Kevin Martin Not Happy With Benching
When the Rockets headed out on their six-game road trip, Kevin Martin was on a roll. He had led the team in scoring in seven consecutive games in which he played, topping 20 points in six of them.
He returns home having been stuck to the bench again — and far less happy about it.
With the Rockets stumbling long enough for the Memphis Grizzlies to build a 15-point lead before holding on late for a 93-83 victory Tuesday night, Martin finished the worst road trip of his career with the first scoreless game of his eight NBA seasons.
“If we’re winning and I’m sitting, I’m happy. Tonight, we got beat, and I’m on a 10-day-contract leash. I’m not happy about that, just because we lost. If we’re winning, I’ll sit over there for 48 minutes.”