Jonathan Feigen

Doesn't really matter since I'm sure he'll be done in 90 seconds anyway, but this has long since been a lost cause.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets playing 2nd half of back-to-back their 3rd road b-to-b in 1st 11 games. Harden up to 31 mins. Lead at 29. Why is Harden in the game?

David Hardisty

In the last three games, the Rockets are a combined 19-91 (20.9%) from three-point range.

Jonathan Feigen

Harden's frustration starting to boil over. Just hacked away at Courtney Lee until foul called. Time to call it a night.

Jonathan Feigen

Maybe, but he has to show it. That's why still a question. Can't call on Omer again. RT @FullTimeFans: @Jonathan Feigen Jones?

Jonathan Feigen

With Z-Bo on Canaan, Calvin Murphy keeps screaming "Take him to the basket." Canaan finally did. Three-point play. Good job, Murph.

Jonathan Feigen

That's preseason question that remains. What happens when Rockets face Z-Bo, Aldridge, Griffin, Davis, Nowitzki or Duncan in playoff series?

David Hardisty

Great catch by broadcast: Zach Randolph both dribbles & steps out of bounds, right in front of the official. No call. http://t.co/atra0a2Y9h

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets best option to defend Randolph used to be Delfino. Now, it looks like its James Harden.

Jonathan Feigen

Isaiah Canaan starts the second half. Trevor Ariza moves to the four on Z-Bo. Memphis immediately posts him up.

Jonathan Feigen

Memphis is 24th in pace. In 1st half, they were 9 of 14 on the break, scoring 22 fast-break points, most kick-started by Rockets turnovers.

David Hardisty

HALF: Grizzlies 65, Rockets 42. 15 Rocket turnovers in the first half leading to 22 points for Memphis. Harden just 1-3 FG.

Jonathan Feigen

Grizzlies lead 65-40. In other words, they have scored as much in a half as OKC scored in entire game last night.

David Hardisty

The Rockets held the Thunder to 65 points last night. Memphis has already scored that in the first half tonight.

Jonathan Feigen

In fairness to Harden, Griz swarming to him when he puts ball on the floor. More ball movement should get it back with a chance to attack.

Jonathan Feigen

Checking in at the next dead ball. Isaiaaaaaaaah Canaaaaaaaan. Can't say when James Harden's offense will join the fray.

Jonathan Feigen

He is. Terry is backup point. RT @kay87c: @Rockets_AR @Jonathan Feigen @NSRHarkore if that's the case put Bev on the 2. Makes no sense to me

Jonathan Feigen

Again, Beverley came back. Does not want Canaan matched on twos. RT @NSRHarkore: @Jonathan Feigen What did Canaan do to Mchale? Where is he?

Jonathan Feigen

Back to the record book to check on a stat Rockets did not stain last night. Franchise record for most TOs is 34. Have 15 in 18 1/2 mins.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockes 14 turnovers by far the biggest issue but Harden and Ariza have played 15 and 13 minutes between them and have each made 1 shot.

David Hardisty

Rockets had 17 turnovers last night in one of the ugliest games ever. They already have 13 tonight in the first 15 minutes of this game.

David Hardisty

Kosta Koufos was draped over Dwight Howard like a hoodie. Dwight raised his arms and was called for a technical. Crazy call.

David Hardisty

With 4:20 left in the quarter, Rockets led 15-13. It's 34-18 Grizz heading to the 2Q. Defense isn't a luxury with this team. Got to play it.

Jonathan Feigen

Grizzlies end quarter on a 21-3 run, almost all fueled by Rockets tos. Had 10 in the quarter. Harden's only shot on an uncontested break.

David Hardisty

Grizzlies have made 10 of their last 14 shots, building a double-digit lead at 31-18. Rockets offense continues to look out of sync.

Jonathan Feigen

No. Pat Beverley ceased to be. RT @littlecoinz: @Jonathan Feigen what happen to Cannan? is he hurt?

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets have 18 points. Grizzlies have 18 points off turnovers or second shots. Griz on 14-3 run in two minutes.

Jonathan Feigen

Boos for Tarik Black in his homecoming. He transfered from Memphis to Kansas for his senior year.

Jonathan Feigen

This should be interesting. Papanikolaou checks in, matched up against Z-Bo.

Jonathan Feigen

Matchup of Trevor Ariza on Courtney Lee pits players Rockets once traded for one another.

Jonathan Feigen

Tony Allen picked up two fouls in 3 minutes. Matter of time before he got that T. Did stop a Rockets break, however, as McHale keeps saying.

Jonathan Feigen

That said, huge test for D-Mo who has been much better defensively this year. Game vs Z-Bo knocked him out of starting lineup as a rookie.

David Hardisty

Amen to that. Here's the channel lineup for U-Verse, DirecTV: bit.ly/1t0msFb RT @guebara78: @David Hardisty http://t.co/Bt75oGU5E1

Jonathan Feigen

Expect Tarik Black to play some backup 4 in his homecoming. Important that he avoids foul trouble or Pap would have to give up ton of size.

David Hardisty

Important to see Dwight play well tonight. He historically struggles vs Memphis. 9.5 ppg on 44% FG in 4 games against Grizzlies last year.

Jonathan Feigen

Told Calvin Murphy that sitting behind him at a game is like old times -- except now I have a stronger throwing arm and better aim.

Jonathan Feigen

For those keeping score, Root makes 7 networks on which Bill Worrell has done Rockets play-by-play. Only he and @dfbarron can name them.

Jonathan Feigen

No idea. RT @bigpuma1722: @Jonathan Feigen any idea when dish will carry it?

Jonathan Feigen

Yes. RT @TBREEZC: @Jonathan Feigen should the usual broadcast crew be expected tonight? Specifically bill&bull?

Jonathan Feigen

Don't know. Seems like Rockets TPE works well but would they use it in Nov? RT @CPJ32: @Jonathan Feigen you think C Brewer lands in Houston?

Jonathan Feigen

For those that have been asking, Root Sports Southwest debuts tonight. Channels are 39/639 on Comcast, 674 on DirecTV, 758/1758 on U-verse.

Jonathan Feigen

McHale said he's been given no timetable on when Terrence Jones might return. Jones has missed six games with a bruised nerve in his r. leg.

Daryl Morey

At Northwestern, we enjoy the simple things--beating Notre Dame&Chick-fil-A. Good thing CFB is on Saturday! youtube.com/watch?v=oYIUuy…

Daryl Morey

In Memphis 4 Three Dog Night 1-loss bowl. Impressive we R#1 D so far. Despite struggles @times, we know we can score youtube.com/watch?v=UiKcd7…

Jonathan Feigen

Almost never a shootaround between games of a back-to-back. RT @Rags2Rockets: @Jonathan Feigen was there no shoot around today?

Howard Chen

Just set up a Fri run w @KHOULily followed by a @snapkitchen #21daysforgood lunch! Hopefully, I can make it thru the run. Food looks delish!

Howard Chen

Whoa. Love this. Brian Mitchell goes off on #Redskins in postgame rant csnwashington.com/redskinsblog/b… (H/T @kjohnsonCSN)

Jonathan Feigen

Was thinking about stopping by Bricktown on my way back to the hotel, but after Rockets 69, Thunder 65 that would be redundant.

Jonathan Feigen

Golden State up 115-79 vs. Lakers after 3. Warriors could score more points tonight than Rockets, Thunder combined.

Jonathan Feigen

Kind of obvious but after tonight, Rockets still lead NBA in defensive rating, opposing fg % and 3-point %. Net rating, however, goes to GS.

Howard Chen

Colts can't stop Jonas Gray for the life of them. #SNF

Daryl Morey

Welcome back @Patrick Beverley! Efficient offense, great defense, & rebounded like a center.

Daryl Morey

We want to win games this year with our defense when our offense struggles. We have done it a few times now #pursuit

David Hardisty

FINAL: Rockets 69, Thunder 65. Let us never speak of this game again. #NineAndOne

Jonathan Feigen

If this game was not bad enough for OKC fans to watch, Pat Beverley might have been best player on the floor.

Jonathan Feigen

Reggie Jackson launches from 28 feet. Beverley rebound. Looks like Rockets will win with 28.7 % shooting, 20 % on 3s.

David Hardisty

Reggie Jackson misses a long three and who else gets the rebound but Patrick Beverley - 12 points, 8 boards, 2 steals for Pat in his return.

Jonathan Feigen

With Harden's 3, Rockets surpassed the 66 that still stands as their fewest ever in a game. The game was not stopped to mark the occasion.

David Hardisty

Refs got this one right after review, giving the ball to the Rockets.

David Hardisty

Harden with a HUGE three straight away, putting the Rockets up three.

Jonathan Feigen

More chippiness. Ariza called for a T for a shove of Adams. Tie game with 1:59 left. Rules require that someone win it.

David Hardisty

22-77 from the field, 6-32 from 3-pt range, 13-26 on free throws. It's a miracle the Rockets are actually leading. 65-62 HOU, 2:18 left.

Howard Chen

This Rockets game is really really ugly, which I guess could therefore make it ruggly. #RedNation

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets have two points in the paint in the 2nd half. Part of that is because the Thunder keeps sending Howard to line where he's 4 of 13.

Jonathan Feigen

With Harden drive, Rockets 5 of 27 in second half, but surge to a 57-56 lead.

Jonathan Feigen

Exactly. Time out was called 1st. RT @AMuenzler: @Jonathan Feigen it looked like players left the bench but was it okay because of time out?

David Hardisty

These players hate each other. The refs are doing a terrible job. No one can hit a shot. You knew this was going to happen.

Jonathan Feigen

After all that, technical foul on Sebastian Telfair. That's it.

Jonathan Feigen

And yes, we have another video review. Officials tonight watching more television than @dfbarron.

Jonathan Feigen

Telfair and Beverley jawing, which brings Scott Brooks in and many angry faces all around.

David Hardisty

Flagrant-one called on Collison. Clearly the right call ... no way Collison was going for the ball there.

Jonathan Feigen

Foul upgraded to flagrant-1 on Collison.

Jonathan Feigen

Another video review. This time on a Nick Collison foul to send Howard back to line.

Jonathan Feigen

Thunder going with two point guards, which puts Daniels on Ish Smith.

Jonathan Feigen

In search of a shot that will go in, Troy Daniels will get some playing time with Pat Beverley in the backcourt.

David Hardisty

Season-low 9 points in the third for Rockets, who were 3-18 from the field and 1-10 from long range with 7 turnovers in the period.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets third quarter: 3 of 18 shooting; 1 of 10 on 3s, 9 points. Rockets, Thunder tied at 51 heading to fourth.

Jonathan Feigen

Quick word from the great beyond. James Naismith sends his apologies for this game.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets 3 of 17, 0 of 2 from line, with 8 turnovers in third quarter.

Jonathan Feigen

OKC takes its first lead, 51-49. Shooting 32.6, 18.2 and 82.5 %, OKC shooting better than Rockets in every way.

David Hardisty

In four games against the Thunder since joining the Rockets, Dwight Howard is now 5-22 from the free throw line.

Jonathan Feigen

I don't think I'd ever seen a double-technical with one guy on the bench, but have now. Perkins, Beverley get hit.

David Hardisty

This game feels like a fight is going to break out soon. Real ugly. The two teams are a combined 6-34 from three-point range.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets shooting: 31 % overall, 17.4 % on 3s, 53.8 % at the line. Harden is 2 of 11, 1 of 6 on 3s with just two free throws.

Jonathan Feigen

Yeah, ton of Ariza on him, but after misses (and there's been a lot) Beverley. RT @DreamShakeSBN: @Jonathan Feigen Mostly Ariza guarding him

Jonathan Feigen

Beverley is back, by the way. Reggie Jackson is 0 for 6.

Jonathan Feigen

OKC calling it a flop. Called a common foul, which means, yes it was a foul, but Beverley flopped it up, too.

Jonathan Feigen

Reggie Jackson nails Beverley with an elbow. McHale screaming for a flagrant. Officials will review.

Jonathan Feigen

Dwight gets his nightly what was that goaltending. Hey, maybe that is part of discouraging so many shots? Nah.

Jonathan Feigen

Steven Adams has six blocked shots. OKC/Seattle franchise record is 10, shared by SuperSonics Shawn Kemp and Calvin Booth.

Jonathan Feigen

Record for blocked shots for a Rockets opponent Denver's 20 in 1984. Thunder with 11 in first half.

Jonathan Feigen

Pat Beverley put-back with .3 left gives Rockets 42-33 lead at half, their largest. Rockets 3 of 16 on 3s. OKC 9 of 36 overall.

David Hardisty

You know OKC loves Beverley. Beautiful tip by Pat just before the half puts the Rockets up 42-33 at the break.

Jonathan Feigen

I'm appreciating Leslie Alexander's call for a two-minute limit on replay reviews more all the time.

Jonathan Feigen

Thunder with 11 blocked shots in the half. Previous most for a Rockets opponent in a game was eight.

Jonathan Feigen

No matchup for Canaan if Terry at pt. RT @cdhthegreat: @Jonathan Feigen @Lee__Escobar so garcia is preferred by mchale over canaan?