Pesky Raps take Rockets to double-OT before losing

Rockets centre Dwight Howard takes the ball to the basket between Raptors' Jonas Valanciunas (left)...

Rockets centre Dwight Howard takes the ball to the basket between Raptors' Jonas Valanciunas (left) and Rudy Gay in Houston on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. (Andrew Richardson/USA TODAY Sports)

MIKE GANTER, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 12:04 AM ET

HOUSTON - Kevin McHale was crying poor-me pre game.

His Houston Rockets team was sick, physically sick. Those that weren’t sick were hurt. Those that weren’t hurt had yet to play a decent game since the regular season began.

Dwane Casey wasn’t buying any of it.

“You believe that? I’ll believe it when I see it,” Casey said of the supposed Houston pandemic. “I know Kev.”

Turns out McHale was overstating things just a tad. No one of note missed the game unless you think the Rockets truly missed Francisco Garcia. If anyone had reason to cry poor-me it was Casey.

But after four quarters and two five-minute frames of overtime, both coaches probably deserved some sympathy.

On a night that easily has set the bar for crazy for the Raptors, the team went from can’t hit a shot, to can’t miss to can’t believe it as their night of resilience and determination wound up in a double overtime 110-104 loss.


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