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Towering Dream In Rocket Country
Jack McCallum
February 10, 1986
With a skyscraping duo, Houston hopes to crack the Big Three
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February 10, 1986

Towering Dream In Rocket Country

With a skyscraping duo, Houston hopes to crack the Big Three

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Olajuwon is putting a higher arc on his J this season. He spends a lot of time at practice tossing up sky-high bombs because he "likes the sound of it coming right down in the net." Olajuwon calls this technique "putting it to the moon."

But don't get the idea that Olajuwon, who turned 23 last month, has totally taken over the Rockets. "This is a Twin Towers team," says sixth man Robert Reid. "Can't say Ralph without Dream, can't say Dream without Ralph."

Says the veteran Lucas, "I'm on a mission to lead this team past the Lakers. We can do it." That would really be putting it to the moon.

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