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So now Haslem when it might have been Oden.
James and Wade working it, but need more Bosh. Now Birdman with third foul. Sort of could have used Oden tonight.
Wade with a little more of that "old man" game, ballfakes under the basket. He's got 12 tonight.
Dwyane Wade, this is the league office....
Kevin Durant started 7-for-7 tonight. Someone might want to slip that note to LeBron. (Not that he's watching the MVP race...)
Heat fans would love Patrick Beverley if he would have stuck around. He's chippy, but fits Heat defensive system perfectly.
James Harden with the move of the night. This is turning into a 1-on-1 game.
Yup, an extended sequence Chalmers would just as soon forget.
Patrick Beverley is a bad, bad man.
Pat Beverley is a person I like to watch play basketball.
Rio having a moment.
Norris Cole is having a rather rough evening.
Roger Clemens gets a nice ovation here. Not sure that would happen in any other city.
Roger Clemens also in the crowd.
LeBron has 17 points on 9 shots. And he's not working especially hard offensively.
That's 23 charges taken by Shane Battier this season.
They are showing a video in which Dwight is wearing a Superman cape, and LeBron's face is on Lex Luthor. Beasley again is entranced.
We might have some tension building here tonight in Houston. Did Chandler Parsons just say something to Chalmers after that timeout?
Houston has cooled considerably after 9-of-10 start. Made 7-of-20 since. Heat within 2.
Jeremy Lin just blocked Michael Beasley in the lane. Teammates may never let Beasley live that down.
Michael Beasley just got blocked by Jeremy Lin. Which is karma for chasing Dwyane Wade w/ a snake on Sunday.
Andre Johnson in the crowd, receives loud ovation.
Again, odd that Spoelstra would use Oden yesterday, in light of Heat's opponent 2nite. Jefferson is a load, but Miami needs extra big 2nite.
Jordan Hamilton, Rockets' most recent acquisition, finishes quarter with nice sweeping runner. Houston leads, 39-32. LeBron w/ 12.
Up nine earlier, Rockets take 39-32 lead over Heat into the second period. Yes, 39 first-quarter points.
Houston getting balance so far: 4/8/6/5/9 through starting lineup. LeBron has 10, Wade w/ 8 for Miami.
Not quite the same hype over Linsanity vs. the Heat these days.
Spoelstra may need to go deeper into bench tonight. Everyone looks tired. And Oden's not available. So Beasley/Haslem.
So LeBron starts 3-for-3. Looked exhausted there, right?
Miami's given up 26 points in the first 6:41. Feels like Washington. Houston starts 11-of-14.
Many points will be scored on this night.
Don't believe Wade, at all, when he downplays the Harden matchup. A little extra elbow there.
The day off looked like it suited Wade well.
Defense optional start in Houston, as expected. Harden not even pretending.
Patrick Beverley came in shooting 36.1 percent from three. He's 3-for-3 already.
Pat Beverley is a crazy person.
Pregame LEBRON: "I'm extremely tired right now. We got in late last night, so ... I'll try to find energy somewhere."
Usual starters for Heat, with Oden and James Jones inactive.
LeBron: "I don't get caught up in the MVP race."
LeBron: "I'm extremely tired right now." Sounds it. Got in late. Slept. Meeting. Slept.
LeBron: "I thought Spo was gonna pull me, so I jacked up a couple that didn't all season."
LeBron says his favorite responses came from wife and mother. "I never cease to amaze them."
Does Dwyane Wade ever think of comparison Durant made between him and Harden? "No."
Dwyane Wade says he had no setback before yesterday. Just being cautious. In lineup tonight.
Spoelstra on Chandler Parsons: “He’s the kind of guy we like.”
Oden out for Heat for rest. Wade to play.
Spoelstra said Oden will be available against the Spurs.
Oden ruled out against Rockets. Wade is playing.
Landed in Houston. No shopping trip tonight, so if anyone wants to score 62, feel free.
Roberto Luongo & Tim Thomas on the same team... In Canada, this will be huge news. Few know the story in South Florida.
The LeBron game awesome but let's leave it at that. No need to compare it to other great individual performances in NBA history.
What if Twitter were around for Wilt Chamberlain's 100-point game?
First time I've flown out of Miami International this season. What do they have against air conditioning?
Get in taxi to airport. Driver: "Man, did you see what LeBron James did last night?! Sixty one points! By himself!" Well, um....
If the Heat catch the Pacers, you have to like LeBron's chances for a 5th MVP.
The LeBron-Durant MVP debate has the feel of the college football season. Changes weekly.
Just when you thought Dwyane Wade had it bad: Chandler Parsons returns tonight for the Rockets from a "sinus migraine infection."
Just getting caught up on everything else that happened last night. So many big moments/performances, all dwarfed by 6's 61.
Oh, and if Heat feel like going on a real streak, they've got just enough reg. season games to match record 33 in a row.
Danny Crawford, Nick Buchert, Kane Fitzgerald your referees for tonight's Heat-Rockets, 8 p.m., Toyota Center (Sun Sports, NBA TV).
Crazy: None of LeBron's 61 points came via dunk last night. Didn't dunk in a game for the first time since January.
The#DailyBillJames, excerpts from the 1983 Baseball Abstract -- On nostalgia and new ballparks: http://t.co/wrIukxvVnO
First I skip a game & history happened. Then I wake up & United has canceled my flight to Houston. Don't think this is a coincidence.
I haven't been this tired in along time. Goodnight world. See u tommorrow
LeBron scored 30 of his points on 11-16 FG (68.8%) with Michael Kidd-Gilchrist as his primary defender. MKG helped give up 62 to Melo.
Oh, and Heat are 3-0 when Toney Douglas starts.
Talk about overlooked: Al Jefferson had 38 points and 19 rebounds. Let that marinate for a while
Irony: LeBron James' Heat franchise scoring record will be in the record books vs. Bobcats. Next season, there no longer will be Bobcats.
Of LeBron's five assists, four led to 3-pointers. 61 points of his own, 14 points off of assists, 75 total.
Anytime @kingjames and I combine to score 64 points, it's going to be a good night......proud of my teammate tonight. That was a game!