Date: March 18, 2009
Time: 9:30 p.m.
Las Vegas projection
Spread: Detroit +9
Score: Houston wins 93-84
Detroit offensive rating: 106.7
Detroit defensive rating: 107.3
Detroit pace: 87.1
Houston offensive rating: 108.1
Houston defensive rating: 103.9
Houston pace: 90.7
Score: Houston wins 96-94
Richard Hamilton and Yao Ming are both questionable with injuries, so there’s plenty of room for swing here.
The Rocketes are one the league’s best defensive teams, but the smallish Aaron Brooks is a weak spot. Rodney Stuckey must take advantage, especially if Hamilton is out.