Bought Halloween candy for trick-or-treaters… have eaten 7-8 pieces myself while writing about the Rockets. Not great with temptation...
Tuesday's 7:30 p.m. Heat-Rockets game at AmericanAirlines Arena has been added to NBA TV's national schedule (still Sun Sports in S. Fla.).
NBA-TV picks up Tuesday's Rockets game at Miami. Usual blackout rules apply.
Oh, yeah, BTW, Winter did not do well with triangle at Long Beach, Rockets & Northwestern. Humm, wonder what Phil had that Tex lacked???
Rockets pick up fourth year options on contracts of Terrence Jones and Donatas Motiejunas, source said. Both signed through 15-16.
Stevens said he should be available for Saturday’s game against the Rockets, though.
What stands out to Jeff Green about his next opponent, the Rockets? "They have a great scorer, a great big guy inside, and 3-point shooters"
The Rockets have more made three-pointers than the Lakers have three-point attempts.
Some odds and ends. Through the first two games, the Rockets are 26-of-56 (46.4%) from three-point rage. Not shy from deep at all.
Rockets coach Kevin McHale said he did not know how serious the injury might be.
As with all muscle injuries, Rockets won't know a timetable on Beverley until tmrw at soonest. Does not seem too serious at this point.
The Quin Snyder Era in Utah begins with a 104-93 loss to the Rockets. No streamers. Polite applause by fans. Game 2 in Dallas tomorrow.
FINAL: Rockets 104, Jazz 93. Dwight, Ariza combine for 42, Harden 18p-10a-7r. Rockets 14-27 from 3-pt range. Bev left w/ hamstring strain.
Houston has answered the Jazz's run and then some, pushing the lead to 93-77. Rockets are 13-for-24 from the 3. Utah's gone 3-of-17.
20 now for Ariza, tied w/ Dwight Howard to lead all scorers tonight. Since going back to the starters, Rockets crushing Jazz, now up 93-77.
Two nights in a row of solid outside shooting from the Rockets. That bodes well for this team.
Rockets have taken an 89-76 lead with a 10-0 run.
The Houston Rockets starting lineup is really, really good. Lead back to 86-76, 8:05 left.
With both Harden, Howard on the bench, Rockets struggle to find some kind of offense. Bench help needed. Jazz within 75-72 through 3Q.
For good measure, Trey Burke just hit a right-handed floater off the glass to bring the Jazz within three of Rockets at end of the third.
Rockets look absolutely lost with a lineup they had not used in preseason. Canaan, Terry in backcourt with Black at center, Pap at 4.
Rockets led by as much as 13 in the quarter. But back-to-back buckets have cut the deficit down to single-digits. Houston up 75-66 late Q3.
Trevor Ariza doing it AGAIN. He's 6-8 from the field, including 3-5 from deep, for 17 points. 75-66 Rockets, 2:32 3Q.
Trevor Ariza is making some doubtful Rockets fans from the offseason shut up.
Man, the Rockets are just dropping them in from outside. Houston is now 10-for-15 from deep after a Trevor Ariza 3.
Not sure what was said, but Alec Burks glanced back at the Houston bench after hitting a 3-pointer in front of the Rockets.
Jazz are shooting 60 percent, but giving up 54 percent and the Rockets are 9-14 from 3....
If you're wondering why Rockets won't miss Chandler Parsons, his name is Kostas Papanikolaou (12 points, 4-for-4 on 3s in the first half).
Halftime: Rockets 58, Jazz 50. Burks 10p/2r, Favors 8p/2, Hayward 6p/3r/2a. Howard 15p, Harden 10p, Papanikolaou 12p on 4/4 triples.
Rockets score the last eight points of the half, lead 58-50. Papanikolaou with a career-high 12. (Yeah, I know.)