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Rockets 2006-07 Game Notes

Houston Rockets (40-25) vs Toronto Raptors
Regular Season Game #66
Friday, March 16, 2007 at 6:000 p.m. (CDT)

Rockets 2006-07 Schedule

Date Opponent Result Time/Record

11/1 at Utah L, 97-107 0-1
11/4 Dallas W, 107-76 1-1
11/5 at N.O./Okla. City* L, 90-96 1-2
11/7 at Memphis W, 86-80 2-2
11/8 at Milwaukee W, 97-93 3-2
11/10 New York W, 103-94 4-2
11/12 at Miami W, 94-72 5-2
11/14 San Antonio L, 84-92 5-3
11/16 Chicago W, 101-100 6-3
11/18 at Detroit L, 92-104 6-4
11/20 at New York W, 97-90 7-4
11/22 Washington W, 86-82 8-4
11/25 Memphis W, 85-76 9-4
11/28 Minnesota W, 82-75 10-4
11/29 at Phoenix L, 91-102 10-5
12/2 Cleveland W, 81-63 11-5
12/5 Golden State W, 118-90 12-5
12/6 at Minnesota L, 84-90 12-6
12/8 at Charlotte W, 92-62 13-6
12/9 at Washington W, 114-109 14-6
12/12 L.A. Lakers L, 94-102 14-7
12/14 at Golden State L, 107-109 14-8
12/15 at L.A. Lakers L, 101-112 (2OT) 14-9
12/17 at L.A. Clippers W, 108-103 15-9
12/20 at Portland L, 87-89 15-10
12/22 at San Antonio W, 97-78 16-10
12/23 L.A. Clippers L, 93-98 16-11
12/26 at Indiana L, 76-81 16-12
12/27 at New Jersey W, 96-71 17-12
12/29 Atlanta W, 94-68 18-12
12/31 Memphis W, 111-109 19-12
1/3 Seattle W, 103-96 20-12
1/5 Utah W, 100-86 21-12
1/7 at Minnesota L, 99-103 (OT) 21-13
1/8 at Chicago W, 84-77 22-13
1/10 L.A. Lakers W, 102-77 23-13
1/12 at Denver W, 90-86 24-13
1/13 at Sacramento W, 115-111 (OT) 25-13
1/16 at Dallas L, 96-109 25-14
1/17 Phoenix L, 91-100 25-15
1/20 Denver L, 113-121 (OT) 25-16
1/24 at San Antonio W, 90-85 26-16
1/26 Portland W, 99-69 27-16
1/29 Philadelphia W, 105-84 28-16
1/31 Seattle W, 112-102 29-16
2/3 N.O./Okla. City L, 74-87 29-17
2/5 Minnesota W, 105-77 30-17
2/6 at Memphis W, 98-90 31-17
2/9 at Dallas L, 74-95 31-18
2/10 Charlotte W, 104-83 32-18
2/13 Sacramento W, 109-104 (OT) 33-18
2/15 Dallas L, 77-80 33-19
2/21 Miami W, 112-102 34-19
2/23 at Atlanta L, 99-105 34-20
2/25 at Orlando W, 97-93 35-20
2/26 Boston L, 72-77 35-21
2/28 Toronto L, 90-106 35-22
3/2 at Denver W, 108-97 36-22
3/3 San Antonio L, 74-97 36-23
3/5 at Cleveland L, 85-91 36-24
3/7 at Boston W, 111-80 37-24
3/9 New Jersey W, 112-91 38-24
3/11 Orlando W, 103-92 39-24
3/12 at Phoenix L, 103-82 39-25
3/14 L.A. Clippers W, 109-105 40-25 3 1/2 games behind Utah
3/16 at Toronto 6:00 p.m.
3/18 at Philadelphia 5:00 p.m.
3/20 Indiana 8:30 p.m.
3/22 Detroit 7:30 p.m.
3/25 at N.O./Okla. City 2:30 p.m.
3/26 Milwaukee 7:30 p.m.
3/28 at L.A. Clippers 9:00 p.m.
3/30 at L.A. Lakers 9:30 p.m.
4/1 Utah 5:00 p.m.
4/4 Golden State 7:30 p.m.
4/6 Portland 7:30 p.m.
4/8 at Sacramento 8:00 p.m.
4/9 at Seattle 9:00 p.m.
4/11 at Portland 9:00 p.m.
4/14 N.O./Okla. City 7:30 p.m.
4/16 Phoenix 7:30 p.m.
4/18 at Utah 8:00 p.m.

Schedule subject to change All times CDT/CST

Houston Rockets 2006-07 Roster

Probable Starters 2006-07

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Col./Country/H.S. PPG RPG APG

31 Shane Battier F/G 6-8 220 Duke 10.6 4.2 2.3
44 Chuck Hayes F 6-6 238 Kentucky 5.1 6.2 0.6
11 Yao Ming C 7-6 310 China 25.4 9.4 2.1
1 Tracy McGrady G/F 6-8 223 Mt. Zion Christian 24.6 5.2 6.1
12 Rafer Alston G 6-2 175 Fresno State 13.3 3.3 5.3

Reserves 2006-07

No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Col./Country/H.S. PPG RPG APG
2 Luther Head G/F 6-3 185 Illinois 10.6 3.3 2.5
3 Bob Sura G 6-5 200 Florida State 0.0 0.0 0.0
5 Juwan Howard F 6-9 253 Michigan 10.0 6.0 1.7
6 Bonzi Wells G/F 6-5 210 Ball State 8.2 4.4 1.1
10 Vassilis Spanoulis G 6-4 195 Greece 2.4 0.8 0.9
13 Kirk Snyder G 6-6 225 Nevada 4.8 2.2 0.8
15 John Lucas G 5-11 165 Oklahoma State 3.4 0.9 0.7
20 Steve Novak F 6-10 220 Marquette 1.5 0.8 0.2
25 Jake Tsakalidis C 7-2 290 Greece 2.4 2.9 0.1
55 Dikembe Mutombo C 7-2 260 Georgetown 3.4 7.1 0.2

Head Coach Jeff Van Gundy (Nazareth College)
Assistant Head Coach Tom Thibodeau (Salem State)
Assistant Coaches Steve Clifford (Maine-Farmington)
Andy Greer (SUNY-Brockport)
Asst. Coach/Player Development Charlie Ward (Florida State)
Asst. Coach/Video Coordinator Mike Longabardi (Frostburg State)
Strength & Conditioning Coach David Macha (Almeda)
NBA Advance Scouts Greg Bittner (USC)
Larry Greer (Northeastern)
Athletic Trainer Keith Jones (Arkansas)
Equipment Manager Jay Namoc
Basketball Systems Developer John Cho


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This game is going to be probably be pretty good above average in difficulty. Raps have won 4 in a row. I hope this game is not like the Clips game where we had to hold our breath to see the final outcome (though I still want the W).
Yao: 22 - 9 - 2
T - Mac: 30 - 6 - 7


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Based on yesterday's lackadaisical performance, I got the feeling that the Rox are just gonna go on cruise control for a while.

No need to strain themselves and try hard, since their record pretty much guarantees at least 8th seed in the playoffs.

There's no way they can win their division, and it's unlikely they can leapfrog over Utah and San Antonio to take 3rd seed, so why bother working hard at this point?

They only need to practice plays and strategy, while Yao gets back into shape.


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marza wrote:
Based on yesterday's lackadaisical performance, I got the feeling that the Rox are just gonna go on cruise control for a while.

No need to strain themselves and try hard, since their record pretty much guarantees at least 8th seed in the playoffs.

There's no way they can win their division, and it's unlikely they can leapfrog over Utah and San Antonio to take 3rd seed, so why bother working hard at this point?

They only need to practice plays and strategy, while Yao gets back into shape.


We can catch Utah. We have an easier schedule than they do down the stretch and we are only 3 1/2 games back of them, and kirilenko just got hurt again. We're straight to catch them and grab homecourt. Check out the mailbag on rockets.com to confirm.


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marza wrote:
Based on yesterday's lackadaisical performance, I got the feeling that the Rox are just gonna go on cruise control for a while.

No need to strain themselves and try hard, since their record pretty much guarantees at least 8th seed in the playoffs.

There's no way they can win their division, and it's unlikely they can leapfrog over Utah and San Antonio to take 3rd seed, so why bother working hard at this point?

They only need to practice plays and strategy, while Yao gets back into shape.


We can catch Utah. We have an easier schedule than they do down the stretch and we are only 3 1/2 games back of them, and kirilenko just got hurt again. We're straight to catch them and grab homecourt. Check out the mailbag on rockets.com to confirm.


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Yao definitely not in shape right now....he is way slower than before his injury.....not aggressive enough.....lost his shooting touch.....but still a good passer when facing double or triple teams.....


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Nuggets are playing inside out game and some good defense. They are more in the right direction getting into a groove.

If Rockets start to play Bonzi Wells now, Rockets have a great chance to overtake Jazz for the home court advantage, and at the same time, to get the chemistry right.

The only thing I can think of the Raptors game, is that, the weather is quite cold in Toronto tomorrow. Not an easy game, but it will be an interesting game to watch.


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The Chuckster said on TNT tonight that the Rox are too inconsistent this year to beat the Utah Jazz in the 1st round! Now I know the Rox will beat them! Remember, this is the same guy who said the Rox should draft Jay Williams or Caron Butler instead of Yao Ming!


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TheRoxRedGlare wrote:
The Chuckster said on TNT tonight that the Rox are too inconsistent this year to beat the Utah Jazz in the 1st round! Now I know the Rox will beat them! Remember, this is the same guy who said the Rox should draft Jay Williams or Caron Butler instead of Yao Ming!


Charles Barkley is a racist.


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TheRoxRedGlare wrote:
The Chuckster said on TNT tonight that the Rox are too inconsistent this year to beat the Utah Jazz in the 1st round! Now I know the Rox will beat them! Remember, this is the same guy who said the Rox should draft Jay Williams or Caron Butler instead of Yao Ming!


Barkley's still sore after having to kiss some a-ss when he thought Yao would never score 30. I think Barkley's the real a-ss.


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