Is the Houston Rockets’ Season Over?

March 7th, 2010 by Patrick Harrel Leave a reply »
The Rockets are currently sitting one game above .500, 31-30, and are four-and-a-half games out of the playoff picture.  Not only does their current position look bleak, but they also have shown a complete lack of ability to consistently win since the losses of Trevor Ariza and Kyle Lowry.

In fact, they have not put together a winning streak of more than two games in 2010, a sad fact for a team that was so energized with the additions of Kevin Martin and others.

With all that in mind, do the Rockets have a chance to make the playoffs?

While attempting not to sound like a complete homer, I must say the Rockets do have a chance at knocking Portland or San Antonio out of the playoff picture. 

However, that chance gets smaller and smaller with the number of games that Kyle Lowry misses.  Lowry is one of the most important players for the Rockets because he is the perfect foil to Aaron Brooks.  If Brooks is having trouble marking a tough point guard, Lowry can enter and lock that player down quickly.

But if Brooks is playing well, the two play together perfectly.  Lowry takes the role of distributo ...

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