Rocket Power: Aaron Brooks Helping Lift Houston Early On

December 3rd, 2009 by Sean Stancill Leave a reply »
Ironically, the smallest man of on the court played the biggest part in his team's victory. Aaron Brooks scored a game-high 22 points including three 3-pointers in the Rockets' 102-85 road victory over the Clippers. 

He also added 4 assists which is significant considering the Rockets are 10-1 in his three years when Brooks scores at least 22 points along with 4 assists. He stabilized Houston early on—who were playing the second of back-to-back on the road—accounting for 15 of the game's first 33 points through a variety of ways including two 3-pointers, two lay-ups, and two assists among others. 
He went on to convert his first eight field goal attempts en route to his fifth game of 20 points or more on the season (the highest of any guard in the Southwest Division not named Chris Paul).

However his contributions didn't end from there as they also spilled over to the defensive side of the ball as well.  Brooks also did a solid job of defending the much bigger Rasual Butler in the post in the 3rd on a series of sequences, yielding only two points while forcing Butler to take three highly contested jumpers. By contrast, Brooks who stands at 6-0 ...

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