The Rockets, on the other hand, are also a team that can be filed into that enigmatic category. They seemingly would be one of the toughest teams in the stacked Western Conference with guys like Yao, Tracy McGrady, and the defensive minded Shane Battier, but so far are a disappointing 6-7 overall and are currently on a six-game losing streak. When asked about the Rockets recent slide Tracy McGrady said, “It's an execution problem we're having right now closing out games. Whether it's defensive execution or offense ... we're just doing a bad job of executing.” Which sounds strikingly similar to what the Nuggets are experiencing minus the losing record.
In tonight’s game the deciding factor will be which team comes out with the most energy. Both teams played last night and had to travel to Houston for tonight’s game taking away any sort of major home court advantage Houston may have had. The Rockets lost last night to the Heat in Miami, 98-91. The Nuggets won, albeit barely, at home against the Timberwolves, 99-93. I expect both teams to come out tired from having to travel late into last night , but the team that summons the most energy from their bench is going to be the victor.
Houston won two of three games against Denver last season, but the Nuggets won the lone game in Houston as Iverson totaled 36 points and 10 assists.
I apologize for the short preview, but I am not feeling well today and need to get some rest. Hopefully, I’ll be back later tonight with a lengthy game recap, but if I don’t feel much better a closer look at tonight’s game will be up on Sunday morning. Does there happen to be a doctor in the house?