Since then, Brooks has moved on to the Rockets, where his superb defense and hot shooting (59.3% overall, 56.5% on 3-pointers) has played a key role in Houston’s three-game winning streak.
Part of the defensive formula for Brooks has long involved an aggressive on-court mentality — and even after that underwhelming playoff run, Houston’s ace defender isn’t backing down from anyone. That includes James, one of the best NBA players of all-time.
With James and the Lakers visiting Toyota Center on Wednesday night, here’s what Brooks said at Tuesday’s practice:
I’m ready to lock him up. He’s been shooting the ball well, playing well, so I’m just there to make him tired. Make him get into that fourth-quarter early.
Wednesday’s tipoff between the Rockets (3-3) and Lakers (3-4) is at 7:00 p.m. Central. With a win, Houston could move above .500 for the first time since very early in the 2020-21 season.
Dillon Brooks on his matchup with LeBron
“Ready to lock him up” pic.twitter.com/YnNNUMZWk5
— Lachard Binkley (@BinkleyHoops) November 7, 2023