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@  miketheodio : (22 April 2014 - 06:16 AM) this is all speculation, but i honestly believe the NBA is trying to set a "tone" for some of these game.
@  miketheodio : (22 April 2014 - 06:15 AM) obviously blazers v rockets, but look at the first GSW v clippers game. same deal. this was also done a bit last year for hou vs okc.
@  miketheodio : (22 April 2014 - 06:14 AM) big proponent of let the players play. nba is too ticky tacky. i think the refs were told to be loose with the whistle for series that involved teams with bad blood.
@  rocketrick : (22 April 2014 - 12:55 AM) Hopefully the NBA will change their policy on reviewing plays in the final 2 minutes to include reviewing foul calls. Right now the NBA policy is simply not to review foul calls. Would probably end up in a longer game and completely stop the flow of the game. Still, it is better to get the call right especially in closely contested games.
@  rockets best... : (21 April 2014 - 11:56 PM) I never believed in corruption from high levels in the league however last nights game would be ammo for those that support it
@  rockets best... : (21 April 2014 - 11:53 PM) the NBA admitting their officiating mistake after the fact is hollow. they need better in-game correction and better overall officials. the crew last night was awful
@  BrentYen : (21 April 2014 - 08:30 PM) WT....NBA just corrected that last foul call on D12, should be on Freeland
@  feelingsuper... : (21 April 2014 - 06:43 PM) Yesssssss! I just saw here as well rocketrick, rejoice! http://blog.chron.co...play-in-game-2/
@  rocketrick : (21 April 2014 - 05:25 PM) According to a report on ESPN.com and Yahoo, Beverley has received medical clearance to play in Game 2. No new damage to his knee per his MRI.
@  Cooper : (21 April 2014 - 03:00 PM) You can blame mchale a little bit for defensive schemes but even that was mostly poor execution plus LA seemed to hit every shot. Player usage was not a problem
@  Cooper : (21 April 2014 - 02:49 PM) You can't bench starters in a playoff game have to trust they will get through it. nothing the blazers would love more than having troy daniels on the floor instead of harden or beverley.
@  08huangj : (21 April 2014 - 10:42 AM) If Harden didn't waste so many chances, the Rockets would've won this game. Even though the Trail Blazers in my opinion wasn't suppose to win this one, I think the main reason was McHale.
@  08huangj : (21 April 2014 - 10:37 AM) Forgot to add Beverley. McHale's player usage: For example: When the Rockets were shooting so bad at the three point line and Beverley didn't exactly look like an game changer or even a NBA player, McHale didn't have the nerves to switch on Troy Daniels. He also didn't play Motiejunas, one of the best young players of the team. When a starter is not playing well, like Harden and Beverley for this game, you gotta switch him off for a while. You don't just keep all your starters on the court even when they're playing bad and couldn't resist the Blazers in the fourth quarter. P.S: Harden got 2 attempts at the end of the fourth quarter and overtime that was game changing even when he missed so much shots.
@  08huangj : (21 April 2014 - 10:32 AM) Well, my opinion is that if the Rockets don't advance to the second round, McHale is definitely going to be fired. He might even be fired if he didn't make it to the Western Conference Finals. I mean, maybe my expectations for the Rockets are too high. The truth is: Dwight Howard came to Houston to win a championship, not lose in the first round(Though for me the odds between the two teams are even now). Houston has every ability to win a championship. Dwight Howard and James Harden are both top five players with a good coach. There is also a really good supporting cast: Chandler Parsons, Omer Asik, Terrence Jones, Jeremy Lin, and some good bench players that McHale didn't even bother to play.
@  feelingsuper... : (21 April 2014 - 06:31 AM) Agreed, we just witnessed the Aldridge game. Great players swing games.
@  SadLakerFan : (21 April 2014 - 06:25 AM) Some positives - Aldridge has developed into a great player, but law of averages - he won't be hitting huge threes and scoring 46 again. Harden is unlikely to miss 20 shots again. And even though you live with Howard's free throw struggles, they came in bunches at a critical point, triggering the Blazers' big comeback. It ain't over.
@  feelingsuper... : (21 April 2014 - 06:03 AM) The Rockets seemed to regress to the team they were earlier in the season a little, I guess that was to be expected. I am looking for the team to bounce back of course.
@  feelingsuper... : (21 April 2014 - 06:00 AM) This series will be marked by each team making runs and the Blazers made the run in the forth that completely changed the momentum.
@  feelingsuper... : (21 April 2014 - 05:58 AM) McHale fired, get serious.
@  08huangj : (21 April 2014 - 05:56 AM) When the Rockets were up by eleven, I turned off my T.V because I had more important things to do. Then, after like 40 minutes, I turned on my Mac pro and found the Rockets gave up 122 points to the Blazers and lost. I wouldn't blame the players for anything in the game. I have not liked Mchale ever since I followed the Rockets when Lin came over. I'm not trying to be negative, but he's not a really good coach even though he's a really good basketball player. Any coach that can't lead a team so talented should be fired and ain't very good. Mchale never, ever, draws up place at the end off the game. I don't even thing he has talked to the players of defense and how to prevent a player to get 46 points against one of the best defenders(Asik) in the league. Absolutely insane.

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#1 bboley24

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:06 PM

Many of you, including Rahat complain about the coverage of the team. I got NBA LP and watch it in HD on my computer and hook it up to the flat screen when I am at home. One flat fee and you can see 90 percent of all of the games in HD. Only one of the games I missed because of the blackout. If they aren't broadcasted on LP it's most likely on NBATV.

No way I can go without NBALP. Worth every penny.

Rahat, why don't you invest? I know it's not your job but as passionate as you are about our guys in Red, why not splurge and watch them all year long?
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#2 Steven

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:33 PM

Many of you, including Rahat complain about the coverage of the team. I got NBA LP and watch it in HD on my computer and hook it up to the flat screen when I am at home. One flat fee and you can see 90 percent of all of the games in HD. Only one of the games I missed because of the blackout. If they aren't broadcasted on LP it's most likely on NBATV.

No way I can go without NBALP. Worth every penny.

Rahat, why don't you invest? I know it's not your job but as passionate as you are about our guys in Red, why not splurge and watch them all year long?


Rahat is a poor law student. Why should he have to invest $300 for something that should be shown free to local houses? I live in the boonies, I have satellite Internet. After 400MB, the internet shuts down slower then dial up. The only basketball I'd watch would be the Rockets, if they ever decided to actually make a deal with DirectTV. At least the Texans are on TV I can watch.
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:06 PM

Steven,
The cable version is $179 before season starts and you get free internet games w/it.
If your local cable company offers it,get it.
If you live in Houston the home games would be blacked out,but you can still watch the road games. May I point out that if you just watch 32 games,that's $5 a game? Try going to the movies for that.(And we'll pretend that being able to watch EVERY other NBA game that's not on National TV has no value.)
And LP on cable re-runs the games several times that night and the next morning.

If your local cable provider doesn't offer LP,yeah,you're pretty effed,and I can see the price issue,but if you can get it,I would strongly recommend doing so.
And at home or at work,I've had zero issues w/the internet broadcasts that came free w/the cable LP.
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#4 rockets best fan

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:47 PM

hold on guys...........i'm going to take up for joe 6 pack here. the rockets are houston's team why should we have to pay to watch them. I understand if I wanted to see all the games, but local teams should be free. it's bad enough we have to pay for TV in the 1st place(don't get me started ranting on that) I can watch tbs and see every bulls game, but I can;t see the team that plays here. that make sense right? I wish I could just lock these providers in a room until they agree :angry:
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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 22 February 2013 - 05:55 PM

Aren't you incapable of watching Houston games on League Pass if you live in Houston? I haven't been back in the city in nearly 6 years, but I know I can't watch DC games on my LP account. But I do think League Pass is a good deal.
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#6 sircharles

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:02 PM

if you are blacked out you can just change your zip code and it will work. or proxy
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:21 PM

I've got to say I find it weird that living in the UK means I have better access to the NBA than many of the rest of you. International League Pass Broadband has no blackout restrictions on anything, the stream quality is usually excellent and there are no adverts for anything (the occasional NBA Cares spot, but that's about it). Admittedly it was pretty expensive (£220), but for the amount of games I watch that actually works out as a reasonable deal.

Kind of draws a parallel to the EPL, actually. If you live somewhere like Thailand, you can get a cable package that plays Premier League games from the previous weekend on loop all week. In the UK, only a few games each weekend are actually shown live. Although admittedly there is a free-to-view (eg. on the BBC) highlights package that covers most of the key events. And there's no regional blackout rules, either.

So yeah, I feel for you guys living in Houston who can't watch your team. Hope it gets sorted out soon!
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#8 blakecouey

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:22 PM

The reason I didn't do league pass is because during the first two free trials, each of the Rockets games were blacked out. If they could gaurantee me that I'd see every game, id pay. I don't like that Comcast still hasn't made a deal, but if it were my business id do whats right for me too(although I don't think this works out well for them in the long run).
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#9 bboley24

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:25 PM

Yeah I paid around $150 for the whole season and playoffs for 5 different teams. I think I picked the bobcats too lol.

This business of "we shouldn't have to pay for the Rockets on TV" is ridiculous. I bleed red and yellow. Before NBA LP I was watching the rockets in chinese on some random bounced signal online just so I could see stevie franchise tank our team.

Seems like a solid investment for a hobby to me. My other hobbies are out of control expensive. This was a no brainer.
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#10 timetodienow1234567

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:52 PM

Since I moved to Alabama for college, I watch all the Rockets game online.
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Why so Serious? :D


#11 bboley24

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 06:58 PM

Same here. Ive bounced all around the country and the Rockets follow me everywhere. Honestly, if I were 2 miles away from toyota center or 20000 miles away, id always have their games at my disposal. I don't watch much baseball and the Texans/Steelers are fun to watch but without NBA LP, Id be lost without my beloved Rockets.
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:04 PM

i love being able to watch games after they happen so i can fast forward through all the crap


only games that are ever blacked out are prime time televised games
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:40 PM

I just broke down and got it...they have reduced it to $99 and are willing to spread it out over 3-4 months if you want....presuming you already have cable, of course. If I'm not mistaken they have a mosaic feature (haven't tried it yet) that allows you to watch multiple games at once on a split screen. They way I see it, $99 is less than I would spend at my local watering hole over the course of the rest of this season. Next year I will be smart and invest at the beginning of the season. For whatever reason the Rockets get no national NBA attention despite their large market. That should change soon enough....
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 10:27 PM

Funny that you say that because after the trade, I was saying to myself today I needed to get it so I could track T-Rob/D-Mo.

The reason I hadn't yet was because I already go to all of the home games and of course, wouldn't get the road games due to being blacked out.

How do I get around the blackout? About to purchase once someone can confirm that for me.
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 11:06 PM

It works fine for everyone that can stream the games. I can't. My Internet will crash. I shouldn't have to move or pay for league pass to watch the local teams. 10 years from now we will still be having this discussion. Just check out how long it has been since Portland could watch the Blazers on local TV.
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 11:08 PM

It sucks, but it is what it is.
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Why so Serious? :D


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Posted 22 February 2013 - 11:11 PM

Rahat, don't you expense/deduct all of the costs for running this forum? NBA league pass would definitely fall under that umbrella.
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#18 bboley24

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 12:17 AM

Good job guys! Id say get it cheaper on the computer and plug the computer into the TV if you're really strapped for cash. I could care less about the 4 other teams that are included in the deal. Ive got 12 minutes until the brooklyn game... time to hook it up!

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Posted 23 February 2013 - 12:33 AM

It might not work for you guys but firstrowsports.eu always works for me and its free. The quality is usually manageable though the pop-ups are kind of annoying.
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Posted 23 February 2013 - 12:41 AM

I used to use firstrow... got tired of all of that... pony-ed up the 150 and got the rockets on HD
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