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Watch Out World: Don't Forget the Houston Rockets

Denton Ramsey@DentonRamseySenior Analyst INovember 16, 2009

LOS ANGELES - NOVEMBER 15:  Aaron Brooks #0 of the Houston Rockets goes up for a shot against the Los Angeles Lakers on November 15, 2009 at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.  The Rockets won 101-91.  NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.   (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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Somebody needs to remind Ron Artest that he used to play for the real champions.

On Sunday evening, Nov. 15, the Houston Rockets pulled off the improbable with a 101-91 victory over the LA Lakers.

Call it whatever you want; this year’s Houston Rockets squad is full of winners, from starter to bench.

From Aaron Brooks to Yao Ming, this team was assembled by genius general manager Daryl Morey.

They may only be 6-4 through 10 games this season, but they are much better than their record shows.

Hey, Jack Nicholson, if you didn’t know who David Anderson was before tonight, I bet you do now.

Anderson helped propel the Rockets to a big 10-point win over the Lakers with 19 points and six rebounds in nearly 25 minutes of play.

And oh yeah, that guys Brooks I mentioned earlier? He lit up Hollywood with 33 points.

“It’s pretty amazing,” Anderson said in the Rockets postgame radio interview. “We never give up.”

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That’s what I love about this Rockets team.

NGU: Never Give Up. These guys represent that acronym to a T, and with a Coach K led and natural born leader in Shane Battier leading those guys on the hardwood, you’ve got a champion from start to finish.

In addition, Carl Landry (i.e. Houston’s sixth man) garnered a double-double for the Rockets with 15 points and 10 rebounds in about 27 minutes of play.

It’s amazing what this team can do; but as a Rockets fan since birth, it’s more than just amazing.

The Houston Rockets are truly contenders this season.

You want my guess? They are only going to get better from here on out...


Denton Ramsey may be reached via email at denton.ramsey@gmail.com