The Rockets struggled last night vs the Kings on the defensive end and boxing out the Kings for offensive rebounds. The Kings won the rebound war with the Rockets 57-50 and the assist war as well 17-13. Carl Landry and a nice return to Houston scoring 21 points and grabbing 11 rebounds in a Kings victory. The Rockets being down most of the whole game found a chance to tie the game in the closing seconds but a Aaron Brooks missed his first free throw and made his second that made it a 81-82 game with about 9 seconds left. After two Carl Landry free throws that made the game 84-81 with 4 ticks on the game clock but Rockets point guard Aaron Brooks missed his wide open three at the buzzer that would have sent the game into overtime. The Rockets will face the Timberwolves on Saturday night at home. The Rockets better get in gear if they dint want to go fishing when the season ends.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
The Rockets on Monday beat the Toronto Raptors 116-92. New guard Kevin Martin is getting more use to playing in the Rockets offense and it shows with his play as of the last three games. Martin last night scored 28 points as did Aaron Brooks. It was close at all as the Rockets hit their first 10 shots of the game. David Anderson scored 16 points off the bench. All the Rockets starters sat out most off all the fourth period. The Rockets keep pushing to get that last 8th seed in the playoffs as the Blazers who own that spot lost last night. The Rockets next game will be a very big and emotional game as Kevin Martin will play vs his old team and Cal Landry will face the Rockets for the first time since the trade.
Monday, March 1, 2010
The Houston Rockets have split their last two games, the first one at home vs the Spurs where they had the game mostly controlled in most part, leading at times by 20 points and then managing to ketthe Spurs crawl back within as close as 3 late in the fourth quarter. The Rockets escaped with a most need win vs Spurs to stay in the hunt for the eight seed in the playoffs. Also vs the Spurs the Rockets set a franchise record for having 3 players scoring 30 points or more. Kevint Martin had 33, Scola had 30 and point guard Aaron Brooks finished with 31 points, the last 4 from AB came from made free throws. On the next night the Rockets played a complete opposite role just not having anything offer vs the Jazz in Utah. The Rockets from the beginning didn't really have chance do to the face that they where still without Ariza, Lowry and Shane Battier was out as well with flu like symptoms. The Jazz managed to destroy the Rocket hope early and never looked back as the Jazz won the game big 133-110. Houston Rockets have to do some soul searcing if they want to be in the playoff hunt when it's all said and done. The Rockets will play at home vs the Raptors tonight at 7:30pm and the game will be on ch. 678 on DirecTv. Don't forget Rockets fans on Wed. March,3rd the Rockets will face old teammate and fan favorite Carl Landry as they go up aganist Kevin Martins old team the Sacromento Kings. So come out to the Toyota Center and show your love for new Rocket Kevin Martin and show your love for Landry!