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@  slick shoes : (22 May 2017 - 05:25 PM) I can't decide if I want them to draft Ball or not.
@  thejohnnygold : (21 May 2017 - 02:50 PM) Don't worry...they'll find a way to screw it up.
@  slick shoes : (17 May 2017 - 03:52 PM) Is anyone else annoyed that the league reached out and helped the Lakers secure a top 3 pick to keep them from long term ruin?
@  Mario Peña : (13 May 2017 - 11:56 AM) It would appear James will take games off next year which is probably a good thing. Perhaps we will see some evolution from emphasis on regular season to being playoff ready both from a physical as well as a strategy standpoint.
@  rocketrick : (12 May 2017 - 05:26 AM) I personally will be rooting for the Spurs in their next matchup with Golden State in the Western Conference Finals
@  rocketrick : (12 May 2017 - 05:26 AM) Congratulations to the Spurs and Coach Pop. They completely destroyed the Rockets last night (understatement of the year)
@  DenverRocket : (12 May 2017 - 02:55 AM) Very disappointing end to an otherwise great season.
@  DenverRocket : (12 May 2017 - 01:10 AM) Stunningly bad. Out played, out coached and no one is stepping up :-(
@  slick shoes : (12 May 2017 - 01:07 AM) Well, it can't get any worse right?
@  slick shoes : (12 May 2017 - 12:35 AM) It's like Dekker has been waiting to play or something.
@  08huangj : (11 May 2017 - 12:08 PM) It is utterly baffling to me why MDA is not utilizing Dekker and Harrell. These two were integral to our dominant regular season bench!
@  DenverRocket : (10 May 2017 - 03:18 AM) Everything the TNT analysts said, I was screaming during OT. MDA blamed it on fatigue - no kidding sherlock, when you only use a 7 player rotation!
@  DenverRocket : (10 May 2017 - 03:17 AM) Sorely disappointed with that. Huge missed opportunity. I thought McHale was coaching again in overtime!
@  slick shoes : (10 May 2017 - 03:02 AM) No offensive scheme in overtime. No Parker, and no Leonard through all of overtime and you STILL can't close it out?!
@  thejohnnygold : (10 May 2017 - 02:57 AM) So much profanity in my home tonight...
@  Mario Peña : (08 May 2017 - 06:57 PM) Right Johnnygold! That was a good game!
@  thejohnnygold : (08 May 2017 - 03:41 AM) That's better...
@  08huangj : (06 May 2017 - 03:07 AM) I've noticed that whenever the Toyota Center crowd shout MVP while Harden is shooting free throws, he tends to miss them...
@  slick shoes : (04 May 2017 - 04:08 AM) Well, my previous statement has become null and void. The rest of the Spurs arrived in the series. Parker going down certainly makes things interesting.
@  slick shoes : (03 May 2017 - 09:24 PM) It may also be his lack of scoring options around him at this point. Their offense flows through Kawhi and has seemed a bit one dimensional as of late.

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New Orleans Hornets 88, Houston Rockets 79: Rockets Come Apart as Hornets Come Together


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#1 Red94

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:17 AM

New post: New Orleans Hornets 88, Houston Rockets 79: Rockets Come Apart as Hornets Come Together
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#2 Alituro

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 02:44 PM

The loss last night was a product of 2 things, first the Rockets being tired after a high energy, high emotions showing against LA the night before. The exhaustion slowed the Rockets down tremendously which made the 2nd factor a problem: The Hornets kept 2 seven footers on the floor most of the game. In predominantly half court sets against a slower, tired team we weren't able to muster the strength inside. I think last night would have been a perfect opportunity for D-mo to get some burn at the 4. His size alone would have negated the advantages NO gained in that area, and his range would have created some much needed space. His fresh legs and ability to run the floor would have taken it's toll on NO's, less athletic bigs (Smith and Lopez) by the fourth quarter. Patterson and Morris were just outsized and out-hustled. Props to PPat for once again having a good showing on the boards though. I noticed Asik posted up Lopez, owned him with his power, and finished with a sweet baby hook. I hope he keeps that up.
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 03:05 PM

I hate losing! But its inevitable. Hope they rebound and go on another win streak, but the schedule is tough right now.
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Posted 10 January 2013 - 06:51 PM

10 points in the 4th quarter is not going to get it done.

This is a product of McHale not playing more guys on back to backs - should have gone deeper in the bench to find that energy/spark.

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Posted 10 January 2013 - 07:06 PM

I've got to say this is by far the ugliest game I've seen from the Rockets this year. Even getting blown out by San Antonio and OKC they played better than this. Definitely some tired legs on the back-to-back, but I think you have to give some credit to Monty Williams' defensive scheme as well. As I understand it, it aims to force teams to shoot as late in the shot clock as possible. This hasn't really worked out all that well for them on the season as a whole (29th in defensive efficiency), but against the Rockets it is exactly what you need to do because it breaks up the fast paced rhythm the team thrives on. Without the benefit of large numbers of possessions, the Rockets don't have the time to recover if they fall behind like they normally would. In most of the recent games, falling to a 10 point deficit is no big deal because of the speed in which the team can put up points to close the gap. But the Hornets' strategy took that away and when they went on a run, the Rockets were unable to respond in time.

But seriously, what a terrible game to watch. 36 points at half time is abysmal, and yet somehow the Rockets were winning?

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#6 Alituro

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Posted 11 January 2013 - 03:05 PM

ST-- Yeah it was pretty ugly, but those happen to everyone. Fresher legs and the Hornets D plan wouldn't have been as successful. And, DD's right coach needs to expand his rotations on back-to-backs.
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