When the elimination game ended, the brash confidence McGrady exuded before the series was absent. “Maybe I could have made an extra play,” he said. “Maybe I could have gathered those loose rebounds we didn’t get coming down the stretch of the game. Maybe I could have done more. It didn’t happen.”
When a follow-up question was posed, McGrady paused, bowed his head and wiped away a couple of tears, looking back up before saying, “I can’t.”
Two games after dishing out a career-high 16 assists in the Rockets’ Game 5 win, McGrady finished the series’ swan song with a terrific 29 points and 13 assists. But the years of hearing about the failures had obviously worn on the man.
“I said, ‘This team is gonna go as far as I can take ’em.’ And I tried my best. I tried, man.”
Not this ANYMORE! As a McGrady fan I hate to see this in the upcoming season! With all the additions to the Rockets roster, it's time to go deep into the playoffs. Scola, Francis, Brooks, James and Adelman (as a coach) should make this team deep.
So I made this thread to follow the Rockets season progress. I'll post here the W and L from time to time and everyone can comment on the season and how it's gone.