Houston Rockets’ Ty Lawson Returns to the Court

By Joshua Van Horn

After having served his league mandated two-game suspension, Houston Rockets point guard Ty Lawson will return to the Rockets lineup Wednesday night against the Orlando Magic.

In Lawson’s absence, the Rockets have won two games. One of those wins was a victory against the Los Angeles Clippers in which the Rockets put together the best 48 minutes of basketball they have played all season. The other came in an ugly win against former Rocket Jeremy Lin and the Charlotte Hornets.

Having won three straight, the Rockets hope that Lawson’s return to the lineup will not result in a negative impact. Averaging 6 points and 4 assists, Lawson has yet to meet expectations in a Rockets uniform.

Having had some success with Lawson out of the lineup, it is to be expected that fingers will point towards Lawson as the reason why the Rockets have struggled so far this season. In truth, however, in only one of the Rockets’ two wins during Lawson’s suspension did the Rockets put on a solid performance.

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Don’t get me wrong, Lawson hasn’t done much to help the Rockets win, but the Rockets greatest concern is consistency as it is difficult to predict which Rockets team will show up each game.

Hopefully we see a high-energy Rockets team tonight as Lawson makes his return to the Rockets’ lineup to take on a young Orlando Magic squad.

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