Jonathan Feigen

Nah. He's out. RT @shlayfried: @Jonathan Feigen is Howard gonna suit up tonight? If he's out cousins will dominate us!

Jenny Dial Creech

Dwight Howard and Pat Beverley are both out tonight vs. Sacramento.

Howard Chen

You go, girl! RT @snapkitchen: #21DaysForGood 1st Place goes to @KHOULily at @KHOU! We'll donate $3000 to @BlueCure! http://t.co/rGcOolvKhs

David Hardisty

Podcast with @moisekapenda: Is James Harden leading the early MVP Race? rockets.clutchfans.net/7979/podcast-j…

Jonathan Feigen

Or if you would like your postgame thoughts on camera: The Sports Update: Breaking down Monday's win over the Knicks blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

Jonathan Feigen

On Harden, Melo, D-Mo and 3-pt D. RT @ReidLaymance: Five thoughts from @jonathan_feigen from Rockets win over Knicks blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

Howard Chen

Hopin 4dabest MT @TexasMBB: UPDATE: Isaiah Taylor broken left wrist. No surgery required. No timetable set for his return. Not season-ending

Jenny Dial Creech

Harden: “I just know I had to be aggressive. That’s it.” He finished with 36 pts, 6 rebs, 6 assets, 3 steals

Jenny Dial Creech

The Rockets now have 19 straight wins over Eastern Conference teams at home.

Jonathan Feigen

Need to correct a stat. Harden scored or set up the Rockets' final 19 pts, scoring 12 and passing to Motiejunas for 2 layups, Ariza for a 3.

Jenny Dial Creech

Trevor Ariza: “One thing about our team,something we’ve been showing is that no matter what’s going on in a game we don’t let it rattle us."

Jonathan Feigen

After matching his career-high with seven 3s tonight, Harden is 13 of 24 from distance in past 3 games. Was shooting 27.4 % in first 11 gms.

David Hardisty

Amar'e Stoudemire: "James Harden was getting miraculous calls down the stretch, as if an angel came down and started calling calls for him."

David Hardisty

Rockets were in good spirits in the locker room. Harden seems to entertain himself by saying the word "Papanikolaou".

Jonathan Feigen

FWIW, I think James Harden was playing sick tonight. I asked. After a pause he said, "I'm all right."

Jenny Dial Creech

Carmelo Anthony is going to see a local doctor now to get pain meds they can’t keep at Toyota Center and then will fly with Knicks to Dallas

Rockets Power Dancers

Another win! WAY TO GO ROCKETS!

Jenny Dial Creech

Am still waiting for any update on Carmelo Anthony and his injury- Knicks PR staff working on that.

Jenny Dial Creech

Carmelo Anthony won't be talking to media tonight - is still in a lot of pain.

David Hardisty

McHale credited Ariza for sparking the Rockets with about 7 minutes left: "I thought Trevor really amped up the defense a lot."

Jonathan Feigen

Knicks were taking fouls in the final seconds. Did not get a call. Weird.

David Hardisty

FINAL: Rockets 91, Knicks 86. @James Harden tonight: 36 points on 11-22 shooting (7-12 3P), 6 assists, 6 rebounds, 3 steals. Rockets now 11-3.

Jonathan Feigen

Oh, Harden's 36 points are a season-high. Has 22 in the second half.

David Hardisty

That's 12 straight points scored by James Harden. Rockets have put this one away because of him.

Jonathan Feigen

Harden scored or set up all 16 Rockets points in the final 6 ½ minutes. Rockets went from down 3 to up 9.

David Hardisty

Carmelo Anthony is still the Knicks leading scorer tonight. (h/t @moisekapenda)

David Hardisty

Harden milks some clock, isolates, drives, gets fouled. He makes both free throws. Rockets are up seven, 89-82 w/ 1:13 left. Big play.

Jonathan Feigen

Why Phil Jackson never won anything. MT @randyb7914: knowing when to call a TO to stop momentum/to get your players to focus is on the coach

Jenny Dial Creech

Harden shooting free throws to chants of “MVP"

Jonathan Feigen

Remember when James Harden was at 29 % 3-point shooting a week ago? He's 7 of 12 from the arc tonight. "MVP" chant starts with him at line.

David Hardisty

Harden hitting 3's, making great passes, now going to the line. He's made all the difference. "MVP" chants begin. 87-82 Rockets, 3:07 left.

Jenny Dial Creech

Rockets down by 1, thanks to a couple of nice Trevor Ariza plays, his 3 and a D-Mo shot.

David Hardisty

Ariza hits a big three, picks two steals, then D-Mo scores inside and the Rockets are within one, 78-77, 6:34 left.

Jonathan Feigen

Hard to believe not dominating w Dorsey, D-Mo, Canaan, K-Pap and Ariza or Garcia. RT @randyb7914: @Jonathan Feigen absolutely awful coaching

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets up to 17 tos, 11 in 2nd half w/ 8:50 still left. Offense awful when Harden is out, and he faces loads of defenders most possessions.

David Hardisty

Turnovers killing the Rockets. Can't go without Harden any longer. 78-72 Knicks, 8:50 left.

Jenny Dial Creech

Knicks now have their biggest lead, up on Rockets 78-72 with 8:50 left to play in the game.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets, Knicks tied at 69 after 3, pending review of Wear jumper at shot clock. Rockets 8 tos in 3rd. Harden with 10 in q, teammates 8.

Jenny Dial Creech

Knotted up after three in Houston. #Knicks 69, #Rockets 69.

David Hardisty

Knicks just flat outplaying the Rockets since Carmelo left. Tied at 69 heading to the fourth. Harden has 24 to lead Houston.

Jenny Dial Creech

Dwight Howard is cracking up on the bench after Joey Dorsey misses a dunk. He is going to clown him for that one.

Jonathan Feigen

If Rockets win this one, Dorsey will get all kinds of crap for missing that dunk. Dwight, bench already looks ready to give it to him.

Jonathan Feigen

Swaggy P? Special K? RT @Jenny Dial Creech: What a pass… really nice one from Papanikolaou to Harden, who finishes with the slam.

Jenny Dial Creech

What a pass… really nice one from Papanikolaou to Harden, who finishes with the slam.

Jonathan Feigen

In nine possessions to start the second half, the Rockets have taken 1 shot inside the arc, an airball. Have taken 3 3s and had 5 tos.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets open the second half with turnover, turnover, turnover. Knicks run up to 13-0 and lead, 52-51.

Jonathan Feigen

Shane Larkin starts the second half in a backcourt with Calderon. Shumpert moves to the 3. Canaan is back for the Rockets.

Jonathan Feigen

Carmelo Anthony questionable to return with back spasms.

Jonathan Feigen

Ariza, Harden and Terry watched the Knicks in warmups for a few minutes. Looked like they were looking for Carmelo. no sign (or word) yet.

Jenny Dial Creech

Carmelo Anthony left with back spasms and is questionable to return.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets were pulling away, up 12 after Melo left. Knicks end half on 7-0 run. Rockets up 51-46.

David Hardisty

HALF: Rockets 51, Knicks 46. Knicks made a late run to trim Houston's 12-pt lead to 5. Harden has 14. Melo left the game with an injury.

Jenny Dial Creech

Carmelo Anthony heads to the locker room. Didn’t look good.

Jonathan Feigen

Anthony heads to the locker room very, very slowly.

David Hardisty

Carmelo Anthony hurt, heading to the locker room.

Jonathan Feigen

Carmelo Anthony doubled over. Knicks call a time out. He struggled before previous time out, but this looks much worse.

Jonathan Feigen

Anthony, Harden both with 14. Next highest scorers: Canaan and Black with 7 each. Hmmm. Those guys could've been on same team, right?

David Hardisty

Re: Tarik Black. RT @stevierebel: my seats are over here next to bench this yr. He's still getting tended to and wrapped up on end of bench

Jonathan Feigen

Terry checks in for Canaan. Canaan seems OK. Wasn't get much attention during the time out, but obviously w Beverley out would be huge loss.

Jenny Dial Creech

Terry in for Canaan, who has been clutching his back since the collision with Acy.

David Hardisty

Tarik Black looks hurt, is down on the court getting looked at by trainer Keith Jones.

Jonathan Feigen

Canaan still clearly hurting. He reaches to his back as soon as McHale calls time out, struggles to the bench.

Jonathan Feigen

He's OK, but shaken up a bit. Was called for the foul, too.

Jenny Dial Creech

Isaiah Canaan is slow to get up after a collision with Acy. He seems ok.

Jonathan Feigen

Isaiah Canaan down after a collision with Acy as they chased a loose ball.

Jenny Dial Creech

Rockets take their biggest lead of the night with a Francisco Garcia 3-pointer. They lead 39-30.

Jonathan Feigen

D-Mo has looked much more under control past 2 games. Was rebounding, defending OK. Now seems to be settling down as starter w/ Jones out.

David Hardisty

Real nice post move by D-Mo. He got Jason Smith to go one way and D-Mo went the other. Rockets back up eight, 36-28.

Jonathan Feigen

Harden scored or set up 18 of Rockets 27 points in first quarter. As always with Dwight out, test comes when he sits.

David Hardisty

Rockets lead 27-26 after one. Harden has 11 points & 3 assists, Canaan added 7.

Jenny Dial Creech

At the end of the first quarter, the Rockets lead the Knicks 27-26. And a lot more fans have showed up.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets top-rated defense has not been best in the room. NY shoots 57.9 % on one end, block 5 shots on other. Rockets up 1 after 1 anyway.

David Hardisty

Isaiah Canaan looks good early. Just hit an 18-footer on an isolation play with a defender in his face. 20-14 Rockets.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets vs. Knicks in Game 14. Twenty-one years ago, almost to the day, Rockets vs. Knicks was Game 15 of Rockets win streak to open season.

Jenny Dial Creech

James Harden took the mic and gave a speech to fans after the Dallas game - said the Rockets need them here. Guess they missed that.

Jenny Dial Creech

Sparse crowd so far at the Toyota Center. Maybe everyone just running late...

Jonathan Feigen

Mostly cheers, with a few rebuttal boos, for Carmelo Anthony in the intros.

Jonathan Feigen

If you look too closely, you'll be blind. RT @bull50: @ca_rockets If u look closely, Calvin's shirt matches Clyde Frazier's suit.

David Hardisty

Asked what he remembers about playing the Rockets here in Houston, said Derek Fisher: "Success."

Jenny Dial Creech

Knicks coach Derek Fisher was asked about what he remembers about playing over the years against the Rockets. His response: 'Success.'

Jonathan Feigen

Beverley has missed 6 of 13 games so far. A lot falls to Canaan, Terry now.

Fran Blinebury

Pat Beverley out 3rd time this season with hamstring vs Knicks. Kevin McHale expects him to be sidelined longer this time

Jenny Dial Creech

McHale was asked if Beverley would be out longer since this is the third problem with the same hamstring- said he probably would.

Jonathan Feigen

This is the third time Beverley has gone out with hamstring issues. Began in second game of the year.

Jenny Dial Creech

Isaiah Canaan is starting in place of Pat Beverley tonight.

David Hardisty

Asked if Beverley will be out longer this time since it's his third hamstring injury, said McHale: "I'm sure (he) will be."

Jonathan Feigen

McHale 'sure' Beverley will be out longer this time. No timetable.

Jonathan Feigen

As expected Isaiah Canaan starts at the point for Rockets with Beverley out.

David Hardisty

Isaiah Canaan officially starting tonight.

Jenny Dial Creech

Nick Johnson was called up from the RGV Vipers today.

David Hardisty

Nick Johnson has been called back up from the @RGVVipers to the Rockets. He will be here tonight.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets announce they have recalled rookie Nick Johnson from the D-League.

Jenny Dial Creech

Always awesome to run into old friends. SI’s @ScoobAxson in the house for Rockets-Knicks.

Howard Chen

I should add I dont blame Manziel if he didn't wanna hug a random fan. Could be weird. But there's a better way to handle things, entourage.

Howard Chen

Just read about the Manziel entourage news. Whatever happened, there's a way to handle fans quietly or get Manziel away from the scene ASAP.

Donatas Motiejunas

Game Day!!! #Rockets #Pursuit http://t.co/e1uA6A1kPV