The Houston Rockets are one of the surprise teams this season. No Tracy McGrady, no Yao Ming, very little support from their big free agent signing Trevor Ariza, and yet if the playoffs started today they would be in. The Rockets have a group of young players and savvy veterans who present a problem to any squad.
Tonight they met the best in the business, the Los Angeles Lakers, who were without Pau Gasol. Unfortunately, it took an amazing performance from Lamar Odom and another brilliant Kobe game for the Lakers to win. Still, the Rockets at least made a game of it.moreless