Houston Rockets Will Steal Show With Improved Defense and Wins, Not ‘Melo

September 25th, 2010 by Robert Kleeman Leave a reply »
The 74-80 Houston Astros are no longer a last-place laughingstock. Brett Myers, Chris Johnson, Angel Sanchez, Brandon Lyons, and other pleasant surprises helped the Astros rediscover respectability after a mournful period in baseball's abyss.

The outcome of some football game tomorrow between two Texas teams matters to a few people. No one in Houston wants to talk about anything else.

 The Texans will remain the talk of the town even if they lose every other contest this season, even if they repeat a beat-to-death sentiment or have nothing of note to say. It works that way in a football-crazed metropolis.

What this means for the pro hoops squad is simple. Before the Rockets can eye superiority over the cross-state San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks, they must first conquer their own city. They have it in them to become Houston's finest franchise, but the difficult work necessary to get there begins now with so many questions that beg for an answer.

When Hakeem Olajuwon sheriffed the interior, a Rockets ticket was the toughest commodity to find. Nowadays, management gives away seats to some of the less inte ...

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