After falling to the Sacramento Kings on New Year’s Eve, the Houston Rockets defensive issues came to rear their ugly head after allowing 110 points.
Houston Rockets center Dwight Howard after the game was asked about their defensive problems as of late and decided to note that defense starts on the perimeter:
Dwight Howard on defensive woes: "Not going to talk about it anymore. Guys have to do their part on defense. It starts on the perimeter."
— ClutchFans (@clutchfans) January 1, 2014
The quote could be viewed as a shot at James Harden/Jeremy Lin “defensive effort” this season but I think Howard’s quote is more literal.
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