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I spent the last several hours at Bluejack National - where course designer Tiger Woods popped in for a visit today.
Rockets guard Isaiah Canaan expected back Wednesday in Denver.
Harden has been POW 6 times, tied w/ Yao Ming for third most in Rockets history. Tracy McGrady was POW 7 times; Hakeem Olajuwon 12 times.
John Wall the Eastern Conference Player of the Week.
James Harden wins Western Conference Player of the Week.
Back to work! Atgal prie darbo! http://t.co/ESZjxv4hji
Knocking out all this Christmas shopping!!
The thing I dig about Mike Pereira's work: he's not afraid to disagree with the call on the field.
Looking forward to seeing Harbaugh's postgame reply to that "roughing" call.
Good stop Texans now just gotta get in the Box on this Drive!!
Whoa whoa whoa, Santana Moss.
Christmas ugly sweater party! :) Waiting for Santa Claus! ;) With Rockets staff :D Laukiam Kalėdų Senio!!! :)))) http://t.co/mkSeikEqwO
ROCKETS GOT ANOTHER WIN LAST NIGHT!!!
That is tough to do. There are many big man coverages, especially in pick-and-roll, that guys that practice there mess up routinely.
Easy to overlook, but McHale said Trevor Ariza handled PF responsibilities just right in small lineup with no practiced at all at the four.
Arron Afflalo on Houston's defense: "They have better personnel w/ Pat & Trevor & James has improved... They are a good defensive team."
Dwight said injuries have been a "blessing in disguise" bc it "gave DMo a chance to get comfortable w/ his role & he's been playing great."
Harden joked he almost tackled Troy Daniels out of bounds going for rebound 10. "Everybody in the arena knew what was going on but Troy."
Rockets were only team in the NBA that had not allowed an opponent to get 10 assists in a game until Ty Lawson finished with 10 tonight.
Life is good right now for Houston Rockets fans -- Dwight Howard is back, James Harden is playing like an MVP and the team is now 18-5.
Toyota Center crowd was extremely disappointed when Daniels knocked away 10th board from Harden. Only one in the building who didn't know.
Crowd now completely pulling for the triple double, cheers when final rebound at buzzer shows up on stats. Harden's triple double his 3rd.
Daniels does it again!
Troy Daniels steals Harden's 10th rebound. He'll probably hear about that one.
Harden went hard for his 10th rebound. Would have been 3rd career triple double. Tied up by Faried. Has until the next dead ball to get it.
The New Big Three? Harden, Howard, Motiejunas have a combined 73 points tonight. Rockets up 106-93, 2:00 left.
James Harden is now just one rebound away from a triple-double: 24 points, 10 assists, 9 rebounds.
Harden with 24, Motiejunas 23, Howards 21. First time three Rockets topped 20 in a game this season.
Howard sits and the Nuggets offense comes alive. Denver with 12 points in two minutes since Howard went out. He's about to check back in.
Dwight makes such a difference. Wilson Chandler stopped in his tracks inside when he saw Dwight. Nuggets end up missing, Bev hits a three.
Faried ran back to Nuggets bench. Looked Ok, but takes a seat.
Mozgov sits with five fouls and nine minutes still left. Hickson on Dwight Howard. Howard w/ 19p, 11r in 25 minutes, likely to sit soon too.
Nurkic fouls out. Mozgov checks in with 4. Faried in locker room. Would put Arthur or Hickson on Dwight if Mozgov fouls out.
Motiejunas with a career-high 23p going into 4th. He's 10 of 18 after just missing from halfcourt at the buzzer. Rockets up by a shaky 7.
With Rockets in a zone, Nuggets misfiring. But Rockets struggling to control rebounds. Denver 9 2nd chance points in quarter.
Shot of Dwight Howard playing with gauze in his nose & blood on his jersey. He's got 16 points, 10 boards, 3 blocks. http://t.co/Ic9fQUhsKl
Kenneth Faried struggles to his feet after a Dorsey foul to stop a break. Faried missed 2 games with a lower back strain.
Dwight Howard gets his double-double in 22 minutes with rebound No. 10 tonight No. 10,000 in his career.
Dwight has to plug up a bloody nose. Whole lot of talking going on, now with Nate Robinson and Beverley. Before with Afflalo and Beverley.
Rockets held Denver, one of leagues fastest teams, to 2 fast break points in 1st half. Taking 21 fts in a half will tend to slow a break.
Nuggets shoot 63.2 % in first quarter; Rockets 61.1 % in second quarter. Rockets go from down 14 to up 54-48 at half.
HALF: Rockets 54, Nuggets 48. Rockets go on a 28-8 run over final 7:33 of half. Harden 14p-8a, D-Mo 13p, Howard 10p.
Harden with strong right-handed finish through Afflalo foul and the MVP chant grows louder. He has 14p, 8a in half.
D-Mo in double figures scoring for 7th consecutive game. Previous longest streak was three. Crowd chants MIP when goes to line (not really.)
Harden just got the TC to erupt, throwing an over-the-shoulder lob past two defenders to Dwight for the alleyoop. 7 assists for Harden.
Harden is 1 of 8, but he still has nine points and seven assists with 2 1/2 left in half.
This is a 19-4 Rockets run that has completely changed the game. 11 of those points were scored by D-Mo. 45-44 Rockets, 3:06 2Q.
Dwight is 4 of 1o from the line, but he might foul out everybody taller over 6-7. Rockets should keep going to him to pile up the fouls.
With the Rockets down 14 and showing no ability to score, Donatas Motiejunas has run off 7 straight points.
D-Mo outplaying Timo (actually, he's matched up with Faried, but I wanted to write that.) He's scored Rockets past 7 pts, cutting lead to 7.
I think I like this D-Mo matchup against Faried. Height advantage with the footwork.
Nuggets had gotten the ball back after their shot attempt at the 24sec buzzer grazed net and then hit a shot with 00.8 seconds left.
I'm thinking Harden is feeling the 88 minutes he played in the back-to-back. He's 1 of 8. Rockets 6 of 26, trail 32-21 after technical FT.