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Rockets up 1-0 in series, lead a playoff series for the first time since 2009, the last season in which they won a playoff series.
Chandler Parsons on his first half injury: “I just landed and I felt some pain. My leg just kind of gave out on me."
“I am going to get called for fouls sometimes,” Dwight Howard said. “I just need to be able to play through it."
Brewer: "You have to stay with it. It feels great, especially playing against a former team. They traded me away for a bag of chips."
Corey Brewer hit 3 of 4 3s in the fourth quarter. He was shooting 8.3 percent on 3s in April.
Jason Terry had 16 points, 4 rebounds, 2 steals in Rockets win over Mavs in Game 1. “This is my time of year,” he said.
Dwight Howard said the foul troubles were frustrating but he had to play through it.
Kevin McHale on Harden: "James is a handful, he's a tough guy to handle."
Dirk Nowitzki said he's got to handle the ball and double-teams better.
James Harden said Rockets got to get greedy and get Game 2.
McHale praising Capela, saying he works very hard and nothing seems to faze him. Sounds like he's gaining some trust in the rookie.
"Our bench was huge tonight," -Rockets coach Kevin McHale
Plenty of heroes tonight: Ariza (12 pts, 11 reb, 6 ast), TJones (19 pts, 9 reb, 6 ast), Terry (4-7 from three) and Brewer (15 pts) all huge.
Jason Terry set the tone early as he finished with 16 points.
Chandler Parsons went 5-15 in 36 minutes. Dirk Nowitzki scored 24 points on 10-14 shooting.
Harden with 24 points and 11 assists. Rockets shot 44.7 percent from the floor. Terrence Jones with 19 points and nine rebounds.
Rockets win, 118-108 to take Game 1 and we got streamers coming down.
Rockets go up 1-0 against Dallas in the first round of the playoffs with a 118-108 win tonight. Game 2 is Tuesday night.
FINAL: "Not a very good team" 118, Mavs 108. Harden 4-11 FG, Dwight in foul trouble... doesn't matter. Rockets roll to 1-0 series lead.
Rockets got a lot out of Terrence Jones tonight. He has 19 points, 9 rebounds. Has been key in this one.
Brewer and Terry both won a title with the Mavericks in 2011. They are torching their former team tonight. Terry has 16 and Brewer 14.
McHale has Terry in with Howard pacing, waiting to return. Wanting to avoid hack-a-Rocket for one last possession?
Cuban wanted a travel. He didn't get it. Harden gets two free throws.
Corey Brewer ... and-one! He makes the freebie and Rockets now up 109-95, 3:20 left.
Dirk Nowitzki yelling at his teammates. Corey Brewer scores on a layup. It's 108-95 with 3:20 left.
Dirk has been playoff Dirk in many ways. He's 9 of 11. But he has six turnovers.
Now we have Hack a Rondo.
Rockets respond by immediately fouling Rondo.
Here we go... Hack-a-Rocket.
With 4:09 left, we're back to hack-a-Rocket. Smith to line with Rockets up 10.
Hack a Josh is here.
Here comes Hack-a-Rocket... Josh Smith going to the line.
This is Harden's second career playoff double-double. First time in double digits assists and points.
Love how the Rockets fans yell at Mark Cuban and he just laughs.
Harden with 11 assists. A kick out to Brewer who nails another three.
You get the feeling the Mavs have one more strong push left in them. They keep hanging around...
Harden with his 10th assist, blowing past Chandler Parsons and finding Brewer for a corner trey! 100-89 Houston, 6:07 left.
Brewer with a three as Harden gets his 10th assists of the night. Dallas needs a timeout and it's 100-89, Houston.
Corey Brewer picked a good time to start making his 3-point shots again.
With Howard out, Josh Smith has to protect the rim with Terrence Jones.
Dwight was out seven seconds. Mavericks layup.
Dwight picks up his fifth foul throwing out a hip on a pick-and-roll. Checks out with 7:03 left, Rockets up 8. Smith, Harden in.
Foul #5 for Dwight Howard.
That's five on Howard. Questionable one.
Dwight Howard called for his fifth foul.
Ariza’s 3-pointer ruled a two - his foot was on the line. Rockets up 90-81 with 8:30 to play.
They have already reviewed the Ariza three and called it a two (foot on the line). 90-81 Rockets, 8:45 left.
WOW.... a massive three by Trevor Ariza on a broken play as the shot clock expired. 91-81 Rockets.
Talked to a Rockets official today just praising Trevor Ariza. Professional. Steady.
Howard has played 12 minutes due to foul trouble.
Nowitzki with 20 on 8-10 from the floor. Parsons is 3-11.
Harden with 19, TJones with 12, Terry with 16. Rockets shooting 48.4 percent after three. Dallas at 42.5 clip.
Mavs score final 7 points of Q3 as Ellis hits a 3 at buzzer. Rockets 84, Mavs 77. Rockets need Dwight to play basketball for a while here.
Monta Ellis hits a three at the buzzer and it's 84-77 Rockets heading to the fourth. Dwight must stay on the floor now.
Monta Ellis hits a three while falling into the crowd. It's 84-77 after three, Rockets.
Oh, Capela. Almost threw the HOUSE down there. "Almost" being the key word lol
Ariza worked to stretch it out a bit. Seems OK. Brewer checking in.
Space City Seniors turned it out this evening at Toyota Center. On their A game.
Harden with a complete game. 19 points, nine assists, 11 foul shots. Drives to the basket.
Ariza hobbling a bit. Rockets take a time out to check on him. About time Brewer normally checks in.
It's pretty clear that when Chandler Parsons went out he was playing well. Since he's returned, struggled with his shot. He's 3-11.
Since Dwight went out, 7 consecutive Dallas shots have been in the paint, most at the rim. Made just 2. But can't give up plane like that.
You know it's a long night when Josh Smith is throwing up alley oops to Clint Capela.
Harden to Josh Smith who immediately fires the alley-oop to Capela. *wipes tear*
Devin Harris (left big toe) is doubtful to return.
Rockets have outscored Mavs by 12 in the 11 minutes Howard's been the game. Just cannot reach like that, especially for rebouding position.
Tech on Rick Carlisle.
Carlisle just picked up a technical foul.
Rockets now up 72-62 and Carlisle picks up a technical after the timeout. Harden now at 16 points, 8 assists.