Jonathan Feigen

Rockets have assists on 17 of their 21 FGs with 5:52 left in half. Season high is 27.

David Hardisty

The passing tonight by the Rockets has been phenomenal. Ariza's laser over the defense to Pap for a layup is the latest example. 52-33 HOU.

David Hardisty

This is a very good Kings team the Rockets are facing, and they're destroying them out of the gate. Pap's got 4 dimes. 41-19 Rockets.

Jonathan Feigen

Most amazing part of that quarter? Boogie Cousins with more turnovers (3) than than FGs (1) or Rockets with 0 turnovers?

Jonathan Feigen

ICYMI, Harden's veteran teammates seeing signs of greatness. First quarter offers more of same. houstonchronicle.com/sports/rockets… via @HoustonChron

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets 37, Kings 19 after 1. Rockets match their season high for points in a quarter. Harden with 12p, 5a. Rockets shoot 60.9 %. Sac 9 tos.

David Hardisty

What a quarter for James Harden: 12 points on 4-6 FG, 4-4 FT, 5 assists, 2 boards, a steal and a block. 37-19 Rockets after one.

Jonathan Feigen

Harden, Curry going back and forth for league lead in points scored or created off assists. Harden with 8p, 5a in 9 minutes.

Jenny Dial Creech

Timeout Sacramento - #Rockets up 28-16. Crowd into this one. That timeout came on a D-Mo behind the back pass to Harden for a layup.

Jonathan Feigen

Motiejunas has looked more relaxed, more poised for several games. He has nine in nine minutes tonight and several fine stops.

Jonathan Feigen

I'm going to say that's the best highlight of D-Mo's career. Behind the back on a break and then a behind the back pass to Harden for layup.

David Hardisty

OH, D-MO! Motiejunas goes behind-the-back to Harden on the fast break. Fans LOVE it. Rockets up by 12, 28-16.

David Hardisty

D-Mo already has 7 points after that corner three, and Harden with 6 points, 3 assists, a steal and a block. Rockets up 21-11 early.

Jonathan Feigen

Kings with 5 turnovers in a little more than 5 mins. Rockets, who ave most turnovers per game, with none. We know what Malone will discuss.

Jonathan Feigen

What will happen first? Harden 35 points or Rockets 35 3-pt attempts? Rockets probably need both to win.

David Hardisty

James Harden with a steal and a block early. I'm guessing you won't see either in a viral animated GIF.

Jonathan Feigen

As mentioned in paper this a.m., going against NBA’s top offensive rebounding team, the Rockets 27th in defensive rebounding percentage.

Jonathan Feigen

Big kudos to a big voice. Middle schooler Nicholas Conners with one of best Anthems you will hear.

Jonathan Feigen

Can't without a cut to make roster room. Jonathan_Feigen is Earl Clark a PF?? if so why dint we call him up b4 the Lakers grabbed him

Jenny Dial Creech

The middle school kid who just sang the National Anthem was legit! Very well done! Can he come back and sing at halftime please??

Jenny Dial Creech

Jason Terry addressing crowd for Kid’s Night- telling the good folks here tonight “Happy Thanksgiving."

Jenny Dial Creech

Really was good to see @Omri Casspi this evening before theme. Always like him. Happy to see him playing well in Sacramento!

Rockets Power Dancers

Rockets Vs. Kings tonight!!! Let's get another win

Jonathan Feigen

Both are out. RT @JoseGar16192628: @Jonathan Feigen is Gay or Collison playing tonight

Jonathan Feigen

And for those that read into such things, McHale was joking when he gave Parsons the stiff arm.

Jonathan Feigen

Casspi, McHale exchanged a long hug after Casspi's pregame shooting. The Heisman stiff arm did not work on Parsons so McHale did not try it.

Jenny Dial Creech

Kings’ Omri Casspi on his time in Houston last year: "They taught me how to play the game the right way so I will always be grateful."

Jonathan Feigen

McHale indicates he doesn't expect Howard or Beverley back Friday either. Will likely want a practice before either returns.

David Hardisty

McHale sounds like a guy who doesn't expect Dwight, TJones or Beverley back anytime soon.

Jonathan Feigen

Usually callups coincide with gaps in schedule MT @CalypsoFishing: @Jonathan Feigen do you see Capela called up once his mins built up?

Jonathan Feigen

This isn't news, but since people keep asking, Dwight Howard, Pat Beverley, TJones still out; Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead.

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.