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NBA Game Summary - Memphis at Houston



(Friday, January 24th)

Final Score: Memphis 88, Houston 87

Houston, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Chandler Parsons set an NBA record for 3- pointers in a half, but it wasn't enough as the Houston Rockets stumbled late and fell to the Memphis Grizzlies, 88-87, from Toyota Center.

Parsons notched 30 of his career-high 34 points in the second half, including 10 straight 3-pointers before missing his last two shots down the stretch. Parsons also passed up the final look, opting to swing the ball to a well- covered Patrick Beverley, whose last second triple fell well short as the buzzer sounded.

"Chandler was hot so we tried getting him the ball on a little action with the pick and roll with Dwight (Howard)," said Houston head coach Kevin McHale. "They put two on the ball and we didn't fill behind."

Courtney Lee needed just nine shots for 19 points to pace the Grizzlies, winners in six of seven. Zach Randolph and Mike Conley contributed 15 and 14 points, respectively, in the triumph.

"Mike had a great game, Courtney had a great game, and James (Johnson) had a great game," praised Randolph. "It was a team win."

James Harden shot just 2-of-11 from the floor but handed out a career-best 13 assists in the setback.

Memphis controlled tempo for the early stages of the contest and led 41-28 late in the first half after a Conley 3-pointer. Houston scored seven points in the final 1:12 of the period but still trailed 44-35 at halftime.

Howard, who had 11 points and 12 rebounds, threw down an alley-oop on the first possession of the second half. Parsons then potted consecutive 3s to give Houston its first lead of the game less than two minutes into the third.

Parsons went on to sink all six of his shots -- all from behind the arc -- in the period. His stepback with 37.9 ticks remaining tied it at 64-apiece heading into the final frame.

"I was pretty much unconscious," said Parsons. "My body went numb. I've never felt that feeling on the basketball court before."

Parsons' 3-ball put the Rockets up 69-66, but Randolph's layup at 8:08 capped a 10-2 Memphis surge to pull back in front.

It was 88-84 with two minutes to play when Parsons canned his 10th triple for a one-point deficit. Both teams went cold the rest of the way, with Parsons missing a pair of shots and Beverly and Howard each missing layups.

Mike Miller was whistled for a charge on Memphis' final touch with 8.3 seconds to play. Out of a timeout, Parsons handled at the top of the key but was guarded closely and couldn't get off a shot. He swung to Beverley on the right corner, and his final try never had a chance.

Game Notes

Memphis outscored Houston 48-30 in the paint and outrebounded the Rockets 42-31 ... Parsons tied Kenny Smith's franchise record for consecutive 3- pointers with 10 ... Beverley shot 1-of-11 ... Both teams had 21 assists.

01/24 23:53:31 ET

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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
 
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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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