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The Houston Rockets upset the Los Angeles Lakers inside the Staples Center to open up the series in a strong defensive performance 100-92. However, the hot hand of Kobe Bryant and the rest of the Lakers have responded strongly with two straight wins to grab the lead in the series. Bryant exploded in the victories dropping 73 combined points over those two games. The two teams have had some heated moments throughout the hard fought series. Derek Fisher was thrown out of Game 2 and suspended for Game 3 after throwing an intentional elbow to Rockets forward Louis Scola. Also, Kobe Bryant and Ron Artest have had their moments throughout the series as we move towards another expected physical Game 4 in Houston. For the Rockets, this has to be a must win scenario before they travel back to the Staples Centers where chances of winning diminish despite capturing a victory there in Game 1.
The Houston Rockets are playing their best basketball of the season, having won five straight games. “Our record doesn’t show it, but we’re starting to show the type of team we are,” Ron Artest said, “We’re starting to come together.” Artest has averaged 20.2 points per game recently and the Rockets are now 16-6 without the injured Tracy McGrady in the starting lineup.
The Houston Rockets are hoping all of their star players are in the lineup on Wednesday as they host the Dallas Mavericks. Just a day after Houston guard Tracy McGrady said he might be out for a while, he was back at practice. "Right now, tomorrow is not ruled out," McGrady said about Wednesdays’ game against Dallas
Two of the top teams in the Western Conference get together on Wednesday night as the Phoenix Suns host the Houston Rockets. The Rockets started fast but have slipped recently while the Suns are playing well, having won two straight.
Just how good are the Houston Rockets this year? We may find out on Tuesday as the Rockets host the defending NBA Champion Boston Celtics. The Rockets look like serious contenders in the Western Conference this season with the addition of Ron Artest. The Rockets will get a real test on Tuesday against a Boston team coming off their first loss of the season.
The Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks resume their rivalry on Thursday in Dallas in a nationally televised game on TNT. The Rockets lead the all-time series against Dallas 74-62 but Dallas holds a 35-32 edge against the Rockets at home. The last time the teams met at Dallas the Rockets won 113-98 as Tracy McGrady had 31 points. Josh Howard led the Mavericks in that game with 21 points. That win by the Rockets broke a six game losing streak against Dallas.
The Utah Jazz realize that they had better take care of business and close out the Houston Rockets on Friday or they will face a game 7 back in Houston on Sunday. The Jazz seemed to have the series totally in hand after winning the first two games in Houston but have now lost two of the past three games.