Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/22/12
HOUSTON -- Rockets interim coach Kelvin Sampson played the role of soothsayer early Wednesday evening, voicing his concern over the Bulls' rebounding prowess and his team's inability to corral defensive boards. And then his greatest fears were repeatedly realized, with Joakim Noah, Carlos Boozer and Taj Gibson seemingly having their way on the glass and presenting the Bulls additional possessions on numerous trips. But when it mattered most, the Bulls couldn't convert three shots in the final minute into the tying basket, and the Rockets rode a key Toney Douglas 3-pointer to a 93-89 win at Toyota Center. The Bulls (5-6) grabbed 16 offensive rebounds yet managed only 17 second-chance points, a direct reflection of the Rockets' determined half-court defense. After 21-of-40 shooting en route to a four-point halftime lead, the Bulls shot just 31.5 percent in the second half. "I just thought our defense was outstanding tonight," Sampson said. "They made some tough shots and they ...
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Brett Favre spoke to South Carolina football at practice

J.T. Barrett named Ohio State captain, not Cardale Jones

Kevin Sumlin tweets joke about Steve Sarkisian

Report: Redskins 'ready to move on' from Robert Griffin III, plan to start Kirk Cousins Week 1

Oregon starting QB added to roster two weeks ago

WATCH: Bournemouth’s Callum Wilson scores gorgeous goal

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Arkansas freshman C.J. O’Grady arrested, charged with DWI

Michael Jordan’s ‘Space Jam’ uniform up for auction

Jameis Winston featured on a Publix banner

Rousey-Holm moved to UFC 193 Nov. 14 in Australia

Vin Scully will return to the Dodgers in 2016

Rob Gronkowski’s younger brother, Glenn, trying to make NFL as fullback

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Fantasy football round-by-round draft strategy

Ronda Rousey's Carl’s Jr. ad

The WWE Divas Revolution is getting ugly

The NFL’s season kickoff isn’t going as planned, but plans don’t matter in the NFL

The Opening Drive: What happened to all the great Michigan tailbacks?

The 1980s Lakers represent the NBA’s ultimate creation story

The Orioles’ frustrating season

Five greatest NBA players of all-time

Finding signs of life for the Red Sox

10 NFL players set for down seasons in 2015

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker