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Apparently, Ariza and Howard will enjoy watching in the lockerroom. That leaves only Ish Smith and Joe Rogowski as former Magi on Hou bench.
There's a couple behind the Rockets bench that looks like they are auditioning for the next J.J. Watt at the school dance commercial.
Dwight Howard and Trevor Ariza getting the night off for Rockets tonight.
When it's incredibly tough to say goodbye, that means you loved everyone & everything you're saying goodbye to. http://t.co/QGrwQ91br4
Lorenzo White, Ricky Williams, Zach Thomas, Ken Norton Jr. among the candidates on the 2015 College Football Hall of Fame Ballot.
I know everyone remembers "Tempe Tempe" that janky temp fade lol *dinko voice*
Can't believe my homie is gone man!! Never a dull moment with him around!! If you knew him all you could do was laugh!!
Miami takes it 90-85 as their starters valiantly hold off Houston's 3rd string. Rockets shot just 3-18 from long range in 2nd half.
Rockets fouls Wade with 27.2 seconds left down 3. McHale has much to say to Daniels after. Would think you d-up and try to set up last shot.
After watching this 4th quarter I am absolutely convinced DWade and Chris Bosh are better than Ish Smith and Tarik Black (among others.)
Dwyane Wade. Good gosh almighty.
Just to get this out of the way, Dorsey, Powell, Garcia, Johnson and Canaan are here in Miami but have not played.
I think Daniels had his second 3 lined up before the Rockets even secured the rebound.
Troy Daniels is nuts. That guy is just an amazing shooter.
Daniels checks in at two. If Terry gets his mins as backup point, still think Daniels might be work his way into rotation at some point.
About the only thing the Rockets bench can do offensively right now is isolate Ish Smith on Napier. Probably not a viable long-term plan.
Great stretch of hustle as Ariza dives past Wade to bat a loose ball from backcourt to frontcourt before Jones dives past him to save it.
Bosh wraps an arm around Chalmers and chats after Pat Beverley annoys Chalmers into a T. Somewhere, LeBron's yelling at the TV.
Both teams going with starters to begin 2nd half. Would think a full 8 minutes or so more would mean lots of Rockets rest tmrw in Orlando.
For Bumgarner to get outta that jam... Wow. Impressive.
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 up 52-41 at half. Feels like a regular season game. If it's any indication, looks like D-Mo, Papa, Terry are the top three reserves.
Next time the Rockets practice (Saturday?), first on agenda has to be coverages on screens. Help not there.
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.
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...
Chris Andersen launches a 3 as if still in a gym in Iola. I'm going to assume that's a preseason shot.
Rockets looked terrific in first quarter in Miami, hitting 6-9 on threes. Harden, Ariza combined for 14 points. 28-18 Rockets.
Chris Bosh just 1 of 4 in first quarter. Not sure that makes the Rockets feel any better, but it's nice of him not to torment them so far.
Papanikolaou in preseason has reliably taken possessions with everything bogged down and created something good with a drive, clever pass.
Check out the Rockets' bench as Jason Terry buries the triple. They're all aboard "The Jet". Rockets up 28-16. http://t.co/B7KWd8nCOi
In what could be another hint of McHale's thinking a week before the opener, Terry in at backup point guard, Black at backup center.
Ariza has stood out pretty much every preseason game. Caught defending on a 2-on-1 break, just drew a charge on DWade. Hit his 1st 2 treys.
Chris Bosh was not the only Heat player the Rockets' pursued. Did not advance nearly as far, but also had talks with Deng.
Same Rockets starters, rotation as we have seen lately, McHale said. That had Black as b/up center, Smith as b/up point, Pap as backup SF.
7-1 Bayern Munchen !;-)
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Rockets practice ended about 35 minutes ago. Almost everyone long gone. TJones, D-Mo still going hard through drills. Been like that a lot.
Waiting out Rockets practice in Heat facility. Nice wall of 120 or so photos of Heat players, staff posing w/ LOB trophies, family members.
Isaiah Canaan checks in with six minutes left. Would be interesting to see if Canaan gets more time in Miami or if Ish is backup pt for now.
Though playing against the far end of the Warriors bench, Joey Dorsey has moved much better than in New Orleans. Scored on strong drop-step.
Jason Terry has looked very good in 1st stretch of preseason, hitting couple long jumpers, running the court well. Seems done after 15 mins.
Jason Terry hits a 3 at the shot-clock buzzer and does his first taking off pantomime in a Rockets uniform.
As Ariza comes out for Papanikolaou, he asks the PA guy, "For who?" The response: "For Trevor Areeeeeeza."
Never mind the A-rye-za mistakes. Our guy just said the foul was on Tarik Brown.
Steve Kerr t'd up. He earned it, too. That's his second of the preseason.
Dwight started slowly, but came on well. Had 11 points, eight boards and two blocked shots in 16 minutes.
Rockets rookie center Tarik Black starting the second half. Appears Dwight is done for the night, unless Black is beating him out.
Rockets have used Papanikolaou as a stretch four late in the half, as McHale discussed this week. It's been a good look with GS going small.
He can pronounce Papanikolaou but not Ariza? OK.