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.

David Hardisty

Despite the 9-pt lead, Rockets really missing Dwight Howard. Mavs have 26 points in the paint, scoring on lobs to Wright, Chandler inside.

Jonathan Feigen

Others here seem to RT @Jenny Dial Creech: Now a Maverick, former Rockets fan favorite Chandler Parsons holds no grudge blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

Jenny Dial Creech

Now a Maverick, former Rockets fan favorite Chandler Parsons holds no grudge blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

Jonathan Feigen

Harden banks in a 3 for 60-51 Rockets lead at half. With 13 3s, Rockets 10 shy of matching their NBA record for 3s in a game.

Jenny Dial Creech

James Harden lets the clock wind down and nails a 3 as time runs out. #Rockets lead #Mavericks 60-51 at halftime.

David Hardisty

Harden banks in a three just before the horn! HALF: Rockets 60, Mavs 51. Houston has hit 13 threes.

Jonathan Feigen

Trevor Ariza cuts to take a Terry pass for a slam w/ 37.4 left in half. Rockets first points in the paint other than put-backs or on breaks.

Jenny Dial Creech

With 2:34 to play in the half, the #Rockets lead the #Mavericks 53-44. Beverley’s got 15 and Harden has 13.

David Hardisty

You knew the officials would take the easy way out here and call double technicals.

Jonathan Feigen

Call changed to a double technical. (The foul on Chandler was not called because Harden had already traveled.)

Jenny Dial Creech

Will be ruled a double technical on Tyson Chandler and James Harden.

Jenny Dial Creech

But Harden was hit in the face… so we’ll see.

Jenny Dial Creech

Watching the Harden replay over and over thinking “Where’s the T?” Then Harden pushed Tyson Chandler. Oh, I see now.

Jonathan Feigen

Tyson Chandler smacked Harden in the face on a drive. Kept trying to apologize. On way back up the court, Harden shoved him. Technical foul.

Jonathan Feigen

That also brings in Isaiah Canaan to play the point. He's matched up on Jameer Nelson so that works with Harden on Parsons, Ariza on Ellis.

Jenny Dial Creech

Isaiah Canaan in the game for the Rockets.

Jonathan Feigen

Beverley picked up his 3rd foul needlessly reaching in on Ellis. Harden checks in for him.

Jenny Dial Creech

Beverley just picked up his 3rd foul- will take a seat and Harden will come back in.

David Hardisty

Rockets have hit 12 three-pointers already! Crazy output. 51-39 Rockets, 5:24 left 2Q.

Jonathan Feigen

Beverley is halfway to the franchise record or 3s in a game set by, you guessed it, Chandler Parsons.

Jonathan Feigen

Pat Beverly 5 of 7 on 3s, has tied his career record for 3s in a game.

Jenny Dial Creech

Thats five 3s for Beverley tonight. The Rockets will take that any night.

David Hardisty

FIVE. Beverley has now matched his career-high for three-pointers made in a game, still 31 minutes left in the game.

David Hardisty

Make that four three-pointers now for Patrick Beverley, matching his season-high. 42-35 Rockets, 7:48 2Q.

Jenny Dial Creech

Steve Francis at the game, sitting with Les- loud round of applause.

David Hardisty

Former Rocket Steve Francis in attendance. Big cheers for him as they put him up on the Jumbotron.

Jenny Dial Creech

This has been a good game so far. Good crowd, moving along swiftly.. love these rivalry games in any city.

Jenny Dial Creech

With 8:48 to play in the 2nd, Rockets are up 39-35 on Mavericks.

Jonathan Feigen

Ruled a delay of game violation. Would be worth it if Terry actually could have gotten there.

David Hardisty

Rick Carlisle grabbed the ball as Jason Terry was trying to save it from going out of bounds. Fans really letting him have it.

Jenny Dial Creech

Rick Carlisle just grabbed a loose ball that Jason Terry was chasing down. Talk about loud boos...

Howard Chen

Seeing Parsons in Mavs colors def puts me in flashback mode. Was always super courteous with Htown media, willing to let loose a bit.

Jonathan Feigen

Rick Carlisle grabbed a loose ball with Jason Terry chasing it. Terry would not have gotten there, but still.

Jonathan Feigen

Steve Francis sitting courtside couple seats over from Leslie Alexander. Looks like he'd like a few minutes.

Jenny Dial Creech

Jameer Nelson, who left the court earlier, is walking back out.

Howard Chen

Parsons had that thunderous dunk early, but Rockets fans (at least the men) probably psyched for those FT misses... #RedNation

Jonathan Feigen

In matchup of NBA's top-rated defensive and offensive teams, Rockets, Mavericks tied at 29. All eight Rockets points in paint on put-backs.

David Hardisty

Chandler Parsons misses 2 free throws as time expires in the first. Fans loved it. They'd cheer Derek Fisher over Parsons right now.

Jenny Dial Creech

So now that we see how Houston feels about Chandler Parsons… who else deserves boos in this building? Rockets biggest enemies? Go.

David Hardisty

Joey Dorsey with a putback slam? YES, Joey Dorsey with a putback slam!

Jonathan Feigen

Without even a hint of paint scoring, Rockets are 6 of 11 on 3s. Only points in paint are on two put-backs.

Jonathan Feigen

Papanikolaou checks in at the 4 with Nowitzki out. He said he played against Dirk in a Greece-Germany friendly, but they never matched up.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets' high game this season is 113. If they get that tonight, is there any way it's enough? First team to 120 wins.

Jonathan Feigen

Correction: Devin Harris is back and so he is the backup point.

Jonathan Feigen

Jameer Nelson limping after drive as Dallas gets a time out. Looks OK. Barea his backup.

Jenny Dial Creech

Beverley off to a hot start tonight- 3/4 3s for 9 points. Rockets lead 14-9 with 8:36 in the 1st.

Howard Chen

Pat Beverley knows he's on fiyahhh #RedNation

David Hardisty

Beverley killing it. He already has three triples as Rockets take a 12-9 lead.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets open with Pat Beverley on Monta Ellis. Harden is on Nelson. On other end, Parsons checks Harden.

Jenny Dial Creech

Boos when Chandler touches the ball… really?

Jonathan Feigen

Parsons with a quick embrace of Kevin McHale before tip. Promised to talk trash to him during the game.

Jonathan Feigen

Correct. RT @TexasMonte: @Jonathan Feigen the crowd cheered Lin, correct?

Jenny Dial Creech

People in Houston aren’t happy to see Chandler Parsons. Oh, how quickly things change.

Jonathan Feigen

This is why I wonder about a Parsons video. They did one for Lin on Wednesday, but you can't have a guy booed in a tribute video, can you?

Jonathan Feigen

Loud boos for Chandler Parsons as he is introduced.

David Hardisty

REALLY loud boos for Chandler Parsons as he's introduced.

Jonathan Feigen

They don't know. And they don't know. RT @chalupaBatman74: @Jonathan Feigen when we he be back? How did injury occur?

Howard Chen

Jeez, Baylor. That was quick again.

Howard Chen

Whoa. Cool. #Cuse RT @PinstripesNY: There's a hockey rink in the Dome. Hella cool. #FrozenDome http://t.co/643suhiAns

Howard Chen

Jeez Baylor. That was quick.

David Hardisty

Chandler Parsons speaks about his return to Houston before tonight's game. bit.ly/1yFdWiC

Jenny Dial Creech

Chandler Parsons: "It obviously got a little ugly during free agency but Daryl (Morey) told me it was gonna, so it didn’t surprise anyone".

Jonathan Feigen

Yes. He now has feeling in his leg and can move his toes. RT @aprilnicole82: @Jonathan Feigen has there been improvement at all?

Jonathan Feigen

Terrence Jones: "It was scary, very scary for me not to have any movement in my leg at first. I couldn’t move it at all and had no feeling."

Jenny Dial Creech

Parsons told Cuban he knew a couple girls that would also boo.

Jenny Dial Creech

Mark Cuban made a comment on Rockets fans reacting to Parson’s return. Said the women are going to cheer and the men are going to boo...

Jenny Dial Creech

Chandler Parsons had a big smile and said he would “100 percent” be talking to trash to Kevin McHale tonight (all in good fun, of course)

Jonathan Feigen

Terrence Jones said for a while could not move his left leg or even feel his toes. Called nerve injury "scary." No timetable for a return.

Jenny Dial Creech

Terrence Jones’ injury sounds pretty rough - he said when it happened he was really scared. He couldn’t move leg or feel toes at all.

Jenny Dial Creech

Jones said he is feeling much better, but it has been a slow process. Says he is just trying to be patient.

Jenny Dial Creech

Terrence Jones just talked about his injury- no timetable on his return. When he was first injured, he said he couldn't even feel his leg.

David Hardisty

Told that Mark Cuban said women in Houston will cheer him tonight & men will boo, said Parsons: "I know a few girls that will still boo."

Jonathan Feigen

Parsons on return to Houston: "It's definitely weird and it's definitely different, but at the end of the day it's just a game. "

Jonathan Feigen

No word on whether the Rockets plan a tribute video for Greg Smith who is playing in Toyota Center for first time since move to Dallas.

Jenny Dial Creech

Mavs coach Rick Carlisle had great things to say about Jason Terry- said he thinks his number will be retired in Dallas.

Fran Blinebury

Not that anyone expected different, but Dwight Howard out again vs Mavs

Howard Chen

Another week, another close win for Florida State.

Donatas Motiejunas

Game time! #Rockets http://t.co/vW0bHyiAMK

Jenny Dial Creech

As expected, Dwight Howard won't play against the Mavericks tonight.

Jonathan Feigen

From obvious to official : Howard is out.

David Hardisty

Dwight Howard is out for tonight's game.

Jonathan Feigen

Also day-to-day, but then, aren't we all. RT @cburchie: @Jonathan Feigen enough about Dwight. How are you doing?

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets list him 'day-to-day." I list him as "I would be shocked if he plays." RT @bentalisman8099: @Jonathan Feigen anything new on Dwight?

Jenny Dial Creech

Happy Birthday to @TarikBlack25 ! The Rockets rookie is 23 today. Hope it’s a good one for the young man.

Jonathan Feigen

It's Rockets rookie Tarik Black's birthday. No word on if the veterans made him sing "Happy Birthday" to himself.

Jenny Dial Creech

Jason Terry on Rox vs. Mavs: "We’ve lost two in a row and at this point enough is enough. It’s time to get back on the winning track."

Jenny Dial Creech

I wondered about that… RT @00rocketgirl: Is a Chandler Parsons appreciation video happening tonight?

Howard Chen

Wow. Huge offsides penalty. Ole Miss had stopped Arkansas on 4th down. On the do-over, Hogs score. 17-0 Arkansas in the 1st qtr. #MISSvsARK

Howard Chen

A rivalry unlike any other lol RT @RebeccaAnn327: Harvard knows how to trash talk http://t.co/oP5z1aHd6Z