Houston Rocket Review 2010: Ginobili Is Clutch against Rockets in Overtime

November 6th, 2010 by Sohum Misra Leave a reply »
In a thrilling game that went into overtime, the Rockets once again came out on the wrong side of the victory in an intense divisional matchup in San Antonio. Unfortunately, this loss doesn’t hurt any less even if I was expecting it. We were very close to finally getting off the zero-win mark. Instead, we went down by three points and remain the only winless team in the NBA this season.

I missed most of the first quarter while I was busy playing some real basketball myself. By the time I first flipped on the television, the score was tied at 21 apiece. Both teams were shooting extremely hot. I think the Rockets went into the second quarter shooting 68 percent compared to the Spurs 58 percent. The Rockets ended up cooling down a bit in the second quarter while the Spurs continued shooting hot and took a 57-52 lead into half-time. Brooks also ended up injuring his ankle in the last play before the buzzer and did not return to the game.

In the third quarter, the Spurs began to pull away, expanding their lead into double digits. The Rockets started making the same mistakes from previous games again. Missed defensive assignments, inability to ...

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