Houston Rockets making adjustments for Game 2 vs ThunderPosted by Inside Hoops
The Rockets went Game 1 going one-on-one, launching deep jumpers and getting run out of the gym. That, they said, will have to end in Game 2.
The one-on-one, iso style will have to make way for drives that lead to passes, and sometimes more passes.
The Rockets never made that adjustment in Game 1. They said they will for Game 2.
“If they switch out, we have to make them pay for that,” Rockets coach Kevin McHale said. “We have to get the ball inside. We have to move the ball and cut. To stand against (Ibaka), he’s long enough that he can play one-on-one, space you out and get a hand up. We took way too many contested jump shots off the dribble. That’s not how we want to play.
“We have some adjustments to make. The guys saw some things we did that was out of character for us. We’ll be way better tonight. I’m sure we’ll be better.”
– Reported by Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle