Scoring seven points in a quarter is normally nothing for Tracy McGrady.
But today, with his team down 2-0 in the opening round of the playoffs, it meant everything to the Houston Rockets.
T-Mac scored all of those seven in the final 3:29, finally snapping out of a fourth-quarter slump and finishing with 27 to lead the Rockets to a 92-92 victory over the Jazz.
The Jazz wanted to give the Rockets a sweep. Now it has been a joke.
T-Mac, who had scored one point total in the fourth quarter of the first two games of the series, said that this was a very emotional win for them. Yes, it exactly was. The Rockets needs a win more than any other team. And today, T-Mac did it very well. He was fighting like a real man on the floor.
Rafer Alston returned to the Rockets’ lineup today in Utah after missing four straight games because of a hamstring injury. He added 20 points and five assists in his first game. It’s not easy for him. Really very, very hard. But he made it.
Thank Carl Landry. He sacrificed his left front tooth because of an elbow from Carlos Boozer in the second quarter and was bleeding when he was led to the locker room. But he was back for the second half. When the game was nearly over, he swatted away Deron William’s shot that could have won it for the Jazz. Thanks to his key block, the Rockets leaded 2 points and finally won the game.
Today, the Rockets saved themselves for a while for themselves. They are still struggling. They need fighting for their honour.
It seems they have found new life in Utah.Hope they could continue this sweet new life in the rest games, especially Game 4.
Whatever, it’s a big game and a big win. And for the Houston Rockets fans and many Chinese people, at this time, it’s much more helpful than giving them some water when thirsty. They enjoy it.