Preview: Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Houston Rockets

Unfortunately I will not be watching this game as I am a happy customer of AT&T U-Verse.  And I will not be switching over.

What to look for?  Royce White won’t be making the trip, so that’s a bummer as I’ve decided he’s the most intriguing player on this team.

I don’t expect the OKC regulars to get much burn outside of the first quarter.  As for the Rockets?  Seeing as they don’t have regulars, we don’t really know what to expect.

I think I’m most curious to see Terrence Jones and Marcus Morris.  I think I kind of know what to expect from Jeremy Lamb.  And I won’t get curious about Jeremy Lin until the games actually count.

The Patrick Patterson watch is also officially underway.  This is it for Pat.  He’s the unquestioned starter at the power forward.  But if he’s as bad as last year, and Motiejunas even shows a pulse, Pat could be out by December.

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Total comments: 13
  • blakecouey says 1 YEAR ago Yeah tom, I did the same with Longhorn network back when it was coming out. I still don't have it, either. Where I live though(Montgomery), I have very few choices of providers and only one has decent internet speed..so Im pretty much locked in.
  • tombrokeoff says 1 YEAR ago

    blakecouey, on 12 October 2012 - 00:26 AM said:


    Very irritated that I missed the game due to greed by networks. I certainly hope I don't miss all road games...it's get too expensive to go out and watch every game.

    I have made 13 fake email accounts to sign up and "demand" CSN. So far no luck...Everybody needs to be signing up if you live near Houston. It can only help.


    ive filled it out multiple times with the same email. that was prob just a waste of my time.
  • blakecouey says 1 YEAR ago Very irritated that I missed the game due to greed by networks. I certainly hope I don't miss all road games...it's get too expensive to go out and watch every game.

    I have made 13 fake email accounts to sign up and "demand" CSN. So far no luck...Everybody needs to be signing up if you live near Houston. It can only help.
  • Sir Thursday says 1 YEAR ago

    Rahat Huq, on 11 October 2012 - 14:19 PM said:


    Stephen: That's fine. I just end up getting too frustrated watching those streams with the lag times and so nowadays I don't even bother.

    If this Comcast issue isn't settled soon, I'm going to have to shell out for League Pass.


    Heh, I suspect you would have found the actual broadcast rather frustrating. They basically spent the entire 3rd quarter talking about how great Comcast Sportsnet was and how it wasn't that limited in its availability. Despite not living anywhere near Houston, I was pretty sure that's a load of rubbish.

    FYI, they were pushing people to go to this website and register their interest in getting the channel with their cable provider: http://www.iwantcsnhouston.com/. I've no idea if it will actually help or not, but might be worth a look.

    The Comcast exec they had in the booth did say they were committed to getting the channel onto services that are unaffiliated with Comcast...no idea how sincere he was about that though.

    ST
  • sircharles says 1 YEAR ago i always just buy the 5 team broadband league pass package and then hook my computer up to my tv and stream the games. cheaper than regular league pass.
  • Chichos says 1 YEAR ago I use AT&T Uverse and I think the Spurs and Mavericks will be shown on Fox Sports Southwest. But I agree this is BS with CSN. The only people I know with Comcast live in the Woodlands. That is way too far to drive for preseason games.

    A quick reminder about Motie. It took Scola around 3/4 of a season before he put up decent numbers and didn't really get into his groove until the middle of his second season. Lets worry about how Motie looks around game 60 after he has played most teams twice.

    Also, White can't be a 3 until he can at least bury a corner three. Defensively you could probably switch him to guard the opposing team's 4 as long as he is playing with Jones or Parsons. But offensively you become much more limited if the guy isn't a threat to shoot. Rajon Rondo could be the best PG in the NBA if he could hit 3s at close to 40%. (Obviously if White becomes the Rajon Rondo of power forwards I think we would all be pretty psyched, I am just making the observation that if Rondo could shoot he would be equal to Chris Paul only with more size and with two good knees.)
  • Rahat Huq says 1 YEAR ago Stephen: That's fine. I just end up getting too frustrated watching those streams with the lag times and so nowadays I don't even bother.

    If this Comcast issue isn't settled soon, I'm going to have to shell out for League Pass.
  • Stephen says 1 YEAR ago FWIW,
    Motie supposedly lost 10 pounds due to his infection.

    Jones just put a lot of pressure on Pat and White.
    (And no,White is not a SF,he just can't move laterally enough to defend them. And McHale constantly refers to White as a big-and he's the guy who decides who plays where.)
    Early,early,early,but I wouldn't be surprised to see Jones starting w/Asik and Motie/White the second unit by Feb trade deadline.

    Rahat,
    I was able to watch off a feed thru firstrow. On PC at work,lots of pop-ups to kill,at home on Mac,none.
    Not sure if this type of comment is okay or not.
  • tombrokeoff says 1 YEAR ago like everything ive heard except whats been said about D-Mo :(
  • Johnny Rocket says 1 YEAR ago I didn't see the game either (unavailable to the legions of Rockets fans living in California), but by all accounts D-MO looked a bit out of it. That's ok--he missed most of practice last week and has a huge adjustment to the U.S. game. Lamb's rebounding is a big surprise and a great sign--it shows that's intent on becoming a great all-around player and not just a shooter. Parson's stat sheet looked good; he's the Rockets x-factor this year. If he plays well, the Rockets will be more competitive than many believe.
  • Rahat Huq says 1 YEAR ago I'm so annoyed right now. I can't believe I had to miss this game.
  • Sir Thursday says 1 YEAR ago Observations from the game:- Asik is a FANTASTIC rebounder on both ends. I mean, I knew that before but it's nice to get some confirmation of that with my own eyes. He looked great tonight. - Jones had a really good game, although once again he did it mostly against inferior opposition. But great activity throughout and he was finishing around the basket pretty well. Showed some range once or twice too. - D-Mo really didn't have a great game. There were several turnovers caused by him being a bit out of sync with his teammates and not getting to where he needed to be on the court. He did show off a couple of slick passes, but generally had a lot of trouble with the bigger bodies of Aldrich and Thabeet. It's not a great sign if those guys are making you pay :(. I feel pretty pessimistic about his chances of soaking up some minutes as backup centre.ST
  • inpropagation says 1 YEAR ago considering the circumstances you laid out, I think Pat's gonna be awesome.