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If Josh Smith (4-4 FG, 3-3 3P) makes every shot he takes tonight, I'm pretty sure the Rockets are going to win. 25-10 Rockets.
Josh Smith has made all three of his 3-pointers this evening.
Of the Rockets 19 points, 10 have come in the paint.
Rockets with more points (19) in five minutes than in the entire first quarter on Saturday.
It's 19-3, Houston on a Howard dunk.
Golden State 1-9 to start the game.
Josh Smith has 8 points, 3 rebounds already.
Warriors 0-4 to start the game and Rockets are 4-7. This nine-point edge is the Rockets largest first quarter lead of the series.
Rockets with a 9-0 run out of the gate and crowd rocky pretty good. To their credit, they were up, into it when was a 3-0 run
It's 9-0 Rockets and the Warriors call time. Place is rocking at the jump.
Timeout Golden State. Rockets jump out to a 9-0 lead and this place is booming loud.
Rockets start Game 4 off with a 9-0 run.
The Warriors have two turnovers now - that’s more than they had in the first half of Game 3.
Josh Smith gets the scoring started with a 3.
If the Rockets win tonight, Nicholas Connors has to be back to sing The National Anthem every night, which would be fine with me.
Last time Mr. Crawford was here the game lasted two hours and 58 minutes. The shot clock broke and 67 fouls were called.
Joey Crawford, Mike Callahan and Tom Washington are the refs for Game 4.
More McHale: "We’re going to go out and fight. You got to come out swinging. I can’t say a lot about it."
McHale 6-2 w/ Rockets in elimination games. "I just got on their ass yesterday. If you’re going to feel sorry for yourself, don’t show up."
McHale: I kinda got on their ass yesterday about it. If you feel sorry for yourself then don’t show up, but were going to go out and fight.
Kevin McHale: "I don’t understand what feeling sorry for yourself has ever done for anybody. I'm not a big fan of that."
McHale said he told the Rockets that if they were going to feel sorry themselves, they shouldn't show up.
Kevin McHale said Josh Smith will remain in the starting lineup and Terrence Jones will come off the bench.
McHale just told all of us in media that playing basketball for a living is a good gig and that we should try it. I'll get right on that.
Warm up music at Toyota Center: "Going back to Cali."
Tonight's Game 4 T-Shirt. http://t.co/wZaNMaymHA
G-day me and Clutch visiting Jacob Munoz! From all the Rockets we wish you get healthy and come to watch us playing!! http://t.co/5J3Yr2bZC1
Not used at all to seeing Keuchel give up a string of hits.
Who's bar b queing in Memphis?
The crew itinerary from Drake concert last night. http://t.co/p0t1VpaCm7
Officials for Rockets-Warriors Game 4 tonight: Joe Crawford, Mike Callahan and Tom Washington. Alternate: Pat Fraher.
Mr. James had a big night.
Just caught up on the UFC fights from last night: Cormier cracked me up, Anthony Johnson was super classy, Weidman's a national icon.
While he's not retuning for this series, Pat Beverley shot jumpers today after practice with a cast on his left wrist.
More Howard: "saw quit from everybody in the arena. We can't have that."
Howard on Curry rebound over him."It happens. It's basketball, brother."
Today is the 6-month birthday for my niece. I'm totally biased, but I think she's awesome 😃 http://t.co/WjoyQRzD5o
Dwight Howard on blocking out the noise down 0-3: "I never even heard that. I'm going to keep my headphones on."
Dwight Howard, Terrence Jones, Jason Terry vow better G4. James Harden, Trevor Ariza, Corey Brewer, Josh Smith all duck media at practice
Dwight Howard found Steph Curry snagging a rebound over him as funny. It was 1 rebound he said everybody gets 1 rebound
McHale on Rockets attitude down 3-0: "There’s no feelings. I don’t understand feelings. We have to play w force and we have to play harder.”
Jason Terry guaranteed the team will play better.
Kevin McHale keeps it real. Says his team needs to be more physical, play more uptempo. It's not about feelings it's about basketball.
James Harden didn't speak to reporters today. He apparently has left the practice facility. Steph Curry did speak today.
Harden has played great this season. In postseason teams attacked with more with double teams and when he's 1-1 another defender is near.
Howard was 6-10 on contested shots last night. I thought he needed more touches to maybe keep the pressure off Harden.
James Harden was 1-6 on contested shots, 0-3 vs. Barnes. He was 2-10 on uncontested shots.
Harden is good at bouncing back from poor games and Howard has played well this series. I don't expect Game 4 to be a repeat of Game 3.
“We just can’t quit on each other.” - Dwight Howard
McHale: We've got nothing else we can do. We've got to come out and fight. We didn't play particularly well tonight, but they out‑hustled.
Jason Terry: 'We got whupped pretty good, but you’re going to either run or you’re going to fight. This team has plenty of fight in them."
A stunned feeling in Rockets locker room.
Harden averaged 33 points (shot 58.5 %), 10.5 rebounds, 9 assists, 3.5 steals in the first two games. Tonight: 17 pts(18.8 %), 3 rbs, 4 ast.
Corey Brewer: "We just got our butts kicked. It was embarrassing. It’s embarrassing anytime you lose by 30, especially on your homecourt."
I asked Harden what adjustments the Warriors made on him tonight. His answer: “None."
Steve Kerr on Curry: "...shooting is hard to describe."
Steph Curry needed only 19 shot attempts for his 40 points.
Rockets shoot 33.7 percent from the floor and got outrebounded 60-39.
115-80. Down 3-0.