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<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=crtBoxTextCSB colSpan=2>Sunday, 20th March, 7:30pm</TD></TR><TR><TD class=crtBoxTextCSB colSpan=2>Minnesota vs. Rockets</TD></TR><TR><TD class=crtBoxTextCSB colSpan=2>TV: ESPN, Ch.51, KSTC</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>​



(39-26, 19-13 away)
Starting Lineup For Houston
PG-Bob Sura; SG-David Wesley; SF-Tracy Mcgrady; PF-Clarence Weatherspoon; C-Yao Ming




(33-34, 18-15 home)
Starting Lineup For Houston
PG-Sam Cassell; SG-Latrell Sprewell; SF-Wally Szczerbiak; PF-Kevin Garnett; C-Michael Olowokandi


Key to Rockets win:
  • Rockets to redeem themselves for the lost to Celtics.
  • Tracy McGrady to impose his will on Timberwolves.
  • Yao Ming to avoid fouls in order to play well in both offense and defense.
  • Roles players to pick up on their shooting to take the pressure off both Yao & McGrady.
  • Watch out for Kevin Garnett, Weatherspoon defend on Garnett is critical.
 

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Re: Game 66: Official Houston @ Minnesota GAME THREAD. 3/20. 7:30 CST

We should win, but we might go cold again. Anyhow, I don't think Garnett getting 20 and 20 or whatever would be much of a problem, as the Wolves seem to lose just as often when KG explodes as they do when he has a relatively quiet night.
 

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Re: Game 66: Official Houston @ Minnesota GAME THREAD. 3/20. 7:30 CST

we usally play very well against timberwolves so i dont c why we dont this gm i say will be a win but a struggle. yao needs to take 15 plus shots and tmac needs to get his mind in the gm and pull out 30 plus
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Re: Game 66: Official Houston @ Minnesota GAME THREAD. 3/20. 7:30 CST

FirstRocket has created the best GAME THREADS on the site.

Torraye Braggs won't be cleared for tonight's game, so we will pretty much rely on Weatherspoon and Padgett to guard Garnett. Van Gundy has never tried a combination of Mutombo and Yao on the court at once, but he could if Yao stays out of foul trouble. Yao always does a good job against Olowokandi, mainly because Kandi is content to hide behind Yao and let Yao shoot right over him.

McGrady shouldn't have much trouble scoring with that bum Sprewell guarding him, I fully expect him to break out of that slump.

Our supporting cast needs to get going again, we were eaten alive by the Boston bench on Friday.

Houston 102
Minnesota 96
 

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Re: Game 66: Official Houston @ Minnesota GAME THREAD. 3/20. 7:30 CST

Rockets and Twolves are all hungry for this game,but i believe we will win by 10!
 

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Re: Game 66: Official Houston @ Minnesota GAME THREAD. 3/20. 7:30 CST

spoons gonna own kg lol i say we let baker do some stuff b.c i think he may have lost his offensive but not d
 

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Re: Game 66: Official Houston @ Minnesota GAME THREAD. 3/20. 7:30 CST

Rockets should win this game. They play better on the road than at home. Is it because of the home crowd????
 

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Re: Game 66: Official Houston @ Minnesota GAME THREAD. 3/20. 7:30 CST

no its because we just are more focused on the road, nothing else.. but i feel that this should be a nice win reedem our selfs
 

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Re: Game 66: Official Houston @ Minnesota GAME THREAD. 3/20. 7:30 CST

Yeah, I think the rockets should win this game as well.

Rockets 110
Minnesota-100

Is Sam Cassell playing tonight? I think he's questionable. If he doesn't that can only help I believe.

BTW FirstRocket excellent game threads man.
 

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Re: Game 66: Official Houston @ Minnesota GAME THREAD. 3/20. 7:30 CST

rox can also win vs spurs on sunday b/c of tim is out ot i no but just thought i should remind yall that we can start a huge streak again
 

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Re: Game 66: Official Houston @ Minnesota GAME THREAD. 3/20. 7:30 CST

nice jumper by yao our d doesnt look the best in the first few min. though
 

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Re: Game 66: Official Houston @ Minnesota GAME THREAD. 3/20. 7:30 CST

Sacramento is two games win ahead of Rockets. If Rockets want to catch up on Kings, this game is a must win.

 

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Re: Game 66: Official Houston @ Minnesota GAME THREAD. 3/20. 7:30 CST

Ugh... KG is dominating the boards and McGrady is struggling again. We'll really need James's offense off the bench today.

Minnesota 25
Houston 16

End of 1

Yao: 8 pts, 2 blk
McGrady: 3 pts, 1-8 FG

Garnett: 7 pts, 9 reb, 3 blk
 

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Re: Game 66: Official Houston @ Minnesota GAME THREAD. 3/20. 7:30 CST

this isnt going well at all we cant hit anything but rim, our shots just keep getting blocked we left yao and went to tmac wich didnt work no one shots r going in yikes. this could mean trouble..im keepn my head high though come on rox
 

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Re: Game 66: Official Houston @ Minnesota GAME THREAD. 3/20. 7:30 CST

The shooting is bad and no one dominate the board for Rockets. Overall, bad first quarter.
 

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Re: Game 66: Official Houston @ Minnesota GAME THREAD. 3/20. 7:30 CST

if we loose i think we might need to change our roation a little
 

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Re: Game 66: Official Houston @ Minnesota GAME THREAD. 3/20. 7:30 CST

our d sux our offensive sux more and were not getting good shots i feel were just throwing up shots.
 

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Re: Game 66: Official Houston @ Minnesota GAME THREAD. 3/20. 7:30 CST

This is 3rd games in a row that McGrady shooting is off.
 
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