When you think of a successful basketball squad, one of the first things you think of should be efficiency. Game 2 of 82 what we learned: Houston Rockets edition.
Seeing most of the Rockets key pieces shoot 50% or above (outside of FVV’s 2/10 three-point performance) was very encouraging as their biggest struggles within the first game (outside of a quick third quater run) were being able to score multiple possessions in a row and creating that well-needed momentum to cut leads.
“He’s tall, thats about it,” was a quote from Dillon Brooks talking to the media leading up to this game referring to Victor Wembenyama. I don’t know what or how to feel about Dillon just yet. It’s great to have a DAWG, but can we win a game before shitting on a 19 year rookie?
Thank you Dillon for getting in Wemby’s face at the end of regulation and surely not waking anybody on that Spurs squad up!
Seeing Wemby look sporadic from three point land, yet dominating in the paint was a bit of a roller coaster ride in of itself as those lobs he was catching made it so hard not to smile and say “alright, you got us.”
Devin Vassell had a smooth 25 points and solid outings from Keldon Johnson, Jeremy Sochan, and Cedi Osman lead the Spurs to a 126-122 victory over our Houston Rockets.
0-2 leading in to our home opener against Chris Paul, Steph Curry and the new look Warriors isn’t something I’m necessarily looking forward to, but life goes on.
What we learned:
With Al-P can dunk the hell out of the ball and our young guys playing at the speed and efficiency we know they can play at, anything is possible.
With the leadership of FVV, DIllon Brooks, and other veterans, there is no reason this team should be losing overtime matchups against younger, more inexperienced squads, but that’s life.
Shoutouts to Boban and Dougie McBuckets for getting some points in and making this game much more fun though.
Shit happens. See you all Sunday night at the Toyota Center. Game 2 of 82 what we learned: Houston Rockets edition.