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Kevin McHale just said on 790-AM Houston he's liking what he's seeing from Clint Capela. He could get more PT vs Dallas.
James Harden said no comment when told Mark Cuban comments about Rockets being not that good. Josh Smith said team isn't trash talking.
K.J. McDaniels said he's got a fracture in right wrist and that he could be available in 2-3 weeks.
Kevin McHale said Dwight Howard will play in the low 30s tomorrow.
NBA tie-breakers make the Rockets' first-round pick the 27th of the draft. It goes to the Lakers in the Lin deal.
Mavs list Harris and Parsons as questionable. As mentioned yesterday, McDaniels added to Hou injury list (nondisplaced r. elbow fracture).
Jason Terry was starting point guard for the Mavericks in 2005 when HOU-DAL met in first round. “It’s ironic that here I am 10 years later."
Dwight Howard on what he learned from last year's playoffs: "Anything can happen in .9 seconds."
Rockets were confident Howard ready for the 32 or so mins they have planned. Will that be enough? Played 38.5 mpg vs. Portland last season.
McHale on Howard: "Last night he moved better, had better quickness, had better lateral movement, had better speed, better explosiveness.'
Of course, he always says that, but Rockets do need to defend Dallas pick-and-roll, should do some damage on offensive boards.
Dwight Howard on the key to first-round series vs. Dallas: "Paint. Dominate the paint."
I'm doing a gear giveaway Q and A on my Instagram for those interested: tarikbblack
Kevin McHale on last yr playoffs: "If you look in the rear view mirror you run into stuff."
McHale on return to playoffs after last season's crushing loss: "If you look in the rear view mirror you run into stuff."
McDaniels just walked past reporters with his arm in a sling.
McDaniels wasn't going to get PT in postseason. Still he's added to the list.
KJ McDaniels fractured his wrist in the game last night and could be lost for the season.
Today the Rockets had an optional practice but everybody showed up. Team mostly viewed film.
Rockets GM Daryl Morey: "We have big goals this year and getting ourselves in the right position was step one."
Obviously, McDaniels was not likely to play in the post-season. But it is remarkable. Rockets with injuries from the second to last games.
The beat goes on. Rockets w/ another injury in season-finale. K.J. McDaniels injured his wrist. Likely fractured. Likely out for playoffs.
My niece says wutup to her ol' pal Bucky the Beaver. She just got back from Taiwan and Japan! http://t.co/RAImOkTfKY
Bovada puts Rockets championship odds at 16/1, sixth most likely. Cavs, Warriors (11/5) listed as favorites followed by Spurs, Hawks, Bulls.
Dallas-Houston season series was kind of close. In four games Rockets outscored Dallas 402 to 398.
ESPN will do Games 1 and 3 of Rockets-Mavs.
With Pels' win, their 1st round pick (to Rockets) will be 18th pick of the draft. Last time Rockets had the 18th pick took Terrence Jones.
This is the banner the Rockets list the number of division titles on. http://t.co/InI40QmtA7
ESPN to broadcast Saturday's Rockets-Mavs Game 1. ESPN, TNT will rotate first 4 games. If there's a Game 7, on TNT.
Game 1 Rockets-Mavs is Saturday 8:30 p.m. CT on ESPN.
Game 2 will be Tuesday at 8:30 in Houston. Games 3 and 4 in Dallas are on Friday and Sunday of next week.
The rest of the Rockets-Mavs series, if necessary, will be every other day with times TBD.
Rockets-Mavs series: Game 1: Saturday, 8:30 p.m. Game 2 – Tuesday, 8:30 Game 3 – Friday, 6 p.m. Game 4 – Sunday, 8:30.
Game 1 between Rockets and Mavericks will be Saturday at 8:30 p.m. in Houston.
Dwight Howard on Chandler Parson: He's the enemy and we're still going to be friends and we're still going to kick it in the summer."
SW Division is 4th w/ every team in playoffs since 16-team playoff began in 83-84. Others, 05-06 Central; 85-86 Midwest; 83-84 Atlantic.
Dwight Howard: We want to win a championship, that's the goal.
James Harden on Dallas: "They're a really good team with a high powered offense. It's going to be a series of where we can get stops."
Memphis gets 5th seed. San Antonio 6th. Road to WCF for Rockets could be pure Texas: If they advance, will play winner of Spurs-Clippers.
Kevin McHale: "We came out and had good juice."
James Harden: “We had a lot of adversity this season. We didn’t back down from anything. We kept fighting."
Dwight: "We want to win the championship. You can have a great regular season, but the most important thing is what you do in the playoffs."
Jason Terry on playing the Mavericks in first round: “It’s going to be a phenomenal series for anyone that is a basketball fan."
Rockets get the second seed with the Spurs loss- Rockets will face in-state rival Dallas in the first round of the playoffs.
Rockets switch the New Orleans-San Antonio game on to the big screen. Pels up 8 with 29 seconds left.
Rockets handle business, beat Utah, earn home court advantage for first round.