[Guide] In the game against the Mavericks, the Mo-A team made their debut. Although the result seems to be OK, it can be seen from the scene
The experiment was not successful.
On October 22, , the Houston Rockets played against the Dallas Mavericks at home and finally won 100-95.
In this game, the long-awaited Mo-A team made its debut. In the end, the two teamed up to score 19 points and 26 rebounds. In terms of rebound protection, it is still remarkable, but in terms of offensive scoring, it really doesn’t count.
From the moment Howard switched to the Rockets in the summer, the coexistence of Howard and Asik has become a topic of everyone’s thinking, and the Rockets coach is very confident that the two will have a chemical reaction. Today’s game unveiled the pair of twin towers
First of all, in terms of offense, the twin towers stand on both sides of the penalty area, but we can see from the passing that almost all the inside passes are given to Howard, and Asik is more like setting up or grabbing 2 offensive rebounds.
This can’t be entirely blamed on his teammates’ lack of strength. It can only be said that Howard is more capable of turning his teammates’ passes into points, while Asik can only turn them into mistakes.
There was such a scene in the first half, Parsons broke through the penalty area and passed the ball to Asik, but because of Asik’s slow speed, he could only be rewarded with a big hat in the end.
After halftime, Howard scored 13 points on 5 of 10 shots, but Asik got nothing.
Then there is the defensive aspect. In McHale’s tactics, Asik guards the inside, and Howard mentions near the 3-point line.
It can be seen from the effect that Howard’s perimeter defense is indeed no problem as he said. During the time when the Twin Towers were on the court, the Mavericks made 2 of 7 three-pointers.
But the inside line became weak. Without Howard’s guard, the Rockets’ inside line was completely blown by the opponent’s center Dalembert. In the first half, they scored 5 of 9 and scored 13 points.
Maybe everyone will say that it is too early to draw conclusions, but judging from what has happened, Asik really can’t match up with Howard, especially in offense, Asik is almost just running back and forth.
We only hope it’s because this is Asik’s first game back, and he hasn’t adapted to the rhythm yet, and we look forward to getting better and better in the days to come.