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The problem with Josh Smith making his first two three-pointers is that we may see him take a LOT more tonight.
Some familiar faces tonight. Hakeem Olajuwon midcourt with Leslie Alexander. Rick Smith, Bill O'Brien sitting with Rusty Hardin.
The problem with Josh Smith is he just doesn't take enough 3s.
Mavs made 9 of 13 shots to start game; 2 of 11 rest of quarter, both coming on fast break layups. Dallas 24, Houston 23 after 1.
After a very poor start, the Rockets closed the first on a 10-2 run. 25-24 Dallas heading to 2Q. Harden has 7, D-Mo, JSmith 5 each.
As we always say, only way to prepare to play NBA basketball is by playing NBA basketball. Jones obviously feeling it after four minutes.
End of the 1st - Mavericks 25, Rockets 24.
Jones’ last game was Nov. 3. He was excited pregame to be able to get back.
Lots of fans on their feet as Terrence Jones enters the game. Nice moment at the Toyota Center.
Terrence Jones checks in for first time since Nov. 3 to a nice ovation.
Rockets defense just looks completely different without Dwight inside. Didn't show against Lakers, for obvious reasons. A mess tonight.
Dirk collided face first with Harden. Immediately went to bench.
Mavs score on 5 of first 7 possessions. Rockets politely refusing to do much of anything until lower bowl crowd arrives.
Parsons heads to Rockets bench for a few words with McHale, Bickerstaff before the tip.
Boos again for Chandler Parsons in introductions.
Loud boos for Chandler Parsons as he's introduced.
With Dwight Howard out, Joey Dorsey gets his second-consecutive start at center for Rockets.
Rick Carlisle on Harden: "There's nobody playing better ball on the planet."
Mavs coach Rick Carlisle on James Harden: "Right now, there's no one playing better basketball on the planet."
Rockets likely to hold Jones to about 20 minutes, but McHale said he'd see how things go. Has been out since Nov. 4.
McHale said Terrence Jones will play tonight. Does not think Dwight Howard will play.
McHale said he'd be shocked if Howard plays. In other words, he's out.
Terrence Jones will play tonight.
Terry was asked about the 'rivalry' between Morey and Cuban. "Neither one of them has taken a jumper, so it's a non factor."
Dallas has lost 3 in a row- Jason Terry says key tonight is to 'kick them while they're down.'
As expected, Dwight Howard and Terrence Jones are both questionable, game time decisions for tonight vs. Dallas.
Officials for Rockets-Mavericks tonight: Derrick Stafford,David Guthrie andMarat Kogut.
It doesn't go down for Klay Thompson at the very end. Great game. Bulls win.
Ok for real this time... Klay or Steph lol
Klay or Steph??
Klay Thompson is just B-A-N-A-N-A-S.
Dunk contest field -- Antetokounmpo, Oladipo, Plumlee, Lavine -- challenge is to get people in 15 yrs to say contest not what it used to be.
Either that, or to be names that stump the contestants of a spelling bee.
Coach McHale said there's a chance Terrence Jones could play as early as tomorrow- went through full practice today.
Dwight Howard is a game time decision for tomorrow night vs. Mavericks.
Bill Belichick just smiled and laughed on TV during Media Day! Miracles do happen!
Dwight Howard (ankle) and Terrence Jones (nerve inflammation) questionable to play vs. Mavs tmrw. First change in Jones' status in months.
Lakers to hold training camp in Hawaii, hoping free agents wish to join them. Waiting to hear if Rockets move training camp to Slovenia.