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Rockets pull a ‘W’ out of Sac

January 13th, 2007
by John

Man, what a crazy game it was Saturday night in Sac-town. I can’t even begin to talk about the details in this one with the limited time I have. So I’ll have to refer you to the Houston Chronicle story about their 115-111 OT win.

T-Mac was much, much better than he has played the past two games. Although he was 12-of-21 from the field, he hit big shots down the stretch and made 10-of-11 free throws for 37 points. Rafer Alston hit 4-of-9 three-pointers for 22. And Dikembe Mutombo had 18 rebounds in workhorse-like 38 minutes.

I guess my overall point is that the Rockets miraculously continue to win despite how much they want to give games away. In their recent history, it used to be the opposite – they would play well but couldn’t close teams out.

I’ll take wins anyway I can get them, especially with Yao out, but you’ve got to think something special is happening this season despite how ugly the wins they are racking up.