The Houston Rockets have been the Jekyll and Hyde opponent this season in the NBA and proved it once again in their loss this evening.
Following 2 exhibitions showcasing the best and worst of the Rockets against the San Antonio Spurs and the New Orleans Pelicans no one quite knew what to expect when they hosted the Atlanta Hawks. After head coach J.B. Bickerstaff’s comments regarding players priorities and disrespect for the game tonight’s match was much anticipated game to see how the team would respond.
The Rockets started the game burning hot and by halftime they registered 70% from the three-point line and a NBA season high 71 points. Despite that the Hawks managed to get back in the game in the second half (what’s new?) due to sloppy ugly basketball by the Rockets.
In the end Mike Budenholzer’s hack-a strategy, referees bad calls, Hawks offensive rebounds and Rockets carelessness for the ball were Houston’s demise as an undersized Corey Brewer idly tried to stop Al Horford on the post on the most important possession of the game.
And the Rockets are once again below .500.
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