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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 8:55 pm
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TMac has only 2 assists today and the stupid Big Yao got 22 pts...
missed 50% !


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 9:14 pm
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the stupid Yao lost his fans........


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 9:28 pm
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paopao wrote:
the stupid Big Yao got only 22 pts today!!


And TMac only got 35 in 13/23 shooting! Wait I know you will say but he only had 2 assists! He is selfish and lazy! Unlike Yao


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 10:07 pm
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That's a perfect night! Both the Rox and the Bucks won.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 10:30 pm
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Rockza wrote:
paopao wrote:
the stupid Big Yao got only 22 pts today!!


And TMac only got 35 in 13/23 shooting! Wait I know you will say but he only had 2 assists! He is selfish and lazy! Unlike Yao


22 points is good, but not great.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 10:47 pm
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Thank goodness they finally stopped the bleeding by winning a game.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 11:00 pm
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Steve Francis looked pretty good out there tonight.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 11:36 pm
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http://blogs.chron.com/franblinebury/2007/11/the_first_of_69_in_a_row_rocke.html


November 24, 2007

The first of 69 in a row? Rockets 109, Nuggets 81.


The free fall ends. The emergency chute opens.

A soft landing at last for the once-and-future would-be kings of the NBA.

Who can beat them when Tracy McGrady goes to the hoop and scores 35?

Who can stand toe-to-toe with them when Yao Ming is an inside force with 8 of his 22 in the first quarter alone and winds up grabbing 13 rebounds?

Who can look them in the eye when Chuck Hayes is a monster around the hoop, when Shane Battier is swallowing up Carmelo Anthony like leftover turkey, when Luis Scola is doing the basketball tango in the paint?

Who can ever hope to compete when Steve Francis is finally turned loose for 10 points, 4 rebounds, 3 assists and rivers of energy?

You know the slogan: The NBA Cares.

On Saturday night, the Rockets cared. At least enough to throw a little heat and passion out onto the Toyota Center floor.

Oh, and they actually ran their offense.

Did you see all of the passing and cutting and the open lanes to the basket? That's the way the Xs and Os move around on the chalkboard in Rick Adelman's imagination.

That's the way the offense functioned a good deal of the time in the 6-1 start. But the moment things began to bog down, they pulled in their wings, reverted to form and turned into Van Gundy Lite, letting Yao and McGrady work solo while playing defense like cotton candy.

"This is going to be a very educational year," said Shane Battier. "It's going to be like a Master's course in the NBA. Because it's going to take a long time for this team to really, really understand who we are. That doesn't mean we can't win along the way. But we're going to be learning well past the All-Star break. We have to improve. That's the most important thing."

Adelman said the losing streak has made him open to the possibility of trying different players, different combinations. One would hope that means Francis gets to build on his performance against Denver as Rafer Alston gets nudged into the shadows.

But if the Rockets are going to be better this season, they have to first be different. We have already seen how far the old show went in the playoffs and got another glimpse in six miserable losses in a row.

"You must have trust," Battier said. "That's what we're trying to build. It's something you can talk about all day. But until you really do it and you see the positive results, it takes a while to get there.

"We have to understand that probably won't serve us well in the long run. Look, we all revert to bad habits, easy habits. It's easy. Not really a bad habit. But if we want to get to the next level, it's a habit we'll have to break.

"When this offense is really run well...look at the old Sacramento teams. It was really beautiful basketball. Magically the ball seemed to always end up in Peja Stojakovic's hands or Mike Bibby's hands or Chris Webber's hands in areas where they could make some magic and make the plays. That's what good offense does."

For a night, it was magic. Of course, the trick is doing it 68 more times.





Posted by Fran Blinebury at November 24, 2007 11:19 PM



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