[Guide] The Rockets moved to Manila, Philippines for the second preseason game.
In the game, the Rockets defeated the Pacers 116-96 and achieved their first victory in the preseason.
Not long after the start of the game, Howard gave Paul George a cap. Immediately after the Pacers made a mistake in serving from the baseline, the Rockets seized the opportunity. Jones scored two points first, and then Beverly and Harden made three-pointers successively.
In the first preseason game, the Rockets scored 115 points and lost to the Pelicans by only one point. Rockets president Stern, who will step down in February next year, also came to the scene.
After that, Harden made another shot and scored. Warcraft singles hit his first goal of the game, and the Rockets started with a 12-lead.
This summer, how the Rockets develop offensive tactics around Howard is one of the themes of the team’s preseason drills. In the first preseason game, Howard scored 19 points and 9 rebounds. In this game, Parsons and Beverly, etc.
People also tried to pass the ball for Howard, especially No. 2 Beverly. Howard often praised that his potential was far from being fully released. The Rockets led 27-14 by 13 points.
Entering the timeout, Harden rubbed Howard’s shoulders for Howard in a slightly performative manner. The new move of Moden’s new combination is obviously what the Rockets owner and manager want to see. After the timeout, Jeremy Lin came off the bench, and the Pacers also
After a timeout, a counterattack was launched. Paul George hit two 3-pointers in a row, one in each of the two bottom corners. Watson hit another one in the same position. The Pacers narrowed the point difference to single digits.
The Pacers trailed by 7 points 24-31.
The former Rockets team Scola was traded to the Pacers by the Suns this summer. Soon after the second quarter, Scola grabbed an offensive rebound and assisted Watson. The latter hit a three-pointer, further narrowing the point difference.
Since then, Jeremy Lin and Brooks, who returned to the Rockets, continuously attacked the Pacers inside. At halftime, the Rockets led the Pacers 61-55.
In the second half, the Rockets accelerated their attack and gradually expanded their lead. The Rockets finally won 116-96.
Rockets starting lineup: Beverly, Harden, Parsons, Jones, Howard
Pacers starting lineup: Hill, Stephenson, George, West, Hibbert