Tom Lorenzo

Such sad and terrible news about Anthony Mason. #RIPMase

Lenn Robbins

congrats to Jaroslav Halak #Islanders for posting his franchise record 33rd win of the season..Playoffs this year. @barclayscenter next year

Devin Kharpertian

Russell Westbrook isn't on fire. He is fire.

Rod Boone

Deron: “We kind of felt like we gave that one away.”

Rod Boone

Markel on foul call on Harden: “I can’t explain it. The ref just made a call and I personally don’t agree with it.”

Rod Boone

Your constant negativity is really unbecoming. And annoying. Stop. RT @@reallyrealneil: Did he me mention any of his own dumb decisions?

Rod Boone

Jarrett Jack on Harden: “He got some of those calls down the stretch that superstar-caliber guys get and they were able to take advantage."

Tim Bontemps

James Harden did quite the sell job on that foul call with 48 seconds left. Jumped on Markel Brown's back and slid off him onto the floor.

Lenn Robbins

The #Nets were 18-of-20 from the line. On @TheJoeJohnson7 late miss, he was told to do so..Hard for a great shooter to know how to miss

Lenn Robbins

#Nets @Jarrett Jack on @Markel Brown ? foul on @James Harden: “Got some of the calls down the stretch that superstar kind of guys get.’’

Rod Boone

Markel on defending Harden:"It was crazy. I guess when you are scared out there it makes you be a little more aware of who you are guarding"

Rod Boone

Lionel Hollins didn't think #Nets played smart down the stretch. Cited a couple of plays, including one in which Brook rushed a put back.

Tim Bontemps

Joe Johnson said he was told to miss the second free throw with 11 seconds left and the Nets down two after he made the first one.

Devin Kharpertian

Markel Brown on the controversial call on him vs. Harden: “I can’t explain it… I don’t agree with it."

Devin Kharpertian

Four teams (Pacers, Nets, Hornets, Celtics) are currently tied for the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference.

Rod Boone

Nets give up control late in loss to Houston nwsdy.li/1C70QQG #Nets

Tim Bontemps

Jarrett Jack on if he'd like to have his 3-point attempt back late in the fourth quarter: "Nope."

Tim Bontemps

Lionel Hollins said that he had Brook Lopez in over the final few minutes to try and generate some offense.

Devin Kharpertian

Grades updated with stats. Deron Williams has yet to make a 3 since the All-Star break (0-10). bkga.me/1LU2RS0

Tim Bontemps

The combination of tonight's results means five teams - Nets, Hornets, Pistons, Pacers and Celtics - are within a half-game of eighth place.

Mike Mazzeo

Ouch. Missed #Nets game but that must be their toughest of 25 Ls vs. .500 or better teams. Playing better, I gather.

Devin Kharpertian

The Nets are so close to not being bad. Grades: bkga.me/1LU2RS0

Lenn Robbins

Gritty effort #Nets comes up short. 102-98L. Led 95-90 w 2:34 left.Tough one. Nets missed 4 straight shots as #Rockets went on an 8-0 run

Devin Kharpertian

This is why I stopped believing in Josh Smith.

Tim Bontemps

That'll be two free throws for Joe Johnson. Very nearly got fouled on a 3-pointer.

Stefan Bondy

Jason Terry revenge free throws.

Devin Kharpertian

If only the NBA started their public judging of referees today.

Tim Bontemps

Nobody is better at selling fouls in the NBA than James Harden. It's not even close.

Rod Boone

The Beard might have just won The Game with a trademark step back jumper over Markel. #Rockets lead 98-95 with 27 seconds left.

Devin Kharpertian

Markel Brown could not have played better defense on James Harden and Harden still scored three points on that possession.

Stefan Bondy

It's like once Brook starts in that motion, there's only one option in his mind. Ball will going up.

Stefan Bondy

If the Nets blow this, Brook Lopez taking an ill-advised contested shot with 24 seconds left on the shot clock looks terrible.

Tim Bontemps

Two bad shots by Jarrett Jack and Brook Lopez in the final three minutes of this game could really come back to haunt the Nets.

Lenn Robbins

Every time a #Nets player goes to the line, the PA announcer says, 'Noisy Free Throws!' The Nets are 17-of-18 from the line. lead 93-89

Rod Boone

Big offensive rebound and put back there by Cory Jefferson.

Lenn Robbins

#Nets struggling in their half court sets but compensating for it with hustle and grit..Brook Lopez ORB. TO #Rockets. 84-78 @Brooklyn Nets

Rod Boone

End of 3rd: #Rockets 74, #Nets 73: Killer for the Nets in that quarter = turnovers. They had eight.

Lenn Robbins

#Nets trail 74-73 heading into the 4th quarter..#Rockets have been a little better attacking the basket

Devin Kharpertian

Alexey Shved drove into those DM’s without a plan

Lenn Robbins

>@Alan Anderson gets up gimpy after that loose ball rebound..The #Rockets play w an #EasternConference physicality #Nets

Devin Kharpertian

Alexey Shved already fitting in well with the Knicks vine.co/v/O2jxmtiJqhU

Stefan Bondy

It was and always will be good for the defense when Josh Smith takes a 3-pointer.

Lenn Robbins

Sorry to state the obvious, but, when @James Harden has the ball, the #Nets have to make him a passer as much as possible #Rockets

Lenn Robbins

Based on the way @TheJoeJohnson7 is moving, a fear his tendonitis is barking..#Nets ..or maybe it's just the LONG road trip. Warrior

Lenn Robbins

Can an #NBA roster of #Kentucky players beat an #NBA All Star roster? #Nets

Devin Kharpertian

No, Josh Smith. Don’t make me believe in you again. Please no. *bricks three-pointer* Ah, that’s better.

Rod Boone

Patrick Beverley is like a mosquito at a picnic. Can't get rid of the guy. He's always up on you. Just picked Deron's pocket and game's tied

Devin Kharpertian

This Nets-Rockets game is oddly fun.

Devin Kharpertian

Markel Brown is playing mouthwatering defense on James Harden right now.

Devin Kharpertian

Raptors, http://t.co/xLBfDsAjlU

Tim Bontemps

The Rockets mascot just drilled a halfcourt shot while shooting them underhanded with his back facing the basket. Pretty impressive.

Tim Bontemps

Nets up 57-53 at halftime. Plumlee and Brown lead Nets with 11 points each; Terrence Jones has 14 points & Trevor Ariza has 11 for Houston.

Rod Boone

Halftime: #Nets 57, #Rockets 53: Mason and Markel has 11 apiece for #Nets. Terrence Jones leads HOU with 14 pts. Beard has 4 pts, 7 assists

Devin Kharpertian

Nets up on Rockets 57-53 at the half. Great effort from starters + Thaddeus Young. Joe Johnson on triple-double watch (8-5-5).

Lenn Robbins

#Nets take a 57-53 lead to the locker room. @Markel Brown w a career-high 11 points..

Rod Boone

Thaddeus Young's trigger is Antawn Jamison-like.

Devin Kharpertian

Markel Brown has had a great first half.. Big defense on James Harden and has made smart, quick offensive plays.

Lenn Robbins

Have to arrange taste test. @krispykreme @VoodooDoughnut & @Shipleys Glazed, riight from the oven Krispy at #PennStation leader in clubhouse

Tim Bontemps

Now Rockets take their first lead of the game on an and-one by Patrick Beverly with three minutes to go in the first half.

Tim Bontemps

Game is tied for the first time since the opening tip on a Trevor Ariza 3-pointer. 48-all with 3:18 to go in first half.

Devin Kharpertian

Smart cut by Markel Brown. Harden had slipped off to try to help after D-Will-Joe screen set up mismatch for Joe. Easy floater.

Devin Kharpertian

Lopez, Jack both with a rough stretch this second quarter.

Rod Boone

Ineffective night at the moment for Brook. Once again, it seems like him and Mason can't get going on the same night.

Tim Bontemps

The Nets can't make a substitution properly. First Joe Johnson took out Thaddeus Young incorrectly. Then Young took Johnson out incorrectly.

Devin Kharpertian

Game like this really shows Dwight’s impact. Nets have gotten inside at will with him out. Already have 24 points in the paint.

Tim Bontemps

While @SloanSportsConf is going on, Josh Smith has four points, four boards and a block early in Houston. Fitting.

Tim Bontemps

Former Knick Pablo Prigioni checks in and immediately throws an alley-oop pass to Corey Brewer for a layup.

Devin Kharpertian

Video: James Harden commits foul on Alan Anderson, then high-fives referee for no apparent reason bkga.me/1JXakCu

Tim Bontemps

Nets are opening the second quarter with Jack, Brown, Anderson, Young and Lopez.

Tim Bontemps

Nets up 36-25 after one. Plumlee with 11 points, Brown with seven, Johnson, Williams, Anderson with 6. Starting five played whole quarter.

Rod Boone

End of first Q: #Nets 36, #Rockets 25: Mason has 11 points, 3 boards. Trevor Ariza has 8 for HOU. Lionel played starters the entire quarter.

Lenn Robbins

#Nets know their history “Forever grateful, forever indebted for the doors he opened for all of us,’’ @Jarrett Jack on Earl Lloyd

Devin Kharpertian

Deron Williams just drove into a ton of contact in the paint and hit a nice floater. Did I see a ghost?

Rod Boone

Mason is playing so well that Lionel has yet to go to Brook and there's a minute left in the first quarter. Brook would usually be in by now

Devin Kharpertian

Plumlee has 11 first-quarter points. Getting the easy looks at the rim he & this team needs.

Rod Boone

Mason has 11 points, 2 boards. Great start for him after looking lost since all-star break.

Lenn Robbins

Won't show in the boxscore but @Deron Williams set up that play by forcing the #rockets to switch on defense,,#Nets lead 34-21

Tim Bontemps

Also doesn't hurt that Mason Plumlee is having one of his best games in weeks. Already has 10 points in 10 minutes.

Tim Bontemps

Should be clear the Nets are getting a lot of nice looks inside because they're having success getting to the rim.

Rod Boone

Confidence just oozing out of Markel, He just stripped The Beard in the backcourt.

Tim Bontemps

Nets off to an excellent start here in Houston. Small lineup is getting them a lot of nice looks inside.

Rod Boone

#Nets are 12 for 17 from the field to start, hold a 29-18 edge on #Rockets.

Lenn Robbins

In his 3rd game as a starter, @Markel Brown is playing like poised, confident player..Could he nail down the 5th starter spot? #Nets

Devin Kharpertian

Deron Williams loves that All-Star break rest.

Rod Boone

James Harden already has 6 assists on #Rockets first 7 buckets.

Rod Boone

Lionel Hollins giving Markel pointers on what to do defensively with James Harden.

Lenn Robbins

#Nets out to a 12-2 lead. #Rockets call for time. #Houston has a problem. There, got it out of my system..#Apollo13 1 of my all-time faves

Rod Boone

Nice ball movement by #Nets, who have hit their first 4 shots, so far. Alan Anderson and Joe have the touch early on. #Nets up 12-2.

Devin Kharpertian

The Nets are up 12-2 on the Rockets.

Lenn Robbins

Rookie @Markel Brown opens on @James Harden ..It's like you're first at bat is against Randy Johnson..good luck w that. #Nets

Devin Kharpertian

James Harden just fouled Alan Anderson on a 3, and then high-fived the ref. I’m so confused.

Lenn Robbins

Had my 1st #Shipley donut, @CoryJay34 @Markel Brown @TheJoeJohnson7 worn me they're addictive. Too late #Nets

Devin Kharpertian

Nets just 13 games back! RT @crabdribbles: The Raptors' shot chart is NSFW. http://t.co/f9nvcxN9kV

Tim Bontemps

Fans out in force here in Houston for Nets-Rockets Friday night: instagram.com/p/zoDPEss_y-/

Tim Bontemps

Niagara grad Calvin Murphy is wearing an entertaining outfit tonight

Devin Kharpertian

I don’t really get the craziness about who starts and who doesn’t. Lopez is averaging 30 minutes a game these days. That’s what matters.

Tom Lorenzo

Game Thread: Brooklyn #Nets at Houston Rockets, 8:00 PM EST sbnation.com/e/7884804 http://t.co/DgDwsocVhn