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Carlos Delfino out for playoffs

May 3, 2013, 5:53 PM EDT

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The Rockets, with two straight wins over Oklahoma City, have momentum in their first-round series. But down 3-2, their backs are still against the wall.

Consider them pressed a little tighter.

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Carlos Delfino has a fractured bone in right foot. Out for the playoffs.

Delfino has been having a nice series, scoring 9.0 points per game and making 11-of-31 pointers off the bench. Without him, spacing the floor will be a little more difficult, though Jeremy Lin’s return could help.

For the Rockets to do the never-been-done and win four straight after trailing 3-0, they’ll need nearly everything to go right. Houston has even less margin for error now.

  1. erckle31 - May 3, 2013 at 6:28 PM

    Royce White cursed this team…

  2. moseskkim - May 3, 2013 at 6:29 PM

    huge blow for sure, good thing garcia has stepped up big time. i was wondering though how delfino lasted this long. hes as fragile as it gets and seems to have injuries every year. i look for jlin to have a bigger impact. im scared when lin goes against westbrook but jackson and fisher dont scare me one bit lol

  3. saint1997 - May 3, 2013 at 6:36 PM

    Oh well – I always say if we get to see more Francisco Garcia it’s a win for the fans

  4. badintent - May 3, 2013 at 8:12 PM

    Bummer. Hope Parsons goes off huge on 3s. Same for Garcia. Buena Suerte, amigos

  5. atahualpaoxford - May 3, 2013 at 11:15 PM

    Good luck Carlos…
    And, hurry up on to the court…
    We’ll need you for the Qualifying Games in Caracas for the next World Cup…
    Let’s go Argentina..!!!

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