HOUSTON (AP) — Kevin McHale preaches consistency.
So far his young Rockets team hasn't heeded his words and is coming off two straight losses to the Grizzlies. McHale knows Houston, despite a 29-17 record, must play better. Coming up on Tuesday night are the San Antonio Spurs and McHale says his team must do the little things in order to improve.
The Rockets have won both previous meetings with the Spurs this season. McHale doesn't expect that success to factor into Tuesday's game, especially with San Antonio coming off a tough loss to the Heat.
Dwight Howard is still ticked off about how Houston played against Memphis. But he knows that games like those are part of their "growing pains" and the experience will be good for the Rockets in the long run.