Alston - I have to ask, as effective as Aaron Brooks was in the last game, why wouldn't you start him against Billups again?
Billups - He has personally turned this team into a contender. They always had the athletes, they needed the brains. Billups is more than they needed in that department.
Wafer - He's the real deal. And yet again, for the last time, I have to admit that I wanted DJ Strawberry more. Mr. Wafer, I apologize
Jones - I don't understand why he's the starter. I get that Carmelo is out, but even before then he was starting over Smith. Is it just a chemistry thing? He's not a bad player, but he's not a good one either.
Edge: Rockets, there, I finally bought all the way in
Battier - Looks like his old self again. The rest clearly helped him heal. Can that happen with Artest and McGrady? I sure hope so
Smith - I have a soft spot for freak athletes that while they may not always keep their head in the game, they are always showing you that they are a freak athlete.
Scola - Quietly either dominating, or being forced out of games without getting the chance thanks to officials that for some reason referee him differently than other international players. Maybe he needs to start flopping
Martin - Lamborghini skills, Pinto mentality. I always want to like this guy, but just can't.
Yao - The Nuggets have the capability to give him fits. I've seen something in him the last few games though, they won't be giving him fits in this game. He's figured out how to play the front, that's why you keep seeing less and less of it.
Nene - Copy cat! Yao's the only one to get his name like that on his jersey!
Landry - He's going to be HUGE in this game. He can run and jump with the Nuggets and he will take advantage of that
Carter - Just hanging around, hanging around, he has alligator blood
OUT -McGrady and Artest
OUT - Carmelo Anthony
My Prediction: Rockets by 1 on a late shot by Von Wafer