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<TABLE width=568 align=center><TBODY><TR><TD align=middle bgColor=#000000 colSpan=3>GAME OF THE DAY: Sunday, April 3rd 2005</TD></TR><TR><TD align=middle width=100 bgColor=#eeeeff>
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<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="90%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=crtBoxTextCSB width="50%">Sunday, April 3rd, 7:30pm ET </TD></TR><TR><TD class=crtBoxTextCSB width="70%">Suns at Houston</TD></TR><TR><TD class=crtBoxTextCSB width="70%">TV: FSNSW, NBALP, UPN 45</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>​


Houston (44-29, 22-14 home)




Phoenix (55-17, 29-8 away)






WE NEED YAO BACK IN THIS GAME BADLY. THIS IS SUNS WE ARE DEALING WITH.
 

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Re: Game 74: Official Phoenix @ Houston GAME THREAD. 4/03. 8:30 CST.

Is that tall asian guy I keep hearing about playing?
 

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Re: Game 74: Official Phoenix @ Houston GAME THREAD. 4/03. 8:30 CST.

Now everyone wants to know if Yao will be back to help out against a much tougher opponent, the Phoenix Suns, for a Sunday night matchup. When asked about his chances of a timely recovery, Yao was less than helpful.

"Tonight, certainly our paint points were probably very low," Jon Barry said. "We got nothing to the basket. We became a jump-shooting team, which we're not. We like to be a team that goes inside and then out, but we really had no post game to speak of. Yao's presence is obviously something that we missed."

"Yao is the trigger man for the Rockets half-court offense," said Peter Childs, an oddsmaker for Sportsbook.com, "and (head coach) Van Gundy will want to keep this game in a slow halfcourt grind to counter the Suns fast break offense. With Yao in the lineup, the Suns will be a slight 2 ½-point favorite.- without him the Suns would open around 4 ½."

 

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Re: Game 74: Official Phoenix @ Houston GAME THREAD. 4/03. 8:30 CST.

Suns will have their respective blocks knocked off.

Rockets 120
Suns 109
 

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Re: Game 74: Official Phoenix @ Houston GAME THREAD. 4/03. 8:30 CST.

It not looking good for Yao. The prospect that he will miss Sunday game against Phoenix is a possiblity.
Yao Ming spent the Rockets' day off Saturday receiving treatment for the deep bruise on his right calf that has bothered him for the past three weeks. He sat out Friday's 76-73 loss to New Orleans, and Rockets officials say he will be re-evaluated before tonight's Phoenix game to see if he will be able to play.

Yao has received treatment the past two days. With little progress from Friday to Saturday, Rockets officials are waiting to see how Yao responds to Saturday's session.

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Re: Game 74: Official Phoenix @ Houston GAME THREAD. 4/03. 8:30 CST.

we're pretty much screwed if yao isn't playing...
 

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with yao
121 111 rox
with out
125 110 suns

we realy need this gm as a win for confidence and to get closer to that 50 gm win mark hopefully yao will play.. i think hes a slow healer..if anyone heres anything on yao post when u find out plz
 

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Re: Game 74: Official Phoenix @ Houston GAME THREAD. 4/03. 8:30 CST.

No chance of us winninig if Yao is out for tonight's game. Not with our appalling three point shooting and poor play in the last 9 or so games from Sura, Barry, Wesley and James. McGrady has been pretty inconsistent lately, either shooting very poorly or very well. Not to mention Phoenix will have Shawn Marion back this time, their best rebounder.

Houston 116
Phoenix 108
 

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Jon Barry out with back spasms.... :curse:

You get yao back...and that happens.

Apparently, he fell to the ground before they ran out for warmups.

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Man, what's going on with the NBA...irregular heartbeats,players falling down before warmups...this is wierd...


7-5 Rockets
 

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Yao will be starting tonight, but he won't be at 100%.

Bowen will be starting at the 4.
Where did you get the info. from? Bowen starting at 4, that is something new.
 

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My Bad. I just saw the starting line-up.
 

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LMAO @ Amare mugging Yao from behind...as usual, no call.
 

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Exciting start to the game, Yao seems to be getting inner positioning for the rebounds with ease.

Whoever is on Bowen doubles Yao or Tracy, so both have had trouble getting the ball in the half court set. We really need to step up and hit those open shots he'll be getting all night long.
 

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LOL @ Bill Worrell goin crazy about a goaltend.
 
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