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@  thejohnnygold : (10 February 2017 - 02:54 PM) I'll take him!
@  slick shoes : (10 February 2017 - 12:48 PM) Little too late in the season for him to save me, I think.
@  thejohnnygold : (09 February 2017 - 11:22 PM) Yeah...but I think you might enjoy what's about to happen with Giannis ;)
@  slick shoes : (09 February 2017 - 09:10 PM) What a shame about J Parker. Dude was really starting to shine.
@  thejohnnygold : (26 January 2017 - 10:46 PM) No, but I saw Isaiah Thomas tell P-Bev, "You can't hold me!"
@  slick shoes : (26 January 2017 - 06:58 PM) Could anyone read James' lips last night while he was torching Dekker? I saw a few "pay attention!" 's, but couldn't make out the rest.
@  redfaithful : (02 January 2017 - 04:04 PM) Very good article about Harden, Westbrook and turnovers: http://www.fanragspo...rnover-problem/
@  slick shoes : (02 January 2017 - 02:20 PM) So now Dmo will play on a one year vet min deal with the Pels. Wonder what coud've changed his mind about his deal requirements.... <_<
@  thejohnnygold : (31 December 2016 - 12:01 AM) I imagine Brewer has been "dangling" ever since he signed that last contract. I saw some rumor that Kosta Koufos is at the top of our list for trade targets right now. Those are words I never wanted to hear :lol:
@  majik19 : (30 December 2016 - 08:46 PM) found this hilarious: Zach Lowe of ESPN reports that Houston has been "dangling" Corey Brewer in trade talks, who could provide Sacramento with another wing player in case it loses out on Rudy Gay at some point. But he also noted that Brewer's name hasn't drawn much traction.
@  slick shoes : (28 December 2016 - 07:47 PM) DMo working out for the Lakers per ESPN. I wouldn't hate it, but don't see him there long term for some reason.
@  thejohnnygold : (23 December 2016 - 10:07 PM) Per Tom Haberstroh: Pop said he doesn't watch game tape on the opponent this time of year. "Except for the Rockets. Harden is ridiculous." :)
@  DenverRocket : (20 December 2016 - 12:06 AM) Looks like Clint will be out for a while, MRI revealed micro-fracture of the left fib: http://www.lequipe.f...t-capela/761879
@  JY86er : (19 December 2016 - 03:29 PM) Did he fail the Rockets' physical?
@  majik19 : (16 December 2016 - 02:54 AM) you mean UNrestricted Free Agent.
@  DenverRocket : (15 December 2016 - 11:40 PM) WTF, now we've renounced D-Mo and allowed him to become an RFA! https://twitter.com/...540893321687041
@  thejohnnygold : (10 December 2016 - 04:32 PM) I like that :)
@  redfaithful : (10 December 2016 - 12:47 PM) D'Antoni's remark about Beverly's "winning spirit" in numbers: Rockets 10-2 since PB returned
@  DenverRocket : (09 December 2016 - 04:55 PM) Agreement finally reached apparently, 4yrs @ 35m http://www.espn.com/...-four-year-deal
@  DenverRocket : (07 December 2016 - 09:06 PM) Maybe it is salvageable after all? http://www.espn.com/...nce-offer-sheet

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A glance at the Houston Rockets' schedule for the week of March 1 through March 7


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#1 Red94

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Posted 01 March 2015 - 05:06 PM

New post: A glance at the Houston Rockets' schedule for the week of March 1 through March 7
By: Rahat Huq

Screenshot 2015-03-01 10.47.06

 

Five games in seven nights, including three in a row against three of the strongest finals contenders in the league.  The East's representative in late May will surely be one of Cleveland or Atlanta.  Take note that the game against Cleveland today will begin at 2:30, rather than the 6PM listed originally on the Rockets' web site, as it was picked up by ABC.

 

The Cavs will be without Kyrie Irving, but are just as dangerous, with Lebron James on a mission.  After his performance last week against the Warriors, one can expect James to take similar aim at the Rockets' James Harden.

 

That Tuesday/Wednesday back to back will be murderous, and Houston would have to feel good about even getting a split.  And then, with a back to back against Detroit and Denver, in games you would expect the team to win, the fear is that the exhaustion from the week will reflect in the results.

 

Screenshot 2015-03-01 11.00.09

 

Having now gone 7-3 in their last ten, and winning four straight, the Rockets have put some distance between themselves and the rest of the pack, a feat truly remarkable considering their injury status.  Houston could even conceivably catch Memphis, with just two games separating the teams.  But they'll have to get through this week first, and that will truly be a test.


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#2 Johnny Rocket

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Posted 01 March 2015 - 05:57 PM

Hollinger's statistical prediction system has us going 14-10 the rest of the way, which would give the Rox 54 wins.  That seems about right, given the difficulty of our remaining schedule.  If you had told me at the beginning of the year that Jones and Howard would each miss 30 to 40 games, I would not have predicted 54 wins.


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#3 cointurtlemoose

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Posted 01 March 2015 - 06:36 PM

^Very true.

 

I thought I had remembered this, and I just checked that, surprisingly, we're 10-4 on the second game of a back to back. But then again I don't think we've ever had a four day gauntlet with three opponents this tough.

 

I might get to go to that Denver game!!


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#4 thejohnnygold

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 09:00 PM

I thought this would be a good time (and place) to brag about Houston's season.

 

According to ESPN's NBA Standings Page, Houston is in some rare company.

 

First, we are 5-0 in OT games.  Nice!

 

We are 18-15 against teams above .500 (and if you take out the 4 Warriors L's we are 18-11!).  Only 4 teams in the league have a better record in this category: Atlanta (21-8), Chicago (17-12), Golden State (20-8), and Memphis (19-12).  Pretty cool.

 

We are 5-1 in games decided by 3 points or less.  (the best percentage in the WC and 3rd best in the league.  Amazingly, Brooklyn is tied with Chicago for 1st.)

 

Out of everyone in the SW Division, New Orleans has the best in-division record at 6-4 (Who would have guessed that?!?!).  We are 3rd best at 5-5 behind Memphis.

 

We are 9-0 against the Atlantic Division.  We are 10-1 against the NW Division.

 

That's all.   :)


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#5 YaoMan

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Posted 02 March 2015 - 09:22 PM

My only thought is that Rahat is quite inaccurate about putting some distance between the Rockets and the rest of the pack. Current seeds 4-7 are still right there. How is it some distance when Portland is only back 1 game in the loss column? I will say this though: Only the Warriors, Blazers and Rockets rank in the top 10 in both offense and defense so that is a good sign for being a playoff contender.


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#6 Jatman20

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Posted 12 February 2017 - 07:30 PM

As of today (02/12/17) the Rockets can only lose 5 to 9 games to meet my preseason prediction of 58 wins (+/-2).

I posted approx 9 home losses. Notable home games remaining: Heat, Pacers, Grizz, Jazz, Cavs, OKC, Warriors.
14 home games remain. Rockets currently have 6 home losses.

I posted approx 15 road losses: Notable road games remaining: Clips, Spurs, Warriors, Clips, Bulls (they want payback for recent loss in OT w/Rockets). 11 road games remaining. Rockets currently have 11 road losses.

Go ROCKETS!! Less B2B's from now on w/more rest.

Edited by Jatman20, 12 February 2017 - 07:34 PM.

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