The reason the Rockets are having so much success in these games is because the Spurs are not fully taking advantage of their size. Aldridge is very reluctant to back down his much smaller opponent and make them pay. In the game where he had James Harden guarding him, as a seven-footer, he should easily back Harden down and scored. Gasol has had the same problem, they both need to stop worrying about offensive fouls and play like men down low.
2) Shooting Percentage:
Aldridge in Game 5 shot an abysmal 33% from the field, only making 7 of his 21 shot attempts. He looked lifeless and clunky in the post for the Spurs. He rarely had a big man even guarding him, he should be feasting down-low but his shot attempts are too complex. Why is he constantly depending on fadeaways and long jumpers if they are obviously not falling? Get closer to the basket for a higher percentage shot or to draw a foul--stop shying away from contact.
One thing that Aldridge is doing right is hitting the boards, he had a awesome 14 rebounds for the game--including a huge nine offensive rebounds as well. This number would likely be higher if he was trying to score closer to the hoop. He could grab some of his own misses and try to get himself going offensively, but it is respectable that in the midst of his shooting slump he is find ways to help the Spurs regardless. He just needs to play like a man possessed down low to truly give the Spurs a chance for the rest of the playoffs.