The all day coverage you need to go into tonight's contest. We're just making sure you're prepared to drop that extra knowledge on the brosephs to get you another smidgen of respect.
The Rockets have come down to Earth after surprising the hell out of everyone at the beginning of the season. Trevor Ariza has shrunken back into his role playing self, the team wins every other game, and they are plagued as the Blazers are right now, without a superstar. Essentially, this should be your basic NBA matchup then, right? Well, aside from the fact that this is the team that knocked Portland out of the playoffs on their Cinderella run last year, then yeah maybe.
Since it's late on a Friday, how about some quick hitters...
-If someone would have told me 3 years ago that Aaron Brooks would be the leading scorer on an NBA team with an above .500 record, I'd have laughed in there face. Congrats little guy.
-Without Yao and Battier, everyone predicted Battier to have a career year. Sooooooo wrong my friends.
-Aldridge is the worst perimeter defensive player in the league, and Scola loves to rain the 16 footer. Long night for LA.
-Nice to see Batum back, but disappearing for an entire half after having a career one is not OK.
-Back to Brooks. How many layups does he get tonight? 10+?
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