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@  JY86er : (26 May 2015 - 08:38 AM) Horford didnt get suspended. Maybe NBA give Howard a break also.
@  SadLakerFan : (26 May 2015 - 05:25 AM) There's no question in my mind Dwight is going to be suspended. You could argue he's facing away, and the hand was open, but based on what we've seen this season, he's gone.
@  Mario Peña : (26 May 2015 - 04:59 AM) It's obvious Harden has taken another step this postseason. The dude is going to be even better next year. Amazing.
@  Willk : (26 May 2015 - 04:13 AM) I have a bad feeling that Howard is going to be suspended. Hope not though
@  SadLakerFan : (26 May 2015 - 03:48 AM) The value of James Harden's rookie card just went up by a dollar.
@  cointurtlemoose : (26 May 2015 - 03:46 AM) James Harden is good at basketball.
@  SadLakerFan : (26 May 2015 - 03:34 AM) Ten point lead three minutes left. McHale can prove himself now.
@  cointurtlemoose : (26 May 2015 - 02:20 AM) Klay Thompson needs to stop what he's doing...
@  jorgeaam : (26 May 2015 - 02:15 AM) What a shame that didn't count
@  jorgeaam : (26 May 2015 - 02:14 AM) Yeah but I'd say that they get much better looks when they're trying harder on offense, rather than just letting Harden go one on one and create something
@  majik19 : (26 May 2015 - 02:06 AM) well great shooting really helps (now we've cooled off).
@  jorgeaam : (26 May 2015 - 01:52 AM) Does anyone realize how good the Rockets are when they put constant effort in their games? Same with Clippers series, they become unstoppable
@  jorgeaam : (26 May 2015 - 01:36 AM) Well, I don't care if we lose this series anymore, we just scored 45 points in a quarter against GS
@  majik19 : (25 May 2015 - 08:07 PM) I think Ariza chases Curry around tonight, and if Thompson beats us, he beats us.
@  SadLakerFan : (25 May 2015 - 03:43 AM) Lebron James is playing with a fire. Unreal performance tonight when his threes aren't falling.
@  Mario Peña : (24 May 2015 - 03:55 PM) Don't get me wrong, I hope they can come back and be competitive but the lack of talent/production from the 1 and 4 in this series really makes it hard on Harden/Howard.
@  Mario Peña : (24 May 2015 - 03:53 PM) 36% shooting from Smith/Jones tandem and sub 30% from Terry/Prigioni who also can't defend in this matchup is a recipe for a sweep.
@  Mario Peña : (24 May 2015 - 02:16 PM) I actually went out last night for game three, Griff's in Montrose. By the second half everybody in that bar was so down, it was a rough night.
@  majik19 : (24 May 2015 - 04:28 AM) i think tonight's loss proved one thing - we need a transcendent performance from Harden to hang with the Warriors. We didn't have that tonight.
@  skip 2 my lou : (24 May 2015 - 02:46 AM) another illegal screen call, are they finally gonna call them?

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#1 Red94

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 04:52 AM

New post: Houston Rockets 96, Detroit Pistons 82
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#2 blakecouey

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 05:23 AM

Good game with some sloppy play by both teams for sure. Loved seeing the rookies get some time. Was impressed with Jones' blocks, although his shooting was less than adequate. Not enough for Motie(5mins), but it's better than riding the pine.

Very happy with Marcus Morris tonight, /- 21 is huge.
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#3 Stephen

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 07:46 AM

Couple of quibbles.

Harden had 20 points on 14 shots-that used to be considered efficient.
However,your larger point that the Rockets aren't paying him max money to be Kevin Martin 2.0 is valid.

Replay showed Prince tripped over Lin's feet. Hard to call that a premier boner.(And I'm old enough that I think a boner is something different :) .)

Parsons stats might not have been too impressive,but he set up numerous open looks for his teammates.
And I was really encouraged that he finally took it strong o the rim instead of throwing up that weak s*** he's been doing so far. He's getting past his man and close to basket...cue up Bill Walton,"Throw it down!"...instead of those off-hand flips he's been throwing up.
Course,like the season so far,after a strong drive he tried too hard to dunk it and had it bounce back...sigh,baby steps.

Fitting that after the past few years we finally have decent Center depth-remember all the spilled electrons over the back-up C? Both Smith and Aldrich look like real NBA back-up Cs,and I wouldn't be shocked to see them alternate the rest of the yr,depending on who's playing well-or who's playing poorly.
Meanwhile we've gone from having two quality PGs the past few seasons to barely having one.

Biggest disappointment to me so far has been the lack of off-ball movement in the offense. All too often Parsons,Delfino have sat in the corner while bigs set high screens for Harden/Lin. Can't remember the last time a wing w/out the ball ran off a screen set by a big.

In the "Other than that,how was the play Mrs Lincoln" department,Sampson praised Douglass for bringing up the ball faster than Lin. That's great,but what did he do once he got it into the frontcourt? Very little that was good.
Never confuse activity for accomplishment.

Looks like the mantra for Rocket bigs is Rebound,Rebound,Rebound. If you don't you're going to sit. Esp w/the Defensive Coach now doling out minutes.

Also agree that Morris is really settling into his role. Esp like his aggressiveness w/the ball. Interesting to see if that can translate when he goes back to the SF. If it does,the Rockets are a back-up PG away from having a dangerous second unit.

Jones still has raw rookie written all over him,but he hustles and he offers something none of the other PFs do-help shot-blocking. And that is how he's going to force his way into the rotation.
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 01:58 PM

Most important stat of the night -- Asik 4-4 on FT's!
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 03:44 PM

Several good things from this game:

Greg Smith had another good appearance, 4 assists (second to Lin) in limited minutes. He is a great opportunist when on the court...

Terrence Jones is definitely a shot blocker, and one of his blocks led to a fast break dunk at the other end. We look so much more imposing with him at the PF than with 2Pat... He has earned some rotation time in my mind.

Getting everyone into the game that was game-active was important to team morale. Even the starters like to see the weakest players get a chance to play a bit. That is valuable fun-time for the team when the reserves can come in to finish up a game... Fun is important to a team.

And, yes, it was nice to see Asik take his time on his free throws... He will surprise everyone before this season is over because he seems open to good coaching. This win over the Pistons was a good win for us, for a lot of reasons...
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 06:28 PM

nothing like looking up and seeing detroit on the schedule when you really need a win :rolleyes: glad to see the rooks get some minutes. (IMO) patterson is a good backup PF, not a starter. our starter will come from the rooks. we need to start giving them minutes nightly and get busy finding out who they are.
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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 - 07:44 PM

I used to hate Marcus Morris because I thought he just another tweener whose game was made for college and not for the pros.
Now I just hate him for making me feel dumb about hating him.
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Posted 11 November 2012 - 08:20 PM

Glad they're back to .500 but they might as well be 3-4 already... it's Miami what'reyagonnado..
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Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:05 PM

Loved Greg Smith's hustle, especially that ball he kicked from the floor to prevent an easy basket :D
Asik perfect from the line! (even just shooting 4 times, perfect percentage for him is great).
Lin with zero turnovers, another notable stat.
Also glad to see D-Mo and T-Jones get some playing time, to get that debut thing off their backs, from now on, they should cool a bit.

I know Detroit is the must beat team at this moment, but we need to get those kind of numbers in this type of games if we hope to get anywhere.
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