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Beverley: "I have to be smart. I can’t go out there like I usually do when I’m hurt. It’s a long season. I have to be patient with it."
Beverley said they played it safe by taking him out, but he was confident he would be playing on Monday.
Pat Beverley said he would be back for Monday's game. Said he tweaked him hamstring and was just being smart about not going back in.
Meanwhile, Anthony Davis is a man possessed tonight.
McHale said they missed "10, 12, 14 wide open 3's" tonight, but that they need to take those shots: "We don't have a whole lot of slashers."
Easy to overlook key to Rockets win. D-Mo outscored D-No.
James Harden took the mic after the game and yelled to fans that the Rockets need them to be like tonight every night.
Sorry, but the Rockets, without Dwight Howard & Terrence Jones, beating the "juggernaut" Mavs in Parsons' return is laugh-out-loud funny.
Ellis turnaround 3. No good. Rockets 95, Mavericks 92. Harden with three-point play, two stops to take win.
Rockets fans everywhere just took a collective exhale.
Wow- what a finish! Rockets win 95-92.
ROCKETS WIN! FINAL: Rockets 95, Mavericks 92. What a close by James Harden (32 pts, 8 reb, 4 ast, 2 stl)!!
Harden was about to foul Nowitzki, but thought better of it with Nowitzki loading up to shoot a 3. Nowitzki missed. Dallas ball, 5.4 left.
I would foul...
Dirk misses a 3-pointer - ball goes our of bounds and Dallas will have it with 5.4 to play.
Aria hits both and Rockets are up 3.
Ariza makes two free throws, Rockets up by three, 21.3 seconds left.
Harden closes to Monta Ellis, forcing bad pass, stolen by Ariza. He goes to line with 21.3 left.
Mavericks turn the ball over! Aria gets it and he is fouled.
Harden with the block!
Really smart play by Harden to force the action, going two-for-one. Rockets should get the ball back with 28+ ticks left.
Mavs will have the ball after the timeout.
Finally, the Rockets get 3 from considerably closer than 24 feet away. Harden three-point play puts Rockets up 93-92, 28.2 left.
Harden makes the free throw. Rockets lead 93-92, timeout Dallas. 28.2 seconds left.
And Harden is fouled… he hits the and 1 and the Rockets lead 93-92 with 28.2 to play. The place is absolutely electric.
Rockets force a Monta Ellis miss, then Harden blows past Parsons, gets fouled and makes the basket. Tied up! Fans going crazy!
Tie game- James Harden with a floater with 28.2 to play!
Two Harden free throws cut the Dallas lead to 92-90, 56.6 seconds left.
4 point game. 58 seconds. Rockets ball.
Terry gets a quick layup and its Dallas 91, Rockets 88. Mavs call a timeout.
No replay shown, but sure looked like Monta Ellis traveled on that play from here. Dallas up 91-86, 1:22 left.
Still a 5-point game with 1:22 to play. Rockets have the ball.
Tyson Chandler limping back to the bench after last play.
Huge pump fake by Monta Ellis got the Rockets to bite, set up that easy deuce.
Chandler Parsons just hit 1/2 free throws. Mans lead 89-84 with 1:45 to play.
Dallas misses three field goals in a row, but gets three offensive rebounds in a row.
Monta Ellis. Hits big shots against the Rockets.
Pat Beverley out with a sore hamstring.
Needless to say, the Rockets do not need another injury right now. Dwight Howard, Terrence Jones, Pat Beverley.
Pat Beverley will not return- sore hamstring.
Ruling on the floor stands- that will stay a personal foul on Parsons.
Rockets have tied franchise record for attempted 3s with 46. Officials have set NBA record with too many video reviews to count.
In case you aren’t watching, Mavericks are up 86-81 on Rockets with 3:14 to play.
Ruling on the floor is a personal foul… will be reviewed.
Chandler Parsons with a very hard foul on Motiejunas.
JJ Barea has been a crazy effective sparkplug off the bench tonight in this 4th quarter.
Parsons takes down Motiejunas with a hard foul. People seem agitated.
The Rockets just can’t get a shot to fall.
Beverley has battled hamstring problems, but he started limping when he hit the Mavericks bench.
Jason Terry coming back in. He is 2/8 on shooting tonight - 1/5 on 3s.
Jason Terry checks in for Beverley who leaves the court.
Brace yourself: In the second half, the Rockets are 6-36 from the field and 2-20 from three-point range. That's unbelievably bad.
5:27 to play and Dallas leads Houston 83-81.
And the Mavericks lead.
Beverley, who was limping before timeout, is still in the game.
Devon Harris about to shoot 3...
Dallas is about to head to the line after this timeout with a chance to take the lead.
Beverley collided with the Mavericks bench while chasing a rebound. Limps his way back to bench in time out.
Beverley is limping after landing in the Dallas bench.
1-point game at the Toyota Center.
Rocket lead went from 9 to 3 with Harden out. He comes back in with 7:42 remaining.
Rockets are 3 of 15 since they held their 18-point lead. Mavericks within four with Barea going to line for one ft.
Dallas has a whole lotta momentum going right now. Barea just made a layup and was fouled by Beverley - he will shoot a FT.
D-Mo posts up Dirk and gets the crowd going. Was a nice move. He looks good tonight.
I'm sensing that the Rockets miss Dwight Howard. Tyson Chandler and Brandan Wright have combined for 25; Black and Dorsey for 5.
Ouch. Ellis hits a 3 and it’s a 4-point game.
Dallas cuts lead to 7...
NBA record for 3s attempted in a game is Dallas 49 in 1996.
Rockets cool off as Mavs cut 18-point lead to 77-68 after 3. Rockets 15 of 41 on 3s, 4 attempts from matching franchise record for attempts.
After going 13-25 from three-point range in the first half, Rockets were 2-16 from long range in the third quarter alone. 77-68 Rockets.
Mavericks making a comeback- were down 18, now down 10. 1:31 to play in the 3rd
The 3-point shooting starting to look like one of those time out contests. Mavs 4 of 24, 1 of 11 in 3rd. Rockets 2 of 13 in third quarter.
While game heating up -- Harris just nailed Beverley with forearm -- Rockets cooling off. Have missed past 7 3s. Still lead by 15.
Called a personal foul on Harris, but it was a clear case where a technical should have been called at a minimum.
Devin Harris shoved Beverley to the ground as they fought for a rebound. Refs talking this one over.
Give Parsons credit. Booed all night, he stood and acknowledged the crowd, who appreciated it. Good lesson for Omer Asik when he's here.
Message was "Thank you for 3 great seasons Chandler." Fans boo, until Parsons waves to the crowd. Then some cheers.
Now Chandler is getting a standing ovation and lots of cheers during his tribute video.
Boos as the Rockets play their Chandler Parsons tribute video.
Wow! They are doing a Chandler Parsons video tribute right now, and it's being booed.
Tarik Black scored! That alone is enough to force Rick Carlisle into a timeout. Rockets up 68-55, 6:42 3Q.
Tyson Chandler's putting together a nice alley-oop dunk reel with Dwight not in there.
Tyson Chandler and James Harden really aren’t friends tonight.
Or should that be D-Mo vs. D-No? Motiejunas just got a tough call, out with three fouls.
Ariza, Parsons playing to a draw. Ariza 2 of 7, 1 of 5 on 3s; Parsons 2 of 8, 0 for 5 on 3s. We now return you to Beverley vs. Nelson.
Red Rowdies are chanting “Happy Birthday” to Tarik Black.
Guess Pat Beverley is still hot. He opens the half with a 3, giving him a career-high six. Rockets nine from matching their NBA record.
Beverley starts the 3rd with a 3-pointer- his sixth tonight.
Mark Cuban and Jason Tarry had a warm embrace while players are out shooting before the second half.
Trevor Ariza and Mark Cuban chatting during warm ups for the second half.