That also brings in Isaiah Canaan to play the point. He's matched up on Jameer Nelson so that works with Harden on Parsons, Ariza on Ellis.
Isaiah Canaan in the game for the Rockets.
I watched Papanikolaou, Harden and Canaan have a 3-point shooting contest at practice the other day. Papanikolaou won. He is 4/5 tonight.
With Z-Bo on Canaan, Calvin Murphy keeps screaming "Take him to the basket." Canaan finally did. Three-point play. Good job, Murph.
This is hilarious. James Harden is guarding Zach Randolph. Meanwhile, Randolph is guarding Isaiah Canaan.
Rockets going super small to start the second half. Ariza at the 4, Canaan and Beverley in together. That’ll be interesting.
Isaiah Canaan starts the second half. Trevor Ariza moves to the four on Z-Bo. Memphis immediately posts him up.
I bet a lot of basketball players wish they had Dwight Howard around the basket to tidy up after misses. He just did that for Canaan.
Canaan hits his 3rd trey of quarter. He's 3 of 4. Rest of Rockets 2 of 13. Sixers packing lane, as did in Philly when Rockets made 16 3s.
Canaan makes his third 3 to pull the Rockets within two points (36-34) with 5:42 left in half.
Isaiah Canaan's looked good tonight.
Same starters as Miami game for Wolves: Zach, KMartin, Thad, Pek, Wiggins. Rockets are starting Ariza, Motiejunas, Howard, Harden, Canaan
My favorite Daily Fantasy values tonight: Isiah Canaan, Wes Johnson, Reggie Jackson, Solomon Hill, and play Anthony Davis (Pels at home).
Guards that went after Nedovic: Isaiah Canaan, Ray McCallum. It's not like Warriors missed out on much
Stephen Curry knows all about Isaian Canaan bec he specifically follows players from mid-majors. Called him "fearless." Real recognize real.
FINAL: GSW 98, HOU 87. Strong effort w/ 3 starters out, but shots misfired all night. 1st loss for Rox (6-1) this yr. Canaan career-high 21.
Canaan stayed down on floor, holding back of his head. Walking off very slowly.
Isaiah Canaan taking his time getting up - seems ok though.
HUGE 3-pointer for Isaiah Canaan. He has a career-high 21 points tonight.
Canaan Currys Curry to tie the game. He has 21. Career high was 15.
D-Mo for three at the buzzer! HALF: Rockets 56, Warriors 48. Harden has 16, Canaan 12, D-Mo 12 off the bench. Rockets have shot 21 threes.
Rockets 28, Warriors 25 after 1. Canaan w/ 10 in 1st quarter. Career high is 15. Ariza, K-Pap, Bogut, Thompson scoreless. Weird game so far.
Give it up for Isaiah Canaan -- 10 points in the first quarter. Rockets with a surprising 29-25 lead after one.
And now the Rockets go even smaller. Canaan in for Harden. Makes Daniels the small forward? Terry?
Canaan out here balling
Isaiah Canaan just Curry'd Steph Curry, pulling up from about 28 feet and draining it. Canaan has 8 points already. 15-15, 5:03 1Q.
With Howard out, Rockets have 3 starters out -- Howard, Terrence Jones and Pat Beverley. Starting 2 rookies and second-yr g Isaiah Canaan.
Rockets have not said how long Pat Beverley would be out, but made several references to Isaiah Canaan going against Steph Curry on Sat.
Bench-clearing time. Daniels in; Canaan, Garcia in with next dead ball. Will be Garcia's first minutes of season.
Teams are a combined 1 of 8 on 3s. Actually, Daniels in with Terry playing backup at the point with Canaan starting.
Spurs: Parker, Green, Leonard, Bonner, Baynes. Rockets: Canaan, Harden, Ariza, Montiejunas, Howard.
Failed to mention earlier, but Motiejunas, Canaan starting w/ Jones, Beverley out; and for SA, Baynes, Bonner starting for Splitter, Duncan.
Isaiah Canaan starting tonight along with DMo.