Houston Rockets Ready for Liftoff After Clearing Winless Wall

November 10th, 2010 by Robert Kleeman Leave a reply »
The Houston Rockets finally crashed through the last-place wall. Even with an undrafted rookie point guard at the helm, they look ready tonight to topple the Washington Wizards and their prized No. 1 pick with the same last name.

If the team reaches the once expected 50-win mark in five months, it will look back on last weekend as the one that saved a sinking, rudderless ship.

A dam broke inside Toyota Center on Sunday night. Even if the woeful, last-place Minnesota Timberwolves were the drowning victims, the flood still came. The die-hard fans and the distraught players had never waited so long to taste victory. No one on the current roster played here in 1999, the last time the team started 0-5.

Hours after the Houston Texans' embarrassing secondary allowed the crippled San Diego Chargers to have a field day and the offense sputtered in a 29-23 home loss, the Rockets rip roared through the Timber puppies' disgraceful defense in a 120-94 victory. The basketball squad had to pick up its own spirit in an NFL-crazed metropolis, but sometime soon, those pigskin addicts may turn to the round ball for ...

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