Silas blasts Rockets' defensive effort: 'They're not getting after it'
After the Houston Rockets' 140-120 home loss to the Sacramento Kings on Monday, head coach Stephen Silas expressed his frustration with his team's lack of defensive effort.
"They're not getting after it like they're supposed to," Silas said postgame. "They're not getting into their man and fighting over and helping each other. They're not doing what they're supposed to do."
Silas added: "(Defense) matters. It matters ... these are the lessons we have to learn, but that's not right what we did tonight on that floor."
The Rockets rank 28th in defensive rating, according to NBA.com. Houston also sits 25th in opponent points per game at 118.
The Oklahoma City Thunder scored the most points in a single contest this season against the Rockets on Saturday, according to Statmuse, registering 153.
The Rockets play the Kings again Wednesday, with the tipoff slated for 8 p.m. ET.