Jonathan Feigen

Less than four minutes in, Joey Dorsey at the scorers' table to check in for Dwight.

Jenny Dial Creech

Dwight Howard definitely looks winded. Other than looking tired though, he looks pretty good.

Calvin Watkins

Jason Terry with three unofficial turnovers to start here at point guard.

David Hardisty

Dwight Howard is back... and it's great to see this so quickly. vine.co/v/O3nAMzIgPM3

Jonathan Feigen

Well, Howard didn't look rusty above the rim. Harden with a pass inside. Howard with a power slam.

Jenny Dial Creech

Howard gets the Rockets on the board with a dunk- his first points since Jan. 23.

Calvin Watkins

In his first game back, Dwight Howard takes a pass from James Harden and makes a one-handed dunk.

David Hardisty

Sharing some laughs. RT @Jenny Dial Creech: Omer Asik and Kevin McHale had a quick embrace before the game. http://t.co/KzsmcJYaUO

Jenny Dial Creech

The Rockets fans in the building are louder than the rest of the arena.

Calvin Watkins

Donatas Motiejunas covering Anthony Davis at the start.

Jenny Dial Creech

Rockets and Pelicans about to tip - More specifically, Dwight Howard about to tip off.

Jenny Dial Creech

Omer Asik and Kevin McHale had a quick embrace before the game.

Calvin Watkins

Got some Rockets fans in NOLA. http://t.co/M6Ycdd243E

Jonathan Feigen

Of course Dwight Howard has lots to do to work his way back, but his pregame dunk game very strong already.

David Hardisty

Big game tonight: Dwight's back, Rockets 2.5 games behind Memphis & a Pelican loss helps keep their draft pick (Asik trade) in late lottery.

Jonathan Feigen

How great has Anthony Davis been" Has had 25p, 10r, 2bl, 2st in 11 of his 56 games. Garnett's 13 of those gms most in a season since '96-97.

Jenny Dial Creech

Starting lineup is out - Dwight Howard listed officially for Rockets.

Calvin Watkins

Starting lineups Rockets-Pelicans. http://t.co/XNWj6AGx3E

Jonathan Feigen

As expected, Pels injured guys -- Evans, Asik -- back, starting. As as previously mentioned, Terry starting with Beverley out for Rockets.

Jonathan Feigen

To McHale, Howard's return next step in rehab. "The worst thing he can do is go out there and think ‘I need to be in mid-season form.’"

Calvin Watkins

Kevin McHale said Jason Terry and Pablo Prigioni will share some minutes at PG. Expect Corey Brewer to guard some PGs.

Jonathan Feigen

Couldn't wait to get started. Howard begins warmups early. Been a while. http://t.co/35GrqoE0AU

Calvin Watkins

Kevin McHale joking with the media before the game saying Dwight Howard won't play tonight. Of course he's playing.

Jonathan Feigen

McHale was asked if Howard good to go. "No. He won't play tonight." He was joking. Good poker face, though.

Jenny Dial Creech

Dwight Howard arriving in New Orleans. He will play tonight for first time since 1/23 #rockets instagram.com/p/0quOHqhdDH/

Calvin Watkins

The return of Dwight Howard. http://t.co/wlQxEFupw8

Dwight Howard

Don't let nothing or nobody steal your joy. 💯#breatheagain instagram.com/p/0qt449qi0u/

Jenny Dial Creech

Jason Terry ready to step it up with Pat Beverley out blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

Jenny Dial Creech

McHale on Jones:"Terrence is feeling better.” Says he’ll play "when the pain subsides enough ...and I don’t know when that is going to be."

Jenny Dial Creech

Another story I had in the paper today: NBA or NCAA? Preference comes down to perspective houstonchronicle.com/sports/article… via @HoustonChron

Jenny Dial Creech

My iPhone video skills at work...The Sports Update: Dwight Howard returning blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

Donatas Motiejunas

Rockets fans in New Orleans! #Bestfans :) Game Day!!! http://t.co/6DmxHglP5W

Howard Chen

Westfield QB also has offers from #Aggies, #GoCoogs, etc RT @PassDMC: Blessed I've just received a #HailState offer! http://t.co/oOsUrioAGU

Howard Chen

Katy LB Paddy Fisher. Offer list also inc #SicEm, #GoCoogs RT @FisherPaddy: Received an offer from #ColoradoState! http://t.co/s58FPb0KrC

Howard Chen

Elsik LB Dontavious Jackson RT @DCinco__5: Blessed With An Offer From The National Champs The Ohio State #Buckeyes http://t.co/ECDY1kMBBE

Calvin Watkins

Update on Pat Beverley has torn ligament in left wrist and after seeing Dr. today waiting for swelling to go down before next step can occur

Calvin Watkins

Kevin McHale said Terrence Jones (lung) still in pain. Just waiting and seeing about his status.

Chandler Parsons

I’m feeling the @EAMaddenMobile game in my downtime on the road. Get on this! #ad #Madden cards.twitter.com/cards/18ce53wm…

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets planned starting lineup this season is unbeaten. Might be a small sample size. Two games.

Jonathan Feigen

With Howard starting and Beverley out, Rockets will use their 15th lineup of season, only 1 for more than 15 games. Terry 6-0 as a starter.

Jenny Dial Creech

Dwight Howard to start against New Orleans, play about 16 minutes blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

Jonathan Feigen

Dwight Howard to start against New Orleans, play about 16 minutes blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

Jonathan Feigen

Dwight Howard: “I haven’t played in a while so any time you miss a lot of games -- I’m anxious to get back on the floor and play.”

Jenny Dial Creech

Pat Beverley out at least 7-10 days with wrist injury blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

Calvin Watkins

Dwight Howard: I'm just ready to play. I haven’t played for a while, anytime u miss a lot of games, your anxious to get back on the floor.

Jenny Dial Creech

McHale said he would keep Dwight Howard on a minutes restriction tonight. Howard thought he might play around 16 minutes in his return.

Calvin Watkins

Pat Beverley is still being evaluated for ligament damage to his left wrist.

Jenny Dial Creech

McHale said a decision on Beverley wouldn't be made for what he guessed would be the next 7-10 days.

Calvin Watkins

Dwight Howard said he'll play 16 minutes tonight.

Jonathan Feigen

Dwight Howard said he'll play about 16 minutes.

Calvin Watkins

Kevin McHale said Dwight Howard will start tonight.

Jonathan Feigen

McHale said Beverley will see specialists, won't be a decision for 7 to 10 days on treatment options.

Jenny Dial Creech

McHale said Beverley is meeting with more doctors today- so there's no update on his status.

Jonathan Feigen

Dwight Howard starting with a minutes restriction tonight.

Jenny Dial Creech

McHale says he is starting Dwight Howard tonight.

Calvin Watkins

The fine folks at the Smoothie King Center served the media breakfast at the shootaround. Nothing like grits in New Orleans.

Calvin Watkins

Oh yeah, Dwight Howard (knee) questionable. He did attend this morning's shootaround.

Calvin Watkins

Pat Beverley (left wrist sprain) ruled out for tonight Josh Smith (ankle) & Corey Brewer (left oblique) are probable.

Howard Chen

Pretty awesome milestone RT @Kevin Ding: Pride from @Jeremy Lin about all-Asian-American #Lakers backcourt with @Jordan Clarkson: instagram.com/p/0oq29nuPyf/

Howard Chen

Btw speaking of big games, Enes Kanter is GOING OFF right now againt the Lakers. 21pts, 15reb, 4 assists in 23min. #productive

Howard Chen

2nd half just started btwn the Lakers & OKC... Westbrook with a big game, but same with Jeremy Lin! 18pts in 20min so far with 5 assists.

Howard Chen

Manvel OL Mackenzie Nworah. Also has offers from #Mizzou, #GoCoogs,etc MT @Mackenzie_71: Offerd by #TexasState! #AGTG http://t.co/kmkxCz3aRZ

Howard Chen

Big offer for record-setting Navasota WR Tren'Davian Dickson RT @_WhoisJuiceee: 16th Offer Alabama 🐘🐘🐘 #RollTide

Howard Chen

#GunsUp verbal, Katy DB Collin Wilder RT @WilderCollin: I am blessed to have just received an offer from #Duke!

Howard Chen

!!! RT @SInow: The #Astros Triple A affiliate is giving away 2017 World Series rings on Aug 15 on.si.com/1GfxZu4 http://t.co/d7AVDipdmu

Jenny Dial Creech

Jason Terry to start tomorrow. Prigioni his back up. McHale said Nick Johnson will probably also see some time.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets are 6-0 in games Jason Terry has started.

Jonathan Feigen

Pat Beverley (sprained left wrist) is out for tomorrow in New Orleans. Dwight Howard upgraded to questionable. Josh Smith, Brewer probable.

Jenny Dial Creech

Howard listed as questionable, but McHale is planning to put him in the game if he is still feeling good tomorrow.

Jenny Dial Creech

ICYMI, Beverley flew back to Houston today instead of going to New Orleans with the team to have his wrist checked out.

Jenny Dial Creech

Pat Beverley is listed as out with a left wrist sprain. Coach McHale was hoping he would get some news soon on Beverley’s status.

Jenny Dial Creech

Rockets injury report has Howard listed as questionable. Has Smith (ankle sprain) and Brewer (oblique strain) listed as probable.

Jenny Dial Creech

James Harden on Dwight Howard: "We are going to be very good when he is out there with us. Dwight changes the game."

Jenny Dial Creech

I watched Dwight Howard at practice for a few minutes today - was moving well in the paint. Was going head to head with Dorsey.

Jenny Dial Creech

Dwight Howard said that James Harden is playing like “the best player in the world” right now.

Daryl Morey

Nanterre vs Le Mans. Nanterre going all Rockets on them and killing them in paint & from 3 http://t.co/cGcDRHt5Az

Jenny Dial Creech

Dwight Howard expected to play Wednesday at New Orleans blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

Jenny Dial Creech

Pat Beverley's wrist injury: 'It might be bad,' Kevin McHale says blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

Howard Chen

So the same logic can be used for Ray Rice, right? RT @clarencehilljr: Garrett on Greg Hardy: “The only thing that matters is what u do now”

Jenny Dial Creech

Dwight Howard after practice: "I feel pretty good. We will see how I feel tomorrow. Hopefully tomorrow, I will feel even better."

Jenny Dial Creech

Coach McHale on Dwight Howard: “We plan to play him unless what we did today bothers him."

Jonathan Feigen

Dwight Howard expected to play Wednesday at New Orleans blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

Jenny Dial Creech

Dwight Howard said he felt good after a practice in Indiana today. He and the staff will talk tomorrow and if he is up to it, he will play.

Jonathan Feigen

Dwight Howard will return to the court Wednesday in New Orleans, @Jenny Dial Creech reports from Indianapolis

Jenny Dial Creech

McHale says depending on how Dwight Howard feels today, he plans to play him tomorrow in New Orleans.

Jenny Dial Creech

Rockets play in New Orleans tomorrow- no word if Beverley will rejoin them there yet.

Jenny Dial Creech

Rockets guard Pat Beverley flew back to Houston to be evaluated. He sprained his left wrist against Indiana Monday night.

Howard Chen

Hightower OL Darta Lee RT @DartaLee: Just recieved my 1st Big 12 offer from #TexasTech!! #AGTG! #GunsUp #WreckEm http://t.co/rsnu8PkZAE

Jenny Dial Creech

Happy birthday to my friend and favorite Longhorn (says a lot from a Sooner!) @TJ Ford - have a great one!

Jonathan Feigen

Your five next-day observations following Rockets' victory over the Pacers blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

Calvin Watkins

The beauty of James Harden: He leads NBA in PPG on drives to the basket at 7.9.

Howard Chen

Liam Neeson in "Love, Actually" isn't a vengeful, butt-kicking bad-ass. Feels weird watching this version of him.

Jenny Dial Creech

Pacers coach on keeping James Harden off the line: 'It’s near impossible' blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

Jenny Dial Creech

Harden’s 21 free throws tonight set an Indiana franchise record for most free throws made by an individual opponent.

Jenny Dial Creech

No update on Beverley’s status yet. I will check in with him at practice tomorrow.