Jenny Dial Creech

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."

David Hardisty

Beverley said they played it safe by taking him out, but he was confident he would be playing on Monday.

Jenny Dial Creech

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.

Howard Chen

Meanwhile, Anthony Davis is a man possessed tonight.

David Hardisty

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."

Jonathan Feigen

Easy to overlook key to Rockets win. D-Mo outscored D-No.

Jenny Dial Creech

James Harden took the mic after the game and yelled to fans that the Rockets need them to be like tonight every night.

David Hardisty

Sorry, but the Rockets, without Dwight Howard & Terrence Jones, beating the "juggernaut" Mavs in Parsons' return is laugh-out-loud funny.

Jonathan Feigen

Ellis turnaround 3. No good. Rockets 95, Mavericks 92. Harden with three-point play, two stops to take win.

Jenny Dial Creech

Rockets fans everywhere just took a collective exhale.

Howard Chen

Rockets buckle down when it matters most in that final minute, for the win. #ClutchCity #FTW #RedNation

Jenny Dial Creech

Wow- what a finish! Rockets win 95-92.

David Hardisty

ROCKETS WIN! FINAL: Rockets 95, Mavericks 92. What a close by James Harden (32 pts, 8 reb, 4 ast, 2 stl)!!

Jonathan Feigen

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.

Jenny Dial Creech

Dirk misses a 3-pointer - ball goes our of bounds and Dallas will have it with 5.4 to play.

Jenny Dial Creech

Aria hits both and Rockets are up 3.

David Hardisty

Ariza makes two free throws, Rockets up by three, 21.3 seconds left.

Jonathan Feigen

Harden closes to Monta Ellis, forcing bad pass, stolen by Ariza. He goes to line with 21.3 left.

Jenny Dial Creech

Mavericks turn the ball over! Aria gets it and he is fouled.

David Hardisty

Harden with the block!

David Hardisty

Really smart play by Harden to force the action, going two-for-one. Rockets should get the ball back with 28+ ticks left.

Jenny Dial Creech

Mavs will have the ball after the timeout.

Jonathan Feigen

Finally, the Rockets get 3 from considerably closer than 24 feet away. Harden three-point play puts Rockets up 93-92, 28.2 left.

Howard Chen

Harden didn't look fazed at all after the contact by Parsons. Just kept going forward for the hoop and one. #RedNation

David Hardisty

Harden makes the free throw. Rockets lead 93-92, timeout Dallas. 28.2 seconds left.

Jenny Dial Creech

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.

David Hardisty

Rockets force a Monta Ellis miss, then Harden blows past Parsons, gets fouled and makes the basket. Tied up! Fans going crazy!

Jenny Dial Creech

Tie game- James Harden with a floater with 28.2 to play!

David Hardisty

Two Harden free throws cut the Dallas lead to 92-90, 56.6 seconds left.

Jenny Dial Creech

4 point game. 58 seconds. Rockets ball.

Jenny Dial Creech

Terry gets a quick layup and its Dallas 91, Rockets 88. Mavs call a timeout.

Howard Chen

Hmmm 26 points in the 2nd half with this game in the late stages... #nobueno #RedNation

David Hardisty

No replay shown, but sure looked like Monta Ellis traveled on that play from here. Dallas up 91-86, 1:22 left.

Jenny Dial Creech

Still a 5-point game with 1:22 to play. Rockets have the ball.

Jenny Dial Creech

Tyson Chandler limping back to the bench after last play.

Howard Chen

Huge pump fake by Monta Ellis got the Rockets to bite, set up that easy deuce.

Jenny Dial Creech

Chandler Parsons just hit 1/2 free throws. Mans lead 89-84 with 1:45 to play.

Jenny Dial Creech

Dallas misses three field goals in a row, but gets three offensive rebounds in a row.

Howard Chen

Monta Ellis. Hits big shots against the Rockets.

Jonathan Feigen

Pat Beverley out with a sore hamstring.

Jenny Dial Creech

Needless to say, the Rockets do not need another injury right now. Dwight Howard, Terrence Jones, Pat Beverley.

Jenny Dial Creech

Pat Beverley will not return- sore hamstring.

Jenny Dial Creech

Ruling on the floor stands- that will stay a personal foul on Parsons.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets have tied franchise record for attempted 3s with 46. Officials have set NBA record with too many video reviews to count.

Jenny Dial Creech

In case you aren’t watching, Mavericks are up 86-81 on Rockets with 3:14 to play.

Jenny Dial Creech

Ruling on the floor is a personal foul… will be reviewed.

Jenny Dial Creech

Chandler Parsons with a very hard foul on Motiejunas.

Howard Chen

JJ Barea has been a crazy effective sparkplug off the bench tonight in this 4th quarter.

Jonathan Feigen

Parsons takes down Motiejunas with a hard foul. People seem agitated.

Jenny Dial Creech

The Rockets just can’t get a shot to fall.

Jonathan Feigen

Beverley has battled hamstring problems, but he started limping when he hit the Mavericks bench.

Jenny Dial Creech

Jason Terry coming back in. He is 2/8 on shooting tonight - 1/5 on 3s.

Jonathan Feigen

Jason Terry checks in for Beverley who leaves the court.

David Hardisty

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.

Jenny Dial Creech

5:27 to play and Dallas leads Houston 83-81.

Jenny Dial Creech

Beverley, who was limping before timeout, is still in the game.

Jenny Dial Creech

Devon Harris about to shoot 3...

Jenny Dial Creech

Dallas is about to head to the line after this timeout with a chance to take the lead.

Jonathan Feigen

Beverley collided with the Mavericks bench while chasing a rebound. Limps his way back to bench in time out.

David Hardisty

Beverley is limping after landing in the Dallas bench.

Jenny Dial Creech

1-point game at the Toyota Center.

David Hardisty

Rocket lead went from 9 to 3 with Harden out. He comes back in with 7:42 remaining.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets are 3 of 15 since they held their 18-point lead. Mavericks within four with Barea going to line for one ft.

Jenny Dial Creech

Dallas has a whole lotta momentum going right now. Barea just made a layup and was fouled by Beverley - he will shoot a FT.

Jenny Dial Creech

D-Mo posts up Dirk and gets the crowd going. Was a nice move. He looks good tonight.

Jonathan Feigen

I'm sensing that the Rockets miss Dwight Howard. Tyson Chandler and Brandan Wright have combined for 25; Black and Dorsey for 5.

Howard Chen

Mavs makin their run, Harden not on the floor for the moment. These next few minutes will be interesting. #RedNation

Jenny Dial Creech

Ouch. Ellis hits a 3 and it’s a 4-point game.

Jonathan Feigen

NBA record for 3s attempted in a game is Dallas 49 in 1996.

Jonathan Feigen

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.

David Hardisty

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.

Jenny Dial Creech

At the end of 3, #Rockets lead #Mavericks 77-68. This should be a fun 4th quarter...

Jenny Dial Creech

Mavericks making a comeback- were down 18, now down 10. 1:31 to play in the 3rd

Jonathan Feigen

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.

Jonathan Feigen

While game heating up -- Harris just nailed Beverley with forearm -- Rockets cooling off. Have missed past 7 3s. Still lead by 15.

David Hardisty

Called a personal foul on Harris, but it was a clear case where a technical should have been called at a minimum.

Howard Chen

Monta... Devin Harris... Safe to say Beverley's gotten under the Mavs' skin. #RedNation

Jenny Dial Creech

#cosign RT @ADBsportsguy: Based on the chippy play of this game.. I really want to watch these two teams in a 7 game series.

David Hardisty

Devin Harris shoved Beverley to the ground as they fought for a rebound. Refs talking this one over.

Jonathan Feigen

Give Parsons credit. Booed all night, he stood and acknowledged the crowd, who appreciated it. Good lesson for Omer Asik when he's here.

Jonathan Feigen

Message was "Thank you for 3 great seasons Chandler." Fans boo, until Parsons waves to the crowd. Then some cheers.

Jenny Dial Creech

Now Chandler is getting a standing ovation and lots of cheers during his tribute video.

Jonathan Feigen

Boos as the Rockets play their Chandler Parsons tribute video.

David Hardisty

Wow! They are doing a Chandler Parsons video tribute right now, and it's being booed.

David Hardisty

Tarik Black scored! That alone is enough to force Rick Carlisle into a timeout. Rockets up 68-55, 6:42 3Q.

Howard Chen

Tyson Chandler's putting together a nice alley-oop dunk reel with Dwight not in there.

Jenny Dial Creech

Tyson Chandler and James Harden really aren’t friends tonight.

Jonathan Feigen

Or should that be D-Mo vs. D-No? Motiejunas just got a tough call, out with three fouls.

Jonathan Feigen

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.

Jenny Dial Creech

Red Rowdies are chanting “Happy Birthday” to Tarik Black.

Jonathan Feigen

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.

Jenny Dial Creech

Beverley starts the 3rd with a 3-pointer- his sixth tonight.

David Hardisty

New career-high for @Patrick Beverley as he hits his 6th three of the night.

Jenny Dial Creech

Mark Cuban and Jason Tarry had a warm embrace while players are out shooting before the second half.

Jenny Dial Creech

Trevor Ariza and Mark Cuban chatting during warm ups for the second half.