Loyal Rockets fans unite in ‘Clutch City’


by Jeremy Desel / KHOU 11 News


Posted on May 1, 2014 at 6:58 PM

Updated Friday, May 2 at 10:48 AM

HOUSTON -- There is no lack of passion, at least in the building, but outside Toyota Center on the morning after a season saving win, this doesn’t seem like a city in the grip of playoff fever.

At least until you see Teresa Baskin.

"They always my Rockets,” said Baskin.

She is moving a little slow because she gave her all at the game for her team late Wednesday night and she is ready to stay up late again on Friday night.

“They gonna get it cause I know,” said Baskin.

She is not alone.

Pete Moreno has enough faith to come down to the Toyota Center and wait in line hoping to get tickets if there is a game seven.

”They are not on sale yet, but I will be back again when they are ready,” said Moreno.

They won’t be unless the Rockets pull out a win in Portland Friday.

“I know they can do it," said Moreno. "They will go to Portland Friday and beat them, come back Sunday and close it out."

He is confident and says history is on our side.

There are plenty of similarities to the last team that won having been down 3-1 -- the 1995 Champion Rockets.

“They don’t give up and they fight through adversity," said Moreno. "They’ll do it again,”

The next stop is Portland where they call it ‘Rip City,’ but it's time to turn it clutch.