Houston Rockets Rumors
“A little bit of everything,” D’Antoni said. “We’re trying to win. I just think every game in the West is so important. We don’t have the luxury of saying, “OK, you guys sit out’ and give up a game. We might lose anyway and it’s a double-whammy. I don’t know. I think philosophically, every coach has to do what they think is right. Everybody has a different type of team.
Mike D’Antoni “I was always the kid that never got to see an NBA game. If I got to see one, I’d want the best guys to show up. The schedule has been extremely hard. Every coach says the same thing, but it is brutal. I can see where players get tired. But they’re professional players. They’re paid. Our guys want to play. If they feel they can’t go or the trainers feel they can’t go, they won’t go. If everybody says they’re a go, then yeah, I think they should play.”
Houston couldn’t hit a shot, struggled with its offensive spacing, played poor defense and was soundly beaten by the Warriors, 125-108. “None of us are happy,” Harden said. “But it happens. So what’s next? That’s been our motto. We lost. This game doesn’t count for more or less, and we got a game tomorrow and be prepared for it.”
“That’s the biggest thing on any team, no matter how good or how bad, you can have a really bad team and have bad chemistry or be really good,” Beverley said. “It’s the only thing that matters. I think our chemistry is real.”