Jonathan Feigen

Dwight Howard in a walking boot. McHale was unsure about whether Howard will be out.

Jonathan Feigen

Harden at the buzzer. Jumper from 20 feet. Rockets 113-111.

David Hardisty

HARDEN AT THE BUZZER! GAME OVER!!!!

David Hardisty

Bad, bad foul by Joey Dorsey, and the Phoenix Suns have tied it. Rockets ball, 16.6 sec left.

Jonathan Feigen

Morris rolls in his free throw. Tie game with 16.6 left.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets did everything possible to take away 3-pointers. Instead, Dorsey fouled Markieff Morris as he put in a layup.

David Hardisty

James Harden makes a pair of free throws, putting the Rockets up three with 26 ticks left.

Jonathan Feigen

Suns quickly put Harden on the line. He made 1 of previous two. Is 12 of 15 for the night.

David Hardisty

The Rockets led 102-86 with 6:11 left. It's now 109-108 Houston with 27.2 sec left. Not the first time this has happened late.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets were taking away the 3-point line, allowing Bledsoe to get to rim. He missed but Marcus Morris put in rebound. One-pt gm, 27.2 left.

David Hardisty

Suns went on a 14-2 run before the Rockets finally got a basket by Harden (28 points). Rockets now lead 106-100, 1:25 left.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets had their largest lead of the game midway through the fourth. Suns ansewer with a 9-0 run, are back with 7 with 4:17 left.

David Hardisty

This has been Donatas Motiejunas' quarter: He's 4-4 from the field for 8 points and a steal in the period. 102-88 Rockets, 5:46 left.

Jonathan Feigen

Jason Terry gives Papanikolaou a pep talk and a smack on the butt. McHale sticking with him for a few more minutes.

Jonathan Feigen

Harden had an open 3. Passed instead to a wide open Papanikolaou to try to get him going. Didn't work. Next time down, set up Ariza instead.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets will take a 10-point lead into fourth. Harden with 7a in the third. Still think Rockets will need something from Motiejunas inside.

David Hardisty

Rockets take a 10-point lead to the fourth, up 87-77. Harden has 24, 9 assists, 5 boards. Brewer, JSmith each with 14 off the bench.

Jonathan Feigen

Josh Smith up to six turnovers. Rest of the Rockets with five.

Jonathan Feigen

Pat Beverley is having one of his best games in awhile. Besides 12 points and four assists, strong defense against outstanding Suns guards.

David Hardisty

Despite the early turnovers, Josh Smith is having a strong game. He's now 7-10 from the field for 14 points.

Jonathan Feigen

Dragic bumped official Scott Wall. Automatic T. Dragic takes a seat.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets give up three layups in a little over a minute. McHale gets an early time out. Rockets seem to be missing some rim protection.

Jonathan Feigen

Tucker picked up a T in first minute of the half and Hornacek benched him. Marcus Morris matched up with Harden.

David Hardisty

Video: James Harden ends the half by working over PJ Tucker. bit.ly/1t9xP3t http://t.co/5fFtPsR4b5

Jonathan Feigen

Dragic visits with Motiejunas and now Harden at halftime. Working on Rockets' goal of all lefty lineup?

Jonathan Feigen

Also, for your halftime enjoyment, caught up with Goran Dragic about free agency this summer when he opts out. blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

Jonathan Feigen

Wrote pregame about how important addition of Brewer is vs. teams like Suns. blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket… He has 10p in 11 minutes.

David Hardisty

James Harden just completely smoked PJ Tucker with a crossover, threw down a dunk and landed on Tucker's back. 60-52 Rockets at half.

Jonathan Feigen

P.J. Tucker's defense is no joke, but Harden burned him badly to end the half with a drive and dunk. Harden with 18. Rockets up 60-52.

David Hardisty

Eric Bledsoe is considered a good defender, so how soon before we see *his* "Defensive Juggernaut" video? vine.co/v/OIEOKV2E5vD

Jonathan Feigen

At first, just take a few mins from a few guys. See how goes. MT @pastoral_impact: @Jonathan Feigen does Josh Smith sit when Jones returns?

Jonathan Feigen

With Josh Smith collecting turnovers, Motiejunas in foul trouble, Papanikolaou checks in at power forward. Matched up with Tucker.

David Hardisty

This was not a dead ball, but Trevor Ariza walks around like it is. Can't have these turnovers. vine.co/v/OIEqZ1dhbJi

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets have not offered any timetable, but that's my guess. RT @Rockets_AR: @Jonathan Feigen next week?

Jonathan Feigen

Also, Harden is quite clean shaven. RT @spacecity2013: @Jonathan Feigen The remaining squad is still better off without Disappointments12

Jonathan Feigen

This is shaping up as a night McHale would love to point at Terrence Jones and tell him to get in there. Likely soon.

Jonathan Feigen

Suns' shortcomings are rim protection, defensive rebounding. With Howard out, Motiejunas in foul trouble, Rockets lose much of that edge.

Jonathan Feigen

With Howard out, Motiejunas picks up his third foul with nine minutes left in half. Smith back in with Dorsey.

Jonathan Feigen

Dwight Howard is out mfor the night with a sprained right ankle.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets up 32-24 after 1. Harden, who has had loads of trouble with PJ Tucker's D past 2 years, is 1 of 5, but has missed a few good looks,

David Hardisty

Good to see the Rockets bounce back like this. Strong offensive first quarter (54.2% FG, 4-6 3P) has Houston up 32-24 after one.

David Hardisty

Dwight Howard rolled his right ankle on this rebound attempt and left the game walking with a limp. http://t.co/rIoRdxfpOv

Jonathan Feigen

Howard turned his right ankle. Looked like he wanted to talk about it, but when he did not take a seat on bench, headed to the back.

Jonathan Feigen

Dwight Howard doubled over, asked to come out. Heads to locker room.

David Hardisty

After starting the game 1-7 from the field, the Rockets have hit seven of their last eight shots. 21-18 Rockets.

David Hardisty

Dwight Howard hits a three-pointer in the first quarter against the Suns. youtube.com/watch?v=kuYAuN…

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets were 1 of 7 when Dwight took his second 3 of the season to beat the shot clock. Got a shooter's roll for his 3-pointer.

Jonathan Feigen

Not that the Rockets are having trouble getting good looks, but Dwight Howard's 3-pointer was probably their best shot so far. Run it again.

Howard Chen

Ah yes. Forever ups his value lol RT @darenw: @Howard Chen Let's not forget about this... baseballsavant.com/popup/video.ph…

Howard Chen

#Astros agree to terms with Marwin Gonzalez, avoid arbitration. A very steady contributor last season both offensively and defensively.

Howard Chen

Highly-recruited Aledo WR @NewBoi17 chooses #UCLA over Texas. RT @EJSports4: Wow! And Ryan Newsome sides with UCLA. Great land for #8Clap.

Tarik Black

I'm usually on my spiritual music but right now I'm on this Playa Fly. Know my guy _ferro gone dig… instagram.com/p/yNYLUUG9t3/

Howard Chen

2016 Westfield QB Dillon Sterling-Cole MT @PassDMC: Ive just received my 1st offer from UH

Howard Chen

Pumped for Jon Carr getting the #Texans promotion to replace Maccagnan. As nice of a guy as there is.

Daryl Morey

When @Dwight Howard is on the floor, the Rockets have the #1 defense in the NBA #nbacoachballot

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets added James Harden to the injury report with a bruised left knee. He's probable to play vs. Suns tonight.

Howard Chen

Best of luck, best wishes to @Chiney321. Had microfracture surgery (a la Clowney) today. Expected to be out 6-9 months.

Howard Chen

Wow. Federer is out in the 3rd round. Not what anybody would expect. #AussieOpen

Howard Chen

2016 Elsik 4-star LB Dontavious Jackson RT @DCinco__5: Received an offer from #MIZZOU!!! #AGTG✨ http://t.co/1bJWhgKfQ8

Howard Chen

6 offers in 2 days RT @jd_veintitres: Blessed to have been informed by my coach that #Nebraska offered me today http://t.co/9OPtSIv6Md

Isaiah Canaan

I see #RacerNation held it down tonight!! Proud of my young boys!! #blueboys

Jonathan Feigen

He was 83,034 short of Kobe. RT @andrwgibs: @Jonathan Feigen Any idea how many votes short James Harden was?

Jonathan Feigen

Next Thursday. RT @EdwinGutierrez: @Jonathan Feigen and when are those announced?

Jonathan Feigen

Among frontcourt players in West, Dwight Howard was 8th. (He was 3rd among centers, though they're no longer specified on ballot.)

Jonathan Feigen

Yes. Coaches select All Star reserves. RT @EdwinGutierrez: @Jonathan Feigen wouldn't Thompson need to be voted in as a reserve first

Troy Daniels

Me and a little one built a bear today ..

Jonathan Feigen

Besides, since NBA lets fan balloting choose starters and teams make it a weird marketing challenge, reminds it's a meaningless exhibition.

Jonathan Feigen

Kerr could choose to keep his backcourt together. Could prefer Thompson. Or could just pick his own player. He earned that power.

Jonathan Feigen

Kerr last night: "Harden's been probably one of the best players in the league. He and Klay are the two best shooting guards in the West."

Jonathan Feigen

Once again, if Bryant cannot play, the coach (Steve Kerr) will choose a starter; the commissioner would replace him on roster.

Jonathan Feigen

No changes in Western Confernece balloting. Kobe Bryant, Steph Curry in backcourt. Anthony Davis, Marc Gasol, Blake Griffin in frontcourt.

Jonathan Feigen

Did I hear that right? All Stars "shed their Earthly personas?" Wow. Should I ask about that? Do you plan to shed your Earthly persona?"

Howard Chen

Of course, apparently none of everything that's happened this year will sway the owners' confidence in the competence of Roger Goodell.

Howard Chen

LMAO RT @sfiegerman: A look inside every media site’s CMS right now: http://t.co/aY9cZSaIGo

Howard Chen

Cy Falls DB Nate Dalton RT @TheN8Dalton: I will be taken my next 4 years to ARKANSAS #WPS

Howard Chen

Jesse Crain signs a minor-league deal with the White Sox, which was the last team he pitched for. Never could get on field last yr w #Astros

Jonathan Feigen

Replacing Bryant on the All Star roster if necessary is commissioner's call. Will have choice of worthy guards after coaches pick reserves.

Jonathan Feigen

Timetable on Kobe likely tomorrow or Saturday. Rockets in LA on Sunday. Harden replaced Bryant as All Star starter last year, could again.

Jason Terry

Tune in http://t.co/RT6ZoAitBg

Howard Chen

#ForksUp offerd yesterday. #Nebraska, #Sooners also on list. MT @TrayveonW: Just Received An Offer From #SMU! #Pon

2016 Hightower LB RT @future_allameri: Just received my first offer from The University of Baylor! #AGTG #SicEm

Howard Chen

Harbaugh doing work. Another offer in long list for stud Manvel DB RT @DTRAIN__: Just got offered by Michigan! #Wolverines

Jonathan Feigen

No; Had 2 Ts. @sean7161992: @Jonathan Feigen will Josh Smith be suspended for fridays game vs Phoenix due to him being ejected last night.

Jonathan Feigen

And ICYMI too, Harden unconcerned with All Star announcement tonight. (Used to be.) Here's why. blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

Jonathan Feigen

And ICYMI, your five next-day thoughts after the Warriors rout of Rockets. blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

Jonathan Feigen

Many. blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket… RT @LilMaccc: @Jonathan Feigen no post game interviews last night? Curious to hear reactions from McHale/Harden

Jenny Dial Creech

ICYMI: Warriors put an emphatic cap on season sweep of Rockets blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

Jonathan Feigen

Still, Warriors brought up the comment postgame. Rockets were blown out -- and blown away by how good Warriors are. blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

Jonathan Feigen

Said it as "they beat us twice, they ain't..." MT @posterdunk: @Jonathan Feigen also said "they ain't that good" which is A LOT different.

Jonathan Feigen

No one else can go in pregame huddle. RT @SpursDiva7: @Jonathan Feigen wait it was Rockets (the org) who posted Harden's comments? Confused.

Jonathan Feigen

Actually, I imagine players say stuff a whole lot worse about opponents in pregame huddles than they should not get swept by them.

Jonathan Feigen

As Kerr said, things said in pregame huddles. blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket… Still, GS showed Rockets should have kept Harden's comment off camera.

David Hardisty

FINAL: Warriors 126, Rockets 113. Harden's 33, late bench surge only bright spots. Rockets will need to make improvements to hang w/ GS.

Howard Chen

K never mind. Warriors gonna sweep.

Jonathan Feigen

Thompson 3 and Speight dunks sends everyone home. Warriors have top two scoring games against Rockets this season.