Posts Tagged ‘Houston Rockets

21
Dec
09

Maybe We Should Start Calling Nowitzki “The Dentist”

Houston’s Carl Landry is just standing in the lane, minding his own business, hoping to take a charge from a driving Dirk Nowitzki when BAM! in comes Dirk’s elbow and out goes three of Landry’s teeth. Ouch! I think Dirk earned himself a new nickname!

14
Dec
09

Trevor Ariza Swings and Misses

Trevor Ariza was 0-9 from the floor during Sunday’s Rockets/Raptors game and was obviously feeling very frustrated. After battling for a loose ball, he lets his annoyance bubble over and tries to take a swing at DeMar DeRozan. Showing that his struggles on the court weren’t an illusion, Ariza whiffs on connecting with his punch too. Unluckily for him though the refs caught him and he was immediately tossed out of the game.

11
Dec
09

Tracy McGrady Leading in All-Star Vote Despite Not Playing

The voting for the NBA All-Star game is underway and most of the usual suspects are leading the way so far. Kobe Bryant has already garnered over 692K votes, about 20,000 more than Dwyane Wade the next highest vote getter.

And, showing that NBA fans don’t care or pay attention, Houston Rocket Tracy McGrady is also on pace to start the All-Star game; no big deal except that because of a knee injury he hasn’t played a single game this season. That hasn’t stopped him from receiving over 9,000 votes more than Steve Nash at this point. Reportedly, large swaths of votes for McGrady are coming from China where he is helped by his teammate Yao Ming’s popularity.

[Yahoo!]

03
Dec
09

Chris Kamen Gets Posterized by Trevor Ariza

I wish I had the ups necessary to posterize someone with a dunk. I don’t. Trevor Ariza of the Houston Rockets though, does and so utilizes them to come down hard on Clippers center Chris Kamen.

Awesome.

16
Nov
09

Ron Artest Acts Like a Big Boy

During Sunday’s ┬áLakers/Rockets game last night Houston’s Trevor Ariza’s shoe came off on the court, showing his sportsmanship, Artest picks it up and tosses it off the court. The next possession down the floor, still without his shoe on, Ariza left Artest unguarded for a wide-open 3. Classy.

[Ball Don’t Lie]

19
Mar
09

Now THAT’s an Acrobatic Flip Dunk

It’s a video explosion today!

Here’s one of the Houston Rockets’ Power Dancers taking it to the hoop with a fine flip dunk. I love the post-dunk run back to that weird swaying circle with the other cheerleaders.

19
Mar
08

O Say Can You See

Last night the Celtics met up with the Houston Rockets, owners of the second longest win-streak in NBA history, and when the game was over the Rockets had been shot down. It only makes sense that the Celtics would be the ones to beat them, after all, our football team from New England? The Patriots. Those awesome missiles that shoot down rockets? The Patriot. Made by? Raytheon. Home base? Massachusetts.

It was preordained by God. Or, if we want to use his real name, Red Auerbach.

The first half was somewhat exciting, ending up in a 40-40 tie with neither team having a real advantage. For a little while the Rockets made a run, at one point going up by 8 but the Celts came back and tied it up.

Once the second half started the Rockets had no chance. Their star player shot 4-11 from the field, and no one on the Rockets had more than 15 points. Meanwhile the Celtics defense was RELENTLESS, holding the Rockets to 33% shooting. Final score? Celts 94, Rockets 74. If it weren’t for a last second shot, the Celts would have won by 23, the number of games that the Rockets were going for, hows that for symmetry. Continue reading ‘O Say Can You See’




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