Double whammy for Stephen Silas: bloodshed (in the match) and rant (after)

It is only the second time in his career that he has been ejected from the game, but Stephen Silas he had already seen too much…

The Texans coach, who was ejected with six seconds (!) left in the first quarter after two fouls, didn’t appreciate his team’s amorphous start and quickly fell back to -19 after a 19-2 outscoring of the Pelicans. period.

Needless to say, Houston gave the Pels a stick to beat and outscored the Pels 9-1 from the start, leading to a 45-point first quarter, a sad record for the Rockets this season…

“I don’t know what it was, but it was clearly a reaction”Stephen Silas explained in the Houston Chronicle after he was fired. “We should have played better than that. Tomorrow we will have a new opportunity to correct our mistakes. But we cannot start such a match! This is unacceptable no matter how old we are. No, this is not possible! »

Without Brandon Ingram or Zion Williamson, New Orleans had no trouble scoring, penetrating the Rockets’ unresponsive defense like butter.

“As the leader and the leader of my team, I have to make sure we’re ready and start the game right and I didn’t do that.” Kevin Porter Jr. “It’s my fault! Our energy wasn’t right from the beginning. I didn’t come back with the right energy. It’s good that the “second division” brought us strength. John Lucas gave us a little boost after the quick dismissal of head coach Silas. »

Rockets are still less of a concern

Frustrated by a few subtle whistles (in this case four, like the number of fingers he held up in the official Jason Goldenberg direction before being kicked out), Stephen Silas at least showed he’d protect his flock in any situation.

“It shows how involved and passionate he is,” Jabari Smith Jr. adds. “We were hoping it would ignite a spark, but they didn’t slow it down. We started the match very slowly. We knew that. We have to prepare better than that for every game, no matter who plays, who is injured. »

The worst in history and we can understand his fury, despite Stephen Silas warning his players before the match! CJ McCollum will need to be slowed down… soon to be the author of the first quarter with 12 points.

“They played physical and played with momentum. They were involved in the rebound, ready to fight. And I was disappointed with how we started the match. We knew CJ McCollum was going to be really aggressive early in the game. But what bothered us was their physical size. I told the guys before the game: They won three games in a row without Zion and Ingram. They share the ball well and use it to play with other kids who play very well. We were not ready for it. This was disappointing! »

Shots It bounces
Players GM Minimum Shots 3 points LF Turn off Def Early p.d bp Int CT party Points
Jalen Green 37 34.4 41.4 32.7 78.4 0.6 3.8 4.4 3.6 2.9 0.8 0.2 1.6 21.4
Kevin Porter, Jr. 36 34.5 43.8 33.6 77.3 1.4 4.2 5.6 5.8 3.7 1.4 0.4 2.8 19.5
Alperen Sengun 33 26.4 55.5 20.0 79.2 3.2 5.4 8.6 2.6 2.1 0.6 0.9 3.3 14.4
Jabari Smith, Jr. 36 30.0 38.9 33.3 82.2 1.3 5.7 6.9 0.9 1.3 0.5 1.0 3.1 12.1
Eric Gordon 31 29.7 41.5 35.6 81.8 0.3 1.8 2.0 2.4 1.8 0.6 0.4 0.8 11.5
KJ Martin 37 24.0 54.3 30.3 66.7 1.4 3.5 4.9 1.4 1.2 0.4 0.3 1.7 10.4
Jae’sean Tate 3 22.7 50.0 40.0 75.0 2.7 1.7 4.3 3.3 1.7 1.0 0.0 5.0 8.3
Tari Eason 37 18.9 42.6 37.2 82.5 2.1 3.4 5.4 0.8 1.0 1.1 0.5 2.2 8.3
Garrison Mathews 30 13.1 35.0 33.7 93.9 0.2 1.0 1.2 0.5 0.3 0.6 0.1 1.3 4.5
Bruno Fernando 20 11.2 55.8 0.0 61.5 1.5 2.2 3.6 0.9 0.6 0.3 0.7 2.2 3.7
Daishen Nix 31 14.4 35.6 32.9 69.6 0.4 1.3 1.6 2.5 1.4 0.7 0.1 0.9 3.6
Tyty Washington, Jr. 11 10.5 36.4 15.0 50.0 0.1 1.3 1.4 1.4 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.9 3.5
Usman Garuba 35 14.7 51.1 42.9 54.5 2.0 3.1 5.1 1.0 0.7 0.8 0.6 1.7 3.4
Trevor Hudgins 1 3.8 100.0 100.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 3.0
Boban Marjanovic 12 4.2 70.6 0.0 81.8 0.4 0.9 1.3 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.2 2.8
Josh Christopher 21 6.7 40.7 20.0 75.0 0.2 0.8 1.0 0.6 0.6 0.2 0.0 0.7 2.5

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