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Notebook: Rockets 84, Hornets 77


Posted Thursday April 26, 2012 11:57PM

By Matt Miller, for NBA.com

THE FACTS: Chase Budinger scored a season-high 27 points, and the Houston Rockets overcame a 17-point first-half deficit to defeat the New Orleans Hornets 84-77 in the season finale for both teams Thursday at Toyota Center. Samuel Dalembert added 11 points and 11 rebounds for Houston (34-32), which followed a six-game losing streak that knocked it out of playoff contention with two wins in its final three games.

Darryl Watkins led New Orleans (21-45), which has dropped seven of its last nine road games, with a career-high 13 points and 10 rebounds.

QUOTABLE: "There's no way we shouldn't be playing in the playoffs this weekend, and we're not. Bottom line. ... There's just a level that [we've] got to understand and [we've] got to come out with that level on the forefront of your mind knowing that it's just going to be a battle."
-- Houston coach Kevin McHale on what his players learned from the late-season collapse that rendered Thursday's game meaningless

THE STAT: The Rockets recorded their franchise-record 31st consecutive victory when limiting an opponent to less than 90 points. Houston went a perfect 19-0 this season when holding opponents below 90.

TURNING POINT: Houston played with little enthusiasm in the early going, allowing an energetic New Orleans roster filled with fringe NBA players who are attempting to land a job for next season to grab a 38-21 lead. But as the Rockets began to increase the tempo and generate some easy baskets -- thanks in part to the strong rebounding of Dalembert (10 first-half rebounds) -- they ripped off a 26-9 run that tied the game at 47 with 8:29 left in the third quarter. The Rockets entered the fourth period trailing 71-63, but they held New Orleans to only one field goal over the final 12 minutes to surge to the victory. After rookie Marcus Morris nailed a 3-pointer to give Houston its first lead of the game 80-77 with 1:18 left to play, he drew a charge on Watkins to seal the deal.

QUOTABLE II: "We were just kind of going through the motions and not playing with intensity. We came in at halftime and really just got on each other and said, 'let's go out there and play hard and play for each other.'"
-- Chase Budinger on what the Rockets needed to climb out of an early 17-point hole

HOT: Budinger, starting in place of injured rookie Chandler Parsons, drained 10 of 18 shot attempts, including a season-high-tying five 3-pointers. His accuracy kept Houston within striking distance as it limped through the first half.

NOT: A 1-for-16 shooting effort in the fourth quarter cost New Orleans a season-ending victory. The Hornets' six-point output set their season low and Houston's opponent franchise low for fourth-quarter scoring.

NOT II: Houston looked quite disinterested throughout the first half, when it settled for several low-percentage jump shots and connected on a season-worst 26.7 percent (12-for-45) of its field-goal attempts.

BAD MOVE: This marks the Rockets third consecutive winning season without a playoff berth. Although Houston recently has been far from a cellar-dwelling franchise, season after season of mediocre basketball has taken its toll on the fan base and the Rockets' profit margin.

NOTABLE: With Thursday's victory, the Rockets became the first NBA team to miss the playoffs in six different winning seasons.

GOOD MOVE: Rather than losing interest down the stretch to improve draft position, the young Hornets relished the opportunity to play winning basketball at the end of the season. After winning six of their last nine games and getting a new owner who appears to be truly committed to the city of New Orleans, the Hornets will certainly head into the offseason with momentum on their side.

QUOTABLE III: "You know it's funny. This year has been more satisfying, because of the growth. I've seen guys, overnight, it just seems like they're getting better right before us. ... Obviously, the playoffs and all that it brought last year -- nothing compares to that. But as far as seeing a team come together and grow, this year's been pretty gratifying."
-- New Orleans coach Monty Williams

NOTABLE II: The Hornets played without Eric Gordon (sore lower back) for the second game in a row. Rookie forward Gustavo Ayon (concussion) also missed Thursday's contest. ... Starters Marcus Camby (back) and Parsons (shoulder) were unavailable for the Rockets. ... New Orleans finished the season tied for the league's third-worst record, which means they could have as high as a 15.6 percent chance to win the NBA draft lottery and this summer's No. 1 pick. ... The winning team has overcome a deficit of at least 13 points in five of the last six meetings between these clubs. ... New Orleans has shot a dismal 65.3 percent (62-for-95) from the charity stripe over its last three games. ... Houston improved to 9-0 this season when its opponent makes less than 40 percent of its field-goal attempts. The Hornets shot 39.7 percent overall. ... The Rockets finished the season 5-24 when trailing after three quarters.

UP NEXT: Thursday's game was the regular-season finale for both the Hornets and Rockets.

NOH
HOU
   
    • 39.7%

    • 35.2%

    • 33.3%

    • 32.1%

    • 60.0%

    • 78.6%

  • FG %
  • 3FG%
  • FT %
NOHHOU
Total Rebounds4456
Offensive Rebounds516
Turnovers1411
Fast Break Pts:1212
Biggest Lead:177
Points in the Paint:2638
NOHHOU
pDyson   15Budinger   27
rb2 players   102 players   11
aVasquez   6Dragic   13
s2 players   3Dragic   2
bThomas   25 players   1
 
  • 01/19 - NOH 88 @ HOU 90
  • 04/19 - HOU 99 @ NOH 105
  • 04/26 - NOH 77 @ HOU 84
New Orleans Hornets (3-5)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
L. ThomasF45:452-60-07-8-1126803122111
A. AminuF43:324-132-31-3-140101033000111
J. SmithF-C04:541-20-00-0+90442000012
M. BelinelliG16:094-81-20-0+160442010119
J. DysonG41:126-140-33-6-1911213341115
D. Watkins 42:023-60-07-13-15191014341013
G. Vasquez 39:243-142-70-0-141236124008
C. Landry 07:024-50-00-0+130330000008
T. ArizaNWT - Coach's Decision
G. AyonDND - Concussion
E. GordonDNP - Coach's Decision
X. HenryDNP - Coach's Decision
C. KamanNWT - Bruised Left Tibia
Totals 24027-685-1518-30 53944151410145577
 39.7%33.3%60.0% team rebs: 10total to: 15
Houston Rockets (4-6)
field goalsrebounds
 posminfgm-a3pm-aftm-a+/-offdeftotastpfsttobsbapts
C. BudingerF42:0410-185-92-3+1404402030027
L. ScolaF27:060-70-00-0-31232201100
S. DalembertC18:183-60-05-6+4651104000111
C. LeeG-F32:474-142-60-0+315622121210
G. DragicG35:053-100-52-2+823513323108
P. Patterson 30:574-160-11-1+638111311109
M. Morris 21:093-101-50-0-30551310107
G. Smith 19:394-60-00-0+737101210018
C. Fortson 12:551-41-21-2-10111011014
K. MartinDNP - Coach's Decision
C. ParsonsDND - Bruised Right Shouler
D. SimpsonDNP - Coach's Decision
Totals 24032-919-2811-14 16405621217115584
 35.2%32.1%78.6% team rebs: 5total to: 11

inactive

  • Hornets: Jack, Okafor
  • Rockets: Boykins, Camby, Lowry

technical fouls

  • Hornets: --
  • Rockets: --

scoring

  • Lead Changes: 1
  • Times Tied: 5

arena stats

  • Arena: Toyota Center, Houston, TX
  • Officials: #43 Dan Crawford, #28 Tommy Nunez Jr., #65 Sean Wright
  • Attendance: 16602
  • Duration: 2:09
New Orleans Hornets (21-46) Houston Rockets (35-32)
Start of 1st Quarter
(12:00) Jump Ball Dalembert vs Smith (Scola gains possession)
  11:44 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:43  
Dyson Driving Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  11:28
[NOH 2-0]
 
  11:12
[HOU 2-2]
Budinger Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Dragic (1 AST) 
Smith Jump Shot: Missed Block: Scola (1 BLK)  10:52  
  10:50 Dalembert Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:41 Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
Belinelli Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:40  
Belinelli Pullup Jump shot: Missed  10:31  
  10:29 Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  10:16 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  10:15  
Dyson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST)  09:53
[NOH 4-2]
 
  09:40 Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:38  
Smith Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Belinelli (1 AST)  09:27
[NOH 6-2]
 
  09:07 Lee Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Belinelli Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:05  
Dyson Driving Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dragic (1 BLK)  09:01  
  08:59 Dragic Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  08:55 Budinger Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Thomas (1 ST) 
Belinelli 3pt Shot: Missed  08:44  
  08:43 Dragic Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  08:33 Dalembert Jump Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  08:32  
Belinelli Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Smith (2 AST)  08:14
[NOH 8-2]
 
  07:49 Scola Hook Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  07:47  
Dyson Driving Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Belinelli (2 AST)  07:33
[NOH 10-2]
 
  07:25 Team Timeout : Regular 
  07:18 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:17  
  07:06 Dragic Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Dyson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  07:06  
Team Rebound  07:06  
Smith Substitution replaced by Watkins  07:06  
Dyson Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  07:06
[NOH 11-2]
 
  06:47
[HOU 5-11]
Budinger 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Dragic (2 AST) 
Thomas Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (1 TO)  06:30  
Dyson Foul: Personal (1 PF)  06:24  
  06:18 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
  06:16 Dalembert Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  05:53 Lee 3pt Shot: Missed 
Aminu Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:52  
Belinelli 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Aminu (1 AST)  05:40
[NOH 14-5]
 
  05:25 Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
  05:23 Dalembert Rebound (Off:2 Def:1) 
  05:21 Dalembert Jump Shot: Missed Block: Thomas (1 BLK) 
Belinelli Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  05:20  
Watkins Foul: Offensive (1 PF)  05:15  
Watkins Turnover : Foul (1 TO)  05:15  
Belinelli Substitution replaced by Vasquez  05:15  
  05:01 Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Vasquez Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  05:00  
  04:49 Dalembert Substitution replaced by Patterson 
Dyson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Patterson (1 ST)  04:44  
  04:40
[HOU 7-14]
Dragic Dunk Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Patterson (1 AST) 
Thomas Reverse Layup Shot: Missed Block: Patterson (1 BLK)  04:16  
  04:14 Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  04:03 Patterson Turnaround Fadeaway shot: Missed 
Aminu Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  04:01  
Aminu Pullup Bank shot: Missed  03:40  
  03:38 Lee Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  03:32
[HOU 10-14]
Lee 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Dragic (3 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  03:23  
  03:23 Lee Substitution replaced by Morris 
Dyson 3pt Shot: Missed  03:05  
  03:03 Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  02:44 Patterson Jump Shot: Missed 
  02:42 Dragic Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:42 Dragic Tip Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  02:40  
Watkins Jump Shot: Missed  02:19  
  02:15 Team Rebound 
Thomas Substitution replaced by Landry  02:15  
  01:58 Morris 3pt Shot: Missed 
Aminu Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  01:57  
Landry Jump Shot: Made (2 PTS)  01:40
[NOH 16-10]
 
  01:29 Dragic Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Dyson (1 ST) 
  01:25 Dragic Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:25  
  01:25 Scola Substitution replaced by Smith 
  01:25 Dragic Substitution replaced by Fortson 
Dyson Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  01:25
[NOH 17-10]
 
Dyson Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  01:25
[NOH 18-10]
 
  01:10
[HOU 12-18]
Patterson Hook Bank Shot: Made (2 PTS) Assist: Fortson (1 AST) 
Aminu Jump Shot: Missed Block: Morris (1 BLK)  00:46.9  
Dyson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0)  00:44.9  
Dyson Layup Shot: Made (11 PTS)  00:43.9
[NOH 20-12]
 
  00:34.9 Morris Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:33.9 Patterson Rebound (Off:1 Def:0) 
  00:30.8 Patterson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Landry Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  00:29.8  
Aminu Jump Shot: Missed  00:04.9  
  00:03.8 Patterson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  00:00.0 Morris 3pt Shot: Missed 
  00:00.0 Team Rebound 
End of 1st Quarter
New Orleans Hornets (21-46) Houston Rockets (35-32)
Start of 2nd QuarterBack to Top
Watkins Jump Shot: Missed  11:43  
  11:42 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  11:26 Patterson Hook Bank Shot: Missed 
Watkins Rebound (Off:0 Def:1)  11:24  
Landry Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Vasquez (1 AST)  11:16
[NOH 22-12]
 
  10:56 Morris 3pt Shot: Missed 
Landry Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  10:55  
Landry Jump Shot: Missed  10:45  
Watkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  10:44  
Watkins Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS)  10:43
[NOH 24-12]
 
  10:43 Smith Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Watkins Free Throw 1 of 1 (3 PTS)  10:43
[NOH 25-12]
 
  10:19 Morris Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed 
Landry Rebound (Off:0 Def:3)  10:17  
Landry Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (6 PTS)  10:05
[NOH 27-12]
 
  09:53 Lee Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Vasquez Rebound (Off:0 Def:2)  09:51  
Aminu 3pt Shot: Missed  09:44  
Thomas Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  09:43  
  09:43 Smith Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
  09:43 Team Timeout : Regular 
  09:43 Patterson Substitution replaced by Scola 
  09:43 Morris Substitution replaced by Budinger 
  09:43 Fortson Substitution replaced by Dalembert 
  09:43 Smith Substitution replaced by Dragic 
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS)  09:43
[NOH 28-12]
 
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS)  09:43
[NOH 29-12]
 
  09:27 Lee Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  09:25 Lee Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  09:16 Scola Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Vasquez (1 ST) 
Aminu Slam Dunk Shot: Missed  09:09  
Vasquez Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  09:07  
Vasquez Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Dragic (1 ST)  08:58  
  08:54
[HOU 14-29]
Dragic Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Watkins Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS)  08:29
[NOH 31-14]
 
Aminu Foul: Shooting (1 PF)  08:12  
  08:12
[HOU 15-31]
Dalembert Free Throw 1 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Aminu Substitution replaced by Dyson  08:12  
  08:12
[HOU 16-31]
Dalembert Free Throw 2 of 2 (2 PTS) 
Landry Jump Shot: Made (8 PTS)  07:54
[NOH 33-16]
 
  07:32 Lee Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:31 Dalembert Rebound (Off:3 Def:1) 
Watkins Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  07:31  
  07:31
[HOU 17-33]
Dalembert Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS) 
  07:31
[HOU 18-33]
Dalembert Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS) 
  07:13 Scola Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Watkins Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  07:13
[NOH 34-18]
 
Landry Substitution replaced by Aminu  07:13  
Watkins Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  07:13
[NOH 35-18]
 
Thomas Foul: Personal (1 PF)  07:03  
  06:49 Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:48 Team Rebound 
  06:39 Lee 3pt Shot: Missed 
  06:38 Dalembert Rebound (Off:4 Def:1) 
  06:36 Dalembert Layup Shot: Missed 
  06:35 Dalembert Rebound (Off:5 Def:1) 
Aminu Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  06:33  
  06:33
[HOU 19-35]
Dalembert Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS) 
  06:33 Dalembert Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Aminu Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  06:31  
Thomas Running Jump Shot: Missed  06:07  
Thomas Rebound (Off:2 Def:3)  06:05  
  06:04 Dalembert Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Watkins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  06:04  
Team Rebound  06:04  
Watkins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  06:04  
  06:04 Scola Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:57 Budinger Running Bank shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  05:57  
  05:57 Dalembert Foul: Loose Ball (2 PF) 
  05:57  
Dyson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:57  
Team Rebound  05:57  
Dyson Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  05:57  
  05:57 Dalembert Rebound (Off:5 Def:2) 
  05:37
[HOU 21-35]
Budinger Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Dragic (4 AST) 
Aminu 3pt Shot: Made (3 PTS) Assist: Vasquez (2 AST)  05:17
[NOH 38-21]
 
  04:51
[HOU 23-38]
Dalembert Jump Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Scola (1 AST) 
Vasquez Step Back Jump shot: Missed  04:24  
  04:21 Dalembert Rebound (Off:5 Def:3) 
  04:02 Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Watkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:2)  04:01  
Dyson Running Jump Shot: Missed  03:46  
  03:43 Dalembert Rebound (Off:5 Def:4) 
  03:40
[HOU 25-38]
Budinger Alley Oop Layup shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Dragic (5 AST) 
Dyson Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Lee (1 ST)  03:17  
  03:09 Lee 3pt Shot: Missed 
Team Rebound  03:08  
  03:08 Scola Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Watkins Free Throw 1 of 2 (8 PTS)  03:08
[NOH 39-25]
 
  03:08 Scola Substitution replaced by Patterson 
Watkins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  03:08  
  03:06 Lee Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  02:52
[HOU 27-39]
Patterson Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Watkins Turnover : 3 Second Violation (2 TO)  02:35  
Team Timeout : Regular  02:35  
  02:35 Dragic Substitution replaced by Fortson 
  02:17 Patterson Hook Shot: Missed 
  02:16 Dalembert Rebound (Off:6 Def:4) 
  02:16
[HOU 29-39]
Dalembert Layup Shot: Made (9 PTS) 
  01:53 Dalembert Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
Watkins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  01:53  
Team Rebound  01:53  
  01:53 Dalembert Substitution replaced by Smith 
Watkins Free Throw 2 of 2 (9 PTS)  01:53
[NOH 40-29]
 
  01:38 Lee Turnover : Bad Pass (1 TO) Steal:Watkins (1 ST) 
  01:18 Patterson Foul: Shooting (1 PF) 
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (3 PTS)  01:18
[NOH 41-29]
 
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (4 PTS)  01:18
[NOH 42-29]
 
  01:06
[HOU 32-42]
Budinger 3pt Shot: Made (12 PTS) Assist: Lee (1 AST) 
Vasquez 3pt Shot: Missed  00:46.9  
  00:45.9 Lee Rebound (Off:1 Def:4) 
  00:35.9 Fortson Turnover : Lost Ball (1 TO) Steal:Watkins (2 ST) 
Team Turnover : Shot Clock Turnover  00:12.4  
Vasquez Foul: Personal Block (1 PF)  00:05.8  
  00:05.8 Fortson Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed 
  00:05.8 Team Rebound 
  00:05.8
[HOU 33-42]
Fortson Free Throw 2 of 2 (1 PTS) 
Dyson Running Jump Shot: Missed  00:01.0  
  00:00.2 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
End of 2nd Quarter
New Orleans Hornets (21-46) Houston Rockets (35-32)
Start of 3rd QuarterBack to Top
Vasquez Running Jump Shot: Missed  11:44  
  11:42 Dalembert Rebound (Off:6 Def:5) 
  11:33
[HOU 35-42]
Dalembert Dunk Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Scola (2 AST) 
Watkins Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS)  11:11
[NOH 44-35]
 
  10:52
[HOU 37-44]
Lee Running Jump Shot: Made (5 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Regular  10:51  
Vasquez 3pt Shot: Missed  10:36  
  10:34 Lee Rebound (Off:1 Def:5) 
  10:25
[HOU 40-44]
Lee 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS) Assist: Dragic (6 AST) 
  10:11 Lee Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Vasquez Jump Shot: Missed  10:03  
  10:02 Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  09:48
[HOU 42-44]
Lee Running Jump Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Dragic (7 AST) 
  09:25 Budinger Violation:Kicked Ball 
Vasquez Turnaround Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS)  09:19
[NOH 46-42]
 
  09:07
[HOU 45-46]
Budinger 3pt Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Dragic (8 AST) 
  08:43 Dalembert Foul: Shooting (4 PF) 
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (5 PTS)  08:43
[NOH 47-45]
 
  08:43 Dalembert Substitution replaced by Patterson 
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  08:43  
  08:43 Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  08:29
[HOU 47-47]
Patterson Layup Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Dragic (9 AST) 
  08:20 Lee Foul: Personal (2 PF) 
Dyson Substitution replaced by Belinelli  08:20  
  08:04 Dragic Foul: Personal (3 PF) 
  07:59 Budinger Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Thomas Free Throw 1 of 2 (6 PTS)  07:59
[NOH 48-47]
 
Thomas Free Throw 2 of 2 (7 PTS)  07:59
[NOH 49-47]
 
  07:49 Dragic Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:48 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:1) 
  07:48 Scola Tip Shot: Missed 
Belinelli Rebound (Off:0 Def:4)  07:46  
Thomas Turnover : Traveling (2 TO)  07:39  
  07:24 Lee Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Vasquez (2 ST) 
Aminu Driving Layup Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Vasquez (3 AST)  07:21
[NOH 51-47]
 
  07:21 Budinger Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Aminu Free Throw 1 of 1 Missed  07:21  
  07:21 Patterson Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  07:04
[HOU 50-51]
Budinger 3pt Shot: Made (18 PTS) Assist: Dragic (10 AST) 
Belinelli Driving Layup Shot: Made (7 PTS)  06:43
[NOH 53-50]
 
  06:23 Budinger Jump Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:2 Def:4)  06:22  
Belinelli Jump Shot: Missed Block: Lee (1 BLK)  06:08  
Team Rebound  06:08  
Vasquez 3pt Shot: Made (5 PTS) Assist: Aminu (2 AST)  06:01
[NOH 56-50]
 
  05:44 Budinger Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Watkins (3 ST) 
Aminu Dunk Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Vasquez (4 AST)  05:39
[NOH 58-50]
 
  05:20
[HOU 52-58]
Budinger Jump Shot: Made (20 PTS) 
Thomas Foul: Shooting (2 PF)  05:20  
Vasquez Substitution replaced by Dyson  05:20  
  05:20
[HOU 53-58]
Budinger Free Throw 1 of 1 (21 PTS) 
Belinelli Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Aminu (3 AST)  05:09
[NOH 60-53]
 
  04:53
[HOU 56-60]
Budinger 3pt Shot: Made (24 PTS) Assist: Dragic (11 AST) 
Dyson Pullup Jump shot: Made (13 PTS)  04:39
[NOH 62-56]
 
  04:29 Budinger Reverse Layup Shot: Missed 
Aminu Rebound (Off:0 Def:5)  04:27  
Dyson Step Back Jump shot: Missed  04:12  
  04:10 Patterson Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  03:55 Patterson Hook Shot: Missed 
Watkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:3)  03:53  
Dyson Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (3 TO)  03:46  
  03:30 Lee Jump Shot: Missed Block: Thomas (2 BLK) 
  03:30 Patterson Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  03:29
[HOU 58-62]
Patterson Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Watkins Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  03:29  
  03:29 Lee Substitution replaced by Morris 
Aminu Substitution replaced by Vasquez  03:29  
  03:29
[HOU 59-62]
Patterson Free Throw 1 of 1 (9 PTS) 
Thomas Jump Shot: Made (9 PTS) Assist: Vasquez (5 AST)  03:09
[NOH 64-59]
 
  02:59 Dragic Turnover : Lost Ball (2 TO) Steal:Belinelli (1 ST) 
Belinelli Layup Shot: Missed  02:54  
  02:52 Scola Rebound (Off:1 Def:2) 
  02:48 Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
Watkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:4)  02:47  
Thomas Jump Shot: Made (11 PTS) Assist: Dyson (1 AST)  02:29
[NOH 66-59]
 
  02:13 Scola Jump Shot: Missed 
Watkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:5)  02:11  
  02:04 Patterson Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
  02:04 Team Timeout : Regular 
  02:04 Scola Substitution replaced by Smith 
Watkins Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  02:04  
Team Rebound  02:04  
Watkins Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed  02:04  
  02:04 Smith Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
  01:55 Dragic Turnover : Lost Ball (3 TO) Steal:Dyson (2 ST) 
Dyson Layup Shot: Made (15 PTS) Assist: Watkins (1 AST)  01:49
[NOH 68-59]
 
  01:30
[HOU 61-68]
Smith Jump Hook Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Vasquez Turnover : Bad Pass (2 TO) Steal:Morris (1 ST)  01:07  
  01:02
[HOU 63-68]
Morris Layup Shot: Made (2 PTS) 
Dyson 3pt Shot: Missed  00:35.9  
  00:33.9 Budinger Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  00:25.9 Patterson Jump Shot: Missed 
  00:24.9 Dragic Rebound (Off:2 Def:2) 
  00:06.6 Dragic 3pt Shot: Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:2 Def:5)  00:05.7  
Vasquez 3pt Shot: Made (8 PTS)  00:00.0
[NOH 71-63]
 
End of 3rd Quarter
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Start of 4th QuarterBack to Top
  11:39 Patterson Hook Shot: Missed 
  11:37 Smith Rebound (Off:1 Def:3) 
  11:37 Smith Jump Shot: Missed Block: Belinelli (1 BLK) 
Team Rebound  11:37  
Aminu Driving Layup Shot: Missed  11:22  
  11:20 Patterson Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  11:07 Budinger Running Jump Shot: Missed 
  11:06 Patterson Rebound (Off:3 Def:4) 
  11:06 Patterson Tip Shot: Missed 
Aminu Rebound (Off:0 Def:6)  11:02  
Dyson Turnover : Lost Ball (4 TO) Steal:Dragic (2 ST)  10:59  
Thomas Foul: Shooting (3 PF)  10:56  
  10:56
[HOU 64-71]
Budinger Free Throw 1 of 2 (25 PTS) 
Belinelli Substitution replaced by Watkins  10:56  
  10:56 Dragic Substitution replaced by Fortson 
  10:56 Budinger Free Throw 2 of 2 Missed 
Thomas Rebound (Off:2 Def:6)  10:55  
Vasquez Jump Shot: Missed  10:38  
  10:36 Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:2) 
  10:29 Fortson 3pt Shot: Missed 
Watkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:6)  10:28  
Watkins Jump Shot: Missed  10:19  
  10:18 Patterson Rebound (Off:3 Def:5) 
  10:02 Budinger 3pt Shot: Missed 
Aminu Rebound (Off:0 Def:7)  10:00  
Aminu Jump Shot: Missed  09:43  
  09:42 Patterson Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  09:28 Patterson Jump Shot: Missed 
Watkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:7)  09:27  
Thomas Jump Shot: Missed  09:08  
  09:06 Patterson Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
  08:50
[HOU 67-71]
Fortson 3pt Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Smith (1 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  08:46  
  08:46 Budinger Substitution replaced by Lee 
Watkins Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Fortson (1 ST)  08:24  
  08:17 Lee 3pt Shot: Missed 
Aminu Rebound (Off:0 Def:8)  08:16  
Vasquez Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Smith (1 ST)  08:00  
  07:47
[HOU 69-71]
Morris Turnaround Jump Shot: Made (4 PTS) Assist: Lee (2 AST) 
Dyson Jump Shot: Missed  07:26  
  07:25 Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:3) 
Aminu Foul: Personal (3 PF)  07:17  
  07:08 Smith Jump Shot: Missed 
  07:07 Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
  07:07
[HOU 71-71]
Smith Layup Shot: Made (4 PTS) 
Aminu 3pt Shot: Made (10 PTS) Assist: Vasquez (6 AST)  06:47
[NOH 74-71]
 
  06:36 Fortson Driving Layup Shot: Missed 
Watkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:8)  06:34  
Vasquez Turnover : Out of Bounds Lost Ball Turnover (4 TO)  06:31  
  06:12 Morris Pullup Jump shot: Missed 
Watkins Rebound (Off:1 Def:9)  06:10  
Aminu Driving Layup Shot: Missed  06:00  
  05:58 Patterson Rebound (Off:3 Def:8) 
  05:58  
  05:47
[HOU 73-74]
Smith Alley Oop Dunk Shot: Made (6 PTS) Assist: Morris (1 AST) 
  05:31 Morris Foul: Personal (1 PF) 
Vasquez Pullup Jump shot: Missed  05:25  
  05:23 Fortson Rebound (Off:0 Def:1) 
  05:20 Lee Layup Shot: Missed Block: Dyson (1 BLK) 
  05:20 Team Rebound 
  05:12 Fortson Jump Shot: Missed Block: Watkins (1 BLK) 
Aminu Rebound (Off:0 Def:9)  05:10  
  05:07 Morris Foul: Shooting (2 PF) 
Aminu Free Throw 1 of 2 Missed  05:07  
Team Rebound  05:07  
  05:07 Lee Substitution replaced by Budinger 
Aminu Free Throw 2 of 2 (11 PTS)  05:07
[NOH 75-73]
 
  04:57 Morris 3pt Shot: Missed 
Dyson Rebound (Off:1 Def:1)  04:56  
Thomas Running Hook Shot: Missed  04:40  
  04:37 Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:4) 
  04:18 Patterson Foul: Offensive (3 PF) 
  04:18 Patterson Turnover : Foul (1 TO) 
  04:18 Fortson Substitution replaced by Dragic 
Vasquez 3pt Shot: Missed  03:58  
  03:57 Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:4) 
  03:38
[HOU 75-75]
Dragic Jump Shot: Made (6 PTS) 
Dyson 3pt Shot: Missed  03:11  
  03:10 Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:5) 
  02:58 Patterson Jump Shot: Missed 
Aminu Rebound (Off:0 Def:10)  02:57  
  02:37 Morris Foul: Shooting (3 PF) 
  02:37 Team Timeout : Regular 
Watkins Free Throw 1 of 2 (12 PTS)  02:37
[NOH 76-75]
 
Watkins Free Throw 2 of 2 (13 PTS)  02:37
[NOH 77-75]
 
  02:27
[HOU 77-77]
Budinger Driving Dunk Shot: Made (27 PTS) Assist: Dragic (12 AST) 
Aminu Fadeaway Jump Shot: Missed  02:10  
  02:08 Smith Rebound (Off:2 Def:6) 
  01:50 Budinger Turnover : Bad Pass (3 TO) Steal:Dyson (3 ST) 
Vasquez Jump Shot: Missed  01:31  
  01:30 Morris Rebound (Off:0 Def:5) 
  01:18
[HOU 80-77]
Morris 3pt Shot: Made (7 PTS) Assist: Dragic (13 AST) 
Team Timeout : Regular  01:18  
Watkins Foul: Offensive (4 PF)  01:07  
Watkins Turnover : Foul (4 TO)  01:07  
  00:52.6 Patterson Layup Shot: Missed 
  00:51.6 Smith Rebound (Off:3 Def:6) 
  00:51.6
[HOU 82-77]
Smith Putback Dunk Shot: Made (8 PTS) 
Vasquez 3pt Shot: Missed  00:32.9  
  00:31.6 Smith Rebound (Off:3 Def:7) 
Dyson Foul: Personal Take (2 PF)  00:24.4  
Dyson Foul: Personal Take (3 PF)  00:24.4  
  00:24.4
[HOU 83-77]
Dragic Free Throw 1 of 2 (7 PTS) 
  00:24.4
[HOU 84-77]
Dragic Free Throw 2 of 2 (8 PTS) 
Team Timeout : Short  00:24.4  
Vasquez 3pt Shot: Missed  00:20.8  
  00:18.9 Dragic Rebound (Off:2 Def:3) 
End of 4th Quarter
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