[Guide] The Lakers will be a guest at the Houston Rockets tomorrow. Facing the Rockets with twin towers, the Lakers have to change the small lineup and use more big men.
On November 7th, , the Los Angeles Lakers will face the Houston Rockets tomorrow. This is also the first head-on collision since Howard’s transfer.
The last time the Rockets went to Staples to challenge the Clippers, the Lakers team in the same city. During the game, Howard was booed by fans. In the last game, the Rockets were bloodbathed. Howard also played the worst game since joining the Rockets.
“I don’t care about the boos of the fans. They can boo me a million times, but I will still continue to play. It will be the same next time against the Lakers. In my eyes, it is just a game.” Howard said after the game with the Clippers
Although the Rockets lost the game against the Clippers, they still ranked first in the Western Conference with four wins and one loss. The Lakers also had a poor record of two wins and three losses.
The Tigers were blocked to only 32 points, and the Lakers lost an average of 25 points per game on the road trip.
For this reason, Lakers coach D’Antoni has changed two sets of plastic surgery. Although he sometimes performed beyond his strength, such as defeating the Clippers in the first game, he was sluggish most of the time and was slaughtered by the Warriors and Mavericks one after another.
So D’Antoni is still working hard to try different lineups and try to achieve the best condition.
Due to the team’s dismal performance, there have been many discordant voices within the Lakers. Jenny Buss, who has always been dissatisfied with D’Antoni, agreed with the critical remarks. The only big name on the team now is Paul Gasol.
He also questioned the coach’s tactics, “Why can’t Chris Kaman and Jordan Hill have more playing time?”
The Lakers will face the Rockets with twin towers. If the Lakers want to resist the inside bombardment of Howard and Asik, theoretically they must change the current small lineup.
Hill confirmed our thinking after training today.
“In the game against the Rockets, we should spend more time using big men, but as for me and Kaman, who will enter the starting lineup, I don’t know now.”
Judging from the difference in strength, no matter what kind of tactics D’Antoni uses, it will be more or less ominous.