The Dream Shake - a Houston Rockets blog: All good things must come to an end sometime

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

All good things must come to an end sometime

Congrats to the Celtics for ending the Streak.

Nothing else can be said. We got outplayed badly tonight.
By a seemingly better team.

I'm only sad because the very things we did to start and keep the Streak, we seemed to have forgotten tonight. Don't get rattled... pass the ball... motion offense... control the defensive rebounds... rotate on screens... get the loose balls... all of that was in the Celtics' favor tonight.

I'm also disappointed that 80% of the Houston fans bailed at the beginning of the 4th Quarter. I saw empty seats everywhere with 8 minutes left. That's sad. Houston is known as a fairweather fan city - and for good reason - tonight just backed up that stereotype. If you're going to be a fan in the good times... you gotta stick with the guys during the bad times, too. That's part of being a sports fan.

As for the game itself? Rafer getting baited by Rajon Rondo was a bad sign at the start. Rafer's head was immediately out of the game. The result? A 4-13 shooting night. T-Mac started great, but once he sat down it's like he never came back in the game. The Rockets still can't make free throws. That achilles' heel is going to hurt bad in April.

Scola was player of the game. And I loved Mike Harris' effort.

Damn we need Carl Landry back. Like 3 hours ago.
Come back, Carl!!!

Tomorrow? Time to start a new Streak.
Big, big game against New Orleans. A must win!



Melvin said...

thats the nature of life.... rafer sucks so much....

Jeffrey Hardy Quah said...

Damn, the Celtics were really good, weren't they? I thought we played great defence and made them miss a ton of shots. But they were so big they grabbed just about every single offensive rebound you could possibly get. And their players swarmed all over the court and cut off the passing lanes. It sucks to have the streak end, but there's no shame in losing to a team like that.

But Rafer... sigh. I stood up plenty for the guy when it was fashionable to blame the team's woes on him. Games like this make me wonder why I bother.

UofTOrange said...

And that is exactly why I take criticism of me for criticizing him with a grain of salt. He let a kid get in his head and let trash talking rule his day. It was sad to watch. Luckily it was just one loss to an Eastern conference team, so it wasn't a full game swing. Tonight we need to defend our Western Conference top seed in New Orleans

Anonymous said...

You got a taste of reality. I doubt the Rockets will beat the Hornets, Suns or Warriors as well.

Assuming the Rockets will make the playoffs, please understand that every other western conference team will salivate over playing the Rockets in the first game.

Nice run, but the fantasy has ended.

UofTOrange said...

That's sweet of you "anonymous"

Matt said...

How can you say Rondo baited Rafer? Wasn't it Rafer who put an elbow into Rondo's neck to start the whole thing? What a thug...

Anonymous said...

Yeah, I'm not sure what happened before the cameras started rolling but from what they did show, how can any reasonable person blame it on Rondo? Rafer put his elbow on his neck not once, but twice. I've heard of homerism but come on.