Rockets shot 37% tonight. Ummm that's pretty good defense to me they shot the ball over 100 times. The rebounding was a problem not the defense itself.
Pau for MVP....
Bernie > Pringles > Potato Head
trade Pau Gasol now for being injured and for not playing tonight. ASAP.
I dont know, other than the last 5 minutes or so, we looked much more fluid without Pau
Amnesty the refs. Amnesty the houston rockets cheerleaders for not providing quality entertainment for the fans. Amnesty,,, uh..... hmmm..... Amnesty somefriggin body I want answers.
Trade Dwight before he leaves this mess
B) He no longer has a wingman who can knock down free throws, so passing the ball in crunch time puts his team at a disadvantage. Heck, he wasn't even getting a chance to make that choice, since the other team was VOLUNTEERING to foul.
I still think Kobe should take the most shots and take the big shots...he just should not be the one creating offense most of the time. Offense should go start with Howard/Gasol/Nash.
Or, if you prefer, their 3rd best rebounder was sitting on the bench. Their 2nd-best rebounder played 14 minutes.
A word to the wise: Phil Jackson understood this. Championships are won in the paint. 3-point shooting should be a complement to that, and a complement only. 1-in-4-out seldom wins championships. (Only Hakeem's Rockets).
I know fans like 3-point shooting, and it makes sense. The ABA guys wanted it to be basketball's version of a homerun, and chick's dig the long ball. However, "stretch 4s" like Jamison and Anderson are never going to be as valuable to a championship team as players like Gasol and Hill.
I'm pro-D'Antoni, but I'm disappointed in his inability to adapt his strategy to his personnel. I'm not going to write him off, though.