GREG GAMBLE’S 2008-09 HARDWOOD Luv: 112-90ats…56%
NBA 71-67 - NCAA 33-19 - Teasers 8-4 - Church League 69-0
HOUSTON ROCKETS (-8.5) @ SUCKTOWN KINGS
With the Spurs losing last night and the Nuggs inevitable loss on TNT in LA tonight, the red-hot Rockets are positioning themselves for a chance at the #2 seed. And while some will say Houston's due for a letdown after just beating D-Howard, this team is playing with a swagger that Coach Adelman wants to ride into the post-season.
As for the Kings, with a young frontcourt, no Kevin Martin, and Andres "I luv to shoot & knock people over" Nocioni and Francisco Garcia as their only perimeter scoring options (not to mention those two will be guarded by the Tru Warrior & Shane Battier), I expect the Rockets to roll early and then kick the crowns when their down. Throw-in the slow-footed Beno Udrih trying to stay with Aaron Brooks & Kyle Lowry and Ron-Ron coming-off an awful shooting night, and this will be a 25-point lead by the start of the third...ROCKETS BY 17-23 PTS
DENVER NUGGETS @ LOS ANGELES LAKERS (-8.5)
While the Zenmaster has been resting Kobe & Co. of late, with the #1 overall record on the line, a surging Nugget squad gaining confidence, and the TNT crew running the broadcast, I'm expecting the Lakeshow to play with some playoff intensity tonight. Especially with LA's bigs playing lazily and letting the Kings young frontcourt dominate them Tuesday (Hawes & Thompson combined for 39 pts & 26 reb), not to mention wanted to prove they still deserved minutes with Andrew "Playboy" Bynum returning, look for Mr. Bryant and the fellas to put the league on notice with a resounding victory...LAKERS BY 14-20 PTS
Sorry for the short posts this week, but I've been kicking some knowledge in class and my tests are Saturday!
So wish me luck! While Aubrey has taught me to stand with confidence, it always helps to have my Homeboys luv as well!