Wednesday, January 28, 2009

What A Joke!

This has been a big DISAPPOINTMENT!!!! by the so called Houston Rockets this year. The Rockets just look like they do not belong in the NBA but instead in the NBDL this is just a joke from the Rockets to there fans! They have no energy they give up on defense on almost on every position and they take bad shots and no passing the ball they just look like they don't give a DAMN! and to put that kind of product out there for us to watch is just horrible, i would rather just sit here and look at the walls then to watch this so called basketball team! I cant stand this i defend this team every day saying that they will get better and win a championship but i no longer feel that way about this team that we have here. We have to make a few trades to try to contend and even if we do i don't know if we would have to time to gel as a team. Luther Head, Aaron Brooks, Ron Artest, Shane Battier, Rafer Alston, Tracy McGrady all trade able to get the right pieces in to help cause right now this team is headed now where but to the lake to go fishing at the end of the year!!! And as for tonight's game VS the 76ers we lost it after giving up another 14 point lead and getting out scored in the fourth 24-17. The final score tonight in Houston was Philadelphia 95 and your Houston Comets 93. If you care! The top performer for the Comets tonight was Tracy McGrady with 24 points on 8-20 shooting and next in line was Scola with 18 points on 9-14 shooting. The next Comets game will be on Saturday night vs the Golden St. Warriors in Houston at 7:30pm.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Francis Bought Out By Memphis!

Steve Francis was bought out today by the Memphis Grizzlies who traded for the PG on Thanksgiving day. Francis has yet to play for either the Rockets or the Grizzlies this year. I as a Rockets fan and a Stevie Franchise fan hope that his career is not over and will resume in all-star fashion some day but till then Steve good luck and i hope you have a great comeback! My Highlight with Francis was last year at a Rockets vs Mavericks game when during practice Francis came out of the locker room trying to make a phone call on his phone but was not able to get a signal in the building, So i quickly asked him if would like to use my phone thinking to myself that he would say no thanks but he said yes and he did use it and after he did i asked him if i could have an autograph and he said sure thing so he signed my jersey and a mini basketball that i had i wish allot of players would be as nice as he was that day but there not. So to you Stevie your my BOY! and one of my all time favorites!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Out of Gas In NY!

The Rockets tonight in NY played most of the first half playing from behind but did manage to catch up and take the lead in the 2nd period. At the end of the half the Rockets lead 55-58 Rockets managed to get the lead with the play of Carl Landry who had 14 first half points and from Aaron Brooks who had 13 points on 5-9 shooting in 20 minutes of action. The third quarter the Rockets could not make anything in the first couple of minutes as New York did as well both NY had 19 in the third and Houston had 22 points. In the Fourth quarter the Rockets managed to grab a 89-80 lead but could not with hold the Knicks run at the end of the game losing in very bad fashion 104-98 Ny had 30 points in the fourth to Houston's 18! The Rockets didn't get good play from Ron Artest as he had nothing to give the (11 points) Rockets tonight missing everything and was way to in love with the 3 point line tonight going for a whooping 1-10 from behind the arc. Tracy on the other hand was not much better going 7-20 for 20 points. The Rockets in the fourth where way out hustled as New York scored at will in the inside with even Nate Robinson went in the inside scoring 19 points tonight in the Knicks victory. The Rockets where without Yao Ming again tonight who tried to come out at shoot around but could not give it a go tonight due to some pain in the knee. The Rockets will try to get back on track the day after my birthday vs the Warriors in Houston. Maybe if we all PRAY TO GOD!! maybe the Rockets can have a full squad!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Rockets Win In Detroit

The Houston Rockets got good and bad news today before there match up against the Detroit Pistons getting Tracy Mcgrady and Ron Artest but losing Yao Ming for tonight's game. The Rockets came out shooting in the first quarter making 7 3 point shots in the first quarter alone. Tracy and Ron made there mark in the game early, Tracy had 5 out of the Rockets first 7 points and Ron had about 3 three pointers to help the Rockets take a 1st period lead. Luis Scola played GREAT tonight not missing much of anything and rebounding the ball for some extra Rockets possions. The Rockets lead at the half 61-57. In the second half the Pistons tighten up there defence on McGrady not letting him dribble down to break down the defense and find the open cutters. The game got close in the fourth quarter when the Pistons Made a 15-3 run on the Rockets to take a 1 point lead. Rafer Alston kept his calm and made a 3 and a little floater to give the Rockets a 4 point lead. The game came down to the final seconds as the Pistons fouled Artest with under a minute left as the Rockets where leading by 2, Artest made both free throws giving the Rockets a 107-102 lead. In the next Detroit possion the Pistons nailed a 3 and once again fouling Ron sending him to the line for 2 pressure free throws Ron made 1 of 2 giving the Rockets 108-105 lead. Detroit had two trys to make a 3 to tie the game with about 7 seconds left but missed one from Rasheed Wallace and the other from Affalo. The Rockets came out of Detroit with a big win winning tonight's game 108-105. Player of the game was Luis Scola who finished the night with 21 points and 5 rebounds Ron Artest after missing the last 2 weeks had 24 points and 9 rebounds. And as for Tracy he finished with 15 points on 6 of 14 shooting and 4 rebounds. The Rockets now fly up to New York tonight to face the Knicks tomorrow night. The Rockets hope to have there big 3 back in the line up vs the Knicks for the first time in a long time. The Rockets faced the Knicks earlier this month in the Toyota Center and took that game 96-76 back on the 10th of January.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Houston Swept By Indiana

The Houston Rockets played the Indiana Pacers tonight without Yao Ming in the second half who hurt his left knee in the first half. The Rockets just did not have it tonight making costly turnovers left and right and not being able to rebound at all and the most important reason the Rockets lost tonight and nope it wasn't that they didn't have Yao or Tracy or Ron it was the HORRIBLE REF!!!! Tony Brothers! That man should be able to ref any of the Rockets games at all cause its very easy to see that he has some kind of grudge against Yao and the Rockets but in most part Yao! And its just stupid calls like Yao getting hammered trying to get position and hes the one who gets the call and the other one was in one point when Rafer gut hit on the arm and the ball was recovered by the Pacers and Rafer just telling him that he got fouled and turned his body around to go on with the game well Tony Brothers did not like the way he most have turned cause he T'd up Rafer. I mean there was allot more than that but that is all i am getting in to with that sorry excuse of a ref!. The Rockets managed to stay within striking distance toward the end of the game but came out short losing to the Pacers tonight 107-102. Luis Scola led the Rockets tonight in scoring with 25 points Carl Landry added 17 points of the bench. The Rockets played well enough to win tonight but could not manage to cut the down the turnovers and close the lane down. The Rockets next game is on Sunday vs the Pistons in Detroit.

The Rockets might have Tracy McGrady back in the lineup but be without Yao! What else can you expect from the Rockets one thing good happens but a bad is on its way! Yao is day to day with a bruised knee witch was X-Rayed in at half time and the results came back negative. Maybe one day the Rockets curse will be wiped away and we will be able to have a FULL ROSTER! But till it happens all we can do is pray that it will happen soon.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Rockets Play Some Sweet Jazz!

The Houston Rockets most be feeling alot better as a team right now. Not only are the Rockets Winning but they are doing it with some style! Yesterday game vs Utah was another one of those games in witch the Rockets managed to keep the game tempo the way they wanted it. Rockets started the game by forcing the issue with ball movement and taking it to the rim. Yao and luis Scola set there mark in the game by being aggressive and making Utah play more double teams on the two bi gs from Houston that led to spreading the court and Yao being able to find the open shooters in this case Von and BB Gun (Brent Barry). Rockets led at the Half by 13 55-42. In the second hale the Rockets didn't really change anything they kept on adding to there lead and at one point led by 16 points. But like Utah all ways dose they made there run in the fourth quarter bringing the game to as close as 4 points. But the Rockets called a timeout and kept there cool and on the next play with about 2 and a half minutes remaining the Rockets had a broken down play but managed to find a open Von Wafer who was open for a corner 3 and Von gave the Rockets a 7 point lead. The Rockets for the remainder of the game where fouled bu Utah and Houston managed to hit all there key free throws and hold on for the 108-99 victory against the hated Jazz! Leading scorers of the game are Rafer Alston who had 23 points on 7-13 shooting and in second place was a tie with Luis Scola and Yao Ming who both finished with 19 points a piece. The Rockets are now 2-0 vs Utah this year and both games they did not have T-Mac and in this one they didn't have Luther Head and Ron Artest either. The Rockets now go on the road for 3 games vs Pacers, Pistons and New York Knicks. Tracy McGrady is planning to return to the Rockets line up as early as Sunday vs the Pistons.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

T-Mac And Artest Practice

Tracy McGrady and Ron Artest both participated in 5 on zero practice drills today for the first time in about a week.

"It (the ankle sprain) is getting better," Artest said. "There's just other things (a bone bruise) that were wrong. They want to make sure those things are OK.
"This was my first day I was able to shoot with the team and move a little bit. That was encouraging. I'm definitely feeling better. I still have more days I'm not going to play and I'm not going to do full contact practice." Tracy is set to return to the Rockets line-up as early as Sunday Vs the Detroit Pistons or Monday in New York. Great news for Rockets fans who need to get our team playing together for the long run to the playoffs. With the Rockets only being behind the Spurs 3 games the Rockets need to take a good look at McGrady and make sure that this time when he comes back its to stay!

Monday, January 19, 2009

Yao Dips Nuggets!

Houston Rockets today still without T-Mac and Artest played the Denver Nuggets in Houston in an early game. Rockets in the first half played very bad defence letting the Nuggets take it to the basket when ever they wanted to like if it was a layup drill warm-up. Wafer didn't have a great day shooting the ball but managed to find a way to score the ball when needed to. Yao Ming in 1st half spent some time on the bench due to foul trouble but in the second half the Rockets played better team defense shutting down Denvers penetration to the whole and forcing them to take outside shots. The game was tight in the fourth quarter down with about 5 minutes when the Rockets thought that they had it in the bag and BAM!! the lead of 6 that the Rockets had was made into a 3 point Denver lead due to a terrific 4th by J.R Smith who just lit up the Rockets from down town. But the Rockets stayed calm and relied on there big fellow to take them to the promise land and that is what Mr.Ming did! punishing the Nuggets inside and when they started to double team him Yao found the guns ready to knock down some big shots! The game today came down the wire with the Rockets up 2 with about 2 seconds left the Nuggets managed to drive to the basket where Keynon Martin got fouled but missed the first and had to miss the second to give the Nuggets hope for a rebound that could tie the game on the second attempt he did miss like he should have but the ball ended in the hand of Mr.Ming who held on to the ball for a Rockets 115-113 victory. Yao Ming finished the game with 31 points and only 3 rebounds. Rafer and Wafer both had 18 points. The Rockets now improve to 26-16 and 2 games behind the leading Spurs in the Southwest Division. Rockets next game will be on Wednesday at home vs the HATED Utah Jazz a game that i will be at. Game will start at 7:3opm from the Toyota Center.

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Rockets Burn Out Heat!

The Houston Rockets tonight went up against a young and talented Miami Heat team that is on the rise in the NBA. The Game tonight was pretty much all Rockets due to the great ball team work and once again the passing to the open spots on the floor. Yao Ming tonight was PERFECT!!! going 12-12 from the floor for 26 points and 10 rebounds Yao was pretty much unstoppable making moves to the basket and pulling up for 15 foot jump shots. The game for Yao is alot easier when the team moves the ball around and makes there opponent guessing and making them switch defenders making guys like Haslem stick on Yao instead of Magloire. Rafer Alston is also starting to come to his own again like he did last year when the Rockets had there 22 game win streak making shots from 3 point land and using his floater! Rafer tonight finished with 22 points and 2 assist. Von had another nice quiet game scoring 17 points out of 7-18 shooting. The Heats main two guys had good games for Miami Wade had his Wade numbers going for 29 points and 9 assist and Shawn Marrion had 20 points and 10 rebounds but it wasn't enough for Miami as they go down in Houston 93-86. The Rockets next game will be Monday VS the Denver Nuggets at 1pm due to MLK day.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

All So Close!

The Houston Rockets are hosting the L.A Lakers tonight in the Toyota Center minus 2 of there big 3. In the first half the Rockets came out with extra energy that they needed to keep up with the defending western conference champs going shot for shot. The Rockets were led by Von Wafer who came out doing it all again hitting 3's taking the ball to the basket with 2 monster jams over the L.A defense also in the 1st half the Rockets got there first look at Dikembe Mutombo this season as he saw some late minutes in the 2nd quarter. At the half the Rockets Lakers knotted up at 54-54. In the secound half the Rockets played just the same as they did in the 1st half moving the ball well side to side and getting the ball down to the post to Yao. But Kobe was way to much late in the fourth hitting 3 straight baskets that gave the Lakers a 4 point lead. The Rockets came back within 2 points with a Rafer Alston floater with under 1 minute left the Lakers got the ball back but not able to make the shot the Rockets got it back but Rafer Alston got fouled but missed 2 Very big free throws with about 8 seconds left that would have tied it at 102. The Rockets then fouled Odom with 7.5 seconds left witch he did miss one that gave the Lakers only with a 3 point lead. After the time out the Rockets inbounded the ball to Aaron Brooks who passed it down to Yao who then took a 2 pointer when they need the 3 ball and that right there was the ball game. My hat gose off to the Rockets who played very well against the Lakers tonight being without Ron Artest and Tracy McGrady and to two other guys who played their hearts out Von Wafer and Carl Landry. Von finished the game tonight with a carrer night going 10-14 from the field 3-4 from behind the ark for 23 points Carl Landry had 21 points off of 8-12 shooting. It was a hard fought game tonight but when the Lakers come in to town you better be ready to give it 110 percent the final tonight from the toyota Center is the Lakers 105 and the Rockets 100.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Mcgrady out for 2 weeks and Artest for 1.

For like the third time this year already Tracy Mcgrady will miss two weeks of playing time to try to rest his knee and get it to where it needs to be for the playoff run.
"It doesn't make any sense to be shuffling in and out of the lineup," McGrady said. "If we can all come to a mutual agreement, absolutely...I think we have to do what we have to do to get healthy."
In my mind it might make the Rockets stronger not to have a hurt T-Mac out there not running back on D. and not driving to the basket like the T-Mac of old. So till then Tracy do your self and the fans a favor do not come back till you can be the Tracy Mcgrady we all know and cheer for night in and night out. I just heard this rumor that Ron Artest will be out at least a week. Great news for us Rockets fans two have both Ron and Tracy out for a big game Tuesday vs the Lakers but yet again we are very much use to it.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Short Handed Rockets Get Past Knicks.

The Houston Rockets managed to beat the New York Knicks Saturday without the help of Tracy Mcgrady and 6th man Ron Artest. Luis Scola had another one of those Luis Scola nights going for 18 points and 11 boards 2nd leading scorer for the Rockets was Aaron Brooks with 16 points and 4 assist. The final score from Houston last night was 96-76 as the Rockets cruise on for a nice victory in there own home! On Friday rookie guard Von Wafers contract was guaranteed for the remainder of the season (Congrats Von Wafer on being the new replacement for Mcgrady!).

Friday, January 9, 2009

Oklahoma Escape!

The Houston Rockets escaped with a win in Oklahoma City tonight barley getting by the Thunder 98-96. The Rockets had one of there most popular quarters tonight. You know the one where they give way to many points and it seems like the other team just has layup drills for that quarter. Well tonight it was the 3rd the Rockets where outscored 32-24 tonight making the game alot closer than what it should have been. Key players for the Rockets tonight was Mr. No back to back Mcgrady scoring 26 points on 8-20 shooting and 9-10 from the charity strike ( A huge difference in T-Macs game the free throws!) following Mcgrady in the scoring col um is Mr.Argentina him self Luis Scola going 6-7 from the field and pulling down 6 boards in 23 minutes of play. The Rockets now will face the New York Knicks in HOUSTON! (Oh my god a home game!!!) on Saturday night without im sure Tracy and maybe Ron Artest. It will be a tough game for the Rockets if they do not have either one of those guys out on the floor with Yao Ming due to the style that the Knicks play up and down and quick shots with some what a small line up. But I'm saying here that the streak will 3 after Saturdays game!

Thursday, January 8, 2009


The Houston Rockets did what everybody thought they wouldn't do and that's beat the world champions in there home court where they have only lost once this year (Make it Twice!). The Rockets played a well as group helping out on defense and moving the ball to the open man for an easy baskets. But before i go into the man of the hour in my mind let me give a well deserve standing O! to Chuck Hayes who played hell of tight D! all night on Kevin Garnett, so thanks Chuck cause of you we able to control him inside from going off like he was in the first quarter against Scola. But the true player of the game in my book goes to Von Wafer. Not only did Von have nice shooting night going 4-6 from behind the arc but Von hit a go ahead basket that gave the Rockets a 2 point lead after being down one with under a minute to play. Also nice games from the big man Mr. Yao Ming who played like a monster tonight scoring 26 points off 10-13 shooting. Ron Artest was Ron Artest playing defense like only Ron knows how to and making plays when the Rockets needed them. Its to bad that the refs still wont call games like they should be called in the NBA instead going after players like Ron for his reputation and Yao for his size! Anyways its a great win for the Rockets last night for there measuring stick to see how they need to play and to see how far they are from getting there. The final score from Boston was our Houston Rockets 89 and the Boston Celtics 85. The Rockets will be on the road for one more game Friday night when they play the worst team in the NBA the Oklahoma City Thunder hopefully they will not play to the level of the team they are going up against.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Another Loss!

The Houston Rockets faced the Philadelphia 76ers tonight in Philly in another back to back game for the Rockets. The Rockets came out with some energy from Tracy who scored the Rockets First 8 points with drives to the basket. The Rockets where challenged early on with the 76ers constantly taking the ball to the basket and making the Rockets play D! in witch tonight they did not do! The 76ers kept the game close for the most part in the first half with great play from Andre Iguodala who kept the Rockets on there toes all night while he knocked down open jumpers and drove the ball to the basket and got fouls calls all night long. At the end of the hale the score was 55-53 in favor of the Rockets. In the third quarter the Rockets looked like a old washed up team as they could not get back on defense and made terrible passes that either was thrown away or stolen for easy baskets. The Rockets where out Scored 26-16 in the third quarter and the 76ers never looked back as the Rockets could not get closer than 4 points losing the game tonight 104-96. The Rockets coach to me dose not know what to do at times cause you have players looking confused out there or playing lazy and he dose not take those guys out but dose take out the guys who are playing well like Von Wafer you played in my eyes very well but hardly played in the second half Von was 6-7 for 14 points in 26 minutes of action tonight While or other 2 stars played once again like they are just plain old ball players instead of stars. Tracy was 5-15 for 14 points and dishing out 9 assist and for our big man in the middle Yao Ming he finished the night with 14 points as well on 4-9 shooting. If yo ask me if your superstar center only takes 9 shots you are bound to lose alot of games like that! This is starting to be a every night thing for the Rockets i don't even think that they care if they lose a game anymore i mean seriously i mean so some emotion out there get a a tech once in awhile show the crowd that you care and that you are trying at least on 85 percent! There are only 2 guys on the Rockets that seem to give it there all every night and that is Von Wafer and Luis Scola! Scola was tonight leading scorer with 18 points. The Rockets have some serious soul searching to do on the flight to Boston where they play there 2nd game in a row and maybe another loss. The Rockets record with tonights loss in Philly is 21-15 3 games behind the Spurs and 8 games back to the west leading L.A Lakers and only a half a game ahead of the Jazz from being on the outside looking in from the playoff picture! So Houston if you dont want to have this season as a total disaster you better play some NBA basketball cause come to June you may be waiting for a ping pong ball!!!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Rockets Visit Hawks

The Rockets on the second game of a back to back and without Artest and Mcgrady seemed to play alot better as a team. The Rockets started the game tail to tail with the Hawks trading baskets for the 1st and a half quarters. Carl Landry came up with some big put backs and got to the line for 8 free throws that he made! Another key player in this game was once again Von Wafer who got the start for the injured T-Mac. Von had nice baskets from the inside and out taking it strong on the Atlanta D! Yao had a nice game as well chipping in with 16 points and 15 rebounds. Yao did not score but one basket in the second half being shut out with double teams and like always bad calls! i mean the was just hammered and knocked down to the floor an nothing no call. In the fourth quarter the Rockets managed to tie the game after being down 6 with tough D and with the help of Von and Rafer After a steal by Rafer with about 45 second left in the game Von took the Alston pass and scored with a strong drive to the basket! (A Foul Should Have Been Called!) witch tied the game at 100. In the next go for the Hawks Rafer managed to steal the ball away from Joe Johnson but could not score of the steal. With about 7 seconds left the Rockets collapsed on defence and left Mike Bibby open for a 3 that went i and left about 1.5 seconds on the clock. On the Rockets final try the Rockets inbound the ball to Aaron Brooks who had a nice look at a 3 put rolled out the rim. The Rockets now after losing the second game in a back to back are now 21-14 and now 2 games behind the leading Hornets. Rockets top scorers for tonight's game was Carl Landry with 18 points. Von added 17 points and Luis Scola had 16 points and 11 rebounds. The Rockets will face off with the Philadelphia 76ers on Tuesday in Philly.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Self Distruck!!!

This team is now HORRIBLE! No since of direction in the way they are going one week they look good and the other week they look like a very big MESS! And tonight's showing in Toronto was a display on how bad this team really is. The Rockets had no one show up tonight except Von Wafer who only played in Garbage time for 12 minutes and managed to hit 7-9 shots for 18 points. 18 points in 12 minutes are you serious Rick? I mean your big 3 where a combined 11-32 for 30 points are you really serious Artest was 4-11 for 12 points Yao was 5-12 for 14 points and She-Mac was 2-9 for a whopping 4 points! Man is this what we have to look forward to for the rest of the season? Until Tracy decides he can clean up his issues and look like he gives a damn or trade him for Gatorade or a nice roll player in return this team is heading no where! Maybe its deeper than just the players not showing like they care maybe its in issue with the coach and no one has made public cause they are not running his offense and not trying for the man. And by the way the final score tonight from Toronto was 94-73. Until Tomorrow when we get to see another great basketball performance from the Rockets when they face Joe Johnson and the Atlanta Hawks without She-Mac who will sit that game out cause he cant play back to back games cause he gives 110 percent out there the night before and its to much for his little old poor knee.

Houston @ Toronto

The Rockets will go into the game tonight Vs the Raptors knowing that they will be without Shane Battier and maybe Tracy Mcgrady who will not be playing in back to backs. Since the Rockets will play tonight Vs Toronto and tomarrow Vs the Hawks we will have to see what game Tracy decides to play in. In the last few games for the Rockets they have played the Hornets in witch they lost 79-88 that game was played without Artest. The next game was vs Utah witch they won that on in overtime 120-115 that game was played without Mcgrady. The 3rd game of 5 was Vs the Wizards a game witch they had all Mcgrady, Yao, and Artest but yet they lost the game. And the last game of 2008 the Rockets Faced the Bucks in Houston a game that was alittle sloppy. The Rockets lost a 15 point lead in the secound period to barley win the contest 85-81. The Rockets where lead by Yao Ming who scored 22 points and grabbed 10 boards. Tonights game vs the Raptors will be a tough one in my mind due to the Raptors size. The Rockets willl have to try to match up aganist Jermaine o'Neal,Chris Bosh and Andrea Bargnani with Chuck Hayes and Luis Scola and Carl Landry who both are 6'9 and Hayes who is listed at 6'6. Artest will once again have to guard a player who is bigger than he is in Andrea Bargnani it will be a tough match up but i think Artest should be able to stop him from going off for 15 or so points. Final stats of the game Rockets 97 And Raptors 82. Leading scorer will be Aaron Brooks who will have 26 points and 7 assist.