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@  Mario Peña : (05 May 2015 - 05:59 AM) I noticed since the game in Chicago at the beginning of January this Rockets team spots teams big runs in the last 18 minutes of games. Large runs happen and go unanswered.
@  08huangj : (05 May 2015 - 05:16 AM) The only win that wasn't a close win, as I can remember from this season, is the Jazz game. The Rockets just cannot finish a team out.
@  08huangj : (05 May 2015 - 05:15 AM) It is annoying why we ALWAYS give up a big lead in the first half.
@  Mario Peña : (05 May 2015 - 05:08 AM) I hope Harden and co. come out aggressive in game 2 but I'm not sure they will. I've thought that this Rockets team would have some serious heartbreak again this post season and come back better next year.
@  cointurtlemoose : (05 May 2015 - 04:59 AM) They did do pretty good defending Harden though. Always have, really
@  cointurtlemoose : (05 May 2015 - 04:59 AM) After THAT, I gotta believe we're gonna come out freakin pumped and focused in game 2, right?? Right??
@  cointurtlemoose : (05 May 2015 - 04:57 AM) Supes sad. Totes sad. Cray sad.
@  Mario Peña : (05 May 2015 - 04:42 AM) It looks like Harden is about to get his ass kicked around again, I was hoping it would be in the Conference Finals. I have been thinking this post season would be another tough lesson for him.
@  JY86er : (05 May 2015 - 04:29 AM) Anyone want to loan me some Febreeze to spray my tv with?
@  Mario Peña : (05 May 2015 - 04:29 AM) I'm embarrassed for the Rockets effort and attention to detail tonight. Harden was a huge disappointment. James and Josh looked overconfident and lazy. I think the Rockets are losing this series in 5 or 6. Howard can't do this alone.
@  JY86er : (05 May 2015 - 04:28 AM) The johnnygold--Rockets slowed down (again) after they reached a +10 point lead. The Clippers looked tired to me until they took the lead.
@  pharmag : (05 May 2015 - 04:28 AM) The problem is they actually had a ton of uncontested threes throughout the game. Just awful defensive rotations all game. The offense was there with the exception of the TOs, but they gave us almost as many as we gave them. Also, both Jones and Smith played terrible, with Smith being slightly better.
@  RudyT1995 : (05 May 2015 - 04:27 AM) uh, three uncontested 3s and a dunk
@  RudyT1995 : (05 May 2015 - 04:26 AM) correction. four uncontested 3s and a dunk.
@  majik19 : (05 May 2015 - 04:26 AM) Johnny - I agree with you, but we lost both home court advantage and probably the only game Chris Paul misses. The worst part were all of the stupid highlight reel passes that ended up in Clipper hands.
@  RudyT1995 : (05 May 2015 - 04:24 AM) Clippers took four uncontested 3s in the last two minutes. At least have some pride.
@  RudyT1995 : (05 May 2015 - 04:23 AM) This is pathetic. Team stopped playing with 90 seconds still in the game.
@  thejohnnygold : (05 May 2015 - 04:22 AM) It's just one game. This happens all the time where the "rested" team gets smoked by the "tired" team. Many believe it is better to keep playing rather than rest.
@  majik19 : (05 May 2015 - 04:21 AM) The Rockets never took the Clippers seriously with Chris Paul hurt, not the entire game. So many dumb turnovers, no focus. Embarrassing.
@  08huangj : (05 May 2015 - 04:03 AM) If we're losing by 11 to the Clippers without Paul, this series is over.

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#1 Red94

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 07:40 PM

New post: Memphis Grizzlies 93, Houston Rockets 85
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#2 Sir Thursday

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 08:02 PM

I really liked McHale's tactic of going small against the big Grizzlies frontline. Got us back into the game where we looked out of it. However, I think at the end he left that lineup out there for slightly too long. Houston cut the lead to 87-85, so Lionel Hollins called a timeout. Out of the timeout, these were the lineups:

Memphis: Conley/Pondexter/Gay/Randolph/Gasol
Houston: Lin/Harden/Delfino/Parsons/Asik

Coming out of a timeout, Houston is going to be in trouble both on the boards and defending in the post. I would have liked to have seen them try to match Memphis and put Patterson in for Delfino. I know PPat was struggling to rebound last night but he still would have done better than Delfino down the stretch. It also would have been invaluable to have had someone in the post area who can actually catch the ball if necessary (Asik is not that person).

Still, I can't be too angry because it was his decision to go to that lineup in the first place that got the Rockets back into the game.

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 08:39 PM

Oh, you want somebody in the post that can catch the ball and do something? Sorry man, but the Rockettes don't HAVE anybody like that.


BTW, who's this Terrence Jones guy?
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 08:40 PM

Oh, you want somebody in the post that can catch the ball and do something? Sorry man, but the Rockettes don't HAVE anybody like that.


BTW, who's this Terrence Jones guy?
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 09:45 PM

Unless Parsons develops into a reasonably efficient 12-15 ppg scorer, is it really realistic to expect that he and Asik can be components of an effective lineup over extended minutes?
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 09:51 PM

Unless Parsons develops into a reasonably efficient 12-15 ppg scorer, is it really realistic to expect that he and Asik can be components of an effective lineup over extended minutes?

Asik, Patterson, and Parsons simply cannot coexist.
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Posted 10 November 2012 - 10:50 PM

Asik, Patterson, and Parsons simply cannot coexist.


Interesting - why do you say this? I feel like Patterson has been playing reasonably well on the offensive end - going forwards I'd estimate we can count on him for ~12 ppg on average. I mean, it's not a gaudy number, but it's by no means bad and what's more I think it's something he can do with consistency. Or is it that you feel he's not enough of a threat to draw the defence's attention?

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:55 PM

I agree with Rahat. There is simply not enough efficient scoring punch in the Parsons-Asik-Patterson trio to play extended minutes together. It's doubtful at this stage of their development that either Parsons or Patterson will improve enough offensively to change that reality.
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 06:51 PM

I agree with Rahat. There is simply not enough efficient scoring punch in the Parsons-Asik-Patterson trio to play extended minutes together. It's doubtful at this stage of their development that either Parsons or Patterson will improve enough offensively to change that reality.

totally agree. it's nice to have good defensive players, but somebody gotta score. teams have begun to double our guard players because we don't have a scoring threat in the post or a consistant corner 3 pt shooter. something has to change or it's going to be a long season.
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you can only warn a man that the bridge is out.....if he keeps driving he's on his own B)


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Posted 11 November 2012 - 07:32 PM

Asik, Patterson, and Parsons simply cannot coexist.

Truth, Parsons lack of a three point shot, which won't get much better this season. (He is jumping forward instead of up and down. They taught us this in grade school!!) Without that floor spacing Asik and Patterson just don't have the post games to stay competitive. Although you have to like the screening ability of both.

Since Asik is our best center and Parsons essentially our only wing stopper PPat will be the one to lose his starting job. This team is just not built for him to succeed right now.
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Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:32 PM

This is the reason why we should target for a PF next offseason and the reason why probably the best fit for us would be LaMarcus Aldridge, that's the scoring punch we need while having a wing stopper and a turkish wall inside.
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