Every run has to end.
It’s tragic it had to happen this way.
The Rockets held the Clippers under the league average in points and due to some silliness from the officiating crew throughout the game, this game slipped from our hands in plenty of ways, but none more important than a James Harden dagger four-point play. Game 10 of 82 what we learned: Houston Rockets edition.
Is this how other teams felt for nearly ten years? I get it now.
Clearly James Harden isn’t the same killer he used to be, but after all of these trades and the discourse over the past three years, you’d think he wouldn’t be put in this clutch kind of position, let alone hit the shot.
Life goes on though. Hell of a shot James.
There were plenty of positives to get excited about, regardless of the loss.
Fred VanVleet seemed to find his spots much easier last night and shot 50% from the field while playing a whole 41 minutes.
Alperen Sengun is cementing his early season all-star status by continuing to be the most consistent Rocket on the floor at all times. Those big man poster-dunks never seem to get old either.
We are one more game closer to seeing a much needed, healthy Amen Thompson.
Coach Ime Udoka provided an update on Amen’s injury earlier this week saying “He seemed to be walking better after three or four days. Obviously, you have to be happy that he is walking without the booth. He has been doing his rehab. It’s about being patient, and we can take it from there.”
It’s time to see Mr. Upside work out all the kinks in his rookie season.
One of the more important parts of these games, win or lose seems to be Dillon Brook’s defense. There is just something so poetic about seeing him play consistent defense on stars. He is continuously holding his own and keeping players out of possessions, and I just think that is absolutely beautiful.
You can’t win them all, but damn, six in a row was a very fun run.
The 6-4 Rockets will take on the 7-6 Lakers at Staples Center on Sunday Night.
Will we see a repeat of Jalen Green showing out under the LA lights? Who’s to tell. All I know is I can’t wait to see what happens.
See y’all then. Game 10 of 82 what we learned: Houston Rockets edition.