Jonathan Feigen

Sixers, worst rated offensive team in NBA, shoot 60 % on Rockets, top-rated defensive team, lead 28-19 after 1. Rockets 2 of 11 on 3s.

Jenny Dial Creech

End of the 1st - Philadelphia leads Houston 28-19. This is a different first half than that one last night...

Jenny Dial Creech

Harden is coming back in. Maybe a false alarm...

Jonathan Feigen

Harden checking back in for final 6.3 seconds of the quarter. I guess he's OK.

Howard Chen

Ok Rockets. What the...?!? #RedNation

Jonathan Feigen

Harden returns to Rockets bench.

Jonathan Feigen

Alone on a breakaway, Francisco Garcia loses ball on way to dunk. Sixers up 13, the largest lead against Rockets this season.

Jenny Dial Creech

Harden to the locker room… looked like he was in pain.

Jonathan Feigen

Harden checks out in obvious pain, heads to locker room with a trainer.

Jonathan Feigen

Only the Warriors, in the Rockets' lone loss, had a larger lead this season vs. Rockets than Sixers' 7-point lead.

Jonathan Feigen

With Sixers up to 20 in 7 minutes, keep in mind Rockets lead NBA in opposing fg %, opposing 3-pt %, defensive rating. Philly 10 of 16.

Jonathan Feigen

On video of Dwight's post-game comments on Wed, they cut out part said, "I wish we could play every game in Mexico." Always a crowd pleaser.

Jonathan Feigen

Best Rockets defensive possession might have been with Harden back against 3 on 1. Wroten missed and Harden blocked follow.

Jenny Dial Creech

Rockets take their first time out as they trail the 76ers 13-11 with 7:28 in the first.

Jonathan Feigen

McHale not happy. Rockets defense awful to start.

Jonathan Feigen

What is this line thing you speak of? RT @haassauce: @Jonathan Feigen Line was Rockets -17.5. Would you take it?

Jonathan Feigen

Visit of the 76ers (which, coincidentally is their over/under for points scored tonight) did not bring out the crowd. Lots of empty seats.

Jenny Dial Creech

Rockets- Philly game about to tip off.

Jonathan Feigen

McHale spoke again about Harden's improved D. Among Rockets regulars, only Howard has a better defensive rating (per basketball-ref) so far.

Jonathan Feigen

No word on when Rockets Beverley, Jones will play. McHale said, "Pat much sooner than T.J." Sounds like Sunday or Mon possible for Beverley.

Jenny Dial Creech

On Beverley's and Jones' injuries, Coach McHale says Beverley will be back sooner than Jones.

Howard Chen

Kinda a big deal RT @SInow: Report: Giancarlo Stanton & the Marlins nearing agreement on record 13-year, $325M deal on.si.com/1xFu5pE

Howard Chen

Sad. Big fan of Real World/Road Rules RT @ComplexMag: MTV star Diem Brown dies of cancer at 32 trib.al/UJSOjw7 http://t.co/k4atcI9ZUW

Howard Chen

Of that group, 3 (@DeeChilllin, @toby_weathersby, Townsend) are #Hookem commits. @BucketsAll_Day is an #Aggies verbal. #

Finalists for Greater Houston HS Rotary Lombardi: @DeeChilllin, @toby_weathersby, @BucketsAll_Day, @RP_football's Cameron Townsend. #txhsfb

Jonathan Feigen

Officials for Rockets-76ers tonight: Monty McCutchen,Kane Fitzgerald andScott Twardoski.

Jonathan Feigen

As mentioned in the story today houstonchronicle.com/sports/rockets… Beverley, Jones still out as Rockets look to build on fast start.

Rockets Power Dancers

Today is the day for the release of the 2015 RPD Calendar! Make sure you are one of the first 3000… instagram.com/p/vY0XwYNtiY/

Jenny Dial Creech

Terrence Jones and Pat Beverley are out tonight against Philly.

Isaiah Canaan

On COD with @Troy Daniels getting these kills!!

Howard Chen

Cool stat! RT @AKuperstein: The Dolphins have won all 6 games by 13 points or more. They lead the NFL in double-digit wins.

Howard Chen

#Sixers lost by 53 points tonight. They're not great.

Howard Chen

Mario Williams wasn't gonna be stopped by anyone there. #BUFvMIA

Howard Chen

Whoa RT @YahooSports: Former #Seattle big man, Robert Swift has been charged with a gun crime yhoo.it/1EBNmc3 http://t.co/qGYeIa6Les

Howard Chen

Another tough call against the Bills. Didn't think there was PI there. #BUFvsMIA

Isaiah Canaan

This Bulls & Raptors game is crazy lol

Howard Chen

Hmmmm I disagree with that intentional grounding call. #BUFvsMIA

Howard Chen

Chris Hogan seems like a pretty quality late-season #fantasyfootball pickup.

Troy Daniels

What channel is #Scandal on for AT&T Cable? #AskHouston

Howard Chen

Look what I got in the mail today. #SWATTteam #Texans #BullsOnParade http://t.co/D4k7FcmlfT

Howard Chen

Pic from that @Reddit AMA #RedNation RT @reddit_AMA: Join @yaoming for his ama live now: redd.it/2m7f9u http://t.co/lMWr6Uf8iY

Howard Chen

Says he misses steaks & #TexasBBQ most from Houston =) RT @DatWinning: Yao Ming did a @Reddit AMA & its pretty great: reddit.com/r/IAmA/comment…

Jason Terry

Another proud day to be a Lady Jet Sydney Goodson commits to play for Arizona State congrats #hardwork#dedicati... sqor.com/posts/0b0e582c…

Howard Chen

Thank u @dfbarron for the kind words 4what @CSNHouston was. We certainly tried 2give Houston the best! Love this city blog.chron.com/sportsupdate/2…

Donatas Motiejunas

Omg it's so cold in here! Reminds me Lithuania!;-p

Trevor Ariza

Federer is cold as ice!!!

Howard Chen

Yup. Death mode aftermath hahaha RT @adelauchida: And this is what @Howard Chen thinks of running with me. Lol. http://t.co/vpAP43Yrua

Rockets Power Dancers

We are so excited for the RPD Calendar Release tomorrow night! Check out the behind the scenes video! goo.gl/IjSR0s

Chandler Parsons

Check out my stancesocks launching at @footlocker this month! Thanks to @lancefresh and catch the full… instagram.com/p/vWXZ0aHsam/

Jenny Dial Creech

Cool story from @JeromeSolomon - Swoopes' son making name for himself on basketball court houstonchronicle.com/sports/article…

Howard Chen

Obv loving the weather lol RT @adelauchida: Look who is running with me for the first time! @Howard Chen http://t.co/guMREBIObc

Jason Terry

Congrats to one of the original lady jets Chastadie barrs aka Cnote #hardwork #dedication sqor.com/posts/c770753f… http://t.co/GWAGfhbM92

Daryl Morey

I see comparison, Ralph Wolf never got a sheep MT @reggie4you2 did u explain that Ralph Wolf was David Robinson & Sam Sheepdog was Hakeem

Daryl Morey

"Morning Ralph. Morning Sam." Joy of fatherhood - showing your son old Ralph Wolf, Sam Sheepdog Looney Tunes. youtube.com/playlist?list=…

Donatas Motiejunas

Pleased With Mexico Trip! ;) #Rockets #Pursuit http://t.co/yeYfRjunec

David Hardisty

FINAL: Rockets 113, TWolves 101. Harden 23p-10a, Howard 22p-10r-4blk, Ariza 19p. Pap, Terry a combined 7-7 3P. Rockets now 7-1.

David Hardisty

Very fun 2nd half to watch, especially after a discouraging 1st half where these two teams looked like equals. Rockets 7-11 3P in 2nd half.

Jonathan Feigen

Howard, Harden check out, Harden with 23 points, 10 assists, Howard with 22 and 10 rebounds.

Jonathan Feigen

I'm told Troy Daniels is fine. Harden still in game, but I'd guess Daniels will be shortly.

Jonathan Feigen

Harden gets his 10th assist on a slick dish to Ariza on a break. Rockets lead by 21, 6:07 left. Thinking he might be done.

Jonathan Feigen

Howard checks in to hit a 17-footer, easily his deepest shot of the season.

Jonathan Feigen

Nope. I've asked. Would think we'll know if doesn't check in. RT @LefterisMilonas: @Jonathan Feigen Do we know how is troy daniels doing..?

Jonathan Feigen

Attendance announced at 18,996. Not a sell out, but most for a Wolves home game.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets have made at least 10 3-pointers in a franchise record nine-consecutive games, eight this season. It's longest active streak in NBA.

Jonathan Feigen

Goes without saying that Tarik Black's 10 points are a career high, surpassing his previous career best of two.

Jonathan Feigen

Harden returns to nice cheers.

Jonathan Feigen

Harden immediately grabbed his right ankle after going down. He's sitting on the baseline, stretching with a band.

Jonathan Feigen

Harden is favoring his right ankle. Getting looked at.

Jonathan Feigen

Harden went down awkwardly on missed drive, hopped back down the floor and takes a seat on the floor during time out.

Jonathan Feigen

Wolves missed their first seven shots of 1st half, first six of second half. Rockets D let up in first half. Test is not to ease off now.

Jonathan Feigen

Dwight has missed two power dunks, so he gently puts in an oop from Harden and looks up to give thanks. Rockets up 8, their largest lead.

Howard Chen

It's nice having Dwight Howard inside guarding the rim. #RedNation

Jonathan Feigen

By the way, point of that tweet and link is not that Houston is not as mountainous as Mexico City, it was that they did something about it.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets have held teams to a league-best 27.2% shooting on 3s. Wolves hit 100 % (3 of 3) in first half.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets ended the half with centers Howard and Black playing together for first time. Obviously shorthanded at 4 with Jones out.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets up 53-49 at half. Harden and Howard combine for 27. This needs to be a game Harden drives his way to life at the line.

Jonathan Feigen

For all Harden has done well in first 8 games his range shooting has been way off. Shooting 30.2 % on 3s with a 1 of 6 going tonight.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets, btw, prepared for Mexico City's 7,382-foot elevation, in Houston, elevation 43 feet. blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

Jonathan Feigen

Corey Brewer, as usual against Rockets, looks like he was shot out of a cannon. He has 9 in 9 mins, 42 shy of his total last time vs. Hou.

Jonathan Feigen

After four-consecutive breaks, five players were tugging on shorts, Pekovic looks to be holding his chest.

Jonathan Feigen

Troy Daniels doubled over near midcourt. Struggling to get off the floor.

Jonathan Feigen

Coaches careful to sub early, often at altitude. Rockets have gone 9 deep already; Minn 10. Lots of slow walks to bench when guys come out.

Jonathan Feigen

Very entertaining 1st quarter. Very little defense after good start. Rockets up 28-26. Howard w/ 11. Muhammad with highlight, a flying slam.

Terrence Jones

Good luck to the #Rockets as they take on the Wolves down in #Mexico as part of @NBAOfficial global games. Wish I could be there! #ESPN

Jonathan Feigen

Standing next to Zach LaVine, Kevin Martin looks like Dwight Howard.

Jonathan Feigen

Roars for James Harden in pregame warmups. Remarkable at a Timberwolves home game.

Jonathan Feigen

LaVine could be the teen to beat in Brooklyn in February, unless he misses as many as he did tonight. Amazing vertical on that kid.

Jonathan Feigen

Close call on pregame dunk contest. For Rockets, give it to Dwight over Nick Johnson based on crowd reaction. For Minn, LaVine. No contest.

Jonathan Feigen

Not official. Appears to be Howard, D-Mo, Ariza, Canaan, Harden. MT @Kcann0n: @Jonathan Feigen Is there a starting lineup for Rockets yet?

Jonathan Feigen

If I use many As, Qs and Zs in my story tonight, @Jerry Zgoda is going to get really tired of my left elbow.

Jonathan Feigen

Just a few Minn-Hou connections: McHale, Dunn, Bickerstaff, Buckner, David Adelman, Motiejunas (technically a Minn pick), Budinger, Martin.

Jonathan Feigen

Most NBA players are extremely devoted to pregame routine, timing. Probably doesn't make much difference, but they always seem to think so.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets 2nd bus took more than an hour to arena. (My ride took 25 mins.) 2nd bus guys (Harden, Terry), had no time for usual pregame shots.

Jonathan Feigen

He and Beverley are scheduled to be reevaluated on Friday. RT @omershahab: @Jonathan Feigen when is TJones coming back?

Jonathan Feigen

He does not know. Felt pain in Philadelphia. Exam found the injury. RT @MRJLF: @Jonathan Feigen How did T Jones get hurt?

Jonathan Feigen

Would assume Jones, who is not here, and Beverley, who is also out. RT @rockets11213: @Jonathan Feigen inactive list for tonight?

Jonathan Feigen

Out. RT @Santosis23: @Jonathan Feigen What is Patrick Beverly's status for tonight?

Jonathan Feigen

Here's something you don't see in Toyota Center. A guy in the media room wearing a fake James Harden beard.