Houston Rockets Review 2010: Rockets Drop To 0-4 After Second-Half Blues

November 4th, 2010 by Sohum Misra Leave a reply »
Okay, this is getting very frustrating. Today’s game was very winnable. In fact, we should have won this game. Once again, we made small incremental improvements in defense, but they just weren’t big enough. Turnovers were better at 12, but there were still a lot of unnecessary giveaways from the Rockets that led to CP3-led fast-breaks. It was a good team performance from the Hornets, with CP3 scoring 25, most of them in the fourth quarter to ice the game.

I mentioned the referees being impressive in their calling in the Nuggets game, letting the players play the game. Today was the complete opposite for me. There were a total of 48 fouls called today, including a couple of the ludicrous “complaining against the official” technical fouls. As a Rockets supporter, I obviously thought most of the calls were going against us. I mean, the Hornets did get to the line 42 times compared to just 18 free throw attempts from us. Unlike the other day against GSW, when the Golden State announcers were mocking the disparity in free throw shots, we did take the ball into the paint very consistently.

There were also some wacky foul cal ...

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