Monthly Archives: December 2009

Houston Rockets 97, Dallas Mavericks 94; A Note on Iguodala

In my opinion, this was the most significant win of the season for the Houston Rockets. Aaron Brooks led all scorers with 30 points including 6 triples.  Dirk Nowitzki was held to 3-12 from the field for just 11 points. After surrendering a double digit 3rd quarter lead, the Rockets held on in the 4th [...]

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On McGrady – Part 4

It appears that Tracy McGrady has played his last game as a Houston Rocket. The entire saga has been disappointing. I’m disappointed by the outcome; disappointed in McGrady; disappointed by the sudden finality of that moment when a prior hope ceases to exist. I said in my assessment that, overall, I didn’t think Tracy was [...]

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Houston Rockets 108, New Orleans Hornets 100

The Houston Rockets won this game in the 4th quarter after nearly surrendering it in the 3rd. After taking a 61-51 halftime lead, the Rockets were outscored 31 to 13 in the 3rd. They then came roaring back in the 4th, outscoring the New Orleans Hornets 33 to 18. David West led all scorers with [...]

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Motion Mapping NBA Teams

The last few days, I’ve been thinking about different ways to explore the offensive and defensive strength of teams with respect to one another. Some weeks ago I came to learn about a “Motion Chart” gadget provided within Google Docs (thanks to Commodore from the Clutchfans message board for this). I figured this would be [...]

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Cleveland Cavaliers 108, Houston Rockets 83

The Houston Rockets lost to a much better team tonight. Houston opened up blistering out of the gates, jumping out to a 16-4 lead after just four minutes.  The Cleveland Cavaliers closed the gap to end the 1st and held a 51-48 lead at halftime. The Cavs opened up the 3rd with a ’3′ point [...]

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