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Rockets have 6th best defense in the league?

Discussion in 'Houston Rockets: Game Action & Roster Moves' started by Sydeffect, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. Sydeffect

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    According to Synergy Sports we do.

    Rockets hold opponents to only 0.87 PPP (Points Per Possession) which is tied for 6th best in the league with the Clippers.

    Other defensive stats:
    Isolation: 0.87 PPP (23rd) Not surprising
    P&R Ball Handler: 0.74 (4th)
    Post Up: 0.8 (7th)
    P&R Man: 1.0 (17th)
    Spot Up: 0.96 (10th)
    Off Screen: 0.97 (20th)
    Hand Off: 1.08 (29th)
    Cut: 1.13 (4th)
    Offensive Rebound: 1.09 (21st)
    Transition: (1st) Couldn't get exact PPP numbers, Synergy isn't working ATM

    For having some bad perimeter defenders and no Asik for nearly 2 months, having the 6th best is pretty impressive.

    Dwight's anchoring our defense big big time.

    Teams ahead of us going from pure memory (Synergy isn't working right now) are the Pacers, Spurs, Bulls, Thunder, Warriors (I think the Heat, but i doubt it). Grizzlies are pretty low, but remember that's with Marc Gasol being out for quite some time.

    For what it's worth, Portland is around 21st or 22nd in overall PPP despite being relatively healthy.
     
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    We're tied for 9th according to hollingers stats ( I trust these). Giving up 102.3 points per 100 possessions
     
  4. Joe Joe

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    We're tied for 9th as well using stats on stats.nba.com.
     
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    Misleading since were ranked 28th in the league in TOs(we turn over the ball more than 27 teams). This allows the opposing team extra possessions.

    Were only an average team defensively based on defensive rating because of this.
     
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    Stats don't truly represent the garbage we see on the court
     
  7. durvasa

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    PPP on synergy doesn't stand for points per possession. Its points per play, meaning it doesn't account for all those offensive rebounds we give up.
     
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    Huh? Teams score much easier off of turnovers than half-court sets. Shouldn't the fact that we are a high turnover team actually undervalue our defense?
     
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  10. solo241

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    Lol could not agree more. Did you see our first quarter D last night against the Spurs? Awful. Just awful.

    Hopefully we bring it tonight in a much needed psychological win tonight against the horsies.
     
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    TO's and if I am not mistaken, our defensive rebounding sucks.

    Seem to me that this team would improve tremendously if it cut down on turnovers and learned to box-out(Dwight and T-Jones).
     
  12. PositivityDome

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    The numbers are clear.
     
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    Ummmmmmm..........yes.
     
  14. bmd

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    Here is the problem...

    Perimeter defense isn't great, so there is a lot of penetration and Dwight has to clean up the mess. He usually does on the first attempt, but since he is now out of position because he had to help on other people's man, the rebounding suffers.

    Teams get more possessions due to getting offensive boards. And teams get more possessions due to the Rockets turning the ball over a lot.

    This is why I think Beverley helps the team more than Lin. He's a little bit better with his on the ball defense, and he doesn't turn the ball over as much.

    That is just my analysis.
     
  15. DrNuegebauer

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    Pretty sure they measure those stats JUST on the first quarter D in that Spurs game :rolleyes:
     
  16. DrNuegebauer

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    It's really quite accurate.

    We give up lots of offensive rebounds. Only the Lakers gives up more offensive rebounds per game than the Rockets.
    http://www.teamrankings.com/nba/stat/opponent-offensive-rebounds-per-game

    If we clean up the rebounding, we'd start to become a pretty hot defensive team.
     
  17. DraftBoy10

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    Our team is a 100% gimmick.
     
  18. roadstone

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    Did you see our 2nd, 3rd, and 4th quarter D last night against the Spurs? Amazing. Just amazing.
     

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