Can Kevin McHale get this man to commit himself to the defensive end of the floor and, in the process, become the complete two-way player he is capable of becoming? No question facing the Houston Rockets is more urgent than that one.

That’s How You Get the Girl?: What Charles Barkley is choosing to miss with analytics

The narrative is right there if you want it bad enough. Go ahead, say it. Tell me that the Rockets lost Wednesday night because of their addiction to the long ball, their neurotic, overly calculated mental-hoops. Enlighten me, oh, Round Mound, on why the Clippers are a real basketball team — “they are tuuuurifcally talented,” Chuck might say […]