Game 5 in: Utah Jazz @ Houston Rockets - 9:30pm ET - Utah leads 3-1
I didnt see a Thread on Game 5.
Rockets in a Do or Die situation Tonight. So many things the Rockets need to do better to keep themselves in this series. I said it in another thread some where, If the Rockets WERE going to step and win this series, They already would have. They would have won at least 1 of those 3 very close games they lost and tied this series up 2-2.
Which brings me to my next point, Tracy McGrady. - I also said in another thread both, That T-Mac should not be held completely responsible for the Rockets failure in the post season. HOWEVER - Im not taking any credit away for the great things T-mac has done in this series, BUT Tracy was given the OPPORTUNITY to shine even brighter and carry this team to ATLEAST 2 maybe 3 WINS in this series.
Look at what Joe Johnson acomplished last night against the best team, best defense in the league. He carried his team thru-out and in the 4th quarter and made what most thought was impossible - possible. Tracy has been given the chance to do the same, we can get into to comparing Tracy's supporting cast vs Joe's supporting cast, but it doesnt matter. Point is, Joe hit HUGE shots and freethrows down the stretch last night, and Tracy had back to back scoreless 4th quarters at home.
Rockets have yet to get blown out. Each game has game down to who is clutch when it matters most. Tracy has not stepped up in the clutch, and in his defense, no Rocket other than Landry's HUGE block has really stepped up when they were needed the most. Missed crucial Jumpers, Missed Crucial freethrows, crucial lay ups, and committed stupid fouls and stupid turnovers.
Jazz have given T-Mac and the Rockets plenty of opportunity to take over and win these games. Rockets cant get it done. Im not sure the Jazz will seal the deal tonight in Houston, but If they dont, they more than likely will do it in 6 in Utah.
Last edited by brandonman : 04-29-2008 at 11:32 AM.
Reason: change title