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James Harden is loving this stretch - watching his young guys fight.
Isaiah Canaan is trying to make a point tonight, y’all...
Earlier in camp, Jason Terry said Troy Daniels has the potential to be one of the best shooters in the league… I see that very clearly.
End o the 3rd- Phoenix leads Houston 70-64.
Rockets up 60-59 on Phoenix now after Troy Daniels and Isaiah Canaan give Houston big offensive boost
Troy Daniels and Isaiah Canaan bring the Rockets back within two.
There’s Troy Daniels - hits a long 3 like it’s nothing.
Rockets apparently have another coach in the house. He's sitting behind me with a beer and screaming out suggestions to all the players...
Phoenix has its starters in for this half still… Rockets have none in. Suns now leading 55-48.
Gosh… what a nice pass by Ish to DMo. DMo fouled and doesn’t get bucket. He is at the foul line.
Papanikolaou just picked up his 5ht foul - an offensive foul on Tucker.
Troy Daniels starting the 2nd half. Good to see him getting some run before the fourth quarter, especially in a game with a lid on the rim.
Troy Daniels in to start the second half - so is Ish Smith. (also Papanikolaou, Dorsey and Jones)
Rockets back on the floor warming up - wondering if Nick Johnson’s end of half 3s will get them going offensively.
End of the 1st half - Rockets lead Phoenix 44-40. DMo leads all scorers with 8 pts. Johnson, Ariza and Jones have 6 each for the Rockets.
Nick Johnson ends the three-point drought for the Rockets, hitting back-to-back threes. They were 0-12 before that. 44-40 Rockets at half.
And he will take another- 2 3s in a row for Johnson.
Rockets get a 3! Nick Johnson hits one with under a minute left in the half. They are 1/13 from beyond the arc now.
Pat Beverley gets a bucket and the foul and breathes a little life into this game.
So how long will the Rockets will go without hitting a 3-pointer? They are 0-12 now.
Big block for Black gets the crowd going at the Toyota Center. Rockets lead 31-29.
Just spotted WNBA/Team USA star/Houston native Brittney Griner at the Rockets game.
If you want to gain an appreciation for James Harden, just watch the Rockets without James Harden.
Looks like we are about to see Tarik Black for the first time tonight… he had a huge night Thursday with 15 rebounds.
I just turned my head because I heard a child screaming in terror… Clutch was holding him and he was not having it.
Video between quarters is a compilation of Rockets’ ice buckets challenges. That one will be a fan favorite.
End of the first: Rockets and Suns are tied at 19.
Just spotted a Francisco Garcia jersey in the crowd. I think that’s the first one I’ve seen of his.
McHale talked about wanting Papanikolaou to be a playmaker. Will be hard when he is on the bench in foul trouble… has four already tonight.
DMo has added an offensive spark to the Rockets this quarter. He came in and is 2/3 from the field. The Rockets are shooting 29% overall
With about two minutes to play in the first quarter, Phoenix leads the Rockets 15-14
Johnson and Garcia are in the game for the Rockets.
Dorsey takes a seat after his first start- had a rebound.
Clyde Drexler in mid-season form. Said Papanikolaou reminds him of Chris Mullin. Well they're both lefty. Why not Rod Laver and Steve Young?
Ish Smith talked yesterday about how much he has learned from Dragic… if he starts playing like him, that’s bueno for the Rockets.
Terrence Jones gets the Rockets first points - they trail Phoenix 5-2 early.
Looks like Bill Worrell is doing a little Goran Dragic recruiting. http://t.co/7le4tKuLKv
Dorsey and Papanikolaou starting with Harden, Howard out.
Further update on James Harden (hip) and Dwight Howard (knee): Both will sit out vs. Pels on Tue, too. Neither injury considered a concern.
James Harden to sit out tonight vs. Phoenix to rest sore hip. Seems like a preseason sort of night off.
Yes sirrrr philly..!!!!
Nw: The Walking Dead
Just saw there's going to be A Football Life dedicated to Doug Flutie. This Calgary Stampeders fan is happy.
Russell Wilson was not on his game today. That Seahawks offense just seemed stuck in the mud.
That's a catch!!
Dwight Howard on Jason Terry being back in practice: "I am happy the jet is off the runway."
Dwight Howard said he was sad to hear about Kevin Durant's injury. Said he would be praying for him.
Dwight Howard said his knee is feeling a lot better but since it's preseason, he is taking advantage of having time to rest.
Dwight Howard also missed today with a sore knee. Will likely miss tomorrow's game and maybe Tuesday's. Is taking preseason time to rest it.
Harden has a bruised hip and sat out of practice today to rest.
Jones fracture that could keep Kevin Durant out for 6-8 weeks is injury that ended Yao Ming's season in '06 when collided with Okur in Utah.
Ummmmm what a catch in the LSU game. Holy wowzers. Tigers take the lead.
Michigan won a football game. What a crazy day in sports.
THE AGGIES STOPPED OLE MISS. OH MY GOODNESS.
Comeback complete. Baylor wins. What a game.
This TCU-Baylor game is an offensive clinic. It's just unending.
Ok forget about a possible upset. Okla St with the INT on the Kansas 4th and 12. That should clinch it in the final minute.