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Podcast: Defense picks up, Rockets even series with blowout win

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Podcast: Defense picks up, Rockets even series with blowout win

On Houston’s Game 2 blowout win of Golden State — the defensive adjustments, the big games from Tucker and Gordon and the Luc Mbah a Moute mystery

They had to have this one and they got it done.

The Rockets picked up their defensive intensity Wednesday night and got Herculean performances from PJ Tucker and Eric Gordon as they evened the Western Conference Finals series 1-1 with a 127-105 Game 2 blowout of the Warriors.

“The focus wasn’t on our offense at all,” said Tucker. “If we do the things we’re supposed to do on defense, we’re going to score points. It’s all on defense. When we get stops and we’re able to run, it changes the game and it changes the way we play.”

MK Bower joins Dave Hardisty on the podcast at Toyota Center to discuss the adjustments and improvements the Rockets made, the timely appearance of Gordon, the Luc Mbah a Moute conundrum and how Clint Capela can get more involved.

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