Tuesday, April 26, 2005

Rockets go for 3

Now is everyone getting a little skeptical about first presumptions? Well, we are approaching game 3 and we have a 2-game lead on Dallas. In the first win, there was a 12 point difference. Game 2 came to a close with a victory shot from none other than T-Mac with only 2.2 seconds left (113-111).

With the next game approaching soon, excitement is culminating. Where did Yao come from with that last game? With a career-high 33 points scored, Ming showed how well he can play when he just pushes with a little extra force. GO YAO!!!

The next upcoming game will be on Thursday. Will this be the last game of the first round? (Comments appreciated!)

Thursday, April 21, 2005

Houston/Seattle Matchup: Not Happenin

Recently, a fellow blogger wrote to me about an article of comparison he made between the Sonics and the Rockets. He took some in depth analysis into it, so I'd suggest taking a gander at it. It takes a look at why he is glad that the Sonics will not face the Rockets in the first round due to their previous games. Enjoy! (Click the link above on the title.)

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Ye of Lil' Faith

As it comes closer to the end, I talk to a lot of my buddies about the possibilities of crazy outcomes. One of the most frowned upon is that the Rockets will rock out a clutch victory and make a wicked comeback.

Ok. So, maybe the Rockets going all the way may not be the most probable. Fighting teams the likes of the Spurs and the Suns can be quite a feat, especially if everyone is in full force. But, over all these two teams in the Western are unbelievable and it’s easy to say the same about the Heat.

The Rockets will be going against the SuperSonics for the last game of regular season play and begin the Playoffs with a series against the Mavericks. I personally believe the Rockets can win both of these. Please add your comments!


Sunday, April 17, 2005

Houston/Denver Preview

- from FOXSports.com

Denver is on runs of 10-0 straight-up and 8-1-1 versus the spread following last night's 111-102 home triumph against Memphis. The Nuggets are 19-2-1 against the number in their last 22 games.

Denver has covered three of its last four versus the Rockets.

The Nuggets have gone over in four straight overall and in five of its last six in this series.

Houston has won and covered four straight with Wednesday's 100-92 home victory over the Grizzlies.

The Rockets are on a 9-4 spread run overall, but are just 1-3-1 against the number in their last five at home versus Denver.

Houston has stayed under in 24 of its last 37 home games.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005

Nuggets Trailing Close

- from FOXSports.com

No race may be more important than the race for sixth in the West between the Nuggets and Rockets. The sixth seed gets the Sonics in the first round, the seventh is likely to get the Spurs. The way the Sonics are limping to the finish line, facing them in the first round would be far less of a challenge than dealing with the Spurs. The matter could be settled on the court because the Rockets play host to the Nuggets on Saturday night. With the season series tied 1-1, the game essentially is worth two games in the standings. If the teams end up with the same record at the end of the season, the winner of Saturday's game will be the higher seed.

Thursday, April 07, 2005

Rockets Loss

Golden State is at the bottom of the food chain, but Baron Davis is making sure to prove otherwise. In their last game the Rockets lost by the meager difference of 122-117; making this the third loss in a row. The Rockets have lightly been sucking it up recently and this is not too great of a sign right before Playoffs. The Rockets are still in the run, but will they make it past the first round? We are set, as of now, to play the Seattle SuperSonics first.

"It doesn't matter who we play although those guys are out there, don't have anything to play for, they've got pride. They don't want anybody to come in here and walk all over them. They love the game of basketball, they're going to go out and play regardless of (the fact that) they're not going to the playoffs. We're pushing for something bigger. We can't allow this."
- Tracy McGrady