HoopsHype Houston Rockets Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: March 28, 2015 | 01:33 AM - Twitters - Rumors - Roster - Salaries

Jenny Dial Creech

Clint Capela will also be available to the Rockets on this road trip. He arrived just before the game tonight.

Jenny Dial Creech

Jason Terry averages 12.7 points per game as a starter. He is 8-0 this season when he starts for the Rockets.

Jenny Dial Creech

Dwight Howard won’t play both nights of upcoming back to back. The Rockets down to two bigs- Josh Smith and Joey Dorsey -when that happens.

Jonathan Feigen

When Howard sits out, Rockets will have 1 center (Dorsey), 1 power forward (Smith) and 1 rookie c/pf (Capela) who has never scored in NBA.

Jerry Zgoda

It's a final: Rockets 120, Wolves 110. Harden w/ 33, Wiggins w/ 31

Royce Young

The Houston Rockets have clinched a playoff spot.

Calvin Watkins

Baseball stat: Rockets are 40-5 when leading at the break.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets clinch playoff spot. With Memphis loss, Rockets within half game of 2nd in West, tied in loss column, as head to 4 in 5 nights.

David Hardisty

FINAL: Rockets 120, TWolves 110. Playoffs clinched!! Rockets hit 20 threes, Harden goes for 33, Dwight 8-9 FG for 18p, Josh Smith 16-11-9.

Jenny Dial Creech

Rockets clinch a playoff spot with a 120-110 win over Minnesota.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets 120, Wolves 110. Harden with 33, Howard with 18. Wiggins with 31 for Wolves. Rockets hit 20 3-pointers.

Calvin Watkins

As it stands now, the Rockets have six players in double-figures and are shooting 53.1 percent from the floor.

David Hardisty

20 made three-pointers now for the Rockets. This is the point when Mark Jackson tells Flip Saunders to start fouling.

David Hardisty

And Harden throws the alley-oop to Dwight Howard and the dagger has been firmly planted. 115-101 Rockets, 2:49 left.

Jonathan Feigen

With Rockets up 12 with 3:20 left, Howard checks back in. He has a minute or two left on his minutes restriction.

Jonathan Feigen

Josh Smith with assist No. 10 on Terry's 3, the Rockets season-high 19th 3 of night. Smith two rebounds from triple double.

Jenny Dial Creech

Rockets have a season-high 18 made 3-pointers tonight. They lead Minnesota 105-96 with 4:37 to play.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets 17 of 40 (!) on 3s. Ties season high for made 3s in a game.

David Hardisty

That's 17 three-pointers made for the Rockets tonight, matching their season-high.

David Hardisty

Dwight Howard is happening. Back-to-back slams by the big man put the Rockets up 96-84, 9:07 left.

Calvin Watkins

Rockets up, 90-80, after 3. Harden 31, Smith (6-7 FG) 15 & Rockets shooting 53.3 percent from the floor. Wiggins has 22 for Wolves.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets, 15 of 32 on 3-pointers, have set NBA record for 3s attempted in a season with 10 1/4 games left.

John Reid

Norris Cole made only 2-of-9 shots for four points on Wednesday vs. Rockets. He has 12 points tonight on 5-of-7 shooting.

David Hardisty

90-80 Rockets heading to the 4th. Harden scored 16 of his 31 in 3Q. Rockets have made 15 threes already, still a quarter left to be played.

David Hardisty

At this point, it's more unusual when Harden doesn't have a 30-point night. He's got 31, Rockets up 90-78.

Geoff Calkins

Houston winning. Griz and Rockets will be tied in loss column. Clippers 2 back with 2 vs. Lakers, 2 vs. Nuggets down the stretch.

Jonathan Feigen

As shorthanded as Wolves are, the Minnesota bench owning Rockets reserves. Rockets bench 5 of 15; Wolves' 6 of 6.

Kurt Helin

Rockets say Donatas Montiejunas out 1-2 weeks with back issues dlvr.it/98GPdJ

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets scoring just spectacularly easily when not turning the ball over. Have hit 58.7 %, 50 % on their 24 3s. Lead by 16.

David Hardisty

Rockets up 60-50 at half. Harden got hit in the back of the head going for a rebound at the horn, but looks OK now. He's got 15, JSmith 12.

Jerry Zgoda

Rockets 60, Wolves 50 at the half

Jerry Zgoda

If you've got a computer or abacus at home...Rockets have made 9 3-pointers, Wolves have made 2. Rockets lead 56-46 late in 2nd qtr

Jenny Dial Creech

Jason terry is 3/3 on 3s tonight -he has 9 points and the #Rockets are up 50-36 on Minnesota.

Jerry Zgoda

Rockets 31, Wolves 22 after a quarter in Houston. Hamilton, Kilpatrick into game for the visitors

Calvin Watkins

Rockets with 13 rebounds, TWolves with just six after first quarter.

Jonathan Feigen

Source: Ex-assistant Brett Gunning working with Rockets players again blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

Jenny Dial Creech

Rockets PF Donatas Motiejunas sidelines for 1-2 weeks with back pain blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

Calvin Watkins

After 1 quarter, Rockets lead, 31-22. Harden with 10 and the Rockets are 5-11 from 3. Howard with four points and one rebound in 4 min.

Jenny Dial Creech

End of the first - #Rockets lead #Timberwolves 31-22. Minnesota has gone through its roster already - only 8 players available tonight.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets PF Donatas Motiejunas sidelines for 1-2 weeks with back pain blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

David Hardisty

Harden puts up 10 points, 3 assists and Jason Terry knocks down a couple triples and the Rockets lead 31-22 after one.

Jonathan Feigen

With Rockets running out of big men, Brewer and Ariza in front court together. Makes it tougher to play one vs. points with Beverley out.

Jenny Dial Creech

Update on Terrence Jones #rockets - Terrence Jones makes progress in comeback blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

Calvin Watkins

We have two dunks from Howard thanks on feeds from Harden. It's 13-2, Rockets. TWolves dress eight, will play seven.

Howard Chen

Not good news for the #Rockets http://t.co/EtnMbsxk9G

Jonathan Feigen

Thought it'd be interesting to see how Rockets offense clicks in Howard's stints. Tough to tell way scoring so easily, up 11-2 in 2 1/2 mins

David Hardisty

This game is not going to go well for the Timberwolves. 11-2 Rockets out of the gate.