Calvin Watkins

Harden has eight assists and the Mavericks as a team have nine.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets with a 6-0 run to start 2d half before many fans that enjoyed the early run so much were back. Howard with a blocked shot, layup.

Calvin Watkins

The lead is 10 after Howard's layup thanks to Harden (eight assists and counting). Mavs need a timeout.

David Hardisty

Huh. Dwight Howard back into the game, Rockets start the third on a 6-0 run. Imagine that.

Calvin Watkins

Terrence Jones with a nice layup to start the second half. He's feeling much better. Playing well.

Jonathan Feigen

Mavs had 22 points in the paint in the second quarter as Howard played just two minutes before picking up his third foul.

Jonathan Feigen

Harden's seven assists in first half match his career playoff high. Ariza had 6, 4 shy of his career playoff best.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets escape 1st half w/ 59-55 lead. Howard played just eight mins with foul trouble. Harden with 12p 7a. Mavs going at Rockets inside.

Calvin Watkins

Rockets lead 59-55 at the break. Held a 15 point lead at one point, lost it, regained it. Harden with 12, Terry with 10. Howard 3 fouls.

Howard Chen

Harden the facilitator, finds Ariza, who gets the bounce for three. #Rockets lead it 59-55 at the half. Harden 12pts, 7 assists.

David Hardisty

HALF: Rockets 59, Mavs 55. Dallas got back in it with Dwight's foul trouble. Ariza 8p-6a-6r, Harden 12p-6a, TJones, Terry each 10p.

Jenny Dial Creech

Now Jones has three fouls. He and Howard each with 3 to head into halftime.

Calvin Watkins

Harden putting in ground work. He's got six assists and attempted eight free throws. Overall, 12 points.

Howard Chen

Mavs have hit 16-25 FG's (64%) this quarter as they've taken the lead.

Calvin Watkins

Nowitzki not happy. He slams a towel down as he gets to bench area.

Howard Chen

#Rockets had owned the glass early. Not so anymore. Mavs now outrebounding them 22-17, inc 7-2 on the offensive glass.

Calvin Watkins

Nowitzki has three fouls.

Calvin Watkins

Harden doing a nice job reading the double teams and dishing. He's got six assists.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets began the game laying way off Rondo. It worked then. He's killing them now.

Calvin Watkins

Rondo is having a better night than Harden. He's got nine on 4-7 shooting.

Jonathan Feigen

Parsons back in the game, matched up on Ariza.

Jenny Dial Creech

Parsons just checked back in for the Mavs.

Calvin Watkins

Richard Jefferson's foul on Trevor Ariza was reviewed and its not common it's a flagrant foul.

David Hardisty

Big ovation for Tracy McGrady, who is in the building. They showed his dunk all over Shawn Bradley (in '05 playoffs) 4 times on scoreboard.

Jonathan Feigen

After video review, foul on Richard Jefferson changed to a flagrant-1.

Howard Chen

T-Mac shown on the jumbotron. Loud cheer. #RedNation loves them some T-Mac.

Jenny Dial Creech

Parsons is back on the bench, and will be available to play.

Calvin Watkins

We've been told Chandler Parsons is available to play.

Jonathan Feigen

Parsons back on floor, jumping around for trainer Casey Smith. Doesn't look great, but trying to make a case he can play. He is available.

Calvin Watkins

Parsons comes back onto the court. A little gimpy.

Howard Chen

Dirk's 6-of-7 so far in the game for 12 points. He's so good.

Calvin Watkins

Dirk gets the roll, he's getting hot.

Calvin Watkins

Josh Smith checks in for Clint Capela. Need more experience in the post, right now.

Jonathan Feigen

Howard's foul trouble taking huge toll on other end. Mavs owning the lane.

Jenny Dial Creech

Mavericks on top for first time since early in the first.

Howard Chen

Mavs outscoring the #Rockets 21-8 so far in the 2nd quarter. Game tied at 40 with 4:44 left in the first half. #DALvsHOU

Calvin Watkins

Houston had led by 15 at one point.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets offense fell apart to start second quarter. None of that early pace. The 15-point lead is gone. Tie game, 4:44 left in half.

David Hardisty

Rockets struggling to score and just like that, it's a tie game at 40.

Jenny Dial Creech

Tie game - Dirk with a jumper to make it 40-40 with 4:44 to play in the first half.

Calvin Watkins

Tie game in downtown Houston as Dirk hits a mid range jumper.

Howard Chen

Your game's leading scorer so far: Jason Terry. #RedNation

Calvin Watkins

Dirk with a sky hook and we got a ballgame folks. It's 40-38, Houston.

Jenny Dial Creech

The once 15-point lead by the Rockets is down to 2.

Jenny Dial Creech

Jason Terry back in the game, so he will go ahead and score.

Howard Chen

#Rockets lead has been cut to three with 5:50 to go in the 2nd quarter.

Jonathan Feigen

Parsons left the previous game with the Rockets (April 2) and had not played since until tonight.

Jenny Dial Creech

Boo Parsons all you want, that’s fine. But cheering that he is hurting is a bit harsh.

Calvin Watkins

Chandler Parsons was limping pretty badly as he went to the locker room with a trainer. He's got a balky knee.

Calvin Watkins

Chanlder Parsons heads to the locker room.

Jonathan Feigen

Parsons limps badly to end of Mavs bench, and now headed to locker room.

Jenny Dial Creech

Parsons headed to the locker room.

Jenny Dial Creech

Chandler Parsons just went to the bench and looks like he isn’t feeling well at all. Was limping to the bench, is wincing on it now.

Jonathan Feigen

Parsons limps off in a time out. Getting attention on Mavs bench.

Howard Chen

That Parsons dunk was pretty emphatic.

Calvin Watkins

Chandler Parsons dunk knocked Josh Smith's shoe off.

David Hardisty

With Harden resting and Dwight having picked up his third foul early in the quarter, Rocket lead down to 35-28. Harden checks back in.

Calvin Watkins

Trevor Ariza was also given one. I guess he said something.

Jenny Dial Creech

Double technical foul on Ariza and Parsons for… um… being here tonight.

Calvin Watkins

Joey Crawford has arrived. He called a tech on Chandler Parsons. Why I don't know.

Jonathan Feigen

Ariza and Parsons square off. Look at each other with angry expressions on their faces. Joey double-Ts them.

Jonathan Feigen

With Dwight Howard playing with two fouls, Mavs posted up Amar'e Stoudemire until he picked up Howard's third foul. Jones in for Howard.

Calvin Watkins

Let's see if Mavs attack the rim with Howard out with three fouls.

Calvin Watkins

Howard is coming out not because of the minutes but the fouls. Terrence Jones checks in.

Howard Chen

Dwight gets his 3rd foul 2 minutes into the 2nd quarter. Terrence Jones comes off the bench to replace him. #Rockets

Calvin Watkins

A sloppy start to the second quarter. We got some turnovers and a few whistles and Howard has been called for his third foul.

Jonathan Feigen

Smith and Howard have really turned that elbow play into something. Tough to defend when Smith makes that turn.

Calvin Watkins

Rockets doing nice job of setting up Howard near the rim with alley-oops and he's very active on other end attacking the boards and shots.

Calvin Watkins

Rockets with 16 points in the paint compared to Mavs' eight.

Howard Chen

After 1 quarter, the #Rockets lead it 32-19. Harden with 8 points, JTerry with 7. Houston making 12-19 FG's so far to 7-23 for the Mavs.

Calvin Watkins

A fast start pushed Rockets to 32-19 edge after one. Terry with seven as the Rockets shoot 63.2 percent from the field.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets 32, Mavs 19 after 1. Rockets 5 of 10 from line, but when they're running, they're scoring. Have 10 FB pts. Mavs 7 of 23.

Jenny Dial Creech

Harden has 8, Terry has 7, Capela has 4. For Mavs, Ellis has 7.

David Hardisty

32-19 Rockets after one. Beautiful quarter for Houston. Harden with 8p-3a, Terry with 7 and Dwight was all over the place (3 blocks).

Jenny Dial Creech

End of the 1st quarter in Houston #Rockets 32, #Mavericks 19.

Howard Chen

TWO FREE THROWS MADE IN THIS GAME BY CAPELA

Jonathan Feigen

Mavs with the first hack-a-Rocket of the night. Capela to the line.

Calvin Watkins

Josh Smith to the line, bricks his first attempt and bricks the second.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets come out of time out sending double-team help for Capela in the low post.

Jonathan Feigen

Harden passed to himself off Amar'e Stoudemire's hand. Either Harden or Stoudemire should have the assist on Harden dunk.

David Hardisty

Josh Smith pulls the chair out from under Dirk. That was great. 28-16 Rockets, 2:30 1Q.

Jonathan Feigen

Again, Mavs going right at the rookie. Capela with consecutive fouls. Rockets over the limit.

Calvin Watkins

Capela gets two quick ones guarding Stoudemire.

Calvin Watkins

Josh Smith checks in and guard Dirk Nowitzki.

Howard Chen

Clint Capela has more points than Chandler Parsons right now. #RedNation

Jonathan Feigen

Capela with a nice reverse. Next possession, though, Mavs go at him. He doesn't step out on screen. Layup.

Jenny Dial Creech

First guy off the bench is Clint Capela.

Howard Chen

First #Rockets player off the bench for the playoffs: Clint Capela.

Calvin Watkins

Clint Capela getting some early minutes for Dwight Howard.

Jonathan Feigen

Clint Capela the first Rockets player off the bench. In for Howard as he picked up his second foul.

David Hardisty

Clint Capela coming into the game in the first quarter.

Howard Chen

#Rockets have made 8 of their first 11 shots. Out of those 8 makes, they have 7 assists.

David Hardisty

Last shot was a long two -- Terry's foot was on the Jeremy Lin line. 19-6 Rockets.

Jonathan Feigen

Carlisle on Jason Terry: "This is the time of year when he’s always played his best." Yeah, I guess so.

Calvin Watkins

Jason Terry hits a three, stands there posing afterward and the Mavs need a 20. It's 19-6.