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Ibaka on Rockets: 'They can be kind of selfish'

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06:52 AM ET 04.23 | If the Rockets were headed back to the drawing board, Oklahoma City forward Serge Ibaka had a few bullet points for them. [Ibaka] offered a rapid evaluation of what happened to the Rockets' offense when the Thunder switched on high screens throughout Sunday's blowout. "They can be kind of selfish," Ibaka said. "You know, when you switch against a team like them that's going to go one-on-one, that's good for us. For them, they are going to take some tough shots, some contested shots. That's something we want, that we're looking for." Rockets coach Kevin McHale had said on Sunday that when the Thunder switched, the Rockets too often tried to go one-on-one to score, rather than driving and then continuing to move the ball.

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Comment #1 has been removed
April 23, 2013  07:37 AM ET

Wow, a slap in the face for the Rockets when your opponent is telling the truth and helping you out.

April 23, 2013  08:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Ibaka backing up McHale's assessment. That should get their attention.

Probably won't change much, though.


Selfish play has been their M.O. all season.

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April 23, 2013  08:30 AM ET

Bulletin board material? Not smart.

April 23, 2013  08:41 AM ET
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Bulletin board material? Not smart.

Not bulletin board material when the team being talked about knows it's true...lol Good morning DJ.

April 23, 2013  08:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Bulletin board material? Not smart.

Maybe if it wasn't true, but their entire team dynamic is built like that.

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April 23, 2013  08:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Wow, a slap in the face for the Rockets when your opponent is telling the truth and helping you out.

Let's be real it doesn't matter. OKC will not be tested against the Rockets.

April 23, 2013  08:53 AM ET
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Probably won't change much, though. Selfish play has been their M.O. all season.

its obvious you have not watched a rockets game all season yes they have a tendency to go iso but for the most part all season they have shared the balled that is called being a young team, selfish young teams do not make it into the playoffs.

April 23, 2013  09:06 AM ET
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its obvious you have not watched a rockets game all season yes they have a tendency to go iso but for the most part all season they have shared the balled that is called being a young team, selfish young teams do not make it into the playoffs.

OK.

April 23, 2013  09:07 AM ET

Someone should ask Scott Brooks how he feels about someone on his team publicly speaking about his game observations...well, at least Ibaka didn't tweet it, no?

April 23, 2013  09:22 AM ET

Adding Fuel To The Fire, Bro?

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April 23, 2013  09:34 AM ET
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Good that both teams agree as to what's wrong with the Rockets.Then again, everyone already knows it.For now, the Rockets are a one-man show with James Harden.

And the Thunder are a one-man show with Russell Westbrook!

April 23, 2013  09:37 AM ET
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And the Thunder are a one-man show with Russell Westbrook!

W to the F????

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April 23, 2013  09:40 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Good that both teams agree as to what's wrong with the Rockets.Then again, everyone already knows it.For now, the Rockets are a one-man show with James Harden.

See comment #10...

It's obvious neither you or I have watched a Rockets game this season!




:-)

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April 23, 2013  09:46 AM ET
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Huh ??Were you born yesterday ? The players are not only allowed to give their observations - they are encouraged to do so - at least during press conferences.During the Playoffs, the players are required to be available more than usual for these conferences and answer questions.

What??

Yes..

It was called sarcasm..............

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