Originally written on Fox Sports Houston  |  Last updated 2/19/12
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HOUSTON -- The bullet traveled a mile. Its flight took it through the woods where some guys were taking target practice. It missed an untold number of trees and when it exploded into 13-year-old Nicholas Tijerina's chest, the boy said he didn't feel a thing. "I spun and hit the ground," he said. Nicholas was trying out for the basketball team on a temporary outdoor court at Harwell Middle School near Edinburg, Texas, a rural town near the southern tip of the state. He remembers doing a three-man weave, and he remembers hitting the ground. But the next thing Nicholas knew, he was paralyzed from the waist down. His doctors don't think Nicholas will walk again. That was in the Dec. 12. It has been two months of intense physical therapy and Sunday night was Nicholas' first real outing since the shooting. The Houston Rockets invited him and his family to their game against the Utah Jazz. He toured the locker room before the game and met the players. He got autographs. He even pla...
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