Apr 16, 2014; New Orleans, LA, USA; Houston Rockets forward Donatas Motiejunas (20) battles for a loose ball with New Orleans Pelicans forward Tyreke Evans (1) during the second quarter of a game at Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Houston Rockets Drop Season Finale In New Orleans

 

Playing with a make-shift lineup, the Houston Rockets were unable to end their outstanding season at 55 wins as the New Orleans Pelicans came away with a 105-100 win.

Without James Harden, Chandler Parsons, Jeremy Lin, and Omer Asik in the lineup, Troy Daniels started at shooting guard and scored a team-high 22 points, hitting 6 of 11 3-pointers. Dwight Howard played just 26 minutes, scoring 7 points and grabbing 4 boards. Terrence Jones finished with 17 points and 8 rebounds, Patrick Beverley scored 14 points in 22 minutes of work, and Jordan Hamilton made 4 of 7 3-pointers to finish with 14 points off the bench.

The focus now immediately shifts to Sunday night, as the Rockets first round playoff matchup against the Portland Trail Blazers begins.

 

 

Houston Rockets
STARTERS MIN FG 3PFG FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Terrence Jones, PF 26 7-11 0-0 3-6 5 3 8 4 0 0 1 1 +4 17
Omri Casspi, SF 29 4-10 1-2 0-0 1 7 8 1 0 0 0 1 +6 9
Dwight Howard, C 26 1-5 0-1 5-7 0 4 4 4 0 3 3 3 +1 7
Patrick Beverley, PG 22 4-6 2-3 4-5 0 2 2 2 0 0 4 0 +3 14
Troy Daniels, SG 44 8-16 6-11 0-0 0 1 1 5 0 0 1 4 -2 22
BENCH MIN FG 3PFG FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Josh Powell, PF 19 2-6 0-0 0-0 0 5 5 0 0 1 1 1 -7 4
Donatas Motiejunas, PF 17 3-9 1-1 4-4 7 3 10 0 1 0 3 1 -12 11
Robert Covington, SF 4 0-2 0-2 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 -3 0
Jordan Hamilton, SF 27 5-10 4-7 0-0 0 1 1 3 1 0 1 2 -7 14
Isaiah Canaan, PG 26 1-6 0-3 0-2 0 1 1 4 1 0 0 2 -8 2
Chandler Parsons, SF DNP REST
Omer Asik, C DNP COACH’S DECISION
Jeremy Lin, PG DNP REST
TOTALS FG 3PFG FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
35-81 14-30 16-24 13 28 41 23 3 4 14 16 100
43.2% 46.7% 66.7%
Fast break points:   18
Points in the paint:   36
Total Team Turnovers (Points off turnovers):   14 (14)

New Orleans Pelicans

STARTERS MIN FG 3PFG FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Tyreke Evans, SF 35 11-20 1-1 2-4 2 4 6 10 0 1 2 2 +4 25
Darius Miller, SF 34 4-7 1-1 0-0 2 1 3 1 2 0 0 1 +4 9
Alexis Ajinca, C 23 5-7 0-0 1-2 1 3 4 2 1 3 1 4 -1 11
Jeff Withey, C 20 3-5 0-0 0-0 1 5 6 1 1 5 1 4 +10 6
Austin Rivers, SG 44 6-11 2-3 4-5 0 5 5 8 3 0 3 2 +7 18
BENCH MIN FG 3PFG FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF +/- PTS
Al-Farouq Aminu, SF 17 3-5 0-0 0-0 2 4 6 0 0 0 0 0 +8 6
Luke Babbitt, SF 17 3-10 1-3 1-2 2 6 8 0 1 0 1 0 -1 8
Melvin Ely, C 17 2-3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 -11 4
Brian Roberts, PG 4 0-0 0-0 3-4 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 1 -2 3
Anthony Morrow, SG 27 6-14 1-4 2-3 1 2 3 1 2 0 0 0 +7 15
Anthony Davis, PF DNP BACK SPASMS
James Southerland, SF DNP COACH’S DECISION
Eric Gordon, SG DNP COACH’S DECISION
TOTALS FG 3PFG FT OREB DREB REB AST STL BLK TO PF PTS
43-82 6-12 13-20 11 31 42 24 10 10 8 18 105
52.4% 50.0% 65.0%
Fast break points:   17
Points in the paint:   60
Total Team Turnovers (Points off turnovers):   10 (18)

 

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