Howard Chen

Just noticed #Flames' final 2 games of the yr are against the Kings and then the Jets. Ummmmm HUGE games, to say the least. All of em are.

Jenny Dial Creech

Rockets turning to rookie Nick Johnson as injuries continue to mount blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

Jenny Dial Creech

Scouting report: Houston Rockets at Toronto Raptors blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

Howard Chen

My sister knows when to say what. 😊😊😊 #prouduncle #lovemyniece http://t.co/A3Gmi784jq

Howard Chen

Grizzlies lose, #Rockets move to 2nd in the West. #Flames won today too for hockey, so today has been a quality day.

Howard Chen

Manvel LB Jordan Carmouche adds #Illini to offer list inc #Hookem, #Sooners, etc MT @itscarmouche: #Illinois offer!! http://t.co/fsn2ckjtfK

Howard Chen

This Final Foursome of head coaches is pretty fearsome. #allbeasts

Howard Chen

There is Justise in this world. #Htownreppin

Jenny Dial Creech

Caught a glimpse of @stephkuzy on TV. Looking for @ChronBrianSmith @Joseph_Duarte @Nick_Mathews - you should all wave to me.

Trevor Ariza

Dc showed a lot of love...thank you.

Jonathan Feigen

Went with Johnson today. RT @TristanStoneW: @Jonathan Feigen why hasn't he been given mins? Especially since the injury to Bev

Jonathan Feigen

Up to 35 guesses on who is second on Rockets in total blocked shots. No one got it (or cheated).I'm going to call it. K.J. McDaniels.

Howard Chen

IZZO IZZO IZZO IZZO

Howard Chen

Brandon Dawson just wanted it MORE. #Sparty

Jonathan Feigen

Anyone know who is second on Rockets in blocked shots? Honor system. No cheating.

Jonathan Feigen

Harden does block an occasional shot, but he's third on the Rockets because Howard and Jones have missed more than half of the Rockets gms.

Jonathan Feigen

In the next sentence, however, Howard added, "That's what MVPs do."

Jonathan Feigen

Howard on Harden's late-game block. "I’m surprised he got up there. He’s not known for blocking shots." (Harden 3rd on Rockets in blocks.)

Howard Chen

Bonus basketball. Why not? Watching right now w/ @MikeMeltser at @SportsRadio610, so it's more bonding time too lol

Howard Chen

Izzo can't go out there and hit free throws for his players. Otherwise, they'd be golden. #Sparty

Calvin Watkins

John Wall on the standings: "I don't care what seed you're going to be. You got to go into the playoffs having some momentum on your side."

Calvin Watkins

Kevin McHale just dismisses game times. 12:30 p.m., 1 a.m., it doesn't matter to him. Just play basketball.

Calvin Watkins

James Harden on consistency: "That is my job no matter what. When other guys are injured other guys have opportunities."

Calvin Watkins

Marcin Gortat on if they lack focus: "I guess it is lack of focus."

Jonathan Feigen

McHale on the 12:30 start. "12:30 is not early. Is it early for you? What the hell do you do at night?"

Calvin Watkins

Howard on struggling to find rhythm: Just a little bit. Its my 3rd game back so I'm not going to put all my energy into the negative things.

Calvin Watkins

Kevin McHale: "Not the prettiest of games period. We found a way to win."

Jonathan Feigen

Since Dwight fell 71 seconds short of his 20-minute limit, he ought to get a minute or so tomorrow in Toronto. He won't. Howard to sit out.

Calvin Watkins

Dwight Howard on James Harden's block of Bradley Beal: "I was surprised he got up there, that’s what MVPs do."

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets tied with Memphis for 2nd in West (Griz with tie-breaker) heading into Grizzlies at Spurs tonight. McHale: "I'm looking at Toronto."

Calvin Watkins

Kevin McHale said Dwight Howard will not play at Toronto tomorrow.

Jonathan Feigen

McHale said Beverley probably won't be back. First time he put it that way, but decision has not been made.

David Hardisty

With Memphis, Houston tied for the #2 seed right now with nine games to go, how big does that no-call look now? rockets.clutchfans.net/8262/james-har…

Jenny Dial Creech

Rockets pull off the 99-91 win over Wizards. They play Toronto tomorrow.

Calvin Watkins

Pablo Prigioni was a solid 10 point and six rebound effort off the bench in 29 minutes. Nick Johnson did his thing in 16 defensive minutes.

Calvin Watkins

James Harden with 24 points to lead six players in double figures for Houston.

Calvin Watkins

Rockets win, 99-91. Move into a tie with Memphis for the No. 2 seed in the West. Memphis is at San Antonio tonight.

David Hardisty

FINAL: Rockets 99, Wizards 91. Win number 50 is in the books! Harden 24-6a, Brewer 15p, Smoove 14p-10r. Good min for Prigioni, NJohnson.

Daryl Morey

I love this team, finding a way 2win nearly every night no matter who is playing-important minutes from @iRocket3 today-next man up!

Calvin Watkins

I have no idea why Randy Wittman called a timeout. Just none.

David Hardisty

Beal with the open three attempt to cut it to three.... no sir! James Harden with the block.

Jonathan Feigen

This game had to come down to missed shots. Prigioni missed the most wide open of dagger 3s. But Harden swats Beal 3 with 25.2 left.

Jonathan Feigen

Randy Wittman walked off last week while Wizards were still playing. This one has been so hideous I'm surprised didn't leave in 2nd quarter.

Calvin Watkins

Dwight Howard has made three of his last four foul shots.

Calvin Watkins

Wiz playing the Al Pacino clip from that football movie I can't remember the name of. Fans don't seem inspired. Wiz neither.

Jonathan Feigen

Yeah, that was to entertain @bobslovak13 sitting next to me. RT @Jenny Dial Creech: @Jonathan Feigen I've heard that one before!

Jonathan Feigen

OK. Calling this game ugly is an insult to that other ugly game. RT @Daryl Morey: @Jonathan Feigen hey you can't use that line again

Jenny Dial Creech

Lots of minutes for Nick Johnson today. Good for the Rockets to have him ready and able to to go in this upcoming stretch.

Jonathan Feigen

Stat monitor just came on, proving this game is hideous to look at in many ways. Saying Rockets are winning ugly would insult ugly people.

Calvin Watkins

Fans in The District are taking it to the house with 2:41 left. Home team down, 93-83.

Jonathan Feigen

McHale really sticking with Nick Johnson on Wall. When Terry returns, Brewer likely will, too.

Calvin Watkins

Pablo Prigioni is +15 and Nick Johnson is +9.

Calvin Watkins

John Wall might be nearing a triple-double but he's -9 this afternoon in +/-

Calvin Watkins

Harden has 24 in 32 minutes.

Calvin Watkins

Pablo Prigioni with good hustle to get the loose ball after Nick Johnson got his shot blocked.

Calvin Watkins

Wizards shooting 40 percent from the field this afternoon.

Calvin Watkins

Rockets lineup: Johnson, Pablo, Harden, Ariza and Smith.

Jonathan Feigen

Howard takes a seat with 8 minutes left. Sources say he has played 16 minutes so far. Should be available for last four.

Calvin Watkins

Give McHale credit. Sticks with Johnson and Prigioni & rewarded. Pablo hits a three & on a dribble drive, kicks it to Brewer for another 3.

David Hardisty

With momentum going the wrong way, Pablo Prigioni pulls up and nails a three, then he finds Brewer for another three. Rockets back up 85-75.

Jonathan Feigen

Wizards effectively using the hack-a-everyone strategy.

Calvin Watkins

The fans here get a free Chick-Fil-A sandwich because Nick Johnson missed two free throws. People are a little excited here.

Calvin Watkins

Nick Johnson got a James Harden Call, he drives the lane and draws a foul.

Calvin Watkins

Johnson and Prigioni have been pests on the defensive end today.

Calvin Watkins

I've been here all day and it doesn't seem like John Wall is close to a triple double. But he is. 23-11-7.

David Hardisty

Nick Johnson (@irocket3) blocking John Wall was impressive. vine.co/v/OLhAOH1rOW9

Calvin Watkins

McHale calls timeout, Wizards rolling now down, 76-72.

Calvin Watkins

McHale going with Prigioni and Johnson again in backcourt to start fourth.

Jonathan Feigen

How many minutes would a five of Howard, Ariza, Brewer, Johnson and Prigioni have played together this season? They start the 4th.

Calvin Watkins

Howard will check in for the fourth quarter. He's played 12 minutes thus far. On a 20 minute restriction.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets went 5 of 23 in 3rd, but end quarter with Brewer going coast-to-coast. He's got 12. Dwight starting fourth with 8 min left on limit.

David Hardisty

Floaters at the buzzer for everybody. This time it's Brewer. Awful quarter for Houston (5-23 shooting, 1-9 3P), but they're up 76-67.

Calvin Watkins

Corey Brewer ends the 3Q with a layup at the buzzer. Rockets up 76-67 after 3.

Calvin Watkins

James Harden with another end of quarter drive to the bucket. However a blocking foul gives the Wiz 2 FT with 3.7 left.

Jonathan Feigen

Wall dives for loose ball, gets it to Porter for a layup and draws Dorsey's 4th foul. Rockets pull Dorsey making Ariza (?) center.

Calvin Watkins

Dorsey has 4 and McHale goes small bringing in Terry.

Jonathan Feigen

Wizards going with a hack-a-Joey. Just missed a pair of free throws.

Calvin Watkins

Dorsey has 3 fouls, Howard with 3 fouls. McHale sticks with Dorsey because he has no choice upfront.

Howard Chen

BIG thanks to @punkshouston and the chef there, @brandikey. Great food, great atmosphere, great times. Rice Village Sunday brunch PERFECTION

Jonathan Feigen

I can't wait to see stats. RT @Calvin Watkins: Can't wait to see the stats on the number of missed shots at the rim by Washington today.

Calvin Watkins

Can't wait to see the stats on the number of missed shots at the rim by Washington today.

Jonathan Feigen

Harden missing a ton of his usual looks in lane. I can't tell you how many he's taken or made this half, but unofficially a lot and a few.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets closing out on Pierce, making him pump fake, take one-, two-dribble jumpers. He takes a seat shooting 1 of 6.

Calvin Watkins

Harden ran into Marcin Gortat's shoulder on a screen. Tried to draw a foul, looked more like a soccer flop.

Jonathan Feigen

Wizards on a 7-0 crawl, cut Rockets lead to 8.

Calvin Watkins

We've seen Paul Pierce pump fake James Harden several times today for either jumpers or making the extra pass.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets with a 1 of 9 start to second half. Ball movement has slowed badly.

Calvin Watkins

Wiz wake up force McHale to call timeout. It's 61-50 visitors.

Calvin Watkins

Wiz acting like they slept in.

Calvin Watkins

Rockets shot 58.5 percent from the floor in 1half. Wiz shot 37.2.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets had just two buckets in the half that were not in the paint or from the 3-point line. That's one more than in all of Friday's game.

Calvin Watkins

Dwight Howard limited to nearly 8 minutes due to 3 fouls.

Calvin Watkins

Solid first half from Corey Brewer and Josh Smith. Combined for 22 points, 10 rebounds and four assists.

Jonathan Feigen

Wizards shot badly -- 16 of 43 -- in the first half, but Rockets also kept them out of the paint. Wiz just 9 of 20 in the paint.

David Hardisty

Harden blows past Bradley Beal and hits the floater at the buzzer. 59-46 Rockets at half. vine.co/v/OLbxMEUhiTH

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets 59, Wizards 46 at half. Harden w/ a rush late has 14. Smith w/ fast start has 12. Rockets owning paint, 32-18, with most bigs out.

Calvin Watkins

James Harden ends the half by scoring on a drive. Rockets up 59-46.

Calvin Watkins

Harden checks in and Terry is expected back.