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D-Mo said he was "feeling weird" after getting hit in the eye. Said he was okay after the game. A black eye was definitely forming.
Howard’s right shoulder is the one that he tore a couple of years ago, so he thinks it is sore or strained.
Dwight Howard was having his right shoulder iced after the game. He said he didn’t think it was anything major.
Morey came through locker room, spoke w/ Harden, Howard for awhile in whispered tones. I really wish I could have overheard some of that.
Omer Asik just spent a few minutes hugging and shaking hands with a lot of Toyota Center employees/Rockets staff.
McHale said the Rockets made a lot of mistakes defensively tonight that hurt them. Said Jrue Holiday was able to get where he wanted.
Rockets are now 5-2 in second nights of back to backs.
Pelicans 99, Rockets 90. Final
FINAL: Pelicans 99, Rockets 90. Fatigued? Probably. Another cold shooting night but no late Harden takeover to bail them out.
Anthony Davis getting a couple of MVP chants tonight, too.
It's been all Pelicans here in the fourth. Rockets down 10, 2:25 left.
Wow- Harden missed both free throws. He must be tired.
Harden, who shot 21 free throws last night, is about to shoot his fourth and fifth tonight.
Rockets missing a ton of shots at the rim. But it's like they say, live by the layup, die by the layup.
4th foul for Dwight Howard. People are booing it, but… come on now.
Troy Daniels has played 7 minutes and has as many threes as all other Rockets combined. He's 3-4, the rest of the squad is 3-19.
Troy Daniels is officially hot - that’s his third 3.
Rockets lead 68-65 headed to the fourth quarter. Troy Daniels has provided a nice little spark.
TROY DANIELS for three at the third quarter horn! Rockets up 68-65 heading to the fourth.
Another Troy Daniels 3...
A Trevor Ariza steal and slam just put the Rockets up .
Toyota Center announces that Dwight passed McHale on the blocked shots list. Dwight had a smirk on his face. McHale gave him a dap.
And Troy Daniels hits a 3 - Rockets were 3/17 when he came in.
Looking for an offensive spark (and b/c Harden is in foul trouble), Rockets insert Troy Daniels. They are 3-17 from three tonight.
Troy Daniels in the game for the Rockets
James Harden just picked up his fourth foul with 4:40 to play in the third.
Yikes. Harden picks up his fourth foul with 4:40 left in the third.
Austin Rivers picks up a technical foul.
Was talking earlier about how it must be hard to play in a basketball game when you got in at 4 a.m. after playing an OT game last night.
A whole lot of missed shots in a row for the Rockets.
Early third quarter, James Harden going to the line for the first time tonight. He shot 21 free throws last night.
MVP chants for Harden as he shoots free throws.
Omer Asik getting work done on the glass- he has eight rebounds. Dwight Howard leading the Rockets with seven rebounds.
End of the half - New Orleans leads the Rockets 46-39. It’s been the Anthony Davis show so far. He has 19 pts, nine rebounds.
At half, Pelicans 46, Rockets 39. Dwight picks up his 3rd foul just before the horn. Davis, Asik have more boards (17) than Rockets do (15).
Anthony Davis is one rebound shy of a double-double. In the first half.
Big ovation for Tracy McGrady after they played a tribute video to his 13 points in 33 seconds game. http://t.co/PUam2BEw01
Tracey McGrady getting a standing O from the Toyota Center crowd tonight.
D-Mo hits the free throw.
Replay shows Jeff Withey got D-Mo right in the face trying to block the shot. D-Mo is back up, will shoot the free throw.
D-Mo up and seems to be ok. Talking with Keith Jones. Has one eye shut.
Motiejunas got hit hard in the eye on a drive and he's down in major pain, showing a lot of emotion.
D-Mo on the floor… holding his face… eye maybe?
Rockets have a narrow 22-21 lead at the end of the first quarter. Davis leads all scorers with 13 points.
Papanikolaou checking into the game. His last game was against Minnesota.
Anthony Davis 8, Rockets 8.
Cheers for James Harden were louder than normal when he was introduced tonight. Fans definitely appreciating how he has taken it up a notch.
It’s Omer Asik’s return to Houston. He got a few claps during introductions.
Tyreke Evans is not going to play tonight.
Don't know how much Rockets have in tank, but Dwight Howard playing 2nd half of back-to-back very good sign as comes back from knee strain.
McHale said Jason Terry will not return until Saturday night's game.
Good timing for the Greek Army Knife. RT @: Kostas Papanikolaou will play tonight.
Ariza is second in NBA in minutes per game; Harden tied for third. Rockets obviously wanted to get them some help.
Kostas Papanikolaou will play tonight.
Kostas Papanikolaou will play tonight.
As for Brewer, he defends, runs floor well, qualities Rockets need behind Ariza, Harden. His 3pt shooting this season has been poor at best.
Don't be surprised if Celtics look to flip Wright. One of the reasons Celtics needed a deal done by Friday.
Rockets still involved in talks for Wolves' Corey Brewer with deal possible tmrw, source said. Rockets can fit him into Lin trade exception.
Terry isn’t injured- wife is having a baby in Dallas so he is with her.
Long injury list for the Rockets again. Beverley and Johnson are probable. Howard is questionable, Jones, Garcia Papanikolaou, Terry are out
That is not to say the Rockets did not make their pitch, too. Rather that Morey's Blackberry likely will stay busy.
Rondo would have been fine addition for Rockets, too, but w Beverley's defense, Harden's playmaking, they still have other needs to address.
Rondo obviously a big-time get for Dallas. His defense especially at point huge. Wright was playing a significant role, playing very well.
Happy birthday to RPD Desiree! Everyone wish Desiree a Happy Happy Birthday!
It was great to meet Lithuanian staff of Denver "Nuggets". Artūtas Karnišovas and Tomas Balčėtis http://t.co/1rGJgb43md
Good morning Red Nation! It's Game Day! Rockets v. Pelicans! We hope to see you tonight at the Toyota Center
Rockets overtime win not only key in the first half of a back-to-back, it lasted long enough to see the sunrise from the plane.
Easy to overlook with everything else that went on, but Rockets held Denver to 35.5 % shooting in the second half and OT.
James harden is cold blooded!!
Harden on hitting another last minute shot. "I couldn't throw a rock in the ocean in the first 47 minutes. I still had the confidence."
McHale said the Rockets should have fouled the Nuggets before they got it to halfcourt on the final play in regulation (Afflalo 3P to tie).
FINAL: Rockets 115, Nuggets 111 (OT). Rockets now 19-5 and the James Harden MVP Tour (41 points, 10 assists) continues.
Beverley with a career-high 12 rebounds. His two fts give the Rockets a five point lead and a season-high 35 fts.
Raise your hand if your heart sank when Gallinari got a wide open three look.
Wow. Nuggets couldn't have asked for a better look there. Gallinari wide open in the corner.
James Harden now has 41 points after hitting 2 free throws, putting the Rockets up 3 w/ 23.9 sec left. I'll try not to say that "sealed it."
Afflalo misses his second free throw as Harden did at end of regulation. Harden back to line up 1, 23.0 left. Rockets fans start MVP chant.
Really close, late call on offensive goaltending on Howard, but I think the right call. Can be reviewed.
It's a shame that Faried just fouled out because he's exactly who we want guarding D-Mo right now. Rockets up 103-101.