Rockets News: Harerra's injury only hiccup as Rockets break HC jinx, and win big.

Rockets News: Harerra's injury only hiccup as Rockets break HC jinx, and win big.

Post by Rama R. Paka » Thu, 19 May 1994 17:19:33

Carl Harerra, the only "established" big man in the Rockets bench broke his  
shoulder in tonight's game.  He won't make it to Phoenix for the 6th game.

That was about the only problem the Rockets faced in the whole game tonight.  
KJ was ice cold, and Charles Barkley's return to form was not enough for the  
Suns to beat the hot Rockets. At one time, Barkley had 30 points in the Suns  
total of 57.  The Rockets shot an awesome 62 % on FG percentage - making an  
incredible 40 out of a mere 73 attempted.  The number of shots attempted was  
a franchise playoff record low for the Rockets.  That did not matter at all,  
as the Suns in turn shot a miserable 38 %. Cederic Ceballos was almost  
shutout - just a single FT till into garbage time.  KJ made just four shots  
out of an attempted thir***.  Westpal threw in the towel late in the third  
quarter, and neither Barkley nor KJ played in the fourth.  

This win was all more the incredible since Hakeem sat out most of the second  
quarter, apart from the whole of the fourth.  Earl Cureton, the veteran roped  
in from Magic Johnson's World Touring All-Star team, had a significant  
outing, gathering 7 rebounds and 8 points.  He should have long minutes in  
Phoenix, coming off the bench for OT/Hakeem.  

--
Rama Rao Pakala,  Systems Design Laboratory,  W224-D3, College of  
Engineering,  
University of Houston
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