Tag Archives: defense

January 19, 2011 at 1:03 pm

D’Antoni on Hayes vs. Stoudemire: “Amar’e only scored 25 that game”

Chuck Hayes played some mean defense on Amar’e Stoudemire the last time the Houston Rockets and New York Knicks squared off, but when I asked Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni about the Rockets forward’s success, he was quick to downplay it. Continue reading

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November 15, 2010 at 1:40 pm

The Unsung Hero: Chuck Hayes shuts down Amar’e Stoudemire

It was pointed out by mario713 of our Rockets forum that Chuck Hayes was the player of the game Sunday against the Knicks, but the highlight reel didn’t reflect that at all. Continue reading

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November 5, 2010 at 1:03 pm

You Spin Me Right Round, Baby: Why Poor Defensive Rotations are Killing the Rockets

We’ve all been spoiled. During the Rudy Tomjanovich era, the Rockets didn’t have the best athletes or even the best one-on-one defenders (a certain center excepted), but they played lock down defense. When Jeff Van Gundy manned the ship, the team had an odd mix of players, none of whom were particularly big (another center excepted) or overly athletic, yet they were consistently one of the best defensive teams in the NBA. Continue reading

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