Rockets vs. Spurs: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

Rockets vs. Spurs: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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Rockets vs. Spurs: Play-by-play, highlights and reactions

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The Houston Rockets (12-31) play against the San Antonio Spurs (26-26) at AT&T Center

Game Time: 8:30 PM EST on Wednesday January 12, 2022

Houston Rockets 128, San Antonio Spurs 124 (Final)

What’s the buzz on Twitter?

Ryan Ward @RyanWardLA
Russell Westbrook on playing small ball w/ Rockets compared to with the Lakers: “It’s not the same. … A lot of things are different.” – 1:21 AM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
New #Rockets at #TXSN – Rockets Christian Wood picks up ‘clean’ technical foul ift.tt/3rexPA31:18 AM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
New #Rockets at #TXSN – Rockets hold on to beat Spurs on the road ift.tt/3rfLp6k1:18 AM
Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
The triple take: Rockets 128, Spurs 124
1. The most gettable game on this 7-game homestand was ill-timed.
2. DJ was dominant in defeat again.
3. It wasn’t the primary factor, but the Spurs could have used better Jock Landale minutes. expressnews.com/sports/spurs/a… via @expressnews – 1:02 AM
Chad Ford @chadfordinsider
Top Rookies on Wed
Evan Mobley, 15 pts, 10 reb, 7 ast, 1 blk
Franz Wagner, 14 pts, 6 reb, 10 ast, 1 stl
Omer Yurtseven, 13 pts, 10 reb, 6 ast, 1 blk
DayRon Sharpe, 20 pts, 7 reb, 1 blk
Jalen Green, 14 pts, 8 reb, 2 ast
Austin Reaves, 19 pts, 3 reb – 12:37 AM
David Hardisty @clutchfans
Watching Russell Westbrook kill the Lakers again tonight and I wouldn’t even be shocked at this point if they did approach the Rockets about a John Wall trade. – 12:23 AM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Rockets Christian Wood picks up ‘clean’ technical foul houstonchronicle.com/texas-sports-n… via @houstonchron – 12:15 AM
Lang Greene @LangGreene
Wish Pop unlocked this version of DeMar while in San Antonio – 12:11 AM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Eric Gordon said twice that he was so hot he would have liked more shots. He made 9 of 10, scored 31. – 11:40 PM
Kelly Iko @KellyIkoNBA
“I would just like more shots” — Eric Gordon referencing his hot hand tonight – 11:38 PM
Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
Three players in Spurs history have posted a triple-double with at least 30 points:
David Robinson
Alvin Robertson
And, as of tonight, Dejounte Murray – 11:30 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Dejounte Murray scored his new career high 32 points without making a mid-range jumper. pic.twitter.com/nJkzmk9j4X11:30 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs held the Rockets to a new opponent season low 4 offensive rebounds.
However, the Rockets shot 55% from the floor. – 11:28 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Rockets made 71% of their shots in the paint tonight.
That’s a new season high for a Spurs opponent.
At halftime, the Rockets were shooting 77% in the paint. That held up pretty well for the game. – 11:24 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs are now 1-12 when allowing 120 on defense – 11:23 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
46% of the Spurs’ shot attempts tonight were from three.
That’s a new season high for % of shots from three.
They usually attempt 33% of their shots from three. – 11:21 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
“He’s really found himself in this league and he’s killing it man, I’m proud of him.” – Bryn Forbes on Dejounte Murray’s development this season. – 11:18 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
New #Rockets at #TXSN – Armoni Brooks back; Alperen Sengun close to returning to Rockets ift.tt/3rx7hKH11:18 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
New #Rockets at #TXSN – Film study confirms Stephen Silas’ belief about Rockets’ defense ift.tt/3rcJJui11:18 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Probably best shooting game for the Rockets since the win against the Bulls on the day before Thanksgiving. Made 54.9 %, 44.4 percent on 3s. (56.4 %, 46.2 % vs. Bulls.) Again, Rockets have made at least 40 % of 3s in 9 of 12 wins. – 11:17 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
“The last few games we’ve had some rough starts. We’ve been behind the eight ball.” – Bryn Forbes on the Spurs’ slow start, allowing 39 in the 1Q. – 11:17 PM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
EG went OFF!
📈 31PTS
📈 6-7 from 3
📈 90% FG
@creditkarma | #MoneyMoveoftheGame pic.twitter.com/B02VY5NBNz11:14 PM

Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Stephen Silas on Kevin Porter Jr: “He never lacks for confidence and that’s one of the things I love about him.” – 11:10 PM
Matthew Tynan @Matthew_Tynan
Pop talking postgame about the hole the Spurs put themselves in to start the game. These “get back” games after a long road trip are always a concern in that capacity.
Keldon echoing the sentiment: “First quarter killed us.” – 11:09 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
“We started off slow. The first quarter killed us. They pushed the ball, they pushed the pace as expected.” – Keldon Johnson on the loss to the Rockets tonight. – 11:09 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
Fought to the very end. Back here on Friday for a Fiesta Night vs. Cleveland.
#PorVida pic.twitter.com/1qJGHfTGyt11:07 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
“Well they don’t lack for effort. We made many mistakes. Giving up 39 in the first quarter. We have to be more purposeful. We have to execute. DJ was amazing.” – Coach Pop on the Spurs’ loss to the Rockets. – 11:07 PM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
The Rockets won in San Antonio the day after they traded James Harden. Tonight the Rockets won in San Antonio on the day before the one year anniversary of the James Harden trade – 11:06 PM
David Hardisty @clutchfans
For those following the Lottery Race: Houston currently has the third-worst record in the NBA. Their win tonight is their 12th of the year, one game “ahead” of OKC (fourth-worst record). The three worst teams in the league get the same lottery odds. – 11:06 PM
Cayleigh Griffin @cayleighgriffin
ROCKETS WIN!!!!!!!! – 11:05 PM
Adam Wexler @AdamJWexler
#Rockets beat the Spurs, 128-124. KPJ w/ 18 pts (12 in 4thQ on 4-4 FG). Gordon w/ 31 pts. Tate: 13p, 6r, 7a. Green 14p, career-hi 8 rebs. Wood: 32p, 11r – 11:04 PM
David Hardisty @clutchfans
Eric Gordon was on fire tonight. KPJ hit several big shots in the fourth. Christian Wood put up 23 and 11. Big plays from Jae’Sean Tate. Impressive win for the Rockets. – 11:03 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs fall to the Rockets by 4.
The Spurs were favored by 7.5 in this one.
The Spurs are now…
…15-26 overall
…7-11 at home
…8-16 against the West
…on a 4 game losing streak pic.twitter.com/OvY50T553511:02 PM

Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
DUB SECURED ✅
@ATT | #LightTheFuse pic.twitter.com/HJIRiqILjW11:02 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
DEJOUNTE. MURRAY. 😤
The point gawd had a career-high 32 PTS!! pic.twitter.com/9nq1h6ODX911:02 PM
Matthew Tynan @Matthew_Tynan
That late 3rd q stretch was SA’s undoing tonight. Offense went stagnant without DJ/Poeltl/Walker on the floor, Rockets started finding their groove. Spurs couldn’t stop the drive in the 4th, then HOU’s shots started falling again. Defensively HOU was cutting off all driving lanes – 11:01 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Rockets 128, Spurs 124. Gordon with 31, Porter 18, Tate (6 of 6) with 13. Wood with 23-11. Murray a season high 32 with 10 rebounds, 11 assists. – 11:01 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
New career high 32 points for Dejounte Murray.
16 paint points
12 points from three
4 points from the FT line
Rockets by 4 – 11:00 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Rockets change their inbounds lineup to put Mathews in for Tate. Mathews finds Gordon, who goes to the line with a four-point lead, 23.4 left. – 10:57 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
DJ attacking the basket! 💪
@Dejounte Murray | #PorVida pic.twitter.com/yFYibJEQ9O10:55 PM

Michael Gallagher @MikeSGallagher
Dejounte Murray matched his career-high 29 points! – 10:54 PM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
Pull up 3! 🚀
Rockets 125
Spurs 116
⏰ 51.8 remains pic.twitter.com/TVLrQ5c8rv10:52 PM

Michael Pina @MichaelVPina
dejounte murray, man. so so so so entertaining (and getting MVP chants in san antonio) – 10:49 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
23 points now for Dejounte Murray to lead the Spurs
14 paint points
6 points from 3PT
3 made free throws
Vassell has 12 points in his return game now
Rockets’ lead down to 6 – 10:48 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Dejounte Murray likely won’t be an All-Star but he is an All-Star caliber player without question. – 10:46 PM
Salman Ali @SalmanAliNBA
Every few games, KPJ does something that makes you go “May not be as high on him as the Rockets are, but I get why they want to explore what they have here.” – 10:46 PM
David Hardisty @clutchfans
You could tell KPJ was going to shoot that second three. He makes back-to-back triples and the Rockets now have a commanding 116-104 lead. – 10:45 PM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
KPJ with back-to-back 3s! 🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/sHwUNRfBe210:45 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Kevin Porter Jr. was 2 of 6 when he knocked down consecutive 3s. Rockets up 116-104, matching their largest lead of the night, with 3:51 left. – 10:43 PM
Cayleigh Griffin @cayleighgriffin
BACK-TO-BACK THREES FOR KPJ. ROCKETS UP 12 FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE FIRST QUARTER!! – 10:43 PM
Kelly Iko @KellyIkoNBA
Kevin Porter Jr. is alive and well. Two huge back to back triples to give Houston a 116-104 lead. – 10:43 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
17 of the Spurs’ 41 games have gone down to crunch time.
The Spurs enter 5-11 in crunch time – 10:42 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
The Rockets have 11 wins; eight have come when making 40 % or better of their 3s. They have made 39.4 % with 5:51 left. – 10:39 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
18 points for Keldon Johnson in his return game.
6 points from three
6 points in the paint
4 points from mid-range
2 points from the FT line
Rockets by 4 – 10:39 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Keldon Johnson with consecutive 3s and Silas gets a time out, likely time to get Wood back in with Gordon a few possessions behind. – 10:38 PM
Cayleigh Griffin @cayleighgriffin
Jae’Sean Tate is a perfect 6-6 from the floor. – 10:33 PM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
8-8.
6-6 from 3️⃣.
Eric Gordon is going off 🤯 pic.twitter.com/xX6DbAGpOU10:25 PM

Salman Ali @SalmanAliNBA
Eric Gordon has 24 points on 8-of-8 shooting, including 6-of-6 from 3-point range heading into the 4th quarter. – 10:23 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
End 3Q: Rockets by 1
HOU takes the 3Q 28-23
HOU has taken the lead in 3PT scoring. Gordon with 18 of the Rockets’ 39 points from three pic.twitter.com/kyyZGHjjJE10:22 PM

Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Rockets 91, Spurs 90. Gordon with 24, 13 in the third quarter, 10 in the final 1:14 of the quarter. – 10:21 PM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
it’s a nail biter in San Antonio! one left to play.
🚀: 91
⚙️: 90
@Kroger | #Rockets pic.twitter.com/LAjXqJKe7V10:21 PM

Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
Spurs down 91-90 entering the third. Things unraveled a little after Poeltl left with his fourth foul. – 10:21 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Eric Gordon drives the Rockets into a lead. he is 8 of 8, with six of those shots from deep, for 22 points in 24 minutes. – 10:19 PM
David Hardisty @clutchfans
Eric Gordon is 6-6 from three.
Price is going up. – 10:19 PM
Kelly Iko @KellyIkoNBA
It’s Eric Gordon vs. Bryn Forbes because that’s what 2022 is all about. – 10:19 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
DEFYING GRAVITY!! 🤯 🕴
@Lonnie Walker | #PorVida pic.twitter.com/QNwNYrGZoH10:18 PM

Cayleigh Griffin @cayleighgriffin
ERIC GORDON. 6-6. 5-5 FROM THREE. – 10:17 PM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
another tough finish for the PG 💪 pic.twitter.com/bTpAlBowSh10:17 PM

Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
Fourth foul on Poeltl. Spurs are going to need some solid minutes from Jock Landale here. – 10:09 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Spurs are a +8 on jumpers (mid-range + 3s) and +1 in attacking points (paint + Fts) – 10:06 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs lead by 9, making this their largest lead of the game.
The Spurs are winning the 3Pt line, mid-range, and FT line.
They’re only down by 4 now in the paint.
Forbes, Murray, KBD, and Keldon all in double figs scoring – 10:05 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Spurs with another points burst, on an 11-1 run in 2 1/2 minutes to an 81-72 lead. Calls time out in search of some Rockets defense. – 10:04 PM
Kelly Iko @KellyIkoNBA
Silas looks incredibly frustrated with Houston’s defense right now, Rockets find themselves down 9, 11-1 run for San Antonio. – 10:04 PM
David Hardisty @clutchfans
I laugh every time I see a fan of a contending team say they prefer to trade for Caris LeVert this year instead of Eric Gordon. – 9:59 PM
Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
KBD turning into Bryn Forbes out here. – 9:57 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Tyler Ford and Christian Wood still talking about the no call. Looked like Ford was pantomiming what he saw. – 9:54 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
on 🔝 at intermission
#PorVida pic.twitter.com/oi4uG45f6d9:50 PM

Fred Katz @FredKatz
Good argument this is the Knicks’ best two-game stretch this season. They haven’t won consecutive games by double-digit points all year.
They beat the Spurs by 15 Monday and lead the Mavericks by 20 with under four minutes to go. – 9:47 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Rockets are down by 4 after shooting 77% in the paint in the first half pic.twitter.com/uH5Xo0RO5O9:45 PM

Kelly Iko @KellyIkoNBA
Rockets will be disappointed with the frantic ending to the first half. Frustrations with officiating resulting in a flagrant foul, a technical foul and a 4-point halftime deficit. Houston with 8 turnovers, resulting in 15 Spurs points. – 9:42 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Spurs 67, Rockets 63 at half. Spurs close the half on a 20-7 run, the last four on a flagrant foul taken intentionally, a technical free throw and on a drive with the extra possession. Rockets shooting 54.3 % but Spurs outscoring them 15-4 off turnovers. – 9:40 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Half: Spurs by 4
Spurs take the 2Q 31-24
Bryn Forbes with a 19-point first half.
Spurs +6 from three
Rockets +8 in the paint pic.twitter.com/9SgulyaXIL9:40 PM

Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
24 minutes to bring this one home. pic.twitter.com/2rvIJd9fy19:39 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
sheeeesh that’s nice 😱 pic.twitter.com/WBv3CJBrL39:39 PM

Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
Spurs take their largest lead into half at 67-63, thanks to a four-point final possession hallmarked by the Rockets kind of losing their cool. – 9:39 PM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Tyler Ford hit Christian Wood with a technical foul. It took a whole 23:40 for him to give one out – 9:38 PM
Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
Now a technical on Christian Wood. This has the potential to be a very fruitful possession for the Spurs. – 9:38 PM
Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
The 12th pick in the draft just put one over on the 2nd pick. (Jalen Green has been pretty special, however) – 9:34 PM
Matthew Tynan @Matthew_Tynan
Spurs are allowing the Rockets to dictate the pace of this game with their freneticism. If SA chills out and starts to play under control they’ll be fine, but Houston has a way of creating these chaotic environments. Spurs are falling into it. – 9:29 PM
Alykhan Bijani @Rockets_Insider
I know there is a lot of hype for Alperen Sengun, and justifiably so, but the non-Jalen rookie I most enjoy watching on this #Rockets team is Josh Christopher. You can see growth and improvement after each game. Will talk about him on Locked On Rockets Film Room with @JTGatlin9:26 PM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
incoming: a flying KJ Martin 🛫 pic.twitter.com/wRMHiTskX29:26 PM

Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Josh Christopher with some really strong minutes. But I’m still most impressed with the Tommy Heinsohn running hook and the @Kelly Iko reaction when I described it that way. – 9:26 PM
Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
The Spurs have been a step slow on defense all night. COVID attrition + long road trip = kind of out of gas, I guess. They’ll need to dig deep tonight. – 9:25 PM
Kelly Iko @KellyIkoNBA
Good stretch from Josh Christopher, once again showing his two-way impact. Rockets up 56-47 with 5:37 to go. – 9:25 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Jae’Sean Tate up to six of Rockets’ 12 assists. Season high is nine, career high 10. – 9:22 PM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
𝑱𝒂𝒍𝒆𝒏 𝑮𝒓𝒆𝒆𝒏 😤 pic.twitter.com/rnGAt05VL49:22 PM

Kelly Iko @KellyIkoNBA
“Why is Theis so good?” — Spurs fan near courtside – 9:21 PM
Brian Robb @BrianTRobb
Celtics beat Pacers 119-100. It’s their first three-game winning streak since Nov. 22 (vs. LAL, vs. OKC, vs. HOU) – 9:21 PM
Alykhan Bijani @Rockets_Insider
Impressive make by Jalen Green. Slo-mo for you to see. Not only does he go into the chest of the Big, he absorbs the contact and still finishes over the length of the rim-protector. pic.twitter.com/6eD15IVX4r9:20 PM

Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Pop challenging an offensive foul called on Lonnie Walker. Would be Green’s first foul. Walker would have two. – 9:18 PM
Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
Pop wants to press his luck. Going to challenge this offensive foul call on Lonnie Walker. – 9:17 PM
Kelly Iko @KellyIkoNBA
The Rockets are going to have an extremely dangerous player in Year 2 Jalen Green, especially if they really let him loose in the second half of this season. – 9:15 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
Bryn going crazy!! 🔥🔥🔥
This is just one of his 15 PTS and 5 triples in just 8min pic.twitter.com/awbAjUowJd9:13 PM

Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
After 1 in San Antonio.
🚀: 39
⚙️: 36
@Kroger | #Rockets pic.twitter.com/szVCAcmz9t9:12 PM

Cayleigh Griffin @cayleighgriffin
1 minute into the 2nd quarter, and Bryn Forbes is 5-7 from three. He has 15 – no other Spur has more than 5 points. Gotta find him. – 9:09 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
15 points for Bryn Forbes in the first half…all from three – 9:09 PM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
KJ makes this look TOO easy 😮‍💨 pic.twitter.com/Fojt8u9XCq9:08 PM

Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Since Alperen Sengun sprained his ankle the Rockets had been playing small on most nights when Christian Wood went to the bench, tonight Daniel Theis moves into the Sengun backup center spot – 9:05 PM
Quinton Mayo @RealQuintonMayo
Explosiveness like this should be outlawed in all 50 states.
Wow, Jalen Green. pic.twitter.com/89P4W4paVR9:04 PM

Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
SPLASH GORDON 💦
The vet is 3/3 from behind the arc! pic.twitter.com/lGh0g7JKvk9:04 PM

The Vertical @YahooSportsNBA
Jalen Green’s athleticism is CRAZY 🍇
pic.twitter.com/B2hsJuk5WD9:04 PM
Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
The Spurs’ strategy toward guarding the 3-point line of “maybe they’ll just cool off on their own” does not appear to be working. Rockets 6 of 9 so far in 1Q. – 9:03 PM
Mike Finger @mikefinger
Was not ready for Keldon Johnson to guess “The Beatles” when shown a photo of NSYNC. – 9:03 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
First quarter minutes for Augustin and Theis. Not sure when the last time that happened when everyone was healthy. – 9:02 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Armoni Brooks back; Alperen Sengun close to returning to Rockets houstonchronicle.com/texas-sports-n…) via @houstonchron – 8:57 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Rockets were on an 11-0 run when they began subbing guys in. Spurs on an 8-0 since after consecutive KPJ turnovers. Spurs second unit cranked up the D. – 8:56 PM
Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
Acting like they give half a darn on defense results in a quick 8-0 run for the Spurs, bringing them quickly within four. Funny thing, that. – 8:56 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
The Spurs enter 2-23 when falling behind by 10 points – 8:51 PM
Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
This is a very poor defensive start for the Spurs. – 8:51 PM
David Hardisty @clutchfans
This is a different Jalen Green tonight. He’s attacking and aggressive. – 8:51 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Last basket credited to Jalen Green. Not sure it was him, because all I saw was a blur with hair. Oh yeah, that’s him. – 8:50 PM
Kelly Iko @KellyIkoNBA
Jalen Green is LIGHTENING QUICK. WHOA. – 8:50 PM
Kelly Iko @KellyIkoNBA
Jalen Green’s quick decision-making on display early, one reason why the ball should be in his hands more. So quick and able to put pressure on the defense, create havoc and find solutions. Rockets up 16-12 with 8:09 to go. – 8:47 PM
Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
Wood starting it off with a slam 💥
@Toyota | #Rockets pic.twitter.com/8754XCThRX8:46 PM

Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
Dejounte Murray is getting anywhere he wants so far.
Trouble is, so are the Rockets. – 8:44 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Jalen Green went rebound to rim in six seconds. He looked fast. – 8:44 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
Tip-off time!! 🤟
Enter the Spurs Digital Arena pres. by @socios for a chance at that 💰!
➡️ https://t.co/874fve63nf pic.twitter.com/KITnBZkLcJ8:41 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
lead off crew 🤙
#PorVida pic.twitter.com/ZxQ35GKeYA8:33 PM

San Antonio Spurs @spurs
New year, new drip! The tunnel is stylin 🤩
#ULTRADrip | #PorVida pic.twitter.com/AZDeHribXw8:28 PM

Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
Starting 5️⃣ in San Antonio! pic.twitter.com/Ir3GxZQKcv8:21 PM

Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Rockets starters: Tate, Gordon, Wood, Green, Porter Jr.
Spurs starters: Bates-Dio, Primo, Poeltl, Walker IV, Murray. – 8:07 PM
Brad Townsend @townbrad
Dallas native Julius Randle scored just 2 points in the Knicks’ win over Spurs here 2 nights ago. You figured he would bounce back tonight because he almost always plays great against his hometown team.
He has 7 of NY’s 24 points. – 8:03 PM
Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
Johnson and Vassell are indeed active for Spurs vs. Rockets tonight, but if they play it will come from the bench.
Starters remain unchanged from the end of the last road trip: Murray, Walker, Primo, KBD, Poeltl. – 8:02 PM
Adam Wexler @AdamJWexler
#Rockets starters vs Spurs: Gordon, Green, Porter Jr, Tate, Wood
Spurs starters: Bates-Diop, Murray, Poeltl, Primo, Walker IV – 8:01 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
Home sweet home 🏠🙏 Starting 7 straight in the crib!
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Adam Wexler @AdamJWexler
Keldon Johnson and Devin Vassell are available tonight vs #Rockets, per Spurs. Both players just cleared health & safety protocols. – 7:58 PM
Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
Keldon Johnson and Devin Vassell are available tonight, per Spurs. – 7:55 PM
Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Spurs says Keldon, Landale, and Vassell are available to play tonight.
White remains out – 7:53 PM
Alykhan Bijani @Rockets_Insider
I asked Stephen Silas for the reasons behind their recent defensive slippage. Here is his response. #Rockets
“Some of it is just our youth and making a bunch of mistakes…Another part of it was the schedule…We are reacting defensively. We are not proactive, we are reactive.” pic.twitter.com/mFJVwVo1Ks7:40 PM

Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
Hoodie szn. 🥶
@MichelobUltra | #ULTRADrip pic.twitter.com/IncPH3nUaD7:34 PM

Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Silas on the Rockewts defense: “We are not anticipating defensively, we are reacting defensively. We are not proactive.” I mentioned Sunday houstonchronicle.com/texas-sports-n… the Rockets are like sprinters that don’t begin the race at the gun, but when they see the other runners take off. – 7:29 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
Another #WallpaperWednesday, another chance to vote @Dejounte Murray for #NBAAllStar 📱⭐️
1 RT = 1 VOTE! pic.twitter.com/Ev50fDbs6h7:26 PM

Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Stephen Silas:”Our schedule has been a beast for a long time, especially over the last little bit. We’ve had seven games in 11 days. This is our fourth game in six days.”
I wrote about the Rockets unrelenting schedule after Monday’s game: audacy.com/sportsradio610…7:22 PM
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Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Alperen Sengun out tonight, expected back Friday in Sacramento. – 7:02 PM
Adam Spolane @AdamSpolane
Stephen Silas says Alperen Sengun will not play tonight. He says the hope is that he’ll return on Friday. He had a good workout today – 7:01 PM
Cayleigh Griffin @cayleighgriffin
Coach Silas says Alperen Sengun is out tonight. They are hopeful for Friday. Said he had a good workout. – 7:01 PM
David Hardisty @clutchfans
Alperen Sengun will not play tonight – 7:00 PM
Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
Keldon Johnson and Devin Vassell are in the building. They just completed a pregame warmup, though no determination yet on their availability. It is still possible.
Of the third potential returnee, Pop says Derrick White is “probably out.” – 6:52 PM
Eddie Sefko @ESefko
NY coach Tom Thibodeau was an assistant with the Knicks in the early 2000s when Rick Brunson was with them. Thibs said then-6-year-old Jalen could do a pretty spot-on imitation of Latrell Sprewell and Allen Houston, the NY stars of the time. – 6:44 PM
Jonathan Feigen @Jonathan_Feigen
Rockets guard Armoni Brooks cleared from health and safety protocols and upgraded to available. Alperen Sengun remains questionable to play against the Spurs. – 6:11 PM
Jeff McDonald @JMcDonald_SAEN
Not sure if this has yet been tweeted but Drew Eubanks is out for Spurs vs. Houston with a stomach bug (non Covid). – 5:45 PM
San Antonio Spurs @spurs
We’re finally back in the @attcenter tonight!! 🏠🙌
First home game of 2022 is at 7:30PM CT 🆚 HOU!
#PorVida | #SpiderMan pic.twitter.com/3yXiKO4q5k5:33 PM

Houston Rockets @HoustonRockets
A classic Texas showdown! 🚀
⏰ 7:30 PM Tip-Off
📺 @ATTSportsNetSW
📻 @SportsTalk790 / En Español KLAT 1010AM pic.twitter.com/C8mmmL1SqC5:00 PM

Paul Garcia @PaulGarciaNBA
Earlier the Spurs updated their injury report:
White, Vassell, and Keldon are now listed as questionable to play tonight – 4:29 PM
Adam Wexler @AdamJWexler
#Rockets latest injury report for tonight’s game at Spurs: Alperen Sengun (ankle) is listed questionable. Armoni Brooks is now listed as available. – 2:37 PM

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