Your Houston Rockets have won a game.
Not only that, but they performed in the clutch too. Woah. This team looked more than competent last night. Game 4 of 82 what we learned: Houston Rockets edition.
Let’s start here.
The fact that nobody on the Rockets starting lineup shot under 40 percent, or had under 17 points really showed how coherent the squad looked last night. Freddy was getting to his spots in transition, spotting up well, and playing great defense.
From a defensive standpoint, giving up 119 isn’t a good look, but hold on. This game was up and down the floor the entire way.
Transition slams, deep threes, Sengun post-ups in the midst of chaos, give me all that shit. I loved every second of it.
Lamelo Ball lead a quick comeback attempt in the fourth scoring 8 quick points, but had an overall quiet night outside of that. P.J. Washington Jr. and Terry Rozier seemed to be the only Hornets who we couldn’t get a read on as points came in a hurry from them from all parts of the floor.
What really made my night was how happy the bench was. Seeing the game in person and looking at the bench on shots made by teammates and during timeouts, the energy they had felt unmatched. Ime Udoka must capitalize on these kinds of moments and make this young squad understand this is what they do it for.
What we learned:
Jalen Green, if consistently confident, can be one of the greater guards in the league.
Fred VanVleet taking over the point guard role correctly for the first time this season tends to space the floor so much better. He gets to move off the ball and take catch and shoot shots with no hesitation.
JABARI BREAKOUT GAME!! WOOOOOOO!! Is he finally a gamer this season? Only time will tell.
Every night should be Filipino Heritage Night from here on out. The environment at Toyota Center was popping from the tip-off to the buzzer. Game 4 of 82 what we learned: Houston Rockets edition.
Your (not winless anymore) Houston Rockets will take on Cypress legend De’Aaron Fox and the Sacramento Kings this Saturday.