This late, late afternoon edition of “Fo’ with the Foes” — Philadunkia’s advanced scouting series which with the help of an accomplished journalist from around the NBA beat or blog world, previews upcoming 76ers opponents — features tonight’s opponent, the injury plagued, but hot (won 4 of last 5) Houston Rockets who are the foes for game three of this five game home stand.
It’s late on a Friday and we’re so frustrated with the Sixers that we don’t even know what to say about tonight’s game vs. the Rockets. Look we know that despite all their injuries and drama, that the Rockets are still a good squad. Trevor Ariza, Carl Landry (one of the least hyped rising players in the League), Shane Battier, Aaron Brooks, Kyle Lowry and Chuck Hayes (balling out his mind right now) can all play the game and play it at a high level. But if we don’t pound the ball inside, get 25 out of Elton Brand a take home a W tonight against the Yao-less, T-Mac-less Rockets, well the Philadunkia staff may jump off the Ben Franklin Bridge.
For a little more insight into the Rockets team the Sixers face tonight, we turn to our man Rahat Huq from red94.net to answer two questions on the Rockets from us here at Philadunkia as well as provide us with two points of analysis on this HOU squad from an insider’s perspective.