Jonathan Feigen

Harden scored or set up 18 of Rockets 27 points in first quarter. As always with Dwight out, test comes when he sits.

David Hardisty

Rockets lead 27-26 after one. Harden has 11 points & 3 assists, Canaan added 7.

Jenny Dial Creech

At the end of the first quarter, the Rockets lead the Knicks 27-26. And a lot more fans have showed up.

Jonathan Feigen

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.

David Hardisty

Isaiah Canaan looks good early. Just hit an 18-footer on an isolation play with a defender in his face. 20-14 Rockets.

Jonathan Feigen

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.

Jenny Dial Creech

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.

Jenny Dial Creech

Sparse crowd so far at the Toyota Center. Maybe everyone just running late...

Jonathan Feigen

Mostly cheers, with a few rebuttal boos, for Carmelo Anthony in the intros.

Jonathan Feigen

If you look too closely, you'll be blind. RT @bull50: @ca_rockets If u look closely, Calvin's shirt matches Clyde Frazier's suit.

David Hardisty

Asked what he remembers about playing the Rockets here in Houston, said Derek Fisher: "Success."

Jenny Dial Creech

Knicks coach Derek Fisher was asked about what he remembers about playing over the years against the Rockets. His response: 'Success.'

Jonathan Feigen

Beverley has missed 6 of 13 games so far. A lot falls to Canaan, Terry now.

Fran Blinebury

Pat Beverley out 3rd time this season with hamstring vs Knicks. Kevin McHale expects him to be sidelined longer this time

Jenny Dial Creech

McHale was asked if Beverley would be out longer since this is the third problem with the same hamstring- said he probably would.

Jonathan Feigen

This is the third time Beverley has gone out with hamstring issues. Began in second game of the year.

Jenny Dial Creech

Isaiah Canaan is starting in place of Pat Beverley tonight.

David Hardisty

Asked if Beverley will be out longer this time since it's his third hamstring injury, said McHale: "I'm sure (he) will be."

Jonathan Feigen

McHale 'sure' Beverley will be out longer this time. No timetable.

Jonathan Feigen

As expected Isaiah Canaan starts at the point for Rockets with Beverley out.

David Hardisty

Isaiah Canaan officially starting tonight.

Jenny Dial Creech

Nick Johnson was called up from the RGV Vipers today.

David Hardisty

Nick Johnson has been called back up from the @RGVVipers to the Rockets. He will be here tonight.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets announce they have recalled rookie Nick Johnson from the D-League.

Jenny Dial Creech

Always awesome to run into old friends. SI’s @ScoobAxson in the house for Rockets-Knicks.

Howard Chen

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.

Howard Chen

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.

Donatas Motiejunas

Game Day!!! #Rockets #Pursuit http://t.co/e1uA6A1kPV

Jason Terry

Happy birthday @reebokclassic pumps sqor.com/posts/cff851be… http://t.co/ipk7AQZ1kR

Fran Blinebury

No Dwight Howard (knee), no Pat Beverly (hamstring) for Rockets tonight vs. Knicks. Coach Kevin McHale will use his 7th lineup in 14 games.

David Hardisty

What's really impressive about the Rockets' 10-3 start: Their starting lineup has played together in only two games this year.

Jonathan Feigen

My guess. More than three. RT @shlayfried: @Jonathan Feigen how many games will he miss?

Jonathan Feigen

Strained right knee. RT @shlayfried: @Jonathan Feigen why can't Howard play tonight????

Jonathan Feigen

Not announced, but I would think. RT @jmandel9: @Jonathan Feigen so canaan, harden, ariza, d-mo, black?

Jonathan Feigen

Papanikolaou started vs. Golden State. RT @Whata_Berger: @Jonathan Feigen won't this be the same lineup as GSW game?

Jenny Dial Creech

Carmelo said he really considered Houston during free agency but ultimately just went with what he thought would be best.

Jenny Dial Creech

Carmelo Anthony said he doesn't know what kind of fan reaction he will get in Houston tonight.

Jonathan Feigen

With three starters out, Rockets move on to lineup No. 7 in 14 games.

Jonathan Feigen

Isaiah Canaan likely to start again with Beverley out.

Jonathan Feigen

Pat Beverley is out with a strained left hamstring.

Jonathan Feigen

No word on Pat Beverley who declined comment.

Jonathan Feigen

Dwight Howard out again tonight.

Jenny Dial Creech

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.

Isaiah Canaan

Welp that's all folks

Isaiah Canaan

They prolly give it to them since they at home

Howard Chen

Summer Creek star RB DeUnte Chatman @ChatmanKnows was offered earlier tonight by #Navy. Also has #NewMexico among other offers.

Howard Chen

Rivals 4-star Lamar DB among Houston area's most coveted MT @Hollywood__5: Hitting up Florida St. Next weekend #FSU #OfficalVisit #D1Bound

Howard Chen

CATCH IT LIKE BECKHAM. #SNF

Howard Chen

It's a GREAT day for fantasy footballers who have Demaryius Thomas. (I don't)

Howard Chen

John Brown. These tiptoe catches. Musta adored Cris Carter growing up. Really impressive today.

Howard Chen

. @Katyfootball product MT @TSN_Sports: Bo Levi Mitchell throws his 5th TD of the day to put @calstampeders up 36-4 #CFL #GCplayoffs

UT women's hoops improves to 3-0 after beating UCLA, led by true frosh, ex-Clear Springs star, @Brooke_McCarty's 20 pts. Gettin serious min!

Howard Chen

UH transfer @Danuel23House had a big 1st game w the #Aggies. 18 pts on 7-11 shooting w 6 rebs in A&M win. #TAMU

Jonathan Feigen

Saw @Chandler Parsons had community event today. Reminds me for 3 yrs if Rockets needed volunteer, last minute, whatever, he was there. #booo

Howard Chen

LOL RT @NBAMemes: Anthony Davis after his 43 point, 14 rebound game last night. #Pelicans http://t.co/V754uW7n5P

Jenny Dial Creech

That would shatter the NBA single season mark of 891 3PT FG set by New York in 2012-13.

Jenny Dial Creech

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.

Howard Chen

Cool moment with TY Hilton scoring a TD like he really wanted today

Howard Chen

Jonathan Joseph be like, "I've got more touchdowns than you, AJ Green!" #BOOM #accurateatleastsofar #BullsOnParade

Jenny Dial Creech

Beverley and Howard did not practice today - both are listed as questionable for tomorrow night. Last night, Pat said he would play.

Chandler Parsons

Its Sunday, gotta try something from the @pizzahut new menu. 16 new recipes, Skinny Slices, crust flavors....#gogetit

Howard Chen

Yet another Mike Evans touchdown. Such a fantasy freak. @BallTors #Aggies

Howard Chen

An extremely fair take RT @KevinI: A Mayweather-Pacquiao fight needs to be made NOW. My column on @YahooSports yhoo.it/1vBrVsw

Howard Chen

#Hookem RT @AdamSchefter: Colt McCoy is the only Redskins' QB this season to start and finish a game as the winning QB.

Howard Chen

Sigh... RT @SInow: Scalpers in Detroit are selling the free Jets-Bills tickets for $125 (via @Fansided) on.si.com/1pc9kjV

David Hardisty

Rockets rookie @Clint Capela had 12pts, 5reb & 6 blocks (!) in just 15 minutes last night for @RGVVipers. Highlights: youtube.com/watch?v=GR3cGu…

Jonathan Feigen

No change. Dwight day-to-day. Jones out indefinitely. RT @iyengar_sri: @Jonathan Feigen any news on Dwight and tj's return?

Howard Chen

And on that note, I show this again. For some laughs and for the hope that #PacMan can celebrate like this forreal! youtube.com/watch?v=wS8WJ6…

Howard Chen

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

Howard Chen

Hahahha awesome. When asked about Floyd, Manny starts by imitating his @FootLocker #WeekofGreatness ad a bit lol #PacAlgieri

Howard Chen

I'm sure Algieri is a nice guy and all, but this was on a completely different level for him at this stage of his career. #PacAlgieri

Howard Chen

ALGIERI IS ALIVE AND BREATHING after 12 rounds. That's an accomplishment. #PacAlgieri

Howard Chen

"I'm letting you out of the cage now," - Algieri's trainer just now! #WTH #crazyjuice #PacAlgieri

Howard Chen

But hey, according to Algieri's trainer, this is the rd, or maybe the next round, where he'll come out of his cage. Ummmm yeaaa #PacAlgieri

Howard Chen

Algieri's just about done. As his trainer says he's about to be, um, unleashed. #PacAlgieri

Howard Chen

Imagine doing cardio and getting beat up while you're doing it. That's what I'm thinking of when I'm watching Algieri. #PacAlgieri

Howard Chen

Manny smelling blood. 2 knockdowns in round 6. #PacAlgieri

Howard Chen

I feel like Pacquiao's the predator stalking for the kill, while Algieri's just trying to survive the hunt. #PacAlgieri

Howard Chen

Appreciating Algieri's effort, but through the 1st 2 rounds, Pacquiao's just on another level. 1 knockdown already. #PacAlgieri

Howard Chen

Michael Buffer never gets old. LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLE!!! #PacAlgieri

David Hardisty

Good point. RT @BimaThug: @David Hardisty Not noticing is indicative of team's defensive woes last season.

Jonathan Feigen

Chandler Parsons on fans booing: "I think they forget I was a restricted free agent and the organization could have matched my contract."

David Hardisty

Rockets have NBA's #1 Defensive Rating. Asked if he can notice a defensive intensity increase over last year, Parsons said simply, "No."

Donatas Motiejunas

W! Thanks for the big big support!!! #RedNation #Pursuit

Jonathan Feigen

Harden has four 30-point games this season, tied with LeBron and Kobe for most in NBA.

Jonathan Feigen

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.

Jonathan Feigen

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.

Howard Chen

Interesting: @Thrillist ranks food @ Hobby to be better than IAH. DFW #1. But hey, Rockets beats the Mavs. thrillist.com/eat/nation/bes… #RedNation

David Hardisty

Parsons (cont): "But I understand that. They're passionate. They're going to support their team and I'm going to support myself."

David Hardisty

Parsons: "The fans that booed, I think sometimes they forget I was a restricted free agent & the organization could've matched my contract."

David Hardisty

Said Chandler Parsons: "That was nice of them to play that video. That was real classy."

Jenny Dial Creech

Ariza said he learned more about the Dallas-Houston rivalry tonight. “I see what it means. The good guys won tonight."

Howard Chen

True freshman from St. John's HS! RT @120Sports: Duke's Justise Winslow with the block of the year? vine.co/v/O1aI2xIBePH @Chief_Justise

Jenny Dial Creech

Beverley said of his career-high six 3-pointers that he was just in the right spots.

Rockets Power Dancers

What a GREAT game! Harden was right when he said you fans were awesome tonight! Keep it up Red Nation! We ❤️ you all! #Rockets #RPD