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Rockets clinch playoff berth with 116-81 win over Kings


By KRISTIE RIEKEN
Posted Apr 13 2016 11:39PM

HOUSTON (AP) After it looked as if they'd be heading home early just a week ago, the Houston Rockets are in the playoffs after securing the final Western Conference playoff spot on the last day of the regular season.

"A lot of people wrote us off, thought we weren't going to make the playoffs and here we are," James Harden said.

Harden scored 38 points to lead the Rockets to an easy 116-81 victory over the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday night for the playoff spot.

The Rockets never trailed and had a 64-44 lead at halftime behind 16 points from Harden and 10 each from Dwight Howard and Michael Beasley.

They won their last three games to sneak into the playoffs after losing three of the previous four to fall behind Utah and into ninth place in the West. Houston will meet top-seed Golden State in the first round of the playoffs this weekend.

"We ... sat here at the beginning of the year thinking the playoffs wouldn't have been this big of a struggle, so we had expectations of making the playoffs," coach J.B. Bickerstaff said. "So, now we have to get busy."

Ben McLemore had 24 points for the Kings, in what was likely coach George Karl's final game with the team amid reports that he could be fired as soon as Thursday. Karl went 44-68 since taking the job in February 2015, and this season is the 10th straight season in which the Kings did not make the playoffs.

Karl didn't address his job status directly, but did reflect on his time with the Kings and said he thinks they built a good foundation for the future.

"There were many, many more good days than bad days, but there's no question this season had a lot of negative to it," he said. "But I think I'm proud of how we've persevered and fought through it and actually became a stronger team as we finished the year."

The Rockets are in the postseason for the fourth straight year, but they certainly didn't have the regular season they had hoped for after reaching the Western Conference finals for the first time since 1997 last season. They returned most of the pieces from that team that won 56 games, but weren't able to build on last year's success.

Things went wrong early this season and coach Kevin McHale was fired after the team won just four of its first 11 games. He was replaced by Bickerstaff, but it didn't lead to more consistent play and the Rockets were never able to keep pace with the elite teams in the West.

After a loss to the Suns on Thursday, it seemed likely that Houston would miss out on the playoffs. Instead, Utah dropped two of its next three games and the Rockets got back on track to win the remainder of their games and lock up the last postseason spot.

"We needed some big wins and guys got those," Harden said. "Tonight we played really well. Even though the Sacramento Kings were short-handed, we went out there and just took care of business. It's about us from here on out."

Sacramento was overmatched in this one from the start with Houston racing out to a 10-2 lead by the first media timeout. It wasn't surprising considering the Kings dressed just eight players, with DeMarcus Cousins, Rajon Rondo, Darren Collison, Rudy Gay and Caron Butler sitting out for rest, and Omri Casspi (strained right hamstring) and Marco Belinelli (sore right foot) missing the game with injuries.

Houston led by 21 in the third quarter when Harden scored the next 10 points, with two 3-pointers, to push it to 88-57.

That spurt gave Harden his fourth straight 30-point game, which ties a career high, and it was his 38th game this season with at least 30 points. He played less than a minute in the fourth quarter, and he and the rest of Houston's starters went to the bench for good after his 3-point play with about seven minutes remaining made it 103-71.

Harden set career marks in points (29), assists (7.5) and rebounds (6.1) to join LeBron James, Michael Jordan and Oscar Robertson as the only players in NBA history to average at least 29 points, seven assists and six rebounds in a season.

TIP-INS

Kings: Eric Moreland did not play in the second half because of a sore left foot. ... James Anderson added 13 points. ... Willie Cauley-Stein had six points, eight rebounds, three assists, two steals and a block.

Rockets: Howard finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds. ... Patrick Beverley had nine points and his six steals and 12 assists were both career highs. ... K.J. McDaniels added 11 points with four rebounds. ... Clint Capela had a career-high 17 rebounds.

HOWARD HELPS OUT

Howard hosted a blood drive on Wednesday to honor Turner sideline reporter Craig Sager, who is fighting acute myeloid leukemia. Howard visited donors at the drive after shootaround, and those who gave blood received a T-shirt featuring illustrations of Howard and Sager. Sager, who is receiving treatment in Houston, attended the game and received a loud ovation when he was introduced in the first quarter.

UP NEXT

Kings: Season over.

Rockets: Face Golden State in the first round of the playoffs.


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SAC
HOU
     
    • 33.3%

    • 48.5%

    • 29.7%

    • 28.6%

    • 46.2%

    • 63.2%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
SAC HOU
Total Rebounds 49 55
Offensive Rebounds 15 14
Turnovers 17 14
Fast Break Pts: 17 30
Biggest Lead: 0 38
Points in the Paint: 38 66
SAC HOU
p McLemore   24 Harden   38
rb Koufos   11 Capela   17
a 2 players   5 Beverley   12
s Anderson   3 Beverley   6
b Koufos   2 Capela   3
 
  • 11/06 - HOU 116 @ SAC 110
  • 12/05 - SAC 113 @ HOU 120
  • 12/15 - HOU 97 @ SAC 107
  • 04/13 - SAC 81 @ HOU 116
Sacramento Kings (33-49)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
J. Anderson F 37:12 5-12 1-5 2-6 -19 1 3 4 5 3 3 6 0 1 13
K. Koufos F 33:25 6-13 0-0 0-0 -17 4 7 11 1 3 1 0 2 1 12
W. Cauley-Stein C 31:20 3-10 0-0 0-0 -38 3 5 8 3 5 2 2 1 1 6
B. McLemore G 39:52 10-20 4-9 0-0 -36 2 3 5 3 2 2 3 0 2 24
S. Curry G 40:13 3-18 3-12 1-1 -38 1 5 6 5 1 0 5 0 1 10
Q. Acy   29:17 3-12 1-6 3-6 -16 0 8 8 2 0 2 1 1 0 10
D. Dukan   24:14 2-10 2-5 0-0 -8 2 2 4 1 2 1 0 0 0 6
E. Moreland   04:27 0-1 0-0 0-0 -8 2 1 3 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
C. Butler DND - Rest
O. Casspi NWT - Strained right hamstring
D. Collison NWT - Rest
R. Gay DND - Rest
R. Rondo NWT - Rest
Total   240 32-96 11-37 6-13   15 34 49 21 17 11 17 4 7 81
  33.3% 29.7% 46.2%   team rebs: 12 total to: 20
Houston Rockets (41-41)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Ariza F 22:27 2-9 0-5 0-0 +9 2 2 4 2 0 0 3 0 0 4
D. Motiejunas F 14:57 1-4 0-1 1-2 +10 1 3 4 2 0 0 2 1 1 3
D. Howard C 25:08 7-9 0-1 0-0 +11 2 8 10 0 1 0 0 1 1 14
J. Harden G 30:16 13-27 5-10 7-8 +22 2 2 4 4 3 0 1 0 1 38
P. Beverley G 32:51 4-7 1-4 0-0 +26 1 3 4 12 3 6 1 0 0 9
J. Smith   16:25 2-4 0-2 0-0 +13 0 0 0 5 3 3 1 0 0 4
C. Capela   22:52 3-5 0-0 0-3 +25 5 12 17 1 2 0 1 3 0 6
J. Terry   14:19 3-8 3-7 0-0 +17 0 2 2 3 0 0 0 0 0 9
C. Brewer   17:43 1-3 0-2 0-0 +21 0 0 0 1 2 0 2 0 0 2
M. Beasley   16:38 4-8 0-0 2-2 +13 0 5 5 2 0 1 1 1 1 10
K. McDaniels   12:00 4-4 1-1 2-4 +7 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 11
M. Harrell   07:15 2-5 0-0 0-0 +3 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 4
A. Goudelock   07:09 1-4 0-2 0-0 +3 0 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 0 2
Total   240 47-97 10-35 12-19   14 41 55 33 15 11 14 7 4 116
  48.5% 28.6% 63.2%   team rebs: 12 total to: 14

inactive

  • Kings: Belinelli, Cousins
  • Rockets: Dekker, Jones

technical fouls

  • Kings: --
  • Rockets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 0
  • Times Tied: 0

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #43 Dan Crawford, #63 Derek Richardson, #6 Tony Brown
  • Attendance: 18311
  • Duration: 2:00
Sacramento Kings (33-49) Houston Rockets (41-41)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Howard vs Koufos (Anderson gains possession)
Koufos Floating Jump shot: Missed Block: Motiejunas (1 BLK)  11:36  
  11:35 Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:24
[HOU 2-0]
Motiejunas Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Beverley (1 AST) 
Curry Floating Jump shot: Missed  11:11  
  11:10 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:08
[HOU 4-0]
Harden Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST) 
Curry 3pt Shot: Missed  10:41  
Team Rebound  10:41  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  10:41  
  10:19
[HOU 6-0]
Howard Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (1 AST) 
Koufos Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: McLemore (1 AST)  10:04
[SAC 2-6]
 
  09:50 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Cauley-Stein Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:49  
McLemore Driving Floating Bank Jump Shot: Missed  09:37  
  09:37 Team Rebound 
McLemore Foul: Personal (1 PF) (T Brown)  09:20  
  09:13 Harden Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  09:11 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:08 Motiejunas Hook Shot: Missed Block: Cauley-Stein (1 BLK) 
  09:07 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
Cauley-Stein Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Crawford)  09:06  
  09:01
[HOU 8-2]
Howard Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Curry Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Beverley (1 ST)  08:50  
  08:46
[HOU 10-2]
Beverley Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:46  
Curry 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Anderson (1 AST)  08:23
[SAC 5-10]
 
  08:17 Beverley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Cauley-Stein (1 ST) 
Curry Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  08:11  
  08:04
[HOU 12-5]
Howard Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Beverley (2 AST) 
Cauley-Stein Jump Shot: Missed  07:51  
  07:49 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:41
[HOU 15-5]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Ariza (2 AST) 
Cauley-Stein Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  07:32  
Cauley-Stein Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Richardson)  07:27  
  07:27
[HOU 16-5]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Cauley-Stein Substitution replaced by Acy  07:27  
  07:27
[HOU 17-5]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Koufos Floating Jump shot: Missed  07:16  
  07:15 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  07:07 Harden Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  07:06 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:05 Howard Layup Shot: Missed Block: Koufos (1 BLK) 
Curry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:02  
McLemore 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Anderson (2 AST)  06:52
[SAC 8-17]
 
  06:39
[HOU 20-8]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
McLemore Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (D Richardson)  06:39  
  06:39 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Smith 
  06:39
[HOU 21-8]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 1 (8 PTS) 
Curry Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO)  06:28  
McLemore Substitution replaced by Dukan  06:28  
  06:19 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Koufos Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:18  
Acy 3pt Shot: Missed  06:07  
Dukan Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  06:06  
  06:04 Smith Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Richardson) 
Acy Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:04  
Team Rebound  06:04  
Acy Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  06:04
[SAC 9-21]
 
  05:50 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:49  
Anderson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  05:34
[SAC 12-21]
 
  05:14 Smith Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
  05:00 Howard Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brown) 
Anderson Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  05:00
[SAC 13-21]
 
Anderson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:00  
  05:00 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:48 Ariza Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Acy (1 ST) 
Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed  04:43  
  04:42 Team Rebound 
  04:28 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:27 Team Rebound 
  04:27 Howard Substitution replaced by Capela 
Koufos Substitution replaced by Moreland  04:27  
  04:16 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Moreland Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:15  
Anderson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST)  03:58  
  03:53 Harden Running Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:51 Ariza Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  03:50
[HOU 23-13]
Ariza Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Curry 3pt Shot: Missed  03:37  
  03:36 Capela Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:28 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:27 Capela Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:23
[HOU 26-13]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Capela (1 AST) 
  03:09 Beverley Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Richardson) 
  03:09 Beverley Substitution replaced by Terry 
  03:09 Ariza Substitution replaced by Brewer 
Acy 3pt Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Moreland (1 AST)  02:55
[SAC 16-26]
 
  02:40
[HOU 28-16]
Capela Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST) 
Dukan Jump Shot: Missed  02:17  
Team Rebound  02:16  
  02:16 Team Timeout : Regular 
Anderson Substitution replaced by McLemore  02:16  
Acy 3pt Shot: Missed  02:14  
Team Rebound  02:14  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  02:14  
  02:02 Terry Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Dukan Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:01  
Dukan Pullup Jump shot: Missed  01:48  
  01:47 Terry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:41
[HOU 30-16]
Harden Running Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Terry (1 AST) 
McLemore Cutting Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Acy (1 AST)  01:30
[SAC 18-30]
 
Moreland Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Richardson)  01:13  
  01:13
[HOU 31-18]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  01:13 Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Acy Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:13  
Curry Pullup Jump shot: Missed  00:56.9  
Moreland Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:55.8  
Moreland Hook Shot: Missed Block: Capela (1 BLK)  00:53.9  
Moreland Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  00:51.9  
Curry 3pt Shot: Missed  00:46.9  
  00:44.9 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:38.6
[HOU 34-18]
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Curry 3pt Shot: Missed  00:20.8  
  00:20.5 Terry Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  00:03.9 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Acy Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:02.1  
End of 1st Quarter
Sacramento Kings (33-49) Houston Rockets (41-41)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
  11:45
[HOU 36-18]
Beasley Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Beverley (3 AST) 
Dukan Jump Shot: Missed  11:24  
  11:22 Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:18
[HOU 38-18]
Brewer Running Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Beverley (4 AST) 
McLemore Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Beverley (2 ST)  10:56  
  10:52
[HOU 40-18]
Beverley Running Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
McLemore Driving Layup Shot: Missed  10:35  
Cauley-Stein Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:34  
Cauley-Stein Putback Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:34
[SAC 20-40]
 
  10:23 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Cauley-Stein Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  10:22  
Dukan 3pt Shot: Missed  10:16  
  10:16 Team Rebound 
Acy Substitution replaced by Koufos  10:16  
  10:00 Beasley Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
Curry Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:59  
Dukan Substitution replaced by Acy  09:45  
Curry Substitution replaced by Anderson  09:45  
Acy 3pt Shot: Missed  09:39  
  09:39 Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:31
[HOU 43-20]
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST) 
Acy Driving Layup Shot: Missed  09:12  
  09:11 Capela Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:07 Brewer Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Anderson (1 ST) 
Cauley-Stein Pullup Jump shot: Missed  08:58  
Koufos Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:57  
Koufos Putback Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  08:57
[SAC 22-43]
 
  08:46 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:45 Capela Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  08:45
[HOU 45-22]
Capela Putback Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:40  
McLemore 3pt Shot: Missed  08:26  
  08:24 Capela Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Koufos Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brown)  08:17  
  08:17
[HOU 46-22]
Beasley Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  08:17
[HOU 47-22]
Beasley Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Anderson Pullup Jump shot: Missed  07:59  
  07:57 Team Rebound 
  07:43
[HOU 49-22]
Beasley Cutting Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Terry (2 AST) 
Anderson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Beasley (1 ST)  07:21  
  07:16 Beasley Running Layup Shot: Missed Block: Acy (1 BLK) 
  07:16 Team Rebound 
Acy Substitution replaced by Curry  07:16  
  07:09 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Curry Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:06  
  07:05 Beverley Foul: Personal (2 PF) (D Crawford) 
Koufos Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Cauley-Stein (1 AST)  06:50
[SAC 24-49]
 
  06:27 Beasley Cutting Layup Shot: Missed 
Anderson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:26  
Anderson Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Beasley (1 BLK)  06:17  
Koufos Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  06:15  
Koufos Putback Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  06:15
[SAC 26-49]
 
  06:06
[HOU 51-26]
Beasley Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Beverley (5 AST) 
Cauley-Stein Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Curry (1 AST)  06:00
[SAC 28-51]
 
  05:48
[HOU 54-28]
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
  05:35 Capela Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Crawford) 
  05:35  
  05:35 Capela Substitution replaced by Ariza 
  05:35 Terry Substitution replaced by Howard 
  05:35 Brewer Substitution replaced by Harden 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  05:21  
  05:03
[HOU 56-28]
Howard Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST) 
Curry Pullup Jump shot: Missed  04:51  
  04:50 Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:43 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:42 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Koufos Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (D Richardson)  04:42  
  04:29 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Koufos Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  04:29  
Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed  04:19  
  04:18 Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:12
[HOU 58-28]
Beverley Running Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
McLemore 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Anderson (3 AST)  03:55
[SAC 31-58]
 
  03:45 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Cauley-Stein (2 ST) 
Curry Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Beverley (3 ST)  03:39  
  03:35
[HOU 60-31]
Beasley Running Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Beverley (6 AST) 
McLemore 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Curry (2 AST)  03:07
[SAC 34-60]
 
  02:51 Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Anderson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:50  
  02:37 Harden Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Crawford) 
  02:37 Team Timeout : Regular 
Cauley-Stein Substitution replaced by Acy  02:37  
Curry Substitution replaced by Dukan  02:37  
  02:37 Beasley Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
Dukan 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Acy (2 AST)  02:27
[SAC 37-60]
 
  02:14 Motiejunas Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Anderson (2 ST) 
Anderson Running Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS)  02:10
[SAC 39-60]
 
  02:00 Motiejunas Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Dukan (1 ST) 
McLemore Running Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Dukan (1 AST)  01:54
[SAC 41-60]
 
  01:52 Team Timeout : Short 
  01:38
[HOU 62-41]
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST) 
Dukan 3pt Shot: Missed  01:14  
  01:14 Ariza Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  01:11 Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Anderson (3 ST) 
McLemore 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Anderson (4 AST)  01:07
[SAC 44-62]
 
  00:49.6
[HOU 64-44]
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Made (16 PTS) 
  00:42.8 Harden Foul: Personal (2 PF) (T Brown) 
McLemore 3pt Shot: Missed  00:34.9  
McLemore Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:33.9  
Acy 3pt Shot: Missed  00:26.9  
McLemore Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  00:25.9  
Anderson Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.9  
Dukan Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  00:01.0  
Dukan Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Sacramento Kings (33-49) Houston Rockets (41-41)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:40 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Koufos Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  11:39  
Curry Foul: Offensive (1 PF) (T Brown)  11:23  
Curry Turnover : Foul (5 TO)  11:23  
  11:07 Motiejunas Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Koufos Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  11:06  
McLemore Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Cauley-Stein (2 AST)  10:49
[SAC 46-64]
 
  10:34
[HOU 67-46]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (2 AST) 
Anderson Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Beverley (4 ST)  10:17  
  10:13
[HOU 69-46]
Harden Running Dunk Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Beverley (7 AST) 
Koufos Hook Shot: Missed  09:54  
  09:53 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:47 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Koufos Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  09:46  
McLemore Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  09:43  
  09:23 Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
McLemore Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  09:22  
Anderson Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Beverley (5 ST)  09:16  
  09:11 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:10  
Curry Jump Shot: Missed  08:55  
  08:55 Team Rebound 
  08:46 Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Missed 
Koufos Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  08:45  
  08:30 Howard Foul: Defense 3 Second (1 PF) (D Richardson) 
Curry Free Throw Technical (4 PTS)  08:30
[SAC 47-69]
 
McLemore Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO)  08:25  
  08:16
[HOU 71-47]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Beverley (8 AST) 
Anderson Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Beverley (6 ST)  07:53  
  07:47
[HOU 73-47]
Ariza Running Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Beverley (9 AST) 
Curry 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Koufos (1 AST)  07:26
[SAC 50-73]
 
  07:11 Harden Floating Jump shot: Missed 
  07:10 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:09 Harden Jump Shot: Missed Block: Koufos (2 BLK) 
Curry Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:08  
Curry 3pt Shot: Missed  07:02  
Curry Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  07:01  
McLemore Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Cauley-Stein (3 AST)  07:00
[SAC 52-73]
 
  07:00 Team Timeout : Regular 
Cauley-Stein Substitution replaced by Acy  07:00  
  06:45
[HOU 75-52]
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Harden (4 AST) 
Acy Jump Shot: Missed  06:22  
  06:22 Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:16 Harden Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed 
McLemore Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  06:15  
Anderson Running Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: McLemore (2 AST)  06:11
[SAC 54-75]
 
  05:52 Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Acy Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:51  
Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed  05:41  
  05:40 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
Anderson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford)  05:33  
  05:33 Motiejunas Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  05:33 Team Rebound 
  05:33
[HOU 76-54]
Motiejunas Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
McLemore 3pt Shot: Missed  05:12  
  05:11 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:07 Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Koufos (1 ST) 
  05:01 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Smith 
Anderson Substitution replaced by Dukan  05:01  
Acy Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: McLemore (3 AST)  04:48
[SAC 56-76]
 
  04:31
[HOU 78-56]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Beverley (10 AST) 
Curry 3pt Shot: Missed  04:23  
  04:22 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  04:10 Ariza Jump Shot: Missed 
McLemore Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  04:09  
  03:59 Smith Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (D Richardson) 
Acy Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  03:59
[SAC 57-78]
 
Koufos Substitution replaced by Cauley-Stein  03:59  
  03:59 Ariza Substitution replaced by Brewer 
Acy Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:59  
  03:59 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  03:48
[HOU 81-57]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (28 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
Acy Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Smith (2 ST)  03:35  
  03:30 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:30 Harden Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Dukan Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Richardson)  03:30  
  03:30
[HOU 82-57]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (29 PTS) 
  03:30
[HOU 83-57]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (30 PTS) 
McLemore Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Howard (1 BLK)  03:16  
  03:15 Harden Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  03:11
[HOU 85-57]
Harden Running Layup Shot: Made (32 PTS) 
Curry Driving Hook Shot: Missed  02:52  
Cauley-Stein Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  02:51  
Cauley-Stein Tip Layup Shot: Missed  02:51  
  02:49 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  02:42
[HOU 88-57]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (35 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:41  
Curry Substitution replaced by Anderson  02:41  
  02:28 Beverley Foul: Personal (3 PF) (T Brown) 
  02:17 Brewer Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford) 
Anderson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:17  
Team Rebound  02:17  
Anderson Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  02:17
[SAC 58-88]
 
  02:10 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:06 Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Cauley-Stein Foul: Personal Block (3 PF) (D Crawford)  02:05  
  01:50 Brewer Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Acy (2 ST) 
Anderson Running Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  01:44
[SAC 60-88]
 
  01:28 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dukan Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  01:27  
Cauley-Stein Pullup Jump shot: Missed  01:11  
  01:10 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  01:00
[HOU 90-60]
Howard Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Beverley (11 AST) 
McLemore Fadeaway Bank shot: Made (22 PTS)  00:43.8
[SAC 62-90]
 
  00:27.0
[HOU 92-62]
Smith Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Beverley (12 AST) 
Anderson Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  00:05.1
[SAC 64-92]
 
  00:00.0 Howard 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Acy Pullup Jump shot: Missed  11:46  
  11:45 Capela Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  11:34
[HOU 95-64]
McDaniels 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST) 
Acy Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  11:09  
  11:08 Capela Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  11:00 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Cauley-Stein Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  10:59  
Cauley-Stein Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  10:49
[SAC 66-95]
 
  10:32 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
Acy Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  10:31  
  10:23 Brewer Foul: Personal (2 PF) (D Richardson) 
Acy Substitution replaced by Koufos  10:23  
Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed  10:07  
Koufos Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  10:05  
Cauley-Stein Jump Shot: Missed  09:56  
  09:54 Capela Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  09:49 Capela Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Dukan 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Curry (3 AST)  09:28
[SAC 69-95]
 
  09:16
[HOU 97-69]
Smith Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Terry (3 AST) 
Cauley-Stein Jump Shot: Missed  09:07  
  09:06 McDaniels Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Cauley-Stein Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) (D Richardson)  08:58  
  08:58  
  08:58 McDaniels Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:58 Team Rebound 
  08:58
[HOU 98-69]
McDaniels Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Cauley-Stein Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Capela (2 BLK)  08:44  
  08:43 McDaniels Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Koufos Foul: Personal (3 PF) (D Richardson)  08:42  
Cauley-Stein Violation:Kicked Ball  08:34  
  08:28 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Koufos Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  08:27  
Koufos Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Curry (4 AST)  08:16
[SAC 71-98]
 
  08:04
[HOU 100-71]
Capela Cutting Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Smith (4 AST) 
Cauley-Stein Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (1 FTA) (T Brown)  08:04  
Dukan Substitution replaced by McLemore  08:04  
  08:04 Capela Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Cauley-Stein Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  08:04  
  07:50 Smith Foul: Shooting Block (3 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brown) 
Anderson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:50  
Team Rebound  07:50  
  07:50 Brewer Substitution replaced by Harden 
Anderson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:50  
  07:50 Capela Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  07:31 Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Anderson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:30  
Cauley-Stein Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Smith (3 ST)  07:19  
  07:15
[HOU 102-71]
Harden Running Layup Shot: Made (37 PTS) Assist: Smith (5 AST) 
Anderson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (D Crawford)  07:15  
  07:15 Terry Substitution replaced by Beasley 
  07:15 Smith Substitution replaced by Harrell 
  07:15
[HOU 103-71]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 1 (38 PTS) 
  07:14 Harden Foul: Personal (3 PF) (D Richardson) 
  07:09 Harden Substitution replaced by Goudelock 
Koufos Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  06:59  
Cauley-Stein Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  06:58  
Curry 3pt Shot: Missed  06:52  
  06:51 Capela Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  06:41
[HOU 105-71]
McDaniels Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Beasley (1 AST) 
Anderson Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) Steal:Goudelock (1 ST)  06:28  
  06:23
[HOU 107-71]
Harrell Running Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Goudelock (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  06:23  
Cauley-Stein Substitution replaced by Acy  06:23  
McLemore Jump Shot: Missed  06:11  
  06:10 McDaniels Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:50 Goudelock Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:McLemore (1 ST) 
Koufos Running Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Anderson (5 AST)  05:44
[SAC 73-107]
 
  05:27 Goudelock Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
McLemore 3pt Shot: Missed  05:14  
  05:13 Capela Rebound (Off:2 Def:9) 
  05:04
[HOU 109-73]
Goudelock Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Curry 3pt Shot: Missed  04:53  
Anderson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:53  
  04:52 Capela Foul: Personal (2 PF) (T Brown) 
McLemore Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Capela (3 BLK)  04:46  
  04:45 Capela Rebound (Off:2 Def:10) 
  04:40 Beasley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:McLemore (2 ST) 
McLemore Running Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS)  04:35
[SAC 75-109]
 
  04:15 Beasley Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
Acy Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  04:14  
Koufos Jump Shot: Missed  04:02  
  04:01 Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Anderson Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) (D Crawford)  03:57  
  03:57
[HOU 110-75]
McDaniels Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Anderson Substitution replaced by Dukan  03:57  
  03:57 McDaniels Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Acy Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  03:57  
Koufos Driving Hook Shot: Missed  03:39  
  03:38 Capela Rebound (Off:2 Def:11) 
  03:29
[HOU 112-75]
McDaniels Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Beasley (2 AST) 
Curry 3pt Shot: Missed  03:18  
Koufos Rebound (Off:4 Def:7)  03:17  
Acy 3pt Shot: Missed  03:09  
  03:08 Capela Rebound (Off:2 Def:12) 
  03:01 Goudelock 3pt Shot: Missed 
Acy Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  03:00  
Koufos Pullup Jump shot: Missed  02:48  
Team Rebound  02:48  
  02:48 Harrell Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brown) 
  02:48 Team Timeout : Regular 
Koufos Substitution replaced by Cauley-Stein  02:48  
Acy Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:48  
Team Rebound  02:48  
Acy Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS)  02:48
[SAC 76-112]
 
  02:32 Harrell Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:32 Capela Rebound (Off:3 Def:12) 
  02:28 Capela Hook Shot: Missed 
  02:27 Capela Rebound (Off:4 Def:12) 
  02:26 Capela Hook Shot: Missed 
  02:25 Capela Rebound (Off:5 Def:12) 
Dukan Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (T Brown)  02:24  
  02:24 Capela Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:24 Team Rebound 
  02:24 Capela Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Acy Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  02:24  
Curry Jump Shot: Missed Block: Harrell (1 BLK)  02:10  
  02:09 Harrell Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:05
[HOU 114-76]
Harrell Running Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Dukan 3pt Shot: Missed  01:52  
  01:51 Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  01:40 Harrell Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Curry Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  01:39  
Dukan Jump Shot: Missed  01:28  
  01:28 Team Rebound 
  01:21 Harrell Running Layup Shot: Missed 
Cauley-Stein Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  01:20  
McLemore 3pt Shot: Missed  01:09  
  01:08 Beasley Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  00:51.9 Goudelock Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:49.9  
Acy Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Curry (5 AST)  00:36.0
[SAC 78-114]
 
  00:13.8 Goudelock 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:12.9 McDaniels Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:12.9
[HOU 116-78]
McDaniels Putback Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Curry 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS)  00:03.8
[SAC 81-116]
 
End of 4th Quarter
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SAC
3rd Pacific
33
49
5-5
18-23
15-26
HOU
4th Southwest
41
41
6-4
23-18
18-23
 
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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