Dwain Price

If Dirk would have made the 3, it could have been a 4pp -- like Larry Johnson back in the day. #grandmama

Dwain Price

Dirk hits 3 FTs after Harden fouls him while he attempted a 3. #Mavs down 127-126 with 33.8 seconds left.

Earl K. Sneed

Dirk goes 3 for 3 at the FT, and the @Dallas Mavericks trail 127-126 with 33.8 seconds left. #DALvsHOU

Tim Cato

Monta Ellis limping around a bit, but he's up and standing at half court during Dirk's free throws. Not coming out.

Earl K. Sneed

Harden fouls Dirk on a three attempt, and Dirk tries to bring the @Dallas Mavericks within one with 33.8 ticks left. Under review. #DALvsHOU

Dwain Price

Harden drives and scores, foul, 3pp. Houston up 127-123 with 56.8 sec. left.

Tim Cato

Harden's gonna Harden.

Tim Cato

Do not go gentle into that dark night rage, rage against the dying of the light

Dwain Price

His 30 pts tonight are a playoff career high for Monta.

Tim Cato

With a quick timeout trade for Steph Curry to fill in at point guard, I do believe the Mavericks can still win this one.

Earl K. Sneed

Dirk just missed a wide-open three from the top of the key, and then fouls Josh Smith on his floater. FT coming and the Rockets lead 124-116

Earl K. Sneed

Offensive foul on Ariza with 3:09 left. @Dallas Mavericks are within six and have the momentum... #DALvsHOU

Earl K. Sneed

Monta Ellis with back-to-back scores, and the @Dallas Mavericks are within 122-116 inside 3:20 to play. #DALvsHOU

Dwain Price

Harden matches his playoff career high with 37 pts.

Earl K. Sneed

Harden for three, and the Rockets lead 120-110. #DALvsHOU

Tim Cato

The Mavericks are back to running the Dirk-Monta pick-and-roll with a frequency not seen since the Rondo trade.

Dwain Price

That's Monta's 6th pt of this half.

Earl K. Sneed

6:42 left to play and the @Dallas Mavericks trail 112-103. #DALvsHOU

Dwain Price

If the #Mavs can't get that call. . .

Tim Cato

Tyson Chandler 2-6 at the line.

Earl K. Sneed

Corey Brewer with the layup, and the @Dallas Mavericks trail 112-101 with 8:06 left to play. #DALvsHOU

Dwain Price

Josh Smith is even making free throws.

Tim Cato

By the way, I can't say I agree with going hack-a-whoever when James Harden is on the bench.

Earl K. Sneed

Hack-a-Josh Smith now with 8:34 left to play... #DALvsHOU

Tim Cato

Today's dance cam is brought to you by ALCOHOL

Earl K. Sneed

Dwight Howard with the two-handed slam, and the @Dallas Mavericks call timeout in a 108-101 hole with 8:56 left. #DALvsHOU

Dwain Price

I never understood how and why the #Mavs let Brewer get away after they won the 2011 NBA title. He was asking for chump change.

Tim Cato

Dirk briefly mimes Dwight's flying elbows after that ball goes out of bounds.

Dwain Price

Refs let the rough stuff go and call the ticky tacky stuff.

Earl K. Sneed

Dwight Howard then tosses Devin Harris to the floor and Ariza hits a three. Rick Carlisle is not happy at alll. #DALvsHOU

Tim Cato

"Refs you suck" chant starting in earnest here at the AAC. It's loud.

Dwain Price

#Mavs don't believe they're getting their share of calls in their own building.

Earl K. Sneed

Hard collision between Dwight Howard and Devin Harris to open the 4th. Harris has hit the floor like 50 times tonight. #DALvsHOU

Dwain Price

Harden had 18 at the half, and 16 in the 3rd period.

Earl K. Sneed

Chandler Parsons walks over and talks trash to Dwight Howard near the scorer's table before the 4th. Parsons is trying to impact the series.

Mark Followill

All to play for going to the 4th, Rockets lead series 2-0 & lead Mavs 101-99 on @TXA21. Leading their teams, Harden with 34, Ellis has 24

Dwain Price

Old school ABA defense going on in Dallas tonight. In other words, you may score if you play, because nobody is playing any defense.

Earl K. Sneed

After three, the @Dallas Mavericks trail the Rockets by two, 101-99. 24 pts & 8 assists for Monta Ellis. 34 pts & 7 assists for James Harden.

Dwain Price

#Rockets lead after the 3rd period 101-99. Monta leads with 24 pts, Dirk has 18, Aminu 12, Barea 11, Devin 10.

Earl K. Sneed

Just a good, old-fashion Texas shootout brewing in Big D... #DALvsHOU

Dwain Price

You ever wonder if Rondo is watching how Harden is slicing up the #Mavs' defense?

Tim Cato

That Charlie V ball fake was majestic.

Dwain Price

Harden has 14 this quarter and 32 for the game. He may get 45 tonight.

Dwain Price

#Rockets up 93-88 with 2:51 to go in the 3rd period.

Earl K. Sneed

Sweet pass from Ellis to Aminu for the strong finish after an Ellis steal. But Capela gets a score and foul at the other end. 93-88 HOU.

Mark Followill

Rockets surge in front 93-88 with 2:51 left 3Q on TXA21. Mavs only 6/16 from floor in 3rd. James Harden with 32 pts, 14 in 3rd

Dwain Price

Oh. Did I mention Brewer hit a 3? Well, he just hit another one.

Earl K. Sneed

Corey Brewer swishes a three in front of the @Dallas Mavericks' bench, and the Rockets lead 86-82 with 4:50 left in the 3rd. #DALvsHOU

Dwain Price

In pregame, Carlisle was talking about how Brewer gets those 3s. And he just made one. Houston up 86-82 with 4:50 to go in the 3rd period.

Tim Cato

Aminu screams, slaps his chest after finishing over Dwight.

Earl K. Sneed

Make that 30 points for James Harden on 11-of-15 shooting in 23 minutes. #DALvsHOU

Dwain Price

Harden stirring it up out there.

Earl K. Sneed

Dwight Howard and Tyson Chandler are starting to get chippy. That time it led to Howard's 3rd foul with 6:31 in the 3rd. #DALvsHOU

Dwain Price

Harden was 9-of-28 from the field in the 1st 2 games of this series. Tonight he is 10-of-14.

Tim Cato

Tyson Chandler says 'NOPE' to Trevor Ariza's dunk attempt vine.co/v/eWWw9iLjlFz sbnation.com/e/8258956?utm_…

Earl K. Sneed

James Harden has 28 pts on 10-of-14 shooting in 22 minutes. #DALvsHOU

Dwain Price

Harden hits a 3 and the #Rockets are up 77-76 with 7:10 left in the 3rd period.

Earl K. Sneed

Tyson Chandler with the BIG-TIME rejection on Trevor Ariza. Harden then hits a three, and the @Dallas Mavericks call timeout down 77-76.

Dwain Price

PGs Raymont Felton, Devin Harris and J. J. Barea are 6 of 14 with 14 pts, 10 9 reb., 10 assists and only 2 turnovers. Nice package

Earl K. Sneed

Harden now has 25 pts in 21 minutes of work. Meanwhile, Dwight Howard has 17 rebs in 23 minutes. #DALvsHOU

Earl K. Sneed

Dirk started the night 1 of 5. He's now 6 of 11 for 14 pts. #DALvsHOU

Mark Followill

Most points (72) in any half of a playoff game for Mavs since 83 vs the Kings in 1st half of Game 2 in Round 2 in May 2003

Dwain Price

James Harden has 18 pts on 7 of 11 shooting. Dwight Howard has 6 pts and 14 reb.

Mark Followill

Mavs shoot 57% in 1H, Monta Ellis with 20 pts. Dirk w/ 10. JJ Barea 6 pts, 7 dimes. Mavs 72-65 at half vs Rockets on @TXA21. Harden has 18

Dwain Price

#Mavs are shooting 57.4%; #Rockets 52.1%. Mavs are 8 of 20 from 3. Rockets are 6 of 11 from 3.

Dwain Price

Those 42 pts the #Rockets scored in the 1st period were the most by a Dallas foe in the 1st quarter in Mavs postseason history.

Dwain Price

#Mavs lead 72-65 at the half. Monta has 20 pts, Dirk 10.

Earl K. Sneed

At the half, the @Dallas Mavericks lead 72-65. Led by as many as 13. 20 pts for Ellis. 18 pts for Harden. #DALvsHOU

Earl K. Sneed

Mavs fan courtside heckles Dwight Howard. Howard responds, "Is that the best you've got?"

Earl K. Sneed

Aminu with the three and then a breakaway Ellis dunk, and the @Dallas Mavericks lead 70-57. #DALvsHOU

Earl K. Sneed

Dirk joins the three party and swishes a trey. @Dallas Mavericks lead 65-54. Again, the largest lead of the series for the Mavs. #DALvsHOU

Mark Followill

Monta up to 18 pts on 7/9 FGs, Mavs had a 13-0 2nd qtr run and they lead Houston 62-54, 3:27 left 2Q on TXA21

Tim Cato

Before the playoffs started, Monta Ellis had gone 25 days without hitting a 3-pointer. He now has seven in his last seven days.

Earl K. Sneed

18 pts on 7-of-9 shooting for Monta Ellis, and the @Dallas Mavericks lead 62-54 with 3:27 in the half. #DALvsHOU

Earl K. Sneed

Monta Ellis, ask the fellas. #DALvsHOU

Earl K. Sneed

Monta Ellis for three, and the @Dallas Mavericks open up a 59-49 lead with 4:27 left in the half. 16 pts for Monta Ellis. #DALvsHOU

Dwain Price

Monta 3FG puts Dallas up 59-49.

Tim Cato

http://t.co/p9wlzL5mBg

Dwain Price

#Mavs up 56-49 with 5:12 to go in the first half.

Earl K. Sneed

That Villanueva three gives the @Dallas Mavericks their largest lead of the series at 55-49. #DALvsHOU

Tim Cato

This tornado warning in Dallas is actually for J.J. Barea

Tim Cato

Fast break points Mavericks 16 Rockets 2

Earl K. Sneed

J.J. Barea is straight ballin'! He has 6 pts, 3 rebs & 5 assists off the bench, and the @Dallas Mavericks lead 52-49 with 6:16 in the half.

Dwain Price

#Mavs up 52-49 with 6:16 to go in the 2nd period.

Tim Cato

Mavericks lead hahahahahahahahahahahaaa

Earl K. Sneed

Charlie V. challenges Dwight Howard. Charlie V. won. #DALvsHOU

Dwain Price

Is it storming outside?