this fan post is not intended to be a cheapshot on Lin ok. Harden and Lin are co-field general,field general on military terms, of Rockets. In military, when an army wins a battle the generals will be called heroes, when the army lose the battle, the generals must take full responsibility.
one of the most glaring example of Rockets mistakes happened tonight, especially in the first quarter. Dmo was matched against 6'9 markief morris who happened to be not the usual starting PF of Suns. Rockets should have exploited this. But the generals refused to give him the ball eventhough he repeatedly begging for it. Dmo ended up going to the perimeter and shot threes. unfortunately Dmo had been going 1-8 from three points line, He ended up going 2-5 tonight.
The generals should have realized Dmo's struggle and gave him the ball in the post. Post up game happens to be Dmo's strength and something Rockets have been craving all year long. I am not blaming the generals for Dmo's 3pts woes, I am mad at them because they don't go for higher percentage option.
The generals also are not active enough at directing the soldiers, where they need to be and give them the ball where they are most comfortable finishing it.
it's not about scoring because the generals are good at it but it's about orchestrating the offense. To be fair Asik still kills Rockets' offense at times