HoopsHype Donatas Motiejunas Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: December 20, 2014 | 08:34 PM

Jenny Dial Creech

End of the 1st, Atlanta leading Rockets 32-26. Howard, Motiejunas and Harden each have 6 points.

John Reid

Delay in game because Rockets tending to Donatas Motiejunas, who appeared to got poked in his eye after foul by Ryan Anderson.

David Hardisty

Motiejunas got hit hard in the eye on a drive and he's down in major pain, showing a lot of emotion.

Jonathan Feigen

New way to mispronounce Motiejunas tonight. PA guy went with Moo-tee-oo-nas.

Jonathan Feigen

Brian Shaw said the Nuggets "want some get back" for Motiejunas' career-high 25 on Saturday. Faried returns to starting lineup against him.

Chris Dempsey

Rockets will start: Patrick Beverley, James Harden, Trevor Ariza, Donatas Motiejunas, Dwight Howard

Zach Lowe

Another great game for Motiejunas last night. Has to be among the leaders in the Most Improved discussion, if that discussion is happening.

Royce Young

Dwight Howard had 26 points on 9-of-11 shooting, and 13 boards in his first game back as the Rockets just keep rolling. Motiejunas with 25.

David Hardisty

The New Big Three? Harden, Howard, Motiejunas have a combined 73 points tonight. Rockets up 106-93, 2:00 left.

Jonathan Feigen

Harden with 24, Motiejunas 23, Howards 21. First time three Rockets topped 20 in a game this season.

Chris Dempsey

Rockets F Motiejunas now has a new career-high with 23 points. He's been really good

Jonathan Feigen

Motiejunas with a career-high 23p going into 4th. He's 10 of 18 after just missing from halfcourt at the buzzer. Rockets up by a shaky 7.

David Hardisty

New scoring career-high for @Donatas Motiejunas - 23 points.

David Hardisty

With the Rockets down 14 and showing no ability to score, Donatas Motiejunas has run off 7 straight points.

Jonathan Feigen

The plan was probably to have Black check in for Dwight about then, but Motiejunas picked up two fouls and took a seat.

Chris Dempsey

Rockets will start: Patrick Beverley, James Harden, Trevor Ariza, Donatas Motiejunas, Dwight Howard

Jonathan Feigen

With Dwight Howard starting, Rockets' lineup tonight -- Howard, Motiejunas, Ariza, Harden and Beverley -- will have started 4 gms together.

Jonathan Feigen

Playing with five fouls, Motiejunas draws a charge. That's turnover No. 22 for Kings, key to Rockets being within 2.

Jonathan Feigen

And another, this time giving Motiejunas four. On a related note, Kevin Cutler is being paid by the whistle tonight.

Jonathan Feigen

Dorsey absolutely clobbered Reggie Evans. Motiejunas called for the foul. Maybe he reached, but Rockets all reacted. Motiejunas second foul.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets have had Harden, Motiejunas, Beverley in against very shaky Sac bench, but start 2nd q 1 of 7. Started 1st 0 of 7 so have improved.

James Ham

Starters: Kings - Gay, Thompson, Evans, McLemore, Collison Rockets - Ariza, Motiejunas, Black, Harden, Beverley

Rusty Simmons

GSW vs HOU starters: GSW -- Curry, Thompson, Barnes, Green, Ezeli; HOU -- Beverley, Harden, Ariza, Motiejunas, Black. Out: Bogut/Lee; Howard

Trey Kerby

Shoutout to everyone realizing Donatas Motiejunas is better inside than as a stretch four: http://t.co/t5Vyy15lu4

Paul Coro

FINAL: HOU 100, PHX 95. HOU: 41 FG%; PHX: 37 FG%; Harden: 15p/12r; Ariza: 19p; Motiejunas: 16p/11r; Bledsoe: 23p; PJ: 15p/8r. #SunsAtRockets

Paul Coro

HOU 80, PHX 67 after 3Q; HOU: 47 FG%; PHX: 35 FG%; Harden: 15p/12r/6a; Motiejunas: 15p/6r; Green: 16p/4r; Bledsoe: 14p/2a. #SunsAtRockets

Jonathan Feigen

With Harden struggling offensively, Rockets look awful on that end. Suns within 14, switch Marcus Morris to Motiejunas.

Jonathan Feigen

D-Mo with 11 (5 of 7) after running, right-handed hook. In 1st 8 games since Howard went out, Motiejunas averaged 13.6 pts on 58 % shooting.

Paul Coro

It might as well be Howard down there for how Motiejunas is killing them on the post & then blocking a shot inside. HOU 39-20 #SunsAtRockets

Paul Coro

Not another great start. Jet hits two 3s. Motiejunas fakes Plumlee & Markieff out of their shorts. Scores each trip. HOU 12-4 #SunsAtRockets

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets starters -- Terry, Harden, Ariza, Motiejunas and Black -- have four starts together, most of any Rockets lineup. Won 1st 3 together.

Jonathan Feigen

As for Rockets' backup four, expect all kinds of lineups with Harden, Ariza, others matching up with power forwards when Motiejunas is out.

Zach Lowe

Loving this bizarro Wolves-Rockets game. Injuries, foul-outs, Motiejunas as No. 1 crunch time option, lineups we'll never see again!

David Hardisty

Harden fouled out. Rockets trailed by four, 55 sec left. @Donatas Motiejunas was simply clutch from there. youtube.com/watch?v=XvGftu…

Jonathan Feigen

With Papanikolaou limping off and Motiejunas in at center down the stretch, Rockets have no power forwards left. Thaddeus Young approves.

Jenny Dial Creech

James Harden called the play of the Rockets’ bigs (Motiejunas, Black, Dorsey) “Extremely tremendous from top to bottom."

Jenny Dial Creech

Donatas Motiejunas is averaging 14.5 points per game in the last five games.

Jenny Dial Creech

Halftime in Houston “#Rockets 58, #Grizzlies 46. Harden has 16, Motiejunas has 12, Terry has 10.

Jonathan Feigen

Play off Rockets bench allowed Harden to sit for 5 1/2 minutes, Motiejunas for 7. Would think they'll check back in here up 8.

Jenny Dial Creech

At the end of the 1st - #Rockets lead Memphis 34-28. Harden has 11, Motiejunas and Terry have eight each.

Mike Prada

If this is what Donatas Motiejunas is right now … oh my, Houston becomes way scarier.

Mark Woods

Surrey United sign Lithuanian Lithuanian forward Donatas Visockis, released recently by Worcester.

Jenny Dial Creech

It's time for my autocorrect to stop changing Capela to cappella - it's got Papanikolaou and Motiejunas down, so I have faith.

Zach Lowe

Encouraging thing worth monitoring: Donatas Motiejunas playing some solid ball over the last two weeks. If it lasts, big for HOU.

Frank Madden

Rockets 117, Bucks 103: Harden, Motiejunas too much for Milwaukee sbnation.com/e/7072632

David Hardisty

In first 8 games w/ TJones out, Donatas Motiejunas averaged 6.1 ppg, 37.7% FG, 5.0 reb. In 5 games since, he's at 14.8 ppg, 58.9%, 7.8 reb.

Frank Madden

Motiejunas and Middleton trade airballed threes. Rox up 11.

Charles F. Gardner

Harden and Motiejunas score first two baskets of third quarter and Bucks down 11. Kidd calls a timeout.