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Kevin McHale: "Talking doesn't win basketball games"

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After the loss to the Mavericks, the time for talking is over.

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The question Saturday night posed to Rockets head coach Kevin McHale, did he need to have a heart-to-heart with some of his players?

"We've had a lot of heart-to-hearts," McHale said "matter of what we talk too much."

The past few losses the team has been searching for answers. Some have said they need more energy, some say they need more trust, and some have simply said they just need more time for everyone to fit it.

"Talking doesn't win basketball games," McHale said "if it was a debate team we'd be in good shape because we talk about a lot of stuff, you got to go out and play. I've never seen talking yet win anything."

McHale's message was loud and clear and echoed by James Harden.

"We've been talking, we've been doing too much talking," Harden said "it's about going out there and getting about that action."

Fresh off a loss to the Mavericks, the Rockets could have hit rock bottom. The Rockets faced several stretches down 20-plus points to a team that rested/did not play three of it's starters.

The Rockets are looking to find the team that had the heart and determination that they road all the way to the Western Conference Finals last season.

At some point when they get frustrated and upset enough they will change. Dwight Howard, James Harden, Ty Lawson and all the players on the roster constitute a great team. It's just hidden inside of them.

It's not like they are working with the 76ers roster and trying to be contenders. The Rockets are jam packed full of all-stars, it's on them not anyone else to play like the championship contenders they think they are.