[Introduction] After the game, Mai Shuai praised Howard, who scored 18 points and 15 rebounds in the game. He said that the more opponents double-teamed Howard
, the more favorable it is to the Rockets.
Now playing the role of an inside transfer hub, Howard’s performance is getting better and better, taking advantage of being double-teamed to send some direct and indirect assists.
Mai Shuai: Opponents must double-team Howard
On February 11th, , the Houston Rockets defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 107-89 in the morning, achieving the longest six-game winning streak of the season.
Warcraft Howard contributed 18 points, 15 rebounds and 3 blocks. Although his statistics are not as luxurious as the previous few games, as the team’s tactical core and central axis, he is becoming more and more adaptable.
In six victorious games, Howard averaged 24.8 points and 11.5 rebounds per game, shot 64.5 percent from the field, and even improved to 66.2 percent from the worst free throws.
Howard, who was double-teamed, is no longer as careless as before. Now he can observe the opponent’s position calmly, and then choose to attack or pass.
“Howard’s performance has been very efficient recently,” McHale said. “The opponent has been flanking him, but he is very good. He is a passer who is willing to pass the ball. In the last game, he also became the team’s single-game assist.
Wang, if the opponent double-teams Howard, it is really a good thing for us.”
“We are improving in terms of feeding the ball inside while ensuring the fluency of the offense. We are getting better and better at feeding the ball in the low post. Howard is also improving in how to help the team open the opponent’s defensive gap. To
You know, not many of our players have played with a low post player like Howard, and passing the ball in the low post is becoming a lost art.”
Talking about Howard’s performance today, Mai Shuai is very satisfied. He said: “Howard’s performance in the low post is very good. When the opponent double-teams, he passes the ball. He gets easy shots. He really keeps scoring.
The ball, sent a lot of hockey assists (referring to indirect assists) tonight.”
Howard is also very satisfied with his performance, “We just play in the right way, share the ball, no one thinks too much, we just play for each other, send just the right pass, let every teammate participate in the offense
…We did a good job sharing the ball, finding open teammates, double-teaming the low post or sticking to our three-point shooter, the opponent has to think carefully.”