What a terrible loss to take. When you go into the fourth quarter up by 10 at home, you expect the team to put the game away and maybe let you get comfortable.
"Indeed?" asked the Rockets last night. "Though hast not heard our tales of woe in a fortnight!"
So they blew the lead. But they're the Rockets, so you knew they would stick around.
Then they went into overtime, where their pluck ran out.
So the Rockets blew a chance to beat a team on a back-to-back, but tonight they get another. Though this time the tables have turned. The Bulls also played yesterday, but earlier in the afternoon. They were crushed by the Thunder, and I expect Tom Thibodeau to have them riled up and ready to take on the team where he used to be an assistant coach.
Also, they'll be at the Madhouse on Madison, the best nickname for an arena in the NBA. Oh, and the last time the Rockets were there Derrick Rose hit a three to force overtime, where the Rockets lost.
But it appears that D-Rose will not be playing tonight. However, being the realistic Rockets fan that I am, I expect him to come in and lift his team to a win even if he has to play in a wheelchair.
And in lieu of matchups, I'm giving you the greatest introductions in NBA history. I get chills every time I hear "Sirius."
Tip off is at 7pm CST.
Make sure to get in on the prediction contest. Mine is Bulls 98-92.
And make sure you head over to Blog a Bull to get the opponents' view of things. And by opponents, I mean one person. Over at BaB, "your friendly BullsBlogger" does everything. Seriously, look at his title on the masthead at the bottom of the site. Kudos.