David Hardisty

Rockets are playing a Jeremy Lin tribute on the scoreboard right now.

Jonathan Feigen

As long as I'm linking to this morning's items, here is what Harden said about playing power forward, as he is now. blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

Jonathan Feigen

Or now. RT @DeLongTweets: @Jonathan Feigen Jesus. Harden will be at PF before the nights over. #Rockets

Jonathan Feigen

I asked in Mem because of what I saw. RT @spacecity2013: @Jonathan Feigen Because it's BS. It probably has to do with what's going on in GA

Jonathan Feigen

D-Mo has done some good things early, but once again, he has to sit early with two fouls. Put Papanikolaou on Boozer.

Jonathan Feigen

Dwight obviously downplayed injury when I asked. blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket… He also offered no hint at shootaround today. Talked about the game.

Jonathan Feigen

Nope. Out indefinitely. RT @imfat_letsparty: @Jonathan Feigen getting scared about Jones. any more news on him?

Jonathan Feigen

With Beverley back and Tarik Black starting, Rockets on their sixth lineup in 12 games. And Terrence Jones does not look close to a return.

Jonathan Feigen

I asked Dwight Howard about the knee in Memphis. He thought he was OK. blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

Jenny Dial Creech

All the people who really wanted to see Tarik Black start tonight are in luck.

David Hardisty

Knew there was a problem when Dwight wasn't shown during the "Rockets Red Glare" part of the anthem. He's out with a strained right knee.

Jenny Dial Creech

Dwight Howard is out tonight vs. Lakers with a strained right knee.

Jonathan Feigen

Dwight Howard is out with a strained right knee.

Jonathan Feigen

As you could tell from Josh Powell's fine seat in Memphis, he is 'officially' on Rockets staff. Has been working w/ team since late Oct.

Jonathan Feigen

Back in Houston for first time since the trade, Jeremy Lin unavailable for comment, per Lakers PR.

Daryl Morey

Thank U again 2everyone who tweeted in why they love the Rockets. This link has some of the best nba.com/rockets/fan-ev… #GoRockets!

Howard Chen

& Thats understandable. UT could legitimatly beat A&M if they playd rite now. Itd be a great game. Just, UT has more to gain from it #Hookem

Howard Chen

A huge sports topic these days is def the hope of a UT-A&M matchup. Aggies def have more to lose, which is why they, or the SEC, seem scared

Jonathan Feigen

In his fourth season. RT @m_truitt: @Jonathan Feigen @Eric Pincus Tre Maddox how many yrs he's been a ref...a rook?

Jonathan Feigen

For those interested in this sort of thing, your officials for Rockets-Lakers tonight -- Joe Crawford, Bennie Adams, Tre Maddox.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets actively talking about deals to use their Lin TPE ASAP, rather than wait for Dec. 15 or trade deadline. blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

David Hardisty

I'm sure they've tried. Need PHX to have poor record by Feb to be forced into hard decision. RT @syanez3 why not just try n use tpe on him?

Howard Chen

Another pic: @g_robinson1 staying in town to hoop at UH. #GoCoogs http://t.co/dLBNoMdAxO

Rockets Power Dancers

We have TWO Hot Performances ready for tonight's game! Make sure you are there to watch them during 2nd & 4th quarter! #RPD

James Harden

Me? Defensive? Never. I'll see you guys at the #WeekofGreatness @footlocker! bit.ly/1wU19q8

Rockets Power Dancers

It's GAME DAY Houston! Let's beat the Lakers! #GoRockets #RedNation #H-Town #RPDSwaggy

Howard Chen

And he's decided: Westbury Christian's @g_robinson1 will hoop for #GoCoogs. Pretty sure Kelvin Sampson's excited http://t.co/zi3pXfpZwa

Howard Chen

Awaiting @g_robinson1's college hoops decision. Looks like it's between #GoCoogs, #TCU http://t.co/BmGEHfdQBi

David Hardisty

Sporting News: Goran Dragic now plans to seek an "open" free agency, Rockets will be an option. sportingnews.com/nba/story/2014…

Jonathan Feigen

Dwight Howard talked at shootaround, but only about basketball topics. Question on off court situation was cut off by Rockets staff.

Howard Chen

Gotta agree with @awexler: that @James Harden #FootLocker ad's the best EVER hahahaha. #getdefensive #RedNation

Daryl Morey

Tweet out why U love the Rockets 4A chance 2win 2good tickets 2Lakers game 2night. I will pick winners @3PM. Include @Daryl Morey in tweet

Howard Chen

Ashton Kutcher, #Uber investor RT @aplusk: What is so wrong about digging up dirt on shady journalist? @pando @TechCrunch @Uber

Howard Chen

. @Yao Ming's a big man with a big heart. Love what he's doing with @Wildaid. facebook.com/video.php?v=10… #IvoryFree #RedNation

Howard Chen

There ya go, @Lyft downloaded. @Uber deleted. #Uber #Lyft

Howard Chen

Wow, @Uber. Well, I WAS a fan. I feel for ya, @sarahcuda. pando.com/2014/11/17/the… via @pandodaily #Uber

Howard Chen

Psyched @NHLFlames honored #PeterMaher 2nite. Voice of my Calgary childhood, pretty much. Inspiration for my career along w/ Grant Pollock.

Howard Chen

LOL RT @TIME: This is what Guy Fieri would look like if he went all normcore with his hair ti.me/1xOmBzM #foodies

Daryl Morey

Vipers win in 3OT! @iRocket3 w/39 pts (14-24) 5 reb, 4 ast, 4 stl in 1st gm. @Houston Rockets& @RGVVipers combined 12-2 on year. Not bad

Daryl Morey

My goodness @RGVVipers Vipers R Cardiac Kids so far this yr. 2 close games &now triple OT. Assignees @iRocket3 & @Clint Capela playing well

Daryl Morey

Many have wondered what would happen if you started 5 Centers. Kentucky could be the first team to try it #championsclassic

Isaiah Canaan

Kentucky is very Solid this year!!

Howard Chen

In both #Lakers wins this yr, @Jeremy Lin's played well. 21pts, 7 assists v Charlotte on Nov 9. 15pts, 10 assists 2nite. LAL in #RedNation 2morro

Howard Chen

Seeing Kelly Oubre on the same floor as the Harrison twins for Kansas-Kentucky reminds me of classic Travis-Bush matchups... @FBHSCentral

Howard Chen

True frosh @Chief_Justise (St. John's HS) has 10pts at the half for #BlueDevils vs MichSt. Avging 16.5ppg in 2 gms coming in. #diaperdandies

Howard Chen

This is called a FIRM commitment from Port Arthur Memorial stud RB #GunsUp RT @CDAUPHINE: http://t.co/rmT1Lg81c0

Jenny Dial Creech

Manvel's Jalen Preston named must-see freshman hoopsby USA Today blog.chron.com/sportsupdate/2…

Troy Daniels

#VCU looking good out there.. Got some good young talent.. #Havoc

Isaiah Canaan

Good Luck to my young boys tonight vs MTSU!! Let's get this Dub!! #Racernation

Howard Chen

Sheffield is the 43rd overall prospect on @Rivals' list. Has offers from all the powers,making his decision @ that @UnderArmour game Jan 2.

Howard Chen

. @Rivals 4-star DB Kendall Sheffield (@MarshallBuffs HS) received @UnderArmour All-American jersey 2day (H/T KSheff) http://t.co/brN4b7gzWD

Jonathan Feigen

He is walking. "@aprilnicole82: @Jonathan Feigen do you know if T. Jones is walking under his own power?"

Jonathan Feigen

Still on roster. "@grawlsy: @Jonathan Feigen does that mean rockets have 2 free roster spots or are capela and johnson still on the roster?"

Howard Chen

Is #SEC scared? MT @BenDuBose: Potential A&M hesitation over Texas Bowl vs UT. @BrentZwerneman mentioned it Monday: blog.chron.com/sportsupdate/2…

Howard Chen

#Texans RT @FSOhioZJackson: The Browns released running back Ben Tate this morning.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets assign rookie Nick Johnson to D-League. Stayed with Rockets at start of Vipers season when Beverley was hurt, just in case.

Howard Chen

I personally think a UT-A&M bowl game would make for a GREAT game. Whatever emotions between the 2 schools played out on the field.

Howard Chen

What?!? Could attract major $$$ RT @BON_SBNation: Chip Brown says the SEC is attempting to block a potential Texas-Texas A&M bowl game.

David Hardisty

Bill Worrell did in fact say tonight that the Rockets are "maybe a month or so away" from getting Terrence Jones back. Not good if true.

Jonathan Feigen

Dwight Howard: "We’re going to make no excuses. We got our butts beat. It happens. We live. We learn. We're going to get better."

David Hardisty

Trevor Ariza: "They just straight up beat our ass."

Howard Chen

Ariza: "They just straight up beat our ass." #RedNation

David Hardisty

McHale said, "They beat the hell out of us." Added that, "Our offense disintegrated and it turned into offense for them."

David Hardisty

FINAL: Grizzlies 119, Rockets 93. Total rout. Harden (1-8 FG) non-factor. HOU shooting blanks from deep: 7-34, 7-35, 8-34 in last 3 games.

Howard Chen

On the bright side, there's still about 8min left & the Rockets have already scored more than they did all of last night. #gross #RedNation

David Hardisty

Bill Worrell: "The Rockets could not put the ball in the basket if they stood over the top of the rim right now."

Jonathan Feigen

Grizzlies lead 97-66 after 3, their largest lead. Harden 1 of 8 for 6 points. He's minus-29 tonight, but there's a lot of that going around.

David Hardisty

The new Root Sports theme music of "Go! Go! Go!" sadly plays as they display the score: 97-66 Memphis through three.

Jonathan Feigen

Doesn't really matter since I'm sure he'll be done in 90 seconds anyway, but this has long since been a lost cause.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets playing 2nd half of back-to-back their 3rd road b-to-b in 1st 11 games. Harden up to 31 mins. Lead at 29. Why is Harden in the game?

David Hardisty

In the last three games, the Rockets are a combined 19-91 (20.9%) from three-point range.

Jonathan Feigen

Harden's frustration starting to boil over. Just hacked away at Courtney Lee until foul called. Time to call it a night.

Jonathan Feigen

Maybe, but he has to show it. That's why still a question. Can't call on Omer again. RT @FullTimeFans: @Jonathan Feigen Jones?

Jonathan Feigen

With Z-Bo on Canaan, Calvin Murphy keeps screaming "Take him to the basket." Canaan finally did. Three-point play. Good job, Murph.

Jonathan Feigen

That's preseason question that remains. What happens when Rockets face Z-Bo, Aldridge, Griffin, Davis, Nowitzki or Duncan in playoff series?

David Hardisty

Great catch by broadcast: Zach Randolph both dribbles & steps out of bounds, right in front of the official. No call. http://t.co/atra0a2Y9h

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets best option to defend Randolph used to be Delfino. Now, it looks like its James Harden.

Jonathan Feigen

Isaiah Canaan starts the second half. Trevor Ariza moves to the four on Z-Bo. Memphis immediately posts him up.

Jonathan Feigen

Memphis is 24th in pace. In 1st half, they were 9 of 14 on the break, scoring 22 fast-break points, most kick-started by Rockets turnovers.

David Hardisty

HALF: Grizzlies 65, Rockets 42. 15 Rocket turnovers in the first half leading to 22 points for Memphis. Harden just 1-3 FG.

Jonathan Feigen

Grizzlies lead 65-40. In other words, they have scored as much in a half as OKC scored in entire game last night.

David Hardisty

The Rockets held the Thunder to 65 points last night. Memphis has already scored that in the first half tonight.

Jonathan Feigen

In fairness to Harden, Griz swarming to him when he puts ball on the floor. More ball movement should get it back with a chance to attack.

Jonathan Feigen

Checking in at the next dead ball. Isaiaaaaaaaah Canaaaaaaaan. Can't say when James Harden's offense will join the fray.

Jonathan Feigen

He is. Terry is backup point. RT @kay87c: @Rockets_AR @Jonathan Feigen @NSRHarkore if that's the case put Bev on the 2. Makes no sense to me

Jonathan Feigen

Again, Beverley came back. Does not want Canaan matched on twos. RT @NSRHarkore: @Jonathan Feigen What did Canaan do to Mchale? Where is he?

Jonathan Feigen

Back to the record book to check on a stat Rockets did not stain last night. Franchise record for most TOs is 34. Have 15 in 18 1/2 mins.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockes 14 turnovers by far the biggest issue but Harden and Ariza have played 15 and 13 minutes between them and have each made 1 shot.

David Hardisty

Rockets had 17 turnovers last night in one of the ugliest games ever. They already have 13 tonight in the first 15 minutes of this game.

David Hardisty

Kosta Koufos was draped over Dwight Howard like a hoodie. Dwight raised his arms and was called for a technical. Crazy call.

David Hardisty

With 4:20 left in the quarter, Rockets led 15-13. It's 34-18 Grizz heading to the 2Q. Defense isn't a luxury with this team. Got to play it.

Jonathan Feigen

Grizzlies end quarter on a 21-3 run, almost all fueled by Rockets tos. Had 10 in the quarter. Harden's only shot on an uncontested break.

David Hardisty

Grizzlies have made 10 of their last 14 shots, building a double-digit lead at 31-18. Rockets offense continues to look out of sync.

Jonathan Feigen

No. Pat Beverley ceased to be. RT @littlecoinz: @Jonathan Feigen what happen to Cannan? is he hurt?

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets have 18 points. Grizzlies have 18 points off turnovers or second shots. Griz on 14-3 run in two minutes.

Jonathan Feigen

Boos for Tarik Black in his homecoming. He transfered from Memphis to Kansas for his senior year.