16.3.08

Rockets Still Rising, Beat Lakers For 22nd Straight W





i'm sorry rockets fans for saying that the houston ballclub will fall to the nuggets. well, obviously, they survived that game and a lot more to continue their hot streak which now stands at 22 after soundly beating the El Pueblo de Nuestra Senora la Reina de los Angeles de Porciuncula Lakers.

the rockets now won 26 of their last 27 games and 31 of their last 34. They have won 15 consecutive games at the Toyota Center, 10 in a row since Yao went out with a broken foot and 11 of their last 13 games by double digits. the lakers though are without center pau gasol. but then again, who would use that excuse knowing that the rockets are also without all-star center yao ming? oh, i forgot, a lot of people are still not sold on the rocket's meteoric rise in the west.

but kobe bryant a.k.a. black mamba, knows that the rockets are a special team for having won those 20+ wins. "People who say that are the same people who said me scoring 81 was nothing because we played against the Toronto Raptors. It has to have meaning. Every team in the NBA is a tough team. Any time you beat an NBA team or you go on a 21-game winning streak, that's absolutely amazing."

the rockets won the game with t-mac only scoring 11 points. but rafer alston scored 31 with eight three-pointers. great shooting night eh? the classy battier scored 14, recent acquisition bobby jackson scored 19 and luis scola scored 13 and grabbed 11 rebounds.

so, the rockets are now on top of the west. how far would the streak go? i won't answer that anymore. LOL.