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@  Losthief : (27 March 2015 - 02:21 AM) I like Llull, first i heard about him actually willing to leave spain...had almost given up on the guy.
@  majik19 : (27 March 2015 - 02:18 AM) definitely gives us some Beverly insurance should he sign elsewhere (assuming Prigioni, Terry, and McDaniels are gone next year)
@  cointurtlemoose : (27 March 2015 - 12:08 AM) Also, this would be prettyyy cool... http://hoopshype.com...ll-to-join-team
@  cointurtlemoose : (27 March 2015 - 12:06 AM) I think McHale is properly rated. This season has probably boosted him to the middle of the back. Stotts should not be higher than Vogel and Stevens, who have squeezed every drop and more out of their rosters.
@  YaoMan : (26 March 2015 - 07:48 PM) @ txt - no I don't agree with the assessment simply because of how well McHale has handled all the injuries the Rockets had. If they feel that McHale didn't orchestrate that, then Harden should be a hands down MVP when the starting 5 misses more games than any other team in the West...
@  majik19 : (26 March 2015 - 07:18 PM) I was surprised they placed Kerr at 3. I know he's having a great year, but one year does not define a coaching career. People seem to forget he inherited a 50 win team.
@  txtdo1411 : (26 March 2015 - 07:13 PM) I was pretty surprised they had Stotts at 7 as well. He has done a good job with Portland, but health (last year, not so much this season) and talent have put him in a position to succeed.
@  txtdo1411 : (26 March 2015 - 06:31 PM) You think they are correct with that assessment YaoMan? I was actually a little surprised they had Casey and Stevens ahead of him. This year McHale has shown a lot more adaptability than people thought he had in him.
@  YaoMan : (26 March 2015 - 04:50 PM) Have you seen the ESPN coach ranking lately? They have McHale at slightly better than middle of the pack: http://espn.go.com/n...ngs-top-coaches
@  YaoMan : (26 March 2015 - 04:05 PM) If the Rox can stay focus, catching Memphis is definitely a strong reality...
@  Cooper : (26 March 2015 - 02:39 AM) ended up with a nice win and the grizz dropped a game.
@  08huangj : (26 March 2015 - 12:40 AM) The rockets look dead today
@  YaoMan : (25 March 2015 - 09:03 PM) Bev out at least 7-10 days...the rotation is starting to get very thin...hopefully they all come back when playoffs start...
@  Mario Peña : (25 March 2015 - 08:22 PM) Dwight back is great news but how he recovers from the 20 minutes he ends up getting tonight is what I'm holding my breath for.
@  cointurtlemoose : (25 March 2015 - 06:21 PM) On a more encouraging note, Howard is back and starting tonight!
@  cointurtlemoose : (25 March 2015 - 06:21 PM) Agreed, the emotion/hustle/agitation he brought is the stuff of playoffs...
@  txtdo1411 : (25 March 2015 - 02:46 PM) Man Bev was built for the playoffs with his high intensity style of play. I think it is a bigger loss in the PO than the rest of the regular season. I expect Terry and Prigs will fill in nicely for these next 12 games, but I'm pretty terrified of starting the playoffs with them manning the position.
@  cointurtlemoose : (25 March 2015 - 04:23 AM) (cont.) - here's where Prigioni's presence is huge...
@  cointurtlemoose : (25 March 2015 - 04:22 AM) Losing Bev is not fun, but here's where Prigioni
@  Losthief : (25 March 2015 - 03:51 AM) terry, priogoni, johnson interesting mash of talents: shooting, passing/creating, defense. Need me a blender!

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Recap: Houston Rockets 109, Atlanta Hawks 102


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#1 Red94

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 02:59 AM

New post: Recap: Houston Rockets 109, Atlanta Hawks 102
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#2 amacbrooks12

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 03:51 AM

Aside from Harden's historical game , Lin's great performance , and Marcus Morris' bounce back game , I learned something about Josh Smith as Rahat pointed out . While watching this game , Smith really didnt punish Delfino when he was suppose to and didnt take advantage on many physical advantages . He instead chose to take bad shots from the perimeter and attempted a three pointer . I no longer think we should pursue Josh Smith and he does not deserve a max contract IMO . He is a good player but he stops the ball movement on a team and takes a load of questionable shots which is something we cant afford to happen on this team .

Anyways , another great win for us . We are 2-0 and im very excited about this special group of players . Toyota Center better be LOUD tomorrow ! Gona be fun to see Lamarcus Aldridge & Damian Lillard .
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 04:10 AM

Agreed on smith he just takes way Too many bad shots he should be much better than he is. Lillard has been killin it so far Portland will be our toughest test yet.
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 04:36 AM

A good read. I was very impressed by Asik in this game, as you noted. Despite the fact that he did just as well shooting as I would, I think we all agree he had a great game. A few times, Horford seemed to consider posting up, then changed his mind. Asik's defense is a thing of beauty, and I think he may end up with a cult following.
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 05:06 AM

Terrific win, if only because we won on the road and really played poorly in many respects. We shot 22 percent on three pointers, we had 22 turnovers, our center was 0-7, and we gave up a ton of easy baskets in the second half, yet we still managed to win. Harden was just amazing--is he a possible MVP candidate?--but Lin also impressed me. He still had trouble finishing, but he's a gamer--I love his hustle game. The team just hustles and plays hard; we dominated on the boards against a team that is very good on the inside. Great win!
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#6 Rahat Huq

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Posted 03 November 2012 - 05:13 AM

Aside from Harden's historical game , Lin's great performance , and Marcus Morris' bounce back game , I learned something about Josh Smith as Rahat pointed out...

Just wanted to point out that this article was written by Paul McGuire, one of our new contributors.
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 06:05 AM

Morris looked like an NBA player today. Esp liked he actually made offensive moves,one into pull-up J,other into lane. Good to see.(Still way too early to call,but if Morris turns into a productive NBA player are we still going to rip McHale for developing young players? Parsons-who he started as a rookie-Morris and Smith,who looked good.)

Josh Smith. How much potential does he have? This is his NINTH season-he is who he is. His past two coaches for past half-dozen seasons have been begging him to give up the jumpers and get his butt down low and he has been steady in his refusal to do so.

Harden has me eating a heaping of crow. For all those who said he was worth a max deal and I said no effin' way...I was wrong.
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 11:44 AM

The Rockets play fast and Asik is a load in the middle, so they will not be a team that opposing teams enjoy playing this season. But McHale better quite playing Harden and Lin 40+ minutes each game in this style of play or they will wear down relatively quickly. Hopefully, McHale loosens up the rotation at home. Given his play during the pre-season and in camp, I find it baffling that Jones has not seen any playing time in the first two games.
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Posted 03 November 2012 - 03:45 PM

It was rebounding vs. turnovers in this one - loved our effort on the glass (although a lot of our success can be attributed to a poor showing from Atlanta in that department - they only seemed competent at rebounding when Pachulia was in the game), hated our lack of focus with the passes. There was a particularly abysmal stretch in the 3rd where we just seemed to continuously throw the ball away. I think that's something that will improve once the team get a bit more familiar with each other.

Great game from Morris tonight - hopefully he can keep putting in performances like this and turn around what has been an unpromising start to his career. He was actually able to create a few baskets for himself, which is what I've been looking for from him, and the mistakes he made in the first game were gone, leaving him to be a competent garbage man. I think he can thrive in that role, though it would be better for him if we had a competent backup point guard. He's not going to get many easy looks with Douglas running the point.

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