Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Rockets Take Care Of Raptors!

The Houston Rockets came out in tonight's game vs the Raptors and did what they had to do to stay within striking distance of the Spurs and that's win! Rockets starting five struggled to set a tone in the game letting the Raptors take controll of the game. In the second quarter the Rockets figured out what they needed and that was there bench! Landry and company came to the starters aid and helped set a tone with fast breaks and nice defense. Some of the credit goes to Lowry who once again helped out struggling point guard Aaron Brooks with drives to the basket and finding the open man with penetration. At the half the Rockets took a 57-49 lead to the locker room. In the third quarter the Rockets played ok but once again it was the bench who came in and took charge. Yao is getting hammered again and again by Bosh and Bargnani but yet he was the one who was called for like 3 offensive fouls and a 3 seconds in the lane! (Go Figure!) In the Fourth was yet more of the bench With Von Hitting 2 straight 3's one from the corner and the other from the top of the key. toward the end the Raptors had no answer for the Rockets zone defense as the Rockets cruised at the end for a 107-97 W. Luis Scola once again had a double double with 20 points and 16 rebounds he is just good for a double double every game! Yao had a nice night even with all the bad calls going on him! he finished with 20 points and 11 rebounds. And Carl Landry with 22 points and 6 rebounds and 2 blocks all of the bench. Von Waffer added 14 points off the bench. The Rockets tomorrow on a back to back will have the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City at 8pm. Rockets also today signed James White out of the NBDL to a 10 day contract white is a 6'7 foward who was scoring 25 points a game for Anaheim.


  1. Not sure whether you will agree with me on this.

    I’m beginning to believe that there is more than just T-Mac in this Rockets team. I’m also beginning to convince that this team has all the right ingredients to move forward without him. They have already showed plenty of that in their last few games. They should build on this momentum.

    I love the low post combination of Yao and Luis. They can really compliment each other. Its proven when the likes Bosh and Andrea were covering him, Scola was there to pick up the pieces. The same goes vice versa.

    As for the West, it’s hard to anyone knocking the likes of Lakers and Spurs but if there is darkhorse here my money is on the Rockets.

    I’ve just uploaded my re-cap of the game against the Raptors on my blog. Your thought and opinion is always welcome.

  2. This Rockets team is a good tea with the pieces that they have now but if Tracy McGrady was healthy it would be a diffrent story. There would not be a paper saying that the lakers are in first place but instead it would say the Rockets Lead the west by 20 games! No question about it. The Rockets are lucky to have guys like Luis, Von, and Ron Ron out there to help Yao out. Thanks for visiting my site i hope you are enjoying it and if you like to see anything eles on my site just let me know. Thanks again John.