Listen: Demarcus Cousins, Rockets And Demarcus discussed on Gallant at Night
"The warriors loss and DeMarcus cousins injury last night saw the biggest comeback in the history of the NBA playoffs as the clippers ride from thirty one down against the two time defending champs to win a game number sue, plus the markets. Cousins got hurt with a quad injury last night. And he could be out for the rest of the season. Mike seven Paul on a Tuesday. How big of a deal if the market's cousins is out of the playoffs is that for the rockets. I feel huge just given what we've seen versus with DeMarcus rouse markets cousins versus click appele. And and I don't want to. I don't want to act like. Capello's DeMarcus cousins little brother anything that. He, you know, but he is. And I this is a big deal. I don't know. I talked to this morning Earlier, Michael. And you you kind of act like this might actually hurt the rockets, and I'm befuddled is the how yes, this is what your explanation is that. I hope it hurts. The warriors don't get me wrong. But I wonder DeMarcus cousins how much he actually helps the warriors in the playoffs. This the markets cousins August, he's not fast. He can't keep up with a pace of a light to operate with. He wasn't really great and gained one. And if you're telling me, what's more likely, DeMarcus cousins dominates Clinton Pella, or the rockets would have found a way to put a bunch of guys on the quote with cousins who make it really hard for him. And they outscore the warriors a lot with cousins on the floor to me. The second thing is more. Like, this is the only thing that you have to remember is the playoffs all about matchups in very specific lineup. Changes from night tonight. Little. Little rotation tweaks to where you gain an edge for one specific night. So what causes does is he has an element to their game where they can play a certain type of style with both him and Draymond green out there that they couldn't do before. Tomorrow's cousins is out there. So I'm not sitting there thinking, hey, DeMarcus cousins won't be out there for forty minutes because he wasn't going to be anyway, it's when they decide, hey, we're going to beat up on clink Capello a little bit. And we're going to do it with DeMarcus cousins they can't do that anymore because that's what it comes down to closer. There's those little those few little tweaks. Welcome back, Paul and happy birthday. Thank you very much. It was a fun bender over the last couple of days. But it's nice to come back. And it's nice to get this news coming back because I really think this is huge for the Houston Rockets, especially to Marcus because for the rest of the playoffs. As Agent Orange Morowski has suggested he's going to get an MRI on it today. So we will see what his actual status going forward is. But you talked about those individual mashups the thing that the Golden State Warriors have the ability to do with DeMarcus cousins is I think slow things. Down and take the rockets under the rhythm. But more importantly, I know that cling Capella is a Swiss man, and that these Swiss are notoriously neutral in all things, but he looks like a Frenchman going up against a German whenever he is going up against DeMarcus cousins, which means it is bad. It is horrible. It is a surrender. And now you get to go back to I think what the match up was last year, which is a coin flip depending on the rockets health. But this is why Mike you were correct. In thinking and wanting the rockets play the warriors and round number two because of the injury because this could happen hell, we could see seven Kevin Durant like an injured by Patrick Beverley by the end of this series tale. Here's my counter argument to this guys. I'm not gonna lie. I'm having a real debate this morning. My head my heart. My my horse very excited because whenever bad things happen to the warriors. I it's an injury not supposed to refer injuries. But dammit, these guys signed Kevin Durant years ago. I'm not going to say and quiet spill. Both of these guys. But my head is telling me that DeMarcus cousins going down might actually be a good thing for them. And I have a couple of points for the for the voyeurs. Yes, I'll tell you why. Number one the warriors killed the clippers in game one before they lost last night. And gave one DeMarcus cousins play twenty one minutes. He was a minus seventeen. When do you guys? Remember when the rockets you guys remember when the rockets beat the warriors. When James harden was sick in February on the road in that game. I know cousins got hurt in the fourth quarter. But he was also a minus seventeen in twenty seven minutes and cappella played him. I agree that cappella can be outplayed out physical by DeMarcus cousins, no doubts, but the idea that it would happen every single nights in a best of seven, I think is vastly overstated. That's true. I think that's true. But the last time we saw cousins against Capella. I think means a lot more than the time that we saw cousins against the rockets without James harden. I just think it means more because it was the last time we saw it. Think about one Capello's able to really work over other centers by dragging them up and down the court and making them try to run with them. The warriors are the warriors are capable of playing good enough defense that the rockets can't get into that motivation. I mean, you see what happens when the word is whether rockets neither team is this one hundred fifteen possessions per game type a team when they play each other everything slogs up a little bit. In DeMarcus cousins helps in that kind of game. When you talk about mucking it up in the playoffs DeMarcus cousins, specifically the guy that can help you there. So I don't I think this is huge. Because even if it would've only mattered in one or two games you're talking about a seven game series. And that that could be the difference maker in the series. I'm very no don't ever feel ashamed of rooting for injuries with the warriors. I'm not really one. But I know. If they have an unfair advantage. Do you have to practice asymmetrical warfare here? And they have they not only do they already have Kevin Durant than they added DeMarcus cousins verse cousin goes there on a contract that he wouldn't have gone anywhere else. Because the golden say damn warriors. It's okay. You don't have to root for injuries, but be happy when they happen. This is not these are not like people are coming down with cancer, something they gather tweaking quad. They're getting ankle. You have some worth the PD issue. You see his quad last night? I don't know if you guys saw it. But it was one of those things where like the quad on his way into the locker room. It was it was basically it was like popped out of sensually it you could see the meat you could. Azziman? That's I don't know if it was because the compound fracture. It was not not popped out. Like there's a section that was popped directly out of the quad, not normal. Looking not even like muscular normal looking later described. It made it seem like his muscle sticking out of his skin like a really discussing hernia. Well, let's let's do this Mike stuff and Paul were discussing the warriors lost the clippers last night. And the fact that DeMarcus cousins might be out for the playoffs. Lakewood quad injury. Here's Charles Barkley last night on CNC hope he's man I'm concerned, but looked like my leg when I blew out my quad. And."