Friday, November 16, 2007
NBA News - SCOLA On Fire But Spurs Win
San Antonio Spurs 90 Houston Rockets 84
The Rockets were pretty much in an uncertain situation before this game as they were without their ace Tracy McGRADY who was out injured. Much depends on how YAO Ming is going to cope all by himself.
This is where somebody needs to step up be counted and that someone is non other than Luis SCOLA.
From the beginning this was a game not to be missed in which SCOLA had some company in the other end, Manu GINOBILI and Fabricio OBERTO.
Before this game, SCOLA has been averaging 3.9 points, but tonight he was perfect in the first half making all six shots for 12 points. In the end he was the Rockets best performer of the night with 20 points and 4 rebounds.
However Spurs manage to contain the T-MACless Rockets with another brilliant performance from Manu, as he posted 19 points, 9 rebounds, a game high 7 assists, 1 steal and 1 block shot.
OBERTO's responsibility was reduced to defensive as he was at YAO and SCOLA's face for most of the occasion, forcing them to commit fouls and only managing 4 rebounds and 1 steal.
Now I'm wondering is Rockets coach Rick ADELMAN finally believes that SCOLA does deserve a spot in the starting 5.
Toronto Raptors 110 Indiana Pacers 101
Carlos DELFINO saw action for the Raptors, as Toronto improve to a 5-4 record in the league. DELFINO posted 11 points plus an assist, steal and block shot.