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I’m Not Fronting: Rockets’ Postseason Success Depends on Yao

Published by on April 25, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

The Houston Rockets second-half execution against Portland in game three was dreadful.

Yao Ming scored a mere seven points on the night on 2-of-7 shooting. Ron Artest attempted zero shots in the first half and missed his first four of the second.

Aaron Brooks finished 3-of-11 from the field. The bench made seven of nine shots in the first half but just 2-of-7 in the second.

The Rockets bricked 10 of 14 shots in the final period.

And they still beat the Trail Blazers 86-83 to take a 2-1 series lead.

Shane Battier scored 16 points, including a monstrous three-pointer with 4:33 to play to electrify the crowd and stave off a furious Blazers rally.

Luis Scola added a clu...

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