Howard Chen

(VIDEO RECAP) Porter and Corporan talk postgame after the #Astros offense continued its struggles on Tuesday csnhouston.com/blog/astros-ta…

Howard Chen

After tonight, @gspringer_4 was batting .353 with 3 HR, 9 RBI, and 4 SB in 13 games in the minors. Pretty strong start. #Astros

Howard Chen

Top recruit Kendall Sheffield (FB Marshall HS) reports an offer from #KansasSt. Joins #Hookem, #Bama, #LSU, #Seminoles, #USC, etc. #txhsfb

Howard Chen

3rd inning in relief for Clemens. Has been really effective in long relief. #Astros

Howard Chen

#Astros strand two on base to end the 7th, still trail 4-2.

Howard Chen

Tying run at 1st with Dexter Fowler approaching the plate in the 7th. 2 outs. #Astros

Howard Chen

I'm pretty sure I'm not alone in wondering how things could be different if Fowler was healthy all yr. Thoughts? #Astros

Howard Chen

Fowler was sooooo close to making a spectacular sliding catch. Ball skipped out.

Howard Chen

Harrell out after 5 and just over 100 pitches. Battled tonight. Walks still an issue. ERA lowered somewhat.

Howard Chen

Carlos Corporan delivers that 1st hit since the 1st in a big way. HR to RF. #Astros within 4-2 in the 5th.

Howard Chen

Bottom of the 5th. #Astros looking for their first hits since the 1st.

Howard Chen

#Astros fans: How important is a healthy @DexterFowler to the team's success? Elaborate please... I'll be reading the best tweets on TV!

Howard Chen

Broken bat pieces flying all over the place. Quick reflexes by Harrell to get outta the way. #Astros

Howard Chen

Good things outta that KC scoring play: Harrell got the grounder, valiant DP attempt, almost got it. #Astros

Howard Chen

Gotta give #Astros some love for their good plays tool Dominguez w the sharp play from the hot corner, the diving stop and throw from 3rd.

Howard Chen

Lorenzo Cain gets to third to lead off the 3rd with the ball getting past Grossman to the wall. #Astros

Howard Chen

New #SicEm commit, Clear Falls' John Humphrey @FlashyHumphrey_, chose Baylor over schools inc Mizzou, Okla csnhouston.com/high-school/ta… #txhsfb

Howard Chen

Good to see Harrell strike out the side there in the 2nd. Impressive considering he's not known as a strikeout pitcher. #Astros

Howard Chen

Good things happen when Fowler gets on base to start things off. He scores off the Ventura gift, ties it 1-1. #Astros

Howard Chen

Pretty cool #Astros stats on @CSNHouston's #InGameLive. For example, how Altuve does on 1st pitch v 2nd pitches. ingameastros.csnhouston.com

Howard Chen

Good to see @DexterFowler getting back on track. Extra-base hit, per usual, so far this year. #Astros

Howard Chen

Well, that was a strike. But it was also a home run given up. Infante gives KC the 1-0 lead. #Astros

Howard Chen

Will be important for Harrell to throw strikes. Averaging almost a walk per inning this year. #Astros

Howard Chen

#OregonState only the latest to offer Manvel's Lockett @willdoesit__. Others include #GoTerps and #MichiganSt. #Classof2015

Daryl Morey

My daughter as we teach her a card game right now -- "Are Spades the symbol that Kate Spade uses?" #sigh

Howard Chen

#Astros hoping tonight's starting pitcher, Lucas Harrell, bounces back csnhouston.com/blog/astros-ta…

Howard Chen

Wore 42 in Mex, Ven, PR MT @pinkpuka36: This is why I play baseball. Thank you Jackie. Your legacy will live forever. instagram.com/p/m0txgWAy4f/

Howard Chen

Bo Porter on #JackieRobinsonDay: "I think it's probably one of the greatest days in baseball history" csnhouston.com/blog/astros-ta… #42 #Astros

Howard Chen

Jerome Williams @pinkpuka36 on #42: "When I playd overseas in Taiwan & in winter ball, that's the 1st number I wantd" csnhouston.com/blog/astros-ta…

Jeremy Lin

Hahaha @Dwight Howard is not happy @Chandler Parsons hijacked his twitter #teambusactivities

Dwight Howard

Shoutout to my babe @Chandler Parsons!! My crush <3

Howard Chen

Bo Porter is feelin sick, got sick yesterday. Says something's going all around the clubhouse. #Astros

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets recall Covington, Canaan from RGV in time for NO tmrw. First step for them to have games Wed., Thur., Sat., Sunday, Monday, Tuesday.

Jason Friedman

About last night: Of resilience, roller coasters, and the awaiting postseason fire that tempers, tests & transforms: nba.com/rockets/news/r…

Isaiah Canaan

I'm riding in a Cab and he has a Keyboard in here!! Should I stay in here or nah??

Jason Friedman

For the night owls: Of resilience, roller coaster rides, and the postseason fire awaiting the Rockets: nba.com/rockets/news/r…

Omri Casspi

Passover dinner with my older brother. Nothing like family... Happy Passover! instagram.com/p/mzLSUqL86W/

Daryl Morey

They don't all have one to display? MT @samalipour @Daryl Morey why don't all teams display their trophies in locker room? Feels like no brainer

Jonathan Feigen

If the Vipers/Rockets play in NO on Wed, and are with teams in both playoffs, could have games Wed, Thur, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, Tuesday.

Jonathan Feigen

I would imagine most if not all the Rockets starters will sit Wednesday in New Orleans. Maybe a few get some tune-up time.

Jonathan Feigen

For the first time this season, Rockets championship trophies were on display in locker room. Run to titles began on homecourt vs. Portland.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets have homecourt advantage for first time since 2007 vs. Utah. That did not work out for them. Only Game 7 they ever lost at home.

Daryl Morey

Pretty close & Vipers advance as well. On to Portland! MT @5thWardRiC I like 2think @Daryl Morey did golf celebration jump when tweeted YESSSS!

David Hardisty

Always a crazy feeling to round the corner and see this man standing there. #legend instagram.com/p/myy-5boTUb/

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets swept the Spurs for the first time since 1988-89, the fourth team ever -- and second this season -- to sweep a 60-win team.

David Hardisty

4-0 against the best team in the league. This was the Rockets' first regular season sweep of the Spurs since the 1988-89 season.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets 104, Spurs 98. Rockets secure homecourt advantage vs. Portland, starting Saturday or Sunday.

David Hardisty

FINAL: Rockets 104, Spurs 98. 4th seed is Houston's. Rockets clinch home court advantage in the first round against Portland.

Jason Friedman

The Rockets' playoff run will begin at Toyota Center this weekend. Houston completes season sweep of Spurs, winning 104-98.

David Hardisty

James Harden, stepback 20-footer. Very smooth. 102-94 Rockets, 41.5 sec left.

Jason Friedman

9 offensive rebounds combined for Howard and Jones tonight. That's been the difference during HOU's last, desperate push.

Jonathan Feigen

It turns out, Austin Daye is no look Babbitt. Damion James checking back in.

Jason Friedman

Rockets' superior size and athleticism finally making hay here in 4Q. Offensive rebounding looming large as HOU back in front w/ 3:09 left.

David Hardisty

Dwight Howard tied it up with an offensive board and putback, then TJones does the same. Rockets up 92-90, 3:20 left.

David Hardisty

Stops. The Rockets need them. Spurs have hit 8-11 field goals here in the 4th. Beverley 3-pt play cuts it to 87-85 Spurs, 5:54 left.

Jason Friedman

Spurs, meanwhile, are currently on a 23-4 run, without Parker and Duncan. Harden finally gets HOU back on board w/ tough jumper.

Jason Friedman

Harden struggling tonight (just 2-12 FGs), so just throwing this out there: In 2 games vs SAS this yr he's scored 16 pts in 4Q of each.

Jonathan Feigen

Belinelli jumper and Spurs have their largest lead, 82-80, on a 20-4 run.

David Hardisty

This is a 20-4 run by the Spurs, who now lead 82-80.

Jonathan Feigen

Josephy layup, and one. Game tied. Rockets starters back in, with 8:47 left.

Jonathan Feigen

Harden checking back in. He's 2 of 12, 0 for 4 on 3s. He has 7 assists , but has never looked sharp tonight.

Jonathan Feigen

Spurs run to end third, start fourth up to 13-0. Rockets lead down to 1, 10:10 left.

Jason Friedman

Spurs doing Spur things ...

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets 76, Spurs 68 after 3. Spurs scored last 6 points of quarter. Parsons with 19. Howard has 15, but took just 1 shots in 3rd quarter.

Jason Friedman

Parsons pours in 14 points in 3Q as Rockets now 12 mins away from clinching HC. Spurs hanging around, though, HOU lead still just 8.

David Hardisty

Spurs closed the third on a 6-0 run, but Chandler Parsons scored 14 of his 19 points in this quarter. Rockets up 76-68 heading to 4th.

Jonathan Feigen

if Parsons keeps going like this, some local car dealership ought to set him up for some pregame demolition derby in playoffs.

David Hardisty

It's been a real struggle for James Harden tonight, just 2-12 from the field. Parsons, Jones, Howard (15p each) carrying the scoring load.

Jonathan Feigen

As with games against Nuggets, Timberwolves, Pelicans, Rockets seem better against starters than against backups.

David Hardisty

Harden picks up his fourth foul trying to take a charge. Garcia set to check in. Rockets up 69-60.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets up 12 as Duncan, Parker sit. Not sure if they will return.

Jason Friedman

Rockets up 69-57 with 4:10 left in 3Q. Duncan probably done for the night and Parker very well may be as well.

Jonathan Feigen

Jones alley oop with right hand over Duncan probably his best of many this season. Ridiculous.

Jason Friedman

And Terrence Jones just killed a guy

Jason Friedman

Not too shabby for guy who was a game-time decision. Parsons 10 points in 3Q, 15 overall, and is 2-4 from 3 (and 11-23 from vs SAS this yr)

David Hardisty

OH MY, Terrence Jones.

Jonathan Feigen

Howard T similar to Duncan's. Both seemed inadvertent, but reckless, too.

Jonathan Feigen

Ginobili fouls Howard, who nails him with an elbow for a technical.

David Hardisty

Parsons hits a three out of the corner. That's what's been missing -- Rockets now just 2-12 from long range. 62-56 Rockets, 7:00 left 3Q.

Jonathan Feigen

Terrence Jones just not coming close to putting a body on anyone, giving up offensive rebounds way too often.

Jonathan Feigen

Beverley fouls a shooter and McHale calls him over for one those settle down talks. Always a fine line way he defends.

Howard Chen

Heard about @Chandler Parsons' wreck outside TC. Obviously hope he's alright

Jonathan Feigen

Spurs going with same starters in second half. Duncan played 22 first-half minutes. As with all Spurs, averages less than 30.

Jonathan Feigen

Saw a fake "Quick Change" on road last week. Getting the real thing tonight. Up there in competition for best halftime act.

Jonathan Feigen

Not sure why Harden was so upset at Ginobili. Ginobili went for steal, missed, hit him in gut. Not his job to blow officials' whistle.

Jason Friedman

Rockets hit halftime with 50-43 lead. Teams a combined 2-21 from 3. Howard in peak form, however, with 12 pts, 11 rebs, 6-6 from field.

Jason Friedman

W/ SAS having nothing to play for, game lacking in intensity department... until last 2 mins. Harden hubbub certainly brought out some fire

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets 50, Spurs 43 at half. Dwight 6 of 6 for 12 points with 11 rebounds in 15 mins. Duncan 10p, 7r.

Jonathan Feigen

Terrence Jones launches a fast break 3 with 23.9 left in half. Makes zero sense.

David Hardisty

50-43 Rockets at half. Dwight Howard a perfect 6-6 from the field for a first half double-double (12p-11r). Harden, TJones each w/ 9p.

David Hardisty

Harden had to be restrained by Beverley after being called for an offensive foul. He was livid, screamed something that rhymes with pullmit.

Jonathan Feigen

Flagrant foul call was overturned after view review, but Harden was called for a technical. Lin in for Harden.

Jonathan Feigen

Harden was upset at a no call on Ginobili so drove into Manu, popped him for a rare flagrant offensive foul.

Jonathan Feigen

Harden draws a charge on a Ginobili Eurostep. If there is one move Harden knows...

David Hardisty

Extremely uncharacteristic stat of the night: Rockets have turned it over just twice, and both times by Beverley. 44-36 Rockets, 3:34 2Q.

Jonathan Feigen

Duncan caught, held up Parsons after Diaw fouled him. Gave Leon Wood a look as if to ask if that was a T too. (Although Brothers Td him up.)

Jonathan Feigen

Duncan playing so many first half minutes, taking so many shots, I wonder if he'll be back for second half. He's 2 of 7.