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@  Cooper : (23 April 2014 - 05:20 PM) It was interesting to see guys like Derozan and Wall/Beal bounce back from bad first games.
@  miketheodio : (23 April 2014 - 04:44 PM) i liked the wiz vs bulls. wiz had a great comeback.
@  rocketrick : (23 April 2014 - 02:40 PM) Was it just me or were those East Conf playoff games last night boring?
@  miketheodio : (22 April 2014 - 06:16 AM) this is all speculation, but i honestly believe the NBA is trying to set a "tone" for some of these game.
@  miketheodio : (22 April 2014 - 06:15 AM) obviously blazers v rockets, but look at the first GSW v clippers game. same deal. this was also done a bit last year for hou vs okc.
@  miketheodio : (22 April 2014 - 06:14 AM) big proponent of let the players play. nba is too ticky tacky. i think the refs were told to be loose with the whistle for series that involved teams with bad blood.
@  rocketrick : (22 April 2014 - 12:55 AM) Hopefully the NBA will change their policy on reviewing plays in the final 2 minutes to include reviewing foul calls. Right now the NBA policy is simply not to review foul calls. Would probably end up in a longer game and completely stop the flow of the game. Still, it is better to get the call right especially in closely contested games.
@  rockets best... : (21 April 2014 - 11:56 PM) I never believed in corruption from high levels in the league however last nights game would be ammo for those that support it
@  rockets best... : (21 April 2014 - 11:53 PM) the NBA admitting their officiating mistake after the fact is hollow. they need better in-game correction and better overall officials. the crew last night was awful
@  BrentYen : (21 April 2014 - 08:30 PM) WT....NBA just corrected that last foul call on D12, should be on Freeland
@  feelingsuper... : (21 April 2014 - 06:43 PM) Yesssssss! I just saw here as well rocketrick, rejoice! http://blog.chron.co...play-in-game-2/
@  rocketrick : (21 April 2014 - 05:25 PM) According to a report on ESPN.com and Yahoo, Beverley has received medical clearance to play in Game 2. No new damage to his knee per his MRI.
@  Cooper : (21 April 2014 - 03:00 PM) You can blame mchale a little bit for defensive schemes but even that was mostly poor execution plus LA seemed to hit every shot. Player usage was not a problem
@  Cooper : (21 April 2014 - 02:49 PM) You can't bench starters in a playoff game have to trust they will get through it. nothing the blazers would love more than having troy daniels on the floor instead of harden or beverley.
@  08huangj : (21 April 2014 - 10:42 AM) If Harden didn't waste so many chances, the Rockets would've won this game. Even though the Trail Blazers in my opinion wasn't suppose to win this one, I think the main reason was McHale.
@  08huangj : (21 April 2014 - 10:37 AM) Forgot to add Beverley. McHale's player usage: For example: When the Rockets were shooting so bad at the three point line and Beverley didn't exactly look like an game changer or even a NBA player, McHale didn't have the nerves to switch on Troy Daniels. He also didn't play Motiejunas, one of the best young players of the team. When a starter is not playing well, like Harden and Beverley for this game, you gotta switch him off for a while. You don't just keep all your starters on the court even when they're playing bad and couldn't resist the Blazers in the fourth quarter. P.S: Harden got 2 attempts at the end of the fourth quarter and overtime that was game changing even when he missed so much shots.
@  08huangj : (21 April 2014 - 10:32 AM) Well, my opinion is that if the Rockets don't advance to the second round, McHale is definitely going to be fired. He might even be fired if he didn't make it to the Western Conference Finals. I mean, maybe my expectations for the Rockets are too high. The truth is: Dwight Howard came to Houston to win a championship, not lose in the first round(Though for me the odds between the two teams are even now). Houston has every ability to win a championship. Dwight Howard and James Harden are both top five players with a good coach. There is also a really good supporting cast: Chandler Parsons, Omer Asik, Terrence Jones, Jeremy Lin, and some good bench players that McHale didn't even bother to play.
@  feelingsuper... : (21 April 2014 - 06:31 AM) Agreed, we just witnessed the Aldridge game. Great players swing games.
@  SadLakerFan : (21 April 2014 - 06:25 AM) Some positives - Aldridge has developed into a great player, but law of averages - he won't be hitting huge threes and scoring 46 again. Harden is unlikely to miss 20 shots again. And even though you live with Howard's free throw struggles, they came in bunches at a critical point, triggering the Blazers' big comeback. It ain't over.
@  feelingsuper... : (21 April 2014 - 06:03 AM) The Rockets seemed to regress to the team they were earlier in the season a little, I guess that was to be expected. I am looking for the team to bounce back of course.

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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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