Tim Bontemps

Game is tied for the first time since the opening tip on a Trevor Ariza 3-pointer. 48-all with 3:18 to go in first half.

Devin Kharpertian

Smart cut by Markel Brown. Harden had slipped off to try to help after D-Will-Joe screen set up mismatch for Joe. Easy floater.

Devin Kharpertian

Lopez, Jack both with a rough stretch this second quarter.

Rod Boone

Ineffective night at the moment for Brook. Once again, it seems like him and Mason can't get going on the same night.

Tim Bontemps

The Nets can't make a substitution properly. First Joe Johnson took out Thaddeus Young incorrectly. Then Young took Johnson out incorrectly.

Devin Kharpertian

Game like this really shows Dwight’s impact. Nets have gotten inside at will with him out. Already have 24 points in the paint.

Tim Bontemps

While @SloanSportsConf is going on, Josh Smith has four points, four boards and a block early in Houston. Fitting.

Tim Bontemps

Former Knick Pablo Prigioni checks in and immediately throws an alley-oop pass to Corey Brewer for a layup.

Devin Kharpertian

Video: James Harden commits foul on Alan Anderson, then high-fives referee for no apparent reason bkga.me/1JXakCu

Tim Bontemps

Nets are opening the second quarter with Jack, Brown, Anderson, Young and Lopez.

Tim Bontemps

Nets up 36-25 after one. Plumlee with 11 points, Brown with seven, Johnson, Williams, Anderson with 6. Starting five played whole quarter.

Rod Boone

End of first Q: #Nets 36, #Rockets 25: Mason has 11 points, 3 boards. Trevor Ariza has 8 for HOU. Lionel played starters the entire quarter.

Lenn Robbins

#Nets know their history “Forever grateful, forever indebted for the doors he opened for all of us,’’ @Jarrett Jack on Earl Lloyd

Devin Kharpertian

Deron Williams just drove into a ton of contact in the paint and hit a nice floater. Did I see a ghost?

Rod Boone

Mason is playing so well that Lionel has yet to go to Brook and there's a minute left in the first quarter. Brook would usually be in by now

Devin Kharpertian

Plumlee has 11 first-quarter points. Getting the easy looks at the rim he & this team needs.

Rod Boone

Mason has 11 points, 2 boards. Great start for him after looking lost since all-star break.

Lenn Robbins

Won't show in the boxscore but @Deron Williams set up that play by forcing the #rockets to switch on defense,,#Nets lead 34-21

Tim Bontemps

Also doesn't hurt that Mason Plumlee is having one of his best games in weeks. Already has 10 points in 10 minutes.

Tim Bontemps

Should be clear the Nets are getting a lot of nice looks inside because they're having success getting to the rim.

Rod Boone

Confidence just oozing out of Markel, He just stripped The Beard in the backcourt.

Tim Bontemps

Nets off to an excellent start here in Houston. Small lineup is getting them a lot of nice looks inside.

Rod Boone

#Nets are 12 for 17 from the field to start, hold a 29-18 edge on #Rockets.

Lenn Robbins

In his 3rd game as a starter, @Markel Brown is playing like poised, confident player..Could he nail down the 5th starter spot? #Nets

Devin Kharpertian

Deron Williams loves that All-Star break rest.

Rod Boone

James Harden already has 6 assists on #Rockets first 7 buckets.

Rod Boone

Lionel Hollins giving Markel pointers on what to do defensively with James Harden.

Lenn Robbins

#Nets out to a 12-2 lead. #Rockets call for time. #Houston has a problem. There, got it out of my system..#Apollo13 1 of my all-time faves

Rod Boone

Nice ball movement by #Nets, who have hit their first 4 shots, so far. Alan Anderson and Joe have the touch early on. #Nets up 12-2.

Devin Kharpertian

The Nets are up 12-2 on the Rockets.

Lenn Robbins

Rookie @Markel Brown opens on @James Harden ..It's like you're first at bat is against Randy Johnson..good luck w that. #Nets

Devin Kharpertian

James Harden just fouled Alan Anderson on a 3, and then high-fived the ref. I’m so confused.

Devin Kharpertian

Nets just 13 games back! RT @crabdribbles: The Raptors' shot chart is NSFW. http://t.co/f9nvcxN9kV

Tim Bontemps

Fans out in force here in Houston for Nets-Rockets Friday night: instagram.com/p/zoDPEss_y-/

Tim Bontemps

Niagara grad Calvin Murphy is wearing an entertaining outfit tonight

Devin Kharpertian

I don’t really get the craziness about who starts and who doesn’t. Lopez is averaging 30 minutes a game these days. That’s what matters.

Tom Lorenzo

Game Thread: Brooklyn #Nets at Houston Rockets, 8:00 PM EST sbnation.com/e/7884804 http://t.co/DgDwsocVhn

Rod Boone

Thaddeus Young working on his footwork pregame before tipoff vs. #Rockets: instagram.com/p/zn8-MHoWfB/

Tim Bontemps

When I asked Hollins about Plumlee, he said Mason will keep starting, has no plans to change it. Said he just needs to start playing better.

Tim Bontemps

And here's Lionel Hollins and Jarrett Jack on the passing of Earl Lloyd: nyp.st/1BnUjjd

Tim Bontemps

Here's another link to my story from today's paper on Mason Plumlee saying he needs to clear his mind and just play: nyp.st/1EwhZD4

Tim Bontemps

Bogdanovic didn't participate in any team portions of shootaround this morning. Seems unlikely he'd be able to play tomorrow.

Tim Bontemps

Sounds like unless something changes dramatically, Bojan Bogdanovic won't be playing tomorrow in Dallas, either.

Devin Kharpertian

Nets will stick with same four-out+Plumlee starting lineup. Bogdanovic still out with sprained ankle.

Tim Bontemps

Bojan Bogdanovic is out. Lineup is the same.

Devin Kharpertian

Via @Houston Rockets, James Harden (ankle) and Pat Beverley (flu-like symptoms) are expected to play vs. Nets.

Devin Kharpertian

They get their own pay scale. RT @VP90244: @Devin Kharpertian i wouldn't even watch knicks or nets if you even paid me.

Devin Kharpertian

I am Adam Silver’s Twitter account. #SSAC15

Devin Kharpertian

Could probably do a scale low-to-high for smaller & bigger games. This idea fascinates me.

Devin Kharpertian

If the NBA offered a la carte games on League Pass, how much would you pay per game?

Devin Kharpertian

Negotiating those rights with national/local broadcasts could be a nightmare, but that’s kind of a brilliant idea.

Devin Kharpertian

Did Adam Silver just propose the idea to sell individual games to watch online through social media? #SSAC15

Devin Kharpertian

Yup — though Lopez is 1-13 all-time against Dwight. RT @MAV718: @Devin Kharpertian neither did Lopez

Devin Kharpertian

Nets beat the Rockets last year, but Dwight didn’t play in that game.

Devin Kharpertian

Dwight Howard has won his last 13 games against the Nets. Nets haven’t beaten a Dwight team since April 11, 2009.

Devin Kharpertian

Mental health for athletes is one of the underexplored frontiers. Tricky because course of treatment isn’t cut and dry.

Devin Kharpertian

Deep & profound look into the Larry Sanders situation by @Kevin Arnovitz espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id…

Tim Bontemps

After a rough game in New Orleans, Mason Plumlee admits he's got to clear his head and focus on filling his role: nyp.st/1EwhZD4

Rod Boone

#Mavs on tap for #Nets tomorrow. RT @Dwain Price: Parsons (ankle) did not practice today and will not play tomorrow.

Rod Boone

James Harden (ankle) and Pat Beverly (flu) participated in #Rockets shootaround this morning, but are still questionable for tonight's game.

Lenn Robbins

Fear the brow. #nets http://t.co/pNMDWufqIb

Devin Kharpertian

Dunno if you want to minimize the effects of travel given that excessive flights can lead to blood clots. #SSAC15

Tom Lorenzo

Giannis Quarterly. http://t.co/8gg94LabUi

Stefan Bondy

Belief that NCYFC will sign a third DP over the summer. There are hints it will be Xavi nydailynews.com/sports/soccer/…

Devin Kharpertian

Two @thebkgame contribs — @therealfisch and @therealjolanoff — are at Sloan. I am not. They are both real.

Devin Kharpertian

Kevin Love fit in really well on that shot.

Mike Mazzeo

I think the Cavs are going to be just fine. Not sure about the dress, however.

Devin Kharpertian

Steve Kerr is cruising towards a second technical.

Devin Kharpertian

The dress is Cavs-Warriors is on why are you all talking about a dress

Devin Kharpertian

Ruben Patterson at Cavs-Warriors. Kobe isn’t. Stopped again.

Devin Kharpertian

Yes he did. RT @JADubin5: Wow, did Marv Albert just quote the SportVU hockey assists stat?

Devin Kharpertian

Then Shaq says Steph Curry’s nickname should be Manny Splaquio. Let’s start the game.

Devin Kharpertian

Former 6’4” power forward Charles Barkley says 6’7” power forward Draymond Green is not tough because he’s a “little fella"

Stefan Bondy

And today, Michele Roberts sends out a media alert she wants disseminated.

Mike Mazzeo

Jagr is a Panther and Brodeur is an exec. for the Blues. If you had told me this at the beginning of the season ... youtube.com/watch?v=DvOHbx…

Tim Bontemps

Always a good day when I get my entry for this year's Jerome delivered to my email inbox.

Mike Mazzeo

The #Devils traded Jaromir Jagr to the #Panthers, team announces. Got two picks.

Andrew Keh

In the semifinals of the CUNY conference basketball tournament, 85 percent of the players grew up in NYC. nyti.ms/1BirTas

Mike Mazzeo

Someone needs to figure out how many miles those llamas covered and how many cars they avoided theconcourse.deadspin.com/llamas-on-llam…

Devin Kharpertian

Last year, asked Jason Kidd about the Sloan Conference, as his team had sent six attendees. He had no idea what I was talking about.

Devin Kharpertian

If I learned anything today it’s that America is ill-prepared for a llama uprising.

Devin Kharpertian

Law enforcement, 2015 http://t.co/4EbNCYFef7

Mike Mazzeo

They've been captured. Helluva run.

Devin Kharpertian

If they don’t catch the llama by 4:00 he by law becomes the mayor of Phoenix

Tom Lorenzo

The Nets have shown interest in signing the white llama to a 10-day contract. (cc: Sam Hinkie)

Mike Mazzeo

Very much enjoying the live play-by-play on CNN

Mike Mazzeo

"Llamas on the lam"

Devin Kharpertian

DON’T TOUCH THE LLAMA

Devin Kharpertian

They’re outside, it’s warm, and they’re going wherever they want without a care in the world. I wish I was a llama. abc15.com/live

Mike Mazzeo

ESPN Real Plus-Minus leaders (92 point guards listed): Lowry 6, Williams 22, Jack 85 espn.go.com/nba/statistics…

Devin Kharpertian

Where do I punch in for the bimonthly stats vs. eye test argument that pretends the two are mutually exclusive?

Mike Mazzeo

For Deron Williams you could go back to Dec. 5 and it's 9.3 points, 6.4 assists, 31.7 percent shooting (29 3s). Does look better since ASB.

Andrew Keh

The genius person on this yearslong run inventing Korean-vibe, avant-garde bodega sandwiches at Sunny and Annie on Ave B my only role model