Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 4/22/13
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Coach Kevin McHale was curious to see how his group of playoff newcomers would respond when the Houston Rockets returned to the postseason for the first time in four years. Now that that's over with and the jitters should be gone, it's time for the Rockets to try and tackle the matter of solving the Oklahoma City Thunder's versatile defense. The league's second-highest scoring offense was held 15 points below its regular-season average and made just 36 percent of its shots in a 120-91 blowout loss in Game 1 Sunday night. In less than 20 minutes of game action, the Thunder turned a tie game into a 33-point lead and sent the Rockets back to Houston searching for answers before Game 2 in Oklahoma City on Wednesday night. "You can't really make that many adjustments at this time right now because we know their game plan and they know ours," Rockets power forward Greg Smith said on a conference call Monday. "We've just got to go out there, just play harder, be m...
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