The Houston Rockets are in dire straits at the moment. The team slumped to their second straight loss on Wednesday night against the Brooklyn Nets.
The reason for these losses has mostly been a lack of proper focus and many defensive frailties which were on display again. However, as last night’s game proved, even lady luck is not their side in this season.
The Rockets led the high-flying Nets for the entirety of the first three quarters before enduring a crushing defeat at their hands. It was evident from the efforts they put in that the Rockets were throwing the kitchen sink right from the get-go. However, in the end, the individual brilliance of Kyrie Irving and Joe Harris took the game away from them.
Coach Stephen Silas took questions from the reporters in the post-game press conferences. He reiterated the fact that the team should not have slowed down until the final buzzer. Nevertheless, he tried to take some positives out of this defeat.
He said, “Obviously we haven’t won a lot of games this season. Coming down the stretch of this game we really battled hard. We really have to go through these experiences in order for us to grow. ”
He continued, “We have a lot of young players in this team who need to learn from their mistakes. You look at Christian [Wood] or Harrison Brown, these guys are younger than your average NBA players. They really need to go through these kinds of things before they can make it.”
Were the Houston Rockets entirely dependent on James Harden?
Speculations made by critics at the start of the season are now being proven right. People predicted this condition of the Rockets after James Harden left for the Nets. However, some supporters were of the opinion that they will be able to do well in the season.
The Houston Rockets languish at the 14th spot in the Western Conference standings. At the moment, their chances of qualification look very slim. On the other hand, the Brooklyn Nets leapfrogged the Philadelphia 76ers to take the top spot in the Eastern Conference with this win.
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