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.

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