Houston Rockets 2010: Kevin Martin Leads Rockets to Second Consecutive Win

November 14th, 2010 by Sohum Misra Leave a reply »
The Rockets have their first official winning streak of the season, after knocking off a New York Knicks team that looked good in patches 104-96. This is the Rockets third win in the last four games and a nice way to end an East Coast road trip where they went 2-1. Rick Adelman and the Red Nation would have been hoping for a perfect 3-0 trip featuring many of the weaker teams in the Eastern Conference, but after a 0-5 start, I think the Rockets fan would take more wins than losses.

I didn’t take notes today, which is good because it will limit the length of my recap, which has been growing steadily over the course of this season. Instead, I will revert back to my original format, where I recap the game in summary, to begin with, and then going into the positives and negatives and a general game summary.

Houston was out of the gates early in this one, being led by Lowry, who got his first start of the season over Ish Smith. The shooting was slightly below par at 39 percent, but the Rockets made up for it by controlling the defensive glass well. Amar’e Stoudemire was off to a terrific start, making something like six of his first seven shot attempt ...

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