Jenny Dial Creech

Troy Daniels and Isaiah Canaan bring the Rockets back within two.

Jenny Dial Creech

There’s Troy Daniels - hits a long 3 like it’s nothing.

Jenny Dial Creech

Rockets apparently have another coach in the house. He's sitting behind me with a beer and screaming out suggestions to all the players...

Jenny Dial Creech

Phoenix has its starters in for this half still… Rockets have none in. Suns now leading 55-48.

Jenny Dial Creech

Gosh… what a nice pass by Ish to DMo. DMo fouled and doesn’t get bucket. He is at the foul line.

Jenny Dial Creech

Papanikolaou just picked up his 5ht foul - an offensive foul on Tucker.

Jonathan Feigen

Troy Daniels starting the 2nd half. Good to see him getting some run before the fourth quarter, especially in a game with a lid on the rim.

Jenny Dial Creech

Troy Daniels in to start the second half - so is Ish Smith. (also Papanikolaou, Dorsey and Jones)

Jenny Dial Creech

Rockets back on the floor warming up - wondering if Nick Johnson’s end of half 3s will get them going offensively.

Jenny Dial Creech

End of the 1st half - Rockets lead Phoenix 44-40. DMo leads all scorers with 8 pts. Johnson, Ariza and Jones have 6 each for the Rockets.

David Hardisty

Nick Johnson ends the three-point drought for the Rockets, hitting back-to-back threes. They were 0-12 before that. 44-40 Rockets at half.

Jenny Dial Creech

And he will take another- 2 3s in a row for Johnson.

Jenny Dial Creech

Rockets get a 3! Nick Johnson hits one with under a minute left in the half. They are 1/13 from beyond the arc now.

Jenny Dial Creech

Pat Beverley gets a bucket and the foul and breathes a little life into this game.

Jenny Dial Creech

So how long will the Rockets will go without hitting a 3-pointer? They are 0-12 now.

Jenny Dial Creech

Big block for Black gets the crowd going at the Toyota Center. Rockets lead 31-29.

Jenny Dial Creech

Just spotted WNBA/Team USA star/Houston native Brittney Griner at the Rockets game.

David Hardisty

If you want to gain an appreciation for James Harden, just watch the Rockets without James Harden.

Jenny Dial Creech

Looks like we are about to see Tarik Black for the first time tonight… he had a huge night Thursday with 15 rebounds.

Jenny Dial Creech

I just turned my head because I heard a child screaming in terror… Clutch was holding him and he was not having it.

Jenny Dial Creech

Video between quarters is a compilation of Rockets’ ice buckets challenges. That one will be a fan favorite.

Jenny Dial Creech

End of the first: Rockets and Suns are tied at 19.

Jenny Dial Creech

Just spotted a Francisco Garcia jersey in the crowd. I think that’s the first one I’ve seen of his.

Jenny Dial Creech

McHale talked about wanting Papanikolaou to be a playmaker. Will be hard when he is on the bench in foul trouble… has four already tonight.

Jenny Dial Creech

DMo has added an offensive spark to the Rockets this quarter. He came in and is 2/3 from the field. The Rockets are shooting 29% overall

Jenny Dial Creech

With about two minutes to play in the first quarter, Phoenix leads the Rockets 15-14

Jenny Dial Creech

Johnson and Garcia are in the game for the Rockets.

Jenny Dial Creech

Dorsey takes a seat after his first start- had a rebound.

Jonathan Feigen

Clyde Drexler in mid-season form. Said Papanikolaou reminds him of Chris Mullin. Well they're both lefty. Why not Rod Laver and Steve Young?

Jenny Dial Creech

Ish Smith talked yesterday about how much he has learned from Dragic… if he starts playing like him, that’s bueno for the Rockets.

Jenny Dial Creech

Terrence Jones gets the Rockets first points - they trail Phoenix 5-2 early.

David Hardisty

Looks like Bill Worrell is doing a little Goran Dragic recruiting. http://t.co/7le4tKuLKv

Jonathan Feigen

Too soon to say, but has in preseason. RT @Sam25Reyes: @Jonathan Feigen Is there a good chance that Nick Johnson gets minutes this season?

Jenny Dial Creech

Joey Dorsey and Kostas Papanikolaou starting in place of Dwight Howard and James Harden for the #Rockets tonight.

Jonathan Feigen

Dorsey and Papanikolaou starting with Harden, Howard out.

Jonathan Feigen

Expected to be available, but will test one more time pregame. RT @timwohlbold: @Jonathan Feigen what about 'the Jet'? Lineup tonight?

Jonathan Feigen

Further update on James Harden (hip) and Dwight Howard (knee): Both will sit out vs. Pels on Tue, too. Neither injury considered a concern.

Robert Covington

Blessed!!! I know the man upstairs got something better in store for me. #JustWaitOnIt

Jenny Dial Creech

James Harden, Dwight Howard out tonight vs. Suns blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

Jonathan Feigen

James Harden to sit out tonight vs. Phoenix to rest sore hip. Seems like a preseason sort of night off.

Jenny Dial Creech

Veteran Terry provides leadership, steady shot for Rockets houstonchronicle.com/sports/rockets…

Howard Chen

#CSNhotpot. 21 of us gathered. It was glorious. And we're really, really full. #loveit http://t.co/NSfvlXMDI3

Troy Daniels

Yes sirrrr philly..!!!!

Isaiah Canaan

Season 5 opening episode was dope!! @WalkingDead_AMC

Isaiah Canaan

Nw: The Walking Dead

Howard Chen

Just saw there's going to be A Football Life dedicated to Doug Flutie. This Calgary Stampeders fan is happy.

Howard Chen

Russell Wilson was not on his game today. That Seahawks offense just seemed stuck in the mud.

Isaiah Canaan

Already know moms RT @1stLadi5: @Isaiah Canaan @WalkingDead_AMC YUP!! Count down begins!!!

Isaiah Canaan

I will be glued to the TV tonight because @WalkingDead_AMC season 5 starts tonight!!

Jenny Dial Creech

Dwight Howard on Jason Terry being back in practice: "I am happy the jet is off the runway."

Jenny Dial Creech

Dwight Howard said he was sad to hear about Kevin Durant's injury. Said he would be praying for him.

Jenny Dial Creech

Dwight Howard said his knee is feeling a lot better but since it's preseason, he is taking advantage of having time to rest.

Jenny Dial Creech

Dwight Howard also missed today with a sore knee. Will likely miss tomorrow's game and maybe Tuesday's. Is taking preseason time to rest it.

Jenny Dial Creech

Harden has a bruised hip and sat out of practice today to rest.

Howard Chen

. @JayJack_22 on his #GunsUp visit this wknd that clinchd it: "Everybody was very welcoming & I feel like w that team we can do big things!"

Howard Chen

St. Pius hoopster Jordan Jackson @JayJack_22 has just verbally committed to #TexasTech, where his mom, @sswoopes22, starred. #GunsUp

Jonathan Feigen

Injury occured April 10, 2006. RT @GreatNegrodamus: @Jonathan Feigen didn't end his season just had him out for a few months

Jonathan Feigen

Jones fracture that could keep Kevin Durant out for 6-8 weeks is injury that ended Yao Ming's season in '06 when collided with Okur in Utah.

Jonathan Feigen

My bad. It was in April '06, but not in the playoffs. RT @SpartyBarte: @Jonathan Feigen we missed '06 playoofs. You mean '09?

Howard Chen

This #OleMiss defense is something fierce. Also, & this is nothing new, this SEC schedule is proving the #Aggies have a TON of room to grow.

Isaiah Canaan

People want different results but do the same stuff #facts

Howard Chen

Dekaney's Trey Williams gets the #Aggies on the board. A&M cuts the lead to 21-7.

Howard Chen

#LSU made the plays when they really counted. Gators didn't. LSU wins.

Howard Chen

Ho hum, Florida responds with a 73-YARD PLAY to get to the 2. #canthisdaygetanynuttier

Howard Chen

Ummmmm what a catch in the LSU game. Holy wowzers. Tigers take the lead.

Howard Chen

Final score: UH over Memphis 28-24. I'm happy for @brianmctaggart & @MJ4Sports. =)

Howard Chen

UH just came up with a CLUTCH interception with about a minute left. That should clinch a win over Memphis. #GoCoogs

Howard Chen

Michigan won a football game. What a crazy day in sports.

Howard Chen

THE AGGIES STOPPED OLE MISS. OH MY GOODNESS.

Howard Chen

ICYMI A typically solid @nytimes piece, this one on how #Seminoles football clouds justice: nytimes.com/2014/10/12/us/…

Howard Chen

Now it's the #OleMiss defense having no trouble going up and down the field on the #Aggies. 21-0 Ole Miss.

Howard Chen

#OleMiss is having absolutely no problem driving up and down the field against the #Aggies. #BoKnows

Howard Chen

Of course it's Myles Garrett who gets the #Aggies 1st sack of the game to stop Ole Miss.

Howard Chen

Over in Michigan, Devin Gardner is limping off the field. #uhoh #whattodoMichigan #Wolverines

Howard Chen

And this day of sports doesn't stop. NLCS is going on. Plus, Bama/Arkansas. And soon, A&M/Ole Miss. #sportsislife #loveit

Howard Chen

Btw locally, a pretty good #txhsfb matchup is takin place btwn @Katyfootball & @7LHSFootball. Check @JKellyCSN for updates!

Howard Chen

These #Royals can't be stopped.

Howard Chen

Btw, just checked the replay, Callahan made the winning kick with the laces in. #hesnotfinkel #SicEm

Howard Chen

Comeback complete. Baylor wins. What a game.

Howard Chen

Obviously, a game isn't about one play. But that flag was just really, really unfortunate. #TCUvsBAY

Howard Chen

Now I'm really pulling for a field goal miss so that there's overtime for more craziness. #TCUvsBAY

Howard Chen

Hate that a flag will determine this. Especially if it didn't go the other way on the 4th down play. #TCUvsBAY

Isaiah Canaan

Yes sir RT @eddefalcon: @Isaiah Canaan yo you got your own signature stuff on @NBA2K ?! Please tell me that's you

Howard Chen

2 timeouts for that play call. #hmmmm #TCUvsBAY

Howard Chen

Why be safe? Go big or go home! #TCUvsBAY

Howard Chen

Still 4:30 left. I fully expect 3 TD's to be scored on the field btwn the two teams. & I'm actually serious. #TCUvBAY

Howard Chen

Bryce Petty with the timely playaction, had the world thinking run, then rears back & whips a perfect pass to Coleman. Tie game. #SicEm

Jenny Dial Creech

This TCU-Baylor game is an offensive clinic. It's just unending.

Howard Chen

Ok forget about a possible upset. Okla St with the INT on the Kansas 4th and 12. That should clinch it in the final minute.

Howard Chen

Meanwhile, Kansas is driving, down 7 against Oklahoma State, at midfield with 1:40 left.

Howard Chen

That catch by Antwan Goodley. #SICKem

Howard Chen

In case you didn't realize it yet, #TCU can score some points.

Howard Chen

Bryce Petty is pretty dang good on the deep ball. #SicEm

Howard Chen

K this 2nd half is crazy too. #TCUvBAY