McHale going with Nick Johnson in backcourt with Harden, rather than Canaan. Canaan was stretching ankle on bench in 1st half.
Afflalo was whipping Nick Johnson. Beverley back in, playing with Canaan.
Isaiah Canaan and Kostas Papanikolaou are both upgraded to questionable on the injury report for Wed. Garcia and Jones are still out.
Rockets Isaiah Canaan and Kostas Papanikolaou upgraded to "questionable" to play in Denver on Wednesday. Garcia, Jones remain out.
Rockets guard Isaiah Canaan expected back Wednesday in Denver.
Trevor Ariza listed as probable with a bruised right knee. The rest -- Canaan, Garcia, Jones, Papanikolaou -- out.
Isaiah Canaan, who hoped to be back Saturday, listed as out, along with Garcia, Papanikolaou and Jones.
In addition to 5 Rockets out (Howard, Jones, Garcia, Papanikolaou, Canaan), Harden and Dorsey on injury report (back spasms) but will play.
Other than Harden and Garcia (questionable) and Howard (doubtful) and Canaan (out) and Jones (out) and Papanikolaou (out) Rockets just fine.
Garcia and Howard are doubtful for Wednesday. Jones, Canaan, Papanikolaou all out on Wed.
No change on Rockets injury status- No Dwight Howard, no Terrence Jones, no Pat Beverley, no Isaiah Canaan.
No change on Rockets injuries- Jones, Beverley and Canaan out tonight. Howard doubtful. Rockets host Memphis at 7.
No changes on Rockets injuries. Howard doubtful; Jones, Beverley and Canaan out.
Rockets coach Kevin McHale said Jason Terry will start in backcourt with James Harden. Isaiah Canaan was injured last night vs. Clippers.
Rockets likely without Dwight tonight, definitely without Beverley, Canaan, Jones. Could be interesting.
Canaan seemed overly optimistic, but who knows. He's young. Asked how long he was told he'll be out, said, "Probably just a few days.”
Canaan, Beverley not going to Milwaukee. Howard is traveling but listed as doubtful.
Isaiah Canaan has a boot on his left foot and is walking on crutches. He says he'll be out "probably just a few days."
Isaiah Canaan on crutches and in a walking boot.
FINAL: Clippers 102, Rockets 85. Rockets shoot just 39%, go 10-37 3P, to fall to 12-4. Canaan injury (ankle) is latest concern.
In case you have lost track, that makes three starters -- Howard, Jones and Beverley -- and one fill-in starter, Canaan, out for Rockets.
Isaiah Canaan has a sprained left ankle. He will not return. Left as Rockets' leading scorer with 13.
Clippers up, 56-44 at half. With Houston missing 3 starters and Canaan tweaking his ankle, the Clippers better win this game decisively
HALF: Clippers 56, Rockets 44. LAC shoots 51%, Rockets just 6-18 from three. That Canaan injury really hurts.
Canaan back up and walking, but with a limp. He makes 1-2 free throws. They foul quickly to get him out as he heads to the locker room.
Rockets stop the clock with a foul so Canaan can limp to locker room. Getting a standing O in that corner of arena.
Canaan shot his FTs, Houston intentionally fouls and Canaan limps back to the locker room.
Canaan's been terrific so far (12 points) and will limp his way to the foul line.
As he gets up, fans start a chant of "Canaan-ball, Canaan-ball." He is limping to the free throw line, favoring left ankle.
Isaiah Canaan took a hard fall on a drive. Down for a long time with teammates huddled around.
Isaiah Canaan goes down hard and looks hurt. Landed awkwardly.
Isaiah Canaan down on the ground getting looked at after falling on a fast break layup attempt. Several Rockets huddled around him.
Clippers were on an 18-1 run before a Canaan corner 3. Rockets have very few offensive options left and lots of made defensive matchups.
Clips up 26-24 after one. Canaan has 9 to lead Rockets. LAC defense focused on Harden (2p-3a). He played whole quarter, took just 2 shots.
The story of last game was how Canaan and D-Mo stepped up big, and that's the early story tonight as well. Rockets up 10-3, 7:18 1Q.
Rockets have same starters -- Motiejunas, Black, Ariza, Harden and Canaan -- for a third-consecutive game for the first time this season.
Isaiah Canaan went to a Chris Paul camp before his senior year of college- is excited to start against his former mentor tonight.