Jump to content


Toggle shoutbox Shoutbox Open the Shoutbox in a popup

@  thejohnnygold : (05 July 2015 - 06:37 PM) Well, Hibbert's rebounding numbers should improve with all the bricks Kobe & Co. are going to launch.
@  jorgeaam : (04 July 2015 - 11:06 PM) Roy Hibbert to the Lakers, going to be funny to see what Kobe does to him
@  jorgeaam : (04 July 2015 - 08:11 PM) Considering he shot 43% last year with all those guys, I'd bet sub 40% this year
@  Losthief : (04 July 2015 - 08:07 PM) Well...guess we will find out just how good Dame Lilliard really is.
@  jorgeaam : (04 July 2015 - 07:54 PM) No news on Josh Smith leads me to believe he might end up re-signing here. I must say doing no moves looks like the thing the Rockets should do after the year we had. Maybe only add a PG
@  jorgeaam : (04 July 2015 - 07:53 PM) Yeah and they are now too late to get any significant FA,what a joy to watch
@  cointurtlemoose : (04 July 2015 - 07:26 PM) Also, the Blazers... wow... six months ago, likely candidates for the WCF. Now, they're down 5 starting-caliber players in Aldridge, Matthews, Batum, Lopez, and Afflalo
@  majik19 : (04 July 2015 - 07:05 PM) the Spurs are legitimately terrifying.
@  cointurtlemoose : (04 July 2015 - 06:43 PM) Haha, I love the Spurs. They're like an older brother who's annoyingly good at everything
@  jorgeaam : (04 July 2015 - 06:24 PM) wow, the Spurs are also trying to get David West
@  jorgeaam : (04 July 2015 - 06:23 PM) Get ready for the Spurs to sign an unkown stashed prospect they drafted some years ago. And he'll probably post 20-10
@  Cooper : (04 July 2015 - 05:56 PM) I still don't think they are any better than the rest of the top four or probably even Memphis.
@  redfaithful : (04 July 2015 - 04:47 PM) @thejohnnygold unfortunately it's not over yet...
@  thejohnnygold : (04 July 2015 - 04:36 PM) Yes, they got Aldridge, but don't underestimate the losses of Belinelli, Baynes, and Splitter. They have Duncan, Aldridge, and Diaw as their only bigs.
@  redfaithful : (04 July 2015 - 04:16 PM) The Southwest division is ridiculous
@  redfaithful : (04 July 2015 - 04:15 PM) Woj: Aldridge to Spurs
@  jorgeaam : (04 July 2015 - 03:48 AM) I don't get it, a troubled organization gets a troubled player, it has the potential to create chaos
@  Mario Peña : (04 July 2015 - 03:03 AM) The Kings got Rondo, ha!
@  cointurtlemoose : (04 July 2015 - 01:37 AM) Hahaha, the Kings have been part of what's made it so fun!! (for everyone else, that is...)
@  jorgeaam : (04 July 2015 - 01:31 AM) Not for the Kings :P

Photo

Houston Rockets @ Cleveland Cavaliers on 01/05/2013


  • Please log in to reply
10 replies to this topic

#1 Red94

Red94

    Senior Member

  • Administrators
  • 1,399 posts

Posted 05 January 2013 - 11:56 PM

New post: Houston Rockets @ Cleveland Cavaliers on 01/05/2013
  • 0

#2 DaDakota

DaDakota

    Junior Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 165 posts
  • LocationAustin

Posted 06 January 2013 - 04:22 AM

They are beating the teams they are supposed to beat - even when they struggle. Way ahead of schedule, IMO.
  • 0

#3 Red94

Red94

    Senior Member

  • Administrators
  • 1,399 posts

Posted 06 January 2013 - 04:51 AM

New post: Houston Rockets 112, Cleveland Cavaliers 104: Where Kyrie Irving is amazing, but James Harden is even better.
  • 0

#4 Johnny Rocket

Johnny Rocket

    Junior Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 211 posts

Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:12 AM

I totally agree with DaDakota. To win the 2nd of a back-to-back on the road--and the 4th game in five nights--is terrific no matter who you are playing. To play well bellow your abilities and still win is a mark of a strong team.
  • 0

#5 Rahat Huq

Rahat Huq

    Administrator

  • Administrators
  • 1,547 posts

Posted 06 January 2013 - 05:16 AM

The Rockets should not be this good.
  • 1

#6 Mario Peña

Mario Peña

    Officer

  • Moderators
  • 2,284 posts
  • LocationHouston, TX

Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:11 AM

Could the Rockets be this good or this ahead of schedule because McHale is actually a good coach, and/or some of Morey's analytics are paying dividends and more than anything else just maybe having a star player makes that much of a difference.
  • 0

Not all isolation plays are equal.


#7 amacbrooks12

amacbrooks12

    Junior Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 161 posts
  • LocationBronx, New York

Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:17 AM

Has to be a combination of all three. We have to finally give Mchale some props for the way he has coached this team, motivated them, and pushed them through games and tough stretches. Daryl Morey also deserves some credit for aquiring Harden in the first place, the signing of Delfino ( which everyone questioned at first ), and for keeping our bench with young players full of potential. And of course James Harden is the other reason why we are overachieving and ahead of schedule with his consistent superstar play and late game heroics. I am so proud of this team right now.
  • 0

#8 Mario Peña

Mario Peña

    Officer

  • Moderators
  • 2,284 posts
  • LocationHouston, TX

Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:32 AM

I agree with what you have written amacbrooks12 it's a combination of all 3 and I am proud of this team as well. I wish I was getting to watch them more.
  • 0

Not all isolation plays are equal.


#9 Dan G

Dan G

    Junior Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 245 posts
  • LocationEast Texas

Posted 06 January 2013 - 06:52 AM

Sigh I wish I was getting to watch them at all. I got to see the national televised games but I gave up watching them on the computer using firstrow and others like it. Too many ads and too poor quality. It's a shame because I am missing the best season the Rockets have had in quite some time, but thankfully it looks like this is just the beginning of something great.
  • 1

:lol: All in the game, yo, :D all in the game :lol:!


#10 Bigtkirk

Bigtkirk

    Rookie

  • Members
  • PipPip
  • 86 posts

Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:44 PM

In terms of Wins Produced to date, Harden has been the best SG in the league, Parsons is a top 10 SF, and Asik and Lin are both top 15 players at their positions. So, PF is the only below NBA-average position on the team. Smith's play off the bench has been a pleasant surprise, and Delfino and Douglas have had their moments in between stretches of mediocrity. Inasmuch as there is a good chance that Asik, Lin and Smith will continue to improve, and it seems likely that Harden and Parsons will continue to play at a high level, my sense is that the Rockets are well-positioned to become the surprise NBA team of the season.
  • 0

#11 Jeby

Jeby

    Junior Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 208 posts

Posted 06 January 2013 - 03:01 PM

@RahatHuq - You're right. They shouldn't. Neither should the Warriors. The Lakers shouldn't be this bad. But as the old saying goes, "that's why they play the game."
But I think their success also shows how far you can get with one elite scorer, one elite defensive big, and a handful of shooters (Delfino, Patterson, Morris, Douglas). I mean, Dallas basically won the championship with that formula two years ago. All of their respective role-players were a step up from what the Rockets have though.
  • 0




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users