HOUSTON There was a bizarre intersection of point guards at Toyota Center on Monday that might have proven debilitating had Goran Dragic not concluded this unusual night by laughing off his twisted right ankle.
Earlier in the day Kyle Lowry made an appearance at the Rockets' shoot-around looking slightly gaunt and worse from the wear of a bacterial infection that has sidelined him since March 10. Less than an hour before tipoff against the Kings, veteran Earl Boykins arrived fresh off signing a 10-day contract and the completion of a physical that enabled Rockets coach Kevin McHale to add Boykins to the active roster.
And then in overtime, after the Rockets had determinedly erased a 16-point first-quarter deficit, Dragic crumbled to the floor and sent a collective gasp through the arena. It appeared worse had come to worse.
"I was not sure if I (should) go back to the bench to watch the game or go to the locker room," Dragic said of a curious moment when he stopped...