Wednesday, October 27
Normally, a gigantic seven-foot-six Chinese man in shorts the size of a bedsheet would grab anyone's attention. But given that our local baseball team is trying to make history by actually winning, and our football team is exceeding all expectations, the Houston Rockets have been relegated to the back burner. But if there was ever a season to jump on the bandwagon, this would be it. Now, with the acquisition of All-Star forward Tracy McGrady, the team is cashing in on the buzz of the Yao Ming-McGrady star tandem. Tonight's game should be intriguing, as the Rockets host perennial butt-kickers the San Antonio Spurs, led by dominating big man Tim Duncan. 7:30 p.m. Toyota Center, 1510 Polk. For information, call 713-629-3700 or visit www.houstontoyotacenter.com. Tickets start at $10.