Floating Bank Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Brooks (1 AST)  03:13
[CHI 16-19]
 
  02:54 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  02:53  
McDermott 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Brooks (2 AST)  02:32
[CHI 19-19]
 
  02:19 Harden Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
Gasol 3pt Shot: Missed  02:07  
  02:06 Capela Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:58 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Butler (1 ST) 
Mirotic 3pt Shot: Missed  01:49  
  01:49 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:35
[HOU 21-19]
Capela Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST) 
  01:21 Beasley Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (3 FTA) (K Cutler) 
Mirotic Free Throw 1 of 3 (3 PTS)  01:21
[CHI 20-21]
 
Mirotic Free Throw 2 of 3 (4 PTS)  01:21
[CHI 21-21]
 
Gasol Substitution replaced by Felicio  01:21  
Butler Substitution replaced by Moore  01:21  
  01:21 Ariza Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  01:21 Harden Substitution replaced by Beverley 
Mirotic Free Throw 3 of 3 Missed  01:21  
  01:21 Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:06
[HOU 24-21]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Beasley (1 AST) 
McDermott 3pt Shot: Missed  00:48.9  
  00:48.7 Capela Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:37.9 Beasley Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Felicio Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:36.9  
  00:19.5 Beasley Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (3 FTA) (R Mott) 
Mirotic Free Throw 1 of 3 (5 PTS)  00:19.5
[CHI 22-24]
 
Mirotic Free Throw 2 of 3 (6 PTS)  00:19.5
[CHI 23-24]
 
  00:19.5 Capela Substitution replaced by Howard 
  00:19.5 Beasley Substitution replaced by Harden 
Mirotic Free Throw 3 of 3 (7 PTS)  00:19.5
[CHI 24-24]
 
Moore Foul: Personal (1 PF) (K Cutler)  00:06.3  
  00:00.7 Harden Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed 
Felicio Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:00.1  
End of 1st Quarter
Chicago Bulls (38-37) Houston Rockets (37-39)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
McDermott Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (R Mott)  11:39  
  11:39
[HOU 25-24]
Beasley Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  11:39
[HOU 26-24]
Beasley Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Felicio Jump Shot: Missed  11:15  
  11:15 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:00
[HOU 28-24]
Beasley Cutting Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Beverley (3 AST) 
Brooks 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Mirotic (2 AST)  10:46
[CHI 27-28]
 
Moore Foul: Personal (2 PF) (B Spooner)  10:31  
  10:17 Brewer Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:16 Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:14
[HOU 30-27]
Beverley Putback Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
McDermott Floating Jump shot: Missed  09:59  
  09:58 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  09:52 Brewer Running Layup Shot: Missed 
Felicio Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:51  
McDermott Running Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Felicio (1 AST)  09:45
[CHI 29-30]
 
  09:27
[HOU 32-29]
Beasley Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Beverley (4 AST) 
Felicio Floating Jump shot: Missed  09:10  
  09:09 Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:04
[HOU 34-29]
Beverley Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Brooks Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (1 FTA) (K Cutler)  09:04  
  09:04
[HOU 35-29]
Beverley Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS) 
Brooks Pullup Jump shot: Missed  08:54  
  08:51 Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:44
[HOU 37-29]
Beasley Jump Bank Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:43  
Brooks Substitution replaced by Butler  08:43  
McDermott Cutting Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Felicio (2 AST)  08:35
[CHI 31-37]
 
  08:19 Brewer Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  08:18 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  08:13
[HOU 39-31]
Howard Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Mirotic 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Felicio (3 AST)  08:01
[CHI 34-39]
 
  07:45 Beasley Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Butler Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:44  
Moore Jump Shot: Missed Block: Howard (2 BLK)  07:28  
  07:27 Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Felicio Foul: Personal (1 PF) (R Mott)  07:22  
  07:22 Howard Substitution replaced by Ariza 
  07:22 Beasley Substitution replaced by Harden 
  07:22 Terry Substitution replaced by Capela 
Felicio Substitution replaced by Rose  07:22  
Moore Substitution replaced by Gasol  07:22  
  07:09 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  07:09  
Mirotic Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  06:52  
  06:50 Capela Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:46 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  06:44  
Rose Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  06:34  
  06:13 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:12 Capela Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:11 Capela Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:10 Team Rebound 
  06:10 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Butler Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:53
[CHI 36-39]
 
  05:26 Ariza Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  05:24 Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:22 Brewer Layup Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  05:21  
Mirotic 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Butler (1 AST)  05:05
[CHI 39-39]
 
  04:41
[HOU 41-39]
Harden Floating Jump shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Beverley (5 AST) 
Mirotic 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Butler (2 AST)  04:20
[CHI 42-41]
 
  04:05
[HOU 43-42]
Beverley Floating Jump shot: Made (12 PTS) 
  03:56  
Rose Substitution replaced by Moore  03:56  
Gasol 3pt Shot: Missed  03:53  
  03:52 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:42 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Mirotic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:41  
  03:34 Ariza Foul: Personal (1 PF) (K Cutler) 
  03:34 Capela Substitution replaced by Howard 
Mirotic 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Moore (1 AST)  03:24
[CHI 45-43]
 
Gasol Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) (K Cutler)  03:05  
  03:05 Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:05 Team Rebound 
  03:05 Brewer Substitution replaced by Beasley 
  03:05
[HOU 44-45]
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  02:48
[CHI 48-44]
 
  02:36 Beasley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Gasol (1 ST) 
  02:32 Beverley Foul: Personal (1 PF) (B Spooner) 
  02:32 Team Timeout : Regular 
Mirotic 3pt Shot: Missed  02:29  
  02:29 Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:13
[HOU 46-48]
Harden Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Gasol Hook Shot: Missed  02:02  
  02:00 Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Moore Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (R Mott)  01:48  
  01:48
[HOU 47-48]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Moore Substitution replaced by Brooks  01:48  
  01:48
[HOU 48-48]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Howard (3 BLK)  01:33  
Team Rebound  01:33  
Gasol Substitution replaced by Felicio  01:33  
Butler Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed  01:30  
  01:30 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
McDermott Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) (2 FTA) (B Spooner)  01:28  
  01:28
[HOU 49-48]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  01:28
[HOU 50-48]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Butler Driving Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Mirotic (3 AST)  01:17
[CHI 50-50]
 
  01:03
[HOU 52-50]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
McDermott Jump Shot: Missed  00:44.9  
Butler Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:43.2  
McDermott Tip Layup Shot: Missed  00:43.2  
Team Rebound  00:43.2  
Butler Pullup Jump shot: Missed  00:36.9  
  00:35.9 Team Rebound 
  00:26.9 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Butler Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  00:25.9  
Mirotic Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS)  00:17.1
[CHI 52-52]
 
  00:00.0 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Chicago Bulls (38-37) Houston Rockets (37-39)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:39 Motiejunas Driving Hook Shot: Missed 
Portis Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  11:39  
Butler Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed Block: Harden (1 BLK)  11:26  
  11:24 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:12 Harden Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:9)  11:12  
Portis Jump Shot: Missed  10:53  
  10:52 Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
Dunleavy Foul: Personal (1 PF) (R Mott)  10:48  
  10:31 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  10:30  
Gasol Jump Shot: Missed  10:11  
Team Rebound  10:11  
  10:11 Harden Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (R Mott) 
Gasol Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  10:00  
  09:46 Beverley Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Butler Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  09:43  
  09:43 Beverley Foul: Personal (2 PF) (K Cutler) 
  09:39 Motiejunas Foul: Personal Block (2 PF) (R Mott) 
Gasol Jump Shot: Missed  09:24  
  09:23 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  09:14
[HOU 55-52]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST) 
Brooks Driving Layup Shot: Missed  08:50  
  08:49 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  08:38
[HOU 58-52]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST) 
Butler Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (1 ST)  08:18  
  08:10
[HOU 60-52]
Harden Driving Dunk Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Beverley (6 AST) 
Gasol Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) (R Mott)  08:10  
Team Timeout : Regular  08:10  
Dunleavy Substitution replaced by McDermott  08:10  
  08:10
[HOU 61-52]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 1 (18 PTS) 
Butler Pullup Jump shot: Made (8 PTS)  07:46
[CHI 54-61]
 
  07:29 Motiejunas Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
  07:28 Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  07:17
[HOU 64-54]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Beverley (7 AST) 
Butler Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) (B Spooner)  07:08  
Butler Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  07:08  
Portis Substitution replaced by Mirotic  07:08  
  06:56
[HOU 66-54]
Beverley Floating Jump shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Harden (4 AST) 
Butler 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Brooks (3 AST)  06:37
[CHI 57-66]
 
  06:26
[HOU 68-57]
Harden Pullup Jump shot: Made (20 PTS) 
McDermott 3pt Shot: Missed  06:08  
  06:07 Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
  06:00 Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Brooks (1 ST) 
McDermott Floating Jump shot: Missed  05:55  
  05:54 Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:9) 
  05:31
[HOU 71-57]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Butler (3 AST)  05:08
[CHI 59-71]
 
  04:50
[HOU 73-59]
Beverley Floating Jump shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Harden (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Short  04:44  
Brooks Substitution replaced by Moore  04:44  
  04:44 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Beasley 
  04:44 Howard Substitution replaced by Capela 
Gasol Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Ariza (2 ST)  04:38  
  04:31 Capela Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (1 BLK) 
Butler Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  04:29  
  04:22 Capela Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA) (R Mott) 
Butler Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  04:22
[CHI 60-73]
 
  04:22 Beverley Substitution replaced by Terry 
Butler Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  04:22
[CHI 61-73]
 
Mirotic Foul: Personal (1 PF) (B Spooner)  04:08  
  03:59 Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:59  
Butler Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  03:41  
  03:29 Beasley Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Butler (2 ST) 
Butler Running Dunk Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: McDermott (2 AST)  03:23
[CHI 63-73]
 
  02:57
[HOU 76-63]
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Harden (6 AST) 
Gasol Driving Hook Shot: Made (12 PTS)  02:40
[CHI 65-76]
 
  02:27 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed 
Mirotic Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:27  
Gasol Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Capela (2 ST)  02:09  
  02:01
[HOU 78-65]
Capela Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Terry (1 AST) 
  01:51 Capela Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (R Mott) 
  01:51 Team Timeout : Regular 
Gasol Substitution replaced by Felicio  01:51  
  01:51 Ariza Substitution replaced by Brewer 
Butler Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  01:51
[CHI 66-78]
 
Butler Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS)  01:51
[CHI 67-78]
 
  01:26 Brewer Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:25 Beasley Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  01:21
[HOU 80-67]
Capela Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Beasley (2 AST) 
Butler Pullup Jump shot: Made (19 PTS)  01:00
[CHI 69-80]
 
  00:47.9 Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Butler Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  00:47.8  
McDermott Floating Jump shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Moore (2 AST)  00:37.8
[CHI 71-80]
 
  00:13.9 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:13.7 Capela Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  00:10.9 Capela Hook Shot: Missed 
  00:09.9 Beasley Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  00:09.9 Beasley Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
McDermott Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:09.6  
Moore Jump Shot: Missed Block: Brewer (1 BLK)  00:01.4  
  00:00.5 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:42 Capela Foul: Personal (3 PF) (B Spooner) 
Felicio Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Moore (3 AST)  11:29
[CHI 73-80]
 
Mirotic Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (K Cutler)  11:09  
  11:09
[HOU 81-73]
Beasley Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  11:09
[HOU 82-73]
Beasley Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  10:50 Terry Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (K Cutler) 
Holiday Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  10:50
[CHI 74-82]
 
Holiday Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  10:50
[CHI 75-82]
 
  10:35 Beasley Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:34 Beasley Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  10:34
[HOU 84-75]
Beasley Tip Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Holiday 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: McDermott (3 AST)  10:11
[CHI 78-84]
 
  09:52
[HOU 86-78]
Beasley Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
  09:44 Beasley Foul: Personal (3 PF) (K Cutler) 
Mirotic Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  09:40  
  09:29 Harden Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (4 TO) 
Felicio Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Holiday (1 AST)  09:15
[CHI 80-86]
 
  09:00 Terry Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Holiday (1 ST) 
  08:57 Terry Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (R Mott) 
  08:57  
Felicio Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  08:57
[CHI 81-86]
 
Felicio Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:57  
  08:57 Beasley Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  08:38 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
McDermott Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:38  
Moore Floating Jump shot: Missed  08:15  
Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:15  
Moore Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  08:12
[CHI 83-86]
 
  07:52 Brewer Jump Shot: Missed 
Felicio Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:51  
Mirotic Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Moore (4 AST)  07:40
[CHI 85-86]
 
  07:39 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:39 Capela Substitution replaced by Howard 
  07:39 Terry Substitution replaced by Beverley 
  07:39 Brewer Substitution replaced by Ariza 
Moore Substitution replaced by Butler  07:39  
  07:19 Howard Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (R Mott) 
  07:19 Howard Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Mirotic 3pt Shot: Missed  07:05  
  07:05 Team Rebound 
  06:53 Beverley Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Felicio (1 BLK) 
Holiday Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:52  
McDermott 3pt Shot: Missed  06:46  
McDermott Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  06:44  
McDermott Layup Shot: Missed  06:41  
McDermott Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  06:40  
McDermott Tip Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  06:40
[CHI 87-86]
 
Mirotic Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (R Mott)  06:20  
  06:20
[HOU 87-87]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS) 
Felicio Substitution replaced by Gasol  06:20  
  06:20 Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Mirotic Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:20  
Gasol Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (5 TO)  06:06  
  05:56 Beasley Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
Holiday Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:55  
Holiday Cutting Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Butler (4 AST)  05:41
[CHI 89-87]
 
  05:26 Howard Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO) 
Mirotic 3pt Shot: Missed  05:00  
Team Rebound  05:00  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  05:00  
McDermott Substitution replaced by Moore  05:00  
  04:48 Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
  04:46 Beasley Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  04:35
[HOU 89-89]
Beasley Driving Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Gasol Foul: Offensive (4 PF) (R Mott)  04:16  
Gasol Turnover : Foul (6 TO)  04:16  
  03:53 Beasley Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  03:50 Beasley Rebound (Off:5 Def:5) 
  03:50 Beasley Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:48 Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:9) 
  03:48 Howard Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
Holiday Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:46  
Moore Jump Shot: Missed Block: Harden (2 BLK)  03:23  
  03:22 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  03:18
[HOU 91-89]
Beasley Running Reverse Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Harden (7 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:18  
Holiday Substitution replaced by McDermott  03:18  
Mirotic 3pt Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Butler (5 AST)  02:56
[CHI 92-91]
 
  02:29 Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:10)  02:27  
Butler Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Gasol (3 AST)  02:08
[CHI 94-91]
 
Butler Technical (R Mott)  02:08  
  02:08 Harden Free Throw Technical Missed 
  02:08 Team Rebound 
  01:48 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Moore Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:47  
Moore 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Butler (6 AST)  01:30
[CHI 97-91]
 
  01:30 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:30 Howard Substitution replaced by Terry 
Gasol Substitution replaced by Holiday  01:30  
  01:18 Beasley Jump Shot: Missed Block: Butler (1 BLK) 
McDermott Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  01:17  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  00:55.0  
  00:46.9 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
McDermott Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  00:45.9  
  00:45.2 Beverley Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) (B Spooner) 
McDermott Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  00:45.2
[CHI 98-91]
 
McDermott Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  00:45.2
[CHI 99-91]
 
  00:45.2 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:39.9 Beverley Running Jump Shot: Missed 
McDermott Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  00:38.8  
McDermott Foul: Offensive (3 PF) (K Cutler)  00:37.4  
McDermott Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  00:37.4  
Moore Foul: Personal (4 PF) (R Mott)  00:35.9  
  00:35.9 Team Timeout : Short 
Mirotic Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (3 FTA) (B Spooner)  00:31.4  
  00:31.4
[HOU 92-99]
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 3 (12 PTS) 
  00:31.4
[HOU 93-99]
Ariza Free Throw 2 of 3 (13 PTS) 
Holiday Substitution replaced by Gasol  00:31.4  
  00:31.4
[HOU 94-99]
Ariza Free Throw 3 of 3 (14 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:25.0  
Team Timeout : Short  00:25.0  
Moore Substitution replaced by Dunleavy  00:25.0  
  00:25.0 Beasley Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  00:25.0 Terry Substitution replaced by Capela 
  00:22.7 Brewer Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (2 FTA) (R Mott) 
Dunleavy Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:22.7
[CHI 100-94]
 
McDermott Substitution replaced by Holiday  00:22.7  
Gasol Substitution replaced by Moore  00:22.7  
  00:22.7 Capela Substitution replaced by Beasley 
  00:22.7 Brewer Substitution replaced by Terry 
Dunleavy Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:22.7  
  00:21.8 Beasley Rebound (Off:5 Def:6) 
  00:17.5
[HOU 97-100]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Harden (8 AST) 
  00:16.6 Terry Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (2 FTA) (R Mott) 
Mirotic Free Throw 1 of 2 (27 PTS)  00:16.6
[CHI 101-97]
 
Dunleavy Substitution replaced by McDermott  00:16.6  
Mirotic Free Throw 2 of 2 (28 PTS)  00:16.6
[CHI 102-97]
 
  00:10.5
[HOU 100-102]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (24 PTS) 
  00:09.6 Beverley Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA) (B Spooner) 
Holiday Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:09.6
[CHI 103-100]
 
Holiday Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:09.6  
  00:08.9 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:00.3 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
CHI
4th Central
42
40
6-4
26-15
16-25
HOU
4th Southwest
41
41
6-4
23-18
18-23
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
CHI
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HOU
2 players 26.6
2 players 14.0
2 players 7.6
2 players 1.4
2 players 2.6