Rockets GM Daryl Morey drops strong reaction after Anthony Davis’ low blow to Jeff Green
Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey isn’t happy with all the non-calls his team has been receiving.
It’s no question that the Rockets have one of the toughest and grittiest defenses out there right now. They have been closing out on opponents, which have dealt them some painful hits all playoffs long.
On Sunday in Game 2 between them and the Los Angeles Lakers, another rather painful play occurred when Rockets forward Jeff Green was accidentally hit in his lower regions while defending Anthony Davis. Although the hit seemed inadvertent, these types of plays have happened so much against Houston that Morey couldn’t help but react.
When Houston Chronicle writer Jonathan Feigen reported the second quarter incident on Twitter, the outspoken Morey quickly responded.
— Daryl Morey (@dmorey) September 7, 2020
Sure enough, it is safe to say that the Rockets GM is quite pissed.
Here’s the play in question:
I feel for you, Jeff Green. 🏀🏀 pic.twitter.com/ffVgTiJFVe
— BBALLBREAKDOWN (@bballbreakdown) September 7, 2020
Good thing Green was able to shake it off and recover throughout the halftime break.
In their first nine playoff games inside the NBA Bubble, these types of plays has happened quite a lot. Some of it have caught the eyes of the officials and were called as fouls, but some of them were non-calls — just like in Sunday’s game.
Given that the Rockets have been playing a ton of small ball, they have resorted to closing out on their opponents more and giving them little room to adjust and make a play.
Unfortunately, inadvertent low blows might continue to happen given the physical nature of the playoffs. Hopefully though, the referees keep an eye on these plays and make sure they don’t escalate.