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Ariza could not get a clean look on his first 3. Smith gave him another shot, but Ariza's 3 at buzzer misses. Raptors 99, Rockets 96.
FINAL: Raptors 99, Rockets 96. Tough call on the timeout, but Rockets missed two three chances for the tie.
Official not giving Harden that timeout, resulting in a jumpball, created a huge swing. Instead of HOU ball down 1 w/ 40 sec, it's TOR ball.
McHale livid that Johnson was not called for fouling Harden.
DeRozan has a career-high 40, but misses two free throws with 45.4 left. Harden and Amir Johnson to jump it up.
DeRozan nearly missed entire backboard on a drive. Got just enough for rebound to fall to Amir Johnson for a layup and 2-pt lead, 1:54 left.
Harden with a slam! Yet another 30+ point night. 93-92 Rockets, 2:36 left.
Capela's latest dunk was his best yet, but generally, Raps covering those rolls to hoop. Rockets getting 3s where help left, but missing.
I'm running out of things to say about Clint Capela.
They crank up the music, sound effects so loud here, they sort of hold back one of league's loudest crowds. What's the point if drowned out?
Solid, driven and confident play of Capela and Johnson a nice reflection on their work in D-League. Both have progressed.
Nick Johnson just flat beat Jonas Valanciunas for an offensive rebound, put it back in and got fouled. I'm seriously impressed.
Pablo Prigioni now has six assists and a couple of steals without a turnover in 17 minutes tonight. Harden's got 28. 76-74 Rockets after 3Q.
Raptors led by seven and looked like ready to blow it open, but Rockets scored final 9 pts of 3rd, 7 by Harden, to lead 76-74 after 3.
Speakers in the world's loudest arena went out -- during "Quick Change." They keep up the act. They're awesome.
As has become the routine, Harden defending power forwards again tonight. First Patterson, now Amir Johnson.
James Harden's reaction from the bench when Clint Capela threw down his third slam of the game. http://t.co/hSAs8gXN1A
Capela ended his first eight-minute run with six points, four rebounds and a blocked shot. Very productive, entertaining stint.
Rockets starting 2nd quarter with 3 guys (Prigioni, Smith, Brewer) who began season on awful teams, and 2 (Capela, Johnson) who were Vipers.
Lots of chatter between McHale and Casey after McHale protested call on Johnson. Guessing discussing a halftime Tim Hortons order.
Clint Capela just threw down a MONSTER slam.
Capela has been active. In first few minutes has one make, one miss, one rebound, one foul and one blocked shot. A singular sensation.
Clint Capela has his first NBA points. The young fella will need several more tonight since the Rockets are shorthand ex.
Capela was 0 for 11 in his career. You can't stop him. You can only hope to contain him!
THERE IT IS! After an 0-11 start to his career, Capela gets his first NBA basket.
There is it. Capela's first NBA field goal. On a pick-and-roll with Harden. Natch.
Joey Dorsey in foul trouble and here comes Clint Capela.
Clint Capela!!. With Dorsey getting his second foul, Capela checks in five minutes into the game. Tonight is the night for first career FG.
Really different covering a game from this close to the speakers. At least they're good speakers, but wow. Apparently, everyone comments.
With one big man -- Clint Capela -- on the bench, Dorsey picks up a foul contesting a DeRozan jumper. Can't do that with so many guys out.
As mentioned this afternoon, excluding Pat Beverley, no lineup of current Rockets players has started more than two games this season.
Rockets using lineup No. 16 -- Ariza, Smith, Dorsey, Harden, Terry. Terry's unbeaten record (9-0) as a starter in jeopardy.
Well played, Rick Barnes. Well played.
With Beverley out, no possible Rockets lineup this season has played more than two games together.
Pat Beverley will have surgery on his wrist tomorrow.
Rockets announce Pat Beverley's plan to have wrist surgery tomorrow, confirm he will miss rest of the season including playoffs.
That is two games more than tonight's starters -- Terry, Harden, Ariza, Smith and Dorsey -- have played together.
With Pat Beverley out for season, Rockets' planned starting lineup -- Beverley, Harden, Ariza, Jones, Howard -- has played 2 games together.
Rockets play at Toronto tonight. Very short handed. No Terrence, no Beverley, no D-Mo, no Kostas and Dwight will be resting.
Jason Terry has been starting in place of Beverley. He is 9-0 in that role.
It's pretty cut 'n dry for Indiana: create a non-discriminatory protective law for LGBT's or risk losing millions in tourism dollars.
Jason Terry is probable for tonight's game at Toronto with a neck strain.
Some people trivialize sports in life. In terms of the relgious freedom bill, it's helped to magnify a major transcendant national issue.
Rockets were 34-21 with Beverley in starting lineup. 9-0 with Jason Terry running the point.
Pat Beverley is restricted free agent next season. It will be interesting to see what his market will be. Rockets do expect to retain him.
Source: Pat Beverley will undergo left wrist surgery tomorrow and is out for the season.
Rockets have used Ariza or Brewer to match up w/ point gds, but w/ Jones, D-Mo out, Ariza filled in there on Sunday w/ Johnson defending pt.
With Beverley out, Rockets have started Terry, going 9-0 in his starts. He and Prigioni have been splitting time.
Rockets guard Pat Beverley has opted for surgery to repair ligaments in left wrist, source said. Will miss the remaining of season, playoffs
Pat Beverley needs wrist surgery. He could play through it have surgery once season ends or have surgery now. Decision coming today.
Dc showed a lot of love...thank you.
Up to 35 guesses on who is second on Rockets in total blocked shots. No one got it (or cheated).I'm going to call it. K.J. McDaniels.
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Anyone know who is second on Rockets in blocked shots? Honor system. No cheating.
Harden does block an occasional shot, but he's third on the Rockets because Howard and Jones have missed more than half of the Rockets gms.
In the next sentence, however, Howard added, "That's what MVPs do."
Howard on Harden's late-game block. "I’m surprised he got up there. He’s not known for blocking shots." (Harden 3rd on Rockets in blocks.)
John Wall on the standings: "I don't care what seed you're going to be. You got to go into the playoffs having some momentum on your side."