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Wittman decries focus after Wizards' 99-91 loss to Rockets


By HOWARD FENDRICH
Posted Mar 29 2015 8:50PM

WASHINGTON (AP) For a team that entered the season with aspirations of winning 50 games and earning home-court advantage in the playoffs - the former now impossible, the likelihood of the latter fading quickly - John Wall's Washington Wizards sure are slumping down the stretch.

They can't even seem to run plays properly right after coach Randy Wittman draws them up during a timeout.

Losing for the fifth time in six games, which delayed their bid to secure a postseason berth, the Wizards were beaten 99-91 Sunday by the Houston Rockets, who got 24 points from James Harden, along with 11 points and 10 rebounds in 19 minutes from Dwight Howard, appearing in his third game back from a right knee injury.

The Wizards shot 29.2 percent in the first quarter, 38.7 percent for the game, and Wittman lamented afterward that there were basic problems when his team had the ball.

"We were running things that I've never seen before. We weren't focused on what we needed to do from an offensive standpoint," Wittman said, adding with a wry chuckle: "Coming out of timeouts, a guy doesn't even know he's supposed to catch the ball, and we turn it over."

Wall agreed.

"That's terrible," the point guard said.

Asked whether the players or Wittman were at fault, Wall answered: "I wouldn't put it on the coach, because he's doing a great job of drawing it up. ... Like he always says, if you don't know, you've got time before you walk on the court to ask again. So it's all on us as players."

The Wizards are fifth in the Eastern Conference and could have guaranteed themselves a place in the postseason with a victory. But they dropped 2 1/2 games behind No. 4 seed Toronto and, at 41-33 with eight games remaining, they can't wind up with 50 victories.

The Wizards also had a chance to clinch a playoff berth based on other teams' results later Sunday, but that didn't go their way, either.

"We show a sense of urgency one game, and another game, we take it off. To be where we want to be and go as far as we did last year, we have to turn it around or ... we'll be done quick," said Wall, who finished with 25 points, 12 assists and eight rebounds.

Houston entered the day third in the Western Conference, a half-game behind No. 2 Memphis, and the Rockets' biggest concern is having enough players ready to go in the playoffs.

"It's nice to win the games, but it would be really nice to get healthy. That's our biggest thing," said coach Kevin McHale, who noted that Howard will sit out Monday against Toronto in the second game of a back-to-back set, and also made a passing reference to Patrick Beverley perhaps missing the rest of the season.

"I'm not sure about Pat," McHale said. "Probably won't come back."

Corey Brewer scored 15 for Houston, including pairing with Pablo Prigioni for consecutive 3-pointers that pushed the lead back up to 85-75 with 8 minutes left after Washington had pulled within four.

Harden only made 7 of 20 shots, but went 9 for 10 at the foul line. He added six assists and one into-the-stands block of Bradley Beal's 3-point try with 25 seconds left.

"I was surprised he got up there. He's not known for blocking shots," Howard said. "That's what MVPs do."

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PORTER PRODUCES

Little-used reserve Otto Porter, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2013 draft, had 15 points and six rebounds for the Wizards, replacing Paul Pierce, who shot 1 for 6 and had two points.

"He might not have his legs as much as we need," Wall said about Pierce, "so he might need to take a game or two off."

TIP-INS

Rockets: Winning streak reached four games. ... Trevor Ariza, who left Washington after last season, contributed 13 points and eight rebounds.

Wizards: Three reserves were missing - Kris Humphries and Garrett Temple were sidelined with injuries, while DeJuan Blair was out for personal reasons.

UP NEXT:

Rockets: At Toronto on Monday.

Wizards: Host Philadelphia on Wednesday.

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Follow Howard Fendrich on Twitter at http://twitter.com/HowardFendrich


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HOU
WAS
     
    • 42.5%

    • 38.7%

    • 31.0%

    • 26.7%

    • 66.7%

    • 78.4%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
HOU WAS
Total Rebounds 53 43
Offensive Rebounds 16 11
Turnovers 19 17
Fast Break Pts: 18 18
Biggest Lead: 16 4
Points in the Paint: 42 32
HOU WAS
p Harden   24 Wall   25
rb 2 players   10 Gortat   10
a Harden   6 Wall   12
s 2 players   3 Wall   4
b 2 players   2 Gortat   2
 
  • 12/29 - WAS 104 @ HOU 103
  • 03/29 - HOU 99 @ WAS 91
Houston Rockets (50-23)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Ariza F 37:34 3-9 2-8 5-5 -2 1 7 8 2 1 2 4 0 0 13
J. Smith F 36:06 6-13 2-4 0-0 +4 4 6 10 3 2 1 4 2 0 14
D. Howard C 18:39 3-6 0-0 5-8 -3 3 7 10 0 4 0 2 0 0 11
J. Harden G 37:50 7-20 1-6 9-10 +1 0 3 3 6 3 2 3 1 1 24
J. Terry G 19:03 2-4 1-3 0-0 +3 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 5
J. Dorsey   23:30 3-4 0-0 1-4 +9 1 7 8 0 4 3 0 0 1 7
C. Brewer   22:20 7-14 1-2 0-0 +14 4 1 5 2 3 1 3 2 2 15
P. Prigioni   28:31 3-7 2-5 2-2 +9 2 4 6 3 4 3 1 0 0 10
N. Johnson   16:27 0-3 0-1 0-4 +5 1 1 2 0 2 0 2 1 1 0
C. Capela DNP - Coach's Decision
T. Jones NWT - Pneumothorax
K. McDaniels DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 34-80 9-29 22-33   16 37 53 18 25 12 19 6 5 99
  42.5% 31.0% 66.7%   team rebs: 8 total to: 20
Washington Wizards (41-33)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Pierce F 22:24 1-6 0-3 0-0 -10 1 0 1 1 2 1 2 0 1 2
Nene F 33:38 4-8 0-0 2-5 -10 0 7 7 1 1 3 2 0 0 10
M. Gortat C 28:56 3-10 0-0 0-0 -4 4 6 10 0 5 1 0 2 1 6
B. Beal G 37:42 4-11 1-4 6-7 -3 0 4 4 0 3 1 3 1 1 15
J. Wall G 42:48 7-17 0-1 11-12 -3 2 6 8 12 4 4 7 1 2 25
M. Webster   08:28 1-2 1-1 0-0 -6 1 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 3
D. Gooden   18:02 2-4 0-1 0-0 -6 0 5 5 1 2 0 0 0 0 4
R. Butler   13:37 0-3 0-2 2-2 -3 0 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 2
R. Sessions   08:58 2-3 0-1 2-2 -3 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 6
K. Seraphin   07:52 1-4 0-0 1-2 +2 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 1 0 3
O. Porter   17:34 4-7 2-2 5-7 +6 3 3 6 0 1 1 1 0 1 15
D. Blair NWT - Personal Reasons
W. Bynum DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 29-75 4-15 29-37   11 32 43 17 22 14 17 5 6 91
  38.7% 26.7% 78.4%   team rebs: 7 total to: 17

inactive

  • Rockets: Beverley, Motiejunas, Papanikolaou
  • Wizards: Humphries, Temple

technical fouls

  • Rockets: --
  • Wizards: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 3
  • Times Tied: 5

arena stats

  • Arena: Verizon Center, Washington, DC
  • Officials: #17 Joe Crawford, #60 James Williams, #65 Sean Wright
  • Attendance: 20356
  • Duration: 2:29
Houston Rockets (51-24) Washington Wizards (41-34)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Gortat vs Howard (Wall gains possession)
  11:37 Nene Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:36 Gortat Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:33 Gortat Layup Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:32  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  11:18  
  11:17 Wall Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:11 Beal 3pt Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:08  
Smith Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Nene (1 ST)  10:56  
  10:51
[WAS 2-0]
Beal Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wall (1 AST) 
  10:32 Beal Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Ariza Turnover : Double Dribble (1 TO)  10:24  
  10:18 Wall Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Ariza (1 ST) 
Smith Driving Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:59
[HOU 2-2]
 
  09:36
[WAS 4-2]
Gortat Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wall (2 AST) 
Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Gortat (1 ST)  09:21  
Howard Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  09:13  
Team Timeout : Regular  09:13  
  09:13
[WAS 5-2]
Wall Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  09:13
[WAS 6-2]
Wall Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Nene (2 ST)  08:49  
  08:39 Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:38  
Smith Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Nene (3 ST)  08:30  
Howard Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  08:13  
  08:13 Nene Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  08:13 Team Rebound 
Howard Substitution replaced by Dorsey  08:13  
  08:13 Nene Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:12  
Ariza Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Wall (1 ST)  08:06  
  08:00 Wall Layup Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:58  
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST)  07:36
[HOU 5-6]
 
  07:23 Gortat Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:22  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  07:15  
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  07:13  
Ariza Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Pierce (1 ST)  07:08  
Terry Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  07:08  
  07:08
[WAS 7-5]
Beal Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  07:08
[WAS 8-5]
Beal Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Smith Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Terry (1 AST)  06:53
[HOU 7-8]
 
  06:40 Nene Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:39 Gortat Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  06:36 Gortat Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  06:35  
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  06:25  
  06:24 Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:19 Wall Layup Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  06:17  
  06:14 Nene Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  06:14
[HOU 8-8]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:14  
  06:13 Gortat Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  06:03 Beal Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dorsey (1 ST) 
Harden Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  06:01  
  05:47 Wall Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:46 Wall Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:34
[WAS 10-8]
Wall Pullup Jump shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Dorsey Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Terry (2 AST)  05:19
[HOU 10-10]
 
  05:03 Beal Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Ariza (2 ST) 
Smith Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  04:58
[HOU 12-10]
 
  04:44
[WAS 12-12]
Nene Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wall (3 AST) 
Dorsey Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA)  04:44  
Ariza Substitution replaced by Brewer  04:44  
Terry Substitution replaced by Prigioni  04:44  
  04:44
[WAS 13-12]
Nene Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
Smith 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST)  04:26
[HOU 15-13]
 
  04:16
[WAS 15-15]
Nene Slam Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Wall (4 AST) 
Harden Layup Shot: Missed  04:05  
  04:04 Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  04:00 Gortat Layup Shot: Missed Block: Brewer (1 BLK) 
Prigioni Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:55  
Dorsey Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Brewer (1 AST)  03:50
[HOU 17-15]
 
  03:26 Beal Jump Shot: Missed 
Dorsey Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:25  
  03:16 Gortat Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (2 PTS)  03:16
[HOU 18-15]
 
  03:16 Beal Substitution replaced by Webster 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS)  03:16
[HOU 19-15]
 
  03:01 Wall Jump Shot: Missed 
Dorsey Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:00  
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  02:52  
Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  02:51  
Dorsey Slam Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST)  02:44
[HOU 21-15]
 
  02:37 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:21 Wall Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST) 
Prigioni Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Brewer (2 AST)  02:16
[HOU 23-15]
 
  01:59
[WAS 17-23]
Pierce Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Brewer Layup Shot: Missed  01:37  
  01:36 Gortat Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  01:32 Webster Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Prigioni (1 ST) 
Harden Layup Shot: Missed  01:22  
  01:21 Gortat Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  01:11 Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dorsey Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:10  
  00:53.5 Pierce Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  00:53.5
[HOU 24-17]
 
  00:53.5 Nene Substitution replaced by Gooden 
  00:53.5 Pierce Substitution replaced by Butler 
Smith Substitution replaced by Ariza  00:53.5  
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  00:53.5
[HOU 25-17]
 
  00:40.9 Wall Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:39.9 Wall Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  00:36.9
[WAS 20-25]
Webster 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Wall (5 AST) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS)  00:14.9
[HOU 28-20]
 
  00:02.9 Wall Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:02.5 Gortat Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  00:01.0 Gortat Jump Shot: Missed 
Dorsey Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:00.2  
End of 1st Quarter
Houston Rockets (51-24) Washington Wizards (41-34)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  11:48  
Brewer Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  11:46  
Brewer Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:44
[HOU 30-20]
 
  11:27 Seraphin Jump Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  11:26  
Howard Turnaround Bank shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:12
[HOU 32-20]
 
  10:53
[WAS 22-32]
Sessions Pullup Bank shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Howard Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  10:30
[HOU 34-22]
 
  10:07 Seraphin Jump Shot: Missed 
Prigioni Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:06  
Prigioni Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Sessions (1 ST)  10:00  
Prigioni Foul: Personal Take (1 PF)  09:59  
  09:36 Seraphin Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:35 Webster Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:32 Webster Jump Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:31  
Brewer Jump Bank Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST)  09:28
[HOU 36-22]
 
  09:21 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:21 Webster Substitution replaced by Beal 
  09:09
[WAS 24-36]
Seraphin Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Gooden (1 AST) 
Brewer Jump Bank Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Prigioni (1 AST)  08:55
[HOU 38-24]
 
Brewer Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  08:47  
  08:47
[WAS 25-38]
Sessions Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  08:47
[WAS 26-38]
Sessions Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Howard Jump Shot: Missed  08:29  
  08:28 Gooden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:20 Beal Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  08:19  
Brewer Running Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  08:14
[HOU 40-26]
 
Howard Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  07:54  
  07:54 Seraphin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  07:54 Team Rebound 
Howard Substitution replaced by Dorsey  07:54  
  07:54
[WAS 27-40]
Seraphin Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed  07:44  
  07:43 Beal Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:37 Seraphin Substitution replaced by Nene 
Ariza Substitution replaced by Smith  07:37  
  07:24 Gooden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  07:23  
Prigioni 3pt Shot: Missed  07:05  
  07:04 Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  06:48 Nene Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
  06:48 Butler Substitution replaced by Wall 
Prigioni 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  06:35
[HOU 43-27]
 
  06:17
[WAS 29-43]
Gooden Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wall (6 AST) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  05:54  
Dorsey Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  05:53  
Johnson Layup Shot: Missed  05:49  
Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  05:47  
  05:47 Gooden Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
  05:47  
Prigioni Substitution replaced by Harden  05:47  
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:47  
Team Rebound  05:47  
Johnson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:47  
  05:47 Beal Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  05:47 Sessions 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dorsey Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  05:47  
Harden Jump Shot: Missed  05:37  
Brewer Rebound (Off:3 Def:0)  05:36  
Brewer Layup Shot: Missed  05:34  
  05:34 Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  05:20 Gooden Jump Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:20  
Johnson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Wall (2 ST)  05:17  
  05:13
[WAS 31-43]
Wall Driving Bank shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  04:57  
  04:56 Gooden Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Harden Foul: Personal (1 PF)  04:52  
Johnson Substitution replaced by Terry  04:52  
  04:52 Sessions Substitution replaced by Pierce 
  04:51 Wall Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Dorsey (2 ST) 
Brewer Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Harden (4 AST)  04:48
[HOU 45-31]
 
  04:30
[WAS 33-45]
Nene Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Wall (7 AST) 
Terry 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST)  04:12
[HOU 48-33]
 
  03:57
[WAS 35-48]
Beal Reverse Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Nene (1 AST) 
Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) Steal:Beal (1 ST)  03:40  
  03:35 Pierce Layup Shot: Missed Block: Brewer (2 BLK) 
Terry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  03:33  
Brewer Foul: Offensive (2 PF)  03:28  
Brewer Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  03:28  
  03:28 Gooden Substitution replaced by Gortat 
Brewer Substitution replaced by Ariza  03:28  
Harden Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  03:28  
Team Timeout : Regular  03:28  
  03:28
[WAS 36-48]
Wall Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  03:28 Wall Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Dorsey Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  03:28  
Terry Pullup Jump shot: Made (5 PTS)  03:28
[HOU 50-36]
 
  03:02
[WAS 38-50]
Gortat Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Wall (8 AST) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Harden (5 AST)  02:48
[HOU 53-38]
 
  02:32
[WAS 41-53]
Beal 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Made (10 PTS)  02:05
[HOU 55-41]
 
Smith Foul: Defense 3 Second (0 PF)  01:50  
  01:50
[WAS 42-55]
Beal Free Throw Technical (10 PTS) 
  01:50 Nene Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  01:50  
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS)  01:42
[HOU 57-42]
 
  01:36
[WAS 44-57]
Wall Running Slam Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  01:27  
  01:27 Wall Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Terry Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  01:21  
  01:21
[WAS 45-57]
Beal Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  01:21
[WAS 46-57]
Beal Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  00:05.0 Wall Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) 
Harden Floating Jump shot: Made (14 PTS)  00:00.9
[HOU 59-46]
 
End of 2nd Quarter
Houston Rockets (51-24) Washington Wizards (41-34)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Harden Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Smith (3 AST)  11:41
[HOU 61-46]
 
  11:18 Pierce Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  11:17  
Harden Jump Shot: Missed  11:04  
  11:03 Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  10:59 Pierce Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  10:50  
  10:49 Team Rebound 
  10:33 Gortat Jump Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  10:32  
Harden Layup Shot: Missed  10:24  
Team Rebound  10:24  
  10:24 Gortat Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  10:10  
  10:09 Beal Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  10:00 Nene Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  09:59  
Terry 3pt Shot: Missed  09:34  
Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  09:33  
  09:19 Pierce Violation:Kicked Ball 
Howard Jump Shot: Missed  09:09  
  09:08 Wall Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  09:02
[WAS 48-61]
Wall Running Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  08:39  
Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  08:38  
Howard Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Wall (3 ST)  08:37  
  08:27
[WAS 50-61]
Wall Pullup Jump shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Pierce (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:26  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  08:11  
Team Rebound  08:10  
Harden Jump Shot: Missed  08:01  
  08:00 Gortat Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
Smith Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  07:52  
  07:52
[WAS 51-61]
Nene Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Howard Substitution replaced by Dorsey  07:52  
  07:52 Nene Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
  07:51 Pierce Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:42
[WAS 53-61]
Wall Pullup Jump shot: Made (15 PTS) 
  07:18 Pierce Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (3 FTA) 
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 3 (4 PTS)  07:18
[HOU 62-53]
 
Ariza Free Throw 2 of 3 (5 PTS)  07:18
[HOU 63-53]
 
Ariza Free Throw 3 of 3 (6 PTS)  07:18
[HOU 64-53]
 
  06:59 Pierce 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  06:57  
Terry 3pt Shot: Missed  06:50  
  06:48 Wall Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  06:44 Wall Layup Shot: Missed Block: Smith (1 BLK) 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  06:42  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Harden (6 AST)  06:37
[HOU 67-53]
 
  06:09
[WAS 55-67]
Nene Driving Hook Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Harden Jump Shot: Missed Block: Gortat (1 BLK)  05:53  
  05:51 Gortat Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  05:38 Pierce Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Dorsey (3 ST) 
  05:34 Beal Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS)  05:34
[HOU 68-55]
 
Terry Substitution replaced by Prigioni  05:34  
  05:34 Pierce Substitution replaced by Porter 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS)  05:34
[HOU 69-55]
 
  05:19 Beal Jump Shot: Missed 
Dorsey Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  05:18  
Harden Jump Shot: Missed  05:04  
  05:03 Beal Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Prigioni Foul: Personal (2 PF)  05:02  
  04:47 Nene Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  04:23  
  04:22 Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  04:15 Porter Layup Shot: Missed Block: Smith (2 BLK) 
  04:14 Gortat Rebound (Off:4 Def:5) 
  04:12 Gortat Layup Shot: Missed 
Prigioni Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  04:11  
Smith 3pt Shot: Missed  03:49  
  03:48 Wall Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
Dorsey Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  03:40  
  03:40
[WAS 56-69]
Wall Free Throw 1 of 2 (16 PTS) 
  03:40 Nene Substitution replaced by Gooden 
Ariza Substitution replaced by Brewer  03:40  
  03:40
[WAS 57-69]
Wall Free Throw 2 of 2 (17 PTS) 
Dorsey Layup Shot: Missed Block: Gortat (2 BLK)  03:17  
Team Rebound  03:16  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  03:16  
  03:00
[WAS 59-69]
Gooden Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Wall (9 AST) 
Smith Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS)  02:46
[HOU 71-59]
 
  02:44 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:35 Wall Turnover : Bad Pass (4 TO) 
Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Porter (1 ST)  02:13  
  02:09 Wall Turnover : Lost Ball (5 TO) Steal:Harden (1 ST) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  02:02  
Prigioni Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  02:00  
Prigioni 3pt Shot: Missed  01:48  
  01:47 Gooden Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:34 Beal 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  01:32  
  01:13 Gortat Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dorsey Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:13  
Team Rebound  01:13  
  01:13 Gortat Substitution replaced by Seraphin 
Smith Substitution replaced by Ariza  01:13  
  01:13 Beal Substitution replaced by Webster 
Dorsey Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  01:13  
  01:13 Gooden Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  01:05
[WAS 61-71]
Wall Pullup Jump shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Brewer Jump Shot: Missed Block: Wall (1 BLK)  00:50.9  
  00:49.5 Gooden Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Dorsey Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  00:46.1  
  00:46.1
[WAS 62-71]
Wall Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS) 
  00:46.1
[WAS 63-71]
Wall Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS) 
  00:45.0 Seraphin Foul: Personal Take (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dorsey Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:45.0
[HOU 72-63]
 
Dorsey Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:45.0  
  00:44.9 Porter Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:28.7
[WAS 65-72]
Porter Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Wall (10 AST) 
Dorsey Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA)  00:28.7  
Dorsey Substitution replaced by Terry  00:28.7  
  00:28.7 Seraphin Substitution replaced by Butler 
  00:28.7 Porter Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:27.9  
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (20 PTS)  00:04.9
[HOU 74-65]
 
Brewer Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  00:03.7  
  00:03.7
[WAS 66-74]
Wall Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS) 
  00:03.7
[WAS 67-74]
Wall Free Throw 2 of 2 (23 PTS) 
Brewer Floating Jump shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Ariza (2 AST)  00:01.0
[HOU 76-67]
 
End of 3rd Quarter
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  11:38 Seraphin Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
  11:28 Seraphin Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Howard Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  11:15  
  11:05 Wall Layup Shot: Missed Block: Johnson (1 BLK) 
  11:03 Porter Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  11:01 Porter Layup Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  11:00  
Brewer Layup Shot: Missed Block: Seraphin (1 BLK)  10:56  
Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  10:54  
  10:54 Webster Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  10:47  
  10:46 Porter Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Prigioni Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  10:40  
  10:40 Porter Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  10:40 Team Rebound 
  10:40 Webster Substitution replaced by Sessions 
  10:40
[WAS 68-76]
Porter Free Throw 2 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Brewer Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Sessions (2 ST)  10:28  
  10:24
[WAS 70-76]
Porter Running Dunk Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Sessions (1 AST) 
Brewer Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Wall (4 ST)  10:13  
  10:09
[WAS 72-76]
Sessions Running Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Wall (11 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  10:09  
  09:52 Seraphin Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  09:52
[HOU 77-72]
 
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:52  
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  09:51  
Howard Slam Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Prigioni (2 AST)  09:30
[HOU 79-72]
 
  09:17 Wall Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) Steal:Prigioni (2 ST) 
  09:15 Seraphin Substitution replaced by Nene 
  09:06 Porter Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:06  
Team Rebound  09:06  
Johnson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  09:06  
  09:05 Porter Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
Johnson Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:50  
  08:50 Sessions Substitution replaced by Beal 
  08:42
[WAS 75-79]
Porter 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Wall (12 AST) 
Prigioni 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS)  08:31
[HOU 82-75]
 
  08:13 Beal Jump Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  08:12  
Brewer 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Prigioni (3 AST)  08:03
[HOU 85-75]
 
  08:03 Team Timeout : Regular 
Howard Substitution replaced by Smith  08:03  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Harden  08:03  
Johnson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  07:56  
  07:56
[WAS 76-85]
Wall Free Throw 1 of 2 (24 PTS) 
  07:56
[WAS 77-85]
Wall Free Throw 2 of 2 (25 PTS) 
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Made (22 PTS)  07:32
[HOU 87-77]
 
  07:18 Beal Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Prigioni (3 ST) 
  07:03 Gooden Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Ariza Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  07:03
[HOU 88-77]
 
  07:03 Gooden Substitution replaced by Butler 
Ariza Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  07:03
[HOU 89-77]
 
  06:39 Porter Jump Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:38  
Ariza Driving Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  06:20
[HOU 91-77]
 
  06:09 Porter Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Harden (2 ST) 
Johnson Layup Shot: Missed Block: Beal (1 BLK)  06:05  
Prigioni Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  06:03  
  05:56 Beal Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS)  05:56
[HOU 92-77]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS)  05:56
[HOU 93-77]
 
Smith Foul: Personal (2 PF)  05:39  
  05:24 Butler Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:22 Porter Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
Harden Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  05:21  
  05:21
[WAS 78-93]
Porter Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS) 
  05:21
[WAS 79-93]
Porter Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed  04:59  
Smith Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  04:58  
Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Butler (1 ST)  04:48  
Ariza Foul: Personal (1 PF) (2 FTA)  04:45  
  04:45
[WAS 80-93]
Porter Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  04:45
[WAS 81-93]
Porter Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Johnson Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO)  04:22  
  04:07 Wall Jump Shot: Missed 
Prigioni Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  04:06  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  03:48  
  03:48 Team Rebound 
  03:35
[WAS 83-93]
Beal Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  03:11  
Smith Rebound (Off:4 Def:6)  03:10  
Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed  02:49  
  02:48 Nene Rebound (Off:0 Def:7) 
  02:41 Wall Foul: Offensive (2 PF) 
  02:41 Wall Turnover : Foul (7 TO) 
  02:41  
  02:41 Nene Substitution replaced by Gortat 
Johnson Substitution replaced by Howard  02:41  
  02:38 Gortat Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  02:38
[HOU 94-83]
 
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  02:38
[HOU 95-83]
 
  02:28 Butler 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:27 Porter Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  02:23
[WAS 86-95]
Porter 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) 
  02:12 Wall Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  02:12
[HOU 96-86]
 
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:12  
  02:12 Butler Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Howard Foul: Shooting Block (4 PF) (2 FTA)  01:56  
  01:56
[WAS 87-96]
Butler Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  01:56
[WAS 88-96]
Butler Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Prigioni Jump Shot: Missed  01:32  
Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  01:31  
Howard Layup Shot: Missed  01:29  
  01:28 Gortat Rebound (Off:4 Def:6) 
Prigioni Foul: Personal (4 PF) (2 FTA)  01:27  
  01:27 Beal Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  01:27 Team Rebound 
Smith Substitution replaced by Brewer  01:27  
  01:27
[WAS 89-96]
Beal Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
  01:09 Gortat Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:09  
Team Rebound  01:09  
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  01:09
[HOU 97-89]
 
  00:55.9
[WAS 91-97]
Gortat Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Butler (1 AST) 
Prigioni 3pt Shot: Missed  00:31.9  
Brewer Rebound (Off:4 Def:1)  00:30.7  
Brewer Layup Shot: Missed  00:27.9  
  00:26.8 Wall Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  00:25.2 Beal 3pt Shot: Missed Block: Harden (1 BLK) 
  00:25.2 Team Rebound 
  00:25.2 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:19.9 Wall 3pt Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:7)  00:18.7  
  00:16.6 Wall Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA) 
Prigioni Free Throw 1 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:16.6
[HOU 98-91]
 
Prigioni Free Throw 2 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:16.6
[HOU 99-91]
 
  00:16.6 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:14.9 Butler 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:14.0  
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
WAS
2nd Southeast
46
36
6-4
29-12
17-24
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
HOU
2 players 28.4
Howard 14.4
Harden 8.1
Howard 3.0
Harden 2.4
WAS
Beal 25.2
Gortat 10.0
Wall 12.5
2 players 2.0
Wall 2.3