Resilient Rockets refuse to go quietly, force Game 6

Originally Published: April 30, 2008
By John Hollinger | ESPN.com

HOUSTON -- I was talking to Rockets general manager Daryl Morey before Game 2 of this series about the challenges Houston faced in playing a strong, talented Utah team without, at that time, the services of Rafer Alston. It looked like a hopeless task.

"The one thing I'll say is that we've always played our best when we've been counted out," Morey told me.

Since he's a numbers guy, too, I immediately teased him about leaning on intangibles. But he had a point -- one ...

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