Howard Chen

10 minutes and the #Flames are down 3-0. $H%#}*^+\€£{#}]

Calvin Watkins

McHale on Howard: I’m just so happy Dwight feels good today. I don’t know if he’s BSing me or not but he told me his leg felt really good

Calvin Watkins

Kevin McHale on series: I’ve said all along, 2 teams that are willing to run & will get out & run, you cannot hold & grab in the playoffs.

Calvin Watkins

Kevin McHale: "We play one game on Sunday, we don’t play three games on Sunday believe it or not it’s the most important game of the year."

Calvin Watkins

James Harden: Our mindset is get greedy. Get greedy, don’t let up and just stay focused.

Howard Chen

As always, FANTASTIC to see @BDolemanSN do his thing for the #Astros pre- and postgame shows. Art Howe too. Both such good people #CSNfamily

Calvin Watkins

Rockets were a pretty loose bunch today. Not worried about what Mavs have to overcome.

Howard Chen

Former Baylor Bear Max Muncy with a fairly eventful game: 1st MLB hit, takes out Altuve with a hard clean slide, playin nice D too

Jenny Dial Creech

Down 3-0, Mavericks vow to come out fighting in Game 4 blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

Jenny Dial Creech

Mavs coach Rick Carlisle fined $25,000 for criticizing officials after Game 3 blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

Howard Chen

Yeah he tired towards the end, but overall solid work by Scott Feldman today. #Astros

Howard Chen

13 #Astros runs over their last 9 innings.

Howard Chen

And there'll be a Game 7 for the Islanders and Caps. Playoff hockey is glorious.

Howard Chen

That had to be a goal, right? If not, that's as close as it could possibly come. If in, than wow, this game's tied again. Late drama. #Caps

Howard Chen

Wow. Talk about CRAZY flurry leading to the #Islanders goal. So much physical action going on away from the play.

Howard Chen

Essentially, that's 10 runs scored by the #Astros over their last 6+ innings.

Howard Chen

Jed Lowrie coming through again. This #Astros offense has been making noise ever since the 9th inning finished last night...

Jenny Dial Creech

Harden called Howard a “beast” last night. Today, Brewer had a different term: "Dwight is a monster right now. It’s fun to watch."

Jenny Dial Creech

Brewer:"A bunch of us guys have been in the playoffs a lot so we know what it takes to win-stay together, go out and follow the game plan."

Jenny Dial Creech

Corey Brewer on the Mavs: "We arent worried about them coming back and trying to make history or whatever."

Dwight Howard

Huuuuuahhhhh. #Repost @houstonrockets⁰・・・⁰This happened. instagram.com/p/16ReCJqi9z/

Jenny Dial Creech

Carlisle on the Mavs being down 0-3: "Everybody talks about history and how it’s never been done. Someday somebody is going to do it."

Jonathan Feigen

Previous time Rockets had three wins in a playoff series lost to Trevor Ariza and the Lakers in 2009. Lakers had some other guys, too.

Calvin Watkins

Kevin McHale said Dwight Howard felt good this morning and told him to have a light day. Just shoot free throws.

Jenny Dial Creech

Carlisle on $25,000 fine: "I accept the fine. I have strong feelings about how I feel about my team and I am going to fight for my team."

Jenny Dial Creech

Dallas coach Rick Carlisle taking to media after practice. He was fined $25,000 today for criticizing… instagram.com/p/16HdqXBdAI/

Calvin Watkins

Rick Carlisle has been fined $25,000 for public criticism of officiating, it was announced today by Rod Thorn.

Jonathan Feigen

All right. Now Dirk's working on one-legged, wrong-footed 3s. How you get to seventh in career scoring? Work.

Jonathan Feigen

After 17 seasons Dirk still shooting long after almost everyone else has left. Just Dirk and Dwight Powell on the floor.

Jonathan Feigen

NBA did not specify which statement went over the line. Saying things have not been kosher probably clinched it.

Jonathan Feigen

Rick Carlisle fined $25,000 for public criticism of officiating.

Jenny Dial Creech

Wow, what a great photo! #Repost @coomerchron with repostapp.⁰・・・⁰Trevor Ariza hits the floor in the… instagram.com/p/15-6jihdNb/

Jonathan Feigen

Your 5 next-day thoughts after Rockets Game 3 win against Mavs, including Harden, Howard record-setting, hack-a... blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

Jonathan Feigen

ICYMI, a Dallas defensive adjustment sets Harden free to dominate, take Rockets to 3-0 series lead houstonchronicle.com/sports/rockets… via @HoustonChron

Tarik Black

College daze...at the spot kickin it w the homie. Lowkey miss college instagram.com/p/14_8Stm9je/

David Hardisty

Every Houston Rocket highlight from their 130-128 Game 3 win in Dallas. rockets.clutchfans.net/8557/houston-r…

Jenny Dial Creech

Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle upset about officiating in Game 3 blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

Jenny Dial Creech

Howard's health questions are answered with 26 rebounds in Game 3 blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

Jenny Dial Creech

Dirk Nowitzki and Mavericks must regroup after heartbreaking Game 3 loss blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

David Hardisty

Calvin Murphy was pretty happy with how @James Harden and @Dwight Howard played tonight. vine.co/v/eWZ12OQbzlH

Fran Blinebury

Stephen Curry and Warriors. Never mind the details. tinyurl.com/nho2vxd

Jonathan Feigen

Harden joined elite group w/ 42p, 9a, 5r in playoff a game. SInce '85 only Barkley, Drexler, KJ, Magic, Michael, T-Mac and of course Rondo.

Daryl Morey

What a tough road win! @James Harden with 42 pts on 24 shots & @Dwight Howard with 26 rebounds came up huge #stayfocused #GoRockets

Jonathan Feigen

NBA released assorted Game 5 schedules. If there is a Game 5 in Rockets-Mavs series will be at 6:30, 7 or 8 Tue. Hope that clears things up.

Jonathan Feigen

Harden, by the way, was within seven of Hakeem's franchise single-game scoring record, but that was done in 2OT (in Seattle, 1987.)

Jonathan Feigen

Howard's 26 rebounds tied Hakeem Olajuwon (1998) and Moses Malone (1977) for the franchise record in a playoff game.

Jonathan Feigen

McHale on Howard: "Dwight was unreal. He got every rebound and was just a beast down there.' Howard outrebounded the rest of Rockets, 26-20.

Jonathan Feigen

Carlisle, Cuban irate early in Q4. Carlisle: "There’s too much physical stuff going on. Howard is throwing people all over the place."

Jonathan Feigen

Carlisle; “There’s just a lot of physical stuff going on that doesn’t look kosher to me. This series has got to be played within the rules.”

Jonathan Feigen

McHale on Harden's 42-point, nine rebound game: “James was great tonight. What can you say? I’ve seen it a lot this year."

Jenny Dial Creech

Dirk didn’t have any comment on the officials after the game. “I get my complaints in during the game,” he said.

Jenny Dial Creech

Dirk says some more guys were banged up tonight. Says he is interested to see who will all be available on Sunday.

Jenny Dial Creech

Dirk: “In a one possession game, there are so many things you are going to go back and look at."

Jenny Dial Creech

Dirk Nowitzki said this ranks up high in the toughest losses in his playoff career.

Jenny Dial Creech

Dirk Nowitzki: “It’s a game we needed to have and it was a fun game to be a part of. We really fought back all game."

Jenny Dial Creech

Dwight Howard: "I think we took their best shot and instead of folding, we stayed together and played great defense down the stretch."

Calvin Watkins

I think Harden was wearing swag.

Calvin Watkins

James Harden on Dwight Howard: "He was a beast."

Jenny Dial Creech

I just asked Dwight Howard about his rebounds. Harden interrupted (politely) and said, “He’s a beast, he’s a beast."

Jenny Dial Creech

Harden: “In the second half, we locked in and we got some important stops."

Calvin Watkins

Rockets happy but have measured, muted celebration.

Calvin Watkins

Corey Brewer: When u have the MVP on your team it makes it easy.

Jonathan Feigen

Carlisle with a fine rant about officiating. Said Howard "is throwing people around. This series has to be played within the rules."

David Hardisty

James Harden's clutch stepback jumper with 12.7 ticks left that proved to be the game-winner. bit.ly/1dcgIHg

Calvin Watkins

McHale also said Howard and Harden had yeoman efforts.

Calvin Watkins

McHale said the Rockets wouldn't be where they are without Josh Smith and Corey Brewer.

Jenny Dial Creech

McHale: "I had a lot of faith that our guys would find a way to get back in the game."

Calvin Watkins

Kevin McHale on emotions with. Josh Smith: I'm happy for him.

Howard Chen

Wow. Monta's made so many big shots against the #Rockets... MASSIVE sigh of relief there. Big, big win to hang in for the W.

Calvin Watkins

Kevin McHale grabs Josh Smith by the back of his jersey and almost kisses him on the cheek at midcourt. Plenty of emotion there.

Calvin Watkins

Houston wins, 130-128. Josh Smith defends Monta Ellis' last second jumper that misses everything. It's 3-0. Have a nice evening.

Jonathan Feigen

Ellis no good from 20 feet. Rockets 130, Mavericks 128. Rockets up 3-0. Teams down 3-0 in the NBA playoffs have won 0 of 110 series.

Jenny Dial Creech

Ellis missed a shot at the buzzer and Houston wins 130-128 to go up 3-0 in the series. What.A.Game!!

David Hardisty

FINAL: Rockets 130, Mavs 128. Harden (42p), Howard (26r) huge. Houston took Dallas' best shot -- still won. They go for the sweep on Sunday.

Calvin Watkins

Tall lineup on the floor for Houston.

Jonathan Feigen

Brewer hits 1 of 2. Rockets up two, 6.8 seconds left. Amazing game.

David Hardisty

Corey Brewer makes just 1-2 free throws. Rockets up just two, 6.8 sec left. Timeout Dallas.

Jenny Dial Creech

Brewer missed a free throw and it’s a 2 point game. Mavs have the ball and 6.8 seconds on the clock….

Jonathan Feigen

Harden with the jumper he used at the buzzer in Phoenix. Rockets up 3, 12.7 seconds left.

Calvin Watkins

James Harden doing what MVPs do. A step-back jumper over taller defender. Rockets up, 129-126 with 12.7 seconds left.

Howard Chen

Oh my, Harden. Stepback shooter's BOUNCE. #RedNation

David Hardisty

James Harden's stepback 18-footer over Tyson Chandler rattles in! What a shot. Rockets up three, 12.7 sec left.

Jenny Dial Creech

Harden hits one of his daggers. Rockets 129, Mavericks 126. Mans have the ball with 12.7 to play.

Calvin Watkins

Dwight Howard has a playoff career-high 26 rebounds.

Jenny Dial Creech

Dirk is still so good. Guys like him, Tim Duncan just continue to impress after all these years. Love seeing it.

Jenny Dial Creech

Rockets up 127-126 and have the ball with 33.8 seconds. They can’t slip here because the Mavs are playing determined basketball right now.

Calvin Watkins

Harden reaches around Nowitzki on the three-point shot attempt.It was close. But that's what happened.

Jonathan Feigen

Ellis is limping badly. Stays in the game.

Jonathan Feigen

Harden called for fouling Nowitzki on an off balance 3. With 33.8 seconds left, Rockets up 4. Harden reached, but not much contact.

Jenny Dial Creech

Monta Ellis is crouched down at the scorers table. Looks like he is hurt.

David Hardisty

There is no way that is a foul call. No way.

Jenny Dial Creech

James Harden. 3-point play. He has 40 now. Rockets up 4 with under a minute to play.

David Hardisty

40 points now for James Harden. 127-123 Rockets, 56.8 sec left.