Rapid Reaction: Rockets 107, Timberwolves 92

Our grades from tonight’s win.

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The Psychology of Greatness

As I write this, the Houston Rockets are on a six-game winning streak and are entering an eight-game stretch in which they should be at least even odds to win every night; they currently occupy the 8th seed in the playoff standings.  Barring some catastrophic injury, I fully expect them to make the postseason.

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Why, against my better judgment, I’m excited about this team

It’s a strange thing to care about something that doesn’t have anything to do with you personally, to live for a city or a song, a book or an artist’s work, to love something that can never reciprocate. But we do it. We do it because even though we know none of it really matters, it does matter. It matters because we’ve decided that this thing, whatever it is, is important to us.

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Houston Rockets @ Minnesota Timberwolves – January 23, 2012 7:00PM

The gist: The T’Wolves dropped a 108-98 decision at the Energy Solutions Arena a day after escaping  Staples Center with a 101-98 win thanks to back-to-back triples from Ricky Rubio and Kevin Love. They host the Rockets, who are tied with the Memphis Grizzlies for the longest active winning streak at six games. Their six consecutive wins is also their longest in four years.

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Post-game interviews: 1.22.12

It’s been bothering me all season.  I absolutely had to find out what Samuel Dalembert thought about being called ‘The Bear.’  I hate the nickname.  Apparently, he hates it too.

Then I needed to know how Parsons felt about being called ‘Chandler Bang.’  I actually like that one.  In fact, I like it so much that I wish my name were Chandler Parsons simply so that I too could be referred to as ‘Chandler Bang.’  He doesn’t seem to care though.

We also talked a little bit about the videos of him on the internet dunking on people.  He’s aware.  I wasn’t rolling tape though.

Finally, I spoke to Patrick Patterson about his ankle surgery.  This was something that had actually been bothering him for some time.  Judging by that PER last season, I never would have guessed it.  Patrick Patterson is this team’s starting power forward.  Luis Scola is just borrowing the title.

By the way, that was Terrence Williams in the background politely asking me to move.  Really nice guy.  Note my sarcasm.

That’s all for today, folks.  Hope you enjoyed.  And remember, never again to ‘The Bear.’

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