Tuesday, March 18, 2008
It was a lot of fun, but the Houston Rockets finally played as expected and their improbable run came to a harsh halt. They had no inside game, they showed no aggression and the adrenaline and emotional drive finally ended.
The Boston Celtics were far too much. The Celtics had this game circled for the last two weeks. I hate to admit, but Boston may be the best team in the NBA. It's still tough to say just how they'll fare against a top team in a seven game series. Detroit and Orlando look good in the East. And a Lebron James led Cavs team can pull off anything.
Now for the Rockets, they face a tough road trip. I'm willing to bet right now they won't even make the playoffs.
If they do, probably as a 7 or 8 seed. They showed their true colors tonight, Tracy McGrady was, well, Tracy McGrady. They had no real offensive scoring threat. They were on the wrong end of every horrible call all night. And if Dikembe Mutumbo is the key guy down low, well then you might as well suit up Hakeem Olajuwon.