Houston Rockets vs. Indiana Pacers
Friday, 6:00 CST @ Indiana
All pre-game and in-game discussion goes here.
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I think we get a win tonight once again because with a smaller rotation Adelman’s coaching can really shine through… and again we need to trade away some pieces so we’re not giving everybody on the team 8 to 10… also so that when we lose nobody can b*tch that a certain player didn’t get enough time on the floor(Jordan Hill and Brad Miller,come on Chuck’s great but seriously.)
Our best performer so far by a big is Jeffries, according to PER ratings. He plays good defense and rebounds, so why isn’t he part of the mix? PG position has to start performing better, or we lose. Ish and Kyle have horrible numbers so far, despite some nice passes. Scoring and successful assists have to start flowing. Also, Bud and Lee have not shot well yet, but when they finally heat up, our chances will look a lot better…l
Budinger goes off like Dunleavy did.
Lets hope the Pacers see the other side of variance after that 3rd quarter against the Nuggets the other night. I’d also like to see Jeffries as he seems pretty active. I’d also like to see Bud start and Shane come off the bench but Bud needs to show better shot selection. I’d love to see him more active on Defense since he is a gifted jumper and it seems like he should be able to get more blocks. Hopefully Shane can help the kid out in both areas.
Need to stop opposing Gs. If we dont, Darren Collison will go off like he did with Denver. Disillusioned and disappointed with how we started this season. Love the Rox to death and we need to getting Ws asap especially from games like this one.
Jeffries is only getting garbage time. Not sure if that PER will hold up.
I agree with Bob Schmidt’s comment about Bud and Lee. Both guys have been flat-out cold from downtown this year. If either of them had been hitting at their career averages over the first 7 games, the Rox would probably have a much better record.
no coveritlive or tinychat?
Come on Rockets… win this one for the GIPPER!!
Not tonight guys.
Brad Miller starting
Nice start from Brad there…seems like starting him was a good call! 🙂
Thank god Lowry’s first shot was driving into the paint, getting a foul.
We’re lucky to be holding on to a slight lead here with a few mins left in the first. Pacers are missing wide open shots.
Refs calling it pretty loose atm. Let’s hope they stay that way.
Both teams off to a similar start statistically. Poor shooting and too many turnovers. The 3 point field goal and missed free throws gives the Rockets a 3 point lead.
Lowry looks better today. We should be getting into the paint a lot more.
godddd…. can this team ever win a freaking loose ball?!
Hill looks amazing
We’re gonna lose this game. Indiana has a lead after missing a bunch of open shots. They could have been up by like 10. They’re gonna hit those second half and of course Rockets defense will be stuck in the locker room second half.
Also… 10 TOs in the half to Indiana’s 6. 🙁
Seeing him play healthy today, I’d feel a lot better if Kyle Lowry were the permanent starting pg of this team.
Well, I like how the Rockets are proving you wrong. I hope it stays that way. The Rockets, I mean. Especially since our defense is really stepping it up in the third quarter. We’ll see in the 4th if we can hold on.
i like the play from hill….brad miller is having a good game(match-up)
78-78 going into the 4th after leading the pacers by 10… well isn’t this new and different…
Kyle Lowry needs to be banned from outside shooting
Finally Houston wins with D
Did we just close out a game defensively? AMAZING!
Lowry for prez… I think a highlight reel is in order in honor of his return to form. The guy is all effort all the time, both tangible and intangible.
“Kyle Lowry needs to be banned from outside shooting” Rick told him to take that 3… your up 3, run the clock down with an effortless play and go for the 3 to seal it and at least be rested for a defensive stop if you miss.
is there a reason why Scola saw no time in the 4th?
Seriously! Lowry goes 0-1 from 3pt range and all of a sudden he’s banned from the arc. Although he’s not Ray Allen or Allan Ray for that matter he can make those w/ some consistency. Anyone who watched his second year at Nova knows this. Is it me or does it seem like many NBA fans aren’t big NCAABB fans? There doesn’t seem to be as large of a disconnect w/NCAAF fans and the NFL. Is it the number of games?
on a sidenote. has anyone seen Kevin Love’s board work today.12 Orebs 20 Drebs and 31 pts. that is insanity
lowry looked incredible tonight. hill really impressed with that one spin-dunk.
Ya. James Posey went off and hit like 20 threes against him because he wouldn’t go out on the shooter. When you have someone as hot as Posey, you either have to switch who’s guarding him or tell the guy on him to stay with him. Scola once again showed that he’s not a good defender tonight. Love him to death but he didn’t get the job done.
I tried to take the last game with a grain of salt, but seeing him playing so badly made me quite concerned. But after not seeing the real Lowry in months, I forgot how much of a joy it is to watch him play.
Its not just this game, he hasnt shot jumpshots well at all this season
Any news about CBud?
If 5 Kevin Martins played 5 Mike Dunleavy Jrs would the scoreboard explode?
Maybe we can pry Dr. Love from David Khan’s slippery hands for another PG that they don’t need?
Morey: Hasn’t Ish Smith looked great this year?
Kahn: I don’t actually watch basketball but tell me about him. I might be interested.
Morey: Well, he’s averaging close to 30 points a game and close to 12 assists a game and he’s probably the league’s best wing defender.
Kahn: Man that sounds good, how close to 30 points are we talking?
Morey: Very close. So, do you want him? All I want in return is that dorky looking white guy who sits on your bench for 20 minutes a game. He can’t even get 30 minutes a game on your terrible team, come on how good could he be?
Kahn: Let’s submit it to the league office quickly then. I have a man-date with Darko to get to.
ahhh that explains it. i only watched the last quarter.
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