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On Lin, McHale, and a ’95 memory

Whether we win or lose Game 6 now is irrelevant.  They made us proud.  They made it a competitive series.  That’s the only thing that we could have asked for. While the odds are still against them, the Rockets actually have a chance to make history.  You could sense from the opening tip last night [...]

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Huq’s Pen: On Hero-ball, Jeremy Lin, and Chris Paul

via CSN: “We drew stuff up to get movement and motion, a double screen… Stuff that’s worked for us the entire series,” Rockets coach Kevin McHale said. “We just held the ball. We’ve got to attack. We hold it too much at the end of the game. We’ve got to attack with enough time that [...]

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With all that past us, looking ahead to OKC

I’ve done some thinking in the last 15 or so hours since this morning’s post and I have some new thoughts.  But first, some housekeeping: some of you found my prior comments objectionable, intimating that my comments were misguided and that the team should only be addressed with pride.  While I respect differing opinions, I [...]

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Huq’s Pen: Finally

Back in November, only a total homer would’ve said the Rockets would make the playoffs this year and that Harden would be widely acclaimed as a top-10 player.  Even after the trade, I was thinking more along the lines of 36 wins and, for Harden, a reputation along the lines of how O.J. Mayo is [...]

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Huq’s Pen: Garnett, Robinson, Agency Cost, Lin

I find myself somewhat disappointed that no member of the Garnett, Millsap, Jefferson, Smith group was moved as I had been hoping for something of an arms race atop the Western Conference.  On the note of Garnett, he would have markedly improved the Clippers to the point of, in my opinion, solidifying them as the [...]

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