Why The Rockets’ Failure to Launch Won’t Lead to a Course Correction

James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets reacts in the second quarter of Game Seven of the Western Conference Finals of the 2018 NBA Playoffs at Toyota Center against the Golden State Warriors on May 28, 2018 in Houston.Last season, James Harden summed up the Rockets’ playing style simply: “We’re going to get shots,” he said. “We’re going to play our game no matter who we play.” Monday night, the Rockets got their shots. They played their game. And it cost them a trip to the NBA finals when the Golden State Warriors bested them 101-92. The stat plaguing Houston after the game seven loss is 0 for 27. That’s the number of three-pointers the Rockets missed in a row, including an 0-14 three-point shooting performance in the third quarter that erased their eleven-point halftime lead. They went 7-44 in total from beyond the arc (making only one the entire second half), easily their worst shooting performance of the season. Before game seven’s…View Original Post

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