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Harden scored or set up 18 of Rockets 27 points in first quarter. As always with Dwight out, test comes when he sits.
Rockets lead 27-26 after one. Harden has 11 points & 3 assists, Canaan added 7.
At the end of the first quarter, the Rockets lead the Knicks 27-26. And a lot more fans have showed up.
Rockets top-rated defense has not been best in the room. NY shoots 57.9 % on one end, block 5 shots on other. Rockets up 1 after 1 anyway.
Isaiah Canaan looks good early. Just hit an 18-footer on an isolation play with a defender in his face. 20-14 Rockets.
Rockets vs. Knicks in Game 14. Twenty-one years ago, almost to the day, Rockets vs. Knicks was Game 15 of Rockets win streak to open season.
James Harden took the mic and gave a speech to fans after the Dallas game - said the Rockets need them here. Guess they missed that.
Sparse crowd so far at the Toyota Center. Maybe everyone just running late...
Mostly cheers, with a few rebuttal boos, for Carmelo Anthony in the intros.
Asked what he remembers about playing the Rockets here in Houston, said Derek Fisher: "Success."
Knicks coach Derek Fisher was asked about what he remembers about playing over the years against the Rockets. His response: 'Success.'
Beverley has missed 6 of 13 games so far. A lot falls to Canaan, Terry now.
Pat Beverley out 3rd time this season with hamstring vs Knicks. Kevin McHale expects him to be sidelined longer this time
McHale was asked if Beverley would be out longer since this is the third problem with the same hamstring- said he probably would.
This is the third time Beverley has gone out with hamstring issues. Began in second game of the year.
Isaiah Canaan is starting in place of Pat Beverley tonight.
Asked if Beverley will be out longer this time since it's his third hamstring injury, said McHale: "I'm sure (he) will be."
McHale 'sure' Beverley will be out longer this time. No timetable.
As expected Isaiah Canaan starts at the point for Rockets with Beverley out.
Isaiah Canaan officially starting tonight.
Nick Johnson was called up from the RGV Vipers today.
Rockets announce they have recalled rookie Nick Johnson from the D-League.
I should add I dont blame Manziel if he didn't wanna hug a random fan. Could be weird. But there's a better way to handle things, entourage.
Just read about the Manziel entourage news. Whatever happened, there's a way to handle fans quietly or get Manziel away from the scene ASAP.
No Dwight Howard (knee), no Pat Beverly (hamstring) for Rockets tonight vs. Knicks. Coach Kevin McHale will use his 7th lineup in 14 games.
What's really impressive about the Rockets' 10-3 start: Their starting lineup has played together in only two games this year.
Carmelo said he really considered Houston during free agency but ultimately just went with what he thought would be best.
Carmelo Anthony said he doesn't know what kind of fan reaction he will get in Houston tonight.
With three starters out, Rockets move on to lineup No. 7 in 14 games.
Isaiah Canaan likely to start again with Beverley out.
Pat Beverley is out with a strained left hamstring.
No word on Pat Beverley who declined comment.
Dwight Howard out again tonight.
I had a little traffic slowdown on I 10 a few minutes ago. The problem: someone spilled a load of baguettes. Just another Monday morning.
Welp that's all folks
They prolly give it to them since they at home
It's a GREAT day for fantasy footballers who have Demaryius Thomas. (I don't)
John Brown. These tiptoe catches. Musta adored Cris Carter growing up. Really impressive today.
That would shatter the NBA single season mark of 891 3PT FG set by New York in 2012-13.
Here’s an interesting nugget: At their current pace, the Rockets are on track to make 984 3PT FG over the course of the 82 game season.
Cool moment with TY Hilton scoring a TD like he really wanted today
Beverley and Howard did not practice today - both are listed as questionable for tomorrow night. Last night, Pat said he would play.
Nothing new with Sixers losing, but ex-Rocket Robert Covington had the best NBA game of his young career: 4-6 FG, 4-4 3ptrs, 14pts in 13:52
Chandler Parsons on fans booing: "I think they forget I was a restricted free agent and the organization could have matched my contract."
Rockets have NBA's #1 Defensive Rating. Asked if he can notice a defensive intensity increase over last year, Parsons said simply, "No."
Harden has four 30-point games this season, tied with LeBron and Kobe for most in NBA.
In each of Rockets past 3 wins, Harden scored the go-ahead basked with 90 seconds or less left. Had 3-point play with 28.8 left tonight.
Mavericks have been by far the NBA's best offensive team. Their 92 points their 2-fewest of season. They are 0-3 when falling short of 100.
Parsons (cont): "But I understand that. They're passionate. They're going to support their team and I'm going to support myself."
Parsons: "The fans that booed, I think sometimes they forget I was a restricted free agent & the organization could've matched my contract."
Said Chandler Parsons: "That was nice of them to play that video. That was real classy."
Ariza said he learned more about the Dallas-Houston rivalry tonight. “I see what it means. The good guys won tonight."
Beverley said of his career-high six 3-pointers that he was just in the right spots.