It's happening again.
That apathy for the Rockets season has returned. It's now been three years since we beat Portland in a playoff series, only to run into the Lakers and Yao Ming's foot issues (again).
I am sick and tired of watching teams that don't put forth as much effort beating us. I'm tired of watching us not take control of games when we need to. What I thought was really telling was that the Rockets pretty much owned the third quarter last night. We hit almost everything. And yet, when the quarter ended, we were up six.
Six is nice. But when you want to beat a team on the road, you can't let them hang around. You have to pull away. You have to step on the jugular and tell them to stay down.
The Rockets aren't that team. And they won't be until they have a star or two. But superstars don't grow on trees. They don't get traded all the time. They don't just appear.
So what can the Rockets do now?
Well, they won't tank. They've made that abundantly clear. I'm sure they'll try hard in these last four games. I still say they'll go 2-2. So, no playoffs, no lottery pick, and no star?
Time to play the young'uns! Wait, do we even have any young guys anymore?
Oh, and I still want Jason Terry to die. Or at least get traded. Or go to Europe. Or Antarctica, where he can die. I'm really not picky.
Anyway, Rockets vs. the New Orleans Hornets tonight. And a depressed AK watching from home.
Tip off is at 7pm CST.