Mar 4, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade (3) controls the ball during the second quarter as Houston Rockets point guard Patrick Beverley (2) defends at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Rockets 106 Miami Heat 103-Recap


 

It took all 48 minutes for the Houston Rockets to earn their first win in 9 tries against the Miami Heat, but a last second stand by Dwight Howard and the rest of the defense sealed a 106-103 win.

With the Rockets up 106-100 with 21 seconds remaining, Michael Beasley drained a 3-pointer to cut the lead to 3, leading to a turnover by James Harden when he attempted a full court pass that sailed out of bounds. That led to an isolation by Lebron James against Howard with a chance to send the game to overtime, but a step-back 3-pointer at the buzzer went off the rim.

 

Miami Heat
STARTERS MIN FG 3PFG FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Shane Battier, SF 20 1-6 0-5 0-0 1 1 2 0 0 2 1 0 -16 2
LeBron James, SF 37 9-18 0-3 4-6 1 0 1 6 3 0 1 1 -15 22
Chris Bosh, C 27 1-5 0-2 3-4 0 5 5 0 2 0 1 3 -17 5
Mario Chalmers, PG 22 1-5 0-1 1-3 1 3 4 2 2 0 0 1 -15 3
Dwyane Wade, SG 37 8-15 0-1 8-12 3 1 4 6 2 0 3 1 -4 24
BENCH MIN FG 3PFG FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Udonis Haslem, PF 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 +4 0
Chris Andersen, PF 20 2-3 0-0 1-1 2 5 7 0 0 5 0 5 +10 5
Michael Beasley, SF 28 9-13 4-7 2-2 0 4 4 2 0 0 0 4 +13 24
Norris Cole, PG 22 2-7 1-3 0-0 0 1 1 2 1 0 2 2 +14 5
Ray Allen, SG 26 5-8 2-5 1-1 1 3 4 1 1 0 0 1 +11 13
Rashard Lewis, PF DNP COACH’S DECISION
Toney Douglas, PG DNP COACH’S DECISION
DeAndre Liggins, SG DNP COACH’S DECISION
TOTALS FG 3PFG FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
38-80 7-27 20-29 10 23 33 19 11 7 8 19 103
47.5% 25.9% 69.0%
Fast break points:   22
Points in the paint:   54
Total Team Turnovers (Points off turnovers):   9 (10)

Houston Rockets

STARTERS MIN FG 3PFG FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Terrence Jones, PF 35 8-13 1-1 2-3 4 8 12 2 0 1 0 1 +17 19
Chandler Parsons, SF 38 5-10 0-3 0-0 1 3 4 8 0 0 3 2 +10 10
Dwight Howard, C 36 8-13 0-0 6-8 3 13 16 1 0 0 2 2 +16 22
Patrick Beverley, PG 33 6-12 5-8 2-3 2 0 2 2 3 1 2 4 +17 19
James Harden, SG 40 9-15 1-5 2-5 0 4 4 11 1 0 6 3 +14 21
BENCH MIN FG 3PFG FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Donatas Motiejunas, PF 13 0-5 0-2 1-2 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 3 -14 1
Jordan Hamilton, SF 18 1-3 0-0 2-2 0 3 3 0 0 0 0 3 -16 4
Omer Asik, C 11 1-2 0-0 1-2 2 2 4 0 0 0 2 2 -15 3
Isaiah Canaan, PG 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Jeremy Lin, PG 15 2-5 1-4 2-2 0 0 0 0 0 1 2 2 -14 7
Omri Casspi, SF DNP COACH’S DECISION
Troy Daniels, SG DNP COACH’S DECISION
Francisco Garcia, SG DNP COACH’S DECISION
TOTALS FG 3PFG FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
40-78 8-23 18-27 12 34 46 24 4 3 18 22 106
51.3% 34.8% 66.7%
Fast break points:   16
Points in the paint:   50
Total Team Turnovers (Points off turnovers):   18 (23)

 

All 5 starters scored in double digits with Howard leading the damage at 22 points and 16 rebounds. James Harden scored 21 points and dished out 11 assists while Terrence Jones and Patrick Beverley both scored 19 points. Chandler Parsons added 10 points and 8 assists. The Rockets were also able to survive 18 turnovers that led to 22 fast-break points for the Heat

A night after scoring a career high 61 points, James was ‘only’ held to 22 points, while Dwyane Wade scored 24 points and dished out 6 dimes. Beasley also added 24 points off the bench.

 

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