Jonathan Feigen

With Blazers finally back in Houston, an oral history look at .9 and Damian Lillard's knockout shot houstonchronicle.com/sports/rockets… via @HoustonChron

Isaiah Canaan

Laying down thinking, just wishing you was here!!

Howard Chen

Ariza on the #Rockets' lack of def intensity to start the game: "That came back to bite us in the butt." cbsloc.al/1JBFoVI #RedNation

Jenny Dial Creech

I am definitely interested to see how Brewer and Shved fit in with Rockets. I will check in on them after practice tomorrow.

Jenny Dial Creech

Newest acquisitions Shved & Brewer join Rockets with optimism aplenty blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

Jenny Dial Creech

Trevor Ariza on Atlanta: “They were doing anything the wanted to in the first half and it came back to bite us in the butt."

Jenny Dial Creech

Dwight Howard: "I have total faith in our team and what we are trying to accomplish. We are going to have some rough patches."

Jenny Dial Creech

Rockets coach Kevin McHale on the Rockets’ loss to Atlanta: “We had our chances."

Howard Chen

Good news for #Rockets fans: About that hamstring, Harden said after the game he's feeling fine. cbsloc.al/1ziX0lP #RedNation

Jenny Dial Creech

Rockets host Portland on Monday night. That will be a very big test. And a tough welcome for the new Rockets.

Jenny Dial Creech

Dwight Howard said the Rockets are having a tough stretch but need to stay together and keep battling.

Jenny Dial Creech

BTW, Harden said his hamstring tightened up but that he felt okay after the game. Will keep an eye on it next few days.

Jenny Dial Creech

McHale says Rockets defense was really poor in first half.

David Hardisty

McHale: "Our defense was very poor in the first half. We weren't down in a stance. We weren't ready to play."

Jenny Dial Creech

Harden's 14 assists tonight are a career high. He has had 13 twice.

Jenny Dial Creech

Fourth quarter fouls- Rockets 14, Hawks 5

Jenny Dial Creech

Big Atlanta lead in the first half came back to haunt Rockets tonight.

Jonathan Feigen

Yeah, Rockets got a few bad calls, especially the non-push on Dwight. But Hawks shot 51.4 %. Rockets don't win when Rockets don't defend.

Jenny Dial Creech

I’m sitting right where the refs walk off the court. To put it lightly, people were not kind as they were leaving.

Howard Chen

Big win for the Hawks at Toyota Center.

David Hardisty

FINAL: Hawks 104, Rockets 97. Offense still struggling, but defense followed tonight. Tony Brothers led Atlanta with 21 pts, 14 assists.

Jonathan Feigen

You know the way coaches so often say close losses were really decided in 1st half and everyone ignores them? This one was about 1st half.

Jenny Dial Creech

Crowd is hostile over these foul calls. Rightfully so.

Jenny Dial Creech

Really impressed with Beverley’s rebounding tonight. He has seven and none have been easy.

Jenny Dial Creech

Wow… I don’t typically comment on officiating, but… I have some questions on this game.

David Hardisty

There have been some awful calls tonight. I mean AWFUL calls. That Jason Terry three-point play called an offensive foul was terrible.

Howard Chen

Waiting for the make-up call. #RedNation

David Hardisty

Down two with 4:14 left, McHale goes small -- three guard lineup with Ariza playing the four, Howard at center.

Jenny Dial Creech

So poetic :) RT @theGOAPT: Ball. Don't. Lie. It is a spherical object incapable of untruth.

Jenny Dial Creech

This game is being called tight right now. Rockets going to have to be extra careful.

Jenny Dial Creech

Thanks to Rockets PR for that last Jason Terry note.

Jenny Dial Creech

Jason Terry w 11 points including 3-7 3PT FGM. Now just 2 more 3s to reach 2,000 for career (would be just 3rd player in NBA history)

Jenny Dial Creech

6:00 to play - knotted up in Houston. #Rockets 85, #Hawks 85

Jonathan Feigen

Referees, as with many humans, should not be expected to be perfect. RT @daboio: @Jonathan Feigen I mean $10,000

Jenny Dial Creech

Interesting note, Atlanta is one of the league’s best 4th quarter teams, averaging 26.3 points. Ranks third in the league.

David Hardisty

Terry misses a three at the buzzer, but a strong run by Rockets has it tied at 74 heading to the 4th. Harden has a season-high 11 assists.

Howard Chen

Harden in the 1st half: 0-7 Harden so far in the 2nd half: 4-4. This game's now tied after 3. #RedNation

Jenny Dial Creech

Tie game on a James Harden midrange jumper.

David Hardisty

Rockets making their second push of the third quarter as back-to-back triples by Jason Terry has Houston within one, 70-69, 1:12 3Q.

Howard Chen

Welcome back, Jason Terry. #Rockets back within 1 after two 3's by the JET. #RedNation

Jenny Dial Creech

The Jet with two 3s in a row- Rockets within one point and the Toyota Center has come to life.

Jonathan Feigen

Watched the replay of Harden "push" of Antic for a T about 4 times. Really unecessary to do and to call. Antic did not seem to even notice.

David Hardisty

Tony Brothers has locked in on James Harden. He whistled him for two fouls then called him for a ticky-tack technical that has fans irate.

Jenny Dial Creech

Apparently the technical was for pushing Antic. I didn’t see it.

Jenny Dial Creech

Wow- now a technical on James Harden. For this with tv, did you see why?

Jenny Dial Creech

Harden just picked up two fouls in the last two minutes. He now has 3.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets rallied from down 12, 14, 16 to beat Sac, Denver (twice.) Rallied a bit tonight but schedule and comebacks have gotten much tougher.

Jenny Dial Creech

Hawks back to a 10 point lead

Howard Chen

Nine straight #Rockets points to start the half. And all of a sudden, it's a 3-point game. #RedNation

Jenny Dial Creech

Make that a 9-0 Rockets run. Only down 3 points now.

Jenny Dial Creech

Rockets start the half on a 5-0 run, prompting a Hawks timeout.

Jenny Dial Creech

Harden just hit a 3 - his first FG of the night. First points for either team this half.

Howard Chen

Harden gets that first field goal. Toyota Center crowd roars. #RedNation

Jonathan Feigen

Weird stuff a night after the triple OT in San Antonio. Blazers up 29 in New Orleans and a handful of Spurs up 10 in Dallas.

David Hardisty

HALF: Hawks 52, Rockets 40. Ugly game for Houston. Harden is 0-7 from the field. Hawks scoring on several layups (26 pts in paint).

Jenny Dial Creech

Harden has four points- all free throws. Ariza and Beverley have nine points each for the Rockets.

Howard Chen

It's halftime. James Harden doesn't have a field goal yet. Rockets trail 52-40. #RedNation

Jenny Dial Creech

Halftime: Hawks lead Rockets 52-40.

Jenny Dial Creech

Rockets have cut this lead to 8 thanks to a pair of Ariza 3-pointers. Timeout with 2:00 to play in the first half.

David Hardisty

Nothing wrong about it. "Unlikely" is exactly the word used by Rockets. RT @AldoMCortez: @David Hardisty I'm glad you were wrong on this one lol

Jonathan Feigen

Also, check definition of 'unlikely.' MT @everdayadvisor: @Jenny Dial Creech keep opinions to yourself, report fact. Get sources or get out

Jenny Dial Creech

Rockets down 13 with about 3 minutes to play in half. A little run would go a long way right now.

Jonathan Feigen

Report from Rockets medical staff. RT @everdayadvisor: @Jenny Dial Creech keep your opinions to yourself, report fact. Get sources or get out

David Hardisty

I think this is the first time I've heard fans boo the Rockets this season. Houston down 47-31 and Hawks just scoring when they want.

Howard Chen

And Harden's now back in. Good!

Jenny Dial Creech

Sorry for the roller coaster there, guys. I go with info from the team. I think they were surprised too!

Jenny Dial Creech

So not so unlikely after all...

Jenny Dial Creech

Well there you go… Harden coming back in.

David Hardisty

Sure would have been nice if the Timberwolves had gotten that physical done today. Brewer can only sit and watch.

Howard Chen

Not good RT @David Hardisty: James Harden is unlikely to return to this game. He's out with a left strained hamstring, according to the team.

Jenny Dial Creech

Hawks up 42-31 in the second quarter and it looks like we won’t see James harden again tonight.

David Hardisty

James Harden is unlikely to return to this game. He's out with a left strained hamstring, according to the team.

Jenny Dial Creech

James Harden left with a strained hamstring and is unlikely to return to tonight.

Jenny Dial Creech

Hawks shooting 60 percent so far. Rockets having a tough time chipping away when Hawks just won’t miss.

Jenny Dial Creech

Papanikolaou just saved the official from being belted in the face by a ball.

Jenny Dial Creech

End of the 1st, Atlanta leading Rockets 32-26. Howard, Motiejunas and Harden each have 6 points.

Howard Chen

Hawks lead 32-26 after 1. Shooting 61%. #Rockets have 6 turnovers already.

David Hardisty

32-26 Atlanta after one. Hawks (61% FG) scoring easily on drives and cuts to the basket. Rocket defense needs to step up.

Howard Chen

Here's what Brewer, Shved said before the game today after arriving: cbsloc.al/1JB6XON #RedNation

Jenny Dial Creech

New dad Jason Terry in the game.

Howard Chen

D-Mo in the low post has become just about unstoppable. #RedNation

David Hardisty

Dwight Howard starts -- and finishes -- the break. Nice alleyoop feed from Harden to Howard gives the Rockets a 16-13 lead early.

Howard Chen

K that was some Harden to Howard NASTINESS. #RedNation

Jenny Dial Creech

Howard said this morning that they key to this game was coming out with more energy. The Rockets certainly have.

Jenny Dial Creech

Rockets vs. Hawks about to tip off.

Howard Chen

Just heard from @moisekapenda that @TSUMBB beat Michigan State hoops in East Lansing. #WOW

David Hardisty

In his first interview with Houston, @Corey Brewer says he's excited to be a Rocket and have a chance at a title. bit.ly/1Cl7C1O

Rockets Power Dancers

Make sure you are in your seats during the third quarter, second time out! You won't want to miss our dance with our drum line, Sonic Boom!

David Hardisty

Corey Brewer in front of his new locker with the Houston Rockets. instagram.com/p/w2RCxnoTZc/

Jenny Dial Creech

Just talked with Shved and Brewer- both really excited to join a team with a winning record.

David Hardisty

The jersey hanging in Corey Brewer's locker is #33. Alexey Shved has #88.

Howard Chen

Corey Brewer in the house. #RedNation http://t.co/MkJjshuqJe

David Hardisty

Jeff Teague (hamstring) is out tonight for the Hawks.

David Hardisty

The reason Brewer, Shved won't be available to play tonight is Troy Daniels has not taken his physical with Minnesota yet. Will happen tmrw.

Jenny Dial Creech

Doesn't sound like Brewer or Shved will play tonight. Still waiting on physicals to be completed for all parties in the trade.