The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

14 January 2006

Rockets in their pockets

The trip to Houston did some good for the Hornets, who beat the Rockets for the third time this season, 86-80.

It wasn't pretty, at least in the first half, as Houston discovered that they can play good ball without either Tracy McGrady or Yao Ming, but the Bees' defense eventually wore them down. Rasual Butler didn't pick up a trey tonight, which is unusual; David West picked up a sprain in the fourth quarter, which is scary.

Five Hornets, including West, scored in double figures; P. J. Brown got the double-double on 13 points and 10 rebounds.

To Charlotte on Monday afternoon, then Wednesday it's the Memphis Grizzlies, in a game moved out of Baton Rouge to the Ford Center.

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