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Rockets now hitting ‘rock bottom’, per Stephen Silas

Victor Oladipo, John Wall, Stephen Silas, Rockets

The Houston Rockets continue to shoot blanks. On Sunday, the Rockets got humiliated at home by the Memphis Grizzlies with a 49-point loss. Yup, no typos here. The Rockets lost at home, 133-84 and rookie coach Stephen Silas is hoping that things don’t get any worse.

When asked if he thinks that their latest loss was rock bottom for the Rockets, Silas concurred, adding it was an embarrassing defeat, the third-worst in team history (via Kelly Iko of The Athletic).

The Rockets have now lost 11 straight games and have done so in dreadful fashion. Their losing stretch includes a 25-point loss against the Charlotte Hornets, a 29-point rout against the New Orleans Pelicans, and a 22-point defeat against the New York Knicks.

Their defeat against the Grizzlies was highlighted by their horrendous shooting form as they made just four of their 45 three-point attempts. The 8.9% clip from deep brought their overall field goal percentage to a franchise-low of 27.7%. That’s just bad shooting from the Rockets.

John Wall ended with just 14 points while shooting 4-of-16 from the field. He missed all of his five attempts from three-point distance and had a rather empty stat line after 27 minutes of play. The Rockets also missed the services of Victor Oladipo who sat the game out due to a right quad injury. To make things even more complicated, Oladipo refused to sign an extension with the Rockets on Sunday, which puts his future in H-Town up in the air.

Fortunately, both Wall and Oladipo are scheduled to play against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Monday as their team badly needs a win.

Fans can only hope there won’t be any more launch failures with the Rockets.