Wednesday, January 4, 2012
In the second half the Rockets tried to keep the lead that they got but when Courtney Lee left the game with a strained calf in the fourth quarter that gave Kobe his chance to continue to take over cause no one on the Rockets good contain him but Lee who is one of Houston's few top defenders. The Lakers edged the Rockets at the end 108-99. The Rockets really had no chance as the Lakers had players on the court to the Rockets 5! Yes the refs where a part of the Lakers team last night as they hid their whistles when the Rockets where on offense. The Lakers had 27 free throw attempts to the Rockets 7! Call me crazy but that's just way to big of a difference between teams in my mind. The Rockets were out rebounded 53 to 38 and the Rockets shot 42% from the feild and the Lakers 52%. There was a few bright spots for the Rockets last night first off was the excellent play from Kyle Lowry who is on a tear this season so far, Lowry scored 22 points 10 rebounds and 9 assist 1 assist from a triple double. the second bright spot was the shooting from Chase Budinger who seemed to drive to the basket at times and had 4 three pointers and finished the night with 16 points. Luis Scola well Scola had another nice night scoring 20 points and 5 rebounds 10-18 shooting. The Rockets will now play the Clippers in the same building in witch they played in last night. The Clippers will have Chauncy Billups back for tonight's game. We will see how the Rockets respond to this high flying act of a Clippers team. The Rockets will be without Lee who is day to day with a calf strain.