The Houston Rockets endured a crushing defeat against the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday. They fought hard in this game but were ultimately left behind by the superior individual brilliance of Kyrie and co. It was evident from the faces of the players that this loss was particularly disheartening for them as a team.
After leading the game for the entirety of three quarters, the Rockets took their foot off the pedal in the fourth quarter. This proved costly as the Nets then rallied past them with a few strokes of brilliance. Former player James Harden also played against them but sat the fourth quarter out owing to injury concerns.
In the post-game press conference, Christian Wood was particularly disappointed with his performance in the game. He said, “In the fourth quarter we kind of get stagnant. If I want to be the franchise guy, which I know I can be, I have to lead my team in the fourth. I have to be better. “
He continued, “Whether it’s commanding the ball or being better on the defensive end, I felt like I played terrible. I feel like this loss is on me. So I take that one and I’ll be better next game.”
Houston Rockets out of playoffs race?
This game finished with Christian Wood having 14 points to his name. He also racked up eight rebounds in the process. He was the lone player on the Rockets side who could score for large parts of the fourth quarter.
Final from Brooklyn. pic.twitter.com/5dvtSkpC9F
— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) April 1, 2021
The Houston Rockets are currently down in the doldrums. They lie 14th in the Western Conference standings at the moment and the chances of their qualification look virtually non-existent. However, stranger things have happened in the world of basketball so they should not count themselves out.
If coach Stephen Silas and his men can come up with a miraculous turnaround in the business end of the season. Then the qualification path for the Houston Rockets will become a story for the ages.
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