Rockets:is Beverley capable of running a top 3 team? Will Harden and Howard pair up for greatness or squabble towards mediocrity?
Looks like James Harden will call it a night. Troy Daniels starting the second half.
Steph Curry got one vote as the NBA's best PG and 7.4% of the votes for best SG. Klay Thompson got 18.5% for best SG. James Harden was No. 1
Kevin McHale letting Howard & Harden sit this out, as 5 subs finish. Spoelstra still playing starters. Trying to get rhythm.
Game basically Wade (19) and Bosh (17) against Howard (19) and Harden (19), in a league when Big Twos not exactly in vogue.
Howard and Harden with 15 apiece. Wade with 17. Guessing TNT is happy, but not sure they can rip Dwight in the studio tonight.
Rockets 52, Heat 41 at half. Wade with 17 on 8-of-10, Bosh with nine, Harden with 15, Dwight with 15.
Then again, in a half he's defended pretty well, Harden let Wade walk in for a put-back. It's always when his guy doesn't have the ball.
Dwyane Wade puttin on a show so far tonight, but then, so is Harden. 15 pts so far for the Beard. Rockets up double digits in the 1st H.
Yes, Wade has 12. But Harden buries 3-pointer over him and now has 15.
Wade is 5 of 5; 2 on Ariza; 3 on Harden; most examples of outstanding shot-making. Doesn't matter. Harden's D will be blamed in 3, 2, 1...
Good news is Wade 5 for 5. Other news is that mostly against Harden's defense . . . so does that count?
Rockets looked terrific in first quarter in Miami, hitting 6-9 on threes. Harden, Ariza combined for 14 points. 28-18 Rockets.
Rockets starting Dwight Howard, Terrence Jones, Trevor Ariza, James Harden, Patrick Beverly. 8 p.m., TNT.
Pringle even moves like James Harden.
Harrison Barnes is having a field day with James Harden defending him. Barnes has nine points in 8 1/2 minutes.
GSW vs. HOU starters: GSW -- Nedovic, Iguodala, Barnes, Lee, Bogut; HOU -- Beverley, Harden, Ariza, Jones, Howard. Out: Curry, Thompson.
Another observation since they switched to 5-on-5, full: Harden's still ridiculous with the ball in his hands. Running with Terry on 2nd tm.
Same starters for Rockets as last night, with Dorsey in at center for Howard and K-Pap at the 2 for Harden. Terry also did not make trip.
If the NBA is re-drafted for one season only, and you have a Top 10 pick, are you really taking Harden or Howard? I’m not.
James Harden isn't a top 10 player. Neither is Dwight Howard. So no, I don’t think of these Rockets as a "super team. "