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Vucevic scores 21 to help Magic hold off Rockets 104-101


By DICK SCANLON
Posted Dec 24 2015 1:03AM

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Maybe it's a mark of the Orlando Magic's progress that they weren't particularly happy with the way they played in a victory against one of the hottest teams in the NBA.

Evan Fournier hit a short bank shot with 14.2 seconds left and Tobias Harris made two free throws with 1.1 seconds remaining to help the Magic hold off the Houston Rockets 104-101 on Wednesday night.

"It's true we won the game, but the way we did it, I thought we could have done a little better," said Fournier, who scored 17 points. "We struggled defensively in the fourth quarter. ... It was obviously very hard to guard these guys, but we played through it."

Nik Vucevic's 21 points led six players in double figures for the Magic, who have won five of six. They have 17 wins, only eight fewer than all last season.

Marcus Thornton's 3-pointer missed at the final horn, ending Houston's three-game winning streak.

James Harden scored 10 of his 31 points in the fourth quarter to lead the Rockets, who rallied from a 14-point deficit to lead by one on two occasions late in the game.

Former Magic center Dwight Howard finished with 12 points and seven rebounds for Houston.

Harris had 19 points and six rebounds for Orlando, which shot 52.4 percent but turned the ball over six times in the final quarter.

"We got some stops at the end, and that's pretty much how we won today," Harris said. "We've had some better (wins) than this. We were up 13 points in the fourth quarter and we kind of let them slip back in."

Aaron Gordon, who had scored 14 points in the five previous games, came off the Orlando bench with 14 points in a 7-minute span of the second quarter, helping the Magic (17-12) to a 59-53 lead following a first half in which the Rockets shot 52 percent.

Houston missed its first five shots of the second half and fell behind 65-53, but Trevor Ariza hit two straight jumpers and then Harden scored four consecutive baskets to keep the Rockets in it.

Harris and Elfrid Payton combined for 12 points to help the Magic finish the quarter on an 18-9 spurt to lead 87-74. Harden hit two straight shots and fed Howard for a dunk during a 13-0 Houston run, and neither team led by more than three points over the final 5 1/2 minutes.

The loss was only the fifth in 15 games for Houston (15-15).

"We can't have mental lapses where we do everything the right way for a couple possessions and go back to just taking it easy on teams," Howard said. "We have to do a better job of playing the same way for 48 minutes."

OFF THE LINE

Harden, who averages a league-leading 11 free throws per game, was held to six attempts by the Magic - only two after the first quarter. "He's maybe the best of all-time at drawing fouls; he has such a knack for it," Magic coach Scott Skiles declared before the game. "We're going to foul him, but we have to try and limit that."

TIP-INS

Rockets: Coach B.J. Bickerstaff protested that the Magic held Harden on the final possession, preventing him from getting the ball. ... Ty Lawson returned from a two-game suspension, playing almost 27 minutes and scoring 11 points. ... All six of Howard's field goals came on dunks.

Magic: Orlando is 27-27 against Houston, not including the Rockets' sweep in the 1995 NBA Finals. ... Victor Oladipo shot 0 for 9 with seven rebounds and six assists. ... The Magic, who lost in overtime at Houston on Nov. 4, have won 11 of 15.

UP NEXT

Houston hosts San Antonio on Friday night.

Orlando hosts Miami on Saturday night.


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HOU
ORL
     
    • 49.4%

    • 52.4%

    • 24.1%

    • 43.8%

    • 70.6%

    • 69.2%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
HOU ORL
Total Rebounds 36 42
Offensive Rebounds 9 11
Turnovers 11 12
Fast Break Pts: 10 10
Biggest Lead: 6 14
Points in the Paint: 54 60
HOU ORL
p Harden   31 Vucevic   21
rb Ariza   8 Harris   8
a Harden   7 Payton   9
s 5 players   1 Gordon   2
b Howard   3 3 players   1
 
  • 11/04 - ORL 114 @ HOU 119
  • 12/23 - HOU 101 @ ORL 104
Houston Rockets (15-15)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Ariza F 38:49 4-14 0-8 0-0 -4 1 7 8 1 3 1 0 1 0 8
C. Capela F 19:15 5-5 0-0 0-2 -7 2 3 5 1 2 0 1 1 0 10
D. Howard C 35:45 6-10 0-0 0-2 -7 3 4 7 2 3 1 3 3 1 12
J. Harden G 40:15 12-18 2-4 5-6 +3 0 3 3 7 2 1 3 0 2 31
P. Beverley G 29:50 2-9 1-4 2-2 -6 0 1 1 2 2 0 1 1 0 7
T. Jones   11:45 3-6 1-2 1-1 +7 2 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 8
T. Lawson   26:36 4-6 1-3 2-2 +10 0 2 2 3 4 0 1 0 0 11
C. Brewer   11:53 2-5 0-2 0-0 0 1 3 4 0 1 1 0 0 0 4
M. Thornton   18:11 2-8 2-6 2-2 -3 0 2 2 2 1 1 0 0 0 8
D. Motiejunas   07:41 1-2 0-0 0-0 -8 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 2
M. Harrell DNP - Coach's Decision
K. McDaniels DNP - Coach's Decision
J. Terry DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 41-83 7-29 12-17   9 27 36 19 18 5 11 6 3 101
  49.4% 24.1% 70.6%   team rebs: 7 total to: 11
Orlando Magic (17-12)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
T. Harris F 36:12 8-10 1-1 2-2 +1 3 5 8 1 1 0 2 1 0 19
C. Frye F 18:53 4-4 2-2 0-0 +11 1 4 5 2 2 0 0 0 0 10
N. Vucevic C 35:00 10-16 0-0 1-2 +10 2 4 6 3 2 0 1 1 1 21
E. Fournier G 35:06 6-11 2-5 3-3 +5 0 5 5 4 5 1 2 0 0 17
E. Payton G 31:44 5-11 0-0 2-4 -6 0 2 2 9 1 1 3 0 4 12
V. Oladipo   31:21 0-9 0-3 0-0 +6 1 6 7 6 1 0 0 0 0 0
J. Smith   15:26 3-8 0-1 0-0 -11 0 1 1 0 2 0 2 1 1 6
A. Nicholson   08:10 1-3 1-2 0-0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 3
M. Hezonja   16:20 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 2 3 5 1 0 1 1 0 0 2
A. Gordon   11:48 6-11 1-2 1-2 0 2 1 3 0 1 2 0 0 0 14
D. Dedmon DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Marble DNP - Coach's Decision
S. Napier DNP - Coach's Decision
Total   240 44-84 7-16 9-13   11 31 42 26 15 5 12 3 6 104
  52.4% 43.8% 69.2%   team rebs: 6 total to: 13

inactive

  • Rockets: Dekker
  • Magic: Watson

technical fouls

  • Rockets: --
  • Magic: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 11
  • Times Tied: 5

arena stats

  • Arena: Amway Center, Orlando, FL
  • Officials: #55 Bill Kennedy, #35 Steve Anderson, #16 David Guthrie
  • Attendance: 17061
  • Duration: 2:07
Houston Rockets (15-15) Orlando Magic (17-12)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Vucevic vs Howard (Capela gains possession)
Harden Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:38
[HOU 2-0]
 
  11:19
[ORL 2-2]
Vucevic Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  11:04 Harris Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Guthrie) 
Howard Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  11:04  
Team Rebound  11:04  
Howard Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  11:04  
  11:02 Vucevic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:42
[ORL 4-2]
Vucevic Driving Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Capela Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST)  10:31
[HOU 4-4]
 
  10:15
[ORL 7-4]
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Payton (1 AST) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  09:54  
  09:52 Fournier Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:42 Payton Layup Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:40  
  09:27 Payton Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Anderson) 
Ariza Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Beverley (1 AST)  09:20
[HOU 6-7]
 
Howard Violation:Defensive Goaltending (S Anderson)  09:02  
  09:02
[ORL 9-6]
Frye Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Payton (2 AST) 
Howard Layup Shot: Missed  08:42  
Team Rebound  08:42  
Beverley Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  08:31
[HOU 8-9]
 
Capela Foul: Personal (1 PF) (B Kennedy)  08:24  
  08:15
[ORL 11-8]
Payton Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Beverley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Payton (1 ST)  08:06  
  08:02 Payton Running Layup Shot: Missed Block: Capela (1 BLK) 
  07:59 Frye Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  07:53 Fournier Jump Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:51  
  07:48 Frye Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Kennedy) 
Capela Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:48  
Team Rebound  07:48  
Capela Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:48  
  07:46 Harris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Howard Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Kennedy)  07:26  
  07:26
[ORL 12-8]
Payton Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
Capela Substitution replaced by Jones  07:26  
  07:26
[ORL 13-8]
Payton Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Beverley Driving Layup Shot: Missed  07:12  
  07:10 Payton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  06:57
[ORL 15-8]
Fournier Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Vucevic (1 AST) 
Beverley Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (1 FTA) (D Guthrie)  06:57  
  06:57
[ORL 16-8]
Fournier Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS) 
  06:47 Fournier Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (B Kennedy) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  06:47
[HOU 9-16]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  06:47
[HOU 10-16]
 
  06:35 Harris Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  06:33 Vucevic Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:33
[ORL 18-10]
Vucevic Tip Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Howard Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (S Anderson)  06:18  
Howard Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  06:18  
Howard Substitution replaced by Capela  06:18  
  05:58
[ORL 20-10]
Vucevic Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Payton (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  05:49  
Jones 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Beverley (2 AST)  05:42
[HOU 13-20]
 
  05:21 Fournier 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:20  
Jones Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST)  05:13
[HOU 15-20]
 
  05:13 Frye Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) (D Guthrie) 
  05:13 Frye Substitution replaced by Oladipo 
  05:13 Fournier Substitution replaced by Smith 
Jones Free Throw 1 of 1 (6 PTS)  05:13
[HOU 16-20]
 
  04:53
[ORL 22-16]
Harris Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Harden Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (1 TO)  04:39  
Beverley Substitution replaced by Lawson  04:39  
Harden Foul: Personal (1 PF) (S Anderson)  04:30  
  04:21 Vucevic Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
Capela Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:20  
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:07
[HOU 18-22]
 
  03:42 Smith Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  03:31  
Capela Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  03:29  
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Capela (1 AST)  03:25
[HOU 21-22]
 
Capela Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) (S Anderson)  03:13  
  03:13 Vucevic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  03:13 Team Rebound 
Ariza Substitution replaced by Brewer  03:13  
  03:13
[ORL 23-21]
Vucevic Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS) 
Harden Cutting Layup Shot: Missed  03:01  
Capela Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  02:59  
Capela Tip Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  02:59
[HOU 23-23]
 
Lawson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Anderson)  02:47  
  02:47 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:47 Vucevic Substitution replaced by Nicholson 
  02:47 Payton Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  02:47 Team Rebound 
  02:47 Payton Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Capela Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  02:46  
Lawson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  02:34
[HOU 25-23]
 
  02:18 Oladipo 3pt Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:17  
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  02:02  
Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  02:01  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  01:56  
Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  01:55  
Capela Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST)  01:49
[HOU 27-23]
 
  01:28 Payton Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Brewer (1 ST) 
Brewer Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:24
[HOU 29-23]
 
  01:18 Smith 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:16 Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  01:16
[ORL 25-29]
Harris Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  01:02
[HOU 31-25]
 
  00:44.5
[ORL 27-31]
Harris Driving Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Jones 3pt Shot: Missed  00:31.9  
  00:29.9 Oladipo Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:24.9 Payton Running Layup Shot: Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:22.9  
  00:20.0 Smith Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Anderson) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  00:20.0
[HOU 32-27]
 
Lawson Substitution replaced by Ariza  00:20.0  
  00:20.0 Payton Substitution replaced by Hezonja 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  00:20.0
[HOU 33-27]
 
  00:06.9 Oladipo Layup Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:03.9  
End of 1st Quarter
Houston Rockets (15-15) Orlando Magic (17-12)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Brewer Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Anderson)  11:47  
  11:47
[ORL 28-33]
Gordon Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  11:47 Gordon Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Brewer Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  11:46  
Motiejunas Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Gordon (1 ST)  11:34  
  11:29
[ORL 30-33]
Gordon Running Dunk Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Hezonja (1 AST) 
Brewer Layup Shot: Missed  11:18  
Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:16  
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Howard (1 AST)  11:13
[HOU 36-30]
 
  10:58
[ORL 33-36]
Nicholson 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Oladipo (1 AST) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  10:40  
  10:40 Team Rebound 
  10:31
[ORL 35-36]
Smith Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Oladipo (2 AST) 
Motiejunas Running Jump Shot: Missed  10:13  
  10:12 Hezonja Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:05 Gordon 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thornton Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:04  
Brewer Running Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Thornton (1 AST)  10:00
[HOU 38-35]
 
  09:40 Gordon Running Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:38 Gordon Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:38
[ORL 37-38]
Gordon Tip Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Howard Layup Shot: Missed  09:26  
  09:24 Oladipo Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:20
[ORL 39-38]
Gordon Running Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Oladipo (3 AST) 
Motiejunas Turnover : Out of Bounds - Bad Pass Turnover (2 TO)  09:06  
  08:49 Gordon Hook Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  08:48  
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Motiejunas (1 AST)  08:41
[HOU 40-39]
 
  08:32 Team Timeout : Regular 
  08:17
[ORL 41-40]
Gordon Driving Floating Bank Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Motiejunas Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  07:53
[HOU 42-41]
 
  07:37 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:36  
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lawson (1 AST)  07:29
[HOU 44-41]
 
  07:12 Nicholson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Howard (1 ST) 
Howard Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Hezonja (1 ST)  07:09  
  07:03 Nicholson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  07:02 Hezonja Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:47 Nicholson Hook Shot: Missed 
  06:45 Oladipo Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  06:43
[ORL 43-44]
Gordon Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Oladipo (4 AST) 
  06:37 Nicholson Substitution replaced by Vucevic 
Lawson Substitution replaced by Ariza  06:37  
Brewer Substitution replaced by Harden  06:37  
Thornton Substitution replaced by Beverley  06:37  
  06:37 Smith Substitution replaced by Frye 
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  06:19  
  06:17 Oladipo Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  05:56 Vucevic Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:56 Gordon Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
  05:56 Gordon Tip Layup Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:53  
Beverley Jump Shot: Missed  05:46  
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  05:45  
Howard Tip Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:45
[HOU 46-43]
 
  05:25 Gordon Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Motiejunas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:24  
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  05:11  
  05:10 Frye Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  04:52
[ORL 46-46]
Gordon 3pt Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Frye (1 AST) 
Howard Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Gordon (2 ST)  04:34  
  04:29
[ORL 48-46]
Hezonja Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Oladipo (5 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  04:19  
  04:19 Hezonja Substitution replaced by Fournier 
  04:19 Gordon Substitution replaced by Harris 
Howard Substitution replaced by Capela  04:19  
Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Jones  04:19  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  04:05  
  04:04 Vucevic Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:43
[ORL 51-46]
Frye 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Vucevic (2 AST) 
Jones Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  03:18
[HOU 48-51]
 
  03:01
[ORL 54-48]
Fournier 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Capela Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Harden (4 AST)  02:42
[HOU 50-54]
 
  02:24 Vucevic Hook Shot: Missed 
  02:22 Vucevic Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  02:22
[ORL 56-50]
Vucevic Tip Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Jones Jump Shot: Missed  02:04  
  02:03 Frye Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:57
[ORL 59-50]
Fournier 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Oladipo (6 AST) 
  01:53 Team Violation : Delay Of Game (D Guthrie) 
  01:39 Fournier Foul: Personal (2 PF) (S Anderson) 
  01:39  
Capela Substitution replaced by Howard  01:39  
Beverley Jump Shot: Missed  01:22  
  01:21 Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  01:04 Oladipo Driving Floating Bank Jump Shot: Missed 
Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  01:03  
Harden Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (D Guthrie)  00:56.0  
Harden Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  00:56.0  
  00:42.8 Fournier 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  00:41.9  
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Ariza (1 AST)  00:32.5
[HOU 53-59]
 
Beverley Foul: Personal (2 PF) (S Anderson)  00:23.6  
  00:10.9 Oladipo Dunk Shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  00:09.4  
Beverley Layup Shot: Missed  00:03.9  
Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  00:03.9  
Jones Tip Layup Shot: Missed  00:03.9  
  00:02.9 Harris Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  00:00.0 Oladipo 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 2nd Quarter
Houston Rockets (15-15) Orlando Magic (17-12)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
  11:46 Payton Floating Jump shot: Missed Block: Howard (1 BLK) 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  11:42  
Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed  11:33  
  11:30 Fournier Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  11:10
[ORL 61-53]
Vucevic Pullup Jump shot: Made (13 PTS) 
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  10:44  
  10:43 Frye Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  10:42 Payton Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
  10:37 Fournier Foul: Personal (3 PF) (D Guthrie) 
Howard Hook Shot: Missed  10:26  
  10:24 Frye Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  10:09
[ORL 63-53]
Frye Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Payton (4 AST) 
Harden Layup Shot: Missed Block: Harris (1 BLK)  09:55  
Team Rebound  09:55  
Capela Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  09:48  
  09:38
[ORL 65-53]
Fournier Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Frye (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  09:34  
Capela Substitution replaced by Thornton  09:34  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  09:22  
Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:3)  09:21  
Ariza Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Howard (2 AST)  09:18
[HOU 55-65]
 
  08:58
[ORL 67-55]
Harris Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Payton (5 AST) 
Ariza Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  08:36
[HOU 57-67]
 
  08:05 Harris Jump Shot: Missed 
  08:04 Harris Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  07:57 Harris Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Harden Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (15 PTS)  07:46
[HOU 59-67]
 
  07:19
[ORL 69-59]
Vucevic Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Fournier (1 AST) 
Harden Pullup Jump shot: Made (17 PTS)  07:08
[HOU 61-69]
 
  06:43 Vucevic Jump Shot: Missed Block: Ariza (1 BLK) 
Thornton Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:41  
Harden Jump Shot: Made (19 PTS)  06:31
[HOU 63-69]
 
  06:31 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:31 Frye Substitution replaced by Oladipo 
  06:12 Payton Jump Shot: Missed Block: Beverley (1 BLK) 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:11  
Harden Running Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS)  06:07
[HOU 65-69]
 
  05:50
[ORL 71-65]
Harris Cutting Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Payton (6 AST) 
Thornton Jump Bank Shot: Missed  05:28  
  05:26 Fournier Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  05:22 Oladipo Running Layup Shot: Missed 
  05:20 Harris Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  05:20
[ORL 73-65]
Harris Tip Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
  04:55 Vucevic Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Guthrie) 
Thornton Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  04:55
[HOU 66-73]
 
Beverley Substitution replaced by Lawson  04:55  
Thornton Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  04:55
[HOU 67-73]
 
  04:34 Fournier Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Ariza Jump Bank Shot: Missed  04:17  
  04:15 Harris Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  03:56
[ORL 75-67]
Payton Driving Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Howard Running Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lawson (2 AST)  03:45
[HOU 69-75]
 
  03:26
[ORL 77-69]
Vucevic Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Fournier (2 AST) 
Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Fournier (1 ST)  03:19  
Ariza Foul: Shooting Block (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Guthrie)  03:17  
  03:17
[ORL 78-69]
Fournier Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Howard Substitution replaced by Capela  03:17  
Ariza Substitution replaced by Brewer  03:17  
  03:17
[ORL 79-69]
Fournier Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed  03:05  
  03:04 Oladipo Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  02:52
[ORL 81-69]
Harris Cutting Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Vucevic (3 AST) 
Harden Jump Shot: Missed  02:38  
  02:38 Harris Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
Lawson Foul: Personal Take (2 PF) (D Guthrie)  02:38  
  02:22 Harris Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO) 
Harden Substitution replaced by Ariza  02:22  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  02:13  
  02:12 Vucevic Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  01:59 Oladipo 3pt Shot: Missed 
Capela Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  01:58  
Thornton 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lawson (3 AST)  01:43
[HOU 72-81]
 
  01:27
[ORL 83-72]
Payton Driving Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Capela Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Thornton (2 AST)  01:11
[HOU 74-83]
 
  00:55.4
[ORL 85-74]
Payton Driving Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
Ariza Driving Finger Roll Layup Shot: Missed  00:45.9  
  00:43.9 Fournier Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
Thornton Foul: Personal (1 PF) (D Guthrie)  00:43.5  
  00:43.5 Vucevic Substitution replaced by Smith 
  00:43.5 Payton Substitution replaced by Hezonja 
  00:30.9
[ORL 87-74]
Smith Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Fournier (3 AST) 
Brewer 3pt Shot: Missed  00:23.9  
  00:21.9 Oladipo Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  00:00.0 Oladipo Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed  11:38  
  11:37 Hezonja Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  11:25 Fournier 3pt Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  11:24  
  11:16 Gordon Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (D Guthrie) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (22 PTS)  11:16
[HOU 75-87]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  11:16  
  11:15 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:54
[ORL 89-75]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Fournier (4 AST) 
Thornton Jump Shot: Missed  10:40  
Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  10:38  
Ariza Tip Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  10:38
[HOU 77-89]
 
  10:15 Smith Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Howard (2 BLK) 
  10:15 Jump Ball Smith vs Howard (Harden gains possession) 
Team Rebound  10:15  
Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed  10:01  
  09:59 Hezonja Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  09:38 Oladipo Jump Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  09:37  
Harden Jump Shot: Missed Block: Smith (1 BLK)  09:30  
  09:27 Gordon Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  09:24 Hezonja Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Thornton (1 ST) 
  09:14 Oladipo Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) (S Anderson) 
Lawson Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  09:14
[HOU 78-89]
 
Lawson Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  09:14
[HOU 79-89]
 
  08:58 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Ariza Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  08:57  
  08:47  
Thornton Substitution replaced by Beverley  08:47  
  08:47 Oladipo Substitution replaced by Payton 
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (25 PTS)  08:37
[HOU 82-89]
 
  08:20 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Beverley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:19  
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (27 PTS)  08:07
[HOU 84-89]
 
  07:53 Smith Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF) (D Guthrie) 
  07:53 Smith Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
  07:53 Gordon Substitution replaced by Vucevic 
  07:53 Smith Substitution replaced by Harris 
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Harden (5 AST)  07:45
[HOU 86-89]
 
Ariza Foul: Personal (2 PF) (B Kennedy)  07:27  
  07:14 Vucevic Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
  07:12 Hezonja Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  07:12 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Lawson Pullup Jump shot: Made (6 PTS)  06:59
[HOU 88-89]
 
Howard Foul: Personal (3 PF) (D Guthrie)  06:42  
  06:35
[ORL 91-88]
Fournier Cutting Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Payton (7 AST) 
Howard Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Harden (6 AST)  06:20
[HOU 90-91]
 
  06:10
[ORL 94-90]
Harris 3pt Shot: Made (17 PTS) Assist: Payton (8 AST) 
Lawson Driving Floating Bank Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  05:53
[HOU 92-94]
 
  05:31
[ORL 96-92]
Vucevic Jump Bank Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Payton (9 AST) 
Lawson 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Harden (7 AST)  05:07
[HOU 95-96]
 
  05:06 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:40
[ORL 98-95]
Vucevic Jump Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Harris (1 AST) 
  04:24 Fournier Foul: Personal (4 PF) (D Guthrie) 
  04:24 Hezonja Substitution replaced by Oladipo 
Howard Layup Shot: Missed Block: Vucevic (1 BLK)  04:15  
  04:13 Fournier Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  04:10 Fournier Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Harden (1 ST) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  03:56  
  03:54 Vucevic Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  03:39 Payton Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Ariza (1 ST) 
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (29 PTS)  03:24
[HOU 97-98]
 
  03:09 Vucevic Foul: Offensive (2 PF) (S Anderson) 
  03:09 Vucevic Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:09  
Harden Step Back Jump shot: Made (31 PTS)  02:47
[HOU 99-98]
 
  02:26 Fournier Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Howard Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  02:24  
Lawson 3pt Shot: Missed  02:09  
  02:08 Team Rebound 
  01:43 Vucevic Jump Shot: Missed 
Lawson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  01:42  
Lawson Foul: Offensive (3 PF) (S Anderson)  01:23  
Lawson Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  01:23  
  01:13
[ORL 100-99]
Payton Driving Layup Shot: Made (12 PTS) 
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  01:01  
  00:59.9 Oladipo Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  00:43.0 Payton Layup Shot: Missed Block: Howard (3 BLK) 
  00:42.9 Jump Ball Payton vs Howard (Harden gains possession) 
Team Rebound  00:42.9  
  00:26.9 Fournier Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA) (B Kennedy) 
Beverley Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  00:26.9
[HOU 100-100]
 
Beverley Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  00:26.9
[HOU 101-100]
 
  00:26.9 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:14.2
[ORL 102-101]
Fournier Jump Bank Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:14.2  
Ariza 3pt Shot: Missed  00:03.9  
  00:01.4 Payton Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Ariza Foul: Personal Take (3 PF) (D Guthrie)  00:01.4  
  00:01.4 Team Timeout : Short 
Lawson Foul: Personal Take (4 PF) (2 FTA) (S Anderson)  00:01.1  
  00:01.1
[ORL 103-101]
Harris Free Throw 1 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Lawson Substitution replaced by Capela  00:01.1  
  00:01.1
[ORL 104-101]
Harris Free Throw 2 of 2 (19 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:01.1  
Capela Substitution replaced by Thornton  00:01.1  
Thornton 3pt Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 4th Quarter
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standings
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l
l10
h
a
HOU
4th Southwest
41
41
6-4
23-18
18-23
ORL
5th Southeast
35
47
6-4
23-18
12-29
 
ppg
rpg
apg
bpg
spg
HOU
2 players 26.6
2 players 14.0
2 players 7.6
2 players 1.4
2 players 2.6
ORL
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