Monthly Archives: March 2013

Houston Rockets 98, Los Angeles Clippers 81: I think we’re going to the playoffs.

I observed in the preview earlier this morning that a lot of things would have to go right for the Rockets preview.  However, that was written on the assumption that James Harden would suit up tonight, and when it was announced only a few hours before the game that he would be replaced by James [...]

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Los Angeles Clippers @ Houston Rockets on 3/30/2013, 7:00pm CST.

In the aftermath of the victory over San Antonio last Sunday, I believed that winning one of the next three games, during what has seemingly been dubbed “Hell Week”, would all but guarantee a Houston playoff berth for the first time since 2009.  Unfortunately, a slow start against Indiana and a total inability to figure [...]

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Houston Rockets @ Memphis Grizzlies on 3/29/2013

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The Daily Blast – March 29, 2013

Always Bet On Black Hops – Kevin Hetrick’s ongoing analysis of the draft combine at Hardwood Paroxysm examined power forward defense this week, and his results show that NBA GM’s (and the rest of us) are pretty stupid: First, when considering height, this is a player trait typically held in high regard.  Certainly, how tall a [...]

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Omer Asik for Defensive Player of the Year

Since the All-Star break, the Houston Rockets have had a better defense than the Chicago Bulls. Even after taking into account several significant factors, like small sample size, strength of schedule, and Chicago’s various injuries/overall inability to play like the same defensive juggernaut we’ve grown accustomed to watching, that statement remains most impressive. Over the [...]

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