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Rockets win a thriller against Denver

January 19th, 2009
by John

I’m at work today but followed the progress of the Rockets’ MLK game this afternoon against Denver. I’m glad I recorded the game on my home DVR so I can report on it later tonight, because this game sounded like a classic! Houston won 115-113, with lots of exciting moments, including Yao Ming grabbing a game-saving steal at the end of the game. Yao also dominated in the fourth quarter with 13 points, and finished with a game-high 31 points on 13-of-19 shooting. Yao is really stepping it up in Tracy McGrady and Ron Artest‘s absence.

This game was huge because with the win, the Rockets, now 26-16, pulled within 1 game of the Nuggets in the Western Conference standings.

I can’t wait to watch this game when I get home tonight so I can provide more details. Stay tuned!

6 Responses to “Rockets win a thriller against Denver”

  1. Luckyme Says:

    You will love this game – it was thrilling and nerve-wrecking. With only 7 seconds left on the clock, when Denver, which was two points behind, called a time-out, even the Rockets TV announcers Bill and Clyde agreed that the Nuggets had a better chance of winning the game.
    As usual, lots of bad calls from the officials on Yao. In one particular defensive play, all Yao touched was the ball, and the official called a foul on him. He also got a technical for complaining to the official ( not sure it was on the same play). It is nice to see him stand up to the refs. more and more. Remember him kicking the ad. sign in one previous game?

  2. pryuen Says:

    It was a travelling call that got him the technical. He was hand-cuffed by Birdman Chris Andersen when he tried to drive for his shot…..and the referee insteads of calling foul on Andersen, called a travelling on Big Yao that made him mad.

  3. Harlem Choi Says:

    Violet Palmer is the WORST referee EVER!

  4. Luckyme Says:

    You will love this game – it was thrilling and nerve-wrecking. With only 7 seconds left on the clock, when Denver, which was two points behind, called a time-out, even the Rockets TV announcers Bill and Clyde agreed that the Nuggets had a better chance of winning the game.
    As usual, lots of bad calls from the officials on Yao. In one particular defensive play, all Yao touched was the ball, and the official called a foul on him. He also got a technical for complaining to the official ( not sure it was on the same play). It is nice to see him stand up to the refs. more and more. Remember him kicking the ad. sign in one previous game?

  5. pryuen Says:

    It was a travelling call that got him the technical. He was hand-cuffed by Birdman Chris Andersen when he tried to drive for his shot…..and the referee insteads of calling foul on Andersen, called a travelling on Big Yao that made him mad.

  6. Harlem Choi Says:

    Violet Palmer is the WORST referee EVER!

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