Jonathan Feigen

Tarik Black was double-teamed in the low post by Tim Duncan and Tony Parker -- a sentence I did not expect to type maybe ever.

Jenny Dial Creech

Of course Troy Daniels is going to hit that… #TD3

Jonathan Feigen

Spurs playing more regulars in the fourth quarter than they probably will in April here. Duncan, Parker, Green and Belinelli start the 4th.

Jonathan Feigen

No need to check the scoreboard. Daniels and Canaan in so this must be the start of the fourth quarter.

Jenny Dial Creech

Troy Daniels enters the game to start the 4th quarter.

Jonathan Feigen

Harden quick getting some shots up before the third quarter ends and he sits. He's 7 of 9 in the quarter for 20 of his 25 points.

Jenny Dial Creech

Harden just hit is fifth 3 of the night. He is 5/9. Rockets lead Spurs 76-60.

David Hardisty

Little things Rockets didn't do last year -- Papa outhustles Spurs to offensive board, leads to a Harden three. Harden now has 15 in the 3Q.

Jonathan Feigen

We're moving the dials on the Popometer. He got in Tony Parker's face in that time out. Nothing too extreme by his standards, but...

Jonathan Feigen

Ariza chatted with Pop during time out. Kid official said he needed to go back toward Rockets bench area until horn. Lighten up, Francis.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets have led the league in turnovers forced per game this preseason. The Spurs had 13 in the first half tonight.

Jonathan Feigen

Parker played 15 mins, Duncan 13 in 1st half. Not sure we'll see a ton of them in second half. Rockets up 17 with Harden 2 of 9 for just 5.

Jonathan Feigen

Since McHale took TO less than 4 minutes into the game, Spurs have gone 7 of 24 for 21 points over 20 mins. No FGs in final 6 1/2 of half.

David Hardisty

49-32 Rockets over Spurs at half. Beverley-Ariza combo outstanding tonight. Excited about what those two will do for perimeter D this year.

Jonathan Feigen

Happy for Isaiah Canaan. Had to be a tough preseason, but he's showed something these past few games.

Jonathan Feigen

Aaron Baynes caught Harden with a hard right to the side of his head on a screen. Play on.

Jonathan Feigen

Game began with Spurs moving ball, getting open looks as if back in Game 5. Since then, Rockets have really stepped up D. Best it's looked.

Jenny Dial Creech

A Kostas Papanikolaou 3-pointer gives the Rockets a 10-pt lead in the 2nd QTR

Jonathan Feigen

Terrence Jones getting a long run as a backup center, matched up with Duncan. Best he's looked in a while.

Jenny Dial Creech

This is the first time in the preseason that we have seen Isaiah Canaan before Ish Smith.

Jonathan Feigen

Now this is different. Isaiah Canaan starts the second quarter at the point.

Jenny Dial Creech

End of the first, Rockets lead the Spurs 24-19 in their final preseason game.

Jonathan Feigen

D-Mo could not make a shot (0-11) on Wednesday. Can't miss one so far tonight. Hit all 3 with right hand.

Jonathan Feigen

Played about 2 min at pt. MT @mavs2011champs0: @Jonathan Feigen I'm unable to watch Rockets games. How has Jet looked at PG this preseason?

Jenny Dial Creech

Terry checks in for the Rockets- his first time in front of the home crowd.

Jonathan Feigen

Jason Terry checks in at point. Think we'll see a lot of that, especially with Harden still on floor.

Jonathan Feigen

Motiejunas hits his first shot, a falling, off-hand hook. A tougher shot than any of the 11 he missed on Wednesday.

Jonathan Feigen

All of the Spurs' 5 FGs have come off assists. All none of the Rockets four (on 14 attempts) have come off a pass. Kind of how both play.

Jonathan Feigen

Got to think Tarik Black starting last 2 Rockets preseason games while Dwight's out says a lot about him making this team. Can't be ignored.

Jonathan Feigen

And in case some of you don't have that song explaining Dwight Howard's laceration in your heads -- screen.yahoo.com/derek-stevens-…

Jonathan Feigen

McHale offered no insight as to how Dwight cut his arm, but it seems I have the Derek Stevens song, "The Lady I know" stuck in my head.

Jonathan Feigen

Tarik Black starting again at center. Canaan to split bench time with Smith. Make of that what you will.

Howard Chen

Rockets announce they've claimed Earl Clark off waivers, have waived Josh Powell. #RedNation

David Hardisty

Rockets announce they have claimed Earl Clark off waivers (@Eric Pincus first reported). Team has to make cuts soon. bit.ly/10s0DXY

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets announce they picked up Earl Clark. Now the cuts this weekend get very interesting.

Howard Chen

Manvel stud QB. Has visited #SicEm, #GunsUp. Also plans future visits to #Hookem, #Cal. RT @DeriqKing_: #TCU tomorrow

Howard Chen

Theres a recruiting article online sayin Kendall Sheffield is a shoo-in for the #Aggies. Just checkd. "Not true. Everybody is even." #txhsfb

Jason Terry

Natalie Chou Plano Phenom #EverybodyUp sqor.com/posts/8798e208… http://t.co/r5fdDwpoV3

Jason Terry

Gotta get lil Tony a HTOWN jersey #Everybodyup sqor.com/posts/0e0e99ac… http://t.co/l4vuCDROzz

Chandler Parsons

Playing in Orlando is still my favorite.

Howard Chen

Huge get for @TexasMBB today: top-ranked Houston-area hooper Kerwin Roach @SumbdyFixDaNet (#35 nationally via @Rivals) chooses #Hookem.

Howard Chen

Westbury Christian PG. Has visited #BGSU, #TCU, #GoCoogs, now #Hoyas RT @g_robinson1: Taking an Official Visit to Georgetown tomorrow

Jenny Dial Creech

Dwight Howard's stitches came from something that happened at home- not practice or a game. He was at the Toyota Center this morning.

Jenny Dial Creech

Dwight Howard has a laceration in his forearm that required stitches. He is fine, but is going to sit out tonight vs. Spurs.

Chandler Parsons

Happy Birthday to the best in the game @Drake! Enjoy homie.

Jenny Dial Creech

Dwight Howard: Healthy, happy and hopeful writes @Jonathan Feigen in the Rockets preview section houstonchronicle.com/sports/rockets…

Jenny Dial Creech

James Harden learning to be a leader, writes @Jonathan Feigen in the Rockets preview section houstonchronicle.com/sports/rockets…

Jenny Dial Creech

Rockets preview story on @Daryl Morey - Daryl Morey makes many moves but has one goal: a title houstonchronicle.com/sports/rockets…

Jenny Dial Creech

The Rockets preview section is available on our website. Check it out! Special Section: Rockets Preview at houstonchronicle.com/sports/rockets…

Howard Chen

For those who missed it, this is the video of the @CSNHouston farewell segment last night. Great memories, always. youtube.com/watch?v=86d_Qp…

Howard Chen

Ouch. RT @Los Angeles Lakers: OFFICIAL: Steve Nash has been ruled out for the 2014-15 season due to a recurring back injury. http://t.co/r0IxdGwC8d

Jenny Dial Creech

Daryl Morey makes many moves but has one goal: a title houstonchronicle.com/sports/rockets…

Howard Chen

Got a taste today of @DjVerseatile's #SomethingWicked mix, y'all. Be prepared to get CRAAAAAZY amped this weekend. #EDM

Isaiah Canaan

Don't be a follower... Be a Leader >>>> http://t.co/TxZpn7E8Ho

Howard Chen

Noticing it's a regular deal for Bo Porter to be on @120Sports. It musta been the Houston media that inspired him to cross to our side =)

Howard Chen

#Rivals150 guard from Bellaire HS RT @The_underrated5: I'm proud to say it that I'm a sooner !

Howard Chen

My former Twitter handle of @ho_chen is now taken! So was @HowardChen. Decided on @Howard Chen. Hope y'all like the name change lol

Jonathan Feigen

One player. To get his rights for the Vipers. RT @steven19890804: @Jonathan Feigen at this point, why rockets still signing players?

Howard Chen

No matter what's ahead, I'll never forget these amazing 2yrs doing what I love in the city that I… instagram.com/p/ugbDRzHbDr/

Daryl Morey

Always sells out very early, strongly suggest getting today RT @SloanSportsConf tickets on sale. Purchase yours now ow.ly/DeQAA

Daryl Morey

Toughest decisions this yr I can recall 2get down to 15. Good problem as staff did gr8 job bringing in players who can contribute!

Isaiah Canaan

Lets get this day started!!

David Hardisty

Really going to miss @BDolemanCSN & Calvin Murphy. Great postgm team. If you missed last night's emotional farewell: csnhouston.com/video_content_…

Jonathan Feigen

Could be some NBA interest in Covington, D-League ROY last yr, but might have to weigh non-guaranteed money here vs. guarantees elsewhere.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets still have not officially waived Robert Covington, but has not been w team for almost 2 weeks. Weighing guaranteed offers in Europe.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets make release of Akil Mitchell official today and sign Geron Johnson. Both will soon be proud RGV Vipers.

Jenny Dial Creech

Rockets hosting open practice and autograph session Saturday blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

David Hardisty

Rockets signed former University of Memphis guard Geron Johnson today, waiving Akil Mitchell. bit.ly/1vSWjwF

Howard Chen

All the kind words I'm receiving. From everybody. From my city. Yall are my people. Thank u so much. It was a pleasure, Houston. @CSNHouston

Howard Chen

A pic of us huddled at @CSNHouston watching the last show. Seems like yesterday we were here watching our first show. http://t.co/3G6ysR5JxC

Howard Chen

No matter when it ended, to be a part of the same #Rockets & #Astros game broadcasts I grew up watching, I did it. It was a dream come true.

Howard Chen

Last @CSNHouston #SportsNetCentral coming up at 10. All of us on-air folks have a part. #thefinale #lovethisteam

Howard Chen

The words of @BDolemanCSN and Calvin Murphy just now on @CSNHouston #Rockets Postgame Live. Tremendous. Love it. Will miss it. #RedNation

Jonathan Feigen

Terrence Jones just had a stiff neck from when the ball was saved off his face. Could have kept playing.

David Hardisty

I have no idea what James Harden's dance move here is called, but it needs a name ASAP. youtube.com/watch?v=SbpLqS…

David Hardisty

Rockets win 90-89 as Orlando misses at the buzzer. Isaiah Canaan scored all 14 of his points in the fourth.

Jonathan Feigen

Green misses at the buzzer. Rockets starters celebrate 90-89 win led by Canaan, Daniels and Johnson. Commemorative video available in lobby.

David Hardisty

It has been an ugly game, but a 14-0 Rocket run over a 2:13 span has given them the lead, 87-86, with 2:15 left in Orlando.

Jonathan Feigen

BTW, for those into this sort of thing, Canaan, Daniels and Johnson have led a thrilling comeback from down 12 to 1-pt lead. Canaan with 12.

Jonathan Feigen

Man, D-Mo is suffering. He is 0 for 11, including an 0 for 5 on 3s. Rockets bench will go nuts if he finally gets something to go.

Jonathan Feigen

Jeff Adrien w/ a hard foul of Dewayne Dedmon who jumped up as if he was going to do something. He didn't. Officials can review that this yr.

Jonathan Feigen

Terrence Jones heads to the locker room with 9 minutes left. He has been putting heat on the back of his neck. Don't think anything serious.

Jonathan Feigen

TJones is 3 of 10, Papanikolaou 1 of 7 and Motiejunas 0 for 7. Maybe they should try their right hands for awhile.

Jonathan Feigen

The J.J. Watt commercial dancers are back at it and better than ever. Sadly, the time out ended and the game resumed.

Jonathan Feigen

Kevin McHale was so stern in calling his players over in that time out, Kyle O'Quinn joined them.

David Hardisty

Nice defensive effort here by Kostas Papanikolaou, stuffing Moe Harkless leading to a Tarik Black bucket. youtube.com/watch?v=B4yraQ…

Jonathan Feigen

Terrence Jones' shot selection tonight -- if he sees a shot, he selects to shoot it.

Jonathan Feigen

Looks like James Harden will call it a night. Troy Daniels starting the second half.

Jonathan Feigen

So far, the most memorable thing to take from this game is the halftime show, a trick ballhandler, was outstanding. Immediately in top 5.

Jonathan Feigen

McHale apparently reading tweets. Isaiah Canaan checks in.

Jonathan Feigen

McHale on rotation tonight: "We’re trying to reward the guys who’ve played well in practice. We definitely aren’t 100 percent set yet."

Jonathan Feigen

Would seem Smith played better in practice or tm has w/ him at pt. RT @hunterl0225: @Jonathan Feigen why are we seeing so little of canaan?

Jonathan Feigen

Very unlikely that soon MT @nimesh_patel: @Jonathan Feigen Do you think the Rockets go after another big man or PG before the season starts?