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Houston Rockets Overcome Double-Digit 4th Quarter Deficit To Beat Pelicans, 111-104

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Apr 12, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard (12) posts up against New Orleans Pelicans center Alexis Ajinca (42) during the first half at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

It was time for the Houston Rockets to stop their late season slide, as the true grit and heart of a great team showed in their 111-104 comeback win over the New Orleans Pelicans. Both Dwight Howard and Patrick Beverley came back to the lineup after missing the past 3 weeks, and Beverley would score 14 points in the 4th quarter to help the Rockets overcome a 10 point deficit.

Playing without Chandler Parsons, who injured his back Friday night, Beverley finished with 20 points, 4 assists, and 2 steals altogether, while James Harden led the way with 33 points and 13 assists. Jeremy Lin scored 18 points and recorded 4 steals off the bench, and Howard finished with 13 points and 6 rebounds.

It was a struggle for the first 3 and a half quarters, as the Rockets shot just 25 percent(4 of 16) from the 3-point line, but hit 5 of 11 in the final 7 minutes of the game.

Down 104-96 with just under 5 minutes left, Lin stripped Austin Rivers as he was driving the lane, which led to a Beverley 3-pointer on the other hand. That would help spark a 15-0 run for the Rockets to close out the game.

New Orleans Pelicans

STARTERS

MIN

FG

3PFG

FT

OREB

DREB

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PF

+/-

PTS

Luke Babbitt

34

8-18

4-8

4-4

2

5

7

2

0

0

3

4

-9

24

Darius Miller

30

3-8

0-1

0-0

0

0

0

4

2

1

0

5

0

6

Alexis Ajinca

33

7-12

0-0

3-3

3

4

7

2

1

3

2

5

-6

17

Anthony Morrow

41

9-14

2-5

0-0

0

6

6

5

2

1

3

4

-2

20

Austin Rivers

45

8-24

2-6

2-6

1

9

10

6

1

0

1

4

-8

20

BENCH

MIN

FG

3PFG

FT

OREB

DREB

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PF

+/-

PTS

James Southerland

10

1-3

1-1

0-0

0

4

4

0

1

1

1

2

+2

3

Al-Farouq Aminu

28

1-6

0-1

6-6

1

1

2

1

0

1

0

1

-12

8

Jeff Withey

19

2-3

0-0

2-2

1

2

3

0

0

1

0

1

0

6

Anthony Davis

DNP BACK SPASMS

Tyreke Evans

DNP COACH’S DECISION

Greg Stiemsma

DNP COACH’S DECISION

Brian Roberts

DNP COACH’S DECISION

Eric Gordon

DNP LEFT KNEE SURGERY

TOTALS

FG

3PFG

FT

OREB

DREB

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PF

PTS

Fast break points:   7
Points in the paint:   40
Total Team Turnovers (Points off turnovers):   11 (14)

Houston Rockets

STARTERS

MIN

FG

3PFG

FT

OREB

DREB

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PF

+/-

PTS

Terrence Jones

24

4-8

0-1

2-2

1

1

2

1

1

4

1

1

-9

10

Omri Casspi

22

0-4

0-1

2-2

1

5

6

1

0

0

1

1

-4

2

Dwight Howard

29

5-8

0-0

3-8

0

6

6

2

1

2

1

3

+21

13

Patrick Beverley

33

6-12

4-8

4-4

1

2

3

4

2

1

1

5

+18

20

James Harden

43

10-22

3-8

10-10

1

3

4

13

2

0

4

2

+11

33

BENCH

MIN

FG

3PFG

FT

OREB

DREB

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PF

+/-

PTS

Donatas Motiejunas

13

0-2

0-1

0-0

0

2

2

0

0

0

1

0

-3

0

Jordan Hamilton

12

1-3

1-2

0-0

0

0

0

1

0

0

0

1

-6

3

Omer Asik

19

2-2

0-0

5-8

1

7

8

0

0

1

2

2

-14

9

Jeremy Lin

31

6-8

1-1

5-5

1

3

4

1

4

0

1

4

+2

18

Troy Daniels

13

1-5

1-5

0-0

0

1

1

0

0

0

1

0

+19

3

Greg Smith

DNP COACH’S DECISION

Robert Covington

DNP COACH’S DECISION

Chandler Parsons

DNP COACH’S DECISION

Dexter Pittman

DNP COACH’S DECISION

Isaiah Canaan

DNP COACH’S DECISION

TOTALS

FG

3PFG

FT

OREB

DREB

REB

AST

STL

BLK

TO

PF

PTS

Fast break points:   18
Points in the paint:   50
Total Team Turnovers (Points off turnovers):   13 (9)

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