Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Houston Takes Care Of Kings!

The Houston Rockets tonight before there game vs the Sacramento Kings got the news that slumping guard Tracy McGrday will once again sit out due to the knee injury that has kept him out of 17 games so far this season. Tracy got an MRI on his knee and the results came back no different then in the past but the Rockets decided to keep McGrady out of tonight's game and maybe some future games as Tracy McGrady seeks another opinion. Back to the main focus tonight and and that is the rest of the Rockets that where in action vs the Kings. The Rockets came out of the gate slow tonight looking like they would be in for another performance like the ones that they had vs the Grizzlies and the Bucks but instead turned it around late in the 1st. In the second quarter is when it started to click for the Rockets with great help defense and driving the ball to the basket instead of taking nothing but 3's. At the half the Rockets and Kings where at slow scoring pace at 39-35 half time score. In the second quarter tonight the Rockets in mind played there best quarter at the defensive side of the ball only allowing the Kings to 10 points. In the second it went back to ok play for Houston allowing 21 points while scoring 35 themselves. Yao and Artest and even Rafer had good games tonight for the good guys, Rafer had 13 assist and no turnovers! Ron kept Kevin Martin in check for the most part and Francisco Garcia. Yao Tonight was the Yao that everyone knows in Houston scoring inside and kicking it out when the double team came and the Rockets did a good job not settling for the 3 when he did instead giving it back to Yao for the re-positioning! Over all even though they did play the Kings it was a good learning game for them. The final score to night from the Toyota Center was the Rockets 94-82. Rockets top player tonight was Rafer Alston with the 13 assist and no turnovers!!! Yao finished the night with 24 points and 18 rebounds and as for Ron he finished with 19 points and 3 rebounds. The Rockets don't play again until the 17Th vs the Nets at home.


  1. Great game, great win for the Rockets. Don't forget Luis Scola too had a double-double in this game. Clearly shows if the Rockets put heart into their game, they can win without T-Mac.

    Scola has been a monster for them, the arrival of Ron Artest only make things better for the Rockets.

    I've just uploaded my review of the game, I would be most happy if you drop by and share with us your thought on Scola's game tonight.

  2. Thanks for the comment ovill27,

    Happy to know about your daughter’s admiration for SCOLA. It comes to no surprise as Luis is well known for his great personality off the court and his dedication and hard work on it. I hope it does pays him off one day with the Rockets.

    I had this weird can SCOLA play alongside YAO Ming and Tracy McGRADY in the beginning. It was then I began to realize just how much he fits into the picture. If only the Rockets has everyone healthy, they will be on top there alongside the Lakers and Spurs in the Western Conference.

    By the way, would you be kind enough to send that picture of your daughter with SCOLA to me. I would like to publish that on my blog. My e-mail address is