Houston Rockets Prepare for Liftoff, Aim to Conquer LA Lakers

November 14th, 2009 by Denton Ramsey Leave a reply »
The last time the Houston Rockets and LA Lakers matched up, it took overtime for Kobe Bryant and the hated Hollywood bunch to defeat the good guys in the Lone Star State.

And somehow, people in the league and beyond continue to overlook Houston’s Rockets.

For the team and their fans, maybe that’s a good thing.

Heading into their second game (this time in Cali) against LA, Houston holds a 5-4 record.

Just last night (Friday, Nov. 13), unfortunately, the Rockets fell to the Sacramento Kings in a lackluster performance for Houston’s tight-knit team.

After falling behind by a dozen or more points on multiple occasions, Houston battled back (and actually took a brief lead) before succumbing to Sacramento on the road.

“Good teams don’t win close games, they avoid them,” Rockets general manager Daryl Morey said through his Twitter account following Houston’s 109-100 loss to Sacramento. “Credit Sacramento for playing hard [and] together. We fought back in [the] second half, but on [the] road [we] need consistency for 48 [minutes]. Rebounding [is] a critical issue to correct.”

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