The Rockets surprised the Blazers by using Yao Ming in an atypical fashion in Game 1. How will the Blazers counter on D in Game 2?
Without Tracy McGrady and Rafer Alston, the Rockets are better than ever, because of creative thinking and flexible plans.
If everyone on the Rockets stays healthy, they could be playing with an 11-man rotation this season, writes Marc Stein.
Ron Jaworski goes into the film vault to look at the strengths and weaknesses of Aaron Brooks and Michael Vick.
Aaron Brooks and Jake Delhomme played together in New Orleans and now will duel for a playoff berth.