James Harden missed 20 shots, including two in the final seconds of Houston's Game 1 loss to Portland in overtime.
Now the key word for the Houston star entering Game 2 on Wednesday night is better; he must play better, and the Rockets must be better when it comes to their ball movement.
He says: "I wasn't really driving and attacking and being aggressive like I needed to be. I think when I get into the attack mode everything else opens up."
The Trail Blazers know they aren't going to keep Harden from shooting. He's averaging 16.5 attempts a game this season. But their plan is to make every shot he takes as difficult as possible.