No Yao, no problem: Rockets lead by 29 after three quarters. And it really hasn't been that close. Is the series "over" because Yao Ming is hurt? Uh, no.
* Final: Houston 99, Lakers 87. Times columnist Bill Plaschke on Twitter: "Ok I'm making plans to come back to houston for thursdays game 6. How frustrating. How silly. I thought lakers better than this."