HoopsHype Houston Rockets twitter
Tyson Chandler and James Harden really aren’t friends tonight.
Or should that be D-Mo vs. D-No? Motiejunas just got a tough call, out with three fouls.
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.
Red Rowdies are chanting “Happy Birthday” to Tarik Black.
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.
Beverley starts the 3rd with a 3-pointer- his sixth tonight.
Mark Cuban and Jason Tarry had a warm embrace while players are out shooting before the second half.
Trevor Ariza and Mark Cuban chatting during warm ups for the second half.
Despite the 9-pt lead, Rockets really missing Dwight Howard. Mavs have 26 points in the paint, scoring on lobs to Wright, Chandler inside.
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.
Harden banks in a three just before the horn! HALF: Rockets 60, Mavs 51. Houston has hit 13 threes.
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.
You knew the officials would take the easy way out here and call double technicals.
Call changed to a double technical. (The foul on Chandler was not called because Harden had already traveled.)
Will be ruled a double technical on Tyson Chandler and James Harden.
But Harden was hit in the face… so we’ll see.
Watching the Harden replay over and over thinking “Where’s the T?” Then Harden pushed Tyson Chandler. Oh, I see now.
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.
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.
Isaiah Canaan in the game for the Rockets.
Beverley picked up his 3rd foul needlessly reaching in on Ellis. Harden checks in for him.
Beverley just picked up his 3rd foul- will take a seat and Harden will come back in.
Rockets have hit 12 three-pointers already! Crazy output. 51-39 Rockets, 5:24 left 2Q.
Beverley is halfway to the franchise record or 3s in a game set by, you guessed it, Chandler Parsons.
Pat Beverly 5 of 7 on 3s, has tied his career record for 3s in a game.
Thats five 3s for Beverley tonight. The Rockets will take that any night.
FIVE. Beverley has now matched his career-high for three-pointers made in a game, still 31 minutes left in the game.
Make that four three-pointers now for Patrick Beverley, matching his season-high. 42-35 Rockets, 7:48 2Q.
Steve Francis at the game, sitting with Les- loud round of applause.
Former Rocket Steve Francis in attendance. Big cheers for him as they put him up on the Jumbotron.
This has been a good game so far. Good crowd, moving along swiftly.. love these rivalry games in any city.
With 8:48 to play in the 2nd, Rockets are up 39-35 on Mavericks.
Ruled a delay of game violation. Would be worth it if Terry actually could have gotten there.
Rick Carlisle grabbed the ball as Jason Terry was trying to save it from going out of bounds. Fans really letting him have it.
Rick Carlisle just grabbed a loose ball that Jason Terry was chasing down. Talk about loud boos...
Seeing Parsons in Mavs colors def puts me in flashback mode. Was always super courteous with Htown media, willing to let loose a bit.
Rick Carlisle grabbed a loose ball with Jason Terry chasing it. Terry would not have gotten there, but still.
Steve Francis sitting courtside couple seats over from Leslie Alexander. Looks like he'd like a few minutes.
Jameer Nelson, who left the court earlier, is walking back out.
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.
Chandler Parsons misses 2 free throws as time expires in the first. Fans loved it. They'd cheer Derek Fisher over Parsons right now.
So now that we see how Houston feels about Chandler Parsons… who else deserves boos in this building? Rockets biggest enemies? Go.
Joey Dorsey with a putback slam? YES, Joey Dorsey with a putback slam!
Without even a hint of paint scoring, Rockets are 6 of 11 on 3s. Only points in paint are on two put-backs.
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.
Rockets' high game this season is 113. If they get that tonight, is there any way it's enough? First team to 120 wins.
Correction: Devin Harris is back and so he is the backup point.
Jameer Nelson limping after drive as Dallas gets a time out. Looks OK. Barea his backup.
Beverley off to a hot start tonight- 3/4 3s for 9 points. Rockets lead 14-9 with 8:36 in the 1st.
Beverley killing it. He already has three triples as Rockets take a 12-9 lead.
Rockets open with Pat Beverley on Monta Ellis. Harden is on Nelson. On other end, Parsons checks Harden.
Boos when Chandler touches the ball… really?
Parsons with a quick embrace of Kevin McHale before tip. Promised to talk trash to him during the game.
People in Houston aren’t happy to see Chandler Parsons. Oh, how quickly things change.
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?
Loud boos for Chandler Parsons as he is introduced.
REALLY loud boos for Chandler Parsons as he's introduced.
Jeez, Baylor. That was quick again.
Jeez Baylor. That was quick.
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".
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."
Parsons told Cuban he knew a couple girls that would also boo.
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...
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)
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.
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.
Jones said he is feeling much better, but it has been a slow process. Says he is just trying to be patient.
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.
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."
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. "
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.
Mavs coach Rick Carlisle had great things to say about Jason Terry- said he thinks his number will be retired in Dallas.
Not that anyone expected different, but Dwight Howard out again vs Mavs
Another week, another close win for Florida State.
As expected, Dwight Howard won't play against the Mavericks tonight.
From obvious to official : Howard is out.
Dwight Howard is out for tonight's game.
It's Rockets rookie Tarik Black's birthday. No word on if the veterans made him sing "Happy Birthday" to himself.
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."