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Klay Thompson is heating up. He's got 13.
Josh Smith with his first 3 of the night… that has been a good sign for Rockets in playoffs.
Klay Thompson just hit his 3rd 3… he is hot from that corner. Rockets need to keep an eye on him.
Harden up to seven turnovers.
Kanye sitting in front of George Lopez. Kanye gets booed and the Warriors are on a 14-2 run.
George Lopez also in the building. They cheered for him.
Huge cheers for George Lopez and boos for Kanye. Have not shown Jesse Jackson. Here to keep hope alive?
Kanye West is here and he is getting booed… did I miss something?
Warriors with first eight points of quarter. Howard has to get deeper touches. Rockets might not be able to take Harden out again.
Klay came to Play
McHale might have to play Harden 46 minutes tonight.
Dwight Howard with two poor post moves on consecutive possessions.
Rockets are 7-4 when leading after the first quarter in the postseason.
Rockets, Warriors combined fell six ponts shy of the 45 Rockets put up in first quarter on Monday.
Golden State shooting 22.2 percent. Yeah, that bad. Houston isn't much better, shooting 33.3 percent.
Harden has nine with a perfect seven-for-seven from the line.
Rockets 22, Warriors 17 after 1. Warriors shoot 22.2 % with 6 tos. Harden, Howard combine for 17p.
Rockets with 22-17 lead after one. Very sloppy contest. Warriors playing not to lose, Rockets just playing. Howard with eight and five.
Warriors are an unbelievably poor 6-27 FG, 1-8 from three. This won't continue. Rockets should be up by more than 22-17 after 1Q.
Harden with 9 points, five turnovers in the first quarter. Teams had a combined 13 turnovers.
James Harden with seven first quarter foul shots.
Can we make a twitter deal right now? Next season, can we dispense with the usual narrative that Harden does not get foul calls in playoffs.
Warriors look tight. Rockets look loose.
Another poor start from the Warriors. Off to a 5-21 from the floor. Houston shooting 6-15 in a choppy game thus far.
Rockets getting hands in passing lanes and Howard protecting the rim on drives.
Warriors aren't playing with the same swagger we saw in Games 1, 2, 3.
James Harden fakes that he got hit on the three-point attempt. He draws the foul.
No way Draymond Green should be allowed to back it in, back it in on Terry. Jones has to come over the double there.
Dwight Howard came to play. Has been terrific on both sides of the ball, being aggressive, drawing fouls. He has 8 points, 5 rebounds early.
Rockets trying to get Howard involved in the post this evening.
Bogut has two fouls and he's got to sit.
I see Ray McDonald just doesn't understand what a restraining order means.
I have a fan near me who desperately wants to be on the JumboTron tonight… so that should be fun.
Mixed start so far for the Atlanta Celtics. Dwight with 6p, 4r and a blocked shot (plus another he caused to miss.) Josh Smith 0 for 4.
Josh Smith off to a 0-4 start.
Steph Curry with two steals here.
"People forget how good Dwight Howard is," says JVG. Dwight with 6 points, 3 boards already. 9-4 Rockets.
Dwight Howard drawing fouls getting banged around with Andrew Bogut.
Dwight Howard is one technical foul or one flagrant foul way from a one- game suspension. Interested to see if that affects his play.
Very sloppy play to start.
Rockets definitely win the pregame battle in the playoffs. Their introduction presentation are by far the coolest I have seen this year.
Brian McKnight sang the National Anthem. It was lovely.
Rev. Jesse Jackson and singer Brian McKnight in the house as well.
Star power at Rockets-Warriors. A pair Tigers. http://t.co/EUkSpEyOUz
Rockets have won their last four elimination games. Next one tonight at 8 p.m.
McHale makes good point about post-season limits for flagrants, technicals. Said should be limit for each series, not playoffs as a whole.
McHale on NBA reaction to physical play: "What physical play? I missed the physical play so I don’t know what they’re overreacting to.”
Dwight Howard: "A lot of people lost a lot ... so I totally understand where everybody’s heads and hearts are right now in Houston.”
Dwight Howard continued: "Our city has been through so much with all the flooding, we have to do our best to bring one home.”
Dwight Howard on Houston floods: "It’s sad. I just feel like this this is our opportunity to fill a lot of that joy that’s been taken away."
James Harden at shoot around today: “We just don’t quit. No matter how down we look, we never give up."
We are back to San Francisco and we have only one goal... Extend this series and bring the game 6 back to our house l http://t.co/2iKObSobBf
Officials for Rockets-Warriors Game 5: Ken Mauer, Tony Brothers, Ed Malloy.
Sounds like JR Smith is having a ball.
Well if the Rockets do make history and reach the NBA finals, Game 1 in Houston June 4.
Meanwhile, another at-bat, another hit, for Prince Fielder. Guy's sick right now. 13 hits in his last 21 at-bats. That's a .619 average.
Jimmy Paredes this season. My goodness.
Not sure there's anyone hotter than Prince Fielder right now. He's already doubled 2day. 11-19 in his previous 4 games w/ 4 HR, 12 RBI, 8 R
He also emphasized it was a close call, though it seems all of twitter is absolutely sure one way or the other.
Keys to Thorn's ruling were that Howard was trying to extricate himself from Bogut and open hand. He emphasized both in our quick interview.
Dwight Howard cleared to play Game 5. NBA president Rod Thorn said it was a 'very close' call. Ruled Howard trying to extricate himself.
The NBA has confirmed Dwight Howard's foul at 8:07 of 3rd quarter last night as a flagrant foul one. No suspension.