Sunday, January 25, 2009
NBA News - SCOLA Steps In For YAO
Traveling to a place like Auburn Hills, the Houston Rockets must learn how to win without their star center YAO Ming. They did just that. Noted that both Tracy McGRADY and Ron ARTEST were back in the starting line up but special mentioned must also be given to Luis SCOLA.
It’s not like SCOLA never experienced such role before. He did took over the mantle from YAO, when he was injured last season. And his team were on a 20 games winning spree.
SCOLA was there for the Rockets again. He contributed big for the Rockets, posting 21 points, 5 rebounds & 3 assists. A win like this might just give the rest of the Western Conference something to think about.
Oh yes! Where is Walter HERRMANN from the Detroit’s bench?
Another big game of the night, was between two Western Conference giants the Los Angeles Lakers and the San Antonio Spurs. Most certainly a night to be forgotten for Manu GINOBILI.
He was extremely poor, posting just 9 points, 8 rebounds, 1 assist & 2 steals. Despite posting 8 points, 5 rebounds & 2 steals, Fabricio OBERTO could do neither much in the Spurs quest.
Once again, the Chicago Bulls fell in the last hurdle against the Minnesota Timberwolves losing 108-109. Andres NOCIONI manages 15 points, 6 rebounds, 1 assist & 1 steal.