The Suns will be coming into Houston to visit an old friend. Goran Dragic has been pretty good in Houston this season, often finishing games in crunch time. And believe you me, he’ll want to go hard against his former team. The same chance won’t be given to Aaron Brooks, though since he’s still in China. And thank Shammgod for that.
Now, as your hearts fill with regret over that horrible trade, let me cheer you up by saying that the Rockets are ranked 23rd in pick and roll defence by MySynergySports.Com. You know what that means, right?
Now, mind you, Steve Nash is coming off his best performance of the season, and Marcin Gortat is feeling it. This might be a great game for both of them. Now, if only the other starters bring the same effort they did in New Orleans (Grant Hill, who left the last game due to pain above his kneecap, will play). If that happens, the Suns should have a shot, considering that they managed to play pretty well against the Rockets last year.
The biggest change for the Rockets from that time? Samuel Dalembert. Will he be able to contain Marcin Gortat? With the way the Hammer has been rolling so far, I honestly doubt it.
And finally, we come to Markieff Morris who met with his brother Marcus (who was promptly re-assigned to the D-League) yesterday, might have a big night. Why am I saying this? Because that little taste of home might give him a drive to go to another level, something he lacked in recent days.
Now mind you, whatever happens, the game should be interesting. Kyle Lowry and Steve Nash are prime candidates for All-Star berths, and they’re both extremely entertaining to watch. It should be fun, folks.