May 1, 2017, 9:28 pm
Ryan Anderson recorded 14 points, three assists, six boards, two steals and a block on 4-of-12 from the field including 4-of-10 from deep in Monday’s Game 1 win over the Spurs.
Anderson started off the game hot from deep but cooled down later in the game. However, the damage was already done as the Rockets were up by 30 at half. The big man only hit three total threes in the previous series against the Thunder so he was due for a breakout performance from deep. The stretch four proved his immense value to the Rockets and even put up a couple of rare defensive stats to boot. The veteran creates matchup problems for the Spurs as he went up against Lamarcus Aldridge at the four and not coincidentally Aldridge played his worst game of the season. We’ll see what adjustments are made for Game 2 on Wednesday.
The Rockets were due for a 3pt barrage. 9 different players accounted for a Rockets playoff record 22 3's as they shot 44% from deep.
— Craig Ackerman (@ca_rockets) May 2, 2017