Stephen Silas gave us a very wholesome reaction after his Rockets team broke its 20-game losing streak, beating the Raptors tonight.
The last couple of months have been a disaster for the Houston Rockets. With the team practically looking like a completely new team, with new acquisitions and also a new head coach. Houston went on a very rough patch. They went on an insane 20-game losing streak.
But this Monday night, the losing streak for the Rockets is finally over. John Wall and Co. managed to hand Toronto Raptors a 117-99 loss, making it their first win after 20 losses. Wall’s 19 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists triple-double performance helped the team grab a win over the 2019 NBA champions.
Rockets’ players and staff’s reaction let us know how much this win meant to them. Stephen Silas, the rookie head coach, couldn’t contain his joy after the win. He called the feeling ‘indescribable’ and was definitely proud of the guys. Silas added:
“It’s like indescribable. I’m just so proud of the guys…I was down and out yesterday, but we regrouped and came together and it feels a lot better because I know it feels great for the players. Whatever for me. I’m just happy for those guys. To go in the locker and everybody’s happy and joyous. It’s super-cool.”
Stephen Silas on the 20-game losing streak ending: “It’s like indescribable…To go in the locker and everybody’s happy and joyous. It’s super-cool.” pic.twitter.com/UCwr3RQLnK
— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) March 23, 2021
“It is important for the team to leave the arena feeling proud”: Silas appreciates his team on their win
Of course, it was a very emotional win for the Rockets, who have had a terrible past few months. Coach Stephen Silas credited his players for the team efforts they played with. Silas said:
“Tonight, it was a team effort. Guys weren’t necessarily worried about their own shot. The ball was moving really well. 28 assists… For them to leave the arena feeling proud of themselves. It’s an important thing.”
Stephen Silas on his team: “For them to leave the arena feeling proud of themselves. It’s an important thing.”
— Alykhan Bijani (@Rockets_Insider) March 23, 2021
Losing 20 games in a row, there would have been a lot of areas the team must’ve discovered to improve upon. Any team would want to take as many positives as they can form such a low phase. Silas too, wants his team to learn from their mistakes. But definitely didn’t want to ‘learn those again’.
“There are far more lessons learned from a losing streak. I don’t ever want to learn those again.”
Finally, the losing days are over for the Rockets. Although, with the current 12-30 record they have, it could be a little too late for them to make an impact on the standings. Having the second-worst record in the whole league, the team now has nothing to lose and can play with no pressure.