MEM Memphis Grizzlies 101
Memphis Grizzlies Grizzlies Overall (18-18)
ATS (17-19)
O/U (15-21)
December 31 2018
6:00 PM - SportsNet SW
HOU Houston Rockets 113
Houston Rockets Rockets Overall (21-15)
ATS (18-17-1)
O/U (20-16)
Final
Money Line Total: 200.5 Spread ATS
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567 Memphis Grizzlies +160 Over -110 (+4) -110 OVER: 214
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568 Houston Rockets -180 Under -110 (-4) -110 Cover: 8
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Final
Money Line Total:
200.5
Spread ATS
MEM 567 +160 Over: -110 (+4) -110 OVER: 214
HOU 568 -180 Under: -110 (-4) -110 Cover: 8
Line Movement
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Date & Time Money Line Spread Over/Under
1/1/2019
6:00 PM
HOU
-180
MEM
+160
HOU(-4)
-110
MEM
-110
200.5
-110
200.5
-110
12/31/2018
12:33 PM
HOU
-180
MEM
+160
HOU(-4.5)
-110
MEM
-110
200.5
-110
200.5
-110
Money Line
Money Line
1/1/2019
6:00 PM
HOU
-180
MEM
+160
12/31/2018
12:33 PM
HOU
-180
MEM
+160
Spread
Spread
1/1/2019
6:00 PM
HOU(-4)
-110
MEM
-110
12/31/2018
12:33 PM
HOU(-4.5)
-110
MEM
-110
Total
Total
1/1/2019
6:00 PM
200.5
-110
200.5
-110
12/31/2018
12:33 PM
200.5
-110
200.5
-110
Recap

HOUSTON (AP) — While Houston Rockets coach Mike D'Antoni and James Harden's teammates raved about his latest big game on Monday night, the Beard was busy critiquing himself and pointing out ways he could have played better.

"I did a poor job of just not controlling the basketball, basically giving them transition points by turnovers," he said. "I have to take care of the ball more, but just continue to be aggressive and make plays for my team."

Harden had 43 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists in his fourth straight 40-point game, leading the Rockets over the Memphis Grizzlies 113-101 for their fifth consecutive victory.

While Harden was unhappy with his nine turnovers, D'Antoni was effusive in his praise for the superstar, who has carried the team with fellow All-Star Chris Paul out with a hamstring injury.

"I don't know how you get any better than what he's playing," D'Antoni said. "Defensively, too. He comes up with steals, triple-doubles like it's nothing. So yeah, he's playing at a different level."

Harden set an NBA record with his eighth straight game with at least 35 points and five assists, besting Oscar Robertson, who twice had seven-game streaks. Harden finished with his fourth triple-double this season and 39th overall.

Houston has won 10 of its last 11 to improve to 21-15.

Harden continued his incredible run that has powered Houston's surge up the Western Conference standings after a slow start, making six 3-pointers and 21 of 27 free throws. He has made at least four 3-pointers in eight straight games has finished with 30 points or more in 10 games in a row.

The Rockets, who spent the early part of the season in the basement of the conference standings, are tied with the Clippers for fourth place in the West.

"It's a good feeling, it could be better though," Harden said. "We're trying to get that No. 1 spot so we've got to continue to build."

The Grizzlies cut the lead to nine with about 90 seconds left. But P.J. Tucker made a free throw for Houston before Austin Rivers added a layup to make it 113-101 and seal the victory with about 35 seconds left.

Harden grabbed his 10th rebound seconds after that to complete his triple-double.

Kyle Anderson had 20 points and Mike Conley added 19 for the Grizzlies, who lost for the seventh time in nine games.

Houston was up by 13 to start the fourth and back-to-back baskets by Clint Capela made it 93-77 with about 9 minutes left. Harden made four straight free throws for the Rockets later in the fourth to leave them up 98-83.

But the Grizzlies scored four quick points, with the last basket coming when Anderson stole the ball from Harden, to cut it to 98-87 with 5 1/2 to go.

Green answered with a 3-pointer and Houston stretched the lead to 103-87 with about 4 minutes left.

The Rockets led by double digits for most of the night and were up by 23 after two free throws by Harden midway through the third quarter. Memphis closed out the third with a 14-3 run to get within 86-73 entering the fourth. Marc Gasol led the way in that stretch, scoring five points.

The Rockets led 61-38 at halftime behind 28 points from Harden. He capped his huge first half by making two 3s in the last 31 seconds of the half, capped by one that was well behind the line with Anderson in his face.

"James has been playing at a high level," Memphis coach J.B. Bickerstaff said. "Some of the shots that he made in the first half, they are indefensible. I thought our guys showed a lot of character by the way they responded in the second half. They put a lot more pressure on him and forced him into some turnovers."

TIP-INS

Grizzlies: Gasol has at least one 3-pointer in 13 straight games, which ties a career high.

Rockets: James Ennis missed his 10th straight game with a strained right hamstring. Coach Mike D'Antoni said he should return for Houston's next game. ...Paul missed his fifth game with a strained left hamstring. He said Monday that he's doing better but doesn't know when he'll return. ... Green made four 3-pointers in the first quarter and finished with 18 points and six 3s. ... Eric Gordon sat out with a bruised right knee.

THEY SAID IT

Tucker on how Houston's recent run: "It's not great yet. We're winning some games. But they haven't been perfect. They haven't been all pretty. But we'll take 'em. Wins are wins but it still isn't the level that we want to be at."

UP NEXT

Grizzlies: Host Detroit on Wednesday night.

Rockets: Visit Golden State on Thursday night.

Matchup
Grizzlies Overall
W/L 18-18
ATS 17-19
Pts For 101.8
Pts Against 102.3
Total 15-21
Grizzlies Away
W/L 8-11
ATS 8-11
Pts For 101.5
Pts Against 104.5
Total 7-12
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
12-31
6:00 PM
at Rockets L 113-101 L (4) O (200.5)
12-29
7:00 PM
Celtics L 112-103 L (4) O (202)
12-26
7:00 PM
Cavaliers W 95-87 L (-10) U (196.5)
12-23
8:30 PM
at Lakers W 107-99 W (5) U (210)
12-21
9:00 PM
at Kings L 102-99 L (2) U (212)
12-19
9:00 PM
at Trail Blazers L 99-92 L (5.5) U (201.5)
12-17
9:30 PM
at Warriors L 110-93 L (12.5) U (210)
12-15
7:00 PM
Rockets L 105-97 L (5) O (201.5)
12-14
7:00 PM
Heat L 100-97 L (-4) O (195)
12-12
7:00 PM
Trail Blazers W 92-83 W (-3) U (201.5)
Avg. Points For 97.6
Avg. Points Against 101.0
ATS 2-8
Over/Under 4-6
Rockets Overall
W/L 21-15
ATS 18-17-1
Pts For 109.9
Pts Against 108.3
Total 20-16
Rockets Home
W/L 13-5
ATS 11-6-1
Pts For 113.6
Pts Against 110.0
Total 12-6
Last 10 Games
Date Opponent Result ATS O/U
12-31
6:00 PM
Grizzlies W 113-101 W (-4) O (200.5)
12-29
6:00 PM
at Pelicans W 108-104 W (-3) U (228.5)
12-27
7:00 PM
Celtics W 127-113 W (3) O (214.5)
12-25
2:00 PM
Thunder W 113-109 W (1) O (221.5)
12-22
7:00 PM
Spurs W 108-101 W (-5) U (217.5)
12-20
7:00 PM
at Heat L 101-99 L (-3) U (211)
12-19
7:00 PM
Wizards W 136-118 W (-11) O (225.5)
12-17
7:00 PM
Jazz W 102-97 T (-5) U (212)
12-15
7:00 PM
at Grizzlies W 105-97 W (-5) O (201.5)
12-13
7:00 PM
Lakers W 126-111 W (-6) O (226)
Avg. Points For 113.7
Avg. Points Against 105.2
ATS 8-1-1
Over/Under 6-4
Scoring
Grizzlies
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
Kyle Anderson (F) 38:399-13 69.2%2-4 50%0-6 0%1353125-1520
Mike Conley (G) 36:447-18 38.9%0-4 0%5-6 83.3%1651012-719
JaMychal Green (F) 19:575-6 83.3%3-3 100%4-5 80%2621114-717
Marc Gasol (C) 35:535-10 50%1-3 33.3%3-4 75%01242113-814
Garrett Temple (G) 25:554-9 44.4%0-3 0%2-2 100%0102003-910
Omri Casspi (F) 16:062-5 40%0-2 0%4-4 100%040010108
Jaren Jackson Jr. (F) 13:262-8 25%0-2 0%0-0 0%0201005-34
Shelvin Mack (G) 13:132-2 100%0-0 0%0-1 0%003000004
Dillon Brooks (G-F) 18:541-7 14.3%0-3 0%1-2 50%221103473
Joakim Noah (C) 8:541-2 50%0-0 0%0-0 0%0310013-22
Jevon Carter (G) 5:050-1 0%0-1 0%0-0 0%0020000-70
Wayne Selden (G-F) 4:250-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%0000001-70
MarShon Brooks (G) 2:490-1 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%0010010-20
Chandler Parsons (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Ivan Rabb (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Yuta Watanabe (G-F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Rockets
NameMinFG3 PTFTOff RebRebAstStlBlkTOFouls+/-PTS
James Harden (G) 41:038-19 42.1%6-12 50%21-27 77.8%1101320932143
Clint Capela (C) 38:097-9 77.8%0-0 0%5-8 62.5%313001022119
Gerald Green (G-F) 24:586-11 54.5%6-11 54.5%0-0 0%05001212318
Danuel House Jr. (F) 27:245-8 62.5%4-6 66.7%2-2 100%2310102-116
Austin Rivers (G) 40:405-11 45.5%2-5 40%0-0 0%0111125112
PJ Tucker (F) 37:250-5 0%0-4 0%4-6 66.7%0720005204
Brandon Knight (G) 10:330-3 0%0-3 0%1-2 50%0121002-91
Gary Clark (F) 9:570-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%0201003-70
Nene (C-F) 9:510-4 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%1400002-90
Carmelo Anthony (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Michael Carter-Williams (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Marquese Chriss (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Vincent Edwards (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
James Ennis III (F) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Eric Gordon (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Isaiah Hartenstein (F-C) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
Chris Paul (G) 00:000-0 0%0-0 0%0-0 0%000000000
1st Half
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Date & Time Money Line Spread Over/Under
1/1/2019
6:03 PM
HOU
MEM
HOU(-2.5)
-105
MEM
-115
101
-110
101
-110
12/31/2018
12:33 PM
HOU
MEM
HOU(-2.5)
-110
MEM
-110
101
-110
101
-110
Money Line
Money Line
1/1/2019
6:03 PM
HOU
MEM
12/31/2018
12:33 PM
HOU
MEM
Spread
Spread
1/1/2019
6:03 PM
HOU(-2.5)
-105
MEM
-115
12/31/2018
12:33 PM
HOU(-2.5)
-110
MEM
-110
Total
Total
1/1/2019
6:03 PM
101
-110
101
-110
12/31/2018
12:33 PM
101
-110
101
-110
2nd Half
Green = RECENT CHANGE Yellow = PREVIOUS LINE CHANGE
Date & Time Money Line Spread Over/Under
1/1/2019
7:15 PM
MEM
HOU
MEM(-4)
-110
HOU
-110
99
-110
99
-110
Money Line
Money Line
1/1/2019
7:15 PM
MEM
HOU
Spread
Spread
1/1/2019
7:15 PM
MEM(-4)
-110
HOU
-110
Total
Total
1/1/2019
7:15 PM
99
-110
99
-110
Props
TeamLineOVERUNDER
2ND HALF PRO BB & OT 99 -110 -110