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Rockets win 3rd straight, 97-82 over Jazz; Harden has 30


By JORDAN GODWIN
Posted Jan 11 2015 12:10AM

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Rockets are starting to gel after a rough stretch when new players were trying to find their place.

James Harden had 30 points and five assists to lead the Rockets to their third straight victory, 97-82 over the Utah Jazz on Saturday night.

"We're catching a rhythm," Harden said. "Defensively, we look pretty solid. Offensively, we were sharing the basketball, and guys were scoring. It's a free-for-all out there."

Harden, the league's leader in points per game, had his 15th 30-point game.

After acquiring Corey Brewer and Josh Smith within a week around Christmas, the Rockets lost five of seven. With their roles now clearly defined, things look promising in Houston.

"We had parts in the game where we moved the ball very, very well," Rockets coach Kevin McHale said. "We played in spurts all night long. We don't want to do that, we want to be a little bit better."

Harden made four of Houston's 13 3-pointers, including two in the fourth quarter, to maintain the large lead built during a turnover-filled third quarter for Utah.

Houston used 16 steals and forced 31 turnovers to overcome poor first-half shooting.

Trey Burke and Enes Kanter both scored 16 for Utah, and Derrick Favors had 15 points in just 17 minutes.

Gordon Hayward, who leads the Jazz with 19.1 points per game, was held to just nine, as he was blanketed by Harden for much of his 30 minutes.

The Rockets struggled to find their shots early. They rank first in 3-pointers made, but missed 10 of their first 13 attempts. In the third quarter, however, Houston heated up, hitting four straight 3s during one stretch and 5 of 8 to pull away.

After the game was tied at 23 to end the first quarter, Houston's defense clamped down in the second, forcing 10 of Utah's 18 first-half turnovers in the frame.

The struggling Jazz hit their season high in turnovers midway through the third.

After winning five of their last seven games to close out the last two weeks of 2014, the Jazz have lost four of six to start 2015.

Utah coach Quin Snyder said the turnovers were more a tribute to Houston's length and style of defense than shortcomings for the Jazz.

"They're long, they're quick, and they have Dwight Howard back there, protecting the rim so they can be even more aggressive," Snyder said. "That's why they're one of the top defensive teams in the league."

Howard was held to just eight points and eight boards in 36 minutes.

The Jazz scored a season-low 14 points in the second quarter, and the Rockets led 46-37 at the half.

Behind Harden's performance, Donatas Motiejunas had 14 points and 10 rebounds, and Trevor Ariza, Smith and Patrick Beverley each had 10 points.

"We're just trying to be a burst of energy," Smith said of the veteran depth. "Whenever we see the starters not really getting off to a good start, we try to be that energy and that enthused group to come out and get it going."

TIP-INS

Jazz: C Enes Kanter returned after a four-game absence after suffering a right ankle sprain on Jan. 2. Kanter scored 16 points and added six rebounds in 21 minutes. ... C Rudy Gobert, who entered the game averaging a league-leading 5.0 blocks per game since Jan. 1, had three blocks, including two against Josh Smith.

Rockets: F Trevor Ariza recorded his 12th game of 3-plus steals, which is tied for the third highest in the league. He finished with a game-high five. ... After making just three free throws in a loss Wednesday at the Bulls, who made 27, the Rockets hit 18 to Utah's 19. Houston improved to 10-9 when its opponent hits more from the stripe. The Rockets are 15-1 when they make more free throws.

HEAVILY FATIGUED

Only two Utah starters played 30 minutes in the game, and Snyder said fatigue was a heavy factor.

UP NEXT

Utah returns home on Tuesday to face a streaking Warriors team that has won six straight.

Rockets travel to Brooklyn to face the Nets on Monday.


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UTA
HOU
     
    • 41.4%

    • 42.9%

    • 29.4%

    • 38.2%

    • 90.5%

    • 85.7%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
UTA HOU
Total Rebounds 41 33
Offensive Rebounds 9 8
Turnovers 27 20
Fast Break Pts: 11 28
Biggest Lead: 5 21
Points in the Paint: 36 30
UTA HOU
p 2 players   16 Harden   30
rb Favors   7 Motiejunas   10
a Hayward   5 Beverley   7
s Millsap   3 Ariza   5
b Gobert   3 3 players   1
 
  • 10/29 - HOU 104 @ UTA 93
  • 01/10 - UTA 82 @ HOU 97
  • 03/12 - HOU 91 @ UTA 109
  • 04/15 - UTA 91 @ HOU 117
Utah Jazz (13-25)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
G. Hayward F 29:56 2-10 1-2 4-4 -16 1 3 4 5 1 2 5 0 0 9
D. Favors F 17:35 5-6 0-0 5-5 -2 0 7 7 0 2 2 3 0 0 15
R. Gobert C 34:47 2-2 0-0 0-0 -10 0 5 5 3 1 1 3 3 0 4
J. Ingles G 17:59 1-3 0-0 0-0 0 0 3 3 4 0 2 1 0 0 2
T. Burke G 35:20 6-14 1-4 3-3 -13 1 4 5 3 4 0 4 0 1 16
E. Kanter   20:59 6-10 0-0 4-5 -9 4 2 6 1 3 1 2 0 1 16
E. Millsap   27:51 3-11 2-5 0-0 -7 1 1 2 2 1 3 4 1 1 8
T. Booker   13:57 2-4 0-1 0-0 -11 0 1 1 0 3 0 1 1 0 4
D. Exum   07:32 1-2 0-1 1-2 -1 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 3
E. Williams   21:25 1-6 1-3 0-0 -7 0 1 1 0 0 2 3 0 0 3
I. Clark   03:57 0-1 0-1 0-0 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Evans   08:42 0-1 0-0 2-2 +2 2 4 6 1 1 2 0 1 0 2
S. Novak DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 29-70 5-17 19-21   9 32 41 20 17 15 27 6 3 82
  41.4% 29.4% 90.5%   team rebs: 7 total to: 31
Houston Rockets (26-11)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Ariza F 27:45 3-9 2-5 2-2 +11 1 2 3 3 2 5 2 0 1 10
D. Motiejunas F 35:35 6-8 1-2 1-2 +29 2 8 10 1 2 3 4 0 1 14
D. Howard C 37:12 4-9 0-0 0-0 -1 2 6 8 1 4 1 3 1 0 8
J. Harden G 34:17 8-14 4-8 10-11 +25 1 2 3 5 3 1 6 1 1 30
P. Beverley G 29:05 3-13 2-7 2-2 +9 2 2 4 7 3 2 1 0 0 10
J. Smith   20:33 4-10 0-1 2-2 +6 0 3 3 2 1 0 0 1 2 10
C. Brewer   18:55 3-9 2-6 1-2 +6 0 1 1 1 2 2 1 0 1 9
J. Terry   18:55 0-1 0-1 0-0 +6 0 0 0 4 3 1 0 0 0 0
K. Papanikolaou   13:43 1-3 1-3 0-0 -10 0 1 1 0 0 1 3 0 0 3
I. Canaan   01:20 0-0 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J. Dorsey   01:20 0-0 0-0 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Shved   01:20 1-1 1-1 0-0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3
Total   240 33-77 13-34 18-21   8 25 33 24 20 16 20 3 6 97
  42.9% 38.2% 85.7%   team rebs: 9 total to: 20

inactive

  • Jazz: Burks, Hood
  • Rockets: Capela, Johnson, Jones

technical fouls

  • Jazz: --
  • Rockets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 8
  • Times Tied: 6

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #36 David Jones, #70 Brent Barnaky, #21 Dedric Taylor
  • Attendance: 18235
  • Duration: 2:08
Utah Jazz (33-42) Houston Rockets (51-24)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Howard vs Gobert (Beverley gains possession)
  11:39 Howard Running Hook Shot: Missed 
Gobert Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:37  
Ingles Jump Shot: Missed  11:16  
  11:15 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:05 Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Ingles (1 ST) 
Favors Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Harden (1 ST)  10:50  
  10:46
[HOU 2-0]
Harden Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Beverley (1 AST) 
Hayward Running Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:28
[UTA 2-2]
 
  10:09 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Favors Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:08  
Gobert Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ingles (1 AST)  09:49
[UTA 4-2]
 
  09:38 Ariza Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  09:35 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:30 Beverley Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:29 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:25
[HOU 4-4]
Motiejunas Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Ingles Layup Shot: Missed  08:56  
  08:54 Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:48 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Favors Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:46  
Favors Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gobert (1 AST)  08:32
[UTA 6-4]
 
  08:32 Harden Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
  08:32 Harden Violation:Lane 
Favors Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  08:32
[UTA 7-4]
 
  08:13 Howard Jump Hook Shot: Missed 
Gobert Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:11  
  08:07 Beverley Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Burke Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Beverley (1 ST)  07:55  
Favors Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  07:52  
  07:52
[HOU 5-7]
Beverley Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  07:52
[HOU 6-7]
Beverley Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Gobert Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (1 ST)  07:33  
  07:20
[HOU 8-7]
Howard Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST) 
Favors Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Burke (1 AST)  07:03
[UTA 9-8]
 
  06:51 Motiejunas Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Favors (1 ST) 
Burke Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Ingles (2 AST)  06:45
[UTA 11-8]
 
  06:25 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Favors Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Burke (2 AST)  06:16
[UTA 13-8]
 
  05:56 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:54 Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Hayward (1 ST) 
  05:36 Ariza Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Hayward Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  05:30  
  05:18 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Ingles (2 ST) 
Burke Jump Shot: Missed  05:12  
Hayward Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  05:11  
Hayward Tip Shot: Missed  05:11  
  05:09 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:03 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ingles Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:01  
Ingles Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (2 ST)  04:59  
  04:56
[HOU 10-13]
Ariza Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Favors Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF)  04:37  
Favors Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  04:37  
  04:37 Ariza Substitution replaced by Smith 
  04:37 Howard Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  04:37 Beverley Substitution replaced by Terry 
Favors Substitution replaced by Kanter  04:37  
  04:29 Motiejunas Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) 
Hayward Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Missed  04:09  
  04:07 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:02
[HOU 12-13]
Smith Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Burke 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Hayward (1 AST)  03:45
[UTA 16-12]
 
  03:20
[HOU 15-16]
Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Kanter Jump Shot: Missed  03:05  
  03:03 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Burke Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  02:58  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:58  
Gobert Substitution replaced by Millsap  02:58  
Ingles Substitution replaced by Booker  02:58  
Burke Substitution replaced by Exum  02:58  
  02:58
[HOU 16-16]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  02:58
[HOU 17-16]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Hayward Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  02:42  
Millsap Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:40  
Kanter Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF)  02:34  
Kanter Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  02:34  
Millsap Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  02:12  
  02:12
[HOU 18-16]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  02:12 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Howard 
  02:12
[HOU 19-16]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Hayward Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  02:00  
  01:46 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
Exum Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:45  
Hayward 3pt Shot: Missed  01:36  
  01:35 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:30
[HOU 21-16]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
  01:17 Brewer Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
  01:17 Harden Substitution replaced by Papanikolaou 
Hayward 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Millsap (1 AST)  01:05
[UTA 19-21]
 
  00:49.9 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Hayward Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:47.9  
Hayward Running Jump Shot: Missed  00:34.9  
Kanter Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:33.4  
Kanter Jump Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:33.4
[UTA 21-21]
 
Booker Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  00:24.0  
  00:24.0
[HOU 22-21]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  00:24.0
[HOU 23-21]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Booker Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hayward (2 AST)  00:03.1
[UTA 23-23]
 
  00:00.0 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Utah Jazz (33-42) Houston Rockets (51-24)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Kanter Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ingles (3 AST)  11:43
[UTA 25-23]
 
  11:31 Howard Turnover : Poss Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
Kanter Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  11:10
[UTA 27-23]
 
  10:47 Smith Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed 
Ingles Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:46  
Millsap Fadeaway Bank shot: Missed  10:28  
  10:26 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:21
[HOU 25-27]
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Kanter Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  10:08  
Kanter Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  10:08  
Kanter Substitution replaced by Gobert  10:08  
Exum Substitution replaced by Burke  10:08  
  09:56 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:54 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:51 Brewer Layup Shot: Missed Block: Millsap (1 BLK) 
Burke Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:50  
Millsap Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST)  09:43  
  09:38 Terry 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gobert Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:36  
Gobert Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Brewer (2 ST)  09:35  
Gobert Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  09:34  
  09:34 Brewer Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  09:34 Team Rebound 
  09:34
[HOU 26-27]
Brewer Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Burke Running Jump Shot: Missed  09:26  
  09:24 Papanikolaou Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:17 Smith Hook Shot: Missed 
Gobert Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  09:15  
Booker 3pt Shot: Missed  08:59  
  08:58 Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  08:44
[HOU 28-27]
Howard Turnaround Bank Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Terry (1 AST) 
Burke Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  08:19
[UTA 29-28]
 
  08:09  
  08:09 Smith Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
  08:04 Motiejunas Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed Block: Booker (1 BLK) 
  08:03 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  07:53
[HOU 31-29]
Papanikolaou 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Howard (1 AST) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  07:27  
  07:08 Brewer Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:06 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  07:06 Howard Dunk Shot: Missed 
Ingles Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:04  
Gobert Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  06:56  
Booker Substitution replaced by Favors  06:56  
  06:39 Papanikolaou 3pt Shot: Missed 
Gobert Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  06:38  
Millsap 3pt Shot: Missed  06:20  
  06:19 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  06:05
[HOU 34-29]
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Terry (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:56  
  05:56 Brewer Substitution replaced by Ariza 
  05:56 Papanikolaou Substitution replaced by Beverley 
Millsap Substitution replaced by Hayward  05:56  
  05:56 Terry Substitution replaced by Harden 
Ingles Substitution replaced by Millsap  05:56  
Millsap Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  05:43  
  05:30 Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Millsap (1 ST) 
Millsap Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Motiejunas (1 ST)  05:16  
  05:11 Beverley Layup Shot: Missed 
Burke Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:09  
Millsap 3pt Shot: Missed  04:54  
Burke Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:52  
  04:50 Howard Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Favors Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  04:50
[UTA 30-34]
 
Favors Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  04:50
[UTA 31-34]
 
  04:28 Ariza Driving Slam Dunk Shot: Missed Block: Gobert (1 BLK) 
Favors Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:26  
Hayward Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Howard (1 ST)  04:10  
Millsap Substitution replaced by Exum  03:51  
  03:51 Howard Substitution replaced by Smith 
  03:46 Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:45 Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
Burke Foul: Personal (2 PF)  03:39  
  03:32 Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Favors Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  03:30  
  03:09 Harden Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Exum Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  03:09  
Team Rebound  03:09  
Favors Substitution replaced by Kanter  03:09  
Exum Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  03:09
[UTA 32-34]
 
  02:51 Ariza Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
Hayward Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  02:49  
Exum Layup Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Hayward (3 AST)  02:45
[UTA 34-34]
 
  02:44 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:28
[HOU 36-34]
Smith Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (1 AST) 
Kanter Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  02:14  
  02:12 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Exum Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (3 FTA)  02:07  
  02:07
[HOU 37-34]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 3 (9 PTS) 
  02:07
[HOU 38-34]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 3 (10 PTS) 
  02:07
[HOU 39-34]
Harden Free Throw 3 of 3 (11 PTS) 
Burke Foul: Offensive (3 PF)  02:07  
Burke Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  02:07  
Burke Substitution replaced by Williams  02:07  
  01:59 Team Timeout : Short 
  01:51
[HOU 41-34]
Beverley Running Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Exum 3pt Shot: Missed  01:30  
  01:29 Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:24 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  01:23  
  01:23 Beverley Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Exum Turnover : Backcourt Turnover (1 TO)  01:09  
Exum Substitution replaced by Clark  01:09  
  00:55.8
[HOU 44-34]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Beverley (2 AST) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Clark (1 AST)  00:40.9
[UTA 37-44]
 
  00:24.9
[HOU 46-37]
Motiejunas Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Beverley (3 AST) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.5  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Utah Jazz (33-42) Houston Rockets (51-24)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Hayward Jump Shot: Missed  11:48  
  11:47 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  11:41
[HOU 48-37]
Motiejunas Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST) 
  11:25 Ariza Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Favors Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  11:25
[UTA 38-48]
 
Favors Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  11:25
[UTA 39-48]
 
  11:08
[HOU 50-39]
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Gobert Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ingles (4 AST)  10:50
[UTA 41-50]
 
  10:26 Beverley Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Favors Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  10:24  
Burke Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Beverley (2 ST)  10:17  
  10:12 Beverley Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Favors Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  10:10  
  09:58 Motiejunas Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Hayward Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  09:58
[UTA 42-50]
 
Ingles Substitution replaced by Williams  09:58  
Hayward Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  09:58
[UTA 43-50]
 
  09:44 Howard Hook Shot: Missed 
Favors Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  09:42  
Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (3 ST)  09:23  
  09:19 Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Hayward (2 ST) 
  09:19 Harden Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Favors Jump Shot: Missed  09:08  
  09:06 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  08:48 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:47 Beverley Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  08:41 Howard Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Favors (2 ST) 
Burke 3pt Shot: Missed  08:23  
  08:21 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
Hayward Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  08:16  
  08:16
[HOU 51-43]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  08:16
[HOU 52-43]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Favors Slam Dunk Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Hayward (4 AST)  07:59
[UTA 45-52]
 
  07:46
[HOU 54-45]
Motiejunas Hook Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST) 
Favors Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Gobert (2 AST)  07:25
[UTA 47-54]
 
  07:12 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Gobert (1 ST) 
  07:06 Howard Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
  07:06 Team Timeout : Regular 
Burke Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  07:06
[UTA 48-54]
 
Burke Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  07:06
[UTA 49-54]
 
  06:53
[HOU 57-49]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Beverley (4 AST) 
Favors Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Ariza (4 ST)  06:35  
  06:23
[HOU 60-49]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Ariza (2 AST) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  05:55  
Gobert Substitution replaced by Booker  05:55  
  05:43
[HOU 63-49]
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Beverley (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:35  
Favors Substitution replaced by Kanter  05:35  
Burke Substitution replaced by Ingles  05:35  
Hayward Jump Shot: Missed  05:30  
Kanter Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  05:29  
Kanter Putback Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  05:28
[UTA 51-63]
 
  05:12 Motiejunas Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Ingles Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Hayward (5 AST)  04:57
[UTA 53-63]
 
  04:44 Howard Foul: Offensive (3 PF) 
  04:44 Howard Turnover : Foul (3 TO) 
Ingles Substitution replaced by Millsap  04:44  
Hayward Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO)  04:36  
Booker Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  04:25  
  04:25
[HOU 64-53]
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  04:25
[HOU 65-53]
Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Booker Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Motiejunas (2 ST)  04:23  
  04:12
[HOU 68-53]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
Hayward Pullup Jump shot: Missed  03:57  
  03:55 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  03:39 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Kanter Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  03:38  
Millsap Jump Shot: Missed  03:19  
  03:18 Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:12 Ariza Substitution replaced by Smith 
  03:12 Howard Substitution replaced by Terry 
  03:12 Beverley Substitution replaced by Brewer 
  02:55 Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
Hayward Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:53  
Hayward Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO)  02:51  
Booker Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  02:40  
  02:40
[HOU 69-53]
Motiejunas Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Kanter Substitution replaced by Gobert  02:40  
Williams Substitution replaced by Burke  02:40  
  02:40 Motiejunas Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Booker Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:40  
  02:29 Brewer Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Hayward Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  02:29
[UTA 54-69]
 
Hayward Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  02:29
[UTA 55-69]
 
Millsap Violation:Kicked Ball  02:17  
  02:06
[HOU 71-55]
Harden Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS) 
Burke Pullup Jump shot: Missed  01:47  
  01:44 Team Rebound 
  01:31
[HOU 73-55]
Motiejunas Hook Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST) 
Booker Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Gobert (3 AST)  01:16
[UTA 57-73]
 
  00:51.1
[HOU 76-57]
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Harden (4 AST) 
Burke Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Motiejunas (3 ST)  00:32.9  
  00:30.0
[HOU 78-57]
Brewer Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Terry (3 AST) 
Booker Jump Shot: Missed  00:07.8  
  00:06.9 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:00.0 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:57 Brewer Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Millsap (2 ST) 
Kanter Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Millsap (2 AST)  11:53
[UTA 59-78]
 
  11:38 Papanikolaou Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Williams (1 ST) 
Millsap 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Burke (3 AST)  11:32
[UTA 62-78]
 
  11:08
[HOU 80-62]
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
Burke 3pt Shot: Missed  10:43  
  10:43 Team Rebound 
Kanter Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF)  10:43  
  10:28 Papanikolaou Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Millsap (3 ST) 
Millsap Layup Shot: Missed Block: Smith (1 BLK)  10:23  
  10:21 Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:17
[HOU 82-62]
Howard Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST) 
  09:58 Terry Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Williams 3pt Shot: Missed  09:47  
  09:46 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  09:38 Papanikolaou 3pt Shot: Missed 
Burke Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:37  
Kanter Layup Shot: Missed Block: Howard (1 BLK)  09:21  
Team Rebound  09:20  
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  09:16  
Kanter Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  09:14  
Kanter Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  09:13
[UTA 64-82]
 
  09:13 Terry Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Kanter Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  09:13  
  09:13 Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  09:03 Smith Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gobert (2 BLK) 
Williams Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:02  
Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Terry (1 ST)  08:59  
  08:55
[HOU 84-64]
Smith Slam Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Terry (4 AST) 
Burke Running Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  08:42
[UTA 66-84]
 
  08:42 Terry Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA) 
  08:42  
Kanter Substitution replaced by Evans  08:42  
Burke Free Throw 1 of 1 (12 PTS)  08:42
[UTA 67-84]
 
  08:28 Team Timeout : Short 
  08:20 Howard Hook Shot: Missed 
Evans Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:18  
Burke Pullup Jump shot: Made (14 PTS)  08:07
[UTA 69-84]
 
  07:52 Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  07:50  
Burke Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS)  07:30
[UTA 71-84]
 
  07:17 Smith Hook Shot: Missed Block: Gobert (3 BLK) 
Burke Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  07:15  
Millsap Floating Jump shot: Missed  07:04  
Evans Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  07:02  
Burke 3pt Shot: Missed  06:59  
Team Rebound  06:58  
  06:58 Smith Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
  06:58 Brewer Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
  06:58 Smith Substitution replaced by Beverley 
  06:58 Papanikolaou Substitution replaced by Harden 
  06:58 Terry Substitution replaced by Ariza 
Millsap 3pt Shot: Missed  06:41  
  06:39 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:19 Motiejunas Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Evans (1 ST) 
Burke Layup Shot: Missed Block: Harden (1 BLK)  06:12  
  06:11 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:2 Def:7) 
Burke Foul: Personal (4 PF)  06:11  
  05:58 Beverley Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Evans Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  05:56  
  05:56 Motiejunas Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
  05:56 Team Timeout : Regular 
Gobert Substitution replaced by Kanter  05:56  
Evans Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  05:56
[UTA 72-84]
 
Evans Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  05:56
[UTA 73-84]
 
  05:42 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Evans Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  05:40  
Williams Jump Shot: Missed  05:19  
  05:17 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:2 Def:8) 
  05:00 Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (6 TO) Steal:Evans (2 ST) 
Williams Layup Shot: Missed  04:54  
Kanter Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  04:53  
Kanter Tip Shot: Missed  04:53  
Team Rebound  04:53  
  04:53 Beverley Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Kanter Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS)  04:53
[UTA 74-84]
 
Kanter Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS)  04:53
[UTA 75-84]
 
  04:38
[HOU 87-75]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Ariza (3 AST) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  04:12  
  04:01
[HOU 90-75]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (29 PTS) Assist: Beverley (6 AST) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  03:36  
Kanter Substitution replaced by Gobert  03:36  
  03:19 Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed 
Evans Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  03:18  
Burke Pullup Jump shot: Missed  03:10  
  03:07 Team Rebound 
Evans Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA)  02:48  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:48  
Gobert Substitution replaced by Clark  02:48  
Burke Substitution replaced by Kanter  02:48  
  02:48 Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:48 Team Rebound 
  02:48
[HOU 91-75]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (30 PTS) 
  02:37 Howard Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Kanter Free Throw 1 of 2 (15 PTS)  02:37
[UTA 76-91]
 
Kanter Free Throw 2 of 2 (16 PTS)  02:37
[UTA 77-91]
 
  02:20 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Millsap Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:19  
Millsap Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Ariza (5 ST)  02:05  
  01:59
[HOU 94-77]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Harden (5 AST) 
Millsap Jump Shot: Missed  01:45  
  01:43 Beverley Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  01:36 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:35 Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:26 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Evans (1 BLK) 
Kanter Rebound (Off:4 Def:2)  01:24  
Evans Dunk Shot: Missed  01:20  
  01:20 Team Rebound 
  01:20 Ariza Substitution replaced by Canaan 
  01:20 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Dorsey 
  01:20 Howard Substitution replaced by Shved 
  01:20 Harden Substitution replaced by Papanikolaou 
  01:03 Beverley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Williams (2 ST) 
Williams Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Papanikolaou (1 ST)  01:01  
  00:56.0 Papanikolaou Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Kanter (1 ST) 
Millsap Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Kanter (1 AST)  00:45.4
[UTA 79-94]
 
  00:37.9 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:36.0 Team Rebound 
  00:33.9
[HOU 97-79]
Shved 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Beverley (7 AST) 
Clark 3pt Shot: Missed  00:13.9  
Evans Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  00:11.9  
Millsap 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Evans (1 AST)  00:09.2
[UTA 82-97]
 
End of 4th Quarter
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UTA
3rd Northwest
38
44
7-3
21-20
17-24
HOU
1st Southwest
56
26
7-3
30-11
26-15
 
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HOU
2 players 28.4
Howard 14.4
Harden 8.1
Howard 3.0
Harden 2.4