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Gasol scores 27, Butler has 22 as Bulls beat Rockets 114-105


By ANDREW SELIGMAN
Posted Jan 05 2015 11:54PM

CHICAGO (AP) Whether he is emerging as an MVP candidate or not, Jimmy Butler isn't sure. The only thing that matters to him is the Chicago Bulls keep winning.

Pau Gasol had 27 points and 14 rebounds, Butler scored 22 points and the Bulls won for the 13th time in 15 games, rallying to beat the Houston Rockets 114-105 on Monday night.

Derrick Rose added 19 points and nine assists. Nikola Mirotic finished with 17 points.

Butler contained NBA scoring leader James Harden in the second half while making some big shots, and the Bulls outscored the Rockets 19-5 over the final 3:19.

"I don't know," Butler said. "We just got a really good team. Everybody showed up tonight."

Josh Smith led Houston with 21 points. Harden scored only three of his 20 in the second half, missing all nine shots, and the Rockets lost for the fourth time in six games.

A leading candidate for Most Improved Player, Butler is starting to enter the MVP discussion because of performances like this. He was particularly good in the closing minutes, scoring five points and taking a charge against Harden during the game-ending rally. That helped the Bulls wipe out a five-point deficit.

Mirotic also hit a 3 and scored five points during that stretch.

It was 100-95 before Gasol converted a three-point play off a putback with 3:19 left to start the winning rally.

Butler tied it at 100-all with 2:56 remaining and drew a charge on the perimeter by Harden, who then fouled Gasol as he attempted a jumper. Gasol made both free throws to give the Bulls a 102-100 lead with 2:06 left.

Smith, who signed with Houston on Dec. 26 after being released by Detroit, answered with a 3 to give the Rockets a one-point lead. But Butler responded with one of his own to put Chicago back on top.

A driving Rose then got fouled by Patrick Beverley and hit both free throws to make it 107-103 with 1:07 left.

After Harden missed a 3, Mirotic made his attempt to make it 110-103 with 39.6 seconds remaining. That sealed Chicago's sixth straight win against the Western Conference.

The Bulls got 12 blocks - six from Noah - and hit 27 of 30 free throws. The Rockets attempted just five foul shots, one more than the franchise low.

"We just didn't execute down the stretch," Smith said. "We played our butts off for about 40, 44 minutes of that game and then down the stretch we just couldn't find a way to execute. Even though the free throw discrepancy was massive, we still had an opportunity to win that game."

Gasol, who scored a season-high 29 in Saturday's overtime win against Boston, got off to a strong start in this one.

His 18 points in the first quarter were two shy of a career high. He scored 20 in the half, but the game was tied 62-all at the break.

"We're doing great. We're showing great quality on the floor," Gasol said.

HONORING SCOTT

There was a moment of silence before the game for Stuart Scott, the ESPN sportscaster who died Sunday following a lengthy fight against cancer.

TIP-INS

Rockets: Harden was selected the Western Conference Player of the Month for December after averaging 30.6 points while leading the Rockets to a 9-5 record. He is the first Houston player to win the award since Yao Ming in January 2008. Harden entered Monday's game averaging a league-leading 27.2 points, two more than Cleveland's LeBron James. ... Houston attempted a franchise-low four free throws at Denver on January 27, 1978.

Bulls: Mirotic was selected Eastern Conference Rookie of the Month for December. He scored 27 in a win over Memphis and averaged 9.9 points and 5.7 rebounds for the month. ... F Mike Dunleavy Jr. missed his second consecutive game because of a sprained right ankle. He was injured in Thursday's victory over Denver.

UP NEXT

Rockets: At Cleveland on Wednesday.

Bulls: Host Utah on Wednesday.


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HOU
CHI
     
    • 46.1%

    • 48.2%

    • 32.0%

    • 29.4%

    • 60.0%

    • 90.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
HOU CHI
Total Rebounds 41 47
Offensive Rebounds 16 17
Turnovers 16 17
Fast Break Pts: 22 14
Biggest Lead: 9 9
Points in the Paint: 62 44
HOU CHI
p Smith   21 Gasol   27
rb Howard   14 Gasol   14
a Beverley   6 Rose   9
s 2 players   3 Butler   3
b 3 players   2 Noah   6
 
  • 01/05 - HOU 105 @ CHI 114
  • 02/04 - CHI 90 @ HOU 101
Houston Rockets (23-11)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Ariza F 34:22 3-11 1-4 0-0 -2 1 5 6 5 4 3 2 2 3 7
D. Motiejunas F 26:33 8-14 0-2 0-0 +5 2 4 6 3 4 1 1 1 1 16
D. Howard C 41:01 6-13 0-0 0-1 0 4 10 14 1 3 0 4 1 3 12
J. Harden G 38:19 7-22 3-8 3-3 -10 0 2 2 4 4 1 2 2 4 20
P. Beverley G 31:23 7-12 0-1 0-0 -8 5 1 6 6 5 1 0 2 0 14
J. Smith   25:37 10-20 1-5 0-0 -19 4 2 6 2 3 3 4 0 0 21
K. Papanikolaou   07:26 0-1 0-0 0-0 -5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
C. Brewer   18:42 3-6 1-3 0-0 -5 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 1 7
J. Terry   16:37 3-3 2-2 0-1 -1 0 0 0 3 2 0 2 0 0 8
I. Canaan DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Dorsey DNP - Coach's Decision
A. Shved DND - Left Ankle Sprain
Total   240 47-102 8-25 3-5   16 25 41 25 27 9 16 8 12 105
  46.1% 32.0% 60.0%   team rebs: 9 total to: 16
Chicago Bulls (25-10)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
J. Butler F 41:24 7-17 2-4 6-7 +9 1 4 5 1 0 3 1 1 4 22
P. Gasol F 34:21 10-16 0-0 7-7 +2 5 9 14 3 1 0 2 2 0 27
J. Noah C 34:28 3-7 0-0 2-3 +13 5 5 10 3 4 2 3 6 0 8
K. Hinrich G 23:53 4-6 1-3 1-1 -3 0 1 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 10
D. Rose G 34:05 6-17 1-4 6-6 +12 1 2 3 9 1 2 3 0 3 19
T. Gibson   27:11 3-6 0-0 3-4 +3 3 3 6 4 1 1 3 0 0 9
A. Brooks   15:19 1-3 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 4 2 1 2 0 0 2
N. Mirotic   27:06 7-12 1-4 2-2 +15 2 6 8 1 3 0 1 2 0 17
E. Moore   02:13 0-1 0-1 0-0 -6 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
C. Bairstow DNP - Coach's Decision
N. Mohammed DNP - Coach's Decision
T. Snell DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 41-85 5-17 27-30   17 30 47 27 13 10 17 12 8 114
  48.2% 29.4% 90.0%   team rebs: 7 total to: 17

inactive

  • Rockets: Capela, Johnson, Jones
  • Bulls: Dunleavy, McDermott

technical fouls

  • Rockets: --
  • Bulls: Thibodeau

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 14
  • Times Tied: 15

arena stats

  • Arena: United Center, Chicago, IL
  • Officials: #40 Leon Wood, #14 Ed Malloy, #77 Karl Lane
  • Attendance: 21510
  • Duration: 2:05
Houston Rockets (50-25) Chicago Bulls (46-29)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Gasol vs Howard (Rose gains possession)
  11:43
[CHI 2-0]
Gasol Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Motiejunas Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST)  11:26
[HOU 2-2]
 
Motiejunas Foul: Personal (1 PF)  11:08  
  10:55 Butler Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:53  
Ariza Jump Shot: Missed  10:43  
  10:42 Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:35 Rose Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:34  
Motiejunas Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ariza (2 AST)  10:28
[HOU 4-2]
 
Harden Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  10:07  
  10:07
[CHI 3-4]
Butler Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  10:07
[CHI 4-4]
Butler Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Beverley Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:58
[HOU 6-4]
 
  09:44
[CHI 6-6]
Hinrich Driving Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gasol (1 AST) 
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (1 AST)  09:25
[HOU 8-6]
 
  09:08
[CHI 8-8]
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rose (1 AST) 
Motiejunas Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Beverley (1 AST)  08:44
[HOU 10-8]
 
  08:27
[CHI 10-10]
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Noah (1 AST) 
Motiejunas Jump Shot: Missed Block: Noah (1 BLK)  08:12  
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:10  
Motiejunas Driving Hook Shot: Missed  08:07  
Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  08:06  
Howard Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Beverley (2 AST)  08:04
[HOU 12-10]
 
  08:04 Rose Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  08:04  
  08:03 Hinrich Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:52 Rose Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:38
[HOU 14-10]
 
  07:24
[CHI 12-14]
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rose (2 AST) 
Howard Jump Shot: Missed Block: Noah (2 BLK)  07:09  
  07:08 Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Howard Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  07:03  
  07:03
[CHI 13-14]
Noah Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  07:03
[CHI 14-14]
Noah Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:47
[HOU 16-14]
 
  06:30 Rose Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:29 Noah Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:28 Noah Putback Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:26 Noah Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  06:26
[CHI 16-16]
Noah Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Beverley (3 AST)  06:07
[HOU 19-16]
 
  05:54 Rose Layup Shot: Missed Block: Beverley (1 BLK) 
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:53  
Harden Jump Shot: Missed Block: Hinrich (1 BLK)  05:47  
Team Rebound  05:47  
  05:47 Team Timeout : Regular 
Beverley Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:41
[HOU 21-16]
 
  05:23 Butler Jump Shot: Missed 
Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:21  
Ariza Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Beverley (4 AST)  05:18
[HOU 23-16]
 
  05:00 Gasol Driving Hook Shot: Missed 
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:59  
Howard Substitution replaced by Smith  04:52  
  04:52 Noah Substitution replaced by Gibson 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  04:38  
Beverley Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  04:36  
Beverley Tip Shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:36
[HOU 25-16]
 
  04:20
[CHI 18-25]
Gasol Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  04:09  
Motiejunas Foul: Personal (2 PF)  03:59  
  03:59 Rose Substitution replaced by Brooks 
  03:54
[CHI 20-25]
Gasol Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Brooks (1 AST) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  03:37  
Beverley Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  03:35  
Beverley Running Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  03:33
[HOU 27-20]
 
  03:09
[CHI 22-27]
Gasol Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Smith Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:56
[HOU 29-22]
 
Smith Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  02:35  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:35  
  02:35 Hinrich Substitution replaced by Mirotic 
Ariza Substitution replaced by Papanikolaou  02:35  
Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Brewer  02:35  
Beverley Substitution replaced by Terry  02:35  
  02:35
[CHI 23-29]
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  02:35
[CHI 24-29]
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS) 
Papanikolaou Jump Shot: Missed  02:10  
  02:08 Gasol Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Papanikolaou Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:57  
  01:57
[CHI 25-29]
Gibson Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  01:57
[CHI 26-29]
Gibson Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Harden Jump Shot: Missed  01:45  
  01:45 Team Rebound 
  01:33 Mirotic Jump Shot: Missed 
  01:32 Gasol Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  01:28
[CHI 28-29]
Gibson Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Butler (1 AST) 
Brewer Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST)  01:21
[HOU 31-28]
 
  00:55.9
[CHI 30-31]
Butler Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Harden Running Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS)  00:47.9
[HOU 33-30]
 
  00:35.9 Gibson Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:35.4 Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:35.4
[CHI 32-33]
Gibson Tip Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  00:25.8  
  00:24.9 Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:04.9 Brooks Running Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:03.9 Gasol Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  00:03.9 Gasol Tip Shot: Missed 
  00:03.4 Gasol Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  00:03.4
[CHI 34-33]
Gasol Putback Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) 
Harden Jump Shot: Missed Block: Butler (1 BLK)  00:00.1  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 1st Quarter
Houston Rockets (50-25) Chicago Bulls (46-29)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Howard Jump Shot: Missed  11:46  
  11:45 Butler Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:35
[CHI 36-33]
Butler Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Brooks (2 AST) 
Terry Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  11:14  
  10:54 Noah Layup Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  10:53  
Brewer Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Butler (1 ST)  10:46  
Terry Foul: Personal (1 PF)  10:46  
  10:46 Butler Substitution replaced by Moore 
  10:41
[CHI 38-33]
Noah Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Brooks (3 AST) 
Smith Running Layup Shot: Missed  10:22  
Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  10:21  
Howard Tip Shot: Made (6 PTS)  10:21
[HOU 35-38]
 
  10:10
[CHI 40-35]
Brooks Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Terry Floating Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:00
[HOU 37-40]
 
  10:00 Brooks Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Terry Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  10:00  
  09:58 Noah Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  09:47 Moore 3pt Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  09:46  
Smith Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  09:40
[HOU 39-40]
 
  09:33 Brooks Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Smith Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  09:21
[HOU 41-40]
 
  09:03 Gibson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST) 
Smith Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Terry (1 AST)  08:57
[HOU 43-40]
 
  08:38 Gibson Jump Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:37  
  08:33 Brooks Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  08:33  
  08:33 Moore Substitution replaced by Rose 
Howard Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Rose (1 ST)  08:22  
  08:10
[CHI 42-43]
Rose Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gibson (1 AST) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Terry (2 AST)  08:01
[HOU 46-42]
 
  07:48
[CHI 44-46]
Rose Running Reverse Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Howard Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  07:33  
  07:32 Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:28
[CHI 46-46]
Rose Running Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Gibson (2 AST) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  07:09  
Team Rebound  07:09  
  07:09 Noah Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Terry Substitution replaced by Beverley  07:09  
Papanikolaou Substitution replaced by Harden  07:09  
  07:09 Brooks Substitution replaced by Butler 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  07:00  
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  06:58  
Howard Tip Shot: Missed  06:58  
  06:57 Gibson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  06:46
[CHI 48-46]
Mirotic Running Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gibson (3 AST) 
Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Noah (1 ST)  06:35  
  06:17
[CHI 50-46]
Rose Running Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Noah (2 AST) 
Harden Jump Shot: Missed  06:01  
  06:00 Noah Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  05:50 Rose 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:49 Noah Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  05:44
[CHI 52-46]
Mirotic Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Gibson (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:42  
Smith Substitution replaced by Ariza  05:42  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Motiejunas  05:42  
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Ariza (3 AST)  05:29
[HOU 49-52]
 
  05:08 Mirotic 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:07 Gibson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  04:59
[CHI 54-49]
Mirotic Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Howard Driving Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS)  04:40
[HOU 51-54]
 
  04:20
[CHI 56-51]
Mirotic Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Noah (3 AST) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  03:59  
  03:59 Team Rebound 
Beverley Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  03:59  
  03:59 Noah Substitution replaced by Gasol 
  03:49 Rose Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  03:48  
Beverley Running Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS)  03:43
[HOU 53-56]
 
  03:26 Mirotic Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (1 ST) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Beverley (5 AST)  03:20
[HOU 56-56]
 
  03:01 Butler Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
  02:59 Gibson Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  02:59
[CHI 58-56]
Gibson Putback Slam Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Ariza Running Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (2 AST)  02:45
[HOU 58-58]
 
  02:31 Rose Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
  02:31 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:31 Mirotic Substitution replaced by Hinrich 
Motiejunas Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  02:19  
  01:54 Gibson Jump Shot: Missed 
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  01:53  
Howard Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (1 BLK)  01:37  
  01:36 Butler Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:23 Gasol Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Harden (1 ST) 
Harden Layup Shot: Made (17 PTS)  01:18
[HOU 60-58]
 
  01:02 Hinrich Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (2 ST) 
Motiejunas Running Layup Shot: Missed  00:54.9  
  00:53.8 Butler Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Beverley Foul: Personal (2 PF)  00:52.9  
Motiejunas Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  00:50.6  
  00:50.6
[CHI 59-60]
Rose Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Smith  00:50.6  
  00:50.6
[CHI 60-60]
Rose Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Beverley Running Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  00:38.9
[HOU 62-60]
 
  00:27.3
[CHI 62-62]
Gasol Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) Assist: Rose (3 AST) 
Harden Jump Shot: Missed  00:04.9  
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:03.3  
Smith Layup Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
  00:00.0 Gasol Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
End of 2nd Quarter
Houston Rockets (50-25) Chicago Bulls (46-29)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Ariza Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gasol (2 BLK)  11:48  
Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:47  
Ariza Putback Layup Shot: Missed Block: Noah (3 BLK)  11:45  
  11:44 Gasol Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  11:28 Butler Jump Shot: Missed Block: Harden (1 BLK) 
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  11:25  
Harden Layup Shot: Missed Block: Noah (4 BLK)  11:18  
Team Rebound  11:18  
Beverley Jump Shot: Missed  11:15  
  11:13 Noah Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  11:00 Gasol Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:00 Team Rebound 
Ariza Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF)  11:00  
  10:46 Gasol Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Ariza (3 ST) 
Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Butler (2 ST)  10:41  
Howard Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  10:34  
  10:34
[CHI 63-62]
Butler Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  10:34 Butler Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:7)  10:32  
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  10:08  
Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  10:07  
Howard Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  09:58
[HOU 64-63]
 
  09:38 Hinrich 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Harden (2 BLK) 
Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  09:36  
Motiejunas Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Ariza (4 AST)  09:34
[HOU 66-63]
 
  09:17 Butler Jump Shot: Missed Block: Ariza (1 BLK) 
Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:14  
Motiejunas Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Ariza (5 AST)  09:11
[HOU 68-63]
 
  08:51
[CHI 65-68]
Butler Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (1 AST) 
Motiejunas Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS)  08:27
[HOU 70-65]
 
  08:12
[CHI 67-70]
Hinrich Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Rose (4 AST) 
Motiejunas Jump Shot: Missed  07:55  
  07:55 Team Rebound 
  07:41 Gasol Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:40 Team Rebound 
Ariza Foul: Personal (2 PF)  07:31  
  07:21 Hinrich 3pt Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:8)  07:20  
Harden Running Layup Shot: Missed  07:15  
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  07:14  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (3 AST)  07:11
[HOU 73-67]
 
  06:55 Rose 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  06:54  
Motiejunas Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Beverley (6 AST)  06:42
[HOU 75-67]
 
  06:42 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:28 Butler Jump Shot: Missed Block: Motiejunas (1 BLK) 
  06:26 Rose Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  06:23
[CHI 70-75]
Butler 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Rose (5 AST) 
Beverley Jump Shot: Missed  06:02  
  06:01 Noah Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
Beverley Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  05:57  
  05:57
[CHI 71-75]
Rose Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  05:57
[CHI 72-75]
Rose Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Ariza Running Layup Shot: Missed Block: Noah (5 BLK)  05:43  
  05:41 Gasol Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  05:36
[CHI 74-75]
Hinrich Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Motiejunas Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA)  05:36  
Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Smith  05:36  
  05:36
[CHI 75-75]
Hinrich Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS) 
Harden Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  05:17  
  05:16 Noah Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  05:05 Gasol Jump Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:04  
  04:59 Gasol Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Ariza Substitution replaced by Brewer  04:59  
Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Hinrich (1 ST)  04:44  
  04:41 Hinrich Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Beverley (1 ST) 
Howard Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Noah (2 ST)  04:26  
  04:17 Rose 3pt Shot: Missed 
  04:16 Gasol Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
  04:14
[CHI 78-75]
Rose 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Gasol (2 AST) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  03:52  
Beverley Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  03:51  
Smith Running Layup Shot: Missed  03:47  
Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  03:45  
Smith Putback Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS)  03:45
[HOU 77-78]
 
  03:33 Rose Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO) 
  03:33 Rose Substitution replaced by Brooks 
Beverley Substitution replaced by Terry  03:33  
Smith Layup Shot: Missed  03:19  
Smith Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  03:18  
Smith Putback Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  03:18
[HOU 79-78]
 
  03:02 Noah Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  03:02 Noah Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  03:02 Noah Substitution replaced by Gibson 
  03:02 Hinrich Substitution replaced by Mirotic 
Harden Running Layup Shot: Missed  02:46  
  02:45 Mirotic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:30  
  02:26
[CHI 80-79]
Butler Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Brooks (4 AST) 
Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brooks (1 ST)  02:09  
Brewer Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  02:00  
  02:00
[CHI 81-79]
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 (21 PTS) 
  02:00
[CHI 82-79]
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 (22 PTS) 
Howard Layup Shot: Missed  01:41  
Smith Rebound (Off:4 Def:0)  01:39  
Howard Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  01:37
[HOU 81-82]
 
Smith Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA)  01:18  
  01:18
[CHI 83-81]
Gibson Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  01:18 Gibson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Team Rebound  01:18  
  01:18 Mirotic Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Smith Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Howard (1 AST)  01:02
[HOU 83-83]
 
  00:42.9 Gibson Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Smith (2 ST) 
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST)  00:37.9
[HOU 86-83]
 
  00:18.9 Gasol Layup Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:9)  00:17.5  
  00:13.9 Thibodeau Technical 
Harden Free Throw Technical (18 PTS)  00:13.9
[HOU 87-83]
 
Howard Substitution replaced by Ariza  00:13.9  
Smith Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST)  00:01.9
[HOU 89-83]
 
  00:00.1 Brooks 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:42 Butler 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Ariza (2 BLK) 
Team Rebound  11:42  
Howard Jump Shot: Missed Block: Noah (6 BLK)  11:25  
Team Rebound  11:25  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  11:19  
  11:18 Mirotic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:07 Mirotic Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:04 Mirotic Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  11:04
[CHI 85-89]
Mirotic Putback Slam Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Gibson (1 ST)  10:48  
Ariza Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (3 FTA)  10:41  
  10:41
[CHI 86-89]
Butler Free Throw 1 of 3 (15 PTS) 
  10:41
[CHI 87-89]
Butler Free Throw 2 of 3 (16 PTS) 
  10:41
[CHI 88-89]
Butler Free Throw 3 of 3 (17 PTS) 
Brewer Running Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mirotic (1 BLK)  10:28  
Team Rebound  10:27  
Howard Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF)  10:24  
Howard Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  10:24  
  10:12 Butler Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  10:11  
Smith Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Terry (3 AST)  10:03
[HOU 91-88]
 
  09:46 Mirotic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  09:45  
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST)  09:38
[HOU 94-88]
 
  09:20 Brooks Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Smith (3 ST) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  09:06  
  09:04 Butler Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Terry Foul: Personal (2 PF)  09:04  
  09:04 Brooks Substitution replaced by Rose 
  09:00 Noah Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Brewer Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST)  08:50
[HOU 96-88]
 
  08:41 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:41 Butler Substitution replaced by Hinrich 
  08:35
[CHI 90-96]
Rose Floating Jump shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Hinrich (2 AST) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  08:15  
Team Rebound  08:15  
  08:15 Mirotic Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Howard Substitution replaced by Motiejunas  08:15  
Terry Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Rose (2 ST)  08:05  
  08:02 Noah Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Motiejunas Driving Hook Shot: Made (16 PTS)  07:43
[HOU 98-90]
 
  07:28 Noah Layup Shot: Missed 
  07:27 Mirotic Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  07:27
[CHI 92-98]
Mirotic Putback Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
  07:10 Noah Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Brewer Substitution replaced by Harden  07:10  
Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Missed  06:59  
  06:58 Rose Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:52
[CHI 95-98]
Hinrich 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Rose (6 AST) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  06:31  
  06:30 Rose Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:22 Gibson Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) 
  06:22 Gibson Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
  06:22 Noah Substitution replaced by Gasol 
Smith Substitution replaced by Beverley  06:22  
Terry Substitution replaced by Howard  06:22  
Beverley Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS)  06:05
[HOU 100-95]
 
  05:51 Rose Jump Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  05:50  
  05:42 Hinrich Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  05:42  
  05:42 Hinrich Substitution replaced by Butler 
Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Missed  05:26  
  05:25 Gasol Rebound (Off:4 Def:7) 
  05:10 Butler Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Motiejunas (1 ST) 
Harden Running Layup Shot: Missed Block: Mirotic (2 BLK)  05:05  
  05:04 Gasol Rebound (Off:4 Def:8) 
  04:58 Rose Layup Shot: Missed Block: Howard (1 BLK) 
Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:10)  04:57  
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  04:49  
  04:48 Mirotic Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  04:43 Gibson Substitution replaced by Noah 
  04:36 Butler 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:35  
Beverley Layup Shot: Missed  04:24  
Howard Rebound (Off:4 Def:10)  04:23  
Howard Turnover : 3 Second Violation (4 TO)  04:07  
  03:52 Mirotic 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:52 Gasol Rebound (Off:5 Def:8) 
Harden Foul: Personal (2 PF)  03:52  
  03:46 Rose Running Layup Shot: Missed Block: Beverley (2 BLK) 
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  03:45  
Ariza Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Butler (3 ST)  03:27  
  03:21 Rose Running Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:20 Butler Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  03:20 Butler Putback Layup Shot: Missed 
  03:19 Noah Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  03:19 Noah Tip Shot: Missed 
  03:19 Noah Rebound (Off:5 Def:5) 
  03:19
[CHI 97-100]
Gasol Putback Layup Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Rose (7 AST) 
Beverley Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA)  03:19  
  03:19
[CHI 98-100]
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 1 (25 PTS) 
Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Missed  03:02  
  03:01 Mirotic Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  02:56
[CHI 100-100]
Butler Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Mirotic (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:54  
Beverley Layup Shot: Missed  02:34  
Beverley Rebound (Off:5 Def:1)  02:32  
Harden Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF)  02:22  
Harden Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  02:22  
Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Smith  02:22  
Harden Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  02:06  
  02:06
[CHI 101-100]
Gasol Free Throw 1 of 2 (26 PTS) 
  02:06
[CHI 102-100]
Gasol Free Throw 2 of 2 (27 PTS) 
  01:57 Noah Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Harden (4 AST)  01:46
[HOU 103-102]
 
  01:30
[CHI 105-103]
Butler 3pt Shot: Made (22 PTS) Assist: Rose (8 AST) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  01:20  
  01:19 Mirotic Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
Beverley Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA)  01:07  
  01:07
[CHI 106-103]
Rose Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
  01:07
[CHI 107-103]
Rose Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:07  
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  00:56.3  
  00:56.3 Team Rebound 
  00:39.6
[CHI 110-103]
Mirotic 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Gasol (3 AST) 
  00:33.5 Mirotic Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS)  00:33.5
[HOU 104-110]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS)  00:33.5
[HOU 105-110]
 
  00:25.9
[CHI 112-105]
Noah Running Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Rose (9 AST) 
Smith Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA)  00:25.9  
  00:25.9 Noah Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  00:24.8  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  00:15.9  
  00:15.7 Mirotic Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
Ariza Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA)  00:15.7  
  00:15.7
[CHI 113-105]
Mirotic Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  00:15.7
[CHI 114-105]
Mirotic Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  00:01.9  
  00:01.3 Gasol Rebound (Off:5 Def:9) 
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
w
l
l10
h
a
HOU
1st Southwest
56
26
7-3
30-11
26-15
CHI
2nd Central
50
32
7-3
27-14
23-18
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
HOU
2 players 28.4
Howard 14.4
Harden 8.1
Howard 3.0
Harden 2.4
CHI
Butler 24.8
Gasol 11.8
3 players 6.5
Gasol 2.3
Butler 2.5