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Correction: Devin Harris is back and so he is the backup point.
Jameer Nelson limping after drive as Dallas gets a time out. Looks OK. Barea his backup.
Beverley off to a hot start tonight- 3/4 3s for 9 points. Rockets lead 14-9 with 8:36 in the 1st.
Beverley killing it. He already has three triples as Rockets take a 12-9 lead.
Rockets open with Pat Beverley on Monta Ellis. Harden is on Nelson. On other end, Parsons checks Harden.
Boos when Chandler touches the ball… really?
Parsons with a quick embrace of Kevin McHale before tip. Promised to talk trash to him during the game.
People in Houston aren’t happy to see Chandler Parsons. Oh, how quickly things change.
This is why I wonder about a Parsons video. They did one for Lin on Wednesday, but you can't have a guy booed in a tribute video, can you?
Loud boos for Chandler Parsons as he is introduced.
REALLY loud boos for Chandler Parsons as he's introduced.
Jeez, Baylor. That was quick again.
Jeez Baylor. That was quick.
Chandler Parsons: "It obviously got a little ugly during free agency but Daryl (Morey) told me it was gonna, so it didn’t surprise anyone".
Terrence Jones: "It was scary, very scary for me not to have any movement in my leg at first. I couldn’t move it at all and had no feeling."
Parsons told Cuban he knew a couple girls that would also boo.
Mark Cuban made a comment on Rockets fans reacting to Parson’s return. Said the women are going to cheer and the men are going to boo...
Chandler Parsons had a big smile and said he would “100 percent” be talking to trash to Kevin McHale tonight (all in good fun, of course)
Terrence Jones said for a while could not move his left leg or even feel his toes. Called nerve injury "scary." No timetable for a return.
Terrence Jones’ injury sounds pretty rough - he said when it happened he was really scared. He couldn’t move leg or feel toes at all.
Jones said he is feeling much better, but it has been a slow process. Says he is just trying to be patient.
Terrence Jones just talked about his injury- no timetable on his return. When he was first injured, he said he couldn't even feel his leg.
Told that Mark Cuban said women in Houston will cheer him tonight & men will boo, said Parsons: "I know a few girls that will still boo."
Parsons on return to Houston: "It's definitely weird and it's definitely different, but at the end of the day it's just a game. "
No word on whether the Rockets plan a tribute video for Greg Smith who is playing in Toyota Center for first time since move to Dallas.
Mavs coach Rick Carlisle had great things to say about Jason Terry- said he thinks his number will be retired in Dallas.
Not that anyone expected different, but Dwight Howard out again vs Mavs
Another week, another close win for Florida State.
As expected, Dwight Howard won't play against the Mavericks tonight.
From obvious to official : Howard is out.
Dwight Howard is out for tonight's game.
It's Rockets rookie Tarik Black's birthday. No word on if the veterans made him sing "Happy Birthday" to himself.
Jason Terry on Rox vs. Mavs: "We’ve lost two in a row and at this point enough is enough. It’s time to get back on the winning track."
Jason Terry mentioned the Red Rowdies specifically today- is hoping they'll be in full force for the Mavericks tonight.
Jason Terry chatted with me about playing the Mavericks- he has memories of Rockets fans when he was on the other side of the rivalry.
Dwight Howard was at shoot around today but is listed as questionable tonight against the Mavericks.
Of missing the LA gm, Howard said, "I wanted to play. I did everything I could to get ready. It just wasn't happening." Team made the call.
Howard would not put a timetable on how long he'd be out. Said "we'll see how it feels tomorrow." Still, Rockets talking as if he's out Sat.
Howard: "It feels a lot better. Yesterday, I had to get a shot to clear some of the stuff out. I'm trying to ... get back on the court."
Actually, Dwight had PRP therapy on his shoulder when he was with the Lakers so Kobe is falling behind.
Either way, now Kobe Bryant and Dwight Howard have something in common they can chat about.
Don't realy think there's a difference between PRP Howard mentioned and platelet rich protien therapy Rockets trainer Keith Jones specified.
Let me correct the terminology. Dwight Howard underwent platelet rich protein therapy.
Hmmm looks like Isaiah Taylor's holding his left wrist. Definitely a huge part of what UT hopes to achieve this year.
No matter what, only control what you can control
McHale said Rockets will 'probably ' be without Dwight Howard.
Dwight Howard listed as day-to-day. Obviously sat out today's workout.
Byron Scott echoed that they focused on Harden: "I don't think their last play was designed to go to Tarik Black, but we were happy it did."
Kobe said the Lakers' defensive focus was to stop Harden from attacking the basket. "We decided to give (them) the three-point shot."
Jeremy Lin on returning to Houston: "It was cool. There was emotion and stuff coming back and whatever."
Pat Beverley: “We’ve got to get better. It’s still early but we gave this one away and we’ve got to get better."