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Harden scores 30, Rockets beat Hornets 100-82


By GUERRY SMITH
Posted Jan 26 2013 12:35AM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) James Harden committed a season-high eight turnovers against the Hornets. He shrugged that off because he also handed out eight assists, one off his season high, as the Houston Rockets played their best game in almost three weeks.

Harden had 30 points and the Rockets broke out of their worst slump of the season by beating New Orleans 100-82 on Friday night.

"It was about making the easy play," said Harden, selected to his first All-Star team Thursday. "Sometimes I tried to do too much, but for the most part our team played great defensively and offensively for four quarters. We needed it a lot just for our confidence."

The Rockets, who had lost eight of nine and trailed by double digits in 12 straight games, led almost all the way this time. Harden scored 10 points and Patrick Patterson had six during a 16-2 run early in the third quarter as Houston took control, going ahead 64-46.

The Hornets never got closer than 10 the rest of the way, losing for only the fourth time in 11 games.

"We played the right way and guys made shots," Harden said. "There were a lot of things that really put us over the top tonight."

Jeremy Lin had 13 points and eight assists for Houston, matching his assist total from the previous three games combined.

The Rockets outrebounded the Hornets 44-34 and made 11 of 21 3-pointers after barely hitting more than 30 percent during their skid. Houston limited the Hornets to 38.8 percent shooting, including a dismal 3 of 20 from 3-point range. The Rockets scored 20 fast-break points to nine for New Orleans.

"Right from the jump ball we came out and played extremely hard," said Chandler Parsons, who had 10 points and beat the Hornets down the floor for three easy baskets. "Offensively our spacing was much better. We moved the ball, we didn't play selfish and our defense was great, too. That allowed us to get out on the break, which is what we do best."

Harden, chosen as an All-Star reserve for the Western Conference, was 12 for 12 on free throws. Patterson added 18 points, his most since scoring 20 against Utah on Dec. 1, and a season-high 13 rebounds.

The Hornets had to take rookie Anthony Davis off Patterson after he scored on an array of putbacks and inside shots.

"My teammates were looking for me and my shots were falling," Patterson said. "Defensively, I just wanted to be a powerful force, someone my teammates could rely on to pick up the energy throughout the game. It seemed like everything was working for me."

Eric Gordon scored 20 points for New Orleans and Ryan Anderson added 19 off the bench, but point guard Greivis Vasquez had a season-low two points on 1-of-6 shooting and played barely more than 6 minutes in the second half.

"I'm more concerned with how we haven't been able to guard and hold teams under 100 points," Hornets coach Monty Williams said. "That's where it starts for me. We have to defend better."

Harden, who did almost all his damage on drives to the basket in the first half, sank two 3-pointers during Houston's decisive spurt in the third quarter. He also hit a tough pull-up jumper to give the Rockets a 64-46 lead with 6:47 left.

The Hornets made one run in the fourth, cutting the deficit to 85-75 on Al-Farouq Aminu's follow dunk, but Carlos Delfino responded with a 3-pointer. After Anderson converted a three-point play to pull the Hornets within 10 again, Aminu missed badly on a shot and Harden drove to the basket for his own three-point play to make the score 91-78 with less than 3 minutes left.

The Rockets' bad stretch began with an 88-79 loss in New Orleans on Jan. 9 when they set a season low for points.

"This is where it all started going downhill," Patterson said. "We lost here and went on a losing streak. For us to get this win here against a solid team that's playing great basketball, hopefully this will carry over until tomorrow and we'll start building up a winning streak."

The Hornets shot 37.5 percent in the first half but took advantage of 14 Rockets turnovers - seven by Harden - to remain within striking distance. Five of the miscues came in a little more than 2 minutes as New Orleans cut a 36-26 deficit to 38-36.

The Rockets went back up 48-40 by halftime.

Harden helped the Rockets emerge from their losing skid by being aggressive as they took the lead for good early in the first quarter. He drove for a layup and hit a floater in the lane to tie the score at 11. He dribbled through the lane and converted a three-point play to put the Rockets ahead 14-11, then hit four free throws to stretch the lead to 22-16.

Houston ended the first quarter with five points on one possession. Greg Smith was fouled as he made a putback with 6 seconds left. He missed the free throw, but Houston grabbed the rebound and Delfino drilled a 3-pointer from the corner with 1.3 seconds left to give the Rockets a 27-18 lead.

"We just have to keep our bodies moving, and our spacing is right," Houston coach Kevin McHale said. "We usually come up with a pretty good shot if we don't turn it over."

NOTES: The teams completed their season series, with the Rockets winning three of four. ... A nifty pass to Davis for a monster dunk in the second quarter was Gordon's first assist in seven quarters. ... The Rockets started a stretch of four games in six days, with three on the road.


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HOU
NOH
   
    • 47.9%

    • 38.8%

    • 52.4%

    • 15.0%

    • 80.8%

    • 85.0%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
HOUNOH
Total Rebounds4434
Offensive Rebounds1312
Turnovers2115
Fast Break Pts:209
Biggest Lead:196
Points in the Paint:2836
HOUNOH
pHarden   30Gordon   20
rbPatterson   13Davis   7
a2 players   8Vasquez   6
sLin   6Davis   3
bParsons   32 players   2
 
  • 11/14 - NOH 96 @ HOU 100
  • 01/02 - NOH 92 @ HOU 104
  • 01/09 - HOU 79 @ NOH 88
  • 01/25 - HOU 100 @ NOH 82
Houston Rockets (24-22)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
C. ParsonsF34:585-130-10-1+1612323013110
P. PattersonF-C34:148-111-11-2+16581302001018
O. AsikC25:530-40-00-0+61560413110
J. HardenG35:448-152-312-12+413482180130
J. LinG37:093-61-36-8+1705581641013
T. Douglas 14:201-41-30-0+40112201013
G. Smith 13:101-20-00-1+73251501012
M. Morris 17:083-62-40-0+11230403018
C. Delfino 24:335-94-60-0+1312321001114
J. Anderson 00:570-00-00-0+20000000000
C. Aldrich 00:570-00-00-0+20110000000
P. Beverley 00:570-10-02-2+20000000002
T. Jones 00:000-00-00-000000000000
Totals 24034-7111-2121-26 133144232482177100
 47.9%52.4%80.8% team rebs: 6total to: 22
New Orleans Hornets (15-29)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
A. AminuF23:255-101-20-0-933622220011
A. DavisF-C26:474-70-02-2-434703321110
R. LopezC18:082-40-02-2-160220100006
E. GordonG30:486-142-46-8-1300023130220
G. VasquezG23:581-60-20-0-80116302012
L. Thomas 04:250-20-00-0-50000000010
J. Smith 16:482-50-00-0-50552403214
R. Anderson 32:396-130-57-7-731412112019
B. Roberts 18:462-70-40-0-110113111004
A. Rivers 20:163-110-20-1-62132300116
R. Mason Jr. 16:550-10-10-0-11231201100
X. Henry 07:050-00-00-0-50221200000
Totals 24031-803-2017-20 12223420268157782
 38.8%15.0%85.0% team rebs: 10total to: 17

inactive

  • Rockets: Motiejunas, White
  • Hornets: Miller

technical fouls

  • Rockets: --
  • Hornets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 3
  • Times Tied: 2

arena stats

  • Arena: New Orleans Arena, New Orleans, LA
  • Officials: #28 Zach Zarba, #70 Brent Barnaky, #20 Leroy Richardson
  • Attendance: 15302
  • Duration: 2:13
Houston Rockets (23-22) New Orleans Hornets (14-29)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Lopez vs Asik (Davis gains possession)
  11:34 Lopez Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:32 Aminu Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  11:20
[NOH 2-0]
Davis Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Vasquez (1 AST) 
Lin 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST)  11:03
[HOU 3-2]
 
Patterson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  10:42  
  10:42
[NOH 3-3]
Lopez Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  10:42
[NOH 4-3]
Lopez Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Asik Turnover : 3 Second Violation (1 TO)  10:20  
  10:05 Davis Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lin (1 ST) 
Patterson Jump Bank Shot: Missed  09:56  
Team Rebound  09:56  
  09:56 Aminu Foul: Loose Ball (1 PF) 
Parsons Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Gordon (1 ST)  09:50  
  09:45
[NOH 6-3]
Gordon Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  09:25 Vasquez Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Lin Free Throw 1 of 2 (4 PTS)  09:25
[HOU 4-6]
 
Lin Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  09:25
[HOU 5-6]
 
  09:13
[NOH 8-5]
Gordon Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Lin Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  09:02  
  08:49 Aminu Jump Shot: Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:47  
Asik Layup Shot: Missed Block: Davis (1 BLK)  08:39  
  08:38 Lopez Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:33
[NOH 11-5]
Gordon 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Vasquez (2 AST) 
Parsons 3pt Shot: Missed  08:09  
  08:08 Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:55 Vasquez Turnover : Traveling (1 TO) 
Patterson Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lin (1 AST)  07:37
[HOU 7-11]
 
Harden Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:25  
  07:18 Gordon Jump Shot: Missed 
Patterson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:17  
Lin 3pt Shot: Missed  07:10  
  07:08 Davis Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  06:50 Lopez Hook Shot: Missed 
Patterson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:49  
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  06:41
[HOU 9-11]
 
  06:16 Aminu Jump Shot: Missed 
Patterson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:15  
Harden Floating Jump shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:06
[HOU 11-11]
 
  05:58 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:48 Davis Jump Shot: Missed Block: Parsons (1 BLK) 
Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:46  
Harden Floating Jump shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lin (2 AST)  05:40
[HOU 13-11]
 
  05:40 Aminu Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
  05:40 Aminu Substitution replaced by Thomas 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 1 (7 PTS)  05:40
[HOU 14-11]
 
  05:22 Thomas Jump Shot: Missed Block: Asik (1 BLK) 
Asik Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:20  
Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  05:18  
  05:05
[NOH 13-14]
Vasquez Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
  04:50 Gordon Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  04:50
[HOU 15-13]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  04:50
[HOU 16-13]
 
  04:32 Vasquez Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Lin (2 ST) 
Parsons Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lin (3 AST)  04:26
[HOU 18-13]
 
  04:10 Thomas Jump Shot: Missed 
Patterson Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  04:08  
Parsons Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lin (4 AST)  04:04
[HOU 20-13]
 
  03:47 Vasquez 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:46 Davis Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  03:34 Gordon 3pt Shot: Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  03:33  
Parsons Layup Shot: Missed  03:27  
  03:26 Vasquez Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:06
[NOH 16-20]
Gordon 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Vasquez (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:53  
  02:53 Davis Substitution replaced by Smith 
  02:53 Lopez Substitution replaced by Anderson 
  02:53 Gordon Substitution replaced by Roberts 
  02:53 Vasquez Substitution replaced by Rivers 
Parsons Substitution replaced by Douglas  02:53  
Patterson Substitution replaced by Smith  02:53  
Asik Substitution replaced by Morris  02:53  
Lin Substitution replaced by Delfino  02:53  
  02:53 Thomas Substitution replaced by Mason Jr. 
Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Roberts (1 ST)  02:36  
  02:29 Rivers Floating Jump shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:27  
  02:25 Roberts Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  02:25
[HOU 21-16]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  02:25
[HOU 22-16]
 
  02:11 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
Douglas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  02:09  
Morris Turnover : Traveling (1 TO)  01:51  
  01:34 Smith Layup Shot: Missed 
  01:29 Anderson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  01:27 Anderson Jump Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  01:25  
Harden Foul: Offensive Charge (2 PF)  01:10  
Harden Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  01:10  
Harden Substitution replaced by Parsons  01:10  
  00:47.9 Mason Jr. 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:46.5 Anderson Rebound (Off:2 Def:0) 
Smith Foul: Personal (1 PF)  00:37.4  
  00:29.0
[NOH 18-22]
Anderson Step Back Jump shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Roberts (1 AST) 
Parsons Jump Shot: Missed Block: Smith (1 BLK)  00:06.0  
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:06.0  
Smith Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  00:06.0
[HOU 24-18]
 
  00:06.0 Mason Jr. Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
Smith Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  00:06.0  
Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  00:04.9  
Delfino 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Parsons (1 AST)  00:01.3
[HOU 27-18]
 
  00:00.0 Rivers 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Houston Rockets (23-22) New Orleans Hornets (14-29)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Morris Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  11:43
[HOU 29-18]
 
  11:31 Smith Foul: Offensive (1 PF) 
  11:31 Smith Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Morris Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  11:23  
Morris Turnover : Foul (2 TO)  11:23  
Douglas Foul: Personal (1 PF)  11:07  
  10:55 Rivers Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:54  
Smith Jump Shot: Missed Block: Smith (2 BLK)  10:46  
Team Rebound  10:46  
  10:46 Mason Jr. Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
  10:46 Rivers Substitution replaced by Henry 
Parsons Layup Shot: Missed  10:40  
Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  10:39  
Douglas 3pt Shot: Missed  10:30  
  10:28 Roberts Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:14
[NOH 20-29]
Anderson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Roberts (2 AST) 
Douglas Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO)  10:01  
  09:49
[NOH 22-29]
Roberts Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
  09:38 Henry Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Douglas Substitution replaced by Lin  09:38  
Morris 3pt Shot: Missed  09:28  
  09:26 Mason Jr. Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  09:17 Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:16 Mason Jr. Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  09:00 Roberts Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Lin (3 ST) 
Parsons Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Delfino (1 AST)  08:56
[HOU 31-22]
 
  08:35 Roberts 3pt Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  08:33  
Lin Layup Shot: Missed  08:26  
Smith Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  08:25  
  08:23 Smith Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  08:23  
  08:23 Roberts Substitution replaced by Vasquez 
Parsons Substitution replaced by Asik  08:23  
Smith Substitution replaced by Harden  08:23  
Delfino 3pt Shot: Missed  08:17  
  08:16 Anderson Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  08:03
[NOH 24-31]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Mason Jr. (1 AST) 
  07:53 Vasquez Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Morris 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST)  07:46
[HOU 34-24]
 
  07:22 Vasquez Layup Shot: Missed 
Delfino Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:21  
  07:18 Henry Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Lin Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:18  
Team Rebound  07:18  
  07:18 Smith Substitution replaced by Davis 
  07:18 Mason Jr. Substitution replaced by Gordon 
Lin Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  07:18  
  07:17 Henry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  07:06 Gordon Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:06 Team Rebound 
Morris Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF)  07:06  
Asik Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  06:53  
  06:53
[NOH 25-34]
Anderson Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  06:53 Henry Substitution replaced by Aminu 
Morris Substitution replaced by Patterson  06:53  
  06:53
[NOH 26-34]
Anderson Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
Delfino Jump Shot: Missed  06:35  
Patterson Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  06:34  
Patterson Tip Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:34
[HOU 36-26]
 
Delfino Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  06:28  
  06:28 Gordon Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  06:28 Team Rebound 
Delfino Substitution replaced by Parsons  06:28  
  06:28 Gordon Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:27  
Harden Turnover : Traveling (4 TO)  06:16  
Parsons Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  06:01  
  06:01
[NOH 27-36]
Gordon Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  06:01
[NOH 28-36]
Gordon Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Davis (1 ST)  05:50  
  05:43 Anderson Jump Shot: Missed 
Parsons Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:41  
Lin Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Anderson (1 ST)  05:29  
  05:13 Vasquez Jump Shot: Missed 
  05:12 Davis Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
Asik Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  05:11  
  05:11 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:11
[NOH 29-36]
Davis Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  05:11
[NOH 30-36]
Davis Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  04:51 Gordon Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  04:51
[HOU 37-30]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  04:51
[HOU 38-30]
 
  04:27
[NOH 32-38]
Gordon Driving Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Aminu (1 AST) 
Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (6 TO) Steal:Davis (2 ST)  04:17  
  04:13 Gordon Layup Shot: Missed Block: Lin (1 BLK) 
  04:13 Team Rebound 
  04:04 Davis Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) 
  04:04 Davis Turnover : Foul (2 TO) 
Harden Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (7 TO)  03:51  
  03:34
[NOH 34-38]
Davis Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Vasquez (4 AST) 
Harden Jump Shot: Missed  03:17  
  03:16 Aminu Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  03:06
[NOH 36-38]
Davis Slam Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Gordon (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:03  
Harden Substitution replaced by Delfino  03:03  
Delfino 3pt Shot: Missed  02:45  
Patterson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  02:44  
  02:44 Davis Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Patterson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:44  
Team Rebound  02:44  
  02:44 Davis Substitution replaced by Lopez 
Patterson Free Throw 2 of 2 (5 PTS)  02:44
[HOU 39-36]
 
  02:28 Anderson Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (1 TO) 
Lin Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Delfino (2 AST)  02:16
[HOU 41-36]
 
  01:58
[NOH 38-41]
Lopez Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Vasquez (5 AST) 
Patterson 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Lin (5 AST)  01:34
[HOU 44-38]
 
Asik Substitution replaced by Morris  01:16  
  01:06
[NOH 40-44]
Gordon Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) 
Parsons Layup Shot: Missed  00:41.9  
Patterson Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  00:40.1  
Patterson Tip Shot: Made (10 PTS)  00:40.1
[HOU 46-40]
 
  00:31.9 Gordon Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Lin (4 ST) 
  00:27.2 Anderson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Lin Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  00:27.2
[HOU 47-40]
 
  00:27.2 Anderson Substitution replaced by Smith 
Lin Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  00:27.2
[HOU 48-40]
 
  00:02.9 Aminu Jump Shot: Missed 
Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  00:02.2  
  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Houston Rockets (23-22) New Orleans Hornets (14-29)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Asik Hook Shot: Missed  11:46  
Patterson Rebound (Off:4 Def:4)  11:45  
Patterson Tip Shot: Missed  11:45  
  11:44 Davis Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  11:23
[NOH 42-48]
Aminu Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Parsons Jump Shot: Missed  11:05  
  11:03 Lopez Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:39 Vasquez 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:39 Team Rebound 
  10:39 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Asik Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Aminu (1 ST)  10:27  
  10:22 Gordon Layup Shot: Missed Block: Parsons (2 BLK) 
  10:21 Aminu Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  10:21
[NOH 44-48]
Aminu Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  10:17  
Patterson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST)  10:07
[HOU 50-44]
 
  09:37 Aminu Jump Shot: Missed 
Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  09:35  
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Lin (6 AST)  09:31
[HOU 53-44]
 
  09:06
[NOH 46-53]
Lopez Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Vasquez (6 AST) 
Patterson Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Harden (4 AST)  08:52
[HOU 55-46]
 
  08:37 Vasquez Jump Shot: Missed Block: Parsons (3 BLK) 
Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  08:37  
  08:37 Vasquez Foul: Loose Ball (3 PF) 
Parsons Layup Shot: Missed  08:19  
Patterson Rebound (Off:5 Def:4)  08:17  
Patterson Tip Shot: Made (16 PTS)  08:17
[HOU 57-46]
 
  08:02 Gordon Jump Shot: Missed 
Asik Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  08:01  
  07:51 Lopez Violation:Kicked Ball 
  07:51 Davis Substitution replaced by Anderson 
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (19 PTS)  07:40
[HOU 60-46]
 
  07:36 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:21 Aminu Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Harden (1 ST) 
  07:19 Gordon Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (20 PTS)  07:19
[HOU 61-46]
 
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (21 PTS)  07:19
[HOU 62-46]
 
  07:04 Aminu Turnover : Step Out of Bounds Turnover (2 TO) 
Harden Pullup Jump shot: Made (23 PTS)  06:47
[HOU 64-46]
 
  06:34
[NOH 49-64]
Aminu 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Gordon (2 AST) 
Asik Layup Shot: Missed  06:21  
  06:20 Aminu Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  05:57
[NOH 51-64]
Anderson Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Aminu (2 AST) 
Parsons Reverse Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Harden (5 AST)  05:43
[HOU 66-51]
 
  05:43 Lopez Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
  05:43 Aminu Substitution replaced by Henry 
Asik Substitution replaced by Morris  05:43  
Patterson Substitution replaced by Smith  05:43  
  05:43 Lopez Substitution replaced by Smith 
Lin Substitution replaced by Douglas  05:43  
Parsons Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  05:43  
  05:42 Henry Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
Smith Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  05:32  
  05:32
[NOH 52-66]
Gordon Free Throw 1 of 2 (17 PTS) 
  05:32 Vasquez Substitution replaced by Roberts 
  05:32
[NOH 53-66]
Gordon Free Throw 2 of 2 (18 PTS) 
Harden Jump Shot: Missed  05:21  
Parsons Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:19  
Morris 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Douglas (1 AST)  05:08
[HOU 69-53]
 
  04:42
[NOH 55-69]
Anderson Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Henry (1 AST) 
Douglas 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Parsons (2 AST)  04:29
[HOU 72-55]
 
  04:14 Smith Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Parsons Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Harden (6 AST)  04:09
[HOU 74-55]
 
  04:09 Team Timeout : Regular 
  04:09 Gordon Substitution replaced by Mason Jr. 
  04:09 Henry Substitution replaced by Rivers 
  03:45 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Douglas 3pt Shot: Missed  03:37  
  03:35 Team Rebound 
  03:19
[NOH 57-74]
Roberts Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST) 
Parsons Layup Shot: Missed  03:06  
  03:04 Rivers Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:58 Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  02:57  
Harden Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS)  02:47
[HOU 76-57]
 
  02:23
[NOH 59-76]
Smith Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Roberts (3 AST) 
Harden Floating Jump shot: Missed  02:16  
  02:15 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
Parsons Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  02:02  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:02  
Parsons Substitution replaced by Delfino  02:02  
  02:02
[NOH 60-76]
Anderson Free Throw 1 of 2 (11 PTS) 
  02:02
[NOH 61-76]
Anderson Free Throw 2 of 2 (12 PTS) 
Douglas Layup Shot: Missed Block: Anderson (1 BLK)  01:54  
  01:53 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:52 Smith Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) 
Morris 3pt Shot: Missed  01:42  
  01:41 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Smith Foul: Personal (3 PF)  01:34  
  01:29
[NOH 63-76]
Rivers Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Smith Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA)  01:29  
  01:29 Rivers Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
  01:29 Anderson Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  01:18
[NOH 65-76]
Rivers Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
  01:04 Rivers Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Harden Substitution replaced by Lin  01:04  
Smith Foul: Offensive Charge (5 PF)  00:54.0  
Smith Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  00:54.0  
Morris Substitution replaced by Patterson  00:54.0  
  00:41.1 Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  00:41.1  
  00:36.8 Smith Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Lin Free Throw 1 of 2 (10 PTS)  00:36.8
[HOU 77-65]
 
Lin Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  00:36.8
[HOU 78-65]
 
  00:13.9 Rivers Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Patterson (1 BLK) 
  00:13.9 Team Rebound 
  00:13.8 Mason Jr. Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lin (5 ST) 
Lin Reverse Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS)  00:10.5
[HOU 80-65]
 
  00:00.9 Smith Layup Shot: Missed Block: Delfino (1 BLK) 
  00:00.4 Rivers Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:00.4 Rivers Tip Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:41
[NOH 67-80]
Rivers Jump Bank Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Morris Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF)  11:21  
Morris Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  11:21  
  11:07 Rivers Jump Shot: Missed 
Patterson Rebound (Off:5 Def:5)  11:06  
Delfino 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lin (7 AST)  10:53
[HOU 83-67]
 
Morris Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  10:35  
  10:35
[NOH 68-83]
Anderson Free Throw 1 of 2 (13 PTS) 
  10:35
[NOH 69-83]
Anderson Free Throw 2 of 2 (14 PTS) 
Delfino Jump Shot: Missed Block: Mason Jr. (1 BLK)  10:25  
  10:24 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  10:11 Roberts Jump Shot: Missed 
Patterson Rebound (Off:5 Def:6)  10:10  
  09:59 Smith Foul: Personal (4 PF) 
Patterson Jump Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Douglas (2 AST)  09:52
[HOU 85-69]
 
  09:34
[NOH 71-85]
Anderson Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Rivers (1 AST) 
Morris Jump Shot: Missed Block: Anderson (2 BLK)  09:12  
  09:10 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
Douglas Foul: Personal (2 PF)  08:57  
  08:57  
  08:57 Smith Substitution replaced by Davis 
Douglas Substitution replaced by Asik  08:57  
Morris Substitution replaced by Harden  08:57  
  08:44 Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  08:43  
Lin Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Davis (3 ST)  08:33  
Lin Foul: Personal Block (1 PF)  08:10  
  08:10 Roberts Substitution replaced by Gordon 
  08:03 Rivers Jump Shot: Missed 
Patterson Rebound (Off:5 Def:7)  08:02  
Harden Jump Shot: Missed Block: Rivers (1 BLK)  07:41  
Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  07:39  
Lin 3pt Shot: Missed  07:35  
  07:34 Davis Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  07:26 Gordon Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Asik (1 ST) 
Asik Layup Shot: Missed  07:20  
Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  07:19  
Harden Tip Shot: Missed  07:19  
  07:19 Mason Jr. Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
Asik Foul: Personal (3 PF)  07:19  
  07:04 Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Patterson Rebound (Off:5 Def:8)  07:03  
Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (8 TO)  06:49  
  06:49 Mason Jr. Substitution replaced by Aminu 
  06:31 Gordon Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Lin (6 ST) 
Harden Jump Shot: Missed  06:08  
Team Rebound  06:07  
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  06:07  
  05:49
[NOH 73-85]
Aminu Floating Jump shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Anderson (1 AST) 
Asik Foul: Offensive (4 PF)  05:35  
Asik Turnover : Foul (3 TO)  05:35  
  05:35 Team Timeout : Regular 
Asik Substitution replaced by Parsons  05:35  
  05:14 Gordon Jump Shot: Missed 
Delfino Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  05:13  
Harden 3pt Shot: Missed  04:53  
Delfino Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:51  
Lin Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Aminu (2 ST)  04:33  
  04:29 Davis Layup Shot: Missed 
  04:28 Aminu Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  04:28
[NOH 75-85]
Aminu Putback Slam Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Delfino 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Lin (8 AST)  03:58
[HOU 88-75]
 
  03:39
[NOH 77-88]
Anderson Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Rivers (2 AST) 
Parsons Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA)  03:39  
  03:39
[NOH 78-88]
Anderson Free Throw 1 of 1 (19 PTS) 
Patterson Jump Shot: Missed  03:19  
  03:18 Aminu Rebound (Off:3 Def:3) 
  03:08 Aminu 3pt Shot: Missed 
Harden Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:07  
Harden Jump Shot: Made (27 PTS)  02:54
[HOU 90-78]
 
  02:54 Anderson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:54  
  02:54 Aminu Substitution replaced by Roberts 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 1 (28 PTS)  02:54
[HOU 91-78]
 
  02:36 Roberts 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:34 Rivers Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
Patterson Foul: Shooting Block (2 PF) (2 FTA)  02:31  
  02:31
[NOH 79-91]
Gordon Free Throw 1 of 2 (19 PTS) 
  02:31
[NOH 80-91]
Gordon Free Throw 2 of 2 (20 PTS) 
Delfino 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Harden (7 AST)  02:11
[HOU 94-80]
 
  01:57 Gordon 3pt Shot: Missed 
Parsons Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  01:56  
  01:38 Rivers Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  01:38 Gordon Substitution replaced by Henry 
  01:38 Anderson Substitution replaced by Thomas 
Delfino Jump Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Harden (8 AST)  01:25
[HOU 96-80]
 
  01:16 Roberts 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:16 Davis Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  01:16
[NOH 82-96]
Davis Tip Shot: Made (10 PTS) 
  00:56.8 Davis Foul: Shooting Block (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (29 PTS)  00:56.8
[HOU 97-82]
 
Parsons Substitution replaced by Anderson  00:56.8  
Patterson Substitution replaced by Aldrich  00:56.8  
Lin Substitution replaced by Smith  00:56.8  
Delfino Substitution replaced by Beverley  00:56.8  
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (30 PTS)  00:56.8
[HOU 98-82]
 
  00:45.9 Davis Jump Shot: Missed 
Aldrich Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:44.9  
Beverley Jump Shot: Missed  00:19.3  
  00:19.3 Team Rebound 
Harden Substitution replaced by Douglas  00:19.3  
  00:09.9 Roberts 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  00:08.8  
  00:04.6 Rivers Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Beverley Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:04.6
[HOU 99-82]
 
Beverley Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  00:04.6
[HOU 100-82]
 
  00:00.0 Rivers 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 4th Quarter
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HOU
3rd Southwest
45
37
6-4
29-12
16-25
NOH
5th Southwest
27
55
2-8
16-25
11-30
 
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HOU
2 players 26.3
2 players 11.2
2 players 4.5
2 players 1.7
2 players 2.0
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