McHale on Howard: I’m just so happy Dwight feels good today. I don’t know if he’s BSing me or not but he told me his leg felt really good
Harden called Howard a “beast” last night. Today, Brewer had a different term: "Dwight is a monster right now. It’s fun to watch."
I can't wait to get to the gym and start draining fullcourt shots. Can't let LeBron and Dwight show me up. Think I'll do mine left-handed.
Why is Dwight Howard a better full-court shooter than free throw shooter? Maybe he should try the backpack thing at the FT line
Kevin McHale said Dwight Howard felt good this morning and told him to have a light day. Just shoot free throws.
After 17 seasons Dirk still shooting long after almost everyone else has left. Just Dirk and Dwight Powell on the floor.
You could see at times last night how afraid Chandler was of lob passes to Dwight. Didn't help as much as he probably wanted to.
McHale on Howard: "Dwight was unreal. He got every rebound and was just a beast down there.' Howard outrebounded the rest of Rockets, 26-20.
Dwight Howard: "I think we took their best shot and instead of folding, we stayed together and played great defense down the stretch."
James Harden on Dwight Howard: "He was a beast."
I just asked Dwight Howard about his rebounds. Harden interrupted (politely) and said, “He’s a beast, he’s a beast."
Devin Harris on that fourth quarter collision with Dwight that Carlisle singled out: "I don't really remember too much about it."
Rick Carlisle said the play sticking in his head was to start the fourth where Dwight threw Devin. "The officials have to get that together"
Houston turning Dwight Howard in to primarily a pick-and-roll man has been overlooked in round 1, but damn, is it effective. Hope it stays.
My dude D Howard lookin like the old Dwight again!! I see u boy!
Final: Rockets 130, Mavs 128. Monta Ellis' J hits nothing but glass at buzzer. Dirk 34-8-4 Monta 34-9 Harden 42-9-5 Dwight 13-26
HOU 127, DAL 126. 33.8 seconds left. Harden: 40 pts, 9 ast, 5 reb Monta: 32 pts, 9 ast, 3 stl Dwight: 13 pts, 26 reb Dirk: 34 pts, 8 reb
Dwight Howard has a playoff career-high 26 rebounds.
Dwight Howard's demise appears to have been greatly exaggerated.
Dwight has just been a monster tonight
Capela, Smith, Dwight 5-6 at line on Hack-a-Rocket. Rick Carlisle right now is like, "Well, that's all I had. Anyone else got any ideas?"
Now we have Hack a Dwight.
The Rockets are up seven, but note Dwight Howard is a +21 in this game. Mavs can't do anything with him.
Are Josh Smith and Dwight Howard former AAU teammates?
Lol I feel like if Josh Smith hands Dwight a towel somebody is gonna bring up they were AAU teammates
Dwight Howard now has 20 rebounds.
Dirk briefly mimes Dwight's flying elbows after that ball goes out of bounds.
Cool. So Dwight can just go shove dudes to the ground for a rebound. Good to know.
Rick Carlisle is heated after Dwight Howard tossed Devin Harris aside to grab his 19th rebound. T could be coming soon.
Kevin McHale wants Devin Harris called for a flagrant against Dwight Howard. Harris ended up flat on his back.
Chandler Parsons walks over and talks trash to Dwight Howard near the scorer's table before the 4th. Parsons is trying to impact the series.
Houston is a really good team when Dwight Howard is playing this well