Jenny Dial Creech

Rockets already need a timeout. Nets off to a 5-0 run to start this half.

Jenny Dial Creech

Second half of Rockets/Nets about to start. Rockets down 4 points.

Howard Chen

That @Ken Berger column is an incredible read. I'm sure Michele Roberts is incredible at HER job. She just doesnt know the ins & outs of OURS.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets back in locker room much longer at halftime than usual. Plenty to go over.

Jonathan Feigen

Harden has made 6 of 29 shots in first half of Rockets past 4 gms, 1 of 6 tonight, but has 7 assists. Rockets issue obviously on other end.

Howard Chen

#Rockets trail the Nets 57-53 at the half. TJones leads with 14, Ariza 11. Harden has 7 assists, Prigioni 5 assists.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets came back from down 13 to lead (for 22 seconds), but trail 57-53 at half. Harden 1 of 6, missing drive at buzzer. Nets shoot 51.2 %.

David Hardisty

HALF: Nets 57, Rockets 53. TJones (14p), Ariza (11p) leading Houston. Harden just 1-6 FG, but has 7 dimes. Pablo has 5 assists in 7 min.

Jonathan Feigen

Tie game so far, doubt benches cleared tonight. RT @_PantherZ: @Jonathan Feigen Is McDaniels going to get some playing time?

David Hardisty

Harden finds Ariza in the corner for three then Bev scores on a drive plus the foul. His free throw here can give Rockets their first lead.

Jonathan Feigen

Beverley with a strong drive, finish. I wrote before he got sick that he needed to do that more to get his 3 going, too.

Howard Chen

Trevor Ariza so far 3 for 3 from 3. #RedNation

Jonathan Feigen

Thought it was a fair, good question. RT @dyslexicsports: @Jonathan Feigen I thought it was legit to call them that.. He did not think so...

Jenny Dial Creech

Nets lead is down to 3 (46-43) midway through the second quarter. Prigioni has five assists. Harden has six.

Jonathan Feigen

Prigioni has been terrific. Don't see traditional point guard play that often anymore.

David Hardisty

Pablo knows how to run that pick-and-roll. Rockets within 46-43, 6:11 2Q.

Jonathan Feigen

Hollins, asked about Rockets' "speed" group, shot back that starters are pretty fast. They are; rank 4th in pace. Bench is faster, rank 1st.

David Hardisty

Pablo Prigioni started the second quarter with a steal, found Brewer on the break for an alleyoop layup. That kicked off a 6-0 Rocket run.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets with a rotation change. Beverley and Prigioni check in to start second quarter. Ariza had been with that group with Brewer at two.

Jonathan Feigen

Check that. He had one step-back jumper against the Clippers.

Jonathan Feigen

Harden has not made a shot in the first quarter of past three games. Took just one shot tonight against double-teams, getting 6 assists.

Jonathan Feigen

Nets with top-scoring 1st quarter against Rockets this season, lead 36-25. Rockets shoot 50 %, but with 6 especially sloppy turnovers.

Jenny Dial Creech

End of the first quarter, #Nets lead #Rockets 36-25. Trevor Ariza has 8 points, James Harden has six assists.

David Hardisty

James Harden already has 6 assists in the first 7+ minutes of the game.

Jonathan Feigen

Nets keeping a defender (usually Plumlee) in position to help on Harden on drives at all times. Harden has assists on 5 of Rockets 6 FGs.

Jonathan Feigen

Interesting way mismatches are playing out. Motiejunas had trouble with quickness against small Nets lineup. Nets having trouble with Jones.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets have to turn to bench early. Down 19-7, Smith, Terry check in.

Jenny Dial Creech

Nets jump out to a 12-2 lead on the Rockets.

David Hardisty

Rockets need a timeout here. Nets haven't missed a shot (4-4) and Rockets struggling to make one. 12-2 Brooklyn out of the gate.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets courteously making sure they don't do anything until more fans get here. Down 12-2. Nets 4 of 4, Rockets 1 of 4 with 2 turnovers.

Jenny Dial Creech

The only two active NBA players from the University of Arkansas are on the floor right now - Pat Beverley and Joe Johnson

Jonathan Feigen

With Pat Beverley back, Rockets move to lineup No. 12 this season.

Jonathan Feigen

Former Rockets great Calvin Murphy reflects on his relationship with Earl Lloyd: “He was a great, great man.” blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

Howard Chen

#Nets coach Lionel Hollins had some strong opinions pregame about #EarlLloyd & how much he impacted the #NBA: houston.cbslocal.com/2015/02/27/roc…

Jonathan Feigen

Murphy: "This the right time for people to understand who (Lloyd) was in the scheme of where we are today in the game as African Americans."

Jenny Dial Creech

Rockets honor Earl Lloyd prior to Friday's game vs. Nets blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

Jonathan Feigen

Chatted with Calvin Murphy about Earl Lloyd, who recruited him to play at Detroit for Dick Vitale. Visited every yr at HOF. Will post soon.

Howard Chen

#Rockets wearing black pregame shirts in honor of Earl Lloyd http://t.co/aforS6QN1M

Jonathan Feigen

Apologies to those asking. My tweet did not post. Harden, Beverley playing tonight. Beverley likely to have minutes restriction.

Jonathan Feigen

Looks good to go. http://t.co/evb5eyAUrA

Howard Chen

McHale: Harden, Beverley will both play tonight. Bev might see minutes limited. No limit for Harden. #Rockets

David Hardisty

The new Rockets team mural is up. Pablo on the left side, McDaniels holding up the right. http://t.co/kJ8b16tbyd

Jenny Dial Creech

James Harden and Pat Beverley are both expected to play tonight barring anything happening in the next hour and a half.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets warming up in black shirts in honor of Earl Lloyd who passed last night. Will be an announcement pregame.

David Hardisty

James Harden will play tonight. Beverley will be back also.

Jenny Dial Creech

Cavs are resting LeBron James tonight. Cleveland plays Houston on Sunday afternoon.

Howard Chen

Stratford '16 RB Rakeem Boyd @boyd_rakeem just offered by #IowaState. Joins list including #WVU, #GoBeavers, #BostonCollege.

Jenny Dial Creech

Rockets liking the intense atmosphere at Toyota Center blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

Jonathan Feigen

Cavs list Kyrie Irving as day-to-day after tonight's game in Indianapolis. In Houston for a day game on Sunday.

Jonathan Feigen

Check tm tos. RT @SwHTown20: @Jonathan Feigen You said in your article about #Rockets that they committed 10 turnovers vs the Clips? Only 9

Jenny Dial Creech

Sad to hear about Leonard Nimoy- used to watch Star Trek reruns with my dad when I was a kid. Spock was my favorite.

Jonathan Feigen

Though Harden (ankle), Beverley (flu) both still listed as questionable, both went through shootaround. Beverley practiced yesterday.

Jenny Dial Creech

Harden and Beverley will be game-time decisions this evening.

Jenny Dial Creech

Motiejunas praised the Toyota Center crowd on Wednesday night- said it's fun to play in front of a full, intense crowd.

Jonathan Feigen

No. Still listed as questionable. RT @xinmatoronto: @Jonathan Feigen Any updates on Harden?

Jenny Dial Creech

Harden also taking shots this morning.

Jenny Dial Creech

Pat Beverley is on the floor taking shots. Looks like he is feeling a lot better.

Jenny Dial Creech

No change in Rockets' injuries- Harden (ankle), Beverley (flu symptoms) are questionable. Howard (knee), Papanikolaou (ankle) are out.

Jonathan Feigen

Officials for Rockets-Nets tonight: Bill Kennedy, Brian Forte and Kevin Scott.

Jonathan Feigen

ICYMI, Rockets reserves providing game-changing jolts of energy houstonchronicle.com/sports/rockets… via @HoustonChron

Jonathan Feigen

Tuesday's Rockets game vs. Hawks in Atlanta picked up by NBA-TV.

Chandler Parsons

That dress is blue and gold bro...

Jonathan Feigen

James Harden rests ankle; Pat Beverley back at practice blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

Howard Chen

Langham Creek WR Quartney Davis @queee_2 picks up #Cal offer. Joins list including #TCU, #GunsUp, #GoCoogs.

Donatas Motiejunas

Thanks for my adidas people for taking care of me and sending me these nice shoes!!! @adidashoops @jrdup21 http://t.co/ouFdb5IQlk

Jonathan Feigen

Pat Beverley (flu symptoms) practiced with the Rockets on Thursday. Was more of a walk-through and shooting practice so he was not tested.

Daryl Morey

.ESPN's @BenAlamar says @Houston Rockets are about to go on a run - I am good with that espn.go.com/video/clip?id=…

Jonathan Feigen

James Harden listed as questionable with a right ankle sprain. Pat Beverley (flu) also questionable for Friday vs. Nets.

Jenny Dial Creech

James Harden is listed as questionable for Brooklyn game Friday with a sprained ankle.

Daryl Morey

On the F* cancer front, please help out Louis gofundme.com/loveforlouis huge Rockets fan whose fight is inspiring&now needs our help even more

Jonathan Feigen

Your five next-day thoughts on roadrunner reserves, Harden vs. Clips and 3s, 3s and more 3s blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets rely on what they do best in win over Clippers, but Harden limps away after his late run houstonchronicle.com/sports/article… via @HoustonChron

Donatas Motiejunas

Finally it's a win! #Rockets http://t.co/GNQHjnRCTq

Jenny Dial Creech

Rockets hadn’t beat Clippers in last 6 meetings. Won tonight 110-105. “It feels a while lot better than getting beat by them,” McHale said.

Jenny Dial Creech

Harden on his ankle: “It’s pretty sore right now, but I’ll get some rest tonight and ice it… and hopefully be ready to go Friday."

David Hardisty

Welcome to Houston, @Pablo Prigioni. Video of the Rockets' game-changing 15-1 run to start the 4Q. bit.ly/1EtxEmD http://t.co/Wu7t0C3GG4

Jenny Dial Creech

Josh Smith on the Rockets: “We’re very unselfish. The ball is moving from side to side and we are looking for the open man."

Jenny Dial Creech

Terrence Jones had 5 blocks tonight. He has 14 in the last four games.

Jonathan Feigen

McHale: "It looked like he sprained it pretty bad. He's a tough young man. He takes a lot of beating. He's very resilient. He sucked it up."

Jonathan Feigen

Harden: "It's pretty sore right now, but get some rest tonight, ice it and get some rest tomorrow and hopefully be ready to go Friday."

Jonathan Feigen

Harden limping badly on his way out. Will be a busy couple days of treatment.

David Hardisty

FINAL: Rockets 110, Clips 105. BIG W. Harden (21p-10a) gets 1st win vs LAC as a Rocket. Brewer 20p, DMo 18p-9r, Ariza 17p, TJones 14p-5blk.

Jenny Dial Creech

That’s a wrap - #Rockets beat the #Clippers 110-105. Rockets had lost six in a row to Clippers prior to tonight.

Jenny Dial Creech

I would not be surprised. RT @billysmithhc: @Jenny Dial Creech sign me up for a Clippers v. Rockets playoff series

Jenny Dial Creech

Harden hit one of two from the line. Rockets up 110-105 with 29.3 seconds to play. Clippers have the ball.

Jonathan Feigen

Harden took a Paul right hand jab to the face. Did not seem to like it.

Jenny Dial Creech

Harden going to the line after a Chris Paul foul.

Jenny Dial Creech

30 seconds to go… 4 point game.

Howard Chen

Who needs ankles when you've got that beard?!?!? #HardenBearding

David Hardisty

Harden stays in the game, but he rolled his right ankle hard. vine.co/v/O2qOhlvUIJb

Jonathan Feigen

Harden won't come out, knowing if he does, it will likely tighten up and he will not return. McHale walks out on the court to talk it over.

Howard Chen

K, brief #RedNation heart attack there. Harden remains on the floor. No sweat...

Howard Chen

Harden looked like he was in pain. Grabbed his right ankle, it looked like. Now up, limping it off.

Jenny Dial Creech

Harden was on the ground, holding his right leg. Up trying to walk it off right now.

Jonathan Feigen

Harden down, holding his right ankle. Stepped on Paul's right foot, turned the ankle.

David Hardisty

Not a good sign. Harden in clear pain after rolling his ankle.