Thursday, April 16, 2009

How to fall four spots in one night...

Houston went into last night's regular-season finale against the Mavericks with high hopes of finishing second in the West and earning their first Southwest Division title this century ... and a good chance to win their first playoff series this century. Instead, the Rockets were completely dominated by the Mavericks down the stretch in a 95-84 loss and slid all the way to the fifth spot, and a road series against the young and healthy upstart Trail Blazers. Which means a first-round win is unlikely, and a trip to the Conference Finals near impossible with the Lakers waiting in the second round. As for Dallas and Denver, there's a much better shot that this is the one Dude vs. Dude playoff matchup we'll be seeing in 2009. Which means still a chance, even if an outside one, that Boston won't automatically be the last dude team standing.

2 comments:

The Dude said...

pride before fall

Big Daddy said...

So when did the Rockets pride go?
(or is pride code-word for McGrady?)