HoopsHype Donatas Motiejunas Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: March 26, 2015 | 02:34 PM

Calvin Watkins

Motiejunas is on Rockets injury report with lower back pain. He got treatment after the game last night.

Jonathan Feigen

Another day, another new name on Rockets injury report. Donatas Motiejunas questionable with lower back pain.

Calvin Watkins

Rockets with at least three players over 20 points, Harden, Motiejunas and Ariza.

Calvin Watkins

Motiejunas with a solid 19 points and six rebounds.

Jim Eichenhofer

Donatas Motiejunas (19 pts) putting on a low-post clinic that should make post-up guru Kevin McHale proud. Hou 83-76 at 9:25 of 4Q

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets score 1st 5 pts of 2d half on Motiejunas post move, Ariza 3 and have their largest lead, 54-52. Comeback would be largest of season.

Calvin Watkins

Rockets out rebounding Pelicans 24-13 in first 24 minutes. Ariza and Motiejunas with combined 11.

Jenny Dial Creech

Pelicans lead 17-10 with 5:51 in the first quarter. Harden has 4. Howard, Motiejunas and Ariza have 2 apiece.

Calvin Watkins

Donatas Motiejunas covering Anthony Davis at the start.

Jimmy Smith

Tonight's #Rockets starters: Ariza, Motiejunas, Howard, Harden, Terry.

Candace Buckner

Anybody else think Donatas Motiejunas looks like Russell Crowe?

Jonathan Feigen

As soon as I typed that, Motiejunas checks back in with Dorsey right behind. Harden back to defending guards.

David Hardisty

Donatas Motiejunas completely fakes out Roy Hibbert. vine.co/v/OYLdBvdB5Kl

Jonathan Feigen

Motiejunas back on floor, but matched up with Mahinmi. Thinking he'd like a few possessions against his hero/role model, Luis Scola.

Jonathan Feigen

Suns triple-teamed Motiejunas inside. Ariza missed the open 3. Suns had two points in 5 1/2 minutes before Tucker 3 for 8-pt lead.

Paul Coro

The Suns can get their first fastbreak points after 9:24 because Wright nearly posterized Motiejunas. FTs coming. HOU 27-21 #SunsAtRockets

Calvin Watkins

Kenneth Faried pushes Donatas to the ground. A foul is called. Josh Smith mouths off and he gets a Tech.

Enric Corbella

Motiejunas, Víctor Oladipo, Anthony 'La Ceja' Davis y Chris Paul destacan en la noche NBA marca.com/2015/03/18/bal… @marca La jornada NBA

David Hardisty

Donatas Motiejunas with a crazy spin and scoop shot off the glass. He's now 8-12 from the field for 21 points. 93-90 Rockets, 4:57 left.

Jenny Dial Creech

End of the 1st- #Rockets 28, #Magic 24. Oladipo has 11, Motiejunas and Beverley have 7 each.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets lineup -- Ariza, Motiejunas, Dorsey, Harden and Beverley -- is 7-4 this season. Rockets record since Jones replaced Dorsey is 7-4.

Jonathan Feigen

Motiejunas has been pretty awful, but he tipped that rebound back out, giving the Rockets a fresh possession with 31 secs left.

Jonathan Feigen

After long discussion, officials send Motiejunas to line. He's been 0-fer in past two games. Terry offers a quick word. D-Mo hits both.

Tony Jones

Trevor Ariza, Terrence Jones, Donatas Motiejunas, James Harden, Pat Beverley in the lineup for the Houston Rockets

Jonathan Feigen

Motiejunas draws a charge on Aldridge for Aldridge's fifth foul with 6:08 left. Might not matter. Blazers getting much, much better looks.

Kevin Pelton

Terrence Jones couldn't play against LaMarcus Aldridge in last year's series and Donatas Motiejunas couldn't play at all. That's changed.

Joe Freeman

LA draws 4th foul with 10:32 left in 3rd quarter. He pushed Motiejunas in back working for rebounding position.

David Locke

I feel very comfotable with this comment The most underrated player in the NBA is ...... Donatas Motiejunas

Kevin Pelton

Donatas Motiejunas turning into a legit 3-point threat is a big step in his development. Dangerous inside and out.

Kerry Eggers

Montiejunas starts on @LaMarcus Aldridge, with Terrence Jones defending @Robin Lopez. Let's see if Donatas has more luck than Jones did last year

Mike Richman

Motiejunas on Aldridge, Terrence Jones on Robin Lopez to start.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets really posting up Motiejunas. Will give him touches to get out of his slump. Really needed that right-hand hook after missed layup.

David Hardisty

Donatas Motiejunas may be tired or is really slumping. He's 2-8 for 4 points, 5 rebounds. Rockets are a -18 in his 18 minutes.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets open 2nd half making 2 of 10 shots with six of the eight misses in the lane. Jones, Motiejunas a combined 4 of 14. Pistons w/in 2.

Jonathan Feigen

Terrence Jones appeared to be limping. Motiejunas checking in for him.

Jenny Dial Creech

Two quick fouls from Motiejunas and it’s an early Joey Dorsey sighting tonight.

Jonathan Feigen

With Motiejunas picking up 2 fouls in first 5 minutes, Rockets call on Dorsey as first sub. Thought he should have played more vs. Memphis.

Jonathan Feigen

McHale stared down D-Mo long after Allen turned the turnover into a layup. Motiejunas 0 for 7 in 2nd half.

Jonathan Feigen

Motiejunas was 2 of 8 inside the arc last night. He's 2 of 7 inside so far tonight. Randolph has dominated on other end.

Jonathan Feigen

Motiejunas gets a very tough third foul. Looked like he had good position. Definietly out of circle. Huge call when playing Grizzlies' size.

Howard Chen

3rd foul for Motiejunas at the 8:21 mark of the 2Q. He'll hafta come out. Kinda a shame cuz he had such a quick start. 10pts on 4-5 shooting

Jonathan Feigen

Facing a team with extra big men and with two fouls on Motiejunas, Dorsey starts the second quarter matched up on Koufos.

Jonathan Feigen

Since Jones has been starting, Rockets have needed Motiejunas to help provide spacing. In past 5 games (incl tonight) D-Mo 11 of 18 on 3s.

Jenny Dial Creech

Rockets up 27-17 on the Grizzlies - Motiejunas leading the way with 10 points.

Adi Joseph

The Motiejunas-Jones pairing doesn't look good by the numbers because of defense, but it definitely leads to some fun offense.

Adi Joseph

The Rockets seem better offensively with Motiejunas and Jones together than pairing either with Dwight.

David Hardisty

Seriously, Donatas Motiejunas may post a triple-double tonight: 8 points, 8 rebounds, career-high 7 assists, 3 steals. Rockets up 81-72.

Jonathan Feigen

Not sure how those two charges drawn by Motiejunas differ from the blocking foul called on him Sunday vs. LeBron James. Unless...

Chris Fedor

The Cavs were -13 with Mozgov on the court & Motiejunas ate him for dinner in the post.

Jason Lloyd

End 1Q: Rockets 29, #Cavs 26. Love 8p,4r; Mozgov 8p; James 6p. HOU Harden 9p; Motiejunas 8p. CLE 46%, 4TO; HOU 52%, 5TO