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NBA Game Summary - Toronto at Houston



(Monday, November 11th)

Final Score: Houston 110, Toronto 104 (2-OT)

Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Jeremy Lin poured in 31 points and James Harden scored 10 of his 26 points after regulation as the Houston Rockets outlasted the Toronto Raptors in a 110-104 double-overtime thriller at the Toyota Center.

Lin finished 10-of-17 from the field and netted nine of his points in the two overtimes to help Houston bounce back from two straight home losses. The Rockets were nearly dealt a third after Toronto rallied from a 17-point third- quarter deficit to force extra time.

Dwight Howard and Chandler Parsons each had 18 points in the win, with Howard pulling down 24 rebounds and blocking five shots.

"We just have to stick with it," Howard said. "Second half we didn't play as good as we wanted to, but we got a good win. We needed on especially at home, and I'm glad we got it."

Rudy Gay put up 29 points and 10 rebounds for the Raptors before fouling out in the final stages. DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry had 22 and 16 points, respectively, in the loss, with Jonas Valanciunas notching a double-double of 10 points and 13 rebounds.

After missing out on a chance to win at the end of regulation and failing to hold onto a four-point lead in the first overtime, the Rockets finally put a game Toronto squad away in the second extra session.

Lin ended Houston's opening possession with a successful jumper and Harden buried a 3-pointer with 3:19 left for a 100-95 advantage. Lowry sank a pair of triples around another Harden basket, however, and Gay was fouled while canning a short jumper and sunk the bonus shot for a 104-104 tie with 1:50 remaining.

The Raptors didn't score again, however. Howard grabbed an offensive board and fed Terrence Jones for a go-ahead layup with 1:13 left, and Lin scored in the lane after an unsuccessful offensive trip for Toronto for a four-point spread with 33.4 seconds on the clock.

Gay was off the mark on the ensuing possession, and Houston's Patrick Beverley sealed the outcome by making 1-of-2 from the line.

"We fought with them obviously through two overtimes and shots that we usually hit, weren't falling, you could say fatigue or a lot of different things but they are a great team and they played well," Gay said. "I just wish I would've hit the easy ones (shots) and maybe things would've worked out differently."

Houston held a seemingly comfortable 80-66 lead following a Lin layup with 8:32 remaining in regulation, but was outscored by a 14-2 margin over the next four-plus minutes as the Raptors roared back. Lowry netted the final five points of the run, following up a 26-footer with a successful drive to the hoop that made it a two-point game with 4:27 left.

Terrence Ross' putback of a DeRozan miss knotted the score at 84-84 with 2:24 to go in the fourth quarter, and the Raptors went ahead for the first time since the game's early stages when Amir Johnson's second-chance bucket with 40 seconds left put Houston in an 87-86 hole. Harden was fouled on the ensuing possession but hit just 1-of-2 from the stripe, then missed an open look at the buzzer to bring about overtime.

Houston was in front by a 95-92 margin entering the final minute of the first OT, but Gay kept the Raptors alive with a clutch baseline three with only 0.9 seconds showing.

The Rockets owned a slim 24-20 edge after one quarter, but recorded the first seven points of the second to go ahead by double digits against a cold- shooting Raptors squad that misfired on eight straight field goal attempts to begin the period.

Toronto put forth a 9-2 run, capped by a 3-point play from backup guard Dwight Buycks, to close the gap to 36-32 with five minutes left in the half. However, Houston responded with an 11-2 surge to take a 47-33 lead into the break following a pair of Howard inside buckets in the final minute.

The two field goals closed out a monster first half for Howard, who racked up 17 points on 7-of-11 shooting, pulled down 11 boards and blocked three shots over the initial two quarters.

Parsons' layup and free throw nearly four minutes into the third quarter put Houston up by a 54-37 count, though the Raptors rallied later in the frame to cut the margin. Gay netted five points during an 11-1 spurt, with his pull-up jumper with 4:59 to go in the session pulling Toronto within 55-48.

Gay had 11 points in all for the quarter to help keep the Raptors within striking distance, with the Rockets holding a 71-62 lead into the fourth.

Game Notes

The loss was the seventh straight in Houston for the Raptors, who fell to 3-16 all-time as the visitor in the series. The home team has now prevailed in 13 straight matchups between the clubs ... The Rockets finished with a 59-51 advantage on the glass, the first time Toronto has been outrebounded in eight games this season ... Johnson recorded 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Raptors ... Houston swingman Francisco Garcia sat out the contest due to illness ... Harden was handed a $5,000 fine by the NBA on Monday for a flop during Saturday's loss to the Los Angeles Clippers.

11/12 02:38:24 ET

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Standings

2013 - 2014 Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Toronto 48 34 .585 --- 26-15 22-19 32-20 L 1
x-Brooklyn 44 38 .537 4 28-13 16-25 26-26 L 2
New York 37 45 .451 11 19-22 18-23 26-26 W 4
Boston 25 57 .305 23 16-25 9-32 21-31 L 2
Philadelphia 19 63 .232 29 10-31 9-32 14-38 W 2
 
Central W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Indiana 56 26 .683 --- 35-6 21-20 38-14 W 2
x-Chicago 48 34 .585 8 27-14 21-20 35-17 L 1
Cleveland 33 49 .402 23 19-22 14-27 21-31 W 1
Detroit 29 53 .354 27 17-24 12-29 23-29 L 4
Milwaukee 15 67 .183 41 10-31 5-36 12-40 L 3
 
Southeast W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Miami 54 28 .659 --- 32-9 22-19 34-18 L 3
x-Washington 44 38 .537 10 22-19 22-19 33-19 W 4
x-Charlotte 43 39 .524 11 25-16 18-23 30-22 W 3
x-Atlanta 38 44 .463 16 24-17 14-27 28-24 W 1
Orlando 23 59 .280 31 19-22 4-37 17-35 L 4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
2013 - 2014 Western Conference Standings
 
Northwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-Oklahoma City 59 23 .720 --- 34-7 25-16 36-16 W 1
x-Portland 54 28 .659 5 31-10 23-18 31-21 W 5
Minnesota 40 42 .488 19 24-17 16-25 23-29 L 3
Denver 36 46 .439 23 22-19 14-27 20-32 L 2
Utah 25 57 .305 34 16-25 9-32 13-39 W 1
 
Pacific W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-LA Clippers 57 25 .695 --- 34-7 23-18 36-16 L 1
x-Golden State 51 31 .622 6 27-14 24-17 31-21 W 2
Phoenix 48 34 .585 9 26-15 22-19 28-24 W 1
Sacramento 28 54 .341 29 17-24 11-30 15-37 L 1
LA Lakers 27 55 .329 30 14-27 13-28 15-37 W 2
 
Southwest W L PCT GB Home Away Conf Streak
y-San Antonio 62 20 .756 --- 32-9 30-11 38-14 L 2
x-Houston 54 28 .659 8 33-8 21-20 31-21 L 1
x-Memphis 50 32 .610 12 27-14 23-18 29-23 W 5
x-Dallas 49 33 .598 13 26-15 23-18 29-23 L 1
New Orleans 34 48 .415 28 22-19 12-29 15-37 W 2
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
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Scoreboard
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NOR 1
DUR 2
 
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3:30pm Today
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CHA
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WAS 3
STL 4
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CLE 0
TOR 5
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DET 5
ANA 2
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BOS 4
BAL 2
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KAN 5
MIN 4
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CHC 8
CIN 4
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OAK 4
HOU 3
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PIT 7
MIL 8
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NYM 5
ATL 7
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TAM 16
NYY 1
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MIA 7
SEA 0
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CWS 3
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ARI 6
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ATL
 
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1:35pm Today
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WAS
STL
 
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NYY
 
2:10pm Today
KAN
MIN
 
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CHC
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3:05pm Today
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CWS
 
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HOU
 
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PHI
 
4:10pm Today
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7:05pm Tonight
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TOR 87
BRK 94
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LAC 105
GSW 109
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IND 93
ATL 101
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OKC 100
MEM 86
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DAL
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7:00pm Tonight
CHI
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STL 4
CHI 3
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PIT 3
CLB 4
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COL 4
MIN 2
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PHI
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NOR 1
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