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Howard scores 22, Rockets beat T-Wolves in Mexico


By CARLOS RODRIGUEZ
Posted Nov 13 2014 6:39AM

MEXICO CITY (AP) Feeling better after missing his first game of the season because of a flu-like virus, Dwight Howard promised to put on a show for his Mexican fans. And he delivered.

Howard, who missed Saturday's game against the Golden State Warriors, had 22 points and 10 rebounds Wednesday as the Houston Rockets beat the Minnesota Timberwolves 113-101 at Arena Ciudad de Mexico in the first regular-season game played south of the border since 1997.

"It's a big honor to play in Mexico. We had an amazing time even though it was a super short trip. The last time we lost so I wanted to come back with a better effort," said Howard, who fed off the 18,996 fans. "I've always wanted to come to Mexico. The fans were great. They were standing and cheering from warm-ups until the end ... I wish I could play all of our games here in Mexico."

James Harden led the Rockets with 23 points and a team-high 10 assists, but was only 8 of 23 from the field.

Trevor Ariza added 19 points and Kostas Papanikolau scored a career-high 14 for the Rockets (7-1), who tied Memphis for the best record in the Western Conference.

"We want to be the best at the end of the year," Howard said. "The West is a tough Conference, but if we play hard, we can beat anybody. We want to hold the trophy at the end of the year. That's what we talk about every day."

With Ricky Rubio sidelined indefinitely after spraining his left ankle during Friday's loss to the Orlando Magic, the Wolves lost their third straight game.

Corey Brewer scored 18 points and rookie Andrew Wiggins added 15 for Minnesota.

The Rockets played without starting point guard Patrick Beverley and couldn't pull away until the third quarter.

"In the first half it was tough. We couldn't get any stops," Harden said. "In the third quarter we locked down and made a run to seal the game then."

The teams played without incident nearly a year after a game between the San Antonio Spurs and Timberwolves was canceled because a short circuit in a generator room sent smoke and fumes inside the Mexico City Arena during warmups.

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TIP-INS

Timberwolves: After hitting 46.2 percent from the field in their first three games, Minnesota shot under 45 percent (44.4) from the field for the fifth straight night. ... The Wolves turned the ball over 13 times.

Rockets: After going 0 for 6 from beyond the arc in the loss against the Warriors, Ariza nailed three 3-pointers. ... The Rockets defense, which held opponents under 100 points in their first seven games of the season, allowed more than 100 for the first time.

UP NEXT

Timberwolves: At New Orleans on Friday.

Rockets: Hosts Philadelphia on Friday.

"MEXICAN" ROCKETS

Houston played in Mexico City for the sixth time in their history. The Rockets played the first ever NBA game south of the border in the 1992 preseason. Also, Houston played in the first regular season in Mexico when they defeated Dallas 108-106 in 1997. Their overall record in Mexican soil is now 4-2.


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HOU
MIN
     
    • 48.3%

    • 44.4%

    • 46.4%

    • 50.0%

    • 73.7%

    • 76.7%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
HOU MIN
Total Rebounds 40 41
Offensive Rebounds 13 9
Turnovers 13 13
Fast Break Pts: 16 16
Biggest Lead: 21 3
Points in the Paint: 54 40
HOU MIN
p Harden   23 Brewer   18
rb Howard   10 Pekovic   13
a Harden   10 LaVine   9
s Harden   3 Pekovic   2
b Howard   4 Dieng   2
 
  • 11/12 - HOU 113 @ MIN 101
  • 12/05 - HOU 114 @ MIN 112
  • 02/23 - MIN 102 @ HOU 113
  • 03/27 - MIN 110 @ HOU 120
Houston Rockets (7-1)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Ariza F 33:52 7-12 3-6 2-2 +13 1 4 5 1 2 2 2 0 0 19
D. Motiejunas F 30:33 4-9 0-1 0-0 +19 4 3 7 4 4 1 3 2 1 8
D. Howard C 33:20 9-16 0-0 4-5 +8 2 8 10 2 3 0 0 4 2 22
J. Harden G 39:45 8-23 2-8 5-5 +13 1 3 4 10 3 3 1 0 1 23
I. Canaan G 26:12 2-7 0-3 1-2 -7 0 2 2 1 2 0 3 0 1 5
J. Terry   23:11 3-3 3-3 0-0 +14 0 3 3 3 4 1 1 1 0 9
K. Papanikolaou   24:01 4-8 4-4 2-3 +9 0 0 0 4 5 0 1 0 1 14
T. Black   16:53 5-6 0-0 0-0 +4 4 2 6 0 3 0 1 0 0 10
T. Daniels   05:19 1-4 1-3 0-0 -5 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 3
N. Johnson   03:54 0-0 0-0 0-0 -4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Dorsey   03:00 0-1 0-0 0-2 -4 1 2 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
F. Garcia DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 43-89 13-28 14-19   13 27 40 25 29 7 13 7 6 113
  48.3% 46.4% 73.7%   team rebs: 8 total to: 13
Minnesota Timberwolves (2-5)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
A. Wiggins F 31:30 6-13 1-2 2-2 -5 0 1 1 0 4 0 4 1 1 15
T. Young F 27:12 2-10 1-1 1-2 -11 1 2 3 1 3 1 0 1 1 6
N. Pekovic C 28:06 4-10 0-0 3-3 -9 4 9 13 0 0 2 1 1 2 11
K. Martin G 22:01 4-7 1-1 3-4 -2 1 4 5 1 1 1 1 0 1 12
Z. LaVine G 34:26 2-9 0-2 4-4 -5 0 3 3 9 4 0 3 0 0 8
C. Brewer   24:12 7-7 1-1 3-5 -10 0 4 4 2 1 1 1 0 0 18
G. Dieng   13:47 3-7 0-1 2-2 -12 1 2 3 2 1 0 1 2 0 8
A. Bennett   08:48 1-1 0-0 0-0 -3 1 3 4 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
M. Williams   13:34 0-5 0-0 2-2 -7 0 2 2 6 2 0 2 0 2 2
S. Muhammad   14:23 3-6 0-0 3-6 -11 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 9
R. Hummel   08:28 3-4 2-3 0-0 +5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 8
R. Turiaf   09:39 0-0 0-0 0-0 +6 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
C. Budinger   03:54 1-2 0-1 0-0 +4 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 2
Total   240 36-81 6-12 23-30   9 32 41 22 17 6 13 6 7 101
  44.4% 50.0% 76.7%   team rebs: 14 total to: 14

inactive

  • Rockets: Beverley, Capela, Jones
  • Timberwolves: Robinson, Rubio

technical fouls

  • Rockets: --
  • Timberwolves: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 4
  • Times Tied: 6

arena stats

  • Arena: Mexico City Arena, Mexico City, Mexico,
  • Officials: #28 Zach Zarba, #6 Tony Brown, #77 Karl Lane
  • Attendance: 18996
  • Duration: 2:18
Houston Rockets (51-24) Minnesota Timberwolves (16-59)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Pekovic vs Howard (Motiejunas gains possession)
Howard Jump Shot: Missed Block: Pekovic (1 BLK)  11:42  
  11:41 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:25 Wiggins Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:24 Pekovic Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:22 Pekovic Hook Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:21  
Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  11:15  
Harden Foul: Personal (1 PF)  11:07  
  10:56 Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed Block: Howard (1 BLK) 
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:55  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST)  10:49
[HOU 3-0]
 
  10:29 Young Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:28  
Harden Jump Shot: Missed Block: Wiggins (1 BLK)  10:21  
  10:20 Team Rebound 
  10:02 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
  10:01 Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  10:00 Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:59  
Motiejunas Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST)  09:51
[HOU 5-0]
 
  09:32
[MIN 2-5]
LaVine Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Motiejunas Jump Hook Shot: Missed  09:12  
  09:11 Young Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Motiejunas Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  09:01  
  09:01 Young Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:01 Team Rebound 
  09:01
[MIN 3-5]
Young Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  08:51
[HOU 7-3]
 
  08:32 LaVine Jump Shot: Missed 
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:30  
Harden Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:15
[HOU 9-3]
 
  08:00
[MIN 5-9]
Wiggins Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: LaVine (1 AST) 
Howard Dunk Shot: Missed  07:45  
  07:44 Team Rebound 
  07:34
[MIN 7-9]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: LaVine (2 AST) 
Howard Running Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:19
[HOU 11-7]
 
  07:05
[MIN 10-11]
Young 3pt Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: LaVine (3 AST) 
Ariza Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  06:35  
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:34  
Canaan Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  06:18  
Canaan Substitution replaced by Terry  06:18  
Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Papanikolaou  06:18  
  06:07 Young Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  06:06  
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  05:53  
  05:52 Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Howard Violation:Defensive Goaltending  05:46  
  05:46
[MIN 12-11]
LaVine Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  05:31 Martin Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  05:31 Team Timeout : Regular 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  05:25  
  05:24 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:06
[MIN 14-11]
Wiggins Driving Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Howard Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Papanikolaou (1 AST)  04:48
[HOU 13-14]
 
  04:48 LaVine Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Ariza Substitution replaced by Motiejunas  04:48  
Howard Free Throw 1 of 1 (5 PTS)  04:48
[HOU 14-14]
 
  04:31 Wiggins Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  04:31 Wiggins Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  04:31 Martin Substitution replaced by Brewer 
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Papanikolaou (2 AST)  04:12
[HOU 17-14]
 
  04:01
[MIN 17-17]
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: LaVine (4 AST) 
Howard Slam Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Papanikolaou (3 AST)  03:45
[HOU 19-17]
 
  03:23 Young Jump Shot: Missed 
Terry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:22  
  03:05 Young Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (3 FTA) 
Papanikolaou Free Throw 1 of 3 Missed  03:05  
Team Rebound  03:05  
Papanikolaou Free Throw 2 of 3 (1 PTS)  03:05
[HOU 20-17]
 
  03:05 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Dieng 
Howard Substitution replaced by Black  03:05  
Papanikolaou Free Throw 3 of 3 (2 PTS)  03:05
[HOU 21-17]
 
  02:55 Dieng Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:55  
Harden Jump Shot: Missed  02:34  
  02:33 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:18
[MIN 19-21]
Dieng Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST) 
Papanikolaou Jump Shot: Missed Block: Dieng (1 BLK)  01:58  
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  01:57  
Papanikolaou 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (1 AST)  01:52
[HOU 24-19]
 
  01:28
[MIN 22-24]
Wiggins 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
  01:08 LaVine Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Harden Substitution replaced by Ariza  01:08  
Black Substitution replaced by Howard  01:08  
  01:08 Young Substitution replaced by Bennett 
  01:08 LaVine Substitution replaced by Williams 
  01:08 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Muhammad 
Motiejunas Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  01:02  
Motiejunas Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  01:02  
Howard Violation:Defensive Goaltending  00:53.1  
  00:53.1
[MIN 24-24]
Muhammad Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (1 AST) 
  00:42.3 Dieng Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:42.3
[HOU 25-24]
 
Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Daniels  00:42.3  
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:42.3
[HOU 26-24]
 
  00:35.1
[MIN 26-26]
Muhammad Driving Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Howard Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Terry (1 AST)  00:21.1
[HOU 28-26]
 
  00:01.9 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.9 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:00.4 Dieng Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Houston Rockets (51-24) Minnesota Timberwolves (16-59)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Daniels Foul: Personal (1 PF)  11:52  
  11:38
[MIN 28-28]
Brewer Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Dieng (1 AST) 
Daniels Jump Shot: Missed  11:22  
  11:21 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  11:10 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  11:09  
Terry Substitution replaced by Canaan  11:09  
Howard Jump Shot: Missed Block: Dieng (2 BLK)  10:57  
  10:56 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Papanikolaou Foul: Personal (1 PF)  10:55  
  10:36 Dieng Layup Shot: Missed 
  10:35 Bennett Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  10:33
[MIN 30-28]
Bennett Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Canaan Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:23
[HOU 30-30]
 
  10:23 Williams Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Daniels Substitution replaced by Harden  10:23  
Canaan Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  10:23
[HOU 31-30]
 
  10:12 Muhammad Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  10:11  
Howard Running Hook Shot: Made (13 PTS)  09:53
[HOU 33-30]
 
  09:34
[MIN 32-33]
Dieng Jump Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Papanikolaou 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Howard (1 AST)  09:14
[HOU 36-32]
 
  09:01
[MIN 34-36]
Brewer Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Williams (2 AST) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  08:43  
  08:42 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:39 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (1 ST) 
Canaan 3pt Shot: Missed  08:35  
Team Rebound  08:33  
  08:33  
  08:33 Dieng Substitution replaced by Pekovic 
Papanikolaou Substitution replaced by Motiejunas  08:33  
Howard Jump Shot: Missed  08:26  
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  08:25  
Motiejunas Layup Shot: Missed Block: Bennett (1 BLK)  08:23  
  08:22 Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:19 Muhammad Layup Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:18  
Ariza Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST)  08:15
[HOU 38-34]
 
  08:07 Brewer Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Harden (1 ST) 
Canaan Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Pekovic (1 ST)  08:03  
Howard Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  07:59  
  07:59 Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:59 Team Rebound 
  07:59
[MIN 35-38]
Muhammad Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  07:48  
  07:47 Bennett Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:43
[MIN 37-38]
Brewer Slam Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Williams (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:42  
Canaan Substitution replaced by Terry  07:42  
Harden Jump Shot: Missed  07:29  
Team Rebound  07:28  
Harden Floating Jump shot: Made (7 PTS)  07:21
[HOU 40-37]
 
Howard Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  07:08  
  07:08
[MIN 38-40]
Williams Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  07:08 Brewer Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
  07:08
[MIN 39-40]
Williams Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  06:55  
  06:54 Bennett Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:46 Williams Jump Shot: Missed Block: Terry (1 BLK) 
Terry Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:44  
Terry Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  06:37  
Terry Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  06:37  
  06:37 Bennett Substitution replaced by Young 
  06:29 Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Harden (2 ST) 
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Terry (2 AST)  06:25
[HOU 42-39]
 
  06:25 Williams Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
  06:25 Muhammad Substitution replaced by Martin 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 1 (10 PTS)  06:25
[HOU 43-39]
 
  06:07 Wiggins Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:06  
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  05:56  
  05:55 Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  05:40
[MIN 41-43]
Pekovic Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  05:27 Young Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  05:27 Williams Substitution replaced by LaVine 
Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Papanikolaou  05:27  
Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  05:15
[HOU 45-41]
 
  04:53 Pekovic Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO) 
Howard Substitution replaced by Black  04:53  
Black Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  04:38  
Black Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  04:38  
  04:19 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:18  
Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Young (1 ST)  04:13  
Ariza Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  04:10  
  04:10
[MIN 42-45]
Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  04:10
[MIN 43-45]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Papanikolaou Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  03:51  
Black Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  03:49  
Black Tip Shot: Made (2 PTS)  03:49
[HOU 47-43]
 
Terry Substitution replaced by Canaan  03:41  
  03:37 Pekovic Layup Shot: Missed 
Black Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:36  
  03:31 Wiggins Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS)  03:31
[HOU 48-43]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS)  03:31
[HOU 49-43]
 
  03:14
[MIN 45-49]
Young Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Martin (1 AST) 
Black Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST)  02:59
[HOU 51-45]
 
  02:30
[MIN 47-51]
Martin Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Canaan Jump Shot: Missed  02:20  
  02:19 Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  02:13 Team Timeout : Regular 
Ariza Substitution replaced by Howard  02:13  
  02:07 Young Jump Shot: Missed 
Canaan Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:05  
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  01:59  
  01:58 Martin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:42 Wiggins Running Jump Shot: Missed Block: Howard (2 BLK) 
  01:42 Team Rebound 
  01:38 Martin Jump Shot: Missed 
Black Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:37  
Harden Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  01:11
[HOU 53-47]
 
  01:00 LaVine Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  00:59.9  
Canaan Jump Shot: Missed Block: Young (1 BLK)  00:35.9  
  00:33.9 Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  00:31.2
[MIN 49-53]
Wiggins Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: LaVine (5 AST) 
Harden Jump Shot: Missed  00:05.8  
  00:04.8 Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  00:00.2 LaVine Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Houston Rockets (51-24) Minnesota Timberwolves (16-59)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:48 Young Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  11:47  
Motiejunas Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS)  11:31
[HOU 55-49]
 
  11:15 Young Jump Shot: Missed Block: Howard (3 BLK) 
  11:14 Young Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  11:07 Young Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  11:06  
Motiejunas Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF)  10:58  
Motiejunas Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  10:58  
  10:45 Martin Jump Shot: Missed Block: Howard (4 BLK) 
  10:45 Team Rebound 
  10:32 LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed 
Canaan Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:31  
Howard Alley Oop Layup shot: Missed  10:19  
  10:18 Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
Canaan Foul: Personal (1 PF)  10:17  
Howard Foul: Personal (3 PF)  10:08  
  09:55 Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:54 Team Rebound 
  09:54 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Howard Dunk Shot: Missed  09:37  
Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:33  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  09:30  
Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:29  
Howard Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Harden (4 AST)  09:20
[HOU 57-49]
 
  09:19 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:07 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:06  
  08:58 Young Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS)  08:58
[HOU 58-49]
 
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:58  
  08:57 Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
  08:41
[MIN 51-58]
Wiggins Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Pekovic (2 ST)  08:24  
Harden Foul: Personal (2 PF)  08:20  
  08:07 Pekovic Jump Shot: Missed Block: Motiejunas (1 BLK) 
  08:06 Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  08:06
[MIN 53-58]
Martin Tip Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (2 AST)  07:43
[HOU 61-53]
 
  07:22 LaVine Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  07:21  
Canaan Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS)  07:14
[HOU 63-53]
 
  07:14 LaVine Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) 
  07:14 Team Timeout : Short 
Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Papanikolaou  07:14  
Canaan Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  07:14  
  07:14 Pekovic Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  07:01 Young Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:59 Pekovic Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
  06:59
[MIN 55-63]
Pekovic Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Papanikolaou Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA)  06:59  
  06:59
[MIN 56-63]
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
Ariza Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  06:47  
  06:46 Pekovic Rebound (Off:3 Def:9) 
  06:42 Wiggins Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF) 
  06:42 Wiggins Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Papanikolaou 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Harden (5 AST)  06:30
[HOU 66-56]
 
Papanikolaou Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  06:08  
  06:08 Martin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:08 Team Rebound 
Ariza Substitution replaced by Terry  06:08  
  06:08
[MIN 57-66]
Martin Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS) 
Canaan 3pt Shot: Missed  06:00  
Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  05:59  
Papanikolaou Jump Shot: Missed  05:52  
  05:51 Martin Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  05:40
[MIN 60-66]
Martin 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Young (1 AST) 
Harden Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  05:19  
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  05:18  
Howard Tip Shot: Made (18 PTS)  05:18
[HOU 68-60]
 
  05:05
[MIN 62-68]
Martin Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: LaVine (6 AST) 
Papanikolaou Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Martin (1 ST)  04:48  
Terry Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  04:45  
  04:45
[MIN 63-68]
Wiggins Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Canaan Substitution replaced by Ariza  04:45  
  04:45
[MIN 64-68]
Wiggins Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  04:35 Wiggins Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
  04:35 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Muhammad 
Howard Driving Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS)  04:28
[HOU 70-64]
 
  04:12 Martin Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Harden (3 ST) 
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed  04:06  
  04:05 Young Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:58 LaVine 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:57 Muhammad Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  03:56 Muhammad Putback Layup Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:8)  03:55  
Team Timeout : Regular  03:53  
  03:53 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Dieng 
  03:53 Martin Substitution replaced by Brewer 
Harden Substitution replaced by Motiejunas  03:53  
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Howard (2 AST)  03:33
[HOU 73-64]
 
Ariza Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) (2 FTA)  03:11  
  03:11
[MIN 65-73]
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  03:11 Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Team Rebound  03:09  
Howard Hook Shot: Missed  02:47  
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:4 Def:3)  02:46  
Motiejunas Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  02:45
[HOU 75-65]
 
  02:33
[MIN 67-75]
Dieng Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: LaVine (7 AST) 
  02:17 Brewer Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  02:17
[HOU 76-67]
 
  02:17 Young Substitution replaced by Bennett 
Howard Substitution replaced by Black  02:17  
Papanikolaou Substitution replaced by Harden  02:17  
  02:17 Dieng Violation:Lane 
Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  02:17
[HOU 77-67]
 
  02:08 LaVine Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Harden Reverse Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (3 AST)  01:53
[HOU 79-67]
 
  01:27 Dieng Jump Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:25  
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Harden (6 AST)  01:11
[HOU 82-67]
 
  00:50.1
[MIN 69-82]
Brewer Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Dieng (2 AST) 
Motiejunas Layup Shot: Missed  00:32.9  
  00:31.9 Bennett Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:23.9 LaVine Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:22.6 Team Rebound 
Black Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:22.6  
  00:22.6 Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:22.6 Team Rebound 
  00:22.6
[MIN 70-82]
Muhammad Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Black Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Harden (7 AST)  00:01.3
[HOU 84-70]
 
  00:00.0 Dieng 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Harden (8 AST)  11:50
[HOU 87-70]
 
Papanikolaou Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  11:30  
  11:30
[MIN 71-87]
Dieng Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  11:30
[MIN 72-87]
Dieng Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Missed  11:19  
Black Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  11:18  
Black Tip Shot: Made (8 PTS)  11:18
[HOU 89-72]
 
  10:54
[MIN 74-89]
Muhammad Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Williams (4 AST) 
Papanikolaou 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (4 AST)  10:41
[HOU 92-74]
 
  10:29
[MIN 76-92]
Hummel Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Williams (5 AST) 
Papanikolaou Driving Layup Shot: Missed  10:09  
  10:08 Dieng Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Terry Foul: Personal (3 PF)  09:59  
  09:59 Muhammad Substitution replaced by Wiggins 
  09:58 Wiggins Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Terry (1 ST) 
Black Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  09:41
[HOU 94-76]
 
  09:39 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:39 Hummel Substitution replaced by Turiaf 
Harden Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF)  09:30  
  09:21 Williams Jump Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:21  
Motiejunas Jump Shot: Missed  09:06  
Black Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  09:05  
Motiejunas Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Papanikolaou (4 AST)  08:58
[HOU 96-76]
 
  08:38 Wiggins Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (4 TO) 
  08:38 Dieng Substitution replaced by Pekovic 
Harden Jump Shot: Missed  08:24  
  08:23 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:10 Wiggins Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:09 Pekovic Rebound (Off:4 Def:9) 
Papanikolaou Foul: Personal (5 PF)  08:08  
Black Substitution replaced by Howard  08:08  
Papanikolaou Substitution replaced by Ariza  08:08  
  07:59
[MIN 78-96]
Pekovic Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Howard Jump Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Harden (9 AST)  07:34
[HOU 98-78]
 
Terry Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  07:18  
  07:18
[MIN 79-98]
Pekovic Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS) 
  07:18
[MIN 80-98]
Pekovic Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Terry (3 AST)  07:05
[HOU 101-80]
 
  06:54
[MIN 82-101]
Brewer Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Williams (6 AST) 
Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Missed  06:39  
  06:38 Wiggins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:20 Williams Layup Shot: Missed Block: Motiejunas (2 BLK) 
Terry Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:18  
Ariza Driving Dunk Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Harden (10 AST)  06:14
[HOU 103-82]
 
  06:07 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:07 Pekovic Substitution replaced by Hummel 
  06:07 Williams Substitution replaced by LaVine 
Terry Substitution replaced by Canaan  06:07  
  05:54
[MIN 84-103]
Wiggins Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Turiaf (1 AST) 
Motiejunas Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  05:39  
  05:20
[MIN 87-103]
Hummel 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: LaVine (8 AST) 
Harden Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  04:58  
  04:57 LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:52 LaVine Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Ariza (2 ST) 
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS)  04:48
[HOU 105-87]
 
  04:39 Wiggins 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  04:37  
  04:35 LaVine Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS)  04:35
[HOU 106-87]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS)  04:35
[HOU 107-87]
 
  04:25
[MIN 90-107]
Hummel 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: LaVine (9 AST) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  04:00  
  03:59 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Motiejunas Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  03:54  
  03:54
[MIN 91-107]
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  03:54 Wiggins Substitution replaced by Budinger 
Howard Substitution replaced by Black  03:54  
Harden Substitution replaced by Johnson  03:54  
  03:54 Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:54  
Canaan 3pt Shot: Missed  03:43  
  03:41 Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:28 LaVine Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Motiejunas (1 ST) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Canaan (1 AST)  03:17
[HOU 110-91]
 
  03:00
[MIN 93-110]
Brewer Running Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Black Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA)  03:00  
Ariza Substitution replaced by Daniels  03:00  
Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Dorsey  03:00  
Team Timeout : Regular  03:00  
  03:00
[MIN 94-110]
Brewer Free Throw 1 of 1 (18 PTS) 
Daniels Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST)  02:42  
Canaan Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  02:39  
  02:39
[MIN 95-110]
LaVine Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  02:39
[MIN 96-110]
LaVine Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Canaan Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Budinger (1 ST)  02:16  
  02:10
[MIN 98-110]
Budinger Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brewer (2 AST) 
Daniels 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS)  01:49
[HOU 113-98]
 
  01:35 Hummel 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dorsey Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:34  
Daniels 3pt Shot: Missed  01:26  
  01:24 LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:18 Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dorsey Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:17  
Black Running Hook Shot: Missed  01:06  
Dorsey Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:05  
  01:04 Hummel Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dorsey Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:04  
Team Rebound  01:04  
  01:04 Brewer Substitution replaced by Muhammad 
Dorsey Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:04  
  01:04 Turiaf Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Dorsey Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:55.3  
  00:55.3
[MIN 99-113]
LaVine Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  00:55.3
[MIN 100-113]
LaVine Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Dorsey Jump Shot: Missed  00:37.9  
  00:35.9 LaVine Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Daniels Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  00:31.0  
  00:31.0 Muhammad Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:31.0 Team Rebound 
  00:31.0
[MIN 101-113]
Muhammad Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Daniels 3pt Shot: Missed  00:16.9  
Black Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  00:14.9  
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
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HOU
1st Southwest
56
26
7-3
30-11
26-15
MIN
5th Northwest
16
66
0-10
9-32
7-34
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
HOU
2 players 28.4
Howard 14.4
Harden 8.1
Howard 3.0
Harden 2.4
MIN
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