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HOU is +78 during the 294 mins T-Jones and Parsons have played together this yr. O-rating: 116; D-rating: 101.3. Related: HOU up 12-5 early.
Rockets not only got Chandler Parsons back, but apparently Terrence Jones, too. Much more aggressive early than in past two games.
Chandler Parsons returns and Terrence Jones goes back to beast mode. TJones has 7 points on 3-3 shooting. Rockets up 10-4 early.
Seemed like some extra cheers (and a few more errrrrrrrs in John Paul Stevenson's intro) for Parsons. Rockets lost both games he missed.
Parsons is by no means 100 %. The pain is not as bad, but said the back is still very tight. And obviously, spasms can always flare again.
Rockets make it official, announcing that Chandler Parsons is going to play tonight.
Rockets make it official: Chandler Parsons will play tonight. Averages in 3 wins vs GSW last yr: 21 ppg, 6.7 apg, 5 rpg, 4.3 3s per game.
Chandler Parsons was right. He will play..
Chandler Parsons to do more stretching and therapy but said he expects to play.
2 Rockets tickets tonight if you can name 2 of the 3 active NBA players who made more than 125 3 point shots their last year in college
McHale describes Parsons as 50/50 again.
Chandler Parsons is a gametime decision. McHale says he is 50-50.
Chandler Parsons went through shootaround, says back feeling better but still some tightness. Will be game-time decision.
The way y'all make it seem.... Maybe I should start watching Scandal!!
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James Harden on Rockets offense: “We just have to get more (pick-and-roll) going, a lot more ball movement, not so much stagnant and isos.”
Jeremy Lin on a timetable to return: "I’m not really sure. I’ll know a lot more tomorrow (from) how it responds. I pushed it today. "
No change in status of Rockets injured players -- Lin, Smith, Asik, Parsons. Parsons likely to remain day-to-day. Would not have practiced.
Lin adds no specific target for return. Only been one week since injury. Initial timetable was 2 weeks, then re-evaluate.
J-Lin says shooting session today his first since injury. Pushed it today, but no cutting or running. Wants to see how knee respond tmrw.
Rockets basically watched tape and shot today. Couldn't really practice with only eight.
Actually, Lin's probably out for several more games before he can miss some day-to-day games. He definitely looks better down there.
Jeremy Lin with a long, long shooting drill. Getting close to a week if day-to-days?
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On that Rockets defense comment, they are ninth in points allowed per possession despite giving up league high off turnovers.
Rockets defense can go either way. It's generally pretty good, especially given turnovers that help other teams, but incredibly unreliable.
Late, great Chuck Daly said it takes 20 games to know a team. Not sure we know Rockets yet. Offense will be fine, but turnovers a killer.
Dwight Howard took just three shots in the second half. When there is no ball movement, no body movement, centers can be left out.
Harden's 0 for 10 3-point shooting the most missed 3s without making one for a Rockets player since 85-86 when started keeping such records.
Dwight Howard: "It has to be important for guys to come out and play the same way every night." Apparently, it's not.
James Harden was not in locker room when it opened. He said to team employees, "We have 82 games so it's going to happen."
Rockets lost. They have more games. Meanwhile, still shocked about Sriracha. Need to stockpile IMMEDIATELY.
Rockets 88 points, 35.2 FG% both season lows.
Rockets drop their second straight, falling 97-88 to Phoenix. Houston 9-31 from 3 (Harden 0-10), and turn it over 23 times. Bad combo.
Suns 97, Rockets 88, ending Rockets 6-game home winning streak and giving them their first losing streak of the season.
FINAL: Suns 97, Rockets 88. Bad loss, 2nd straight for Rockets. Possibly Harden's worst game as a Rocket: 3-17 FG, 0-10 3P, 5 turnovers.
Marcus Morris seemed to end this with a three, but a Beverley triple is keeping a slim hope alive. 93-86 Phoenix, 57.8 ticks left.
Well that won't help the comeback bid. Former Rocket Marcus Morris drains corner 3 of his own and that is likely the dagger.
Marcus Morris nails a 3 and reaaaaally seemed to enjoy it. That'll do it.
Brooks has gone 7 of 18, not great, but Rockets leading scorer with 17.
Good call, James. Passed up 3 (he's 0-9 from deep tonight) of his own to feed AB in the corner. Bingo. What do you know? 6-pt game,1:49 left
Still a game. Beverley makes both free throws, Tucker misses and a Brooks 3 cuts lead to 6, 1:49 left. This would really be stealing one.
Aaron Brooks hits a three out of the corner and Phoenix calls timeout. Rockets have cut this to 88-82, 1:49 left. Fans remaining back in it.
Rockets made a run during the time out. Bledsoe jumper overturned. Suns up 11, 2:22 left with Beverley headed to line.
Rockets need a miracle now. Beverley heading to line with HOU down 11, 2:22 to go. 23 TOs, 7-28 from 3 not exactly a winning combo.
Fans now head for the exits as Marcus Morris makes it a 15-0 run with a free throw. 90-74 Suns, 2:50 left.
Harden still firing away. He's 0 for 9 on 3s. Rockets down 16. Fire drill at Toyota Center. Time to clear benches.
Bet anything Bledsoe bucket won't count. Looked like it was after shot clock buzzer had sounded. HOU still in dire straights, tho, down 12
Suns answer Rockets run with nine straight points, lead by 10 with 4 1/2 left. That likely will do it. Rockets still looked discombobulated.
James Harden is now 3-15 and 0-8 from three. 1 assist, 5 turnovers. Terrible game for him. Suns' run is now 9-0 after a Dragic triple.
My friends are already talking about stalking up on Sriracha ASAP.
Much like Utah game, Rockets keep rallying, Suns keep fighting them off. 10-0 HOU run to start 4Q, but 6 straight from Suns has them up 7.
Frustrating. Rockets pulled within one, but a 6-0 Suns run has McHale calling timeout. Rockets down 7, 5:32 left.
Rockets start fourth on 8-0 run, cut lead to 4. They could steal this one if they take care of ball long enough.
8-0 Rockets run to start 4th making this interesting again. Rockets within 73-69, 8:39 left in the game.
20 offensive rebounds for HOU tonight. Their board work on that end literally saving their bacon tonight. Rockets back within 6.
Again, this is NBA's top scoring, second-rated offensive team struggling to score. Usual turnovers are a killer on shooting night like this.
Beverley w/ 2 outstanding plays to begin 4Q. Terrific hustle on off. rebound to set up Casspi, then hits runner. HOU needs much more of that
Suns 73, Rockets 61 after 3. Rockets wasted comeback from down 14 to within 2. Long way to come back to avoid first losing streak of season.
Rockets got within 3 but Suns close strong to take 12-pt lead to 4Q. 7 more HOU TOs in 3Q. Harden 3/14, 0-7 from 3, and just 4 free throws.
All that good work in the third got wiped out in a hurry. Suns close the final 1:58 of the quarter on a 10-0 run. 73-61 PHX heading to 4th.
Harden tries another 3 to chase a two-for-one finish to quarter. Misses. He's 0 for 7 on 3s. Suns on 10-0 run since Rockets cut it to 2.
Rockets getting offense back to normal in 2nd half, cut lead to as few as 2. But their normal includes gobs of TOs. Up to 18, 6 in 3rd.
After going 2-13 from three in the first half, the Rockets are 3-5 from long range here in the third. 66-61 Suns, 1:44 left 3Q.
Stan Van Gundy used to talk about way Dwight was officiated, just as every Yao, every Shaq coach had. They're right, but then, that's life.