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@  slick shoes : (27 May 2016 - 12:38 PM) I doubt it. He is what he is at this point IMO. 'Antoni won't make him a better player.
@  majik19 : (26 May 2016 - 11:28 PM) i wonder if Harden missing all NBA will motivate him to play some defense... (he deserved at least 3rd team based on offense alone).
@  slick shoes : (26 May 2016 - 09:50 PM) anyone coming with me to the Spurs board?
@  majik19 : (26 May 2016 - 09:25 PM) Calvin Watkins just reported D'Antoni as coach... ugh.
@  slick shoes : (23 May 2016 - 12:24 PM) The worst part about Green is that he tries to play that nice guy role à la Reggie Miller.
@  Mario Peña : (23 May 2016 - 02:00 AM) Im quite pleased the Thunder are decimating the Warriors.
@  Mario Peña : (23 May 2016 - 12:54 AM) I cannot stand Draymond Green. I don't like him in any way. That dude is cheap and he's one of the main reasons I really don't like the Warriors.
@  majik19 : (21 May 2016 - 05:28 PM) no need to rush it now - only one other opening to compete with, and no first round draft pick to get input on.
@  Mario Peña : (21 May 2016 - 02:19 PM) SteinyMo reporting James Borrego from Pop's bench is now getting a look. Wow just wow.
@  majik19 : (20 May 2016 - 09:32 PM) I saw that report. Silas seems like a swing for the fences move, but isn't he exactly like JBB? Harden didn't respond to JBB, why would he respond to another longtime coach's son?
@  Mario Peña : (20 May 2016 - 07:29 PM) So Watkins is reporting its between D'Antoni and Silas.
@  Mario Peña : (20 May 2016 - 06:30 PM) In retrospect some of what has happened over the last few years going back to Lin, McHale and maybe a few other things seem to have Alexander's fingerprints on them and even if true to an extant that's troubling to me. Just when I thought things couldn't be worse, oh well.
@  thejohnnygold : (20 May 2016 - 04:58 PM) If so, this site will become more of a support group than a fan board.
@  slick shoes : (20 May 2016 - 03:14 PM) Is Les becoming the next Jerry Jones? Yikes...
@  majik19 : (20 May 2016 - 02:59 PM) oh i was half-joking haha.
@  slick shoes : (20 May 2016 - 12:21 PM) @majik19 Why screw the team long term with a decision that only affects them THIS season? I don't get it. If I was Morey and my boss kept over ruling my decisions, I'd give some serious consideration to stepping down.
@  majik19 : (20 May 2016 - 05:12 AM) @slickshoes - maybe thats why theyre considering D'Antoni - just want to make sure Dwight opts out.
@  thejohnnygold : (19 May 2016 - 04:38 PM) I think I have a bias against Rambis from his playing days. The thought of him being our coach just feels wrong...
@  slick shoes : (19 May 2016 - 03:11 AM) Does this mean Rambis is available?!
@  Mario Peña : (19 May 2016 - 03:05 AM) Hornacek goes to the Knicks.

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Houston Rockets @ Utah Jazz on 1/28/2013


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#1 Red94

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 12:59 AM

New post: Houston Rockets @ Utah Jazz on 1/28/2013
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#2 bboley24

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 01:43 AM

GET PSYCHED!

If you are a true Rockets fan, you understand that regardless of present situations and/or squads, Utah is the devil. They are the Challenger/Columbia to our Rockets.

Our LA to our BOS

Our Tonya to our Nancy Kerrigan!!
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#3 Mario Peña

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:46 AM

The Rockets are up by 34 points with one quarter to go. The Rockets offense is being executed perfectly especially since the defensive effort is there. Fast break points advantage Rockets 26 to 2 right now.
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I can't stand the Warriors!

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:55 AM

I know great game, everything is flowing and the starters can just sit down and enjoy the 4th. Even Anderson is coming on with 8 minutes to go, first time he gets more than a minute in a rockets uniform. Even Lin hit a three and the 4s are 11-18 as I am writing this. Morris 4-6 beyond the arc. And big O has 19 rebounds. I hope he keeps it up and get the rebounding title.
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 03:56 AM

When Lin plays the point, the Rockets win. Not really sure what the experiment was about with Harden running the point during the losing streak.
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Why so Serious? :D


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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:15 AM

45 points!!!!! biggest home loss in franchise history for Utah! bboley, you must be excited, huh?

The best part, for me, besides the great win, was to see Motie play good minutes :D

AWESOME WIN!
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#7 Mario Peña

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:15 AM

Don't really understand the Lin playing point comment because I saw Harden initiate offense as well as Parsons while Lin parked it out on the three point line. I agree with something the Jazz play by play and color guy spoke about. They said when the Rockets get the ball up court quickly the defense is not set and Rockets set their picks, start rolling and create space so that the defense never has a chance and that was executed perfectly tonight. When the Rockets are pushing the ball up court quickly it doesn't matter who pushes the ball up, what matters is that they space properly and it helps when they are knocking the three's down of course.
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:16 AM

Totally worth staying up that late to watch the game :D
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:20 AM

It was a great one Ale! Agreed as well on Motie except for that first shot he had which looked pretty bad but was probably due to nervous energy.
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 04:25 AM

You bet that was sweetness. I liked the graphic 7 times seeing us in the playoffs... you best realize they'll be ready for us next time.
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 05:13 AM

New post: Houston Rockets 125, Utah Jazz 80: Your Houston Rockets led by 50 points.
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 05:30 AM

Didnt see it :( but love it none the less!!
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 06:16 AM

Great game for the rockets. Mchale needs to stay with what is winning. No need to start changing things. This team is better when Lin is at the point. Harden will get his chances within the flow of the game to play the point, but I like the ball movement when Lin is handling the ball. Harden seems to hold the ball longer and it slows the offense down. The Jazz is a good team at home. Again, I said it before this team has a lot of talent, but Mchale must allow them to play.
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Posted 29 January 2013 - 07:45 PM

Oh it is so sweet to beat the Jazz, I hated the Malone stockton tandem, and the Williams Boozer tandem, and now i hate the... well whoever is playing for the Jazz now.
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#15 bboley24

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Posted 29 January 2013 - 11:32 PM

Im right there CHichos.... I don't think anyone outside of the Rockets front office and diehard fans realize the hatred for Utah. I still have nightmares of stockton knocking down that three.
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Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:08 AM

Got to give the coaching staff a big pat on the back for this one. The game plan of using Lin as a hard double whenever Jefferson touched the ball in the post was inspired. Really destroyed the Jazz's rhythm given the lack of scoring elsewhere on the court, and you could see right from the start that unless Utah could keep hitting three pointers (IIRC they started 3 of 4) they were going to be toast. People seem to like to slam McHale's coaching acumen from time to time, but he thoroughly out-coached Corbin tonight. A lot of the time when a coach prepares a nuance like that they'll only throw it out there once or twice, but McHale just said "we'll do it until you demonstrate you can beat us consistently", and the Jazz never did.

Also, was it just me or was the crowd really quiet right from the beginning of that game (I mean, it makes sense that they were quiet at the end...)? Maybe the nearby weather had something to do with it, but over the telecast it didn't feel like the oppressive atmosphere I'd usually associate with SLC.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 12:42 AM

But ST, how much of that was also due to a lapse in Corbin's judgment? He never really adjusted anything last night, did he?
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Posted 30 January 2013 - 01:28 AM

McHale or not, we have to give credit to the players for not settling at any time with a comfortable lead. They kept going with the momentum and that must be a huge confident boost for the team as a whole, let's hope they can translate it into better chemistry, great plays, and of course, if possible, more wins.
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Posted 30 January 2013 - 02:14 AM

I love beating utah period. we can never pile on to much for me. they may not be the utah of old, but they are still utah. I have to disagree with those who want to throw praise on mc hale for the win. he didn't make any decisions that were rocket science, granted he didn't put his foot in his mouth either. there was no need for a bunch of coaching because the jazz couldn't buy a shot with all the gold in fort knox.
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Posted 30 January 2013 - 03:45 AM

you know, i was mulling this the whole time. how much praise does mchale deserve? how much blame? we have to always be wary of giving praise that isn't deserved (something any coach would have done), but also be careful not to give unwarranted criticism. it'd be unfair if every mistake is mchale's fault, but every boon just luck or expected of any coach. that'd be an impossible standard to meet. the reverse would be unfair as well, in the sense that he'd be judged too favorably.
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