On a night where almost all of Houston ignored the Rockets to watch the Astros in the World Series, the Rockets lost to Memphis last night, 82-78. The Houston Chronicle reported that the Rockets played badly, but at this point, not too many people care. Everyone knows they are playing lots of different lineups and combinations, and that they still have until November 2nd when the regular season starts to get things right. For the next week or so, the Rockets are lucky. They can play as poorly as they want, and no one in Houston will really even notice.
Yao led all Houston scorers with 20 points, but fouled out in the fourth quarter. The Rockets are now 4-1 in preseason play.
To read more about the game, click here for the Houston Chronicle article.