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Houston Rockets vs New York Knicks

I do know that almost all of Rockets followers are additionally Astros followers. I’m additionally conscious that a number of of you who frequent this weblog are usually not Astros/baseball followers. This can be a basketball weblog, in any case. It’s a “Houston” weblog nominally as a result of Houston is the place the Rockets play.
However hopefully that latter group will excuse me at present as a result of I need to speak in regards to the Astros. And omens. We’re about to get miserable.
On Could 11 of this yr, the Houston Rockets had their most necessary recreation of the 2016-17 season. It was Sport 6 of the Western Convention semi-finals in opposition to the San Antonio Spurs. The Rockets had blown Sport 5 in San Antonio and needed to win at dwelling to maintain the collection going.
You realize that the Rockets shit the mattress. It’s a recreation that can land squarely on James Harden’s ledger once we speak about his greatness and his placement among the many all-time greats in NBA historical past. His Sport 6 efficiency was a dud. Whether or not it was as a consequence of fatigue, a Spurs protection, monumental stress, or another issue, it doesn’t matter. The sport was troublesome to look at, and most Houston sports activities followers modified the channel to look at the Astros.
The Astros have been in New York taking up the Yankees in a Four-game collection early within the season. Because the Rockets have been placing the ending touches on a stinker of epic proportions, right here’s how the Astros recreation ended.

It was an incredible win for Houston, defeating the media darlings in New York and saying themselves as a drive to be reckoned with throughout the season.
Why is all of this a foul omen?
Properly, tonight the Astros play the largest recreation in franchise historical past. They are going to play the Los Angeles Dodgers in Sport 7 of the World Collection to find out the very best staff in baseball.
The place will the Rockets be? In New York, taking up the New York Knicks at Madison Sq. Backyard.
The Rockets’ season ended with a thud on the identical day the opposite Houston staff was in New York. The Astros’ season ends at present both approach, with the opposite Houston staff in New York.
Let’s speak in regards to the Knicks for a bit earlier than you guys rip me to shreds.
The Knicks began the season Zero-Three and the staff regarded like what you anticipated from a squad that traded its greatest scorer: younger, mistake-prone, and with a entrance workplace okay with dropping.
Since then, they've rattled off three straight victories and are using as excessive because the Rockets are low. They thrashed the Nets, went into Cleveland and beat the defending East champs by 19, and got here dwelling and beat the attractive darkish horse decide Denver Nuggets at MSG.
Kristaps Porzingis remains to be a unicorn basketball god. Tim Hardaway Jr. was overpaid like loopy however he single-handedly beat the Rockets final season with the Hawks. Courtney Lee by no means misses mid-range jumpers in opposition to Houston. Jarrett Jack (sure, him) has 19 assists over his final two video games. Enes Kanter can not guard James Harden, however he’s cash from the block in opposition to the Rockets.
Kyle O’Quinn can have unbelievable +/- regardless of the rating, per Reggie Miller.
So yeah, let’s make some predictions.
Prediction: Saddest day in Houston sports activities historical past. Astros lose 12-Zero and the Rockets get steamrolled by the Knicks, 120-99.
Tip-off is at 8pm ET on ESPN

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