Jonathan Feigen

Cuban stormed off shaking his head in Adam Silver's direction after that call on Aminu. He's fuming somewhere.

Calvin Watkins

Oh yeah, as Cuban walks by he gave a look to Adam Silver.

Jenny Dial Creech

Cuban just walked off the court… was shaking his head.

Calvin Watkins

McHale calls timeout to get Harden back in. Crowd boos. We have 6:42 left. Mark Cuban walks by shakes his head.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets get a time out up nine to get Harden back in the game with 6:42 left.

Calvin Watkins

Trevor Ariza draws an offensive foul. Crowd not happy.

Jenny Dial Creech

Really hard to imagine where this Rockets team would be without Brewer and Smith.

David Hardisty

It's Corey Brewer Time. 12 of his 14 points have come in the second half. 112-101 Rockets, 8:06 left.

Jonathan Feigen

After the time out, Mavs start the hack-a-Rocket. Josh Smith to the line. He has missed his one free throw. Rockets up 7.

David Hardisty

The Rockets are up seven, but note Dwight Howard is a +21 in this game. Mavs can't do anything with him.

David Hardisty

It's the Smoove-Superman fourth quarter connection. vine.co/v/eWWQKQmdwKM

Calvin Watkins

Josh Smith with three assists all to Howard. the latest, a two-handed jam and the visitors lead, 108-101 with 8:56 remaining.

Jonathan Feigen

Mavericks with four fouls with 9 1/2 minutes left. Do they starting fouling Smith? Awfully tight game for that.

Calvin Watkins

Fans not happy with the calls going the Rockets way. Howard has 20 rebounds by the way.

David Hardisty

Dwight Howard now has 20 rebounds.

Calvin Watkins

Mavs trying to be physical with Howard.

David Hardisty

101-99 Rockets heading to 4th. Harden's 16 points in 3Q was two shy of Hakeem's franchise playoff record for a quarter (18p, vs. Utah '95)

Calvin Watkins

Ellis has 24 and Dirk with 18. Chandler Parsons talks to the scorers table crew during the break between quarters.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets 101, Mavericks 99 after 3. Wish we could see tonight's Eastern Conference playoff game, said no one.

Calvin Watkins

Rockets lead 101-99 after 3. harden with 34. Howard had 18 boards and the Rockets are shooting 51.4 percent from the floor.

David Hardisty

"Corey Brewer! Better than a bag of chips!" -- says Bill Worrell.

Howard Chen

Capela. Hitting free throws tonight. WHAT IS GOING ON #keepitgoing

Calvin Watkins

Harden is nearing career highs in pts (37) FGM (13) and assists (11). He's got 32 pts, 11 FGM and seven assists with 2:51 left.

Calvin Watkins

Harden with seven assists and 32 points. His best game of the postseason.

Jonathan Feigen

Harden with assist on Rockets past 3 FGs and hockey assist on Brewer 3. Both tms exploiting weaknesses, but also some great offensive play.

Howard Chen

Boy, when Brewer gets going...

Jonathan Feigen

Harden is five points shy of matching his playoff career high. Howard is 6 rebounds from career playoff high. Who gets there first?

Calvin Watkins

Harden with a hockey assist. He passes to Terry who dishes to Brewer, who nails a 3 and it's 86-82 Houston with 4:50 left in the 3.

Jenny Dial Creech

Smith and Brewer in for the Rockets. I’m sure Houston would love to see them have a game 2 repeat late-game performance.

David Hardisty

James Harden already has 30 points... still 18 minutes left in the game. 81-80 Rockets.

Calvin Watkins

Harden's cooking. He's got 30.

Calvin Watkins

Terry and Harden trying to calm Howard down. Chandler throwing forearms into the chest. Good battle inside.

Calvin Watkins

Chandler and Howard doing some hand to hand combat. Howard gets called for his third.

Jenny Dial Creech

Carlisle was pretty fired up when he called that timeout. Will be interesting to see what comes next from the Mavs.

Jenny Dial Creech

Second half James Harden and Trevor Ariza are playing on another level.

Jonathan Feigen

For 3 days, McHale said the Rockets will have to withstand Dallas runs. They have. Now, they have to handle that 2nd unit as did not in Q2.

David Hardisty

Trevor Ariza realizes Dirk is guarding him. vine.co/v/eWWwmtH9Ka7

Calvin Watkins

Harden hits a 3, Rockets take a 77-76 lead and Carlisle is upset. Wanted a walk called on Harden. Nope.

Jonathan Feigen

Mavericks came back from a 12-point deficit in the first half. Rockets have come back from a 13-point deficit to lead, 77-76 in 2nd half.

David Hardisty

The Mavericks scored 72 points in a single half... and they trail early in the third quarter.

Jenny Dial Creech

Rockets, who trailed by 13, just took the lead with a James Harden 3-pointer. He has been phenomenal this half.

Jonathan Feigen

When Cuban argues, he looks as if he truly believes the official will say, 'You know, you might have a point. Tell me more."

Calvin Watkins

Rockets need Harden to take over this game. He draws a foul and he's got two shots coming up.

Jenny Dial Creech

Finally.. the Rockets were missing shot after shot and Harden hits a 3 to give them their first points of the second half.

Calvin Watkins

Rockets miss their first five shots of the half until Harden's three.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets have a lot to cover at halftime. First on list? I'd say transition defense. Mavs with 23 fast break points.

Calvin Watkins

Mavs shooting 57.4 percent from the floor. Ellis with 20, Nowitzki with 10. Mavs with 23 fast break points compared to 4 for Houston.

Jonathan Feigen

Howard had 14 rebounds in 19 minutes. His career playoff high is 24. Rockets having tough time taking him off floor -- among other things.

Calvin Watkins

Done with 24 minutes and the Mavericks lead, 72-65. Harden took over the last few moments. He's got 18. Howard with 14 boards.

Jonathan Feigen

Mavs' 72 points most Rockets have allowed in a half this season by seven, but a brief late run cut 13-point Dallas lead to seven, 72-65.

David Hardisty

HALF: Mavs 72, Rockets 65. I'm VERY encouraged by how Rockets finished half, given how poorly they played on both ends in 2Q.

Jenny Dial Creech

Some guy courtside was giving Dwight a hard time about his haircut. Dwight grinned and said, “That’s the best you got for me?"

Jenny Dial Creech

This doesn’t look like a game between two teams who have talked about a whole lot of defense the last few days.

Calvin Watkins

Fans upset, Howard gets away with a push off.

David Hardisty

The Mavericks have 70 points in this half -- that's the most the Rockets have given up in any half this season.

Jonathan Feigen

Terry 3-pointer was Rockets first field goal in five minutes. Missed six-consecutive shots with 4 tos in that 14-2 Dallas run.

Jenny Dial Creech

With 3:27 to play in the half, Mavericks are up 62-54 on the Rockets.

Calvin Watkins

The Rockets talked about playing with desperation coming into Game 3. Not seeing it.

David Hardisty

Rocket offense is a mess right now. Little movement, poor shot selection. Mavs now up by 10.

Calvin Watkins

James Harden was acting like Michael Jordan was covering him. Waiting too long.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets have had eight-consecutive empty possessions. Mavericks 55-49 lead their largest of the series.

Jonathan Feigen

When listing areas Rockets needed to improve since Game 2, I cited transition defense, defensive rebounding, ball movement. All poor in Q2.

David Hardisty

Would be nice if Dallas put Rondo back in. Rockets having a tough time stopping J.J. Barea. Mavs up 52-49. Time to put Harden back in.

Jonathan Feigen

Barea has been huge. Mavs don't seem to miss whathisname.

Calvin Watkins

Rockets look out of sorts here. No offensive flow right now.

Jenny Dial Creech

If you aren’t watching Mavs/Rockets, you are missing out. It’s nonstop action.

Jonathan Feigen

When listing the WC point guards we knew would make the Rockets miss Pat Beverley, I failed to list Barea. My bad.

Jonathan Feigen

Dirk was 1 of 5 before he hit a 3 to beat the shot clock, followed with a pull-up jumper. Tie game. Jones in to go at Dirk on other end.

Calvin Watkins

We're tied up in downtown Dallas at 44.

David Hardisty

This time the Mavericks knew the alley-oop was coming. Still couldn't stop it.

Jenny Dial Creech

Felton, who left the game limping in the first, is back in for the Mavericks.

Calvin Watkins

For a playoff game mind you.

Calvin Watkins

Rockets just missed scoring the most points in a quarter which is 45, set in 1980.

Jonathan Feigen

I was wondering, and just starting to look it up. Keep 'em coming. twitter.com/JeromeSolomon/…

David Hardisty

The 42 points the Rockets scored in the 1Q was their highest-scoring quarter this season. Previous high was 41 against Phoenix (2/10).

Jonathan Feigen

Actually, that's the most points the Rockets have scored in any quarter in 2014-15. First team to 150 wins.

Calvin Watkins

Monta Ellis has 12 for Dallas and the Mavs are shooting 60.9 percent from the floor.

David Hardisty

Josh Smith scores 5 straight points to end 1Q, Rockets lead 42-36 after shooting 64%. Harden (12p), Jones (10p) leading the attack.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets 42, Mavs 36. That's the most first quarter points the Rockets have had all season. Made 16 of 25 shots.

Calvin Watkins

After one, Houston leads 42-36. Harden with 12, Jones with 10 and four. Rockets with 20 points inside.

Jonathan Feigen

Mavs with 8-0 run in 50 secs, including sensational Stoudemire block of Smith dunk attempt. Rockets had said would have to take a punch.

Calvin Watkins

Jason Garrett, Cowboys coach, in the house.

Jenny Dial Creech

The Dallas crowd suddenly realized they are at a playoff game...

Calvin Watkins

Harden hit the back of his head on that last drive. Seems Ok. but was rubbing it.

Jonathan Feigen

Harden's foolish first-minute foul now could hurt. Picks up second on a charge with 2:37 left in Q1. Stays in game.

Calvin Watkins

James Harden called for an offensive foul. That was because of Rick Carlisle who worked the refs over for about four possessions.

Jonathan Feigen

Harden with a tough love chat with Capela after time out. Had to be about defensive end after those past two possessions.

Calvin Watkins

Rockets with 16 inside and seven second chance points with 3:00 left in first quarter.

Jonathan Feigen

With Capela in, we have the first hack-a-Rocket of the game. Expect there to be many. #hackapela

Calvin Watkins

Hack a Capela has started.

Jonathan Feigen

Terrence Jones had 10 early points with the Rockets definitely looking for him to attack. But he picked up 2nd foul. Capela in.

Jenny Dial Creech

Terrence Jones feeling it tonight, too. He has 10 early points.

Calvin Watkins

Terrence Jones off to a strong start. He's got 10 points and four rebounds thus far. Rockets with 12 of their 27 inside.

Jonathan Feigen

Shooting 32.1 % in the first two games of the series, Harden off to a 4 of 4 start (100 percent) for 10 points in 7 min.

Jenny Dial Creech

Harden is 4/4 on shooting, 2/2 on 3s. 10 points so far tonight.

David Hardisty

Great sign for the Rockets -- James Harden a perfect 4-4 from the field, including a couple of triples. 23-15 Rockets.