Jonathan Feigen

Out. Sore back. Likely OK in a couple days. Not in rotation now, anyway. RT @PConchola_Music: @Jonathan Feigen what's up with Nick Johnson?

Howard Chen

TJones for 20-20 tonight? On pace for that. Gotta love the hustle. Harden beasting, I mean bearding, too. #RedNation

Jonathan Feigen

Jones has been high-energy since opening minutes. When he is this active, good things happen for him. Trick is doing it consistently.

Jenny Dial Creech

In his return, Kobe Bryant has played 18 minutes and has 16 points, two rebounds. He is 6/13 from the field.

Jenny Dial Creech

Terrence Jones has a double-double already with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Can’t be mad at that.

David Hardisty

Rockets up 62-45 at half. Harden is rolling. He's got 22 & 5 dimes, including 3-5 from three. TJones (12p, 10r). Dwight, Ariza 10p each.

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets set up a hell of a inbounds play with 5 secs left. Harden's shot blocked, but Jones puts in rebound, has 12p, 10r. Rockets up 62-45.

Jenny Dial Creech

Halftime in LA - #Rockets 62, #Lakers 45. You guys going to be able to stay up for the rest?

Jenny Dial Creech

During halftime, you should read this story I wrote about Kobe's comeback...Back-in-fold Kobe: 'I missed it so much' houstonchronicle.com/sports/rockets…

Jonathan Feigen

Dwight with 3 fouls asks to stay in the game with 1:29 left in half. McHale sends Black back in.

Howard Chen

Watching this Lakers offense... let's just say this game's not a great barometer for where the Rockets stand in the West. #RedNation

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets got up 18 and then had three no-pass possessions. Harden, Beverley and Howard missed badly. Goodbye 18-point lead. Rockets up 11.

Jonathan Feigen

Ariza missed some good looks in the first half so after a time out, the Rockets had a play set up to get him an open 3. Nails it.

Jenny Dial Creech

Kim Kardashian is a good 40 feet away from me but I am getting a glare from her bling earrings.

Jenny Dial Creech

Lakers point guards tonight are a combined 1/11 from the field. They have a combined 3 assists.

Jonathan Feigen

This is where Dwight's lack of preseason playing time shows. He's really feeling it now after posting up on every possession.

Jenny Dial Creech

Clear Brook grad Ronnie Price just strips Dwight Howard.

Jenny Dial Creech

Rockets ball movement looks really good. It’s almost like they practiced that or something :)

David Hardisty

Jason Terry banks in a three just before the end of the 1st quarter. He too has more points than Chandler Parsons. 31-19 Rockets after one.

Jonathan Feigen

Terry banks in a 3, runs off the floor pumping a fist and pointing at Money Mayweather. Four Mayweather body guards jump to their feet.

Jenny Dial Creech

End of the 1st, Rockets lead Lakers 31-19.

Howard Chen

What looks weirder? Parsons in Mavericks blue or Jason Terry in Rockets red? Still adjusting, obviously.

Jonathan Feigen

Harden in entirely with reserves -- Papanikolaou, Black, Terry and D-Mo. Will see a lot of this when McHale turns to bench.

Howard Chen

Btw Omer Asik was just gross tonight. 14pts, 17rebs, 5 blocks. He and Anthony Davis combined for 14 blocks. Sick nasty.

Jonathan Feigen

Papanikolaou checks in for first minutes. Happy Ohi Day!

Jenny Dial Creech

With 3:20 to play in the 1st, Rockets are up 20-14.

Howard Chen

Liking the energy of @Terrence Jones. This year could be a coming-out party for him. #RedNation

Jonathan Feigen

Speaking of Tarik "Bet On" Black, here is what he said about making the team as a longshot. blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

Howard Chen

Dwight's foul trouble may be a big Rockets issue this year considering the team's big-man depth. #RedNation

Jenny Dial Creech

Love him or hate him, it seems right that Kobe Bryant is back on a basketball court.

Jonathan Feigen

Dwight picks up his second foul five minutes into the game. As expected, Tarik Black working as backup center.

Jenny Dial Creech

Dwight Howard got some cheers!!! When picked up a foul, but still.

Jenny Dial Creech

Kobe Bryant scores his first points of his comeback.

Jenny Dial Creech

And Kim and Kanye just walked by… late for tipoff.

Jenny Dial Creech

Dwight Howard scores first and Lakers fans aren’t thrilled.

Jonathan Feigen

Jeremy Lin with hugs for Pat Beverley, James Harden and Terrence Jones, before a few words and laughs with McHale.

Jenny Dial Creech

Me and @Houston Rockets are closer than we have ever been.

Jenny Dial Creech

Actress Allison Janney is in front of me and recording the Lakers opening on her phone - she seems excited to be here.

Jonathan Feigen

Then again, they booed the locals -- Trevor Ariza and James Harden -- too.

Jenny Dial Creech

Harden got a healthy dose of booing too

Jonathan Feigen

Good, strong boos for Dwight Howard, as always here.

Jenny Dial Creech

Dwight Howard is chuckling as Lakers fans are booing the Rockets.

Jenny Dial Creech

At my seat in Staples Center… right in front of me James Harden and Dwight Howard just chatted with Floyd Mayweather. #NoBigDeal

Jonathan Feigen

James Harden with a word or two for Floyd Mayweather, who arrived with I believe the largest entourage I've ever seen at a game.

David Hardisty

Chandler Parsons in his Mavericks debut: 2-10 FG, 5 points, 4 reb, 0 assists in 34 minutes. #superstar http://t.co/e1hjIsGtRC

Howard Chen

Oh my. Parsons had the chance there to be the hero.

Jonathan Feigen

No. TNT only. RT @jcreed6484: @Jonathan Feigen So is there a local TV broadcast of tonight’s game?

Jonathan Feigen

Clint Capela, Nick Johnson are Rockets inactives. Johnson did not make the trip because of a sore back. Expected to be OK in a couple days.

Fran Blinebury

Manu Ginobili limps off court holding R leg after running into Devin Harris. Whole Spurs bench runs to him. But back on floor after TO.

Jonathan Feigen

I should add that Scott said, "Kevin is a great coach, a great guy, got a great team." Still, would like to see them to go at it somehow.

Jonathan Feigen

Funny how the old Lakers-Celtics stuff never dies. Told Byron said, "we're on," McHale said, "“I’m OK with that, too. That I don’t mind."

Jonathan Feigen

McHale on Byron Scott saying he'd put on the gold if McHale wears the green and white: "Byron must feel a hell of a lot better than I do."

Jonathan Feigen

McHale said he will keep JTerry, out most of preseason, to shifts no longer than 5 or 6 minutes. Might be roughly what would play, anyway.

Howard Chen

This 2nd inning is just berserk. #Royals now with a touchdown and an extra point in this frame.

Howard Chen

Hosmer looked like he was in the zone that entire at-bat. Time called, base hit called back? No problem! 6-0 #Royals.

Howard Chen

More #Royals runs. The fans roar. This is glorious. 4-0.

Howard Chen

Aoki was more than A-Ok right there. K that's probably been said before. 2-0 #Royals. Peavy's done.

Jonathan Feigen

Byron Scott checks to see if his uniform would be handy just in case Kevin McHale puts on his 'green and white.' Oh please let this happen.

Howard Chen

#Royals strike first. I want a Game 7.

Jonathan Feigen

Once again, ICYMI, here's the Rockets preview section content. This time I'll spare you all the links, but its here houstonchronicle.com/sports/rockets…

Howard Chen

After tonight's Rockets game, gonna jump on @SportsRadio610 with @LopezOnSports 2morrow morn 7am-7:30. Call in & lets talk hoops! #RedNation

Jonathan Feigen

Yes, depending on how it goes. MT @timmmelton: @Jonathan Feigen Is Papanikolaou expected to play decent minutes tonight as a backup? Thanks.

Daryl Morey

Bullshit insight from the great @billjamesonline in a new article by @JPosnanski sportsworld.nbcsports.com/bill-james-sta… http://t.co/iuBhuRvfGN

Jonathan Feigen

Tarik Black: Spot on Rockets roster 'a dream come true' blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

Jonathan Feigen

Dwight Howard: 'I didn't leave LA because I was afraid of Kobe' blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

Jenny Dial Creech

I like this kid....Tarik Black: Spot on Rockets roster 'a dream come true' blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

Jenny Dial Creech

Dwight Howard: 'I didn't leave LA because I was afraid of Kobe' blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

Terrence Jones

The season is here, time to go get it! #Rockets #grind #nba

Jason Terry

Opening night time to take flight #EverybodyUP sqor.com/posts/6ba66dee… http://t.co/xt85bLSPEn

Jenny Dial Creech

Lakers coach Byron Scott says his team has improved a lot defensively- they'll see how much against Harden and Howard tonight, he says.

Howard Chen

Starting to look like the #Aggies QB situation will be interesting these nxt coupla yrs. Kyler Murray next yr too. Who'll stay? Who'll go?

David Hardisty

With cuts made & season set to open, @BimaThug breaks down the Rockets cap and how they have positioned for a trade. rockets.clutchfans.net/7664/houston-r…

Daryl Morey

Hardest thing 4people 2forecast this time of yr is trajectory of young vs old players(play+injury) & latent ability of teams 2address needs

Daryl Morey

Everyone counting us out reminiscent of certain past Rockets teams... #donteverunderestimate

Jonathan Feigen

Meanwhile, Byron Scott's two cents: 'Kobe is a real serious guy ... I don't know if Dwight's that serious' blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

Jonathan Feigen

But wait. There's more!. You can click on those links and see more, or you could pick up the paper at a low, low price. You get it all.

Jonathan Feigen

Daryl Morey makes many moves but has one goal: a title houstonchronicle.com/sports/rockets…

Jonathan Feigen

Rockets head to new season with renewed urgency to go where they have not in years. houstonchronicle.com/sports/rockets…

Jonathan Feigen

As long as we're tweeting links, celebrate the start of the NBA season w some procrastination. Will follow w/ links from our special section

Jonathan Feigen

As season opens, Rockets hold one last team meeting seeking unity in quest for title houstonchronicle.com/sports/rockets…

Howard Chen

Kobe. Dwight. JLin. Excited. #RedNation RT @Houston Rockets: Game Night! Rockets at Lakers to open the regular season. http://t.co/z5T5mqJoJj

Donatas Motiejunas

It's a new NBA season start!!! Naujo sezono pradžia!!! #NBA #RedNation

Jenny Dial Creech

You're going to want to read this blog today and keep an eye on it tonight for Rockets/Lakers season opener content! blog.chron.com/ultimaterocket…

Jenny Dial Creech

The NBA has more than 100 international players this year representing 3& countries.

Howard Chen

For some context, @nytvf awarded @annie_undoc Best Short-Form Web Series. So its not just me who thinks its da bomb! annieundocumented.com

Howard Chen

With this being @briflys' bday & all, I just watched parts 1 & 2 of his newest project @annie_undoc & I'M SO HOOKED. annieundocumented.com

Howard Chen

Happy Bday to my much talla brutha from anotha mutha, @LinsanityMovie producer & @HawaiiFive0CBS actor @briflys!!! Keep doin' big things yo