If you ever needed evidence that DeMarcus Cousins has a much better relationship with Keith Smart than deposed coach Paul Westphal, we bring you this video.
Cousins had been yelling out instructions to the team, walking up the sideline from the bench, so Smart gave him the jacket and the job for a second. After the game the broadcast crew showed this video to Tyreke Evans, who laughed at the idea of Cousins as a coach, “you never know what you’d get.”
An embarrassing lack of focus by the Rockets? I can hardly believe it.
Late in a game against a team Houston is battling for playoff position, Dwight Howard was just careless, stepping on the baseline as he inbounded the ball. It’s a needless goof, and he’ll get plenty of deserved criticism for it.
The Clippers guard saw Jonas Jerebko charging toward DeAndre Jordan to commit an intentional foul, so Paul stepped in front of an unsuspecting Jerebko and took the foul himself. That’s sent a good free-throw shooter to the line instead of the dismal Jordan.