Gallant's Random Thoughts: NBA Overreactions, Draft Takes, & RivalriesPaul Gallant discusses Rockets - Spurs, the Texans and AFC South draft classes, and the Astros - Rangers "rivalry"
Spurs Surge In the Fourth To Knock Off Rockets 121-96The San Antonio Spurs used a 9-0 run to start the fourth quarter en route to a 121-96 victory over the Houston Rockets in Game Two of the Western Conference Semifinals Wednesday night at the AT&T Center to even the best-of-seven series at 1-1.
Nene Draws Fine From NBA; Will Play In Game TwoThe Houston Rockets had completed their shootaround on Wednesday ahead of game two of their Western Conference semifinal series against the San Antonio Spurs and had yet to hear from the NBA offices if back-up center Nene would be available.
Rockets Must Be Ready for one Helluva Counterpunch by the SpursThat basket put the Rockets up 15-6 at around the 8-minute mark. The Rockets began heating up from 3, and eventually won the quarter 34-23, before dropping straight FIRE on the Spurs in the 2nd quarter.
Why We Need The RocketsThe Rockets and Coach Mike D'Antoni need to continue their breakout season.
Rockets Fall To The Spurs 106-100"They're a tough team," Eric Gordon said. "We had a great run, but we just couldn't overcome it."
Lopez: Duncan the Best Ever at Power ForwardJohn and Cody talk about Tim Duncan's retirement announcement earlier. Where does he fall among the best to ever play the game?
Spurs Throttle Rockets 110-98 In San Antonio
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The Rockets Playoff Matchup WishlistWith the NBA playoffs just weeks away, Paul Gallant ranks the best possible first round playoff matchups for the Rockets.
Spurs To Rest Duncan And Manu Vs Rockets
David Robinson Talks LeBron, James Harden, And Playing Under PopovichHall of Famer David Robinson joined the Triple Threat to talk about all things NBA. He said he hadn't really heard much about LeBron James's move because he's been out of the loop. He said that he is a big fan of James Harden and that Harden is "a stud." Robinson thinks the Rockets still have some question marks to work through. He said he really enjoyed playing under Gregg Popovich because of his no nonsense style of coaching. He discussed a charity event he is doing in town as well.
Road Trip: San AntonioAri Tempkin joined The B-Straw & Pauly G Show one more time on the Road Trip to discuss the Spur winning the NBA Finals against the Heat. He was very surprised by how easily the Spurs were able to win the series. Tempkin believes Tim Duncan is the most important player when it comes to how successful the Spurs have been able to be. He doesn't think any of the Spurs are going to leave yet, but he thinks after Tim Duncan leaves all bets are off. In any case, he says the Spurs have had quite a dynasty so far.
Mario Elie Spoke On Wanting Love Or Bosh For The Rockets At Man FestMario Elie joined the B-Straw & Pauly G Show at Man Fest. He talked about how the Spurs have stepped up against the Heat. Elie doesn't think that Melo is the right fit for the Rockets and believes Kevin Love or Chris Bosh would fit much better with the team. He thinks Harden can improve if he really commits to getting better at defense. He thinks LeBron will stay with the Heat but hope that Bosh will decide to leave to join the Rockets. Elie hasn't been asked to work with the Rockets but would definitely be open to the offer.
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