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The Keys to the Houston Rockets’ Win Over the Portland Trail Blazers in Game One

Published by on April 19, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

The Houston Rockets beat the Portland Trail Blazers 108-81 in the Rose Garden to kick off their postseason series on Saturday Night.  Here is a dissection of just how effective and the key players in the Rockets' win over the youthful Trail Blazers: Yao and Brooks:

The Rockets ensured their victory from the start by feeding Yao down low in the post and getting the NBA's tallest player into a rhythm. 
Portland had a agenda of their own; to establish Lamarcus Aldridge—the less aggressive of their talented third-year duo, the other being Brandon Roy—either from the perimeter or to cohort the efforts of Ming. However Aldridge only received one touch in the painted area in Portland's five opening p...

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