68+11+14!Eastern Europe collapsed the Rockets, Jalen Green played a disaster, and Su Qun's 6-word comments were too good
In an NBA game that ended today, the Rockets lost 115-121 to the Mavericks, the two teams played fiercely, the Rockets only trailed by 4 points in the first half, and successfully overtook in the third quarter, but Doncic and Irving took turns scoring in the final quarter, and the Rockets couldn't stand it on the defensive end, and finally lost the game. In terms of statistics, Shen Jing had 31 points, 9 rebounds, 6 assists and 3 turnovers, Dillon had 16 points, Smith had 16 points, 9 rebounds and 2 assists, Jalen Green had 12 points, 3 rebounds, 5 assists and 2 turnovers, VanVleet had 10 points, 4 rebounds and 12 assists, Eason had 11 points, 8 rebounds and 2 blocks, Aaron Holiday had 8 points, 4 rebounds and 4 assists, and Jeff Green had 6 points.
It's a pity that the Rockets still lost, looking at the whole court, the Rockets mainly exposed two problems, the first is that the defense is bad, Doncic has been scoring since the beginning, Udoka's defensive strategy is Dillon's single defense, but unfortunately the effect is not ideal, especially in the second quarter, Doncic made consecutive kills + retreat jumpers, and soon after, Doncic scored a three-pointer again, the Rockets couldn't prevent it at all, and the same was true in the last quarter. Statistically, the Rockets' defensive efficiency before this game was among the best in the league, but there is a premise here.
When encountering an average team, the Rockets can indeed show unlimited defensive switching ability and make it difficult for the opponent to score, but if there is a super scorer like Doncic on the opposite side, then the Rockets will appear very passive on the defensive end, not to mention that the Mavericks have two super scorers, it is no exaggeration to say that the Rockets lost because they were collapsed by Eastern Europe in the last quarter, and the two worked together to hit 68 + 11 + 14. The second reason for the loss, Jalen Green must be to blame, as the nominal leader and core of the Rockets, Green's performance was a disaster, 5 of 14 in the game, and he didn't score 1 point in the final quarter, and among the entire starters, only Green was actually digging holes.
We say what is Green's role, the answer is stable scoring ability, because he is the strongest player on the Rockets' offense, when Doncic and Irving took turns to score points in the final quarter, Green completely disappeared, and during a certain pause in the second quarter, Udoka couldn't help it, and talked to Green in person on the sidelines, but unfortunately Udoka's lesson did not work, Green was still sluggish in the second half, and after the whole game, Green gave us the feeling that the ball quotient was insufficient, lack of self-confidence, and playing indiscriminately when chasing points, and the Rockets could basically only rely on Shen Jing to chisel inside one by one in the final quarter, and no one on the outside could stand up, but Fan Green could stand up and score 2-3 goals, maybe the rocket won.
Since being selected by the Rockets, Green has been cultivated as a core, including Udoka, he once said that Green needs to step up at critical moments, unfortunately, Green has brought disappointment to the Rockets again and again, he has broken out, but there are many downturns in the whole game, one god, three ghosts, the most important thing for scorers is stability, referring to Durant, Green obviously can't do this. After the game, some fans also asked the commentator Su Qun how to evaluate Green's performance, and Mr. Su Qun also replied: "Those who have expectations for him are asking for trouble." ”
It can be seen that Mr. Su Qun also thinks that Green is overrated, "It's all self-inflicted," this short 6-word comment is too good. Before the start of the new season, the outside world also compared Green and Alexander, thinking that the two are similar, Green can refer to Alexander's style of play, but at present, the two are not comparable at all, Alexander is already the league's top scorer, and stable, rarely pull the hips, Alexander's average shooting rate per game this season is as high as 53.0%, while Green is only 41.0%, the gap is huge. To sum up, it is certain that if the Rockets continue to build a team around Green, then the ceiling will not be too high.
As a comparison, Shen Jing has proved himself many times this season, at critical moments, the Rockets only Shen Jing can score, playing quite tough, including the previous game against the Lakers, although the Rockets lost, but Shen Jing was not afraid in the face of the thick eyebrows in the last quarter, and dared to fight and stand up continuously to cut points, in other words, the Rockets reached the decisive moment, only Shen Jing can finish steadily, Green still lacks effective offensive means to fight hard, so the future of the Rockets still depends on Shen Jing, it is by no means Green who can't be supported, it is better to trade as soon as possible, it really doesn't work in the fourth quarter, don't let Green play, Udoka is a smart coach, I believe he will make a choice in the future。