Howard Chen

UT's size inside really makes it tough for opposing teams, whether it be Turner, Ridley, Ibeh, Lammert. #Hookem

Howard Chen

Jeez Jonathan Holmes is feeling it. #Hookem

Howard Chen

UT hoops has come alive in the 2nd half. Looking like a well-oiled machine against Iowa. #Hookem

David Hardisty

Terrence Jones appears unlikely to be ready to return anytime soon (via @BenDuBose) rockets.clutchfans.net/7911/terrence-…

Jenny Dial Creech

Dwight Howard 'day to day' with knee but likely out vs. Mavs blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

Howard Chen

Michael Feliz certainly generating a lot of Rule 5 talk here on Twitter. I remember him being in the Futures Game last yr. #Astros

Isaiah Canaan

No matter what, only control what you can control

Jonathan Feigen

Since Howard listed as "day-to-day," McHale was saying Howard "probably" out Sat, not for the season. RT @krisworld: today or this season?

Jonathan Feigen

McHale said Rockets will 'probably ' be without Dwight Howard.

Jonathan Feigen

Dwight Howard listed as day-to-day. Obviously sat out today's workout.

Howard Chen

Shocking bankruptcy story of Blue Jackets' Jack Johnson. Story inc 4mer Houston Rocket Mo Taylor shar.es/1XuNFu via @DispatchAlerts

Howard Chen

#RedNation RT @Kurt Helin: Report: Cavaliers deliberate as Rockets ready to trade for Corey Brewer dlvr.it/7ZsWGD

Howard Chen

#Hookem RT @JeffHowe247: Malcom Brown joins Derrick Johnson and Brian Orakpo as #Longhorns who were Nagurski finalists. They both won it.

David Hardisty

Beverley: "We gave this game away, man. We simply gave it away. We gave this game away. It's that simple." youtube.com/watch?v=3rFwhu…

David Hardisty

Harden took responsibility for the loss: "Silly mistakes on my end. I turned the ball over a couple of times." youtube.com/watch?v=JbdeIy…

David Hardisty

Byron Scott echoed that they focused on Harden: "I don't think their last play was designed to go to Tarik Black, but we were happy it did."

David Hardisty

Kobe said the Lakers' defensive focus was to stop Harden from attacking the basket. "We decided to give (them) the three-point shot."

David Hardisty

Jeremy Lin on returning to Houston: "It was cool. There was emotion and stuff coming back and whatever."

Jenny Dial Creech

Pat Beverley: “We’ve got to get better. It’s still early but we gave this one away and we’ve got to get better."

Jonathan Feigen

Harden said the Rockets let the game "slip away." Blamed himself. "Silly mistakes on my end. I turned the ball over."

Jenny Dial Creech

Tarik Black on missing last field goal:“...that is just motivation to get in the gym more and continue to get better, to get my mind right."

Jonathan Feigen

Pat Beverley: "We simply gave it away. We gave this game away. It's that simple."

Jenny Dial Creech

Kevin McHale on status of Dwight Howard: “No idea."

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets were killed on the boards. "Tough without him (Howard) and Terrence (Jones) no question," McHale said.

Jonathan Feigen

Kevin McHale had no updates on the severity of Dwight Howard's injury or how long he might be out.

David Hardisty

Harden airballed the three and fans stream to the exits. Not a good loss. Rockets lose 98-92 to Lakers.

David Hardisty

Need some bench depth on this team, desperately. RT @Traptinthecold: @David Hardisty Changes need to be made

Howard Chen

The Rockets SEEMED in control of this most of the way... most of the way. Just could never pull away. #RedNation

Jenny Dial Creech

Nick Young hits two free throws - now Lakers lead 96-92.

Jenny Dial Creech

Ball was knocked out of bounds by… looks like Ariza. Is likely going to be Lakers ball.

Howard Chen

No way that was the play that was drawn up lol. #RedNation

David Hardisty

Rockets offense is in a world of hurt when the best they can do in crunch time is a Tarik Black post-up.

Jonathan Feigen

Somehow, I don't think a Tarik Black left-handed jump hook was the Rockets' first choice there.

Jonathan Feigen

Johnson again. Strips Harden, goes in for layup, 3-point play. Lakers up 2, 43.2 left. Johnson with five of his 9 points in final 66 secs.

Jenny Dial Creech

Johnson steals the ball, scores a layup and and gets the foul. Hits the FT and the Lakers lead 94-92 with .43 to play.

David Hardisty

Wow. Wesley Johnson picks Harden, goes the length of the floor and gets the bucket and foul. Bad, bad play. 94-92 Lakers, 43.2 sec left.

Jenny Dial Creech

This place is rocking… with Lakers fans. They are seriously loud.

Jonathan Feigen

Bryant misses a 3 to tie, but again, the Rockets can't secure rebound. Johnson goes to the line for two fts, giving LA 23 2nd chance points.

Jonathan Feigen

Black fouled at the rim with 1:24 left. I think the Rockets would like to decline the penalty.

Jenny Dial Creech

At least Steve Blake isn’t playing for the Lakers in a game this close in Houston in the 4th quarter… y’all remember that right?

Jenny Dial Creech

With 1:43 left to play in the game, #Rockets up 91-89 on the Lakers.

David Hardisty

Loved the crowd reaction when Kobe squared up to defend Harden 85 feet from the basket and James shook him in about 0.2 seconds.

Jenny Dial Creech

Papanikolaou has 19 tonight - for those watching on TV, has Hubie said his name right yet?

David Hardisty

Papanikolaou! Fast break bucket and foul, then he gets the crowd fired up. 89-84 Rockets.

Jenny Dial Creech

James Harden gets a steal and an assist on a Papanikolaou layup and 1. #Rockets take 89-84 lead.

Jonathan Feigen

There have not been many of those free throws, either. Just five in those 13 minutes.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets have two points on anything but 3s or free throws in 13 minutes. They like 3s and free throws, but layups are good, too.

David Hardisty

Living and dying by the three right now. Rockets miss three in a row, Lakers have run off 8 straight to take the lead.

Jonathan Feigen

While Rockets relying almost entirely on 3-point shooting, Lakers killing them on boards to score 21 second-chance points. Lakers up 1.

Jenny Dial Creech

Jason Terry just made up for a bad floater attempt with a quick-release 3 to give the Rockets a 7-point lead.

David Hardisty

Beverley ends a 9-0 Lakers run with a triple, then Terry knocks down one of his own and Lakers call timeout. 81-74 Rockets.

Jonathan Feigen

Bryant just 2 of 11 in 3rd, but leading shootout with K-Pap. Harden, however, with 13 in q. Rockets were up 10, lead 75-70 heading to 4th.

Jenny Dial Creech

Headed to the fourth quarter, #Rockets 75, #Lakers 70. Kobe Bryant has 20 points. James Harden has 17.

David Hardisty

75-70 Rockets through three. Harden was 4-6 from the field for 13 points in the 3Q.

David Hardisty

We just saw a clearout for Joey Dorsey in the post.

David Hardisty

Harden sends the crowd into an uproar with a three, then the Rockets force a 24-sec violation. Houston up 73-65, 2:14 3Q.

Jonathan Feigen

Joey Dorsey replaces Tarik Black, no doubt with instructions to show on Kobe and then bust it back to Hill.

Jonathan Feigen

Did not expect Jordan Hill to be top scoring former Rockets player, but he hits three-straight jumpers while Rockets flock to Kobe, has 12.

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David Hardisty

Patrick Beverley's block of Jeremy Lin leads to a fast break basket for Harden. Lin with more turnovers (4) than points (3) right now.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets have more 3s (9 on 19 attempts) than in any of their previous 4 games. Papanikolaou is 4 of 5. He was 0 for 12 in previous 3 games.

Jonathan Feigen

Papanikolaou's huge half keeps Rockets in game, and in front 51-49 at half. But Harden has to score. Has 4p, 4a. Ariza with 10, but 3 of 9.

David Hardisty

HALF: Rockets 51, Lakers 49. Welcome back, three-point shooters: Houston 9-19 from distance tonight. Pap has 16p, Harden just 4p.

Jonathan Feigen

Papanikolaou has a career high 16. Kobe, Howard and Harden have combined for 15.

David Hardisty

That's a new career-high for Kostas Papanikolaou -- 16 points. We're still in the first half. 51-47 Rockets.

Chandler Parsons

Big win tonight!! Great road trip. Big shots by my boy @Jose Juan Barea!!!

Jenny Dial Creech

I watched Papanikolaou, Harden and Canaan have a 3-point shooting contest at practice the other day. Papanikolaou won. He is 4/5 tonight.

Jonathan Feigen

Papanikolaou has four 3s in three different games -- and four in the other nine games combined. Something of a streaky shooter.

David Hardisty

Kostas Papanikolaou needed this. Shooting just 28% from long range this year, he's 4-5 from distance already tonight.

Jonathan Feigen

Harden gets his first bucket of the game, off a break and nice pass from Beverley. Had 1 FG in Memphis on Monday.

Jenny Dial Creech

Harden gets first points of the night- on two made free throws.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets 8 of 15 on 3s. If they make 1 of next 19 will shoot better from the arc than they did in Memphis.

David Hardisty

Not a good sign that Rockets hitting their threes (8-15) yet game is tied. Harden needs to step up, looking for first points at the stripe.

Jenny Dial Creech

The rockets leading scorer tonight, Papanikolaou (11) is coming back in.

Jenny Dial Creech

All tied up at 30 with 8:01 in the 2nd. James Harden has zero points.

Jonathan Feigen

The curse of Comcast? Ever since demise of CSN-Houston, Rockets have been basically unwatchable.

Howard Chen

Papanikolau with 11 points already of the Rockets' 26. #RedNation

Jonathan Feigen

With nerve issue, can't put timetable. Unpredictable. RT @freaky_jeazy: @Jonathan Feigen is it looking like january at earliest for Jones?

Jonathan Feigen

Not sure this is what ESPN had in mind. Dwight is out. Harden is 0 for 1 w 1assist. Kobe is 1 of 6. But we are seeing a lot of Papanikolaou.

David Hardisty

23-21 Rockets after one. Dwight absence really hurting inside, but Rockets hitting some threes (5-10). Harden just 0-1, needs to get going.

Jonathan Feigen

James Harden finally took a shot 10 minutes into the game. A layup. Missed it. Tend to think Rockets will need more from him.

David Hardisty

Two-year guaranteed contract for Dorsey. RT @Rock_Piece: @David Hardisty So why did we cut Jeff Adrien over Dorsey?

Jonathan Feigen

Harden blocks a Boozer shot -- his first stat of any kind more than 7 minutes into the game.

David Hardisty

Now that's a good question. RT @adamivy1: @David Hardisty think they do it for parsons?

Howard Chen

Pretty nice video @Jeremy Lin tribute done by the Rockets at the game. Nice job, Rockets! #RedNation

Jenny Dial Creech

Jeremy Lin looks up and smiled when he saw that. Now he and Harden are having some friendly banter.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets running a video tribute for Jeremy Lin. Crowd with applause for him when announced as he and Harden chat.

Jenny Dial Creech

Rockets are running a Jeremy Lin tribute video during the timeout. He gets a nice reaction.

David Hardisty

Rockets are playing a Jeremy Lin tribute on the scoreboard right now.

Jonathan Feigen

As long as I'm linking to this morning's items, here is what Harden said about playing power forward, as he is now. blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

Jonathan Feigen

Or now. RT @DeLongTweets: @Jonathan Feigen Jesus. Harden will be at PF before the nights over. #Rockets

Jonathan Feigen

I asked in Mem because of what I saw. RT @spacecity2013: @Jonathan Feigen Because it's BS. It probably has to do with what's going on in GA

Jonathan Feigen

D-Mo has done some good things early, but once again, he has to sit early with two fouls. Put Papanikolaou on Boozer.

Jonathan Feigen

Dwight obviously downplayed injury when I asked. blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket… He also offered no hint at shootaround today. Talked about the game.

Jonathan Feigen

Nope. Out indefinitely. RT @imfat_letsparty: @Jonathan Feigen getting scared about Jones. any more news on him?