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Ariza has stood out pretty much every preseason game. Caught defending on a 2-on-1 break, just drew a charge on DWade. Hit his 1st 2 treys.
Chris Bosh was not the only Heat player the Rockets' pursued. Did not advance nearly as far, but also had talks with Deng.
Same Rockets starters, rotation as we have seen lately, McHale said. That had Black as b/up center, Smith as b/up point, Pap as backup SF.
7-1 Bayern Munchen !;-)
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Rockets practice ended about 35 minutes ago. Almost everyone long gone. TJones, D-Mo still going hard through drills. Been like that a lot.
Waiting out Rockets practice in Heat facility. Nice wall of 120 or so photos of Heat players, staff posing w/ LOB trophies, family members.
Isaiah Canaan checks in with six minutes left. Would be interesting to see if Canaan gets more time in Miami or if Ish is backup pt for now.
Though playing against the far end of the Warriors bench, Joey Dorsey has moved much better than in New Orleans. Scored on strong drop-step.
Jason Terry has looked very good in 1st stretch of preseason, hitting couple long jumpers, running the court well. Seems done after 15 mins.
Jason Terry hits a 3 at the shot-clock buzzer and does his first taking off pantomime in a Rockets uniform.
As Ariza comes out for Papanikolaou, he asks the PA guy, "For who?" The response: "For Trevor Areeeeeeza."
Never mind the A-rye-za mistakes. Our guy just said the foul was on Tarik Brown.
Steve Kerr t'd up. He earned it, too. That's his second of the preseason.
Dwight started slowly, but came on well. Had 11 points, eight boards and two blocked shots in 16 minutes.
Rockets rookie center Tarik Black starting the second half. Appears Dwight is done for the night, unless Black is beating him out.
Rockets have used Papanikolaou as a stretch four late in the half, as McHale discussed this week. It's been a good look with GS going small.
He can pronounce Papanikolaou but not Ariza? OK.
Papanikolaou will pick up an assist here and there, but will pile up the hockey assists. Creates in all kinds of ways.
Dwight starting the second quarter. Knee looks sound, but he looks rusty. He's 2 of 10 in his two preseason games.
Still looks strange -- Jason Terry checks in for his first Rockets action. http://t.co/bLbM5I06gw
McHale said he wanted to use guys in combinations might play. Dwight came in with Terry, Smith, Papanikolaou.
Jason Terry, Ish Smith first guards off Rockets bench, getting his first time of preseason. Papanikolaou also in.
Trevor Ariza is 4-4 from the field for 9 points with 2 steals in the first 9 minutes of the first quarter.
Tarik Black, Donatas Motiejunas check in. Interesting (telling?) that with Dorsey back, Black is backup center tonight.
Ariza tells Steve Kerr to pipe down so he can tell the PA guy how to pronounce his name. Now, if someone can turn down volume on the PA guy.
As you probably heard if you have a window open in Houston, our PA guy keeps mispronouncing Ariza. Ariza gave him a long stare after bucket.
Isaiah Canaan made a late move, but checking with judges (me), Nick Johnson is tonight's winner.
With Nick Johnson on tm and Dwight high-flying again, Rockets' pregame dunk contest takes a serious step up. Dorsey puts on a show, too.
Rockets starters to get about 3 stints. Might be more interesting to see who plays off bench, including Terry. GS sitting Thompson, Curry.
That ending to the Rams-Seahawks game. Wow.
Home Field, Home Court all that matters in sports!! Get all the 50/50 calls
The Refs wasn't going to let Florida State lose @ home!!
Great Game .. Wow
Holy Swoopes to Shipley. Wowzers.
Longhorns break the tie with a Malcolm Brown touchdown. Still 1:19 left.
That was a masterful Seminoles drive. Florida State just drove down the field like clockwork. Jameis was on point.
Did Texas turnovers help swing the momentum Iowa State's way? Absolutely.
That toe barely touched outta bounds. Otherwise, that woulda been a Foreman Longhorns' score.
Another observation since they switched to 5-on-5, full: Harden's still ridiculous with the ball in his hands. Running with Terry on 2nd tm.