Jarrett Jack: The Houston always talk about how James Harden is Superman, a powerful human locomotive you want to get out of the way of. Well, watch out for JJ as well as he can really force himself towards the hoop. Maybe Houston will be lucky and Jack will be called for a lot of charges. But don’t rely on it unless they are making that call.
David Lee: Although Asik is higher on the list for rebounds than Lee, there should still be caution for Asik. Being in the top ten, Lee will not make rebounds easy to obtain. Patrick Patterson should know his game well as they shoot around the same range.
Thinking about how both Lee and Lin used to be on the New York Knicks, I always pondered what would happened if they played together. Because Lin did not get voted in, we did not get to see that happen. At least we get to see the two compete against each other!
Fans of boards should be in for a real treat. That is, of course unless if Houston or Golden State gets all their shots in.
February 12, 2012; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) prepares to play defense against the Houston Rockets in the third quarter at ORACLE Arena. The Warriors defeated the Rockets 106-97. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports
Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson: Guard them. (No pun attended) And if the rest of the rest of their team is not shooting well, guard them well! They are what decimate teams like the LA Clippers and Oklahoma City Thunder. Their scoring. Their assists.
And essentially it was a lot of the basics that got Curry the easy points against those Big 4 teams. All Oklahoma City and Los Angeles did to lose against Curry and the Golden State Warriors was leave him open. So criticize Jeremy Lin all you want, he does not leave that forget that basic defense 101.
Communicate properly and do not allow mismatches.
Even though Houston is the second top scoring team in the league, be careful. This team can score a lot too. Not as consistently as Houston, but then again, how consistent is Houston?