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Two thoughts on this: first, this is not encouraging to read in the throes of a losing streak. Second, the mystique of Morey is that whenever he says something like this, I get the feeling he has reams of proprietary data on precisely how “bad” these forced shots are, and I wish I could see it.
Stat Check – How much have tired legs affected the Rockets’ offense this year? I limited the data to the team’s top eight shot attempters and found a trend. With 3 or more days of rest, they shoot 48.2% from the field. With 2 days of rest, they stay up at 48.9%. One day of rest shows some slippage: 46%. On the second night of a back-to-back the percentage plummets to 41.3%. So much for youthful energy.
Getting To Know You – Patrick Beverly is settling in.
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