Photo courtesy NY Times
Quick Hits Recap
No Ron Artest, no Tracy McGrady...(get ready for it)...no problem. The Rockets finally took care of business against a weaker opponent, and in this rare case, it was the poor-shooting Knicks. Up until the third quarter, it was a close game at 46-45. But for once this season, the Rockets actually won the third quarter en route to completely out-running New York. Who knew? It was a balanced effort as well, as five players reached double figures. There's no place like home. And no opponent like the Knicks on an off-night.
Von Wafer -- Hawk continues to prey upon the opponent: he scored 14 points and grabbed seven rebounds. While he only shot 1-4 from three, it's good to see that he can put up points elsewhere.
Luis Scola -- My Friend From Argentina was on the boards again, this time going 18/11. Consistency is always appreciated
despite the Boston game.
Yao Ming -- He played 25 minutes, took only 8 shots...and made seven of them. He also didn't shoot any free throws, but this isn't a night to complain. Yao played well and there's no point in digging any deeper into the subject.
Luther Head -- Luther became a Trillionaire tonight. Congratulations to Luther and his family.
Al Harrington -- I normally don't pick on the other team, but 1-10? Ridiculous. There can only be one Rafer Alston!
Pacman Jones -- Apparently, the Pacman was caught on tape in ANOTHER shooting a year or two ago, and the evidence has just now been released. What an idiot.
Stats of the Night:
Rebounds: Rockets 60 - Knicks 38
FG%: Rockets 42% - Knicks 35%
Fouls: Rockets 9 - Knicks 18
Assists: Rockets 20 - Knicks 14
David Lee's Plus/Minus: -25. The man went 14/11 and had the worst +/- on the team. Harsh.
Jared Jeffries: Listed at center. Huh?
The Knicks: This season, they are 0-18 when they trail after three quarters and 1-12 when they score fewer than 100 points.
Next Game: Tuesday vs. LA Lakers. I've got tickets!!!