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.

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