Despite losses, Stephen Silas wants to hold back Rockets progress

Despite losses, Stephen Silas wants to hold back Rockets progress

Thursday, the Rockets lived their last training, before playing the last two games of their season in Toronto, then against Atlanta. So it’s time to take stock for Stephen Silas.

Statistically, and regardless of the results to come, the season has obviously not been good, with only 20 wins for 60 losses. No team is doing worse this season, even if Orlando is getting closer (21-60). On the other hand, when we remember that the Rockets won 17 games out of 72 last season, then this percentage of victories (25) remains a little better than that of last season (23).

“We had ups and downs”notes Stephen Silas for the Houston Chronicle. “We have achieved certain objectives, others have not. We had to improve as the season went on and I really think that’s the case. We wanted to give our young people opportunities to do better, to experience complicated times, to bond together. At field level, we are slowly starting to find solutions, but there are things that we haven’t resolved. »

Jae’Sean Tate obviously agrees with his coach. “Our goal was to try to improve”, insists the winger. ” Even if in terms of wins and losses, we are not where we would like to be, I have the feeling that everyone is better. »

“Loss hurts”

Inevitably, when one displays such a balance sheet, the problems are numerous. But what really weighed down Houston was its defense. Until recent weeks, where progress has been visible, the gaps and concerns were enormous.

“We will have to do better in defense”confirms the coach. “I’m thinking about our pick-and-roll defense, our ability to cause loose balls, to be more aggressive, rather than learning the basics of NBA defense. So yes, we have the basics, now we have to take it to the next level and build on it. »

Because in attack, with Jalen Green who has been showing a remarkable level for a few days, plus his duet with Kevin Porter Jr., but also the presence of Chrisitian Wood or the great promises of Alperen Sengun, this Texan formation has an interesting face for the future.

“Jalen scores a lot, Porter Jr. plays well”explains Stephen Silas, who does not forget that these accumulated points have not been translated into successes. “These performances will eventually lead to victory. You have to start somewhere and they start well. »

In the meantime, on a daily basis, we have to deal with defeats. In two seasons on the Houston bench, Stephen Silas has already collected 115 in 157 matches.

“Tying progress to victories is a natural thing for coaches. From this point of view, the year has been tough. There were times when we were good and I was happy with our level. Then, at other times, I was not happy. Defeats, as I am a coach, I do not take it well. Losses hurt. »

Shots Bounces
Players GM Minimum Shots 3 points LF Off Def Early pd bp Int CT party Points
Christian Wood 68 30.8 50.1 39.0 62.3 1.6 8.5 10.1 2.3 1.9 0.8 1.0 2.5 17.9
Jalen Green 65 31.7 42.4 34.5 80.1 0.5 2.9 3.4 2.6 2.0 0.7 0.3 1.6 17.0
Kevin Porter, Jr. 59 31.0 41.1 37.0 62.9 0.7 3.5 4.2 6.2 3.2 1.1 0.4 2.6 15.1
Eric Gordon 57 29.3 47.5 41.2 77.8 0.3 1.7 2.0 2.7 1.9 0.5 0.3 1.1 13.4
Jae’sean Tate 76 26.3 49.9 30.8 70.9 1.7 3.7 5.4 2.9 1.8 0.9 0.5 3.7 11.9
Dennis Schroder 15 27.0 39.3 32.8 87.2 0.4 2.9 3.3 5.9 2.6 0.8 0.2 2.5 10.9
Garrison Mathews 63 26.3 39.5 35.5 79.7 0.5 2.3 2.8 1.0 0.6 0.9 0.3 2.6 10.0
Alperen Sengun 70 20.3 47.5 25.7 70.7 2.0 3.5 5.5 2.5 2.0 0.8 1.0 2.9 9.5
Kj Martin 77 21.0 53.5 36.2 63.3 1.0 2.8 3.8 1.3 0.8 0.4 0.5 1.4 8.8
Daniel Theis 26 22.5 46.9 29.1 67.5 1.2 3.8 5.0 0.8 1.2 0.4 0.7 2.4 8.4
Josh Christopher 72 17.8 44.2 29.7 74.3 0.7 1.8 2.5 2.0 1.5 0.9 0.2 1.2 7.8
Bruno Fernando 10 9.4 70.7 0.0 57.9 1.1 2.9 4.0 0.3 0.9 0.1 0.8 1.8 6.9
Armoni Brooks 41 16.8 34.7 30.0 84.2 0.3 1.7 2.0 1.2 0.6 0.5 0.2 1.5 6.2
Dj Augustine 34 15.0 40.4 40.6 86.8 0.2 1.0 1.2 2.2 1.3 0.3 0.0 0.5 5.4
David Nwaba 45 13.2 48.3 31.2 71.6 0.9 2.4 3.3 0.8 0.5 0.6 0.4 1.2 5.1
Daniel House 16 14.5 33.8 29.4 89.5 0.2 2.4 2.7 1.2 1.1 0.3 0.3 1.0 4.8
Trevelin Queen 10 7.4 45.5 37.5 100.0 0.7 0.9 1.6 0.4 0.7 0.5 0.1 0.6 4.3
Daishen Nix 23 10.8 39.4 26.9 50.0 0.3 1.1 1.3 1.7 1.0 0.7 0.0 0.9 3.2
Usman Garuba 22 9.6 42.5 23.5 71.4 0.9 2.4 3.3 0.6 0.3 0.4 0.5 1.0 2.0

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