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Going forward, how to counter this defense

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by BigMaloe, Mar 26, 2019.

  1. BigMaloe

    BigMaloe Contributing Member

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    Going forward, I imagine we are going to see a lot of this hard shade to the left, with the illegal free safety defensive 3-6 second big in the restricted area style defense.

    So how can we go about countering this going forward outside of the refs calling it better?

    Things we did well,
    • The floater was surely working well and still remains a solid counter going forward.
    • Shooting open 3s. Making our shots going forward would very much help counter.
    Things we could add,
    • Off ball screens for harden to catch so he can get off a decent look from 3 or attack a rotating defender.
    • Set a screen to go right but crab dribble back to the 3pt line and quickly initiate the stepback attack while defender is out of position.
    • Small ball 5 out. Cant camp in the paint when everyone is on the outer line.
    What's some of your suggestions?

    I know I will hear a lot of "mid-range" but we did a fair amount of that tonight and we seen how horrid that looked.

    What are some plays, actions, sets or ideas you think we can incorporate going forward to attack this very solid defensive strategy?

    @heypartner I imagine you could have some good insight on this. Maybe the guard post up of harden and cp3 working inside out, that we have seen before, could be effective?
     
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  2. valorita

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    Play harder, clap clap
     
  3. Mr. Space City

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    Make wide open corner 3’s would be a start.
     
  4. Rockets4lf

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    Make open 3s? It cant be that hard right? Imagine if we had Klay Thompson with those open 3s, this game would be over already.
     
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    I don't know, ask our coach.
     
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    Klay get score more Than Kareem if he got thesen shots
     
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    See this is a better thread, we didnt need zboy's thread at all.
     
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    Ahem


    Well let's see. Sit Capela's butt down. Bring in Bruno, or Qi, or Harty to play 4/5 with PJ and run pick- and- pop and light up some open 3's......

    Doh.........!!!!
     
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    Hit shots lol
     
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    Keep shooting the floater and tucker not airballing might help
     
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  11. BigMaloe

    BigMaloe Contributing Member

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    At no point do I think capela was a problem. He played well.

    But that's something I forgot to add to the OP, which is the 5 out. Thanks for the reminder and the suggestion. Editing OP now.
     
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    guys we shot the ball poorly thats how you beat that defense make shots and play with more energy and is it me or was Gordon trash tonight
     
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    most important thing by far is hitting those wide open threes...the Bucks are conceding the 3 point shot in order to pack the paint

    the Bucks allow the most 3 point attempts in the NBA at 35.2 a game

    the Rockets were making their threes in the 1st half and were on pace to drop 60+ points on this defense in the 1st half if they didn’t have at least 4 absolutely inexcusable, dumbass turnovers

    the 2nd half was a NSFW brickfest

    I need to see what changed for Harden this game, because the Bucks did this same hard shading of his left hand when we played them earlier, but he still dropped 42 and got off 16 3 point attempts...in this game, he was struggling and only managed to get off 9 with all of them except for the one he had to open the 2nd half being bad attempts
     
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    They.are.better.than.us.

    #alsorans
     
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    He was not Trash tonight he was the Trash DUMP TONIGHT
     
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    No Way they just played better because they wanted respect and Rox don't respect them that's why we lost
     
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    /thread.
     
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    So, we need to maybe acquire players that are good at shooting threes. Interesting. Very interesting.
     
  20. BigMaloe

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    Specifically harden, I think it was not calling contact on drives. The refs were not calling fouls tonight on either side.

    To make matters worse, they never issued a 3 second.

    This forced harden to drive into a tower under the rim with a trailing defender everytime.

    The refs allowed the bucks to completely erase Hardens 2 biggest areas of attack. The 3 and the rim. If there gameplan was to allow harden to drive, harden would have thrived if the refs called it correctly.

    He adjusted and shot a lot of lobs and passed to open shooters. He did what he needed but the team wasn't good enough.
     
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