Rick Adelman called the schedule given to his HoustonáRockets in December "utterly ridiculous." With four back-to-back sets slated in a 18-day span, including tough second-nighters in Denver and Orlando, his gripe with the schedule makers was understandable. This week, however, his team delivered the response he should have expected from the start. Instead of using the absurd itinerary as an excuse to flop like Derek Fisher and Manu Ginobili at a foul-drawing clinic, the Rockets just won. It was all they could ever do. ôI just think every team should have a chance when theyÆre home a little bit to spend time with their families, and we have no chance,ö Adelman told the Houston Chronicle. ôThis is the most ridiculous schedule IÆve ever seen. I wouldnÆt even know Christmas was coming ...
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