Howard Chen

Courtney Lee's so money on his free throws.

Jenny Dial Creech

I want every series to go 7... C'mon Memphis!

Howard Chen

Nice pass, Tony Allen. This game>>>

Jenny Dial Creech

In timeouts, does Brooks really have to draw anything up? Give the ball to Durant and the basketball gods will take care of the rest.

Jenny Dial Creech

I was going to go to bed early tonight... Doubtful that will happen with the quality basketball being played.

Howard Chen

This Grizzlies team is resilient though. So tough. They're not folding after losing that lead.

David Hardisty

Up five with 18 seconds left... well, you should be fine as long as you don't give up a four-point play and miss your free throws.

Howard Chen

Reppin Beaumont Ozen there. Kendrick Perkins. Boom shaka overtime.

Howard Chen

Ummmmm of all the bonkers shots. Whoa.

Howard Chen

Mike Miller. Cold blooded.

Jenny Dial Creech

If you aren't watching OKC/Memphis right now, you're not smart. Change the channel. Do it.

Howard Chen

That OKC playoff atmosphere is unreal.

Howard Chen

Dexter Fowler makes the nice backhand sliding grab to rob Cano to end the 1st. #Astros

Howard Chen

Much has been made of the #Astros struggling offense. M's 2nd worst in AL in BA, OPS, OBP.

Howard Chen

And as I tweet how King Felix has such great control, and he DOES, Altuve coaxes the leadoff walk. The Ho Chen jinx is alive & well. #Astros

Howard Chen

King Felix's stats are insane. In 28.1 innings, 39 K to 3 walks. 3-0 record. 1.91 ERA.

Jenny Dial Creech

Rockets see their faults from regular season resurface in Game 1: blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

Jenny Dial Creech

Dwight Howard: 'I have to demand the ball ... and go to work': blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

Jenny Dial Creech

Wesley Matthews: 'We don't see it as a surprise': blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

Jenny Dial Creech

Rockets fighting hangover from Game 1 loss in OT: blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

Jenny Dial Creech

Dwight Howard said he will defend Aldridge for a good part of Wednesday night.

Howard Chen

#Astros ace Scott Feldman (1.69 ERA in 4 starts) placed on the 15-day DL. Collin McHugh will get the call, the start tomorrow vs #Mariners.

Jenny Dial Creech

Dwight on Beverley: " I think he went home and just shook his leg a million times and whatever happened popped right back into place."

Jason Friedman

The Road To Recovery: Beverley dodges latest injury bullet as Rockets begin to build bounce-back plan vs Blazers: nba.com/rockets/news/r…

Jenny Dial Creech

LaMarcus Aldridge compared Robin Lopez to @Nick Collison in a great way. "They are all business and get the job done. I love it."

Jonathan Feigen

Chandler Parsons said the Rockets "watched everything we did wrong. We watched a lot of film.” Guess it was that sort of night and next day.

Jenny Dial Creech

Wes Matthews: "Neither team is going away in this series. No lead will be safe."

Howard Chen

Ft Bend Marshall OL Sam Awolope @EgusiFiend reports offer today from #RiceOwls. Also has #GoCoogs offer, among others. #txhsfb

Jonathan Feigen

Joakim Noah overwhelming choice as DPOY. Hibbert 2nd. Jordan 3rd. Dwight Howard was 9th w/ 1 first-place vote. I had Noah 1st on my ballot.

Jenny Dial Creech

Damian Lillard glad that Pat Beverley ready for Game 2: blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

Jenny Dial Creech

NBA: Late foul should have been on Blazers, not Howard: blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

Jonathan Feigen

When NBA admits these errors -- this 1 pretty obvious -- both tms, fans frustrated. One team burned; other wants corrections on other calls.

Jenny Dial Creech

Lillard on Beverley: "When he is a part of the team..when they know he is going to be subbing in and out...I think they are a better team."

Jenny Dial Creech

Lillard on Beverley: "It raises the level of the game when he is in there. I wish him the best. I hope he is healthy."

Jonathan Feigen

That call might have altered the result of the game. Then again, Howard probably would have made 1 of 2 fts and they'd still be playing.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets were down one at the time of the call. Howard should have gone to the line for two free throws. Instead, Freeland made one of two.

Jenny Dial Creech

LIllard said he was kneed in the thigh last night. He said it was a little sore today but wouldn't hinder him moving forward in series.

Jonathan Feigen

NBA issues a correction on call that fouled out Dwight Howard with 10.8 left in OT. Should have been on Feeland. nba.com/video/channels…

Jonathan Feigen

Harden about the lack of ball movement down the stretch: "That goes to myself. I have to not be so ball hawking. I have to do a better job."

Jason Friedman

As he did last night, Harden again accepted responsibility for game 1 result. Emphasized need to be more aggressive attacking basket

Jason Friedman

Parsons on Beverley being ok: "I'm stoked. Definitely didn't see that coming. He never ceases to amaze me." CP admits he feared the worst.

Jenny Dial Creech

Pat Beverley said he woke up this morning and knew that he was fine. 'I heal fast, I guess,' he said.

Jonathan Feigen

Pat Beverley went through all of Monday's practice without limitations and is doing post - practice shooting now.

Jenny Dial Creech

Just left Portland practice- as expected they are all in a good mood today.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets announce exam on Pat Beverley revealed "no acute issues" and he is listed as "day-to-day, but will likely be available for Game 2."

Howard Chen

Elkins Class of 2015 ATH @_JonathanGiles reports offer from #Hoosiers. Also has offers from #Colorado, #UNT, #FresnoSt thus far.

Pat Beverley expected to be cleared to play by Wednesday, source confirmed @Adrian Wojnarowski tweet. Rockets will announce shortly.

Jordan Hamilton

Set the tone today! Monday's are the start of a new mission. Instead of dreading the week, defeat it!! #Strive4

Jason Friedman

This time on wrong end of stunning, miracle finish vs Blazers, Rox come face to face w/ big questions going forward: nba.com/rockets/news/o…

David Hardisty

Wake-up call or death knell? @moisekapenda & I discuss the Game 1 loss & how the #Rockets can move forward from here. rockets.clutchfans.net/6524/rockets-b…

David Hardisty

Harden: "It's a tough loss, it's a tough way to lose, but we'll bounce back. We see some things we can do against them."

Jonathan Feigen

James Harden: "When you're up 11 at home with 5 or 6 minutes to go, you just got close out games. It's a tough loss, but we'll bounce back."

Jonathan Feigen

Lin: "It feels like they stole a gm from us. I'm not downplaying anything they've done. That's how it feels. We had it. We should have won."

Jonathan Feigen

Beverley stayed in game for 2 more possessions, a Lin drive before a pair of Lillard drives, w/ Beverley fouling out on the 2nd w 44.5 left.

Jonathan Feigen

Beverley limped away after the moving screen was called on Aldridge with 1:04 left in overtime. He looked very concerned right away.

David Hardisty

Dwight Howard says they feel bad for Beverley, wants to win it for him. Didn't sound like a guy who expects Pat back soon.

Jonathan Feigen

Howard sounded as if Beverley injury pretty serious. "It hurts all of us. We just have to step up here as a team and win it for him."

Jonathan Feigen

Per Rockets: Beverley has a sprained right knee. Will have an MRI on Monday. Tore miniscus in right knee March 27.

Jason Friedman

Rockets PR says sprained knee for Beverley. MRI tomorrow.

David Hardisty

Kevin McHale says "we'll find out more tomorrow" on Beverley's injury status. He was limping some in overtime.

Jason Friedman

Incredible. Harden's shot comes up empty and the Blazers ride an historic performance from LMA and huge clutch play from Dame to win 122-120

David Hardisty

Harden misses at the buzzer and that's it. Rockets lose home court advantage, fall 122-120 in OT.

David Hardisty

No idea why Harden went for a 3 on that shot -- and so quickly. He has had a poor shooting night, but that wasn't a smart move. Unlike him.

Jonathan Feigen

Harden misses jumper. He's 8 of 27. Howard fouls out on rebound with 10.8 seconds left. Freeland at the line in his first minute on floor.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets switch on screens. Lillard beats Jones off dribble, draws a foul. Blazers up 1. Game is coming down to a last possession. Again.

David Hardisty

Lillard drives and is fouled, makes both free throws. Rockets have 17 seconds, down one, to win the game.

David Hardisty

Garcia goes to line, makes 1st, misses 2nd but Dwight gets board and is fouled. He makes 1-2. Rockets 120, Blazers 119, 24.5 sec left. #WOW

Jason Friedman

So about crashing those boards ... Rockets get two offensive rebounds, and now Garcia heading to line. Each club w/ 25 2nd chance points.

Jason Friedman

Lillard and-1 puts POR up 1, 44.5 left. Rest assured Rox will attack hoop and, if that fails, crash boards. Huge advantages in paint now.

Jonathan Feigen

Lillard drive, and-one. Blazers up one, 44.5 left. Beverley fouls out.

David Hardisty

Not as fortunate the second time around -- Lillard three-point play puts Blazers up one. Timeout Rockets, 44.5 left.

David Hardisty

What a defensive play by Pat Beverley to save two points. Tremendous block of Lillard from behind.

Jason Friedman

This game has everything (both good and bad). With Lopez and LMA fouled out, neon green sign waving HOU to basket. Lin happily obliged.

Jonathan Feigen

Beverley can barely move after Lin drive. Limps to bench. Rockets up 2.

David Hardisty

Lin with the drive and basket! Rockets up 118-116, 53.6 sec left.

Jonathan Feigen

Beverley limps back, favoring the knee that was injured.

Jonathan Feigen

Aldridge fouls out setting a screen. Tie game, 1:04 left. Blazers seem to disagree. Beverley drew it, but seems to be hobbling.

David Hardisty

LaMarcus Aldridge fouls out!

Jonathan Feigen

That's what this game needed -- a banked in free throw -- because it has not been wild enough.

Jonathan Feigen

If they called that a T, it would literally be a touch foul.

David Hardisty

Robin Lopez fouled out, but on his way out he gave two slaps to the back of Chandler Parsons. They called tech, but overturned it on review.

Jonathan Feigen

Lopez hit with another T after fouling out. Officials watching more video. Tapped Parson on back of head on way off floor. Call overturned.

David Hardisty

8-0 Blazers run in 56 seconds, but Lin banks in a mid-range jumper and we're tied up again. CRAZY game.

Jonathan Feigen

Aldridge with an impossible 3, has 46 to set a Blazers playoff record.

Jason Friedman

Who does LaMarcus Aldridge think he is? Corey Brewer?!?

David Hardisty

Jeremy Lin with a drive and foul! Rockets can now go up 6 with a free throw. Great start to OT.

Jonathan Feigen

Won't know for a while, but Howard's bucket might not be as big as drawing Aldridge's fifth foul. Howard on Aldridge. Both have 5 fouls.

David Hardisty

Phenomenal tip-in by Dwight Howard (and the foul) to open OT. Houston up 3. Rockets not getting in good offensive sets at all, however.

David Hardisty

Rockets gave up 19 points in the final 4:00 of regulation -- all of the points were scored by Lillard or Aldridge.

Jason Friedman

Not this time. Harden comes up empty from exact same corner and we're headed to OT at 106-all. One heck of a rally from Portland.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets tried to reenact play from win vs. Por last time. Harden with a much tougher look. No good. Matthews seemed to get away w/ push. OT

Jason Friedman

Rockets playing this game on their home-court due in large part or miracle Harden shot on March 9. Might we see a repeat?

Jonathan Feigen

Aldridge. Again. Matthews missed a 3. Lillard missed a follow. Aldridge could not be stopped. Tie game, 2.9 left.