Brooks - I'll be completely honest, I didn't think Aaron Brooks would score 30 points in a game ever in his career. Now I'd like to see that come down to 15-17 and toss in 8-10 assists
Conley - I've never been impressed, I felt like he was a product of playing with Greg Oden in college
Edge: Rockets - Brooks and Lowry are both better than Conley. Maybe not by much, but better nonetheless
Mayo - Now that I've seen both Rose and Mayo, I feel completely confident that Rose is the better player and will have the better career. Mayo is good, but he has great player on a terrible team his whole career written all over him. That is unless he decides to take over for Kobe in LA in 3 years...
Artest - I'd like to see him get up for this game. He's been really good in the big games, but I want him to be all over Mayo and Gay and lock them both down. If that happens, the Grizzlies will lose by 20
Gay - Not that good, there, I said it. He's a third best player on a good team. if you would rather have him than Shane Battier, you're un-American
Scola - A nightly double-double machine. I can't wait for him to get his Utah revenge in a few weeks. Gets up for games no matter the opponent. Memphis is the type of team he goes 22 and 15 against
Arthur - Great college player who I can't tell if he has the desire to be an NBA player. He should average 10-12 points and 10-12 rebounds per game in his career, but we'll see
Yao - Should have a field day against the Grizzlies, but I think he's starting to get a bit tired. His legs aren't under him and this is a really tough stretch of games in a short amount of time. Here's hoping he sits out the 4th quarter.
Gasol - I like him better than his brother, but now he's basically who he's always going to be. Maybe he'll average a few more points or rebounds, but this is about his ceiling. This Grizzlies team is full of decent to good players that aren't ever going to be great.
OUT - None
OUT - None
My Prediction: I'll be there for my son's first Rockets game. I'm looking for an epic beat-down. And thinking forward to the Denver game, what is it with a home game followed by a game the next day in altitude?
Game Preview: Houston Rockets vs. Memphis Grizzlies - Game 64 - 6:00PM CST - March 08, 2008