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Houston Rockets Red Glare Stirs Excitement, Fades into Offseason

Published by on May 26, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

They dazzled the faithful sea of red from late-October until mid-May.

They restored life in a city blemished by heavy winds emanating from a hurricane considered the third most destructive sea storm of its kind in United States history.

They made a run through the postseason that hadn't been matched in franchise history in 12 seasons.

After the Houston Rockets won their first round playoff series against the Portland Trail Blazers and took the Los Angeles Lakers to seven games in the Western Conference semifinals, there were enough fluffies to go around they could fill the Toyota Center's noise-making balloon sticks with plenty of hot air.

"Good Lord, we were ecstatic ...

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