SATURDAY, 1/14/06 – The Rockets continue to not execute down the stretch when it counts. They held a lead for most of their game against the Hornets Saturday night, but were then outscored 18-6 at the end of the fourth quarter to lose their fifth straight, 86-80, and their sixth straight at home.
Other than the Hornets beating Houston for the fourth time in a row, there is really nothing else worth reporting for this game except Yao was able to sit with his teammates now that he is cleared to wear a shoe over his big toe. Before, he couldn’t sit on the bench because the NBA dress code requires injured players to wear shoes.
As you can tell, I have decided to file very brief reports while Yao and T-Mac are out. Even I have my limits to the amount of pain I am willing to endure covering these guys.
To see the boxscore from the game, click here.