NBA Regular Season 2013-2014, Game 3:
Never forget: Scottie Pippen was a Rockettes player long enough to get a contract, then split
Houston is a good team with high aspirations. We're a team still looking for a win.
|Utah Jazz (0-2)
||Houston Rockets (2-0)
|Value||NBA Rank||Value||NBA Rank||Value|
|Strength||Offensive Reb||Offensive Reb|
|Gets to the line||Gets to the line|
|Three point shooting|
|Weakness||Turn Overs||Turn Overs|
|Free Throw making||Dwight is a jerk|
|Three point making||Air pollution|
There's a lot to like if you a Houston, and in addition to their success so far with their Top 10 offense and Top 10 defense, they have a number of starts who help make the refs make the call. That always helps, no matter if you are at home or on the road.
|Utah Jazz||Houston Rockets|
|John Lucas III||6.5||3.0||0.5||PG||Jeremy Lin||14.0||3.0||1.5|
|Gordon Hayward||15.0||6.5||7.0||SG||James Harden||27.5||4.0||3.5|
|Richard Jefferson||8.5||1.0||3.5||SF||Chandler Parsons||9.5||2.5||6.0|
|Derrick Favors||14.5||4.5||13.0||PF||Omer Asik||5.0||0.0||13.0|
|Enes Kanter||17.0||1.0||11.0||C||Dwight Howard||15.0||1.0||21.0|
|Alec Burks||19.5||3.5||4.0||6||Francisco Garcia||13.5||1.5||2.0|
|Jamaal Tinsley||2.0||3.0||1.5||7||Aaron Brooks||6.5||1.5||1.0|
|Mike Harris||6.5||0.0||3.0||8||Omri Casspi||8.0||2.0||3.0|
|Rudy Gobert||1.5||0.0||3.5||9||Terrence Jones||3.0||0.0||1.0|
NOTE: The Utah Jazz just announced that Jamaal Tinsley will get the start tonight at point guard.
Yes, there are some injuries early, particularly to Patrick Beverley (HOU PG starter), and to the Jazz five rotation guys in Trey Burke (PG Starter), Brandon Rush, Marvin Williams, Jeremy Evans, and Andris Biedrins. Still, the Rockets are top heavy so we expect them to go with their stars early and often.
It's interesting that our top scorer so far in all of 2 games is the guy many media members is convinced shouldn't even be in the NBA. Funny.
One last thing:
We really need a point guard.