“Rockets” hat suits them very well

The author of a disastrous third quarter, losing 43-26, Houston suffered its 9th straight loss against Sacramento (139-114)! It’s also the 14th in 15 games!

Domantas Sabonis, who faced the persistence of the NBA, had a triple-double in the opener: 19 points, 15 rebounds and 16 assists. Sacramento, as a whole, enjoyed sloppy defense, shooting 20/40 from 3-point range, including 55%.

“It’s a good team, they’re really good” Stephen accepts Silas. ” Sabonis attacked us and obviously he was a tough player for us to defend. When we played him 1v1, he scored. When we doubled him, he passed up 3-point shooters and that was a big part of the problem. As a result, when you can’t take a player with two players or play 1v1, it becomes very complicated and then obviously their shooters were hot. As for adjustments, it’s difficult when the best player can’t defend. »

Simple, even simplistic analysis that proves a single player’s talent can disrupt the 3rd-worst defense in the NBA (116.6 points per 100 possessions).

A group exceeded in all areas

It’s clear that Houston’s main problem since the beginning of the season has been on defense, but it goes beyond not being able to defend against the best opposing players. The effort, especially in transition, is not regular, and we saw Domantas Sabonis cross the court without slowing down after a rebound.

The result: easy baskets or successful transitions for shooters. Malik Monk’s three consecutive 3-pointers in transition are proof of that.

Generally, when our offense is bad and we make bad shots, it leads to baskets in transition for them. That’s what keeps us behind in the score, and it happens over and over again Jabari Smith Jr. he explained. They go and it’s hard to recover. The priority for the second part of the season will be to play full matches together and correctly. Ups and downs, regardless of the opponent’s streak. »

What the young Rockets have lacked is consistency in effort, and they fizzled five minutes into the middle of the 3rd quarter. A period in which Sabonis will participate in 23 points in a row!

When there is a challenge, and I told the group this, we have to react together “The head coach of the Rockets insists. ” In all areas: defense, mutual aid, trust, playing for each other. Attacking, moving the ball around and confidence in attack. It is simply a matter of mutual trust he added.

When we see them play, we wonder if the players trust each other and their coaches…

Shots It bounces
Players GM Minimum Shots 3 points LF Turn off Def Early p.d bp Int CT party Points
Jalen Green 41 34.5 40.4 31.9 79.1 0.6 3.8 4.4 3.6 2.9 0.8 0.2 1.7 21.3
Kevin Porter, Jr. 40 34.0 43.7 34.6 76.6 1.4 4.1 5.5 5.6 3.6 1.3 0.4 2.7 19.2
Alperen Sengun 37 26.7 54.9 20.0 78.1 3.3 5.4 8.6 2.8 2.1 0.7 0.9 3.4 14.5
Eric Gordon 35 29.7 42.3 36.2 83.1 0.3 1.7 1.9 2.4 1.6 0.5 0.3 0.8 11.7
Jabari Smith, Jr. 40 29.8 38.3 31.7 81.2 1.2 5.9 7.1 0.9 1.4 0.6 0.9 3.1 11.7
KJ Martin 41 24.0 55.8 32.5 63.2 1.3 3.5 4.8 1.4 1.1 0.4 0.3 1.6 10.7
Tari Eason 41 18.8 42.3 36.9 79.7 1.9 3.4 5.3 0.9 1.0 1.1 0.5 2.1 7.9
Jae’sean Tate 6 20.7 43.6 36.4 75.0 2.0 2.0 4.0 3.5 1.5 1.3 0.2 3.5 6.8
Garrison Mathews 34 12.8 35.5 35.7 93.9 0.2 1.0 1.2 0.6 0.3 0.5 0.1 1.3 4.6
Bruno Fernando 22 11.2 55.4 0.0 62.1 1.4 2.1 3.5 1.0 0.5 0.2 0.7 2.1 3.6
Daishen Nix 33 13.7 36.2 33.8 69.6 0.3 1.2 1.6 2.5 1.3 0.7 0.1 0.8 3.5
Usman Garuba 39 14.2 52.1 40.9 55.9 1.9 3.0 4.8 1.0 0.7 0.7 0.5 1.8 3.3
Tyty Washington, Jr. 12 10.7 34.8 14.3 50.0 0.1 1.3 1.3 1.3 0.3 0.4 0.0 1.2 3.2
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 13 4.2 73.7 0.0 83.3 0.5 0.8 1.3 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.2 2.9
Josh Christopher 23 6.4 40.7 17.6 75.0 0.2 0.7 1.0 0.6 0.5 0.2 0.0 0.7 2.5

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