Thunder 94, Timberwolves 92...
Thunder-Timberwolves, Box...
Wolves' Love, Thunder's Collis...
ROSTER REPORT 2010-01-20...
NOTES, QUOTES 2010-01-20...
Thunder-Timberwolves Preview 2...
Presented By: 2010-01-19...
ROSTER REPORT 2010-01-19...
NOTES, QUOTES 2010-01-19...
Thunder's blueprint to success...
Links to possible OKC team log...
Howard Schultz drops Sonics su...
OKC signs Kyle Weaver...
OKC team announces basketball ...
Web viewing of NBA games may s...
Brand has surgury
Brand has surgury
Brand has surgury
January 2010
December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
July 2009
June 2009
May 2009
April 2009
March 2009
February 2009
January 2009
December 2008
November 2008
October 2008
September 2008
August 2008
July 2008
June 2008
May 2008
April 2008
March 2008
Add to Google
Add to My Yahoo!
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to Windows Live
News » ROCKETS SUMMARY 2009-05-05


Rockets vs. Lakers

Gm. When/where TV Radio

1 9:30 Monday, Los Angeles TNT 610 AM, 850 AM (Span.)

2 9:30 Wed., Los Angeles TNT 610 AM, 850 AM (Span.)

3 8:30 Fri., Toyota Center ESPN 610 AM, 850 AM (Span.)

4 2:30 May 10, Toyota Center ABC 610 AM, 850 AM (Span.)

5* TBA May 12, Los Angeles TNT 610 AM, 850 AM (Span.)

6* TBA May 14, Toyota Center ESPN 610 AM, 850 AM (Span.)

7* TBA May 17, Los Angeles TBA 610 AM, 850 AM (Span.)

* - if necessary

Wafer recovers

Rockets guard Von Wafer said he has some stiffness in his back but he is not in pain and does not expect to have any problems with his back in the Western Conference semifinals against the Lakers that start Monday night in Los Angles. He was initially ruled out of Thursday's Game 6 against the Trail Blazers but played that night anyway.

"I feel good," Wafer said before an afternoon treatment session. "I have a little stiffness, but I'll be OK.

"People are thinking I was out there with my back hurting. My back wasn't hurting. It's not that big a deal. When I stop, it tightens up a little bit."

Wafer had back spasms last offseason while working out with Atlanta Hawks players and had to sit out for a week while he was trying to win a job with a team.

"I didn't have the medical attention when it happened last summer," Wafer said. "It was at a very, very important time. It was going to be a big day at the gym with a lot of people watching.

"Maybe it happened for a reason, so I could be here. Maybe if it hadn't happened, I wouldn't be here, now."

The first option

The Lakers have double-teamed Yao Ming this season but are unlikely to dedicate two 7-footers to keeping the ball from him with the same scheme the Trail Blazers use.

"They're going to come at him, but we need Yao to be aggressive and we need to find a way to get him the ball," Rockets coach Rick Adelman said. "He's still got to be the main cog of what we do."

Hair today . . .

As punishment for picking the Trail Blazers, Rockets .com staff writer Jason Friedman was given a Von Wafer-like mohawk after the Rockets' practice Saturday.

But Wafer said Friedman will not be the last, with plans to have a barber visit the Rockets' hotel to cut Ron Artest's hair into the mohawk he promised for a Rockets' first-round win over Portland.

"Nothing is more important than a man's word," Wafer said. "If you can't trust what he says, you can't trust him on the court."


Author: Fox Sports
Author's Website:
Added: May 5, 2009


Copyright ©, Inc. All rights reserved 2019.