Derrick Rose’s 33 Points Spoil Houston Rockets’ Homecoming

November 16th, 2010 by Sohum Misra Leave a reply »
Today’s recap is going to be a bit different. It’s going to be a combination of a recap and a soapbox speech of the state of refereeing in the NBA.

The Rockets ended up going down by three to the Bulls after a stellar performance from Derrick Rose. The match see-sawed the whole way, with each team alternating between good and bad as the game progressed from quarter to quarter. In the end, the Bulls were on the upswing when it mattered and managed to pull out the victory.

Derrick Rose was in prime shooting form today, connecting on four of his five attempted three pointers. If a guy like Rose, who is a career 24 percent three-point shooter, starts knocking it down from distance, teams are going to have a hard time controlling the Bulls defensively.

Of course, Rose’s fine shooting may simply be a reflection of the Rockets poor perimeter defense. It was certainly aided in large part by Lowry’s stubborn decision to go under every single pick-and-roll, even when his man was en fuego.

For the Rockets, Kevin Martin had a very poor game offensively, struggling from the field and padding his stats with garbage-time points a ...

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