Rockets Off To Hot Start, Can They Keep It Up?

November 8th, 2009 by Joseph Fernandez Leave a reply »
The Houston Rockets came into this season as a wild card.  Experts thought they could finish anywhere from 12th place to potentially an eight or even a seven seed considering what happened last year against the Lakers in the playoffs.

Now, after six games, the gritty Rockets have made their case for being a true contender in the West. 

Yes, I said contender. And here's why.

The opening night of the season, they lost at Portland. They fought hard, they hustled, they scrapped as we knew they would. But in the end, they didn't have a true play-maker, a true scoring threat to keep pace with the talented likes of Brandon Roy and LaMarcus Aldridge. It felt like the type of night that would be the norm, not the exception for the Rockets this season.

But not so fast.

They followed that game by going on the road and beating a lowly Golden State team. Not too difficult a challenge. That's a game they probably should win.

Since then, they beat Portland at home, which came as a surprise considering Portland should be considered a top four team in the West.

Their next battle would be against Utah at Salt Lake ...

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