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3/28/2000 - San Jose Mercury News
Rockets rip Warriors
3/28/2000 - Houston Chronicle
Rockets trounce Warriors 121-86
Warriors Whipped
Cato, Walt, Shandon lead 121-86 home laugher over Golden State
By Clutch
MARCH 28, 2000 9:47 PM  |  BOX SCORE  |  HISTORY VS. WARRIORS

You could make a case for Walt certainly, as well as Shandon and Stevie, but what the Rockets have utterly lacked is an inside presence... I mean any kind of inside presence. Cato's 18 points and 9 boards were a welcome sight...
Aside from the entire Warriors team that is. Kenny did grab 9 boards, but shot just 1-7, including 0-3 from long range where he has been struggling lately
The Rockets are not the lowest of the low just yet.

After drumming the Clippers and Bulls, the Rockets whipped the Golden State Warriors Tuesday night 121-86 in the Compaq Center.

The win is the Rockets' third in the last 4 games, and the last two they won by a combined eighty points.

After a grueling season it's nice to see the Jason Caffeys and Chris Carrs.

Hey, can anyone figure out the blueish tint on that mascot on those uniforms for the Warriors? Looks like Mr. Clean meets Papa Smurf.

Walt Williams continues his torrid pace lately, this time going off for 20 points, 11 boards and 6 assists, hitting 8 of the 18 shots he took. He had some help...

... and none less important than the help he got down low from Kelvin Cato. "Big K" has looked more like "Special K", averaging less than 5 points per contest in the past 9 games. He busted out tonight against Golden State, scoring 18 points on 7-11 shooting, grabbing 9 boards and blocking 3 shots.

Quietly Shandon Anderson was great, scoring 20 points to go with 5 assists and 4 boards while Steve Francis scored 15 points, grabbed 8 boards and handed out 5 assists.

Making another statement for 6th Man of the Year was Cuttino Mobley, who in just 22 minutes scored 16 points, grabbed 5 boards and passed out 5 assists.

Those five (Shandon, Francis, Cato, Walt, Mobley) combined to score 89 of the Rockets' 121 points.

Like the Bulls game, this was a laugher from the start. The Rockets jumped out early on the Warriors, outscoring them 32-19 thanks to 11 points by Shandon Anderson, 9 (and 6 boards) by Walt and 8 quick points by Franchise.

By halftime it was 64-39 Rockets, and it just got worse.

The Rockets outshot the Warriors 50% to 39%, smashed them on the boards 55-38 and handed out 30 assists.


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