Sunday, February 20, 2005

Rockets destroy the Wizards

In their 8th consecutive win, the Houston Rockets destroyed the Washington Wizards with ease. This season-high streak is boosting the Rockets record nicely (32-21), but the Mavericks, who are one spot above them in the Southwest Division, have had a four game winning streak themselves. The Memphis Grizzlies, who are in the fourth spot, are not far behind either (30-23).

Yao Ming and Tracy McGrady fought valiantly to take the Rockets to a 123-93 victory over the Wizards. Ming scored 23 points and held strong control on the inside, while opening it up for McGrady. McGrady sunk 34 points and was 14 of 22 from the floor.

"I needed this. I've been struggling a bit offensively the last few games. I put in some extra time in practice yesterday. It paid off today."
- Tracy McGrady

On the Wizards side, all-star Antawn Jamison played an exceptional game, scoring 23 points. Gilbert Arenas, on the other hand, was kept to scoring only 11 points. He has averaged at least 30 points in 10 of his last 15 games. Ming held him from gliding up to the rim.

Thursday, February 10, 2005

5 Game Winning Streak!!!

The Rockets are on a 5 game winning streak. Not only have the Houston bad boys gone on this streak, but also have taken the Bulls down a peg. Tracy McGrady took it with 24 raging points and 9 assists, while Yao Ming put in his two cents with 21 points and 10 rebounds.

"It's been a great run for us and we've been doing a great job of sharing the ball. We've just been making the right plays for the team and limiting our turnovers. The offense is definitely clicking and if we can get our defense on that same page, then we'll really be a hell of a team.”
- Tracy McGrady

The Rockets have been playing hard on the offensive side of the field. Now they are looking at buffing up the defense to put a little more pressure onto the oncoming teams. Dikembe Mutombo came into the game and collected 13 rebounds in the span of about 17 minutes, so it is coming about.