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Yao Ming’s Foot Injury Breaks Houston Rockets’ Dream

Published by on May 10, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NBA

Yao Ming tumbled to the floor late in Friday's 108-94 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers and came up limping.

The diagnosis a few hours later was an ankle sprain that left him questionable for Sunday's pivotal contest.

Everyone in Houston knew it was more than that. Deep down, there was no way this latest setback could be so mild.

The Rockets and misfortune have a thing for one another.

Gimpy, non-explosive knees. Bad shoulders and ankles. A gunshot wound. Dikembe Mutombo's disheartening end. Now, a broken leg. Another one.

The idea that the fifth-seeded Rockets could send the Lakers home was tantalizing and spectacular.

Houston stunned Los Angeles in game one 100-92 and me...

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