Nov 13, 2013; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Houston Rockets guard Jeremy Lin (7) is defended by Philadelphia 76ers guard James Anderson (9) and forward Thaddeus Young (21) during the first quarter at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Rockets 117 Philadelphia 76ers 123 OT-Recap

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 Houston Rockets 117 Philadelphia 76ers 123 OT

Playing without James Harden, who sat out due to a sore foot, the Houston Rockets were unable to put the finishing touches on the Philadelphia 76ers. James Anderson scored a career high 36 points, on 6 of 8 shooting from the 3-point line against his former team, and Evan Turner added 21 points to help a young Sixers team close out the win.

For the second straight game, the Rockets played an extra session, and for the 4th straight game, a double-digit 2nd-half lead was blown. Much to the efforts of Jeremy Lin, who made a career high 9 3-pointers en route to a 34 point, 12 assist night, and Dwight Howard, who finished with 23 points and 15 rebounds, the Rockets were able to hold on to a 10 point lead as the 4th quarter began.

The Sixers, who played without rookie point guard Michael Carter-Williams, made their late game run with over 5 minutes remaining. A 100-91 Rockets lead was quickly erased as Spencer Hawes and Anderson each made 3’s to cut the lead to 3 with 2:42 remaining. The Sixers then tied the game at 103 on a Tony Wroten driving layup in the lane. Wroten picked a great time to have a career night in place of Carter-Williams, as he recorded a triple-double in his first career start with 18 points, 11 assists, and 10 rebounds.

Chandler Parsons then split a pair of free throws with under a minute left to give the Rockets a 104-103 lead, and came up with a huge block on the defensive end as James Anderson seemed to have a wide open layup. After Patrick Beverley made 2 free throws to stretch the lead out to 3, Anderson continued his career night, draining a 3 over the outstretched arms of Lin to tie the game once more at 106 with 6 seconds left. Parsons, who added 22 points, 7 assists, and 6 rebounds, missed a jumper as the time expired.

 

Houston Rockets Home Houston Rockets
PLAYER GAME
Min FGM-A FTM-A 3PM-A Off
Reb
Def
Reb
Tot
Reb
Asst Stl Blk TO PF Pts
Chandler Parsons, F 43 9-19 3-6 1-5 3 3 6 7 0 4 5 4 22
Terrence Jones, F 37 4-12 0-0 2-4 3 8 11 1 0 3 1 4 10
Dwight Howard, C 42 9-20 5-9 0-1 4 11 15 6 2 6 2 4 23
Jeremy Lin, G 49 10-19 5-6 9-15 0 5 5 12 0 0 8 5 34
Patrick Beverley, G 42 4-8 3-4 1-5 3 6 9 5 3 1 0 4 12
Omri Casspi 24 7-13 0-0 2-6 0 2 2 1 2 1 2 4 16
Francisco Garcia 20 0-4 0-0 0-4 0 2 2 2 1 0 1 1 0
Aaron Brooks 4 0-1 0-0 0-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0
Omer Asik 4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
James Harden 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Ronnie Brewer 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Greg Smith 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Donatas Motiejunas 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Robert Covington 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Isaiah Canaan 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 265 43-96
(.448)
16-25
(.640)
15-41
(.366)
13 37 50 34 8 15 19 27 117
Team Rebounds: 50 Technicals: 0
Ejections: 0  
  Team Turnovers: 19
Fast Break Points: 20 Points in the Paint: 52
Biggest Lead: 10
DNP:

 

Philadelphia 76ers Home Philadelphia 76ers
PLAYER GAME
Min FGM-A FTM-A 3PM-A Off
Reb
Def
Reb
Tot
Reb
Asst Stl Blk TO PF Pts
Evan Turner, F 46 9-23 5-5 0-4 0 7 7 5 1 0 3 2 23
Thaddeus Young, F 41 5-15 5-6 0-0 1 7 8 2 1 1 2 1 15
Spencer Hawes, C 36 7-16 1-2 3-5 3 6 9 4 3 3 3 4 18
James Anderson, G 44 12-16 6-6 6-8 1 4 5 0 3 0 0 5 36
Tony Wroten, G 41 7-18 4-7 0-2 5 5 10 11 0 1 4 5 18
Darius Morris 19 3-10 2-2 2-5 2 1 3 3 1 0 0 2 10
Lavoy Allen 17 0-2 1-2 0-0 3 2 5 3 3 2 0 0 1
Brandon Davies 13 0-3 1-2 0-1 0 2 2 1 0 1 0 3 1
Hollis Thompson 8 0-0 1-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 1 1
Daniel Orton 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Michael Carter-Williams 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Kwame Brown 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Arnett Moultrie 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jason Richardson 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nerlens Noel 0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 265 43-103
(.417)
26-34
(.765)
11-25
(.440)
15 35 50 29 12 8 13 23 123
Team Rebounds: 50 Technicals: 0
Ejections: 0 DQ’s: 0
  Team Turnovers: 13
Fast Break Points: 27 Points in the Paint: 50
Biggest Lead: 6

 

The Rockets struggles with turnovers and missed free throws throughout the game came back to haunt in the overtime session. 3 turnovers, including 2 on consecutive possessions, helped the Sixers jump out to a 109-106 lead. Howard was then able to convert on an And-1 to tie the game at 109, and Lin hit another 3-pointer on the next offensive trip to take a 1 point lead.

But the Sixers just wouldn’t prevail: Hawes made converted on a tip-in off an Evan Turner miss, and Thaddeus Young stole the ball on a double team of Dwight Howard. Turner then made 4 free throws to push the lead to 119-114 with 13 seconds left. After Lin drained his 9th 3-pointer, Turner and Young each converted a pair of free throws to finish off the win.

While Lin did have a huge night, his 8 turnovers didn’t help the cause. The Rockets turned it over 19 times as a team, shot just 64 percent(16 for 15) from the free throw line, and gave up 27 fast-break points.

 

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