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Rockets Win Series 4-2: Still Focused on The Task at Hand

Published by on May 1, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

With a smooth 16 point victory Thursday night, the Rockets move on in the playoffs for the first time since 1997.

Ron Artest stole the show early, churning in 19 points in the first half. It was clear from the start he had no intentions of taking the plane back to Portland.

Houston Rockets' commentator Clyde Drexler made a comment that showed the Rockets attitude; "Ron Artest said to me before we left Portland, 'Clyde make sure you pack all your stuff, we ain't coming back.'"

Artest and the Rockets delivered when it mattered.

With stifling defense, the Rockets held just about everyone in check on the Blazers. Brandon Roy and Aldridge did well but they were the only ones.

The duo sh...

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