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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 25 November 2012 - 08:59 PM

New post: Houston Rockets recall Donatas Motiejunas from Rio Grande Valley Vipers
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#2 Johnny Rocket

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Posted 25 November 2012 - 11:49 PM

Perhaps the Rocket figures that D-MO is good matchup against Bargnani.

Another possibility is that the Rockets imagine that D-MO can handle that backup PF role as a stretch 4, allowing Morris to slide to the backup SF role. Parson's has been averaging 38 minutes per game, which isn't sustainable even for a young player. A backup front line of D-MO, G. Smith, and M. Morris is very versatile.
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 12:22 AM

I think Johnny Rocket has it.
If Delfino is going to be out for a while,Morris has to back-up Parsons(who will prob still get major minutes backing up Harden) and the Jones/Smith pairing isn't exactly an offensive juggernaut.
Combine that w/Jones looking utterly lost on offense,having lost all confidence in his shot.
Motie will prob be given a chance to back-up Pat and team w/Smith.
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:14 AM

Yeah, now that I think of it, I think it has to do with replacing Terrence Jones who has looked pretty bad here of late.
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:50 AM

Yes! Can't wait to see Donatas in some major action.
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#6 Rahat Huq

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 01:52 PM

I think Johnny Rocket has it.
If Delfino is going to be out for a while,Morris has to back-up Parsons(who will prob still get major minutes backing up Harden) and the Jones/Smith pairing isn't exactly an offensive juggernaut.
Combine that w/Jones looking utterly lost on offense,having lost all confidence in his shot.
Motie will prob be given a chance to back-up Pat and team w/Smith.

Smith with D-Mo actually makes a ton of sense, much more than Smith with Jones as those latter two are slightly redundant in terms of being high flying types that do damage around the hoop.
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:11 PM

Well, apparently the time has come for him to show what we are expecting from him. I know, we won't put up insane numbers like he did in D-League, but something close to 10 points are always welcome, and spreading the court would make some room for guards to finish at the rim, or even giving Morris some space as well. Like you have said, pairing him with Smith makes more sense than with T-Jones. But I also think that has more to do with having a short rotation right now due to injuries rather than his performance per se....he really need to get those minutes in order to regain confidence in his game.
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Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:50 PM

excited to "see" the next game
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#9 Rahat Huq

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 08:25 PM

I'll try and talk to him before the game. He's usually in there relaxing. Real cool dude to talk to off camera. He won't know if he's getting in though.
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:56 AM

If D-Mo can hold his own on the defensive end of the court without being a sieve for our team and pick up some key rebounds, I would expect to see more playing time for D-Mo in the coming weeks. D-Mo has the offensive skills to compete, it's going to be his contribuitions on the other end of the court that will likely determine how much burn he gets on the court.
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 04:39 AM

Since they are playing the Raptors it would be cool to see if they can get a small ball line up of Morris and DMo on the court for a few minutes. Seems like offensively you would have a ton of options and defensively I'm not too worried about the Raptors bigs pounding it in the post. On a side note Valanciunas is only listed at 231 pounds, 9 pounds more then DMo. I would love to see who gets the best of this match up.
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Posted 27 November 2012 - 05:26 PM

I just want to see how this guy does against some real NBA talent. He played well in preseason/summer league, but that was always against scrubs. He also has only played a handful of regular season minutes in the last minutes of blowouts. The offensive potential is what I'm most curious about. I can see him blocking some shots too if given the chance. He does have some legs and is used to running a fast-paced game.
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