Walt Williams may be killing our lottery hopes and dreams, but it's sure a fun ride.
He whooped up on Quitten and the Blazers, helped the Rockets crush the Utah jinx and now he's popped Shawn Bradley flush in the face.
What's not to like?
Wizard scored 21 points before being ejected for punching the 7'6" Dallas center as the Rockets beat the Mavericks 111-102 in the Compaq Center.
5th straight win for the Rocks -- snaps the Mavericks own 5-game ride. Michael Finley led all scorers with 35 points.
Walt hit 8-11 shots, including 4-6 from long range. He opened the scoring with a triple and the second he went to shoot the ball Bill Worrell said "Bank it"....
Sure enough. He's that hot.
He also grabbed 11 rebounds and fed his teammates the ball 6 times for scores. It was with just over 4 minutes to go that he and Stick Boy got into it... Edward Scissorknees threw an elbow at Walt who retaliated with a punch to the face. He tagged Bradley alright... blood came pouring out of his lip. Both players got the boot as no doubt fines and suspensions are to follow.
Cuttino Mobley verbally hammered Bradley after the game. "He deserves what he got. This ain't rugby. It ain't boxing. You've got to protect yourself when someone throws an elbow for no reason.
"He took me down in Dallas and I threatened him. I was going to get him, but he came in and apologized so I shook it off. I don't know how he lives with himself. So religious. C'mon, man. People are so hypocritical."
Ouch! Bradley getting it from all sides...
As for Walt, don't let his numbers overshadow Moochie Norris' big night. If there was any doubt Bryce Drew has become expendable, it's probably been cast out. Mooch made a gorgeous feed to Shandon Anderson (14 points, 5 boards) late that resulted in a deuce. He went off for a career high 19 points, hit 6-9 shots, 6-7 from the charity stripe and handed out 5 assists -- all in 22 minutes.
Moochie. Believe it.
As usual, off the bench Mobley put up some big points. Cat scored 20 and hit 8-12 shots to go with 7 boards in 30 minutes of play.
Steve Francis wasn't shooting too pretty (6-19 from the floor), but he hit a back breaking three-pointer late from way the hell behind the triple line that iced the game and finished 3 assists shy of a triple double (you get the feeling like Jason Kidd the guy is going to be a tri-dub threat every damn night). 16 points, 11 boards (5 offensive) and 7 assists.
Kelvin Cato hit 5-6 shots for 11 points and a pair of blocks.
The Rockets as a team continue to sizzle from the floor, shooting 53% to the Mavs' 42%.