Monday, March 17, 2008

22 AND COUNTING!!!

News flash!!! For those of you that haven't heard yet the number 22 is what the Houston Rockets have done for the past month and a half now. The Rockets have found every way possible to win 22 games in a row. Since January 29th no team that the Rockets have played has been able to find a way to beat them. That is an amazing feat in this day and age of sports. They have become victorious in the past 10 games since they lost their superstar center Yao Ming for the rest of the season due to a stress fracture in his left foot on February 24. Before Ming went down with his devastating injury the Houston Rockets then were riding an incredible 12 game winning streak. What is so imaginable now is that the Rockets have continued their winning streak without there superstar Ming. Since Ming went down the Rockets have beaten teams in the likes of the Dallas Mavericks, Denver Nuggets, Los Angeles Lakers and 7 other teams in between.

Unfortunately this Tuesday night the Rockets will be going up against who I believe is their toughest competition they've had to face during their impressive 22 game winning streak. They will be playing Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, Paul Pierce and the rest of the NBA's best record team the Boston Celtics. The Rockets will have one big thing going for them during this great contest though and that will be their home crowd. That is definitely a plus for the Rockets to continue their winning ways and try to become the first team to win 34 consecutive games in a row surpassing the 1971-1972 Los Angeles Lakers of 33 in a row.

Those Lakers had much better overall talent leading the way for their streak than this now Houston Rockets team. The Lakers had superstars such as one of the best scorers in NBA history in Wilt Chamberlain, Gail Goodrich, and Jerry West. Let's see who the Rockets have leading the way. Well they had the superstar center for 12 of the winning streak games and they still do have one superstar able to play in Tracy McGrady. Now the rest of the supporting cast for the Rockets I would call just all heart and not a whole lot of talent. Rafer Alston, who can shoot 3's well, Shane Battier who I would consider one of the best defensive players in the league right after San Antonio's Bruce Bowen, and the ancient Dikembe Mutombo, which I guess can still grab some rebounds for the Rockets. So as you can see, outside of Tracy McGrady's talent is why I would concider the Rest of the Rockets line-up all heart.

Even though my favorite NBA team is the Los Angeles Lakers I would love to see history made in my lifetime and the Houston Rockets pull off the imaginable 34 games or more in a row. This is something to be seen, go Houston Rockets.

Until my next post, thanks for reading, and keep sports on your mind.

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