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Mavs beat Rockets 88-86 to keep slim lead over Utah, Houston


By SCHUYLER DIXON
Posted Apr 07 2016 1:29AM

DALLAS (AP) If the Dallas Mavericks have to creep into the playoffs, they will. It's part of a style change, as coach Rick Carlisle likes to call it.

And it worked again for the Mavericks in a crucial, tense victory over their Texas rivals from Houston.

J.J. Barea scored 27 points and Dallas kept a slim cushion over Utah and Houston in the race for the last two Western Conference playoff spots with an 88-86 victory over the Rockets on Wednesday night.

"I like to play fast, too, but slowing it down is working us," said Barea, who had a game-high eight assists. "We've got to stay that way."

The Mavericks' fifth straight victory - one shy of a season best - put Dallas (40-38) a game ahead of Utah and two up on Houston with four games remaining for all three teams.

Dirk Nowitzki was limited to seven points on eight shots, but had a crucial strip of James Harden on a drive in the final seconds with the Mavericks clinging to a one-point lead.

Harden scored 26 points and Dwight Howard had 14 points and 16 rebounds for the Rockets, who are in danger of missing the postseason a year after reaching the West finals.

"We all know how difficult it is, how important this game was," Harden said. "It's not rocket science."

The Mavericks held their fifth straight opponent under 90 points after 19 of the previous 21 scored at least 100. It's part defense and part pace, with the Mavericks slowing things considerably since point guard Deron Williams was sidelined by a left abdominal strain.

Barea has been the most important Dallas player since then, scoring at least 20 points in his fourth straight game and averaging 24.2 points, 3.4 rebounds and 7.0 assists during the five-game surge.

And he was at the center of the play pulled Dallas even late, dribbling across the lane and hitting a leaning shot as he was fouled by Patrick Beverley. The free throw made it 85-all.

The last field goal for Houston came with 3:20 remaining when Beverley sprinted through the lane and tipped in Howard's second missed free throw after the 6-foot-11 center was fouled intentionally.

Harden missed a pair of 3-pointers late, but had a chance to give the Rockets the lead when he drove on Wesley Matthews with less than 10 seconds remaining. Nowitzki reached around him to knock the ball loose, Dallas won the ensuing scramble and Devin Harris made two free throws for an 88-85 lead with 5 seconds to go.

"One of the reasons Dirk is having a hard time getting open looks is because we are playing a different style right now," Carlisle said. "I am proud of our guys for being willing to be team guys and play this way. We lived to fight another day."

The Rockets went ahead 71-70 going in the fourth when Howard tipped in a lob pass from Jason Terry on an inbounds play with just 0.2 seconds left in the third. And Houston had the biggest lead of the fourth at 80-76 before Dallas' defense clamped down, outscoring the Rockets 18-15 in the fourth.

Houston scored on just three of its last 16 possessions and had six points in the final 9:15 on 2-of-14 shooting.

Michael Beasley had 15 points off the bench for the Rockets, who didn't have anybody else in double figures.

"They got very handsy, they did a very good job of keeping us out of the break," Houston coach J.B. Bickerstaff said. "They smothered us in the backcourt."

Matthews had 16 points for Dallas, including three 3-pointers during a 15-2 run made up entirely of 3s to put Dallas up 10 in the second quarter. Barea had the other two.

UGLY FOURTH

Harden had 12 of Houston's 15 points in the fourth, and his teammates were 1 of 11 from the field. The teams combined to shoot 28 percent (11 of 39) in the final quarter. Barea had 10 of his points on 4-of-6 shooting.

BLOOD BREAKS

Play was stopped twice in the first quarter because players were bleeding. The first was Beverly, who had a cut above his left eye and was led off the court with a towel covering it. He got three stitches and returned in the second quarter with a bandage over the eye. Mavericks forward David Lee had a cut on his right arm late in the quarter and left the game as well before returning.

TIP-INS

Rockets: Houston fell to 2-17 when scoring under 100 points. ... Howard had his 37th double-double. ... Despite the loss, the Rockets will likely hold the tiebreaker over the Mavericks because of a better Southwest Division record.

Mavericks: Dallas quarterback Tony Romo, a regular on the front row for Mavs games, was joined this time by tight end Jason Witten and three of his offensive linemen - Pro Bowlers Travis Frederick and Zack Martin along with Doug Free. ... Harris scored 10 points.

UP NEXT

Rockets: Host Phoenix on Thursday.

Mavericks: Host Memphis on Friday.


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HOU
DAL
     
    • 43.6%

    • 41.2%

    • 30.0%

    • 30.3%

    • 66.7%

    • 85.7%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
HOU DAL
Total Rebounds 41 40
Offensive Rebounds 12 13
Turnovers 15 12
Fast Break Pts: 14 8
Biggest Lead: 8 12
Points in the Paint: 48 30
HOU DAL
p Harden   26 Barea   27
rb Howard   16 Lee   8
a Ariza   5 Barea   8
s Ariza   2 Matthews   3
b Harden   2 Mejri   3
 
  • 11/14 - DAL 110 @ HOU 98
  • 12/04 - HOU 100 @ DAL 96
  • 01/24 - DAL 104 @ HOU 115
  • 04/06 - HOU 86 @ DAL 88
Houston Rockets (38-40)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Ariza F 41:53 4-10 1-3 0-0 -4 0 3 3 5 1 2 1 0 1 9
K. McDaniels F 15:22 2-2 0-0 0-0 -2 1 0 1 2 0 1 1 0 0 4
D. Howard C 33:34 7-9 0-0 0-4 -1 6 10 16 1 2 0 4 1 0 14
J. Harden G 43:57 8-22 4-10 6-7 0 0 5 5 4 4 1 6 2 2 26
P. Beverley G 29:25 4-8 1-2 0-0 0 1 4 5 3 5 0 0 0 0 9
C. Brewer   23:04 1-9 0-2 2-2 +4 0 3 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 4
J. Terry   17:21 1-6 0-3 1-2 +4 1 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 0 3
C. Capela   12:17 1-2 0-0 0-0 0 1 3 4 1 1 1 0 1 0 2
M. Beasley   21:24 6-10 0-0 3-3 +1 2 1 3 1 3 1 1 0 1 15
A. Goudelock   01:42 0-0 0-0 0-0 -7 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
T. Jones DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Motiejunas DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Smith DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 34-78 6-20 12-18   12 29 41 19 17 6 15 4 4 86
  43.6% 30.0% 66.7%   team rebs: 8 total to: 16
Dallas Mavericks (40-38)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
J. Anderson F 20:07 2-5 0-1 1-2 +3 1 2 3 2 1 0 2 1 0 5
D. Nowitzki F 32:38 2-8 0-2 3-3 -3 2 4 6 1 3 1 0 0 0 7
Z. Pachulia C 24:20 3-6 0-0 2-2 -10 2 0 2 3 2 2 0 0 0 8
W. Matthews G 40:35 6-18 4-12 0-0 +6 0 6 6 0 2 3 2 0 2 16
J.J. Barea G 36:52 10-16 4-7 3-3 0 0 5 5 8 1 0 2 0 1 27
D. Harris   31:12 3-12 2-9 2-2 0 0 4 4 1 2 0 2 0 1 10
D. Lee   19:50 4-6 0-0 0-0 +6 5 3 8 0 4 2 1 0 0 8
R. Felton   18:27 1-7 0-2 1-2 -5 0 1 1 3 3 1 2 0 0 3
C. Villanueva   00:09 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
S. Mejri   15:52 2-2 0-0 0-0 +8 3 2 5 1 2 0 1 3 0 4
J. McGee DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Powell DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Williams DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 33-80 10-33 12-14   13 27 40 19 20 9 12 4 4 88
  41.2% 30.3% 85.7%   team rebs: 10 total to: 14

inactive

  • Rockets: Dekker, Harrell
  • Mavericks: Evans, Parsons

technical fouls

  • Rockets: Harden
  • Mavericks: Mejri

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 10
  • Times Tied: 7

arena stats

  • Arena: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
  • Officials: #13 Monty McCutchen, #20 Leroy Richardson, #38 Michael Smith
  • Attendance: 20108
  • Duration: 2:24
Houston Rockets (38-39) Dallas Mavericks (39-38)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Pachulia vs Howard (Beverley gains possession)
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  11:34  
Beverley Foul: Inbound (1 PF) (2 FTA) (L Richardson)  11:34  
  11:34
[DAL 1-0]
Barea Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  11:34
[DAL 2-0]
Barea Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: McDaniels (1 AST)  11:15
[HOU 2-2]
 
  10:57
[DAL 4-2]
Nowitzki Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Barea (1 AST) 
McDaniels Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST)  10:51
[HOU 4-4]
 
  10:25 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed  10:10  
  10:09 Team Rebound 
  09:54
[DAL 6-4]
Barea Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Anderson (1 AST) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  09:39
[HOU 7-6]
 
  09:25 Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:24  
  09:17 Anderson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (3 FTA) (L Richardson) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 3 (4 PTS)  09:17
[HOU 8-6]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 3 (5 PTS)  09:17
[HOU 9-6]
 
Harden Free Throw 3 of 3 (6 PTS)  09:17
[HOU 10-6]
 
  09:00 Barea Driving Floating Jump Shot: Missed Block: Howard (1 BLK) 
  09:00 Team Rebound 
  08:54 Anderson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:McDaniels (1 ST) 
McDaniels Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST)  08:49
[HOU 12-6]
 
  08:48 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:28 Nowitzki Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
  08:27 Anderson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  08:18 Anderson Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:17  
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  08:10  
  08:10 Matthews Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:00 Barea Jump Shot: Missed 
Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:59  
Beverley Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:52
[HOU 14-6]
 
  07:36 Matthews Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:35  
Harden Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  07:30  
  07:19
[DAL 8-14]
Pachulia Cutting Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Barea (2 AST) 
Howard Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Pachulia (1 ST)  06:59  
  06:51 Matthews 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:50  
  06:42 Pachulia Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M McCutchen) 
McDaniels Substitution replaced by Brewer  06:42  
  06:42 Anderson Substitution replaced by Harris 
  06:42 Nowitzki Substitution replaced by Lee 
Howard Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Beverley (1 AST)  06:34
[HOU 16-8]
 
  06:16
[DAL 10-16]
Lee Cutting Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Pachulia (1 AST) 
Brewer Driving Floating Bank Jump Shot: Missed  05:52  
  05:51 Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Beverley Substitution replaced by Terry  05:47  
  05:31 Matthews 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Harden (1 BLK) 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:30  
Howard Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Pachulia (2 ST)  05:16  
  05:04
[DAL 13-16]
Barea 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Harden Running Layup Shot: Missed  04:53  
  04:52 Team Rebound 
Ariza Substitution replaced by Capela  04:52  
Howard Substitution replaced by Beasley  04:52  
  04:52 Barea Substitution replaced by Felton 
  04:38 Lee Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (M McCutchen) 
  04:38 Lee Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Beasley Driving Floating Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  04:20
[HOU 18-13]
 
  04:05 Harris 3pt Shot: Missed 
Capela Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:04  
Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Matthews (1 ST)  03:57  
  03:52 Pachulia Running Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
Capela Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:50  
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  03:43  
  03:42 Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Capela Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA) (L Richardson)  03:33  
  03:33 Felton Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:33 Team Rebound 
  03:33
[DAL 14-18]
Felton Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  03:18 Harris Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M McCutchen) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  03:04  
  03:03 Felton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Brewer Foul: Personal (1 PF) (L Richardson)  02:57  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:57  
  02:57 Pachulia Substitution replaced by Nowitzki 
  02:49 Felton Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Beasley (1 ST) 
Brewer Running Layup Shot: Missed  02:43  
Capela Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:43  
Capela Tip Layup Shot: Missed  02:43  
  02:42 Nowitzki Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:26 Harris Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:25 Lee Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  02:23
[DAL 16-18]
Lee Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Terry 3pt Shot: Missed  02:02  
  02:01 Lee Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:52 Felton 3pt Shot: Missed 
Capela Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:51  
Brewer Driving Bank shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST)  01:47
[HOU 20-16]
 
  01:22 Harris 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:21 Lee Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  01:15 Harris Driving Floating Jump Shot: Missed Block: Capela (1 BLK) 
  01:15 Team Rebound 
Beasley Substitution replaced by Ariza  01:15  
  01:13 Felton Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Capela (1 ST) 
Brewer Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  01:02  
  00:39.9 Lee Turnaround Bank Hook Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:39.0  
  00:39.0 Nowitzki Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (M McCutchen) 
  00:29.0 Lee Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (L Richardson) 
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:29.0
[HOU 21-16]
 
Terry Substitution replaced by McDaniels  00:29.0  
Capela Substitution replaced by Howard  00:29.0  
  00:29.0 Lee Substitution replaced by Anderson 
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:29.0
[HOU 22-16]
 
Howard Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen)  00:08.8  
  00:08.8
[DAL 17-22]
Nowitzki Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  00:08.8 Felton Substitution replaced by Villanueva 
Howard Substitution replaced by Beasley  00:08.8  
  00:08.8
[DAL 18-22]
Nowitzki Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Harden Driving Floating Bank Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Houston Rockets (38-39) Dallas Mavericks (39-38)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:38
[DAL 21-22]
Harris 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Nowitzki (1 AST) 
Terry Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Felton (1 ST)  11:28  
  11:24
[DAL 23-22]
Felton Running Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) 
  11:10 Nowitzki Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  11:10  
Team Rebound  11:10  
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  11:10  
McDaniels Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:10  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  11:02  
  11:02 Mejri Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Howard Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (M McCutchen)  11:02  
  10:38 Nowitzki Jump Bank Shot: Missed 
  10:37 Mejri Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  10:37 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Terry Driving Layup Shot: Missed  10:29  
  10:28 Team Rebound 
  10:19
[DAL 25-22]
Nowitzki Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Barea (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  10:18  
McDaniels Substitution replaced by Beasley  10:18  
Goudelock Substitution replaced by Beverley  10:18  
Beverley Driving Floating Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:06
[HOU 24-25]
 
  09:47 Harris Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
Howard Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ariza (2 AST)  09:27
[HOU 26-25]
 
  09:16
[DAL 27-26]
Barea Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Ariza Jump Shot: Missed  09:08  
Beasley Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  09:06  
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Beasley (1 AST)  09:01
[HOU 29-27]
 
Howard Violation:Defensive Goaltending (L Richardson)  08:38  
  08:38
[DAL 29-29]
Mejri Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Felton (1 AST) 
Beasley Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Beverley (2 AST)  08:27
[HOU 31-29]
 
  08:27 Harris Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (M McCutchen) 
  08:27 Harris Substitution replaced by Anderson 
Beasley Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  08:27
[HOU 32-29]
 
  08:09 Anderson Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Beverley Step Back Jump shot: Missed  08:00  
  07:59 Mejri Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Beverley Foul: Personal Block (2 PF) (L Richardson)  07:57  
  07:57 Felton Substitution replaced by Matthews 
Terry Substitution replaced by Harden  07:57  
  07:49
[DAL 31-32]
Mejri Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Barea (4 AST) 
Beasley Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST)  07:27
[HOU 34-31]
 
  07:03
[DAL 34-34]
Matthews 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Anderson (2 AST) 
Howard Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  06:35  
  06:34 Team Rebound 
  06:34 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:34 Nowitzki Substitution replaced by Lee 
  06:17 Mejri Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
Beasley Driving Floating Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Ariza (3 AST)  05:55
[HOU 36-34]
 
  05:41 Anderson Jump Shot: Missed 
Beasley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:40  
Beasley Driving Floating Jump Shot: Missed Block: Mejri (1 BLK)  05:26  
  05:25 Matthews Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:20 Matthews 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:19 Mejri Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  05:14
[DAL 37-36]
Barea 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Mejri (1 AST) 
Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Lee (1 ST)  05:02  
  04:46
[DAL 40-36]
Barea 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  04:45  
  04:45 Anderson Substitution replaced by Felton 
  04:45 Barea Substitution replaced by Harris 
Howard Substitution replaced by Capela  04:45  
  04:33 Lee Foul: Personal (3 PF) (M Smith) 
Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Matthews (2 ST)  04:27  
Harden Foul: Personal (1 PF) (L Richardson)  04:26  
  04:16
[DAL 43-36]
Matthews 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Felton (2 AST) 
Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Lee (2 ST)  03:59  
  03:51
[DAL 46-36]
Matthews 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Felton (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:41  
  03:41 Mejri Substitution replaced by Pachulia 
Beasley Substitution replaced by McDaniels  03:41  
Ariza Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Capela (1 AST)  03:33
[HOU 38-46]
 
  03:14
[DAL 48-38]
Lee Cutting Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Pachulia (2 AST) 
Capela Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: McDaniels (2 AST)  02:59
[HOU 40-48]
 
  02:36 Matthews Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:35  
Beverley Driving Hook Shot: Missed  02:26  
  02:25 Lee Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  02:10 Felton Driving Bank shot: Missed 
  02:09 Pachulia Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  02:00 Felton Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:59 Lee Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  01:59 Lee Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:58 Lee Rebound (Off:4 Def:3) 
  01:58
[DAL 50-40]
Lee Putback Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Ariza Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (L Richardson)  01:42  
Ariza Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  01:42  
Capela Substitution replaced by Howard  01:42  
  01:42 Lee Substitution replaced by Barea 
  01:42 Felton Substitution replaced by Nowitzki 
  01:23
[DAL 52-40]
Barea Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  01:10  
  01:09 Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:04 Harris Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Ariza (1 ST) 
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Made (8 PTS)  00:41.9
[HOU 42-52]
 
  00:32.9 Barea 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:31.6  
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Made (10 PTS)  00:23.9
[HOU 44-52]
 
End of 2nd Quarter
Houston Rockets (38-39) Dallas Mavericks (39-38)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Beverley Foul: Personal (3 PF) (L Richardson)  11:50  
  11:40 Matthews 3pt Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  11:40  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Beverley (3 AST)  11:33
[HOU 47-52]
 
  11:23
[DAL 54-47]
Anderson Cutting Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Barea (5 AST) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (13 PTS)  10:57
[HOU 50-54]
 
Harden Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Smith)  10:47  
  10:47
[DAL 55-50]
Pachulia Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  10:47
[DAL 56-50]
Pachulia Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Howard Running Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Ariza (4 AST)  10:30
[HOU 52-56]
 
  10:05
[DAL 59-52]
Matthews 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Barea (6 AST) 
Howard Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (3 TO)  09:52  
  09:27 Pachulia Jump Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:26  
Ariza Jump Shot: Missed  09:18  
  09:17 Barea Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:53
[DAL 61-52]
Anderson Driving Bank shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  08:38 Nowitzki Foul: Personal (3 PF) (L Richardson) 
McDaniels Substitution replaced by Brewer  08:38  
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  08:24  
  08:23 Barea Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Beverley Foul: Personal (4 PF) (M McCutchen)  08:14  
  07:59 Matthews Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO) 
Brewer Driving Floating Bank Jump Shot: Missed  07:40  
Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  07:40  
  07:40 Pachulia Foul: Personal (2 PF) (M McCutchen) 
Ariza Cutting Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Howard (1 AST)  07:33
[HOU 54-61]
 
  07:22 Barea Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:20 Pachulia Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  07:19
[DAL 63-54]
Pachulia Putback Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  07:05  
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  07:04  
Howard Putback Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS)  07:02
[HOU 56-63]
 
  06:33 Nowitzki 3pt Shot: Missed 
Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:32  
Howard Hook Shot: Missed  06:18  
  06:18 Nowitzki Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:02
[DAL 65-56]
Matthews Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Pachulia (3 AST) 
Harden Driving Floating Jump Shot: Missed  05:47  
Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  05:46  
Howard Tip Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  05:46
[HOU 58-65]
 
  05:45 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:45 Anderson Substitution replaced by Harris 
  05:45 Nowitzki Substitution replaced by Lee 
Beverley Substitution replaced by Beasley  05:45  
  05:22 Pachulia Cutting Layup Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  05:21  
Beasley Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed  05:11  
Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:5)  05:10  
Howard Putback Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS)  05:09
[HOU 60-65]
 
  04:46 Barea Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Harden (1 ST) 
Harden Running Layup Shot: Missed  04:38  
Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:5)  04:37  
Beasley Floating Jump shot: Made (11 PTS)  04:29
[HOU 62-65]
 
  04:09
[DAL 67-62]
Matthews Pullup Jump shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Howard Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (4 TO)  03:54  
  03:54 Barea Substitution replaced by Felton 
  03:41 Matthews 3pt Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:6)  03:40  
Beasley Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  03:30  
Beasley Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  03:29  
Beasley Putback Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  03:28
[HOU 64-67]
 
  03:27 Team Timeout : Short 
  03:27 Pachulia Substitution replaced by Mejri 
Ariza Substitution replaced by McDaniels  03:27  
Howard Substitution replaced by Capela  03:27  
  03:08 Matthews Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:07  
McDaniels Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  02:56  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:56  
McDaniels Substitution replaced by Terry  02:56  
  02:31 Matthews 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:30  
Terry 3pt Shot: Missed  02:24  
  02:23 Matthews Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  02:00 Felton Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:58  
  01:51 Felton Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen) 
Beasley Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  01:51
[HOU 65-67]
 
  01:51 Matthews Substitution replaced by Nowitzki 
  01:51 Lee Substitution replaced by Barea 
Beasley Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS)  01:51
[HOU 66-67]
 
  01:37
[DAL 69-66]
Harris Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Barea (7 AST) 
Terry Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (4 AST)  01:21
[HOU 68-69]
 
Capela Foul: Defense 3 Second (1 PF) (M McCutchen)  01:00  
  01:00
[DAL 70-68]
Nowitzki Free Throw Technical (7 PTS) 
Beasley Substitution replaced by Ariza  01:00  
  00:45.9 Felton 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  00:44.9  
  00:32.5 Felton Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (M Smith) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS)  00:32.5
[HOU 69-70]
 
Terry Substitution replaced by McDaniels  00:32.5  
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:32.5  
  00:31.9 Nowitzki Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  00:14.8 Harris 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:13.9  
McDaniels Substitution replaced by Terry  00:13.3  
Capela Substitution replaced by Beasley  00:13.3  
  00:13.3 Nowitzki Substitution replaced by Anderson 
Harden Driving Floating Jump Shot: Missed Block: Mejri (2 BLK)  00:00.2  
Team Rebound  00:00.2  
  00:00.2 Double Technical - Mejri, Harden (M McCutchen) 
Brewer Substitution replaced by Howard  00:00.2  
Howard Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Terry (1 AST)  00:00.1
[HOU 71-70]
 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Harden 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS)  11:38
[HOU 74-70]
 
  11:15
[DAL 73-74]
Barea 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Harris (1 AST) 
Brewer Pullup Jump shot: Missed  10:50  
Terry Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  10:49  
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Terry (2 AST)  10:45
[HOU 77-73]
 
Harden Foul: Personal (3 PF) (M McCutchen)  10:29  
  10:29 Felton Substitution replaced by Matthews 
  10:18 Matthews 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  10:17  
Harden Driving Floating Jump Shot: Missed Block: Mejri (3 BLK)  09:56  
  09:54 Barea Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  09:47
[DAL 76-77]
Harris 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Barea (8 AST) 
Terry Jump Shot: Missed  09:26  
Team Rebound  09:25  
  09:25 Mejri Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M McCutchen) 
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS)  09:16
[HOU 79-76]
 
  09:16 Mejri Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (M Smith) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 1 (23 PTS)  09:16
[HOU 80-76]
 
  09:08 Barea 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:07 Mejri Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  09:02
[DAL 78-80]
Barea Driving Layup Shot: Made (22 PTS) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  08:40  
  08:39 Matthews Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  08:24 Harris 3pt Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:7)  08:23  
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  08:14  
  08:12 Nowitzki Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  07:57 Matthews 3pt Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:5 Def:8)  07:56  
Team Timeout : Regular  07:54  
  07:54 Nowitzki Substitution replaced by Lee 
  07:54 Mejri Substitution replaced by Pachulia 
Brewer Substitution replaced by Beasley  07:54  
Terry 3pt Shot: Missed  07:36  
  07:34 Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  07:10
[DAL 80-80]
Pachulia Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Ariza Driving Bank shot: Missed  06:46  
  06:44 Matthews Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Beasley Foul: Personal (1 PF) (M Smith)  06:42  
Terry Substitution replaced by Beverley  06:42  
  06:26
[DAL 82-80]
Barea Pullup Jump shot: Made (24 PTS) 
  06:10 Lee Violation:Kicked Ball (M Smith) 
Beverley Jump Shot: Missed  05:56  
Howard Rebound (Off:6 Def:8)  05:55  
Beasley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Matthews (3 ST)  05:44  
  05:30 Harris 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:29 Lee Rebound (Off:5 Def:3) 
  05:26 Barea 3pt Shot: Missed 
Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:24  
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Ariza (5 AST)  05:19
[HOU 82-82]
 
  05:19 Lee Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA) (L Richardson) 
  05:19  
  05:19 Pachulia Substitution replaced by Felton 
  05:19 Barea Substitution replaced by Nowitzki 
Howard Substitution replaced by Capela  05:19  
Harden Free Throw 1 of 1 (26 PTS)  05:19
[HOU 83-82]
 
  05:08 Felton Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:07 Nowitzki Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  05:07 Nowitzki Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:06 Nowitzki Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  05:03 Harris 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:03  
Beasley Pullup Jump shot: Missed  04:39  
  04:38 Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  04:14 Harris 3pt Shot: Missed 
Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:13  
  04:12 Matthews Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (L Richardson) 
  04:12 Harris Substitution replaced by Anderson 
  04:12 Felton Substitution replaced by Barea 
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed  03:54  
  03:53 Anderson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Beasley Foul: Personal (2 PF) (M McCutchen)  03:44  
Capela Substitution replaced by Howard  03:44  
Beasley Substitution replaced by Brewer  03:44  
  03:31 Team Timeout : Regular 
  03:28 Matthews Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed Block: Harden (2 BLK) 
Howard Rebound (Off:6 Def:9)  03:27  
  03:22 Barea Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:22  
Team Rebound  03:22  
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:22  
Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:20  
Beverley Tip Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  03:20
[HOU 85-82]
 
  03:06
[DAL 84-85]
Barea Driving Floating Jump Shot: Made (26 PTS) 
Beverley Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (1 FTA) (M Smith)  03:06  
Howard Substitution replaced by Beasley  03:06  
  03:06 Lee Substitution replaced by Harris 
  03:06
[DAL 85-85]
Barea Free Throw 1 of 1 (27 PTS) 
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed  02:52  
  02:51 Anderson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Beasley Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M Smith)  02:51  
  02:51 Anderson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:51 Team Rebound 
  02:51
[DAL 86-85]
Anderson Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  02:28  
  02:27 Team Rebound 
  02:15 Barea Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Ariza (2 ST) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  01:53  
  01:52 Barea Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  01:41 Nowitzki 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  01:40  
Ariza Running Layup Shot: Missed Block: Anderson (1 BLK)  01:35  
  01:33 Barea Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  01:19 Matthews Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (M McCutchen) 
  01:19 Matthews Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:19  
  01:19 Harris Substitution replaced by Pachulia 
Beasley Substitution replaced by Howard  01:19  
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed  00:55.9  
  00:54.1 Team Rebound 
  00:54.1 Pachulia Substitution replaced by Harris 
  00:29.9 Nowitzki Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:6 Def:10)  00:29.3  
Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (6 TO) Steal:Nowitzki (1 ST)  00:05.8  
Harden Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen)  00:05.4  
  00:05.4
[DAL 87-85]
Harris Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Brewer Substitution replaced by Beasley  00:05.4  
  00:05.4 Nowitzki Substitution replaced by Felton 
  00:05.4
[DAL 88-85]
Harris Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:05.4  
Howard Substitution replaced by Terry  00:05.4  
  00:02.6 Felton Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (2 FTA) (M McCutchen) 
Terry Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  00:02.6
[HOU 86-88]
 
  00:02.6 Anderson Substitution replaced by Pachulia 
  00:02.6 Barea Substitution replaced by Nowitzki 
  00:02.6 Harris Substitution replaced by Lee 
Ariza Substitution replaced by Capela  00:02.6  
Beverley Substitution replaced by Howard  00:02.6  
Terry Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:02.6  
  00:02.5 Matthews Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
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HOU
4th Southwest
41
41
6-4
23-18
18-23
DAL
2nd Southwest
42
40
7-3
23-18
19-22
 
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
DAL
2 players 20.4
2 players 5.4
2 players 5.0
2 players 1.2
4 players 1.2