Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Rockets Lose To The Lakers And The Refs!

Last night in L.A the Houston Rockets came out fighting shot for shot with the Lakers. In the first quarter the Rockets kept within reach of the Lakers with help from sure all-star Kyle Lowry who created opportunities for Chase Budinger and Luis Scola for easy baskets in the paint and outside. In the second quarter the Rockets had bench help from Goran Dragic and Samuel Dalembert who tried to slow down the Lakers big man Bynum but wasn't really sucselful in doing that as Bynum camped in the paint for like 10 seconds at a time with no 3 seconds being called at all and that made it easy for Bynum to get good position for easy baskets and rebounds. Patrick Paterson who is trying to get back in to form from his sprained ankle suffered before the season started was not able to really be much help at all. As the second half closed the Lakers Kobe Bryant and Steve Blake put the Lakers on top going into half time 46-50.
In the second half the Rockets tried to keep the lead that they got but when Courtney Lee left the game with a strained calf in the fourth quarter that gave Kobe his chance to continue to take over cause no one on the Rockets good contain him but Lee who is one of Houston's few top defenders. The Lakers edged the Rockets at the end 108-99. The Rockets really had no chance as the Lakers had players on the court to the Rockets 5! Yes the refs where a part of the Lakers team last night as they hid their whistles when the Rockets where on offense. The Lakers had 27 free throw attempts to the Rockets 7! Call me crazy but that's just way to big of a difference between teams in my mind. The Rockets were out rebounded 53 to 38 and the Rockets shot 42% from the feild and the Lakers 52%. There was a few bright spots for the Rockets last night first off was the excellent play from Kyle Lowry who is on a tear this season so far, Lowry scored 22 points 10 rebounds and 9 assist 1 assist from a triple double. the second bright spot was the shooting from Chase Budinger who seemed to drive to the basket at times and had 4 three pointers and finished the night with 16 points. Luis Scola well Scola had another nice night scoring 20 points and 5 rebounds 10-18 shooting. The Rockets will now play the Clippers in the same building in witch they played in last night. The Clippers will have Chauncy Billups back for tonight's game. We will see how the Rockets respond to this high flying act of a Clippers team. The Rockets will be without Lee who is day to day with a calf strain.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Rockets struggle!

The Rockets struggled last night vs the Kings on the defensive end and boxing out the Kings for offensive rebounds. The Kings won the rebound war with the Rockets 57-50 and the assist war as well 17-13. Carl Landry and a nice return to Houston scoring 21 points and grabbing 11 rebounds in a Kings victory. The Rockets being down most of the whole game found a chance to tie the game in the closing seconds but a Aaron Brooks missed his first free throw and made his second that made it a 81-82 game with about 9 seconds left. After two Carl Landry free throws that made the game 84-81 with 4 ticks on the game clock but Rockets point guard Aaron Brooks missed his wide open three at the buzzer that would have sent the game into overtime. The Rockets will face the Timberwolves on Saturday night at home. The Rockets better get in gear if they dint want to go fishing when the season ends.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Rockets Get Past Raptors!

The Rockets on Monday beat the Toronto Raptors 116-92. New guard Kevin Martin is getting more use to playing in the Rockets offense and it shows with his play as of the last three games. Martin last night scored 28 points as did Aaron Brooks. It was close at all as the Rockets hit their first 10 shots of the game. David Anderson scored 16 points off the bench. All the Rockets starters sat out most off all the fourth period. The Rockets keep pushing to get that last 8th seed in the playoffs as the Blazers who own that spot lost last night. The Rockets next game will be a very big and emotional game as Kevin Martin will play vs his old team and Cal Landry will face the Rockets for the first time since the trade.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Rockets Split!

The Houston Rockets have split their last two games, the first one at home vs the Spurs where they had the game mostly controlled in most part, leading at times by 20 points and then managing to ketthe Spurs crawl back within as close as 3 late in the fourth quarter. The Rockets escaped with a most need win vs Spurs to stay in the hunt for the eight seed in the playoffs. Also vs the Spurs the Rockets set a franchise record for having 3 players scoring 30 points or more. Kevint Martin had 33, Scola had 30 and point guard Aaron Brooks finished with 31 points, the last 4 from AB came from made free throws. On the next night the Rockets played a complete opposite role just not having anything offer vs the Jazz in Utah. The Rockets from the beginning didn't really have chance do to the face that they where still without Ariza, Lowry and Shane Battier was out as well with flu like symptoms. The Jazz managed to destroy the Rocket hope early and never looked back as the Jazz won the game big 133-110. Houston Rockets have to do some soul searcing if they want to be in the playoff hunt when it's all said and done. The Rockets will play at home vs the Raptors tonight at 7:30pm and the game will be on ch. 678 on DirecTv. Don't forget Rockets fans on Wed. March,3rd the Rockets will face old teammate and fan favorite Carl Landry as they go up aganist Kevin Martins old team the Sacromento Kings. So come out to the Toyota Center and show your love for new Rocket Kevin Martin and show your love for Landry!

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Another Loss!

The Houston Rockets last night faced the Orlando Magic at home. The Rockets from the Beginning of the game where just over powered with the Magics defense and everything else. The Rockets just looked like they where the Nets looking for their first win of the season, just plain terrible! At one point in the game the Rockets were down by more than 20 points and in the third quarter they seem to try to make a last push heading into the fourth. But the Magic team they were facing tonight was to strong in all parts of the game. The only bright spot for the Rockets last night was the good play from Aaron Brooks who continues to play well this year, and also the good second half by Kevin Martin who seem to look for his shot in the third and fourth. The Rockets did manage to cut that 20+ lead by the Magic down to 4 but the Magic came back and put the Rockets away winning the game 110-92. Brooks finished the game with a team high 24 points and Martin finished with 19 points with 17 of those points coming in the 2nd half. The Rockets will face the Spurs and then go on the road to face the Jazz in Utah. No word yet on when Kyle Lowry will return to action and Trevor Ariza is most likely to miss both up coming games and then be looked at again by the teams doctor. The Rockets are now in the 11th seed in the west.