Rockets Head Coach Ime Udoka joins The Matt Thomas Show to talk about the team's struggles on the road ahead of tonight's in-season tournament matchup against the Dallas Mavericks. However, at home, the Rockets have found success, earning two wins against the defending champ Denver Nuggets within the last month.
Shooting guard Jalen Green, who has a combined 59 points in his last two games, is showing signs of growth as the season progresses. "Aggressiveness doesn't mean just shooting the ball. It's making the right play, getting to the paint and creating for others," Udoka said. Udoka also commented on power forward Jabari Smith Jr.'s improvements from last year, saying "I don't think his percentage [last season] was indicative of how good of a shooter he is, and he's showing that this year."
Udoka concludes by saying tonight's matchup against the Mavericks will be another tough game. Luka Dončić and Kyrie Irving are "two of the toughest one-on-one guards in the league," Udoka said.