After sitting out the final week of preseason games with a strained shoulder, courtesy of a collision with Dwight Howard, forward Terrence Jones believed he was back just in time. But he dove for a loose ball at Sunday’s scrimmage and was out again.

However, this time he recovered more quickly, returning to practice Tuesday in time for the Rockets to begin the season at full strength.

“It felt good to be back,” Jones said. “It was a good day. It was tough. I was excited about being able to practice for a week. It happened. I’m ready to move on and keep getting better. I’m feeling good, 100 percent.”

Seats still available

Rockets CEO Tad Brown predicted before the season that the team would sell out every home game this season.

Although Wednesday’s opener against Charlotte has been classified as a sellout, several tickets were released for sale on Tuesday and available at