The Houston Rockets had a rather dismal start in the first two games in this season. They lost each match by 20 points. According to the New York Times, the team hasn’t lost three games in a row since 2010 and must pull themselves back together to prove their dominance.
The runner-up for the most valuable player last season, James Harden, could only manage to shoot 25.6 percent from the field and “was 3 for 22 from the 3-point line entering Sunday’s game against the Miami Heat.”
The Rockets must look to reassemble their team. On one side the Rockets will look to get back in form but on the other side the Oklahoma City Thunders will continue their prime form in the Tournament. With Kevin Durant and Russell Brooks still sitting in the dug out, Thunders will look to improve their record against the Rockets.
According to the official NBA reports “Durant has averaged 30.0 points while showing no effects from the foot problems that limited the 2014 MVP to 27 games last season.” After the Thunders’ win in their last match, Kevin said, “When we play like that, when everybody plays together like that, it makes it easy.”
Kevin McHalen later commented on his team’s performance. The NBA quoted him as saying, “We have not played well all pre-season. We have not played well in the first three games, no one feels sorry for us. We just have got to go out and find our rhythm and keep on playing.”
Rockets will have to improve their defense as well. Before their battle against Oklahoma City, Harden said, “You can’t have a stagnant offense and not get stops. That’s a sign of disaster, which happened in the second half.”
Oklahoma City Thunder vs Houston Rockets
Monday, November 2, 2015
8:00 PM ET – Toyota Center, Houston, TX
TV: NBATV,NBATV Canada,ROOT,FS Oklahoma HD
Radio: WWLS 98.1FM OKC,790 AM
Live Stream: Watch NBA