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Small Brooks Plays Big For Houston Rockets, Lightens Life After Yao

Published by on May 11, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

Less than 24 hours after depressing news again punched the Houston Rockets in the collective gut, it was the team's littlest guy who made everyone forget about the big downer.

Yao Ming will miss the rest of the postseason with a broken left foot.

His second-consecutive season-ending injury could not break the spirit of his teammates, who delivered a heart-filled, unexpected 99-87 clubbing of the Los Angeles Lakers Sunday afternoon to even the series. As the Rockets lead swelled to 29 points, the Toyota Center roared as it rarely has.

The crowd erupted when a trey pushed the third quarter score to 67-40.

Some have already dubbed it "the Mother's Day Massacre."

The pla...

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