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The Red94 Podcast: On last night’s loss

In today’s episode, Rahat breaks down last night’s thriller against the Golden State Warriors, a loss which snapped Houston’s eight game winning streak.


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  • smeggysmeg says 7 months ago

    smith with Howard is just as bad as sad Omer and Howard on offense, with the added bonus Smith is useless on D and sad Omer can play great D......

    btw Rahat, loved this pod, the absence of sets/plays is becoming a joke or will be hilarious to watch in the playoffs.........

    got back and watch the thunder and pacer games, who both played elite D, our unstructured offense was completely shut down......

  • feelingsupersonic says 8 months ago

    And don't forget the other team always scoring more points when he is on the floor then the Rockets do.
    Smith is a waste of a roster spot. Morey should have got rid of him for a second rounder, because he won't be on the team next year.

    I wonder if that is more influenced by Smith's minutes at the 4 or 5 and how would that correlate having Dwight behind him?
  • Steven says 8 months ago

    Smith does not have the ceiling as the other two, but his floor is far higher and he has been nothing but consistent. Size, boards, and efficiency.

    And don't forget the other team always scoring more points when he is on the floor then the Rockets do.

    Smith is a waste of a roster spot. Morey should have got rid of him for a second rounder, because he won't be on the team next year.
  • Buckko says 8 months ago

    Smith does not have the ceiling as the other two, but his floor is far higher and he has been nothing but consistent. Size, boards, and efficiency.

  • Rahat Huq says 8 months ago

    I appreciate your candor Rahat, but a totally unbiased opinion from your perspective is exactly what I expect when I read or listen to your thoughts. Lin was not the sole problem last night, but his lack of scoring while logging 34 minutes did not help our attempt to garner a win last night. Frankly, I am disappointed in his seeming lack of improvement this season.

    As to the PF play this game, the Warriors only scored 30 points from that position in 89 logged minutes; compared to us scoring 25 points in 83 minutes. I don't know how many actual minutes Harden played PF, so we may have equaled their production. But, I do have one thought that you did not mention. Greg Smith does have the size to play that PF position and was apparently available last night. We may have screwed the dog by not giving him some time pounding on Lee.

    The other 800 pound gorilla in the room is Cisco. If he is not healthy enough to play a little on a back to back, we don't help ourselves by keeping him on the roster. I like his game, but his knees may not permit him to be the player that he was last year. If so, that hurts...

    I love your work Rahat, and respect what you must go through trying to keep all of the beasts from eating you alive. Keep up the great work!

    Bob: Thanks. After I finished recording that, I began thinking about Greg Smith. That could be the answer. Unlike Motiejunas and Jones, he's fully grown.

  • Rahat Huq says 8 months ago

    So....The main bad thing about Harden at 4 is the potential foul trouble? And if in the ISO situation, let Lin or Parsons have the ball and let Harden bail them out is better? I think it is better than Harden have the ball and Lin and Parsons have to bail him out because Harden finishes better?

    I think the main bad thing about Harden at the 4 is that it could tire him out.

  • bob schmidt says 8 months ago

    I appreciate your candor Rahat, but a totally unbiased opinion from your perspective is exactly what I expect when I read or listen to your thoughts. Lin was not the sole problem last night, but his lack of scoring while logging 34 minutes did not help our attempt to garner a win last night. Frankly, I am disappointed in his seeming lack of improvement this season.

    As to the PF play this game, the Warriors only scored 30 points from that position in 89 logged minutes; compared to us scoring 25 points in 83 minutes. I don't know how many actual minutes Harden played PF, so we may have equaled their production. But, I do have one thought that you did not mention. Greg Smith does have the size to play that PF position and was apparently available last night. We may have screwed the dog by not giving him some time pounding on Lee.

    The other 800 pound gorilla in the room is Cisco. If he is not healthy enough to play a little on a back to back, we don't help ourselves by keeping him on the roster. I like his game, but his knees may not permit him to be the player that he was last year. If so, that hurts...

    I love your work Rahat, and respect what you must go through trying to keep all of the beasts from eating you alive. Keep up the great work!

  • BrentYen says 8 months ago

    So....The main bad thing about Harden at 4 is the potential foul trouble? And if in the ISO situation, let Lin or Parsons have the ball and let Harden bail them out is better? I think it is better than Harden have the ball and Lin and Parsons have to bail him out because Harden finishes better?

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