The absence of former Cat Chuck Hayes inside continues to plague the Rockets

Chuck Hayes
Chuck Hayes - photo by Michael Paulsen |

On Wednesday, ran the same play — with Rudy Fernandez and LaMarcus Aldridge running a side pick-and-roll and Aldridge posting up — on five consecutive possessions without the young Rockets big men recognizing the play and adjusting.  “Chuck only played a half a game or so (per night), but you don’t understand what he means to our team,” coach Rick Adelman said. “He sets a standard at the start of the game and at the start of the third quarter and at the end of the game against a guy like Aldridge.  He takes him.

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