Rockets seek to change first-half trend
The Rockets’ slow starts, especially defensively, have forced them to try to come back in nearly every game, but most noticeably in their losses, Thursday’s to the Lakers and Monday’s to the Clippers, their opponent Saturday night. The Rockets have trailed at the end of the first quarter in five of six games and at halftime in four of six games.
“We have to make up a better mind to come out with a better effort,” Rockets center Dwight Howard said. “It’s not on anybody else or what other teams are running. It’s how we come out, how we approach the first minutes of the game. We just have to do a better job of that.”
-- Houston Chronicle blog