Rockets get too much Mayo

Rockets get too much Mayo
December 9, 2012, 12:45 am
Share This Post

Rockets couldn't hold the Mayo in a loss

The Rockets left O.J. Mayo open at a really bad time during Saturday's game against the Mavericks.

After Toney Douglas hit a three to cut the Dallas lead to 109-107 with under a minute left in regulation, Dallas' turn on offensive culminated on an inbounds pass where Mayo was wide open for a back-breaking three.

"(Vince) Carter set a pin down and Mayo just popped back and got a wide open look and knocked it down," Kevin McHale said. "Yeah, we were supposed to switch everything. We just didn't."

In the locker room afterwards, Chandler Parsons said, "Yeah, it was me and Toney. Just complete miscommunication with two seconds left, you should always switch everything. I didn't even see his man down there and I just got stuck out there. Nobody talked. There wasn't any communication on the switch."

That Mayo three ultimately put the team in a hole they could not climb out of.