There is an 85 percent chance the Houston Rockets will miss the playoffs this season (they are 1.5 games back of Utah for the final spot with less than a week to play) — and the reason is ugly losses like the one Thursday to the Suns. The Rockets lack of both consistent focus and a commitment to the defensive end has cost them numerous games they should have — and in Thursday’s case needed to — win.
No play may better sum up the Rockets’ disappointing season more than this.
After a Suns basket, Andrew Goudelock wanted to inbound the ball, but none of his teammates were around. Well, except for Josh Smith, who was doubled over grabbing his eye in pain after he had gotten poked there. So Goudelock bounces the ball off Smith’s backside to inbound the ball and goes about his play.
Your 2015-16 Rockets, ladies and gentlemen.