The first half of the Rockets vs. Trail Blazers game was not ideal for Houston. The Trail Blazers are hot as boiling water and the Rockets continue to struggle with defence. As a result, the Rockets get more and more aggressive as the game rolls on. At the end of the second, Dwight Howard received a lob from Trevor Ariza. He threw that ball in the net so hard he shook the entire NBA regulation basketball goal system.
It was like when an adult plays on those little kid Fisher-Prince goals for the driveway.