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Notebook: Rockets 101, Suns 98


Matt Miller, for NBA.com
Posted Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:46 AM - Updated Wed Apr 10, 2013 12:46 AM

THE FACTS: A desperate Phoenix Suns squad threw everything it could at the Houston Rockets, but center Jermaine O'Neal made one mistake after the final shot was hoisted to hand Houston the 101-98 victory over Phoenix Tuesday night.

O'Neal committed a goaltending violation, touching the ball as James Harden's last-second 3-point attempt made contact with the rim and remained inside the cylinder, to give the Rockets the win. Harden led all scorers with 33 points to go with six rebounds, six assists and a season-high nine turnovers. Omer Asik matched his career high of 22 rebounds for the Rockets (44-34), who clinched their first playoff berth since the 2008-09 season. The spot was wrapped up after the Utah Jazz fell to the Oklahoma City Thunder less than an hour after O'Neal's blunder.

Luis Scola (28 points, eight boards) delivered a valiant performance in the loss for the Suns (23-55), who have dropped 10 consecutive games overall and seven straight on the road. Phoenix guard Goran Dragic finished with 15 points, 10 assist and four steals, while Markieff Morris scored 11 points and snatched nine boards.

QUOTABLE: "I knew it for sure."

-- James Harden on whether he immediately thought O'Neal committed goaltending as his 3-point attempt was hovering over the basket

QUOTABLE II: "I felt the ball was outside the cylinder, so I just tried to knock it down and tried to swat it out so nobody else would try and trip it in. ... I've never seen a game finish in a weirder way."

-- Jermaine O'Neal, who is in his 17th season, on his interpretation of the final play

QUOTABLE III: "O'Neal touched [the ball] while it was in the cylinder. The ball was on the rim and in the cylinder. He doesn't go up through the net. His hand is on the net, but not in the net."

-- Referee David Jones on why he and his fellow officials ruled that O'Neal committed a violation

THE STAT: With Tuesday's defeat, the Suns secured their worst season in terms of win-loss record since the franchise's expansion campaign in 1968-69. Apart from that team, which posted a 16-66 record, no Phoenix group had suffered more than 54 defeats in a regular season.

TURNING POINT: With the Suns leading 98-96 with less than a minute to play, Houston forward Francisco Garcia chased down his own rebound off a missed 3-point attempt to preserve the Rockets' possession. Jeremy Lin capped the possession by driving to the hoop, drawing a foul on O'Neal and burying a pair of free-throw attempts to even the score at 98. Scola had a step on his defender, Greg Smith, on Phoenix's next possession but his layup attempt drew only iron. That set the stage for O'Neal to commit the pivotal error that blew the Suns' chance to end their worst slide since 1996-97.

QUOTABLE IV: "I'm going to be really excited, because I'm going to be able to [actually play in the playoffs] this year. It will be my first taste. I actually didn't think I'd be excited ... but now that it's actually here, I'm actually really excited because no one really gave us a chance going into this season."

-- Jeremy Lin, who was injured during the Knicks' postseason run last year, on his reaction to Houston's playoff berth

HOT: Three former Rockets -- Dragic, Marcus Morris and Scola -- burned their former team with stand-out performances. The trio combined for 54 points on 60.5 percent (23-for-38) shooting, 17 rebounds, 12 assists, six steals and three blocks.

NOT: The long ball certainly was not falling often for the Rockets, who shot a dismal 20.0 percent (6-for-30) from behind the arc. If not for Harden's controversial game-winner, Houston would have set a season-low in 3-point percentage.

BAD MOVE: The Rockets were careless with the ball in the second period, committing five turnovers in a nine-possession span to allow Phoenix to trim a double-digit deficit to two. That period of dysfunction for Houston helped build the Suns' confidence and seemed to springboard Phoenix through the rest of the contest.

GOOD MOVE: The Suns continually dumped the ball down to the veteran Scola down the stretch and watched him tear apart rookie Terrence Jones with his assortment of post moves. The 6-foot-9 forward from Argentina netted 11 points over the final 9:20 of regulation, although he failed to knock down his most important field-goal attempt when matched up against Smith in the final minute.

QUOTABLE V: "We did an excellent job in just about every aspect of the game. ... We did everything in our power to come out with a win, and unfortunately, sometimes you don't."

-- Phoenix coach Lindsey Hunter

NOTABLE: The Suns' Michael Beasley did not play after returning to Phoenix earlier in the day to be with his newborn daughter. ... The Rockets played without starting forward Chandler Parsons (strained right calf) for the third consecutive contest. ... Reserve wing Carlos Delfino (flu-like symptoms) sat out for the fourth game in a row. Houston is still listing both players as day-to-day, and the pair could return in time for Friday's matchup with Memphis. ... In an error-prone game, the two clubs combined to allow 31 points off 37 turnovers. ... Dragic's 12 outings with at least 10 assists since the All-Star break are the most in the NBA. ... The Rockets have won 14 of their last 17 home games. ... Houston improved to 18-4 this season when it commits fewer turnovers than its opponent. ... Phoenix fell to 7-31 overall on the road this season and 2-24 on the road when it allows at least 100 points.

UP NEXT: For the Suns, Wednesday @ Dallas, Saturday @ Minnesota, Monday vs. Houston. For the Rockets, Friday vs. Memphis, Sunday vs. Sacramento, Monday @ Phoenix.

PHX
HOU
     
    • 44.2%

    • 43.0%

    • 58.3%

    • 20.0%

    • 78.9%

    • 87.5%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
PHX HOU
Total Rebounds 41 44
Offensive Rebounds 11 15
Turnovers 19 16
Fast Break Pts: 25 25
Biggest Lead: 4 12
Points in the Paint: 44 56
PHX HOU
p Scola   28 Harden   33
rb Morris   9 Asik   22
a Dragic   10 2 players   6
s Dragic   4 Harden   3
b Morris   2 Asik   2
 
  • 03/09 - HOU 105 @ PHX 107
  • 03/13 - PHX 81 @ HOU 111
  • 04/09 - PHX 98 @ HOU 101
  • 04/15 - HOU 112 @ PHX 119
Phoenix Suns (24-55)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
P. Tucker F 25:09 2-6 0-0 4-4 -8 3 2 5 0 5 1 1 0 1 8
Markieff Morris F 28:26 4-10 3-3 0-0 -5 3 6 9 3 1 1 4 2 0 11
L. Scola F 37:59 12-20 0-0 4-5 -1 2 6 8 2 3 1 3 1 0 28
W. Johnson F 12:42 3-8 0-1 3-3 -11 0 3 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 9
G. Dragic G 38:18 6-10 1-2 2-4 +1 0 4 4 10 0 4 3 1 0 15
J. O'Neal   26:15 2-12 0-0 2-3 -3 1 5 6 1 5 0 0 1 2 6
J. Dudley   25:02 3-7 2-4 0-0 +2 0 1 1 4 1 0 1 0 0 8
Marcus Morris   22:51 5-8 1-1 0-0 +5 2 3 5 0 4 1 2 0 2 11
K. Marshall   23:18 1-5 0-1 0-0 +5 0 0 0 4 1 1 2 0 0 2
M. Beasley NWT - Personal Reasons
S. Brown DNP - Coach's Decision
D. Garrett DNP - Coach's Decision
H. Haddadi DNP - Coach's Decision
Totals   240 38-86 7-12 15-19   11 30 41 24 20 9 19 5 5 98
  44.2% 58.3% 78.9%   team rebs: 11 total to: 19
Houston Rockets (44-34)
field goalsrebounds
  pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf st to bs ba pts
F. Garcia G-F 36:08 6-13 3-10 0-0 +9 1 0 1 2 3 1 1 0 0 15
G. Smith C-F 28:07 5-7 0-0 2-3 +5 3 2 5 0 2 1 1 1 0 12
O. Asik C 38:21 3-9 0-0 2-2 +12 7 15 22 0 3 2 0 2 4 8
J. Harden G 44:10 9-21 2-8 13-14 +2 0 6 6 6 3 3 9 1 0 33
J. Lin G 37:28 5-14 0-4 3-3 +2 0 1 1 6 1 2 2 0 0 13
P. Beverley   20:14 4-10 1-5 0-0 -3 1 0 1 2 2 1 1 1 0 9
J. Anderson   06:09 0-2 0-1 0-0 +2 1 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0
T. Jones   23:17 5-8 0-1 1-2 -10 2 4 6 2 2 1 1 0 1 11
D. Motiejunas   06:06 0-2 0-1 0-0 -4 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
A. Brooks DNP - Coach's Decision
C. Delfino DND - Flu
C. Parsons DND - Strained Right Calf
T. Robinson DNP - Coach's Decision
Totals   240 37-86 6-30 21-24   15 29 44 19 16 11 16 5 5 101
  43.0% 20.0% 87.5%   team rebs: 8 total to: 18

inactive

  • Suns: Frye, Gortat
  • Rockets: Ohlbrecht, White

technical fouls

  • Suns: Dudley, Scola, Tucker
  • Rockets: Harden

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 11
  • Times Tied: 7

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #36 David Jones, #20 Leroy Richardson, #66 Haywoode Workman
  • Attendance: 16673
  • Duration: 2:25
Phoenix Suns (23-55) Houston Rockets (44-34)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Asik vs Morris (Lin gains possession)
  11:39 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dragic (1 ST) 
Dragic Driving Layup Shot: Missed  11:35  
Tucker Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  11:34  
Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Lin (1 ST)  11:28  
  11:25 Lin Layup Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:24  
  11:08 Harden Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Scola Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  11:08
[PHX 1-0]
 
Scola Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  11:08
[PHX 2-0]
 
  10:59
[HOU 2-2]
Lin Finger Roll Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Morris Pullup Jump shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:38
[PHX 4-2]
 
Scola Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  10:25  
  10:25
[HOU 3-4]
Asik Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
  10:25
[HOU 4-4]
Asik Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  10:06  
Tucker Rebound (Off:2 Def:0)  10:05  
  09:59 Garcia Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Tucker Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:59
[PHX 5-4]
 
Tucker Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  09:59
[PHX 6-4]
 
  09:52
[HOU 6-6]
Harden Driving Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Lin (1 AST) 
  09:40 Lin Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dragic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  09:40  
Team Rebound  09:40  
Dragic Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:40
[PHX 7-6]
 
  09:31 Garcia 3pt Shot: Missed 
  09:29 Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:16 Harden Layup Shot: Missed 
  09:15 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  09:15
[HOU 8-7]
Smith Putback Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Morris 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Dragic (1 AST)  09:00
[PHX 10-8]
 
  08:44 Lin Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  08:43  
Johnson Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  08:37  
Tucker Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  08:22  
  08:22
[HOU 9-10]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  08:22
[HOU 10-10]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
Morris Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  08:14  
Morris Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  08:14  
  07:54 Lin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  07:53  
Johnson Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Harden (1 ST)  07:43  
  07:40
[HOU 12-10]
Lin Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Harden (1 AST) 
Tucker Pullup Jump shot: Missed  07:28  
  07:27 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:21
[HOU 15-10]
Garcia 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Lin (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:13  
Scola Substitution replaced by O'Neal  07:13  
O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed  07:03  
  07:02 Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  06:56
[HOU 18-10]
Garcia 3pt Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Harden (2 AST) 
Morris Jump Shot: Missed  06:28  
  06:27 Team Rebound 
Johnson Substitution replaced by Dudley  06:27  
  06:09 Asik Layup Shot: Missed Block: Morris (1 BLK) 
Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:07  
Dragic 3pt Shot: Made (4 PTS)  05:56
[PHX 13-18]
 
  05:40 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:39  
O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed Block: Smith (1 BLK)  05:26  
  05:25 Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  05:16
[HOU 20-13]
Harden Running Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Dudley Jump Shot: Missed  04:57  
  04:56 Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  04:47 Harden Turnover : Traveling (2 TO) 
Dragic Step Back Jump shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:29
[PHX 15-20]
 
  04:11 Lin Jump Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  04:10  
Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed  04:06  
  04:04 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  03:56 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Dragic (2 ST) 
Tucker Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Dragic (2 AST)  03:52
[PHX 17-20]
 
  03:25 Lin Substitution replaced by Beverley 
  03:21 Beverley Jump Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  03:20  
O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed  03:04  
Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:03  
O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed  02:56  
  02:55 Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  02:50
[HOU 22-17]
Beverley Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Garcia (1 AST) 
Morris Jump Shot: Missed  02:23  
  02:22 Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
Tucker Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  02:19  
  02:19 Team Timeout : Regular 
Tucker Substitution replaced by Scola  02:19  
Morris Substitution replaced by Morris  02:19  
Dragic Substitution replaced by Marshall  02:19  
  02:19 Garcia Substitution replaced by Anderson 
  02:19 Smith Substitution replaced by Jones 
  02:19
[HOU 23-17]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  02:19
[HOU 24-17]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed  02:00  
  01:59 Jones Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  01:41
[HOU 27-17]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Beverley (1 AST) 
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  01:21  
  01:19 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  01:13 Anderson 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:11 Beverley Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
O'Neal Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA)  01:05  
  01:05
[HOU 28-17]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  01:05
[HOU 29-17]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Dudley Driving Reverse Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Scola (1 AST)  00:51.6
[PHX 19-29]
 
  00:36.9 Anderson Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:35.7  
Marshall Driving Layup Shot: Missed  00:23.9  
O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  00:21.8  
  00:21.0 Asik Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  00:21.0
[PHX 20-29]
 
  00:21.0 Asik Substitution replaced by Motiejunas 
O'Neal Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  00:21.0
[PHX 21-29]
 
  00:00.0 Jones 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
Phoenix Suns (23-55) Houston Rockets (44-34)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Dudley 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Marshall (1 AST)  11:42
[PHX 24-29]
 
  11:18
[HOU 31-24]
Jones Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Anderson (1 AST) 
  11:09 Jones Violation:Defensive Goaltending 
Marshall Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:09
[PHX 26-31]
 
  10:58
[HOU 34-26]
Beverley 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Jones (1 AST) 
Morris Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:47
[PHX 28-34]
 
  10:32
[HOU 36-28]
Jones Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Marshall Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Jones (1 ST)  10:27  
  10:20 Motiejunas 3pt Shot: Missed 
  10:19 Anderson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
O'Neal Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  10:05  
  10:05
[HOU 37-28]
Jones Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
O'Neal Substitution replaced by Morris  10:05  
  10:05 Jones Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:05  
Morris Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO)  09:48  
Team Violation : Delay Of Game  09:48  
  09:31 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  09:30  
Morris Jump Shot: Missed  09:13  
Team Rebound  09:12  
Dudley Technical  09:12  
  09:12
[HOU 38-28]
Lin Free Throw Technical (5 PTS) 
  09:12 Jump Ball Beverley vs Dudley (Morris gains possession) 
Dudley Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  09:00  
  08:45 Anderson Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO) 
  08:45  
Dudley Substitution replaced by Dragic  08:45  
Scola Hook Bank Shot: Missed  08:27  
  08:26 Motiejunas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:14 Jones Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Morris (1 ST) 
  08:10 Beverley Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (2 FTA) 
Dragic Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  08:10  
Team Rebound  08:10  
  08:10 Anderson Substitution replaced by Harden 
Dragic Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  08:10
[PHX 29-38]
 
  07:59 Beverley Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) 
Morris Turnover : Traveling (3 TO)  07:41  
Morris Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:30  
  07:18 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dragic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  07:17  
Morris 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Dragic (3 AST)  07:01
[PHX 32-38]
 
  06:38 Motiejunas Running Hook Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:37  
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  06:24  
Morris Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  06:20  
Morris Dunk Shot: Missed  06:19  
Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  06:19  
Scola Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS)  06:19
[PHX 34-38]
 
  06:15 Team Timeout : Regular 
  06:15 Beverley Substitution replaced by Smith 
  06:15 Jones Substitution replaced by Garcia 
  06:15 Motiejunas Substitution replaced by Asik 
Morris Foul: Personal (2 PF)  06:07  
  05:52 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
Dragic Pullup Jump shot: Missed  05:34  
Morris Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  05:33  
Scola Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS)  05:20
[PHX 36-38]
 
  05:06 Smith Foul: Offensive Charge (1 PF) 
  05:06 Smith Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
Morris Turnover : 3 Second Violation (4 TO)  04:49  
Morris Foul: Personal (3 PF)  04:44  
  04:39
[HOU 40-36]
Smith Slam Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Harden (3 AST) 
Morris Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Asik (1 ST)  04:26  
  04:21
[HOU 42-36]
Lin Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  04:10  
  04:08 Asik Rebound (Off:1 Def:6) 
  04:04 Lin Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dragic (3 ST) 
Morris Layup Shot: Missed Block: Asik (1 BLK)  03:58  
Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  03:56  
Scola Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS)  03:55
[PHX 38-42]
 
  03:46 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
  03:45 Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  03:31 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  03:28  
Morris Dunk Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Morris (1 AST)  03:27
[PHX 40-42]
 
  03:07
[HOU 45-40]
Garcia 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Lin (3 AST) 
  02:50 Smith Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:50  
Morris Substitution replaced by Tucker  02:50  
Scola Layup Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Morris (2 AST)  02:42
[PHX 42-45]
 
  02:30 Lin Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:29 Asik Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
Scola Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (2 FTA)  02:23  
  02:23
[HOU 46-42]
Smith Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
Marshall Substitution replaced by Johnson  02:23  
  02:23
[HOU 47-42]
Smith Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS) 
  02:09 Harden Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (3 FTA) 
Johnson Free Throw 1 of 3 (1 PTS)  02:09
[PHX 43-47]
 
Johnson Free Throw 2 of 3 (2 PTS)  02:09
[PHX 44-47]
 
Johnson Free Throw 3 of 3 (3 PTS)  02:09
[PHX 45-47]
 
  01:52 Lin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Johnson Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:51  
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Dragic (4 AST)  01:45
[PHX 47-47]
 
  01:36 Garcia 3pt Shot: Missed 
Tucker Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  01:35  
Scola Jump Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Dragic (5 AST)  01:18
[PHX 49-47]
 
  01:04 Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Tucker (1 ST) 
Dragic Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Morris (3 AST)  01:00
[PHX 51-47]
 
Tucker Foul: Personal (3 PF) (2 FTA)  00:44.9  
  00:44.9
[HOU 48-51]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (14 PTS) 
  00:44.9
[HOU 49-51]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (15 PTS) 
Johnson 3pt Shot: Missed  00:37.9  
Morris Rebound (Off:3 Def:4)  00:35.9  
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  00:34.0  
Team Rebound  00:32.0  
  00:32.0 Garcia Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:32.0  
Johnson Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Dragic (6 AST)  00:23.5
[PHX 53-49]
 
  00:05.0 Lin Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:04.0 Asik Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  00:04.0
[HOU 51-53]
Asik Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Tucker Running Jump Shot: Missed  00:00.0  
Team Rebound  00:00.0  
End of 2nd Quarter
Phoenix Suns (23-55) Houston Rockets (44-34)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Morris Jump Shot: Missed  11:45  
  11:44 Asik Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  11:39 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (5 TO) Steal:Morris (1 ST) 
Johnson Pullup Jump shot: Missed  11:33  
Team Rebound  11:32  
  11:32 Garcia Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
Dragic Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Garcia (1 ST)  11:15  
  11:11
[HOU 53-53]
Garcia Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed  10:54  
Team Rebound  10:52  
Dragic Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Lin (2 ST)  10:34  
  10:31
[HOU 55-53]
Lin Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  10:16  
  10:13 Team Rebound 
  09:55
[HOU 57-53]
Smith Hook Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Johnson Running Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS)  09:34
[PHX 55-57]
 
  09:22 Harden Step Back Jump shot: Missed 
  09:21 Asik Rebound (Off:4 Def:7) 
  09:20 Asik Layup Shot: Missed Block: Scola (1 BLK) 
  09:19 Team Rebound 
  09:13 Lin Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (2 TO) 
Scola Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST)  09:02  
  08:55
[HOU 59-55]
Smith Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Garcia (2 AST) 
Johnson Jump Shot: Missed  08:44  
  08:43 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:39 Garcia Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Scola (1 ST) 
Scola Layup Shot: Made (14 PTS) Assist: Dragic (7 AST)  08:33
[PHX 57-59]
 
  08:17
[HOU 61-57]
Harden Running Jump Shot: Made (17 PTS) 
Johnson Running Jump Shot: Missed  08:06  
  08:05 Asik Rebound (Off:4 Def:8) 
  07:51
[HOU 63-57]
Asik Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Lin (4 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:43  
Scola Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Harden (2 ST)  07:38  
  07:29 Harden Jump Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  07:27  
Tucker Turnaround Hook Shot: Missed  07:19  
  07:18 Asik Rebound (Off:4 Def:9) 
  07:14
[HOU 65-57]
Smith Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Lin (5 AST) 
Tucker Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (1 FTA)  07:14  
Tucker Substitution replaced by Marshall  07:14  
Johnson Substitution replaced by Morris  07:14  
  07:14 Smith Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:3 Def:5)  07:14  
Marshall 3pt Shot: Missed  06:56  
  06:55 Asik Rebound (Off:4 Def:10) 
  06:49 Garcia 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dragic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  06:48  
Morris 3pt Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Scola (2 AST)  06:36
[PHX 60-65]
 
  06:16 Garcia 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:15 Smith Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
  06:10 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dragic Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  06:09  
Scola Driving Layup Shot: Made (16 PTS) Assist: Dragic (8 AST)  06:04
[PHX 62-65]
 
  06:04 Asik Foul: Shooting (2 PF) (1 FTA) 
Scola Free Throw 1 of 1 (17 PTS)  06:04
[PHX 63-65]
 
  05:52
[HOU 67-63]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) 
Morris Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Harden (3 ST)  05:32  
  05:27
[HOU 69-63]
Garcia Layup Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Lin (6 AST) 
Dragic Driving Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  05:21
[PHX 65-69]
 
  05:07 Harden Turnover : Bad Pass (6 TO) 
Scola Substitution replaced by O'Neal  05:07  
Dragic Jump Shot: Missed  04:48  
Morris Rebound (Off:2 Def:1)  04:47  
Morris Putback Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:46
[PHX 67-69]
 
  04:32
[HOU 71-67]
Asik Slam Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Harden (4 AST) 
O'Neal Layup Shot: Missed  04:13  
  04:11 Asik Rebound (Off:4 Def:11) 
  04:03 Asik Layup Shot: Missed Block: Morris (2 BLK) 
Morris Rebound (Off:3 Def:6)  04:01  
Morris Layup Shot: Missed  03:54  
  03:53 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:48
[HOU 73-67]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) 
O'Neal Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (1 FTA)  03:48  
  03:48 Garcia Substitution replaced by Beverley 
  03:48 Smith Substitution replaced by Jones 
  03:48
[HOU 74-67]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 1 (22 PTS) 
Dragic Jump Shot: Made (13 PTS) Assist: Marshall (2 AST)  03:34
[PHX 69-74]
 
Morris Foul: Shooting (4 PF) (2 FTA)  03:20  
  03:20
[HOU 75-69]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (23 PTS) 
Morris Substitution replaced by Dudley  03:20  
  03:20
[HOU 76-69]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (24 PTS) 
Dragic Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO)  03:08  
  02:44
[HOU 78-69]
Harden Jump Shot: Made (26 PTS) Assist: Jones (2 AST) 
Morris 3pt Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Marshall (3 AST)  02:23
[PHX 72-78]
 
  02:07 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
  02:06 Asik Rebound (Off:5 Def:11) 
  02:05 Asik Layup Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:2 Def:2)  02:03  
Marshall Layup Shot: Missed  01:53  
  01:52 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  01:47 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:46 Asik Rebound (Off:6 Def:11) 
  01:43 Asik Hook Shot: Missed 
Morris Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  01:42  
Dragic Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS)  01:36
[PHX 74-78]
 
  01:33 Team Timeout : Regular 
  01:33 Asik Substitution replaced by Smith 
  01:11 Harden 3pt Shot: Missed 
  01:09 Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:58.9 Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (7 TO) Steal:Marshall (1 ST) 
Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed  00:42.9  
  00:40.9 Lin Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  00:28.9 Jones Jump Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  00:27.4  
Marshall Jump Shot: Missed  00:05.9  
  00:04.9 Jones Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  00:00.0 Lin 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:40 Smith Hook Shot: Missed 
  11:39 Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  11:38
[HOU 80-74]
Jones Putback Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Morris Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: O'Neal (1 AST)  11:16
[PHX 76-80]
 
  10:58 Smith Driving Dunk Shot: Missed 
Dudley Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:57  
Morris Jump Shot: Missed  10:45  
  10:44 Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  10:37 Harden Running Jump Shot: Missed 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  10:36  
Dudley 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Marshall (4 AST)  10:30
[PHX 79-80]
 
  10:11 Beverley 3pt Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  10:10  
O'Neal Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Dudley (1 AST)  10:00
[PHX 81-80]
 
  10:00 Jones Foul: Shooting (1 PF) (1 FTA) 
  10:00 Smith Substitution replaced by Asik 
O'Neal Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  10:00  
  10:00 Jones Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
O'Neal Violation:Defensive Goaltending  09:45  
  09:45
[HOU 82-81]
Garcia Driving Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Harden (5 AST) 
Marshall Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Beverley (1 ST)  09:41  
  09:37
[HOU 84-81]
Beverley Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) 
Scola Reverse Layup Shot: Made (19 PTS) Assist: Dudley (2 AST)  09:18
[PHX 83-84]
 
  09:00 Garcia 3pt Shot: Missed 
  08:59 Asik Rebound (Off:7 Def:11) 
Marshall Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:58  
  08:58  
  08:43
[HOU 86-83]
Beverley Driving Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Harden (6 AST) 
Morris Layup Shot: Missed Block: Harden (1 BLK)  08:29  
  08:27 Asik Rebound (Off:7 Def:12) 
Dudley Foul: Personal (1 PF)  08:11  
  08:05
[HOU 88-83]
Jones Dunk Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Beverley (2 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  07:52  
Marshall Substitution replaced by Dragic  07:52  
Morris Substitution replaced by Tucker  07:52  
Scola Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Asik (2 ST)  07:35  
  07:29 Jones Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dragic (1 BLK) 
O'Neal Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  07:27  
Tucker Layup Shot: Missed Block: Beverley (1 BLK)  07:21  
Tucker Rebound (Off:3 Def:1)  07:20  
  07:20 Asik Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA) 
Tucker Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  07:20
[PHX 84-88]
 
Tucker Free Throw 2 of 2 (6 PTS)  07:20
[PHX 85-88]
 
  06:56
[HOU 90-85]
Jones Running Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Dudley Jump Shot: Missed  06:34  
  06:33 Asik Rebound (Off:7 Def:13) 
  06:28 Harden Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:27 Team Rebound 
O'Neal Foul: Loose Ball (4 PF)  06:27  
  06:11 Harden Turnover : Lost Ball (8 TO) Steal:Dragic (4 ST) 
Tucker Layup Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Dragic (9 AST)  06:06
[PHX 87-90]
 
  05:52 Beverley Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  05:51  
Scola Layup Shot: Made (21 PTS) Assist: Dragic (10 AST)  05:46
[PHX 89-90]
 
  05:44 Team Timeout : Regular 
  05:44 Beverley Substitution replaced by Lin 
  05:24 Harden Jump Shot: Missed 
Dragic Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  05:22  
Dudley 3pt Shot: Missed  05:12  
  05:10 Asik Rebound (Off:7 Def:14) 
  05:03 Garcia 3pt Shot: Missed 
Scola Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  05:01  
O'Neal Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS)  04:41
[PHX 91-90]
 
Tucker Foul: Personal (5 PF)  04:32  
  04:19 Lin 3pt Shot: Missed 
Tucker Rebound (Off:3 Def:2)  04:17  
O'Neal Turnaround Jump Shot: Missed  03:57  
Team Rebound  03:56  
Scola Jump Shot: Made (23 PTS) Assist: Dudley (3 AST)  03:54
[PHX 93-90]
 
  03:42
[HOU 92-93]
Harden Driving Layup Shot: Made (28 PTS) 
O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed  03:15  
Team Rebound  03:14  
Scola Jump Shot: Made (25 PTS) Assist: Dudley (4 AST)  03:11
[PHX 95-92]
 
  02:56 Harden Foul: Offensive Charge (3 PF) 
  02:56 Harden Turnover : Foul (9 TO) 
O'Neal Jump Shot: Missed  02:41  
  02:41 Asik Rebound (Off:7 Def:15) 
  02:31 Double Technical - Harden, Tucker 
Scola Foul: Shooting (3 PF) (2 FTA)  02:25  
Scola Technical  02:25  
  02:25 Harden Free Throw Technical Missed 
  02:25 Team Rebound 
  02:25
[HOU 93-95]
Harden Free Throw 1 of 2 (29 PTS) 
  02:25
[HOU 94-95]
Harden Free Throw 2 of 2 (30 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  02:23  
Tucker Illegal Screen Turnover : (1 TO)  02:15  
  01:57
[HOU 96-95]
Lin Fadeaway Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) 
Scola Hook Shot: Made (27 PTS)  01:39
[PHX 97-96]
 
  01:16 Asik Layup Shot: Missed Block: O'Neal (1 BLK) 
  01:15 Team Rebound 
  01:15 Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover 
  01:15 Lin Substitution replaced by Beverley 
  01:05 Beverley Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
  00:53.5 Jones Foul: Personal (2 PF) (2 FTA) 
Scola Free Throw 1 of 2 (28 PTS)  00:53.5
[PHX 98-96]
 
Scola Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  00:53.5  
  00:53.5 Harden Rebound (Off:0 Def:6) 
  00:50.3 Team Timeout : Regular 
  00:50.3 Beverley Substitution replaced by Lin 
  00:40.9 Garcia 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:38.9 Garcia Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
O'Neal Foul: Shooting (5 PF) (2 FTA)  00:35.0  
  00:35.0
[HOU 97-98]
Lin Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS) 
  00:35.0 Jones Substitution replaced by Smith 
  00:35.0
[HOU 98-98]
Lin Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  00:35.0  
  00:35.0 Lin Substitution replaced by Beverley 
O'Neal Layup Shot: Missed Block: Asik (2 BLK)  00:24.0  
Team Rebound  00:23.0  
Scola Jump Shot: Missed  00:16.9  
  00:16.4 Smith Rebound (Off:3 Def:2) 
  00:09.1 Team Timeout : Short 
  00:09.1 Smith Substitution replaced by Lin 
O'Neal Violation:Defensive Goaltending  00:00.0  
  00:00.0
[HOU 101-98]
Harden 3pt Shot: Made (33 PTS) 
End of 4th Quarter
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PHX
5th Pacific
25
57
2-8
17-24
8-33
HOU
3rd Southwest
45
37
6-4
29-12
16-25
 
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2 players 26.3
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2 players 4.5
2 players 1.7
2 players 2.0